Whaling Log of the Ship Phenix, 1844-1847

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1 THE SAILOR'S FRIEND

Phenix Phenix

[MULTIPLE ILLUSTRATIONS]

P/B

x BH 13

XBH 13

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2 J 10334

R P.

Religon

[ILLUSTRATION OF SHIP]

Good Ship Phenix.

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Ship Phenix.

P. Briggs. Master.

Chief Mate. E. Payne 2d. Mate. I. Hamilton 3d. Mate. H. Wicks Cooper. P. Homan Carpenter. E. Bishop Boat Steerers [Y?] Lervis Crew in number. ≈≈≈≈..≈≈≈≈..≈≈≈..≈≈≈

October 10th 1844. Got underway from Gardiner's Bay, Long Island, and made sail with the wind from the Sd and Wd fresh breezes. Steering Sd and Ed. Nothing remarkable occurring the first 3 weeks. Crew employed at times in breaking out and restowing the hold, and getting the ship ready for whaling. Winds generally fresh courses to the Sd and Ed from E to S.E. ≈ Lowered the boats and practised the crew for an hour at pulling. ≈≈ Lowered the boats twice for whales but no success.

Friday November [???] Spoke a ship from Sicily bound to Boston. And steered South by East. Hands employed working on deck and on the rigging. Nothing remarkable occured Saturday. Saw a ship beam to leaward. Hoisted her E synal And we hoisted [???]. At night she was abeam to the windward. On Sunday she was [RIGHT?] ahead and the ship was on the wind. Monday 11. All hand employd work.

[WHALE STAMP] [WHALE STAMP]

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This is a Journal on Board the Ship Phenix Bound for the NW Coast S P Briggs Master

Thursday October 10th 1844 Remarks of the day. Left Sag Harber at 11 oclock A.M. and at 2 oclock the anker for sea and at 3 PM left the land and steering SE by the compass with the wind SW. So ends this day.

Friday Oct 11 1844 First part of these 24 hours has a modrat breese from the NE. Steering SE By S. Latter part strong winds from the same quarter. The watches employed in cleaning up the decks. Saw a number of sails. So ends this day.

Saturday Oct the 12th These 24 hours strong winds from the N thunder and lighten. First part and the latter part more modrat. Saw a number of saills. On we [MOVE?] steering SE. So ends.

Sunday Oct 13th These 24 hours strong gales from the ENE. Laying to under clost sail. Heading E. The watches employed in sending down the fore and misson [MIZZEN] Royal yards and other jobs. So ends.

Monday Oct the 14th These 24 hours light winds from the NE. Steering ESE. Saw nothing worth remarking and the watches employd in vairous. So ends.

[WHALE STAMPS]

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Tuesday Oct 15 These 24 hours strong winds from the SE. Steering E. Saw nothing worth remarking. The watches employd in making scrubs and doing other jobs. So ends.

Wednesday Oct 16 The first part of these 24 hours strong winds from the SE. Steering E. Latter part more modrate. Saw nothing worth remarking. The watches employed in breaking out the stearage and altering said room. So ends.

Thursday the 17th Through this day fine pleasent winds from the N. Steering E. The watches employd in breaking out the steerrage and the main hatches and stowing back. So ends.

Friday Oct the 18th First part of this day rainey. Latter part more pleasent and the winds from the N and W and other quarters. Steering by the winds the most of the time. The watches employd in vairous jobs. So ends.

Saturday Oct the 19th All this day pleasent weather and winds from the E. Steering by the winds. Saw one sail and caught one dolfin and the watches emloyd in ships duty. So Ends.

Sunday Oct 20th All this day pleasent weather and fine winds from the SW. Steering E. Saw a sail.

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