January 5-7

Monday, January 5th AD 1846

With a - Strong N-E trade wind - and under all · Sail - Steering West ·· At · half · past - 2 o-clock P.M. Saw the Island of Guam bearing N-W. distant 25 miles · took in Studing  sails and - hauled · up N-N-W – At · Night headed to the S + - E · In Lat 13° N20', Long. 146° 24 E.

Tuesday, Jan 6th

At - Sun Rise hove the Island bearing W N-W · pased to the Eastward of It · and Saw an · other  to - the Northward distant about 20 miles - Steered along the N +- W Side to the South + · W · . At one o clock PM come abreast of the harbour · and got a pilot at · 2 o clock · and - passed within the reef - and · anchored - At about 4 o clock · in a large - Bay – called Apra.

Wednsday, 7th

To-day Capt D- went on Shore to go to the City, 7 miles back. - Imployed Breakeing out the cargo + coopering. Weather rainey  –

Thursday 8th

All hands · Imployed coopering the Cargo - Weather fine. – At - Noon the Capt returnd · on · board. - In the afternoon he informd me - that he would - give me my discharge · here.

[Note: there is a gap in the journal of several weeks.]

Tuesday, Jan - 27th

At - 9 O Clock - A-M Left - Apra Bay – for Umata – to water the Ship - With a moderate breeze. Anchored · at Umata - at - 12 - at noon - within a cables  length of the Shore. - Here is No town as I can See. there is  three or four Houses - - upon the beech - and - a fort upon the Hill clost to - the Sea Shore - over looking the buildings below –


January 31

Saturday Jan 31   1846

Yesterday finished getting water at 2 o clock  PM   we have taken on board over 300 bbls since tuesday - At 3 PM have up our Anchor - - made sail & stood to the Northwest At 8 o clock PM – we were off Apra Bay  This morning stood in for Apra and the capt of the Port – came off – at 9 o clock and capt Destin went in with his Boat to the ship Jefferson – At Umata are a plenty   of oranges and – good & cheap - water – handy and easy to get – and good and plenty – some – Pigs  etc etc   

   The ships Empire of Nantucket and Jefferson of – N London are yet- laying in Apra Bay At – 11 o clock the capt returned on board – and we steered to the Northward   At sun set the Island of Guam distant S-E 25 miles - breeze strong from E-N-E -  Thurs. we are at Sea again and bound now direct for the Whale ground off Kamshatka       The cold Chills began to come over me at the thought --    The island of Guam is not High Not more so than the southern part of the State of Connecticut   I should think 60 mile Long from NE to SW & 20 broad – The soil very fertile producing oranges Bananas Limes Lemons Yams Sweet potatoes etc   The Yams are very fine but the sweet potatoes are not - good – There are about 8000 Inhabitants on the Island – Mostly very poor being governed by the Spanish Tyranny – and  Priest riden by the Church   These Isleand were discovered by the Spaniards about two hundred years ago and were first subdued by Jesuits who Established missions upon them and reduced the natives to slavery -    There are several of these islands in the group - - and are called the Marianas – under a Spanish goverer at Guam the principle



February 1-8

Sunday February 1st 1846

This day have strong NE trades steered to the N- weather clear- double reefed top sails This day at 11 AM Capt. Destin requested to know of me whether I wished him to put some body in my place as he was now going on to the whaleing ground—I replied the he could do as he saw fit and proper. about that   I had done my duty as 3 mate of the which he could not deny—and I felt competent to do it—But as to being imposed upon as I had been I should not indure it—After much talk and recapitulation—I agreed to go to duty—and to be in the Starboard Watch---- At 12 o clock at Noon – returned to duty after being off since December the 30th 1845 one week before we arrived at Apra Guam

Monday, Feb. 2nd

continues steady breeze from EN-E steered by the wind to the Northward. under double reefed top.sails +coursers. Main top Sail unbent for repairs—weather fine—

Tuesday Feb 3

This day fine weather with light breeze at EN-E steered N. under all Sail—I painted the Bow Boat this day-

Sunday Feb 8th

The weather has been fine with light winds and calms   Since Tuesday the 3..  to day have a light air from W-N-W steering N. Yester-day + to day see a quantity of pommice Stone and have picked up over a barrel of it  We have been imployed the past week in repairing Sails and fitting cutting pendants and getting them aloft-- etc   Lat by obs 22° - 18’ N  Long. 140° -48’ E


February 15-23

Sunday Feb. 15th1846

The weather has been light and pleasant but chilly at night. Saturday had a moderate gale from E.N.E   Lay too  under clost. Sail—This morning at-day light made all sail. With a light breeze at N heading W.N.W.   at 7 A-M shifts to N-W- and blows-strong in flows  Wore and steered NNE—At Noon under double-reefed. Top Sails—the sky clear— At 3-P.M. kept off to N.E. with the wind two points free. Lat at Noon 27° - 54’ N      Long at 2 ½ P.M. 138°  East

Sunday Feb. 22nd

This day moderately strong breeze – from NNW steering NE under double reefed top sails + gib + courses—The weather quite cold and the sky cloudy—Since Monday the 16th we have had strong squally weather and rain and Hail. And three days Strong Gale from the West and N + W – Thursday the 19th passed near a small Island. quite high—Saw numbers of Birds Mallamalot and Albatross – the next day weather moderate – made all sail   at sun set saw an other small peak. To the westward + -At Sun Set this evening. - Shortened Sail. With quite moderate weather and wore Ship heading W-N-W wind light at N. So End. The 22

Monday. Feb – 23 –

All hands at day light to make Sail. Moderate breeze at N. in squalls heading NW by W. this day quite pleasant – and ends – fine and nearly – a calm.. Imployed over hauling the windlass  + repairing Sails – makeing Spunyarn – Send down the fore top gal[lant] yard and running rigging etc etc. At Sun Set Shortened Sail. – Capt. D. and Hen Holt - have a - quarrel. Capt. D. called him and Mr. Lyons – damned  Liars etc  etc So Ends


February 24-March 1

Tuesday Feb 24th [AD] 1846

The forenoon fine light weather—made all sail at 6 o clock AM with a light breeze at West heading N-N-W. Afternoon light squalls of rain—The officers Comcd Standing mastheads..At 6 P.M. shortened sail nearly a calm. Steered-N- Night moderate with rain 

Wednesday 25th

All hands at day light made sail with a light breeze at S. W. steered N. breeze increased to a gale with heavy rain by Noon. took in all Sail + hove too heading S.S.E  Afternoon wore and headed W-N-W- with a heavy sea. Very near loading our Boats. Night continues blowing towards morning moderates

Thursday 26th

All hand at day light to make sail with moderate weather and breeze at W-S-W Steered N increases and at Noon blows a Gale Shortened sail and hove too. Afternoon shift suddenly to N with a tremendous bad sea. Ship heading E-N-E. Large flock of Birds Albatross about the Ship. Night continues a strong Gale—with flights of rain snow + Hail

Friday Feb. 28th

The.Gale abates and .We have quite fine weather. But a heavy swell—Imployed repairing sails and rigging—and various other jobs and bent the cotton foresail— We made sail at 10 AM—and Shortened sail at 6 PM. breeze light at N.W—and—clear weather. Put-up our Stoves to day forward +aft—Night remains moderate with some rain. Wind from the Southward + light

Sunday March 1st [AD] 1846

This day light breeze from the N. and clouddy and some rain—made Sail at 7 AM. Shortened Sail at half-past five P-M-


March 2-6

Monday March - 2nd AD - 1846

During the night commenced - a Gale from North - and - rain and - Cold - –   Blows all day Strong    at - 6 A-M furled the main Top Sail and lay under the fore + main Spencers -   Afternoon moderates a little   at 4 P-M Set the main top Sail   double reefed   heading E-N-E    At Night Strong Squalls of wind with rain some Hail - + - Snow - from N-W –

Tuesday March 3d

This day moderate    at 8 o clock A M - made Sail –    Wind light with Strong Squalls and Some rain from N-W -   Ship heading N-N-E under - double reefed top Sails + - Courses – At - 6 P-M Shortened Sail –   At - Night light airs and calm

Wednsday March - 4th

In the forenoon calm and - rain -  Afternoon fresh breeze from N-N-E    Steered N-W –   at - 6 - AM - made Sail -   at - 4 P-M reefed top Sails -   At 6 - P-M took in all Sail but clost reefed main top Sail + fore Spencer    The Night remains good pleasant weather and but a light breeze - -

Thursday March 5th

 At - 6  o clock - A-M -  all hands to make Sail   weather light and - Sea Smooth -   At 8 o clock Saw two Wright Whales -   lowered the boats and chased - two miles - going quick to the N-+ - E -  could not get near them –   the weather remains - light and good through the day.   At 6 P-M  Shortened Sail - – Breeze light from the N + - E    Steered to the N - + W –

Friday, March 6th

At 3 o clock A-M - commenced a Strong breeze from - N–E  -   At 6 o'clock A-M furled the fore Sail and and clost reefed the main top Sail.             Lat at Noon 35° 20 N  Long. 141 - 10 E



March 6-10

Saturday March 7th  1846

All hands - at - 6 A–M and made all - Sail with light weather -    through the day light winds calms and Squalls - At - the Northward - and westward –   Steering to the northward - At 6 P-M Shortened sail - and wore Ship - and headed W-S-W - Night - continues very light weather –

Sunday March - 8th

Made all Sail at - Sun rise with a light breeze at N -      At - 9 - o clock - AM commenced - pumping Ship and found much - oil -     Broke out - the hold - and found Several casks empty and - partly empty -    At 6 P-M Shortened Sail - with light pleasant weather - and - three hundred bbls of - oil on Deck -    In Breaking out the cask - It was found that they were not properly Stowed and Badly coopered –    weather at Night good

Monday March 9th

Called - all hands at - 5 1/2 A-M and - made all - Sail with a light breeze at S-E and fine pleasant weather    Kept off - and Steered N-W -   Saw two Wright Whales going fast to the S  +  E - Commenced - Stowing down the Oil -   Saw Several fin Backs   At 4 o clock blows - a Gale from E-S-E took in all - Sail - heading S - with rain -   Stowed down 120 bbls of Oil – Strong gale through the Night –

Tuesday, March 10th

This day in the Morning Blows Strong from S - with a heavy cross Sea - and much rain     at - 10 A-M the wind lulls and - Shifts to N-W - with a very bad Sea – Made Sail and - Steered to the N + E - last night    at - 4 o clock - AM - James Thompson got - hurd  with the wheel –


March 11-15

Wednsday  March 11th

All hands · at - half past five AM and made all· Sail -  . with good· weather and a light breeze from N-E - . Imployed to day Stowing down Oil ·and finished at 5 o clock P-M. Saw - some . fin  Backs - to day. Steered N-N-W with a light breeze - from _W. - Last - 10 - bbls· out · of - 250 · in leakage. At night carrying all Sail – At - night pleasant weather — — —

Thursday - March - 12th

At- Sun rise · Strong breeze at S-W  Steered S-W · double reefed top sails – Afternoon Blows a Gale -  at - 2 o clock clost reefed - main top Sail · and - hove too   Ship   Very wet - –

Friday March 13th

This day continues a heavy Gale from West - and - cold - with squalls of rain Hail and - Snow – -Boats stoven on the cranes – weather very Bad – At night the weather continues much the same. - 

Saturday March 14th

This day · Blows  · Strong - and · dry · weather with the wind at · N-W. Afternoon quite moderate – Lat at noon by obs. 36°-14’N   During the night moderates and · we · make Sail.

Sunday March 15

At · Sun rise moderately good weather with a good whole sail  breeze · at - South   made all · Sail and · steered W N-W · Afternoon strong breeze · and much · rain - At Sun Set clost-reefed the top sails - and - furled the jib and · main Sail - Steering N-W by · W – Through · the night quite moderate — the wind Shifts to W-N W - + - N-W   no rain after 9 o clock – P-M –


March 16-19

Monday, March 16th 1846

This day commences with fine weather and a light breeze from N.W. heading N-N-S. Made all sail at 6 A M. At noon had a squall from about W   the wind has gone intirely around the compass to day. At 4 PM took in all sail with a strong breeze from N-W. Ships heading N. Imployed this day repairing main and mizen top sails - and - Boats. At night blows strong in frequent squalls and dry weather.

Tuesday, March 17th

The morning moderate   made sail double reefed top sails & courses. Ship by the wind heading N-N-E wind N-W. Afternoon blows heavy in squalls with hail rain & snow at - one PM shortened sail. At Sun set - took in the fore sail - weather very Cold.  At 11 oclock at night had several very heavy squalls. Carried away a main top sail sheet – called all hand to furl it and turn up the starboard boat.

