Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 10, 2014

10th July 1849

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [JULY] 10th [1849]: “Wind blowing very fresh all from North beating away and making no progress. I am truly weary of this cruise. I hope the prospect will be brighter by & by; if this is not tedious I don’t know what is. So rugged nothing a-doing. Plenty of whale but can’t get any till more moderate and so it — Oh patience will have her perfect work this time — gentle breezes come from the south when we shall feel some better — Well we are not alone, we have seen 3 ships trying to get along and I find they can’t sail north when the wind is the same — I’m trying to be encouraged — LAT. 64”     58 LONG. —“

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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