ODHS 417D


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





New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046 Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837 E-mail: research@whalingmuseum.org



America 2nd (Ship)

September 15, 1850 – July 14, 1851



ODHS 417D

157 pages

Seabury, Charles Pinkney


Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Charles
P. Seabury, on voyage September 10, 1850 – July 14, 1851 to the Western, Steen, Brazil
Banks, and Anadyr Sea whaling grounds.







Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United
States Code
) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions
of copyrighted materials. The Privacy Act of 1974 (5
United States Code 552a
) governs the use of materials that document
private individuals, groups, and corporations.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are
authorized to furnish a reproduction if the document does not infringe the
privacy rights of an individual, group, or corporation. These specified
conditions of authorized use include:

– non-commercial and non-profit study, scholarship, research, or
teaching

– criticism or commentary
– as a NBWM archives preservation or security copy for research
use

– as a research copy for deposit in another institution

If the researcher later uses a copy or reproduction for purposes in excess of
“fair use,” the researcher is personally liable for copyright, privacy, or
publicity infringement and agrees to indemnify the New Bedford Whaling Museum
from any legal action as a result of the error. Permission to obtain a
photographic, xerographic, digital, or other copy of a document does not indicate permission to publish, exhibit,
perform, reproduce, sell, distribute, or prepare derivative works from the
document without permission from the copyright holder and from any private
individual, group, or corporation shown or otherwise recorded.

Permission to publish, exhibit, perform, reproduce, prepare derivative works
from, sell, or otherwise distribute the item must be obtained separately in
writing from the holder of the original copyright (or if the creator is dead,
from his/her heirs) as well as from any individual(s), groups, or corporations
whose name, image, recorded words, or private information (e.g. employment
information) may be reproduced in the source material. The holder of the
original copyright is not necessarily the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The New
Bedford Whaling Museum is not legally liable for copyright, privacy, or
publicity infringement when materials are wrongfully used after being provided
to researchers for “fair use.”

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if
fulfillment of the order is judged in violation of copyright or federal or state
privacy law. This institution also places restrictions on the use of cameras,
photocopiers, and scanners in the research room.



Preferred Citation

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



Sponsor

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

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




Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Charles P. Seabury, on voyage
September 10, 1850 – July 14, 1851 to the Western, Steen, Brazil Banks, and Anadyr Sea
whaling grounds; owner-agent William O. Brownell; built at Philadelphia, PA in 1811;
previously a merchant vessel; added to New Bedford’s whaling fleet in 1850.



Logbook Contents

Logbook, kept by Charles P. Seabury, relating to a whaling voyage to the South
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, punishment on board, ships
spoken to, ship crushed by ice in the Anadyr sea and abandoned, and ship’s crew on
whaleboats saved by bark Harvest.

Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): Oct 9. 1850 p.
57; Oct 16 (caught) p. 59; Nov 5 p. 62; Feb 8, 1851 p. 82; Feb 16 (caught) p. 84;
Mar 22 (struck & lost) p. 89.

Bowhead whales (seen): Jun 5 p. 103; Jun 14 p. 104; Jun 21
p. 105; July 1 & 7p. 107.

Finback whales (seen): Nov 30, 1850 p. 67; Dec 15 p. 70;
Jan 5, 1851 p. 75; Jan 14 p. 77; May 22 p. 100; Jun 7 p. 103.

Humpback whales (seen): Nov 10, 1850 p. 63; Nov 22 p. 65;
Feb 10, 1851 p. 82; May 22 p. 100; Jun 7 & 9 p. 103; Jul 8 p. 108.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Sep 23, 1850
p. 54; Sep 28 p. 55; Oct 6 p. 57; Dec 25 (caught) p. 72; Dec 26 & 28 (caught) p.
73; Jan 7 p. 75; Feb 8 p. 82; Feb 22 p. 85.

Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 1,
1851 (dead whale taken) & 3 p. 102; Jun 15 p. 104; Jun 21 & 23 p. 105; Jun
24, 25 (caught), 26, 27 & 29 p. 106; Jul 4 p. 107; Jul 11 (caught) & 13 p.
108; July 14 p. 109.

Places represented: Island of Corvo Oct 4, 1850 p. 56;
Island of Fayal Oct 7 p. 57; Pico Oct 8 p. 57; St. George Oct 8 p. 57; Gracio Oct 8
p. 57; Fogo and Brava islands Oct 22 p. 60; Hawaii Apr 7, 1851 p. 92; Byron’s Bay
Apr 8 p. 92; Oahu Apr 19 p. 94; Cape Thaddeus Jun 2, p. 102.

Notable Events: Jan 10, 1851 p. 76 put a man in irons for
threatening the lives of sailors. Apr 15 p. 93 a man was caught by the police and
brought to the ship. He refused to do his duty, so they tied him up in the rigging
and kept him there for 6 hours, and then put him in irons. July 5 p. 107 a group of
natives in canoes came out to the ship to trade. Jul 14 p. 109 the ship hit ice and
was filled with water. The crew barely had time to escape before it sunk. They made
it to the whale boats, and were picked up by the
Harvest
.




Subject Entries

Ice-Arctic regions.
Punishment.
Rescues.
Seafaring life.
Sperm whale.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (persons)
Whales.
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Anadyr, Gulf of (Russia)–Description and travel.
Brava (Cape Verde)–Description and travel.
Corvo Island (Azores)–Description and travel.
Flores Island (Azores)–Description and travel.
Hawaii Island (Hawaii)–Description and travel.
Maui (Hawaii)–Description and travel.
Mocha Island (Chile)–Description and travel.
Oahu (Hawaii)–Description and travel.
Pacific Ocean–Description and travel.
South Atlantic Ocean–Description and travel.
Valparao’ (Chile)–Description and travel. Brownell, WIlliam O. Harvest (Bark)





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Abraham Barker (Bark)
Amethyst of New Bedford
(Ship)

Andrews of New Bedford
(Bark)

Erie of Fairhaven
(Ship)

Fortune of New Bedford
(Bark)

Franklin of New Bedford
(Ship)

George Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

George Washington
(Ship)

Globe of New Bedford
(Bark)

Governor Troop (Ship)
Herculean (Ship)
Hero of Aberdeen
(Bark)

Joseph Hayden of Bremen
(unknown)

Levi Starbuck of New Bedford
(Ship)

Lucia Field of Boston
(Bark)

M.H.D.C. of Rio De Janeiro
(Bark)

Messenger of New Bedford
(Ship)

Monongahela of New Bedford
(Ship)

Nassau of New Bedford
(Ship)

New England of New London
(Ship)

Ocean of Providence
(Ship)

Omega of Fairhaven
(Ship)

Seine of New Bedford
(Ship)

St. George of New Bedford
(Ship)

Waverly of New Bedford
(Ship)



View Logbook


Click here to view a digitized version of this Logbook


Click here to view a digitized version for mobile devices and smartphones