Wednesday, March 18th

Blows a heavy gale. At 8 o clock A M. the ship cut water and head was found to be off – cleared away and took it on Deck - Towards night the weather moderates and we set the main top sail clost reefed – Through the night moderate. 

Thursday, March 19th

All hands and made sail at 6 o clock A M. with strong breeze and increasing with rain from SE. At 8 o clock blows strong and much rain took in all sail and hove too – the remainder of the day lay too   wind all around -


March 20-25

Friday, March 20 – 1846

This day we are laying too under main Spencer in a Strong Gale from NW with heavy squalls of Hail and snow – Last night at 12 o clock main top sail sheet parted – and all hands were called to furl it.

Saturday March 21st

The Gale continues – with light squalls of snow – fore and main Spencers are all the sails we have set. Weather very cold. Ship heading N.N-E   Lat-38 N by obs

Sunday [Monday crossed out] March 22nd

The weather moderate made sail at 6 o clock A-M heading N-N-E under double reefed top sails. Squalls of snow through the day. In the afternoon saw 2 whales Imployed repairing sails. Weather cold.  Lat. at Noon by obs. – 39°–16'N

Monday. March 23

We have good weather with a very light breeze from N-N-W heading N-E. The fore top sail on deck repairing shortened sail at sun set  Fine weather through the Night with a light breeze at W & S-W

Tuesday March 24th 

This day we have very fine weather with a light breeze from West. Steered N-N-W. Afternoon bent the fore top sail & unbent the main   at 5 PM – bent it again – also- imployed repairing the rudder – which was found to be lame   at sun set shortened sail-

Wednesday March 25th

Saw four large whales and chased them and ran over them with the ship. Fine weather Lat-39° 05' N


March 26-31

Thursday March 26th 1846

The past night we had a strong breeze at S.S.E. and clear weather. made sail at 8 oclock A M & Steered NW With a Strong breeze at S- and thick and rainey in the afternoon. Shortened sail at half past five PM. & hove too. under clost reefed Main top sail heading SW – At 8 o clock the wind shifts to NW – and in course of the night to N

Friday March 27th

Made sail at 7 A M and steered W N-W with a strong breeze from the N and cold.  Afternoon calm. Shortened sail at 5 P M

Saturday March 28th

Made all sail at 6 o clock A-M and steered W-N-W with a light breeze from S-E & rain.  Afternoon – shifts suddenly to N-W and blows strong – shortened sail at 1-o-clock – at 6 P-M- wind at -N ship heading W-N-W During the Night the wind hauls to about W and blows strong

Sunday March 29th

This day we have a strong breeze from W and clear and cold – made no sail Ship heading S S-W – clost reefed main top sail and fore spencer – continues blowing through the Night with Snow & Hail

Monday March 30th

The weather continues cloudy with squalls of Hail and Snow- otherwise clear and moderately cold -. The Ship is laying too under clost-reefed main top sail and fore Spencer – All hands Imployed at Idleness. Blows Strong through the Night

Tuesday March 31st

Moderates. Made sail at 2 P-M [missing]


April 1-4

Wednesday April 1st AD 1846

Made all sail at half past five and steered WN-W. with a light breeze at south Afternoon Strong wholesale  breeze at S-E steered NW Shortened sail at half past six PM and Run under a clost reefed main top sail Steering NW- This day good weather but No whales- but fin backs Lat 35° 20’ North Blows a gale untill 12 at night  Lat. 35° 20' N Long. 148°37’ E

Thursday April 2 AD 1846

Made all sail at half past five AM. with a very light wind and heavy swell and thick Fogg. The wind shifts to N at 9 o clock and a moderate breeze. Shortened sail at 1-oclock continues foggy until 4- o clock. PM clears up   to night we are in very dark coulered water   at sun set. Good. clear. Weather   moderate breeze at - N Ship heading W-N-W under clost? reefed main topsail + foresail + spencers + fore top stay sail- Pleasant through the Night and very cold - - - 

Friday April 3 AD 1846

Made all sail at 15½ o clock AM with a light breeze at N and cold and a plenty of frost  Sea smooth- Remained fine weather through the day. Saw and chased Whales three times Very shy. Got nothing. At sun set clear + calm Ship under double reefed top sails and courses heading N-N-W         Lat at Noon by (obs) 39° 55' N Night continues calm   Long- by distance at 2 PM 145° 27'

Saturday April 4th

Made all sail at 5 ½ o clock. AM with calm weather   through the day a very light air from the Southward. Saw one Whale in the forenoon and chased him 4 hours. + gave him up. In the Afternoon saw several more chased them 3 hours. Could not get hold of them. At sun set whales a plenty in all directions and some near the ship. Shortened sail with light air


April 5- April 9

Sunday April 5th AD 1846

Made all sail at day light ─ with a light  breeze to the SSW    at sun rise. Wore ship and steered E by S   at half past 8 o clock Am  saw Whales. At  10 o clock lowered our  boats and struck two. Bow boat got stoved and capsized  ─ Saved one Whale and cut him in by 1 am    Lat by obsv  ─ 39°59’ N Long by Chron 46° 52’ [note in left margin: Fr Olney Hurt to day]

Monday April 6th

This day blows strong from N-E with  thick fogg and rain. Could not boil. Ships hove too heading to the N & E.

Tuesday April 7th

This day foggy and a moderate breeze at the  S & W Ships heading to the West. Commenced to boil this morning gray but little rain today. When my boat got turned over by the Whale on Sunday I got hurt in my neck & head. I am better.

Wednesday April 8th

Today we have light air and variable with thick fogg and calm etc. etc. Continued Boiling. Steering to the Westward ─ I am nearly recovered from my Hurt. At night clears off with a light breeze at N. Steered W-NW.

Thursday April 9th

This day we have fine weather with light breeze at N─ Steering to the N & W and N & E. Saw two whales at 9 o clock  AM and chased them.. Imployed stowing down oil ─ Afternoon saw as many as 20 Whales and struck one. Three Boats and all got loose and the Whale got away from them. At sun set weather fine ─ Whales a plenty heading N-E. Lat at noon 39° 43' Long.


April 10-13

Friday April 10th AD 1846 

Made all sail at 5 ½ o clock A-M With a light breeze at N-N-W steered N-E Saw some fin Backs in the forenoon – Afternoon saw Wright Whales going quick – gave chase but could not get with them. Calm. Stowed down 100 bbls of oil. Shortened Sail at sun set. Cruised to the N & E Repaired the Bow Boat – clear and pleasant through the Night – Sow has nine Pigs –

Saturday April 11th

At day light fine weather Made all sail with a light breeze at S S W  + to the Westward Whales in Sight going to the S & E quick chased them one  rising cruised to the W Saw a Whale at 10 o clock  chased him one rising– Cruised to the N & E with a strong breeze + Afternoon at 3 o clock took in all. Sail heading W Blows Strong – Killed the last hog  - Hen Holt sick off duty-  Lat at noon 39° 44' N  I am not able to do - duty lowered my boat to day. My shoulder & neck is yet-Lame –

Sunday April 12th

Made No-sail this day. have fogg and rain with a moderate breeze to the southward. Shifts toward evening to N. Shifts heading to the North and to the eastward. Hen Holt sick off duty moderate to good weather in the Night –

Monday April 13th

Made all Sail at Sun Rise with good weather and a light breeze at N – E Steered to the ESE Saw two Whales wore ship at 1 o clock & steer NNW at 4 PM Saw two Whales  at 5 lowered  - got a dart at  them twice   missed   BowBoat    Sun Set come on board Shortened Sail – breeze light at N E several Whales in sight to windward  Lat at Noon 39° 24' N   Hen Holt on duty. 


April 14-17

Tuesday April 14th AD 1846

Made all sail at – day light with a light breeze at N-E. Cruised to the S-E   Saw two  Whales going quick to the N + E   cruise   tacked Ship + steered to the N & W  wind shifts to E. Steered NNE & NE. Afternoon light air and calm. -Sent  up the fore top gallant yard-- + Sail   Shortened sail at sun set   Night light weather

Wednesday April 15th

Morning thick fogg. Made sail at 7½ o clock A-M and steered E-N-E with a light breeze at S-W At Noon light up for an hour. then foggy. through the day. At Sun Set Shortened Sail. Saw no Whales. this day   Hen. Holt Sick and Below all day continues light weather through the Night heared Whales. blowing several times in the Night

Thursday April 16th

In the morning light breeze with a little rain Made all sail at sun rise  -- heading NNE wind E – Saw a Whale. lowered. three Boats   chased one hour + gave him up  Come on board + got – Breakfast. Saw another Whale and chased 3 hours. Waist Boat -  got – on – and-mised the Whale. At Noon – blows strong whole sail breeze—and rains hard. At 2 PM saw another Whale—lowered—and struck the Waist Boat – held on one hour and a half and cut the sea length  come on Board and shortened sail – breeze – moderate and some rain. In the Night wind shifts to N. and blows strong

Friday April 17th

Strong breeze – at N. Made Sail at 10 A. M. and headed to the Eastward at 2 P.M. saw and chased a Whale. Going quick to the N   Imployed cleaning Bone. Hen Holt on duty to day   Shortened Sail at Sun Set  Lat. 40°19’N at noon          Long. 146° 06' at 2 PM


April 18-22

Saturday April 18 AD 1846

Made all sail at day light with fine light weather and smooth sea. with a light breeze. At E-N-E   steered S-E   at 9 A-M Saw a Whale going quickly to windward. Did not lower for him. at 10 o clock wore and steered –N—Afternoon wind hauls to E headed NN-E saw a spout—at Sun Set – Shortened Sail. Lat at Noon. 40°  02'  Long. 146°  40’ E Night good weather   wind shifts to S-E—

Sunday April 19th

Made sail at day light. With a moderate breeze at S-E steered E-N-E   Kept of[f]  at 7 o clock to N-E   at 9 o-clock to N- breeze increased to a moderate gale – with rain – at 2 o clock P-M shortened sail and hove too heading E   water green. Continued Stormy all night

Monday April 20

Weather moderate with the wind at N – sea rough At 9 AM saw a Whale and lowered no sucsess. At Noon lowered for two more   “gallied” them – At half past- 4 PM lowered for two more. Struck one—Line parted—weather fine and calm – shortened sail at Sun Set – Lat – 41°  49’ Long 147° 49' S

Tuesday April 21st

Made all sail at day light – AM – with a light breeze at E-S-E heading N-N-E saw one whale going quick to the S & E – did not lower for him. At noon - blows strong and rains- at 2 P. M. Shortened Sail – at Sun Set calm and Foggy.  At 8 o clock – wind out at W-N-W strong ship headwind NNE – 

Wednesday April 22nd

Made sail at 5 o clock AM wind light at N – W and sea smooth – steered E-N-E at 7 A.M. set in thick fogg. Noon wind at S-W fresh breeze – At 4 PM took in sail. Thick fogg. Wind at S – Ship heading E-S-E. Night blows strong


April 23-25

Thursday April 23  A 1846

At day light quite good weather – made all sail steered ENE with a moderate breeze at SW. At 6 a.m. saw whales – lowered two boats – wind increasing - called the boats a long side and took in sail at 7 o’clock. At 8 o’clock saw a ship to the N & E – Blows a moderate gale all day. Lat at Noon 42° 40' s Long 149°. At night moderated down to fine weather.

                                                                   Friday April 24th

Made all sail at day light with fine light weather. A ship in sight to the S & E. Cruised NW – NE and S-E.  Saw several whales. Chased one at 9 AM to 11 AM. Going fast to the N and E. Afternoon ran over one with the ship. At 5 o’clock struck a whale. Held on until sunset. Iron drawed – come on board and took in sail. Breeze light at S-W. Sea smooth – continues through the night. Good weather.

                                                                 Saturday April 25th

Made all sail at day light with good weather breeze light at SW – Whales in sight – Lowered two boats at sunrise – could not come up to the whale. Steered E-N-E one hour then N-N-W chased another whale one hour. Could not get up with him –steered N-N-W – Saw several whales going N-E. Lowered and chased two hours. Lost sight of them – strong breeze and rugged and hazey. Steered E-N-E at one o’clock - Saw a ship – 4 miles of N-N-E at half past 1 hauled a back for to speak her. She passed under our lee out of hail – when we made out to be the Barque Prudence of Stonington – The wind increasing to a gale – at 2 PM took in sail and lay too heading W. Saw another whale clost to the ship going N-E. The Prudence was under clost sail heading S-E. During the night moderates.


April 26-30

Sunday April 26th 1846

In the morning light wind and thick fogg heavy swell from S-W. Afternoon wind shifts to E with rain. Made No Sail today at Noon woremship – and lay] too heading N-N-E. Saw no Whales this day – at Night have the wind from S-E and strong and heavy rain with a cross Sea.

