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Adra Ashley accompanied her husband, Captain Edward R. Ashley, on a whaling trip in the Pacific. The two diaries document the voyage to Hawaii and the return home.
An account of the 8th voyage of Captain Edward R. Ashley on the whaling vessel Ship Governor Troup. The ship sailed December 2, 1862 from New Bedford, Massachusetts to Hawaii and returned home on June 4, 1865. The enntries include observations of weather, wind patterns, sailing direction, ships seen, and longitude and latitude recordings.