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 [sic] 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 have the Island bearing W N-W · pased [sic] to the Eastward of It · and Saw an · other [sic] 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.
To-day Capt D- went on Shore to go to the City, 7 miles back. - Imployed [sic] Breakeing [sic] out the cargo + coopering. Weather rainey [sic] –
All hands · Imployed [sic] coopering the Cargo - Weather fine. – At - Noon the Capt returnd [sic] · on · board. - In the afternoon he informd [sic] me - that he would - give me my discharge · here.
[Ink smear] Tuesday, Jan - 27th
At - 9 O Clock - A-M Left - Apra Bay – for Umota – to water the Ship - With a moderate breeze. Anchored · at Umota - at - 12 - at noon - within a cables [sic] length of the Shore. - Here is No town as I can See. there is [sic] three or four Houses - - upon the beech [sic] - and - a port upon the Hill clost [sic] to - the Sea Shore - over looking [sic] the buildings below –
Sunday February 1st 1846
This day have strong NE trades steered to the N- weather clear- double reefed to [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 [ ] ed [ ] as I had been I should not [indure] it—After much talk and exca apitulation—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 [colins] Since Tuesday the [ ] to day have a light air from W-N-W steering N. Yester-day + to day [ ] a quantity of pommice Stone We have been imployed the past week in repairing Sails and fitting cutting pendants and getting them aloft-- +c +c Lat by obs 22 - 18’ N Long. 140 -48’ E
Sunday Feb. 15th, 1846
The weather has been light and pleasant but chilly at night. Saturday had a moderate
gale from E.N.E [log] [too] under clost. Sail—This morning at-day light made all sail. With a light breeze at heading W.N.W. at 7 A-M shifts to N-W- and blows-strong in [flaios] [wore] and steered NNE—At Noon under double-reefed. Top Sails—the sky clear— At 3-P.M. [veered] 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 19 [We] [passed] near a small Island. quite high—Saw numbers of Birds [Mallamalot] and Albatross – the next day weather moderate – made all sail at [dawn] set saw an other small peak. To the westward + -At Sun Set this evening. - Shortened Sail. With quite moderate weather and [wore] Ship headig ing 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 1. this day quite pleasant – and ends – fine and nearly – a calm.. [Imployed] over hauling the windlass + repairing Sails – makein Ing [Spunyarn] – Send down the fore top gal [lant] [zared] and [Enning ] Sagging +c +c. At Sun Set Shortened Sail. – Capt. D. and Her. Holt - have a - quarrel. Capt. D. called him and Mr. Lyons – damned [Lyers} Liars +c. +c. So Ends
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 [Comc] Standing mastheaded..At 6 P.M. shortened sail nearly a calm. Steered-N- Night moderate with rain
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
All hand at day light to make sail with moderate weather and breeze at W-S-W [Steires] N increased 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 Albatrosf. about the Ship. Night continues a strong Gale—with flights of rain snow + Hail
Friday Feb. 28th
The.Gale abated and .We have quite fine weather. But a heavy swell—Imployed [Repa]ring 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 cloud dy and some rain—made Sail at 7 AM. Shortened Sail at half-past five P-M-
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 log under the fore + main Spencers - Afternoon moderate 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 to [sic; should be "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 [sic] 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 [sic] clost reefed the main top Sail. Lat at Noon 35° 20N Long. 141 - 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 [Unclear] off - and Steered N-W - Saw two Wright [sic] Whales going past 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 [sic] with the wheel –
Wednsday [sic] 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 [unclear] o clock P-M. Saw - some . [unclear] Backup?? - to day. Steered N-N-W with a light breeze - from _W. - Last - 10 - bbls· out · of - 250 · in [unclear]. 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 [sic] 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. S6°-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 –
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 6:00 A M. At noon had a squall from about [unclear] the wind has gone entirely around the compass to day. At [unclear] took in all sail with a strong breeze from N-W. Ships heading N. Employed this day repairing main and mizen [unclear] [unclear] - and - Boats. At night blows strong in frequent squalls and dry weather.
Tuesday, March 17th
The morning moderate made sail double [unclear] to the sails & courses. Ship by the wind heading N-N-S wind N-W. Afternoon blows heavy in squalls with hail rain & snow at - one [unclear] shortened sail. At Sun set - took in the fore sail - weather very Cold.
