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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
17th July (although month not entered!) 1887 - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Bear/vol066/vol066_065_1.jpgAt 11 boat returned with searching party bringing J.B. Vincent the survivor of whaling Bark Napoleon wrecked off the coast in May 1885 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 cartridgesReport from NY Times - the Napoleon was crushed by ice.
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 7This update got front page coverage.Los Angeles daily herald., September 25, 1887, Image 1
25th August 1887 - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Bear/vol066/vol066_104_1.jpgAt 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.