Monday April 27th

Wind Shifts from S-E to N-W with thick fogg in the forenoon. Afternoon clears up a little – Heavy ugly sea   Lay too all day  Saw no whales. At sun set wore ship.  Headed N-N-E wind moderate at N-W and Cold and remains so through the night.

Tuesday April 28th

At day light in the morning weather moderate breeze light at N – Made Sail heading to eastward – wind shifts to N-E and increases to a Strong Gale. At Noon commences to snow – took in sail at 8 o clock A M. At Sun Set we have a heavy snow storm gale moderate from N-E. Snowing the fore part of the night – latter part moderates.

Wednesday April 29th

The storm has abated with strong breeze from N at 10 o clock A M. Made Sail – our rigging heavily coated with Ice. At Noon Saw Whales   Afternoon – chased twice – no sucsess. At Sun Set calm. Whales still in sight. Lat – 43°-54' N a heavy old swell from N-E. Long 150°-44 E  Continues moderate through the night  wind shifts to South.

Thursday April 30th and Last

At day light have the wind light at South and snow. Made Sail in thick Snow Storm – steered W-S-W and SW   at 7 A M ceases to Snow and wind more increases – Shortened Sail & lay too heading E  wind S-S-E. Afternoon some rain & thick fogg. At Sun Set nearly calm   Ship heading S-S-E.


May 1-4

 Friday May 1st 1846

In the morning at day light we have quite good weather with a light breeze. At – W – made all sail and cruised to the N- & NE- and-S-E   at half past 8   saw Whales – chased – three hours – At – Noon kept off N-E. At 2 PM saw several Whales. Lowered and – struck one – and Drawed – one hour after Struck another and soon Drawed - again      wind  Strong – took in sail – plenty of Whales in sight  Blows strong through the night  Lat at Noon –44°-17' N      Long- - 151° – 24' E

  Saturday May 2nd 

Moderates in the forenoon    made sail at 8- o clock A-M Saw a ship to the S-E- cruised to the E N-E – at Noon saw Whales – chased until night got nothing - spoke ship seen in the morning – France of Havre – Heared of the loss of the ship Columbia – France nothing this season – Shortened sail at sun set - heading N-E – breeze – light at – N-N-W & cloudy  moderate -&- calm through the   Lat-at Noon-44°-07'  Night

Sunday May 3rd 

At – day break commenced snowing with a light  breeze at N-E-   Made sail heading E-N-E – saw one Whale   At 8 o-clock blows-strong and a thick Snow storm   took in sail – Saw the Ship France one mile to the windward at sun rise   Saw – a Whale in the afternoon. Blows a gale all. Day. - The gale continues and very cold – all Night

  Monday May 4th 

In the morning we have a strong N-W wind With snow and very cold . And rugged – sea At Noon. Kept off and made sail – steering South – for better weather- At sun set , shortened Sail and lay too heading S-W wind W-N-W and – moderating   Lat at Noon 44°16'N - Long 152°-06' during the Night quite moderate 


May 5-8

Tuesday May 5th A.D. 1846 

Made all sail at day light with fine weather) ... and a moderate breeze from SW   at 7 AM tack ship. and. Steered to the N & W and W.N.W through the day. Saw but one Whale   at sun set. Shortened sail - with a strong breeze at south   wore ship. And lay too heading ESE Blows strong through the night from the South Lat at noon 43° 45' Long 151°  

Wednesday May 6th 

Today as we expected - we have a gale of wind and rain from South. Lay too heading ESE - set the foresail at 8 o clock AM and took it in at noon The gale continues with heavy rain until midnight   Ship heading WSW after 6 o clock PM 

Thursday May 7th 

Morning moderate after the blow-made all. sail at sun rise and Cruised to the Eastward with a light breeze from the west amd  NW   At 1 PM lowered our boats for two whales. Could not get near them - saw another at 4 PM going quick to the Northward-took in sail the ship rolling very heavy. Breeze light at south - Night pleasant and calm  Lat at Noon 44° N Long at 2 Pm 152° 05 E 

Friday May 8th 

At Sun rise clear and a light breeze but increasing. Made sail - in about one hour shut in a heavy thick fogg ... took in sail - with a strong breeze at SSW - afternoon clear off made sail at 1 o clock and steered NE   at half past 2 PM -Saw a ship to the east   at 4 spoke the Ship Addison N-B 7 months out - 160 bbls Sperm had not seen any Wright Whales - got some papers as late as Oct 1845   shut in a thick fogg and we shortened sail as soon as capt Destin returned on board   weather light but foggy through the night 


May 9-13

Saturday, May 9th 1846

Morning thick fogg -wind light at ESE. At 10 o’clock clears up – Made all sail and steered N-E one hour – Tacked and steered S by W until night – weather thick with light rain after 1 o’clock P.M. Shortened sail at half past 6 o’clock. At night – foggy –

Sunday, May 10th

At day light thick fogg – At 6 oclock clears off – one ship in sight – light breeze at W-S-W. headed N-W – saw Whales – chased & gallied [frightened] them – calm until 3 P-M. At 8 A-M, 3 Ships in sight. Cruised Eastward – At 6 P-M saw Whales – moderate breeze at S-S-W at 7 – took in sail – heading W – Night – at 12 o’clock wore ship & headed south

Monday, May 11th

At day light Thick fogg and moderate breeze at S-W - at 6 o’clock made sail with the fogg breaking away – at 7 saw a Ship which proved to be the Stephania of N.B. no whale this season – saw Whales three times and chased them – saw two Ships in the Afternoon – one was the Louvre of New London as heard by the Stephania. No oil this season. Ran off towards night E-by-N. This day has been very good weather – at Sun Set took in sail   lay too heading N-N-W Lat 44° 47'  Long 153° 31'

Tuesday, May 12th

This day light breeze in the forenoon at W S-W – saw and chased one Whale – At 11 o’clock came up thick fogg – afternoon calm & foggy – at Sun Set light air at N-E & rain and snow – Saw one Ship today – Cruised to the Eastward took in sail at 5 o’clock P.M. Blows a moderate breeze through the Night.

Wednesday, May 13th

Made sail at day light with a strong breeze at N-W and very cold. Steered East. Had several squalls of snow. Lat at noon 45° 03' Long 155° 47' E.


May 14-18

Thursday May 14th 1846

At day light strong breeze at NW and very cold. made sail and steered East.  at 8 oclock hauled up south.  Breeze moderate made all sail at 10 o’clock.  Steering S SW.  at 2 pm saw whales. At 4 struck one. Killed him and he sank.  At sun set  took in sail.  Quite good weather and continues through the night Lat 44° 4' S    Long 156°45'

Friday May 15th

At day light calm – at 6 oclock a light breeze at ENE with a light flight of snow.  Saw whales 6 miles off to the N + W at 8 oclock close to them. Lowered for them and gallied them - chased three times to day.  Afternoon strong breeze at ESE + rain + cold + thick at 2 PM took in sail heading to the southerd.  Strong gale through the night.

Saturday May 16th

At 5 oclock AM took in the fore sail and close reefed the mail top sail.  With a strong gale at SE + continues through the day.  Afternoon shifts to SW with fog.  Blows a strong gale at night.

Sunday May 17th

At day light good weather.  Breeze light at SW.  At 3 oclock am a ship passed within a half mile of us heading to the westward under short sail.  Made all sail + steered N – most of the day calm.  After 2 PM a light breeze at E – Steered NNW.  At sun set took in sail – with every appearance of a storm tomorrow.  Lat at noon 44°23' S    Long 151° 18' E

Monday May 18th

Made sail at day light with a moderate breeze at East and steered N by E. at 6 oclock saw a whale.  Lowered the boats but came in thick and lost sight of him – steered S by W until 10 am then foggy.  Took in sail at half past 2 PM made sail + steered N-W at 4 took in sail thick fogg.


May 19-22

Tuesday May 19th 1846

Morning [unclear] foggy and a light breeze at East. At 10 AM shifts to West and clears up. Saw a ship to the Westward. Made sail – and steered S-S-W at noon. Spoke the ship Lewis. No whale this season. Steering to the Eastward – Saw one whale at 2 PM. Blowing strong, took in sail at 4-o clock + headed N-N-W – At sun set set wind dies away. Night good. Clear weather.

Wednsday May 20th

Made sail at daylight with a moderate breeze at W-S-W. Cruised to the Eastward. Saw several whales but could not get hold of any. breeze strong and sea rough. Shortened sail at sun set.  Lat at noon 44°-30’  Long at 2 PM 157°-32’ Mild weather throughout the night

Thursday May 21st

Made all sail at day light with a light breeze at W-S-W. Steered N-W from 8 to 10 oclock calm. At noon a light breeze at S-S-W with snow. Steered N-N-E at 3 ½ PM – clear weather – Saw a -whale and chased him 3 hours. but no sucsess. breeze light at E-S-E. Steered N.E. untill 7-oclock - Comcd snowing. took in sail – mild + pleasant weather through the night

Friday May 22nd

At day light quite moderate + good whaleing weather – made all sail with a light breeze at N-W. Cruised to the S+W. At 7 AM cruised to the N+E with a strong breeze in squalls with snow. Afternoon clear + very cold. kept on to the N+S. Saw a great many fin backs but No W-Whales. At 6 PM saw a ship to the Eastward. Breeze light at N-W - took in sail at sun set heading W-S-W. Lat at noon by obsv 45° 00' N  Long by cron at 2 PM 158°  04' E


May 23-26

Saturday  May  23   1846

Made  sail  at  day  light   with   a   strong   breeze at  N - E.  Cruised  to  the  N & W -  +  steered West  At Noon.   Saw.  two   Whales  .  chased  them  all of the afternoon  -    At   Sun  Set   breeze  light  at N     took  in  Sail   &  lay  with  the  Ship's  head W – N – W     At – Night   fine   weather +  but   little  wind

Sunday    May   24th 

At  day  light  pleasant  made  all.  Sail  -   At Noon.   Blows   a   moderate   Gale.   from   S – W Took   in   Sail   heading.   W – N – W .  At   sun  Set Blows – Strong . and .  hazey.  With   appearances of-  Rain   -  -   This   day .   had.   a   roast   pig   for dinner    one  raised   on   board   of   the   ship   Seven   weeks   old.    from.  a   sow   got – at Guam   -   continues   Blowing   through   the   night  

Monday  May 25th

At day light moderate with snow + some fogg    Made sail at 6 AM  with   clear   weather   and a   moderate   breeze.  -  Saw   two   whales   going quick    to   the   windward.   Wind  N – W    Steered W – S – W  untill    9  A M   then   to   the   N – E  at  10  A – M saw  Whales .   Lowered   &   chased  untill  1  P M come  on  board .  Lowered  at  3 oclock  PM    Struck – a – Whale  -  held -  20 – minutes  +  drew   come  on  board   Lowered  at  4  PM   +  chased a   Whale   5   miles   to   windward .  – come   on   board at – 6 – o  clock  -  took   in   sail  at    7 ½    o  clock  – most  -   calm   fine   weather   through   the   night

Tuesday   May .  26th

At   Sun   rise   4 ½  – o clock .  Good  weather  but  a  Light air   at  S – W    Made   all   Sail   headed   S – E .   one   hour then   N – W     At -  8 – o  clock.  breezes - up    at  10 – A – M Strong  breeze .   At   noon.   Lowered   and .   chased a   Whale   two   hours .  Lost   sight   of .   him  the   Boats   come  on  board.   At   2  P – M  Steered N – W – With  a  strong  breeze .   Saw .  Some   Hump Backed..  -   took   in   sail   at   Sun  Set .   quite  moderate      Lat   45°  44' -  Long  157° 23' 




May 27-31

Wednesday, May 27th 1846

All this day thick fogg and a light breeze at S-W. made no sail today. night about the same.

Thursday May 28th

At day light foggy with breeze light at WSW. At 9 A.M. lights up a little. Made sail heading S. Saw several hump + fin Backs at 7 PM. Saw three Whales going quick to the Northward lowered and tryeed them but could not come up with them – fresh breeze + squalls of fogg all night. at Sun Set took in Sail  Lat. 46º 00º Long. 156º 35º 

Friday May 29th

At day light foggy. clears off at 5 o clock. made sail with a strong breeze at N-W. Steered WSW + S-W. Saw nothing to day but fin Backs. the day ends with fine weather and a steady light breeze at N – Lat at noon 44º-53' Long 155º-30' At Sun Set took in Sail. The night quite pleasant.

