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Kept by a particularly literate and colorful Petty Officer named Alden W. Tripp, the log contains illustrations as well as stamps of whales, dolphins, ships, pigs, turkeys, and angelfish. After an unpleasant encounter with the crew of another ship,…

This journal of a voyage to the South Pacific was kept by Solomon Barstow in a standard blank daily journal published by Francis & Loutrel (New York City) in 1852. This is a virtually complete account of the voyage (Asa Hoxie was Master), which…

Diary of Henry DeForrest, on a whaling voyage from 3 January 1852 to 15 March 1853, while Second Officer (later First Officer) on board the William Rotch of Fairhaven, Massachusetts (Cromwell Morslander, Captain). A detailed, clearly written, and…