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Ships' logs

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Daily records of the progress of a ship at sea, with notes on the weather and important incidents of the voyage.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

James Andrews Seaman's Journal and Notebook

Identifier: SpC MS 0690-sc

Includes a journal of voyages in 1817-1819 on the ship Osprey commanded by Stephan Brown. One of the voyages was from Salem to Canton, China and back. Includes also a linen-covered journal with questions and answers of a mathematical nature: salary, measurements, geometric problems, trigonometry, and sailing as well as methods for keeping a ship's log.

Dates: circa 1813-circa 1819

Washington D. Harriman Travel Journal

Identifier: SpC MS 1163-sc

Journal recording details of a voyage of an unidentified vessel from Trapani, Italy in 1885. The journal covers the dates June 12 through June 30, and the first page indicates that this volume is a continuation of the journal.

Dates: 1885

Log of the Valiant

Identifier: SpC MS 1500-sc

A humorous account kept by J.S. Bradford of a sailing trip made by a group of friends in 1905. Arriving in Boston after traveling by boat from somewhere south of Long Island, N.Y., the group went by train to Portsmouth, N.H., where they boarded the sailing ship Valiant. They then sailed to Bar Harbor, Maine and back; the log recounts their activities both on the vessel as well as while visiting friends ashore.

Dates: 1905

Logs of Fishing Boats from Kennebunk, Wells, and Cape Porpoise

Identifier: SpC MS 1769

Ten logs of cod fishing boats from Kennebunk, Wells, and Cape Porpoise, 1854-1860. Includes information on the weather, location, and fish caught as well as information on the captain, home port, and dates.

Dates: 1854-1860

Schooner George Henry Fishing Journal

Identifier: SpC MS 1225-sc

Journal kept aboard the schooner George Henry of Deer Isle, Maine. Includes daily remarks mostly about the weather, as well as the names of fishermen on board and the amount of the daily catch of fish.

Dates: circa 1858

Paul E. Taylor Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0489
Abstract The collection consists of printed documents and manuscript material collected by Paul E. Taylor; it reflects his wide-ranging interests. The collection is arranged in two series. Series I, Printed Material, includes books, pamphlets, catalogs, advertisements, etc.; Series II, Manuscript Material, contains original documents including diaries, letters, logbooks of vessels, scrapbooks, family papers, etc. The published items are mostly concerned with the history of Maine, New England and New...
Dates: 1750-1953

Rufus Wilson Ship's Journal for Enterprise

Identifier: SpC MS 1541-sc
Abstract Journal kept on board the vessel Enterprise of Milbridge, Maine, by Wilson to present to the collector of customs while employed in cod fishing. Entries from May through November 1858 record number of fish taken during each day by each person on board and include notes on activities of the crew, the weather, wind direction, etc. Included in volume is a sheet from the deputy collector and inspector, district of Machias, port of Cherryfield, certifying that the Enterprise was seaworthy and...
Dates: 1858