KWM 112


Logbook of the Islander
(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 2 October
2013

Description is in English





New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Islander (Bark)

November 12, 1865 – May 10, 1869



KWM 112

212 pages

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Richard
Holly, on voyage from November 11, 1865 – June 12, 1869.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Islander (Bark), KWM
112



Sponsor

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

Related Manuscript Collections KWM 113, logbook of the 1871-1873 voyage




Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Richard Holly, on voyage from
November 11, 1865 – June 12, 1869; owner-agent: David B. Kempton; built at Fairhaven, Mass.,
1856.



Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Arctic
oceans. It includes whale stamps, stip stamps, and other drawings.

Note: there are 3 conflicting sets of numbers in this logbook. This finding aid uses
the green numbers in the inside corners of the pages.

Blackfish (seen): Dec 4 & 6, 1865 p. 12; Dec 12 p. 15;
Nov 20, 1867 p. 138.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 7, 1866
p. 45; Jun 10 p. 46; Jun 16 p. 47; Jun 19 p. 50; Jun 26 (caught) & 27 (caught)
p. 51; Jun 28 p. 52; Jul 3 & 4 p. 53; Jul 7 p. 54; Jul 8 & 10 (caught) p.
55; Jul 13 (caught) p. 56; Jul 15 p. 57; Jul 20 p. 58; Jul 27, 28 & 29 p. 60;
Jul 30 (caught), 31 & Aug 1 p. 61; Aug 2, 3 & 4 p. 62; Aug 8 & 11 p. 64;
Aug 12 p. 65; Aug 16 & 17 (caught) p. 66; Aug 21 p. 67; Aug 23 p. 68; Aug 25, 26
& 28 p. 69; Aug 30 p. 70; Sep 14 (dead whale) p. 71; Sep 18 & 19 (caught) p.
72; Sep 25 p. 74; Sep 26 p. 75; May 7 & 8, 1867 p. 111; May 14 p. 113; May 17
& 18 (caught) p. 114; May 22 & 24 (caught) p. 116; May 25 (caught) p. 117;
May 30 (caught) p. 118; May 31 & Jun 1 p. 119; Jun 5 (caught), 6 (caught) &
7 p. 120; Jun 9 (dead whale) & 10 p. 121; Jun 11 p. 122; Jun 15 p. 123; Jun 16
& 19 (caught) p. 124; Jun 21 p. 125; Jun 24 p. 126; Jun 28, 29 & 30 p. 127;
May 31, 1868 p. 161.

Finback whales (seen): Dec 4, 1866 p. 92; Jul 19, 1868 p.
164.

Gray whales (seen): Sep 26, 1866 p. 75; Jun 13, 1867 p.
123; Jun 25 p. 126.

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 4 (caught
2) & 5 (caught), 1867 p. 103; Jan 7 (caught) & 8 (caught) p. 104; Jan 13
(caught) p. 106; Jan 19 (caught 4) p. 108; Jan 26 (caught 2) p. 110; Dec 14 & 15
(caught), 1868 p. 175; Dec 17 p. 176; Dec 22 (caught) p. 177; Feb 3, 1869 p. 188;
Feb 11 (caught) & 13 p. 190; Mar 14 p. 196; Mar 15 (caught) p. 197; Mar 19 &
20 p. 198.

Unspecified whales: Jan 2, 1868 (caught) p. 139.

Misc. creatures (seen unless otherwise noted): porpoises
Dec 25 p. 19; bear (caught) Jul 21, 1866 p. 58; walrus Aug 14 p. 65; seals Aug 26 p.
69; porpoises Dec 4 p. 92; grampuses Nov 20, 1867 p. 138; walrus May 13 p. 165.

