Logbook of the Alfred Gibbs (Ship) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryMachine-readable finding aid created by: Rachel AdlerFunds for this project were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.Logbook of the Alfred Gibbs (Ship) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Logbook of the Alfred Gibbs (Ship)

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Title:
Alfred Gibbs (Ship)
Date Span:
November 13, 1851 - July 20, 1854
Creator:
Allen, William W., logkeeper.
Mss Number:
KWM 13
Extent:
138 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Isaac H Jenney, on voyage Novemebr 13, 1851 - July 20, 1854.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Isaac H Jenney, on voyage November 13, 1851 - July 20, 1854; owner-agent: Wood & Nye; built at Bath, Maine, 1851.

Blackfish (seen): Nov 14, 1851 p. 5; Jan 5, 1852 p. 14; Mar 22 p. 27; Nov 15, 1853 p. 106; Feb 20, 1854 p. 118.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 11, 1852 p. 36; May 16 p. 37; May 17 p. 38; May 22 p. 39; May 28, 30 & 31 p. 40; Jun 1 p. 41; Jun 12 p. 42; Jun 13 & 14 (caught, 200 barrels) p. 43; Jun 20, 24, 25 (caught, 130 barrels) & 26 p. 44; Jul 5 & 6 (caught, 100 barrels); Jul 12 p. 47; Jul 18 (caught, 100 barrels) & 19 (caught, 100 barrels) p. 46; Jul 20 p. 49; Aug 6 (caught) & 7 (caught) p. 52; Aug 15 p. 54; Aug 21 (caught) p. 55; Sep 6 (caught) p. 57; May 19, 1853 (caught, 157 barrels) p. 86; Jun 11, 12 & 13 p. 89; Jun 19 p. 90; Jun 27 & 28 p. 91; Jul 2, 3 & 4 p. 92; Jul 11 p. 93; Jul 25, 26 & 27 p. 95; Jul 28, 29 (caught) & Aug 2 p. 96; Aug 6, 8 & 10 p. 97; Aug 12 (caught), 14, 15 (caught) & 17 p. 98; Aug 29, Sep 1 & 3 p. 99.

Finback whales (seen): Nov 30, 1851 p. 7; Mar 23, 1852 p. 27; Apr 21 p. 32; Jun 2, 5 & 6 p. 41; Jun 11 p. 42; Apr 12 & 15, 1853 p. 82; Apr 21 p. 83; May 14 p. 85; Dec 20, 21, 23 & 24 p. 110; Jan 1, 1854 p. 112; Jan 14 p. 113; Jan 21 & 23 p. 114; Feb 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 p. 116; Feb 12, 14, 16 & 19 p. 117; Feb 22, 26 & 27 p. 118; Mar 2 p. 119; Jun 10 & 11 p. 132.

Gray whales (seen unless otherwise noted): July 13 & 14, 1852 p. 47; Aug 1 (caught, 40 barrels) p. 51.

Humpback whales (seen): Dec 7, 1851 p. 8; Apr 28, 1852 p. 33; Apr 8, 1853 p. 81; Jul 12 p. 93; Sep 18 p. 101; May 10 & 11, 1854 p. 126.

Killer whales (seen): Jan 17, 1854 p. 113.

Right whales (seen): Jan 7 & 8, 1852 p. 14; May 20 & 21 p. 38; May 26 p. 39; Apr 25, 1853 p. 83; May 1 p. 84; May 12 p. 85; May 15 & 18 p. 86; Jan 20, 1854 p. 114.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 6, 1852 p. 14; Feb 1 (caught, 50 barrels) p. 19; Feb 26 (caught, 20 barrels) & 28 p. 24; Jan 2, 1853 (caught) p. 70; Jan 6 & 12 (caught) p. 71; Jan 17 p. 72; Jan 30 (caught) p. 74; Oct 6 (caught 2) p. 104; Dec 28 p. 111; Jan 16, 1854 p. 113.

Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 4, 1852 p. 25; Jun 8 (dead whale) p. 42; Jul 17 (dead whales); Jul 25 & 26 p. 50; Aug 1 & 2 p. 51; Aug 3, 5 & 8 p. 52; Aug 10 p. 53; Aug 14, 16 & 18 p. 54; Aug 29 & 31 p. 56; Sep 4 & 5 p. 57; Sep 9 & 16 p. 58; Jun 10, 1853 p. 89; Nov 14 (caught 4) p. 106.

