Read all about USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson's general description, specifications and time line.

Notes:

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Any groups of links may refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

1. Most of Pattersons log pages do not contain noon locations. Locations have been found, where possible. In some cases, the ships position has been estimated, from distances and directions travelled and recorded in the logs. These are indicated thus, [Est].

2. The majority of each days log, including weather information, sail changes and narrative text, has been copied verbatim. Items such as soundings, barometer movements, anchor bearings, distances run by launches etc. and the names of the lieutenants whose signatures appear under the notes for each watch have not all been transcribed. Crew names are often difficult to decipher correctly. Best attempts have been made.

3. Significant additions, comments and changes to log entries are marked in italic, [thus].

4. Alternative spellings of names are given at the first instance.

5. Unclear or unverified entries are marked with [?].


THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson 1892-1893
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

(Maps prepared using Journey Plotter, developed by Maikel. The Plots can only be approximate. They are made by joining-up positions on successive days, and sometimes positions are not given. There will therefore be occasions when the ship appears to have travelled overland)

LOG BOOK JANUARY 1st 1892 TO MARCH 31st 1892


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General dimensions, vessel


Length at load water-line 160 feet 0 inches

Extreme breadth of beam at load-water line 27 feet 3 inches

Depth of hold 10 feet 4 inches

Tonnage OM 453

Draught, forward 11 feet, 6 inches, aft 14 feet 2 inches

Displacement 718.71 tons


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined April 1 1889, detached February 2 1892

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant USN, joined April 1 1889

HC Poundstone, Ensign USN, joined February 5 1890

WL Howard, Ensign USN, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign USN, joined February 17 1891

HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 25 1890

WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25, 1892

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 17, 1892

CW Jungen, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 31, 1892


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Note:

(1) Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

(2) Barometer correction +.20 (twenty hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1892


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1 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy with light to gentle breeze from E, NE and SE. Enlisted for cruise, special service, Kettl E Kittelsen (Seaman). Robert Parry and Fritz Ihler (Seamen) returned from leave one hour over time.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzle from 4.00 to 8.00. Light to gentle breeze from SE falling to calm at midnight. Discharged from this ship and from US Naval Service Fritz Ihler (Seaman) and Chas Blumeister (1st class Fireman), service no longer required. Latter smuggling liquor. By order of the Commanding Officer Robert Parry (Seaman) is restricted to the ship for two weeks.


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2 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy first part and pleasant latter part. Calm, followed by light to gentle breeze from ESE. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shops. By order of Commanding Officer Peter Frankl (Seaman) was released from double irons and restored to duty but restricted to the ship for two weeks from date.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, with fog last two hours. Light breeze from ESE at first, shifting to NE and increasing last hour to moderate breeze.


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3 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, cold, light to gentle haze from E to ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from ESE and SE, falling to light airs and breezes. WP Delaney, (Machinist), J Stromdahl (Seaman), K Anderson (Landsman), and W Petersen (Machinist) returned from leave.


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4 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant first part, clouding over during forenoon. Light airs and breezes from E. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shops. M Goulden (Machinist) returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with light airs from E to N. Variable last two hours. Enlisted for cruise, special service, Hugo Spitzer (Seaman). Put on mast covers. M Smith and A Aderburg (Seamen) returned from leave.


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5 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy with light variable airs to breeze. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Started work on awning for launch Pirate. Started fires in main boiler at 6.10. Enlisted for cruise, special service, Gustaf Rosenburg (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy with light to gentle breeze from E to ESE. Let fires die out in main boiler. USS BALTIMORE came in sight at 4.35 and at 4.40 fired a salute of 13 guns which was answered with 9 guns from the Yard battery. BALTIMORE made fast to buoy in stream off dry dock at 5.15. Later went into dry dock.

[USS BALTIMORE was a British-designed, US-built protected cruiser launched in 1888.]


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6 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with rain squalls between 4.00 and 5.00. Clearing during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breeze from E and ESE hauling to S and SE. At about 1.15 smoke was discovered issuing from drum room. On investigation the deck over distiller in store after part was found on fire. Flames were extinguished and on looking about for cause a box of oil waste was found on top of distiller; probably spontaneous combustion. No material damage done. Took off mast covers. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Received 700 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant first part. Cloudy latter part with light rain last two hours. Light airs and breeze from SE to ESE. E Whiteman (Quartermaster) returned from leave. M Olsen (1st class Fireman) returned from leave.


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7 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light rain. Light airs and breezes from ESE and SE. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shops. Enlisted for cruise, special service, Aleksander Solomon, John A Johnson and CE Hedstrom (Seamen).


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and damp with occasional drizzle. Light airs and breezes from SE and ESE.


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8 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzle during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breeze from Ed and SE. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, William Christensen and Malcolm B Sandstrom (Seamen). Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shop. Ensign FL Chapin returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzling rain most of afternoon, clearing at night. Light airs from S, light airs and breezes from W.


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9 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW, W and NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Calm and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from S and SW.


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10 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and cloudy. Light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright, hazy latter part. Light variable airs to breeze, falling calm. John Hobson (1st class Fireman), C Hedstrom (Seaman) and G Rosenberg (Seaman) returned from leave.


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11 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and cloudy with light variable airs and calms. Sent Engineers working party to shops in Yard. Received 1200 gallons fresh water. Leave and liberty party returned. Got out and sent to shops, spare propeller blade. Received on board following stores: 80 yards No 2 canvas, 30 yards No 5 canvas, (both cotton), 150 lbs salt water soap, 50 lbs fresh water soap, 12 scrubbing brushes, 25 lbs waste, 100 lbs white zinc, 5 lbs cotton twine, 6 deck buckets, 2 dozen putz pomade, 1 new connecting rod for launch Pirate, and two brass indicator fittings.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew at night. Calms and light airs from SE and SSW. Painting berth deck.


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12 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and wet. Clearing in forenoon. Calms and light variable airs. Sent Engineers party to ship. Painting on berth deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, bright and pleasant. Light airs to breeze from SE at first, variable afterwards. Painting on berth deck. C Johnson (Quartermaster) returned from leave.


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13 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, bright and cool. Calms and light airs to breeze from E and ESE. Sent Engineers working party to shops. Gilding scroll work on stern.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, cool. Light breeze from ESE, falling calm and coming out in light airs from SE. Painting on berth deck. Gilding scroll work on bow. USS BALTIMORE hauled out of dry dock. Section of Vixens boiler burnt out. Laid her up for repairs. USS MOHICAN left dock and went to buoy in stream. [USS MOHICAN was a US Navy sloop launched in 1883.] USS BALTIMORE, in avoiding ship, parted lines and went ashore on valley side. Repaired launch Vixen and put her in service.


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14 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SSE and SE. USS BALTIMORE hauled off mud flat at 1.30. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Gilding scroll work on bow and painting berth deck. At 7.30 tug IVY left Yard carrying Admiral Commanding station. [US Navy Tug IVY was the renamed tug MONTEREY.]


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and cool. Light airs to breeze from SE. Painting on berth deck.


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15 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy in early morning. Calms and light variable airs. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Boilermaker from Yard putting two new tubes in main boiler. Received 100 feet one-inch redwood. Lieutenant EJ Dorn left ship on three days leave. Gilding scroll work on stern.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear with light variable airs to breeze. Gilding scroll work on stern. Making new mast covers.


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16 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy first part. Clear and pleasant during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breezes from SW and W falling to variable light airs. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. At 9.30 the USS ALBATROSS came in. [USS ALBATROSS was a US research vessel launched in 1882.] Finished gilding on stern. K Anderson (Seaman) was discharged from this vessel and from the US Naval Service, services no long being required. Cleaned ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breezes from NW. The light house tender MADRONA came in at 3.00 and moored to the sea wall. [A USLHT MADRONA was in service from 1885 to 1927.] The nut on the end of the Vixens shaft came off at 4.40. Hoisted her stern out of the water and re-secured the propeller.


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17 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breezes from Nd and Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright, squally first part, light to stiff breeze from N to NW.


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18 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Light variable airs to breeze at first, coming out in gentle SE breeze. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Started fires in main boiler at 6.00. Making new mast covers. Rove off new fall for whaleboat.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Gentle breeze from E to ESE, falling to calm towards midnight. Overhauled starboard chain and added the shot removed while ship was at Sitka to inboard end of chain, marking 164 fathoms with swivels at 7 fathoms and 157 fathoms. Re-marked chain. Light house tender MADRONA left the yard at 2.15. Banked fires at 9.00.


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19 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Calms and variable light airs. Began heaving in on port chain at 11.00, lifted port anchor and at 11.40, let go starboard anchor. Received on board: 1800 gallons fresh water. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shop. Working on new mast covers.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms. Light airs from SW to SE. Overhauled port chain and put in swivels at 7, 37, and 157 fathoms. PA Surgeon HL Casey left the ship on two weeks leave of absence to date from tomorrow and with permission to apply for a two weeks extension.


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20 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms. Light variable airs. Hoisted out Pirate at 7.45 and sent her alongside sea wall to receive engine and boilers. Towed her alongside at 10.00. Engaged in setting up her engine. Received on board: 10 woolen blankets, 6 hose connectors, 10 yards oil cloth, 6 hinges with screws to match, one bottle ink with brush, one masking stencil, 6 spit kits, one case rubber paint, 25 yards canvas duck and 1 12-feet ensign.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SW, W and S. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shop. Fitting launch Pirates engine. Repairing whale boat. Making new mast covers. Half-masted colors with INDEPENDENCE during funeral of Clerk to Paymaster of Yard. [USS INDEPENDENCE, formerly a ship of the line, launched in 1814, was at this time the receiving ship at Mare Island Naval Base.] Discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service Ah He (Cabin Steward), services being no longer required.


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21 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs coming out in light breeze from ESE. Cleaned ship. Working parties in Yard shop. USS CHARLESTON came in at 9.00. [USS CHARLESTON was a British-designed, US-built armored cruiser launched in 1888.] Setting up Pirates boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs to light breeze from ENE to SE. Engineers working party on shore in shops, making mast covers.


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22 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from ESE and E. Sent working parties to Yard. USS CHARLESTON went into dry dock at 7.00. Setting up Pirates engine, working on mast covers. Painting ships sides.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from E, falling to light airs towards midnight. Engaged in general work.


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23 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, followed by light to gentle breezes from E. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Painting ships sides. Working on Pirate; cleaned ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from E. Finished repairs on donkey boiler. Hauled fires under main boiler and started them under donkey boiler. Working on Pirates engine. Finished painting ships side. The USS BALTIMORE towed alongside the coal dock. The USS COMANCHE towed alongside the sea wall near the ferry slip. [USS COMANCHE was a Union Ironclad transported from the East Coast to San Francisco in parts and assembled after sinking and being raised.]


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24 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from Sd and Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, wet dew. Calms and light airs to breeze, variable.


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25 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear at first, clouding afterwards with calms and light variable airs to breeze. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Scraping port side, getting ready for paint. Making new mast covers; refitting Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light to gentle breeze from SW increasing to stiff and fresh breeze in squalls from S and SSE, falling to calm towards midnight. Lieutenant Commander WI Moore USN reported for duty.


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26 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light rain first part, clearing during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE to S, increasing to moderate breeze and shifting to SSW. Sent working parties to Yard shop. Scraping port side ready for painting. Hauled fires in Vixen and made preparations for repair. Pirate broke low-pressure connecting rod and piston. Received 100 gallons mineral sperm oil.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy during latter part of afternoon, with light rain from 9.00 to midnight. Calms, light variable airs. Pirate again ready for running at 4.00.


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27 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light airs from the Nd and Wd. Sent Vixen alongside sea wall, hoisted out engine and boiler and then brought her alongside. Re-bent port chain.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, pleasant. Calms and light variable airs. Received 1800 gallons fresh water. Engineers working party in Yard shops. Hoisted launch Vixen. Blacked mast covers. Scraping port side.


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28 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, wet dew. Cool. Calms and light variable airs, coming out in light to gentle breeze from ESE. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Scraping port side.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze from ESE, falling to light airs from SE and calms. USC&GSS HASSLER left yard at 1.15. [USC&GSS HASSLER was a US Coastal Survey Schooner launched in 1870.] Painting port side, aired bedding.


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29 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE to E. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. W Newell (Seaman) returned to the ship one hour overtime. Painting port side.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear most of afternoon, overcast and cloudy last four hours. Light airs and breezes from SE to SW. The CHARLESTON came out of dock at 1.30, mooring to docking buoy. Painting port side. Engineers working party at work in shops ashore.


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30 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and cool. Calms. Light airs from SW to NW. Received 3 table cloths, one table cover, felt, 10 candle stands, 1 gross sandpaper and 1lb Prussian blue. Engineers force working in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cool, wet dew latter part. Light airs from SW and W. Discharged from the ship and the US Naval Service Walter Newell, (Seaman), services no long required, and Robert Parry (Seaman) by reason of own request.


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31 January 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms and variable light airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy first part, overcast and cloudy with light rain last part. Light airs to gentle breezes from SE to SW.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1892


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1 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy first part, clearing during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breezes from ESE to NE. J Hobson (1st class Fireman) absent without leave. Enlisted KJ Jensen as Seaman for the cruise, starting from today. Engineers working party working in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from NE to NNW. Engineers working party ashore in shops.


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2 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms, light airs and breezes from SW to SE. By order of Commanding Officer Ah Lye (Landsman) was rated Cabin Steward from this date.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, wet dew at night. Light variable airs. Painting surgeons room in white. Lieutenant Commander HB Mansfield was this day detached from this vessel. Lieutenant Commander WD Moore took command. Scraping Vixens bright wood work. Painted cutter outside. Steam collier SAN BENITO came in.


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3 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with heavy dew at first. Calms and light airs to breeze. Overhauling Vixen. Engineers working party ashore.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear first part, clouding over latter part with light rain last four hours. Light to moderate breeze from SW to S. Received whaleboat from yard.


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4 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clearing first part. Partially clear and pleasant latter part. Gentle breeze from S, falling to light airs and breeze from SW. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. J Hobson (1st class Fireman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW and W. Received 1700 gallons fresh water. Engineers shore party working in shops.


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5 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW to NW. Received: one 3 ft ensign, one Union Jack and 20 fathoms 6 thread manila rope. A Aderberg (Seaman) is rated 1st class Fireman dating from February 2nd by order of the Commanding Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy, raining after 8.00. Light to gentle breeze from SW to WSW, falling to light airs to breeze from SW to SE. Engineers working party in Yard shops. Overhauling Vixen.


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6 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with rain. Light airs to breeze from SW and NW. Engineers working party in Yard shop. Cleaned ship. Lieutenant EJ Dorn left the ship on two weeks leave dating from February 7. Received: 50 feet 1 redwood. Received Engineers stores as follows: 2 oil cups, 2 lengths pipe covering 30 square feet wire netting, 1 tube scraper, 1 foot brass chain, 1 pipe cutter, 6 bolts ( x 4), 1 deck glass plate, 7 gauge glasses, 1 ball asbestos wick, 5 twist drills, 1 drill socket, 1 yard oil cloth, 6 1 elbows, 3 pet cocks, 3 brass unions ? 15 joins 1, 1 tee 1, 1 2 globe valve, 1 angle valve, 1 sheet ? iron, 6 gauge glasses, 2 radiator valves, one pipe attachment.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with passing showers first part. Clear, bright and cool latter part. Calm and variable light airs and breeze.


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7 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs and breezes from W. Commanding Officer inspected ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear. Light airs and breezes from S and SW.


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8 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. J Dahlman (Seaman) returned on board 2 hours over time for which he is by order of the Commanding Officer quarantined to the ship for two weeks from this date.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Moderate and light breeze from NE to NW, falling to light breeze and airs from N. Engineers working party in Yard shops. Painting Vixen.


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9 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy. Calm and light variable airs. Engineers working party in yard shop. Painting Vixen and in ward room. Received: 6 deck scrubbers, 50 lbs white zinc, one gallon flour cement paint, 5 lbs finishing lime, 1 gallon damar varnish, 55lbs sounding wire.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW followed by calms. Painting in ward room.


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10 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light airs to breezes from NW and W, followed by calm and light to gentle breeze from SE. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Making sail for dinghy. Broke out port fore store room. By order of Commanding Officer James Hobson (1st class Fireman) is declared a deserter from this ship and from the Naval Service from January 31.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from E to SW. Engineers shore party working in Yard shops.


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11 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to gentle breezes from SE and E. Engineers shore party working in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and hazy. Light breeze from E at first, falling to calm and light variable airs. Engineers working party in Yard shops. Received1600 gallons fresh water. Painting in ward room.


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12 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, hazy. Calm. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Steam collier SAN BENITO left dock. Painting berth deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy around horizon. Calms and light airs to gentle breeze from S. Engaged in general work.


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13 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear first part, foggy after 5am. Calm and light airs from SE to SW. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Received: 4 gallons alcohol, 3 gallons turpentine. Received in Engineers Department: 8 2 round steel and 4 7/8 bolts. By order of Commanding Officer placed H Spitzen (Seaman) in double irons for five days from this date for refusing duty.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, hazy about horizon. Light airs to moderate breezes from the Sd and Wd.


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14 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light to moderate breezes from SW. Light airs from NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Cool. Light breeze and airs from W and SW.


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15 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with calms and light variable airs. Engineers working party in Yard shops. Painting in ward room and copper paint of Vixen. Overhauling dinghys sail.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from E followed by calm. Engaged in general work.


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16 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from E, followed by light airs from SE. Painting ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast or cloudy. Light airs from SE, SW and S. The USFCS ALBATROSS went into dry dock at 9.00.


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17 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with light rains in morning. Calms and variable light airs. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Painting ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, raining after 8pm. Light airs from SW, W and SE and calm. Received1800 gallons water. Painting in ward room.


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18 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, light airs from SE. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Received8 gallons fish oil. By order of Commanding Officer H Spitzen (Seaman) was released from double irons.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calm and variable light airs. USC&GSS HASSLER arrived at the yard at 3.00.


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19 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs to gentle breeze from SSE. Engineers working party to Yard shops. Painting ward room. Burned out tube in launch Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs to gentle breezes from SSE. Received on board from C&GS office in Washington: 1 theodolite no 150, one sextant no 113, binoculars nos 170 and 200, and two watches for time pieces.


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20 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, drizzling rain. Calms, light airs from SE to SW. Shipped John Dwyer as 1st class Fireman for the cruise dating from today. Engineers shore party at work in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, partially clear at times. Light airs and breezes from SE. Engineers shore party at work in Yard shops. By order of the Commanding Officer S Larson (1st class Fireman) is quarantined to the ship for two weeks from date for using improper language to the Quartermaster on duty.


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21 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, clearing towards noon. Calm most of forenoon. The Commanding Officer inspected the ship at 10.00. The steamer HASSLER left Mare Island at 7.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy. Light airs from SW and SSW.


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22 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Foggy during forenoon. Light airs from W, NW and SW. Dressed ship with ensign at each mast head. Observed general holiday. PA Surgeon PJ Percy USN returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from W and SW, falling to calm at midnight.


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23 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from SW and NW. Received on board: 1000 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, SW and S. Engineers shore party at work in Yard shops.


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24 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with falling showers first part, bright and pleasant latter part. Variable light airs followed by light breeze from SW. ALBATROSS came out of dock at 9.30 and NIPSIC docked at 10.00. [USS NIPSIC was a Union gunboat launched in 1863, completely rebuilt in 1879. Decommissioned at this time.] Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW. Painting ward room.


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25 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from SW. Engineers shore party at work in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breezes from SW and WSW. Lowered the Vixen. Sent her alongside sea wall where she received her engine and boiler, then came alongside again.


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26 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from the Sd and Wd. Engineers shore party at work in shops. Setting up Vixens engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light breezes from SW and WSW. Kittl E Kittelsen (Seaman) was transferred to the Mare Island Hospital.


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27 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from the Wd. Started fires under main boiler at 7.15. Made preparations for going in dock. Towed Vixen to Monitor COMANCHE and secured her there. The USS NIPSIC came out of the dry dock at 12.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from Sd and Wd. Hove up starboard anchor at 12.00 and stood up for the dry dock entering it at 12.45. The dock was pumped out, our men cleaning ships bottom as water fell. Ships copper in good condition and fairly clean except on keel and bilge keel where many muscles [sic] had collected. Received on board: 4 feet 5/8 square steel, 4 feet 3/8 x steel, 3 6 globe valves, 10 bolts 3/8 x 2, 11 set screws, one 3/8 plug, 2 2 tees, 1 2 coupling.


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28 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from SW. The Pirate broke valve stem of high pressure cylinder at 8.15. Repaired her, putting in new valve stem.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs and breezes from SW. Sent squad of men with buckets in answer to an alarm of fire in the yard at 4.35. Squad returned at 4.50.


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29 February 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, calms. Light airs from SW and WSW. Commenced work on propeller, taking off one blade. Received on board: 1 bag comp nails and 6 sheets yellow metal. Received medical stores to value of $21 62/100.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast. Light airs and breezes from SW and W. Took off all propeller blades and sent them to machine shop. Discharged from this ship and from the Naval Service dating from today: J Palmgren (Seaman), G Rosenberg (Seaman), A Salomon (Seaman), and AB Hedstrom (Seaman). Paid off crew.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1892


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1 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and overcast, calms and light airs from SW. Working all hands cleaning ships bottom and preparing new propeller blades.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light drizzle at 10pm. Calms and light airs from SE and W. Had steam trial Vixen. Received following stores in Paymasters Department: 5 bars soap, 2 boxes tobacco, 2 boxes calf shoes, 12 box Kip shoes, 1 box wisp [possibly whisk] brooms, 1 bale flannel, 1 bale blue cloth, 1 bale working suits, 1 bale overshirts, 3 bales monkey jackets, 1 bale Welsh capes, 1 bale overcoats, 1 bale canvas hats, 2 packs razors, 1 box can openers.


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2 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with light drizzle at intervals. Calm and light airs from SW and S. Working on propeller.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy at first, clear with wet dew latter part. Light airs from S to SW and calms. In dry dock at work on propeller.


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3 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy at first, clearing later. Calms and light airs from NW. In dry dock. Got two new propeller blades down from shop and started fitting them.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW and W. Finished putting propeller blades on.


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4 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW and W. Finished work in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and pleasant, wet dew latter part. Light airs to breeze from SW and calms. In dry dock.


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5 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from NW. White zinced propeller and skeg.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs and breezes. Received cord wood. Received Kittl E Kittelsen from hospital through USRS INDEPENDENCE.


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6 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NW to W increasing to stiff breeze from N.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breezes from NE and N. Light airs from N.


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7 March 1892

Navy Yard, Mare Island, to San Francisco

Lat 37.88, Long -122.40


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm. Calms, light airs and breezes from Sd and Ed. By order of Commanding Officer AH Dahlman (Seaman) is restricted to the ship for two weeks from this date for overstaying leave, and Otto Strom (Seaman) and S Stromdahl (1st class Fireman) for ten days, same reason. Started fires under main boiler at 4.05; at 5.45 began flooding the dock, finishing at 6.30. At 8.50 hauled out of dock and made fast to lower Navy Yard buoy. Hoisted in Pirate and Vixen and at 10.35 got underway. Stood down for San Francisco conned by Ensign Poundstone. At 11.20 stopped engine for a few moments on account of overheated stern bearing. At noon standing towards the city abreast of northern end of Angel Island.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy, wet dew latter part. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Making passage from Mare Island to San Francisco. Standing in to San Francisco Bay until 12.55 when anchored off Washington Street Wharf, San Francisco. Got up anchor at 1.50 and stood down to Union Iron Works, where anchored. Banked fires. Got out launches. Made preparations for going alongside dock at Union Iron Works.


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8 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and bright. Hazy with calms and light variable airs. At 8.25 hove up anchor and at 8.45 made fast alongside dock at Union Iron Works. Let fires die out in main boiler. Lieutenant EJ Dorn returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from W. Hoisted out one length of main shaft and thrust bearing collars.


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9 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from NE. Hoisted out both main engine pistons and cylinder covers.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, hazy. Wet heavy mist at night, light to gentle breeze from W and WSW. Lifting crank shafting and overhauling engines. Discharged from this ship and the US Naval Service Otto Strom and AH Dahlman (Seamen), service no longer required. Enlisted for the cruise, special service US Coast Survey, A. Lefeber (Seaman).


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10 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from Sd and Wd. Work proceeding with repair of engine. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, Joseph A Lambert, and Alec Soderstrom (Seamen).


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs to gentle breezes from W. Repairing engine.


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11 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, calms, light variable airs, repairing engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs to gentle breezes from SW. Repairing engine.


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12 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from SW. Repairing engine. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, Swen L Johanson and Theodore Thorsen (Seamen).


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from W and SW. Repairing engine.


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13 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from W, S and SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breezes from W and WSW. Calm last four hours.


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14 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and misty. Light airs and breezes from SE to SW. Repairing engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and raining after dark. Light to gentle breezes from S to SW. Repairing engine.


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15 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers, squalls and heavy rain. Calm at first, coming out in light airs from SW, increasing to light and gentle breeze from S to W. Repairing engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear. Light to gentle breeze from W, falling calm latter part. Received 6 gallons cylinder oil. Repairing engine. Enlisted for the cruise, special service USC&G Survey, Wm G Appleton, Pay Yeoman.


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16 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light airs and breezes from W. Light airs from SE. Repairing engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs to moderate breezes from W. Repairing engine.


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17 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy. Light airs from E. Received on board: 50 lbs boiler plaster, 1 gallon damar varnish, 5 gallons boiled linseed oil, 8 lbs flour, 4 paint brushes, 10 lbs waste. Low pressure valve stem in Pirate broke. Made use of Vixen as running boat. Ensign G Tarbox USN reported for duty.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, light airs to gentle breezes from W. Repaired launch Pirate and put her in use, Overhauling engines.


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18 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light breeze from S, shifting to SW in gentle to moderate breeze and to SSW last hour. Overhauling engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, with rain last hour. Light airs to moderate breeze from SSW, SW and S. Overhauling engines. Launch Pirate blew out one boiler coil. Put Vixen in use.


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19 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, passing showers first hour. Light airs to moderate breeze from Sd and Wd. Engineers force engaged in repairing Pirate. Overhauling engines of ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, passing showers and hard rain during last four hours. Light airs to moderate breezes from the Sd and Wd. Finished repairs on Pirate.


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20 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms. Light airs from SE and E.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cool. Light to moderate breeze from W, falling calm last two hours.


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21 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and pleasant, light airs from Wd. Overhauling engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant, light airs to moderate breeze from Wd. Overhauling engines. Received on board the following stores: 100 feet redwood plank, 2 quires emery cloth, 8 balls asbestos, 1 package ground glass, 1 dozen boxes pomade, 4 rubber valves, 4 whisk brooms, 3 corn brooms, 1 box soap, 2 iron buckets, 2 dozen boxes lye, 21 lbs waste, 1 lb horse hair, 1 pack worsted.


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22 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and pleasant, light airs to moderate breeze from W. Overhauling engine. Enlisted for cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, Chas OShade [later spelled Chas O Shade] (Seaman). Received in Engineers Department: 1 lb copper wire, 5 flint drills, 28 files, 5 squirt cans, 1 tube scraper, 2 lbs lamp wick, 6 sheets tin, 5 lbs graphite, 50 lbs paint, 1 box 5.8 packing, 1box ? packing, 1 roll tube packing, 1 roll 5/8 tube packing, 20 feet rubber tubing, 30 lbs ? packing, 10lbs 1/16 packing.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs to gentle breezes from W. Repairing engine.


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23 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from W. Repairing engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy, light to moderate breeze from WNW, falling to light airs from W. Reeving of new main and spanker peak and throat halyards. Received on board: 2 coils (125 fathoms) each 3 manila, 1 coil (182 fathoms) 2 manila and 1 coil (58 fathoms) 2 manila. Overhauling engines.


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24 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, hazy, wet dew at night. Calms and light variable airs. Overhauling engine. Shifted berth to coal dock. Enlisted for cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, William Patrick (Seaman). Reeving off new gaff topsail halyards.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy, calms, light airs to moderate breeze from Sd and Wd. Reeving off running rigging. Overhauling engine.


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25 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and hazy, calms and light airs from Wd. Coaling ship. Received on board: 25 tons Franklin coal. Putting engine together.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW. Setting up engine.


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26 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from W. Started fires under main boiler at 3.00. Commenced working the engine at 10.20; everything working well up to noon. The US lightship COLUMBIA RIVER was launched at 8.45 from her building slip at this yard. [US Lightship COLUMBIA RIVER, LV50, was the first lightship on the US West Coast.]


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with heavy rain at night. Gentle and moderate breeze from W and SW. At 2.44 left Union Works and steamed up off City. Anchored at 3.20. Shifted berth at 5.42.


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27 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Rainy at first, clearing afterwards. Gentle breeze from SW and WSW falling to light breeze from W.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, moderate breeze to light airs from Wd.


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28 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs to gentle breezes from W. Reeving off running rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, passing showers from 8.00 to 9.00. Light moderate breeze from WSW to SE. Received on board: 4 gallons rubber cement paint. USC&GSS HASSLER came down from Mare Island at 4.55 and anchored near this ship.


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29 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy with light passing rain showers. Moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from SE. The Vixen carried away her tow line at 6.00. Secured her by her stern line, dropping her astern. Hoisted in Pirate at 11.55.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with rain at first, clearing later. Stiff and moderate breezes from SW and S, falling light at end. Shifted berth at 1.36. Bent square sails.


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30 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with heavy passing showers in morning, clearing later. Light to gentle breeze from SSE, shifting to SW and WSW. Finished bending fore and aft sails. Received for use in Engineers Department: 20 lbs salt water soap and 5 lbs black lead.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy to clear, passing showers first watch. Moderate to light breeze from Wd. Received on board the following stores: 8 pints black ink, 2 pints carmine ink, 6 bottles mucilage, 200 sheets manila paper, 2 letter files, 6 India ink, 6 carmine ink, 6 green ink 3 yellow ink, 3 brown ink. US Revenue Cutter RUSH came down the bay and anchored. [USRC RUSH was launched in 1885.]


50874fe409d40907550323e5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 113/IMG_9473_0.jpg) [Weather page for 31 March]

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50874fe409d40907550323e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 113/IMG_9473_1.jpg) [Remarks page for 31 March, partially covered by long list of items purchased from Chas J Henderson and Sons and Co; not transcribed]

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50874fe409d40907550323ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 113/IMG_9475_1.jpg) [Remarks page for 31 March, partially covered by second page of list of items purchased from Chas J Henderson and Sons and Co; not transcribed]

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50874fe409d40907550323fb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 113/IMG_9478_1.jpg) [Remarks page for 31 March, partially covered with fifth page of list of items purchased from Chas J Henderson and Sons and Co; not transcribed]

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31 March 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool, calms, light airs to gentle breeze from Nd and W. Spread fires at 8.40, tried engines. At 8.50 weighed and went alongside wharf to take on board stores. Taking in stores and provisions, as per invoice during rest of morning. At 9.20 banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to gentle breezes from WNW. Took on board wardroom, mess and mens provisions. At 5.30 finished taking in stores and got underway, backing out from dock. In going out, one of the planks in the ships side amidships, starboard side and two planks above copper was badly wounded scraping against the iron work at the foot of the wharf piling. Anchored. The Commanding Officer paid off crew and discharged from the service at their own request, SG Mayre (Seaman). N Anderson (Seaman), N Spitzen (Seaman) and Ah Yem (Landsman). Lieutenant CW Jungen USN reported on board for duty as the relief of Lieutenant EJ Dorn. Received on board: 25 gallons fresh water and stores as appended.


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LOG BOOK APRIL 1st 1892 TO JUNE 30th 1892


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Log book of Steamer CP Patterson

Lieutenant Commander WI Moore Commanding

From April 1 1892 to June 30 1892


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25 1892

CW Jungen, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 31, 1892

HC Poundstone, Ensign USN, joined February 5 1890

WL Howard, Ensign USN, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign USN, joined February 17 1891

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 17, 1892

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 25 1890

CJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1 1892

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant USN, joined April 1 1889, detached April 1892

HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12 1889, detached April 2 1892



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Note:

(1) Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

(2) Barometer correction +.20 (twenty hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR APRIL 1892


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1 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs to stiff breezes in squalls from SE. Hoisted Vixen into her cradle at 9.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Clearing latter part. Stiff and moderate breeze from SW, shifting to SSW and WSW and falling light. Received: one case (6) Hotchkiss rifles caliber .45 and 1000 cartridges from Ordnance Office Navy Yard. PA Surgeon CJ Decker USN reported for duty. Enlisted for cruise, special service USC&G Survey, Ah Ka (Landsman), Nils John Nilson (Seaman) and Jon Nilsen (Seaman).


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2 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with occasional rain. Light airs to breeze from W to NNW, shifting to WSW in gentle breeze. Received for ships use: 5 lbs twine and 4 field umbrellas. E Eckert (1st class Fireman) returned from leave one hour overtime. By order of Commanding Officer Wm Christensen (Seaman) is restricted to the ship for one month, for being under the influence of liquor on board ship. PA Surgeon HL Perez was this day detached from duty on board this vessel. Let fires die out in main boiler. Enlisted for the cruise special service USC&G Survey, HM Van Someren (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant, gentle to moderate breeze from Wd. Pirate blew out one coil of boiler. Hauled fires. Hoisted out and started fires in Vixen. Received on board in Engineers Department: 1 package hardware and one grindstone. An Agent of Police came on board in search of A Soderstrom (Seaman), whom he desired to place under arrest for assaulting J Lambert (Seaman), but A Soderstrom had gone ashore on liberty. Word came later that A Soderstrom had been arrested.


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3 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, bright and pleasant. Gentle breeze from W and WSW.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to stiff breeze from WSW and W.


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4 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from W and S. Loosed sails to dry. Painted port side of spar deck. Received on board: one bar flat iron, x 2, 1 piece sheet iron ? x 3 feet x 9 feet, 1 bar oct tool steel ?, 30 machine bolts ? x 2, 15 machine bolts ? x 2, 25 machine bolts ? x 3, 4 lbs wire, 2 rules 42, 3 globe valves 1, 2 globe valves ?, 2 angled valves 1, 4 horizontal check valves , 1, , 1, 4 vertical check valves 1, , , ?, 4 globe valves disks , ?, 1, 1. Started fires under main boiler at 10.55. Discharged from this ship and the Naval Service A Soderstrom (Seaman), his services being no longer required. Enlisted for the cruise from this date Ah Wee (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from NW and W. Got in launches Vixen and Pirate. Turned engines over at 1.45 and at 2.20; got underway and steamed around in inner bay until 4.15 getting compass deviations, after which shaped course for anchorage off city and at 5.15 anchored. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, Joseph Gensoul (Pay Yeoman).


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5 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and bright, wet dew. Calms and light variable airs. Cleaned ship. Finished painting spar deck. Hoisted out launch Pirate. Johan Nilsen (Seaman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Moderate breeze to light airs from Wd. Painting upper deck. Hauled fires in Pirate and started fires in Vixen.


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6 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and hazy, calms, light airs from Sd and Ed. Johan Nilsen (Seaman) returned on board 24 hours over time. At 7.00 WP Delaney (Machinist) left the ship on leave of absence for 48 hours. Carpenter working on plank on starboard side.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from Sd and Wd. The USS BALTIMORE came down from Mare Island, anchoring off Folsom Street dock at noon. Working on Pirates engine. Received on board from the Branch Coast Survey Office of San Francisco, the following numbered sextants, viz: 196, 161, 164, 141, 180, 134.


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7 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy in harbor, foggy in channel. Calms, light airs from WSW, SW and SE. Discharged from this ship and the Naval Service, Kittl Kittelsen (Seaman) and John Dwyer (1st class Fireman), their services being no longer required. August Netzer, was this day enlisted as a Seaman for the cruise.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Light to gentle breeze from W, falling to calm and light airs and breezes. The USS ADAMS came down from the yard at 8.00 and anchored off Folsom Street dock. [USS ADAMS was a navy screw gunboat launched in 1874.]


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8 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Variable light airs and breezes. USC&GSS HASSLER came from Union Works at 9.00. Enlisted for the cruise Olaf Nilsen (1st class Fireman) and Theodor Olsson (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light moderate breeze from W and SW. Received in Engineers Department: 2 globe valves, 2 1 globe valves and 2 1 angle valves. Received for ships use: 7 leather transporting boxes for chronometers and one pocket compass and stores as follows. [List not transcribed.] Took 2350 gallons fresh water from water boat. Transferred plane table no 68 and fittings to HASSLER.


