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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2013, 09:50:58 am »
This list of the voyages of American whalers is amazing - I added it to the Helpful Links to Outside Information.
http://nmdl.org/aowv/whvessel.cfm?alpha=A

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2013, 10:46:18 am »
This list of the voyages of American whalers is amazing - I added it to the Helpful Links to Outside Information.
http://nmdl.org/aowv/whvessel.cfm?alpha=A

Hmm...interesting! Both the Rodgers and the Corwin met the whaler Belvedere in 1881, at that time commanded by Leander Owen. John Muir wrote about this, Gilder mentioned it too, and it's in the Rodgers log as well. I've played a bit with the database and it turned out that Owen was the Captain of the Rodgers in 1880 (still 'Mary and Helen' then):

http://nmdl.org/aowv/whvoyage.cfm?VesselNumber=435

It's a small world!  :D

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2013, 11:17:30 pm »
10/10/1845; the Jamestown in Porto Grande, Cape Verde:

"Boarded the American Whaling Schoo -ner "Joshua Brown" of Provincetown from a cruise."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_159_0.jpg

Oct. 14, 1845:
Sailed the American Whaling Schooner "Joshua Brown" for the United States.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_161_0.jpg
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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2013, 12:04:09 am »
from the Jamestown, 22 October, 1845, in Porto Praya, Cape Verde:

"Boarded the American Whaling Barque "Dimon" of Nantucket and 4 months from New Bedford."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_166_0.jpg

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2013, 02:45:58 am »
Jamestown, Dec. 18, 1845, in Porto Praya, Cape Verde:

"An American whale ship hove to in the offing."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_198_1.jpg

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2013, 09:09:40 pm »
from the Jamestown, 19 Dec., 1845, Porto Praya, Cape Verde:

"Boarded the American Whale Ship "American" of Nantucket, 42 days out, bound to the Pacific."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_199_0.jpg

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2013, 10:37:12 pm »
From the Jamestown, Dec. 26, 1845, Porto Praya, Cape Verde:

"Capt. Cunningham, Lieut Gray, the Carpenter and Boatswain left the Ship to hold a survey on the American Whale Brig "Sarah Louisa"."

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_202_1.jpg

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2013, 01:13:44 pm »
A busy day for whalers in Porto Praya, Cape Verde; from the Jamestown, Dec 30 1845:

"At 3 arrived the American Whaler Brig "Leonidas" of Fall River.  At 4 the Brig Leonidas laying off and on the harbor."

"Armorers at work making eye bolts for the "Sarah Louisa" _ Car-penters at work caulking and otherwise repairing her."

"An American Whale Brig in the offing _ standing off and on. "

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol001of067/vol001of067_204_1.jpg

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2013, 06:33:34 pm »
17th July (although month not entered!) 1887 - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Bear/vol066/vol066_065_1.jpg

At 11 boat returned with searching party bringing J.B. Vincent the survivor of whaling Bark Napoleon wrecked off the coast in May 1885  :o

Comdg officer ordered the issue of an extra ration for JB Vincent. Sent boats on shore with the following articles for the natives as a reward for help extended to survivor of Bark Napoleon - 800lbs bread, 10 gals molasses, 250 lbs flour, 40lbs pork, 6 quarts of beans, 1 Rifle 100 cartridges

Report from NY Times - the Napoleon was crushed by ice.

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2013, 08:07:18 pm »
Janet, I was looking for another news clipping because the NY Times articles are actively copyrighted - I have no trouble using them in the forum as they are properly purchased, but using them expires in 3 months, so future editors can't use it.  What I found was a very powerful story of attempting to survive in the arctic wilderness after the Napoleon was lost in 1885.

St. Paul daily globe., August 24, 1887, Page 5, Image 7


This update got front page coverage.
Los Angeles daily herald., September 25, 1887, Image 1




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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2014, 11:58:30 am »
25th August 1887 - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Bear/vol066/vol066_104_1.jpg

At 8.30am stopped and sent 1st Lieut Hamlet to board Am. sch. "Allie J. Algar" of Seattle. As she had fresh seal skins on board she was seized, her papers taken from her and taken in charge of by 1st Lieut Hamlet. Sighted a schooner bearing SE by E and steered for her. At 10am boared Br. sch. "Ada" of Shanghai seized her with 1800 skins and 30 dead seals on board, leaving 3rd Lieut Kennedy in charge of her.

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2014, 09:04:03 pm »
I wonder if we will meet the sealer "Sophia Sutherland"?  Jack London was aboard in the Pacific in the 1890's.

http://www.jacklondons.net/life.html

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2014, 09:52:42 pm »
That would be very cool - think they recognized this teenager's coming fame and included him in the log?

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Re: Whaling and Sealing Ships Met
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2014, 12:09:33 am »
Maybe afterwards. His first article was published based on his time aboard, according to the link in the website.

On the other hand, John Muir didn't make it into the logs.