 Saturday May 30th

Made all-sail at day light. with a light air at N-N-W. Steered W. Saw a Whale at 9 A.M. Lowered all the Boats  in 20 minutes the Laarboard Boat struck. The capt. got his boat stove + soon filled. the crew got into the bow Boat. the other two boats had killed the whale by this time – and he soon turned up. got him along side at noon. comcd cutting at 1 P.M. With fine light weather – finished cutting at 7 P.M. Saw other Whales this after noon + chased them. comcd boilling at 9 P.M. continues mild weather through the night. Lat 44º 30' Long 154º-38' at noon 

Sunday May 31st

Made sail at day light heading N. wind moderate at ENE headed S-E at 6 A.M. come onto blow. took in sail at 9 A.M. saw Whales going N-E Saw-a-ship


June 1-5

Monday June 1st AD 1846

Blows a strong breeze at N-E     Lay too under  the fore sail & Double reefed main top sail -- Afternoon moderates.  Saw a Ship to the South  At night quite moderate but cloudy -- continued Boiling   100 bbls. turned up.

Tuesday June 2nd 

At 4-1/2 AM Spoke Ship Ajax of Havre  France – two Whales – fine weather made  All sail – Saw several whales & Lowered  For one at 8 AM – got gallied [confused] in the smoke  Boiling – 150 bbls. turned up  - cruised S-E & N –  Finished boiling at 5 PM have turned up 190 Bbls.

Wednesday June 3rd

At day light made all sail with but a light air -  most of the day calm had a snow squall – Broke out the After Hold and stowed down 140 bbls of oil – chased Whales twice night calm.

Thursday June 4th

Made all sail at day light at sun rise Lowered and struck a Whale Killed & sank him. At 6-o-clock came on board & finished stowing down the oil 200 bbls.  Afternoon chased Whales. Six miles from the Ship.  Gallied them – come on board at 5 PM – Whales clost to the ship went Off & struck one with the Bow Boat – held On to him one hour after dark & cut   Whale spouting thin blood – breeze light at E-N-E two ships in sight to day. – night  Calm

Friday June 5th

At sun rise a gentle breeze at N-E.  saw A whale – lowered two Boats and chased One hour.   At noon Blows a strong breeze From N-E   With rain & thick Weather  chased A whale in the afternoon – too shy to get  Hold off – half past two blows & rains – took In sail. Saw one ship to day. Cruised N-N-W  & E-S-E. Wind N-E.  Employed stowing down  (…page cut off unable to read more)


June 6-10

Saturday  June 6th  1846

Thick foggy weather with a strong breeze at N-E. Chased one whale at 5 AM   at 6 AM spoke The French ship Ajax and "gamed" all day.  At sun set took in sail heading E-S-E Wind light at N-E and thick weather. quite good weather through the night.   Wind light.

 Sunday  June 7th

At day light made all sail with a light air from N-W steered N-N-E - Saw a Whale and chased him in company with the Ajax Calm most of the day-  At sun set have a light air from W. The Ajax 15 miles astern took in sail at sun set heading N-N-W.

 Monday  June 8th

This day light wind and foggy   could only see two miles.  Saw 4 whales.  Struck two Drawed from one -  separated from the other   at sun set spoke the Bremen Ship Honseat two whales steered N-N-E.  Capt-Destin went on board of H- took in sail. Night fine weather --

 Tuesday  June 9th

Fine weather & a steady light breeze at E. Cruised to the N-E- Saw the Barque spoken last evening to the Westward - saw but one whale this day Lowered for him - going too quick - steered to the W-S-W after 5 AM.  At sun set took in sail Moderate breeze through the night

 Wednesday  June 10th

This day have a strong breeze at S-S-E. Cruised N-E + N-W and West.  Saw 5 Whales and lowered three times and gallied the whales.  In the morning saw a ship to the Southward steering S-W and boilling. At 4 PM took in sail   blowing strong and comcd to rain   Lat - at noon - 43º 36' N   Long at -10 AM  153º 48' E



June 11-15

Thursday June 11th AD 1846

Foggy untill 2-o clock P-M- lights up -- made all sail & steered S-E.  Saw 4 whales and lowered Got clost to one. Gallied - come in thick fogg.  at half past 6-o clock boats come on board.  breeze strong – at half past 7 - took in sail.-  have a heavy swell from the S-S-E.  Capt D and Holt had a growl this morning again -  about my Humble self.  Foggy through the night

Friday June 12th

Thick fogg all day with a light breeze at S-S-W-.  light up a little at 3 P-M and we made sail - Steered N-W -- wind W S-W took in sail at sun set -  with clear weather and headed S.  Saw no whales -

Saturday June 13th

At day light clear.  Made all sail.  Saw a whale clost by.  lowered two boats – and gallied  him—Foggy for two hours.  At ten o clock saw more whales and chased the remainder of the day --  breeze very light towards night calm.  saw as many as 12 whales but could not get near them.  very shy. -  at dark, two within a half mile of the Ship.  calm & clear.  took in sail.   Lat - at noon – 44 28’  Long. 154 57’

Sunday June 14th

This day we have a thick fogg.  At 5 A-M saw two whales near the Ship.  At 7 made sail.  At 2 P-M took in sail – at 4 – made sail again - at 7 P-M took in sail --  breeze light at E-N-E.   cruised S-E and N – to day have a roast Pig for dinner.

Monday, June 15th

Made sail at 6 A-M.  Fogg most of the day.  Saw No Whales.  Steered S-W in the afternoon.   Lat at noon-44º 28'    Long - - 155º 23'


June 16-30

Tuesday June 16th AD 1846

At 12 o-clock last night in a thick fogg came nigh running afoul of the Ship Addison of N-Bedford.  hailed one Whale -  to day thick fogg.  At 10 AM made all sail and steered N-& N-NE until sun set - took in top gal[lant]] sails and main sail - steering N-N-E with a light steady breeze at SE Later part of the night clear weather   Steered N-E by N

                    Wednsday June 17th

made all sail at 4 AM with fine clear weather. saw a whale at sun rise - 4 1/2 o clock  Lowered but did not get him Lowered again at 8 A-M  Did not get a Whale - Lowered again at noon but got nothing - cruised to the N-&E. Saw other Whales - breeze. light - Afternoon - Thick fogg - At sun set Shortened sail - wind E East - Lat 45º 28' Long 155º 05'

                 Thursday June 18th

Have fine light pleasant weather and a little fogg before 9 AM - breeze light at S-E saw a ship to the Northward - No Whales seen to day.     Lat at noon 46º - 20' Long 155º 54' E carried all sail through the night steering ENE with a light air from S-E and fine weather-

                  Friday June 19th

Light air and calms   steering E-N-E - saw two Ships one to the Northward 15 miles and the other to the Eastward 12 - miles Saw no Whales. Shot some Ducks  Lat by obsv  46°-49’ night fine light weather. Long by cron 156º - 43' E

                      Saturday June 20 th

Fine weather with a light breeze at  S-S-E at 7 AM Lowered and Struck two Whales. and parted from one and drawed from the other   saw & chased two more in the afternoon Spoke Ship Montazuma  6 Whales Lat at noon 47º - 09'


June 21-24

Sunday June 21st 1846

Had a fresh breeze through the night – from S-S-E & steered E in company with the Montezuma  Come in thick at 3-A.M. and lost sight of her.  Thick all this day -   At noon, wore ship and steered S-S-W.  At 1 P.M. saw the Montazuma to Leeward 3 miles.  Ran  off and Capt. Baker come on board – and stayed until 8 P.M.   Capt. B. is sick with the Rheumatism.  has been for six weeks.  This is the first of his being out.  Heared from the India with 7 whales 6 weeks ago.  At 8 P.M. parted company.  The Montazuma going to the E-N-E and we to the South.   Wind light at E-S-E and a thick fogg.  Remains thick most of the night.  At sun set  Shortened sail and lay too under foresail & double reef main topsail.

Monday June 22nd

Have a strong breeze from E-N-E with rain at noon.  Saw several Whales.  At 6 P.M exchanged coulers with a French Barque heading N-N-W.   Blows Strong with rain through the night - 

Tuesday June 23d

Have a strong breeze from N-E. With rain in the fore-noon.  heading N-W  made some sail.  Continues to moderate.  Saw fin backs in plenty but no Wright Whales.  At sun set took in sail.  Heading W-N-W  weather light through the night   breeze light at N with fogg.

Wednesday June 24th

Made sail at 4 A-M with a light breeze at N.  Steered E-N-E.  Saw plenty of fin backs at noon.  Saw two ships .   Afternoon steered south.  Saw 1 Whale.  Lowered three Boats.  Capt Destin struck & got stove Bad. Killed the Whale & it sunk - . At sun set took in sail.  Weather foggy.    Wind light.  4 ships in sight.  Lat at noon  47º- 28  Long 159º 59-


June 25-28

Thursday, June 25th AD 1845 [sic]

Calm & foggy untill 10 A.M.  Light breeze made sail headed N.W. + South  At 2 PM– saw –4 Ships . At sun set spoke  Ship Sally Anne N-B. 2 Whales- &- Barque Prudent . Stonington 7 Whale . Calm – Capt D on Board of – the S – A -  &. capt - Brewster – Saw no Whales – this day – Night fogg . and . calm -

Friday June 26th

Fine weather in the morning made all sail at day light & steered to the N&.W. The Sally Anne & Barque in . sight . to the – N.  Afternoon “gamed" with the Sally Anne.  Some fogg . . wind light at – W - & - S - & S–E . at night fogg – saw nothing but fin Backs to day.

Saturday, June 27th

At day light made. all . Sail and headed to the Northward – with a good breeze at E saw. the Sally Anne headed . to the Southward At 7 ½ A-M shut in thick fogg . Steered W  N – W.  At ten A-M took in – sail – and lay too untill 3 ½ P-M clears off – Made all Sail and – Steered N-W.  At – 7 ½ P M passed a ship two miles off – Boilling off- exchanged coulers . At sun set - reefed. top sails and headed. N-E-by-N. with the other ship on our weather beam 3 – miles off – saw. nothing this day but Fin Backs - -  steered to the At night . under – double reefed . top sails & foresail with the other ship to windward. –

Sunday, June 28th

At 3 ½ o’clock . A . M made all . sail. Steering N – with a good breeze at E-N-E & . clear weather with the Ship seen last evening off – our . lee bow 3 miles off – a boilling yet – saw – several – fin back had - some fogg. -   At – 1 - P M saw 8 or ten Whales at – 2 – P – M the wist Boat struck one. – Killed him and . got him along side at 3 ½ clock commenced.  cutting – got - the throat & 1 lip – Fin - chain parted & we knocked of[f] + took in sail with thick fogg.


June 29-July 3

Monday June. 29th

Fine weather. with a light breeze at E N.E. --  did not . begin to cut the Whale untill 10 AM – and. finished at . 6 P- M. and lowered -for-another Whale. At night calm – carried sail heading to the Eastward - had Whales. Around. us –

Tuesday . June 30th

All. the forenoon. calm – with several Whales clost. to the Ship.  Could. not lower for them on account of. Fogg  – At. Noon. clears off-- a little –Whales. Out. Of- sight. Stowed down in the run – the Whales. were scared. away by the noise – made in coopering on board of the Ship -commenced boilling  at 7 o clock yesterday  Morning – strong breeze- at- night + thick fogg . From. W-S-W.

Wednesday July [overwritten on June] 1.st-- 1846

At . 5 A-M. clears. off - +. we have a fine day with a good Whole sail. breeze. from West – cruised North and – South. and. saw- any quantity of Whales - – but few Wright Whales Lowered two times - + - the Larboard  quarter Boat gallied the Whales. both times - by careless ness - - finished boilling  at 12 PM - or night  + turned about- 160- bbls -

Thursday. July. 2nd --

Have a fine day.  With a light breeze . N – N -W cruised to the S  & W+ N & E  Saw several Whales.  Lowered. four times + struck  3 Whales and saved one - Stowed down.  60 bbls - in the after hatch -  Yesterday finished stowing the run 50 bbls. – At night foggy   + Wind light - Whale along side. – Lat 48º 37'  Long 157º 38' E

Friday July 3d 

Comcd cutting at Six AM - + finished at – 11- A-M comcd strong breeze - S S-W + clears. off – At - noon saw 4 Whales + chased them. Comcd boilling – cruised W Saw - 2 whales + chased them at 5 PM- Night Blows a – gale.  --


July 4-9

Saturday, July 4th, 1846

Blows a moderate Gale most of the day and thick hazy weather from SSW and some rain--lay too --all day boilling - saw - some whales  At night quite moderate but a little wind at 11-PM. Wind hauled WSW  Ship headed S.

