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In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by James Ryder Allen, on voyage from July 15, 1856 - April 24, 1859; owner-agent: Swift & Perry; built at Fairhaven, Mass., 1856; abandoned 1876.
Partial log, kept by James L. Chapman, relating to a whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical logbook, not the PDF.
Blackfish (seen): Sep 8, 1856 p. 2.
Blue whales (seen): Oct 2, 1856 p. 3.
Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 3, 7 (caught) & 14 (caught), 1857 p. 15; Apr 10 & 11, 1858 p. 24; Apr 12 (caught), 13, 14 & 15 p. 25; Apr 23 (caught), 25 (caught) & May 2 (caught) p. 26; May 4, 10 (caught) & 22 p. 27; May 30, 31 & Jun 1 p. 28; Jun 19 & 20 p. 29; Jul 23 (caught 2), 26 (caught), 29, Aug 4, 6 (caught) & 8 (caught) p. 30; Aug 20 (caught), 21, 24 & 30 p. 31; Sep 4, 5 (caught), 7, 9, 10 (caught), 11, 13 & 14 (caught) p. 32; Sep 17 p. 33.
Finback whales (seen): Sep 27, 1856 p. 2; Oct 3 & 7 11 p. 3; Oct 25, Nov 5 & 10 p. 4; Nov 26 p. 5; Dec 10 & 14 p. 6; Mar 3, 1857 p. 10; Mar 22 p. 11; Feb 27, Mar 1 & 2, 1858 p. 20.
Gray whales (seen): Jun 8, 1857 p. 17.
Right whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Oct 15, 1856 p. 3; Nov 10 p. 4; Nov 16 (caught) & 26 (caught) p. 5; Dec 5, 6 & 7 p. 6; Dec 15 (caught) & 16 (caught) p. 5; Sep 28, 30 & Oct 1, 1858 p. 33; Dec 1 p. 34.
Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Sep 17, 1856 p. 2; Oct 2 & 3 p. 3; Nov 17 p. 5; Dec 24 (caught) p. 7; Feb 11 (caught) & 13, 1859 p. 34.
Unspecified whales (seen): Aug 25, 1856 p. 1; Jun 28, 1857 p. 18.
Misc. creatures: porpoises Oct 25, 1856 p. 4;
Places represented: Flores Aug 10, 1856 p. 1; Trinidad Sep 15 p. 2; Auckland, New Zealand Jan 4, 1857 p. 8; Mongami Harbor Jan 10 p. 8; Wellington Island Feb 20 p. 9; Hero Bay May 25 p. 16; Jonas Island Jun 19 p. 17; Japan Sea Feb 24, 1858 p. 20; Hakodate Mar 6 p. 21; Elbow Island Jul 4 p. 29; Shanter Bay Jul 28 p. 30; Rocky Point Aug 29 p. 31; Honolulu Oct 22 p. 33; Aitutaki Atoll Nov 30 p. 33; Rarotonga Dec 1 p. 34; New Zealand Dec 1 p. 34; Cape Horn Jan 19, 1859 p. 34; Port William Jan 22 p. 34.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Josephine (Ship: 1856-1876), KWM 122A
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Related Manuscript Collections
KWM 122B, logbook of the 1859-1862 voyage
KWM 122C, logbook of the 1863-1867 voyage
KWM 123, logbook of the 1859-1863 voyage
Purchased from George Considine.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Allen, James Ryder.
Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Swift & Perry.
Voyages and travels.
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