KWM 156


Logbook of the Navy (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 16 October
2013

Description is in English





New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Navy (Bark)

October 7, 1869 – September 14, 1871



KWM 156

183 pages

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by George F.
Bauldry, on voyage from October 7, 1869 – September 14, 1871 when bark was abandoned in the
Arctic.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Navy (Bark), KWM
156



Sponsor

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

Related Manuscript Collections and Logbooks Mss 75: J.B. Wood & Company Records
KWM 155, logbook of the 1859-1863 voyage
KWM 823, logbook of the 1851-1855 voyage
KWM 973, logbook of the 1866-1869 voyage
KWM 1004-1, logbook of the 1869-1871 voyage
ODHS 536, logbook of the 1863-1864 voyage
ODHS 749, logbook of the 1859-1864 voyage
ODHS 768B, logbook of the 1868-1869 voyage




Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by George F. Bauldry, on voyage
from October 7, 1869 – September 14, 1871 when bark was abandoned in the Arctic; owner-agent:
J.B. Wood & Co.; built at Salisbury, Mass., 1824.



Logbook Contents

Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific Ocean. It
includes whale stamps.

Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF. Pages 161-172 are not numbered.

Blackfish (seen): Dec 5, 1869 p. 21.

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Aug 3, 1870
p. 78; Aug 25 & 26 p. 82; Aug 27, 29 & 30 p. 83; Sep 2 & 3 (caught; 100
barrels) p. 84; Sep 4 (caught; 25 barrels), 5, 6 (caught; 25 barrels) & 7
(caught; 25 barrels) p. 85; Sep 8, 9 & 12 p. 86; Sep 14 (caught) 15 16 (caught;
3, 40, 20 & 20 barrels) p. 87; Sep 18 (caught; 80 barrels) & 20 (caught; 80
barrels) p. 88; Sep 23 p. 89; Sep 28 (caught; 30 barrels), 29, 30 & Oct 1 p. 90;
Oct 2, 3 & 4 (caught; 80 barrels) p. 91; Aug 8, 1871 p. 164; Aug 10, 11 & 12
(caught) p. 165; Aug 15 p. 166; Aug 25 (caught) p. 168; Aug 29 (caught) & 31
(caught) p. 169; Sep 7 p. 171.

Finback whales (seen): Oct 25, 1869 p. 8; Nov 3 & 4 p.
11; Dec 8 p. 22; Jan 16 & 17, 1870 p. 34; Jan 20 p. 35; Jan 25 p. 36; Jan 28 p.
37; Feb 4 p. 39; Feb 27 p. 46; Mar 24 p. 51; May 30 p. 64; May 31 p. 65; Jun 16
& 18 p. 68; Jan 14, 1871 p. 112.

Gray whales (seen): Jul 13, 1870 p. 73; Jul 14 & 15 p.
74; Jul 23 & 26, 1871 p. 161.

Humpback whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 25,
1870 p. 36; Jun 22 p. 69; Jun 26 (caught) p. 70; Apr 21, 1871 p. 139; Jun 6 & 7
(caught) p. 150; Jun 12 & 13 p. 151; Jun 14 (dead whale), 16 & 17 (dead
whale) p. 152; Jun 18 (dead whale) & 20 (dead whale) p. 153; Jun 21, 22
(caught), 24 & 25 (caught) p. 154; Jun 26, 28, 29 & 30 p. 155; Jul 1 p. 156;
Jul 15 p. 159.

Right whales: Jun 18, 1870 p. 68; Jun 19, 20 & 21 p.
69;

Sperm whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Oct 23, 1869
p. 7; Oct 24 (caught; 60 barrels) & 25 p. 8; Dec 19 p. 25; Dec 26 (caught) p.
27; Dec 27 (caught; 100 barrels) p. 28; Dec 30 p. 29; Jan 4 (caught 2) & 5
(caught; 100 barrels), 1870 p. 30; Jan 17 (caught; 106 barrels) p. 34; Mar 27 &
29 p. 52; Mar 30 (caught) & 31 p. 53; Jan 18, 1871 p. 113; Feb 5 (caught; 90
barrels) & 6 (caught 2; 10 & 25 barels) p. 119; Feb 21 (caught; 110 barrels)
p. 123; Feb 23 & 24 (caught; 20 barrels) p. 124.

Unspecified whales (seen): Jul 22, 1871 p. 160.

Walruses (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 17, 1870
(caught 12) p. 74; Jul 20 (caught 14), 22 (caught 21) & 23 (caught 40) p. 75;
Jul 25 & 26 (caught 101) p. 76; Jul 31 (caught 163) & Aug 1 p. 77.

Places represented: Fayal (Faial) Nov 11, 1869 p. 14; St.
Michael (Sao Miguel) Island Nov 15 p. 15; St. Mary (Santa Maria) Island Nov 17 p.
15; Straits of Le Maire Jan 31, 1870 p. 38; Goff Island Feb 20 p. 44; Oahu Apr 25 p.
58; East Cape Jul 12 p. 73; Icy Cape Aug 21 p. 81; Point Barrow Aug 26 p. 82; St.
Lawrence Island Oct 18, 1870 p. 94, Jul 18, 1871 p. 160; Honolulu Nov 22, 1870 p.
101; Starbuck’s Island Jan 23, 1871 p. 114; Byron’s Island Mar 6 p. 127; Ocean
Island Mar 10 p. 129; Pleasant Islans Mar 12 p. 129; Guam Apr 5 p. 136; Kodiak
Island Jun 5 p. 149; St. Lawrence Bay Jul 24 p. 161; Cape Lisburne Aug 1 p. 163.

Notable events: Sep 1871 p. 173-174 the Navy was abandoned in the Arctic Ocean.

Whale stamps: p. 7-8, 25, 27-28, 30, 34, 52-53, 69, 82-85,
87-88, 90-91, 113, 119, 123-124, 165, 168-169.




Subject Entries

Ice–Arctic regions.
Seafaring life.
Voyages and travels.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Whaling masters.
North Pacific Ocean–Description and travel. Bauldry, George F. J.B. Wood & Co. (New Bedford, Mass.)





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Black Eagle of New Bedford
(Bark)

Concordia of New Bedford
(Bark)

Cornelius Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

Daniel Webster of New Bedford
(Ship)

Gay Head of New Bedford
(Ship)

General Henry of San Francisco
(Schooner)

George of New Bedford
(Bark)

Helen Snow of New Bedford
(Bark)

Henry Taber of New Bedford
(Bark)

Japan (Bark)
Minerva of New Bedford
(Bark)

Roman of New Bedford
(Bark)

Sea Breeze of New Bedford
(Bark)



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