Misc. creatures (seen): grampuses Jun 9, 1854 p. 132.

Places represented: Cape Verde Dec 4, 1851 p. 8; Fogo and Brava Dec 6 p. 8; River Plata Jan 1, 1852 p. 13; Staten Island (Isla de los Estados), Argentina Jan 24 p. 17; Cape Horn Jan 27, 1852 p. 18, May 25, 1854 p. 129; Diego Ramires Jan 30, 1852 p. 19, May 24, 1854 p. 129; Huafo Feb 14, 1852 p. 22; Mocha Feb 17 p. 23; Talcahuano Feb 18, 1852 p. 23, Apr 7, 1854 p. 123; Juan Fernandez Feb 28, 1852 p. 24; Oahu Apr 4 p. 29; Bering Island May 8, 1852 p. 36, Apr 30, 1853 p. 84; St. Lawrence Island Jul 4, 1852 p. 46, Sep 17 p. 59, Sep 20, 1853 p. 102; St. Lawrence Bay Jul 12, 1852 p. 47; Cape East Sep 15 p. 58; Fox Islands Sep 26, 1852 p. 60, Sep 25, 1853 p. 102; Honolulu Oct 18, 1852 p. 62, Oct 11, 1853 p. 104; Byron Island Jan 23, 1853 p. 73; Hope Island Jan 24 p. 73; Drummond's Island Jan 27 p. 74; Ocean High Island Feb 9 p. 75; Cape Thaddeus May 29 p. 87; Gores Island Jul 17 p. 94; Christina's Island Nov 17 p. 106; Aitutaki Dec 5 p. 108; New Zealand Jan 25, 1854 p. 114; Chatham Island Mar 9 p. 120; Trinidad Jun 13 p. 133; Block Island Jul 19 p. 138.

Notable events: Apr 27, 1852 p. 23 a man fell overboard but was rescued. Jul 18, 1853 a man died of consumption. Mar 11, 1854 p. 120 a man who had previously been in irons was taken out, flogged, and then sent to his duty.

Illustrations: drawings of island profiles p. 8, 17-19, 22-24, 36, 68, 94; drawings of grass p. 73-73; whale stamps p. 14, 19, 35-44, 46-58, 70-72, 74, 83-86, 89, 91-93, 95-99, 104; drawing of a coffin and a flag p. 95.

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Logbook Contents

Log, kert by William W. Allen, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific Ocean.

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Information for Researchers

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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Alfred Gibbs (Ship), KWM 13

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections and Logbooks

Mss 66: Wood & Business Records
KWM 412, logbook of the 1851-1853 voyage
KWM 914, logbook of the 1859-1864 voyage
ODHS 571, logbook of the 1859-1864 voyage
ODHS 998, logbook of the 1859-1863 voyage

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Administrative Information

Sponsor

Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.

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Subject Entries

Accidents at sea.
Globicephala.
Guam--Description and travel.
Jenney, Isaac H.
New Zealand--Description and travel.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Oahu (Hawaii)--Description and travel.
Punishment.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whalers (Persons)--Death.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford.
Wood & Nye (New Bedford, Mass.)

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Cicero of New Bedford (Ship)
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Columbus of New Bedford (Bark)
Copia of New Bedford (Ship)
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Cowper of New Bedford (Ship)
Delta of Greenport (Bark)
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Emerald of New Bedford (Ship)
Empire of Nantucket (Ship)
Europa of New Bedford (Ship)
Frances Henrietta of New Bedford (Ship)
Garland of New Bedford (Ship)
General Scott of Fairhaven (Ship)
General Williams of New London (Ship)
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George and Mary of New London (Ship)
Gideon Howland of New Bedford (Ship)
Good Return of New Bedford (Ship)
Gratitude of New Bedford (Ship)
Hansa of Bremen (Ship)
Harvest of New Bedford (Bark)
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Herald of New Bedford (Ship)
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Magnolia of New Bedford (Ship)
Marcus of Fairhaven (Ship)
Marengo of New Bedford (Ship)
Martha of New Bedford (Ship)
Mary Ann of Fairhaven (Ship)
Mary Gardiner of Sag Harbor (Bark)
Mary and Martha of New Bedford (Ship)
Midas of New Bedford (Ship)
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Montpelier of New Bedford (Ship)
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Newton of New Bedford (Bark)
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Statira of New Bedford (Bark)
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Zion of New Castle (Bark)

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