Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 9, 2014

July 9, 1849

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [JULY] 9th [1849]: “Wind blowing hard all day from N trying to get to windward don’t gain a mile, quantities of whale but so very rugged it is useless to lower how aggravating to be thus situated. Saw a boat lower from another ship; suppose they feel as poor as we do — but they had to go back. Spoke the ship Ocmulgee — Capt. Manter came on board, a real Yankee in looks and manners, had a pipe in his mouth when he came and at 11 when he left; smoked continually, says he smokes a great deal. I had come to the same conclusion but methinks I would leave my pipe at home or take a cleaner one next time. Saw King’s Island also the American coast [off Alaska].  LAT. 65.5     LONG. 168.42.”

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.

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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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