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9 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy and misty, bright. Light to gentle breeze from SE to W. Jon Nilsen absent without leave. Cleaned ship. USC&GSS HASSLER left for Mare Island Navy yard. The French corvette CHAMPLAIN came in at 11.00 and fired a salute of 21 guns, American ensign at the main. [The French unprotected cruiser CHAMPLAIN was launched in 1872]. Received on board, Engineers stores: 1 roll sheet lead, 1 can Albany compound, 1 pipe vice, 15 machine bolts various sizes, 2 oil cups. For the ship: one box cartridges.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and hazy, moderate to light breeze from Ed. Received on board stores: [Not transcribed]. Discharged J Lambert for reason of his services being no longer required.


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10 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and hazy, gentle breeze to light airs from Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and hazy, gentle breeze to light airs from Sd. Clear and pleasant, hazy over the water. Light to moderate breeze from W and SW. USC&GSS HASSLER anchored near the ship at 7.20.


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11 April 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, with light airs to stiff breezes from SW to W. Clouds of dust blowing over harbor from shore. Lieutenant EJ Dorn was this day detached from this vessel. Edward Borkin was enlisted as a Seaman for the cruise and from this date. Hoisted in the Vixen.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, with stiff to fresh breeze from W, falling to light airs from SW towards midnight. Received1000 gallons water.


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12 April 1892

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm and variable light airs and breezes. Started fires under main boiler at 8.56.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from W. Hoisted in Pirate at 1.15. Secured boats and made preparations for sea. USS ADAMS left the harbor at 2.00. At 2.15 the IVY came alongside, with the following stores for USC&GSS McARTHUR: 6 boxes soap, 2 boxes tobacco, 6 boxes candles, 1 bale socks, 2 bales flannel, 1 bale white hats, 1 bale drawers, 1 bale undershirts and 1 bale cap cloth. Commenced heaving in at 2.25. Ahead one bell at 2.35. Swung ship. At 3.30 started ahead full speed bound out, Navigator conning ship.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from W. At beginning of watch standing out to sea through Northern Channel. At 5.00 passed outer buoy and set course. Had Duxbury Point buoy abeam, port side at 5.53. Put over log reading 0. By order of Commanding Officer Jon Nilsen (Seaman) was this day declared a deserter having been absent from the ship since the 9th instant without leave.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from W to NW. Smooth sea and moderate swell from NW. At 8.40 Point Reyes light house on starboard beam, miles distant.


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13 April 1892

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 39.57, Long -124.15


Midnight to 4am:

Partially clear, clouding over latter part. Moderate to gentle breeze from NW.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and hazy. Light breezes from NW to NE. Smooth sea, long swell from NW. Land in sight on starboard. At 5.00 sighted Point Arena light. At daylight passed USS ADAMS well to seaward of us. At 7.25 Point Arena light bore abeam, 3.5 miles. At end of watch on course NW x N under steam and headsails.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, hazy, light sprinkles from last few minutes of watch. Light airs or breezes from WNW, W and SW. Hauled headsails down at 8.12. Had USS ADAMS in sight on port quarter during first hour. Sighted high land in vicinity of Punta Gorda at 11.34.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, drizzling, light breeze from SW to E. At 1.20 set foresail and topsails. Land in sight on starboard beam. Two steamers passed outside heading to Sd.


4pm to 8pm:

Overcast, light rain, stiff breeze from SSE. At 4.00 hoisted jibs and mainsail. At 6.00 sighted Mendocino light house. Got bow and beam bearings. At 6.30 Mendocino light abeam, 5 miles. Hauled down and stowed fore and aft sail. Under steam and square sail at end of watch.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy with light rains at times. Stiff to gentle breeze from SSE. Course NNW. Under steam and square sails. Lost sight of Cape Mendocino light at 9.15.


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14 April 1892

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 43.38, Long -124.95


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and raining, gentle to fresh breeze from E to SE. Making course NNW under steam and square sails. Moderate sea with long swell from SE.


4am to 8am:

Overcast and rainy with occasional moderate squalls. Fresh and very fresh breezes from SE x S to S x E. Moderate to heavy following sea. Ship behaving well. Took in upper topsail at 7.00. At end of watch under steam with foresail and lower topsail on course NNW.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and rain, clearing last hour. Stiff to very fresh breeze in squalls from S x E to SW. At 10.00 set mainsail with one reef and staysail. On course N x W W under steam, foresail, lower topsail, staysail and mainsail at end of watch.


Meridian to 4pm:

Partially cloudy, pleasant, stiff to very fresh breeze in squalls from SW. Under steam, lower topsail, foresail, mainsail and fore topmast staysail.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy with passing rain squalls, fresh breeze from S to SW x W. Long swell and moderate sea from SW. At 5.00 changed course to NNW, wind moderating last hour.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy with passing rain squalls. Moderate to stiff breeze from SW. At 8.00 took in and furled square sail. Shook reef out of mainsail and set jib. On course NNW under jib, staysail and mainsail at end of watch.


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15 April 1892

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 47.00, Long -124.85


Midnight to 4am:

Generally clear and cool. Gentle breeze from SW, Strong squall from SW at 2.20. Under steam, mainsail, fore topmast staysail and jib, course NNW.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy with occasional passing showers. Gentle breeze from SW x W and WSW. Moderate sea and swell, from SW to W. Ship rolling considerably. At 5.00 set lower topsail and foresail and at 5.25 flying jib and upper topsail. At 6.40 set spanker. At 7.00 took in flying jib and square sails and furled them. Passed a small fishing schooner at end of watch.


8am to meridian:

Fair and pleasant, light airs from W to S. Making course NNW under steam and fore and aft sail except flying jib. At 10.00 took in spanker.


Meridian to 4pm:

Fair and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW. At 12.20 set square sails and flying jib. At 2.00 took in and furled square sails. At 3.20 sighted Destruction Island light bearing NNE. Under steam and fore and aft sail except spanker, making course NNW.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW. Took in mainsail and headsails at 6.30. Changed course to N x W. Sighted Cape Flattery light at 7.30, bearing N.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and cold, passing showers with hail. Light airs to gentle breeze from NE and SE. Making course N x W under steam. Changed course to E at 11.00. Standing up Juan de Fuca Strait.


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16 April 1892

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to 4am:

Fair and cold with passing showers first hour. Light breeze from SSE, SE and NE. Set fore and aft sail at 12.30 and took them in at 1.15. At 1.44 changed course to E x N. At 2.07 sighted Race Island [Rocks] light bearing NE E. Changed course to ENE. At 3.30 sighted Ediz Hook light bearing E x S. Under steam alone at end of watch.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cold, with light variable breeze. At 4.15 sighted New Dungeness light. At 5.15 had New Dungeness Head light abeam, distant 4 miles. Shaped course for Port Townsend. Got ready for port. Rounded Point Wilson at 7.20. At end of watch steaming for anchorage in Port Townsend harbor.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from NE. At 8.12 anchored off Port Townsend. An officer from the Revenue Cutter WOLCOTT boarded this ship officially. [USRC WOLCOTT was a US Revenue cutter acquired in 1873.] The Revenue Cutter WOLCOTT left the harbor at 10.20.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze from Wd. At 5.20 the USS ADAMS came in and anchored.


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17 April 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant and cold. Light to gentle breeze from NW to W.


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18 April 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold. Light to gentle breeze from W and SW. Received on board: 25 tons coal and 700 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from NW to WSW. The Revenue Cutter WOLCOTT came in and anchored in her accustomed berth. The USS MOHICAN came in from Victoria at 4.45; anchored near this ship. Shipped John Huchne as a Seaman for the cruise and dating from today.


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19 April 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from S and WNW. The boom of a log steamer fouled this ship at 4.00, but the steamer on warning got underway and cleared us.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from W. At 8.20 the USC&GSS McARTHUR came in and anchored. [USC&GSS McARTHUR was a survey ship, launched in 1874.] Received from her two cases of instruments for shipment to San Francisco. Transferred to McARTHUR Negus chronometer #1572.


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20 April 1892

Port Townsend to Eagle Harbor

Lat 47.90, Long -122.50 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy and foggy. Light airs and breezes from S. At 8.00 sent ashore and shipped the two cases received from USC&GSS McARTHUR. At 8.50 USS MOHICAN got under way. At 8.15 spread fires. At 9.50 tried engines. At 9.40 hove anchor up and went ahead slow. At 9.42 went ahead at full speed. During rest of watch standing up Puget Sound.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear with wet dew at night. Hazy and foggy in forenoon. Calms and light airs from S. Standing down Puget Sound and in for anchorage at Eagle Harbor. At 2.40 anchored in Eagle Harbor. Got out launch Vixen. Overhauling [schooner] Earnest and launch Juan de Fuca.


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21 April 1892

Eagle Harbor

Lat 47.62, Long -122.51


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light rain from 5.00 to 10.00. Variable light airs and breezes. Overhauling launch Fuca and schooner Earnest. Watering ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clearing first part, clear and pleasant latter part. Light to gentle breeze from SE to SW, followed by calm and variable light airs. Overhauling Fuca and Earnest. Put one ton coal in bags on board Fuca.


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22 April 1892

Eagle Harbor

Lat 47.62, Long -122.51


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from the Sd and Ed. Working on Earnest and Fuca, preparing them for use in connection with this vessel.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from S and SW. Working on Earnest and Juan de Fuca. Received on board: 1 mandrel for tube expander, 1 hand lamp, 1 squirt can, 2 feelers, 1 heavy hammer, 1 10 Stilson wrench, 1 alligator wrench, 1 packing hook, 1 packing screw, 1 handle for gauge cock, 5 lbs ? sheet rubber, 1 screw driver, 105 sq feet netting, 15 yards cotton drilling, 4 lbs flour, 2 lag screws, 1 drill, 7 feet brass pipe, 1 bushing ? x , 2 globe valves, 5 brass elbows, 9 feet 1 round iron. Hoisted in Vixen and making ready to leave Eagle Harbor.


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23 April 1892

Eagle Harbor to Port Townsend

Lat 48.12, Long -122.65 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE to SW. Spread fires under main boiler at 5.45. At 6.15 got underway, the Juan de Fuca assisting to turn the ship with a line from the stern. Went outside the harbor, stopping engine at 9.40 to wait for the Fuca which, in charge of Ensign Howard, towed the schooner Earnest out of the harbor and gave her in tow to the ship. At 8.35 started down the sound for Port Townsend towing the Earnest. At 9.05 stopped engine to speak to USC&GSS McARTHUR and Lieutenant Ray, her Commander, visited this ship officially. Went ahead again at 9.17 with both the Earnest and Fuca in tow. At end of watch standing down sound with Marrowstone Point and Admiralty Head in sight on port and starboard bows respectively.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from Ed. Standing down Puget Sound with Earnest and Fuca in tow. At 1.20 dropped tow and at 1.27 anchored in Port Townsend harbor. Fuca towed Earnest in, and the latter anchored. Hauled fires and secured Fuca alongside Earnest. Left two men on board Earnest as ships keepers. Engineers force at work on Fucas machinery. At 3.00 a leak was discovered in tubes of main boiler and fires were hauled for repairs; started fires under auxiliary boiler. Carpenters at work on Fuca. Received on board: one galley and pipe for Fuca, 10 iron bolts, 2 buckets and 8 feet rubber tubing.


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24 April 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Fair with passing showers, light airs to moderate breeze from Ed. Engineers Department working on main boiler and machinery.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with rain latter part. Gentle to moderate breeze from SSE and SE.


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25 April 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzle first three hours. Partially clear latter part. Moderate to stiff breeze from SE, falling to gentle breeze. Lieutenant CW Jungen USN left the ship and made trip to Port Hadlock and returned in Fuca on official business.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with rain first watch, pleasant rest of day. Gentle breeze to light airs from Wd. At 12.40 USC&GSS HASSLER got underway and left the harbor. Sent on board Earnest a weeks provisions for 3 men.


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26 April 1892

Port Townsend [and Port Hadlock]

Lat 48.04, Long -122.75


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, fair latter part, light airs to light breeze from Wd. USC&GSS McARTHUR came into harbor at 5.30. At 2.55 started fires under main boiler. At 8.30 got under way and steamed down to Port Hadlock, leaving one man on board Earnest and two of Engineers force at work on Fuca. At 9.30, anchored off Port Hadlock. Ran line to dock and warped stern into dock. Rest of watch, engaged in taking on board lumber for signal building, etc.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with rain, light variable airs to breeze. At Port Hadlock taking lumber. Finished taking lumber at 1.45, left Port Hadlock at 1.55 and anchored off Port Townsend at 2.45. Banked fires. EH Francis, pilot, came on board for duty.


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27 April 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy at first, clearing later. Calms and light airs to breeze from S and SE. Transferred to USC&GSS McARTHUR: clothing and provisions, stores brought from Mare Island, and received Engineers stores as follows: 1 barrel sand, barrels Portland cement, 1 2 nipple, 20 rods and washers and 5 boiler tubes. At work in Earnest and launch Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW and W. Working on Earnest and Fuca. Sent Freyer (Seaman) to schooner Earnest, making a total of three men on Earnest. The HASSLER came in and anchored at 8.50. Vaccinated crew.


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28 April 1892

Port Townsend to Departure Bay

Lat 48.40, Long -123.40 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Variable light airs and breezes. USFC steamer ALBATROSS came in and anchored at 5.59. USC&GSS McARTHUR left at 2.15 with Fuca in tow. At 8.32 got underway and stood out of Port Townsend harbor with schooner Earnest in tow. Ahead full speed at 8.50. Point Wilson light house abeam at 9.10. Shaped course for Victoria, pilot conning ship.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, light drizzling rain at intervals last two hours. Light breeze from NW. At beginning of watch standing in to Victoria Harbor in charge of pilot. Anchored in outer harbor. The McARTHUR left the harbor at 3.30 towing the Fuca.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, light rain last hour. Light breeze from NW to NNW. Got underway at 5.02 and stood out of Victoria harbor, ship in charge of pilot. Sighted HASSLER standing to Nd and met her at Sea Bird Point when she took up her position astern of and following after the Earnest. Standing up through Haro Strait latter part of watch. At 8.00 off southern end of Stuart Island.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, drizzling, gentle breeze from NE. Standing under steam into and through Strait of Georgia, pilot conning ship. Steamer Earnest in tow, steamer HASSLER following in wake of ship.


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29 April 1892

Port Townsend to Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and cloudy with light rain. Moderate to stiff breeze from E and ENE. Standing up Gulf of Georgia under steam alone, pilot conning ship. At 3.00 sighted Entrance Island light. At end of watch Entrance Island light bore S, distance 1 mile.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. With moderate to stiff breeze from E and ENE. Moderate easy swell. Standing in for Departure Bay with schooner Earnest in tow, USC&GSS HASSLER following. At 5.00 anchored in Departure Bay. HASSLER anchored inshore of this vessel at 5.10.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, with passing showers and drizzling rain. Gentle and light breeze from E. Easy swell from seaward. Got out launch Vixen. Sent working party to schooner Earnest. HASSLER went to coal dock. Getting ready to coal ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with occasional rain, light airs from W. Towed Earnest alongside dock and began to get her ready for cargo of coal. At 7.20 HASSLER left wharf and anchored. At 11.00 the UMATILLA came in and went alongside wharf. [SS UMATILLA was a US steamer launched in 1881.]


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30 April 1892

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and raining. Calms, light airs and breezes from Ed. At 4.30 spread fires. At 5.30 tried engines. At 5.20 [sic], got underway and went alongside wharf. At 7.10 commenced coaling ship. At 9.00 USC&GSS McARTHUR came in and, going alongside dock, began coaling ship. Portion of crew discharging pig iron ballast from Earnest.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with occasional drizzle and passing showers. Calms and light variable airs. Coaling ship. Finished coaling at 5.00 having received 137 tons 1876 lbs coal. Received 2000 gallons water. Spread fires at 4.30 and got steam for moving. Left coal dock at 5.40 and after hauling off to buoy, went ahead and anchored at 6.03. Took pig iron ballast out of Earnest and piled it on rocks by middle coaling wharf.



LOGS FOR MAY 1892


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1 May 1892

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with light airs to breeze from W. Cleaned ship. USC&GSS McARTHUR shifted berth.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from WNW and W.


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2 May 1892

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from W. The port watch left ship to coal schooner Earnest at 6.00, returning at 11.30 in charge of the Executive Officer. Loosed sail. Engaged in general work shifting lumber and preparing for sea.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from W. The starboard watch finished coaling Earnest at 5.00 taking on board 124 tons. Furled sails at 3.45. Hoisted in Vixen at 6.00. Spread fires under main boiler at 8.00. The Juan de Fuca towed the Earnest from the coal dock to her place in tow of this ship at 8.55. Hove up anchor and got underway at 9.10 towing schooner Earnest. The steamers HASSLER and McARTHUR followed in order, the latter towing the Juan de Fuca. At 9.35 passed Five Finger Island, leaving them on port hand. At end of watch eastern end of South Ballenas Island bore abeam. At end of watch standing up Stevens Passage conned by pilot.


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3 May 1892

Departure Bay to Port Simpson and at anchor Alert Bay

Lat 50.34, Long -125.43 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and cool, light airs and breezes from W. Standing through Stevens Passage, Sisters [Islets] on port beam at 1.25, and Strait of Georgia, pilot conning ship. HASSLER and McARTHUR following in wake of ship.


4am to 8am:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from W to WNW. Standing up Gulf of Georgia for Discovery Passage. Schooner Earnest in tow. HASSLER and McARTHUR following, latter towing launch Fuca, pilot conning ship.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs. Steaming through Discovery Passage, turning in to Johnstone Strait at end of watch. Earnest in tow. HASSLER and McARTHUR in line astern, pilot conning ship.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and gentle breeze from W. Standing up Johnstone Strait with Earnest in tow, followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR. Got in whaleboat and dinghy and cleared a berth alongside for schooner Earnest. At end of watch Broken Islands broad off starboard bow.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant, gentle to light breeze from W. Standing through Johnstone Strait under steam. Earnest in tow followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR.


8pm to midnight:

Clear first hour, overcast with fog remainder of watch. At 8.27 anchored in Alert Bay. Hauled schooner along port side and secured. Banked fires. HASSLER and McARTHUR anchored in harbor.


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4 May 1892

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 51.27, Long -127.87 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and cloudy. Calm followed by light airs from E and NW. Called the watch at 2.30, spread fires. Got underway at 3.10 and stood out of Alert Bay towing Earnest on port quarter. HASSLER and McARTHUR following in wake, pilot conning ship.


4am to 8am:

Partially clear, cool, light airs from NW and WNW. Standing out of Broughton Strait and through Queen Charlotte Sound. Schooner Earnest in tow astern when dropped her from port quarter at 4.16. HASSLER and McARTHUR following in wake. Pilot conning ship. Easy swell from seaward at end of watch, under steam alone.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from W. Stood out of Queen Charlotte Sound at 9.00 into South Passage, Earnest astern towing well. At 9.45 the northernmost of Storm Islands bore abeam, starboard side. At noon the northern end of Table Island bore abeam, starboard side, distant about 2 miles.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from W. Standing into and up Fitz Hugh Sound, Earnest in tow, followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR. At end of watch Kwakume River mouth NNW and 1 mile distant.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to fresh breeze from WNW, hauling to NW. Standing up Fitz Hugh Sound. Pilot conning ship. HASSLER and McARTHUR in line astern. At end of watch about one mile to Sd of Lama Passage.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to fresh squalls from NW and NE. At 8.30 turned into Lama Pass. At 9.00 saw extensive forest fire to the Sd. At 9.40 stopped engine to haul Earnest alongside and warn HASSLER and McARTHUR about anchoring. At 10.00 anchored in in McLaughlin Bay, off Bella Bella. Banked fires. Earnest secured alongside port side. HASSLER and McARTHUR anchored near this ship.


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5 May 1892

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 52.73, Long -128.55 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear, hazy, stiff to gentle breeze from NE. At 3.40 spread fires. At 3.50 tried engines and hove in to 25 fathoms.


4am to 8am:

Clear and cold, light hazy. Moderate breeze from NE and N. Squally. Got underway at 4.10 and went ahead up Lama Passage. Schooner Earnest on quarter. At 5.30 dropped Earnest astern. Steamed through Milbanke Sound. At end of watch heading for entrance to Finlayson Channel. HASSLER and McARTHUR following in wake.


8am to meridian:

Partially clear with moderate to stiff breeze from N. Steaming through Finlayson Channel, Klemtoo [Klemtu] Passage and Tolmie Channel. HASSLER and McARTHUR in line astern. At end of watch in Lat 52o 44, Tolmie Channel.


Meridian to 4pm:

Partially cloudy, pleasant. Light airs to stiff squalls from N. Standing up Tolmie Channel and Graham Reach. At 1.00 turned into Graham Reach. At 4.00 Kutze Bay [Inlet] bore abeam starboard side. The Vancouver steamer DANUBE passed the ship at 1.00 bound North. Watch engaged in making signal banners.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze blowing in squalls over and around mountains. Standing through Graham and Fraser Reaches, Earnest in tow, HASSLER and McARTHUR following.


8pm to midnight:

Clear, bright moonlight. Light to moderate breeze in puffs varying in direction. Crossing Wright Sound first hour. Standing through Grenville Channel remainder of watch. HASSLER and McARTHUR in line astern, pilot conning ship.


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6 May 1892

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light breezes last hour from N. Standing up Grenville Channel, Arthur and Malacca Passages. At 2.00 had False Stuart Anchorage [Stuart Bight] abeam, port side; at end of watch White Cliff Island [Hanmer Island] abeam, starboard side.


4am to 8am:

Generally clear, bright and cold. Hazy latter part. Light to moderate, increasing breeze from N. Short easy sea. Steaming up through Chatham Sound for Port Simpson. Earnest in tow, HASSLER and McARTHUR following. At end of watch steaming in from S end of Finlayson Island. Made International signal CPJS, Keep close to.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to gentle breeze from N to NW. Standing in to Port Simpson. At 8.35 slowed, stopped and secured Earnest alongside. At 9.12 anchored in Port Simpson. At 9.15 HASSLER and McARTHUR anchored. Hauled fires. Sent crew on board Fuca. Fuca towed Earnest into berth and the latter anchored. Fuca secured alongside Earnest and hauled fires. Both crews, after securing, returned on board. Lieutenant Jungen with party getting Cosmos ready for use; Mr Carter with portion of Engineers force putting engine and boiler of Cosmos in order. Remainder of deck force looking after boat outfits.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW, shifting to N and falling towards midnight: Working parties on shore fitting up Cosmos and setting up transit ready for observation.


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7 May 1892

Port Simpson [Lax-Kw'alaams], BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from N to ENE. Working party engaged on Cosmos. McARTHUR went alongside dock for purpose of beaching.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breezes from E to NE. Crew engaged in preparing Cosmos for seasons work. The McARTHUR lying on the beach alongside the dock; cleaning copper. The steamer DANUBE came in at 2.30 and left for the south at 4.00. [DANUBE was a Clyde-built steamer launched in 1869.]


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8 May 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NE, NNE and W. The McARTHUR left the dock and anchored near this ship at 11.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Rain first half, overcast last, hazy with rain last hour. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE.


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9 May 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and raining first half, fair last half. Calms, light airs and breezes from Nd and Sd. Lieutenant Jungen with party launched Cosmos. Engineers force and carpenters gang at work on Cosmos. McARTHUR alongside of Earnest for coal.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from W to NW. Launched Cosmos and towed her alongside ship. Received sounding reel from McARTHUR.


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10 May 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with occasional light drizzle. Light airs and breezes from NW and ENE. Started fires under main boiler at 7.30. McARTHUR left Port Simpson at 4.00. Started fires in in Cosmos and Fuca at 10.30. Carpenters force at work on Cosmos.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from Sd and Wd. Got ready to get underway at 2.00 but owing to defects which had developed in engine and boiler of Cosmos during trial steaming, between 1.30 and 2.15 hauled fires under main boilers and reeved chain as before. Brought the Earnest and Fuca in tow of the ship at 5.00. At 4.30 made second trial of Cosmos engine, and as it worked satisfactorily, she was turned over to the HASSLER with all her equipment ready for service at 5.00.



THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson
Operations in Alaskan waters 1892

JP map Carlile P. Patterson Alaska 1892

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11 May 1892

Port Simpson to Mary Island, Alaska

Lat 55.09, Long -131.23


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from E and N. At 12.45 spread fires. Got underway at 2.15 with Earnest and Fuca in tow and steamed out of harbor conned by the pilot, Mr Francis, and followed by the HASSLER with Cosmos in tow. At end of watch standing through Tongass Straits [Passage].


4am to 8am:

Partially clear, pleasant. Light airs to breezes from NW and W. Long swell. Making passage from Port Simpson to Mary Island. Stowed coal into bunkers from gangway and cleaned main deck. Steaming through Tongass Passage and up Revillagigedo Channel. At 5.55 sighted USC&GSS McARTHUR steaming to the Nd. Earnest and Fuca in tow of this vessel, HASSLER following in our wake with Cosmos in tow.


8am to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant, light airs from NW 1st hour, calm 2nd and 3rd hours and light airs from SW last hour. At 9.50 anchored in Customhouse Cove, Mary Island. Hauled the Earnest alongside. McARTHUR at anchor in cove. Mr Francis, pilot, left the ship immediately after anchoring and reported on board HASSLER, which vessel proceeded to Sitka with the Cosmos in tow. Ensign Chapin and signal party left the ship at 11.00 in Fuca with dinghy in tow to build a signal on North Base triangulation station, on Mary Island. Began watering ship. Owing to the dry season, unable to get more than one boat load of water. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light breeze and light airs from SW to SE, varied with calm. At 2.30 sent Vixen with boat in tow, Ensign Howard in charge, to prospect for a ships anchorage in Boca de Quadra. The Fuca returned at 4.15, the party in charge of Ensign Chapin having built a tripod on North Base.


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12 May 1892

Customhouse Cove and Vixen Bay, Boca de Quadra Channel, Alaska

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant, warm during forenoon, light breezes from S falling calm at 2.00. At 4.00 light airs from NE to E, veering to SE and S then N. At 7.30 got underway with schooner Earnest in tow alongside and stood over into Boca de Quadra Channel. At 10.45 fell in with Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, and he piloted the ship to an anchorage. At 11.00 anchored. Banked fires. Hoisted out the Pirate and got her ready for signal building; watering ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Gentle light breezes from ESE to E, calm last hour. At 1.20 sent off three signal parties as follows: Ensigns Howard and Tarbox in Vixen, Ensign Chapin in Pirate and Mr Ford in whaleboat. Boats returned at 6.00. Hauled fires under main boilers. Coaled and watered both launches. Set up tide gauge in Vixen Bay and commenced tide observations for tidal data. Hauled Earnest away from ship and anchored her three ships lengths ESE of ship.


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13 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Clouding over in the morning with passing showers. Calm and light airs from S to SE during forenoon. Calm and light airs from NW and W. Ensign Howard in charge of Vixen and party, Ensign Chapin in charge of Pirate and Mr Ford in whaleboat left ship at 7.00 to build signals. Water ship and repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, occasional passing showers. Calm and Light airs from Sd. The whaleboat returned to ship at 3.15, the launches at 5.30.


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14 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm until 7.30 then light breeze and light airs from NW. Ensign Howard in charge of Vixen engaged in triangulation. Ensigns Chapin and Tarbox making reconnaissance of main channel with Pirate. Ensign Poundstone and party in whaleboat engaged in clearing a space for astronomical station. All parties left ship at 7.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant, light airs and breeze from NW to W. Calm latter part of watch. The boat parties returned at 5.30.


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15 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm, light airs from NW. Calm and light breeze from SE. At 9.00 sent Vixen, Mr Gensoul (Pay Yeoman) in charge to Customhouse Cove for the mail.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NE then light breeze from SE to S. Calm.


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16 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Squally from 9.00 to noon. Calm, light airs from SE, hauling to NW and backing again to SE and blowing in moderate squalls. The following parties left ship at 7.00: Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, to build signals; gig, Ensign Howard in charge, to build hydrographic signals; whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox in charge, to build hydrographic signals; and Ensign Poundstone in charge of whaler to clear S base for astronomical station.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Moderate squalls from SE then from moderate to fresh breeze. Calm latter part of day. Ensign Poundstone and party returned at 3.40. Pirate returned at 5.30, whaleboat and gig at 6.45.


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17 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Moderate to fresh breeze from SE, blowing in frequent moderate squalls. Owing to wind and weather no parties were sent to the field. Officer engaged in office work, crew engaged in ships work and preparing signal material. At 9.30 the Vixen returned to the ship from Mary Island with mail.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and steady rain. Squally last hour. Light airs from SE, one hour from NW and then from SE again, freshening to stiff breeze at end of watch.


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18 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Frequent heavy squalls from SE with moderate to fresh breeze from SE, moderating towards noon to gentle to stiff breeze. Raining hard; no parties sent into the field owing to the boisterous weather. Officers engaged in office work.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy until 4.00 when it began to clear, passing showers during latter part of day. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE. Calm last three hours.


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19 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, foggy first two hours. Light airs from SE and then from NW. The following signal parties left the ship at 7.00: Vixen, Ensign Howard; Pirate, Ensign Chapin; whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox. Loosed sails to dry. Furled sails at 11.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling rain and passing showers. Light breeze from SE, from NW and calm latter part of day. All signal parties returned to ship at 5.30.


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20 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling rain and passing showers. Calms. At 7.00 sent out the following parties to triangulate: Vixen, Ensign Howard; Pirate, Ensign Chapin; whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox; and 2nd whaleboat, Mr Gensoul. 2nd whaleboat returned at noon and owing to continual rain was not again sent out.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calm. Triangulation parties returned to ship at 5.30.


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21 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calm and light airs to light breezes from SE, freshening to gentle and moderate breeze during forenoon and squally. At 7.30 Lieutenant Jungen and party went out in Vixen to establish ranges for measurement of base line, which was done and completed at noon. Base line parties returned to ship at 12.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining hard all day. Wind from SE. Light to gentle breeze from NW latter part of day.


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22 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, rainy first part of day, partly clear during forenoon and passing showers. Calm, light airs from SE and NW, clearing towards noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Clearing rapidly during the afternoon. Light airs and breeze from NW. Calm latter part of day. At 12.30 the Fuca was reported in sight at the entrance to Vixen Bay, and at 1.30 she came alongside with Lieutenant Ray on board. Transferred some signal lumber (7 tripods) to the McARTHUR. Lieutenant Ray left at 3.30 for Morris Cove.


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23 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Mild and pleasant. Fog during early morning. Light airs from NW. Field parties as follows left ship at 7.00: Vixen, Ensign Howard, to build signals; Pirate, Ensign Chapin, triangulation; whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox, triangulation; dinghy, Mr Gensoul, triangulation. Ensign Poundstone set up transit on S Base preparatory to beginning astronomical observations.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from SE. Calm latter part of day and rain. Field parties returned at 5.30.


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24 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining hard. Calms with one hour light airs from NW. Ensign Poundstone left ship at 7.00 to secure his tent over astronomical station. Broke out fore hold and cleaned bilge underneath. Foggy last two hours.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining steadily until late in the evening. Light airs from NW and then calms.


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25 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining steadily. Light breeze from W to NW. At 7.30 sent Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, with mail to Mary Island.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and raining hard. Wind from SE blowing in moderate squalls.


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26 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Calm and light airs from SE and light breeze from NW last two hours of forenoon.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Hailing between 5.00 and 6.00 and again at 9.00. Light airs and breeze from SE.


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27 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with fog in the early morning and passing showers during the forenoon. Light airs from NW and calms. At 7.00 sent out the following field parties: Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, with camping outfit and cutter in tow to build signals and triangulate; Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, to triangulate; whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox in charge, to build hydrographic signals; dinghy, Mr Gensoul, shoreline.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, passing showers during afternoon. Clearing rapidly after 5.00. Hazy. Pirate, whaleboat and dinghy returned at 5.30. At 7.30 Ensign Poundstone and assistant left ship for astronomical observations at S Base station.


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28 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, light airs from NW. Ensign Poundstone returned from astronomical station at 3.00. At 7.00 sent the following field parties: Pirate, Ensign Chapin, signal building; whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox, signal building; dinghy, Mr Gensoul, shoreline. At 10.45am Mr Poundstone occupied S Base triangulation station for meridian alt hydrographic station.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Light airs from NW and S. At 5.30 the field parties returned. At 6.00 Ensign Poundstone left ship for astronomical station.


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29 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and light breezes from SE. Ensign Poundstone returned from astronomical station at 5.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SE. Clouding over towards sundown, then cloudy and hazy until midnight.


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30 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear until 3.00 then clouding over with passing showers until 5.00. Overcast, cloudy and raining from 9.00 to noon. At 7.00, Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, went out sounding. Mr Gensoul in the dinghy running shoreline. Dinghy returned at 10.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and passing rain showers. Light airs from NE. Ensign Howard and party returned at 3.30. The Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, returned at 5.30.


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31 May 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy, foggy during the early morning. Light airs from SE. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to do sounding. At 7.30 the Vixen, Mr Gensoul, left ship for Mary Island to meet the mail steamer.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and passing showers, clearing towards evening. Light airs from SE. The Vixen, Mr Gensoul, returned from Mary Island with the mail. The Pirate, Ensign Chapin, returned from sounding at 5.50.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1892


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1 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy until 5.00 then cloudy and mild. Light airs from SE. Calm and light airs from NW last two hours. At 7.30 the Vixen with dinghy in tow, Ensign Howard in charge, left ship for four days to triangulate and the Pirate towing whaleboat, and 2nd dinghy with Ensigns Chapin and Tarbox left ship for four days to continue signal building to the head of Boca de Quadra.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, mild and pleasant, calm and light airs from SE to SW. At 1.00 Mr Gensoul left the ship to complete the shoreline of Vixen Bay, returning at 2.30.


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2 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from SE and NW. Calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs and light breeze from SE.


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3 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, but calm and pleasant. Light airs and light breeze from SE. At 9.15 Pirate returned for coal and angle books. Sent her back again at 9.35.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, mild and pleasant. Light airs from NW to SW and from S to SE. Calm. Unbent the square sails. At 3.15 sighted the US Light House Tender MANZANITA; at 4.00 she anchored in Vixen Bay; sent an officer to board her. [USLHT MANZANITA was acquired in 1880 and was subsequently wrecked in 1905]. The MANZANITA reported that she touched upon a rock while making her anchorage; sent out the gig, found the rock with 9 feet of water on it, and placed a buoy to mark it.


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4 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from NW. At 10.00 Ensign Poundstone left ship for astronomical observations, returning at 3.15. The Light House Tender MANZANITA got underway and stood out at 6.00. The Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, returned to the ship with camping party at 11.20. At 11.00 ran line to Earnest, hove up starboard anchor first and hauled ship closer to shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Heavy dew at night. Light airs and light breeze from NNW. Calm. At 1.30 laid out a kedge, hove up port anchor and shifted anchorage. At 5.30 Ensign Poundstone left the ship to occupy astronomical station for latitude. At 5.15 the Vixen and camping party, Ensign Howard in charge, returned from the mouth of Boca de Quadra.


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5 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W and NW. Commanding Officer left the ship in the Vixen at 8.00 to run over the field of work towards the head of Boca de Quadra. Ensign Poundstone returned at 4.15.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from SE. The Commanding Officer returned to the ship at 5.35. Ensign Poundstone left the ship at 7.40 for astronomical observations.


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6 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Calm, light airs from SE and Light airs and light breeze from W. Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, and Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, left ship at 7.00 to sound in Boca de Quadra to the head. Ensign Poundstone returned from astronomical station at 4.15.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SE. The Vixen and Pirate returned from sounding and Mr Poundstone from the astronomical station at 6.45.


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7 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from SE. The Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship at 7.00 on sounding work. The Vixen undergoing repairs to boiler. At 7.30 hauled the Earnest alongside and took out 27 tons and after coaling hauled her back to her anchorage. At 12.00 the Vixen left the ship to occupy triangulation stations, Ensign Howard in charge.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and overcast latter part of day, mild and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from SE. At 5.30 hauled Earnest to anchorage. Pirate returned at 5.30, Vixen at 6.15.


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8 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, foggy until 8.00. Light airs and light breeze from SE. At 7.00 Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to sound out Vixen Bay. At 7.30 Vixen, Mr Gensoul, left for Mary Island for mail and with Quartermaster and one man to set up tide gauge at Mary Island Harbor. Ensign Poundstone left ship at 7.30 to occupy astronomical station.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs from SE. Ensign Poundstone returned from astronomical station at noon and Pirate at 4.30.


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9 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from SE and calm. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship on sounding work. At noon Ensign Poundstone left the ship to occupy astronomical station.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light rain after 7.00. Light airs from SE and calm. Pirate, Ensign Howard in charge, returned at 6.00. Ensign Poundstone returned same time.


