Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 16, 2014

16th July 1849

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [July] 16 [1849]: “Kept underway till 12 then came to anchor and here I hope we shall stay till better weather; this sailing backwards and forwards is of no use when down the anchor is more safe. The wind is from the south and as there is no particular need of our going to the icy barrier we may just as well keep in one place then we shall know where we are.  Spoke the F: Henrietta and she is anchored quite near us — Undertook to fix the rudder it is very much out of order. Capt. Clough came on board and stopped till 12 at night. It was very light and pleasant when he left. 4 ships in sight as anchor about 5 miles from us.”

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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