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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the America 2nd, ODHS 417A
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Merchant vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Charles P. Seabury, on a voyage from April 2, 1849 - September, 21, 1849; owner-agent: William O Brownell; built at Philadelphia, PA, in 1811.
Logbook, kept by Charles P. Seabury, relating to a trading voyage from New Bedford to San Francisco, California.
Sperm whale (seen): Apr 9, 1849 p. 2.
Places visted: Island of Alvaredo May 27, 1849 p. 11; Harbor of St. Catharines Jun 4 p. 11 ; East Falkland Island Jul 1 p. 16; Island of Cape Horn Jul 4 p. 16; Masafuera Island Jul 25 p. 20; Islas de Chinca, Peru Aug 2 p. 21; Island of St. Lorenzo Aug 4 p. 22; Point Reyes, CA Sep 21 p. 30.
Notable events: Apr 22, 1849 p. 4 passengers held a prayer meeting in the cabin; May 27 p. 11 a ship came up to the America II and informed them of the quareantine law. The ship was forced to lay out of 6 days.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Brownell, William O.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Description and travel.
Voyages and travels.
Brittania of England (Ship)
Colchis of Boston (Ship)
Fanny of England (Brig)
Gen. North of Portland, OR (Brig)
York of Boston (Ship)
Related Manuscript Collections
ODHS 143, logbook of the 1849 voyage
ODHS 417B, logbook of the 1849-1850 voyage
ODHS 417C, logbook of the 1850 voyage
ODHS 417D, logbook of the 1850-1851 voyage