KWM 132


Logbook of the Lydia (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 3 October
2013

Description is in English





New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Lydia (Bark)

November 2, 1865 – November 22, 1866



KWM 132

107 pages

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Thomas B.
Hathaway, on voyage from November 2, 1865 – May 1, 1869.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Lydia (Bark), KWM
132



Sponsor

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

Related Manuscript Collections KWM 101, logbook of the 1855-1857 voyage
ODHS 541, logbook of the 1860-1864 voyage
ODHS 1048C, logbook of the 1884-1885 voyage




Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Thomas B. Hathaway, on voyage
from November 2, 1865 – May 1, 1869; owner-agent: Edmund Maxfield; built at Rochester,
Mass., in 1840; sold to New London, Connecticut, and converted to Bark, 1864; added to New
Bedford fleet 1865.



Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Western
Arctic oceans. It includes a pen and ink drawing and accounts. It also includes
extensive description of the writer’s loneliness, homesickness, and dislike of
whaling.

Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.

Blackfish (seen): Dec 6, 1865 p. 10.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jun 28, 1866
p. 60; Jul 1 (dead whale) & 2 p. 61; Jul 4 5 (caught) p. 62; Aug 2 (dead whale)
p. 72; Aug 5 p. 73; Aug 8 p. 74; Aug 12 p. 75; Aug 16 p. 76; Aug 20 & 22 p. 78;
Aug 24 & 25 p. 79; Aug 31 (caught) p. 81; Sep 2 p. 82; Sep 7 p. 83; Sep 13 p.
86; Sep. 14 p. 87; Sep 18 p. 88; Sep 21 (caught) p. 89.

Finback whales (seen): Jan 14, 1866 p. 21; Feb 13 p. 30;
Jun 18 p. 57.

Places represented: Staten Island (Isla de los Estados,
Argentina) Jan 21, 1866 p. 23; Cape Horn Jan 27 p. 25; Juan Fernandez Feb 19 p. 31;
Hilo Apr 2 p. 40; Honolulu Apr 21 p. 43; Copper Island May 29 p. 51; Cape Thaddeus
Jun 13 p. 55; Cape Bering Jun 19 p. 57; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 24 p. 59; Cape Lisburne
Jul 15 p. 65, Sep 19 p. 88; Diomedes Sep 29 p. 93; East Cape Sep. 29 p. 93; St.
Matthews Island Oct 3 p. 95; Pinnacle Rock Oct 4 p. 95; Fox Islands Oct 8 p. 96;
Hawaii Nov 4 p. 104.




Subject Entries

Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Whaling masters.
Arctic Ocean–Description and travel.
Noth Pacific Ocean–Description and travel. Hathaway, Thomas B. Maxfield, Edmund.





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Adeline of New Bedford
(Ship)

Arnolda of New Bedford
(Ship)

Aurora of New Bedford
(Bark)

Camilla of New Bedford
(Bark)

Canton Packet of New Bedford
(Bark)

Congress of New Bedford
(Ship)

Cornelius Howland of New Bedford
(Bark)

Courser of New Bedford
(Bark)

Dauntless of Ipswich
(Schooner)

Eliza Adams of New Bedford
(Ship)

Europa of Edgartown
(Ship)

Florida of New Bedford
(Ship)

General Scott of Fairhaven
(Ship)

George of New Bedford
(Bark)

Governor Troup of New Bedford
(Ship)

Islander of New Bedford
(Bark)

James Maury of New Bedford
(Ship)

Janus of New Bedford
(Ship)

Jireh Perry of New Bedford
(Ship)

Joseph Maxwell of Fairhaven
(Bark)

Lagoda of New Bedford
(Bark)

Massachusetts of San Francisco
(Bark)

Midas of New Bedford
(Bark)

Milo of New Bedford
(Ship)

Monticello of New London
(Bark)

Mount Wollaston of New Bedford
(Ship)

Navy of New Bedford
(Ship)

Nile of New London
(Bark)

Ocean of New Bedford
(Ship)

Oliver Crocker of New Bedford
(Ship)

President of New Bedford
(Bark)

Roscoe of New Bedford
(Bark)

San Francisco of New Bedford
(Bark)

St. George of New Bedford
(Ship)

Thomas Dickason of New Bedford
(Ship)

Three Brothers of New Bedford
(Ship)

Portuguese Brig, name unknown


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