Karlee A. Turner

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30th-31st August 1849

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [August] 30th [1849]: “Strong gales from West and rugged. Made East Cape at 3 AM. Had snow squalls with thick weather — most of the morning. At 12, we passed East Cape — with a light breeze — the land begins to be covered with snow and bears a…

Agust 29, 1849

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29th [1849]: “At 12, wind moderated, got the ship fixed so she would lay better. Sea continued short and bad. 6 AM wind hauled and continued to blow from SW to W. Set the foresail at 12, set the mizzen topsail trying to get under the land. ’10…

28th August 1849 – Storm at Sea!

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [August] 23rd [1849]: “Wind shortly increased to a gale. I had not gone to bed having the toothache. At 10, put out the fire, too rough to boil [the whale blubber into oil]. At 12, wind got to the West blowing a hard gale with a very bad sea so…

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