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10 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and passing rain showers. Calm and light airs from NW. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship on sounding duty. At 9.30 the Vixen returned from Mary Island and at 11.00 sent her out sounding, Ensign Howard in charge.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs and calms form NW. The Pirate returned from sounding at 5.45pm and the Vixen having struck a rock and bent her shaft was hoisted in for repairs.


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11 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, clouding over during forenoon, drizzling rain at 11.00. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Howard in charge, left ship on sounding duty. At 9.00 the Vixen, having been repaired, hoisted her out and at 9.30 sent her, Mr Gensoul in charge, to pick up tide party at Mary Island. Ensign Poundstone left ship at 7.00 for work at astronomical station, returning at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs from SE. Vixen returned from Mary Island with tide party at 5.00 and Pirate from sounding at 5.45.


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12 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy. Clearing at daylight. Calm and light breeze from NW. At 9.00 Commanding Officer left the ship in the Vixen to take photographs in the northern part of the Boca de Quadra.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, light breeze from NW and light airs from SE. At 1.30 sighted the McARTHUR with Fuca in tow standing in to Vixen Bay. At 2.15 she anchored astern of the Patterson. Commanding Officer returned to the ship at 5.00.


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13 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, but bright and pleasant. Foggy until sunrise. Light airs from SE, two hours then from NW. At 7.00 the Pirate, Mr Ford in charge, left the ship with camping outfit for three days to run shoreline, and the Vixen with camping outfit and three days provisions, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship to sound out entrance to Boca de Quadra.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NW and from SE. At 6.00 Ensign Poundstone left the ship to occupy astronomical station for azimuth.


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14 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Clear until 9.00, then clouding over. Light airs from SE, calm then light breeze from NW, followed by light airs from SE. Ensign Poundstone returned from astronomical station at 5.30. At 7.00 the McARTHUR got under way and stood out, towing the schooner Earnest and the Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Occasional passing showers. Fog rolling in at night, light airs from SE.


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15 June 1892

Vixen Bay

Lat 55.06, Long -130.80


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and drizzling rain. Light airs from SE. At 7.00 Ensign Poundstone left the ship to strike tent and dismount transit at astronomical station, returning at 10.30 with all its outfit.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, passing showers and drizzling rain. Light airs from SE and calm. At 1.30 the Pirate, Mr Ford, returned from shoreline work; hoisted in Pirate. At 5.30 the Vixen, Ensign Howard, returned, both launches having been absent three days. Hoisted in Vixen and all boats preparatory to leaving Boca de Quadra.


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16 June 1892

Vixen Bay to Mary Island

Lat 55.09, Long -131.23


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and drizzling rain. Calm and light airs from NW and SW. At 1.50 started fires in main boiler; at 5.48 turned over engines. At 5.50 began heaving in chain and at 6.00 ship underway standing out of Vixen Bay and down Boca de Quadra. Patent log put over at 6.10 reading 0. At 6.45 stopped engines to slack up on bearing which had become heated so as to melt the white metal. Started ahead again at 6.55. At 7.45 passed through entrance of Boca do Quadra and headed up for Mary Island. At 9.05 anchored in Customhouse Cove. Communicated with the Custom House for mail and information concerning the arrival of mail steamer. Holding steam and ready to get underway.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with occasional passing showers. Light airs from NW, SW and calm. At 1.30 banked fires.


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17 June 1892

Mary Island to Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to 8am:

Partly clear. Light airs from NNW to N and NE. Light airs from SE last hour. At 4.00 got underway and stood across Dixon Entrance to Port Simpson.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light passing showers. Light airs and breezes from SE followed by calms. Set fore and aft sails at 9.00 and took them in at 10.00. Making passage from Mary Island to Port Simpson. At 9.30 Lord Rock bore abeam distant 7 miles. Hauled in patent log at 10.45 reading 64. At 11.00 anchored in Port Simpson harbor. Let fires die out under main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, calms, light variable airs. Large working party ashore in charge of Lieutenant Jungen working on the Cosmos ways. Ensign Poundstone went ashore with the astronomical outfit and made ready for observing.


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18 June 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Sd and Ed. Both watches ashore working on Cosmos ways, repairing them under direction of Lieutenant Jungen.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Light airs to moderate breeze from Ed, blowing in squalls last hour. Steamers DANUBE and NELL came in and went alongside dock. Lieutenant Jungen with working party ashore overhauling Cosmos ways.


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19 June 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, raining, light airs to gentle breeze in squalls from Sd and Ed. DANUBE went to sea at 1.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light rain. Gentle to moderate breeze from S, falling to light breeze from SE. Steamer DANUBE arrived at 3.15 and left at 4.20 on southern trip.


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20 June 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with occasional drizzle. Light airs and breezes from SE to NE. Working party on shore in charge of Executive Officer, working on Cosmos ways. Served out small stores.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, clearing toward night. Light airs and breezes from S to W x N. The steamer NELL left at 4.45. Finished working on the Cosmos ways. Sent full camping outfit and one months stores ashore for Ensign Poundstone.


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21 June 1892

Port Simpson to Mary Island

Lat 54.70, Long -130.80 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from E and ENE first part, light airs to moderate breeze from W last part. Ensign Poundstone, having completed his observations, broke camp and came onboard with his outfit by 8.00. Started fires under main boiler at 4.40. Got underway at 9.50 and stood out of Port Simpson bound for Morse Cove. At 10.17, when clear of Birnie Island, stopped engine to slack up on the main bearing. Went ahead again at 10.21. Watch engaged in making signal banners.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, moderate breeze to light airs from W. Standing across Dixon Entrance under steam. At 1.15 sighted the McARTHUR who changed her course so as to come within hail. At 1.35 slowed and at 1.40 stopped engine. The McARTHUR came up to us; lowered dinghy and sent her coal bags to coal Fuca with, the FUCA to be delivered at Customhouse Cove. At 2.00 went ahead at full speed. Headed up for northern end of Mary Island, Captain conning the ship.


4pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and variable light airs. At 4.20 anchored in Customhouse Cove, Mary Island. Banked fires. At 11.40 the McARTHUR arrived towing Fuca.


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22 June 1892

Mary Island to Fort Wrangell

Lat 55.50, Long -132.10 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Clear and pleasant, fog to Sd. Calm. Commenced heaving in at 6.00 and at 6.14 stood out of Customhouse harbor with launch Fuca towing astern. Shaped course through Revillagigedo Channel for Tongass Narrows. At 8.00 N end of Bold Island bore abeam.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breezes from WNW and W. Passed through Tongass Narrows leaving Guard Island abeam at 10.30. At end of watch standing up Clarence Strait, Niblack Point one point forward of the starboard beam. Watch engaged in making signal banners.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear, hazy, light and gentle breezes from W to NW x W. Standing through Clarence Strait. Watch making signal banners. At end of watch Ratz Harbor on port beam.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from WNW, shifting to N last hour. Standing through Clarence Strait. At 7.00 stopped engines and dropped Fuca, Ensign Chapin in charge, and Ensign Tarbox to search for an anchorage in Kaku Strait. Shaped course through Stikine Pass.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NW and calm. Standing through Stikine Strait to Fort Wrangell. At 10.00 anchored in Etolin Harbor. Banked fires.


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23 June 1892

Fort Wrangell

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from E, W, and WSW. Watering ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from WSW, calm, then light airs from NW and light airs to light breeze from SW last hour.


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24 June 1892

Fort Wrangell to Conclusion Island

Lat 56.43, Long -133.15 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Partly clear. Passing showers, overcast and cloudy from 4.00 to 8.00. Light airs from NW and Calm. At 5.55 the QUEEN came into harbor. Spread fires at 6.30.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light mist. Variable light airs and breezes. At 8.25 started heaving in and at 8.40 left Fort Wrangell. Standing through Sumner Strait under steam alone. Sighted steamer MEXICO standing to the Sd and Ed from Wrangell Narrows at end of watch.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling rain and fog. Light airs from WSW to W, at 3.00 shifted to SE. Raining hard at 10.00. Standing through Sumner Straits. At 2.10 Baker's Point bearing abeam, hauled up for S end of Conclusion Island. At 2.30 sighted the Fuca standing down Keku Strait. Slowed down and awaited her. At 2.50 the Fuca came within hail and after reporting results of reconnaissance for anchorage took the lead and piloted the ship to an anchorage 3 miles N of Conclusion Island [assumed to be Seclusion Harbor]. At 5.30 anchored. Banked fires. Fuca came alongside and secured her. Set up tide gauge abreast of anchorage.


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25 June 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and foggy. Light to gentle breeze from SE with chopping sea. At 8.00 sent a wood chopping party onshore. At 10.40 Ensigns Howard and Tarbox left the ship in Pirate to make a reconnaissance of the upper waters of the strait. Hauled fires under main boiler. Began tide observations with last of flood this forenoon.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, light airs and light breeze from SE and from SW to WSW. At 9.00 sighted the Pirate to Nd under oars. Got up steam in the Vixen and sent her to tow the Pirate back. Both boats returning at 10.15, the Pirate having lost her propeller.


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26 June 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW and SE and calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, clouding over towards midnight, followed by drizzling rain. Light airs from SW and W.


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27 June 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, heavy fog banks passing over. Light airs from SE. At 7.00 the Fuca, Mr Howard in charge, and Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to build signals. At 8.00 Appleton in whaler and Mr Gensoul in dinghy signaled out Conclusion Harbor. The Executive Officer with a party of men engaged in damming a small stream in order to obtain a supply of water.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calm. The Vixen returned from signal building at 5.00 and the Fuca at 7.30.


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28 June 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy with drizzling rain. Clearing during the morning and bright and pleasant from 8.00 to noon. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensign Howard in charge, and the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to build signals. Sent wood chopping party on shore. Mr Appleton in whaler left the ship at 7.15 to occupy harbor signals.


Meridian to midnight:

Warm and pleasant. Light airs from ENE and SE. The Vixen returned to the ship at 5.45 and the Fuca returned at 6.30. Crew cutting wood.


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29 June 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, foggy to Sd and Ed. Light airs from E and SE. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensign Howard in charge, and the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship to build signals. At 7.15 the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul in charge, left the ship to sound out Conclusion Harbor. Sent wood party on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from E. The Fuca returned at 6.30, the Vixen at 5.30 and the whaleboat returned at 5.00.


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30 June 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, drizzling rain and passing showers. Calm and light airs from SE. At 7.00 the Fuca, Mr Howard in charge, and the Pirate, Mr Tarbox in charge, left the ship to build signals. Wood chopping party went ashore at 7.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, passing showers, followed with heavy rains and light squalls from SE. Wind light to moderate from SE to S. The Fuca and Vixen returned at 5.45.


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LOG BOOK JULY 1st 1892 TO SEPTEMBER 30th 1892


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Log Book for Steamer CP Patterson,

Lieutenant Commander WS Moore USN Commanding,

from July 1, 1892 to September 30, 1892


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25, 1892

CW Jungen, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 21, 1892

HC Poundstone, Ensign USN, joined February 5 1890

WL Howard, Ensign USN, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign USN, joined February 17 1891

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 17, 1892

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 25 1890

CJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1, 1892


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Note:

(1) Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

(2) Barometer correction +.20 (twenty hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR JULY 1892


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1 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and foggy. Light airs and light breeze from SE to SW. At 7.00 the Fuca, Mr Howard in charge, the Vixen, Mr Chapin in charge, and the Pirate, Mr Tarbox in charge, left the ship to build signals. Wood party went ashore at 7.45.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Rainy latter part of day. Light breeze from SE. The Fuca, Vixen and Pirate returned at 5.30.


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2 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy. Occasional wind squalls. Light to gentle and moderate breeze from SE, dirty weather. At 4.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, started to Wrangell for the mail. Weather too bad to send boats out into the field.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Gentle to moderate breeze from SSE to SE.


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3 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Light to moderate breeze from SE. The Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, returned from Wrangell at 1.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE and from W to SW.


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4 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Mild and pleasant. Light airs from SW and calm. At 8.00 dressed ship with masthead flags in honor of the day.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, NE, NW and SW.


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5 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, clouding over latter part of forenoon. Light airs from SW to W, then from NE and then from SW, freshening to light breeze. At 7.00 the Vixen, Mr Chapin in charge, left the ship to build signals; also the Pirate, towing two boats and camping party of seven men, Mr Howard in charge, camping party fitted out for five days surveying work. The Pirate returned at 11.45 having towed the party to destination. At 7.30, under tow of Fuca, shifted anchorage nearer the southern shore of harbor. Began building stern house on the Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Clouding over and occasional drizzling rain. Wind, light airs from SW to S and SE. The Vixen returned at 6.00.


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6 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and passing showers. At 11.00 it began to rain steadily. Light airs and light breeze from SE. At 7.00 the Vixen, Mr Tarbox in charge, left the ship to occupy triangulation stations; the Pirate, Mr Chapin in charge, to build signals. The Vixen returned at 11.00 and the dinghy at noon, weather being too bad to permit occupation of stations.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy, foggy. Light breeze from SE freshening to gentle breeze latter part of day. The Pirate returned from signal building at 5.30.


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7 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, foggy and rainy. Clearing towards noon. Light to gentle breeze from SE. At 8.30 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to occupy triangulation stations. At 11.00 the Commanding Officer left the ship on duty in the Vixen to go to Wrangell. Working on the Fucas deck house and cutting wood for ships use.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from S, and calms. The Pirate returned at 6.30.


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8 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light passing showers during forenoon. Calm and light airs from SW, NW and SE. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, and the dinghy, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to occupy triangulation and hydrographic stations. Building house and rail on Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, passing showers during afternoon. Light airs from SSW to SW and from N to NW. Pirate and dinghy returned at 5.30.


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9 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Foggy from 6.00 to 8.00. Light airs from SW and SE. At 8.00 Ensign Chapin in the Pirate left the ship to occupy triangulation stations, and Ensign Tarbox in the dinghy to occupy hydrographic stations. The Pirate returned at 11.45.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from SW and NW. At 1.00 the Pirate left the ship to bring back the party in charge of Ensign Howard. The Pirate returned at 4.30. At 1.00 Ensign Chapin left the ship to continue occupation of triangulation stations, returning at 4.00. The dinghy, Mr Tarbox in charge, returned at 5.00. At 7.00 the Commanding Officer returned from Wrangell in the Vixen.


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10 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NW and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Bright, clear and pleasant. Sky almost cloudless all day long. Light airs from NW and calms.


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11 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW and from E to SE. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin, left ship to occupy triangulation stations. Ensign Tarbox in Pirate, same duty. Ensign Howard, in charge of whaleboat and whaler surveying outfit, left ship at 7.00 with provisions and camping outfit for a week. Continuing work on Fucas deck house.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from SE, NE and E. The Vixen returned at 5.30 and the Pirate at 8.15.


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12 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Foggy. Calm and light airs from SW to SSE. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin in charge, and the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left ship to occupy hydrographic stations. Building house on Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear and pleasant. Light airs and light breeze from NE to E. The Vixen, Ensign Chapin, returned at 5.30 and the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, at 5.45. The dinghy, Mr Gensoul, returned at 5.30.


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13 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear and pleasant, clouding over at 5.00. Light airs and light breeze from NW, SW and SE. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship on sounding duties. At 8.00 the Vixen, Lieutenant Jungen in charge, left the ship to set up ranges for base line, returning at 10.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and light breeze from SE. The Vixen returned at 5.30, having bent her propeller.


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14 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, mild and pleasant. Calm and light airs from SW, SE and E. At 7.00 the base line party, Lieutenant Jungen in charge, left the ship to measure base line between triangulation stations Kid and Ace. Base line party returned at 11.00. Hoisted Pirate for repairs to propeller.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, with passing showers during the afternoon. Light airs from E to S and W to SW. Working on house of Fuca.


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15 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Foggy during early morning. Light airs from NW and E to SE. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin in charge, and the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship on sounding duty. Working on deck house of Fuca and measuring base line.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE and calm. The Vixen and Pirate returned at 5.30 and 6.30 respectively.


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16 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and foggy. Calms and light airs to light breeze from SE and light airs from NW last hour. At 6.30 beached the Fuca to clean her bottom. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship on sounding duty. At same hour the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship on sounding duty but returned a half hour later having cracked the valve seat low pressure cylinder so as to disable launch.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calm and light airs from E, SW and W. At 3.40 the Fuca, being afloat, hauled off the beach and alongside of the ship. The Vixen returned at 5.30 from sounding. The camping party in charge of Ensign Howard returned to ship at 4.00.


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17 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, passing showers. Light airs from NE and S. Calm. At 7.00 the Fuca, Mr Gensoul in charge, left the ship for Wrangell for the purpose of getting the mail and provisions.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, mild and pleasant. Light airs from E to SE and SW.


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18 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from S to SE and calm. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin in charge, the Pirate, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship on sounding duty. The Fuca returned from Wrangell at 10.30. Continued work on Fuca; sent wood chopping party on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs and light breeze from SE and calm. The Vixen and Pirate returned at 5.30.


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19 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, and drizzling rain. Calm and light airs from E. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin in charge, and the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship on sounding duty. Also the whaleboat, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship to run on shoreline and sound out upper narrows of Keku Strait. Working on Fuca and cutting fire wood.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs from SE and calm. The Vixen, Pirate and whaleboat returned at 5.30.


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20 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, foggy and rainy. Calm and light airs from S to SE. At 7.00 sent out the following shoreline parties. Vixen, Ensign Chapin; Pirate, Ensign Tarbox; gig, Ensign Howard; and whaleboat, Mr Ford. Putting deck rail on Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and passing showers with drizzling rain. Calm and light airs from E. All boats returned at 5.30.


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21 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and misty. Calm and light airs from E to SE. At 7.00 sent out the following boats: Vixen, Ensign Chapin, sounding; Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, shoreline and sounding; gig, Ensign Howard, shoreline; and whaleboat, Mr Ford, shoreline.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, light airs form SE to E. All boats returned at 5.30.


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22 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, overcast latter part of forenoon. Light airs to light breeze from S to SE. At 7.00 sent out the following boats: Vixen, Ensign Chapin, sounding and shoreline; Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, sounding; gig, Ensign Howard, shoreline; whaleboat, Mr Ford, shoreline.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and drizzling rain and passing showers. Light breeze from SE, freshening to very fresh breeze at about 4.00 and continuing fresh until about 6.00 then moderating to gentle breeze for the rest of the day. At 2.00 the whaleboat, Mr Ford, returned to the ship. At 5.00 all other boats returned. Carpenters work on Fuca completed.


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23 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, misty and passing showers. Gentle breeze from SE until 11.00 then from NE. At 8.00 Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship on shoreline and sounding. At 9.10 the gig, Ensign Howard, left the ship on shoreline. At 10.00 whaleboat, Mr Ford, left the ship on shoreline. At noon the Vixen, Ensign Chapin, left the ship on sounding.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy and passing showers. Light and gentle breeze from SE. Whaleboat and gig returned at 5.30 and Vixen and Pirate at 6.30.


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24 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and misty. Calm and light airs and light breeze from SE. At 4.00 the Vixen, Mr Gensoul in charge, left the ship to go to Wrangell for mail.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, mild and pleasant. Foggy late at night, calm and light airs from SE, NE, E and W.


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25 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor

Lat 56.555, Long -133.870


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy but clearing towards daylight. Calm and light airs from W and E. At 4.00 the Fuca, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to build signals in Frederick Sound and to reconnoiter for an anchorage in the North End of Keku Strait. At 8.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to do hydrographic work. Ensign Howard left the ship at same hour in dinghy to occupy hydrographic station. Both boats returned at noon. The Vixen returned from Wrangell at 10.30 with the mail.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, NE and calm. Hoisted all boats and made preparations for an early departure. At 10.30 started fires under main boiler.


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26 July 1892

Seclusion Harbor to Shakan Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.16, Long -133.60


Midnight to 8am:

Partly clear, cloudy and hazy around horizon. Calms and light airs to breeze from SE and S. Turned engines over at 3.45. Got underway at 4.00 and steamed out of harbor and down Sumner Straits, bound for Security Bay under steam alone. Off Point St Albans at end of watch.


8am to meridian:

Partially clear, foggy. Light to gentle breeze shifting from SW to E and back to SW. Standing down Sumner Straits until 8.40, when changed course and stood across Strait for Shakan Bay on account of heavy fog. At 10.25 hauled in patent log reading 45.5 and ran ahead slow for anchorage. At 11.25 anchored in Shakan Bay. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, with heavy fog hanging over the straits. Light and gentle breeze from WSW to SW and from E to NE. Calm last two hours.


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27 July 1892

Shakan Bay to Security Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.10, Long -134.30 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Clear in harbor, but foggy outside, clearing off towards 6.00. Calm and light airs from NW last hour. Spread fires at 7.00 and got underway at 7.50, stood out of harbor and shaped course for Cape Decision.


8am to meridian:

Clear overhead, foggy outside Sumner Straits. Light to moderate breezes from SW to W. Stood down Sumner Strait conned by navigator and passed Cape Decision at 11.15. At end of watch standing up eastern shore of Chatham Strait. Watch engaged in making signal banners.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, moderate breeze from W, falling to light airs, followed by gentle breeze from NW. At 12.10 set fore and aft sails and at 2.35 took them in. Stopped engine for 5 minutes at 12.15 on account of supposed rock. Standing up Chatham Strait under steam alone at end of watch.


4pm to 8pm:

Partly clear, cloudy and hazy around horizon. Gentle and light breeze from NW. Standing up Chatham Strait until 7.10 when turned in to Security Bay where anchored at 7.45. Low banked fires.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW. Got out the Vixen preparatory to leaving ship early in the morning to reconnoiter for an anchorage in the N end of Keku Straits.


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28 July 1892

Security Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from W. At 7.15 the Vixen, towing 2nd dinghy, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship to co-operate with Ensign Tarbox in signal building and reconnoitering for an anchorage.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Light airs and light breeze from W.


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29 July 1892

Security Bay to Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to 4am:

Clear, cool and pleasant, light breeze from W.


4am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze to gentle breeze from NW to W. Spread fires at 4.30 and at 6.30 got underway and stood out of Security Bay and up Frederick Sound. At 8.40 sighted the Vixen in Keku Strait, headed into the strait and after communicating with Ensign Howard, the Officer in charge, the ship followed the Vixen in to anchorage in Hamilton Bay. Sighted the Fuca in Hamilton Bay at 9.30. At 11.20 anchored in Hamilton Bay. Allowed fires to die down. Got out Pirate. Fuca and Vixen came alongside; fitted them out with signal material for the afternoons work.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from W and calms. At 1.00 the following signal building parties left the ship: Fuca, Ensign Tarbox; Vixen, Ensign Howard; and Pirate, Ensign Chapin. All parties returned at 5.30 except the Fuca which returned at 8.30.


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30 July 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W then light airs from W during remainder of forenoon. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensign Poundstone in charge, left the ship for Cape Fanshaw to get chronometer rates. At same hour the Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, and the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to build ? signals. Lieutenant Jungen and a working party left the ship at 8.00 to construct a dam in stream 2 miles from the ship for water supply.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and light breeze from W. The Vixen and Pirate returned at 6.00.


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31 July 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, until forenoon then becoming overcast and misty and raining. Calm and light airs from NW to N. The Fuca, Ensign Poundstone and astronomical party, returned at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, passing showers. Partly clear during a portion of the afternoon. Light airs and light breeze from S to SE.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1892


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1 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, clouding over towards morning, weather unsettled with occasional rain squalls. Light airs and light breeze from E to SE. At 7.00 the following parties left the ship: Vixen, Ensign Howard, to build triangulation signals and occupy, with instruction to join the Fuca in the evening and send the Vixen back, and continue occupation of triangulation stations until triangulation is carried to anchorage; the Pirate, Ensign Chapin, to build triangulation signals; the whaleboat, Ensign Tarbox, to build and occupy hydrographic stations and to sound out for another anchorage near water. The Fuca was to have started at 7.00 with Ensign Poundstone and astronomical party for Cornwallis Point but just as about to start, a boiler tube began to leak, detaining the Fuca until 8.30, when she left the ship. At 10.00 sent over and set up tide gauge near the selected anchorage for the ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, but generally overcast and cloudy. Light air and light breeze from SSW to W and calm. The Pirate returned at 5.30, the whaleboat at 6.00 and the Vixen at 7.00. Ensign Howard left the Vixen at the astronomical station and took charge of the Fuca.


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2 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy and passing showers. Calm and light airs from E to SE. At 7.00 the following parties left the ship: Pirate, Ensign Chapin, to build triangulation signals; Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, to build hydrographic signals; and the dinghy, Mr Gensoul, to build hydrographic signals. Started fires under main boiler preparatory to shifting anchorage.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast, with occasional patches of blue sky. Light airs and light breeze from SE to SSE and E. At noon got underway and stood over into cove behind islands on the north shore of Hamilton Bay. At 12.30 anchored. The Vixen, Pirate and dinghy returned to the ship at 5.45.


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3 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and overcast, light drizzling rain at 5.00. Light airs from NW, S and W. At 7.00 the following parties left the ship: Pirate, Ensign Chapin, to build triangulation signals; Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, to build signals; and whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, to build signals.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and passing showers. Calm and light airs from E. The Pirate, Vixen and whaleboat returned at 6.30pm.


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4 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs from NNW to NE and from SE to E. At 7.15 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to build triangulation signals, and the dinghy, Mr Gensoul, to build hydrographic signals. At noon the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship to take tide party to Eliza Harbor, to establish plan of reference and then to proceed to Killisnoo for mail. The dinghy returned at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs to light breeze from E. The Pirate returned at 5.30.


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5 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and misty. Light breeze to light airs from E. At 7.00 sent out the following parties: Pirate, Ensign Chapin, to build signals; whaleboat, Mr Appleton, to occupy stations; and the dinghy, Mr Gensoul, to occupy stations.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, misty, passing showers. Light airs from E and calms. The Pirate, whaleboat and dinghy returned at 5.30.


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6 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Thick fog early morning but clearing towards 8.00. Calm and light airs from S and W. At 7.00 the Pirate left ship, Mr Ford in charge, to occupy triangulation stations. At 8.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, returned from Killisnoo with mail. At 8.30 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to occupy triangulation stations.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from W. The Vixen returned at 5.30 with Pirate in tow, the latter having lost her propeller. The Fuca, Ensign Howard, returned at 6.30 bringing back tide party.


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7 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW and from SE to SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy. Light airs from W and from E. At 4.00 the USS PINTA anchored in Hamilton Bay having been led in by one of Pattersons launches. [USS PINTA was a screw tug, engaged as a US seal fishery protection vessel, based in Sitka, Alaska.]


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8 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs from E. At 6.00 the Fuca, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship on triangulation duty. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to occupy hydrographic signals, but the weather not permitting for any field work he returned to the ship at 10.30. The whaleboat left the ship at 7.00 to set up range signals for base line and returned at 10.30. Repairing Pirate and crew cutting wood.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light breeze and light airs from SW. Crew cutting wood.


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9 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, misty and foggy. Light airs from SE to W and W. At 6.30 all hands left the ship in all boats, (Lieutenant Jungen in charge) to measure base line between triangulation station Eva and triangulation station Cent. Base line party returned at 11.20.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Passing showers in the early part of the afternoon. Clearing towards evening. Calm and light airs from SW to SE and E. Foggy in the strait. Measured wire over reel three times. Sent wood cutting party ashore at 1.00.


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10 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear. Light breeze and light airs from E. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to occupy hydrographic signals and at 7.15 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to occupy triangulation signals. Wood party went ashore at 7.15.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, with passing showers. Calm and light airs from SE to E. At 1.00, the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, left the ship to occupy hydrographic stations. All boats parties returned at 6.30.


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11 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining all forenoon. Light airs from E to SE. Sent wood party ashore at 7.00. The USS PINTA got underway at 11.20 and stood out of the Strait into Frederick Sound.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs and light breeze from SE to E. The Fuca, Ensign Howard in charge, returned at 2.45.


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12 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, but warm and pleasant. Light airs from E. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin, the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox and the whaleboat, Ensign Howard, left the ship to occupy triangulation and hydrographic stations. Crew cutting wood and loading Fuca for work in Port Camden.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy but mild and pleasant. Light airs to breeze from NW and calm. All boats returned at 5.30.


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13 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, clearing towards morning, but generally cloudy and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensigns Howard and Tarbox, left the ship to survey Port Camden. At same hour Ensign Chapin, in charge of Pirate, left the ship to continue soundings in Keku Strait, and Mr Ford, in charge of Vixen, left the ship to reconnoiter southern part of Keku Strait.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Light airs and light breeze from W and calm. The Vixen and Pirate returned at 5.30.


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14 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, clouding over in the evening. Light airs from W, then from SE and light to gentle breeze from W last hours of day.


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15 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, but mild and pleasant. Light breeze and airs from Ed and Sd. Calms At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship on sounding duty and the Vixen, Mr Ford in charge, to build triangulation and hydrographic signals.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs from SW, NW and SE and calm. The Pirate returned to ship at 5.30 and the Vixen at 7.00.


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16 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, cloudy and foggy from 4.00 to 9.00. Calm and light airs from SE, SW and W. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship on sounding duty; the Vixen, Mr Ford in charge, to build signals in Keku Strait; the whaleboat, Lieutenant Jungen in charge, left ship in tow of Vixen to communicate with astronomical station party in Port Camden. Overhauling and setting up lower and topmast rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy but mild and pleasant. Light breeze from WNW and calm. All boats returned at 5.30


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17 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, but warm and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, left the ship to sound in Keku Strait; the Vixen, Mr Ford, to build signals; and the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, to run shoreline. Setting up and rattling down lower fore rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew after sunset. The Vixen, Pirate and whaleboat returned at 5.30. Setting up main rigging.


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18 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew. Foggy from 6.00 to 9.00. Calm and light airs from W to WNW. At 7.00 the Pirate, Mr Ford in charge, left the ship to occupy triangulation and hydrographic stations in southern end of Keku Strait and was fitted out for three days. The gig, Mr Gensoul, left ship at same time to run shoreline. At 8.00 the Vixen, towing whaleboat, Ensign Chapin in charge, left for Killisnoo for provisions and the mail.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from W. Heavy dew at night. The gig returned at 5.30.


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19 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew during night. Hazy in the morning. Calm and light airs from W to SW. Gig, Mr Gensoul, left the ship to run shoreline.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, light airs from W and calm. The gig returned at 5.30.


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20 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Clouding over in the morning then raining and misty. Calm and light airs from the E. At 9.30 the Vixen returned from Killisnoo.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs from SW and E. At 2.00 sent the Vixen to Port Camden to bring back astronomical party, returning at 5.30. The Pirate returned at 4.45.


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21 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from SE to E.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Calm and light airs from SE.


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22 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Light to moderate breeze from SE. Sent out no field parties owing to the weather. Sent wood cutting party ashore.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with passing showers. Light breeze from E. At noon the Pirate, Ensign Chapin in charge, and the Vixen, Mr Ford in charge, left the ship on sounding duty, returning at 5.30. At 6.30 the Fuca, Ensigns Howard and Tarbox, returned from Port Campden after an absence of 10 days.


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23 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy during first part of day. Light breeze from E to light airs from SW and calms. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin, left on sounding duties and the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, and the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, left to run shoreline. Coaling, wooding and watering and putting out the Fuca to transport astronomical party to Cape Fanshaw.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from E. The Vixens boiler leaking badly, she returned at 4.00 with whaleboat in tow. The Pirate returned at 5.30.


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24 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Calm and light airs from S and light airs from SE to E and from SW. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensign Poundstone, left for Cape Fanshaw for chronometer correction and the Pirate, Ensign Chapin, to sound. At 9.30 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, and the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, left the ship to run shoreline.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs and light breeze from SE. All boats returned at 5.30.


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25 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining until 6.00, then cloudy and misty. Light to gentle breeze from SE. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Chapin, left on sounding duty, the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, and the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, to run shoreline.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and light breeze from SE to E and calms. The Vixen, Pirate and whaleboat returned at 5.30 and the Fuca returned from Cape Fanshaw where Ensign Poundstone went into camp.


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26 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, passing rain showers, misty. Partly clear during forenoon. Light airs from E and SE and calm. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensign Chapin, left on sounding duty for two days; the Pirate, Ensign Howard, and the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, to run shoreline and sound.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, heavy rain after 6.00. Light breeze from SE. The Vixen and Pirate returned at 5.30.


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27 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light breeze from SE. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, and the Pirate, Ensign Howard, left the ship to run shoreline and sound.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light and gentle breeze from SE to E. At 5.30 the Fuca, absent two days, returned to the ship, also the Vixen and Pirate.


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28 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from E to SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, overcast, cloudy and rainy latter part of day. Light breeze from SE to E.


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29 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with passing rain showers. Light airs from E to SW and from W, last hour of forenoon. At 7.00 the following parties left the ship: Fuca, Ensign Chapin sounding, fitted out for three days; the Vixen, Ensign Howard, sounding and shoreline, fitted out for four days: and the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, sounding.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, passing showers, heavy dew at night. Clearing rapidly towards sundown. Light breeze from W and calm. The Pirate returned at 6.30pm.


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30 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, mild and pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW, SE and W. At 7.00 the Pirate, Mr Tarbox, left the ship on sounding duty.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from N and calm. Heavy dew at night. The Pirate returned at 5.30.


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31 August 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, foggy in the early morning. Lightning between 1.00 and 3.00. Heavy dew at night. Clear and pleasant during forenoon. Calm and light airs from NW and N. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship on sounding duty.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W. At 12.30 the Fuca, Ensign Chapin in charge, returned to the ship having on board the astronomical party. At 5.30 the Pirate returned.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1892


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1 September 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear but clouding over in the morning. Thunder and lightning. Overcast and rainy during forenoon. At 4.00 the Fuca, Mr Gensoul in charge, left the ship to take the mail to Killisnoo. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship on sounding duty, returning at noon with disabled engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, heavy dew at night. Calm and light airs from SE and W. At 4.00 the Vixen, Ensign Howard, returned from Keku Strait.


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2 September 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, calm. At 1.00 the Fuca returned from Killisnoo. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship on sounding duty. At 10.40 the Fuca, Ensign Chapin, left the ship to build triangulation signals in Frederick Sound.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from W and calm. Heavy dew at night. The Vixen returned at 5.30.


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3 September 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W and SW. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to sound. Sent tide party to Port Camden to set up tide gauge for comparison of rise and fall.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from W, SW, NW and E. At 1.00 Mr Howard in dinghy left ship to finish harbor soundings. He returned at 4.00 and the Vixen returned at 5.30.


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4 September 1892

Hamilton Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy but mild and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W. The Pirate returned from Port Camden with the tide party at 10.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, passing showers. Calm and light airs from SE. The Fuca returned from detached duty at 5.30.


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5 September 1892

Hamilton Bay to Security Bay

Lat 56.89, Long -133.86


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling rain. Calm and light airs from NW to E and from W. At 7.00 the Fuca, Ensign Chapin, left the ship to build triangulation signals; the Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, to sound and take down triangulation signals in the strait; the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox to take down triangulation signals; the dinghy, Mr Ford, to develop a shoal in channel way to anchorage. The dinghy returned at 8.30. Started fires under main boiler at 6.30. At 11.30 turned over engines, at 11.40 commenced heaving in chain and at noon underway, standing out of Hamilton Bay.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy with passing rain showers. Light airs and light breeze from W and NW. At 2.20 stopped engines to take a sounding. Started ahead again at 2.30. At 3.15 stood in to Security Bay and at 3.30 anchored. Let fires die down.


4pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calm and light airs from W and SE. The Vixen and Pirate returned at 6.00, with signal material taken from triangulation signals in Keku Strait.


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6 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and squally during forenoon. Calm and light airs to moderate breeze from SE. At 7.00 sent out the following parties: Vixen, Mr Howard, to build hydrographic signals; the Pirate, Mr Tarbox and the whaleboat to build hydrographic signals.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining and squally. Gentle breeze from SE, calm and light airs from W. At 5.30 the Pirate and whaleboat returned. At 10.00 the Vixen returned having been weatherbound in Surprise Harbor.


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7 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining hard until 9.00 when it began to clear and by 10.00, bright and pleasant. Calm, light airs from W, SE and NE. At 8.00 the Vixen left the ship, Mr Howard in charge, to pick up tide party in Hamilton Bay. At 9.45 the dinghy, Mr Gensoul, left the ship to build hydrographic signals and at 10.00 the Pirate, Mr Tarbox, left on the same duty.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from W and SE. The Vixen returned with tide party at 4.00. The Pirate returned at 4.30 and the dinghy at 5.30.


