Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 7, 2014

6th April 1860

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1849.


Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] APRIL 6 [1860]: “Very changeable weather. Calms, snow squalls, and winds — or puffs, rather — from every point in the compass, not more than ten minutes from any one direction. Saw three ships in the morning, two headed to the north and one as we are. Towards night we drew near enough to signalize and found it to be an Englishman. Made 38 miles the last twenty-four hours.”

A more-typical rounding of Cape Horn.


NOTE: By April 1, Mary Lawrence, her husband, and daughter were headed towards Cape Horn, and as indicated by her journal entries, days or even weeks, to get to the Horn and round it. Every day, as she noted in her journal, non-stop, horrible, unpredictable weather. Mary Lawrence endured Cape Horn weather for nearly two weeks, between April 1-12, 1860.


Rounding Cape Horn on a calm (rare) day.


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