Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 24, 2014

August 23, 1849

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY August 23rd [1849]: “Early at 4 this morning noise of whaling caused me to get up and look out. Saw our boats were fast to [had successfully harpooned and killed] a whale less than an hour had it to the ship. Spoke the Marengo — Capt. [Zebedee] Devoll came on board and took dinner. Would have stopped longer but it began to blow, being rugged he left. Spoke the Two Brothers Capt. [Isaac H.] Jenney — ship laying to wind blowing rain a -pouring and thick weather.”

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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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