Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 11, 2014

July 11, 1849

 

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY JULY 11th [1849]: “Clear weather from the North — saw a great many whales during the day lowered several times could not fasten. Saw 3 ships take [kill] a whale alongside [for processing] and poor; we are poor enough [they hardly had gotten any whales recently].  At 3 PM saw two islands; took them to be Diomedes. Latter part fog, can’t see the ship’s length.”

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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