At 11 o’clock at night had several very heavy squalls. Carried away a main [unclear] sail sheet – called all hand to [unclear] it and turn up the starboard boat.
Wednesday, March 18th
Blows a heavy gale. At 8 o clock A M. the [unclear] 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 closest [unclear] – Through the night moderate.
Thursday, March 19th
All hands and made sail at 6 o clock A M. with strong breeze and increasing North rain from [unclear]. At 8 o clock blows strong and much rain took in all sail and [unclear] too – the remainder of the day [unclear] [unclear] wind all around -
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 [doub?][le?] topsails. Squalls of snow through the day. In the afternoon saw 2 whales Imployed repairing sails. Weather cold. Lat. at Noon by obs. – [34 – 16N?]
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 x 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-3 ?]
Thursday March 26th 1846
The past night we had a strong breeze at S.S.E. wind. clear weather. made sail at 8 o’clock 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 [spinnaker?] – 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]
Wednesday April 1st (D?) 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 Reun under a (closer?) reefed main top sial Steering NW- This day good weather but No whales- but (fin? sun?) (back?) Lat 35° 20’ North Blows a gale untill 12 at night Long. 148°37’
Thursday April 2 (AD?) 1846
Made all sail at half past five AM. with a [unknown?] light winds and heavy swell and thick Fogg. The wind shifts to N at (a number?) o clock and a moderate breeze. Shortened sail at 1-o-clock 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 (clast? last?) reefed main topsail + foresail + (Mencers?) fore top stay sail- Pleasant through the Night and very cold - - -
Friday April 3 (A on top of D?) 1846
Made all sail at (15?) ½ 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 (4?) (coursed?) 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 say 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
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 S by [E] at half past 9 o clock Am I 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 Olney Hurt to day
Lat by obsv ─ ?9°59’
Long by Chron 46 52’
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 0 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.
Tuesday April 14th AD 1846
Made all sail at – day light with a light breeze at N-E. [cruised] to the S-E hove too Whales going [quickly]to the N + E [cruise] tacked Ship + steered N-N-E + N-E. Afternoon light air and calm. -Sent [ ] the fore [top] [GalA Zord]-- + [Sail] Shortened sail at [8 am ] [det.] Night light weather
Wednesday April 15th
Morning thick fogg. Made sail at [7 ½] o clock A-M and steered E-N-E with a light breeze at S-W At Noon. light [wind] 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 [ ] [ ] -- heading NNE [ ] E – Saw a Whale. lowered. three Boats chased one hour + gave him [ ] Come on board + got – Breakfast. Saw another Whale and chased 2 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 [ ] [ ] 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”14’N at noon Long. 146-06 at 2 PM
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 [ ] of 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 success. 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 44’ 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 x 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 S-S-E. Night blows strong
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 two boats a long side and took in sail at 7 o’clock. At 8 o’clock saw a ship to the NxE – Blows a moderate gale all day. Lat at Noon 42 deg 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 SxE. 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 (engged) and hazey. Steered E-N-E at one o’clock - Saw a ship – 4 miles of N-N-E at half past - (I) hauled a back for to speak her. She passed under our lee out of hail – when we made out to be the Barqe 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 moderated.
Sunday April 26th 1846
In the morning light wind and thick fogg heavy squall from S-W. Afternoon wind shifts to E with rain. Made No Sail today at Noon [unclear] [unclear] – and [unclear] too heading N-N-E. Saw no Whales this day – at Night [unclear] the wind from S-E and strong and heavy rain with a [unclear] [unclear] Sea.
Monday April 27th
Wind Shifts from S-E to N-W with thick fogg in the [unclear]. Afternoon clears up a little – [unclear] [unclear] sea [unclear] ship. Headed N-N-S 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 [unclear] – wind shifts to N-S and increased to a Strong Gale. At Noon commenced to snow – took in sail at 8 o clock A M. At Sun Set [unclear] have a heavy snow storm gale moderate from N-S. 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 success. At Sun Set calm. Whales still in sight. Lat – 43-54 N a heavy [unclear] squall from N-S. Long 150-44S Continues moderate through the night wind shifts to South.
