Whaling Log of the Ship Daniel Webster, 1833-1839

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Ship David Webster of Sag Harbour bound Remarks on board Tuesday, October 24th 1837 These 24 hours begins with pleasant breezes from the NE steering S by W thick & havy middle part the wind increases latter part halls to North and blows a gale took in light sails & furld the mai n course * clost reeft miden top sail took in boa boat hoisted the others up and leeward then saw nothing heavy sea on. Latitude by obs 29"35 South Longitude by Chronometer 29"08 West Remarks on board Wednesday, October 25th These 24 hours begins with a gale of wind from the North steering S by W at 7PM moderates maid all sail middle part pleasant the wind halls to NNE latter part thick drissly naild the bow boat over & put her on the cranes saw nothing water a little green Latitude by ob 32"12 South Longitude by Ch 29"38 West Remarks on board Thursday, October 26th The first part of thes 24 hours strong gales from NW steering S by W at 8AM double reeft took in main sail & jyb middle part quarter watches latter part a breezy gale took in topsails wind SSE heading SW hoisted up the boats and let her lay by the wind saw gonys Latitude by ob 33"22 South Longitude 30"00 West Remarks on baord Friday, October 27th 1837 The first part of thes 24 hours strong gales from the South thick and rainy laing too clost reeft ma in top sail heading WSW middle par blows hard latter part more moderate on bent [forse?] sail [nundid?] it spare to repair it bent them again Latitude ob 34"01 So Long 30"04 W

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1837 on a whailing voyage in the Atlantic & Pacific SHH Master Remarks on board Saturday, Octob 28 1837 The first part of thes 24 hours strong gales from SE by S to S by E steering by the wind S by W double reeft top sails saw a number of fin backs & porpoise & whail birds middle part squally & rainy latter part more pleasant saw nothing more worth of remark. Latitude by obs 34"51 South Longitude by Ch 31"40 West Remarks on board Sunday, Octob 29th 1837 Begins with strong breezes and rugged weather from SE to SSE heading East double reeft middle par t moderates latter part set hole topsails at 8AM saw three Right Whales loward got one of them at 11 AM took him along side & commenced cuting whales working NNE fast. Latitude obs 34"46 South Longitude by Ch 30"50 West [drawing of a whale with "75 barels" written inside the body, "No. 2" written underneath] Remarks on board Monday, Octo 30th 1837 The first part of these 24 hours pleasant finished cuting our whale at 5PM took in sail heading SE middle part pleasant latter part maid sai l and steerd NNE at 8AM saw 3 Right Whales loward away our oats and dug for them hard could not catch them boiling. Latitude by obs 34"43 South Longitude by Ch 31"14 West [drawing of a whale tail, "saw them" written next to the tail]

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Ship David Webster of Sag Harbour Remarks on board Tuesday, Octob 31th 1837 The first part strong gales from NE rugged steerd SE double reeft saw a number of small breaches Boiling middle part thick and rainy latter part the wind shifts to Wes maid sail and steerd to the North saw nothing worth of remark. Latitude by obs 35"43 South Longitude by Ch 31"20 West So ends October with 2 Whales 190 barels Remarks on board Wednesday, November 1th 1837 The first part of these 24 hours fresh breezes from NW heading NNE by the wind all sail Boiling at night took in sail latter part set topsails blows fresh rugged at 9AM took in topsails at noon brakes & clears mai d sail again saw one Right Whale to rugger to lowar. Latitude by obs 34"30 South Longitude by Ch 30"46 2PM [outline drawing of a whale, whale tail with "saw" written to the right of the tail] Remarks on board Thursday, November 2th The first part strong breezes and rugged from NNW lying too at 1PM finished boiling middle part thick drissly latter part more moderate at 6AM set reeft topsails at 8AM break out in the ma in hatch and commenced stowing our oil & cleaning bone saw nothing worth of remark. Latitude by obs 35"20 South Longitude 30"05 West Remarks on baord Friday, November 3th 1837 The first part strong gales from WSW squally some rain at 2PM finished stowing our oil at night took in topsails & furld the fore sail hoisted up the boars and secured them latter part set double reefts & steerd of SSE saw fin backs no Right Whales Latitude by ob 35"31 Longitude 29"30 West.

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Whailing on the Banks in South Atlantic Ocean SH Harlow M Remarks on board Saturday, November 4th 1837 The first part of the 24 hours strong gales from the NNW Steering SE at night took in sail heading SW latter part rugged at sunrise set topsail at 7AM saw 4 Right Whales loward and chaist could not get hold saw 3 ships all whailing whales wild gowing to NNW fast [drawing of a whale tale, "saw" written to the right of the tale] Latitude by obs 35"10 South Longitude 28"30 West Remarks on board Sunday, Nov 5th 1837 This day begins with strong gales and ruged weather from WNW at 7AM spoke ship Commillas of Sag Harbour with fore whales 2 small Sperm 2 Right saw 2 Right Whales chaist them hard coud not catch them midd part thick and rainy short sail latter part set doble reefts at 9AM saw whales to rugged to lowar our boats. Latitude by obs 35"10 Souht [drawing of a whale tale, "saw" written to the right of the tale] Longitude 28"40 West. Remarks on board Monday, 6th 1837 The first part of these 24 hours strong gales from WSW heading South lying to short sail saw whales to rugged to lowar the boats [drawing of a whale tail, "saw" written to the right of the tale] Latitude by ob 35"12. Longitude 28"26. Remarks on board Tuesday, 7th 1837 The first part of these 24 hours strong gales from SW heading NNW at 8AM set double reefts at 11AM saw whales loward 2 boats got one at 12AM took him along si de cut him in took in topsails and started the fiars saw one sail Latitude 35"03 S Long 28"26 W [outline drawing of a whale, "No 3" written above the whale, 50 barels written inside the body of the whale]

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Ship David Webster of Sag Harbour Whailing Remarks on board Wednesday November 8th 1837 This day begins with strong breezes from WSW at sun rise maid sail at 5 AM saw whales loward struck one killed him sunk chaist others through the day whales very wild saw 8 or 10 whales one sail hard luck to day Latitude by obs 34" 45 South Longitude by ch 28" 45 West ["Boiling" with drawing of a whale upside down, "sanck" written underneath whale and underlined, followed by "No 1"] Remarks on board Thursday November 9th 1837 This day begins with light breezes from ESE heading South pleasand boiling at 11 AM saw right whales loward and chaist them hard but with out success saw 2 or 3 whales wild as [quales?] one sail in sight [finished boiling] Latitude by obs 34"48 South Longitude by ch 28"59 West Remarks on board Friday November 10th The first part good weather with light breez es from the E heading SSE all sail at 1 PM saw to right whales chaist them coud not get hold of them at night took in sail pleasant latter part maid all sail again spoke Ship Jasper of New Bedforf 5 months out no oil at 8 AM saw a whale struck him the center iarn came out and got fast in the line and cut it off so ends hard luck Latitude by obs 35"05 South Longitude by ch 28"42 West [drawing of a whale tail "struck the lines got cut with our iarn" written to the right of tail] Remarks on board Saturday November 11 This day begins with fine and pleasant weather from East saw whales loward struck and killed him at 11 AM took him along side and commenced cuting him Latitude by obs 35"12 Longitude by ch 28"50 [drawing of the outline of a whale "50 Barels" written inside body of whale, "No 4 whales" written underneath drawing]

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