KWM 192


Logbook of the Trident
(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 Oct
2013

Description is in English





New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Trident (Bark)

December 10, 1869 – November 4, 1870



KWM 192

90 pages

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, mastered by Samuel
Green, on voyage from November 16, 1869 – June 10, 1871.







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Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Trident (Bark), KWM
192



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



Vessel History

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Samuel Green, on voyage from
November 16, 1869 – June 10, 1871; owner-agent: Swift & Perry; built at New York, N.Y.,
1824.



Logbook Contents

Partial log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the Indian and North
Pacific oceans. It includes pen and ink drawings of whales, accounts, inventory of
whale oil, and list of provisions started.

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

Bowhead whales (seen unless otherwise noted): May 7 &
8, 1870 p. 35; May 10, 11 & 12 p. 36; May 15 p. 37; May 16 & 17 (caught) p.
38; May 20 (caught) p. 39; May 31 p. 42; Jun 2 & 3 p. 43; Aug 21 (caught) p. 66;
Aug 22 & 24 p. 67; Aug 25, 26 (caught) & 27 p. 68; Aug 28 & 30 (caught)
p. 69; Aug 31 (caught) p. 70; Sep 3 & 4 (caught)p. 71; Sep 7 p. 72; Sep 9
(caught) & 10 (caught) p. 73; Sep 13 (caught) & 14 (caught) p. 74; Sep 15
(caught) & 16 (caught) p. 75; Sep 18 (caught), 19 & 20 p. 76; Sep 21
(caught) & 23 p. 77; Sep 28 (caught 2) & 29 (caught) p. 79; Sep 30 (caught)
p. 80; Oct 4 (caught) p. 81.

Gray whales (seen unless otherwise noted): Jan 11, 1870 p.
7; Jan 14 (caught) & 16 (caught) p. 8; Jan 17, 19 & 21 p. 9; Jan 24 & 25
p. 10; Jan 26, 27 (caught), 28 & 29 p. 11; Jan 31 (caught) & Feb 2 p. 12;
Feb 3, 5 & 6 (caught) p. 13; Feb 7, 9 & 10 p. 14; Feb 11, 12, 13 (caught)
& 14 p. 15; Feb 16 & 18 p. 16; Feb 19, 20 & 21 p. 17.

Humpback whale: Mar 16, 1870 (caught) p. 22.

Walruses (seen unless otherwise noted): Jul 2 (caught 36)
& 4, 1870 p. 53; Jul 6 (caught 45), 7 (caught 20) & 8 (caught 17) p. 54; Jul
10 (caught 9), 12 (caught 22) & 13 (caught 30) p. 55; Jul 14 (caught 8), 15
(caught 14), 16 (caught 44) & 17 (caught 16) p. 56; Jul 18 (caught 78), 20 &
21 (caught 13) p. 57; Jul 22 (caught 2), 23 (cuaght 32) & 25 (caught 2) p. 58;
Jul 26 (caught 24), 27 (caught 20), 28 (caught 30) & 29 (caught 49) p. 59; Jul
30 (caught 32) & 31 (caught 25) p. 60; Aug 3 (caught 34) & 4 (caught 14) p.
61.

Dolphins: Feb 27, 1870 (caught) p. 19.

Places represented: Honolulu Dec 10, 1869 p. 1; Guadelupe
Jan 4, 1870 p. 6; Coast of California Jan 10 p. 7; Hawaii Mar 14 p. 22; Hilo Mar 24
p. 24; Cape Thaddeus May 29 p. 42; Cape Navarin Jun 10 p. 46; St. Lawrence Island
Jun 18 p. 48; Inidan Point Jun 28 p. 51; Cape East Jun 30 p. 52; Point Barrow Aug 24
p. 67; Diomedes Oct 12 p. 83; Seguam Island Oct 18 p. 85.

Notable events: Aug 22, 1870 p. 67 the captain put a man
in irons for insolent language and behavior.

Illustrations: drawings of whales/whale tails p. 7-9,
11-13, 15, 36, 38-39, 66, 68-71, 73-77, 79-81.




Subject Entries

Punishment.
Seafaring life.
Ships–Equipment and supplies.
Voyages and travels.
Whale oil.
Whalers (Persons)
Whales.
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford.
Whaling masters.
Indian Ocean–Description and travel.
North Pacific Ocean–Description and travel. Green, Samuel, shipmaster, Swift & Perry.





Ships Spoken or Gammed Include:



Active of New Bedford
(Bark)

California of New Bedford
(Ship)

Champion of Edgartown
(Ship)

Concordia of New Bedford
(Bark)

Cornelius Howland of New Bedford
(Ship)

Elizabeth Swift of New Bedford
(Bark)

Europa of Edgartown
(Ship)

Florida of San Francisco
(Ship)

Hercules of New Bedford
(Bark)

J.D. Thompson of New London
(Bark)

John Wells of New Bedford
(Bark)

Josephine of New Bedford
(Ship)

Kohola of Oahu (Brig)
Marengo of New Bedford
(Ship)

Oliver Crocker of New Bedford
(Bark)

Onward of Honolulu
(Brig)

Onward of New Bedford
(Ship)

Seneca of New Bedford
(Bark)

Vineyard of Edgartown
(SHip)

William Rotch of Honolulu
(Bark)



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