Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 15, 2014

July 15, 1849

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY July 15th [1849: “About 11 last night discovered a ship under the land. I had been abed about an hour — Mr. B. came in and proposed our having a lunch saying it was to light to sleep accordingly got up and set the table with pie and cheese — went to bed and at 4 spoke the Harvest 1,500 bbls 2 yrs out — a hard looking craft — At 5 tacked to the east. Got halfway across; wind blew very hard. [I] was glad to get back as the high land protected us. Saw 4 ships coming in at the passage. Saw plenty of whale [but] too rugged to get any — [Day] Ends moderate and we are close in under the shore.    LAT. 67.40″ 

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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