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8 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Fog in the sound during forenoon. Light airs from SE. Calm and from NNW. At 7.00 the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship, provisioned for three days, to build and occupy hydrographic signals in Saginaw Bay. The Vixen, Mr Howard, left the ship to build triangulation signals and the dinghy, Mr Gensoul, to occupy hydrographic signals in Security Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, but generally cloudy. Heavy fog bank in Frederick Sound. Light airs from W and calm. At 5.00 the Fuca returned after an absence of four days, having completed building of triangulation signals. At 5.30 the Vixen and dinghy returned.


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9 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and thick weather. Calm and light airs from SW, SE and W and light breeze from NW. At 7.00 the Vixen left the ship, Mr Howard in charge, to build triangulation signals in Security Bay, returning at 9.00. Raining too hard and weather too thick to do any kind of field work.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and misty. Foggy at midnight. Light airs from W, NW and calms. No parties in the field, except Pirate on detached duty, on account of the weather.


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10 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy until 10.00 when the fog lifted sufficiently to see across Frederick Sound. Calm and light airs and light breeze from NW. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Chapin, left the ship to stand by and occupy triangulation stations in the east side of the sound and at 7.30 the Fuca, Ensign Howard, left the ship on same duty in west side of sound. At 7.00 the dinghy, Mr Gensoul, left the ship to occupy hydrographic signals and at 9.00 the whaleboat, Mr Ford, left ship to occupy entrance triangulation signals to Security Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy. Foggy at night. Calm and light airs from NW. At 4.30, the Pirate returned from Saginaw Bay, absent three days. At 6.00 the Vixen returned and the Fuca returned at 9.00.


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11 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and overcast. Clearing during forenoon. Calm and light airs from NW and N. At 8.00 base line party, Lieutenant Jungen in charge, left the ship to measure check base from triangulation stations Way and Jean, returning at 10.30. At 11.00 the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship to occupy triangulation signals in Saginaw Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, hazy. Light airs from W, calm and light airs from SE. The Pirate returned at 4.30.


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12 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, foggy, rainy. Calm and light airs from N and NW. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, left the ship to sound in Saginaw Bay and the Pirate, Ensign Tarbox, left the ship to occupy triangulation stations in Security Bay. The whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, left the ship to build and occupy hydrographic signals. The Pirate returned at 9.00. At 10.45 the Fuca, Ensign Tarbox in charge, left the ship to sound in Frederick Sound and in bays on the west side of the sound, with orders to remain out until work is brought down to Security Bay. The whaleboat returned at 11.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, fog at night. Light airs from W, NW and calm. At 1.00, Lieutenant Jungen in charge, of party of men left the ship to cut a clearing in Roadstead Island so as to make triangulation signals Way and Yon intervisible. The Vixen returned at 5.30 and the clearing party at 6.00.


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13 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear until 2.00, then foggy until 7.00, then clear and pleasant; light airs from SE and light breeze from N and NW. At 7.30 the Vixen, Ensign Howard, left the ship to sound in Saginaw Bay, the Pirate, Mr Ford, to run shoreline in Saginaw Bay, and the whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, to run shoreline in Security Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew during night. Light breeze from NW and light airs from SE and calm. The Vixen, Pirate and whaleboat returned at 6.00.


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14 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew at night. Light airs from SE. Calm and light breeze from W, freshening to gentle breeze at noon. At 7.00 sent out the following boats: Vixen, Ensign Howard, to sound in Saginaw Bay; Pirate, Mr Ford, to run shoreline in Saginaw Bay; whaleboat, Mr Gensoul, to run shoreline in Security Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy across the sound. Light breeze and light airs from W and light airs from SE. Calm last four hours. The Vixen, Pirate and whaleboat returned at 5.30.


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15 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, misty, rainy and squally. Gentle and light breeze from SE, freshening to fresh breeze by noon with moderate wind and rain squalls. Dirty weather. At 7.00 the Vixen, Ensign Howard, left the ship to sound in Frederick Sound. The Pirate and whaleboat left the ship at 7.00 to run shoreline from Saginaw Bay to Security Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy. Moderate to stiff breeze from SE. At 1.00 the Pirate and Vixen returned, being unable to continue work. At 5.20 veered anchor chain. Tide gauge was blown down at 5.00.


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16 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and squally during first part of day. Misty and drizzling during forenoon. Thick fog in Frederick Sound. Light to moderate breeze from SE and then light airs from W to NW. At 7.00 sent Vixen, Mr Howard, to Killisnoo with the mail. The Pirate, Mr Ford, left the ship at 7.00 to sound out Security Bay. The Pirate struck a rock with propeller, broke shaft and at 9.30 returned to ship under oars. Transferred sounding party to whaleboat and continued sounding Security Bay. Recovered and set up the tide gauge at 6.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and misty, heavy fog bank in Frederick Sound. Calm and light airs from W and NW. The whaleboat returned to ship at 5.30.


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17 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and foggy, calm and light airs from W. At 7.00 the Pirate, Mr Ford, left the ship to sound in Security Bay. At 10.30 the Vixen returned from Killisnoo.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, foggy and drizzling rain. Light airs from NW. Calm and light airs from SE. At 12.45 the Fuca returned from Frederick Sound having been able to do but little work on account of fog and rain. At 5.30 the Pirate returned.


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18 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Raining hard during forenoon. Squally between 7.00 and 8.00. Light to moderate breeze from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Clearing after 8.00. Light breeze from SE and light airs from S to SW.


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19 September 1892

Security Bay

Lat 56.85, Long -134.35


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and thick weather. Calm and light airs from SW, SE, W and light breeze from NW. At 7.00 the Vixen left the ship, Mr Howard in charge, to build triangulation signals in Security Bay, returning at 9.00. Raining too hard and weather too thick to do any kind of field work.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and misty. Foggy at midnight. Light airs from W, NE, and calm. No parties in the field, except Pirate on detached duty, on account of the bad weather.


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20 September 1892

Security Bay to Fort Wrangell

Lat 57.02, Long -133.10 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Partly clear, passing showers, light SE breeze.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cold. Light NE breeze. At 4.15 turned engines over. Got underway at 4.45 and left Security Bay for Port Simpson, followed by the HASSLER, launches Fuca and Cosmos in tow of the ship, and HASSLER respectively [sic]. Stopped at 5.25 to reeve new wheel ropes in Fuca. At end of watch under steam alone off Cape Bendel, Frederick Sound.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy with occasional showers. Light to gentle breeze from NE to ENE. Standing through Frederick Sound, pilot conning ship. Off Cape of the Strait at end of watch. At 9.30 set fore and aft sails and at 10.45 took them in. HASSLER following astern.


Meridian to 4pm:

Fair and pleasant, light airs from SW first hour, from E rest of watch. Standing through Wrangell Narrows and Sumner Straits under steam, Pilot Francis conning the ship, Fuca in tow, HASSLER following in wake. At 7.15 sighted lights of Wrangell. At 7.50 slowed and stopped. Sent Mr Gensoul ashore in Fuca for mail.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs from E, followed by calm and light breezes from SE and E. Fuca returned with mail at 9.00. Started ahead full speed at 9.10, Fuca towing astern with banked fires, HASSLER following in wake. Standing through Stikine Strait under steam alone, pilot conning ship. Entering Clarence Strait at end of watch.


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21 September 1892

Fort Wrangell to Port Simpson, and at Duke Island

Lat 55.25, Long -131.46 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Dirty weather. Wind in moderate to fresh squalls from E first part of watch, shifting to SE last hour and falling light. Standing down Clarence Straits conned by the pilot. At end of watch abreast of Narrow Point.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cold with rain. Gentle to moderate breeze from SE. Steaming down Clarence Strait with launch Fuca in tow, followed by HASSLER towing launch Cosmos. At end of watch under steam alone off Point Caamano.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and cold, passing showers. Moderate to gentle breeze from ESE and E. Standing through Clarence Strait, Tongass Narrows and Revillagigedo Channel under steam. Pilot Francis conning ship, Fuca in tow, followed by HASSLER towing Cosmos. Watch engaged in overhauling launches. At end of watch Reef Point on starboard beam.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and squally with light passing showers. Gentle to stiff breeze from E and S. At 2.10 stopped engines off Customhouse Cove, Mary Island, and sent boat ashore with mail. Started ahead again at 2.30 and stood down Revillagigedo Channel under steam alone. Pilot conning ship. At 3.30 sighted McARTHUR at anchor in Duke Island anchorage. Standing in for anchorage at end of watch.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, light to moderate breezes from S and SE. Stood into anchorage off the mouth of Morse Cove where found McARTHUR and schooner Earnest anchored, together with HASSLER. The Commanding Officers of the McARTHUR and HASSLER visited this ship.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and squally with one or two flashes of lightning between 9.00 and 10.00. Stiff squalls from SE, calming latter part of watch.


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22 September 1892

Fort Wrangell to Port Simpson

Lat 54.65, Long -130.65 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and raining until 5.00. Light breeze from Sd shifting to E at 5.00 and then to NW. At 5.00 sent a party of men to unmoor the Earnest and bring her astern of the ship for towing. At 6.40 gave Earnest two tow lines and spread fires. Turned the Fuca over to McARTHUR. At 7.00 turned over engines; at 7.35 started ahead and stood out of anchorage, pilot in charge. At 7.55 set course for Port Simpson.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light breezes from NW first two hours. Set square sails at 10.00 and loosed all fore and aft sails except spanker to dry. Furled sails at 11.30. Standing across Dixon Entrance all watch, conned by pilot. At end of watch standing in to Port Simpson. A board of which Lieutenant Junger is President and Ensigns Howard and Chopin are members met at 10.00 for the inspection of the instruments in use and on board ship during the seasons work and it adjourned at 11.50.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with rain latter part. Light airs to moderate breeze from Wd first half, from Sd and Ed second half. Standing in to Port Simpson with Earnest in tow. At 1.30 anchored in Port Simpson. Sent Earnest inshore where she was beached for scraping. Working parties engaged in scraping Earnest, overhauling ways for Cosmos and landing gear. At 12.15 Cosmos came alongside. Hoisted out her engine and smoke stack. Landed Ensign Poundstone for astronomical work.


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23 September 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, rainy. Light to fresh breeze in squalls from Ed. At 1.00 Ensign Poundstone returned on board having obtained necessary sights. Working parties scraping Earnest and getting ready for hauling Cosmos out of water. Sent Cosmos ashore at 11.30. Lieutenant Jungen directing working parties.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with passing showers. Squally first part. Light to moderate and fresh breezes in puffs from E, hauling to SE and falling to gentle breeze. Working parties on shore under direction of Executive Officer. Finished scraping the Earnest and towed her out to anchorage. Hauled Cosmos on ways. At 6.30 the McARTHUR anchored in harbor with Fuca.


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24 September 1892

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast with passing rain squalls. Light to moderate breeze from SE to E. Working parties on shore under direction of Executive Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining most of time. Light airs to gentle breezes from E and NE. Finished securing the Cosmos in her house. Took the Cosmos shaft on board for overhauling. At 1.30 the McARTHUR went alongside the dock to take on the coal being there for her. Made preparations for leaving Port Simpson. G Nelson, E Eckert (1st class Fireman), [J] Stromdahl (Seaman) and T Torsen (1st class Fireman) returned to the ship at 11.00, two hours over liberty, and J Huchne (Seaman) returned at 10.00, one hour over liberty. WP Delaney (Machinist) left working and absented himself without permission.


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25 September 1892

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 54.35, Long -130.57 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast most of time, rain during night. Light breezes to fresh squalls from Sd and Ed. Hove in to short stay at 7.50 and at 8.30 got underway. Stood out of Port Simpson towing the schooner Earnest and followed by the HASSLER and McARTHUR, the latter towing the Fuca. Passed out into Chatham Sound conned by the pilot. At end of watch abreast of Duncan Bay and standing down toward Lucy Islands.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy, moderate to stiff breeze from Sd and Ed. At 12.20 hoisted stay sail and at 12.50 jib. At 2.15 set mainsail. At 2.45 took in and furled fore and aft sails. During watch passed through Chatham Sound and Malacca Passage and into Arthur Passage. Pilot Francis conning ship, which is followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR and their respective tows. At end of watch ship abreast of Elizabeth Island.


4pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Gentle to moderate breezes from SE, hauling to NE and falling to light airs. Stood through Arthur Pass [Passage] under steam alone. Pilot conning ship. At 5.25 anchored in Cardena Bay, Earnest riding astern. At 11.50 made preparations for getting under way.


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26 September 1892

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 53.20, Long -128.74 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and cold, passing showers. Light airs and breezes from SE. At 12.25 began heaving in; at 12.30, went ahead slow; at 12.40, at full speed, standing through Grenville Channel under steam, Pilot Francis conning ship, Earnest in tow followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR.


4am to 8am:

Generally cloudy, foggy latter part. Light airs from SE till last hour when calm with light drizzle. Steaming down Grenville Channel. Pilot at the conn. Ship towing schooner Earnest followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR latter towing launch Fuca. Entering Wright Sound at end of watch. Fitted coaling boards on deck.


8am to meridian:

Partly clear and pleasant. Light passing showers first hour. Light airs and breezes from E to SE. Stood through Wright Sound, McKay Reach into Fraser Pass [Reach] under steam alone, pilot conning ship. At 9.00 stopped engines for five minutes and shortened in Earnests tow lines. Walke [Work] Island right ahead, distant one mile at end of watch. Shifted three tons ballast from forward to after bunkers.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE and SSE. Standing through Graham Reach until 3.20 when turned into Hiekish Narrows. At end of watch turning into Finlayson Channel. Pilot conning ship.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from SW first half, calm last half. Standing through Finlayson Sound under steam, Pilot Francis conning ship, followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR. Stood into Klemtoo Passage, and at 6.30, anchored. Banked fires.


8pm to midnight:

Partly clear, light airs from NW. At anchor Klemtoo Pass. Fires banked.


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27 September 1892

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 52.16, Long -128.13 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from NW.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cool, with light airs to breeze from NW to SW. At 5.35 spread fires. Got underway at 5.50 and steamed out from Klemtoo Passage into Finlayson Channel. At 6.30 stopped and let schooner Earnest go astern to two tow lines. At 6.50 set head sails and square sails. Followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR as usual. At end of watch standing in to Milbanke Sound.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs to gentle breezes from Nd and Ed. Standing across Milbanke Sound under steam carrying sail whenever possible. Pilot Francis in charge. Earnest in tow, ship followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR. Passed through Seaforth Channel and at end of watch just entering Lama Pass.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzle last hour. Light to gentle breeze from E to SE. Stood through Lama Passage, Finlayson Channel into Fitz Hugh Sound. Pilot conning ship. At 3.25 hoisted head sails and mainsail. Nalau Island abeam at end of watch.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, light drizzling rain at times. Calm most of watch. At 4.25 took in mainsail and head sails. Stood down Fitz Hugh Sound till 6.10 when turned into Safety Cove and anchored at 6.20. Banked fires and secured Earnest alongside. The HASSLER and McARTHUR anchored astern of this ship towards the mouth of the cove. At 7.15 a one-masted steamer anchored down towards the mouth of the cove coming from the Nd.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy, passing showers last hour. Calm. At anchor in Safety Cove under banked fires. Earnest secured alongside.


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28 September 1892

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 51.23, Long -127.87 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy with fog first hour. Calm and light SW airs. At anchor in Safety Cove, fires banked.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and foggy. Calm at first with light breeze from SE to S afterwards. At 5.50 turned engines over, got underway at 6.15, got Earnest astern at 6.20. Standing out for Queen Charlotte Sound. At 6.50 fog coming down thick, turned ship and stood up off Safety Cove. Standing up and down west shore of Fitz Hugh Sound in wake [sic] of Safety Cove till end of watch. HASSLER and McARTHUR in wake as usual. Slowed to quarter speed.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy until 9.30. Light breezes from S and SE. Standing up and down channel past Safety Cove till 9.00 when went ahead full speed and stood out of Fitz Hugh Sound into Queen Charlotte Sound, conned by the pilot. Fog lifted at 9.30. At 11.50 rounded Egg Island and shaped course for Storm Islands.


Meridian to 4pm:

Fair and warm. Light breezes and airs from Sd and Wd. Standing through Queen Charlotte Sound under steam, Pilot Francis at the conn, and followed by the HASSLER and McARTHUR. Part of watch passing aft ballast in the bunkers. Shifted two tons. At 1.30 set head sails. At end of watch Deserters Island on port beam.


4pm to 8pm:

Fair and pleasant. Variable light airs and breezes. Stood across Queen Charlotte Sound into Broughton Strait. At 5.30 hauled down and stowed head sails. Pilot conning ship. At end of watch off Alert Bay.


8pm to midnight:

Clear, bright starlight, brilliant Northern Lights. Light airs from S. Standing down Johnstone Strait. Slowed engine to a little less than half speed at 9.00. At end of watch abreast of Boat Harbor [Bay] on Cracroft Islands.


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29 September 1892

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 50.08, Long -125.27 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and cold, foggy 2nd hour. Light breeze and airs from Sd. Standing down Johnstone Strait under steam, at half speed, followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR, Pilot Francis in charge. At end of watch off the Adams River.


4am to 8am:

Partly clear, cold, light variable airs to breeze, generally from SE to NE. Steaming down Johnstone Strait for Departure Bay at slow speed until 7.00, when went ahead full speed. Schooner Earnest in tow, steamers HASSLER and McARTHUR in our wake, latter towing launch Fuca. At end of watch, off Knox Bay, pilot at the conn.


8am to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from E and SE. Stood through Johnstone Strait into Discovery Passage under steam alone. Pilot conning ship. Steep Island abeam at end of watch. By order of Commanding Officer, a board, of which Lieutenant CW Jungen USN was senior member, held inventory of Paymasters stores on board. Shifted three tons of ballast from forward to after bunkers.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, pleasant, calms, light airs from ESE. Standing down Strait of Georgia all watch. Ship conned by pilot. At 3.45 Cape Lazo Cove abeam, starboard side, distance 1 mile. The propeller steamer JOAN passed the ship at 1.20 bound into Port Augusta. [SS JOAN was built in 1892.]


4pm to 8pm:

Fair and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Ed. Standing down Strait of Georgia followed by HASSLER and McARTHUR. Pilot Francis conning ship. Hauled in starboard towline and got ready lines for securing the Earnest alongside. Removed the thwartship lashings from launches. At end of watch abreast of eastern end of Lasqueti Island.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from E to SE, falling to calm. Standing down Gulf of Georgia, pilot conning ship. At 8.50 sighted Entrance Island light. Anchored in Departure Bay at 10.40. Hauled Earnest alongside and banked fires.


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30 September 1892

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calm first half, light airs and breezes 2nd half from Ed. Hoisted out Vixen and lowered whaleboat and dinghy. Prepared to go alongside dock. Fuca towed Earnest inshore. Working party engaged in getting pig iron ballast onboard of schooner till 11.30, when tide covered ballast. Steamers COSTA RICA and VICTORIA went to sea. HASSLER went alongside dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cool. Calms, light airs and breezes from SE. At 1.20 McARTHUR left dock and anchored and at 3.30 went to sea. Gave liberty. Liberty party returned except A Nitzer (Seaman).


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LOG BOOK OCTOBER 1st 1892 TO DECEMBER 31st 1892


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25 1892

CW Jungen, Lieutenant USN, joined March 31 1892, detached December 1 1892

HC Poundstone, Ensign USN, joined February 5 1890

WL Howard, Ensign USN, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign USN, joined February 17 1891

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 17 1892

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 25 1890

GJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1 1892


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Note:

1. Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

2. Barometer correction = + .220 (twenty two hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1892


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1 October 1892

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian: Overcast and cloudy with rain. Light airs and breezes from SE. Went alongside wharf at 10.50 and at 11.50 commenced coaling ship. August Nitzer (Seaman) returned on board having been absent 12 hours over time.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with drizzle part of afternoon. Light airs and breezes from SE. Finished coaling at 7.00 having received on board 136 tons 1400 lbs coal.


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2 October 1892

Departure Bay to Victoria

Lat 49.04, Long -123.42 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with fog in early morning. Calm at first with light ENE breeze afterwards. Under banked fires until 7.10 when turned engines over and left dock at 7.20 under steam, making fast to buoy with a slip. Stowed ballast in schooner Earnest and towed her off the ship. Hoisted launch Vixen and got ready for sea. At 9.15, slipped from buoy and stood out of Departure Bay with schooner Earnest in tow astern. Went ahead full speed at 9.18, pilot at the conn. Repaired bell pulls to engine room gong, all having failed. At end of watch standing down Gulf of Georgia for Victoria, British Columbia, off Valdes Island to the Nd.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, light breezes and airs from SE, standing through Gulf of Georgia, Active Pass and Swanson Channel under steam. Pilot Francis in charge. Earnest in tow. At end of watch Canoe Rocks abeam.


4pm to 8pm:

Calm and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE. Stood through Canal de Haro [Haro Strait] and Strait of Fuca under steam alone, pilot conning ship. Standing in to anchorage at end of watch.


8pm to midnight:

Calm and cool. Hazy. Slowed down at 8.00. Standing in to Victoria Harbor. At 8.10 anchored. Banked fires and took schooner Earnest alongside.


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3 October 1892

Victoria to Port Townsend

Lat 48.42, Long -123.39


Midnight to 8am:

Partly clear with haze and fog. Light airs and calms.


8am to meridian:

Fair, hazy, foggy latter part. Calms and light Nly airs. Banked fires.


Meridian to 4pm:

Partly clear, hazy and foggy. Calms and light breezes from SE and S. Turned engines over at 12.45. Got underway at 1.00. Dropped schooner Earnest astern and went ahead full speed at 1.04. Painting Pirates bottom. Standing across Strait of Juan de Fuca for Port Townsend. McARTHUR left Victoria in our wake at 2.00. Passed SS CITY OF KINGSTON.


4pm to midnight:

Clear overhead, foggy overland. Standing in for Port Townsend at beginning of watch conned by pilot. At 6.15 anchored in Port Townsend Harbor. The HASSLER came in and anchored at 7.40.


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4 October 1892

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead and in harbor, foggy outside until 8.00. Calm part of time, light airs and breezes from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from Nd and Wd. Discharged from the US Naval Service Th. Torsen (Seaman) and WP Delaney (Machinist), their services being no longer necessary. Banked fires. Gave liberty.


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5 October 1892

Port Townsend to Eagle Harbor

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant, light breeze from SW. McARTHUR got underway at 11.55 towing Earnest. Fuca came alongside and was secured astern.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from W. US RM steamer WOLCOTT anchored in harbor at 12.50. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to WOLCOTT. At 2.10 got underway and stood up Puget Sound with launch Fuca towing astern. At 2.30 set fore and aft sails, except spanker. At 3.30 set square sails. Double Bluff abeam at end of watch.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, raw. Light airs from W and NW. Stood down Puget Sound conned by Navigator. Had Point No Point light house abeam at 4.20, distant about 1 mile. Took in and furled all sails at 6.15. Stood in for anchorage at 6.50 and at 7.10 anchored off Eagle Harbor and close to Blakely Rock. Banked fires. The Fuca towing the whaleboat went to Eagle Harbor carrying the Captain and Lieutenant Jungen to make arrangements for the winter care of the schooner Earnest and the steam launch Fuca.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs from NW, first half. Calm, rest of watch. Fires banked.


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6 October 1892

Eagle Harbor to Seattle and to Port Angeles

Lat 47.60, Long -122.36


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy and misty. Calm followed by light airs from N. At anchor off Eagle Harbor with banked fires.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and hazy. Light airs from NNW to W. At 5.50 turned engines over. Got underway at 6.05 and stood across sound to Seattle where made fast to buoy at 7.00. McARTHUR came in and anchored.


8am to meridian:

Fair and hazy. Light airs and breezes from Nd and Wd. Fires banked.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy, with occasional light drizzle. Light airs and breezes from W. At 12.30 spread fires. At 12.55 left buoy off Seattle and started down Puget Sound. At 1.50 took departure, West Point light being abeam, distant 6 miles. On course NW under steam alone at end of watch. Point No Point light bore abeam at 7.00. Secured boats for sea.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, damp, foggy about horizon. Light airs from NNW and S. Light breeze from SW. Stood up Puget Sound till 5.59 when passed Point Wilson and set course down Strait of Fuca. At 7.31 New Dungeness light bore abeam, starboard side, distant 1 miles.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and foggy, light breeze first half. Calm last half. Standing through Juan de Fuca Strait under steam. At 5.35 changed course and stood in for Port Angeles because of thick fog. Fog whistle going. At 10.15 anchored in Port Angeles. Banked fires.


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7 October 1892

Port Angeles to San Francisco

Lat 48.38, Long -124.22 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy. Light airs from E. At anchor off Port Angeles, fires banked.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy with calms and light SW airs. Turned engine over at 6.25 and got underway at 7.00. Standing out of Port Angeles and to sea.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW and WSW. At 8.50 set jib, fore top staysails and mainsail. Took in head sails at 10.10. At noon Tatoosh Island light house was sighted bearing WSW.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from Nd and Wd first half, calm last half. Moderate swell from Wd. Standing out of Strait of Juan de Fuca under steam. At 2.00 steamer passed bound in. At 3.55, Cape Flattery light house bearing ENE, distance 10 miles, changed course to SSE.


4pm to 8pm:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from SE to ESE. At 6.53 lost sight of Cape Flattery light. At 5.40 set head sails and at 6.40 mainsail.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant, light to moderate breeze from E x S to SE x E. Bright moonlight. Took in jib at 11.30. Sighted Deception Island light for a few moments at 10.10. At end of watch under jib, staysail and mainsail, course SSE.


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8 October 1892

Port Angeles to San Francisco

Lat 46.10, Long -125.00 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant, moderate breeze from ESE. Smooth sea. Ship under steam and mainsail, staysail and jib, course SSE. At 11.30 set spanker.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cool. Overcast after first hour, gentle breeze from E. Moderate sea from SSW. Ship easy under steam and fore and aft sail.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Squally latter part. Moderate breeze from E, hauling to SE x E and increasing from stiff to very fresh breeze in puffs. At 10.38 took in jib and spanker and close-reefed mainsail. Passed bark bound Nd and exchange salutes.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, raining in squalls. Gentle breezes to very fresh squalls from SE x E and SE. Strong squalls last hour. Moderate sea. At 2.00 slowed engines to about 40 revs. At end of watch ship under steam at half speed and fore top staysail and mainsail, close-reefed.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear overhead most of watch. Wind ranging in force from very fresh breeze to moderate gale from SE x E. Ship laying to under easy steam and double-reefed mainsail and staysails without bonnet.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and squally. Very fresh breeze to moderate gale from SE, increasing to strong gale in squalls. Rough sea from SE. Ship laying to under easy steam, fore storm staysail and close-reefed mainsail.


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9 October 1892

Port Angeles to San Francisco

Lat 45.10, Long -124.90 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, frequent rain squalls. Moderate gale most of watch. Blowing in squalls from SE to SSW. Under steam at half speed and storm sail and close-reefed mainsail.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy with moderate heavy squalls. Wind SW to SW x W in moderate to fresh breeze, increasing in squalls to moderate gale. Heavy short sea from S with cross sea. Put ship on starboard tack at 4.00, laying to under steam, fore storm staysail and mainsail all of watch. At 5.00 shook reefs out of mainsail and set jib. Hauled down jib and single-reefed mainsail at 6.30. Making course SE. Ship knocking about a good deal. At 8.00 ran off to SE S, set jib and foresail.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, moderate to very fresh breeze from SW and SSW. Ship riding easily to moderate sea and swell from SW. Course SE S, fore and aft sails except jib and spanker and fore sail. At 10.00 changed course to SW. At 10.35 took in fore sail and set spanker.


Meridian to 4pm:

Partially clear, clouding over latter part. Squally, moderate to fresh and very fresh breeze in squalls from S. At 2.15 took in jib and spanker. On course SE under steam, staysails and mainsail at end of watch.


4pm to 8pm:

Overcast, rainy and squally. Moderate to very fresh breezes from S and SSE. Blowing in frequent squalls. Took two single reefs in mainsail and furled it at 7.20. At same time hauled down storm staysail and changed course to SSE, slowing the engines to between 55 and 60 revs. Ship under steam alone at end of watch.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, fresh breeze to moderate gale from SSE. Ship under easy steam, heading into sea. Moderate sea with heavy swell from SSE.


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10 October 1892

Port Angeles to San Francisco

Lat 43.60, Long -124.50 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and squally first hour. Partly clear latter part of watch. Fresh breeze to moderate gale in squalls from SSE first hour, hauling to SW and falling to moderate breeze. Rough sea from SE. Set mainsail close-reefed at 1.00 and lay to under easy steam. On course SSE under close-reefed mainsail, engines making 55 revs at end of watch.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and squally, with heavy rain latter part. Wind blowing moderate to very fresh breeze in squalls from SW x W to SSW. Long heavy sea from S. Ship knocking about a great deal. At 4.45 went ahead full speed. Shook one reef out of mainsail and set fore top staysails. At end of watch under steam, reefed mainsail and fore top staysail.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, squally with rain. Gentle breezes to fresh squalls from SSE and SW x S. At 8.00 set course SSE E, shook reef out of mainsail and set jib and spanker. At 11.50 set foresail. At end of watch under steam, jib, fore top staysail, foresail, mainsail and spanker.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy first hour, cloudy and pleasant rest of watch. Wind blowing in squalls, gradually decreasing in force from stiff to gentle breezes from SW x S first hour. W remainder of watch. Gentle swell from Wd. Ship under steam, foresail and foresails except jib. At 1.40 took in fore sail and spanker. At 1.50 set fore sail; at 2.00 set lower topsail; at 3.00 upper topsail. Bent bonnet on staysail.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, rain squalls around horizon. Moderate breeze from W increasing to moderate gale in passing squalls of rain last hour. Took in square sails at 7.00. At 7.05 sighted Cape Blanco light bearing SE x S. Shortened sail to squall. On course S at end of watch under steam, staysail and mainsail.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy first part, clearing latter part. Gentle breeze from W. Set lower topsail and foresail at 9.00 and upper topsail at 11.30. At 9.30 Cape Blanco light bore abeam, distant 14 miles.


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11 October 1892

Port Angeles to San Francisco

Lat 40.95, Long -124.60 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to gentle breeze from WNW to NW. Increasing swell from NW. Ship on course SSE under steam and sail. At 3.00 sighted white light on starboard bow. Made out later to be small steam schooner bound to Sd. Passed her at 3.45.


4am to 8am:

Partly clear, pleasant, hazy over the land which was in sight on port hand throughout watch. Moderate breeze from WNW to N, falling to gentle breeze last hour. Under steam and sail except spanker. Course SSE. At 4.20 hauled down staysails and set jib. At 5.50 took in mainsail and jib. Set jib at 6.45. At 7.25 set mainsail and all sail except spanker.


8am to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Gentle to moderate breeze from N. On course SSE under steam and all plain sail except spanker.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breezes from N and NW. Hauled down flying jib and jib at 1.15. At end of watch under steam and all sails except flying jib, jib and spanker. At 3.55 Mendocino light house bore abeam, distant 6.7 miles. Portland steamer passed at 3.00 going Sd.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to fresh breeze from NW to NW x N. Smooth sea, gentle swell from NW. Ship under steam and square sails, mainsail and staysails.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Stiff NNW breeze, falling to moderate breeze latter part. At 10.45 engine stopped from unknown cause. Started ahead again five minutes later. Passed two steamers bound to Nd.


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12 October 1892

Port Angeles to San Francisco

Lat 37.89, Long -122.84 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breezes from NNW. At 2.30 Point Arena light bore abeam, 7 miles. At 2.30 set jib. At end of watch under steam, fore top staysails, topsails and mainsail.


4am to 8am:

Clear and bright. Hazy over land and around horizon. Moderate breeze from NW x N, moderate following sea. Standing along coast from Point Arena to Point Reyes. At 4.00 changed course to SE x E under steam, fore top staysail, topsails, fore sail and mainsail.


8am to meridian:

Clear and warm, light breezes and airs from NW x W. Ship under steam and sail. Land in sight along port beam. At 9.10 took in sail. Both watches on deck after 10.00 unbending sails and cleaning ship. At 11.40 Point Reyes light house bore N68W, 8.3 miles.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze to light airs from Nd. Standing in to San Francisco Bay. At 3.05 anchored off San Francisco. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. Permitted fires to die down. An officer from the French flagship DUBOURDIEU called on the Commanding Officer. [DUBOURDIEU was a French unprotected cruiser launched in 1884. She was flagship of the French Pacific fleet at this time.] Hoisted out Pirate and got her ready for use.


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13 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light airs from Nd and Wd. Crew scraping spars and cleaning ship. Commanding Officer paid visit to DUBOURDIEU. At 10.30 USS RANGER came in and anchored. [USS RANGER was a Navy Gunboat, launched in 1873, subsequently known as USS ROCKPORT and USS NANTUCKET.]


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle and moderate breezes from W. The Commanding Officer of the DUBOURDIEU called officially on this ship at 10.00. A Nitzer (Seaman) left this ship, without leave, in the dory. Crew engaged in scraping spars and clearing up generally.


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14 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from W. E Eckert (1st class Fireman) absent without leave. Crew engaged in scraping spars. Received on board 2300 gallons fresh water and the following stores: 100 lbs white lead, 125lbs GS zinc, 5 gallons alcohol, 12 gallons cement, 7 lbs paint, 5 lbs shellac, 9 gallons spar varnish, 2 lbs vermilion, 4 lbs Prussian Blue, 2 gallons coal tar, 5 lbs chrome yellow, 5 gallons turpentine, 20 gallons B oil, 25 lbs putty, 6 light glass 11 x 24, 2 dozen bath bricks, 1 dozen putz pomade, 1 dozen course brushes, 1 dozen Kaya brushes, 100 gallons mineral sperm oil, 100 fathoms braided halyards.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Moderate to light breeze from Nd, shifting at 9.00 to SE. Scraping spars.


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15 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy, light airs and breezes from W. F Wickholm (1st class Fireman) absent overtime. At 9.00 the USS RANGER got underway. At 10.00 E Eckert (1st class Fireman) returned onboard 27 hours overtime. Received on board: 10 gallons fish oil, 25 lbs waste, 6 dozen sheets sand paper, 25 lbs red lead.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW. Crew engaged in scraping spars.


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16 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with heavy rain, with occasional hail. Light airs and breezes from SW and S followed by gentle to moderate breezes from E, falling to light airs from SW at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy first part of afternoon. Clear and pleasant rest of day. Light and gentle breezes from Nd and Wd. M Smith (Seaman) returned to the ship having overstayed his liberty 8 hours.


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17 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light breezes from NE to NW. W Christensen (Seaman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, gentle breeze to light airs from Wd. Scraping spars. Enlisted for the cruise Harry Ewert as Seaman.


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18 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, heavy dew. Calms, light airs and breezes from Ed. W Christensen (Seaman) returned on board at 7.00, 24 hours overtime. Crew scraping spars. At 11.20 USC&G steamer McARTHUR came into harbor in tow of steam schooner Crescent City.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breezes from W and SW, falling to calm. Crew engaged in scraping spars. Received on board: 100 lbs salt water soap, 100 lbs fresh water soap, 4 seam brushes.


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19 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Heavy dew first part. Calm and variable light airs. Crew engaged in scraping spars. HASSLER left harbor at 10.20. Ah Wu (Seaman) was discharged from the Patterson and from the Naval Service by reason of services no longer required.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from the Nd and Wd. Enlisted as Seaman for the cruise and from this date, C Halvorsen. Received on board 2 dozen sand paper, 12 fathoms 2 manila rope, 25 yards boat sail duck, 1 dozen lye, 1 dozen scrub brushes, 25 lbs spun yarn, 15 lbs hambroline, 30 yards duck, 1 boat ensign 2 x 4, 4 sides leather, 2 turnbuckles. The USS MOHICAN came in and anchored near this ship at 1.07. The Commanding Officer called officially on the MOHICAN. The MOHICAN got underway at 4.00 leaving for Mare Island.


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20 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead, smoky in harbor and over the city. Calm, light airs from NE and NW. Received on board: 6 turnbuckles and 4 dozen assorted glasses for the wardroom.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs to gentle breezes from Wd. Covering spars with spar composition.


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21 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew first watch. Gentle breeze to light airs from Wd. At sunrise dressed ship (mastheads) in honor of anniversary of the discovery of America; McARTHUR followed our motions. At 8.00 the French flagship DUBOURDIEU dressed ship, US ensign at the main.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Heavy dew latter part. Light to gentle breeze from W. At noon the French flagship DUBOURDIEU and several Army posts fired a national salute of 21 guns in honor of the day. At 1.30 hove up port anchor and shifted berth about two ships lengths.


