Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 1, 2014

1st June [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY JUNE 1st [1849]: “We have had good weather so far and have seen a number of whale but our folks don’t seem to get fast [successfully harpoon the whale]. Saw Beering’s [Bering] Island about 10 miles distant. Saw the two ships and spoke the E. Frith, they have been in sight every day. Tomorrow we stop at the island for fish — and game –“

During the month of June, Mary Brewster made additional journal entries for June 2-3; 5-8; 15, 17; 21-27; 29-30.

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Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] June 1 [1860]: “The first day of summer at home, but we have had summer for some time. I think we shall have no warmer weather at home than we have had here. Packed two large baskets today and filled the commode with light articles to take home in it. Passed a ship last night. Made 75 miles in twenty-four hours.”

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