Sunday July 5th

The forenoon light breeze at west cruised to the - N - + to the S- + E    Some Fogg  -- Afternoon -- cruised S-W.  At sun set saw 3 whales 6 miles to the windward    finished  boilling at 6 PM -- turned up 75 bbls.  At night carry double reefed topsails wind light at N-W -- Saw a ship to the Eastward

Monday July 6th

At 5-A-M Lowered away for a whale  Struck at 6 -- Killed--and got it along side at 8 o clock--Have fine weather and calm--most of the day  finished cutting at 4 PM and comcd boilling--And stowed down 50 bbls of oil in the fore hold--night light weather--headed to the N + E - light air  E-S-E -- Lat at noon 48º-07'  Long-157º-26'

Tuesday July 7th

Light weather and a light breeze at S-E  Saw a whale at 3 ½  A-M and lowered for him--no sucsess--Cruised to the Northwest--Lowered again at 10-A-M- galled [gallied] the whale--saw a ship to the Eastward--the whale cut yesterday is very fat

Wednsday July 8th

At 5 A-M saw 3 whales + chased them could not strike them.  At noon pass the Ship Friends  Boats with two dead whales Capt Howard came along side--afternoon chased whales 3 times.  Light airs and calms all day  At night finished boilling at -12 oclock turned up 160 bbls

Thursday July 9th

Light breeze  chase whales 2 times--Saw the Ship Friends cutting--Stowed  down 250 bbls fore hold


July 10-13

Friday July 10th AD 1846

Forenoon calm. Lowered three boats for whale 6 miles from the ship. Afternoon headed to the Northward with a good breeze at 1 P M saw 2 Whales near the ship. Lowered four boats and gallied them   At 3  PM- Lowered for two others At 4 Capt D struck    the Whale run very bad   At 8 turned him up and got him along Side and fluked   at half past 8- took in sail

Saturday July 11th

Comcd a stormy breeze at day light. Comcd cutting At 6 o-clock And finished at 11 AM with a Moderate gale. From SW But found the Whale a very poor one   a dry thin don’t expect to get ten bbls out of it blubber Enough for 120 Lay too at night under clost reefed main top sail heading SSE In the night the wind shifts to WNW and blows a strong gale

Sunday July 12th

Blows a gale until 10 o-clock AM then lulls a little and we made sail and steered N   at 4 P M- saw some Whales and Lowered 3 boats the whales going to the windward quick and the sea very Rough- Boats come on board took in Sail at 7 o-clock. To day threw over Board the Whales toungue and expect to throw the blubber to morrow- moderate At sun 2 ct and through the night-

Monday July 13th

Made all sail at 4 AM- with a gentle breeze At West and plyed to windward all day Saw no Whales but fin + hump Backs Lowered once to day   imployed cleaning Bone and setting up pipes   have the blubber yet in the blubber room- Fine weather  At night carry sail to set to windward Wind light at WNW and shift to the SE & E  Lat-


July 14-17

Tuesday July 14th AD 1846

In the morning have - a- light whole sail breeze at E S E and increasing with rain at 6 A-M saw a whale and chased him going quick to windward. At 7 chased two more going quick to windward – breeze increased with much rain steered W N W until 8 AM . At 9 AM took in sails – At 4 PM have the wind N-E & moderate Saw 1 whale this afternoon. Ship heading N-N-W. Night clear & pleasant and but a light breeze at N-W-           

               Wednsday July 15th

commences a strong breeze at 3 AM at 8 blows a gale comcd boilling the blubber cut in on Saturday last - boilled 4 hours and gained nothing & at 11 comcd  throwing of it overboard & finished at 2 PM. Made sail at 6 AM and took it in at 8 AM moderates again at 2 PM made sail steering NNE at 5 PM Lowered for two Whales    gallied them & came on board   at 6 PM got supper an down again   capt Destin struck at half past 6   at 9 had him fluked along side of the Ship very Large took in sail weather quite mild    Lat at noon 48º - 08' Long 156º 36'

                Thursday July 16th

comed cutting at 5 AM with good pleasant weather did not finish until 3 PM Whale very large and not fat saw Whale at noon and Lowered for them going fast to windward At sun set steering North saw five Whales clost to the Ship Night fine light weather at 12 o clock head SSW

                 Friday July 17th

Have fine weather and a light breeze at SSW & --W saw plenty of Whales & struck one & cut from him Capt Destin



July 18-20

Saturday July 18th AD 1846

At Sun Set Last night our Black-Hearted Skipper come on board after chaseind [chasing] two whales - and - comcd a bitter tirade of his abuse on me again - cursing and damning me all up in heaps--threatening to break my head  etc   Luckey for him that he kept his hands - off - Have fine weather and a gentle breeze - at - S. saw a ship to the westward   forenoon had some fogg  Afternoon saw whales and chased them - no sucsess  Lowered twice  At night quite moderate

Sunday July 19th

At 4 AM whale clost by the ship been in the try smoke  Lowered + chase - no sucsess - Saw a great many whales through the day  Lowered 8 times - the Starboard Boat Struck one and drawed  At 6 PM I struck one in the Bow Boat + got the head of my boat stove - gave my line to the waist boat  She held on a few minutes and drawed  In hoisting my Boat up broke her head all off -- good weather with a moderate breeze at SSW  Cruised west + S-E - whale very wild and hard to get hold off  At 8 PM shortened sail and finished boilling - turned up 125 bbls  Night quite moderate

Monday July 20th

At day light called all hands and got in the Bow + larboard qr [quarter] Boats + but out two others  weather thick got ready to stow down - Saw - whales at 6 A-M  The weather quite good + clear after 6 - made sail - Afternoon some squalls of  fogg    I saw several whales + Lowered three times this day but all shy + going quick to the westward -- Employed stowing down  chocked of[f] the after hatch - + comcd in the fore -- good breeze at S-S-W cruised to the South East after 9 AM


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July 21-26

Tuesday. July 21st AD 1846

Made sail at . 4A-M with a moderate breeze at S-S-W—breeze. Increases .. with thick fogg and Rain. Saw. Two whales. and. Lowered for them No sucsess. Employed stowing down – choced Off – the fore hatch &  comcd in the fore peak – Afternoon. blows. Strong – finished stowing at 5 o clock – P-M – 125 bbls – At-6 oclock. Took in sail Cruised S-E - & W – moderate at – night with fogg

       Wednesday. July 22nd

Have. Good. Weather. With a light breeze. At W S-W- & W – saw-several. Whales. and. Chased. Two After noon foggy – cruised to the S&W – at sun set clear..&. calm. Quite light through the night With fogg—wind shifts to South – Employed Repairing. The boats 

       Thursday July 24th

Made. Sail at- 6-A-M- fogg. Clears- off- saw. Several, Whales. going quick to the S.& E.  chased Two – once. Afternoon thick fogg. And. Some rain With a whole sail breeze. At- S-E-&-S- steered off to the N&-W- At 4P-M took in sail Employed. repairing the boats - &- setting up pipes

        Friday. July. 24th

This day. Calms - +. Foggs . Some rain – finished Repairing. The bow boat. Heared whales blow Not far. off-

        Saturday July 25th

The. Forenoon. Have. Rain & - fogg. & calm. -Heared Whales. blowing = afternoon came up - a strong Breeze – at N- saw whales in plenty – Lowered & - chased – [twice crossed out] 3 times – very rough – sea – wind shifts To -N-W steeres N-N-E – strong breeze – took in Sail at sun set. Night blows. strong. Ship heading WS-W- -

        Sunday. July 26th

Blows. too strong to make sail     Lay too all day Wind at N.W – saw some Whales. – Afternoon Clear. & dry. Painted the bow boat.


July 27-31

Monday July 27th AD 1846
Strong breeze at W-N-W all of the forenoon made easy. Sail at sun rise— Employed in cleaning and drying bone. — At noon lowered for. a whale. —Afternoon moderates for two hours.—then blows strong again reefed. At 5 PM moderates. Almost calm. Some rain—saw several Whales & chased. three at one lowering. No sucsess today. At sun set calm   took in sail. Lat by obsv at noon 48º-35' N Long by Cronometer at 2 PM 157º-54' E
Tuesday July 28th
Have had light breezes. Light rain from east. Cruised N & S. Saw plenty of whales and  going very quick    chased four times at 4 Lowerings. the larboard qr [quarter] Boat got on to one & missed—Saw some isleand landing WNW at sun set calm at daw  let. took in sail Lat. calm all night.
Wednesday, July 29th
Have fine pleasant weather with a light breeze at West.—Lowered three times and struck one whale the larboard qr Boat. Got capsized and we lost the whale.—Cruised N-N-W & S-S-W with the Land in sight. Saw but two whales today at sunset. Let the land bore N-W-by N took in sail heading S-S-W Lat by obsv 48º 30' Long 57º-14 E
Thursday July 30th
The forenoon; clear and pleasant with a light breeze at West. Cruised to the N & W. Saw nothing but fin backs. At noon kept off ENE   Saw the Land. bearing NW by N. At 3 PM set in thick fogg—with the wind at SW. Employed cleaning & drying bone. Hen. Holt below deck—took in sail at half past six heading SSE—continued  fog through the night.
Friday, July 31st
Foggy most of the day with a moderate breeze at S-W. Made sail at noon & steered WNW—took it in at 6-1/2 oclock.   

August 1-4

Saturday, August 1st 1846 

This day Made sail at day, light AM-at-6-o clock saw a large Ship under double reefed top Sails  S-S-E.  passed to leward of us. 8 miles- At-7-A-M we kept off to N-E with a moderate breeze- at S-W. –And- have fogg + heavy Rain all the day. At 1 ½ P-M took  in sail- Hen Holt on duty again - and has left the capt Table in the after cabbin – and eats  with the Boat Steerers in the forward – cabin= at sun set heavy Rain + light wind at S-S-W- wore ship + headed S-E at-10-P M- Stops Raining . n. foggy through the night

Sunday, Aug 2nd  

Light wind – calms + fogg - Saw - a Ship to The N+-W- Lowered once for a hump Back And Twice for Right Whales.  Cruised to the N+-S. At sun set took in sail- Capt Destin and Mr Lyons only . lowers these Three days past- Night have light in And fogg with Thunder + Lightning- 

Monday Aug 3rd   

Made sail at day light with a light breez  At S-S-E  + thick  + Rainey   continues to rain heavy until 8 o clock. Then clears off - Saw a Ship to the N + W. Saw  two Whales + Lowered all four Boats   Shut in thick Untill 11 o clock. Saw two more whales- Shut in again – at 1 P m Saw Whales again – chased them + “ gallied" them-  At 3 P-M thick fogg - Steered N+W “ untill sun set + took in sail Lat- at noon- 49º-14' N - Long

Tuesday aug 4th

 Foggy 4 hours in the morning – 9 am saw The Land to N=W- at 10 saw a ship - at noon spoke Ship Globe of N- Bedford 5 Whales    steered NW with a strong breeze at N-S – at sun set the Land. 25 miles – off   bearing from – S-W to N –E  Saw plenty of Hump Backs no Right Whales   Carry-all-sail-at night


August 5-8

Wednesday August 5th 1846

This day have fine light pleasant weather run in within ten miles of the Land.  which we suppose to be Isleand near the coast of Komshatka and the straits going in to the Sea of Okotsk – breeze, light from N-E to S-E   steered along to the N & - E  Saw many hump backs.  This Land is not very high but is almost covered with snow.  wind light and thick fogg through the night steered E-N-E Lat at morn 50º – 14' N  

Thursday Aug 6th

Have a moderate breeze at South & S-W with a thick fogg.  Steered E-N-E and N-E.  At 2 PM took in sail & headed to the S & E   at 2 AM headed W-N-W  continues foggy through the night

Friday Aug 7th

Have thick fogg untill 8 o clock AM. clears off made sail & steered N-W with a strong breeze at S-W.  At 10 o clock saw the Land ahead. At half past ten Lowered the Boats and the mates boat got fast to a whale after an hour the whale took his Line.  Afternoon ran in to within ten miles of the Land - at 7 PM headed off Shore. breeze very light have the Land to the Eastward bearing N-N-E and to the westward bearing W-S-W, Mountains high & much Snow. Lat at morn 50°- 50'N 

Saturday aug 8th

In the morning off Shore 30 miles and have a Strong breeze at S-W.  Stood in for the Land.. at 8-o clock two Boats started for the Shore.  distant 10 miles – breeze light wore & stood off at noon stood in and the Boats come off – got nothing but wood.  the weather fine and pleasant steered N-E along the Land.  Lat at noon 51° – 20' 

Lat 52°- 09'- Sunday Aug 9th Ran along ten miles from the Land to the N & E breeze

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August 10-14

Monday August 10th AD 1846

At 4 A-M off Awatska Bay 25 mile with a moderate breeze at W-S-W   Run in near the Land and got becalmed - and - had to down Boats and tow off Shore - Saw two Ships Standing in  Saw a merchant Ship come out of Paulovski At sun set the Ship Sally Anne - N B wanting one Whale going in to cooper - Saw the French Ship John Cockerill bound in light air off - Shore. Double reefed & headed off Shore - Light air & calms through the night

Tuesday aug 11th

Have light airs & calms. Afternoon had a light breeze from the Southward & towed in to the Bay about 25 miles and anchored at the Port at sun set - Found one Ship at the Port - The Olive Branch of N - Bedford 9 months out - 300 bbls   Passed in the mouth of the Bay - The Ship Newburyport 2700 bbls - & Ship Casander of Providence & three French Ships 

Wednsday aug 12th

Employed getting water - got off 140 bbls Have fine warm pleasant weather - got 16 pipes of water stowed below 

Thursday, aug 13th

Got of 6 casks more of Water – And have one watch on Liberty on Shore -  I was on Shore part of the day - Saw a prosession of the church - I cannot discribe it -  Weather fine and pleasant

Friday aug 14th

Have fine weather - one watch on Liberty and myself & boats crew after clams  with much trouble got about one bbl . . . I also write a letter to My Wife to send by the Sally Anne Via N-Bedford 


August 15-19

Saturday, Aug 15th D 1846

In the morning have a light breeze at N.W. Weighed anchor and went about 3 miles down the bay & got becalmed and anchored again and went 4 miles down the bay and got 3 boat loads of wood at night have some rain. 

