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C. Sherman, on voyage from March 30 1897 – September 22, 1897 (crushed in ice and lost), to
the Herschel Island, Anadyr Sea, Northwest Coast, and Arctic Ocean whaling
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Orca (Steam bark),
Gift of Albert C Sherman, Jr.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by Albert C. Sherman, on
voyage from March 30, 1897 – September 22, 1897 (crushed in ice and lost), to the Herschel Island,
Anadyr Sea, Northwest Coast, and Arctic Ocean whaling grounds; owner-agent: Edwin L.
Griffith; built at Bath, Me., 1882.
Log, kept by Albert C. Sherman, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and
Arctic oceans. It includes description of types of whales and walrus seen or taken,
arctic disaster, and indigenous people.
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.
(caught) p. 13; May 18 (caught) & 20 p. 14; Jun 1 p. 18; Jun 3 (caught) p. 19;
Jun 4 & 5 p. 20; Jun 10 p. 22; Jun 11 & 12 p. 23; Jun 20 p. 26; Sep 4
(caught) p. 52.
Island May 9 p. 11; St. Lawrence Island May 10 p. 11; Indian Point May 22 p. 15;
Marcus Bay May 23 p. 15; Diomedes Jun 1 p. 18; Cape Prince of Wales Jun 6 p. 21;
Kings Island Jun 7 p. 21; Cape Serdz Jun 9 p. 22; East Cape Jun 15 p. 24; Cape
Thompson Jun 21 p. 26; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 27 p. 28; Port Clarence Jun 30 p. 30;
Pearl Bay Aug 5 p. 40; Point Barrow Aug 10 p. 42; Herschel Island Aug 15 p. 43;
Token Point Aug 16 p. 44; Pullen Island Aug 18 p. 45.
“intoxicated and troublesome” so the captain put him in irons. Sep 18 p. 56 After
being stuck in the ice for several days, the crew of the