Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 9, 2014

April 9, 1860

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

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Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] APRIL 9 [1860]: “Calms and light winds from all directions during the day. Just before dark a strong breeze sprang up from the right direction for us, and we vainly thought it a commencement of better things, but it lasted only a few hours.”

NOTE: By 1st April, Mary Lawrence, her husband, and daughter were headed towards Cape Horn (southern-most tip of South America), and as indicated by her journal entries, it often took days or even weeks to get to and around the Horn. Every day, as Mary noted in her journal, she endured often unpredictable and horrible weather. For Mary, rounding Cape Horn this voyage took close to two weeks, between April 1-12, 1860.

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