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Ship Phenix

Friday 31
This day had a light wind. Steering W by S.
The larboard watch employd in setting up the
fly jib [guy?]. About 10 o clock in the fore noon the
men get the mast head. Raise a gam of black fish.
Lowered and got 4 of them. So end.

Saturday Febuary 1
This day had a light wind. Steering W by S.
This day we tried out the blubber and put the oil
into the cooler. We cleaned up the deck. So ends.

Sunday 2 Feb
This day had a light wind. Steering NW by W.
Hands employd in working ship. About 5 o clock in the
after noon raise a school of black fish. We lowered away
the boats and chaset but no success. So ends.

Monday 3 Feb
This day had a fair wind. Steering WNW. All hands
employd in mending sail and bending on a foresail.
About 6 o clock in the after noon we raise a whale. We
hove back for the whale but did not see him no more.
We brace foreward again. So ends this day. Phenix SFC

Tuesday Feb 4
This day had a fair wind Steering NW by W.
The larboard watch employd in coilling tow line in the tubs.
Starboard watch employd in makeing pennents. So ends.

Wenesday Feb 5
This day had a light breeze. Steering NW. The boats
steerers employd in dividing iron poles. In the after noon
the larboard watch employd in painting the boats
on the scaffold. So ends.

Ship Phenix Sag Harbor

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Blondie

Gam
a herd or school of whales; also whaling ships in company.
Examples: gam of porpoises; of whales; of whaling ships, 1850.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved