Logbook of the Eliza Adams (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 Eliza Adams (Ship) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Logbook of the Eliza Adams (Ship)

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Title:
Eliza Adams (Ship)
Date Span:
October 19, 1863 - April 22, 1867
Mss Number:
KWM 74
Extent:
185 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Coddington P. Fish and then John Keenan, on voyage from October 20, 1863 - April 22, 1867.
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 Coddington P. Fish and then John Keenan (Captain Fish became inn in Hawaii and first mate John Keene was appointed relief master, Nov. 1866), on voyage from October 20, 1863 - April 22, 1867; owner-agent: Edward C. Jones; built at Fairhaven, Mass., 1835; abandoned 1879.

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Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Includes whale stamps and a description of the ship Eliza Adams fleeing and escaping capture by the C.S.S. Shenandoah.

Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical logbook, not the PDF.

Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): Nov 23, 1863 p. 9; Feb 13, 1864 (caught 2) p. 3; Mar 6 (caught) & 9 (caught) p. 25; May 8 (caught) p. 33; Dec 27, 1865 p. 112; Jan 4, 1866 (caught 3) p. 113; Feb 7 p. 119; Feb 20 (caught 2) p. 121; Mar 5 p. 123.

Blue whales (seen): Dec 6, 1865 p. 109; May 7, 1866 p. 131.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 22, 1864 p. 40; Jun 27 (caught) p. 41; Jun 28, 29 (caught) & Jul 2 p. 42; Jul 3 p. 43; Jul 17 p. 44; Aug 5, 6 (caught) & 7 p. 47; Aug 11, 13, 15, 16 & 17 p. 48; Jun 2, 1865 p. 83; Jun 9 (dead whale), 10, 11, 12 & 13 p. 84; Jun 15 & 18 p. 85; Jun 21 p. 86; Jul 4 p. 88; Aug 6, 7 & 11 p. 94; Aug 12, 13, 14, 17 & 18 p. 95; Sep 1 p. 97; Sep 8 & 9 p. 98; Sep 12 (caught) & 14 p. 99; Sep 21, 22, 23 & 24 p. 100; Sep 25 (caught) p. 101; Jun 9 & 10, 1866 p. 136; Jun 11 & 12 p. 137; Jun 19 & 20 p. 138; Jun 24 & 25 (caught) p. 139; Jun 29 p. 140; Jul 3 (caught), 5, 6 & 8 p. 141; Jul 15 (dead whale) p. 143; Jul 27 p. 144; Aug 3 & 4 p. 145; Aug 6, 7, 10 & 12 p. 146; Aug 14, 17 & 18 p. 147; Aug 19, 20, 21 & 23 (caught) p. 148; Aug 24 (caught), 28 & 29 (caught) p. 149; Aug 31 (caught) p. 150; Sep 7 p. 151; Sep 11 (caught) p. 152.

Finback whales (seen): Nov 23, 1863 p. 9; Sep 13, 1864 p. 52; Sep 20 p. 53; May 5, 1866 p. 131; May 16 p. 132; Jun 15 p. 137; Jan 24, 1867 p. 171; Jan 27 & 28 p. 172; Feb 1 & 4 p. 173.

Gray whales (seen): Jun 22, 1864 p. 40; Jun 24 p. 41; Jul 5 p. 43; Jul 11 p. 44; Aug 29 p. 50; Dec 14 p. 63; Jun 22, 1865 p. 86; Jul 3 p. 88.

Humpback whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Sep 22, 1864 p. 53; Dec 14 p. 63; Jan 8 & 13 (caught), 1865 p. 66; Jan 15 & 18 (caught) p. 67; Jan 21 (caught), 22 (caught) & 27 p. 68; Feb 16 (caught) p. 71; Mar 1 (caught) p. 72; Dec 16 p. 110; Dec 28, 29 (caught) & 31 (caught) p. 112; Jan 2, 3, 5 & 6 (caught), 1866 p. 113; Jan 7, 8 (caught), 9, 10, 11 & 12 p. 114; Jan 13 (caught), 14, 15 (caught) & 17 p. 115; Jan 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 & 25 p. 116; Jan 26, 30 & 31 p. 117; Feb 1, 2, 3 (caught), 4 & 5 p. 118; Feb 6, 8, 9 & 10 (caught) p. 119; Feb 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 & 18 p. 120; Feb 19, 21, 22 (caught) & 25 p. 121.

Killer whales (seen): Dec 6, 1865 p. 109; Feb 20 & 21, 1867 p. 176.

Right whales (seen): Sep 10 & 11, 1864 p. 51; Sep 17 p. 52; Sep 19 & 21 p. 53; Sep 23, 25 & 26, 1866 p. 154; Dec 27 p. 167.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Dec 10, 1863 p. 11; Dec 11 (caught) p. 12; Jan 5, 1864 (caught) p. 15; Jan 12 & 13 p. 17; Feb 2 p. 21; Nov 19 (caught 2) p. 60; Feb 13, 1865 p. 70; Feb 12, 1867 (caught, 34 barrels) p. 175.

Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Dec 16 p. 63; Dec 19, 20, 22, 23 & 26 p. 64; Dec 27 & 28, 1864, Jan 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, 1865 p. 65; Jan 7 p. 66; Jan 16, 17 & 20 p. 67; Jan 24, 25 & 28 p. 68; Jan 31 (caught) p. 69; Feb 8 & 10 p. 70; Feb 15, 17, 18 & 19 p. 71; Feb 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 & Mar 2 p. 72; Mar 3 & 4 p. 73; Dec 24 & 25 p. 111; Dec 30 p. 112; Mar 1 & 4, 1866 p. 122; Mar 8 p. 123; Jun 5 p. 135.

Misc. creatures (seen unless otherwise noted): grampuses Dec 15, 1863 p. 12; walruses Jun 24, 1864 p. 41; walruses Jul 8 p. 43; walruses Jul 28 p. 46; grampuses May 30, 1865 p. 82; walruses Jul 2 p. 88; turtles (caught 2) Dec 23 p. 111; grampuses Feb 18, 1867 p. 175; grampuses Feb 21 p. 176.

Places represented: Staten Island (Isla de los Estados), Argentina Jan 9, 1864 p. 16; Hilo Mar 19, 1864 p. 27, Mar 28, 1865 p. 75, Mar 25, 1866 p. 125; Hawaii Apr 3, 1864 p. 28, Apr 9, 1865 p. 76, Nov 11 p. 107 ; Honolulu Apr 9, 1864 p. 29, Apr 9, 1865 p. 76, Nov 12 p. 107, Apr 13, 1866 p. 127; Cape Thaddeus Jun 15, 1864 p. 39, May 31, 1866 p. 135; Plover Bay Jun 20, 1864 p. 40, Jun 18, 1866 p. 138; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 23, 1864 p. 41, Sep 22, 1866 p. 154; Cape Lisburne Aug 18, 1864 p. 49, Jul 14, 1866 p. 142; Point Hope Aug 18 p. 49; Cape East Aug 28, 1864 p. 50, Sep 30, 1865 p. 101, Jul 1, 1866 p. 140; Diomedes Aug 28, 1864 p. 50, Jun 25, 1865 p. 87, Jul 1, 1866 p. 140; Bristol Bay Sep 9, 1864 p. 51; St. Pauls Island Sep 12 p. 52; Island of Natividad Dec 11 p. 63; Coast of California Dec 12 p. 63; Maria Islands Jan 13, 1865 p. 66, Dec 22 p. 111; Secora Island Mar 9 p. 73; Cape Navarin Jun 9, 1865 p. 84, May 31, 1866 p. 135; Cape Prince of Wales Jul 5, 1865 p. 88; Fox Islands Oct 9, 1865 p. 103, Sep 30, 1866 p. 155; Sandwich Islands Oct 27, 1865 p. 105, Oct 17, 1866 p. 157; Cape St. Lucas Dec 19, 1865 p. 111; Isabella Island Dec 29 p. 112; St. Matthews Island Sep 23, 1866 p. 154; Falkland Islands Jan 18, 1867 p. 170.

Notable events: Nov 20, 1864 p. 60 a man fell overbard from the ship, and one of the boats rescued him. Jul 10, 1865 p. 89 the Eliza Adams found the wreck of the Louisiana. They and a few other vessels helped in rescuing the crew members and the oil from the ship. Jan 13, 1866 p. 115 two men were injured while taking a whale, and one man was killed.

