Read all about USC&GSS Yukon (I)'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:

Some days show scans from two of Yukon’s log books: the Mate’s Log and the Journal.
These logs contain mostly the same information.

Throughout, variant spellings of names are generally noted at the first mention.
The exceptions are the modern spellings of Unalaska and Iliuliuk, which have replaced multiple variants.
Editorial additions are shown in italic. Illegible or dubious entries are marked with [?].

Mentions of ‘the schooner’ refer to Yukon.
Sea time: the ship’s day starts at noon. Civil time: the ship’s day starts at midnight.
AT (Alaska Territory or Territory of Alaska) is used in the logs although the official name at the time was Department of Alaska.


THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS YUKON (I) 1873-1883
(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 – APRIL 28th 1873 TO NOVEMBER 9th 1873


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Log of the USCS schooner Yukon

In charge of William H Dall

Acting Assistant USCS 1873


From April 28 to November 8


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1873


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28 April 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light variable airs attended by light rain. Latter part wind fresh NW. Weather clear.

Crew employed getting vessel ready for sea.

William Brown (Ship's Cook) was today discharged and George Saunders was shipped in his place.

This day has 12 hours to commence sea time.


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29 April 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Fox Islands, Alaska

Lat 37.20, Long -124.86

[Sea time]


This day commences with fresh breeze from NW. Weather clear.

At 1.00pm hove up anchor and set lower sails, and commenced beating the vessel down Bay to sea.

At 3.00pm off Fort Point. At 3.30pm off Point Bonita.

Set gaff topsails and flying jib. Wind fresh WNW.

Surveying schooner Marcy in company.

At 8.00pm South Farallone [Farallon] Light House bore per compass NbyW¾W, distance 14 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 10.00pm wind increasing with large head sea. Took in gaff topsails.


Latter part, wind fresh NWbyW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

On board seven Seamen, three Officers, three passengers, Cook, and Cabin Boy. Temperature of water at noon 56°.


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30 April 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 37.16, Long -127.9


This day commences with fresh breeze from NW. Weather clear. Large head sea running.

Gaff topsails furled.

At 10.00pm passed a vessel steering to eastward.

At midnight wind moderating.

At 6.00am set gaff topsails. At 8.00am set main topmast staysail.

Latter part wind moderating. All sail set.

Three vessels in sight to westward.

Crew employed taking in and securing anchors and chains and putting on chafing gear.

Pumps properly attended.



LOGS FOR MAY 1873


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1 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 37.10, Long -129.30


This day commences with light airs from NW. Weather part cloudy.

All sail set. At 7.00pm took in main topmast staysail.

At midnight wind variable. Weather cloudy. Took in fore gaff topsail.

At 1.00am wind WSW. Weather clear. Tacked ship to NW and set fore gaff topsail.

At 8.00am wind hauled to NW. Took in gaff topsails and tacked ship to westward.

Latter part wind fresh NW. Large head sea running. Weather part cloudy.

Crew employed getting up supporters on partitions in hold, and getting on chafing gear.

Pumps properly attended.


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2 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 37.65, Long -131.70


This day commences with moderate breezes from NW. Weather cloudy. Large head sea running.

At midnight wind fresh NNW. Weather cloudy.

Hauled down flying jib.

Latter part wind NWbyN, fresh. Weather same. Sea going down some.

Set flying jib and gaff topsails.

Crew employed strapping blocks and putting on chafing gear. Pumps properly attended.


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3 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 37.35, Long -134.74


This day commences with moderate breeze from NWbyN. Weather cloudy.

All sail set. At 10.00pm took in main gaff topsail.

At midnight wind moderate. Weather cloudy.

At 7.00am set gaff topsail.

Latter part wind light. Weather clear. Set main topmast staysail.

Crew employed setting up rigging and other minor ship duties. Pumps properly attended.


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4 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 38.20, Long -135.93


This day commences with light airs from NW. Weather clear. All sail set.

At 3.00pm took in main topmast staysail.

At 8.30pm tacked ship to northward. Wind light. Weather clear.

Middle part wind moderate from W. Weather foggy.

At 3.00am took in fore gaff topsail.

At 4.00am tacked ship westward.

At 5.00am set fore gaff topsail.

Latter part wind moderate from westward. Weather foggy.

Pumps properly attended.


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5 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 39.35, Long -138.30


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather. All sail set.

At 2.00pm, moderate breeze sprung up from northward. Weather same.

Middle part wind moderate and varying from NNE to E. Weather same.

At 7.00am winged sails; mainsail to port.

Crew employed setting up fore topmast rigging, making gear for small boat. Pumps properly attended.


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6 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 41.01, Long -141.41


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE. Weather cloudy.

All sail set, winged out.

At 4.00pm jibed ship.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At 3.00am took in gaff topsails.

At 5.00am winged sails out.

Latter part wind fresh SE. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed making boat fenders. Pumps properly attended.


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7 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 42.70, Long -144.77


This day commences with fresh breeze from SE. Weather squally.

Middle part wind SSW, moderate with light rain.

At 3.00am set flying jib.

Latter part wind moderate SW. Weather cloudy.

At 7.00am set gaff topsails.

At 9.00am set main topmast staysail.

Saw several puffins or sea parrots.

Crew employed making boat fends & putting on chafing gear. Pumps properly attended.


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8 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 44.05, Long -147.37


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

At 2.00pm took in main topmast staysail and trimmed aft.

Middle part wind variable attended by light rain squalls.

Latter part wind moderate from SSW with continued rain. All sail set.

Crew employed on rigging. Pumps properly attended.


[Mate’s log for May 9 and 10]


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9 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 45.50, Long -149.08


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE with continued rain. All sail set.

At 5.00pm wind hauled to westward with heavy rain squalls.

Took in gaff topsail and single-reefed fore sail & main sail. Took bound out of jib.

At 6.00pm wind increasing. Put double reef in main sail.

Middle part very strong breeze from WSW. Weather squally with large sea.

Latter part moderate gale with severe rain squalls.

Crew employed below, painting boat fenders and other actions. Pumps properly attended.


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10 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 46.93, Long -150.25


This day commences with moderate gale from WSW. Weather clear with passing clouds. Large sea running.

Middle part wind and weather same.

Latter part blowing a gale with heavy hail and rain squalls, with large heavy sea.

At 5.00am heavy sea broke under bows; sprung jib-boom badly two feet inside of cap.

Unbent flying jib and secured boom temporarily with tackles.

At 8.00am reefed jib and set it.

Crew employed securing things about decks. Pumps properly attended.


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11 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 48.78, Long -153.38


This day commences with moderate gale from WSW attended by frequent heavy squalls.

At 8.00pm wind hauled two points to westward. Weather same.

Middle part wind SSW moderating.

At 3.00am shook all reefs out of foresail and jib and one reef out of mainsail.

Latter part wind fresh from SW attended by light rain squalls with heavy sea running.

Pumps properly attended.


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12 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 50.40, Long -155.36


This day commences with fresh breeze from southward attended by light rain.

At 8.00pm single-reefed foresail.

Middle part strong breeze from SW. Weather squally. Large sea running from westward.

At midnight hauled vessel close to wind.

At 4.00am slacked off sheets. Kept full.

At 6.00am double-reefed mainsail and reefed jib. Wind increasing with heavy squalls.

Latter part wind WSW moderating. At noon shook reef out of foresail & jib and one reef out of mainsail. Crew employed on rigging and dredges. Pumps properly attended.


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13 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 52.18, Long -155.33


This day commences with moderate breeze from westward. Weather cloudy with large sea.

Middle part wind light attended by light rain squalls.

At 11.00pm shook reef out of mainsail.

At 1.00am set fore & main gaff topsails.

Latter part wind moderate from WSW. Weather cloudy.

Longitude by Dead Reckoning and that by Observation varying greatly. Supposed current to eastward. Crew employed painting man-ropes, covering rubber hose &c. Pumps properly attended.


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14 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.00, Long -159.75


This day commences with light breeze from WSW. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

Middle part light airs from SW and calms. Weather hazy.

At 4.00am moderate breeze from SE attended by light rains.

Latter part wind moderate from SE. Large sea. Weather rainy and thick.

At 9.00am took in fore gaff topsail and winged her out, mainsail to starboard. Hauled down jib.

Crew employed covering rubber hose, making boat painters. Pumps properly attended.


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15 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 52.80, Long -161.75


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE. Weather thick and rainy.

At 3.00pm wind hauled to SW.

Jibed ship and set fore gaff topsail.

At 8.00pm calm with large sea from SE. Clewed up gaff topsails. Lowered down and furled foresail and mainsail.

At midnight light airs from northward with light rain squally.

At 2.00am wind NW increasing. Weather squally. Set foresail and mainsail.

Latter part wind moderate from westward. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed below making paint-swabs, boat painters, &c. Pumps properly attended.


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16 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.28, Long -163.13


This day commences with moderate breeze from westward. Weather cloudy.

At 2.00pm tacked ship to NW.

Middle part wind moderate from westward attended by frequent snow squalls. Large head sea running.

Latter part wind and weather same.

At 11.00am saw land bearing W per compass distant about 45 miles.

Crew employed on rigging. Pumps properly attended.


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17 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.30, Long -162.17


This day commences with moderate breeze from WSW. Weather clear with passing clouds. Set main gaff topsail.

At 5.00pm tacked ship to SE. Halibut [Sanak] Island bearing WbyS per compass, distant about 17 miles.

At 8.00pm wind moderate from SSW attended by frequent snow squalls. Tacked ship to westward.

At 11.00pm tacked ship to SE, wind light with frequent snow squalls.

At 3.00am tacked ship to westward.

Latter part wind SW. Weather clear and pleasant. All sail set.

From 6.00am to 8.00am caught 40 fine cod fish.

Halibut Island bearing WbyN per compass, distant about 30 miles.

At noon two miles off middle part Halibut Island.

Crew employed cleaning and salting codfish. Pumps properly attended.


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18 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.22, Long -163.50


This day commences with light breeze from SSW. Weather clear. All sail set.

At 1.30pm tacked ship to southward. Put port anchor on bows and bent chain.

At 8.00pm lowered down and furled foresail and mainsail. Perfect calm. Weather cloudy.

Middle part calm, cloudy weather.

At 4.00am light breeze sprang up from northward. Set all sail.

Latter part wind light NNW. Weather clear.

Pumps properly attended.


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19 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.52, Long -165.85


This day commences with light breeze from WSW. Weather clear. All sail set.

At 4.00pm tacked ship to NW.

At 8.00pm wind light from eastward. Winged out; mainsail to port.

At 10.30pm jibed ship; wind very light.

At midnight moderate breeze sprang up from NNW and squally.

At 1.00am took in gaff topsails.

At 3.00am set gaff topsails.

At 6.00am tacked ship to SW.

At 7.00am took in gaff topsails; single-reefed fore and main sails and took bonnet out of jib.

At 8.00am shook out reefs & put bonnet in jib.

At 8.30am tacked ship to northward.

At 10.00am tacked to WSW.

At noon NW end of Ogamok [Unimak] Island bore per compass E½S, distant 8 miles.

Crew employed cleaning up between decks. Pumps properly attended.


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20 May 1873

San Francisco, California, to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.35, Long -167.57


This day commences with moderate breeze from NNW. Weather clear with passing clouds. All sail set.

At 4.00pm hauled down main topmast staysail and clewed up fore gaff topsail.

At 7.00pm tacked ship and stood to westward.

At 8.00am NE end of Akonn [Akun] Island bore per compass E¾S, distant 2½ miles.

Middle part wind light and varying from WNW to N. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00am wind light. Winged out and set fore and main gaff topsails.

At 9.00am entered through Unalaska Heads.

At 10.30am came to anchor in Iliuliuk Harbor. Paid out 30 fathoms of chain and furled sails.

In port steamer Alexander.

At 1.00pm Captain Herendeen, Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore.

Crew employed painting ship inside and out.

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.


THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS YUKON (I)
Operations off the Aleutian Islands

JP map USC&GSS Yukon (I) Aleutians

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21 May 1873

[Iliuliuk Harbor] Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545

[Civil time]


This day commences with moderate breezes from northward. Weather cloudy.

At 7.00am schooner ‘Eustace’ from San Francisco came to anchor in harbor.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At 2.00pm bark ‘Francis Palmer’ from San Francisco arrived and anchored off town.

Latter part wind NNW attended by frequent snow squalls.

Crew employed putting boats on cranes, cleaning paint work, painting, oiling bright work, &c.


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22 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from NW attended by frequent snow squalls.

Middle part wind light, W. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind light NW attended by frequent snow squalls.

At 7.00pm schooner Hutchinson came to anchor in Harbor.

Crew employed getting fresh water on board and making canvass covers for surveying instruments.


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23 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from NW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind light. Weather same.

Latter part wind fresh from southward. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed scraping down masts, making canvass covers for surveying instruments, painting, &c.


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24 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from southward, attended by continued sleet.

Middle part wind moderate from SW with frequent sleet squalls.

Latter part wind same, weather cloudy.

At 1.00pm steamer ‘Hutchinson’ left port.

Crew employed making and painting canvass covers, boats, &c.

Mr Bailey (2nd Officer) and four seamen were today engaged replacing signals on prominent points around Bay.


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25 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from westward. Weather part cloudy.

At 7.00am Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore to take observations of sun in forenoon.

Middle part light wind from WNW. Weather same.

Latter part wind light from southward. Weather part cloudy.

At 4.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore to take observations of sun.

Latter part wind light from southward. Weather part cloudy


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26 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light airs from SW. Weather cloudy.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to adjust instruments.

At noon Dr Dall and party came on board again.

Middle part wind light from SW. Weather cloudy.

At 1.30pm lowered large boat; Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes, Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, and four seamen went down Bay in large boat to replace signal.

Latter part wind moderate from WSW. Weather cloudy.

At 7.30pm Dr Dall and party arrived on board having with them 30 codfish.

Crew employed in boat and overhauling head stays.

At 4.00am this morning steamer ‘Alexander’ and schooner ‘Eustace’ went to sea, bound N.


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27 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breezes from NW. Weather cloudy.

At 8.30am Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went down Bay to adjust instruments.

At 11.30am Dr Dall and party arrived on board again.

Middle part wind moderate from northward attended by frequent snow squalls.

At 3.00pm Captain Herendeen went on board of bark ‘Francis Palmer’ and succeeded in getting a spar to make new jib-boom.

Landed spar on Spit and put two men from vessel to work upon it.

Unshipped old jib-boom and sent it ashore. Crew employed rigging in jib-boom; scraping down mainmast, on new jib-boom, in boats, &c.


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28 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with fresh breeze from N, attended by frequent thick snow squalls.

Middle part wind same, with continued sleet.

Latter part wind fresh NW. Weather same.

Crew employed working on rigging, scraping blocks, &c.

Captain Herendeen and two men on shore making new jib-boom.


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29 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with fresh breeze from northward with continued sleet.

Middle part wind moderate NW. Weather cloudy.

At 1.30pm Dr Dall, Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, and two men went on shore to make a stone foundation, preparatory to making observations.

Latter part wind same. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 10.30pm Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore to make lunar observations.

Crew employed on rigging, picking over potatoes, &c.

Captain and two men on shore making new jib-boom.


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30 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 3.00am Dr Dall and party arrived on board from taking lunar observations.

At 7.30am Dr Dall, Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun.

At 10.00am Dr Dall and party arrived on board.

Middle part wind N. Weather clear.

At 2.30pm Dr Dall and party went on shore to take observations of sun, and at 4.00pm returned on board again.

Crew employed on rigging and repairing main gaff topsail.

Captain and two men on shore making new jib-boom.


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31 May 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from northward. Weather part cloudy.

Middle part wind moderate from NE. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 9.00am brought new jib-boom alongside. Hove it on board and placed it.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall, Mr Noyes, and Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, with two seamen, went in large boat to place signal on Hog Island.

At 7.00pm Dr Dall and party arrived on board again.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew employed setting up head gear in boats, &c.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1873


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1 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light variable airs and calms. Weather very clear and pleasant.

At 7.30am Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore and at 10.00am Dr Dall and party arrived on board again.

Middle part wind light from NE. Weather same.

Latter part wind same. Weather foggy.


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2 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light variable airs. Weather cloudy.

At 9.00am Dr Dall, Mr Noyes and Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, with three seamen went in large boat to put up signals on a point of land near Cape Cheerful, and were furnished with all necessaries for camping out.

Middle part wind light NE. Weather clear

At 3.00pm bark ‘Francis Palmer’ left port bound N.

Latter part wind moderate from northward. Weather same.

Crew employed seizing off head gear, bending inner and outer jibs. &c.


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3 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from northward. Weather clear.

At 3.00am Dr Dall and party arrived on board.

Middle part wind fresh NE. Weather foggy.

Latter part wind same. Weather cloudy.

At 8.00pm steamer ‘Alexander’ arrived in port.

Crew employed on rigging, in boat, &c.


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4 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze varying from NW to NE. Weather foggy.

Middle part wind light from northward. Weather cloudy.

At 1.30pm Dr Dall, Captain Herendeen and four seamen went on shore to reconstruct tide-gauge house. Latter part wind moderate from ESE. Weather same.

Crew employed on rigging and on gauge house.

At 6.00pm Dr Dall and party came on board.


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5 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE with continued rain.

Dr Dall and Captain Herendeen with three seamen went on shore to reconstruct tide-gauge house.

Middle part wind and weather same.

Latter part wind light from E with continued light rain.

At 6.30pm Dr Dall and party came on board again.

Crew employed on rigging, making mats, bucket handles, and on tide-gauge house.


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6 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from ESE attended by light rain squalls.

At 8.30am Mr Bailey (2nd Officer) and three seamen went in large boat to catch codfish.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At 4.30pm Mr Bailey returned on board having succeeded in catching 30 codfish.

Latter part wind moderate SE. Weather same.

Crew employed below decks making chafing gear, and in boats.


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7 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with fresh breeze from SE, squally, with continued rain.

At 7.00am steamer ‘Hutchinson’ arrived.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At 11.30am let go port anchor under foot. This forenoon took on shore 67 pieces of lumber off deck and brought on board an iron winch for deep sea soundings.

At 1.00pm Mate and six seamen went on shore to bring old boat from Amaknak Island to Iliuliuk Spit; turned boat over lumber on end of Spit and secured her with ropes.

Crew employed getting out stores, making chafing gear and in boats.


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8 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE with continued rain.

Middle part wind fresh with frequent squalls

Latter part wind moderate ESE with continued rain.


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9 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind fresh ESE. Weather same.

Latter part wind moderate, SE. Weather same.

