Who is Elizabeth Bray?
Elizabeth is a 19th century wife and mother. She lived in Newburyport, MA with her husband Stephan and her children. Captain Stephan Bray was a sea captain and part owner of the ship “Volant” on which he and Elizabeth sailed for their first journey together.
Why are some of the posts in a strange format?
Some posts are taken verbatim from Elizabeth’s journal. These are in her own words with her own punctuation and spelling. In this particular case, this is done to capture her tone as much as possible.