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22 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Heavy dew first part. Light airs and breezes from WSW. Crew engaged in scraping boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, hazy and smoky in bay. Light airs and breezes from W.


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23 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead, hazy and smoky in harbor. Light airs from W. The Commanding Officer inspected the ship at 10.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, light breezes and airs from SW. At 2.15 HASSLER came in and anchored. Ensign Poundstone left the ship to obey his orders to report to the Examining Board at Mare Island.


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24 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and foggy, calms, light airs and breezes from Ed. Crew scraping bright work. Received on board: 2400 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant, with light fog. Heavy dew latter part. Calm and light airs from W and NW. Admiral JC Irwin paid visit to the French flagship DUBOURDIEU and received salute. Crew engaged in scraping ship sides.


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25 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Heavy dew. Foggy during morning. Calms and light airs from NW shifting to SE. Crew engaged in scraping sides.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, hazy and smoky in harbor. Light airs from NE, SE and NW. Crew engaged in scraping ships sides. The French flagship fired a salute of 7 guns, Russian flag at fore.


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26 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead, hazy and smoky in harbor. Calm most of time.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant, hazy, light airs to gentle breezes from Wd. Crew engaged in painting outside.


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27 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy, light airs and breezes from Wd. Painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with light drizzle at intervals first two hours. Partially clear latter part. Light airs and breezes from SW hauling to NW and shifting back again. Received on board: 6 dozen sheets sand paper. Crew engaged painting ships side.


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28 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light airs from SW hauling to NW, shifting to light breeze from SW at noon. Scraping sky light gratings.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, light airs and breezes from SW. Scraping bright wood work. Finished painting ships side.


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29 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Wd, first part, from Ed last part. At 2.30 French flagship DUBOURDIEU went to sea. Painting ship.


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30 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and raining. Light to moderate breezes from Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzle. Light airs from N and NW.


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31 October 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy first part. Partially clear and pleasant latter part. Calm and light airs from SW and W. Painting pilot house. Received on board: one table cover for cabin.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from E and W, light and gentle breezes from W. Painting boats.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1892


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1 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, most of time. Foggy from 5.00 to 8.00. Light airs from E. Paid off crew for month of October.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and warm, light breeze and airs from W. Calm latter part. Their services no longer being required, discharged from the US Naval Service P Frank, B Freyer and E Whitman.


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2 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew first part, hazy last part. Calm, light airs and breezes from E. Painting on spar deck. By order of Commanding Officer rated B Huchne Quartermaster to date from November 2, 1892. F Nickholm (1st class Fireman) and G Halverson (Seaman) overstayed their time and returned one hour after its expiration.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy around the horizon. Heavy dew towards midnight. Light airs to gentle breeze from WNW and W, falling to calm. Painting boats.


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3 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms and variable light airs. Painting main deck. Enlisted for cruise Wm Veish and Frank Schmidt as Seamen.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant with light airs to breeze from NW and W. Received 2400 gallons fresh water. Painting on main deck.


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4 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, hazy. Calm and light variable airs. Breaking out fore hold. Dinghy ready for painting.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, smoky in harbor. Light airs and breezes from SW. Hoisted out the Vixen at 1.00 and gave her a trial trip to see engine in condition for running. The Pirate, having broken her high pressure valve stem, was repaired by putting in a new one. [A] Christensen (Seaman) left the dinghy when on a trip ashore at 9.00 and failed to return.


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5 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, foggy. Light airs from SW, W and SE. A Christensen absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant, hazy, foggy last three hours. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW. Hoisted in Pirate.


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6 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, calms and light airs from E. Foggy. A Christensen (Seaman) is this day declared a deserter from the ship and the Naval Service of the United States.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW, falling to calm, followed by light airs from NE.


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7 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant, from 6.00 to 10.00. Calm and light airs from W and S. Painting berth deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and hazy. Calms and light variable airs to breezes. Painting berth deck. Getting dinghy and Pirate ready for paint.


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8 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy at first, clear with haze around the horizon afterwards. Calm until 9.00, when light variable airs came out. Painting on berth deck and getting dinghy and Pirate ready for paint. Ernest Eckert (1st class Fireman) was this day discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service, his services being no longer required.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light variable airs. Calm. Crew engaged in scraping Pirate.


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9 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NW. Broke out after run, cleaned and whitewashed it. M Smith (Seaman) returned on board three hours over leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Light airs from NW. At 4.05 HASSLER shifted her berth.


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10 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, haze last part, light breeze and airs from NW. At 9.00 HASSLER again shifted her berth. Received 1 barrel lime on board.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs. HASSLER shifted berth. Cleaned and stowed after store room. Finished painting berth deck and dinghy. Chas Johnson (Quartermaster) was disrated to Seaman from this date.


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11 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew. Calms and light airs and breezes from N and NW. Chas Johnson (Seaman) was transferred to US receiving ship INDEPENDENCE with bag and accounts for treatment at Mare Island Hospital. [USS INDEPENDENCE was a ship of the line, launched in 1814. At this time she was receiving ship at Mare Island Naval Base.] Michael Sullivan was enlisted as 1st class Fireman to date from the 9th inst.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy, wet, heavy dew at night, calms and light variable airs to gentle breezes. Cleaning after store rooms, and painting Pirate. Received 1950 gallons fresh water.


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12 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and wet. Calms and light variable airs. Cleaning ship. Received for ships use: 1 quire emery cloth and 10 lbs burnt umber. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, from this date, George Dolph (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, smoky and hazy in harbor. Calm, light airs from SW and W.


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13 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NW. The Commanding Officer inspected the ship at 10.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from Wd.


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14 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and hazy, calm, light airs and breezes from Wd and from Ed. Cleaning and painting store rooms and boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from NW to Wd, falling to calm at midnight. Cleaning storerooms, painting Pirate.


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15 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs and breezes. Received on board: 6 dozen sheets of sand paper, 4 dozen lamp chimneys, 2 dozen wicks. Painting Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cold. Wet heavy dew. Gentle to moderate breeze from W after 4.00. Light airs before then. Finished painting Pirate. Painted bowsprit. Getting ready to paint on main deck and ward room.


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16 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, bright and cool with gentle breeze from NW to NNW. Painting on main deck and ward room. Catted port anchor. Painted Pirate outside. Received two lamp burners.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and cool. Gentle to moderate breeze from NW to SW during early part of afternoon. Painting on main deck and the rooms in wardroom.


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17 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NW. Painting on main deck, in pilot house and rooms in ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy. Light airs and breeze from Wd. Crew painting on main deck and in the ward room. Enlisted Thomas Kennedy as Machinist from this date.


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18 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, gentle breeze to light airs from Wd first half, from Ed last half. Hoisted out Pirate and started fires in her. Hauled fires in the Vixen and hoisted her in. Crew painting on main deck and in ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs form NW and W. Painted galley and ward room pantry.


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19 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NW to NW. Holy stoned decks. Received on board 2250 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Bright weather. Hazy around horizon, wet heavy dew. Light airs to breeze from W to SW.


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20 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear at first with heavy dew, foggy afterwards. Calms and light variable airs. US Revenue Cutter CORWIN came in at 8.00. [US Revenue Cutter THOMAS CORWIN was a steamer launched in 1876.] M Sullivan (1st class Fireman) absent without leave. Served out clean hammocks.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, light airs from SE to NW and SW. M Sullivan returned on board at 7.15 having been absent 12 hours without leave.


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21 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and raw. Light variable airs. Received on board, mess furniture for cabin as follows: 2 dozen glasses, 1 feather duster, 1 salad spoon and fork, 1 dozen plates, dozen egg cups, 1 dish, 1 dozen sauce plates, 2 pickle dishes, dozen butter plates, 1 dozen cups and sauces; and for ships use received the following stores: 1 7/12 dozen lantern globes, 4 dozen lantern chimneys and 2 dozen wicks.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, hazy and calm.


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22 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, hazy last half, calms, light airs and breezes from Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs to gentle breeze, shifting from WSW to SE.


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23 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, rainy, light and gentle breezes from SE, SW and W.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear and cool. Light passing showers last hour. Light and gentle breeze from SW to NW, falling calm at 11.00. At 10.00 Pirates rudder fetched adrift and was lost by sinking. Hoisted her in and got out Vixen.


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24 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, cool. Light variable airs to breeze. Cleaned ship. At 10.10 sighted HMS MELPOMENE entering harbor. [HMS MELPOMENE was a British Marathon Class cruiser launched in 1888.] When off Alcatraz the MELPOMENE fired a salute of 21 guns, American ensign at the main, which salute was returned from Alcatraz. HMS MELPOMENE anchored at 10.35. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to HMS MELPOMENE


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and cool, light airs and breeze from SE and SW.


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25 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breezes from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, passing showers, gentle breeze to light airs from SE first half, from Wd second half. Received on board: 2 lights of glass 8 x 28.


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26 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy, passing showers first hour. Light airs and breezes from Ed. At 9.10 HMS DAPHNE came in and anchored. [HMS DAPHNE was a Nymphe class screw sloop launched in 1888.]


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and squally with moderate breeze to moderate gale from SE. Sent launch in shore at 11.00. Blowing fresh. Broke an oar in whaleboat. Painted port side of spar deck.


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27 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and squally with rain and passing showers. Stiff breeze to strong gale from SE, moderating at end of watch. At 2.45 let go starboard anchor, veering to 30 fathoms. and started fires under main boiler. At 5.40 veered to 45 fathoms on starboard chain and 60 fathoms on port chain. Had steam ready to move at 6.45. Banked fires at 10.00. Carried away flying jib martingale during night; set it up temporarily. Bolt of dolphin striker carried away.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and squally with rain and passing showers. Moderate breeze to moderate gale in squalls from SE, shifting to SSE and S and back to SE. Lashed dinghy strongback up and down dolphin striker, hooked fish fall to pendant and forward of bowsprit cap and set up head gear. At 2.24 Revenue Cutter RUSH made signal for assistance, took a tug, got her anchor (which was foul of telegraph cable) and towed to the southward. This vessel under heavy banked fires. At 6.45 anchored, veering to 27 fathoms port chain and 60 fathoms starboard chain.


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28 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with rain and heavy squalls. Fresh breeze to strong gale from SSE, shifting to S and falling to moderate breeze at end of watch. At 2.00 spread fires. The spanker boom was lifted out of crotch stanchion by the wind, carrying stanchion overboard and dropping gaff peak. Secured boom and peak. At 6.45 backed on engines to clear HMS DAPHNE in swinging. Banked fires at 7.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, squally. Moderate to stiff squalls from S and SE.


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29 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, squalls from S, blowing in stiff to strong breezes accompanied by hard rain showers at times.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Wind blowing in squalls from Sd, force from light breeze to moderate gale. Received on board 2400 gallons water. Sent in Vixen to lie at boat landing overnight.


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30 November 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Wind blowing in squalls from Sd, forces from strong gale to light breeze. At 4.30 spread fires, the squalls increasing in frequency.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and raining first part, clearing latter part. Light airs and breeze from SW and S, shifting to SW again. At 1.25 got underway and steamed to Union Iron Works. Anchored off Union Iron Works. At 2.30 hove up and steamed alongside wharf in entrance to dry dock. Banked fires to await inspection of boilers under steam.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1892


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1 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW shifting to S and E. Fires banked.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE. Discharged from the Naval Service and this ship at their own request, Chas Fick and Theo Olsen (Seamen). Shipped for the cruise from this date as a Seaman, A Anderson. Lieutenant HC Poundstone USN was detached from this ship today. Enlisted John Beaurman as a Seaman for the cruise from this date. Hauled fires from under main and donkey boilers.


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2 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Gentle breeze from S, SSE and SE. C Halvorsen (Seaman) returned on board at 8.30 1 hours over time. Received on board: 2 pieces of chain for ring stopper, 2 small iron shackles and 4 patent chain links.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining, light airs to stiff breeze in squalls from SE. By order of Commanding Officer, rated A Anderson Carpenters Mate.


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3 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy first half, fair and pleasant last half. Light airs and breezes from SW. Shipped for the cruise from this date as Seaman, H Johnson and Oscar Nelson.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with passing showers. Light airs and breezes from SW. Received on board in Engineers Department: 1 dozen lamps, 1 thistle valve, 1 globe valve, 1 bale waste. 3 boilermakers and 4 helpers from Union Iron Works at work on boiler.


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4 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers first three hours. Calms, followed by light airs and breezes from SW. Vixen burned out tube in lower coil while starting on 8.30 trip. Repairing Vixens boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and raw. Light breeze from SW and NE.


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5 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Calm. Light airs from NW and NE. Working on boiler. Painting starboard side of spar deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Light airs from Wd first part, calm rest of watch. Engineers force and workmen from Iron Works repairing main boilers.


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6 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from Nd and Ed. Received on board: 1 roll sheet lead, 2 mats and 2 packages hardware. Working on boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm and variable light airs and breezes. Working on main boiler. Started fires in auxiliary boiler at 7.15.


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7 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Variable light airs and breezes. Working on main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm. Light airs from ESE, NW and N. Men working on main boiler.


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8 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Light airs and breezes from W and NW. Working on boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew after dark. Calms, light airs and breezes from NE. Working on boilers.


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9 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, hazy, calms, light airs to gentle breeze from Wd. Working on boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant, cold. Light airs and breezes from NW and N. Working on main and auxiliary boiler.


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10 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cold, light to gentle breeze from NW. Working on main and auxiliary boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and cool. Light airs to gentle breezes from NW. Men working on the boilers and smoke pipes.


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11 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breezes from NW. Light airs from W, S and SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs to gentle breezes from Nd and Ed.


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12 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from NE and NW. Working on boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and cold. Light airs and breezes from S to W. At 1.30 shifted berth to underneath derrick alongside coal wharf. Received on board: 50 gallons mineral sperm oil, 50 gallons kerosene oil, 1 boiler, 2 roasting pans, 6 tin plates; Engineers Department received: 100 lbs white lead, 100 lbs red lead, 2 x 1 plugs, 2 lbs lead wire, 6 corn brooms, 6 wisp brooms. Working on boiler.


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13 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW. Hoisted out smoke stack. Working on boiler. Received 2250 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breezes from NW and NNW. Repairing boilers.


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14 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light NNW, NE and E, light breezes from SE. Workmen hoisted in new smoke stack, repairing boilers. The Vixen was towed alongside at 10.30 by the light house launch, having broken her safety valve spring. Repaired her in a half hour. By order of the Commanding Officer C Halvorsen (Seaman) was discharged from this ship and the Naval Service from this date, his service no longer being required.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, calm last part. Working on boilers and overhauling starboard chain. At 3.45 finished repairs on auxiliary boiler and started fires.


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15 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, foggy last half. Calm, light airs from NW and E last hour. Working on boilers and overhauling port bower chain.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from E. Working on boilers. Ah Dont and Ah Bo (Landsmen) were discharged from this ship and from the Naval service, by reason of service no longer required. Shipped for cruise John Anderson (Seaman). SL Bohanson with bag and accounts was transferred to Receiving Ship INDEPENDENCE for treatment at Mare Island Hospital.


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16 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon, calms and light airs from NW and NE. Working on boilers. Shipped for cruise Ah Chan and Ah Soo (Landsmen). Shifted berth further up coal wharf. Sent down yards and booms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from Ed. Light airs to gentle breeze from N and NW. Working on boilers.


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17 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze to light airs from N and SE. At 8.00 USS ADAMS came in and anchored. [USS ADAMS was a screw gunboat launched in 1874.]


Meridian to midnight:

Calm and pleasant. Light airs from SE followed by calms. Working on boiler. Received the following stores in Engineers Department: 5 gallons yellow paint, 3 gallons white paint, 42 iron staples, 1 pack tacks, 1 set jaws for pipe vice, 6 gauge glasses, 2 brass plates, 1 bar brass, 300 bolts and nuts, 50 bolts and nuts, 2 1 globe valves, 1 1 brass T, 2 1 sleeves, 2 1 Ts, 2 1 plugs, 3 1 bushings, 3 1 iron Ts, 3 reducers.


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18 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SE. Took off old and put new condenser on Vixen.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from E and NW.


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19 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from SE. Discharged from the US Naval Service, Martin Smith, his services being no longer required. Working on boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light air and breezes from SE followed by calm. Working on boiler. USS MONTEREY anchored off Union Iron works at 5.10.


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20 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, clearing towards noon. Calm followed by light airs and breezes from SW. Working on boilers. Enlisted for cruise, FW Smith (Seaman). MONTEREY continued trial trip at 9.00. Assistant Engineer TF Carter USN on temporary duty connected with MONTEREYs trial trip.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from Ed. Working on boilers.


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21 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from SE. Received in Engineers Department: 4 iron pipes and 1 package hardware. Working on boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light rain latter part. Gentle to moderate breeze from SE. Working on boilers.


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22 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Moderate to stiff breeze from SE, falling to gentle breeze. Working on boilers. Sent down top masts.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, rain, light breeze increasing to stiff breeze from SE. Working on boilers.


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23 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from SE. Working on boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Squally and rainy. Stiff to very fresh breezes from SE falling to moderate breeze and hauling to S. Working on boilers. Received 1900 gallons water.


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24 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy with passing rain squalls. Gentle to stiff breeze from SE increasing to fresh breeze and moderate gale in squalls and hauling to S and SSW. Working on boilers.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with passing showers. Wind from W first part, decreasing from very fresh breeze to light airs. Light airs from SE latter part. Working on boiler. At 11.15 warped the ship back to original berth.


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25 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Calms and light airs from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, with light drizzle first part. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE.


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50874f9909d409075502c571: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 54/IMG_9882_0.jpg) [Duplicate scan of weather page for 26 December 1892]

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26 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Rain first part. Light airs and breezes from SE. MONTEREY continued trial trip at 9.30. Started fires under main boiler at 9.40.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, foggy, calms, light airs and breezes from SW.


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27 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, foggy, calms. Received on board the following stores: 100 lbs fresh water soap, 100 lbs salt water soap, 3 coils ratline, 1 coil 9 thread seising, 10 lbs 6 thread seising, 25 lbs hamberline, 25 lbs spun yarn, 25 lbs marline, 1 dozen scrub brushes, 6 kayha brushes [possibly katha], 50 yards canvas, 25 lbs waste, 12 bath bricks, 3 lbs wax, 2 marlinspikes, 1 serving board, 600 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and foggy. Calms and light SW airs and breezes. Spread fires at 3.00. Left Union Iron Works at 4.20 and anchored off Harrison Street Wharf, banked fires.


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28 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light fog first part. Light airs and breezes from SW, shifting to N and E latter part.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy. Calms and light airs from W and SE. Crew engaged in overhauling rigging.


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29 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Calms, light airs and breezes from N, SE and NW. Received on board the following stores: 15 fathoms hemp rope 2, 5 lbs hemp twine, 6 iron firelocks; in Engineers Department: 1 roll wire netting, 2 steel setscrews, 12 scrub brushes, 2 lbs asbestos, 1 glass cutter, 35 rolls ? x 1, 40 x 1, 10 lbs washers, 10 lbs flour, 1can lye, 1 case glass. Crew overhauling rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NW.


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30 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and hazy, calms, light airs from SE, NE and NW. Crew overhauling rigging.


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31 December 1892

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NW and NNW. Overhauling rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NNW and NW.


50874f9909d409075502c589: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 54/IMG_9888_0.jpg) [Blank weather page]

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LOG BOOK JANUARY 1st 1893 TO MARCH 31st 1893


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25 1892

CW Jungen, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 31 1892, detached January 20 1893

WL Howard, Ensign USN, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign USN, joined February 17 1891, detached January 2 1893

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 17 1892

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 25 1890

H Rodman, Ensign USN, joined March 2, 1893

AP Niblack, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 3 1893

GJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1 1892

JG Doyle, Ensign USN, joined March 8 1893

LG Leopold USN, Assistant Engineer, joined March 30 1893


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Note:

(1) Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

(2) Barometer correction +.22 (twenty two hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1893


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1 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Hazy around the horizon. Light airs and breezes from NNW and NW. Started fires under main boiler at 4.00. At 10.00 hove up port anchor and steamed in to Folsom Street Wharf No 2. Secured alongside wharf. Let fires under main boiler die out.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW.


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2 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from NW. Gang of riggers hoisting out lower masts. Carpenter knocked out wedges and got masts ready for coming out. Landed foremast on dock and had main all ready for hoisting out at end of watch. Ensign FL Chapin USN was this day detached from this ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs and gentle breeze from NW. Hoisted out main and mizzen masts.


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3 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light gentle breezes from NW. Received on board: 24 mast hoops. Overhauling standing rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW. Crew overhauling rigging. Carpenters working on fore spar deck partners.


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4 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold, light airs to gentle breezes from NW. Carpenters working on fore partners.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breezes from NW. Took out topsail sheets bits. Carpenters from ship yard at work on board. Received: ash board 16 2 x 12, 6 lamp shades and 2 burners.


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5 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from NW. Received lumber on board.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from NW. Received on board: 4 sheets of brass and 2 castings for galley.


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6 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, gentle to light breeze from NW. Carpenters working on fore spar deck partners. New lower masts towed alongside. Received on board the following stores: 6 spike bits, 3 dusters and fans, 12 saw files, 25 lbs 1 boat nails, 10 lbs 2 copper nails, 10 lbs 1 round head brass nails, 1 quire emery cloth, 10 lbs spun cotton, 10 gallons raw oil, 5 lbs shellac, 50 lbs white zinc. Shipped by post to office in Washington: theodolite #86 complete.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and cool. Light airs to gentle breezes from NW. Received on board: 2 bars iron, 1 valve, 50 yards drill. New lower masts hoisted on to deck.


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7 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW. Hoisted in fore and main masts. Received on board: 100 gallons mineral sperm oil, 50 gallons kerosene, 2200 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW. Hoisted in mizzen mast and secured all masts temporarily.


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8 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, light to stiff breeze from NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW.


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9 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW. Received: 25 lbs ribbon leaf, 7 packages copper tacks. Sent up topmasts. Crew engaged in setting up lower and topmast rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, hazy, light and gentle breezes from NW. Crew engaged in setting up rigging.


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10 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair overhead, foggy, light airs and breezes from NW. Setting up rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, hazy around horizon. Light airs and breezes from NW.


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11 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy first part. Cloudy latter part. Light airs and breezes from NW, shifting to NW. Received 55 fathoms lanyards for fore rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and cool, light airs from NW. Received 700 gallons water. Crew setting up rigging and rattling down. Making new lanyards for fore rigging


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12 January 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, hazy, light airs and breezes from NW and WNW. At 12.30 started fires under main boiler. At 6.30 tried engines and at 6.50 left wharf. At 7.10 anchored off Folsom Street Wharf No 2. Crew rattling down, banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant, first part, hazy and cold last part. Light airs to moderate breeze from NW and SE. At 12.20 spread fires. At 1.20 got underway for Mare Island. At 6.40 anchored off Mare Island, abreast upper end of wharf. Banked fires.


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13 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy with light drizzle between 6.00 and 8.00. Light airs to gentle breeze from E. At 9.20 spread fires, hove up anchor and shifted anchorage to clear RANGER and PENSACOLA in swinging. [USS PENSACOLA was a Navy screw steamer launched in 1859.] Anchored off upper end coal wharf. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from E first four hours, calm rest of day. At 5.00 spread fires. At 5.30 ran lines to wharf and warped ship alongside wharf in front of Engineering building. Let fires die out.


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14 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, calms light airs and breezes latter part. Started fires under auxiliary boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, light drizzle latter part. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE.


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15 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, drizzling. Calms and light airs from SE, followed by light breeze from S.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, cold, light breeze and airs from SW to SE.


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16 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool, light airs and breezes from Nd and SW. Crew engaged in setting up lower rigging. Rove off new lanyards in fore rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs first half from W and SW. Calms last hour. Crew setting up rigging.


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17 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm. Light airs and breezes from Wd latter part. Crew painting ship outside.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, calms. Light airs from WSW and SE. Painting ships outside.


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18 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cool and foggy, calms, light airs and breezes from Ed. Finished outside of ship and lower rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from SE, calm latter part. Received on board: 1200 gallons water. Crew blacking iron work.


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19 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, foggy, calms, light airs from SE. Hoisted Pirate out and landed her on wharf. Hoisted out Vixen and landed her engine and boiler which were taken up to machine shop. Crew blacking iron work.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Calm last four hours.


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20 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, hazy, calms and light airs and breezes from SE. Painting spar deck. Lieutenant CW Jungen USN was detached from the ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to gentle breeze from SE.


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21 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cold and foggy, gentle breeze to light airs from SE to ESE. Finished painting spar deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and cold, foggy latter part, light breeze from ESE and SE.


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22 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, gentle breezes to light airs from SE to ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, foggy latter part, moderate breeze to light airs from E and SE.


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23 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, light and gentle breezes from SE to NE. Shifted hammocks. Carpenters working on Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, light to gentle breezes from ENE to ESE. At 1.25 RANGER left the Yard on trial trip with Admiral Irwin USN on board, returning to buoy at 4.40.


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24 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and cold, foggy during morning. Light airs and breezes from SE, shifting to ENE and increasing to gentle breeze. RANGER with Admiral Irwin USN on board left yard at 11.40 to continue trial trip. Carpenter working on Pirate. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cold, light to gentle breeze from ENE to ESE. RANGER returned to yard at 4.00. Lighthouse tender MADRONA arrived at yard at 3.00.


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25 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and cold. Light breezes from SE, shifting to ESE. Hoisted Pirate into cradle and Vixen onto wharf. Carpenters working on Vixen. Working party in Yard shop.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from E and ESE.


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26 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light to gentle breeze from SE and ESE. Received 300 gallons water. Ensign at half-mast in respect to the memory of the late Ex-President RB Hayes. [Rutherford B Hayes died on January 17 1893.]


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, squally and rainy. Moderate to stiff breeze from SE, increasing to very fresh breeze in squalls from SSE, falling to moderate breeze from SW towards midnight.


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27 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light to gentle breeze from SW, increasing to moderate and stiff breeze in puffs, shifting from SSE. Working party in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with occasional showers. Light breezes from SW, shifting to W, followed by light airs from SW and calm.


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28 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers after 5.00. Calms followed by light airs from SE, shifting to SSW and increasing to light breeze. Received 400 gallons water. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops. Carpenters working on Vixen.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light to gentle breezes from SSW falling to calm.


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29 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Calm and light airs from NW. At 6.30 MOHICAN left the yard.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light rain latter part. Light airs from NW, increasing to gentle breeze and shifting to E.


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30 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Gentle to moderate breeze from ESE, falling to light airs, increasing to gentle and moderate breezes and shifting to SW. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with light rain first part. Calm, light airs and breezes from SE, E and NW.


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31 January 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear, pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW, NE and N. Engineers working party in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant, light airs from NW falling to calm. MONTEREY arrived at the yard at 12.10.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1893


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1 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear, calm, followed by light airs from NW. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light rain first part. Light airs to gentle breezes from SW and S, shifting to W towards midnight. Received in Engineers Department stores as follows: 2 boxes soap, 6 paint brushes, 8 cans paint, 1 can varnish, 1 barrel unslaked lime, 12 5/16 hex nuts, 1 sheet ? iron, 1 sheet 1/16 galvanized iron, 7 sheets copper, 2 bars angle steel, 1 gauge glass, 2 water buckets, 2 boxes flax packing, 8 lbs packing, 1 package wicks, 8 files, 1 roll galvanized wire, 12 brass tubes, 2 check valves.


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2 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light fog first part. Calms and variable light airs and breezes. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs from SE and ESE, shifting to SE again. US Revenue Cutter CORWIN arrived at yard at 1.45.


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3 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light rain first part. Light airs and breezes from SW, shifting to E last hour. Received 400 gallons water. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light drizzle last hour. Light airs and breezes from SE and SSE.


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4 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light to gentle breezes from SE, increasing to moderate and stiff breezes in squalls, shifting to SSE and then falling to light breezes from SW. Working party in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair during afternoon, clouding over with rain during latter part. Light airs to gentle breezes from W, SW and S. Received 28 packages of stationery from Coast Survey Department.


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5 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light rain first part. Light to moderate breeze in puffs from S and SW, falling to light breeze from W.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, passing showers first part. Gentle breeze from SW, falling to variable light airs. Calm last hour.


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6 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, calm, followed by light airs and breezes from NW, N and NNW. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from SW, E and ESE. SL Bohansen (Seaman) was transferred from USRS INDEPENDENCE to this ship. Crew cleaning and painting. Carpenters working on boats.


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7 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool, light airs and breezes from SE and E. Scraping and repairing boats. Received: 4 barrels lime and one piece of bar copper.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Gentle breeze to light airs from E, ESE and SE. Carpenters working on boats. Discharged from US Naval Service, Frederick W Smith, his service being no longer required.


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8 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, passing showers, very fresh to light breezes in squalls from SE and SW. Overhauling boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining, light airs to breezes from SW to E. Received 400 gallons water.


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9 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE and NE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy. Gentle breeze to light airs from NW to SE. Calm last three hours.


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10 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, hazy. Calms and light airs from SE, ESE and W. Crew engaged in overhauling launches.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, hazy last part, calms, light airs and breezes from W to SE.


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11 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy, calms. Light airs and breezes from NW and ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, hazy. Calms, light airs to stiff breeze from S and SW, blowing in squalls latter part.


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12 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, passing showers. Light to fresh breeze in squalls from S to NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and cold, stiff to light breezes from W and NW.


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13 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms, light airs and breezes from Nd. Working on boats. Received one boiler case for Vixen.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from NW and W, followed by calms and variable light airs and breezes. The USS MONTEREY went into commission at 2.00. Disrated Ah Lan (Cabin Cook) to Landsman.


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14 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm followed by moderate and stiff breeze from N. Working party in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N, falling to light airs and breezes from NNE followed by calms and light airs from SW. Transferred Ah Lan (Landsman) to hospital and accounts to Receiving Ship INDEPENDENCE.


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15 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and pleasant. Calms with light airs from S and SE. Working party in Yard shops. Received 500 gallons water. Scraping spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SW to SE and W.


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16 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calm and light airs from N and NW. Working party in Yard shops, scraping spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE, followed by calm.


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17 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SE and ESE. Working party in Yard shops. Scraping spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE and ESE, followed by calm.


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18 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and pleasant. Calms and light airs from NW and SW. Working party in Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SW.


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19 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy first part, bright and pleasant latter part. Light airs and breezes from SW and W followed by calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and warm. Light airs from SE and SW, followed by calm.


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20 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Bright and warm. Calm and light airs from SE and SW. Working party in Yard shops. Received 500 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from Ed.


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21 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Calms and light airs from Wd. Working on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to gentle breezes from Wd.


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22 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Calms and light airs to gentle breeze from Wd. Dressed ship, mastheads, at sunrise in honor of anniversary of birth of George Washington. At noon a salute of 21 guns was fired from Yard.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from NW.


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23 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold, calms, light airs from SE, NW and SW. Working on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from Wd.


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24 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold. Calms, light airs and breezes from SW and SE. Repairs on Vixen were finished.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from Wd.


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25 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold, calms, light airs and breezes from Wd. Hoisted Vixen into water and got her ready for trial trip.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW, increasing to moderate and fresh breeze from W, NW and WNW. Received from INDEPENDENCE Ah San (Landsman) with accounts. Ensign Glennie Tarbox USN left ship on duty as member of General Court Martial in the Yard.


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26 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Gentle to stiff breezes from WNW and NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Gentle breeze from NW, W and SW. Ah San (Landsman) was rated Cabin Cook from this date.


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27 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and pleasant. Calms, light airs and breezes from W, falling to variable light airs. Received 400 gallons water. Had trial trip of Vixen. USC&GSS HASSLER left yard at 11.15. Received medical stores.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from S and SW. Received Cosmos engine.


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28 February 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SW, NW and SE. Received 45 hammocks. Paid off crew.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW, followed by calm. At 3.35 sent squad of men with buckets in answer to fire alarm in the Yard. Discharged from this ship and from the Naval Service, Chas O Shade, NJ Nelson and H van Lumeren (Seamen) by reason of services no longer required.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1893


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1 March 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs and breezes from S, E and ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from ESE, followed by calm and light airs from NE and NNW.


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50874f9a09d409075502c699: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 55/IMG_9956_0.jpg) [Duplicate scan of weather page for 2 March 1893]

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2 March 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs. Started fires under main boiler at 6.00, turned over at 11.55. Made preparations for getting underway. Hoisted in Vixen.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to gentle breeze from W, SW and S. At 12.30 cast off lines and got underway for San Francisco. At 3.45 anchored off Jackson Street Wharf. Banked fire and secured engines. Hoisted out and started fires in Vixen. Ensign H Rodman USN reported for duty. [Ensign, later Admiral, Hugh Rodman, was a US Naval Officer who served as Rear Admiral in the British Grand Fleet during part of WW1.]


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3 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from SE. Spread fires at 4.15. Lieutenant AP Niblack USN reported for duty as Executive Officer. [Lieutenant, later Admiral, Albert Parker Niblack had previously served aboard PATTERSON as an Ensign]. Turned over engine at 9.50 and at 10.00 hove up anchor and left for Union Iron Works. Anchored off works at 10.40 and at 11.40 went alongside wharf at Union Iron Works. Secured ship and allowed fires to die out.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light to stiff breeze from SE.


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4 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Moderate to light breezes from SE. F Wickholm (1st class Fireman) returned on board 24 hours overtime, clean and sober. Hoisted out low-pressure cylinder head and piston. Landed the former on spar deck, latter on wharf.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, rainy weather. Gentle breeze from SE.


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5 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy until 7.00, then clearing. Gentle to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Frank Schmidt (Seaman) returned on board 2 hours overtime.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather, light variable breeze until 3.00, then light from SW.


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6 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather, variable light airs and calms. E Stromdahl (1st class Fireman) returned on board 2 hours overtime. Cleaned water tanks and took on board 2000 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from SW. Received on board in Engineers Department: 100 fire bricks, 2 pieces piping, 1 package fittings, 1 piece brass.


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7 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy, wind increasing in force and squally to moderate gale during evening, abating later on, wind from SE. Docked ship at 2.00 and took off propeller. Cleaned ships bottom.


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8 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Rainy, unsettled weather until forenoon then clearing. Gentle breeze from W. Received on board: one gross safety matches.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from WSW and W. Ensign JG Doyle USN reported for duty.


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9 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm followed by light airs and breezes from NW, shifting to SW latter part. Working on propeller shaft.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW.


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10 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light rain latter part. Hauled out of dry dock at 6.30 and secured alongside wharf at Union Iron Works.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, raining and squally, wind increasing from gentle breeze to moderate gale from S to SE


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11 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy, blowing a moderate gale from SE, hauling to Sd during morning, clearing later.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally unsettled weather. Light to stiff breeze from Wd in squalls, passing showers.


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12 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear weather, calm and light airs, variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather, light airs and breeze from SW and W.


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13 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather, gentle breeze from ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs. J Huehme (Quartermaster) was granted permission to be absent for one week on account of sickness. Got boring tire for cylinder in place.


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14 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear until morning then hazy and overcast. Variable light breeze from Ed and Nd. The HASSLER and Revenue Cutter BEAR came out of dry dock at 7.00. [USCGC BEAR was launched in 1874.]


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, fresh squalls during early afternoon, moderating later to light airs from SW and S.


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15 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy, then clearing. Light airs and breezes from Sd and Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy with passing showers. Calm and light airs, variable in direction. Ships force and men from Union Iron Works repairing engine. Received on board the following stores in Engineers Department: 2 hinges, 1 roll hose (25 feet), 2 shovels, 16 2 gas pipe lugs, 2 cans paint, 1 can Dixons pipe joint grease, 1 can crystal dryer [?], 1 [illegible] wrench, 1 2 angle valve, 6 lag screws.


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16 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breeze from SE. Engineers force and men from Union Iron Works repairing engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from SE and S falling to calm. Working on engines.


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17 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs to breezes from SE and ESE. Working at repair on engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs and breezes from SSW and SW. Repairing engines.


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18 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and raining. Light airs and breezes from SW and SE. Repairing engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, drizzling, threatening weather, gentle breeze from SSW hauling to SE. Received on board: 2000 gallons fresh water, 2 bales waste and a package of hardware.


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19 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy, light airs from S to SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and rainy. Variable light airs and breezes. Steamer MEXICO hauled off dry dock and left Union Iron Works.


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20 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy first part. Clearing weather latter part. Men from Union Iron Works repairing engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs to gentle breeze from S and SW. Workmen from Union Iron Works repairing engine.


