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The Eliza was a 296-ton bark built in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts in 1856. Her Captain (or Master) on this voyage (1865-1869) was James Witherell. The keeper of this log (probably the Mate, John D. Dimond) recorded standard information on…

This log from a New Bedford vessel (Charles Little II, Master) was kept by Samuel Robinson (a greenhand), from June 21, 1846 to October 23, 1848. The Congress travelled to the Pacific Ocean and the northwest coast. Highlights include descriptions of…

This log from a New London vessel (Elisha Hull, Master) was kept by James S. Johnson, Steward, who wrote thirty-five pages of entries dating from November 21, 1854 to May 21, 1855, and did some sketches. While not extensive, the logbook records this…

A manuscript riddle written on the verso of a copy of an 8 April 1812 resolution of the town of Providence. For more information, see a related blog post.