Put four barrels of beef and two of pork with 40 bags of coal on shore in tide-gauge house, until vessels return from cruise.

Crew employed restowing stores on board, in boats, making chafing gear, &c.


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10 June 1873

Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light breezes from eastward. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am hove up port anchor; ran kedge anchor ahead; hove up starboard anchor to see if clear (anchor clear.) Dropped it and paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Middle part light breezes from northward. Weather clear and pleasant.

Latter part wind NE light. Weather same.

Unbent new foresail and flying jib and bent old ones instead. Sent down fore gaff topsail to repair; bent it again.

One man on shore whitewashing tide-gauge house.

Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to make observations and place signals.

Crew employed bending and unbending sails, making chafing gear, &c.


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11 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou [Attu] Island, Alaska

Lat 53.98, Long -166.50 [estimated]


This day commences with calm, foggy weather.

At 3.00am steamer ‘Alexander’ left port.

At 6.00am hove up anchor and towed vessel down Harbor with vessel's boat.

At 7.30am abreast of town. Dropped anchor and took in boats, booms, &c on deck and secured them.

At 9.00am set lower sails, hove up anchor, and began beating vessel down Bay, with light breeze from NNE, fog clearing off some.

Set flying jib and main gaff topsail.

Crew employed getting ready for sea.

This day has 12 hours to commence sea time.


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12 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 54.80, Long -169.35

[Sea time]


This day commences with light airs and calms from northward. Weather clear. Large swell from northward.

At 1.00pm weather foggy and no wind. Dropped anchor in 12 fathoms.

Succeeded in catching a number of codfish.

A large number of whales in Bay, playing around vessel.

At 7.30pm moderate breeze got up from ESE. Hove up anchor and got under way.

At 9.00pm Cape Cheerful bore SW per compass, distant two miles from which I take departure.

Middle part wind SE increasing; winged out fore and mainsails, and down jibs.

Latter part wind fresh from ESE with continued light rain.

At 5.00am took in main gaff topsail.

Crew employed putting on chafing gear, &c. Pumps properly attended.

Left in port steam schooner ‘HM Hutchinson’.


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13 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 54.87, Long -174.95


This day commences with fresh breeze from ESE. Weather very cloudy.

At 5.00pm set flying jib.

At 7.00pm set fore and main gaff topsails.

Middle part wind moderate ENE. Weather same.

Latter part wind moderate NE. Weather same.

At 9.30am set main topmast staysail.

Crew employed putting on chafing gear. Pumps properly attended.


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14 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 54.28, Long -178.30


This day commences with moderate breezes from NE. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

At 6.00pm took in main topmast staysail.

At 9.00pm winged out; down jibs.

Middle part wind light from E. Weather foggy.

At 6.00am jibed and set jibs.

Latter part wind ENE. Weather part foggy.

At 9.00am winged out. Set jibs.

Crew employed putting on chafing gear. Pumps properly attended.


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15 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 53.72, Long 177.75


This day commences with light breeze from eastward. Weather foggy. All sail set.

Middle part wind moderate from northward. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind fresh from WNW, attended by frequent mist squalls.

Pumps properly attended.


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16 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.93, Long 175.75


This day commences with fresh breeze from WNW. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

At 9.00pm took in gaff topsails.

At 11.00pm tacked ship to northward.

At 3.00am wind hauled light from northward. Tacked ship to westward and set gaff topsails.

At 5.00am set main topmast staysail.

Latter part wind light from NNE. Weather part cloudy.

At noon Boulder [Buldir] Island bore per compass SSE, distant about 25 miles.

Crew employed on rigging. Pumps properly attended.


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17 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.97, Long 174.67


This day commences with light airs from northward. Weather part cloudy.

At 1.00pm hauled down jibs; hove vessel to.

Cast patent deep sea sounding lead, no bottom with 1000 fathoms of line.

Boulder Island bearing per compass at time SEbyE¾E, distant about 25 miles.

Middle part fresh breeze from SWbyW. Weather foggy.

At 7.00pm set gaff topsail.

At 7.30pm tacked ship to NW.

At 5.00am took in gaff topsails.

Latter part wind fresh WSW attended by frequent mist squalls.

At 6.30am tacked ship to southward.

Crew employed below making bucket handles. Pumps properly attended.


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18 June 1873

Unalaska to Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.93, Long 173.40


This day commences with fresh breeze from SWbyW. Weather misty. Large sea.

At 3.00pm tacked ship to NW.

Middle part wind light from WNW; at noon tacked ship to SW.

Latter part wind moderate NE. Weather foggy.

At 5.00am set fore and main gaff topsails and main topmast staysail.

At 10.00am NW end of Alaid Island bore per compass SW½S, distant about 15 miles.

At 11.00am East Cape on Island of Attou bore SWbyS, distant about 10 miles.

At 1.00pm came to anchor in Chichagoff [Chichagof or Shee Kaax] Harbor in five fathoms water. Paid out 40 fathoms of chain.

Put out boats, rigged out booms & furled sails.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.


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19 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243

[Civil time]


This day commences and ends with fresh breeze from N.

Weather cloudy

Dr Dall, Messrs Baker and Noyes and Captain Herendeen on shore.

Crew employed on rigging.


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20 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences with moderate breeze from northward. Weather part cloudy.

At 8.00am, Dr Dall and Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall and party returned on board.

Middle part wind light from northward. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 2.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went to islands at entrance of Harbor.

At 6.00pm Dr Dall and party returned.

Latter part light airs from NNE. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed on rigging, painting vessel outside, in the boats, &c.


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21 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences with light airs from WSW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind moderate from NE. Weather same.

Latter part wind light and variable.

Dr Dall with five men in large boat were today dredging around Bay.

Crew employed on rigging, in boat, &c.


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22 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences and ends with light breeze from NE. Weather cloudy.


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23 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

At 9.00am Dr Dall, Messrs Baker and Noyes with five men in large boat made an excursion to Sarana Bay.

Middle part wind light from NNE. Weather same.

Latter part wind moderate from NNW. Weather same.

At 2.30pm Dr Dall and party arrived on board.

At 5.00pm, Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun.

Crew employed putting on chafing gear in boats, &c.

Took in boats and booms, secured deck load and made all ready for sea.

Wind drawing in to Harbor; cannot get out.


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24 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences and ends with moderate breeze from northward. Weather cloudy.

Vessel all ready for sea, but wind being ahead, cannot get out.

Crew employed in boats, putting on chafing gear, &c.


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25 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

At 7.30am Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore to take observations of sun.

Middle part wind light NNE. Weather part cloudy.

At 10.00am Dr Dall and party returned on board again.

Latter part light variable airs and calms.

At 1.00pm, Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes with four seamen went on shore and returned on board at 5.30pm.

Crew employed in boats, on rigging and filling tanks with water.


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26 June 1873

Chichagoff Harbor, Attou Island, Alaska

Lat 52.929, Long 173.243


This day commences with light airs from NNE. Weather misty.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went on shore.

At noon Dr Dall and party arrived on board again.

Middle part wind light NE. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 2.30pm Dr Dall and Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun.

At 5.30pm Dr Dall & party arrived on board again.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew employed on rigging &c.


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27 June 1873

Attou Island to Kyska [Kiska] Island, Alaska

Lat 52.65, Long 173.73


This day commences with light breezes from southward. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 7.00am hove up anchor and got under way.

At mouth of passage wind hauled ahead; wore ship and returned to anchorage.

At 11.00am wind hauled fresh from NNW; got vessel under way and succeeded in getting out of Harbor.

At noon NE bluff bore per compass W¼N, distant 15 miles from which I take departure.

Hauled down flying jib and single-reefed mainsail.

This day has 12 hours to end civil time.

Crew employed scraping fore boom and gaff.



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28 June 1873

Attou Island to Kyska Island, Alaska

Lat 52.52, Long 177.12

[Sea time]


This day commences with fresh breeze from NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 2.00pm set fore gaff topsail.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At 10.30pm took in fore gaff topsail.

At 3.00am winged out sails and hauled down jib.

Latter part wind WSW. Weather foggy. Set jibs and gaff topsails.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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29 June 1873

Attou Island to Kyska Island, Alaska

Lat 52.18, Long 177.35


This day commences with light breeze from NW. Weather foggy.

At 4.00pm hove vessel to and cast patent deep sea lead; found chalky bottom in 900 fathoms.

While heaving in lead, very sharp report was heard as if caused by large cannon at distance of 3-4 miles. Lat DR 52 28, Long DR 177 18.

Middle part wind moderate from southward and eastward. Weather misty.

At 10.00pm saw NE end of Island of Kyska, bearing SSE, distant about 5 miles. Tacked ship to eastward.

At 3.00am tacked ship to SW, Iron [Chugul] Island bearing S, distant 6 miles.

At 8.00am tacked ship to SE, N end of Little Kyska [Little Kiska] Island bearing SbyE, distant 5 miles.

At 9.00am tacked to W.

At 10.00am came to anchor at head of Kyska Harbor in 7 fathoms water.

At 2.00pm Dr Dall and Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore & returned at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind SSW with light rain.

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.


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30 June 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56

[Civil time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSW with light rain.

Middle part wind fresh from NE. Weather part foggy and part clear.

Dr Dall with five men in large boat were today engaged in erecting signals around Bay.

Mr Baker and one seaman on shore, preparing astronomical station.

Latter part wind same, weather misty.

Crew employed in boats and in loosing and unbending all light sails; coiling away lead line &c.



LOGS FOR JULY 1873


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1 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with fresh breeze from ENE attended by light rain.

Middle part wind light NE. Weather foggy.

Latter part wind very light and variable. Weather same.

Crew variously employed.


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2 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light airs from eastward. Weather misty.

Middle part light breezes from SE with thick fog.

Latter part light airs from SW. Weather same.

Mr Bailey (2nd Officer) and four men in large boat were erecting signals in afternoon.

Crew employed in boats and on rigging.

Sent down fore topmast backstays to repair.


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3 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSW. Weather foggy.

Middle part same.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went on shore and returned at 6.00pm.

Latter part wind fresh SW with light rain squalls.

Sent up fore topmast backstays.

Crew employed on rigging and in boats.


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4 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light breeze from SSW. Weather foggy.

Middle part moderate breeze from S with light rain.

Latter part wind fresh from SE and continued rain.

Crew employed in boats only.


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5 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSE with continued rain.

Middle part wind moderate SSW. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind SW. Weather same.

Crew employed in boats and on rigging.


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6 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with strong breeze from SW with light rain.

Middle part wind same, with no rain but cloudy.

Latter part wind moderate from SSE with light rain.

Dr Dall and Mr Baker on shore in afternoon.


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7 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from ESE with light rain at intervals.

Middle part wind SE with continued rain.

Latter part wind light from northward. Weather cloudy.

Dr Dall with five men in large boat were this afternoon dredging in bay.

Crew employed in boats and on rigging.


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8 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from westward. Weather misty.

Middle part wind fresh from SW with light rain.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went on shore and returned at 2.00pm.

Latter part strong breeze from WSW with frequent heavy squalls and light rain.

At 4.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went on shore and returned at 6.00pm.

Crew employed getting water on board, in boats, and on rigging.


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9 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences and ends with strong breeze from SW attended by frequent rain squalls.

Crew employed on rigging and overhauling stores below.


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10 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences and ends with strong breeze from SW with continued rain.

Crew employed below on rigging work.


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11 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences and ends with strong breeze from SW with continued rain.

At 9.00am Dr Dall went on shore and returned on board at noon.

Crew employed below on rigging work.


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12 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW with light rain.

Middle part wind moderate NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes with two seamen went on shore and returned at 6.00pm.

Mr Baker on shore in the fore and afternoon taking observations.

Latter part wind light WSW. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed in boats and on rigging.


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13 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light breeze from SW. Weather foggy.

Middle part wind moderate from W. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 2.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore to take observations.

Latter part wind fresh from northward. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed in boats.


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14 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light breeze from WNW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind moderate from NW. Weather same.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes with two seamen went on shore and returned at 7.00pm.

At 11.00am Mr Baker went on shore to take observations and returned at 2.00pm.

Latter part light variable airs and calm. Weather same.

Crew employed on rigging and in boats.


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15 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At 10.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes, with Captain Herendeen and five seamen, went to Little Kyska Island in large boat and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind same, with continued rain.

Crew employed in boats and on rigging.

At 9.00am [?] hove up anchor to see if clear.

Dropped vessel further inshore; let go anchor and paid out 40 fathoms chain.


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16 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE with continued light rain.

Middle part wind moderate SSE with thick fog.

Latter part wind light from S. Weather same.

Crew employed below on rigging work.


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17 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with strong breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind light SSW with thick fog and light showers of rain at intervals.

Latter part strong breeze from WSW with continued heavy rains.

Crew variously employed below decks.


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18 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with strong breeze from SW and very squally with continued rain.

Let go second anchor.

Middle part wind moderate and variable weather. Part foggy.

Hove up port anchor.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew variously employed.


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19 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light variable breeze, weather clear, with heavy passing clouds.

At 8.00am Mr Baker went on shore to take observations and returned at noon.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went to Little Kyska Island and returned at 6.00pm.

Middle part wind light from southward. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Latter part light variable airs. Weather foggy.

Crew employed scraping main boom and gaff, in boats, &c.


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20 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with moderate breeze from southward with continued rain.

Middle part blowing half a gale from SW with continued rain.

Latter part wind moderate from westward with rain.

At 6.00pm let go second anchor.


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21 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light variable airs. Weather clear.

At 7.00am hove up port anchor.

Middle part wind light from SE. Weather same.

Dr Dall, Mr Noyes and Mr Bailey (2nd Officer) with four seamen were today engaged sounding this harbor.

Mr Baker and Captain Herendeen on shore taking observations.

Mr Davis (1st Officer) on shore noting tide on tide staff.

Latter part wind light and variable. Weather part foggy.

Crew employed in sounding; getting fresh water on board &c.


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22 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light variable airs. Weather foggy.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 1.00pm.

Middle part wind moderate from SW. Weather part clear.

In afternoon Dr Dall, Mr Noyes and Mr Bailey (2nd Officer) with four men in large boat were dredging and sounding in bay. Arrived on board at 5.00pm.

Mr Baker on shore observing tide.

Took down tide staff; took in boats and made ready for sea.

Latter part wind light and variable. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed on rigging, in boats, bending sails, &c.


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23 July 1873

Kyska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 51.96, Long 177.56


This day commences with light breezes from southward. Weather foggy.

At 6.00am took in booms, secured deck load and hove short.

At 7.00am got under way and proceeded down bay with baffling winds.

At 8.00am N end of Little Kyska Island bore per compass WbyS½S, distant 4 miles, from which I take departure.

At noon NE end of Iron Island bore SWbyS¾S, distant 4 miles.

This day has 12 hours to end civil time.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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24 July 1873

Kyska Harbor to Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.37, Long 178.80

[Sea time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from southward. Weather foggy.

At 3.30pm western end of Island of Little Sitchin [Sitkin] bore per compass SWbyS½S, distant about 10 miles.

At 8.00pm tacked ship to southward.

At 10.00pm tacked to eastward.

At midnight Island of Seven Mountains [Semisopochnoi] bore E about 3 miles. Wore ship to SW.

Middle part wind moderate from SSE with thick fog.

At 3.00am tacked ship to eastward.

At 10.30am NW end of Amchitka Island bore WbyN¼N, distant about 9 miles. Tacked ship to eastward.

Latter part fresh breeze from SSE. Weather foggy.

At 1.00pm entered Constantine Harbor and anchored in 6½ fathoms water; paid out 40 fathoms chain & furled sails.

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.

Last 12 hours moderate breeze from SE with continued rain.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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25 July 1873


Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3

[Civil time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW with continued rain.

Middle part wind same. Weather cloudy. No rain.

At 9.00am Captain Herendeen and four men went in large boat outside of bay and returned at 4.00pm with a few codfish and two halibut.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind moderate from W. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed in boats, scraping oars &c.


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26 July 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with light breeze from SW. Weather misty.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and five men in large boat went out dredging harbor, and returned at noon.

Middle part light breeze from southward. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind light from SW. Weather same.

Crew employed in boats, scraping spare oars and putting below, &c.


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27 July 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW. Weather misty.

Middle part wind light from W. Weather same.

In afternoon Dr Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore; returned at 7.00pm.

Latter part wind light from southward with fog.


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28 July 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with light breeze from southward, with continued light rain.

Middle part wind and weather same.

Latter part wind SSW. Weather same.

Crew variously employed below.


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29 July 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with moderate breeze from southward with light rain.

At 9.00am Dr Dall, Captain Herendeen and five men went in large boat to Kiriloff [Kirilof] Bay, and returned at 5.00pm.

Middle part wind light SSW. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind light from SW with frequent showers of rain.

Crew employed in boats and on rigging.


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30 July 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with light breeze from southward. Weather foggy.

At 9.00am Mr Bailey (2nd Officer) and four men in large boat went to entrance of bay and returned on board at 3.00pm with a few cod.

At 2.00pm Mr Baker & Mr Noyes went on shore and returned at 5.00pm.

Middle part wind moderate SSW. Weather same.

At 5.00pm took boats in on deck, took in boat booms and secured deck load. Made vessel ready for sea.

Latter part wind same with continued light rain.

Crew employed in boats, on rigging, getting vessel ready for sea.


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31 July 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences and ends with moderate breeze from southward, with continued light rain.

Crew variously employed below.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1873


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1 August 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences and ends with fresh breeze from the southward with continued heavy rains.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall and Messrs Baker & Noyes and Captain Herendeen went on shore and crossed Island, returning on board at 6.00pm.

Crew variously employed below decks.


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2 August 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences and ends with fresh breeze from the southward with continued rain.

Crew variously employed below.


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3 August 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with moderate breeze from S, with continued light rain.

Middle part wind SE. Weather same.

Latter part wind ESE. Weather same.


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4 August 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with calm, foggy weather.

Middle part moderate breeze from SE with some fog and rain.

Latter part wind E light. Weather same.

Crew variously employed below decks.


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5 August 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences and ends with fresh breeze from eastward with continued rain.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Captain Herendeen went on shore and returned at 5.00pm.

Crew variously employed below decks.


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6 August 1873

Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska

Lat 51.4, Long 179.3


This day commences with moderate breeze from eastward. Weather clear with some log fog at intervals.

At 7.00am Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned at 1.00pm.

This day has 12 hours to commence sea-time.

Crew variously employed on rigging.


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7 August 1873

Amchitka Island to Adahk [Adak] Island, Alaska

Lat 52.15, Long -178.67

[Sea time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from E. Weather foggy.