Thursday April 30th and Last
At day light [unclear] the wind light at South [unclear]. Made Sail in thick Snow Storm – steered W-S-W [unclear] [unclear] at [unclear] A M [unclear] to Snow and wind more [unclear] – Shortened Sail & [unclear] too heading S wind S-S-E. Afternoon some rain & thick fogg. At Sun Set nearly calm [unclear] heading S-S-E.
Tuesday May 5th A.D. 1846
Made all sail at day light south fine (northeast er) ... and a moderate breeze from (SW at 7 AM tack ship. and. Steered to the [N and Wand W.N.WI 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 LAT at noon 43° LONG (150) The night from South
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 9 o clock AM and took it in at noon The gale continued 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 by 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 Lat at Noon 44° and calm
Long at [20°W 152-05]
Friday May 8th
At Sun rise clear and a light breeze but increasing. Made sail - in about one hour [?] [?] in a heavy thick fogg ... took in sail - with a strong breeze at SSW - afternoon clear off made sail at [1 or 2?) o clock and steered NE at half past 2 PM -Saw a ship to the east at 4 [?] the Ship Addison N-B 4 months out - 160 bbbs Sperm had not seen and Whight Whales - got some papers as late as Oct 1845 shut in a thick fogg and [?] shortened sail as soon as capt WEBSTER returned on board weather light but foggy through the night
Thursday May 14th 1846
At day light strong breeze at NW and very cold. made sail and steered East. at 8 o’clock 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- in 156.45
Friday May 15th
At day light calm – at 6 o’clock a light breeze at ENE with a light flight of snow. Saw whales 6 miles off to the N + W at 8 o’clock close to them. Lowered for them and callied them - chased three times to day. Afternoon strong breeze at ESE + _________ + cold + ____________. at 2 PM took in sail heading to the south ward. Strong gale through the night.
Saturday May 16th
At 5 o’clock AM took in the fore sail and close reefed the mail top sail. With a strong gale at E-S + 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 o’clock 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 S – Steered NNW. At sun set took in sail – with early (?) appearance of a storm tomorrow. Lat at noon 44.2 S Long 151.18?
Monday May 18th
Made sail at day light north on moderate breeze at East and steered N by E. at 6 o’clock 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 fog.
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 North[unclear] lowered and [unclear] 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 or 25º]
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 or ended] with fine weather and a steady light breeze at N – Lat. at noon 44-53. Long. 155-30 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 [sic] 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 44 [unclear ] Long 154-38 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
Thursday June 11th [unclear] 1846
Foggy until l 2—o clock P-M- lights up -- made all sail & steered S-E. Saw 4 whales and lowered [unclear] 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 [unclear] had a [unclear] this morning again - about my Humble self. Foggy through the night
Friday June 12(blot)
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 [cross out] 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 [unclear]. - at dark, two within a half mile of the Ship. calm & clear. took in sail.
Lat - at noon – 44◦ 28’
Long. 154◦ 5’7’
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 / Lat at noon-44.3[unclear]
in the afternoon. / Long - - 155◦ 2 3
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. Kiled one Whale - to day thick fogg. At 10 AM made all sail and steered N-& N-NE until sun set - took in top [ga l] 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 [Rid] not 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 45 28 Long 155 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 46 - 20 Long 155 54E carried all sail through the night steering ENE with a light air from S-E and fine weather-
Friday June 19th
Light air and calm 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 [ty] [obr ?] 46°-49’ night fine light weather. Long by [cum]156 - 43E
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 49 - 09
Sunday June 21st 1846
Had a fresh breeze through the night – from S-S-E & steered S 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 Montezuma to Leeward 3 miles. Ion (unclear) 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 Montezuma going to the E-N-E and we to the South. Wind light at E-S-E and a thick fogg. Remaind thick most of the night. At sun set Shortened sail and lay too (sic) 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 (sic) 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 (sic) 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 shipps (sic). Afternoon steered south. Saw 1 Whale. Lowered three Boats. Capt Destin (unclear) 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 4’ 7- 28 Long 11-9-59-
Thursday, June 25th DA [overlayed] 1845 [sic]
Calm & foggy until [sic] 10 A.M. Light breeze made sail headed N.W. – saw –[?4] Ships? . At – 1 am set [unclear]. Ship [insert] & . South . at – 2 [unclear] M Sally Anne tune N – [unclear] . 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 [sic] . and . calm -
Friday June 26th
Fine weather in the morning made all sail at day light & steered to the N&.W. The S and Anne & Barque in . sight . to the – N. Afternoon “gamed north 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 laz too untill 8 ½ [unclear]-M clears off – Made all Sail and – Steered N-W. At – ‘7 ½ [?] M passed a ship two miles off – Boilling [six]- exchanged caulers [?]. 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 [unclear] last evening of – our . lee bow 3 miles off – a boilline jet[?] – 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 – gat [sic] - the throat & [unclear] [unclear] – Fin - chain [unclear] & [nee?] Vanached [sic] of & took in sail with thick fogg.
