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

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Logbook of the Navarch (Steam Bark)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Navarch (Steam bark)
Date Span:
March 2, 1897 - October 14, 1897
Creator:
Birnbaum, Thomas.
Mss Number:
ODHS 272
Extent:
46 pages
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Vessel History

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.

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Logbook Contents

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.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Navarch (Steam Bark), ODHS 272

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Related Materials

Related Manuscript Collections

ODHS 224, logbook of the 1893-1896 voyage
ODHS 326, logbook of the 1892-1893 voyage

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Andrew Snow, Jr.,

Sponsor

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

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Subject Entries

Arctic Ocean--Descroption and travel.
Ice--Arctic regions.
Lewis, William L., 1834-1904.
Marine accidents.
Prince of Wales, Cape (Alaska)--Descroption and travel.
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)--Descroption and travel.
Seafaring life.
Unalaska (Alaska)--Descroption and travel.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--California--San Francisco.
Whiteside, Jos. (Joseph)

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

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)

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