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Ship William Wirt logbook

Collection Identifier: Mss:252 1833-1837 W689
Scope and Contents:

Logbook kept on board the William Wirt from Fairhaven, Massachusetts towards the Pacific Ocean. Isaac Daggett was master of the ship in the years 1833-1836. Entries include course, winds, and daily remarks on weather, longitude and latitude, repairs to the ship, and sightings of other ships and various islands.

Ship William Wirt logbook

Collection Identifier: Mss:252 1838-1842 W689
Scope and Contents: Logbook kept on board the William Wirt from Fairhaven, Massachusetts towards Cape Horn. Isaac Daggett was master of the ship in the years 1838-1842. Entries include course, winds, and daily remarks on weather, longitude and latitude, repairs to the ship, sightings of other ships, various islands and whales, and whales caught (and subsequent barrels of oil). Several remarks are extensive descriptions of various events on board, including the discovery of a “lad” that was a stowaway on the...