Monday June. 29th
Fine weather. with a light breeze at E N.E. -- did not . begin to cut the Whale untill [sic] 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 [sic]. – At. Noon. clears off-- a little –Whales. Out. Of- sight. Stowed down in the [unclear Erin?] – the Whales. were scared. away by the noise – made in coopering on board of the Ship -commenced boilling [sic] at 7 o clock yesterday Morning – strong breeze- at- night + thick fogg [sic]. From. W-S-W.
Wednesday July [overwritten on June] 1.st-- 1846
At . 5A-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 Lorboard [?] quarter Boat gallied the Whales. both times - by careless ness - - finished boilling [sic] 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 [unclear] 50 bbls. – At night foggy [sic]- + Wind light - Whale along side. – 111 [?] Lat 483 [?] Long 157 S 8 [degrees?]
Friday July 3d [superscript squiggle] --
Comed cutting at Six AM - + finished at – 11- A-M comed strong breeze - S S-W + clears. off – At - noon saw 4 Whales + chased them. Comed boilling [sic] – cruised W Saw - 2 whales + chased them at 5 PM- Night Blows a – gale. --
Tuesday July 14th [unclear] 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(sic) July 15th
commences a strong breeze at 3 AM at 8 blows a gale commed(sic) boiling the blubber cut in on Saturday last - boilled 4 hours and gained nothing & at 11 comed (sic) 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 [unclear] 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 48 - 08 Long 156 36
Thursday July 16th
comed [sic] cutting at [unclear] 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 (sic) 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
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 – closed Off – the fore hatch & . com cd [cd is underlined] (*possibly meaning commenced?) in the fore peak – Afternoon. blows. Strong – finished stowing at 5o Clock – P-M – 125[underlined] bbls[barrels] – 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 fogg[y?] – cruised to the S&W – at 1am Sct-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.W. I- 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 w/pipes
Friday. July. 24th
This day. Calm. [unknown] - &. Fogg [unknown]. 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 w/ - a strong Breeze – at N- saw whales in plenty – Lowered & - chased – twice [crossed out] 3times – very rough – sea – wind shifts To -N-W steeres N-N-S – strong breeze – took in Sail at 1am. 1[et? – uncelar]. Night blows. strong. Ship heading WS-W- -
Sunday. July 26th
Blows. too strong to make sail fogg too all day Wind at N.W – saw some Whales. – Afternoon Clear. & dry. Painted the bow boat.
Wednesday August 5th 1846
This day have fine light pleasant weather (unclear word - inn?) in within ten miles of the Land. which we suppose to be Isleond 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 (unclear) 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 50 – 14 N [29 crossed out]
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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Thursday aug 20th D 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 morn ing. 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 boiling 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 Inn let Lowered for him galled calm all night – with light rain – course N-E finished boilling at 8 A-M turned up 135 [unclear].
