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Log of the bark Elizabeth, 1841-1843

Log of the bark Elizabeth, 1841-1843

Set sail on the bark Elizabeth on a whaling journey to the Indian Ocean. Kept by Master Thomas C. Bates, this log is illustrated, and is interspersed with poetry. You can read more about this item in our catalog.

170 pages: 85% transcribed, 4% needs review
Log of the ship Charles Carroll, 1848-1852

Log of the ship Charles Carroll, 1848-1852

Set sail aboard a journey on the Nantucket whaleship Charles Carroll! Named after a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the ship was built at Brant Point in 1832 for captain and partial Owen Chase, first mate and survivor of the ill-fated Essex. Kept by an unknown keeper, this log...

306 pages: 56% transcribed, 1% needs review
Log of the ship Lima, 1838-1841

Log of the ship Lima, 1838-1841

Vessel Name: Lima Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: Aug. 29, 1838 - Nov. 30, 1841 Keeper: Samuel C. Coffin, Mate Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Obed Luce, Jr. Owner-Agent: William B. Coffin

242 pages: 5% transcribed
Log of the ship Mariner, 1840-1844

Log of the ship Mariner, 1840-1844

George E. Folger kept this log aboard the 1840 whaling voyage of the ship Mariner. Among the daily goings on are pencil illustrations of birds, men, women, and U.S. presidents.

250 pages: 8% transcribed, 3% needs review
Log of the ship Mary, 1843-1845

Log of the ship Mary, 1843-1845

This log was kept by Master Charles Pitman Jr. aboard the whaleship Mary during her 1843 voyage to the Pacific Ocean. With illustrations scattered throughout, the log documents storms, desertions, and more!

222 pages: 72% transcribed, 6% needs review
Log of the Ship Richard Mitchell, 1831-1834

Log of the Ship Richard Mitchell, 1831-1834

This log was kept by John Conant on board the ship Richard Mitchell during its 1831 whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Throughout the log, Conant uses several different stamps to indicate ships spoken, whales sighted and taken, and the loss of whaleboats. In a small hand, he also...

176 pages: 31% transcribed, 1% needs review
Log of the Ship Susan, 1841-1846

Log of the Ship Susan, 1841-1846

In this log, Master Reuben Russell documents the 1841-1846 whaling voyage of the ship Susan out of Nantucket, Mass. At over 400 pages, this substantial log is profusely and beautifully illustrated with skillfully done drawings of humpback and sperm whales, ships spoken, coastlines sighted,...

435 pages: 43% transcribed
Log of the ship Washington, 1842-1844

Log of the ship Washington, 1842-1844

Vessel Name: Washington Type of Vessel: Ship Dates of Log: 16 September 1842 - 14 October 1844 Keeper: James G. Coffin Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: New Bedford, Mass. Master: James G. Coffin Owner-Agent: Jonathan Bourne, Jr. Range of Voyage: Indian Ocean; Cape of Good...

176 pages: 20% transcribed, 59% needs review
Log of the sloop Diamond, 1765

Log of the sloop Diamond, 1765

Name of Vessel: Diamond Type of Vessel: Sloop Dates of Log: 4 July 1765 - 18 October 1765 Keeper: Thomas Kempton (of Dartmouth) Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: John Aiken Range of Voyage: North Atlantic Ocean

24 pages: 13% transcribed
Log of the sloop Dolphin, 1790-1791

Log of the sloop Dolphin, 1790-1791

Name of Vessel: Dolphin Type of Vessel: Sloop Dates of Log: February 23, 1790–August 22, 1791 Keeper: Benjamin Paddock, Jr. Purpose of Voyage: Whaling Port of Origin: Nantucket, Mass. Master: Benjamin Paddock, Jr. Range of Voyage: Bahama Islands; West Indies

26 pages: 15% transcribed, 19% needs review
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