Sunday aug 16th

At sun rise have a fine breeze from NW weighed our anchor and ran down to the mouth of the Bay ten miles and anchored employed all day getting of wood. Got off about 8 cords at 5 PM the Olive Branch Back to sea and one ship in the offing came to anchor out side of us and was boilling. 

Monday aug 17th

At day light have a strong breeze at NW- got under weigh and put to sea at 6 AM at 10 o clock saw  one whale & lowered two boats got gallied by the boats of a French ship. Steered E. &. N.E. Saw several ships at 3 PM spoke the ship Plymouth of Sag Harbour with a dead whale. At 7 PM spoke ship Mercury NB and ship India 4400 bbls of New London cutting and G + Mary 2100 bbls boilling took in sail and spoke At night a strong breeze and shifts to N-E-

Tuesday aug 18th

Blows strong until 10 AM then moderates- made sail at noon and steered to the Eastward Saw 8 sail of ships at 3 PM lowered for a whale at 4½ the Larboard qr Boat got fast I lowered and killed & got him along side   at sun set calm- & light weather through the night

Wednesday aug 19th

At day light have fine weather and a light breeze at SW comcd cutting at 5 ½ AM spoke a ship belonging to Sag Harbour 1250 bbls   finished cutting at noon made all sail and headed to the Eastward saw several hump Backs & 5 or 6 ships. 


August 20-25

Thursday aug 20th  AD 1846

This day fine weather and a light breeze.  saw several whales + lowered our Boats – (always excepting the Bow Boat) eight times but struck nothing   Several Ships in sight saw one Ship cutting   at night.  Calm  off Kings Head in the morning.  At night 40 miles to the S + W  calm all night – continued boilling 

Friday aug 21st

Have a light breeze + some fogg from SW   Six or seven Ships – some boilling   Steered N-E  At Inn let spoke the ship Charles Henry of N London 1300 bbls 13 months out – saw but one Whale to day – Steered E-N-E untill 12 o clock at night then -N- with a 6 not breeze.

Saturday aug 22nd

Have a light breeze at S   steered N – saw one Whale at sun set   Lowered for him   gallied  calm all night – with light rain – course N-E   finished boilling at 8 A-M  turned up 135 bbls

Sunday aug 23rd

Calm all through the day – saw one Ship to the Westward   Steering to the N + E   Employed setting up pipes shooks.   Night calm ---- distant from the Land 25 miles and off abreast of Mount Kronosksi and Shepunskanos which are very High not less than 3 miles – with their summits covered with snow –

Monday aug 24th

Have fine light weather with light airs + calms   Employed – stowing down betwixt decks for the first time.  stowed 22 pipes of 6 bbls each Afternoon – have a light breeze at W steered E-S-E. Ship in sight to the S-W.   at night calm.

Tuesday aug 25th

Calm through the day.  at night have a fine breeze at W   steered N-E 6 hours.  at 1-A.M. falls calm.  a large Ship 4 miles to the westward.  Steering N-E


August 26-30

Wednesday August 26th AD 1846

Calm. from 1 A M untill – 2-P M A light breeze at S-W steered N-E- Hove off the South Head of the Bay. at sun set chased three whales and gallied them – two ships in sight steering N-E- latter part of the night Calm 25 miles from the Land-

Thursday aug. 27th 

Light airs and calms   Lowered – in the morning for whales 5 miles from the Ship – which turned out to be fin Back Whales – repaired the Miz top sail – and cleaned a Head of bone. At 4 o clock Lowered for a Whale – Capt. D. struck - & we turned him up 3 miles from the Ship. – towed him to the Ship & got him fast at 10 o clock - & Headed off Shore – saw 3 Sail today – Latter part of the night have a good breeze from the N – E

Friday aug 28th

At 4-A M all hands to get the whale in – got him along side – chain – parted – got him along side again and comcd cutting at 8 A – M – breeze from N – E and a heavy swell. run before the wind and cut Whale is a very large one  finished cutting at 7 P – M and comcd  boilling heading E - N – E Wind N - & light- Saw two Ships to the S & W of us. Moderate breeze through the night-

Saturday aug 29th  

Strong breeze at N-&-N-NE- stood in towards the Land until noon - near the south head – of the Great Bay = our Whale is very fat – and makes oil fast – Employed boilling and setting up casks – saw two - Whales – too rough to lower for them – took in sail at 5 PM

Sunday aug 30th

Blows a Moderate Gale – with a heavy sea from N – Headed E N-E under clost reefed Main top sail & foresail – Employed boilling and setting up Casks. Have 23 – pipes filled --


August 31-September 4

Monday August 31st AD 1846 Moderates in the forenoon - saw the land distant. N-W-80 miles two mountains in the great bay. Afternoon headed in shore W-N-W quite good weather at sun set one ship in sight to the S and W. Have 35 pipes turned up and shall finish tonight. 

Tuesday September 1st, 1846 

Have a strong breeze in the middle of the day. struck a whale at 10 a.m. and lost in a line by the waist boat - Afternoon stood in to the land and saw several whales within 10 miles of the shore. Welcome the Hamburg Ship Elbe 13 months -1700 bbls - saw two other ships- at night breeze light at S -W steered to the N and E. employed in taking down The steerage and shifting the bone and putting up births [berths] in the forward cabin. 

Wednesday September 2nd 

The weather fine and breeze light at S-W employed stowing down between decks, stowed 20 pipes of oil 120 bbls cruised along the land. to the N-S saw a French ship- and the ship Helespont of Mystic   Capt Manwaring. Came on board of us 13 months out. 1400 bbls all well   Saw but one. Whale today   at sun set in the mouth of the bay "gamed" with the ship Helespont until one o clock at night. 

Thursday September 3rd 

Have a light breeze until 9 o’clock a.m. - then calm until 2 p.m    Saw The Hellesponts boats fast to a whale but did not get it - chased two whales at 2 p.m. - light breeze at S.W. steered N-N-W   another ship. To the westward at night carried whole top sails and headed off shore - light air through the night. 

Friday September 4th 

Have a fine breeze at south and steered N.W. until 10 a.m. then N.E. but saw but two whales and chased one going quick S.W.


September 5-10

Saturday, Sept. 5th AD 1846

At 5 A-M have a strong breeze at south hauled the ship up.  W-S-W by W  at 9 lowered for a whale- blows. Strong and very rugged the ship under double reefed. Top sails - - - at 2 P-M near the land. Wore ship and headed SS-E   today. We are where we got our whale on the 19th and 20th of Sept. last- have only seen one to day. At 6 P-M took in sail blows strong through the night. 

Sunday Sept. 6th

Blows strong from S laying too. Heading W-S-W . Afternoon made sail. At sun set quite moderate. Took in sail and headed off shore. E by N through the night. 

Monday Sept. 7th

Light air and calm from S-S-E and S-E steered S-W saw nothing but fin backs- 80 miles from the land. At night breeze light at S steered W-S-W and carried sail. 

Tuesday Sept. 8th 

Light airs and calms from S steered W and W-S-W distant from the land 50 miles- S-E saw some fin backs. Stowed down 4 pipes of oil between the deck at night carrying all sail heading S-W air light from N-N-W. After 1-oclock A.M. have a fine breeze from N-W. 

Wednesday Sept. 9

Have a steady breeze from N. After 9-oclock have a strong breeze at N-W until 8 P-M cruised across the bay and out to the southward saw 3 ships and several fin backs but no right whale at night calm and light air from the N headed to the S and W. 

Thursday Sept. 10th

Calms and light breeze in the afternoon from south saw fin backs and three right whales at sunset and lowered for them. Ship Washington of Sag Harbour and Chas-Henry of N London. Saw one ship boilling and 3 others to the S and W. 


September 11-13

Friday September 11th AD 1846

Light air and calm. Saw two whales and lowered twice. No sucsess. This day at dinner time the chief mate and steward got in a quarrel and Capt. Destin commanded the mate to stop and he replied that he would be damned if he did – the Capt. then collared him and ordered him out of the cabin and told me to pass out his things from the cabin which I done. Capt D─ ordered him forward or he might live on deck. Holt swore he would go in the cabin ─ Capt D. also gave all hands orders not to obey him as an officer. At 5 PM Holt made acknowledgement to Capt Destin and he came into the cabin again and eats at the Captains table after being from it for 40 days ─ thus ends this "flare up". I saw 4  ship today to the N&E & we cruised to the S&W   at night shortened sail – nearly calm. The Ship Chas Henry to the Eastward of us 5 miles off – Calm through the night.

Saturday Sept 12th

Have a light breeze. Cruised to the westward. Saw two Right Whales & chased them – going to the Northward quickly – Lowered.  twice today  – Chas Henry in sight. At sun set shorten sail – distant from the land - 60 miles and calm . Holt is on duty again and all quiet – calm through the night.

Sunday Sept 13th

Light Breeze until noon – distant from the land 30 and 40 miles North of Kings Head saw a great many Hump Backs – but no Right Whales. Cruised to the Southward. Afternoon have a good breeze from SSW. The ship Chas Henry 20 miles to the S. of us – and saw another ship to the Southward   Employed repairing old sails. Weather fine & pleasant –


September 14-17

[Note: the dates recorded on page 111 are repeated on page 115.]

Monday, September 14 1846

Have. a - strong breeze. from. South a. thick weather with Rain - cruised W-S-W, and. E-S-E Saw one. Ship in the morning - Saw no Land – nor - Whales – but Fin & - Hump Backs from. 7 P-M - to 2.- A-M  Blows a strong gale. from South S- East. with Rain  at 7. oclock - took in the fore sail – and – clost–Reefed.  the main top sail - At - 1 - A-M   lost.  the waist Boat – At - 3 A M – moderates -   -

Tuesday Sept. 15

Made all. sail at – 6-A-M - with a light breeze from – N – and. a heavy sea from South – steered S-S-W.  at - ten wind shifts to - W – and. have a strong breeze. -  saw Kings Head. at – noon bearing NW distant 50 miles - At 2-P-M headed in shore.  N-N-W  took in top Galt [gallant] sails At sun set – headed off – S-S-W & Reefed - the top Sails - - and. carried away  our. Spanker Gaft [gallant]– saw - no – Right Whales  to day. and. I think we carry sail to night to leave the Coast – have - a strong breeze - and a Rough sea -

Wednsday Sept 16th

Moderates in the forenoon - and – we have fine weather – with breeze. light at W-N-W saw - one Ship in the night heading to the N-&-W - saw – one. this morning to the Eastward heading to the Southward – from 6 - aM. to 9-aM.  headed. to the N - - then to the S &-W again – continues light weather through the night carriying all. sail bound. to the westward Lat – 51° – 36' N Long – 160° 

Thursday Sept - 17th

This day – have fine weather with a – gentle breeze – at N-W - steered W-S-W - saw a great many fin Backs – To-day put up – a – new - mizen gaft – Afternoon Killed the last of – our - Pigs – Raised on board.  It is a fine one and – fat – good - weather with a – light breeze.  at W-S-W steered N-W--  Lat 50° 42' N


September 18-22

Friday Sept 18th A -1846

Steered N-W- with a - good- wholesail breeze at- W-S-W- - Saw-nothing but- Hump + Fin Backs Saw the Land- at- 1-P-M bearing N-W + W  At 5 P-M reefed. top sails–wind increasing From S-W. Wore-Ship + headed S-S-E- Lat at noon. of by obsv 51°21’ Long by chrom'ter 160-° 17’

Saturday Sept 19th

Have. a. Strong Gale. from. South. Clost reefed the top sails. at. 10 A-M steering W-S-W- At noon gale increases. with rain. wore +- headed E-S-E +- took in sail +- hove - too –At- 2 m set- moderates - and- the wind shifts to- N W + clears off-  at 2 A-M made - sail heading WSW

