Log of the Mary Ann, 1832-1833

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Title

Log of the Mary Ann, 1832-1833

Subject

Whaling--Indian Ocean.

Description

The Mary Ann sailed out of New Bedford (Joseph Crocker, Master) on a voyage to the Indian Ocean from July 1832 to May 1833. This volume was probably kept by the Mate as a personal journal. He records daily events, shipboard evolutions, weather, vessels sighted, whales seen and taken, and similar details of the voyage. The entries stop May 22, 1833, about three months before the end of their voyage—apparently because he simply ran out of pages to fill. The highlights of the trip were the first whale caught, the captain falling overboard, losing his cutting spade and getting in a fight with the boatsteerer, and a stowaway discovered (he’d come aboard during a “gam” with two other whale ships three days earlier).

Date Created

1832-1833

Format

Bound manuscript

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Wh M3931 1832L

Provenance

Nicholson Whaling Collection, Providence Public Library

Collection

Citation

“Log of the Mary Ann, 1832-1833,” accessed August 28, 2015, http://pplspc.org/digital/items/show/25.

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