Karlee A. Turner

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18th August 1849

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY August 18th [1849]: “Commenced with light southerly winds and fine weather, close in with the land. Mountains are beginning to be covered with snow. We are again wending our way north — Capt. Chappel [probably William of ship John & Elizabeth] in company with us — Saw several ships. At…

August 16-17, 1849

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [August] 16th [1849]: “Strong breeze from NNW all day — At 6 this morning got up the anchor and set some sail found we were about 15 miles from land — Latter weather thick and rainy — One ship in sight –“ ******* Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [August] 17th [1849]: “Strong gales and rugged.…

13-14th August 1849 – HORRIBLE STORM at SEA!!

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [August] 13th [1849]: “Wind increased to a gale. At 4 AM Mr. Brewster got up and told them to put out the fire [built to render the blubber into oil]. I got dressed and got everything snug in the [deck] house. By this time wind was blowing a gale —…

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