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Holmes, on voyage from February 21, 2885 – November 10, 1885 to the Chukchi Sea whaling
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library: Logbook of the Young Phoenix (Bark),
Gift of Florence H. Davis.
Funds for digitization were provided by the North Pacific Research Bureau.
Whaling vessel, out of San Francisco, California, mastered by J.H. Holmes, on voyage from
February 21, 1885 to November 10, 1885 to the Chukchi Sea whaling grounds; owner-agent: Bowne
Log, keeper unknown, relating to a whaling voyage to the Arctic Ocean. It includes
descriptions of whales and walrus seen or taken, accidents at sea, and shipboard
Note: the page numbers in this finding aid reflect those found in the physical
logbook, not the PDF.
4 p. 30; Aug 7 p. 36; Aug 31 p. 40; Sep 8, 10 & 11 p. 41; Sep 11 p. 42; Sep 22,
23 & 26 p. 44; Sep 28, 29 & Oct 1 p. 45; Oct 2, 3, 4 & 5 p. 46; Oct 7,
9, 10 & 11 p. 47; Oct 12 p. 48.
St. Lawrence Island May 6 p. 18; St. Lawrence Bay Jun 26 p. 29; Diomedes Jun 28 p.
29; Cape East Jun 29 p. 29; Cape Thompson Jul 13 p. 32; Cape Lisburne Jul 16 p. 32;
Point Belcher Jul 30 p. 34; Icy Cape Aug 5 p. 35; Sea Horse Island Aug 24 p. 38;
Point Barrow Aug 24 p. 39; Cape Prince of Wales Oct 17 p. 49.
striking his shoulder against a spar. Another man set the man’s shoulder in place.
May 28 p. 22 The bark
Jun 4 p. 25 One of the crewmen died of illness. Aug 11 p. 36 The bark