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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Roman 2nd (Ship), KWM 176
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Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Pardon Tripp on voyage from August 1, 1850 - May 11, 1854; Owner-agent: Abraham Barker; Built at Bath, Me., 1833
Partial log, kept by Cephas L. Thomas, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific Ocean; 1850 Aug. 1-1852 May 9. It includes whale stamps, drawings, and partial list of provisions consumed.
Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): Aug 18, 1850 p. 6; Sep 22 (caught) p. 13; Sep 26 (caught) & 28 p. 14; Oct 8 p. 17; Oct 12 p. 18; Dec 28, 1851 p. 137; Jan 7, 1852 p. 141.
Blue whales (seen): Sep 14, 1850 p. 11.
Bowhead whales (seen): May 31, 1851 p. 77; Jun 5 p. 78; Jun 14 p. 80; Jun 15 & 16 p. 81; Jun 19, 20 & 21 p. 82; Jun 22, 23 & 24 p. 83; Jun 30, Jul 1 & 3 p. 85; Jul 4 & 7 p. 86; Jul 8, 9 & 10 p. 87; Jul 13 p. 88; Jul 16 p. 89.
Finback whales (seen): Dec 8, 1850 p. 32; Feb 15, 1851 p. 53; Aug 27 p. 101; Nov 23 p. 129; Apr 19 & 20, 1852 p. 164; Apr 25 p. 165.
Humpback whales: Oct 28, 1850 p. 21; Nov 22 p. 28; Dec 8 p. 32; Jan 2, 1851 p. 38; Feb 9 p. 52; May 7 p. 71; Jun 29 p. 84 Jul 2 p. 85; Jul 13 p. 88; Apr 6, 1852 p. 160; Apr 8 p. 161; Apr 19, 20 & 22 p. 164; Apr 27 p. 166.
Right whales (seen): May 12, 1851 p. 72; May 18 p. 73; Apr 25, 1852 p. 165; May 9 p. 169.
Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Aug 10, 1850 (caught) p. 5; Aug 17 (caught) p. 6; Aug 22 p. 7; Nov 18 p. 26; Dec 16 (caught) p. 34; Feb 5, 1851 p. 51; Apr 25 p. 67; Apr 26 & 27 p. 68; Nov 27 p. 130; Nov 28 p. 131.
Unspecified whales (seen): Nov 21, 1850 p. 28; May 14 p. 72; May 15 p. 73; Jun 1 p. 77; Jun 4 p. 78.
Misc. creatures (seen unless otherwise noted): grampuses Aug 29, 1850 p. 8; sunfish (caught) May 2, 1851 p. 69; grizzly bear Jun 22 p. 83; duck (caught 31) Jul 12 p. 88; grampuses Nov 4 p. 125.
Places represented: Fayal Aug 29, 1850 p. 8; Cape Blanca Dec 28 p. 37; Cape Horn Jan 5, 1851 p. 39; Guam Feb 11 p. 52; Juan Fernandez Feb 11 p. 52; Byron Bay Mar 22 p. 61; Honolulu Apr 6 p. 63, Oct 25 p. 123; Cape Thaddeus Jun 12 p. 80; Cape Bering Jun 27 p. 84; St. Lawrence Island Jul 23 p. 90; St. Lawrence Bay Aug 3 p. 94; Bering Strait Aug 8 p. 95; Cape East Aug 19 p. 98; Diomedes Aug 21 p. 99; St Matthews Island Aug 25 p. 100; St. Paul's Island Sep 1 p. 102; Maui Oct 24 p. 123; Oahu Oct 25 p. 123; Starbuck Island Nov 26 p. 130; Sidney Island Dec 21 p. 136; Japan Feb 2, 1852 p. 147; Tinian Island Feb 2 p. 147; Botel Tobago Feb 12 p. 150; Pedra Branca Rock Feb 14 p. 151; Hong Kong Feb 19 p. 152; Nippon Apr 20 p. 164; HJummock Island May 3 p. 168.
Notable events: Aug 10, 1850 p. 5 a man cut his hand on a lance. Nov 3 p. 22 a man had severe pain in his chest and belly, but salt and pain killer did not get rid of the pain. Nov 19 p. 27 picked up a boat man the Roscius; the captain of the Roscius back on Nov 29 p. 30. Mar 29, 1851 p. 62 a man was put in irons for bad behavior. Oct 14 p. 121 a boat capsized and a crewman drowned. Dec 29 p. 138 some of the crew members attempted mutiny, but they were stopped by the 2nd officer. May 9, 1852 p. 170 a whale that the boats was hunting came up and knocked the head off of one of the boats. The whale also killed one of the crew members, and the body sunk and was not retrievable.
Illustrations: whale stamps p. 1, 72; drawing of harpoon gun p. 1; drawings of whale tails p. 26, 72, 130; drawing of flag p. 40.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Ships--Equipment and supplies.
Tripp, Pardon, 1814-1894.
Voyages and travels.
A. Burke of New Bedford (Ship)
Abraham Barker of New Bedford (Ship)
Alert of New London (Ship)
American of Nantucket (Ship)
Arctic of Fairhaven (Ship)
Bowditch of Warren (Ship)
Brighton of New Bedford (Ship)
Canton Packet of New Bedford (Bark)
Charles Phelps of Stonington (Ship)
Columbia of Nantucket (Ship)
Constitution of Nantucket (Ship)
Copia of New Bedford (Ship)
Coral of New Bedford (Ship)
Covington of Warren (Bark)
Daniel Webster of Nantucket (Ship)
Electra of New London (Ship)
English ship, name unknown
Enterprise of Nantucket (Ship)
Fellowes of Stonington (Bark)
Fortune of New Bedford (Bark)
Franklin of New Bedford (Ship)
George & Susan of New Bedford (Ship)
George Washington of Fairhaven (Ship)
George Washington of Wareham (Ship)
Gladiator of New Bedford (Ship)
Glenois of New Bedford (Ship)
Globe of New Bedford (Ship)
Governor Troup of New Bedford (Ship)
Hansaw of The Netherlands (Ship)
Harrison of New Bedford (Ship)
Harvestof New Bedford (Bark)
Hibernia of New Bedford (Ship)
Hindestan of Salem (Ship)
Huntress of New Bedford (Ship)
Illinois of New Bedford (Ship)
John Wells of New Bedford (Ship)
Junior of New Bedford (Ship)
Lagoda of New Bedford (Ship)
Liverpool of New Bedford (Ship)
Marcia of New Bedford (Ship)
Mary & Susan of Stonington (Ship)
Mary Frazier of New Bedford (Bark)
Metacom of New Bedford (Ship)
Montreal of New Bedford (Ship)
Mount Vernon of New Bedford (Ship)
Mount Wollaston of New Bedford (Bark)
Nassau of New Bedford (Ship)
Ocean of Providence (Ship)
Ontario of Sag Harbor (Ship)
Prudent of Stonington (Bark)
Rosarue of Malagee (Bark)
Roscius of New Bedford (Ship)
St. George of New Bedford (Ship)
Vineyard of Edgartown (Ship)
William Thompson of New Bedford (Ship)
William Wirt of Fairhaven (Ship)
Related Manuscript Collections
KWM 254, logbook of the 1854-1855 voyage
ODHS 188, logbook of the 1857-1859 voyage
ODHS 1044, logbook of the 1857-1861 voyage
ODHS 1188, logbook of the 1838 voyage
ODHS 1148, logbook of the 1858-1860 voyage