Sunday – Sept -20th

At- sun rise- comcd [commenced] a strong breeze. and blows all - day - so that we can only carry clost reefed. top sails - - Saw a Ship. to windward- 15 miles also- Steering to the S + W wind- W-N-W  Lat-50°-40'

Monday. Sept 21st

At - 4 - A-M moderates made - sail - At -7- A-M- made all - sail - with fine light weather - steering S-W- with a – Ship off – our – larboard bow- - At – 3 – PM. spoke - her  Ship - Cathelot - of Havre France with 1800 – bbls - - the capt - down - with a broken leg - - by the fin Chain in cutting in a Whale about - two months since -  – At Night light air and - calm - Lat 49° 14’ - long. 168° 30'

Tuesday Sept 22nd

We. have. calm. + a - very light air - in the afternoon from . East. Steered WSW . – the French – Ship 5 miles off - - saw some fin Backs. Weather clear + - warm - At - night fine breeze - at SE – Steered WSW  Lat at noon. 48° - 40'


September 23

Wednsday, Sept 23 AD 1846

Steered W-S-W with a good breeze at SE Increased to a gale wih rain. At 4 P M hove too heading SSW. At 6 PM took in the waist and bow boats + wore ship + headed - E

Ship Gen'l Williams

Bought of Capt Forsyth in June 1852

- one Box of tobacco 16 lbs - price not known

- do (ditto) one Box of segars 900 - price not known

Sold Watson one hat----------------$2-00

two pounds of tobacco 50¢/lb         1-00

do (ditto) do      do-------------------1-00


John Billings Dr [debit]  April 1st 1845  By balance in trade  $1-12 1/2

1845  Fr. Olney to the Ship  Merrimac --- [unclear] - has two JE of light Shoel--April 20th

Royal J. Kimball  April 1845  Dr  For oweyhee [Hawaii] moss for bed  Paid $3-00 [Entry has X through it]

May 1st 1845  One blanket of the ship

G N Williams Dr  April 1845  For moss for a Bed  $1-25

October 24th 1845  One Bedford Shirt of the ship for the Steward  $2.25

Royal J. Kimball Dr May the 4th by one Jr? of Boats - $4-50 paid [Entry has X through it]

Nov 2nd 1845  Recd of Capt Destin at Lahaina - $ - $2

July 8th 1845  Jack the Ship Keeper to 5 1/2 yds of heavy Duck at ----$2.25  Recd Payment 2.25 [Entry has X through it]

Recd Nov 11 Honolulu cash of Capt Destin $2

February 15th 1846  one pair of stocking from the Slop chest  $00.--50 cts

Dec 18th 1845  Walter Sackett by 5 yards of Duck 30 cts  $1-50

Dec 18th 1845  John Harris by 3 yds of duck  90 cts

Jan 14th 1846  Bought of Charles Watrous one Pistol  Balls and mold and one canister of Powder  $4-00

Jan 14th 1846  Isaac Allen Dr by two pair of Sattinett pants and two flanell Shirts  $13--15

Oct 5 1846  Sold William the Steward one pistol and fixings

Jan 14 1846  Charles Watrous Dr  By 7 yards of Duck  30 cts--$2--10

Returned $4-00 cash of Capt Destin at Sidney  NSW  £2  10s


September 14-17

[Note: the dates recorded on this page are a repeat of the dates recorded on page 111.]

Monday Sep 14th. A 1846

Strong breeze from S and. thick weather with rain cruised W-S-W & E-S-E. one ship in sight to the N. I saw no - Whales - but Fin & Hump Backs & from 7 P.M. to 2 A.M. Blows a strong gale from S-S-E with rain-at 7-o clock took in the foresail and clost reefed the main top sail – At 1-o clock A-M lost the Waist Boat – at 3 A.M. moderates

Tuesday Sept 15th

At 6-o clock A-M made all sail – with a light breeze from N. – and a heavy sea from S. Steered S-S-W – At ten wind shifts to west and blows a strong breeze – Saw Kings Head at noon N-W 50 miles – At 2-o clock P-M headed in Shore NNW At sun set took in top galt sails – an[d] headed off shore. SS-W and reefed the top sails – Our our spanker gaft broke. At Sun set carry sail to night and I stand a watch – Saw no Whales to day. And we are bound to the S&W the sea very rough - & breeze strong.

Wednsday Sep 16th

Moderates in the forenoon and we have fine weather – light breeze at W-N-W – passed a ship in the night heading to the N & W – saw another ship morning to the E heading to the S & W – from – 6-AM to 9-A-M headed to the N—after to the S&W continued light weather through the night – carried all-sail-Lat 51°- 36’ Long 160-E

Thursday Sept 17th

Fine weather – with a gentle breeze. At N-W steered WS-W saw plenty of fin Backs - - Got a new gaft up  killed our last Pig one raised on board and weighed dresed 70 lbs – wind shifted to W-S-W headed N-W. Lat 50°-42’N


September 18-22

[Note: page 116 of the Journal is a repeat of the days recorded on page 112.]

Friday Sept 18th 1846

Steering N-W with a good wholesail breeze at [W   W]- Saw nothing but fin & Hump Backs – Saw the Land in the Afternoon bearing N-W & N. At 5 PM reefed top sails & headed SSE wind increasing Lat at noon by obvs  51°-21' – Long by cronometer at 2 PM- 160°-17'

Saturday Sept – 19th

Blows a strong gale from S clost reefed top sails - at 10 A-M heading heading W-S-W At noon – Increases - with rain- headed-E-S-E and lay too under storm sails At sun set moderates and wind shifts to NW & clears off At 2 o’clock A-M made sail heading WSW

Sunday Sept – 20th

At sun rise comcd [commenced] a strong breeze – could only carry clost reefed top sails – saw a ship to the W heading to the S&W – Lat 50°-40'

Monday Sept 21st

At 4 o clock AM moderates – made all sail head-ing S-W – with fine light weather – with the ship seen yesterday off our lee bow 10 miles off At 3 o clock PM come up with her & spoke Cachalot of Havre France 1800 bbls 9 whales this season. Her Capt had his Leg broke by the fin chains breaking in cutting a whale Capt Destin went on board – He has been down with it 2 months – Light airs & calm through the night   Lat 49°-14' – Long 158°-30'-

Tuesday Sept 22nd

Afternoon springs up a light breeze at E - At sun set the Chohalot [Cachalot] 15 miles astern saw a few fin Backs – Strong wholesail breeze at night - Steered WSW – breeze S-E at 12 – o clock - Lat at noon 48°-40'


September 23-29

Wednsday Sept.23 AD 1846

Steered WSW north a good breeze at SE - increases to a gale with rain. At 4 PM headed SSW under short sail blowing heavy At 6 PM took in the waist and Bow Boats. At 7 quite moderate wind shifts to S   Wore- ship & headed SE   at 7 1/2 o'clock had a heavy shock of an Earth Quake the Ship trembled like a leaf- wind light through the night at SW & clear

                               Thursday Sept 24th

Headed in NW North a strong breeze - at SW and Saw the Land at 2PM and within 15 miles one of the Northern Jappon Isels Headed of Shore- and- steered SE  with a strong breeze until 12 at night  Lat 48° 01' N Long 154° 10' E

                               Friday Sept 25th

Breeze light- course SE- sent up the mizen top galt sail- which has been down since April 1845  Lat at - noon 46° 40'- Long 15°  56'

                                Saturday Sept. 26th

Light wind from the westward- untill after noon- Steered SE Sent out Flying gib & and boom. At night have a fine breeze. from W-

                                Sunday Sept. 27th

Light breeze- from the N-W. Steering S-E-got- out studding sails to day. Weather Warm- & pleasant-     -At 8PM wind shifts to ESE  steered S-     at 44° -28' Long 159° -29'

                                  Monday Sept 28th

At 3 AM  -with the wind SE and -rain heading ENE- pass near a Ship- heading to the S - forenoon- wind shifts to NE- Steered SE- Capt Lowered- for Black Fish- Lat at noon 43° -40'- Long 160° -42'  at night wind shifts to ES-E  headed S


September 29-October 4

Tuesday, September 29th AD 1846

At 4 A.M. commenced - a strong breeze at E-S-E   + rain  At 6 under double reefed top sails   at 10-am Moderate with light breeze at -S-W-steered S-E At 2 PM fresh breeze -- under whole top sails 9 P-M. all sail + breeze, light at S-W course S-E by E

Wednsday  Sept 30th

At 7 A-M-comcd [commenced] a strong breeze at- West   course S-E by E continues all day. Employed repairing try works + building a Smiths forge. Lat at noon by obsv- 40° – 35'N  Long. by cron'ter  [chronometer] 163° -29'

Thursday October 1st  AD 1846

Wind light at -N-E-since 2-AM.  Steered SE- by E under all sail.  At noon Some rain- At Sun Set nearly a calm—very light through the night. at E-S-E with some. Rain--headed N-E

Friday October 2nd

Have a fine whole sail breeze at N-E+ N with some rain.  Steered S-E by E and E-S-E after 2 o’clock PM--The weather being cloudy we have not gotten an observation these two days past - fine breezes through the night

Saturday Oct 3rd

Light breeze all day at N + N-N-W and fine clear weather and warm- At 4 P-M. breezes-in squalls.  At 5 A-M strong squalls + rain at 6 double reefed top sails up to midnight

Sunday Oct 4th

At 4 A-M have all sail on the Ship with fine weather and a light breeze at N-N-W course E S E + S-E by E through the day-the same- Lat by obsv 36° —22'  Long. by cron  169 49'--


October 5-11

Monday October 5th AD 1846

The forenoon.. breeze light at East  Ship heading S S E  Afternoon.. Sudden shifts of wind with rain and squalls..  At sun set..clear - and wind light at S-W + continues a good breeze. course E S-E. under all sail – one man down with the scurvy

Tuesday Oct 6th

Wind strong untill 8 o clock AM + light the remainder of the day from S-W + N-W + N + some rain – course E-S-E.. Strong breeze At night + rain - -- Lat by obsv 33° 50’ Long. 172°– 55’ E   com'cd wetting  the hold.

Wednesday Oct [6th crossed out] 7th

Weather very changeable - - + wind unsteady at N-E + N N-E – + East at sun set fore part of the night nearly calm – headed to the S + – E       Lat at noon- 32°  14' – Long. 174°-33'-

Thursday Oct 8th

with fine pleasant weather and - a light breeze At S-W – steered E-S-E

Friday Oct 9th

Pleasant light weather and a light breeze At S-S-W- steered E-S-E – Lat at noon 30° – 08’ N     Long at 2.PM – 178° 38’ E

Saturday Oct 10th

Light pleasant weather with a light breeze From S-W- steering S-E by -E.  Employed fitting our Rigging – Put a new miz n stay + sent down the cutting geer – aloft (Length 12 ½ foot)  Lat noon 28°- 48' Passed the Maridian. E- Long at 2 PM 180° - 31 E Or otherwise 179° - 24' W

Sunday Oct 11th    Being in West

Longitude is Monday [crossed out] in time – Fine high Weather + a steady breeze at W + - WSW


October 11-16

Sunday October 11th AD1846

The weather fine and pleasant with a good breeze at SW and W. At 8 AM in a squall. The wind shifts suddenly to N with rain Course at SE by E. Being in West longitude again I change the time and call today Sunday again Lat 25° 13' N Long by observed Dist of the sun & moon at 9½ AM ─ 174°-05' West. By Crom'ter at 2 PM 174°-37' West.

Monday Oct 12th

The weather thick & rainey with a fine breeze at N steering SE by E under all sail at night squally  ─  No observation this day.

Tuesday Oct 13th

Good weather & a fresh breeze at NNE carried topsail studding sail at night wind varied to the Eastward. Lat by obvs at noon 21° 09' Long by Crom at 2 PM 170° 05' West  ─  

Wednesday Oct 14th

This day breeze unsteady from NNE to E with squalls of rain swept by the wind to the E & S. Night much the same.

Thursday Oct 15th 

In the morning strong squalls of wind & heavy rain with thunder & lightning  ─  The afternoon clear and pleasant with a light breeze at East   Ship heading SSE  Bent a new foretop gallant Lat at noon 18⁰ 47' Long by Cromtr  169° 34'

Friday Oct 16th 

Weather good and breeze moderate and steady at ENE & E  steered at SE and SSE


October 17-23

Saturday  October 17th AD1846

Good weather and a steady moderate breeze variable from NE to E steering SE & SSE

Sunday Oct 18th

Fine light weather with a light breeze at ENE variable to ESE Lat 13° 34'.

Monday Oct 19th

Pleasant weather and a light breeze at E Course made South. Lat 11⁰ 58' Long 168° 34'. Employed at repairing sails and rigging & the Smith has his forge at work- the Cooper is also at his business and the Carpenter has a job & the Capt is a scrimshawing showing that all branches of business flourish at this time.

