Whaling Log of the Ship Hannibal, 1821-1822

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Friday June 8th 1821- 90 days out The wind more fresh from SS Bast at 2 Pill Saw the land the Isle of Pico and soon after saw the Isle of Fayal at 9 saw the Island of St. George leaving E by SS 40 miles Dist at 9 PM sew a sail In shore from us steering to the westward at 1/2 past 9 past tack ship to west S west at 8 single reef the top sails fore and aft handed jib and reft shankes at 12 came up thick with rain at 1/2 past 9 Aft tack ship to E S East at 10 tack again to W by S throughout the rest part of the day. More pleasant from S by west at 12 tack again to SE by east Lat abs 98-40 Long [Dr?] Saturday June 9th 1821 - 91 days out First part a fine [Dr?] and pleasant from south steem in for the land at 9- [Dr?] spoke the ship from Alexander of new bedford Covell master 95 days out had not seen a spout he informs us that there is 20 sail of whaleman hear abouts and they have not seen a whale in a month past at 3 [Dr?] took ship and stand off til 12 [Dr?] there [Dr?] in for the Land at 12 pell [Dr?] ESE 15 miles distance middle [Dr?] light winds and [Dr?] with rain last [Dr?] light winds with rain saw a number of ships [Dr?] 98

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