Log of the Louisa, 1869-1872

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Title

Log of the Louisa, 1869-1872

Subject

Whaling--Indian Ocean.

Description

This journal was possibly kept by “A. J. Mosher,” whose name appears once in the margin, aboard the bark Louisa of New Bedford in the Indian Ocean from October 1869 to April 1872.  Mosher describes the hunt in detail:

 "I struck a large bull that took me out of sight of the ship, sighted, and out again and in again. When the irons drew I only got to him once for thirty miles, then my gun wouldent go. After draging him for some three or four hours I got up to the short-warp first-iron and got severel lances at him, two good ones, and my irons drew. He took me near or quite 40 miles, never stoped at all, but I had him in good order and would have finished him before long I think. The afterboats coulden find me and none knew I was gorn . . . The one who ever watches over uss protected uss.”

 The official logbook of the Louisa is also part of the collection, as part of the original gift from Paul C. Nicholson. It can be found online at http://pplspc.org/nicholson/rj5_nicholson_413/html/rj5_nicholson_413r-0400.html

Creator

Mosher, A.J. [uncertain]

Date Created

1869-1872

Format

Bound manuscript

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Wh L888 1869j

Provenance

Nicholson Whaling Collection, Providence Public Library

Collection

Citation

Mosher, A.J. [uncertain], “Log of the Louisa, 1869-1872,” accessed April 19, 2014, http://pplspc.org/digital/items/show/23.

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