ODHS 417A


Logbook of the America 2nd
(Ship)

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Machine-readable finding aid created by: Rachel Adler
Funds for this project were provided by the North Pacific Research
Bureau.

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Old Dartmouth Historical
Society
Machine-readable finding aid created by Rachel Adler 11 April
2013

Description is in English





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America 2nd (Ship)

April 2, 1849 – September 21, 1849



ODHS 417A

30 pages


Seabury, Charles Pinkney, 1820-1890



Merchant vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Charles
P. Seabury, on a voyage from April, 21 1849 – September 21, 1849.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the America 2nd, ODHS
417A



Sponsor

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

Related Manuscript Collections ODHS 143, logbook of the 1849 voyage
ODHS 417B, logbook of the 1849-1850 voyage
ODHS 417C, logbook of the 1850 voyage
ODHS 417D, logbook of the 1850-1851 voyage




Vessel History

Merchant vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Charles P. Seabury, on a
voyage from April 2, 1849 – September, 21, 1849; owner-agent: William O Brownell; built at
Philadelphia, PA, in 1811.



Logbook Contents

Logbook, kept by Charles P. Seabury, relating to a trading voyage from New Bedford to
San Francisco, California.

Sperm whale (seen): Apr 9, 1849 p. 2.

Places visted: Island of Alvaredo May 27, 1849 p. 11;
Harbor of St. Catharines Jun 4 p. 11 ; East Falkland Island Jul 1 p. 16; Island of
Cape Horn Jul 4 p. 16; Masafuera Island Jul 25 p. 20; Islas de Chinca, Peru Aug 2 p.
21; Island of St. Lorenzo Aug 4 p. 22; Point Reyes, CA Sep 21 p. 30.

Notable events: Apr 22, 1849 p. 4 passengers held a prayer
meeting in the cabin; May 27 p. 11 a ship came up to the America II and informed
them of the quareantine law. The ship was forced to lay out of 6 days.




Subject Entries

Merchant mariners.
Seafaring life.
Ship captains.
Shipping–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Voyages and travels.
San Francisco (Calif.)–Description and travel. Brownell, William O.





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