At 1.30pm got vessel underway and proceeded to sea.

At 2.00pm western head of harbor bore SWbyW, distant 2 miles from which I take departure.

At 3.00pm set main topmast staysail.

At 8.00pm tacked ship to southward.

Middle part wind flawy with thick fog.

At 7.00am saw Island of Gareloi to SE.

Latter part moderate breeze from SSE. Weather part clear and part cloudy, no fog.

At midnight western end of Tanaga Island bore SE½E, distant 20 miles.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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8 August 1873

Amchitka Island to Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.87, Long -176.83


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSE. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00pm NW end of Tanaga Island bore S¼E, distant 10 miles.

Middle part wind fresh from the south-eastward with continued light rain.

At 4.00am N end of Kanaga Island bore SE, 10 miles.

At 5.00am tacked ship to SW. Wind fresh from southward.

Reefed foresail and mainsail.

At 8.00am tacked to SE and shook out reef.

At 9.00am tacked to SW.

At 11.00am tacked to SE.

At noon Cape Kiguga bore NE, 4 miles.

Latter part wind light and baffling. Weather foggy.

Pumps properly attended.


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9 August 1873

Amchitka Island to Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74 [estimated]


This day commences with light baffling airs and calm.

Vessel drifting along with tide.

At 3.00pm put small boat overboard. Mr Davis, 1st Officer, with two men went and sounded entrance to Chagakh [Shagak] Harbor; found two fathoms of water with much kelp; returned on board.

At 4.30pm brought vessel to anchor in 13 fathoms of water, within one quarter of a mile off entrance.

Paid out 40 fathoms chain, furled sails, and set anchor watch.

Middle part wind light and baffling with continued light rain.

At 8.00am put large boat overboard; Dr Dall and Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, with four men went to Bay of Islands and returned on board at noon.

Latter part wind light from westward with continued light rain.


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10 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with light breezes from WNW with light rain.

At 1.00pm got vessel under way and went into Bay of Islands, about 2½ miles to the SSW.

Anchored in 16 fathoms of water, paid out 40 fathoms of chain and furled sails.

At 2.30 pm Dr Dall and Messrs Baker & Noyes and Captain Herendeen went around bay in small boat and returned on board at 6.00pm.

Middle part watch light variable airs. Weather foggy.

Latter part wind moderate from westward with frequent light rain showers.

Crew employed putting out boats, booms, &c, and clearing up.


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11 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with light breeze from westward. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind light NW. Weather part cloudy, part clear.

At 7.00am Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 1.00pm. At 10.00am Dr Dall and Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, with four seamen in large boat went out sounding and dredging in bay and returned on board at 2.30pm.

Latter part wind fresh from NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Crew employed in boats, getting water on board, mending sails, scraping and painting on quarter, &c.


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12 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with moderate breeze from NW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part light, variable airs, with fog.

At 7.00am, Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 10.00am.

Latter part variable airs and calm. Weather part foggy, part clear.

Crew employed on rigging, &c.


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13 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with light variable airs and calm, with fog.

At 2.00pm Dr Dall and Captain Herendeen with three seamen went on shore and returned at 5.00pm. Middle part calm and foggy.

At 10.00am got vessel under way. Wind light from westward. Weather foggy.

At noon entrance to bay bore EbyN, distant 2 miles.

Latter part wind light NW. Weather foggy.

Crew employed on rigging, overhauling the anchor, chains, &c.


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14 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with light breeze from northward. Weather foggy.

At 6.00pm Cape Kaguga bore EbyS¾S, distant 5 miles from which I take departure.

At 7.00pm set main topmast staysail.

Middle part wind light from ESE. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew employed cleaning boats. Pumps properly attended.


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15 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with moderate breeze from eastward. Weather cloudy.

At 5.00pm tacked ship to SE.

Middle part light variable breezes & calm.

At 11.00pm took in main topmast staysail.

At 5.00am bent the main gaff topsail & set it.

Kasatochi Island bore S¼E, distant about 20 miles.

Latter part calm and cloudy.

At 11.00am light breeze from NE.

At 9.00am cast deep sea lead and found bottom in 700 fathoms.

Crew employed on boats, heaving in lead line, &c. Pumps properly attended.


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16 August 1873

Adahk Island, Alaska

Lat 51.863, Long -176.74


This day commences with light breeze from NE. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

At 4.00pm tacked to northward.

At 5.00pm tacked to eastward.

Middle part wind light from north-eastward. Weather same.

At 10.00pm tacked to NNW.

At 2.00am tacked to eastward.

Latter part dead calm; lowered down all sail and furled it.

Large swell from eastward.

At noon NE end of Atka Island bore ENE, distant about 18 miles.

Current setting to WSW.

Crew employed scraping brightwork fore & aft. Pumps properly attended.


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17 August 1873

Adahk Island to Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.35, Long -173.77


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

At 8.00pm set all sail, a light breeze coming up from SW.

Middle part wind light from southward. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00am Cape Severnoi bore SbyE¼E, 10 miles.

At 7.00am tacked ship to SW and set main topmast staysail.

Latter part wind moderate from southward. Weather cloudy.

At noon Cape Kudugnak bore SWbyS¼S, distant about 14 miles.

Vessel making short tacks along land.

At 5.00pm got into Nazan Bay. Wind light from westward,

At 6.30pm came to anchor close to settlement in 11 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails and set anchor watch.

This day has 36 hours to commence civil time.


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18 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08

[Civil time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from southward. Weather cloudy.

Middle and latter parts same.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall, Messrs Baker and Noyes and Captain Herendeen went on shore, and returned on board at 6.00pm.

Crew employed on rigging, &c.


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19 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with strong breeze from SE with continued heavy rain.

At 4.00pm let go second anchor and paid out more chain.

Middle part wind strong and squally from ESE with continued rain.

Latter part wind more moderate from E. Weather same.

Crew employed on rigging, work below decks, cleaning out freshwater tanks, picking over potatoes, &c.


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20 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with strong breeze from NE with continued rain.

Middle part wind moderate from E. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind light from SE with light rain.

Crew employed on rigging work, restoring stalls &c in hold.


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21 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences and ends with moderate breeze from SE with light rain.

Dr Dall and five men were today dredging in bay.

Captain Herendeen went overland to Korovinskoi [Korovin] Bay.

Crew employed in boats, scrubbing vessel outside, on rigging work below, &c.


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22 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE with continued rain.

Middle part wind fresh from S. Weather same.

Latter part very strong breeze from SSW with heavy rain squalls.

At 10.00pm took in boats and booms.

Crew variously employed below decks.


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23 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE with continued rain.

at 9.00am hove up port anchor.

Middle part strong breeze from SSE and very squally.

At noon Captain Herendeen returned from Korovinskoi Bay.

At 4.00pm heavy squalls from southward.

Let go second anchor and paid out more chain.

Latter part wind light from southward. Weather foggy.

Crew employed cleaning vessel.


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24 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with light breeze from southward. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind moderate westward. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 9.00am Dr Dall went across bay in small boat and returned on board at noon.

Messrs Baker & Noyes were on shore in fore and afternoon taking observations of sun.

At 2pm Dr Dall went to entrance of bay and returned at 5.00pm.

Latter part light airs from W. Weather foggy.


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25 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with calm, foggy weather.

Middle part wind light from westward. Weather cloudy.

9.00am Dr Dall went to Korovinskoi Bay with two natives in a bidarka [canoe].

Latter part light airs from westward, with light fog.

Crew employed painting vessel outside and partly inside.


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26 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences with light breeze from SW. Weather misty.

Middle part wind moderate from WSW. Weather cloudy.

At noon Dr Dall returned on board from Korovinskoi Bay.

At 2.00pm Dr Dall went to entrance of bay and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore at 11.00am and returned on board at 1.30pm.

Latter part wind light from W. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Crew employed cleaning and painting vessel inside.


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27 August 1873

Nazan Bay, Atka Island, Alaska

Lat 52.19, Long -174.08


This day commences and ends with moderate breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

At 10.00am got vessel underway.

At noon passing out from bay.

This day has 12 hours to end civil time.

Crew employed getting water on board, getting vessel ready for sea, &c,


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28 August 1873

Atka Island to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.20, Long -170.27

[Sea time]


This day commences with fresh breeze from SSW. Weather cloudy.

At 1.00pm Cape Kudugnak bore per compass SWbyW ¼ W, distant 4 miles from which I take departure.

At 10.00pm Wind moderate with heavy sea from NW. Lowered down mainsail.

At 1100pm wind fresh from W. Set mainsail again.

Latter part wind fresh from WSW. Weather cloudy.

At midnight northern end of Island of Uliaga bore SE, distant about 10 miles.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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29 August 1873

Atka Island to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.61, Long -168.48


This day commences with moderate breeze from NW. Weather cloudy.

At 2.30pm tacked ship to NE.

NE end of Kagamil Island bore SSE per compass, about 6 miles.

At 8pm light airs from SSW with large sea from NW.

Lowered down sails and furled them.

At 9.00pm set foresail.

At 4.00am light breeze from W. Set mainsail and flying jib.

At 7.00am set main topmast staysail.

Latter part light breeze from westward with light rain squalls.

At noon Bogoslov Volcanic [Bogoslof] Island bore per compass NbyE, distant about 12 miles.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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30 August 1873

Atka Island to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


This day commences with light breeze from westward with light rain squalls.

At 1.00pm hove vessel to and sounded with deep sea lead; no bottom with 800 fathoms of line.

Bogoslov Island bearing NWbyN, about 4 miles.

Middle part light airs from northward. Weather cloudy.

At midnight NW end of Unalaska Island bore ESE, distant about 12 miles.

Latter part light airs from W. Weather part cloudy.

At noon Cape Cheerful bore E¼S, 4 miles.

Crew variously employed cleaning vessel. Pumps properly attended.


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31 August 1873

Atka Island to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


This day commences with light airs from westward. Weather cloudy.

At 7.00pm off Cape Cheerful spoke steam schooner ‘HM Hutchinson’ bound out from Unalaska.

At 1.00pm took in flying jib and single-reefed mainsail. Wind strong from southward. Weather cloudy.

Vessel making short tacks off Unalaska Heads with jib to westward.

At 3.00am commenced beating vessel up to harbor. Strong breeze from SSW.

At 6.00am came to anchor in inner harbor of Iliuliuk in 10 fathoms of water; paid out 40 fathoms chain.

Furled sails, launched boats, rigged booms, &c.

At 10.00 Dr Dall went on shore and returned on board at noon.

Latter part wind fresh from SW with continuous wind blowing in heavy gusts. Last 12 hours weather same.

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1873


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1 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545

[Civil time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from WSW with continued rain.

Middle part wind fresh from WNW. Weather clear with passing cloud.

At 3.00pm Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun, and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part light airs from southward. Weather clear.

Crew employed scraping and painting below decks.


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2 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light airs from southward. Weather cloudy.

Middle part winds light SW with light rain.

Latter part winds light from southward with light rain.

Crew employed on rigging, scraping and painting below decks.


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3 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with calm. cloudy weather.

Middle part wind fresh from WSW attended by frequent light rain squalls.

Latter part strong breeze from NW with continued Heavy rains.

At 6.00pm let go second anchor and paid out more chain.

Crew employed on rigging work, scraping and painting below decks.


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4 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with strong breeze from W, with continued rain.

Middle part strong breeze from WNW. Weather same.

Crew employed scraping and painting below decks.

Latter part wind fresh from NW. Weather same.


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5 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light wind from northward. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind light from eastward. Weather part cloudy.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore and returned at noon.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall with five men went in large boat to Hog Island and returned on board at 7.00pm.

At 3.00pm Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 4.00pm.

Latter part wind fresh from S with continued rain.

At 10.00pm let go second anchor and paid out more chain.

Crew employed in boats, loosing and drying sails, on rigging, &c.


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6 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with fresh breeze from SE with continued rain.

Middle part wind moderate. Weather misty.

Latter part light breeze from eastward. Weather same.

Crew employed scraping and painting below decks.


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7 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

At 8.00am Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 10.00am.

Middle part wind moderate from SW with light rain squalls.

Latter part wind light from southward. Weather cloudy.


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8 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

At 7.00am Messrs Baker & Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun and returned on board at 10.00 am.

Middle part wind light from the eastward, weather foggy.

At 2.00pm Dr Dall & Mr Noyes went on shore and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind light and variable. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed on rigging, in boats, &c.


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9 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light baffling airs, with light rain.

Middle part wind moderate from NW with rain.

Latter part wind moderate from WSW. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed getting fresh water on board, on rigging &c.


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10 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from WSW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind light from West. Weather same.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes with two seamen went down bay and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind light from SW. Weather same.

Crew employed getting water on board, on rigging in boats, &c.


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11 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from WSW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part light variable airs. Weather same.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Mr Noyes with two seamen wento to Hog Island and returned on board at 7.00pm.

Latter part wind light from southward. Weather same.

Crew employed getting ballast on board, working on rigging, boats, &c.


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12 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

Middle part wind light from NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 9.00am Dr Dall, Messrs Baker and Noyes and Captain Herendeen, with five seamen, in large boat, went to Cape Cheerful and returned on board at 7.00pm

Latter part wind light from northward. Weather same.

Crew employed stowing away ballast, painting vessel outside, caulking and painting old boat on shore, in boats, &c.


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13 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light variable airs. Weather clear.

Middle part wind light from eastward. Weather same.

At 9.00am Messrs Baker and Noyes went to Hog Island and returned on board at 3.00pm.

Latter part wind moderate from SE with light rain.

Crew employed on rigging, painting vessel inside, in boats, &c.


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14 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind and weather same.

Latter part wind light from SE. Weather same.


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15 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

Middle part wind light from northward. Weather foggy.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew employed scraping masts, &c.


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16 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind same with frequent showers of rain.

Latter part light variable airs and calm. Sky perfectly clear.

At 7.30pm Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 10.00pm.

Crew employed on rigging, cleaning and scraping below decks, in boats, &c.


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17 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light airs from eastward. Weather part cloudy.

At 9.00am Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at noon.

Middle part wind moderate from SE. Weather cloudy.

At 1.30pm Dr Dall and Mr Noyes with five men in large boat went to Hog Island and returned on board at 6.00pm.

Latter part wind light from SSE with continued light rain.

Crew employed in boats, loosing and drying sails, cleaning vessel, painting.


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18 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light airs from NE. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind moderate from northward. Weather clear, with passing clouds.

At 5.00pm American barque ‘Cyane’ arrived from San Francisco and anchored in inner harbor.

Latter part wind light and variable. Sky overcast.

Crew employed on rigging, cleaning vessel below decks, in boats, &c.


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19 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with calm weather. Sky overcast.

Middle part wind light from northward. Weather same.

Latter part same

Crew employed getting on board coal, beef and pork from tide-gauge house and putting on shore lumber off deck, bending sails &c.


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20 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with weather part cloudy

At 9.00am Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 11.00am.

Middle part wind moderate from north-westward. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew employed on rigging, getting fresh water on board, stowing lumber, and securing boat on shore, &c.


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21 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from northward. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind light from WNW. Weather same.

At 1.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Baker went on shore and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind and weather same.


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22 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with light airs from northward and calm, cloudy weather.

Middle part wind light from eastward. Weather clear.

At 4pm Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Latter part wind light from eastward. Weather very clear.

Crew employed on rigging, repairing tide-gauge house on shore, getting large boat on deck, unshipping [?] booms &c.

Vessel all ready for sea.


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23 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SE. Weather misty. Barometer falling fast.

Middle part strong breeze from eastward with heavy squalls and continued rain.

Latter part blowing a moderate gale from SE with continued rain.

At 6.00pm let go second anchor and paid out more chain. Took small boat in on deck.

Vessel all ready for sea. Crew unemployed.


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24 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSE with dark rainy weather.

Middle part light variable airs. Weather same.

Latter part light variable breezes with rain.

Crew employed cleaning vessel, fishing, &c.


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25 September 1873

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am hove up both anchors and towed vessel with boat to outer harbor; let go port anchor to wait for wind.

At 11.00am got vessel underway with light breeze from southward. Weather cloudy.

At noon calm and cloudy.

This day has 12 hours to end civil time.

Crew variously employed.


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26 September 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 54.30, Long -166.35

[Sea time]


This day commences with light variable breezes. Weather cloudy.

At 8.00pm Priest Rock bore per compass SE¾E, distant 5 miles, from which I take departure.

Middle part wind light from eastward, with light rain.

At 2.00am fresh breeze from ENE with continued rain.

At 6.00am tacked ship to southward.

At 10.00am wind hauled to SW.

Latter part light airs from SW.

At 8.00am saw schooner four miles W, steering to southward; supposed to be either ‘George Francis Train" or ‘Sutton’, bound to Unalaska.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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27 September 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 54.92, Long -166.05


This day commences with light breeze from westward. Weather cloudy.

At 9.00pm hauled down flying jib and hauled jib sheet to westward.

Light breeze from southward. Weather cloudy.

NE end of Akonn Island bearing SEbyS, distant about five miles.

Middle part wind increasing from SE. Weather same.

At 5.00am wind fresh from eastward; trimmed jib and set flying jib.

At 6.00am wind increasing from eastward and barometer falling rapidly.

Put vessel before wind to NW. Lowered mainsail down and furled it.

At 10.00am put single reef in foresail and set it. Took bonnet out of jib and furled jib.

Latter part wind fresh from eastward with continued rain.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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28 September 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.57, Long -166.33


This day commences with fresh breeze from NE. Weather cloudy.

At 1.30pm hove vessel to under single-reefed foresail.

At 4.00pm double-reefed mainsail and set it.

Middle part wind fresh from ENE with continued rain.

At 7.00am took bonnet out of jib and set it.

Latter part wind fresh from ESE. Weather clear.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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29 September 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.37, Long -166.95


This day commences with fresh breeze from eastward. Weather cloudy.

At 3.00pm tacked ship to southward. Wind decreasing; set flying jib, shook reef out of foresail and one reef out of mainsail.

At midnight wind increasing some; took in flying jib, single-reefed foresail and double-reefed mainsail.

At 1.00am took in jib.

Latter part wind fresh from eastward with continued rain.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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30 September 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.30, Long -167.20


This day commences with fresh breeze from SE. Weather cloudy.

At 5.00pm set jib.

Middle part light breeze from eastward. Weather dark and rainy.

Latter part wind moderate from eastward. Weather clear and pleasant.

At 7.30am turned out all reefs and set flying jib and main gaff topsail.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1873


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1 October 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 54.67, Long -167.87


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

At 2.00pm tacked ship to southward; took in main gaff topsail.

Middle part wind light from SE with rain.

