Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 14, 2014

14th July 1849

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [July] 14th [1849]: “Stood on the eastern tack until we could go no further. Saw the land 10 miles distant then stood in westward what a variety standing first one way then another. Saw very large whale and still but of no avail to us. It is rugged and we must be silent spectators. At 4 PM wore ship to East. Saw any quantity of whale just come through the straits all bound north — Ends very strong wind — standing in shore hoping to find smoother weather so we can get a whale. July is rapidly passing — ” 

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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