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In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by J.H. Holmes, on voyage from February 21, 1885 to November 10, 1885 to the Chukchi Sea whaling grounds; owner-agent: Bowne Wright.
Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the Arctic Ocean. It includes descriptions of whales and walrus seen or taken, accidents at sea, and shipboard medicine.
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical logbook, not the PDF.
Bowhead whales (seen): Jun 24, 1885 p. 28; Jul 1, 2 & 4 p. 30; Aug 7 p. 36; Aug 31 p. 40; Sep 8, 10 & 11 p. 41; Sep 11 p. 42; Sep 22, 23 & 26 p. 44; Sep 28, 29 & Oct 1 p. 45; Oct 2, 3, 4 & 5 p. 46; Oct 7, 9, 10 & 11 p. 47; Oct 12 p. 48.
Finback whales (seen): Mar 1, 1885 p. 3.
Humpback whales (seen): Feb 27, 1885 p. 3.
Walruses: May 10 (caught 15) & 11 (caught 15), 1885 p. 19.
Porpoises (seen): Mar 1, 1885 p. 3.
Places represented: St. Paul's Island Apr 25, 1885 p. 16; St. Lawrence Island May 6 p. 18; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 26 p. 29; Diomedes Jun 28 p. 29; Cape East Jun 29 p. 29; Cape Thompson Jul 13 p. 32; Cape Lisburne Jul 16 p. 32; Point Belcher Jul 30 p. 34; Icy Cape Aug 5 p. 35; Sea Horse Island Aug 24 p. 38; Point Barrow Aug 24 p. 39; Cape Prince of Wales Oct 17 p. 49.
Notable events: Feb 26, 1885 p. 3 A man fell on deck, striking his shoulder against a spar. Another man set the man's shoulder in place. May 28 p. 22 The bark Gazelle was blocked in the ice. Jun 4 p. 25 One of the crewmen died of illness. Aug 11 p. 36 The bark Mabel was shipwrecked, and three men drowned.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Young Phoenix (Bark), ODHS 644
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Related Manuscript Collections
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KWM 560, logbook of the 1864-1867 voyage
KWM 811, logbook of the 1857 voyage
KWM 835A, logbook of the 1867 voyage
KWM 835B, logbook of the 1867-1869 voyage
KWN 859, logbook of the 1853-1857 voyage
KWM 886, logbook of the 1872-1874 voyage
NBW 1309, logbook of the 1864-1865 voyage
ODHS 355, logbook of the 1868-1871 voyage
ODHS 795, logbook of the 1860-1863 voyage
ODHS 802, logbook of the 1860-1863 voyage
ODHS 1156, logbook of the 1867-1871 voyage
Gift of Florence H. Davis.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Arctic Ocean--Description and travel.
Holmes, J.H., shipmaster.
Voyages and travels.
Andrew Hicks of New Bedford (Brig)
Atlantic of San Francisco (Bark)
Belvedere of San Francisco (Steam bark)
Bounding Billow of Edgartown (Bark)
Dawn of San Francisco (Bark)
Eliza of San Francisco (Bark)
Francis Palmer of San Francisco (Bark)
George and Susan of San Francisco (Bark)
Helen Mar of San Francisco (Bark)
Hunter of San Francisco (Bark)
Jacob A. Howland of San Francisco (Schooner)
Ocean of San Francisco (Bark)
Ohio of San Francisco (Bark)
Page of San Francisco (Schooner)
Reindeer of San Francisco (Bark)
Stamboul of San Francisco (Bark)