Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 24, 2014

24th February [1849 and 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, SATURDAY [Feb.] 24th [1849]: “Wind blowing fresh with all sail out, prospect is that by next Saturday we shall be at Guam. Weather is warm and comfortable. LAT. 13.15   LONG. 160.27.”

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Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] FEBRUARY 24 [1860]: “Raised the land in the vicinity of Akaroa about 3 P.M. A strong breeze in the morning, but moderated down in the afternoon. After tea spoke the Marengo. Captain Weld came on board and passed the evening.”

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