Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 21, 2014

February 21, 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, [Thurs.] FEBRUARY 21 [1860]: “Fine, clear weather; rugged, but would do to lower a boat in case we saw whales. Passed the Snares in the forenoon. Signalized a ship about noon, with Jonathan Bourne’s signal; supposed to be the Washington. Raised Stewart Island about noon. At 4 P.M. the ship hauled aback for us. She proved to be the Marengo, seven months from home with 400 barrels oil, Captain Weld, commander. He came on board and stopped to tea with us. Gave us several letters to take home in case he should not see us again.”

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