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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the America 2nd, ODHS 417D
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Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Charles P. Seabury, on voyage September 10, 1850 - July 14, 1851 to the Western, Steen, Brazil Banks, and Anadyr Sea whaling grounds; owner-agent William O. Brownell; built at Philadelphia, PA in 1811; previously a merchant vessel; added to New Bedford's whaling fleet in 1850.
Logbook, kept by Charles P. Seabury, relating to a whaling voyage to the South Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, punishment on board, ships spoken to, ship crushed by ice in the Anadyr sea and abandoned, and ship's crew on whaleboats saved by bark Harvest.
Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): Oct 9. 1850 p. 57; Oct 16 (caught) p. 59; Nov 5 p. 62; Feb 8, 1851 p. 82; Feb 16 (caught) p. 84; Mar 22 (struck & lost) p. 89.
Bowhead whales (seen): Jun 5 p. 103; Jun 14 p. 104; Jun 21 p. 105; July 1 & 7p. 107.
Finback whales (seen): Nov 30, 1850 p. 67; Dec 15 p. 70; Jan 5, 1851 p. 75; Jan 14 p. 77; May 22 p. 100; Jun 7 p. 103.
Humpback whales (seen): Nov 10, 1850 p. 63; Nov 22 p. 65; Feb 10, 1851 p. 82; May 22 p. 100; Jun 7 & 9 p. 103; Jul 8 p. 108.
Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Sep 23, 1850 p. 54; Sep 28 p. 55; Oct 6 p. 57; Dec 25 (caught) p. 72; Dec 26 & 28 (caught) p. 73; Jan 7 p. 75; Feb 8 p. 82; Feb 22 p. 85.
Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 1, 1851 (dead whale taken) & 3 p. 102; Jun 15 p. 104; Jun 21 & 23 p. 105; Jun 24, 25 (caught), 26, 27 & 29 p. 106; Jul 4 p. 107; Jul 11 (caught) & 13 p. 108; July 14 p. 109.
Places represented: Island of Corvo Oct 4, 1850 p. 56; Island of Fayal Oct 7 p. 57; Pico Oct 8 p. 57; St. George Oct 8 p. 57; Gracio Oct 8 p. 57; Fogo and Brava islands Oct 22 p. 60; Hawaii Apr 7, 1851 p. 92; Byron's Bay Apr 8 p. 92; Oahu Apr 19 p. 94; Cape Thaddeus Jun 2, p. 102.
Notable Events: Jan 10, 1851 p. 76 put a man in irons for threatening the lives of sailors. Apr 15 p. 93 a man was caught by the police and brought to the ship. He refused to do his duty, so they tied him up in the rigging and kept him there for 6 hours, and then put him in irons. July 5 p. 107 a group of natives in canoes came out to the ship to trade. Jul 14 p. 109 the ship hit ice and was filled with water. The crew barely had time to escape before it sunk. They made it to the whale boats, and were picked up by the Harvest.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Anadyr, Gulf of (Russia)--Description and travel.
Brava (Cape Verde)--Description and travel.
Brownell, WIlliam O.
Corvo Island (Azores)--Description and travel.
Flores Island (Azores)--Description and travel.
Hawaii Island (Hawaii)--Description and travel.
Maui (Hawaii)--Description and travel.
Mocha Island (Chile)--Description and travel.
Oahu (Hawaii)--Description and travel.
Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
South Atlantic Ocean--Description and travel.
Valparao' (Chile)--Description and travel.
Voyages and travels.
Abraham Barker (Bark)
Amethyst of New Bedford (Ship)
Andrews of New Bedford (Bark)
Erie of Fairhaven (Ship)
Fortune of New Bedford (Bark)
Franklin of New Bedford (Ship)
George Howland of New Bedford (Ship)
George Washington (Ship)
Globe of New Bedford (Bark)
Governor Troop (Ship)
Hero of Aberdeen (Bark)
Joseph Hayden of Bremen (unknown)
Levi Starbuck of New Bedford (Ship)
Lucia Field of Boston (Bark)
M.H.D.C. of Rio De Janeiro (Bark)
Messenger of New Bedford (Ship)
Monongahela of New Bedford (Ship)
Nassau of New Bedford (Ship)
New England of New London (Ship)
Ocean of Providence (Ship)
Omega of Fairhaven (Ship)
Seine of New Bedford (Ship)
St. George of New Bedford (Ship)
Waverly of New Bedford (Ship)
Related Manuscript Collections
ODHS 143, logbook of the 1849 voyage
ODHS 417A, logbook of the 1849 voyage
ODHS 417B, logbook of the 1849-1850 voyage
ODHS 417C, logbook of the 1850 voyage