At 7.00am tacked ship to eastward. Wind and weather same. Saw land bearing SSE.

At 9.00am set main gaff topsail and put bonnet in jib.

Latter part wind light from NE. Weather clear.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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2 October 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.55


This day commences with light breeze from ENE. Weather clear with passing clouds. All sail set.

At 10.00pm took in main gaff topsail.

At midnight hauled down flying jib.

Tacked ship and kept jib sheet to westward to wait for daylight.

Middle part winds light from westward with light rain. Squally.

At 2.00am set jibs.

At 3.00am tacked ship to NW; kept jib sheet to westward. Wind light from WSW. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am set main gaff topsail.

At 9.00am off Unalaska Heads.

Latter part wind moderate from W. Cloudy

At noon Priest Rock off Unalaska Heads bore WbyS¾S about 12 miles.

Vessel in middle of Akutan Pass. Strong current setting to eastward through Pass.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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3 October 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 53.38, Long -164.87


This day commences with moderate breeze from westward. Weather part cloudy.

At 1.00pm got through Akutan Pass.

From 6.00pm to 8.00pm calm. Large swell making from SE.

Middle part wind light from ENE. Weather part cloudy.

At 1.30am took in main gaff topsail.

At 4.00am wind hauled to northward and increasing. Took single reef in mainsail.

At 7.00am took in flying jib.

Latter part wind fresh from northward with frequent rain squalls. Large head sea.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended


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4 October 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 54.15, Long -161.68


This day commences with fresh breeze from northward with frequent rain squalls. Large sea running from eastward.

Middle part wind fresh from NNW. Weather part clear part cloudy.

At 7.00am wind increasing from NW. Double reefed foresail and mainsail and took bonnet off jib.

Latter part strong breeze from NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended


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5 October 1873

Unalaska to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.07, Long -160.50


This day commences with moderate breeze from WNW. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00pm shook out one reef from foresail.

Middle part wind same attended by frequent light rain squalls.

At 6.00am saw Shumagin Islands to northward, Unga Island bearing per compass NbyE, distant about 15 miles.

At 8.00am Seal Rocks bore E, 1 mile. Wind fresh from WNW.

Latter part wind and weather same.

At 10.00am hauled down flying jib. All hands engaged beating vessel up Popoff [Popoff] Straits to Humboldt Harbor.

At noon came to anchor in Humboldt Bay in 10 fathoms of water; paid out 40 fathoms of chain and furled sails.

The last 12 hours wind and weather same.

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.

At 8.00pm set anchor watch.


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[Two days per page until 17 October]


6 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51

[Civil time]


This day commences with moderate breeze from WNW. Weather cloudy.

At 9.00am Dr Dall and Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations; returned at 1.00pm.

Middle part wind and weather same.

Latter part wind moderate NW attended by light rain squalls.

Crew employed in boats, repairing and drying sails, unbending foresail and other minor duties.


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7 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


Commences with light airs from northward. Weather clear and pleasant.

At 8.30am Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned at 4.00pm.

At 9.00am Dr Dall, Captain Herendeen, Mr Bailey, 2nd Officer, and four seamen went in large boat to Delaroff [Delarof] Harbor, Unga Island.

Middle part wind moderate from westward. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Latter part wind fresh from WNW with frequent light rain squalls.

Crew employed in boats, putting on chafing gear, cleaning vessel, &c.


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8 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with moderate breeze from WSW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Middle part wind veered round to S and SE attended by continued rain.

Latter part wind moderate from northward with frequent rain squalls.

Crew variously employed.


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9 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW with frequent sleet squalls.

Middle part wind strong from westward with frequent heavy snow squalls.

At 9.00am let go second anchor and paid out more chain; took boat in on deck and rigged in boat boom,

Latter part wind moderate from NW attended by light sleet and snow squalls.

Crew employed cleaning out fresh water tanks, in boats, &c.


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10 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with moderate breeze from WNW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Middle part wind and weather same.

At noon Dr Dall and party returned on board from Delaroff Harbor.

At 9.00am Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations of sun and returned on board at 1.00pm.

Latter part wind light from NW with light squalls.

Crew employed getting fresh water on board, bending foresail, &c.


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11 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with fresh breeze from WNW with frequent rain squalls

Middle part wind moderating.

At 2.00pm wind hauled to SW fresh with rain.

Latter part wind moderated from southward. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed getting fresh water on board, working on rigging. &c.


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12 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with strong breeze from SE with continued rain.

At 2.00pm wind hauled to SW, blowing a gale with heavy squalls; paid out more chain and hoisted large boat in on deck.

At 4.00pm bent hawser on kedge anchor and let it go off starboard bow; paid out all chain on both bow anchors.

Latter part wind and weather same.


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13 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with strong breeze from SW with frequent heavy squalls of rain.

Middle part wind moderate and squally weather from WS

Latter part wind moderate from W, with occasional light rain squalls.

Took up kedge anchor and hove in some chains.

Crew employed on rigging, getting fresh water on board, &c.


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14 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with moderate breeze from SW. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind same with frequent snow squalls.

Latter part strong breeze from WSW with continued rain and sleet.

Today received information of total loss of schooner ‘William Irelan’ at Delaroff Bay, Unga Island, Shumagins.

Crew employed loosing and drying sails, holystoning decks, in boats, &c.


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15 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with light airs from the southward. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind fresh and squally from SE with continued rain.

At 11.00am Captain Holden of the wrecked schooner ‘William Irelan’ came on board.

Latter part wind from eastward with continued heavy rain.

Crew employed in boats, holystoning decks, 6c.


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16 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


This day commences with strong breeze from S with frequent hail squalls.

Middle part wind and weather same.

Captain Holden, owing to bad weather, has had to remain on board.

Latter part wind moderate and squally from SSW.

Crew variously employed.


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17 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.51


Commences with moderate breeze from WSW. cloudy.

At 10.00am Messrs Baker and Noyes went on shore to take observations and returned on board at 5.00pm.

Middle part wind light from northward. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Captain Holden returned to Delaroff Bay in a bidarka.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew employed in boats, getting fresh rations on board, securing boats, &c.

At 9.00pm Captain Holden and four seamen with Mr Shirpser of wrecked schooner ‘William Irelan’ came on board to go to San Francisco.


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18 October 1873

Popoff Island, Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.15, Long -160.44


This day commences with moderate breeze from WNW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 6.00am got vessel under way and proceeded to sea.

At 8.00am off Delaroff Bay.

Latter part wind same. Large sea from westward.

On board Captain Holden and crew of ‘William Irelan’ with Mr Shirpser of Kodiak.

This day has 12 hours to end civil time.

Crew employed securing anchor, chains, &c. Pumps properly attended.


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19 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 52.95, Long -156.75

[Sea time]


This day commences with fresh breeze from NW. Weather clear with passing clouds.

Winged out sails.

Middle part wind moderate. Weather same.

At 10.00pm set fore gaff topsail.

Latter part wind light from SW. Weather cloudy.

Saturday at noon SE end of Nagai Island bore per compass NEbyN½ N, distant about 5 miles, from which I take my departure.

Pumps properly attended.


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20 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 52.68, Long -153.05


This day commences with moderate breeze from S. Weather cloudy. All sails set.

At 9.00pm took in fore and main gaff topsails.

Middle part wind fresh SSE. Weather hazy. Observed some flashes of lightning.

At 4.00am put single reef in mainsail.

At 4.30am took in flying jib.

Later part strong breeze from SE with frequent rain squalls.

At 11.00am put single reef in foresail.

Pumps properly attended.


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21 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 51.38, Long -149.28


This day commences with strong breeze from SE with continued rain.

At 7.00pm wind S. No rain.

Shook reef out of foresail and set flying jib.

At 8.00pm wind freshening from SW. Large head sea.

Middle part wind fresh from SSW. Weather clear.

At 7.00am shook reef out of mainsail and set gaff topsails.

Latter part wind moderate from SSW. Weather cloudy. Large cross sea running.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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22 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 51.03, Long -145.38


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSW. Weather cloudy; all sail set.

At 4.00pm put bonnet in job and set main topmast staysail.

At 6.00pm took in topmast staysail.

Middle part wind moderate from SSE. Weather hazy.

Latter part wind fresh from SE. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am took in fore and main gaff topsails.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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23 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 50.83, Long -142.45


This day commences with strong breeze from SE, with thick fog.

Middle part wind S. Weather clear.

At 2.00am put single reef in mainsail and took in flying jib.

Latter part wind fresh. Weather clear with passing clouds.

At 10.00am set flying jib.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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24 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 50.33, Long -139.52


This day commences with fresh breeze from S. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind moderating a little.

At 2.00am set flying jib.

At 6.00am shook reef out of mainsail.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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25 October 1873


Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 49.68, Long -136.90


This day commences with fresh breeze from southward. Weather cloudy.

At 3.00pm took in flying jib and single-reefed mainsail.

At 7.00pm took bonnet off jib.

Middle part wind moderate. Weather same.

At 11.00pm set flying jib.

At 4.00am shook reef out of mainsail.

Latter part wind and weather the same.

At 9.00am put bonnet in jib and set main gaff topsail.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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26 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 49.67, Long -133.83


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSE. Weather cloudy.

Middle part wind moderate and varying from SE to S. Weather same.

At 7.00am set main topmast staysail.

Latter part wind light from SSE. Weather same.

All sail set. Large swell from westward.

Pumps properly attended.


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27 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 49.30, Long -132.83


This day commences with light breeze from SSE. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

Large swell from westward.

At 8.00pm took in main topmast staysail.

Middle part light airs and calm.

At 3.00am set fore gaff topsails.

Latter part calm and clear.

At 7.00am took in all sail.

At 9.30am took deep sea sound with twine; got no bottom with 1700 fathoms.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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28 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 47.83, Long -131.82


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather; all sail furled.

At 2.00pm light breeze sprung up from NE. Set all sail.

At 8.30pm took in main topmast staysail.

At midnight wind increased from NE. Weather same.

At 7.00am set main topmast staysail.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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29 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 47.35, Long -131.63


This day commences with light airs from NE. Weather cloudy.

At 7.00pm hauled down main topmast staysail.

Middle part light variable airs and calms.

Latter part wind light from NW with cloudy weather.

At 6.00am saw large bark bound to eastward.

Crew employed cleaning brightwork, boats, &c. Pumps properly attended.


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30 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 46.15, Long -130.48


This day commences with light breeze from NW. Weather cloudy. Sails winged out.

Middle part wind NNW. Weather same.

At 3.00am saw bark, distant 1 mile, steering NE.

Latter part wind and weather same.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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31 October 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 44.68, Long -128.85


This day commences with moderate breeze from NNW. Weather cloudy; all sail set.

Middle part wind moderate and varying from N to NW. Weather same.

Latter part wind varying from NNW to NNE with frequent light rain squalls.

Crew employed painting boats, on rigging, &c. Pumps properly attended.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1873


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1 November 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 41.80, Long -126.13


This day commences with moderate breeze from northward with light rain squalls. All sail set.

Middle part wind fresh from NNE. Weather cloudy.

Latter part breeze from the N. Weather same.

Crew employed holystoning decks, &c. Pumps properly attended.


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2 November 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 40.38, Long -124.58 [estimated; log position lies inland]


This day commences with strong breeze from northward. Weather clear with passing clouds. All sail set.

Middle part wind moderate from NNW. Weather clear.

At 2.00am wind hauled to SSE, moderate with fog.

Latter part wind light from southward. Weather same.

At 7.00am heard breakers but saw no land.

At 11.00am saw Cape Mendocino rocks bearing SE by compass, about 4 miles.

Tacked ship to WSW.

Pumps properly attended.


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3 November 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 39.75, Long -124.17


This day commences with moderate breeze from SSW. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00pm Point Gordon bore per compass EbyS, distant about 9 miles.

At 4.00pm calm; lowered down mainsail.

At 2.00am light breeze sprang up from ENE. Cape Mendocino Light bearing per compass NEbyE½ E, distant about 10 miles.

Latter part wind moderate from E. Weather same.

At 7.00am set main topmast staysail.

Crew employed cleaning vessel. Pumps properly attended.


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4 November 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 38.78, Long -123.75


This day commences with moderate breeze from eastward. Weather cloudy. All sail set.

At 8.00pm light breeze sprang up from NW. Weather same.

Latter part light, variable breezes, weather clear. Land in sight.

Saw schooner to eastward.

Crew employed cleaning vessel, painting, &c. Pumps properly attended.


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5 November 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 37.95, Long -122.85


This day commences with light breeze from southward. Weather clear. All sail set.

At 8.00pm wind hauled to eastward. Tacked ship to southward.

Middle part wind moderate from ESE with dense fog.

At 4.00am tacked ship to eastward.

Latter part wind light from southward with thick fog.

Crew variously employed. Pumps properly attended.


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6 November 1873

Shumagin Islands, Alaska, to San Francisco, California

Lat 35.1, Long -121.3


This day commences with moderate breeze from southward. Weather foggy. All sail set.

At 2.00pm took in main topmast staysail and fore gaff topsail.

At 6.00pm Point Reyes bore SEbyS½S, 5 miles.

At 10.00pm tacked ship to eastward.

At 6.00am calm and foggy.

At 9.00am fresh breeze sprang up from NE. Point Bolinas bore N, distant 4 miles.

At 11.00am off Fort Point.

At 1.00pm came to anchor in Mission Bay off Third Street.

Dr Dall, Messrs Baker and Noyes and Captain Herendeen went on shore.

Last 12 hours fresh breeze from NW

This day has 36 hours to end sea time.


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LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 7th 1873 TO APRIL 20th 1874


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Log book of USCS schooner ‘Yukon’

from November 7, 1873 to April 20, 1874 (inclusive)

William H Dall

Acting Assistant USCS in charge


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1873


[No logs for November 7-9, 1873]


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10 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38

[Civil time]


This day commences with calm, hazy weather.

John McKinsey (Carpenter) and George Saunders (Cook) were today discharged.

Edward Hill came on board and was put on duty as cook.

Latter part wind moderate from westward. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed scraping masts, in boats, &c.


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11 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light airs from southward. Weather foggy.

Latter part wind light from SW. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed scraping masts, in boats, &c.

At 6.00pm Christopher Anderson went ashore on liberty


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12 November 1873


San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with moderate breeze from W. Weather foggy.

Latter part wind moderate from SW. Weather cloudy.

Christopher Anderson has not yet returned to duty on board

Latter part wind moderate from SW. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed scraping and painting masts, in boats, &c.


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13 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light breeze from eastward. Weather cloudy.

Latter part wind moderate from westward. Weather clear.

Crew employed scraping and painting


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14 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light breeze from westward. Weather clear.

At 6.00am hove up anchor and hauled vessel to inside berth of foot of Third Street.

Latter part wind variable. Weather clear.

Crew employed painting, tarring rigging, &c.


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15 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light variable airs. Weather clear.

Christopher Anderson returned on board to duty.

Latter part calm. Clear weather

Crew employed painting, oiling masts and brightwork on deck.


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16 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, clear weather.

Latter part light breeze from southward and westward. Weather part cloudy.

Crew employed washing decks and cleaning brass [illegible].


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17 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light variable breezes. Weather clear.

Latter part wind moderate from westward. Weather part cloudy.

Crew employed scraping paint off outside.


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18 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, foggy weather.

John McKinsey (Carpenter) returned on board this morning and returned to duty again.

Latter part wind moderate from SW. Weather cloudy.

Crew employed scraping vessel outside, overhauling stores, getting ballast on deck, &c.


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19 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light airs from westward. Sky overcast.

At noon Professor Dall came on board and settled off with crew.

Latter part strong breeze from westward.

Crew employed scraping vessel outside.

At sunset moderate.


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20 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


First part of these 24 hours comes in with light wind from SE and cloudy weather.

Men employed in scraping ship.

Discharged Charles Anderson. Christopher Anderson came on board.

Mr Davis, 1st Officer, left.


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21 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light wind from westward with light rain squalls.

One sailor came on board today: Robert Abel.

Men employed in cleaning ship.

Light airs from WbyN.


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22 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong breeze from N. Clear weather.

At 4.00pm baker came on board.

At 7.00pm returned on shore men employed in painting ship.

Fresh breeze from N and clear weather.


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23 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light winds from S and clear weather

Ends with breeze from W and clear weather


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24 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light wind from NE and clear weather.

Men employed in cleaning ship.

At 4.00pm Second Mate went on shore for ship’s stores.

Ends with light wind from W and clear weather/


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25 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm, foggy weather.

Men employed in scraping ship.

Ends with light wind from W and clear weather.


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26 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light airs from W and thick fog.

Men employed in scraping ship.

Ends with strong breeze SW and clear weather.


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27 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with fresh breeze from SE and thick weather.

Ends with wind SW. Flying clouds.

Men employed at ship’s duty.


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28 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light winds SE and thick cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

Ends with thick cloudy weather.


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29 November 1873


San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light winds from SE and cloudy weather with mist.

Ends with fresh breeze from SE and cloudy, light rain squalls.

Men employed at ship’s duty.


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30 November 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part light wind from SE and cloudy with slight rain squalls.

Middle part same.

Latter part winds from WbN. Hazy.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1873


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1 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light N wind strong.

Middle part same.

Latter part strong wind from WNW.

Men employed in painting ship. So ends.


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2 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light breezes from N and clear weather.

Middle part same.

Latter part with light wind from NbyW and clear weather.

Men employed in painting ship. So ends.


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3 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part strong breezes from SE and cloudy.

Let go second anchor and hoisted up boats.

Latter part wind SE. Thick, rainy weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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4 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part light breezes from N.

At 7.00am hove up second anchor.

Mr Baker, 1st Officer, joined schooner.

Middle part wind S fresh.

Latter part wind S blowing fresh and frequent rain squalls.

At 8.00pm US steamer ‘Shubrick’ came in contact with us.

Manned windlass; soon clear no damage.

At 11.00pm light wind and much rain.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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5 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind W light and rainy.

At 6.00am light wind and frequent rain squalls.

At 10.00am same.

Middle part same.

At 3.00pm wind SW attended with rain squalls. Wind light.

At 7.00pm calm and cloudy.

At 9.00pm wind S and clear.

At midnight same.

Men employed in cleaning ship. So ends.


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6 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part light S and SW wind and hazy weather

At 4.00am baffling SW wind. Frequent rain squalls. Heavy flying clouds

Middle part same.

At 4.00pm wind fresh from W.

Latter part wind WbyN light and clear at times

Men employed at ship's duty to ends this day.


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7 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This begins with wind from W and rain squalls.

End watch on shore on liberty.

Middle wind SSE light and rainy.

