Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship [Historical Journal]

By Akemi Iwaya on September 20th, 2010

Curious about what life was like on a whaling voyage in 1868? If you have an interest in history, then you will definitely want to look at this. The journal kept by 6 year old Laura Jernegan when she joined her family on a three year whaling voyage has been scanned and is available to read online. You can read the scanned journal pages, a transcribed text, or listen to her journal read out loud.

Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship [via BoingBoing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/20/10
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