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21 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and raining. Light to gentle breeze from SW to W. Men from Union Iron Works repairing engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cool. Gentle and moderate breezes from WSW. Men from Union Iron works repairing engines. Replaced low pressure piston.


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22 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs to moderate breeze from WSW and W. Cleaned and whitewashed fore hold. Men from Union Iron Works repairing engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Stiff to light breeze from W. Workmen from Union Iron Works repairing engine. John Huehme (Quartermaster) returned from leave.


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50874f9a09d409075502c6f7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 55/IMG_9979_1.jpg). [Duplicate scan of remarks page for 23 March 1893]


23 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, calms, gentle breeze to light airs from W to SE. Workmen overhauling engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, unsettled weather. Cool, light breeze from Sd and Ed. Crew engaged in general ships work. Men from Union Iron Works repairing engine. Received stores as per attached list [above, not transcribed].


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24 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Calm and light airs from E and SE. Men from Union Iron Works repairing engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with passing showers first part. Light airs from W and SW. Working on engines.


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25 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Calms and light airs from W, NW and ESE. Workmen on board repairing engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Light airs and breezes from Wd and Nd.


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26 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and hazy. Calms and variable light breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from SW followed by calm.


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27 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and hazy, variable light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm. Bright moonlight latter part. Men from Union Iron Works working on engine.


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28 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light air and breezes, variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs. Repairing Vixen.


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29 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, followed by light airs from SW, increasing to moderate breezes and shifting to S. Received 2000 gallons water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Overcast last four hours, moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Received on board in Engineers Department: 4 cans oil, 1 can varnish, 6 gauge glasses x 15, 1 package rolls, 1 piece canvas, 1 sheet brass, 1 ? die.


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30 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Rainy and overcast, gentle breeze from S to WSW.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from WSW. Assistant Engineer HG Leopold USN reported for duty on the vessel. Received on board: 1 can paint, 1 package machine screws.


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31 March 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze first part, then calm. Received on board: engine for Pirate and one ward room extension table. Received 750 gallons water.


50874f9a09d409075502c719: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 55/IMG_9988_0.jpg) [Blank weather page]

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50874f9a09d409075502c71f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Patterson/Book 55/IMG_9989_1.jpg) [Blank pages]

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LOG BOOK APRIL 1st 1893 TO JUNE 30th 1893


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25 1892

AP Niblack, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 3 1893

H Rodman, Ensign USN, joined March 2, 1893

JG Doyle, Ensign USN, joined March 8 1893

WL Howard, Ensign USN, joined February 23 1891

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 17 1892

TF Carter, Passed Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 25 1890

HG Leopold, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 30 1893

GJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1 1892


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1 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs, variable in direction. Crew engaged repairing engine of ship and placing new engine in launch Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, fresh breeze from SW. Enlisted for the cruise of this vessel, Otto Strom (Seaman), Jacob Erickson (Seaman), Ah Guoh (Seaman), and discharged from this vessel and the Naval Service, Ah Gan (Landsman) and Ah Tan (Cabin Cook). Received on board: 12 sheets copper, 1 box copper nails and 1 tin paint.


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2 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable breeze from Sd and Wd. Enlisted for cruise of this vessel, Ah Jim (Landsman) and Ah Hoon (Landsman).


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, cool and light passing showers. Light breeze and airs from S and SSE.


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3 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from SSE and ESE. Bent sails. Engineroom force overhauling main engine and placing new engine in launch Pirate. Enlisted for the Naval Service, Chas Frick (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, followed by calms. At 3.50 hauled into dry dock.


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4 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calm followed by light airs from SE. Working on propeller.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and threatening, variable breeze from Sd and Ed. hauling to Sd and Wd.


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5 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, occasional drizzle, fresh breeze from SE. Received on board: 6 clocks from Coast Survey office, San Francisco.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and squally, blowing a gale from SE during early afternoon, shifting suddenly to SW and then moderating. At 4.00 came out of dry dock and moored alongside wharf at Union Iron Works. Received on board: 4 cans oil, 6 kegs nails, 300 lbs salt water soap and 200 lbs fresh water soap.


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6 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and squally, with rain at times. Clearing during forenoon, strong Sd and Wd wind in squalls. Lieutenant AJ Niblack USN returned on board from St Marys hospital.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Moderate breeze to light airs from SSW. Overhauling engine of ship and putting new engines in Pirate.


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7 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant first three hours, then overcast and cloudy with passing showers. Started fires under main boiler at 7.00. Tried engine of Pirate. Rove off new head downhauls and upper topsail braces.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, variable light breeze and calm. Had dock trial of engines. Continued trial of engines. After trial banked fires.


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8 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and drizzly. Light breeze from E to SW. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from Wd. At 12.15 tried engines and prepared to get underway. Belayed everything and banked fires. At 5.00 let fires die out. Discharged from US Naval Service, Frederick Wickholm.


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9 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and passing showers. Light and gentle breeze from SW.


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10 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Light to stiff breeze in squalls from Sd and Wd. Transferred 3 chronometers to HASSLER and one to Mr Morse, Assistant in C&G Survey. Received from Washington: 5 theodolites, nos 87, 58, 62, 101 and 102, with stands; 5 sextants, nos 113, 147, 196, 203; 3 3-arm protractors, nos 82, 87, 92; 1 binocular, no 26; 10 index and 20 horizon sextant mirrors.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and squally, moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from WSW. WL Howard, Ensign USN, was detached from this vessel and ordered to HASSLER. Received on board: 3 barrels lard oil, 5 kegs leads, 2 barrels petroleum lubricating oil. Making preparations for sea.


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11 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, passing showers latter part of watch. Light airs from WSW. Received stores as per annexed list [not supplied].


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, passing showers. Light and gentle breezes from Wd. HASSLER got underway at 6.00.


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12 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Wd. Started fires at 1.00. At 5.45 coal hulk came alongside and began coaling. At 7.50 tried engine. At 8.00 cast off and steamed into Clay Street slip. Received on board stores for ship, ward room mess, forward mess, Assistant Ogden and Assistant McGrath. [The latter were leaders of individual parts of the joint US Canada Alaska Boundary Survey to determine the border between US Alaska and Canada.] At 9.50 HASSLER went to sea. Banked fires. Received on board: 42 tons, 1500lbs coal.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm. Moored alongside Washington Street Pier. Received stores aboard, consisting of ships provisions and supplies for civilian parties. Banked fires.


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13 April 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant weather. At 8.30 spread fires under main boiler. 9.05 tried engine. 9.35 hauled out and anchored in stream abreast of Washington Street Wharf. Banked fires. Passed Assistant Engineer TF Carter was detached from this vessel and ordered home.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair weather. Receiving stores on board. Mr Edmunds, Assistant USC&G Survey came aboard for passage to Port Townsend. Also the following named men of the civil parties going to Alaska viz: of the Ogden party, Foreman John Thompson, Cook WF Ryder, hands Theo Olsen, John Kirkpatrick, Aug Johnson; and the Dickens party, cook Manuel Macludeo, hand RE Causen; of the McGrath party, Foreman James H Clarity [later McLarty], hand John Lund. [These were members of the survey party tasked with identifying boundaries between Canada and the US.] At 12.45 spread fires. Tried engine at 1.35. At 1.45 got up anchor and stood out of harbor of San Francisco bound for Port Townsend. Wind increasing in watch towards end of watch.


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14 April 1893

San Francisco to Port Townsend (at sea and at Drakes Bay)

Lat 38.00, Long -122.95


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, very fresh to moderate breeze, blowing in heavy squalls from NW. Very heavy sea and swell from NW. Steaming course NW x W. At 12.45 set reefed mainsail and put ship on starboard tack, slowing engines to 40 revs. At 3.30 put ship about. At 5.05 hoisted stay sail and went ahead at full speed heading in for Drakes Bay. At 7.30 took in sails. At 7.40 anchored in Drakes Bay.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, squally weather. Moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from WNW. At 5.25 whaling steamer MD HUME came in and anchored in bay. [Probably the steamer MARY D HUME that acted as a whaling ship and cannery supply vessel.] At 5.00 got underway and shifted anchorage. Banked fires.


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15 April 1893

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 38.20, Long -123.20 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Clear and damp, fresh to light breeze from NW. At 7.10 spread fires and got up steam. At 7.40 hove up and started out of Drakes Bay bound for Port Townsend. At 8.28 Point Reyes on starboard bow, at 8.38 on starboard beam. Wind and sea moderating. At 1.00 USRC steamer CORWIN came in and went to sea again at 1.50.


8am to meridian:

Clear and cool, fresh breeze from NW. At 8.20 put over patent log reading 66. Sea moderate.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear overhead, misty around horizon, moderate to fresh breeze from NW x W and sea increasing. Steering course NW x W W.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear, mist around horizon. Stiff to fresh breeze from NW x W.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and cool. Strong head wind from NW x W. Moderate sea.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and damp, moderate fresh breeze from NW x W. At 8.30 sighted Point Arena light, bearing N. At 11.15 Point Arena light on starboard beam. Changed course to NW x W. Sea moderating towards end of watch. At midnight Point Arena light bore NE.


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16 April 1893

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 40.07, Long -124.33 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Fair and cool. Stiff breeze from NW and heavy sea at beginning of watch. Moderating gradually during watch. Under steam, steering course NW x N


4am to 8am:

Clear and cool. Moderate breeze from NW. Moderate sea. Steering the course NW x W at end of watch.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, wind and sea going down first part. Wind moderate from NW x W then falling light and shifting to Ed. At noon Cape Mendocino bore N x W. Steering course NW x W under steam alone.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from NE, shifting to SE and S. At 12.30 changed course to NNW. At 1.00 sighted Cape Mendocino light house. At 2.30 set square sails and at 3.00 fore and aft sails. At 3.50 Cape Mendocino on starboard bow. Cape Mendocino abeam at 4.00.


4pm to 6pm:

Fair weather with occasional light drizzle. Gentle breeze from SW first hour, shifting to NW last hour. Took in all sail at 5.10. Smooth sea. Under sail and steam first hour, steam alone last hour. Course NNW.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and cool. Gentle breeze from NW to NNW. Moderate swell from NW. Passed a steamer bound to Sd, steering course NNW. Passed a steamer bound Sd.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and cold, gentle breeze from NNW. Swell from Nd and Wd, increasing during watch. Under steam, course NNW.


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17 April 1893

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 42.95, Long -124.82 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from NNW. Moderate swell. At 2.00 St George Reef light bore NE x E. Steering the course NNW.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from N and NNW. Moderate swell from Wd. Steam alone, steering course NNW.


8am to meridian:

Fair and pleasant, light airs and breezes, variable first hour, from SW rest of watch. Steering course NNW under steam and fore and aft sail. At 8.13 changed course to N x W W. At 8.40 took in fore and aft sail. Long swell from NW during watch. At noon patent log 444.2, Cape Blanco light house bore E x S, distant 13 miles.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from Wd, freshening towards end of watch. Moderate swell. Set jib and foresail at 1.05 and hauled up latter at 2.00. At 3.00 set all sails except spanker. At end of watch under steam and sail. Course N x W W.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear weather, gentle to moderate breeze from WSW. At 4.15 set spanker. At 5.14 took in square sail, wind having shifted. Light rain and squally, then set them. Steering course N x W W, steam and all sails except topgallant sail.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW and Wd. Long swell from WSW. Under steam and sail, course N x W W. Clewed up square sails.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from W. At 8.50 set foresail and at 10.00 upper and lower fore topsails. Under steam, course N x W W.


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18 April 1893

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 46.85, Long -124.90 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Pleasant weather except first part, then light passing showers. Hauled down flying jib at 1.10. Steaming course N x W W, steam and sail. Moderate swell from Sd and Wd. Moderate to fresh breeze from WSW to SW.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cool, moderate to very fresh breeze from SW. Moderate swell from Wd. Steering course N x W W under steam and sail except flying jib. At 4.15 set flying jib.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather until 11.00, then a sudden shift of wind from NNW with rain, followed by light wind from same direction. At 11.00 took in all sails and furled them. Course N x W W.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, rainy and misty. Light to gentle breeze from N to NE x N. At 12.45 slowed engines and got a sounding. At 2.45 set fore and aft sails, except spanker. At 3.30 sighted land on starboard bow. Steering course N x W W.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy with passing showers. Gentle to light breeze from E. At 5.30 got sounding 95 fathoms. Under steam and fore and aft sail, course N x W W.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and cold. Gentle breeze from NW. Steaming along coast of Washington, course N x W W. Took in all sail at 7.15. At 7.30 Cape Flattery bore N ? W and Carroll Islets E ? S.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from NNW. Steering course N x W during first hour, then various courses entering Strait of Juan de Fuca. At 8.50 sighted Cape Flattery light bearing N x E. At 11.23 changed course to E and headed up strait.


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19 April 1893

San Francisco to Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and cool, light breeze from SW, S and SE. Standing up Strait of Juan de Fuca under steam, course E. At 1.30 set headsails and topsails. At 2.00 took in all sails.


4am to 8am:

Clear, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from SE until last hour, then shifting to WNW. Passed Race Island [Rocks] and Port Angeles. At 6.20 New Dungeness light bore on starboard beam, distant 1 mile. Standing up Strait of Juan de Fuca under steam alone.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze and airs from ENE and SE. At 9.15 anchored in harbor of Port Townsend. Found USS RANGER and US Revenue Steamer WOLCOTT at anchor in harbor. Loosed sails to dry. Commanding Officer of WOLCOTT made an official call on Commanding Officer. Commanding Officer made an official call on Commanding Officer of RANGER.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Drizzling latter part. Light to moderate breeze, in squalls latter part, from SE and ESE. At 4.30 HASSLER with Earnest and Fuca in tow came in and anchored. Banked fires.


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20 April 1893

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Moderate to gentle breeze from SE and ESE. Received on board 600 gallons fresh water. Got chronometer comparison by telegraph with Mare Island Observatory. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and rainy during afternoon, clearing during evening. Light airs from SE and calm. Got underway at 2.35 and moored alongside lumber wharf at 3.00. Took aboard 1900 feet lumber and 5000 laths. The officers and men of the shore parties, four of the former and eight of the latter, came on board with baggage, instruments and stores. At 6.00 left the dock and anchored out in harbor.


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21 April 1893

Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear first part, then rainy and cold. Breeze increasing from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and squally first part, moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from SE. At 2.00 spread fires and at 2.50 tried engines and reported ready for getting underway. At 3.35 got underway and stood out of harbor of Port Townsend bound to Victoria, British Columbia. At 8.10 anchored in Victoria Harbor. Found the USC&GSS HASSLER at anchor. Banked fires.


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22 April 1893

Victoria

Lat 48.42, Long -123.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and passing showers. Light airs to moderate breeze, varying in direction from NW to NE. Hoisted out steam launch Pirate. Surveying parties of Americans and Canadians on board during the forenoon in consultation.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining, calms, light airs and breezes from Nd. Pilot Francis came on board. Lying under banked fires. Hauled fires in Pirate and hoisted her in.


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23 April 1893

Victoria to Departure Bay

Lat 49.10, Long -123.40 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy, raining, calms, light airs and breezes from SW. Fires banked. At 3.45 spread fires. At 4.00 tried engines and hove up anchor. At 4.55 took Fuca in tow and steamed ahead slow, Pilot Francis conning the ship. At 5.05 HASSLER weighed and stood out in our wake towing Earnest. At 5.15 went ahead full speed. Rest of watch steaming through Strait of Juan de Fuca and Canal de Haro.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Variable light airs. Smooth sea. Under steam in charge of pilot. At 10.05 after passing Active Pass, set course NW x W. At 11.25 Fraser River light bore NE N.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs and breeze from SE and S. Standing through the Gulf of Georgia and into Departure Bay. At 3.00 moored alongside wharf, preparatory to coaling ship. Banked fires.


4pm to midnight:

Overcast and hazy, variable light airs and calm.


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24 April 1893

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy. Calm and light airs from NE. Began coaling at 7.15 and at noon had taken in 93 tons.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant weather, clearing towards evening. Received on board 59 tons of coal. making a total of 152 tons received on board. At 5.30 left dock and moored to buoy in Departure Bay. At 5.00 spread fires and got up steam. At 6.00 banked fires. Received on board 1300 gallons fresh water.


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25 April 1893

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast. Light breeze from SW to ENE. Crew engaged in coaling Earnest and cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from ENE, NE and SW. At 1.35 Fuca bought Earnest alongside. Secured Earnest on port side. At 5.45 HASSLER left wharf and anchored, banked fires.


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26 April 1893

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 49.45, Long -124.35 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs, banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Variable light airs. Got underway at 8.30 and stood out of Departure Bay with Earnest in tow. At 9.10 stopped to examine the Earnest on account of a leak in her stern. From 9.10 to 11.00 started and stopped repeatedly until at the latter hour the Earnest was taken alongside, when we went ahead full speed. At end of watch Lacutti Island [presumably Lasqueti Island] bore on starboard beam, distant about 1 miles. Pilot in charge throughout watch. Efforts were made to stop leak in Earnest.


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27 April 1893

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 50.38, Long -125.58 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Bright moonlight. At 12.15 stopped and dropped Earnest astern for towing, at 12.30 ahead slow and 12.45 full speed ahead. During watch the men of Earnest found it necessary to man pumps occasionally to keep the schooner free of water. At 1.30 Lister Rocks on port beam. At end of watch north end of Texada Island on starboard beam.


4am to 8am:

Clear and cool. Light airs and breezes from W to NW. Standing through Strait of Georgia under steam, followed by HASSLER. Pilot Francis in charge. At 6.25 slowed to half speed. Earnest ceased making water when ship was slowed. At end of watch standing through Discovery Passage, Copper Cliffs abeam.


8am to meridian:

Clear and cool. Gentle breeze from NW. Under steam, pilot conning ship. At 8.45 entered Seymour Passage. At 10.15 Chatham Point bore on port beam. At noon Thurlow Island bore on starboard beam. Standing through Johnstone Strait.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and cool. Moderate breeze from SW and WSW. Passed the steamer DANUBE standing to Ed. [DANUBE was a Clyde-built steamer launched in 1869.] Standing through Johnstone Strait, schooner Earnest in tow. At end of watch Adams River on port beam.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from WSW. Standing through Johnstone Strait under steam, Earnest in tow, HASSLER in our wake. Pilot Francis in charge of vessel. Sophia Islands abeam at end of watch.


6pm to midnight:

Overcast and cool, fresh to light breeze from WSW. At 7.35 slowed down and at 7.53 anchored in Alert Bay, Cormorant Island. HASSLER anchored. Banked fires. Hauled Earnest alongside.


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28 April 1893

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 51.26, Long -127.88 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy, misty, light airs and breezes from W. At 3.15 spread fires. Gave signal to get underway. At 3.45 hove short having tried engines.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Variable light Wly airs. Got underway at 4.10. Dropped Earnest astern and went ahead full speed at 4.30 followed by HASSLER. Stood out through False Passage and at 8.00 was at the SE entrance to Christie Passage, pilot conning the ship.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and misty, light to gentle breeze from W x N to WSW. Stood through Christie Passage and Queen Charlotte Sound. At end of watch, Egg Island on starboard quarter. Ship heading for Cape Calvert, schooner Earnest in tow. HASSLER following in wake of this vessel.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SW to S. Under steam, heading into and standing through Fitz Hugh Channel [Sound]. At 4.00 abreast Nalau Island, Pilot Francis in charge.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and pleasant. Gentle Sly breeze. Steaming through Fitz Hugh Sound from Nalau Island to Lama Passage with pilot at conn. At 5.35 slowed down, took Earnest alongside and went ahead full speed at 5.45.


6pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant at first, overcast and misty later. Light breeze from WSW. Standing through Lama Passage, towing Earnest alongside, trying to keep her free of water. Took about 3 tons of coal out of her stern to prevent her leaking so freely. At 7.44 anchored in McLoughlin Bay. Banked fires.


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29 April 1893

Departure Bay to Port Simpson

Lat 53.01, Long -128.53 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy and misty. Light airs and breezes, varying in direction from SE to S. At 3.40 spread fires and got up steam. At 4.15 got underway, schooner Earnest in tow, HASSLER following in wake of this vessel. Stood out of McLoughlin Bay through Lama Passage, Seaforth Channel and across Milbanke Sound. At end of watch Oscar Passage on starboard beam.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy. Light variable airs. Standing through Finlayson Channel and Graham Reach, followed by HASSLER. At end of watch Swanson Bay abeam, Pilot Francis in charge.


Meridian to 4pm:

Generally overcast but pleasant weather with rain squall at 3.00. Low hanging clouds around mountain tops. Steaming through Fraser Reach and McKay Reach. Pilot conning ship. Light airs from E until 2.00 then fresh breeze from NW.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and cool, light breeze from SW. Standing through Wright Sound and into Grenville Channel. At end of watch Union Passage on port quarter. Towing Earnest, HASSLER following in wake.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs from SW. Standing through Grenville Channel, Pilot Francis in charge, followed by HASSLER.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, light rain with fog overhead, lifting towards end of watch. Light breeze from Wd and Nd. Steaming through Grenville Channel to Cardena Bay, where the starboard anchor was let go. Banked fires. Pilot conning ship.


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30 April 1893

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling first two hours. Calms and light variable airs and breezes. Lying under banked fires in Cardena Bay. At 4.10 spread fires. At 5.00 made signal to weigh. Hove up anchor and at 5.05 went ahead full speed. Stood through Arthur Passage, Malacca Passage and up Chatham Sound, Pilot Francis in charge, followed by HASSLER.


8am to meridian:

Generally overcast and cloudy with occasional light rain, light airs from Ed and Sd. Steaming to Port Simpson, where anchor was let go at 10.25. Earnest anchored off wharf. Allowed fires to die out under main boiler and got up steam on auxiliary boiler.


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant weather. Light airs and breezes from NW to S.



LOGS FOR MAY 1893


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1 May 1893

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant weather, calm and light airs. At 4.10 HASSLER got underway and left harbor towing schooner Earnest and launch Fuca. Made preparations for getting Cosmos off ways.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, light breezes and airs from W. Launched Cosmos and towed her alongside. Hoisted in engine crankshaft and smokestack. Engineers force engaged in getting machinery in Cosmos ready for trial. Brought on board all articles left in store in boat house.


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2 May 1893

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms, light airs to gentle breezes from Ed, shifting to Wd latter part. Engineers force working on Cosmos machinery. Crew overhauling launches.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Westerly breeze and calms. Got up steam in Cosmos and had a successful trial trip.



THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson
Operations in Alaskan waters 1893

JP map Carlile P. Patterson Alaska 1893

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3 May 1893

Port Simpson to Burroughs Bay

Lat 55.48, Long -130.95 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast and rainy, hazy and thick around horizon. Variable breeze and calm. Started fires under main boiler at midnight and at 4.10 got underway with Cosmos in tow. Pilot conning ship and stood up for Revillagigedo Channel. At 8.00 off Foggy Point.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs from NW to NNW. Standing through Revillagigedo Channel and Behm Canal. At end of watch New Eddystone Rock one point on starboard bow. Cosmos in tow.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy, passing showers latter part. Light airs to gentle breeze from Nd. Standing up Behm Canal under steam, Pilot Francis in charge, towing Cosmos. At end of watch Fish Point on starboard quarter.


4pm to Midnight:

Overcast, rainy, variable light airs and calms. Stood up from Point Fitzgibbon to anchorage near mouth of Clahona River [probably Klahini River], Burroughs Bay. At 4.55 anchored. Low banked fires, Cosmos alongside.


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4 May 1893

Burroughs Bay

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Variable light airs and calms. Sent working party ashore to assist building laboratory for shore party and landed the lumber, bricks etc for that purpose.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and passing showers first part, then light rain, light breeze and airs varying in direction. Landed stores belonging to Unuk River party and assisted in building laboratory.


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5 May 1893

Burroughs Bay to Wrangell

Lat 55.95, Long -131.40 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy, light airs varying in direction, until 10.00, then light to moderate breeze in squalls from Sd and Ed. Carpenter going ashore erecting observatory for Unuk River party. At 10.15 landed Mr Dickins and party and at 10.30 got underway and stood down Burroughs Bay and Behm Narrows.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Light to stiff breeze from SW to ESE. Standing down western arm of Behm Canal under steam, Pilot Francis in charge. At 2.45 set fore and aft sails and at end of watch Trunk Island on starboard beam.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast, rainy and squally, moderate gale from ESE. Moderate sea. Standing out of Behm Canal around Cape Caamano [Caamano Point] into Clarence Strait. At 6.00 Ship Island bore on starboard beam. Pilot at conn. At 4.30 took in fore and aft sails and set square sails.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and rainy. Fresh breeze from ESE. Standing through Clarence Strait. At 6.35 towing hawser of Cosmos parted. Stopped engines, took in and furled all sails. Put ship about and at 7.35 picked up Cosmos. At 7.49 put ship on her course with Cosmos in tow.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, raining. Fresh to moderate breeze from ESE and E. Standing through Clarence Strait and into Stikine Strait under steam, Cosmos in tow. Pilot Francis in charge. At end of watch Round Point on port beam.


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6 May 1893

Burroughs Bay to Wrangell

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, rainy and squally. Strong Ely and Nly breeze until 5.00, then variable. Steaming through Stikine Strait from Round Point to Wrangell where anchored at 3.25. Low-banked fires in both ship and Cosmos.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy, light airs to gentle breeze from SSE and SE. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. At 8.45 hauled fires in Cosmos.


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7 May 1893

Fort Wrangell

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy, light airs from NNE and SSE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, rainy, light airs and breezes from SSE to ESE. At 2.20 Canadian steamer QUADRA came in and anchored. [QUADRA, a lighthouse tender, Scottish-built for the Canadian Government in 1891, presumably served as the Canadian ship intercommunication between the survey parties as mentioned here.] Light-banked fires.


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8 May 1893

Fort Wrangell

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy. Light airs to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Low banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and squally, breeze from Sd and Ed. Had trial trip of Vixen with a new screw, which was afterwards taken off and old one put on. Took on board 3000ft lumber for shore party.


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9 May 1893

Fort Wrangell

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, rainy and squally, breeze from Ed and Nd.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, gentle breeze to light airs from NE to SE. Hoisted Vixen and made preparation for leaving port.


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10 May 1893

Fort Wrangell to Holkham Bay

Lat 57.05, Long -133.10 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy, squally and rainy first two hours, then clearing weather. Light to moderate breeze from S to SW. At 4.20 got underway, Cosmos in tow, followed by Canadian steamer QUADRA and HASSLER in order, and stood for Wrangell Narrows. At 6.55 entered Wrangell Narrows. At 8.00 Range Beacon on Blind Point on starboard beam.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, passing showers and hail. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW. Standing through Wrangell Narrows and Frederick Sound under steam, Pilot Francis in charge, followed by QUADRA and HASSLER.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, rainy and hazy. Variable light breeze, generally from Nd and Ed. At 1.35 slowed down, took Cosmos alongside and at 1.45 cast her off and went ahead full speed. Steaming from Point Highland in Frederick Sound to Point Lookout in Stephens Passage, pilot at conn.


4pm to midnight:

Cloudy, rainy and cool. Light airs and breeze from NE. At 4.00 slowed down to allow HASSLER to close up. Canadian steamer QUADRA went ahead and stood in for anchorage. At 4.50 ahead full speed and at 5.10 anchored. Banked fires.


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11 May 1893

Holkham Bay to Taku Inlet

Lat 57.75, Long -133.66 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy first part, then clearing weather. Loosed sails to dry. At 10.30 spread fires and made preparation to get underway. Shortened sail. Mr PA Welker, USC&G Survey, and Mr Hodgkins, Assistant USC&G Survey, were transferred to HASSLER together with their camp hands. At noon got underway and stood out of Holkham Bay, bound for Taku Inlet; set head sails.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy, clearing towards end of watch. Light to moderate breeze from W. Furled sails. Standing up Stephens Passage under steam, Pilot Francis in charge. At end of watch Grand Island abeam.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs from W. Steaming up from Grand Island to head of Taku Inlet. Pilot conning. Found upper part of inlet full of floating ice.


6pm to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs from W to NNW. Standing in for anchorage in Taku Inlet near mouth of river. At 6.40 anchored. Large quantities of floating ice near anchorage. The anchorage is westward and about 1 mile off wooded point at mouth of Taku River.


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12 May 1893

Taku Inlet

Lat 58.22, Long -134.13 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and light drizzling rain first few hours, then clearing weather. Large quantities of drifting ice around ship but, having very little motion except that given by tide, gave no annoyance at this anchorage. Light airs and breezes, variable in direction. Got out Vixen and send to Juneau for mail. Engaged in landing stores for parties of Messrs Ogden and McGrath, Assistants, USC&G Survey.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather, calms and light airs. Bay full of ice. Discharged all freight and stores of shore parties and assisted in establishing camp. Got underway at 6.35 and steamed to anchorage above Jaw Point, Taku Inlet, and anchored. Filled tanks with fresh water from stream on shore. HASSLER came in at 2.30 and left at 4.50.


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13 May 1893

Taku Inlet to Juneau

Lat 58.22, Long -134.13 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NNW to NE. At 7.30 Vixen left ship towing cutter to land Messrs Ogden and McGrath and their parties. Got everything ready for getting underway.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Wind in squalls from NNW, shifting to NE and moderating from SE. At 1.35 got underway and stood out of Taku Inlet, around Bishop Point and into Gastineau Channel. Set square sails at 1.40 and took them in at 2.40. Pilot conning ship. At 4.10 anchored off Juneau, banked fires.


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14 May 1893

Juneau to Deep Bay

Lat 58.43, Long -134.95 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Clear weather, with wind in squalls from Sd and Ed. Got underway at 7.10 and stood down Gastineau Channel. AS Stromdahl (1st class Fireman) was left on shore at Juneau having overstayed his liberty. HASSLER got underway at 7.00 and stood out, pilot conning ship.


8am to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather. Gentle to moderate breeze from SW to NNW. Stood through Gastineau Channel, Stephens Passage and into Chatham Strait. At noon rounded Point Retreat and set all square sails. HASSLER following in wake of this vessel.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs and breezes from SW to SE. Standing down Chatham Strait under steam, carrying sail when possible. Pilot Francis in charge; ship followed by HASSLER.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast, moderate breeze from SE. Standing down Chatham Strait from Basket Harbor [Bay] into Peril Strait, pilot at conn.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and cool. Light breeze from Wd. At 6.20 slowed and picked up Cosmos which we found at anchor in Lindenberg Harbor. At 6.50 took Cosmos in tow and started ahead full speed.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy, misty, light airs and breezes from SW and NW. Ship standing through Danger Passage and Peril Strait, Pilot Francis in charge, towing Cosmos, followed by HASSLER. At 9.35 stood in for Deep Bay and anchored at 9.53. Banked fires in ship and Cosmos.


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15 May 1893

Deep Bay to Sitka

Lat 57.23, Long -135.55 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant, calms, light airs to gentle breeze from SW. At 9.30 spread fires. At 9.45 tried engines. At 10.05 got underway and stood out of Deep Bay, through Peril Strait and down Neva Strait, Pilot Francis in charge. Ship towing Cosmos (fires banked) and followed by HASSLER.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, foggy around horizon during early morning [?]. Variable breeze and calm. At 1.30 let go Cosmos and let go anchor at 1.47. Cosmos came alongside. Banked fires in ship and Cosmos. Commanding Officer made official visit on Commanding Officer of PINTA.


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16 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable airs and calms. Received on board: 7720 feet lumber.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from Wd. At 1.10 got Vixen out. At 1.50 tried engines and at 2.00 got underway and moored alongside magazine wharf at Japonski Island. Officer of PINTA made call on Commanding Officer of this vessel.


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17 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, pleasant, light Nly airs. Cosmos, Pirate and Vixen left ship at 7.00 with working parties to build signals in Sitka Harbor. Returned at 5.30.


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18 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Hazy in morning. Clear and pleasant during day. Same working parties building signals left ship at 7.00 and returned at 5.30. Coast Survey steamer HASSLER left harbor at 3.15.


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19 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast in forenoon, clear rest of day. Parties left ship as follows: Vixen to triangulate, Cosmos and Pirate to build signals. Carried out starboard bower anchor to SW. Carried out sheet anchor on starboard quarter in shore.


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20 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy during night, clearing about 6.00am. All hands and boats left ship at 7.25am to measure base line. Returned at 12.30pm, six measurements having been taken which were not satisfactory. Liberty to crew at 4.00pm.


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21 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with light drizzle, light southerly airs. Commanding Officer inspected ship at 10.00am.


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22 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light southerly airs rest of day. At 7.15am all hands and all boats left ship to measure base line, return at 11.00am having taken six satisfactory measurements. At 1.00pm three parties left ship for triangulation. At 3.00pm Vixen blew out a tube in her boiler and was towed back to ship for repairs. At 7.00pm HASSLER came in and anchored.


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23 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light Wly winds. Warm. Measured base line wire on board ship. Three parties out triangulating from 7.00am to 5.30pm. Vixen was repaired and left ship at 11.00am. In afternoon measured wire of base line on dock.


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24 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, cool and raw. Light wind and occasional drizzle. Thick weather in outer harbor. Remeasured base line wire on board ship. Accepted measurement 4430.254 meters. Three triangulation parties left ship at 7.00am but returned at 3.00pm on account of thick weather.


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25 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, cool Wly winds. One party out triangulating and sounding. Two parties out triangulating. Parties returned at 5.30pm.


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26 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and cool. Gentle breeze from NW. Steamer TOPEKA arrived at 7.00am. [Presumably the Pacific Coast Steamer CITY OF TOPEKA launched in 1864.] Built triangulation signal on Coast Survey astronomical station on Japonski Island.


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27 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Passing showers but generally clear. Gentle Wly winds. Cosmos signal building on Edgecumbe Island. Vixen and Pirate triangulating and sounding. The TOPEKA left the harbor at 11.00am. Liberty to crew in evening.


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28 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear in forenoon, clouding over in afternoon. Light Wly wind. Commanding Officer inspected ship at 10.00am. Liberty to crew. Received from USS PINTA her steam launch Alhambra for safe keeping during her absence on a cruise.


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29 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, rainy, foggy and misty. Squally in morning from SE. Cleared about 9.00am somewhat so sent out three parties but half an hour later it shut in thick. Vixen returned at 11.00am, Pirate at 2,00pm and Cosmos at 3.00pm, none of them having been able to do any work. USS PINTA left harbor at 11.00am. Heavy mist in outer harbor.


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30 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and threatening in morning Sly and Ely winds. Heavy surf in outer harbor. Working parties left ship about 9.00am but Cosmos returned about 3.30pm having been unable to build signals in outer harbor on account of heavy swell. US Revenue Cutter RUSH came in at noon and went alongside of dock. Pirate returned at 5.30pm from triangulating and sounding. Vixen returned at 6.30pm from occupying signals.


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31 May 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clearing weather in morning. Two sounding parties left ship at 7.00am. Vixen returned at 11.00am on account of rain. Pirate returned at 3.00pm. Began to rain, blow and shut in thick in forenoon. Blowing from SE in afternoon with light squalls, shifting to ESE. Commanding Officer of RUSH called on Commanding Officer. By order of Commanding Officer declared S Stromdahl (1st class Fireman) a deserter from May 14 1893 and rated JA Johnson (Seaman) a 2nd class Fireman from May 15, 1893.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1893


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1 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Passing showers, thick at times. Pirate sounding. Vixen signal building. Cosmos started to build signals outside but returned on account of heavy surf having wet all hands in landing to rebuild a signal; she went out sounding at 1.30pm. Revenue Cutter RUSH left harbor at 7.00pm.


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2 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and misty with light drizzle. Pirate sounding, Cosmos signal building in Silver Bay and Vixen signal building to Wd. Received from Saw Mill 456 feet 2 x 3 scantlings and 720 feet 3 x 4 scantlings. Revenue Cutter CORWIN came in at 4.50pm and moored to Government Buoy, then went alongside dock. Working parties returned at 5.30PM. By order of Hydrographic Inspector, CW Fitzgerald reported on board this ship, temporarily transferred from the HASSLER as draughtsman.


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3 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and threatening, but calm with occasional light Wly airs. Cosmos and Vixen went out in Sitka Sound, signal building around Burke Island and Cape Edgecumbe. Pirate sounding. Boats returned from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Commanding Officer of US Revenue Steamer CORWIN called officially on Commanding Officer of this ship.


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4 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Calms and Wly winds. Overcast and passing showers. Commanding Officer inspected at 10.30am and paid subsistence money to crew. Sent working party at 1.00pm to camp out and cut wood for ship, in charge of Assistant Engineer AG Leopold. US steamer MOHICAN arrived in harbor at 5.00pm. Commanding Officer of this ship paid an official visit of courtesy.


