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P. Seabury, on voyage September 10, 1850 – July 14, 1851 to the Western, Steen, Brazil
Banks, and Anadyr Sea whaling grounds.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the America 2nd, ODHS
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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, 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.
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.
p. 105; July 1 & 7p. 107.
Jan 5, 1851 p. 75; Jan 14 p. 77; May 22 p. 100; Jun 7 p. 103.
Feb 10, 1851 p. 82; May 22 p. 100; Jun 7 & 9 p. 103; Jul 8 p. 108.
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.
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.
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.
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