Log of the Catherine, 1854-1856

Dublin Core

Title

Log of the Catherine, 1854-1856

Subject

Whaling--North Pacific Ocean.

Description

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 voyage to the Cape Verde Islands with a lively style. It was a relatively unsuccessful hunt, in that they only took six whales in six months.

Creator

Johnson, James S.

Date Created

1854-1856

Format

Bound manuscript

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Wh C363 1854L

Provenance

Nicholson Whaling Collection, Providence Public Library

Collection

Citation

Johnson, James S., “Log of the Catherine, 1854-1856,” accessed August 29, 2015, http://pplspc.org/digital/items/show/10.

Geolocation