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5 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Light Wly and NWly winds. Clearing weather. Cosmos left ship at 7.00am for three days triangulating work in Sitka Sound. Pirate sounding in harbor, Vixen building signals to Nd. Sent on shore to Mr Morse, Assistant C&G Survey, one self-registering tide gauge no 34, turned over to him by order of Superintendent. Commanding Officer of US steamer MOHICAN paid an official visit to this ship. US Revenue steamer left dock and picked up Government mooring. Steamer CRESCENT CITY came in and went alongside dock at 4.10pm.


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6 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear in forenoon, clouding over in afternoon. Pirate signal building and Vixen sounding. Received from saw mill: 16 2 x 3poles. The HASSLER left at 12.30pm. Revenue Steamer CORWIN left harbor at 5.00pm.


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7 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, foggy, hazy and misty. Calms and Sly airs. Pirate signal building. Gig shoreline work. Cosmos returned at 2.30pm from triangulating outside. MOHICAN engaged in great gun target practice in harbor. The working party send for wood on Sunday last returned to ship at noon. USS RANGER came in and anchored at 6.00pm. Enlisted this day as Seamen, Richard Sharps and Walter Hamilton for cruise, also for same period August Heyerman as Landsman.


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8 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with light passing showers. Vixen sounding. Cosmos out for three days, triangulating. Pirate signal building in Silver Bay. USS RANGER having target practice in harbor with great guns and secondary battery. Gig running in shoreline. Commanding Officer of RANGER called on Commanding Officer.


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9 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Squally from Ed but clear and bright most of day. Unbent fore and aft sail and stowed in Naval store house on shore. Received: 1000 of 1 x 12 boards and 524 2 x 3 scantlings from saw mill. Pirate signal building, Vixen sounding, Cosmos triangulating, dinghy shoreline.


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10 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and getting thick towards evening. Pirate signal building, Vixen sounding, Cosmos triangulating, dinghy shoreline. USS RANGER left harbor at 3.30am and returned at 5.00am, going to sea finally at 9.00am. Steamer TOPEKA came in at 4.00am. Steamer CRESCENT CITY drifted foul of this ship but cleared without damage. HBM steamer NYMPH came in at 1.00pm. [HMS NYMPHE, a British sloop launched in 1888.] Cosmos returned to ship at 6.20pm, other boats at 5.00pm.


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11 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear in forenoon. Pleasant weather, very high tide about 10.30am. Steamer TOPEKA left harbor about 5.30am and HBH steamer NYMPH at 5.25am. HASSLER arrived at 11.00am. Liberty to crew.


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12 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Pleasant weather with occasional light passing showers. Light Wly airs. Cosmos triangulating, Vixen building hydrographic signals, Pirate cutting in signals (hydrographic), dinghy shoreline. Received on board: 23 2 x 3 scantlings; towed lumber for tide gauge house for shore party.


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13 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light Wly airs. Cosmos sounding, Vixen occupying hydrographic signals, Pirate same as yesterday. Steamer QUEEN arrived at 12.30pm. USS MOHICAN landed battalion for drill in town of Sitka. Unbent square sails and stowed in Naval store house on shore.


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14 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant, variable light airs and calms. Cosmos, Pirate and Vixen sounding. Steamer QUEEN left harbor at 8.15am. Lieutenant Niblack and PA Surgeon CJ Decker left the ship on one weeks leave of absence.


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15 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Bright, clear weather, variable light breeze and calms. Wind showing a tendency to strengthen from Sd and Wd during afternoon and evening, then dying out. The HASSLER left at 1.30 pm. Carpenter lending a hand to build house over tide gauge at Naval store house. Cosmos, Vixen and Pirate sounding.


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16 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, but clear around horizon. Gentle breeze from Wd and Nd. Carpenter assisting in building tide gauge house ashore. Cosmos, Pirate and Vixen sounding.


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17 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and hazy until middle of forenoon, then clear, light airs from NW to SW and calm. At 2.30 light house tender COLUMBINE steamed through harbor, stood out and came in again and moored to PINTAs moorings at 5.00pm. [COLUMBINE was launched in 1892.] Steamer MEXICO arrived at 5.45pm. Carpenter working on tide gauge ashore. Cosmos, Vixen and Pirate sounded. Served out clothing and small stores.


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18 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Bright, pleasant weather. Light airs from NW to SW and calms. Steamer CRESCENT CITY left at 11.50am.


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19 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with occasional misty showers until middle of forenoon, then clearing. Variable light airs and calms. The USS MOHICAN came in and steamer MEXICO left port at 8.00pm. Vixen, Cosmos and Pirate sounded.


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20 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, foggy and rainy. Squally from the SE. Vixen and Pirate left ship at 7.00am, but returned at 10.00am and 1.00pm respectively on account of bad weather. Light house tender COLUMBINE left at 9.00am.


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21 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, with light passing showers, light Sly airs. Vixen and Pirate sounding. Cosmos returned at 5.30pm. Lieutenant AP Niblack and PA Surgeon CJ Decker returned from leave.


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22 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather in northern part. Rainy and overcast most of day in southern part about entrance to Silver Bay and Eastern Channel. Vixen and Pirate sounding. Cosmos left for a week sounding in Sitka sound and signal building to Sd. Painted spar deck. Barometer started up after four days steady fall.


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23 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Wly winds, rising barometer. Vixen and Pirate sounding. HASSLER came in at 9.30am. Scraping spars.


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24 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle Wly breezes. Vixen and Pirate sounding. Steamer CITY OF TOPEKA arrived at 7.00am. Schooner ACHILLES left at 1.45pm. [A schooner ACHILLES was launched in Oregon in 1892.] Vixen returned at 2.00pm for overhauling. Pirate returned at 4.00pm. Liberty to crew. By order of Commanding Officer released from quarantine S Thorsen (1st class Fireman) and PH Olsen (1st class Fireman), and deprived H Johnson (Seaman) of liberty on shore till further orders for drunkenness and disturbance on shore.


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25 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with Wly winds. Barometer still rising. Sunday inspection. Vixen left ship at 8.30am and returned at 2.15pm to carry mail etc to Cosmos and party to the SWd.


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26 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with light drizzle at times, but good working weather. Pirate and Vixen sounding. Pirate returned at 9.00am for some slight repairs to her shafting. Steamer TOPEKA left harbor at 7.00am.


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27 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Calm with rain most of forenoon, clearing a bit in afternoon. Steamer QUEEN arrived at 11.45am and USS PINTA came in at 1.30pm. Turned over steam launch Alhambra to PINTA having had her for safe keeping. Vixen sounding in afternoon. Pirate spent the day in Silver Bay for sextant triangulation.


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28 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with light passing showers. Pirate, sextant triangulation in Silver Bay, Vixen sounding, whaleboat shoreline. Steamer QUEEN left at 9.00am. USS PINTA began coaling alongside of dock.


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29 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with light drizzle in forenoon. Westerly airs. Vixen sounding but returned to ship at 10.30am on account of bad weather. Whaleboat shoreline, Pirate sextant triangulation. PINTA hauled out to buoy.


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30 June 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant, with bright sunshine, Wly winds. Finished scraping spars and rail. Pirate sounding and triangulating, Vixen sounding, whaleboat running in shoreline.


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LOG BOOK JULY 1st 1893 TO SEPTEMBER 30th 1893


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25 1892

AP Niblack, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 3 1893

H Rodman, Ensign USN, joined March 2 1893

JG Doyle, Ensign USN, joined March 8 1893

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 31 1892

HG Leopold, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 30 1893

GJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1 1892


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Note:

    1. Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

    2. Barometers correction + .22 (twenty two hundredths, plus)



LOGS FOR JULY 1893


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1 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and Wly winds. Pirate sounding in Silver Bay and running shoreline, Vixen sounding, gig running shoreline to Nd. Gig returned at noon and other boats, including Cosmos, about 4.00pm. Carpenter cut log in Silver Bay for new foretop mast. Liberty in evening. HASSLER left at 9.30am. Compared chronometer.


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2 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, with bright sunshine. Cleaned ship for inspection; liberty to crew.


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3 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with Wly winds. Cosmos went to Warm Springs and established camp, returning at 5.00pm. Vixen sounding in Sitka Sound, Pirate and gig sounding and running shore lines in Silver Bay.


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4 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, calms with occasional Wly winds. Raining in forenoon. Dressed ship at daylight with national ensign at mastheads in celebration of national independence. Liberty to crew. Shore battery fired a salute of 21 guns at noon.


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5 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Bright sunshine. Light breeze from S. Cosmos left ship at 7.00am to sound outside of Cape Edgecumbe, Pirate sounding in Silver Bay, gig shoreline. Painting hatches, buckets and bucket racks.


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6 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and bright in forenoon. Overcast in afternoon. USRC RUSH came in and anchored at 7.35am.

Pirate left ship at 7.00am to run in shoreline, and towing PINTAs dinghy to run in shoreline in Silver Bay. Returned at 6.00pm. Painting hatches.


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7 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, light Wly winds. Gig running in shoreline, Pirate running plane table, PINTAs dinghy in Silver Bay running shoreline, Assistant Engineer Leopold in charge. Pirate returned at 11.00am for repairs to boiler having burst lowest flat of pipe. Finished repairs at 4.20pm and sent her to bring home shore parties from shoreline work.


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8 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, with bright sunshine and Wly breezes. Gig running shoreline, Pirate resuming plane table in bight next to Camp Coghlan. Cosmos returned at 5.00pm, other boats earlier. Liberty to crew in evening. Steamer CRESCENT CITY came in at 4.00pm.


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9 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, warm and bright sunshine. Gentle breeze from W. HASSLER arrived at 10.00am. Received from HASSLER: protractor no 49. Commanding Officer inspected ship. Vixen came at 10.45am and returned to camping out party at Warm Springs at 6.30pm.


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10 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, misty and drizzly. Pirate running shoreline. Cosmos left for a weeks sounding outside. Received from HASSLER protractor no 93.


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11 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, misty and drizzly. Pirate running shoreline near Camp Coghlan. Steamer TOPEKA arrived at 2.00pm. Sea otter schooner ALEXANDER seized by Revenue Cutter RUSH to Wd came in, in charge of an officer, at 6.30pm. [ALEXANDER had been seized by RUSH for illegal killing of sea otters] Wood party cutting firewood on Battery Island. Cosmos returned to ship at noon with steering gear out of order. Beached her at 10.00pm to unship rudder.


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12 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clearing weather. Calms and SWly winds. Pirate sounding to Sd. Unshipped rudder of Cosmos and refitted iron tiller which had been giving trouble by shipping. Reshipped rudder at 8.30am. Cosmos left ship at 1.00pm for sounding out at sea off Edgecumbe. At 12.30 Vixen returned to ship from camping party, bringing back sextant no 147 for repairs. Vixen left ship at 1.30pm. Gig running in shoreline. Steamer TOPEKA left at 6.00pm. Wood party cutting firewood on Battery Island.


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13 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and misty with light passing showers. Sea otter schooner ST PAUL, which was seized by RUSH, came in at 1.00pm and anchored. Pirate sounding and running shoreline.


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14 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with light passing showers. Calms and Sly winds. Revenue cutter RUSH taking on coal at dock. Steamer QUEEN arrived at 1.00pm and left at 11.00pm. Pirate signal building to Sd, gig running shoreline. Two wood parties out.


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15 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear in forenoon with variable winds, hauling gradually to the Ed and freshening in afternoon. Squally from E in evening. CRESCENT CITY left at 5.00am. Received on board lumber as follows: 500 running feet of 1 x 4, 174 feet 2 x 3, 1072 feet 2 x 2. Pirate signal building. Gig running shoreline. Vixen returned at 3.00pm with camping party from Warm Springs. Cosmos returned at 5.45pm after working outside. Cutter RUSH left at 4.25pm.


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16 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, squally from the E with heavy fall of rain. Generally unpleasant, unsettled weather. Liberty to crew.


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17 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with heavy fall of rain. Weather gradually clearing. Cosmos left ship at 9.45am to establish camp at Warm Springs. Pirate under repair; made trial trip at 5.25pm. By order of Commanding Officer confined H Johnson (Seaman) in double irons for five days for refusing to obey an order of Chief Petty Officer and for using vile and insulting language. In conformity with article 1051 Navy Regulations, the medical officer reported on the fitness of the place for confining the prisoner.


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18 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, with occasional light showers. Variable winds but clearing. Vixen left for Warm Springs with camping party. Cosmos went outside sounding but returned on account of heavy swell. Pirate occupying signals, sextant triangulation to Sd.


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19 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant with occasional light showers. Wly winds. Cosmos left at 7.00am for sounding outside. Borrowed dinghy from USS PINTA to assist in surveying work. Sent a wood party to Sd to get out timber for launching ways for Cosmos. Pirate triangulating to Sd. Gig running shoreline. USCS steamer HASSLER left harbor at 5.30am. Carpenter finished making a new upper topsail yard.


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20 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant in forenoon, clouding over in afternoon. Pirate triangulating, gig running shoreline. Wood party out to Sd. Sent carpenter to Edgecumbe to get spars for main boom and main topmast. By order of Commanding Officer released H Johnson (Seaman) from double irons and returned him to duty. Pirate and gig returned at 5.45pm towing raft of wood.


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21 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and SWly breezes. Gig running shoreline. Pirate sounding to SW.


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22 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear in forenoon, then clouding over with rain afternoon and evening. Carpenter returned at 2.00pm with spar for main boom. Pirate signal building to Nd. Cosmos returned at 3.00pm. Vixen returned from Warm Springs [Hot Springs in log] with camping party. Liberty to crew.


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23 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant, with bright sunshine. Cosmos went down to Hot Springs to establish camp. Liberty to crew.


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24 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Cosmos cutting in peaks outside. Pirate, plane table to Sd. Vixen triangulating to Nd. Theodolite no 150 was dropped by accident while occupying Soap triangulation station in Sitka Sound and rendered unfit for further service.


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25 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and raining. Passing showers during day. Cosmos went outside for sounding, Pirate plane tabling shoreline to Sd, Gig, sextant triangulation Sd, Vixen triangulating to Nd.


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26 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and threatening. Steamer TOPEKA anchored at 5.20am and went alongside of wharf at 8.00am. Pirate with camping out party left ship at 7.15am, towing shoreline party. The latter returned at 10.00am on account of bad weather. Squally from SE, blowing a gale in afternoon. Received from TOPEKA: 1 barrel of oil and 2 cans of cylinder oil. Cosmos returned at 1.30pm. Began to coal ship with Government lighter borrowed from PINTA. Received on board 25 tons to 5.00pm.


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27 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Squally from Sd and Ed. Barometer falling to noon then rising with clearing weather. Steamer TOPEKA left at 8.00am. Took in 31 tons coal from lighter during forenoon and part of afternoon. Steamer QUEEN arrived at noon and USS PINTA sailed at 12.40pm.


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28 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Calms and light Wly airs. Passing showers. Took in 25 tons coal in lighter and then into bunker. Finished coaling ship at 2.30pm, having received 80 tons in all. Cosmos left for sounding outside at 9.45am. Steamer QUEEN left at 8.45am. Gig running shoreline to Sd and Vixen triangulating to Nd.


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29 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear in forenoon, overcast in afternoon with passing showers. Pirate and Cosmos returned from camping out. Vixen triangulating to Nd.


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30 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Squally from SE with heavy fall of rain. Hove in on bower chain. Liberty to crew.


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31 July 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, squally from SE, with rising barometer and steady fall of rain in forenoon, clearing towards evening. Sent down both topsail yards and fore topmasts, also main boom, to shift iron work onto new spars. No boats left ship for work on account of weather.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1893


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1 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Calms and light Wly airs. Pirate left ship with camping out party for Hot Springs. Steamer HASSLER left at 9.45am. Cosmos left for sounding outside. Vixen working to Nd, signal building. Gig running shoreline. Schooner CG WHITE was brought in as a prize by Ensign Bradshaw USN and anchored at 9.00pm. [CG WHITE was held for illegally transferring furs in US waters and so avoiding duty.]


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2 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with heavy rain and squalls from W, shifting to SW. Steamer ISLANDER came in at 8.00am and left at 4.30pm. [SS ISLANDER was a schooner-rigged steamer launched in 1888 and operated by Canadian Pacific Navigation Company]. Vixen signal building and triangulating to Nd, returned at 4pm for repairs. Gig running shoreline. Began work on ways for Cosmos.


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3 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and squally. SEly breezes. Vixen triangulating to Nd, gig ran shoreline in afternoon. Cosmos returned at 4.00pm. Received from Bradys saw mill: 2 timbers, 10 x 12 long for ways for Cosmos. Vixen returned at 4.00pm to complete repairs.


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4 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, Ely breezes. Cosmos sounding outside, Vixen sounding to Nd, gig running shoreline. Received from Bradys saw mill: 16 10 x 12 x 20 and 21 10 x 12 x 40 timbers for launching ways for Cosmos.


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5 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Wly winds. Pirate returned at 4.30pm from Hot Springs. Cosmos returned from outside at 4.40pm. Vixen sounding to Sd, gig running shoreline.


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6 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, but pleasant weather. Commanding Officer inspected ship at 10.00am. Crew on liberty. Steamer BARANOF arrived at 6.30pm. [A steamer BARANOFF was launched in Portland, Oregon, in 1889.] Steam launch Wave arrived from Nd having left PINTA at Killisnoo.


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7 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast with passing showers. Wly winds. Cosmos running shoreline at Krusoff Island [probably Kruzof Island], Pirate towing whaleboat to Hot Springs with camping party for sounding and shoreline, Vixen sounding to Nd. Steamer BARANOF left at 9.45am. Received from Bradys saw mill: 19 pieces 6 x 6, 4 pieces 4 x 4, 37 pieces 2 x 4, 37 pieces 2 x 10, 17 pieces 2 x 8, 42 pieces 2 x 5 for launching ways for Cosmos.


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8 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, misty and rainy in forenoon, clearing till afternoon. Light rain, calms and Sly winds. Vixen making current observations and sounding.


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9 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Gentle breezes from SE. Barometer falling and weather threatening. Steamer CRESCENT CITY arrived at 7.00am. Vixen sounding and making current observations. Received from Sitka Trading Co: 1 keg 5 spikes. Pirate returned from Hot Springs at 5.30pm having permanently broken camp. Filled ships boiler with fresh water, using PINTAs launch Ripple to tow boats. Building ways for COSMOS.


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10 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Weather threatening. Wind shifting to Sd and Ed. Boats returned to ship at noon. HASSLER came in at 1.15am.


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11 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, calms and light airs. Vixen running shoreline to Wd, Pirate sounding and building signals near Povorotni Point.


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12 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clearing weather. Wly winds. Called crew at 4.00am and finished laying launching of Cosmos to low water mark. At 9.10am steamer QUEEN left. At 12.50pm USS PINTA slipped her moorings and went on the beach to clean and paint bottom. Vixen running shoreline to Wd. Pirate sounding and taking current observations. Cosmos returned at 4.30pm from running shoreline of Krusov [Kruzof] Island.


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13 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Calm and pleasant. Commanding Officer inspected ship and paid crew subsistence for July. Crew on liberty. Steamer TOPEKA left at 3.15am. PINTA came off the beach at high water and went alongside of the dock. Steamer CRESCENT CITY sailed at 10.00am for Yakutat and the Wd.


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14 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and misty. Clearing in forenoon. Cosmos running shoreline of Peisar Island. Pirate sounding near Povorotni Point.


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15 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and hazy. Calms and Wly winds. Cosmos re-marking centers of triangulation stations and sounding near Povorotni Point. Vixen sounding and running currents observations. Pirate running shoreline to Wd. Gig running shoreline near Povorotni Point.


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16 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, calms and Wly winds. Cosmos re-marked centers of important triangulation stations. Gig running shoreline to Sd. Pirate running shoreline to Wd. Vixen sounding and running current observations.


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17 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clearing weather. Westerly winds. Gig running shoreline to N'd and Pirate to S'd. Vixen sounding in foul ground around 40 feet beacon. Framing house for Cosmos and setting up rigging. Rove off new fore braces. Received: 12 1" x 6" x 16' lumber from Brady's saw mill.


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18 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Clouds lifted from peaks in morning. Cosmos outside sounding off Edgecumbe. Gig running shoreline to Nd. Pirate running current observations. Vixen cutting in peaks and measuring heights. Setting up lower fore rigging and rattling down. Finished framing of house for Cosmos on ways.


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19 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Bright sunshine early in forenoon. Heavy swell coming from SE. Sent camping-out party to Hot Springs with carpenter in charge, to repair the buildings which previous camping parties had occupied. Cosmos came back at 9.45am and reported bad weather coming on. Pirate returned from Hot Springs at 5.00pm. Vixen went out at 7.00am, returning in afternoon as did also the gig, running shoreline, the weather being bad. HASSLER left at 7.00am.


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20 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Blowing a gale from the Ed, with heavy squalls of wind and rain. Liberty to crew.


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21 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Weather squally and rainy but moderating in afternoon with rising barometer. Sent Cosmos at 1.00pm to Hot Springs to bring back carpenters party. She gave schooner Volante a tow to sea en route to the Springs, giving her an offing at Kulich Rock [probably Kulichkov Rock]. Cosmos returned at 7.00pm.


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22 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and promising in forenoon but clouding over and raining in evening. Vixen cutting in peaks. Pirate cutting in rocks and verifying shoreline and running current observations to Wd. Gig running shoreline. Received from Bradys saw mill the remainder of lumber for Cosmos boarded up house.


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23 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Wly winds. Pirate running current observations to Wd and Vixen cutting in rocks and peaks. Both returned at 3.30pm on account of bad weather. Received from Bradys saw mill: 12 pairs 1 x 6 x 12 boards for roofing strips. Roofed over house for Cosmos.


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24 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, but clearing. Wly winds. Vixen and Pirate taking current observations, gig running shoreline.


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25 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW. Vixen and Pirate running current observations. Gig running shoreline.


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26 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Calms and Wly winds. Heavy surf running. Misty. Cosmos returned at 10.30am. No boats sent out except to sound near ship and rebuild several signals. Liberty to crew in evening.


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27 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and bright in forenoon, settling in to rain at 1.00pm. Steamer HASSLER came in at 7.30am. Steamer QUEEN arrived at 9.00am and anchored off Hatchet Point. Went alongside of dock at 11.00am. Liberty to crew.


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28 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and squally. Calms and Wly winds. Steamer QUEEN left at 8.15am. Vixen and gig left ship at 12.20pm for shoreline work, returning at 5.00pm having finished the seasons work on shoreline. Cosmos went out to try to run soundings to seaward S of Biorka Island.


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29 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Heavy squalls about sunset from SE. Weather thick. Received from Bradys saw mill: 1000 feet of boards and 20 pieces 3 x 4, 15 and 12 3 x 4 scantlings, 20 each. Delivered to civil authorities on warrant by District Commissioner, Jacob Erickson (Seaman) on charge of giving and selling liquor to Indians. Finished cradle for Cosmos. Gig sounded for several hours in forenoon. Cosmos returned at 4.00pm having been able to work outside. Began preparations on her to lay her up.


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30 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Light Sly airs. Gig left ship at 7.00am to sound around spindle. Vixen went to Nd to mark signals for next years work. At 1.40pm Cosmos went on cradle and at 2.30pm hauled her up into boathouse. According to tide book, the Cosmos will go on her cradle with a 9.5 feet tide. Began preparations for leaving Sitka.


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31 August 1893

Sitka

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast and pleasant in forenoon. Foggy and misty rest of day. At 8.30am started fires under main boiler. At 10.30am dropped down and picked up starboard bow anchor, having previously picked up starboard quarter kedge. Turned over engines at 1.30pm. Banked fires at 4.00pm under main boilers. Mr Hodgkins and Mr Tinsley of the US Coast Survey Boundary Survey came on board for passage south. J Wadsworth [?] of shore party. Received on board baggage for transportation. Discharged this day from the Naval Service, services no longer required, Jacob Erickson, AB Sandstrom, and Karl JF Jensen (Seamen). Stopped tidal observations at midnight. Pilot EH Francis came aboard.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1893


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1 September 1893

Sitka to Juneau

Lat 57.23, Long -135.52 [Est]


Midnight to 10.30am:

Overcast, but clearing weather. NWly breezes. Spread fires at 8.00 and hoisted in all boats. Collector of Customs BF Moore came on board for passage to Juneau. Slipped moorings at 10.18 and got underway. Standing down in to harbor to turn, returning by channel and standing to Nd. Received on board previous to sailing, Coast Survey transit instrument and observatory outfit of Coast Survey shore party at Sitka. At end of watch passing Harbor Rock. By order of Commanding Officer rated A Heyerman (Landsman) to Seaman.


10.30 to noon:

Cloudy and cool, gentle breeze from W. Steaming from Old Sitka through Olga Strait. At end of watch at N end of strait, pilot at conn.


Noon to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Standing through Neva and Peril Straits. At 3.20 set all square and head sails. Pilot conning ship. At end of watch passing out of Hoonah Sound.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light and gentle breezes from Nd. Standing out of Hoonah Sound and up Chatham Strait. Pilot Francis in charge. At 5.30 took in square sail and at 5.55 set mainsail. The HASSLER stood down Chatham Strait on leaving Hoonah Sound.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Steaming up Chatham Strait under fore and aft sail. At 7.00pm slowed down to 70 turns. At end of watch off Freshwater Bay.


8pm to midnight:

Pleasant weather, light breeze, variable in direction. At 9.00 took in all sails. Steering course NW x N until 11.00. Standing through Chatham Strait. At end of watch Funter Bay on starboard beam. Engines making 70 revs.


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2 September 1893

Sitka to Juneau, and on to Taku Inlet and Fort Wrangell

Lat 58.19, Long -134.20 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Fair and pleasant, light breezes from SE. Ship under steam, standing through Chatham Strait, Saginaw Channel and Stephens Passage. Pilot Francis in charge. At 1.00 ran engines up to full speed. At 3.30 passed Point Young.


4am to 8am:

Clear overhead, hazy around horizon after entering Gastineau Channel. At 4.40 entered Gastineau Channel and at 5.05 hauled in patent log. Anchored at 5.35 off Juneau. Banked fires.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breeze, variable in direction. At 9.00 tested engines and found them in good working order. At 9.18 got underway and stood out of Gastineau Channel and up Taku inlet bound for US laboratory at head of Inlet, pilot conning ship.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from SW. Standing in for anchorage at head of Taku Inlet. At 12.30 anchored. Sent in cutter and dinghy to bring off Messrs Welker and French with their men and stores. As soon as these came aboard, hoisted boats and got underway at 2.35 and stood down Taku Inlet under steam. Pilot Francis in charge.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SSE. Standing down Taku Inlet from Cooper Point to Point Anmer, Stephens Passage. Pilot at conn.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear weather, light breeze from SSE. Standing through Stephens Passage. At end of watch Point Ackley [probably Astley] on port quarter.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool, light breezes from Sd and Ed. Standing down Frederick Sound under steam. Pilot Francis in charge. At end of watch Point Highland on port beam. At 11.45 slowed engines to 65 revolutions.


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3 September 1893

Fort Wrangell

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and cool. Light breeze from ESE. Steaming at 56 turns from Point Highland to Prolewy Point, entrance to Wrangell Narrows. At 3.40 went ahead full speed.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant weather, light and gentle breeze from E and ESE. At 4.00 entered Wrangell Narrows and at 6.00 entered Sumner Strait. Passed Canadian steamer THISTLE at 7.00 and exchanged colors with her. [A steamer named THISTLE was launched in 1892 in Hoquiam, WA.] Pilot Francis conning ship.


8am to midnight:

Cloudy with rain latter part. Light variable airs. Standing in to Wrangell Harbor. At 8.55am anchored in Wrangell Harbor. Banked fires. Lowered and sent in boats for men and stores belonging to parties in charge of Messrs Ogden and McGrath. Schooner Earnest was towed over by HASSLERs launch. Secured her alongside, hoisting in on her deck the two whaleboats belonging to her.


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4 September 1893

Fort Wrangell to Port Simpson (and anchored at Tolstoi Bay)

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy, variable light airs and calms. Spread fires at 10.20. Mail steamer CITY OF TOPEKA arrived at 10.40.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs and breeze from SE. At 12.30 got underway and stood out of Wrangell Harbor, HASSLER following in wake of this vessel. At 12.45 ahead full speed, towing schooner Earnest. During watch stood through Stikine Strait and into Clarence Strait. At end of watch Screen Islands on port bow.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast, cloudy and raining, gentle breeze from E and WSE. Standing down Clarence Strait followed by HASSLER, Pilot Francis conning ship. At 5.30 slowed engines 10 revs to permit HASSLER to close with us. At end of watch Ratz Harbor on starboard beam.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, raining and thick at times. Fresh breeze from SE. At 6.15 slowed down to communicate with HASSLER and went ahead at 6.20. Steaming down Clarence Strait from Ratz Harbor.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Standing into anchorage in Tolstoi Bay. HASSLER followed in wake of this vessel. At 9.00 anchored. HASSLER anchored astern of this vessel. Took schooner Earnest alongside; banked fires.


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5 September 1893

Fort Wrangell to Port Simpson

Lat 55.87, Long -131.73 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy and rainy, calms and light airs from SW until 5.00 then gentle to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Spread fires at 3.00 and got underway at 4.50. Stood out of Tolstoi Bay towing schooner Earnest. HASSLER following in wake of this vessel. Pilot Francis at conn. At end of watch Caamano Point on port bow.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light and gentle variable breeze. Standing down Clarence Strait and up Behm Canal, Earnest in tow, followed by HASSLER. At 8.35 set headsail and mainsail. At 8.50 took them in. At 10.15 ran into Loring Harbor, HASSLER anchored. Cast off schooner and stood out of harbor and up Behm Canal, carrying sail when possible. At 12.00 Hassler Island abeam.


Meridian to 6pm:

Overcast, rainy and at times squally. Variable breezes in force and direction, depending on different channels. Steaming from Hassler Island through Behm Narrows to head of Burroughs Bay and anchored off the cannery there. Mr Edmunds and one man with instruments and stores taken on board. At 5.39 got underway and steamed down the bay. At end of watch off small inlet on northern side of Burroughs Bay.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, cloudy, rainy and squally Moderate to stiff squalls from NE to E. Standing through Behm Narrows into Behm Canal.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Stiff breeze to light airs from SSE and NE. Standing through Behm Canal. Pilot Francis at the conn. At 10.45 anchored in Naha Bay. Banked fires.


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6 September 1893

Fort Wrangell to Port Simpson

Lat 55.11, Long -131.14 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast with occasional showers. Calm, light airs from SE last hour. Banked fires.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy with passing showers, light airs to gentle breeze from SW. At 5.00 hauled Earnest alongside. At 5.15 spread fires. A 6.00 hove up and went ahead slow, dropping schooner astern. As soon as HASSLER had gotten in wake, went ahead full speed out of Naha Bay.


8am to meridian:

Standing down Tongass Narrows and into Revillagigedo Channel. At end of watch off Point Winslow, Mary Island. Weather generally squally with occasional showers, fresh breeze from Sd and Ed.


Meridian to 4pm:

Rainy first hour then clearing weather. Moderate and gentle breezes from SE. Towing schooner Earnest, HASSLER following in wake of this vessel. Stood through Revillagigedo Channel; at end of watch Cape Fox on port beam.


4pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from SE. Standing across Dixon Entrance and into Port Simpson, followed by HASSLER. At 6.15 anchored. Banked fires. Secured schooner alongside.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from SE shifting to NE. Anchored schooner Earnest.


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7 September 1893

Port Simpson

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and warm. Light breeze from NW and variable with calms. Sent working party to prepare ways for hauling up the Fuca.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally pleasant, occasional rain showers. Light airs and breeze variable in direction. Canadian steamer THISTLE came into harbor at 5.00. Assisted in getting launch Fuca on ways.


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8 September 1893

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 54.12, Long -130.32 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, light airs to moderate breeze, variable in direction. Assisted hauling launch Fuca. Spread fires at 7.00. Got underway at 8.10, HASSLER towing schooner Earnest, following in wake of this vessel. During watch stood out of Port Simpson Harbor through Chatham Sound into Malacca Passage. At noon Lawyer Islands on port bow.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and drizzling, moderate to gentle breeze from SE. Standing through Arthur Passage and Grenville Channel, Pilot Francis at the conn. HASSLER following in ships wake.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and rainy, gentle breeze from SE. Steaming down Grenville Channel.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast and cool, light breeze from ESE. Standing through Grenville Channel. HASSLER following this vessel. Pilot Francis conning the ship.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy first part, foggy overhead, latter part of watch. Light breeze from ESE and SE. Standing through Wright Sound, McKay Reach and Fraser Reach, followed by HASSLER. Pilot Francis conning the ship. At end of watch rounded Redcliff Point.


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9 September 1893

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 51.80, Long -127.97 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear around horizon, cloudy overhead. Variable light airs. Steam from Redcliff Point through Hiekish Narrows into Finlayson Channel. At end of watch off Nowish Cove.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breeze from Sd and Ed. Stood across Milbanke Sound and Seaforth Channel. At end of watch standing into Lama Passage. HASSLER following in wake of this vessel.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, passing showers, light airs and breezes from various directions. Standing through Lama Passage, Fisher Channel and Fitz Hugh Sound, followed by HASSLER, Pilot Francis at the conn. At end of watch Nalau Island on starboard beam.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy with occasional showers, light Wly airs first hour, then fresh breeze from S. Steaming down Fitz Hugh Sound from Nalau Island; off Egg Island at end of watch in Queen Charlotte Sound.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, occasional rain squalls, gentle to moderate breeze from SE. Standing across Queen Charlotte Sound. At 6.00 Pine Island, one point on port bow.


6pm to 8am:

Cloudy, passing showers. Gentle breeze from SE. Standing across Queen Charlotte Sound and through Weir Channel, Pilot Francis at conn. Followed by HASSLER. At end of watch Redfern Island on port beam.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool. Light breeze from SE. Standing down Queen Charlotte Sound from Redfern Island to Alert Bay. Slowed down at 11.55.


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10 September 1893

Port Simpson to Departure Bay (and at Plumper Bay)

Lat 50.47, Long -126.10


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy, unsettled weather. Light to gentle breeze from SE to NE. Standing in for anchorage in Alert Bay. At 12.02 anchored in Alert Bay. At 6.30 spread fires and at 7.30 got underway and stood up Johnstone Strait followed by HASSLER.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers. Gentle to moderate breezes from ESE and E. Standing through Johnstone Strait, Pilot Francis at the conn, followed by HASSLER. At 11.40 saw that HASSLER had stopped. Slowed and stopped engines. At 11.44 HASSLER was again underway. Went ahead slow till HASSLER had regained her position and then ran up to 82 revs.


Meridian to 4pm:

Continuous rain, light airs from Sd and Ed. Steaming down Johnstone Strait from Milly Island into Discovery Passage and at end of watch was off Dutch Point. At 3.25 slowed down to half speed. Made preparations for coaling ship, by covering decks in wake of coal shute with boards.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and rainy. Light breeze from Ed. During first hour slowed engines to wait for tide in Seymour Narrows, and stood down Discovery Passage for Seymour Narrows.


6pm to midnight:

Cloudy, passing showers. Light airs and breezes from E, shifting to NW. Standing through Seymour Narrows, Pilot Francis at conn, followed by HASSLER. Passed through and up to Rose Point when it became evident that the HASSLER was unable to get through with schooner in tow. Stood back and into Plumper Bay. The HASSLER dropped schooner and stood back, picked up schooner and anchored near us in Plumper Bay. Anchored and banked fires.


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11 September 1893

Port Simpson to Departure Bay

Lat 49.55, Long -124.58 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, rainy first part. Calms and light variable airs. At 3.30 spread fires. At 4.10 tried engines. At 4.30 set clock ahead 30 minutes. At 5.05 got underway, followed by HASSLER, and stood through Seymour Narrows. Pilot Francis at the conn. At 7.05 Cape Mudge on port beam.


8am to meridian:

Clear and warm, gentle breeze from SE. Steaming down Strait of Georgia from off Kuhushan Point to St John Point, Hornby Island. Varied speed frequently to regulate distance between this vessel and the HASSLER.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant weather. Light airs from Sd and Ed. Standing down Strait of Georgia, HASSLER following. At 4.00 Five Finger Rocks [Island] on starboard bow.


4pm to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light variable airs. Standing into Departure Bay, Pilot Francis at the conn, followed by HASSLER. At 4.50 went alongside of coal dock. Secured engines and banked fires. Made preparations for coaling ship. HASSLER anchored at 5.27.