Illustrations: whale stamps p. 12, 15, 17, 40-44, 47-48, 51-53, 60, 66-68, 70-72, 99, 101, 112-115, 118-119, 121, 139, 141, 148-150, 152, 175.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Eliza Adams (Ship), KWM 74

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

KWM 73, logbook of the 1835-1838 voyage
KWM 75, logbook of the 1883-1887 voyage
KWM 117, logbook of the 1884-1885 voyage
KWM 319A, logbook of the 1852-1853 voyage
KWM 353, logbook of the 1858 voyage
KWM 394, logbook of the 1850 voyage
KWM 446, logbook of the 1867-1871 voyage
KWM 940, logbook of the 1835-1838 voyage
ODHS 213, logbook of the 1879-1883 voyage
ODHS 265, logbook of the 1867-1871 voyage
ODHS 266, logbook of the 1872-1876 voyage
ODHS 435B, logbook of the first half of the 1846-1849 voyage (1846-1847)
ODHS 436A, logbook of the second half of the 1846-1849 voyage (1847-1849)
ODHS 456C, logbook of the 1877 voyage
ODHS 940, logbook of the 1872-1875 voyage
ODHS 992B, logbook of the 1877-1878 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

Arctic Ocean--Description and travel.
Fish, Coddington P.
Globicephala.
Jones, Edward Coffin, 1805-1880.
Keenan, John, shipmaster.
Marine accidents.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Privateering--Confederate States of America.
Rescues.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whalers (Persons)--Death.
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford.

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

Abigail of New Bedford (Ship)
Addison of New Bedford (Bark)
Adeline of New Bedford (Ship)
Arctic of Fairhaven (Bark)
Arnolda of New Bedford (Ship)
Aurora of New Bedford (Bark)
Bartholomew Gosnold of New Bedford (Ship)
Brunswick of New Bedford (Ship)
California of New Bedford (Ship)
Camilla of New Bedford (Bark)
Canton Packet of New Bedford (Bark)
Cape Horn Pigeon of Dartmouth (Bark)
Champion of Edgartown (Ship)
Congress of New Bedford (Bark)
Congress of New Bedford (Ship)
Coral of New Bedford (Bark)
Cornelius Howland of New Bedford (Ship)
Covington of Warren (Bark)
Eagle of New Bedford (Bark)
Elizabeth Swift of New Bedford (Bark)
Emily Morgan of New Bedford (Ship)
Emma C. Jones of New Bedford (Ship)
Endeavor of New Bedford (Bark)
Equity of San Francisco (Schooner)
Eugene of Stoninton (Bark)
Fabius of New Bedford (Ship)
Fanny of New Bedford (Bark)
Favorite of Fairhaven (Bark)
Florence of Warren (Bark)
Florida of New Bedford (Ship)
General Teste of Havre (Ship)
General Williams of New London (Ship)
George Howland of New Bedford (Ship)
George Reynes of Boston (Ship)
George of New Bedford (Bark)
Governor Troup of New Bedford (Ship)
Gratitude of New Bedford (Bark)
Great Northern (Ship)
Harrison of San Francisco (Bark)
Harvest of Fairhaven (Bark)
Hector of New Bedford (Ship)
Helen M. Simmons of Provincetown (Schooner)
Helen Snow of New Bedford (Bark)
Isabella of New Bedford (Bark)
Jireh Perry of New Bedford (Ship)
Jireh Swift of New Bedford (Bark)
John P. West of New Bedford (Bark)
John Wells of New Bedford (Bark)
Joseph Maxwell of Fairhaven (Bark)
Kohola of Honolulu (Brig)
Lagoda of New Bedford (Bark)
Louisiana of New Bedford (Ship)
Lydia of New Bedford (Bark)
Magellan (Ship)
Martha of New Bedford (Bark)
Massachusetts of New Bedford (Bark)
Mercury of New Bedford (Bark)
Merlin of New Bedford (Bark)
Milo of New Bedford (Ship)
Minerva II of New Bedford (Bark)
Monticello of New London (Bark)
Moravia of Bath (Bark)
Mount Wollaston of New Bedford (Ship)
Nassau of New Bedford (Ship)
Nile of New London (Bark)
Nimrod (Ship)
Northern Light of New Bedford (Ship)
Oliver Crocker of New Bedford (Bark)
Ontario II of New Bedford (Bark)
Onward of New Bedford (Ship)
Oriole of New Bedford (Bark)
Osceola of New Bedford (Bark)
Pacific of New Bedford (Bark)
Quito (Ship)
Reindeer of New Bedford (Ship)
Robert Towns of Sydney (Bark)
Shenandoah (Cruiser)
Stephania of New Bedford (Bark)
Tamerlane of New Bedford (Bark)
Thomas Dickason of New Bedford (Ship)
Three Brothers of New Bedford (Ship)
United States (Steamer)
Victoria of Honolulu (Brig)
Vineyard of Edgartown (Bark)
Washington of New Bedford (Bark)
Waverly of New Bedford (Bark)
William C. Nye of San Francisco (Bark)
William Gifford of New Bedford (Bark)
William Thompson of New Bedford (Ship)
William and Henry of Fairhaven (Ship)
Winslow of New Bedford (Ship)

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