Sunday aug 23rd
Calm all through the day – saw one Ship to the Westward Steering to the N + E Employed setting up pipes [S hooks?]. Night calm ---- distant from the Land 25 miles and off abreast of Mount Kronoskoi and Shepunshanos 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 + calm 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
Wednesday August 26th 1846
Calm. from 1 A M untill – 2-P M A light breeze at S-W steered N-E- [illegible] 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 air [illegible] and calm [illeg.] 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 hove 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 – ported – got him along side and comed [commenced] cutting at 8 A – M – breeze from N – E and a heavy squall. ran before the wind and cut Whale is a very large one finished cutting at 7 P – M and comed [commenced] boiling 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 on 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’o aM [o’clock a.m.] –
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 --
Friday September 11th AD 1846
Light air and calm. I saw two whales and lowered twice. No success. 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 4 days ─ thus ends this flare up. I saw 4 ships 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 [Venga] 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 of us [Emmy Lozed] repairing old sails. Weather fine & pleasant –
Friday Sept 18th A -1846
Steered N-W- with a - good- [whalesail?] breeze at- W-L-W- - Saw-nothing but- [Hump] + Fin Backs Saw the Land- at- 1-2 [unclear]-M bearing N-W- by N At 5 [unclear ]-M reefed. top sails–wind increasing From S-W. Whale-Ship is headed S-S-E- Lat at noon. of [unclear] 51°21’ Long by [unclear] 160-° 17’
Saturday Sept 19th
Have. a. Strong Gale. from. South. East reefed the top sails. at. 10 A-M steering W-S-W- At noon gale increases. with rain. [woke? ] +- headed S-S-S +- took in sail +- hose - 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- 2m rise- [unclear] a strong breeze. and blows all - day - that we can only carry [lost] reeled. 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 – [unclear] - - the capt - down - with a broken leg - - by the fin from Chain in cutting in a Whale about - two months since - – At Night light and and - calm - Lat 49 -° - 14’ - long. 168° 30
Tuesday Sept 22n
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
Monday Sep 14th. A 1846
Strong breeze from S and. thick weather with [unclear] 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 [unclear]-at 7-o clock took in the foresail and last 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 [unclear] Let took in top [unclear] sails – [unclear] headed off shore. SS-W and reefed the top sails – Our gaft broke. At Sun Let 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.
Wednesday 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 [unclear] killed our last [unclear] one [unclear] on board and weighed dressed [unclear] – wind shifted to W-S-W headed N-W. Lat 50°-42’N
[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 [ ] [reefed] top sails & headed SSE wind increasing Lat at noon by [obbs] 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-[S-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 [comed/ abbrev for 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 [?] seen yesterday off our lee bow 10 miles off At [?] o clock PM come up with her & [spoke] [Cachalot] of [Habre] [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] had been [down] with it 2 months – Light air  & 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] 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]
Tuesday, September 29th [unclear, AD perhaps?] 1846
At 4 A.M. commenced - a strong breeze at E-S-E + rain (this was squeezed under 4 A.M.} At 6 under double reefed top sails at 10-pm 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 ? [unclear—fold in document]
Wednsday (sic) Sept 30th
At 7 A-M-comed [sic] a strong breeze at- West course S-E by E continues all day. Employed repairing [unclear—dry, perhaps?] works + building a Smiths forge. Lat at noon by obs- 40 – 3[unclear] Long. by clom? cron? [unclear— abbreviation for chronometer, perhaps?] 163-29-
Thursday October 1st [unclear AD, perhaps?] 1846
Wind light at -N-E-since 2-AM. Steered SE- by E under all sail. At noon Some rain- At Sun Set really 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 first-time 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. breezed-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 [sic] 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 obs 36”—22” Long. by [unclear—chronometer, perhaps?] 169⁰ 49--
Monday October 5th A 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 obs 33° 50’ Long. 172 – 55’E [com od?] wetting the hold.
Wednesday Oct [6th] 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 Poseed the Maridian. E- Long at 2 PM 180 - 31 E Or otherwise 179 - 24 W
Sunday Oct 11th Being in West
Longitude is [Monday] in time – Fine high Weather + a steady breeze at W + - WSW
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 S 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 Cromter at 2 PM 174-37 West.
Monday Oct 12th
The weather thick & [rainy] with a fine breeze at N steering SE by E under all sail at night [unclear] ─ No observation this day.
Tuesday Oct 13th
Good weather & a fresh breeze at NNE carried topsail studding sail at nigh wind backed 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 164, 34
Friday Oct 16th
Weather good and breeze moderate and steady at ENE & E steered at SE and SSE
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 18 34.