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12 September 1893

Departure Bay

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs to gentle breezes from W. At 7.00 began coaling. At 8.20 HASSLER went alongside dock and commenced coaling. At noon had taken on 110 tons of coal.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze and airs, variable in force and direction. Took on board 26 1568/2200 tons coal. Filled tanks and boiler with fresh water. Finished coaling about 3.45 and removed from wharf at 4.25. Moored to buoy in stream at 4.35 and banked fires. HASSLER left wharf at 5.50. Spread fires at 6.30 and at 9.00 got underway and stood to sea followed by HASSLER, towing the schooner Earnest. At 10.17 put over patent log, reading 0. Pilot conning ship. Assistant Engineer HG Leopold was left behind on shore. At end of watch Fraser River light bore NE, distant about 4 miles.


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13 September 1893

Departure Bay to Port Townsend

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant, misty around horizon. Light airs and breezes from Sd and Ed. Standing though Strait of Georgia. At end of watch East End light house [now Saturna light house] on starboard quarter.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and pleasant, hazy, light airs and breezes from Sd and Ed. Pilot Francis in charge of ship. Standing through Haro Strait. At end of watch Smith Island on port bow.


8am to meridian:

Hazy and pleasant, light breeze from Sd and Ed. Steaming from above Smith Island light, which at 8.50 bore on port beam, distant 3.8 miles. Anchored at 10.45 at Port Townsend.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, smoky around horizon. Calms and light airs from Sd and Wd. At 6.30 the chiefs and assistants of various civilian parties left the ship, viz: Mr HG Ogden, Mr PA Welker, Mr McGrath, Mr Hodgkins, Mr Young, Mr Tensley [?], Mr OB French. The following named men remained on board for passage to San Francisco: J McLarty, John Lund, Rob McGregor, J Thompson, WJ Reyder, Chas Halstead, Gus Johnson, J Kirkpatrick, J Olsen, PA Jamiesson, Chas Hendrickson, Chas Sperry, M Macludeo, R Carson. Received the following named men from the HASSLER for transfer: CA Carlson, (Quartermaster 3rd class), HC Ford (Machinist), J Rusk (Seaman), Ole Danielson (1st class Fireman).


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14 September 1893

Port Townsend to Victoria

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs and calms. Making preparations for leaving port.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from Sd and Wd. Spread fires at 12.30 and got underway at 1.13 for Victoria, British Columbia. At 3.15 Dungeness light house abeam. HASSLER got underway about 1.10 and stood out of harbor.


4pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light Wly airs. During first hour standing across Strait of Juan de Fuca for Victoria. At 5.10 anchored in Outer Victoria Harbor. Assistant Engineer HG Leopold USN returned on board.


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15 September 1893

Victoria to San Francisco

Lat 48.42, Long -123.39


Midnight to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs with gentle breeze from Nd. Spread fires at 11.30 and got underway at 12.10. At 3.00 set square and head sails. At end of watch off Point Jordan, distant 2.6 miles. Hauled up foresail at 3.55.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant. Foggy to seaward. Light airs and breezes from Wd. Standing down Strait of Juan de Fuca. At 4.20 stopped engine to tighten slides of engine. Ahead full speed at 4.25. Took in all sails at 4.45. Steering course W then changed course to W S at 5.00. Sighted Tatoosh Island light house. At 6.00 Point San Juan on starboard beam.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light variable airs. Standing out of Strait of Juan de Fuca under steam. Steering varied courses in rounding Cape Flattery.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from S first part, gentle breeze from Sd and Wd last part. At 9.35 set fore and aft sails. At 10.20 set square sails. At 10.29 Cape Flattery light bore N.


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16 September 1893

Victoria to San Francisco

Lat 45.80, Long -125.00 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Pleasant, moderate to fresh breeze from SW and NW x W. Under all sail except topgallant sails. Moderate swell.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and pleasant. Moderate to fresh breeze from NW x W. Sea getting heavier towards end of watch. Under steam and sail. At 7.15 took in spanker to relieve helm.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, but clear around horizon. Stiff breeze from NW x W. Steaming and under square and fore and aft sails except spanker. Moderate sea.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, stiff breeze from WNW and moderate sea. Set spanker at 2.10. At end of watch all sail set except topgallant sail.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Moderate to gentle breeze from NNW. Sea moderating. Under steam and sail.


6pm to midnight:

Clear overhead, cloudy around horizon, gentle breeze from W x N. At 9.40 stopped engine and got a sounding in 58 fathoms, Heceta Bank. All sails except topgallant sail.


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17 September 1893

Victoria to San Francisco

Lat 42.00, Long -125.00 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from W to WNW. Smooth sea. Slight NWly swell. Under steam and sail. At 12.15 sighted a bright light and at 12.30 passed a schooner bound S. At 1.15 clewed up topsails and foresails.


4am to 8am:

Hazy and cloudy, light airs and breezes from Nd and Wd. At 5.02 Cape Blanco light bore on port bow and at 6.34 on port beam, distant 14 miles. Furled foresail. Passed steamer ARAGO, bound N. [SS ARAGO was a sidewheel steamer launched in 1855; in Peruvian ownership at this time.] Exchanged colors with her.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, hazy around horizon. Light airs to moderate breeze from W to NW. At 10.30 set all sails, the wind freshening and coming out from NW.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from NW. Under steam and sail.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant, fresh NW breeze. All plain sail.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to fresh breeze from N. All sail and steam. At 7.00 sighted Mendocino light on starboard bow. At 7.32 Red Bluff light on port beam. At 7.45 took in spanker.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to light breeze from N to NW. Steam and sail. At 9.37 Mendocino light on port beam, distant 5.7 miles. At 9.35 changed course to SE x S.



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18 September 1893

Victoria to San Francisco

Lat 38.30, Long -123.50 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from NW. At 1.00 hauled down headsails and set jib at 2.15. Passed a steamer at 12.35 bound N.


4am to 8am:

Clear overhead, misty around horizon. Stiff breeze from NW. Steering course SE x S until 5.23, then changed to SE. At 6.40 stopped and got a cast in 100 fathoms.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Stiff and fresh breezes from NW. Land in sight on port beam. Under steam and sail.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear overhead, hazy around horizon. Moderate breeze from NW. At 2.17 Point Reyes light on port beam, distant 1 mile, with Navigator conning ship. At 4.00 Duxbury Point on port beam, distant about 3 miles.


4pm to midnight:

Clear, pleasant, hazy around horizon. Stiff to moderate breeze from NW to W. Standing through Bonita Channel into San Francisco harbor for anchorage. At 5.45 anchored off Clay Street Wharf. Gave liberty to crew and shore party men.


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19 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant and cloudy. Stiff breeze to light airs from W and N. Transferred to USC&GSS McARTHUR, CJ Carlson (Quartermaster 3rd class), HC Ford (Machinist), J Rusk (Seaman), Ole Danielson (1st class Fireman).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, moderate to light breezes from SWd. Landed people of boundary parties with their stores and effects. Fires banked.


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20 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breezes from Wd. Cleaning ship. Unbent sail. Banked fires. Received on board from Hendry and Co: 6 gallons rubber cement paint.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from noon to sundown from Wd then from NW and light.


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21 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and calms. Received on board 2600 gallons water. USS ALERT came in and anchored at 8.10. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to her.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze to light airs from WSW.


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22 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and calm. At 8.00 tripped anchor and dropped down to Pacific Street Wharf and anchored. Commanding Officer of USS ALERT made an official call on Commanding Officer of this vessel.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Moderate breeze to light airs from Sd and Wd. Calm last part. At 1.00, Aug Heyerman (Seaman) returned, 6 hours overtime.


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23 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, hazy latter part, calms, light airs to gentle breeze from Wd. At 8.20 USS ALERT got underway. Received on board: 3 electric bells and 3 Leclanch cell cells. [A Leclanch cell was an early type of battery.]


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and pleasant weather. Squally during afternoon, moderating during evening, wind from SW. Discharged RS Sharps (Seaman) and Ah Quoh (Seaman) from this vessel and the US Naval Service, their services being no longer required.


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24 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, overcast and foggy. Light breeze from SW and calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy, gentle to stiff breeze from SW.


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25 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy first, then clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy, moderate breeze to light airs from Wd. Crew engaged in overhauling boats and painting ship.


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26 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Sd and Wd. Crew overhauling boats and painting. Hoisted out Vixen, started fires in her. Hauled fires in Pirate and hoisted her in.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather, with usual squally puffs during afternoon from SW, moderating during evening and from Sd.


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27 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy pleasant weather, variable light airs and calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew at night and bright moonlight. Crew engaged in cleaning ship and boats. Engineers force making slight repairs to engine.


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28 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead and pleasant. Foggy to seaward. Calm and light airs, variable in direction. Crew engaged in scraping ships side, preparatory to painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and hazy, moderate breeze to light airs from SW. Crew engaged in painting ship. At 8.15 Revenue Cutter RUSH came in and anchored.


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29 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to moderate breeze from Wd. Crew engaged in painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Strong breeze from Wd and Sd, at times in sharp squalls. Hazy around horizon, clear overhead. By order of Commanding Officer Ah Soo (Landsman) was quarantined to ship for one month for overstaying liberty.


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30 September 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, moderate breeze from NW. US Fish Commission steamer ALBATROSS came in and anchored at 7.45 and left at 11.15. Paid crew in full to date.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze from Nd and Wd. Received on board: 2900 gallons fresh water and 1 can spar composition.


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LOG BOOK OCTOBER 1st 1893 TO DECEMBER 31st 1893


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List of Officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


WI Moore, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined January 25 1892

AP Niblack, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) USN, joined March 3 1893

H Rodman, Ensign USN, joined March 2 1893 [promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade) 1 October 1893]

JG Doyle, Ensign USN, joined March 8 1893

G Tarbox, Ensign USN, joined March 31 1892

HG Leopold, Assistant Engineer USN, joined March 30 1893

GJ Decker, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined April 1 1892


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Note:

(1) Wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

(2) Barometer correction +.20 (twenty hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1893


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1 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from Nd and Wd. At 11.50 USS RANGER came in and anchored.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breezes to light airs from NW, shifting to NE last hour.


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2 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant, hazy on horizon. Calms, light airs to gentle breeze from Ed. Crew paining ship. At 11.45 USS RANGER got underway.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy around horizon. Clear overhead. Wind from different quarters.


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3 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light air.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from SW. At 2.30 USRC CORWIN came in and anchored. Paid subsistence money.


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4 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Heavy dew first part. Moderate breeze and light airs from SW to SE. USC&GSS McARTHUR left harbor for Mare Island.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, very smoky in harbor. Gentle breeze to light airs from SW. Made inventory and survey of Instruments and Paymasters Stores. Engaged in office work; crew cleaning and painting boats.


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5 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew during night and early morning. Light airs and calms from SW. Crew engaged in breaking out holds and cleaning bilges.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from Wd and Sd and calms.


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6 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant until after sundown, then hazy and foggy. Moderate breeze to light airs from SW. Office work.


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7 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy until 10.00, then fog lifted except at entrance of harbor. Clear and light airs. At 9.30 shifted anchorage, heaving up starboard and anchoring with port anchor. Office work. Crew cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and hazy, moderate breeze to light airs from Sd and Wd. At 3.00 USS BOSTON came in and anchored. [USS BOSTON was a protected cruiser launched in 1884.] Received from Hendry and Sons, parts of forecastle pump which had been repaired. Discharged from naval service S Torsen (1st class Fireman) and M Olsen (1st class Fireman).


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8 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead, foggy. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE and SW. By order of Commanding Officer, rated Jas McLennan 1st class Fireman and Jns Nilsen 2nd class Fireman.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, cloudy and drizzling during evening. Moderate breeze from Wd and Sd.


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9 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy until daylight, then clearing. Fresh breeze from Sd and Wd. By order of Commanding Officer H Johnson (Seaman) was restricted to ship for 30 days for overstaying leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs. Moderate breeze from SSW. Received one box hardware for drawers in berth deck. Office work. Crew cleaning ship.


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10 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from Sd and Wd. Heavy dew first part. Received on board: 2000 gallons fresh water. At 11.15 USS BOSTON left harbor bound for Mare Island Navy Yard. Cleaning bilges.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light and gentle breeze from Sd and Wd.


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11 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to breeze from N.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew at night. Gentle breezes to light airs from NW. Crew engaged cleaning bilges. Enlisted NJ Nilson (Seaman) for cruise of this vessel. Ensign Hugh Rodman USN received orders from Secretary of Navy to report to Commandant of Mare Island Navy Yard and President of Examining Board for examination, preliminary to promotion. Discharged Ah Soo (Landsman), services no longer required.


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12 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew first part. Calm and light airs from Nd and Wd. Enlisted for the Naval Service Ah Joy (Landsman) for the cruise of this vessel. Ensign Hugh Rodman left ship in accordance with orders to appear before Examining Board at Mare Island.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy first part. Calms, light airs and breezes from Wd. Cleaning after bilges. Received on board: 2 jars of chloride of lime from Hendry and Sons.


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13 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, hazy latter part. Calms and light airs from Wd. Cleaning after bilges and scraping ballast.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from W. Cleaning bilges, office work.


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14 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant first part, then partly clear and light airs from Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, foggy around horizon. Light to moderate breeze from W and SW. Enlisted in US Naval Service for cruise, EH Colby as 2nd class Fireman. Lieutenant Hugh Rodman reported on board having finished his examination before board at Mare Island. [Successfully he left as an Ensign!]


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15 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and misty, light airs to gentle breeze from Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, light rain shower in early afternoon. Wind from SW, until last two hours then light airs from W and calm.


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16 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from Nd and Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from Sd and Wd and calm. Received on board: 200 feet of pine lumber. Heavy dew last 5 hours.


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17 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm and light airs from Nd and Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, variable light breeze.


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18 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead, hazy around horizon. Variable light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze to light airs from Sd and Wd. At 1.20 Revenue Cutter RUSH got underway and at 4.15 returned to her anchorage.


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19 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather, gentle breeze from Sd and Wd and calm. Received on board: 400 feet lumber. Ensign G Tarbox USN left the ship as member of a General Court Martial at Mare Island.


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20 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy around horizon. Clear overhead, variable light airs and calms. Lieutenant AP Niblack USN left ship as a member of a General Court Martial at Mare Island. Received on board: 2400 gallons fresh water, 20 lbs heavy spun yarn, 20 lbs manila spun yarn, 15 lbs marlin, 5 lbs tallow. The USS MOHICAN came in and anchored at 6.30, got underway again at 11.45 and stood up for Mare Island.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze and airs from SW.


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21 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm and light airs from SW. Making preparations for sea. Bent sails, put on mast covers.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to moderate breeze from SW. Received on board: 8 scantlings for tripod legs.



THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson
Operations in Californian waters 1893

JP map Carlile P. Patterson California 1893

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22 October 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy and cloudy, light airs from SW, shifting to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Lieutenant AP Niblack USN and Ensign Tarbox USN returned to ship from Court Martial duty at Mare Island. Started fires at 1.45 under main boiler.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and cool. Gentle to moderate breeze from SE and S. At 1.15 got underway and stood out of San Francisco harbor bound for Santa Barbara Channel. At 2.28 put over patent log reading 0.0 and took departure. Steering S E. At 3.19 changed course to S x E. At end of watch San Pedro Rock on port quarter.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from S. Steering course S x E under steam. Point Montara on port beam. At 5.25 sighted Pigeon Point light on port bow.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant, moderate breeze from Sd and Ed, freshening last hour of watch. Changed course to SE S.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, bright moonlight. Moderate to stiff breeze from SE. Steering course SE S.


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23 October 1893

San Francisco to Santa Barbara

Lat 35.66, Long -121.43 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear most of watch. Moderate to stiff breeze from SE. Steering course SE S under steam. At 2.20 Point Sur light on the bow.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant, fresh breeze from ESE. Steaming the course along coast of California. At 4.10 changed course to SE S.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, gentle and moderate breeze from ESE. Steering course SE x E S until 9.40. At 11.32 Piedras Blancas light house on port bow.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, gentle and moderate breezes from ESE and SSE Steering course SE x E E under steam. At 12.26, Piedras Blancas light on port beam, 6.7 miles distant. At end of watch abreast of Estero Bay.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, pleasant weather, fresh breeze from SE. At 4.00 changed course to SE. At 5.20 sighted San Luis Obispo light.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, moderate breeze from SE. At 6.17 San Luis Obispo light bore on port beam. Changed course to SSE and slowed engines so as to make 4.5 knots per hour.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, drizzling last part of watch. Gentle to stiff breeze from SE. Steering course SSE under steam. At end of watch, Point Sal on port quarter and Purisima Point on port bow.


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24 October 1893

San Francisco to Santa Cruz Island

Lat 34.15, Long -119.88


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Clear around horizon first hour, with land in sight on port beam and bow, but land was obscured after this. Stiff breeze from Ed and Sd, in squalls at times. Last two hours continuous rain. At 1.45 passed a steamer standing to Nd. At 3.20 changed course to SE.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Moderate to strong breeze in squalls from SSE to E, hauling to Ed as vessel approached Santa Barbara Channel. At 4.20 slowed engines and got a cast of lead (Sir William Thomsons machine) in 95 fathoms, no bottom. At 5.00 changed course to E x S. At 5.05 sighted Point Conception. At end of watch standing in to Santa Barbara Channel.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, passing showers, moderate to fresh breeze from E. Steering course E x S. At noon West Point on starboard bow.


Meridian to midnight:

Rainy and thick until 3.00, then clearing. Strong Ely breeze until same time, then variable light airs and calms. At 2.15 anchored in Chinese Harbor, Santa Cruz Island. Heavy-banked fires.


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25 October 1893

Santa Cruz Island to Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to 8am:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and breeze. Spread fires at 5.30 and got underway at 6.10 for Santa Barbara.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from NE and SE. During first hour, standing across Santa Barbara Channel for Santa Barbara. At 8.58 anchored in Santa Barbara Harbor. Sent party in gig to paint and rebuild front range signal to eastward of Santa Barbara.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm. Calms, light airs and breezes from Ed. Party returned on board, having repainted front signal of range. The tripod was found in good condition, but nothing could be seen of back signal.


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26 October 1893

Santa Barbara to Cojo Anchorage

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew. Calms, light airs and breeze from Wd. A party in charge of Ensign [sic] Rodman went ashore to rebuild back signal of range. Received on board from Santa Barbara Lumber Co. 304 feet pine boards, 3 x 4 x 4 and 1 x 3 x 4 scantlings. Ensign [sic] Rodman and party returned on board having recovered and rebuilt signals.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and warm. Light to gentle breeze from SW. At 2.10 spread fires and at 2.55 tried engine. At 3.15 got underway and stood out of Santa Barbara Harbor, bound to Cojo Anchorage. Passed steamer SANTA ROSA.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant, hazy, light airs and gentle breezes from SW and W. Steering course W S under steam. At 5.40 sighted Point Conception light.


6pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from W, then variable. At 7.45 let go port anchor off Cojo Anchorage, Point Conception light bearing W x S. Banked fires.


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27 October 1893

Cojo Anchorage to Santa Barbara

Lat 34.41, Long -120.25 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, variable light airs and breeze, and calm. Breeze freshening a little and from W last two hours. Rebuilt back range and repainted front range at Cojo Anchorage. At 10.30 got underway and at 11.00 put over patent log reading 29.1.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze from SW. Standing up Santa Barbara Channel over speed line for US cruiser OLYMPIA. [USS OLYMPIA was a protected cruiser launched in San Francisco in 1892; she was about to undergo commissioning trials.] At 3.30 crossed inner range and hauled in patent log reading 70.5. Verified range signals for speed line.


4pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant first part, then cloudy and foggy. Light airs and calm. At 4.20 anchored in Santa Barbara.


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28 October 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy first part, clearing last two hours. Light airs, variable in direction. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW shifting to NW.


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29 October 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, dew at night, light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather, gentle breeze from SSW during afternoon, then variable light airs and calms. Lieutenant AP Niblack USN was detached from this vessel by order of the Secretary of the Navy.


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30 October 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant weather. Light airs N and NE, shifting to S last two hours.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs, variable in direction. Received on board: 800 gallons fresh water.


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31 October 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm and variable light airs. Loosed sails to dry. Received on board: 700 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light breezes and airs from Wd. Received on board: 25 lbs white lead [paint].



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1893


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1 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from N and SSW.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light airs from SSW shifting to NW.


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2 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm, light airs from NW and fresh breeze from SSW. Paid off crew in full to date.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant, light airs and breeze from Wd. Steamer CORONA arrived at 8.30 and left at 9.30. [SS CORONA was a US cargo steamer launched in 1888.]


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3 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from SW and NW.


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4 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from Wd first part, from Ed second part.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm. Gentle breeze from SW, followed by variable light airs and calms.


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5 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and warm. Gentle breeze from E, followed by variable light airs. Commanding Officer inspected ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant first part, during evening light rain showers and heavy dew. Steamer EUREKA in at noon and left at 3.30.


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6 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs.


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7 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs.


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8 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and cloudy, variable light airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy weather, foggy westward. Calms and variable light airs. At 4.15 steamer CORONA came in and left at 6.15.


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9 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, clearing towards noon, light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, light airs from SW until 9.00, when shifted to NW then to Nd and Ed and freshening.


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10 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, wind in fresh squalls from NE to NNW, moderating after 7.00. The ship dragged until 4.30 when starboard anchor was let go. At 8.15 hove up port anchor; spread fires at 8.15, and at 9.00 got underway and let go port anchor at 9.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, calms and variable light airs. USC&GSS McARTHUR arrived in port at 5.45.


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11 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs. Received on board: 600 gallons of fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, gentle breeze from Wd and Ed, shifting to light airs from NE at 9.00.


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12 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and calms. Commanding Officer inspected ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from W and calm.


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13 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Light airs from NW to S. Party left ship in charge of Lieutenant Rodman to rebuild signal (Hassler), the back range signal at Montecito and of speed course.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from Wd. At 4.00 JJ Gensoul returned from leave of absence.


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14 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, hazy, light airs from Wd first part, from Ed last part.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, light airs and calms. Received on board: 1200 gallons fresh water.


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15 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew during night, light variable airs.


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16 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew, light variable airs and breezes. Commanding Officer left ship on duty in connection with the trial of USS OLYMPIA and proceeded to San Francisco.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant, hazy, calms, light airs and breezes from Nd. SANTA ROSA came in at 8.15 and left at 9.15. [SS SANTA ROSA was a Pacific Coast Steamship liner launched in 1884.]


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17 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear first part, passing showers last part. Light airs to moderate breeze in squalls from Wd, shifting to SE. Built up fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and threatening early in afternoon, followed by clearing weather. Wind in moderate squalls from SE, followed by variable light airs. Sent Mr Gensoul in field in connection with establishment of new range.


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18 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, light airs and breezes from NW, shifting during forenoon to Ed and Nd. Ensigns Doyle and Tarbox with working party left the ship at 7.00 on duty in connection with establishment of new range.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, calm and variable light airs. The working party returned to ship at 6.20 having recovered triangulation signal Spring and erected signal over center of old station, and making search for triangulation signal Ridge which was not found; and a reconnaissance for location of other signals with object of extending speed course 3 miles to eastward.


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19 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and calm. Lieutenant Hugh Rodman and Ensign Tarbox left ship with working party to carry triangulation for speed course, three miles to Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, calm and variable light airs. Working party returned to ship at 6.00. Recovered triangulation signal Ridge and erected triangulation signal Tar. Occupied triangulation signals Ridge and Trout.



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20 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant most of watch, light airs and breezes from various directions. At 7.30 Lieutenant Rodman and Ensign Doyle left the ship in Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs from Wd. At 6.10 Pirate returned bringing Lieutenant Rodman, Ensign Doyle and working party, the eastern range of speed course having been determined and signals built.


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21 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs and calms. Received on board: 800 gallons fresh water.


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22 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from NW, shifting to Ed and Sd during forenoon. Coast Survey steamer McARTHUR left port at 11.45.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light variable airs. McARTHUR left for Point Conception at 11.45. During afternoon anchored small sloop on speed course on extreme (43 miles) range and the cutter of this vessel on speed course on 80 mile range. Steamer SANTA ROSA arrived from northward. City Marshal of Santa Barbara brought a warrant on board for the arrest of O Strom (Seaman). By order of Commanding Officer turned Strom over to civil authorities. He was taken ashore and upon payment of fine was released from arrest and returned to ship at 10.00. McARTHUR returned to anchorage at 6.40.


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23 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm and variable light airs. USS OLYMPIA arrived from northward at 9.26 and anchored outside of kelp line. Commanding Officer made an official call on senior member of trial board on the OLYMPIA.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs. USC&GSS McARTHUR left harbor bound to Point Conception. At 3.10 got underway and stood for extreme range on speed course and replaced stake boat. Returned to anchorage at 5.35. Working party, Ensign [sic] Hugh Rodman in charge, placed two additional signals on the new Eastern range. Lieutenant Commander WJ Moore and Lieutenant Hugh Rodman left ship to assist in speed trial of USS OLYMPIA.


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24 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.39, Long -119.84 [Est]


Midnight to 2pm:

Clear and pleasant, calm and light breeze and airs, variable in direction. At 4.47 got underway and stood down Santa Barbara Channel and took position on speed line off Goleta Point, and at 7.15 began taking current observations. At 9.17 USS OLYMPIA passed this vessel on her trial trip bound to [Point] Conception and of line. At 12.30 OLYMPIA passed us; her speed seemed to be way under reduced and it was afterward ascertained she had had an accident to machinery which necessitated the postponement of the trial. At 1.25 got underway and returned to anchorage of Santa Barbara.


2pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, overcast latter part. Moderate breeze to light airs from Wd and calms. Hauling in for anchorage off Santa Barbara. At 4.30 anchored and secured, banked fires. At 8.20 MONARCH and McARTHUR came in. [Not clear what ship the MONARCH was.]


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25 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs to moderate breeze from Wd. At 4.15 McARTHUR got underway for Point Conception. At 4.20 MONARCH left. At 6.35 tried engines and at 7.04 got underway. At 7.50 anchored again and secured. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze first part, from SW, moderating to light airs. Got out Vixen.


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26 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calm and light airs, variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs and breezes and calm. By order of Commanding Officer O Strom (Seaman) and Wm Patrick were confined to the limit of the ship for one month for disorderly conduct on shore.


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27 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.39, Long -119.84 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy and foggy. Variable light airs. Spread fires at 4.00; got underway at 5.10 and at 6.55 anchored on range off Goleta Point.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and foggy. Variable light airs and calms. Got underway at 1.45 and anchored at Santa Barbara at 3.00. The OLYMPIA passed to westward at 12.08 and returned at 1.14 at reduced speed.


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28 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.39, Long -119.84 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy and thick during early morning. Clearing during forenoon. Light variable airs and breeze from Sd and Ed last four hours. Got underway at 7.56 and anchored at 9.10 off Goleta Point on speed range.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and foggy to Ed. At 3.20 shut down, thick fog. Light breeze and airs from Ed. At 2.40 got underway and stood for Santa Barbara. At 4.25 anchored. Mr Lange, photographer, returned to OLYMPIA for passage to San Francisco. At 4.00 shifted anchorage off end of Santa Barbara wharf. At 7.25 USC&GSS McARTHUR arrived and anchored between this vessel and wharf. USS OLYMPIA left for San Francisco at 8.00. Banked fires.


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29 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant during forenoon, hazy and foggy during night. Got out Pirate and sent her to tow in sloop and cutter that was anchored as stake boat on speed line. At 10.30 got up steam and shifted anchorage. Low-banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light variable airs.


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30 November 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, variable breeze and light airs with squalls during evening, growing calm about midnight. Hot airs accompanying the squalls.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1893


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1 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs. Lieutenant Rodman left ship at 7.00 in charge, of triangulation party.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, during evening light airs to stiff breeze in squalls from N and NNW. The temperature of wind in these squalls was very high. Received on board 1800 gallons water.


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2 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, variable light airs and moderate breeze in squalls from NW. Triangulation party and party for marking centers of range signals left ship at 7.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze to light airs, variable in direction. Working parties returned to ship. Pirate broke down and had to be towed back to ship by cutter.


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3 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, heavy dew. Calm and variable light airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breeze and calms.


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4 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, variable light airs. A working party under Ensign Tarbox built brick piers under the two new range tripods. Received on board 25 lbs white lead paint.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs.


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5 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, light airs and breeze from Nd and Ed and Nd and Wd, and calms. Ensign [sic] Hugh Rodman left ship in charge of triangulation party.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, variable light airs. Triangulation party returned to ship at 4.00; hoisted in Vixen.


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6 December 1893

Santa Barbara to Cojo Harbor

Lat 34.43, Long -120.45 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from Nd and Wd. Spread first at 8.15. Making preparations for getting underway. Got underway at 9.20 and stood up Santa Barbara Channel for Point Conception.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, generally light airs. From 8.00 to 9.00 light to moderate breeze in squalls from NNW. At 1.45 anchored in Cojo Harbor. Found the wrecked British ship GOSFORD and tug FEARLESS in harbor. [GOSFORD was a wooden sailing ship, built in Scotland in 1892, carrying coal, that caught fire and sank in Cojo Bay.] [Tug FEARLESS was engaged in the wreck salvage business.] At 6.00 the tug RELIEF came in towing scow SAN PEDRO. [SAN PEDRO was a wrecking scow used to salvage parts of wrecked ships. Ironically, she was wrecked in 1894 while salvaging coal from the GOSFORD.] Erected an auxiliary signal on range at western terminus of speed line. Banked fires.


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7 December 1893

Cojo Harbor to Santa Barbara

Lat 34.38, Long -120.00 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, light airs to light breeze, variable in direction. Spread fires at 10.30 and got underway at 11.15 and stood down Santa Barbara Channel for Santa Barbara.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm, calm and variable light airs. Standing down Santa Barbara Channel for Santa Barbara during first three hours. At 3.45 anchored off end of Santa Barbara wharf. Banked fires.


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8 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, heavy dew during night. Calm and variable light airs. H Johnson (Seaman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light breeze and airs from SSW to NW. By order of Commanding Officer Harry Johnson (Seaman) was discharged from this ship and the US Naval Service.


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9 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and warm, variable light airs and breeze. Received on board: 1100 gallons fresh water. By order of the Commanding Officer, discharged from this ship and the US Naval Service Ah Jim (Landsman), Ah Tye (Landsman), Lee Sin Park (Landsman) and Ah Chan (Landsman), their service being no longer required.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, calms and light airs from E and NW.


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10 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy, calms and light airs from N and NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Foggy and damp, gentle breeze to light airs, variable in direction. Steamer SANTA ROSA arrived at 5.30 and left at 8.00. By order of the Commanding Officer, restricted M Sullivan (1st class Fireman) to limits of ship for a period of 30 days.


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11 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Calm and light airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and foggy, light variable airs. At 5.00 USC&GSS McARTHUR came in and anchored.


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12 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, hazy and cloudy, gentle breeze from Nd and Ed, shifting to Sd and Ed. The OLYMPIA came in and anchored at 8.30. Got underway and steamed out at 8.37. Returned to anchorage and anchored at 9.00, it being too thick for the trial trip.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and hazy. Gentle breeze from Sd and Ed.


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13 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, hazy, thick threatening weather. Moderate breeze from Ed and Sd. Spread fires and got underway at 7.00 and anchored on speed range of Goleta Point at 8.05. Got underway at 9.00 and anchored at 11.00 at Santa Barbara.


Meridian to midnight:

Thick, rainy weather. Light to gentle breeze from E to ESE. At 8.45 SANTA ROSA came in and left at 7.10.


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14 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clearing weather, moderate squalls from 6.00 to 7.00. At 7.00 hove in and made preparations for getting underway, but the OLYMPIA, not getting underway, veered to 20 fathoms and secured and banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from Sd and Wd. At 3.15 steamer light house tender MADRONA came in.


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15 December 1893

Santa Barbara

Lat 34.39, Long -119.84 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from various directions. Got underway at 6.20 and at 7.35 anchored on speed range off Goleta Point. OLYMPIA passed at 9.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear until evening then foggy and hazy. Variable light airs and calms. Got underway at 2.39 and anchored at Santa Barbara at 3.45. Banked fires. OLYMPIA passed on down trip at 12.30. She left for San Francisco at 5.45. McARTHUR came in and anchored at 9.15.


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16 December 1893

Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Lat 34.410, Long -119.688


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs and breeze. McARTHUR left at 10.15.


Meridian to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW to W. At 4.00 spread fires. At 5.10 got underway and stood out of Santa Barbara Harbor bound for San Francisco.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs from Wd. Under steam, course W S. At 6.25 sighted Point Conception light.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy, light breeze from WSW to NW and W.


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17 December 1893

Santa Barbara to San Francisco

Lat 36.23, Long -121.90 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW and NNW. At 12.30 lost sight of Point Conception light house. Water very phosphorescent during watch. Smooth sea, steering course NW.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs and gentle breezes from NW. Under steam, course NW.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy, warm, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from Wd and Nd. Changed course to NW x W at 8.00.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, hazy around horizon. Light airs and breeze from NNW to SW. Passed steamer bound S. At 12.53 Point Sur light house on starboard beam, 2.5 miles. At 3.40 set all head sails and square sails.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs from NWd. Under steam and head sails. At 4.50 hauled down head sails. At 5.00 sighted Pigeon Point light.


6pm to 8pm:

Hazy, pleasant weather, gentle breeze from NW. Changed course to NW x N at 7.25 when Pigeon Point light bore on starboard beam, 1.5 miles.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, light breeze from NW and NE. Steaming course NW x N until 10.20 when course was changed to N. Standing in for San Francisco. At 11.50 stopped engine to make slight repairs, ahead again at midnight.


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18 December 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant, light airs from N and W. Standing in for anchorage of Black Point. At 1.15 anchored and secured, banked fires.


4am to meridian:

Cloudy, hazy, calms and light breezes from SW. At 7.30 spread fires. At 8.00 went ahead full speed and at 8.20 anchored off Vallejo Street wharf, San Francisco. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, cloudy, cool weather, light airs and breeze from Sd and Wd.


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19 December 1893

San Francisco

Lat 37.763, Long -122.385


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, cool weather, variable light airs and breeze. Received on board: 2200 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cool, light variable airs. Received stores on board as per appended list [not transcribed] and shipped to Superintendent of Coast Survey the following instruments: Protractors 82, 87, 92, 69. Binoculars 181, 176, 122, 138, 171 and 26. Clocks 161, 162, 164, 165, 166 and 167. Drawing instruments case no 26. Plane table no 37 (complete), no 61 board, head and legs. Protractor no 100. 1 automatic tide gauge. Theodolites 101, 102 with tripods and 62, 88, 87 and 150. Watches no 55 and 56.


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20 December 1893

San Francisco

Lat 38.02, Long -122.38 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool, variable light airs. At 10.05 got underway and stood for Mare Island Navy Yard. At noon red buoy no 4 of Point Pinole on starboard beam.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, hazy, calms, light airs and breezes from Nd and Ed. Standing up San Pablo Bay and into Mare Island Strait. At 1.30 went alongside wharf abreast of engineering building. Secured and let fires die out.


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21 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and raining, light airs to gentle breeze from Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, drizzling misty weather. Light airs from E and calms.


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22 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Rainy, overcast weather, breeze varying in strength, from SW to W. Squally at times.


Meridian to midnight:

Pleasant weather, light breeze from W. Discharged from Naval Service, Ah Fook (Ward Room Steward) and Ah Moon (Cabin Cook), their service being no longer required. Shipped for cruise of this vessel Tam Daki (Landsman), Kissko Oshima (Landsman), Kito Hama (Landsman) and Takanuki Chige (Landsman).


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23 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool, calm and variable light airs. Enlisted for cruise of this vessel, William K Takedo (Ward Room Steward) and Frank Seto (Cabin Cook).


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, raining, light and gentle breezes from Sd and Ed.


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24 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, raining. Light to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clearing and pleasant. Moderate breeze from SW.


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25 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Variable light airs and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cool, moderate to light breeze from NE and ENE.


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26 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy and cool. Light airs to stiff breeze in squalls from NE to E.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, raining. Light airs to moderate breeze from Ed and calms.


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27 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from Ed. At 9.00 loosed sails.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, cool weather. Light Ely airs and breeze and calms.


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28 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, thick weather, calm and light airs from NE, shifting to SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Foggy and cool. Light airs from S and calm.


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29 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and cool, light airs and calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and foggy, calm. Received on board: 800 gallons water.


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30 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy, light airs to gentle breeze from Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, moderate Ely breeze.


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31 December 1893

Navy Yard, Mare Island

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and overcast, gentle breeze from Ed and Nd.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cool. Light and gentle breeze from E.


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