Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 19, 2014

February 19, 1860

Through most of 1849, Mary Brewster made nearly daily journal entries. However, most of them are very brief.  Oftentimes, Mary’s journal entries are reflective of 19th-century whaling ships’ logs entries that typically would have been made by the captain or first officer of the vessels.

Mary Brewster did not make a journal any journal entries from Feb. 19-21, 1849.


Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] FEBRUARY 19 [1860]: “The wind blowing a gale. Saw the Eliza F. Mason in the morning. The gale continued to increase until, about noon, it blew furiously, the sea being a feather white. I believe it blew harder than anything we have had this voyage. Towards night it moderated some but continued to blow quite a hard gale.”

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