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mastered by George H. Macomber, on voyage October 17, 1871 – August 19, 1872 (abandoned
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Helen Snow (Bark),
Gift of Andrew Snow, Jr.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Whaling vessel (ca. 215 tons), out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by George H.
Macomber, on voyage October 17, 1871 – August 19, 1872 (abandoned in Arctic); owner-agent:
Loum Snow & Son; built at Bath, Me., 1851.
Log/Journal, kept by two first mates, relating to a whaling voyage to the Atlantic,
Pacific, and Arctic oceans. It includes descriptions of types of whales and walruses
seen or taken, indigenous peoples, and the disaster and abandonment of their ship in
the Arctic; together with whale stamps, crew list, inventories of oil and bone, and
account of provisions used.
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.
7; Nov 16 p. 9; Nov 20 & 23 p. 10; Apr 23 (caught) & 26 (caught 3), 1872 p.
p. 47; Aug 5 p. 48; Aug 12, 14, 15 & 16 p. 50; Aug 17 (caught) p. 51.
p. 14; Jan 8, 1871 (caught) p. 17; Mar 10 & 11 (caught) p. 26.
Jul 10 (caught 24) p. 44;
ducks (caught) Jul 28 p. 47.
Iago Nov 13 p. 8; Cape Horn Jan 18, 1872 p. 19; Diego Ramirez Islands Jan 20 p. 19;
Mocha Feb 9 p. 22; Juan Fernandez Islands Feb 14 p. 22; Hawaii May 15 p. 35;
Karakakooa May 17 p. 35; Honolulu May 28 p. 36; Indian Point Jul 1 p. 42; Cape East
Jul 3 p. 43; Cape Lisburne Jul 17 p. 45.