Monday Oct 19th
Pleasant weather and a light breeze at E Course made South. Lat 11⁰ 58 Long 166 34. Employed at repairing sails and rigging & the Smith has his gorge at work- the Cooper is also at his business and the Carpenter has a job & the Capt is a [unclear] 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.
Fine weather – with a 6 not breeze at E by N Saw a Ship to the windward. Steering to the N + W finished coopering at noon Lat - 02°-15’ SFine 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 cro [mtr] 166°.02’ W
Sunday Oct 25th
Fine weather with a steady breeze at ES[?] Steered S - Lat at 2 PM 4-40 Long 166.05 Employed repairing Sails tc tc –
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 [?] 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 [?] 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 – [00.0,3] 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
Saturday Nov 7th [unclear] 1846
Breeze light at ESE Sailing along to the Southward of the Land – At - 10 - AM Saw the Isloand [sic; letter "o" crossed out] of Totooillah [sic; in Nov. 8 entry he spells it "Tootooillah"] distant 25 miles – Saw two Ships to the N - At Sun Set Shortened Sail + luffed too headings SSE – The land distant 12 miles – bareing [sic; bearing] W + WSW – The Ship Java within Hail of us. Hott of Duty get –
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 [sic] Kept off – at 7 AM took a Pilot – at 9 Entered the Harbour in Tougpugo 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 [sic] are Scotch - and are Prisbyterians [sic] – the [sic; 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 [sic] Liberty – during the day much rain - one watch - go on Shore – got of Some jams + Bread fruit + Tarrow [taro] – +c. [etc.] +c –
Tuesday Nov 10th [unclear] 1846 ["4" in "1846" written over]
Continues heavy rain – + bad - weather – one watch on Shore – Have bot [sic] a Small pittance of refreshments - except - what each one purchases himself – Salt Beef + Pork - Bread + warm water
Wednsday [sic] Nov 11th
Continues rainey [sic] the Watch one [sic] - Shore and myself - Afternoon weather fine + dry –
Thursday Nov 12th
The weather dry + clear - Starboard watch on Shore - got of one Load of wood -
Friday Nov 13th
The weather dry + fine Employed [sic, "E", not "I"] in getting of wood - got of [unclear] boat Loads - The Capt bought 2 Small Pigs + lost them at night—
Saturday Nov. 14th
[No entry other than the date]
Sunday Nov. 15th
This is Sunday here - have a fine day exceptting [sic] two or three ["three" is smudged] - 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 [sic] 4 belonging on Shore — After meeting I go over the Mountain to _ungasar [1st letter written over and unclear] + 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 Barge Bazord - Sailed this morning. The Java remains at Anchor —
Sunday November 22nd 1846
Since Monday the 16th we have had a steady strong breeze from the S-E & SS-E. Steering [unclear] too one night for land – Saw none. – At Sun Rise this day saw the island of [unclear] - & - Tonghatabooa. [unclear] 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 obserbers of the Holy day than we are – capt D returned at 5 o-clock – after two hours absence - & run - off S-W by W – We Left the Navigators with two Pigs and about one bushel – of - [unclear] & [unclear]. 4 or 5 bunches – of – bannanas – This is our - [unclear] – 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 - [unclear] is get off – duty.
Lat – of - [unclear]. 21-24.00 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 [unclear] to the west & in sight of Norfolk Isleand in Lat 29 0 -02 and Long 168 10 To day we have the wind light at ES-E course S by W & SS-W – employed through the week. Repairing a Boat & Sails & [unclear] rigging altho – braking out the bone [unclear] - intending to bunch the bone.. [unclear] off duty [unclear] to this day
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 fie Beef + Mutton + vegetables The Ship Splendid of Cold Spring is a laying here with 2500 bbls of oil 31 months out-
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 [ ] I made but a Short Stop—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
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 – Lorboard watch on Shore on Liberty –
Saturday Dec. 17th
Shiped three tuns of Bone – sold to Mess Compell + co – at [British pound money sign] 130 per tun—wve,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 [herees] of beef and  bbs of bread + cabin stores
Tuesday Dec. 20th
Employed clearing hause + making ready to haul out five men misfing – Since Last night –
Wednesday Dec 21st
At 6 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 --