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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Louisa (Bark), KWM 130B
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Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Robert T. Wyatt, on voyage from November 20 1850 - May 12, 1853; owner-agent: Swift & Aleen; built at Baltimore, Md., in 1832; bought from Baltimore in 1850.
Partial log (abstract), kept by Jason L. Braley, relating to whaling voyage to the North Pacific Ocean. It includes verse.
Logbook also contains log (130A) of ship Stephania voyage (1847-1850).
Blackfish: Jul 28, 1851 (caught 6) p. 224; Nov 3 (caught 3) & 16 (caught) p. 225.
Bowhead whales: Jul 1 (caught), 3 (caught) & 6 (caught), 1852 p. 226.
Right whales (seen): May 21, 1852 p. 226.
Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 30 (caught, 55 barrels), Mar 18, 29 Apr 3 & Aug, 1851 p. 224; Nov or Dec, 1851 (caught 2) p. 226; Feb 4, 1852 p. 226.
Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Oct 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 31 & Nov 2 1851 p. 225; Jul 25 (dead whale) & Aug 3 (dead whale) p. 226; Aug 16 (caught), 26 (caught) & Sep 11 (caught) p. 227.
Places represented: Cape of Good Hope Mar 6, 1851 p. 224; Cape Horn Mar 6 p. 224; King George's Sound Jun 3 p. 224 ;Norfolk Island Aug 27 p. 225; French Rock p. 225; Cape East Jan 1, 1852 p. 226; New Zealand Jan 1 p. 226; Oahu Feb 18 p. 226; Cape Thaddeus Jun 15 p. 226.
Notable events: Feb 27, 1851 p. 224 a crew member died of old age. Mar 16 a crew member died (reason unknown).
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Swift & Allen (New Bedford, Mass.)
Voyages and travels.
Wyatt, Robert T.
Related Logbooks and Manuscript Collections
KWM 80, logbook of the 1865 voyage
KWM 131, logbook of the 1869-1872 voyage
ODHS 62, logbook of the 1828 voyage
ODHS 148, logbook of the 1859-1860 voyage
ODHS 149, logbook of the 1874-1878 voyage
ODHS 150, logbook of the 1878-1881 voyage
ODHS 546C, logbook of the 1874-1878 voyage
ODHS 608A, logbook of the 1874-1878 voyage
ODHS 930, logbook of the 1872 voyage
ODHS 944A, logbook of the 1866 voyage
ODHS 944B, logbook of the 1877 voyage
ODHS 1185B, logbook of the 1856-1859 voyage
Mss 5: Swift & Allen Records
Mss 75: Swift & Allen Records