Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 25, 2014

May 25 [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY MAY 25th [1849]: “The last week we have had light winds and pleasant weather and we have had quite a variety withal — Lowered for a whale — and spoke two ships, Richmond, Capt. Winters who took our two men and now has them on board, fine [intended as sarcasm] man & also the Elizabeth Fitch. The Captains are brothers — they are bound to the Arctic Ocean and report several ships bound there. So we shall not be alone — LAT. 48.13   LONG. 162.19.”

NOTE: Mary Brewster’s journal entries the remaining days of May 1849 were sporadic; her last entry for the month of May was the 26th. During the month of June she was more diligent; making entries June 1-3, 5-8, 15, 17, 21-27, 29-30.


Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] May 25 [1860]: “Saw a bark today (or brig, I should have written) bound probably to the West Indies. Very moderate, almost a dead calm, making only 85 miles in twenty-four hours. Weather extremely warm, the sun being directly overhead.”


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