Places represented: Brava Dec 7, 1865 p. 13; Cape Horn Jan
20, 1866 p. 29; Hilo Apr 9 p. 31, Oct 25 p. 86; Honolulu Apr 23, 1866 p. 34, Oct 30
p. 87, Mar 22, 1868 p. 149, Oct 22 p. 165; Cape Navarin Jun 7, 1866 p. 45, May 5,
1868 p. 157; Cape Thaddeus Jun 9, 1866 p. 45, May 5, 1867 p. 111, May 17, 1868 p.
160; Cape Bering Jun 13, 1866 p. 47, May 17, 1867 p. 113, Jun 2, 1868 p. 162; Cape
Lisburne Sep 19, 1866 p. 72, Jul 11, 1867 p. 130; Diomedes Sep 29, 1866 p. 76; St.
Lawrence Island Oct 1 p. 77; Fox Islands Oct 6 p. 79; Diamond Head Oct 30, 1866 p.
87, Nov 12, 1868 p. 169; Deans Island Dec 18, 1866 p. 97, Nov 18, 1867 p. 138, Dec
22, 1868 p. 177; Plover Bay May 23, 1867 p. 116; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 9 p. 121; East
Cape Jun 12 p. 122; Hawaii Mar 11, 1868 p. 146; Oahu Mar 29 p. 150; French Rock Feb
2, 1869 p. 187; Trinidad May 7, 1869 p. 212.

Notable events: Dec 13, 1865 p. 15 the cook was put in the
rigging for insolence. Apr 26, 1866 p. 35-36 one of the boatsteerers brought alcohol
aboard the ship, became intoxicated, and started a fight with a couple of other crew
members.

Illustrations: drawings of ships p. 1, 4, 87, 88, 94-96,
110-112, 98, 102; ship stamps p. 46, 87, 89, 107; drawing of the shore p. 87, 94-96;
drawings of whales and/or whale tails p. 92, 104, 114; drawings of provisions p. 98,
101; whale stamps p. 103-104, 106, 108, 110-111.




Subject Entries

Punishment.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Whaling masters.
Arctic Ocean–Description and travel.
North Pacific Ocean–Description and travel. Holley, Richard. Kempton, David B.





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Acors Barns of New London
(Bark)

Arnolda of New Bedford
(Ship)

Aurora of New Bedford
(Bark)

Awashonks of New Bedford
(Bark)

Benjamin Cummings of New Bedford
(Bark)

California of New Bedford
(Ship)

Champion of Edgartown
(Ship)

Coral of New Bedford
(Bark)

Congress of New Bedford
(Ship)

Cornelius Howland of New Bedford
(Bark)

Courser of New Bedford
(Bark)

Daniel Wood of New Bedford
(Bark)

Eagle of Honolulu
(Bark)

Eugenia of New Bedford
(Bark)

Europa of Edgartown
(Ship)

Fanny of New Bedford
(Bark)

Gay Head of New Bedford
(Ship)

George of New Bedford
(Bark)

George Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

Governor Troup of New Bedford
(Ship)

Harrison (Bark)
Helen Mar of New Bedford
(Bark)

Helen Snow of New Bedford
(Bark)

Hibernia of New Bedford
(Ship)

James Allen of New Bedford
(Bark)

James Maury of New Bedford
(Ship)

Janus of New Bedford
(Ship)

Java of New Bedford
(Bark)

Jireh Perry of New Bedford
(Ship)

John Carver of New Bedford
(Bark)

John Wells of New Bedford
(Bark)

Joseph Maxwell of Fairhaven
(Bark)

Lagoda of New Bedford
(Bark)

Lydia of New Bedford
(Bark)

Manuella of San Francisco
(Brig)

Martha of New Bedford
(Bark)

Massachusetts of San Francisco
(Bark)

Merlin of New Bedford
(Bark)

Milo of New Bedford
(Ship)

Minerva of New Bedford
(Bark)

Monticello of New London
(Bark)

Nautilus of New Bedford
(Bark)

Norman of Tahiti (Bark)
Northern Light of New Bedford
(Ship)

Ohio II of New Bedford
(Ship)

Oliver Crocker of New Bedford
(Bark)

Ontario of New Bedford
(Bark)

Onward of New Bedford
(Ship)

President of New Bedford
(Bark)

Progress of New Bedford
(Bark)

Reindeer of New Bedford
(Ship)

Robert Towns of Sydney
(Bark)

Roscoe of New Bedford
(Bark)

Splendid of Edgartown
(Ship)

St. George of New Bedford
(Ship)

Stephania of New Bedford
(Bark)

Thomas Dickason of New Bedford
(Ship)

Three Brothers of New Bedford
(Ship)



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