Log of the Congress, 1846-1848

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Title

Log of the Congress, 1846-1848

Subject

Whaling--Pacific Ocean

Description

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 gambling, fighting, the cruelty of the Captain, a “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” drunken fights with another ship’s crew, floggings, and several deaths and accidents, including a stove boat. One of Robinson’s shipmates died of dysentery (he was 17), and it affected Robinson so much that he taped a lock of his friend’s hair into the journal.

Creator

Robinson, Samuel

Source

Nicholson Whaling Collection

Date

1846-1848

Contributor

Providence Public Library

Format

Bound manuscript

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Wh C749 1846j

Coverage

Pacific, Northwest Coast

Collection

Citation

Robinson, Samuel, “Log of the Congress, 1846-1848,” accessed October 25, 2014, http://pplspc.org/digital/items/show/11.

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