At 9.00pm wind S fresh. Heavy weather.

Ends calm, cloudy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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8 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm and light airs from SE.

At 5.00am liberty watch returned.

At 10.00am wind S light. Rainy weather.

At 2.00pm wind SE and clear.

At 8.00pm wind SE and rainy.

Men employed in cleaning ship to ends this day.


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9 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with fresh SE wind. Rain.

At 11.00am partly clear. Wind SE.

At 1.00pm cloudy.

At 6.00pm wind NE, light and rainy.

At 8.00pm wind NE fresh.

Latter part clear weather. Wind NE.

Men employed in scraping ship. So ends.


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10 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind NE and clear weather. Wind fresh.

Steward of Duty sick.

Middle part light easterly wind and clear.

Ends wind N light and partly clear.

Men employed in painting ship.


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11 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins calm and foggy.

Middle light SSE wind and clear fine weather.

Former steward left for hospital. Received one from shore in his place: William Wallace.

Latter part calm, clear weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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12 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, clear weather.

Middle part same.

From 1.00pm to 3.00pm light baffling wind from NE to SE.

At 3.30pm wind NNE light and hazy weather.

Latter part light E wind and hazy.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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13 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part light northerly airs and cloudy.

At noon wind EbyS light and rainy.

Latter part wind SE light and rainy weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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14 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light S wind and rainy.

At 2.00am wind E, raining.

One watch on liberty.

At 8.00am clear.

At noon cloudy.

At 2.00pm wind NWbyN. Light rain squalls.

At 8.00pm wind SE blowing fresh and frequent rain squalls.

Dropped second anchor.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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15 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind SSE light. Rainy weather.

At 7.00am hove up second anchor. Broken sky.

At noon wind S fresh and partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind SW.

At 9.00pm wind SE blowing fresh and rainy.

At midnight same.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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16 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with wind SE blowing fresh and raining.

At 2.00am let go port anchor with15 fathoms chain, 45 fathoms on starboard anchor.

At 8.00am wind SW blowing heavy.

At noon wind WSW more moderate. Hove up second anchor.

Latter part frequent rain squalls.

Sent down fore stays and getting ironwork ready for repairing.

Men employed at ship's duty to ends this day. Clear weather.


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17 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light wind from W and clear weather.

At 7.00am thick fog.

At noon wind W. Hazy weather.

At 6.00pm wind NNE light, and overcast sky.

Latter part same.

Men employed at ship's duty to ends this day.


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18 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part calm and light airs from SE.

Middle part rainy. Wind N light.

Latter part light N wind and clear weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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19 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, clear weather.

At 5.00am wind SE and cloudy.

At 11.00am raining and fresh breeze from SE

At 6.00pm same.

Ends with wind from NW and lousy.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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20 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with N wind and hazy weather.

At 5.00am clear weather. Wind very light.

Middle part calms and light airs from all points of compass.

Latter part same.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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21 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm weather and partly clear.

At 5.00am wind SE and light.

One watch on shore on liberty.

Middle same.

Ends with light SE wind and rainy

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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22 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light SE wind and rainy.

At 5.00am liberty watch returned.

Middle part same.

At 2.00pm wind N fresh and clear weather.

Latter part light airs from W and clear weather.

Employment cleaning and painting. So ends.


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23 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with strong breezes from SE and clear weather.

Middle part light SE wind and until 1.00pm hazy weather.

Men employed at ship's duty to ends with calm hazy weather.


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24 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with with hazy weather. Wind SE light.

At noon wind NW light.

Latter part wind NNW. Hazy weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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25 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light wind from SbyE and hazy weather.

One watch on shore on liberty.

Middle part clear, calm weather.

Latter part light SE wind and clear.

At 10.30pm watch returned.

Men employed at ship's duty to ends this day.


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26 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, clear weather.

At 10.00am wind NNW light.

Latter part calm.

Employment cleaning ship to ends with fine weather.


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27 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part light N wind and rainy.

At 8.00am clear, fine weather.

All of middle part same.

Latter part wind N. Partly clear.

Employment cleaning ship. So ends.


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28 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong wind from N and thick, rainy weather..

At 8.00am no rain. Partly clear.

One watch on shore at liberty.

At 10.00am hazy, calm weather.

Latter part hazy, thick weather.

At 10.00pm liberty watch returned.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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29 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with thick, rainy weather. Wind W.

At noon thick, hazy weather. Wind N.

At 3.00pm wind SE. Rainy.

Latter part wind S. Rainy.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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30 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind S. Rainy, thick weather.

Middle part same.

At 6.00pm wind N. Rainy.

Ends with calm, thick weather

Men employed at ship's duty.


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31 December 1873

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm, thick weather.

Middle part same.

At 4.00pm light NW wind and hazy.

Ends with light airs from W and hazy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1874


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1 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light wind from W and thick, rainy weather.

At 7.00am calm.

All middle part calm, rainy weather.

Latter part wind SE fresh and much rain.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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2 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with wind S and rainy.

At 6.00am wind WNW. Frequent rain squalls.

At noon same. Blowing a fresh gale.

Latter part hazy. Breeze from WNW and clear.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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3 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light wind from WbyN and fine, clear weather.

At 5.00am wind N and clear weather.

Middle same.

Latter part wind N light. Fine, clear weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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4 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light N wind and clear weather.

One watch on shore on liberty.

Middle part light northerly airs and calm.

At 5.00pm wind W light.

Latter part calm.

At 10.00pm watch returned.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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5 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part wind N fresh and clear weather

At 10.00am light SE wind.

All latter part calm.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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6 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with strong breeze from N and flying clouds.

At 9.00am clear, fine weather.

All middle and latter part of day clear weather and light airs from N and calms.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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7 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, clear weather.

At 5.00am fresh N wind and foggy.

At 9.00am clear weather.

Middle part same.

Robert Abel went on shore sick.

Latter part light airs from NW and calms.

Employment painting ship to ends these 24 hours.


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8 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This comes in with light airs from NW and clear weather.

At 6.00am wind NNW.

Middle part moderate.

[Thermometer on shore for repairs.]

At 7.00pm wind fresh.

Ends with wind NNW and clear weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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9 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light NNW wind and clear weather.

At 4.00am wind SE light and clear.

At noon wind N.

Latter part wind WNW and clear weather.

Men employed in painting ship. So ends.


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10 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh breeze from NW and partly clear.

Middle part very light airs from all points of compass and calms.

At 7.00pm calm, cloudy weather.

Ends with fresh N wind.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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11 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind N and cloudy weather.

One watch on shore on liberty.

Middle part wind N and cloudy weather.

Latter part calm, cloudy weather.

Liberty watch returned.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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12 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


These 24 hours commence with calm, cloudy weather.

At 8.00am wind N light.

Robert Abel returned to duty.

Discharged Christopher Hudson.

Ends with light airs from N and fine, clear weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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13 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from SE and overcast sky.

At 9.00am broken sky.

At noon clear weather. Wind N.

Ends with light wind from SE.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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14 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, cloudy weather.

10.00am to noon frequent rain squalls and light N wind.

George Richmond and George A Smith came on board.

Latter part wind NNE and thick, misty weather.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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15 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind light NE and rainy weather.

At 7.00am wind fresh.

At noon blowing a fresh gale from SSE.

At 3.00pm blowing heavy and raining.

Ends with wind SSW blowing fresh and rain squalls.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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16 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind SSW blowing heavy in squalls and raining.

Middle part more moderate.

At 5.00pm wind SSW light and clear weather.

Ends with fresh breeze and raining.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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17 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with heavy gale from SW and thick, rainy weather.

Robert Abel left.

At noon wind SW and frequent rain squalls.

At 6.00pm wind WNW and partly clear.

Men employed at ship's duty to ends this day.


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18 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


These 24 hours begin with wind NW light.

At 5.00am wind SE fresh and frequent rain squalls.

Two men on shore on liberty.

Middle part wind SbyE and clear weather.

Latter part wind SbyE and fine, clear weather.

Liberty men returned.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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19 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with strong gale from SbyE and cloudy weather.

At 4.00am wind SW blowing heavy in squalls and raining.

At 1.00pm wind WbyN and rainy..

At 5.00pm wind NW and rainy.

All latter part rainy.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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20 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm weather and frequent rain squalls.

At 5.00am wind SSE and partly clear.

William Powers came on board.

At noon wind W and partly clear.

Latter part light airs from W and partly clear.

Men employed bending sails. So ends.


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21 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from WbyS and clear weather.

At 6.00am wind S.

At 10.00am rainy.

At 2.00pm wind N and partly clear.

At 6.00pm rainy. Wind W light.

Latter part light N wind until 11.00pm fresh.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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22 January 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong N wind and clear weather.

At 9.00am made sail; hove up starboard anchor; stood out to end outside berth and came to with port anchor.

Men employed in stowing boats and clearing up.

Ship getting ready for sea. So ends this day with (20) 12 hours.


[No logs for 23 and 24 January 1874

during which time Yukon leaves San Francisco for Santa Catalina, California]


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25 January 1874

From San Francisco, California, southward bound

Lat 35.58, Long -121.75

[Sea time]


This day comes in with light, baffling winds and fine, clear weather.

At noon light wind from SE and fine weather.

At 6.00pm tried pump.

All latter part light, baffling winds; tacking ship as the wind favours.

Men employed at ship's duty. So ends.


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26 January 1874

From San Francisco, California, southward bound

Lat 35.1, Long -121.3


This day comes in with light breeze from SSE and overcast sky. Frequent dashes rain.

At 4.00pm land distant 4 miles.

At 6.00pm tried pump from 8.00am to noon.

Baffling winds from ENE to EbS. Rainy at times.

Heavy swell heaving from W.

At 5.00am tacked to NEbyE.

At noon gentle breeze from W.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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27 January 1874

From San Francisco, California, southward bound

Lat 33.83, Long -120.25


This day begins with fine, clear weather. Heavy swell heaving from W.

At 2.00pm Moro Rock bore NE½N, distant 29 miles.

At midnight fresh breeze and thick fog.

At 4.00am more moderate.

At 8.00am saw San Miguel [Magill in log] Island; at noon E end bore N½ E, distant 30 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended.


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28 January 1874

From San Francisco, California, southward bound

Lat 33.31, Long -118.67


This day comes in with gentle breeze from WbyN and partly clear.

At 6.00pm W end of Santa Cruz Island bore NNW, distant 25 miles.

At midnight wind very light from W.

At 4.00am calm and hazy.

At 6.00am breeze light. Santa Barbara Island bore E, distant 10 miles.

At noon Santa Barbara Island close aboard on port hand.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended.


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29 January 1874

From San Francisco, California, southward bound [to Santa Catalina]

Lat 33.27, Long -118.33


This day comes in with a gentle breeze from W½N.

At 6.00pm wind very light NW; end of Santa Catalina bore NNW, distant 3 miles.

At midnight wind very light from W.

At 8.00pm came to anchor in Santa Catalina Harbor in 6½ fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

All middle part calm.

At 5.00am wind S very light.

At 10.00am fleeted up harbour to 4 fathoms water; paid out 25 fathoms chain.

Moved stern with kedge anchor.

Employment getting boats for use. So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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30 January 1874

Santa Catalina, California

Lat 33.426, Long -118.509


This day begins with fresh NW wind.

Put boats [?] out; large boat off dredging [?].

Mr Noyes and Mr Baker collecting specimens.

Middle part wind N fresh and clear weather.

All latter part light NW.

Men employed at getting water and overhauling blocks.

So end these 24 hours. Pumps properly attended.


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31 January 1874

Santa Catalina, California

Lat 33.426, Long -118.509


This day comes in with light N wind and fine, clear weather.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker, Mr Noyes and five others on shore collecting specimens.

Middle part light N wind and hazy.

Latter part Captain Dall, Mr Baker, Mr Noyes and five others on shore collecting specimens.

Discharged Steward (Mr Scott) and sent him on shore at his own request, he having used insolent language and refused duty.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends this day.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1874


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1 February 1874

Santa Catalina, California

Lat 33.426, Long -118.509


This day comes in with light N wind and clear weather.

It seems almost impossible to account for wind outside of harbor in common light weather for wind draws either direct in or out of harbor.

Middle part calm

Latter part light N wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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2 February 1874

Santa Catalina, California

Lat 33.426, Long -118.509


This day comes in with light S wind and clear weather.

Middle part light N wind and calms.

Latter part light N wind. Carried boat cross land to N Harbour and dredgers [?].

Men employed at ship's duty to ends, with calm weather


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3 February 1874

Santa Catalina, California

Lat 33.426, Long -118.509


This day begins with light S wind and clear weather.

Stowed long boat and unshipped davits.

Rove new staysail and flying jib halyards, flying jib whips.

At noon calm, clear weather.

Latter part wind N and very baffling in harbor.

Ran kedge and hauled to outside harbor.

Came to with starboard anchor and 30 fathoms chain.

Wind blowing a fresh gale. Out tide.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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4 February 1874

From Santa Catalina, California, northward bound

Lat 33.55, Long -118.80


This day begins with a fresh gale from W and clear weather.

At 6.00pm quite moderate.

Middle part light wind from N.

At 7.30am underway and outside of heads.

At 9.00am W end of Santa Catalina bore NbyW½W from which I take my departure.

At 10.00am set main topmast staysail.

At noon Santa Barbara Island bore W, distant 9 miles

Men employed in securing anchors and clearing up ship. So ends.


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5 February 1874

From Santa Catalina, California, northward bound

Lat 34.40, Long -119.67


This day comes in with fresh breeze and clear weather.

At 1.30pm tacked ship to northward; rove off new main peak purchase.

At 6.00pm Santa Barbara Island bore S¼E, distant 12 miles.

At 8.00pm light breeze from WNW and fine weather.

At midnight wind very light.

At 3.00am wind light.

At 4.00am set main topmast staysail. Wind fresh at 4.30pm; hauled it down.

At 7.00am light N wind.

At 8.00pm Santa Bonaventura SE½E, distant 12 miles.

At 11.00am sounded and dredged.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends, with very light weather.

Pumps attended to.


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6 February 1874

From Santa Catalina, California, northward bound

Lat 34.27, Long -119.57


This day begins with light wind from SWbyW.

At noon Santa Barbara bore NW, distant 13 miles.

At 4.00pm closed in with Santa Barbara; sent boat on shore in charge of Mr Baley.

At 5.00pm boat returned; stood out of there with very light airs from NNW.

At 6.00pm calm.

At midnight light bore WNW, distant 3 miles.

Latter part calm until 11.00am. Light airs from WbyN.

Schooner heading SSW.

At noon Santa Barbara lighthouse bore NWbyN½N, distant 7 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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7 February 1874

From Santa Catalina, California, northward bound

Lat 34.23, Long -120.03


This day begins with light, hazy weather.

At 2.00pm set main topmast staysail; at 4.00pm hauled it down.

Tacking as wind favours.

At 9.00pm carried away iron slings to main boom.

Furled sail and at 11.00am had rope slings made.

Calm and light swell heaving from WSW.

At 6.00am light airs from ENE.

Set mainsail and gaff topsail, making no headway.

At noon Santa Barbara lighthouse bore ENE.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends this day.

Pumps properly attended.


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8 February 1874

From Santa Catalina, California, northward bound

Lat 33.85, Long -120.37


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 2.00pm light air from WNW.

At 4.00pm wind fresh.

At 7.00pm came to anchor in Cuyler Harbour in 8 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled all sails. Made all snug.

At 8.00pm set watch.

Latter part of the night calm.

At 8.00am boat went on shore. Light SE wind.

At noon wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends this day.

Pumps attended to.



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9 February 1874

[Cuyler Harbor] San Miguel Island*, California

Lat 34.05, Long -120.35


This day comes in with fresh breeze from SE and clear weather.

At 2.00pm dropped second anchor.

At 6.00pm quite moderate.

All the middle part moderate.

At 5.00am light ENE wind.

At 6.00am hove up second anchor.

At 8.00am Captain Dall, Mr Baker, Mr Noyes and two men on shore digging for native remains.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended attended to.


[*San Magill in log.]


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10 February 1874

San Miguel Island, California

Lat 34.05, Long -120.35


This day begins with light N airs and calms.

At 6.00pm light S wind.

Middle part same.

At 4.00am wind ENE. Light cloudy weather.

At noon wind SE fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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11 February 1874

San Miguel Island, California

Lat 34.30, Long -120.35


This day begins with fresh SE wind and cloudy weather.

At 5.00pm stowed boats and booms. Made all secure for sea.

At midnight thick, rainy weather.

At 4.00am wind ESE light.

At 9.20am underway, rock bearing E close aboard.

At 11.00am tacked ship to westward.

Bent fore gaff topsail.

At noon strong breeze and cloudy.

Men employed as ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps attended to.


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12 February 1874

From San Miguel Island, California, northbound

Lat 35.15, Long -121.38


This day begins with fresh wind and hazy weather.

At 8.00pm tacked to NNW.

At midnight strong breeze and clear.

At 2.00am strong breeze and rainy.

At 4.00am furled flying jib and put one reef in mainsail.

At 8.00am set flying jib. Strong breeze and cloudy, frequent rain squalls.

At noon fine weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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13 February 1874

From San Miguel Island, California, northbound

Lat 35.68, Long -121.65


This comes in with light wind and clear weather.

At 2.00pm tacked to southward.

At 5.00pm tacked to westward.

At 6.00pm Moro Rock bore NEbyN, 14 miles distant.

At 7.00pm down mainsail, foresail and flying jib.

At 10.00pm set them again.

At midnight fresh breeze.

At 5.00am very light airs.

At 9.00am got a deep sea sound; land distant 8 miles.

At noon fresh breeze from SSE.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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14 February 1874

From San Miguel Island, California, northbound [to Monterey]

Lat 36.38, Long -122.10


This day begins with fresh breeze. All sail set.

At 4.00pm Point Sur bore NNW, distant 15 miles. Cloudy weather.

At 6.00pm furled both gaff topsail and flying jib; left mainsail.

Rainy weather and wind fresh.

At midnight light breeze and thick weather.

Point Pinos light bore NE, 6 miles; hauled in log off and on during night.

At 9.00am reefs out of mainsail and set likewise flying jib and main gaff topsail.

Town of Monterey bore SSE, distant 3 miles.

Light air from SW and heavy swell from SW. Clear.

At 11.00am down boat and towed into bay.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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15 February 1874

Monterey Bay, California

Lat 36.90, Long -122.00


At 12.30pm came to anchor in Monterey Bay in 8 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Light airs from NNW.

Rigged out booms and overboard gig.

At midnight calm.

At 6.00am light SE airs.

