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.


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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