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In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by Joseph Whiteside, on voyage March 2, 1897 - October 14, 1897 to the Arctic Ocean whaling grounds; owner-agent: William Lewis; built at Bath, Maine, 1892.
Log, kept by Thomas Birnbaum, relating to a whaling voyage to the Arctic Ocean. It includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, accidents at sea, arctic disaster, and ships frozen in with some crew leaving and later returning; and crew list.
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical logbook, not the PDF.
Bowhead whales: Apr 20, 1897 p. 13; Apr 22 & 23 p. 14; Apr 26 (dead whale) & 27 p. 15; May 1 (caught) p. 16; May 6 p. 17; May 12 (caught) & 13 p. 18; May 15 & 16 (caught) p. 19; May 18, 19, 20 & 21 p. 20;
Sperm whales: Mar 23, 1897 p. 7;
Misc. creatures: polar bear Sep 1, 1897 p. 40; seal Sep 23 (caught) & 24 (caught) p. 43; ducks Sep 23 (caught 11) & 24 (caught 15) p. 43;
Places represented: Unalaska Mar 31, 1897 p. 9; St. Lawrence Island May 28 p. 22; Diomedes Jun 1 p. 23; Jun 11 p. 25; St. George Island Jun 30 p. 29; Cape Prince of Wales Jul 11 p. 31; Blossom Shoals Jul 19 p. 33; Wainwright Inlet Jul 21 p. 33;
Notable events: Apr 3, 1897 p. 9 A sailor fell from the loft.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Navarch (Steam Bark), ODHS 272
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Related Manuscript Collections
ODHS 224, logbook of the 1893-1896 voyage
ODHS 326, logbook of the 1892-1893 voyage
Gift of Andrew Snow, Jr.,
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Arctic Ocean--Descroption and travel.
Lewis, William L., 1834-1904.
Prince of Wales, Cape (Alaska)--Descroption and travel.
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)--Descroption and travel.
Unalaska (Alaska)--Descroption and travel.
Voyages and travels.
Whiteside, Jos. (Joseph)
Beluga of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Fearless of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Jeanie of San Francisco (Supply vessel)
Newport of San Francisco (Steam barkentine)
Sailor Boy (Schooner)