Collection MS 289 - Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

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Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories


  • 1791 - 1913 (Creation)

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Please refer to the full entry in PMB 200

For indexes see American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1978 and Where the Whalers Went, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1984. Information is provided in the following format: Name of ship (in upper case); Name of Captain/Logkeeper; Date of voyage; Area or places visited. OCEAN QUEEN; ?; 1873; Atlantic (VARIOUS SHIPS); Seabury; 1861; Atlantic (VARIOUS SHIPS); ?; 1867-69; Atlantic (VARIOUS SHIPS); Seabury; 1872-73; Atlantic HENRY CHAUNCEY; Seabury; 1869; Atlantic GRANADA; Seabury; 1873-74; Far East ARIZONA; ?; 1870-71; Far East (VARIOUS SHIPS); Gifford; 1854-64; Hawaii, North Atlantic MERCURY; Gifford; 1875-76; Indian Ocean RAJAH; Fisher; 1851-54; Hawaii JOSEPHINE; Smith; 1903-07; Atlantic, Indian Ocean A.M. NICHOLSON; Smith; 1909-12; Atlantic, Indian Ocean MOONLIGHT; Taber; 1860; Atlantic CAPE HORN PIGEON; Scullen; 1891-92; Carolines, Marianas NIAGARA; Howland; 1809; North Atlantic WILLIAM & ELIZA; Howland; 1811; North Atlantic AVERICK HEINEKEN; Stetson; 1838-40; Atlantic, New Zealand TUSCALOOSA; Taber; 1840-42; South Atlantic, Western Australia, South Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Ellice Islands, Gilbert Islands AVERICK HEINEKEN; De Wolf; 1838-39; Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand TUSCALOOSA; De Wolf; 1840-43; Atlantic, Western Australia, Tasmania, Samoa, Marianas TUSCALOOSA; ?; 1843-44; Carolines, Ocean Island, New Hebrides, New South Wales, Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, Tonga POLLEY; ?; 1791; Atlantic SALLY; ?; 1793-99; Atlantic A.M. NICHOLSON; Smith; 1913; Atlantic YOUNG PHOENIX; Holmes; 1885; North Pacific TRIUMPHANT; Johnson; 1875-77; Pacific, Atlantic Of special interest on this reel (CAPE HORN PIGEON; 1891-92) Vessel seized at Vladivostok and then released.

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Available for reference but, no part of the contents of this microfilm may be reproduced in any way without the permission of the holding institution or individual. Written permission must be obtained from the holding institution or individual before copies of the microfilm can be supplied. The name of the holding institution or individual, and the PMB film number, should both appear in citations.

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Sponsoring libraries of the New England Microfilming Project, Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Mass. 02740

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