At 9.00am wind NNW.

At noon light wind WbyN.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends, with fine, clear weather.


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16 February 1874

Monterey Bay, California

Lat 36.90, Long -122.00


This day first part wind WbyN and clear weather.

Middle part light SW airs and calms.

All latter part fresh SSW wind and cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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17 February 1874

Monterey Bay, California [and northbound]

Lat 36.90, Long -122.00


This day begins with fresh SSW wind and hazy weather.

Received two skulls of California Grey Whale.

Middle part light SE wind and rainy.

At 9.00am in port boom and hoisted up stern boat

At 10.30am boom in; boats stowed.

At 11.00am underway, all sail set.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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18 February 1874

Monterey Bay, California, northbound

Lat 37.40, Long -122.75


This day comes in with fresh SE wind.

At 12.30pm Monterey bore SE, distant 3 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 5.00pm caught a porpoise.

At 6.30pm got squall from NW; close reefed mainsail and furled it.

Bonnet out of jib; set it. Much rain.

At 10.00pm Pigeon Point Light bore NEbyE, distant 14 miles.

At midnight ceased raining.

At 2.00am wore to NNE. Sailing Master fell and sprained his leg.

At 4.00am set double-reefed mainsail.

At 9.00am wore to SW. Reefed jib, balanced mainsail.

At noon wore ship to northward.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps attended to.


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19 February 1874

Monterey Bay, California, northbound

Lat 37.80, Long -122.72


This day comes in with fresh gale from NW.

Schooner under reefed jib, single-reefed foresail and balanced reefed mainsail.

At 3.00pm turned reef out of jib.

At 5.00pm close in to Pigeon Point; wore to westward.

Saw two steamers bound southward.

At midnight more moderate.

Wore ship to northward; turned one reef out of fore and mainsail.

At 3.00am set whole foresail.

At 5.00am turned reef out of mainsail; set flying jib and main gaff topsail.

At 9.00am Pigeon Point close aboard; tacked to westward.

Put bonnet in jib.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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20 February 1874

Monterey Bay, California, northbound

Lat 37.40, Long -122.78


This day comes in with light wind and clear; all sail set.

Land close aboard; tacking frequently.

Heavy swell heaving from NW.

Middle part calm.

At 8.00am light airs from NW. At 10.00am wind fresh.

Men employed at ships’ duty. So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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21 February 1874

Monterey Bay [to Mission Bay, San Francisco], California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh breezes. Working northward, land close aboard.

Making frequent tacks.

At 4.00pm Point Bonita bore N, distant 10 miles. Hauled in log.

At 9.00pm dropped anchor off Point Bonita.

Calm at 11.00pm; got underway, wind NNW.

At 2.00pm dropped anchor off Meiggs’ Wharf.

At 9.00am underway; at 11.00am came to anchor in Mission Bay in 3 fathoms of water; paid out 17 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Washed off. Cleaned brightwork.

At 8.00pm set anchor watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends this day with 36 hours.

Pumps properly attended to. Calm weather and clear.


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22 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38

[Civil time]


This day begins with light wind from W and clear weather.

One watch on shore on liberty.

At noon breeze from WNW and clear.

Liberty watch returned.

Ends with light airs from W and clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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23 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs from WNW and clear weather.

William Williams came on board as Cook.

At noon calm

At 2.00pm light airs from WNW.

Ends with clear weather.

Men employed in unbending sails and unreeving rigging.


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24 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part calm.

At 5.00am fresh breeze from SE.

At noon wind SW fresh and clear weather.

Latter part wind WSW and cloudy.

Men employed setting up rigging. So ends.


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25 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part strong breeze from NNW and clear weather.

Middle part same.

At 6.00pm moderate and clear sky.

At midnight calm, clear weather.

Men employed at setting up rigging. So ends.


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26 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am light S wind.

At noon light SE airs.

Latter part light breeze from NW and fine, clear weather.

Men employed tarring rigging and scraping spars. So ends.


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27 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze from W and clear weather.

Middle part same.

At 6.00pm light SE wind.

At midnight calm.

Men employed in scraping spars. So ends.


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28 February 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light SE wind and clear weather.

At noon wind S blowing fresh, overcast sky.

At 6.00pm wind SE fresh; dropped second anchor.

Latter part fresh SE wind.

Men employed scraping spars. So ends.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1874


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1 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh SE wind.

At 2.00am raining.

At 7.00am wind SW.

At 9.00am hove up second anchor.

At noon ceased raining.

All latter part of day moderate.

At 6.00pm clear, calm weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends. Calm.


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2 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs from NW and clear.

Middle part same.

Latter part light NW wind and clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty to ends this day. Calm.


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3 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm weather and frequent rain squalls.

At 4.00am wind SW fresh and rainy

Middle part wind NW, frequent mist squalls.

Latter part wind W light.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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4 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with strong breeze from NW and clear weather.

At noon same.

At 6.00pm calm.

At midnight same.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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5 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences calm and cloudy.

At 4.00am rainy, wind WSW.

At 7.00am wind WNW, frequent rain squalls.

At noon fine, clear weather.

All latter part strong wind from WbyN and clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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6 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from W and clear weather.

At noon light airs from NE.

Latter part light wind from WSW and clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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7 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong breeze from SSE and thick, rainy weather.

At noon wind S, clear weather.

Discharged George A Smith.

At 4.00pm cloudy.

At 6.00pm dropped starboard anchor; blowing a fresh gale and raining.

At 9.00pm wind light.

So ends with moderate rainy weather.


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8 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light breeze from W and cloudy.

William Powers discharged.

One watch on shore on liberty.

At noon wind NW and clear weather.

Liberty watch returned.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with wind NW and clear weather.


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9 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day first part comes in with fresh breeze from NE and clear weather.

Discharged George Richmond.

Middle part moderate and clear.

At 5.00pm wind W.

Latter part calm, clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Fine weather.


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10 March 1874

San Francisco

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 4.00am fresh breeze from SE and clear.

At 2.00pm fresh breeze from S. Hazy.

Latter part strong breeze from SW and cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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11 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with fresh wind from SE and thick, rainy weather.

Charles Shed came onboard as Seaman.

At noon wind S. Overcast sky

At 7.00pm rainy, moderate weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with rainy, calm weather.


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12 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with moderate, rainy weather.

At 6.00am light airs from SW.

Middle part same.

Latter part light wind from SW and frequent rain squalls.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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13 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze from W and clear weather.

Middle part same.

Latter part wind WSW, light dashes of rain.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Rainy weather.


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14 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs from SE and thick, rainy weather.

At noon thick, rainy weather.

At 6.00pm wind W. Fine, clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fine, clear weather.


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15 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

One watch on shore on liberty,

At noon fresh NW wind.

At 6.00pm wind SW and rainy.

Liberty watch returned.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Wind NW light and clear weather.


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16 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light W wind and clear weather.

At 6.00am wind fresh.

At noon blowing a fresh gale.

Latter part light W wind and clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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17 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs from WNW and clear weather.

At noon light airs from WNW and clear weather.

Latter part calm.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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18 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm, clear weather.

At 7.00am 11 calkers at work calking deck.

At noon light airs from NW.

At 1.00pm 15 calkers at work.

Latter part calm.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Fine weather.


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19 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs and calms from NW.

At 7.00am 16 calkers at work.

Middle part calm.

Latter part light airs from NbyW and clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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20 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light W wind and dark cloudy weather.

Oliver Edwards, Seaman, joined schooner.

At 7.00am 16 calkers at work.

At noon calm, clear weather.

At 2.00pm fresh breeze from WNW.

At 4.00pm calkers finished deck.

At 7.00pm calm.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with fresh N wind


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21 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh N wind and clear weather.

At noon light NW wind and clear weather.

At 8.00pm wind W light.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with calm. clear weather.


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22 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm, clear weather.

One watch on shore on liberty.

At noon light NW wind.

Liberty watch returned.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light WNW wind and clear weather


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23 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from NW and hazy.

At noon wind fresh and clear weather.

Discharged George Browning.

Ends with calm, clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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24 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with calm, clear weather.

Albert Sanburn joined.

At 6.00am light S wind and clear weather.

At noon hazy.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with wind WbyN and cloudy


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25 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from S and hazy weather.

John Andrew joined as Seaman.

At noon rainy, thick weather.

Latter part rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with rainy weather.


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26 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with wind light from S. Thick, rainy weather.

At 10.00am wind W. Fine, clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with fresh wind from W and clear.


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27 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from SE and thick weather.

At noon partly clear.

At 6.00pm rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with thick, rainy weather. Wind S light.


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28 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with rainy, thick weather and light S wind.

At 9.00am partly clear.

Latter part wind W and cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends this day.


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29 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from WbyS and clear weather.

One watch on liberty.

At 10.00am wind NW fresh.

At 8.00pm moderate.

Liberty watch returned.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with moderate, cloudy weather.


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30 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light NW wind and clear weather.

At noon wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light W wind and partly clear.


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31 March 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs from NE and dark, cloudy weather.

At noon fresh NW wind and clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with calm, clear weather.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1874


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1 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with moderate, clear weather.

At 4.00am light N wind and foggy weather.

Middle part fresh NW wind and clear weather.

Discharged John McKenzie, Charles Anderson, Herman Anderson.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light wind from WbyN and partly clear.


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2 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs from W and cloudy.

At noon fresh NW wind.

At 5.00pm a heavy squall from SW.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with moderate, clear weather.


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3 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind from SW and partly clear.

At 10.00am fresh NW wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light wind from W and clear weather.


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4 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with strong breeze from SW and thick, rainy weather.

At noon wind NW fresh.

At 6.00pm moderate.

Discharged Albert Sanburn.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with frequent rain squalls


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5 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light wind from WSW and partly clear.

At noon wind NW fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light airs from NW and frequent rain squalls.


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6 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm, rainy weather.

At 4.00am clear weather.

At noon fresh NW wind.

Discharged John Andrew, Seaman.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with wind SW and clear, fine weather.


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7 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day commences with light airs from WbyN and clear weather.

Hue Martin, Harry Carver, Joseph Boman and Wallace Martin joined as Seamen.

Received a new mainsail and jib. Sent the old ones on shore.

Bending sail.

At noon fresh NW wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light airs from NW and clear weather.


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8 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fine, clear weather. Wind W.

Charles Danforth joined as Seaman.

At noon fresh NW wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light airs from NW and fine, clear weather.


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9 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with light NW wind and clear weather.

At noon fresh NW wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light airs from NW and clear weather.


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10 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This begins with light airs from S and overcast sky.

At noon light NW wind and hazy.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with fresh NW wind and hazy weather.


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11 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh NW wind.

At noon fresh gale from NW.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light SW wind and hazy weather.


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12 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong gale from SE and thick, rainy weather.

At 4.00am dropped second anchor.

At 6.00am hoisted up boats.

At 8.00am commences to moderate. Hove up second anchor.

At noon fine, clear weather. Wind NW fresh.

One watch on liberty ashore.

At 10.00pm watch returned.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with moderate, rainy weather


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13 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light SW wind and thick, squally weather

At 8.00am took steam to dry dock and made fast to wharf.

At noon fine, clear weather. Wind W light.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with light W wind and clear weather.


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14 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light W wind and clear weather.

Middle part same.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with moderate, clear weather


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15 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day begins with calm, clear weather.

At 8.00am on dry dock.

Middle part fresh NW wind.

Discharged Edward Doliver.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with strong N wind.


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16 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with a fresh gale from N and clear weather.

Arm Wahlgren [?] joined as Seaman.

Schooner all ready to go off but there is such a heavy swell, dock master will not sink dock for fear of disaster to vessel and dock.

At noon same.

At 6.00pm wind N, fresh gale.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fresh W wind and too much swell to get out of dock.


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17 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh N wind and clear weather.

At 10.00am hauled out of dry dock.

At noon made fast to wharf.

Men employed taking in stores and stowing them.

So ends with fine, moderate weather.


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18 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather

At 8.00am light NW wind.

At 10.00am dropped off from wharf and dropped anchor.

At noon fresh NW wind.

One watch ashore on liberty.

Men employed in clearing up decks; getting ready for sea.

So ends with calm weather.


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19 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light W wind and clear weather.

Liberty watch returned. One watch on shore on liberty.

Middle part fresh NW wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fresh NW wind. Liberty watch returned.


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20 April 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

Schooner all ready for sea.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours.

At noon wind NW fresh.


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LOG BOOK – APRIL 20th 1874 TO NOVEMBER 16th 1874


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Log book of the USCS Schooner Yukon

From April 20th to November 16th 1874

William H Dall

Acting Assistant USCS

in charge Hydrographic Party


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21 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 37.52, Long -124.37

[Sea time]


This day comes in with fresh NW wind.

At 2.00pm underway beating out.

At 5.00pm outside of Point Bonita.

At 6.00pm Point Bonita bore NEbyN, distant 9 miles, from which I take my departure.

Stowed anchors. Made all snug. Chores [?], watches.

At midnight Farallones Lighthouse bore ENE.

At 6.00am set main gaff topsail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fine weather and all sail set. Pumps properly attended.


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22 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 37.23, Long -127.17


This day comes in moderate.

At 4.00pm fresh breeze and hazy weather.

At midnight light breeze and hazy weather.

At 4.00am light and cloudy weather.

At 9.00am set main topmast staysail.

At 10.00am bent fore gaff topsail and set it.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, hazy weather. Pumps properly attended to.


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23 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 37.28, Long -128.30


This day comes in with moderate, hazy weather.

At 6.00pm hauled down and [?] sail.

At midnight wind very light and baffling.

At 5.00am tacked to NW.

All latter part light wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps attended to properly.


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24 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 38.48, Long -130.23


This day comes in with light wind and dark, hazy weather.

At 8.00pm calm, cloudy weather.

At 11.00pm light breeze.

At 4.00am rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with misty weather. Pumps properly attended to.


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25 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 39.90, Long -130.97


This day comes in with light misty weather.

At 1.30pm saw bark steering E.

At 4.00pm fine, clear weather.

At 10.30pm set main topmast staysail.

At midnight fresh breeze and clear.

At 2.00am hauled down staysail and furled both topsails.

At 8.00am set main gaff topsail. Fresh breeze and partly clear.

At 10.00am set fore gaff topsail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with broken sky. Pumps attended to properly.


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26 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 41.97, Long -133.88


This day comes in with strong breeze and clear weather.

At 1.00pm saw sail steering SE.

At 7.00pm furled fore gaff topsail.

At midnight hazy. Heavy swell heaving from WSW.

At 4.00am fine breeze and cloudy weather.

At noon reefed main and foresail; furled fore jib.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps attended to properly.


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27 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 44.32, Long -135.50


This day comes in with strong breeze and hazy weather.

At 2.00pm rainy, thick weather.

At 7.00pm bonnet out of jib.

At midnight strong breeze and squally with rain.

At 7.00am turned reefs out of foresail. Set flying jib.

At 8.00am strong breeze with rain squalls.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with clear weather and strong breeze. Pumps attended to.


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28 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 46.10, Long -136.97


This day comes in with strong breeze and squally.

At 10.00pm furled flying jib.

At midnight fresh breeze and cloudy.

At 4.00am light wind and light dashes of rain. Set flying jib and fore gaff topsail.

At 6.00am furled mainsail. Wind very light and heavy swell from WSW.

At 11.00am furled foresail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather. Pumps attended to properly.


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29 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 48.33, Long -138.18


This day comes in with calm, clear weather. Swell heaving from WSW.

Foresail and mainsail furled. For jib hauled down.

At 4.30pm all sail set. Wind light, swell decreasing.

At midnight fresh breeze and partly clear.

At 4.00am furled gaff topsails.

At 8.00am strong breeze and cloudy.

At 9.00am set main gaff topsail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fresh breeze. Pumps properly attended to.


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30 April 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 49.95, Long -138.83


This day comes in with fine breeze and cloudy.

At 2.00pm set fore gaff topsail.

At 8.00pm strong breeze and partly clear.

At 9.00pm wind freshens. Furled fore gaff topsail and tacked.

At midnight strong breeze and broken sky.

At 1.00am double-reefed mainsail and furled flying jib.

At 6.00am single-reefed foresail; unbent flying jib, sent it in; reefed main jib.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light gale and heavy swell from WSW and cloudy. Pumps attended to.



LOGS FOR MAY 1874


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1 May 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 52.98, Long -138.85


This day comes in with fresh gale and cloudy weather.

At midnight wind light and cloudy weather.

At 2.00am earing [ereing in log] parted on foresail; furled it, likewise mainsail.

Wind light and heavy swell from SW.

At 7.00am set foresail and fore gaff topsail; turned reef out of jib.

At 9.00am set mainsail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather. Pumps attended to properly.


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2 May 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 55.60, Long -136.73


This day comes in with strong breeze and broken sky.

At 2.00pm bent fore jib and furled it.

At 4.30pm set flying jib.

At 8.00pm strong breeze and broken sky.

At 10.00pm furled fore gaff topsail.

At midnight strong breeze.

At 6.00am set fore gaff topsail. Strong breeze.

At 10.00am set main gaff topsail.

At 11.00am put bonnet on jib.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fine weather. Pumps attended to properly.


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3 May 1874

San Francisco, California, to Sitka, Alaska

Lat 57.42, Long -136.72


This day commences with fresh breeze.

At 1.30pm saw land off starboard bow, distant 60 miles.

At 4.00pm saw Mt Edgecumbe bearing NNW, distant 40 miles.

Heave swell heaving from S.

At midnight light breeze from N and clear weather.

At 1.00am tacked NbyE; at 4.00am Mt Edgecumbe bore N, distant 20 miles.

At 8.00am Lazaria Island bore N, distant 3 miles. Wind very light.

At 9.00am bent chains and anchors of bow. Light wind and clear weather.

At noon Sitka bore NEbyN, distant 15 miles (continued on the next page).

At 2.00pm came to anchor in Sitka Harbor near town in 12 fathoms water; paid out 45 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Wind S and rainy.

Captain Dall went on shore.

At 8.00pm set anchor watch.


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4 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35

[Civil time]


This day comes in with light S wind and clear weather.

At 7.00am on shore taking observations.

At 1.00pm wind W and clear weather.

At 6.00pm wind WNW.

At 8.00pm wind E light.

Set night watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty,

So ends with calm, hazy weather.


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5 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


This day comes in with light E wind and cloudy weather.

At 8.00am calm. On shore taking observations.

At noon wind SW.

At 1.00pm wind WSW, partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind W light and partly clear.

At 8.00pm hoisted up boats.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, clear weather.


