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

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Logbook of the Lydia (Bark)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Lydia (Bark)
Date Span:
November 2, 1865 - November 22, 1866
Mss Number:
KWM 132
Extent:
107 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Thomas B. Hathaway, on voyage from November 2, 1865 - May 1, 1869.
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 Thomas B. Hathaway, on voyage from November 2, 1865 - May 1, 1869; owner-agent: Edmund Maxfield; built at Rochester, Mass., in 1840; sold to New London, Connecticut, and converted to Bark, 1864; added to New Bedford fleet 1865.

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Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Western Arctic oceans. It includes a pen and ink drawing and accounts. It also includes extensive description of the writer's loneliness, homesickness, and dislike of whaling.

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

Blackfish (seen): Dec 6, 1865 p. 10.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 28, 1866 p. 60; Jul 1 (dead whale) & 2 p. 61; Jul 4 5 (caught) p. 62; Aug 2 (dead whale) p. 72; Aug 5 p. 73; Aug 8 p. 74; Aug 12 p. 75; Aug 16 p. 76; Aug 20 & 22 p. 78; Aug 24 & 25 p. 79; Aug 31 (caught) p. 81; Sep 2 p. 82; Sep 7 p. 83; Sep 13 p. 86; Sep. 14 p. 87; Sep 18 p. 88; Sep 21 (caught) p. 89.

Finback whales (seen): Jan 14, 1866 p. 21; Feb 13 p. 30; Jun 18 p. 57.

Places represented: Staten Island (Isla de los Estados, Argentina) Jan 21, 1866 p. 23; Cape Horn Jan 27 p. 25; Juan Fernandez Feb 19 p. 31; Hilo Apr 2 p. 40; Honolulu Apr 21 p. 43; Copper Island May 29 p. 51; Cape Thaddeus Jun 13 p. 55; Cape Bering Jun 19 p. 57; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 24 p. 59; Cape Lisburne Jul 15 p. 65, Sep 19 p. 88; Diomedes Sep 29 p. 93; East Cape Sep. 29 p. 93; St. Matthews Island Oct 3 p. 95; Pinnacle Rock Oct 4 p. 95; Fox Islands Oct 8 p. 96; Hawaii Nov 4 p. 104.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Lydia (Bark), KWM 132

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

KWM 101, logbook of the 1855-1857 voyage
ODHS 541, logbook of the 1860-1864 voyage
ODHS 1048C, logbook of the 1884-1885 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.
Hathaway, Thomas B.
Maxfield, Edmund.
Noth Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whaling masters.
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford.

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

Adeline of New Bedford (Ship)
Arnolda of New Bedford (Ship)
Aurora of New Bedford (Bark)
Camilla of New Bedford (Bark)
Canton Packet of New Bedford (Bark)
Congress of New Bedford (Ship)
Cornelius Howland of New Bedford (Bark)
Courser of New Bedford (Bark)
Dauntless of Ipswich (Schooner)
Eliza Adams of New Bedford (Ship)
Europa of Edgartown (Ship)
Florida of New Bedford (Ship)
General Scott of Fairhaven (Ship)
George of New Bedford (Bark)
Governor Troup of New Bedford (Ship)
Islander of New Bedford (Bark)
James Maury of New Bedford (Ship)
Janus of New Bedford (Ship)
Jireh Perry of New Bedford (Ship)
Joseph Maxwell of Fairhaven (Bark)
Lagoda of New Bedford (Bark)
Massachusetts of San Francisco (Bark)
Midas of New Bedford (Bark)
Milo of New Bedford (Ship)
Monticello of New London (Bark)
Mount Wollaston of New Bedford (Ship)
Navy of New Bedford (Ship)
Nile of New London (Bark)
Ocean of New Bedford (Ship)
Oliver Crocker of New Bedford (Ship)
Portuguese Brig, name unknown
President of New Bedford (Bark)
Roscoe of New Bedford (Bark)
San Francisco of New Bedford (Bark)
St. George of New Bedford (Ship)
Thomas Dickason of New Bedford (Ship)
Three Brothers of New Bedford (Ship)

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