Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 29, 2014

June 29, 1849

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [June] 29th [1849]: “Rainy all the day, wind from NNW. Ice going very fast. Several ice bergs hit the ship jarring her all over — have now got planks and spars rigged out to keep it from the bows. Wind has blown hard all day and at times comes in very heavy gusts. Got up the other chain in case we had to let the other anchor go. At 8 PM weather rather better and the large ice all out of sight save one pack or ice berg which has grounded and there remains. Hope we shall see no more — A year today since we left on this voyage of great anxiety.”

NOTE: Mary Brewster made journal entries for June 30.

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Mary Lawrence’s husband’s ship, the Addison arrived at her homeport of New Bedford, MA at sunrise on June 14, 1860.

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