Tuesday Oct 20th

The weather squally with much rain with the wind variable from ENE to SE at night breeze steady at E.  Lat at noon 9 18 N Long 168 02

Wednesday Oct 21st

Fine weather and a steady breeze at ESE Ship under all sail heading SE Lat 9° 20' N  Long 168° 02' W

Thursday Oct 22nd

Weather – Squalls with rain Wind variable from NE to SE at 6 AM headed to the ENE with the wind at SE – from 8 to ll AM strong squalls of wind and rain  – doubled reefed the top sails – at 12- headed  Southd.

Friday Oct 23rd

Squally most of the day with heavy rain from ESE at 2 PM headed S by E. At night clear weather and breeze steady at East.


[October 24]-October 30

Fine clear weather with a fresh breeze at E by S– steering by the wind S by E   Lat at noon by obvs - 06°35’ N Long. at 2 PM by cromtr 166° 02’ W

Sunday Oct 25th

Fine weather with a steady breeze at ESE  Steered S - Lat at 2 PM 4° 40' Long 166° 05'  Employed repairing Sails etc etc –

Monday Oct 26th

Fine weather - with a Steady breeze at ESE  Steered South.  Lat at noon 02° 54' N  Employed at Sundry jobs

Tuesday Oct 27th

Light pleasant weather + a light breeze at E.  Steered SSE - At 5 PM had a row with Hen. Holt and the capt Interposed his authority And they had some words and Holt has gone off duty with his own accord - - The cause of the row with me was his attempting to take work out of my hands.-

Wednsday Oct 28th 

Light weather + light breeze at ENE  Steering SE  - Employed coopering the oil between decks – Lat at noon – 00° 03' N – Long. 168° 12' W

Thursday Oct 29th

Fine light weather with a light breeze at N-E  Steering ESE – Employed coopering oil Lat at noon by obvs 00° 55’ S

Friday Oct 30th

Fine weather with a 6 not breeze at E by N  Saw a ship to windward steering to the N + W  finished coopering at noon  Lat 02° 15' S


October 31-November 6

Saturday Oct-31st 1846

The weather fine & clear & dry – light air at 8 Steering SSE.  Lat. at noon 3° – 40’ 

Sunday November 1st 1846

Fine pleasant weather with a 5 not breeze at N-N-E   at 9 AM. Set the studding sails course E-S-E  -- Employed Repairing Sails & Boat etc etc—We have two men off duty with the Scurvey and most of the crew Have a touch of it  H—Holt = Lays below yet with the sulks  Lat. at noon 4°-40’ Long at 2PM – 166°– 33’ E

Monday Nov. 2nd

Have a fresh whole Sail breeze. At N W + N Steering E S-E --  at 7PM Spoke with Ship Java N-B 600 bbls - Capt. Sick – our Capt & Doctor – go on board - & Return at 8 PM With some potatoes and pumkins – The Dr Remains for a few days & we keep in company & Steer for the Navigator Isleands  S by E

Tuesday Nov 3rd

Breeze moderate & light variable from N To S E & light squalls of rain Steered S + S S W in company with the Java.

Wednsday Nov 4th

Have a gentle breeze at NE   Steered S in company with the Ship Java Lat 10° 10’  Long 164° 43’

Thursday Nov 5th

Have a fine gentle breeze at E Steered  S S W After 2 PM Java yet in company Lat at noon 12° 12’

Friday Nov 6th

With a light breeze at E Steering SW 1/2 S   Saw The Eastern of the Navigator Isles at Noon Bearing SW by W


November 7-9

Saturday Nov 7th  AD 1846

Breeze light at ESE   Sailing along to the Southward of the Land –  At - 10 - AM Saw the Isleand of Totuoillah distant 25 miles – Saw two Ships to the N -   At Sun Set Shortened Sail + luffed too   headings SSE – The land distant 12 miles – bareing  W + WSW – The Ship Java within Hail of us.        Holt of [off] Duty yet –

Sunday Nov 8th

Weather fine and light –  breeze Strong from S-E    at day light 10 miles N-E from the N-E point of Tootooillah    Kept off –  at 7 AM took a Pilot –  at 9 Entered the Harbour in Pongpugo Bay and anchored –  The Java come in clost after us and let her anchor go near - our - Stern - and - run afoul of us and  - Stove our Starboard Boat and otherwise injured us.  - It is ten years and two months - since I was in this Harbour in the Barque North America Capt. Richards –   Then all was Lewdness + Heathenism - now things are different  –  The women are chaste + virtuous — and the men are Honest + Friendly –   The missionaries have done wonders –  In so Short a time —   Mr + Mrs Murry are Scotch - and are Prisbyterians – the [they] arrived here in May 1836 – and have Laboured here ever since - that time -  the Natives were then - Savages – – Now they are Christians and can rejoice in the Same –  After anchoring we cleared the Ship – and made ready to cooper - our Oil again –   at night have rain.

Monday, Nov 9th

At 7 AM - turned up the Crew to Break out the cargo to cooper –  And they refused to do it before haveing Liberty  –   during the day much rain -  one watch - go on Shore – got of Some jams + Bread fruit + Tarrow  etc –


November 10-16

Tuesday Nov 10th AD 1846 

Continues heavy rain – + bad - weather –  one watch on Shore – Have but  a Small pittance of refreshments - except - what each one purchases himself –  Salt Beef + Pork -  Bread + warm water

Wednsday Nov 11th

Continues rainey     the Watch  one [on] -  Shore and myself -   Afternoon weather fine + dry –

Thursday Nov 12th

The weather dry + clear - Starboard watch on Shore -  got of [off] one Load of wood -

Friday Nov 13th

The weather dry + fine    Employed in getting of wood -  got of 5 boat Loads -  The Capt bought 2 Small Pigs + lost them at night—    

Saturday Nov. 14th or Sunday Nov. 15th

This is Sunday here - have a fine day exceptting  two or three  - light Showers    At noon I go on Shore to meeting + - Mr Murry the Missionary preached to us    We were about 20 from the 3 Ships  Includeing  4 belonging on Shore  —  After meeting I go over the Mountain to Fungasar + had a tedious walk about 3 miles each way  — return at Sun Set —

Monday Nov 16th

At day light get our Anchor + drop down the Harbour + get two more boat loads of wood –  At noon get under weigh + put to Sea with a light breeze   At Sun Set - Steered S by E –  The Barqe Bayard - Sailed this morning. The Java remains at Anchor —

[Note: there is a gap in the journal of about a week.]


November 22-29

Sunday November 22nd 1846

Since Monday the 16th we have had a steady strong breeze from the S-E & SS-E. Steering S lay too one night for land – Saw none. – At Sun Rise this day saw the Isleand of Eoua - & - Tongatabooa. Run down to the west side of it – and – capt Destin went on shore – But could not get any thing because it is Sunday – they – are – better observers of the Holy day than we are – capt D returned at 5 o-clock – after two hours absence - & kept- off S-W by W – We Left the Navigators with two Pigs and about one bushel – of - tarroo & some. 4 or 5 bunches – of – bannanas – This is our - recruit – to day we have eat the last Pig – and – we go on to the old diet salt meat and hard Bread day after day morning noon and night with warm water sweetened with molasses. We are bound direct to Sidney – New South Wales. I believe - Holt  is yet off – duty.

Lat – of - Eoua. 21°-24' S    Long 174°- 45' West.

We have had strong breezes  - since Sunday the 22nd and have made a good run – The wind has been about S-E – and good weather – course from S by W – to S W by W – Saturday passed to the west & in sight of Norfolk Isleand in Lat 29° -02' and Long 168° 10' E   To day we have the wind light at ES-E course S by W & SS-W – employed through the week. Repairing a Boat & Sails & rattleing rigging also – broke out the bone room  - intending to bunch the bone..  Holt  off duty up to this day


[Note: there is a gap of several days between this page and the next entry in the manuscript.]   


December 6-9

Sunday December 6th AD1846

Since Sunday last we have had moderate weather & most of the week fine weather & light breeze from the Eastward & Northward – Employed in rattling the lower rigging & bunching our bone. Saw a large shoal of Sperm whales on Thursday the 3rd & struck one & drawed the iron   Friday. Have a strong breeze at N-N-W - Saturday morning have heavy rain from 4 AM to 9 AM with variable wind at night - breeze steady at S-E & we are a a going on finely – on Tuesday we took 2 large black fish & boiled the blubber yesterday & got 4 bbls   today – we have fine clear weather & a light 4 not breeze  - steering W – Lat at noon by obsv  34° 05’ S Long at 2 ½ PM by cron'ter [chronometer] 155° 30’ Distant from Sidney N S-W 205 miles & course W    Holt is off Duty yet – saw a sail yesterday – steering to the Eastward – finished bunching bone at 2 PM & stowed away 127 bunches estimated at 15000 pounds – At 4 PM this day we are in green water.

Tuesday Dec -8th 1846

At 4 P-M The light house at the enterence of the Harbour of Sidney – Port Jackson in sight from the mast head – right ahead distant 20 miles – breeze light at East – steered ing West – At 12 o clock hauled aback in about 4 miles of the heads. At Sun Rise got a Pilot & stood in – with a light air of wind on – 

Wednesday Dec 9th

We come to Anchor in Sidney cove & found several American Whalers and English Merchant Ships – Laying – This is a large harbour & secure   any quantity of Shipping may lay here and a fine large city doing a great business.


December 10-14

Thursday Dec 10th AD 1846

Employed in cleaning the outside of the Ship. 

Friday Dec 11th

Employed Painting Ship—and we have a plenty of fine Beef + Mutton + vegetables The Ship Splendid of Cold Spring is a laying here with 2500 bbls of oil 31 months out-

Saturday Dec-12th

Employed – Painting- and one watch on Liberty – the weather is fine and dry Holt is yet off duty and has gone on shore to night 

Sunday Dec 13th 

This day I am on shore-for-the first time on Liberty—I attended devine Service at The Scotch Prysbyterian Church in the morning and in the afternoon at the Catholic where I made but a Short Stay—I spent some time in walking through the city—The day was windy and the dust flew enough to blind me—So far as I have seen of this city of Sidney I do not like It as well as I expected I should—from what I heared of It—I Think I See that old Monster Joe of ours   even here among the English Prejudice  will Against couler—where ever you find the White man—

Monday Dec 14th

One watch on shore  - the other Employed getting water—Afternoon squally—got in 14 pipes of water


December 15-21

Tuesday Dec 15 1846 AD

Employed drying + cleaning Bone – one watch on-shore—

Wednesday Dec. 16th

Employed with the Bone – afternoon heavy squall of White rain + wind – Larboard watch on Shore on Liberty –

Saturday Dec. 17th

Shiped three tuns of Bone – sold to Mess Campell + co [Campbell and Company]– at £ 130  per tun—we ship 6830 pounds in 72 bundles—At 6 P.M.have a heavy squall of rain + wind from the South

Sunday Dec. 18th

The day clear + pleasant + cold – at evening –one watch on Shore. to day on Liberty –came in a Large Ship yesterday from New Zealand with 900 Souldiers    Likewise several Merchantmen Some from England  + Some from the coast

Monday. Dec. 19th

got on board 18 tierces of beef and 3000 bbls of bread + cabin stores

Tuesday Dec. 20th

Employed clearing hause + making ready to haul out   five men missing – Since Last night – 

Wednesday Dec 21st

At 5 A.M. took our anchors and hauled out into the stream – come on board three prisioners to be carried to the U. S – for-trial for setting fire to the Ship Canton Packet – Deserted this day James Thompson. Thomas Burch and Moses Burchell…the two first takeing one of the Ships Boats. Afternoon strong SE  + some rain -- 


December 24, 1846-January 1,1847

Thursday December 24th 1846

Got one Anchor At 6 AM - Afternoon got under weigh and beat down to Watsons Bay. Wind light + the Ebb tide done can not get to sea to night - Anchored at 5 PM -

Friday Dec 25 th Christmas

In the morning calm and pleasant Afternoon have a breeze at NE But we cannot get a Pilot all gone to Keep Christmas day

Saturday Dec 26th

Morning calm. Afternoon have a fine breeze at North –At 2 o clock PM weighed Anchor and beat out to sea in about two hours passed clear of the Heads + left our Pilot at 4 O clock. At 11 o clock have a shift of wind to S W + squally – shortened sail

Sunday Dec 27th

Have a strong breeze at S S W – capt Destin has set the three Prisoners at Liberty and they have agreed to go to work the same as the crew – at six oclock – have the deck all clear + Anchors + chains stowed away half past 6 choose watches anew and likewise Boats crews – This was ment for Saturday Afternoon or Sunday Sea account. This Sunday send down The Royal Yards + mast At 1 PM – head to the S-W breeze moderates