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Hand Written Whaling Log Book 1877-81 New Bedford Ma.
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Apr 19, 2012 16:02:06 PDT
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Skowhegan, ME, United States


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I am offering for a NO RESERVE auction this RARE! original hand written whaling log book from New Bedford Ma., written by Herbert M. Hammond of New Bedford Ma. aboard the Bark "GEORGE & SUSAN" and the bark "TROPIC BIRD", there is also a cabinet photo of Mr. Hammond and it is documented on back, this log was written from Oct. 28th 1877 to July 23rd 1881 and aboard 2 different boats, there is mention of visiting or hunting around many different caribbean islands as well chasing and killing whales and then cutting them up on board the boat, there is mention of seeing schools of whales as well as mention of several other boats by name that are seen in the distance and also a mention of droping off some oil on one of the islands, in the middle of the book between the 2 voyages there is a written section about a black man trying to sell wood to several white men and he pulls a gun on them and they take the gun from him, it is on several pages and I don't know if this an incident that happened on the voyage or if it is someones attempt to write a minstrel play. There are approx. 65 full written pages about the 2 whaling trips, some days were very exciting and other days were very boring, there is also mention of storms they had to go through. The journal is approx. 7 3/4" by 5". CONDITION: There are some loose pages and the binding in a little rough but intact. Satisfaction is Guaranteed! Good Luck.

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