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White on voyage August 5, 1850 – May 22, 1853 to the South Pacific, North Pacific,
Anadyr Sea, Bering Sea, Kamchatka Sea and Bering Straits whaling grounds.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the
Gift from William Bartlett Murdock.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by J. W. White on voyage August 5, 1850 – May 22, 1853 to the South Pacific, North Pacific, Anadyr Sea, Bering Sea, Kamchatka Sea and Bering Straits whaling grounds; owner-agent: Jireh Perry; built at New York, N.Y., in 1824.
Log/journal, kept by H.C. Murdock, relating to a whaling voyage to the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans. Includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, accidents at
sea, ships spoken to, whale stamps and record of purchases from a navigation store
in New Bedford.
56; Apr 24 p. 60.
30, 1851 p. 66; Jun 8 p. 67; Jun 12 p. 68; May 15, 1852 (caught, 75 barrels ) p.
100; May 31 (caught, 110 barrels), June 14 (caught 3, 100 barrels each) & Jun 19
(caught 2, 110 barrels each) p. 101; Jun 25 (caught, 190 barrels) p. 102; Jul 17
(caught 2, 100 barrels each), 18 (caught, 125 barrels) & 24 (caught, 125
barrels) p. 103; Aug 14 (caught, 100 barrels), 27 (caught, 120 barrels), Sep 3
(caught, 100 barrels) & Sep 5 (caught, 150 barrels) p. 104.
Sep 10 p. 86.
38; May 11 & May 12 (caught, 140 barrels) p. 62; Aug 26 (caught, 160 barrels) p.
83; Sep 2 p. 84; Sep 6 (caught, 200 barrels) p. 85.
(seen) p. 44; Dec 17, 1852 (caught 2); Feb 24, 1853 (caught).
& 19, 1851 p. 69; Jul 28 p. 78; Dec 27 (caught 3) p. 97; Jul 5, 1852 p. 102.
(caught) Aug 12 p. 81;
p. 10; St. Antone Island Sep 25 p. 13; Bravo (Cape Verde) Sep 27 p. 13; Cape Horn
Jan 28, 1851 p. 44, Feb 8, 1853 p. 107; Diego Ramires Jan 29, 1851 p. 45; De la
Mocha (Chile) Feb 12 p. 48; St. Maria Feb 14 p. 48; Hawaii Apr 8 p. 55; Oahu Apr
13-15 p. 56, Nov 9, 1852 p. 105; Cape Navarin Jun 24 p. 70; Cape St. Thomas Jun 27
p. 71; Cape Bering Jul 4 p. 74; Island of St Lawrence Jul 20, 1851 p. 77, Aug 20 p.
82; Fairway Rock Aug 6 p. 79; Diomede Island Aug 6 p. 79; Cape East Aug 18 p. 82;
Plover Bay Aug 22 p. 82; Copper Island Sep 28 p. 88; Cape Kamchatka Oct 1 p. 89;
Dominica Marquesas Island Nov 27 p. 96; Maui Mar 6, 1852 p. 98; Lahaina Nov 9 p.
105; Honolulu Nov 30 p. 106; Whytotau Dec 30 p. 106; Santa Catharina, Brazil Mar 24,
1853 p. 107; Block Island May 22 p. 114.
foot when he accidentally got it stuck between 2 casks of water.
stamp; p. 83 whale stamp; p. 100-107 whale stamps.