Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 5, 2014

July 5, 1849

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [JULY] 5th [1849]: “The sound of the windlass and heave ho was what I heard early this morning; we should soon be underway. I got up to see how we should get out of the bay — succeeded in keeping clear of the ice and by 10 were clear of it all — and have seen none through the day — I hope we shall see no more — The Plover has been in company all day but wonderful to tell our ship sails faster tho’ we have less sail set — At 6 PM came in thick fog the Plover was then about a mile off — thick and calm — weather moderately warm —   LONG. 172.25.”

NOTE: During July 1849, while in the Bering Sea, Mary Brewster made daily journal entries through July 18th. After that, her entries were more sporadic.


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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