Whaling Log of the Ship Daniel Webster, 1833-1839

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Ship A whailing voyage in the Atlantic Pacific Ocean SHH master Remarks on board Wednesday, September 20th Begins with strong winds from the SE thick hand havy Steering S by W under double reefts topsails middle par moderates at 2PM out reefs and top gallant sails latter part pleasant at 8 AM breakout in the fore hole and stow our oil saw nothing Latitude obs 27"01 North Longitude 29"12 West Remarks on board Thursday, September 21st Begins with fine and pleasant weather with strong breezes from the ENE steering South at 4PM finished stowing our oil stow'd 115 [bbb?] middle part pleasant breezes latter part took our bread out on deck an cooperd it found it in good ordor saw nothing 24"29 North Latitude obs Longitude by Chronometer 28"25 West Remarks on board Friday, September 22nd This 24 hours begins with strong gales from the East Steering South middle part wind shifts to NE latter part break out our bluber room and corked it saw nothing Latitude obs 21"57 North 21"48 Longitude 27"48 West Remarks on board Saturday, September 23rd Begins with fresh gales and pleasant weather from NE steering South saw nothing middle part pleasant latter part employed in seting up the fore topmost rigging

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on a whailing voyage in the Atlantic & Pacific SHH Master Remarks on board Wednesday, September 13th Begins with pleasant weather with light breezes from the NNW steering SSW at 1PM raised a large sperm whale at 2PM got up with him loward out boats at 3PM struck him at 8PM took him along side and put the heavy chain on him & let him lay through the night fine and pleasant weather for whailing. Nothing more. Latitude obs 33"18 North Longitude by Ch 28"31 West ["No. 1" written above a drawing of a whale; "115 barrels" written inside whale] Remarks on board September 14th, Thursday Begins with fine and pleasant weather with a smooth sea at 4AM called all hands sent the cuting geer aloft at 8AM commenced cuting fine and pleasant at 5PM get his boddy in bent the chain in his And let it lay through the night. Latitude 32"50 North Longitude by Ch 27"36 West Remarks on board Friday, September 15th Begins with fine and pleasant weather with a smooth sea at 6AM called all hands and hooked on the took his junk in & build the case. At 10AM finish Maid sail and steerd SW by W light breezes from the N employed in boiling & cuting up the junk fine fat. Saw nothing. Latitude obs 32"02 North Longitude by Ch 27"38 West

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Ship David Webster of Sag Harbour bound on Remarks on board Saturday, September 16th The first part of these 24 hours fine and pleasant weath er with light baffling winds from the S to WSW employed in boiling out Saw nothing wothy of remark Latitude obs 32"16 North Longitude by Chronometer 27"42 West Remarks on board Sunday, September 17th 1837 The first part of these 24 hours fine and pleasant [outline of a whale drawn around text] weather with light breezes from the South heading WSW by the wind at 11PM finished boiling our whale latter part rather thick and havy wind halls to SSE heading SW by the wind saw nothing worthy of remark. Latitude by obs 31"33 North Longitude by Chron. 29"05 West Remarks on board Monday, September 18th First part of these 24 hours fresh winds from the SSE steer ing SW by S thick and havy saw nothing middle part rainy latter part drissely weather imployed in stowing our spare spars. Nothing more worthy of remark. Latitude obs 30"59 North Longitude by Chronometer 29"27 West Remarks on board Tuesday, September 19th 1837 Begins with strong breezes from ESE thick and rainy steering SSW middle part took in light sails double reeft the topsails furld the main sail & gyb very squally latter part more moderate set the main sail and gyb saw nothing nothing occurd worth of remark. Latitude obs 29"12 North Longitude by Ch 29"47 West

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on a whailing voyage in the Atlantic & Pacific SHH Master Remarks on board Thursday, Sep 28th 1837 These 24 hours begins with fine and pleasant weather with a smooth sea light breezes from the SSW heading W by the wind middle part calm latter par t fine and pleasant at 7AM took a light breeze NNE steerd S by W employed in grind iarns and dooing for the voyage saw brig standing to the SE saw a shoal of black fish did not lowar the boats saw nothing more worth of remark Latitude 10"27 North Longitude 26"27 West Remarks on board September 29th 1837 These 24 hours begins with fine and pleasant weather with light breezes from NNE steering S by E middle part the wind increases latter part set up the main stay and put cleets on the foar mast for the stays to lead through saw a num ber of small breaches proved to be jumpers. Latitude obs 8"31 North Longitude 25"35 West Remarks on board Sep. Saturday 30th 1837 First part pleasant with light breezes from E & ESE middle part squally and thunder and lightn ing sharpe and heavy latter part more settld employed in stoping chains on the rigging saw two brigs standing to the SW nothing more worth of remark Latitude obs 7"25 North Longitude by Ch 25"15 West So ends September with one whale Sperm in barels.

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Ship David Webster of Sag Harbour bound Remarks on board Sunday October 1th 1837 This day begins with light arcs from the E faring along steering S by W Saw a ship loward our boat and spoke [hur?] the Borneo of Semmatra loded with paper saw nothing more. Latitude ob 7"18 North Longitude by Ch 25"14 West Remarks on board Monday, October 2th 1837 The first part of the 24 hours light breezes from the East steering S by W with all sail middle part [ha?] squalls of rain latter part calm pleasan t imployed in making scrubs saw nothing Latitude obs 6"36 North Longitude by Chron 23"56 West Remarks on board Tuesday, October 3th 1837 The first part of these 24 hours light baffling winds SW steering SSE by the winds middle part pleasant sent Joseph Street aloft and kept him there through the night for walking on the weath side shoing no respect to Cap and oficers nothing more occurd worth of remark. Latitude by obs 5"03 North Longitude by Ch 23"21 West Remarks on board Wednesday, October 4th 1837 Begins with fine and pleasant weather light winds SSW by SW steering S by E by the wind hands fiting [illegible] middle part thick havy latter part more plea sant imployed in dressing out spaid pole saw nothing Latitude obs 5"08 North Longitude by Ch 22"28 West

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