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.

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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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