Logbook of the California (Bark) 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 California (Bark) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Vessel History

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Logbook of the California (Bark)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
California (Bark)
Date Span:
December 5, 1894 - November 7, 1895
Creator:
Joseph, William F.
Mss Number:
KWM 37
Extent:
176 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, Calif., Mastered by Ellsworth Luce West, on voyage from December 4, 1894 - November 7, 1895.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, Mastered by Ellsworth Luce West, on voyage from December 4, 1894 - November 7, 1895; owner-agent William Lewis; built at New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1842.

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Logbook Contents

Log, kept by first mate William F. Joseph, relating to a whaling voyage to the Arctic Ocean, including accounts, crew list, inventory of whale oil, and list of supplies shipped.

Note: there are two conflicting sets of page numbers in this logbook. The ones used in this finding aid are the pencil ones found in the upper corners.

Blackfish (seen): Jan 17, 1895 p. 24; Jan 18 p. 25; Mar 10 p. 51; Mar 13 p. 53; Mar 15 & 16 p. 54; Apr 6 & 7 p. 65; Apr 8 p. 66; Apr 10 p. 67.

Blue whales (seen): May 26, 1895 p. 90; May 27 p. 91; May 29 p. 92.

Bowhead whales (seen): Sep 2, 1895 p. 138; Sep 3 p. 139; Sep 5 p. 140; Sep 10 p. 142; Sep 22 p. 148; Oct 3 p. 155; Oct 5 p. 156; Oct 6 p. 157; Oct 7 p. 158; Oct 8 p. 159; Oct 10 p. 160; Oct 11 p. 161.

Finback whales (seen): Jan 11, 1895 p. 21; Mar 10 p. 51; Mar 18 p. 55; Mar 25 p. 59; Apr 2 & 3 p. 63; Apr. 14 & 15 p. 69; Apr 16 p. 70; Apr 22 p. 73; Apr 26 p. 75; Apr 27 & 28 p. 76; Apr 29 & 30 p. 77; May 1 p. 78; May 4 p. 79; May 6 p. 80; May 7 & 8 p. 81; May 9 & 10 p. 82; May 11 & 12 p. 83; May 16 p. 85; May 17 p. 86; May 20 p. 87; May 26 p. 90; Jun 6 p. 96; Jun 7 & 8 p. 97; Jun 9 p. 98; Jun 28 p. 107; Jun 30 p. 108; Jul 29 p. 121; Aug 4 p. 124; Aug 9 p. 126.

Gray whales (seen): Jun 12, 1895 p. 99.

Humpback whales (seen): Dec 9, 1894 p. 3; Jan 31, 1895 p. 31; Mar 14 p. 53; Mar 15 p. 54.

Killer whales (seen): May 18, 1895 p. 86; Jun 8 p. 97; Jun 9 p. 98; Jun 11 & 12 p. 99; Jun 23 p. 105; Jul 10 p. 113; Aug 9 p. 126; Sep 21 p. 148.

Right whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Apr 3, 1895 p. 63; Apr 11 p. 67; Apr 12 & 13 p. 68; Apr 21 p. 72; Apr 22 p. 73; Apr 30 p. 77; May 2 (caught) p. 78; May 3 & 4 p. 79; May 6 p. 80; May 14 p. 83; Jul 6 p. 111.

Sperm whales (seen): Dec 24, 1894 p. 11; Jan 13, 1895 p. 22; Jan 15 p. 23; Mar 30 p. 61.

Porpoises (seen unless otherwise noted): Dec 25, 1894 p. 11; Jan 2, 1895 (caught) p. 16; Jan 11 p. 21; Jan 12 p. 22; Jan 18 p. 25; Feb 16 (caught) p. 39; Mar 18 p. 55; Mar 27 p. 60; Jun 6 p. 96.

Grampuses (seen): Mar 18, 1895 p. 55; May 1 p. 78; May 5 p. 80; May 27 p. 91.

Seals (seen): Apr 29, 1895 p. 77; May 11 p. 83; May 13 p. 84; Jun 11 p. 99; Jun 13 p. 100; Jun 26 p. 106; Jul 10 p. 113; Jul 26 p. 120; Aug 22 p. 133; Oct 2 p. 154.

Misc. creatures (seen unless otherwise noted): puffins May 5, 1895 p. 80; crow billed ducks Jun 11 p. 99; crow billed ducks Jun 19 p. 103; walrus Aug 17 (caught) p. 130; walrus Aug 23 p. 133; walrus Sep 21 p. 148.

Places represented: Hawaii Dec 24, 1894 p. 11; Hall's Island Jan 19, 1895 p. 25; Strong's Island Jan 28 p. 30; Copper Island May 31 p. 93; St. Paul Island Jun 9 p. 98; Unalaska Jul 12 p. 114; St George Island Jul 26 p. 120; St. Lawrence Island Aug 10 p. 127; Indian Point Aug 11 p. 127; Diomedes Aug 13 p. 128; Cape Prince of Wales Aug 13 p. 128; Point Hope Aug 15 p. 129; Cape Lisburne Aug 15 p. 129; Icy Cape Aug 20 p. 132; Herals Island Sep 13 p. 144; Seguam Oct 20 p. 166; Point Reyes Nov 7 p. 175.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the California (Bark), KWM 37

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

KWM 38, logbook of the 1896-1897 voyage
KWM 39, logbook of the 1902-1903 voyage
KWM 40, logbook of the 1905 voyage
KWM 509, logbook of the 1851-1854 voyage
KWM 668, logbook of the 1903 voyage
NBW 1262B, logbook for the 1869-1871 voyage
ODHS 217, logbook for the 1898-1899 voyage
ODHS 1057, logbook for the 1899-1900 voyage
ODHS 1062, logbook for the 1901 voyage
ODHS 1146, logbook for the 1876-1880 voyage
ODHS 1147, logbook for the 1888-1889 voyage

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from H.J. Harper.

Sponsor

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

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Subject Entries

Arctic Ocean--Description and travel.
Lewis, William L., 1834-1904.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
West, Ellsworth Luce, 1864-1949.
Whale oil.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--California--San Francisco.

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

Alice Knowles of San Francisco (Bark)
Andrew Hicks of San Francisco (Bark)
Bear (Steam barkentine)
Hidalgo of San Francisco (Brig)
Horatio of San Francisco (Bark)
Lydia of San Francisco (Bark)
Mermaid of San Francisco (Bark)
Narwhal of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Orca of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Storm King (Tugboat)
Thrasher of San Francisco (Steam bark)

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