Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 18, 2014

18th April [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [April] 18 [1849]: “Day of days, we got a whale today, which they think will make 30 bbls — it took only a short time to cut in. Mr. Brewster says wait until we get a blubber room full before the try works are set a-going. Our officers are in high glee, they think they have done wonders and talk already as if the ship was full. I hope they will realize their most sanguine wishes –“

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Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] APRIL 18 [1860]: “A head wind from the northeast, which soon amounted to a moderate gale. Were under short sail or laying to the most of the day.”

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