Whaling Log of the Ship Daniel Webster, 1833-1839

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Ship Daniel Webster from Sag Harbor Fords Remarks on Board Tuesday August 27th 1833 The first part of this 24 hours fresh winds from SW by West 2 PM all hands on Board at 3 PM got under Way and stood out of th Harbour at 5 pm Past Gardners Point Stowed out anchors and chains at half Past 7. PM Montock Lighthouse bore WNW Distance about 7 miles Middle part strong breezes and and Havy Weathe Latter Part Much the same thick and rainy so ends this Day

Latitute by obs vation 40 01 N Longitude by Chronometor 69 35

Remarks on Board Wednesday August 28th 1833 This Day Commences with Strong Breezes from the SW With thick and havy Weathe at 8 PM Took in top Gallant sails & Double Reft Topsails Middle part thick and """ Latter part light Breezes from the W Engaged in """ "" out in the after Hatch and storing things away And fiting the Boats for Whailing

Latitude by obs vation 39 10 N Longitude by chronometor 57 15

Remarks on Board Thursday August 29th 1833 This 24 Commences With Modrate breezes from the SSW With thick and rainty Employed in fiting the Boats For whailing Middle part more rugged at 2 PM. took in Light sails and Reeft topsails Latter part a fresh Gale from NWE Steering E by S

Latitutde by obs vation 38 55 N Longitutde by Chronometor 55 00

Remarks on Board Friday August 30th. 1833 This 24 hours With fresh gales from the North to North West Steering E by S Set more Sail all hands bisely Empl oyed in fiting the ship for Whailing Middle part thick and Havy Latter much the same so Ends this Day

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Ship Daniel Webster of Sag Harbor Fords the Remarks on Board Saturday, August 31th 1833 This 24 hours commences with fresh gales and havy Weather The Wind North by E Steering East by South took in Light Sales Hands imployed in geting the craft in order for Whailing Middle part the Weather more moderate Latt er part fine and pleasant Weathe the Winds halls to North North East set all sail imployed in bending the Fore and main Spencer five of our crew sick Knot able to Dough Duty Latitude by obsvation 38.04 N Longitude by Chronometer 58.39 Remarks on Board Sunday August 1th 1833These 24 hours Commence with Light Winds from the South allHands bisely imployed in fiting? for Whails ng? Middle part the Wind halls to the South West and Blows a fresh gale Steering East by South Latter Part fresh gales at 8 A M set studingsails so Ends this Latitude by obsvation 38.41N Longitude by Chronometer 56.37 Remarks on Board Monday September 2th 1833 These 24 hours Commences with fresh gales from the South West Steering E by South with thick and havy Weat her Middle part Strong gals took i top Gallant Sai ls and (Reest?) the top sails. Latter part the same fresh Gales and Havy Weather Nothing more Worth of {remark} Latitude by obsvation 30.28N Longitude by Chronometer 52.45W Remarks on Board Tuesday September 3th 1833 These 24 hours Commences with fresh gales and havy Weather from the Westward Steering (Ely?) S at 2 p M Set top gallant Sails. Middle part rainy Latter Part more pleasant. Nothing more Worth of remark Latitude by obsvation 32?. 90? N Longitude by {illergible}

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