ODHS 414


Logbook of the Cleone (Bark)
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 6 June
2013

Description is in English





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Cleone (Bark)

May 21, 1864 – June 14, 1868



ODHS 414

429 pages

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Hervey E.
Luce, on voyage from May 21, 1864 – June 14, 1868 to the Northeast Atlantic, Kamchatka,
and Northeast Pacific whaling grounds.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Cleone (Bark), ODHS
414.




Provenance

Gift of C. F. Maxfield



Sponsor

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

Related Logbooks KWM 419, logbook of the 1876-1877 voyage.
KWM 438, logbook of the 1855 voyage.
KWM 878, logbook of the 1862-1863 voyage.
ODHS 413, logbook of the 1858-1862 voyage.
ODHS 415, logbook of the 1868-1872 voyage.




Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Hervey E. Luce, on voyage from May 21, 1864 – June 14, 1868 to the Northeast Atlantic, Kamchatka, and Northeast Pacific
whaling grounds; owner-agent: Edmund Maxfield; built at Mattapoisett (Rochester),
Mass., 1847.



Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Atlantic, Pacific, and
Arctic oceans. It includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, swordfish,
accidents and death at sea, punishment on ship, taking in freight from the ship
Albert Gibbs, crew members’ illnesses including scurvy, and discharging of three
crew members. It also has whale stamps, inventories of whale oil and bone, ship
stamps, crew list, and list of provisions used.

Blackfish (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 29, 1864 p.
13; Jul 3 p. 14; Jul 10 p. 16; Sep 23 p. 37; Oct 13 p. 42; Dec 25 (caught 4) p. 61;
Feb 10 & 11, 1866 p. 149a; Sep 20 (caught) p. 186; Nov 22 p. 197; Jan 4 & 5,
1867 p. 205.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 12 &
13, 1865 p. 97; Jun 18 & 19 p. 99; Jun 23 p. 100; Jul 2 p. 102; Jul 19 . 105;
Aug 5 p. 109; Aug 13 p. 110; Aug 23 (caught, 55 barrels) p. 112; Aug 30 p. 113; Aug
31 p. 114; Sep 8 p. 115; Sep 13 (caught, 90 barrels) p. 117.

Finback whales (seen): Jun 16, 1864 p. 7; Aug 2 p. 22; Aug
21 p. 27; Sep 23 p. 37; Oct 2 p. 40; Oct 13 p. 42; Nov 5 p. 49; Mar 27, 1865 p. 85;
Apr 12 p. 89; Dec 29 p. 140; Jan 4, 1866 p. 142.

Humpback whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 27,
1864 p. 20; Oct 2 p. 40; Oct 13 p. 42; Dec 5 p. 56; Jan 5, 1865 p. 63; Jan 14 p. 65;
Jan 10, 1867 (caught, 58 barrels) p. 206.

Killer whales (seen): Jul 29, 1864 p. 21; Dec 29, 1865 p.
140.

Right whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Sep 22, 1864
p. 37; Sep 27 p. 38; Oct 4 p. 40; Oct 8 (caught, 80 barrels) p. 41; Oct 21 p. 45;
Oct 24 & 26 p. 46; Nov 4 p. 49; Apr 16, 1865 p. 90; Sep 28 & 30 p. 121; Jan
3, 1866 p. 141; Oct 24 & 25 (caught, 40 barrels) p. 192; Nov 9 & 13, 1867 p.
252.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 30, 1864
(caught 3) p. 3; Aug 13 (caught 1) p. 25; Aug 14 (caught 3) p. 26; Oct 30 (caught,
60 barrels); Nov 9 (caught, 90 barrels) p. 50; Dec 26 p. 61; Jan 27, 1865 (caught)
p. 68; Dec 2 p. 134; Dec 8 (caught, 25 barrels) p. 135; Jan 28 (caught, 50 barrels),
29 & 30 (caught, 55 barrels), 1866 p. 147; Feb 16 p. 149b; Feb 23 (caught, 78
barrels) p. 150; Mar 1 (caught, 55 barrels) p. 151; Mar 8 & 9 (caught, 55
barrels) p. 153; Mar 22 (caught 2, 25 barrels each) p. 155; May 2 & 3 (caught 2,
70 barrels each) p. 162; May 8 p. 163; May 22 (caught, 105 barrels) p. 165; Jul 6
(caught, 25 barrels) p. 172; Oct 7 p. 189; Nov 10 p. 195; Dec 21 p. 202; Dec 24
& 26 (caught, 75 barrels) p. 203; Jan 12, 1867 (caught, 98 barrels) p. 206; Feb
11 p. 211; Apr 13 (caught, 37 barrels) p. 218; Apr 29 & 30 p. 221; May 14
(caught, 45 barrels) p. 223; Jun 14 (caught, 85 barrels) p. 228; Jun 15 p. 229; Aug
11 & 13 (caught 3, 23 barrels each) p. 238; Aug 14 (caught 2, 23 barrels each)
p. 239; Nov 14 (caught, 110 barrels) p. 253; Dec 24 p. 259.

Unspecified whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 29,
1865 (dead whale) p. 101; Aug 15 p. 110; Aug 16, 19 & 20 p. 111; Aug 22 & 25
p. 112; Aug 26, 27, 28 & 29 p. 113; Sep 1 p. 114; Sep 29 p. 121; May 15, 1867 p.
224 Sep 7, 1867 (caught 2, 70 & 10 barrels) p. 242.

Misc. creatures (seen): seals Jun 3, 1864 p. 4; swordfish
Feb 9, 1866 p. 149; swordfish Feb 4, 1867 p. 207; algirenes(?) p. 232.

