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Seneca - Discussion
« on: September 24, 2015, 03:13:12 pm »
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Re: Seneca - Discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 03:15:11 pm »
Here is a log page that has been transcribed to help you get familiar with the writing.
There is no need for you to transcribe everything!





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1870 July

    Remarks on Board the Bark Seneca
Friday 15'th
             Commences with light airs from the NE.
with a thick fogg the ship laying with the Fore Topsail aback
gaming with the Bark Florida of San Francisco the middle
and latter parts have light winds from the East the ship
steering to the South the land in sight to the South
a large fleet of ships in sight cruising
                           Latt by Obs 67..30 North
                           Long by Chro 171.35 West
Saturday 16'th
             Commences with fresh breezes from
the Eastward and fine weather the ship under all sail
cruising at one PM lowered he boats in chase of
walrous and got eleven of them. at six PM spoke the
Bark Eugena of New Bedford Capt Nye with thirty
walrous this season the middle part the ship laying off
the ice at six AM lowered the boats in chase of walrous and
ends with the boats in chase the land in sight to the South
distant twenty miles

Sunday 17'th
             Commences with light winds from the
NE and fine weather the ship laying off the ice the
boats in the ice chasing walrous at five AM the boats
returned to the ship having got sixty walrous the
latter part have a thick fogg       no Observations

Monday 18'th
             Commences with fresh breezes from the
NE with a thick fogg the ship laying aback off the ice
at three PM the fogg lifted Cape Serdes baring South
distant twenty miles. spoke and gamed with the
Florida of San Francisco the Barks Eugena and
Benjmin Cumings in Company the middle part Calm
at seven AM lowered the boats for walrous got thirty seven
of them                       Latt by Calc 67.25 North

« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 03:06:59 pm by Randi »

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Re: Seneca - Discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 03:15:21 pm »
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Re: Seneca - Discussion
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 03:16:14 pm »
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Re: Seneca - Discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 11:14:28 am »
New History Gone by the Board post that involves Seneca, and a rather pivotal incident in whaling history!

That sample log page is only a few months off from tragedy.


Fixed link - Randi
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Re: Seneca - Discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 07:36:52 pm »
That sample log page is only a few months off from tragedy.

I say! that's a cliff hanger to leave us with Hatterjack!!  Honestly I can't wait just to sit down and read the logbooks. The few snippets I've got to so far have been fascinating - what's to come?!?  :o  :D