Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 28, 2014

28th July 1849

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [JULY] 28th [1849]: “Another week gone — and I suppose we shall have to leave in a month — no full ship this season, it is too late and out mates are not smart enough. They have been whaling all day and tonight 9 whales were close tot the ship but they could not get fast [kill one] — it is very calm and I expect there is not much chance of getting any. At 11 o’clock boats are chasing [pursuing whales]. Mr. B. has gone to bed leaving the order — if they get fast call him. No danger, you can sleep all night.”

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 did not make any journal entries for July 27, 29, 31, 1849.


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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