Places represented: Pico Island Jun 17, 1864 p. 9;
Graciosa and St. George Island Jun 21, 1864 p. 10, Aug 19, 1867 p. 239; Mazo Jul 5,
1864 p. 14; Horn Island and Cape Horn Sep 2 p. 31; Sec?ro Jan 11, 1865 p. 64, Nov
13, 1866 p. 196; Huaffo Jan 13, 1865 p. 65; Chilo Island Jan 14, 1865 p. 65, Mar 18,
1866 p. 155; Masafureo Jan 21, 1865 p. 67, Dec 4, 1866 p. 199, Feb 28, 1867 p. 214;
Concepcin’ Bay Feb 1, 1865 p. 70; Talchuano Feb 6, 1865 p. 71, Apr 1, 1866 p. 158
Mar 18, 1867 p. 217; Cape Thaddeus Jun 16, 1865 p. 98; Plover Bay Jun 23 p. 100;
Cape East Jun 27 p. 101; Cape Serge Jul 19 p. 105; St. Paul’s Island Sep 26 p. 120;
Magdalena Marquesa Island Nov 19, 1865 p. 132 Jul 9, 1866 p. 173, Aug 25, 1867 p.
240; Averell Island Dec 6, 1865 p. 135; Bio Bio Pass, Chile Mar 31, 1866 p. 157;
Juan Fernandez Islans Apr 30, 1866 p. 161, Feb 28, 1867 p. 214; Pitcairn Island Aug
8, 1866 p. 178; Mocha Island Feb 15, 1867 p. 211; Ambrose Islands May 13 p. 223;
Pituhai Sep 17 p. 244; Opero Sep 20 p. 245; Lemas Island Dec 14 p. 258.

Notable events: Oct 20, 1864 p. 44 three men refused duty
and were put in irons. Nov 7 p. 50 a man was off duty because he had scurvy. Nov 23
p. 54 the Cleone hit a reef. Nov 11, 1865 p. 130 a crew
member died of illness. Dec 9 p. 136 a man was put in irons for drawing a knife on
the captain. Jul 19, 1866 p. 174 two deserters were brought on board in irons. Aug
19, 1867 p. 239 the cabin boy fell overboard and died. May 30, 1868 p. 287 a man was
put in irons for not obeying orders.

Illustrations: whale stamps: p. 3, 25, 41, 48, 50, 68,
112, 117, 135, 147, 150, 151, 153, 155, 162, 165, 172, 192, 203, 206, 218, 223, 228,
238, 239, 242, 253.




Subject Entries

Indigenous peoples.
Marine accidents.
Punishment.
Scurvy.
Seafaring life.
Ships–Equipment and supplies.
Swordfish.
Voyages and travels.
Whale oil.
Whalebone.
Whalers (Persons)
Whalers (Persons)–Death.
Whalers (Persons)–Dismissal
Whalers (Persons)-Health and hygiene.
Whales.
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Whaling masters.
Arctic Ocean–Description and travel.
Chilo ‘Island (Chile)–Description and travel.
Concepcin’ Bay (Biobo, Chile_–Description and
travel.

Faial (Azores)–Description and travel.
Graciosa Island (Azores)–Description and travel.
Mocha Island (Chile)–Description and travel.
North Atlantic Ocean–Description and travel.
Pacific Ocean–Description and travel.
Pitcairn Island–Description and travel.
So~ Jorge Island (Azores)–Description and travel.
So~ Tiago Island (Cape Verde)–Description and
travel.

Talcahuano (Chile)–Description and travel. Luce, Hervey E. Maxfield, Edmund. Alfred Gibbs (Ship)





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Active of New Bedford
(Bark)

Alfred Gibbs of New Bedford
(Ship)

Alto of New Bedford
(Bark)

Arnolda (Ship)
B. Colcord of Nantucket
(Bark)


B. E. Addison

Benjamin Cummings
(Bark)

California of New Bedford
(Ship)

Camilla of New Bedford
(Bark)

Cape Horn Pigeon of Dartmouth
(Ship)

Catharine of New London
(Bark)

Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford
(Bark)

Contest of New Bedford
(Ship)

Corinthian of New Bedford
(Ship)

Elizabeth Swift of New Bedford
(Bark)

Emma C. Jones of New Bedford
(Ship)

Euphrates of New Bedford
(Ship)

Favorite of Fairhaven
(Bark)

George Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

Governor Troup of New Bedford
(Ship)

Gratitude of New Bedford
(Bark)

Gypsy of New Bedford
(Bark)

Hamilton of New Bedford
(Ship)

Hortence of Faial
(Brig)

Ionia of New Bedford
(Bark)

Islander of Nantucket
(Bark)

Jireh Perry of New Bedford
(Ship)

John Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

John Wells of New Bedford
(Bark)

Lewis Perry of San Francisco
(Schooner)

Lagoda of New Bedford
(Bark)


Latitia

Marengo of New Bedford
(Ship)

Mars of New Bedford
(Bark)

Mary Susan of New Bedford
(Bark)

Massachusetts of New Bedford
(Bark)

Milo of New Bedford
(Ship)

Mount Wollaston of New Bedford
(Bark)

Niger of New Bedford
(Ship)

Nile of New London
(Bark)

Nautilus of New Bedford
(Bark)

Northern Light of New Bedford
(Ship)

Onward of New Bedford
(Bark)

Osceola of New Bedford
(Bark)

Platina of Westport
(Bark)

Rainbow of Dartmouth
(Schooner)

Rousseau of New Bedford
(Bark)

Sappho of New Bedford
(Bark)

Sophia Thornton of New Bedford
(Ship)

Thomas Winslow of New Bedford
(Bark)

Victoria of Hawaii
(Brig)

Vineyard of Edgartown
(Ship)

William Gifford of New Bedford
(Bark)

William Henry of Fairhaven
(Bark)

William Thompson of New Bedford
(Ship)



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