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F. Devol, on voyage from March 17, 1896 – Novemebr 10, 1896.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Mermaid (Bark), KWM
Purchased from H.J. Harper.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by David F. Devol, on voyage
from March 17, 1896 – November 10, 1896; owner-agent: L. & F.R. Brightman; built at
Westport in 1855.
Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific Ocean.
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.
p. 23; May 12 & 13 p. 26; Sep (caught) p. 70; Sep 7, 8 & 9 p. 72; Sep 11 p.
73; Sep 27 p. 78; Oct 3 p. 81.
p. 39; Jun 23 p. 41; Jun 28 p. 43.
29 (caught), 1896 p. 32; Jun 20 p. 40; Sep 20 p. 76.
Navarin May 3 p. 20; St. Paul Island Jun 9 p. 36; St. George’s Island Jun 9 p. 36;
St. Matthew’s Osland Jul 18 p. 52; Indian Point Jul 21 p. 53; Point Hope Jul 27 p.
56; Cape Smyth Aug 23 p. 67.
buried at sea.
Last modified: February 12, 2014