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Whiteside, on voyage March 2, 1897 – October 14, 1897 to the Arctic Ocean whaling
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Navarch (Steam Bark),
Gift of Andrew Snow, Jr.,
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by Joseph Whiteside, on voyage
March 2, 1897 – October 14, 1897 to the Arctic Ocean whaling grounds; owner-agent: William Lewis;
built at Bath, Maine, 1892.
Log, kept by Thomas Birnbaum, relating to a whaling voyage to the Arctic Ocean. It
includes descriptions of types of whales seen or taken, accidents at sea, arctic
disaster, and ships frozen in with some crew leaving and later returning; and crew
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.
Apr 26 (dead whale) & 27 p. 15; May 1 (caught) p. 16; May 6 p. 17; May 12
(caught) & 13 p. 18; May 15 & 16 (caught) p. 19; May 18, 19, 20 & 21 p.
(caught) & 24 (caught) p. 43; ducks Sep 23 (caught 11) & 24 (caught 15) p.
Lawrence Island May 28 p. 22; Diomedes Jun 1 p. 23; Jun 11 p. 25; St. George Island
Jun 30 p. 29; Cape Prince of Wales Jul 11 p. 31; Blossom Shoals Jul 19 p. 33;
Wainwright Inlet Jul 21 p. 33;