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

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Logbook of the Milo (Ship)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Milo (Ship)
Date Span:
November 26, 1863 - April 2, 1868
Identification:
KWM 147
Extent:
300 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Jonathan Capen Hawes, on voyage from November 26, 1863 - May, 7 1869.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Milo (Ship), KWM 147

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Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Jonathan Capen Hawes, on voyage from November 26, 1863 - May 7, 1869; owner-agent: E.C. Jones; built at Newburyport in 1811; captured and bonded by the Shenandoah, 1865; sold out, 1872.

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Logbook Contents

Partial log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Western Arctic oceans.

Note: there are two conflicting sets of page numbers in the physical logbook. The ones that are used in this finding aid reflect the green numbers written on the bottom inside corners of the pages.

Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 5, 1864 p. 10; Jan 10 p. 11; Jan 17 p. 12; Mar 25 (caught) p. 25; Mar 31 p. 27; Dec 23 p. 57; Aug 21, 1865 p. 93; Aug 31 p. 94; Sep 1 (caught 7) & 3 (caught 9) p. 95; Sep 6 & 9 (caught 2) p. 96; Feb 6, 1867 p. 189.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 18, 1864 p. 41; Jun 26 & 27 p. 42; Jun 28, 29, 30 & Jul 1 p. 43; Jul 21 p. 47; Jul 28 p. 48; Jul 29 (caught), Aug 2 & 3 p. 49; Aug 5 & 6 p. 50; Aug 17 & 18 p. 53; Aug 22, 23, 26 & 27 (caught) p. 54; Sep 7 p. 56; Sep 8 p. 57; Sep 14 (caught) & 17 p. 58; Jun 17, 1865 p. 83; Jul 3, 1866 p. 141; Jul 27 p. 145; Jul 30, 31 (caught) & Aug 1 p. 146; Aug 3 (caught) & 6 p. 147; Aug 17, 18 & 20 (caught) p. 150; Aug 24 (caught) p. 151; Aug 29 & 30 (caught) p. 152; Sep 3 (caught) p. 153; Sep 12 (caught) p. 155; Sep 14 (caught 2) p. 156; Sep 20 (caught) p. 157; May 31, 1867 p. 224; Jun 13 (caught) p. 228; Jun 15 & 16 p. 229; Jun 17, 18 & 19 p. 230; Jun 20 & 22 (caught) p. 231; Jun 24 p. 232; Jul 13 & 15 p. 238; Jul 17 & 20 p. 239; Aug 31 p. 247; Sep 5 & 6 p. 248; Sep 17 & 19 (caught) p. 251; Sep 20 p. 252; Sep 25 p. 253; Sep 26 & 27 p. 254; Sep 29 p. 255.

Finback whales (seen): Feb 1 & 2, 1864 p. 15; Feb 9 p. 17; Mar 27 p. 26; Apr 6 & 7 p. 28; May 16 & 17 p. 35; May 19, 22 & 23 p. 36; Sep 27, 29 & 30 p. 60.

Gray whales (seen): Jan 12, 1865 p. 69; Feb 7, 1867 p. 190.

Humpback whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 5, 1864 p. 38; Jun 6 p. 39; Sep 10, 11, 12, 13 (caught), 14 & 15, 1865 p. 97; Sep 16 (caught), 17 (caught), 19 (caught), 20 & 21 p. 98; Sep 26 p. 99; Oct 3 p. 100; Oct 18 p. 102; Oct 19, 20, 22 & 23 (caught 2) p. 103; Oct 26, 27, 28 (caught), 29, 30, 31 & Nov 1 (caught) p. 104; Nov 3 (caught) & 7 p. 105; Nov 14 p. 106; Nov 17 (caught), 18, 19 & 20 (caught) p. 107; Nov 25 (caught) & 26 (caught) p. 108; Dec 1 (caught), 3 & 6 p. 109; Dec 7, 8 & 9 (caught 2) p. 110; Dec 20 p. 112; Dec 29 & 31 p. 113; Jan 1, 3 (caught) & 6, 1866 p. 114; Jan 8 (caught 2), 10 (caught), 11 & 12 p. 115; Jan 23, 25, 27 & 28 p. 117; Jan 31, Feb 2, 3 & 5 p. 118; Feb 6, 7 (caught), 10 & 11 p. 119; Feb 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 & 19 p. 120; Feb 22, 23 (caught), 24, 26 & 27 p. 121; Feb 28, Mar 1, 3 (caught), 4 & 5 p. 122; Feb 7, 1867 p. 190; Mar 4 p. 198; Mar 12 p. 200; Jan 20, 1868 p. 274.

Right whales (seen): Oct 12, 1867 p. 259.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 3, 1864 p. 9; Feb 3 p. 15; Mar 15 p. 23; Apr 27 (caught) p. 32; Mar 13, 1867 p. 201; Feb 18, 1868 p. 280.

Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Dec 19 & 21, 1864 p. 67; Dec 25, 1864 (caught) & Jan 4, 1865 p. 68; Jan 10, 11 & 15 p. 69; Jan 16, 23, 25, 26, 27 & 29 p. 70; Jan 30, 31, Feb 1, 5 & 6 (caught) p. 71; Feb 10, 12 (caught), 14 (caught), 15 & 16 (dead whale) p. 72; Feb 24 (dead whale) p. 73; Jun 12 (caught) p. 83; Sep 8 p. 96; Oct 11 & 14, 1866 p. 164; Feb 8 & 9, 1867 p. 190; Feb 10 & 11 p. 191; Feb 19 & 21 p. 194; Feb 22 p. 195; Mar 3 p. 197.

Walruses Jul 19, 1864 (caught 3) p. 47.

Places represented: Staten Island (Isla de los Estados), Argentina Feb 14, 1864 p. 18; Cape Horn Feb 18 p. 18; Diego Ramirez Islands Feb 19 p. 19; Honolulu Apr 20, 1864 p. 30, Apr 19, 1865 p. 78, Apr 21, 1867 p. 211; Rat Island May 20, 1864 p. 36; Plover Bay Jun 21, 1864 p. 41, Jun 19, 1866 p. 138; Cape East Jun 24, 1864 p. 42, Jul 1, 1866 p. 140; Cape Lisburne Jul 17, 1864 p. 46, Jul 6, 1867 p. 235; Diomedes Sep 22, 1864 p. 59, Jul 1, 1866 p. 140; St. Pauls Island Oct 2, 1864 p. 61, Oct 9, 1866 p. 163; Oahu Nov 16, 1864 p. 64; San Francisco Dec 7, 1864 p. 66, Jul 20, 1865 p. 86; Maria Bay Jan 11, 1865 p. 69; Magdalena Bay Jan 12 p. 69; Cape Navarin Jun 15 p. 83; Margarita Bay Oct 30, 1865 p. 104, Feb 13, 1967 p. 192; Hawaii Mar 28, 1866 p. 126, Mar 28, 1867 p. 206, Nov 6 p. 267; Copper Island May 22, 1866 p. 134; Cape Thaddeus Jun 3, 1866 p. 136, Jun 3, 1867 p. 225; Cape Bering Jun 18, 1866 p. 138; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 22, 1866 p. 139, Jun 11, 1867 p. 228; St. Lawrence Island Jun 27, 1866 p. 140; Clarion Island Mar 2, 1867 p. 197; Bird Island Apr 29 p. 213; Herald Island Aug 29 p. 247; Cape Prince of Wales Oct 8 p. 258; Hilo Nov 8 p. 268.

Notable events: Mar 8, 1864 p. 22 one of the crew members fell overboard, and he drowned before anyone could send a boat over to rescue him. Apr 10, 1865 p. 77 two men stole a boat and deserted. Jun 23 p. 83 the Milo was captured by the Confederate ship Shenandoah.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchases from William Tripp.

Sponsor

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

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Subject Entries

Arctic Ocean--Description and travel.
Hawes, Jonathan Capen.
Jones, Edward Coffin, 1805-1880.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Seafaring life.
Shenandoah (Cruiser)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations, Confederate.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whalers (Persons)-- Death.
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford.

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

Arnolda of New Bedford (Ship)
Aurora of New Bedford (Bark)
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)
Catharine of New London (Bark)
Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford (Ship)
Eliza Adams of New Bedford (Ship)
Endeavor of New Bedford (Bark)
Euphrates of New Bedford (Ship)
Europa (Ship)
Fabius of New Bedford (Ship)
Fanny of New Bedford (Bark)
Favorite of Fairhaven (Bark)
Florida of New Bedford (Ship)
George Howland of New Bedford (Ship)
George of New Bedford (Bark)
Governor Troup of New Bedford (Ship)
Harrison of San Francisco (Ship)
Helen Snow of New Bedford (Bark)
J.D. Thompson of New Bedford (Bark)
Jireh Perry of New Bedford (Ship)
John P. West of New Bedford (Bark)
Kohola of Honolulu (Brig)
Louisa of New Bedford (Bark)
Lydia of New Bedford (Bark)
Manuella of San Francisco (Brig)
Manuello Philipe (Bark)
Martha of New Bedford (Bark)
Nautilus of New Bedford (Bark)
Naval Reserve of Liverpool (Ship)
Ohio of New Bedford (Ship)
Oliver Crocker of New Bedford (Bark)
Reindeer of New Bedford (Ship)
Robert Towns of Sydney (Bark)
Sarah Warren of San Francisco (Bark)
Splendid of Edgartown (Ship)
Thomas Dickason of New Bedford (Ship)
Three Brothers of New Bedford (Ship)
Trident of New Bedford (Bark)
Water Lily of Gibraltar (Bark)

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

KWM 351, logbook of the 1861 voyage
KWM 593, logbook of the 1863-1865 voyage
KWM 778, logbook of the 1863-1864 voyage
ODHS 395, logbook of the 1849-1851 voyage
ODHS 396, logbook of the 1851-1855 voyage

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