Monday Nov 14th 1825
Long 45 . 10
[Written over lefthand margin and main text:] James Strong Bridgehampton
These 24 hours good weather. [???] hard struck 4 whales. Drawn from 2. Cut from one. Kill one and he sunk. Saw 2 ships. So ends the day.
Tuesday Nov 15th
These 24 hours fine weather and no great plenty of whales. Saw 2 ships running to the south[??].
Lat 36..17 Long – 45..58
Wednesday N[ov] 16th
Pleasant weather. Saw whales. Killed one took him along side and cut him in. So ends the day.
No obs this day – Albert
Thirsday [Thursday] Nov 17th 1825
Spoke the ship Union 60 bls [barrels?] spermacity [spermaceti] and lowered for nets. No succes [success]. So ends the day.
Lat 37–23 Long 46–20
Friday Nov 18th 1825
Rugged weather. The Union in company. Gaming finished trying Lat 37–40 Long 46–48
Saturday Nov 19th 1825
These 24 hours ruggd [rugged] weather. Slowed down the whale which makes 75 bls [barrels?]. Saw some whales. So ends.
Lat 37–22 Long 47 00
[Written upside down at the bottom of page:] Capt Edward D Topping
[Written sideways along the lefthand margin:] William C M D [Wanton?] SW Lee Albert [???]
Sunday November 20th
First part rugged weather. Cleaned the bone and stowed it away. Latter part squaly [squally] and rain. No observation.
Monday Nov 21st
These 24 hours rugged weather and rain. Saw 2 whales. No obs.
Tuesday Nov 22nd
First part rugged latter part more moderate. Lanced the bo[?]. Killed A whale took him along side and got dinner.
Wednesday Nov 23rd
First part cut in the whale. Lowered for another. No succes. Nothing in sight but ships.
Lat 37..40 Long 47..48
Thirsday Nov 24th
First part finished trying. Spoke the ship [Baunhen?] 1700 bls. Latter part stowed down the [??]. Spoke the Hannibal 9 whales.
Lat 37–39 Long 48 00
Friday Nov 25th 1825
All these 24 hours rugged weather. The wind south. Squals [squalls] of rain and hail. Lat 38–00
Saturday Nov 26th 1825
These 24 hours the weather more moderate. No whales the Hannibal in sight. Lat 37–45 Long
Sunday Nov 27th 1825
First part moderate weather middle and latter part rugged. Saw whales this morning.
Monday Nov 28th 1825
These 24 hours light winds and foggy. Got a whale. The Hannibal in sight.
Lat by obs 38–33
Tuesday Nov 29th 1825
These 24 hours fine weather. Saw several whales. Spoke the ship [Hesper?] of New Bedford. So ends to day.
Wednesday Nov 30th 1825
These 24 rugged weather and plenty of whales. 3 sail in sight.
Lat by obs 39–28
Thirsday December 1st 1825
These 24 hours commences rugged. Spoke the ship [Anabescander?] of New Bedford. Lowered 3 times for whales. No success. Squaly [squally] some rain.
Lat by obs 39–51
Friday December 2nd 1825
Remarks on board These 24 hours rugged weather and pleanty [plenty] of whales and squals of rain and hail. Lat 39–59
Saturday December 3rd 1825
First part rugged weather. Saw some whales [un?] bent the jib and mended it. Latter part the weather moderates so ends the day.
Lat by obs 39–38 Long 46,,27
Sunday December 4th 1825
These 24 hours moderate weather and pleanty of whales. Killed one and it sunk struck another and he took the line. Saw penty [plenty] of whale feed.
Lat by obs 40–38 Long 46–24
Monday December 5th 1825
These 24 hours light winds and calm and pleasant weather. A plenty of whales chased all day. No success. So ends.
Lat by obs 40–08 Long 46–38
Tuesday December the 6th 1825
These 24 hours light winds and pleasant weather. Saw several whales chased but could not strike spoke the Union 60 bls of spermacity oil.
Lat by obs 40-10
Wednesday December 7th 1825
All these 24 hours light winds and pleasant weather. Saw some whales but very wild. Spoke the South America of Nantucket and Victory of New Bedford. Sunk one whale.
Lat by obs 40–22
Thirsday December 8th 1825
Commencesrugged. Saw whales. Lowered the boats but could not strike. Came on board and took in sail. So ends this day.
Lat 40–12 Long —
Friday december th 1825
All these 24 hours rugged weather from the Westward. [Tmo?] sail in sight Lat 39–59
[Sat]urday [De]cember 10th 1825
This day commences rugged. Latter part more moderate. Saw whales. Chased. No succes. So ends.
Sunday December 11th 1825
All these 24 hours rugged weather. Saw a plenty of whales. Chased but could not strike.
Lat by obs 40..09 Long
Monday Dec 12th 1825
Commences moderate. Struck 2 whales and lost them both. Latter part calm and foggy.