Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 10, 2014

10th April [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [April] 10 [1849]: “We are now in the Japan Sea and once more got sea room, spoke the Brighton, Capt. West, he landed on an island we passed and said the inhabitants would not let him remain, by signs they asked if he was in need of anything, when he told them no they made him leave — “


Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] APRIL 10 [1860]: “Light winds and calm as usual. Very little snow has fallen for the last two days, but we have occasionally squalls of wind. Two ships in sight bound in opposite directions from ourselves. Made 220 miles in forty-eight 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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