Following the sinking of the Roman in the Arctic in September, 1871, Captain Jernegan was back in Edgartown by November 24. After being rescued by Captain Thomas Mellen on the Europa and returning to Honolulu, Jared took a steamer to San Francisco and then a train to New England. However, Captain Jernegan’s seafaring days were not yet over, even after the Arctic disaster.
In the 1870s, Jared began to explore some on land business ventures in an effort to make more permanent roots in town. Irresistibly drawn to the sea, he would make seven more whaling trips before finally settling down in Edgartown in 1888.
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