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6 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


This day comes in with light W wind and cloudy weather.

on shore taking observations.

At noon wind SW.

At 6.00pm wind WSW and partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light wind and hazy weather.


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7 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


This day commences with light wind and overcast sky.

Captain Dall and Mr Noyes off in boat taking angles and bearings.

At 8.00am light wind and cloudy weather.

At 8.00pm set night watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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8 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At noon wind S. Thick, misty weather.

At 6.00pm rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, rainy weather. Pumps attended to properly.


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9 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am clear weather.

At 9.00am hove up starboard anchor; dropped a little inshore; let go small anchor; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

At noon rainy, calm weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with calm, rainy weather.


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10 May 1874

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


This day comes in with thick, rainy weather and light wind.

At 8.00am light wind from S.

At noon partly clear.

At 6.00pm light breeze.

At 8.00pm set night watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather. Pumps attended to.


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11 May 1874

Sitka to Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 57.18, Long -136.83


This day comes in with calm weather and partly clear.

At 11.00am underway. Wind SW.

At noon all sail set; beating out. Wind light and clear weather.

Stowed boats. Men employed at ship’s duty.


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12 May 1874

Sitka to Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.87, Long -136.00

[Sea time]


This day comes in with fine, clear weather.

At 4.00pm the Island of Lazaria bore WbyN, distant 8 miles.

At 8.00pm Cape Edgecumbe bore N½ E, distant 10 miles. From it I take my departure.

At midnight tacked to northward.

At 8.00am fine, clear weather. All sail set.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps attended to properly.


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13 May 1874

Sitka to Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.05, Long -138.00


This day comes in with strong breeze and clear weather.

At 5.00pm furled gaff staysails.

At 6.00pm tacked to westward.

At midnight fine breeze and clear weather.

At 5.00am set main gaff topsail.

At 7.00am tacked to northward; set fore gaff topsail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, clear weather. Pumps attended to properly.


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14 May 1874

Sitka to Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.47, Long -138.00


This day comes in with light airs and fine, clear weather.

Wind baffling; making frequent tacks as the wind favors.

At midnight calm, clear weather. Land distant 10 miles.

At 5.00am got deep sea sound.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends at noon, Mount Fairweather peak bore NW½N; land distant 4 miles. Making short tacks along the land.


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15 May 1874

Sitka to Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.637, Long -137.58


This day comes in with fresh breeze and clear.

At 4.00pm light baffling wind. Heavy swell heaving from S.

Closed in at Lituya Bay; passage very rough off and on during the night. Wind very light.

At midnight wind light.

At 4.00am wind very light.

At 8.00am light breeze; steered for passage.

At 9.00am at anchor in Lituya Bay in 5½ fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

on shore taking observations.

Light wind and clear weather.

At 8.00am light winds.

At noon calm, hazy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours; anchor watch set; pumps attended to as usual.


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16 May 1874

Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.637, Long -137.58

[Civil time]


This day comes in with calm hazy weather

At 6.00am light airs.

At 9.00am on shore taking observations.

At noon wind light.

At 1.00pm Captain Dall went on shore at the island; at 7.00pm returned..

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light, hazy weather.


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17 May 1874

Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.637, Long -137.58


This day commences with light wind and cloudy weather.

At 8.00am fresh breeze.

At noon light.

At 1.00pm rainy, thick weather.

At 6.00pm wind light and rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light wind and rainy weather.


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18 May 1874

Lituya Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.637, Long -137.58

This day comes in with wind light and rainy weather.

At noon same.

At 6.00pm wind light and partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light airs and calms and partly clear.


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19 May 1874

Lituya Bay to Behrings [Yakutat] Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.637, Long -137.58


This day comes in with light airs and calms.

At 9.00am boats stowed; booms in; all ready for sea.

At 10.00am underway, all sail.

At 11.00am all clear of heads.

At noon passage bore NE½ N, distant 6 miles.

So ends this day with 12 hours. Fine, clear weather


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20 May 1874

Lituya Bay to Behrings Bay, Alaska

Lat 59.25, Long -138.52

[Sea time]


This day comes in with light breeze and clear weather.

At 1.00pm Lituya Bay passage bore NE½N, distant 10 miles, from which I take my departure.

Tacked to N and W.

At 4.00pm tacked to south-westward.

Mount Fairweather bore NNE. Land distant 3 miles.

At 5.00pm tacked to southward; furled fore gaff topsail.

At 10.00pm tacked to northward. At midnight tacked to southward.

At 4am tacked northward; set fore gaff topsail.

At 9.00am tacked to northward. At 10.00am standing to northward.

At noon tacked to southward.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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21 May 1874

Lituya Bay to Behrings Bay, Alaska [Port Mulgrave*]

Lat 59.57, Long -138.90


This day comes in with light breeze and clear weather.

At 2.00pm tacked to northward. At 4.00pm tacked to southward. At 6.30pm tacked to northward.

At 9.00pm furled fore gaff topsail.

At 11.00pm furled main gaff topsail.

At midnight wind light and hazy weather.

At 4.30am set gaff topsails.

At 8.00am thick, rainy weather.

At noon Cape Phipps bore NW½W, distant 4 miles. Rainy weather.

At 1.00pm light wind. Working towards Port Mulgrave.

At 4.00pm dropped anchor in Port Mulgrave in 10 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

At 8.00pm set night watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours and clear weather.


[*Port Mulgrave map 1875]


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22 May 1874

Port Mulgrave, Alaska

Lat 59.566, Long -139.78

[Civil time]


This day comes in with calm, clear weather (at work Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore).

At 8.00am wind light and partly clear.

At noon same.

At 4.00pm raining.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, rainy weather.


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[Two days per page until 26 May]


23 May 1874

Port Mulgrave, Alaska

Lat 59.566, Long -139.78


This day comes in with rainy, moderate weather.

At 6.00am same.

At noon moderate, rainy weather.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes taking observations.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate weather. Partly clear.


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24 May 1874

Port Mulgrave, Alaska

Lat 59.566, Long -139.78


This day begins with calm weather and partly clear.

At 5.00am clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

All latter part of day clear, fine weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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25 May 1874

Port Mulgrave, Alaska

Lat 59.566, Long -139.78


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 10.0am wind light.

Captain Dall surveying harbour, Mr Noyes with him

At noon wind light.

Captain Dall and Mr Noyes away in boat taking soundings of harbour.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.


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26 May 1874

Port Mulgrave [to Port Etches], Alaska

Lat 59.566, Long -139.78


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 7.00am light breeze.

At 7.30am underway, all sail set.

At 10.00am all clear harbour; stowed boats and anchors.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours and fine weather.


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27 May 1874

Port Mulgrave to Port Etches, Alaska

Lat 58.67, Long -142.12

[Sea time]


This day comes on with light wind.

At 12.30pm Cape Phipps bore SSE, distant 6 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 4.00pm tacked to south-westward; set fore gaff topsail.

At 6.00pm thick fog.

At 8.00pm fine, breeze and partly clear.

At midnight wind light and clear weather.

At 4.00am wind light and weather clear.

At 8.00am thick fog.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with wind light, weather clear. Pumps attended to properly.


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28 May 1874

Port Mulgrave to Port Etches, Alaska

Lat 58.88, Long -145.62


This day comes in with light airs and calms. Weather clear.

At 4.00pm Mount St Elias bore NbyW.

At 6.00pm got deep sea sound.

At 10.00pm wind light.

At midnight light airs and clear.

At 4.00am cloudy.

At 8.00am fine breeze and cloudy.

Men employed at ship's duty.

So ends with gentle breeze and partly clear. Pumps attended to properly.


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29 May 1874

Port Mulgrave to Port Etches, Alaska

Lat 60.48, Long -146.52


This day comes in with strong breeze and cloudy.

At 4.00pm fine breeze and partly clear.

At 7.00pm furled both topsails.

At 8.00pm reefed mainsail and furled it.

Strong breeze. Cloudy, rainy weather.

At 9.00pm saw Middleton Island bearing NW, distant 15 miles.

At midnight cloudy.

At 2.00am set single-reefed mainsail.

At 4.00am strong breeze, rainy weather.

At 6.00am set flying jib; reefed out mainsail.

Saw land at Port Etches, distant 30 miles.

At noon in outer harbour. Wind very light and baffling.

Pumps attended to properly.

This day at 3.30pm came to anchor in Port Etches inner harbor, 5 fathoms water; paid out 35 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Light wind and rainy weather.

At 8.00pm set anchor watch.

All latter part rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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30 May 1874

Port Etches, Alaska

Lat 60.32, Long -146.61

[Civil time]


This day comes in with thick, rainy weather. Wind light.

At noon cloudy, wind light.

At 6.00pm partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light airs, frequent rain squalls.


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[Two days per page until 4 June]


31 May 1874

Port Etches, Alaska

Lat 60.32, Long -146.61


This day comes in with light airs and calms.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes taking observations.

At noon rainy.

At 5.00pm partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1874


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1 June 1874

Port Etches, Alaska

Lat 60.32, Long -146.61


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At noon light airs and clear weather.

At 4.00pm light airs and calms.

At 6.00pmgot underway; head wind and head tide.

Dropped anchor.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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2 June 1874

Port Etches to Middleton Island, Alaska

Lat 59.58, Long -146.37


This day comes in with light airs and calms. Weather partly clear.

At 9.00am underway; light baffling airs.

Dropped anchor; touched on bar.

At 11.00am underway.

At noon in outer roads.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours.


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3 June 1874

Port Etches to Middleton Island, Alaska

Lat 59.58, Long -146.37

[Sea time]


This day comes in with light airs.

At 1.00pm Port Etches S point bore NEbyN, distant 4 miles, from which I take my departure, making frequent tacks. Land distant not over 50 miles.

At noon same.

Middleton Island bearing ENE, distant 15 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. All sail set. Pumps properly attended.


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[Sea time]


4 June 1874

Port Etches to Middleton Island, and to St Paul, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 59.43, Long -146.39 [estimated]


This day comes in with light wind.

At 3.40pm came to anchor on the W side of Middleton Island, 10 fathoms water, paid out 30 fathoms of chain. Furled sails and made all snug. Land distant 1 mile.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore with Captain Dall taking observations.

At midnight wind fresh.

At 1.00am Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At 10.00am swell heaving from SSW commenced to get rough on beach. Called all on board; stowed boats.

At 11.00am underway.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends, heavy swell heaving from SE. Pumps attended to properly


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[Continuation of log for 5 June and log for 6 June]


5 June 1874

Middleton Island to St Paul, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 57.8, Long -150.41

[Sea time]


This day comes in with fresh breeze. Fine, clear weather.

At 12.20pm S end of Middleton Island bore E½S, distant 8 miles, from which I take my departure.

Heavy swell heaving from SE.

At midnight swell same. Cloudy weather.

At 4.00am strong breeze.

At 6.00am partly clear. Swell decreased.


This 12 hours comes in with fresh breeze; all sail set.

At 2.00pm saw land bearing WSW, distant 57 miles.

At 7.45pm dropped anchor in St Paul Harbor in 12 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails and made all snug.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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[Continuation of log for 5 June and log for 6 June]


6 June 1874

St Paul, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.02, Long -152.23

[Civil time]


This day comes in with overcast sky.

At noon light wind, weather clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At 6.00pm light airs and weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, clear weather.


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7 June 1874

St Paul, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.02, Long -152.23


This day comes in with light wind and clear weather.

At 8.00am light airs and calms.

At noon wind light, weather clear.

At 6.00pm light airs and weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, clear weather.


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8 June 1874

St Paul, Kodiak Island, to Oukamok [Chirikof] Island, Alaska

Lat 57.77, Long -151.80


This day comes in with light airs and calms.

At 6.00am light wind.

At 9.00am underway; clear sky.

At 10.00am astronomical station bore SW½S, distant 7 miles, from which I take my departure.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours. Pumps attended to properly.


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9 June 1874

St Paul, Kodiak Island, to Oukamok Island, Alaska

Lat 56.18, Long -153.78

[Sea time]


This day comes in with light wind and cloudy weather.

At 1.30pm tacked to southward.

At 11.00pm furled topsails and flying jib. Heavy swell heaving from ENE.

At midnight fresh breeze and thick, rainy weather.

At 7.00am furled mainsail. Schooner slatting sails very bad.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with broken sky and frequent rain squalls. Pumps properly attended to.

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10 June 1874

St Paul, Kodiak Island, to Oukamok Island, Alaska

Lat 55.90, Long -155.35


This day comes in with light breeze and mist squalls.

At 4.00pm light airs and partly clear. Saw land bearing NbyE.

At 8.00pm light airs and partly clear.

At midnight light airs and cloudy weather.

At 4.00am S end of Oukamok bore W½S, distant 10 miles.

At 8.00am SE end of island bore N, distant 4 miles. Frequent mist squalls.

At 11.15am dropped kedge; calm and tide [?] ahead.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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11 June 1874

St Paul, Kodiak Island, to Oukamok Island, Alaska

Lat 55.82, Long -156.08


This day comes in with calm weather.

At 1.00pm hove up kedge. Light breeze.

Made sail into anchorage on N side of Oukamok Island.

Came to anchor at 1.40pm in 8 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At midnight calm, hazy weather.

At 6.00am calm, cloudy weather

At 7.00am partly clear. Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Weather partly clear and light wind. Pumps properly attended to.


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12 June 1874

Oukamok Island [towards Semidi Islands], Alaska

Lat 55.82, Long -156.08

This day comes in with light airs. Weather partly clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At 6.30pm underway. Wind light, worked up from land, 5 miles.

At 10.00pm calm and very light airs.

At midnight calm. Cloudy weather.

At 3.00am light breeze and cloudy.

SW end of Oukamok bore NbyE ½ E, distant 6 miles, from which I take my departure.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with Semidi Islands bearing NW, distant 8 miles. Pumps properly attended to.


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13 June 1874

Oukamok Island towards Semidi Islands, Alaska

Lat 56.1, Long -156.7


This day comes in with light airs and clear weather.

At 1.00pm light airs and clear weather

At 4.40pm came to anchor in Semidi Straits in 15 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking sights or observations.

At 8.00pm set night watch as usual.

At midnight calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am light airs. Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

At 10.00am light breeze and clear weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fine, clear weather. Pumps properly attended to.


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[Continuation of 14 June and log for 15 June]

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14 June 1874

Semidi Islands toward Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with light SW wind and fine, clear weather.

At 4.30pm underway.

At 5.00pm Anowik Island E½S, distant 2 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 11.00pm tacked to SWbyW.

At midnight fresh breeze. At 2.00am light airs and calms.

At 10.00am fine breeze.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

At 1.00pm strong breeze.

At 3.00pm calm and light airs. Hauled in log. Head of Chignik Bay distant 6 miles.

At 5.00pm fresh breeze.

At 7.30pm came to anchor at head of Chignik Bay in 7 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain. Furled sails.

At 8.00pm set anchor watch.

So ends this day with 36 hours. Misty weather.


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15 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226

[Civil time]


This day comes in with misty, thick weather.

At 9.00am hove up anchor.

Dropped 1 mile to the SE and anchored again.

At noon rainy. At 4.00pm rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with weather partly clear.


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16 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with cloudy weather.

At 6.00am partly clear. Captain Dall and Mr Noyes on shore surveying.

At noon weather partly clear.

At 1.00pm wind very light and baffling. At 6.00pm same.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

Ends with light, steady wind.


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17 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with light wind. Thick, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am wind fresh.

At noon thick, misty weather. Wind fresh.

At 8.00pm thick, cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, moderate weather.


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[Two days per page until 23 June]


18 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with a fresh breeze

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations

At 12 hour cloudy frequent rain squalls

At 11 hour light wind and thick, rainy weather

So ends calm and pretty clear


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19 June 1874


Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with calm weather and partly clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At noon partly clear.

At 1.00pm cloudy

At 3.00pm rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with strong breeze and thick, rainy weather.


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20 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with strong wind and cloudy weather.

At noon light wind and cloudy weather.

At 3.00pm rainy.

At 7.00pm partly clear

At 9.00pm clear. Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.


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21 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with calm weather, partly clear.

At 3.00am cloud. At 6.00am thick, rainy weather.

At noon same. Wind fresh.

At 8.00pm calm, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, rainy weather.


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22 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with thick, rainy weather.

At noon same.

At 4.00pm rainy, thick weather. Wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, rainy weather.


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23 June 1874

Chignik Bay, Alaska

Lat 56.385, Long -158.226


This day comes in with moderate, thick, rainy weather.

At noon light wind.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours.


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24 June 1874

Chignik Bay towards Mitrofania Island, Alaska

Lat 56.25, Long -157.62 [estimated]

[Sea time]


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.30pm underway.

At 7.00pm dropped anchor. No wind, shore close aboard.

At midnight light airs and calms.

At 3.00am underway.

Light baffling winds and calms until 11.00am. Strong breeze.

Furled topsails and flying jib, single-reefed mainsail.

At noon Nakchamik Island bore NNE, distant 5 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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25 June 1874

Chignik Bay towards Mitrofania Island, Alaska

Lat 55.89, Long -158.9 [estimated; log position lies inland]


This day comes in with strong wind.

At noon Nakchamik Island bore NNE, distant 5 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 6.00pm tacked to westward alone [possibly along] rock close aboard of port beam.

At 9.00pm set whole foresail and flying jib.

At midnight tacked, land distant 5 miles.

At 4.00am tacked to westward.

From 9.00am to noon beating through between Mitrofania Island and main land; the last course and distance taken from bearings.

At noon island close aboard.

Men employed at ship’s duty. Pumps properly attended.


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26 June 1874

Westward of Mitrofania Island, Alaska

Lat 55.78, Long -158.97

[Civil time]


This day comes in with light wind and cloudy weather. Frequent rain squalls

At noon same.

All latter part calm.

At 10.00pm Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Partly clear sky.


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[Two days per page until 28 June]


27 June 1874

Westward of Mitrofania Island, Alaska

Lat 55.78, Long -158.97


This day comes in with calm weather and broken sky.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At noon partly clear.

At 4.00pm wind E, weather partly clear. Captain Dall on shore taking bearings.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate weather.


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28 June 1874

Westward of Mitrofania Island, Alaska

Lat 55.78, Long -158.97


This day comes in with calm weather and partly clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations. Captain Dall running shore lines.

At 1.00pm Captain Dall off in boat taking soundings.

At 8.00pm rainy, calm weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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29 June 1874

Mitrofania Island to Chiachi Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.85, Long -159.22 [estimated]


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 7.40am underway.

At noon middle of Chiachi Island bore E, distant 1 mile.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours.


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30 June 1874

Chiachi Islands toward Shumagin* Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.20, Long -158.47

[Sea time]


This day comes in with cloudy, moderate weather.

