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.

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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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