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.


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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