Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 19, 2014

19th May 1849

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY May 19th [1849]: “Fog, fog with now and then a blow with unpleasant weather has been the daily scene. It cleared up long enough for us to speak the Navy [also a whaling vessel] our old friend Capt. Norton — he came on board and I thought we should have a fine time — but alas the man could not take a bit of comfort, the fog shut in so thick he could not see his ship. With all haste supper was got ready but it was get up and look and see if [it] was going to be any thicker — needless, for you could not see and inch. Much to my regret the fog lighted up for a minute and having got sight of his ship he departed. So ends, fog so thick could cut it –“

NOTE: Mary Brewster’s journal entries the remaining days of May were sporadic during 1849; her next two entries after this date were not made until Friday, May 25-26. During the month of June she was more diligent; making entries June 1-3, 5-8, 15, 17, 21-27, 29-30.

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Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between May 15 – 19, 1860.

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