The Captain's Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860
The diary of a wife who, with their five-year old daughter, accompanied her husband on a three-and-a-half year whaling voyage.
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New Bedford to the Sandwich Islands
The Gulf of Alaska and Bristol Bay
The South Pacific and the Marquesas
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1858 Discharged Addison afternoon Akaroa anchor Arctic Arctic Ocean ashore august bark barrels Bedford Benjamin Tucker board and passed boats boatsteerer boiling bowhead Bristol Bay cabin calm Cape Captain Weeks Chipman commenced crew cruise dead calm deck dinner Falmouth February February 20 fish foggy forenoon friends heavy sea hope Islands James Maury January july june land last night Lawrence's lay season Little Compton look lowered Marengo Marquesas Islands Mary Lawrence mate miles in twenty-four miles the last Minnie Minnie's morning nice noon o'clock Oahu October passed the day pleasant port Rambler Returned with ship Richmond Papers right whale sail Samuel Lawrence Sandwich Isls Saw a ship Seaman seen sent September ships in sight soon sperm whale spoke squalls steward stoven strong breeze taken thick fog third mate took voyage weather whales this season wife yesterday