ODHS 272


Logbook of the Navarch (Steam
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 13 November
2013

Description is in English





New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Navarch (Steam bark)

March 2, 1897 – October 14, 1897



ODHS 272

46 pages


Birnbaum, Thomas.



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.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Navarch (Steam Bark),
ODHS 272




Provenance

Gift of Andrew Snow, Jr.,



Sponsor

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

Related Manuscript Collections ODHS 224, logbook of the 1893-1896 voyage
ODHS 326, logbook of the 1892-1893 voyage




Vessel History

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.



Logbook Contents

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
list.

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

Bowhead whales: Apr 20, 1897 p. 13; Apr 22 & 23 p. 14;
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.
20;

Sperm whales: Mar 23, 1897 p. 7;

Misc. creatures: polar bear Sep 1, 1897 p. 40; seal Sep 23
(caught) & 24 (caught) p. 43; ducks Sep 23 (caught 11) & 24 (caught 15) p.
43;

Places represented: Unalaska Mar 31, 1897 p. 9; St.
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;

Notable events: Apr 3, 1897 p. 9 A sailor fell from the
loft.




Subject Entries

Ice–Arctic regions.
Marine accidents.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling–California–San Francisco.
Whaling masters.
Arctic Ocean–Descroption and travel.
Prince of Wales, Cape (Alaska)–Descroption and
travel.

Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)–Descroption and
travel.

Unalaska (Alaska)–Descroption and travel. Lewis, William L., 1834-1904. Whiteside, Jos. (Joseph)





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Beluga of San Francisco (Steam
bark)

Fearless of San Francisco (Steam
bark)

Jeanie of San Francisco (Supply
vessel)

Newport of San Francisco (Steam
barkentine)

Sailor Boy (Schooner)


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