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

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Vessel History

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Logbook of the Trident (Bark)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Trident (Bark)
Date Span:
December 10, 1869 - November 4, 1870
Mss Number:
KWM 192
Extent:
90 pages
Abstract:
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Samuel Green, on voyage from November 16, 1869 - June 10, 1871.
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, Mass., mastered by Samuel Green, on voyage from November 16, 1869 - June 10, 1871; owner-agent: Swift & Perry; built at New York, N.Y., 1824.

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Logbook Contents

Partial log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the Indian and North Pacific oceans. It includes pen and ink drawings of whales, accounts, inventory of whale oil, and list of provisions started.

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

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 7 & 8, 1870 p. 35; May 10, 11 & 12 p. 36; May 15 p. 37; May 16 & 17 (caught) p. 38; May 20 (caught) p. 39; May 31 p. 42; Jun 2 & 3 p. 43; Aug 21 (caught) p. 66; Aug 22 & 24 p. 67; Aug 25, 26 (caught) & 27 p. 68; Aug 28 & 30 (caught) p. 69; Aug 31 (caught) p. 70; Sep 3 & 4 (caught)p. 71; Sep 7 p. 72; Sep 9 (caught) & 10 (caught) p. 73; Sep 13 (caught) & 14 (caught) p. 74; Sep 15 (caught) & 16 (caught) p. 75; Sep 18 (caught), 19 & 20 p. 76; Sep 21 (caught) & 23 p. 77; Sep 28 (caught 2) & 29 (caught) p. 79; Sep 30 (caught) p. 80; Oct 4 (caught) p. 81.

Gray whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 11, 1870 p. 7; Jan 14 (caught) & 16 (caught) p. 8; Jan 17, 19 & 21 p. 9; Jan 24 & 25 p. 10; Jan 26, 27 (caught), 28 & 29 p. 11; Jan 31 (caught) & Feb 2 p. 12; Feb 3, 5 & 6 (caught) p. 13; Feb 7, 9 & 10 p. 14; Feb 11, 12, 13 (caught) & 14 p. 15; Feb 16 & 18 p. 16; Feb 19, 20 & 21 p. 17.

Humpback whale: Mar 16, 1870 (caught) p. 22.

Walruses (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 2 (caught 36) & 4, 1870 p. 53; Jul 6 (caught 45), 7 (caught 20) & 8 (caught 17) p. 54; Jul 10 (caught 9), 12 (caught 22) & 13 (caught 30) p. 55; Jul 14 (caught 8), 15 (caught 14), 16 (caught 44) & 17 (caught 16) p. 56; Jul 18 (caught 78), 20 & 21 (caught 13) p. 57; Jul 22 (caught 2), 23 (cuaght 32) & 25 (caught 2) p. 58; Jul 26 (caught 24), 27 (caught 20), 28 (caught 30) & 29 (caught 49) p. 59; Jul 30 (caught 32) & 31 (caught 25) p. 60; Aug 3 (caught 34) & 4 (caught 14) p. 61.

Dolphins: Feb 27, 1870 (caught) p. 19.

Places represented: Honolulu Dec 10, 1869 p. 1; Guadelupe Jan 4, 1870 p. 6; Coast of California Jan 10 p. 7; Hawaii Mar 14 p. 22; Hilo Mar 24 p. 24; Cape Thaddeus May 29 p. 42; Cape Navarin Jun 10 p. 46; St. Lawrence Island Jun 18 p. 48; Inidan Point Jun 28 p. 51; Cape East Jun 30 p. 52; Point Barrow Aug 24 p. 67; Diomedes Oct 12 p. 83; Seguam Island Oct 18 p. 85.

Notable events: Aug 22, 1870 p. 67 the captain put a man in irons for insolent language and behavior.

Illustrations: drawings of whales/whale tails p. 7-9, 11-13, 15, 36, 38-39, 66, 68-71, 73-77, 79-81.

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Information for Researchers

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Trident (Bark), KWM 192

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Administrative Information

Sponsor

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

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Subject Entries

Green, Samuel, shipmaster,
Indian Ocean--Description and travel.
North Pacific Ocean--Description and travel.
Punishment.
Seafaring life.
Ships--Equipment and supplies.
Swift & Perry.
Voyages and travels.
Whale oil.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling masters.
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford.

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Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:

Active of New Bedford (Bark)
California of New Bedford (Ship)
Champion of Edgartown (Ship)
Concordia of New Bedford (Bark)
Cornelius Howland of New Bedford (Ship)
Elizabeth Swift of New Bedford (Bark)
Europa of Edgartown (Ship)
Florida of San Francisco (Ship)
Hercules of New Bedford (Bark)
J.D. Thompson of New London (Bark)
John Wells of New Bedford (Bark)
Josephine of New Bedford (Ship)
Kohola of Oahu (Brig)
Marengo of New Bedford (Ship)
Oliver Crocker of New Bedford (Bark)
Onward of Honolulu (Brig)
Onward of New Bedford (Ship)
Seneca of New Bedford (Bark)
Vineyard of Edgartown (SHip)
William Rotch of Honolulu (Bark)

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