Logbook of the Josephine (Ship: 1856-1876) 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 Josephine (Ship: 1856-1876) In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Logbook of the Josephine (Ship: 1856-1876)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Josephine (Ship: 1856-1876)
Date Span:
April 14, 1863 - June 12, 1867.
Creator:
Chapman, James L.
Mss Number:
KWM 122C
Extent:
81 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Mastered by James L. Chapman, on voyage from April 14, 1863 - June 12, 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 James L. Chapman, on voyage from April 14, 1863 - June 12, 1867; owner-agent: Swift & Perry, built at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 1856, abandoned 1876.

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Logbook Contents

Log, kept by James L. Chapman, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific Ocean.

Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical logbook, not the PDF. The log starts on page 132.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 3, 1864 p. 140; May 4, 5, 6 & 7 p. 141; May 9 (dead whale), 10, 11 & 12 (caught) p. 142; May 13, 14 & 15 p. 143; May 17, 18 (caught) & 19 p. 144; May 21 & 23 p. 145; May 26 (caught) & 27 p. 146; May 20 & 21 (caught), 1865 p. 179; May 22 & 23 (caught) p. 180.

Finback whales (seen): Sep 16-20, 1863 p. 134; Sep 25 p. 135; Jul 14, 1865 p. 192.

Grey whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 31, 1864 (caught 2) p. 155; Dec 29, 1864 (caught) & Jan 11, 1865 (caught) p. 169; Jan 25 p. 170; Jun 9 p. 184; Jun 13 & 14 p. 185; Jun 30 p. 189; Jul 10 p. 191; Jan 5, 1866 p. 206; Jun 26 (caught 2) p. 213.

Humpback whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Dec 17, 18 & 19 (caught) 1864 p. 260; Dec 23, 1864 & Jan 3, 1865 (caught) p. 169; Jan 5, 1866 p. 206.

Sperm whales (seen): Apr 23, 1856 p. 132.

Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 3 (caught) & Jul 25 (caught 4), 1863 p. 133; Sep 3 (caught 2) p. 134; Aug 5, 1864 p. 157; Aug 7 p. 158; Aug 29 p. 160; Aug 30 (caught), 31, Sep 1 & 3 p. 161; Sep 7 (caught) p. 162; Sep 10, 14 (caught) & 15 (caught)p. 163; Jan 14, 1865 p. 169; Jan 17 (caught), 18 (caught), 21 (caught) & 23 p. 170; Jan 29 (caught), 30 (caught) & Feb 1 (caught) p. 171; Feb 8, 9 (caught) & 10 p. 172; Feb 11, 12 (caught), 13, 14 & 15 p. 173; Jun 17 & 18 (caught) p. 186; Jun 26 (caught) 27, & 29 p. 188; Jul 1 p. 189; Jul 5, 6 & 7 p. 190; Jul 8 p. 191; Jul 30 & 31 p. 194; Aug 2, 3 (caught), 4 & 5 p. 195; Aug 7, 8 (caught) & 9 p. 196; Aug 10 p. 197; Aug 16, 17 (caught) & 18 p. 198; Aug 20, 22 (caught) & 24 (caught) p. 199; Aug 28 (caught) p. 200; Sep 1, 2 & 4 (caught) p. 201; Feb 14, 1866 p. 207; May 19 & 20 p. 212; May 22, 23 (caught), 28 (caught), Jul 15 (caught), 18 (caught), 19 (caught), Aug 14 (caught) & Aug 20 (caught) p. 213.

Misc. creatures (seen unless otherwise noted): grampuses May 1, 1864 p. 140; turtles (caught 8) Feb 8, 1865 p. 172; grampuses May 8 p. 177; grampuses Jun 20, 1866 p. 213.

Places represented: Brava May 23, 1863 p. 132; Tristan De Achina Jun 27 p. 133; Cape of Good Hope Oct 15 p. 135; New Zealand Jan 16, 1864 p. 137; Mongami Harbor Feb 3, 1864 p. 137, Jan 11, 1867 p. 213; Okhotsk Sea Apr 24, 1864 p. 138, Apr 24, 1865 p. 175; Jonas Island May 1, 1864 p. 140, May 18, 1865 p. 178, May 19, 1866 p. 212; Rocky Point Jul 1, 1864 p. 151; Shanter Island Aug 8 p. 158; Shanter Bay Aug 17 p. 159; Eagle Point Aug 17 p. 159; Duck Island Aug 25 p. 160; Mercury Head Aug 28, 1864, p. 160, Jul 30, 1865 p. 194, Aug 14, 1866 p. 212; Honolulu Oct 25, 1864 p. 167, Mar 14, 1865 p. 174, Mar 14, 1866 p. 212; Guadalupe Dec 14, 1864 p. 168; Margarite Island Dec 17 p. 168; Cape St. Lucas Feb 17, 1865 p. 173, Feb 16, 1866 p. 207; Maria Islands Feb 20, 1865 p. 174; Hawaii Mar 12 p. 174; Maui Mar 12 p. 174; Lahaina Mar 13 p. 174; Bowhead Island Jul 20 p. 192; Silas Richards Bluff Aug 2 p. 195; Potters Head Aug 19 p. 199; Oahu Mar 24, 1866 p. 212; Diamond Head Jun 26 p. 113; Cape Horn Apr 13, 1867 p. 213.

Notable events: Jul 31, 1863 p. 133 one of the boats capsized while hunting a whale, and a man was badly injured. Aug 10, 1865 p. 197 the Josephine got word that the Shenandoah had burned 11 whaling vessels. Jan 20, 1866 p. 207 a boat capsized while chasing a turtle and a man drowned.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Josephine (Ship: 1856-1876), KWM 122C

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

KWM 122A, logbook of the 1856-1859 voyage
KWM 122B, logbook of the 1859-1862 voyage
KWM 123, logbook of the 1859-1863 voyage

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from George Considine.

Sponsor

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

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Subject Entries

Marine accidents.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Rescues.
Seafaring life.
Swift & Perry.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford.

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?yan (Schooner)
Catharine of New London (Bark)
Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford (Ship)
Florence of Warren (Bark)
Hercules of New Bedford (Bark)
James Allen of New Bedford (Bark)
Onward of New Bedford (Ship)
Oregon of Oldenburg (Ship)

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Last Modified: July 23, 2014