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Zovacor

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Guano Ships
« on: December 11, 2016, 03:57:46 am »
One of my favorite podcasts did a story this week on the history of the American guano industry.  See: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/guano-mania/

It made me wonder whether there is a repository of old logbooks from guano ships similar to what we've been working on for whalers. The time period (1850-1870) and geography (primarily Pacific) seem like they would fit in well into the global dataset.

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Re: Guano Ships
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 06:33:37 pm »
That's a very interesting idea Zovacor. Needs to be thought about.  Although I knew the guano industry was big it never crossed my mind that the ships would have logs and would be regularly on the same routes  :-\

Back about this soon  :)