At 2.00pm Chiachi Island SE end bore NbyW, distant 6 miles.

At 4.00pm rainy.

At 5.00pm furled top sails. Wind fresh.

At 11.00pm single-reefed, furled flying jib.

At midnight strong breeze and thick, rainy weather.

At 4.00am moderate; made all sail. Castle Rock bore WbyS, distant 14 miles.

At noon Castle Rock bore WSW, distant 5 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light baffling airs and calms. Pumps properly attended to.


[*Choumagin in log]



LOGS FOR JULY 1874


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1 July 1874

Chiachi Islands toward Shumagin Islands [Little Koniuji Island], Alaska

Lat 55.01, Long -159.36


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 4.00pm light baffling airs and calms.

At 8.00pm rainy. Light baffling airs.

At midnight light wind and rainy. Castle Rock bearing WbyN, distant 7 miles.

At 1.00am light wind and cloudy.

At 4.00am same.

At 8.00am Little Koniuji [Koniushi in log] bearing S, distant 3 miles.

At 9.00am came to anchor near Little Koniuji Island in 5 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms.

Furled sails; made all snug.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes busy on shore.

Weather partly clear.

At 8.00pm blowing heavy in squalls. Dropped starboard anchor. Set watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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2 July 1874

Little Koniuji Island, Alaska

Lat 55.01, Long -159.36

[Civil time]


This day comes in with thick fog. Wind fresh.

At noon thick fog.

At 4.00am thick fog. Wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with strong breeze and partly clear.


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3 July 1874

Little Koniuji Island, Alaska

Lat 55.01, Long -159.36


This day comes in with fresh breeze and partly clear.

At noon strong gale.

At 4.00pm more moderate. Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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4 July 1874

Little Koniuji Island, Alaska

Lat 55.01, Long -159.36


This day comes in with fresh breeze and clear weather.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

At noon wind fresh, weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Fresh breeze, weather partly clear.


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5 July 1874

Little Koniuji Island, Alaska

Lat 55.01, Long -159.36


This day comes in with fresh breeze.

Captain Dall and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

At noon strong breeze and clear weather.

At 6.00pm more moderate and partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with a fresh breeze and partly clear.


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6 July 1874

Little Koniuji Island [to Big Koniuji Island], Alaska

Lat 55.01, Long -159.36


This day comes in with fresh wind.

At 10.30am underway. Wind fresh and squally.

At noon under double-reefed; bonnet out of jib.

At 3.00pm came to anchor under Big Koniuji Island in 7 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails.

At 5.00pm dropped second anchor.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with a fresh gale.


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7 July 1874

Big Koniuji Island, Alaska

Lat 55.05, Long -159.55


This day comes in with strong breeze and clear weather.

Captain Dall and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

At noon strong breeze.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours.


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8 July 1874

Shumagin Islands to Sanak Island, Alaska

Lat 54.45, Long -161.28

[Sea time]


This day comes in with strong breeze and clear weather.

At 7.00pm more moderate.

At 7.30pm underway; single-reefed foresail and mainsail; bonnet out of jib.

At 8.00pm all clear of Koniuji Straits.

At 8.15pm Little Koniuji bore E, distant 1 mile.

At 10.00pm reefed out foresail; set flying jib.

At midnight wind fresh.

At 4.00am whole mainsail; set bonnet on jib.

Fine clear weather.

At noon all sail set; men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Pumps properly attended to.


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9 July 1874

Shumagin Islands towards Sanak Island, Alaska

Lat 54.45, Long -162.52


This day comes in with fresh breeze, partly clear.

At 5.00pm Sanak Island bore WNW, distant 20 miles. Schooner under all sail.

At 10.00pm tacked off shore, land distant 3 miles.

Hauled in log. Reckoning is worked until 10.00pm, off and on, remainder of day.

At midnight Sanak Island bore NWbyN, distant 5 miles from SW end.

At 1.00am cloudy.

At 4.00am SW end bore NEbyN. Fresh breeze.

At 8.00am peak bore NNE. Wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Cloudy weather. Pumps properly attended to.


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10 July 1874

Sanak Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.43, Long -163.35


This day comes in with light airs and calms.

At 4.00pm W end of Sanak bore SE½ S, distant 6 miles

At 8.00pm W end of Sanak bore EbyS, distant 12 miles, from which I take my departure.

At midnight light airs and calms. Thick, rainy weather.

At 4.00am cloudy; land distant 5 miles.

At 8.00am calm.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm and partly clear. Pumps properly attended to.


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11 July 1874

Sanak Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.97, Long -164.45


This day comes in with calms and light airs. Cloudy weather.

At 4.00pm light airs and calms. Cloudy weather.

At 8.00pm light airs and calms. Rainy.

At midnight light, baffling airs and thick, rainy weather. Land distant 7 miles.

All latter part rainy.

At 7.00am saw land to E of Unimak [Ounamak in log] Straits.

At noon Unimak [Ogamok in log] Island S, distant 4 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with rainy weather.


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12 July 1874

Sanak Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.30, Long -165.53


This day comes in with light airs.

At 1.00pm calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am dropped kedge and furled everything.

Short swell from WSE. Schooner slatting sails fearfull [sic].

At midnight rainy, calm weather.

At 2.00am underway. Thick and rainy [weather].

At 4.00am saw schooner [?] bearing SWSbyS, distant 8 miles.

At noon rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Pumps properly attended to.


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13 July 1874

Sanak Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.72, Long -166.90


This day comes in with strong breeze and thick, rainy weather.

Beating to windward toward Unalaska.

At 8.00am put one reef in mainsail.

At noon thick, rainy weather.

At 4.00pm thick fog.

At 5.00pm saw Unalaska Island.

At 9.00am dropped anchor, furled sails.

Ran kedge and hauled into inner harbour; dropped anchor; paid out 20 fathoms chain.

Men employed at ship’s duty. Pumps attended to [continued next page].


At 1.00pm wind fresh, cloudy weather.

At 6.00pm wind light, rainy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours, and cloudy, thick weather.


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14 July 1874


Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5

[Civil time]


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather and rainy.

At 6.00am wind light and cloudy.

At noon partly clear.

At 2.00pm partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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15 July 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light airs. At 10.00am raining.

At noon wind light and rainy weather.

At 1.00pm thick weather. At 8.00pm rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, rainy weather.


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16 July 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am cloudy, thick weather. At 10.00am wind light.

At noon wind same.

At 4.00pm wind fresh, partly clear. At 6.00pm cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with cloudy weather.


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17 July 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light airs from NE. At 11.00am partly clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

At noon partly clear.

At 4.00pm partly clear. At 6.00pm calm.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm weather.


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18 July 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light airs and light rain.

At noon wind fresh.

At 6.00pm cloudy, wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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19 July 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather,

At 6.00am light airs.

At noon strong breeze and partly clear.

At 6.00pm light breeze and thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm weather.


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20 July 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am fresh SW wind.

At 7.00am underway.

At 9.00am wind fresh, rainy. Double reefed.

Thick, rainy weather and strong breeze.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours and thick, rainy weather.



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21 July 1874

Unalaska to St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -170.40

[Sea time]


This day comes in with light airs and baffling weather, partly clear.

At 4.00pm light breeze, cloudy weather.

At 9.00pm wind fresh, cloudy weather.

At midnight strong breeze, cloudy weather.

At 4.00am strong breeze and partly clear.

At 7.00am furled topsail.

At 7.30am St George Island bore ENE, 4 miles.

At 9.00am saw St Paul Island ahead.

At 11.00am closed in with island.

At 11.30am came to anchor in lee of SW point in 9 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails, made all snug.


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22 July 1874

St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -170.40


Begins with wind fresh, weather partly clear.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore taking observations.

At 8.00pm wind fresh, weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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23 July 1874

St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -170.40

[Civil time]


This day comes in with strong wind.

At 6.00am partly clear. Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

At noon cloudy, thick weather.

At 6.00pm wind fresh, weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day.


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24 July 1874

St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -170.40


This day comes in with thick weather, wind fresh.

At 6.00am thick fog. Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

At noon cloudy weather.

At 6.00pm light wind, cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, cloudy weather.


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25 July 1874

St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -170.40


This day comes in with light wind and cloudy weather.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

At noon light wind and cloudy.

At 6.00pm light wind and cloudy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, cloudy weather.


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26 July 1874

St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -170.40


This day comes in with moderate, cloudy weather.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

At 6.00am light airs.

At noon moderate and partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light, weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with moderate, cloudy weather.


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27 July 1874

St Paul Island [to Nunivak Island], Alaska

Lat 57.22, Long -170.43 [estimated]


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light airs.

At 10.15am underway, sailing around island to N and W.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with 12 hours.


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28 July 1874

St Paul Island to Nunivak* Island, Alaska

Lat 59.47, Long -168.37

[Sea time]


This day comes in with light wind.

Sailing around to W and N of St Paul Island. Weather cloudy.

At 5.30pm NE end of St Paul bore WbyN½N, distant 4 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 6.00pm set fore topsail. At 8.00pm furled it; strong breeze and cloudy.

At midnight furled main gaff topsail. Wind fresh.

At 4.00am strong breeze and thick, rainy weather.

At 8.00am put one reef in mainsail.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, rainy weather. Pumps attended to properly.


[*Appears as Nounavak or Nunavak Island in log.]


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29 July 1874

St Paul Island to Nunivak Island, Alaska

Lat 60.38, Long -166.67


This day comes in with fresh breeze and thick weather.

At 4.00pm rainy. Set whole mainsail and fore gaff topsail.

At 8.00pm rainy; furled topsail and put one reef in mainsail and furled it.

Saw no land off and on during night.

At midnight wind light, weather thick.

All latter part thick fog until 10.30am.

Saw NW head of Nunivak Island bearing SbyE, distant 12 miles. Kept off for NE end of island,

Dead reckoning is worked up to 10.30am as different courses and distances fill log board.

Land distant 7 miles at noon.


This 12 hours commences with fresh wind. Schooner under double-reefed sails.

At 4.00pm NE end of Nunivak Island bore SE, distant 1 mile.

At 5.00pm at anchor in lee of NE end of Nunivak Island in 7½ fathoms water, 35 fathoms of chain out.

Furled sail, made all snug.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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30 July 1874

Nunivak Island, Alaska

Lat 60.23, Long -165.59

[Civil time]


This day comes in with light wind, weather cloudy.

At 10.00am wind fresh.

At noon wind fresh.

At 5.00pm dropped port anchor; paid out 25 fathoms on it.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fresh gale. Pumps properly attended.


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31 July 1874

Nunivak Island, Alaska

Lat 60.23, Long -165.59


This day comes in with fresh gale and rainy.

Both anchors ahead and all chain out.

At 6.00am more moderate.

At 10.00am quite moderate. At noon same.

At 3.00pm weather partly clear.

Captain Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

Hove up port anchor.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1874


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1 August 1874

Nunivak Island, Alaska

Lat 60.23, Long -165.59


This day comes in with gentle breeze and cloudy weather.

At 8.00am hazy weather. At noon same. At 6.00pm wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, cloudy weather.


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2 August 1874

Nunivak Island [to Hagemeister Island], Alaska

Lat 60.23, Long -165.59


This day comes in with fresh breeze and cloudy weather.

At 5.30am underway; all sail set with intention of going to SE through Straits.

Wind and tide headed; tacked and came out NE end.

At 7.00am NE end bore SE, distant 2 miles.

At noon land distant 6 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours


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3 August 1874

Nunivak Island to Hagemeister Island, Alaska

Lat 59.72, Long -167.70

[Sea time]


This day comes in with moderate breeze and cloudy weather. Heavy swell heaving from SW.

At 4.00pm NW end of Nunivak Island bore SSE, distant 6 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 8.00pm light airs and cloudy.

At midnight same; tacked to SE.

All latter part of day moderate weather, partly clear.

At noon NW end of Nunivak Island bore EbyN, distant 6 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Weather partly clear.


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4 August 1874

Nunivak Island to Hagemeister Island, Alaska

Lat 59.47, Long -166.33


This day comes in with weather partly clear.

At 4.00pm cloudy thick weather.

At 8.00pm [?] NW end of Nunivak bore NEbyE½E, distant 6 miles, from which I take my departure anew.

At midnight light breezes and cloudy weather.

At 4.00am wind light, weather cloudy.

At 8.00am wind light, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Hazy weather. Pumps properly attended to.


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5 August 1874

Nunivak Island to Hagemeister Island, Alaska

Lat 59.08, Long -163.38


This day comes in with light breezes and cloudy weather.

At 5.00pm calm weather, cloudy.

At midnight calm, misty weather.

At 4.00am fine breeze, weather cloudy.

At 8.00am frequent mist squalls.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Weather clear. Pumps properly attended to.


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6 August 1874

Nunivak Island to Hagemeister Island, Alaska

Lat 58.18, Long -160.95


This day comes in with fine, clear weather. All sail set.

At 5.30pm saw Cape Newenham.

At 7.00pm Cape Newenham bore ENE, distant 22 miles.

At midnight strong breeze and cloudy weather.

At 4.00am W end of Hagemeister Island NE½E, distant 3 miles.

Hauled in log at 8.00am. Wind light, partly clear.

At noon betwixt island and mainland, steering to north-eastward along island.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

End fine weather, partly clear.


At 1.00pm came to anchor near NE point of Hagemeister Island in 7 fathoms water; paid out 30 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Captain Dall and party went on shore.

Steward sick; not able to do duty.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours. Fresh breeze and cloudy weather.


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7 August 1874

Hagemeister Island, Alaska

Lat 58.81, Long -160.79

[Civil time]


This day comes in with fresh wind and cloudy weather.

At 6.00am frequent mist squalls.

At noon wind fresh.

At 6.00pm moderate and partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate weather and partly clear.


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8 August 1874

Hagemeister Island, Alaska

Lat 58.81, Long -160.79


This day comes in with light breeze and partly clear.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore at work.

At noon calm, clear weather.

At 2.00pm overcast, fresh breeze.

At 6.00pm wind fresh, weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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9 August 1874

Hagemeister Island [to Port Moller], Alaska

Lat 58.69, Long -160.62 [estimated]


This day comes in calm.

At 4.00am light breeze. At 6.00am wind fresh.

Schooner underway around NE point of Hagemeister Island.

At 8.00am all clear point.

At 10.00am calm

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 12 hours. Pumps attended to properly.


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10 August 1874

Hagemeister Island to Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 57.68, Long -160.73

[Sea time]


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 9.00pm light airs and partly clear.

At midnight partly clear. SE point of Hagemeister Island bore SWbyW, distant 2 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 4.00am rainy, thick weather. At 8.00am same.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fine breeze and partly clear.


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[Continuation of 11 August and log for 12 August]


11 August 1874

Hagemeister Island to Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 56.32, Long -161.12


This day comes in with fresh breeze and partly clear.

At 4.30pm saw land bearing SE, distant 40 miles.

At 8.00pm fresh breeze, weather partly clear.

At midnight fresh breeze and clear weather.

At 4.00am fresh breeze and weather clear. At 8.00am light airs, weather clear.

At noon light wind, weather clear.

Land distant 3 miles bearing S and E.

Men employed at ship’s duty.


This day comes in with light wind and clear weather.

From 2.00pm to 6.00pm light baffling winds from SSW to NW,

At 8.00pm fine breeze.

At 9.00pm came to anchor near Port Moller in 7 fathoms water.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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12 August 1874

Hagemeister Island to Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 55.98, Long -160.57

[Civil time]


This day comes in with fresh breeze.

At 5.00am beating in for Port Moller.

At 8.30am came to anchor in Port Moller in 7 fathoms water; paid out 20 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore; Captain Dall exploring harbour.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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[Two days per page]


13 August 1874

Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 55.98, Long -160.57


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am foggy.

At noon clear, wind fresh.

Captain Dall and party away.

At 6.00pm wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, cloudy weather


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14 August 1874

Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 55.98, Long -160.57


This day comes in with moderate, cloudy weather.

Captain Dall and party away.

At noon thick, overcast weather.

At 6.00pm fresh wind and rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with rainy weather.


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[Two days on this page]


15 August 1874

Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 55.98, Long -160.57


This day comes in with thick, rainy weather. Wind fresh.

At 6.00am cloudy, gentle breeze.

At noon distant low fog, clear sky. At 6.00pm same.

Ends with calm weather and thick fog.

Men employed at ship’s duty.


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16 August 1874

Port Moller, Alaska

Lat 55.98, Long -160.57


This day comes in with calm weather and thick fog.

At 10.00am gentle breeze.

At noon clear weather.

Employment clearing up; getting ready for sea.

So ends this day with 12 hours.


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17 August 1874

Port Moller to St George Island, Alaska

Lat 55.98, Long -160.57

[Sea time]


This day comes in with fresh breeze and clear weather.

At 3.00pm underway beating out of harbour.

At 7.00pm wind light and head tide,

Dropped anchor, furled sails. Made all snug and set watch.

At midnight calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am light wind and clear weather.

At 7.00am underway. All sail set.

All last four hours wind baffling.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Pumps properly attended to.


[Scans for 18 and 19 August have been taken from a duplicate log]


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18 August 1874

Port Moller to St George Island, Alaska

Lat 56.57, Long -163.98


This day comes in with light airs. Weather clear.

At 1.00pm thick fog.

At 1.30pm clear. Cape Seniavin bore NEbyN, distant 10 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 8.00pm fine clear weather. Wind light.

At midnight thick fog. Fresh breeze.

At 4.00am weather cloudy. At 8.00am weather foggy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick fog. Pumps properly attended to.


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19 August 1874

Port Moller to St George Island, Alaska

Lat 56.3, Long -168.67


This day comes in with fresh breeze and thick fog.

At 4.00pm thick fog. At 8.00pm thick fog. At midnight thick fog.

All latter part of day thick fog and fresh breeze.

At noon schooner lying with jib to windward, heading to eastward.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends.


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20 August 1874

Port Moller to St George Island, Alaska

Lat 56.58, Long -168.97


This day comes in with thick fog and fresh breeze.

Schooner lying with jib to windward on port tack.

All N and W courses run with wind large; all E course were made with jib to windward and booked as drift made by compass.

At midnight light breeze and thick fog.

At 4.00am moderate, thick fog.

At 6.00am fog lighter a little at times. At 8.00am same.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Thick fog at times. Pumps properly attended to.


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21 August 1874

Port Moller to St George Island, Alaska

Lat 56.93, Long -168.42


This day comes in with light wind and foggy.

At 4.00am fine breeze and clear weather. Rove new gaff topsail halyard.

At 8.00am fresh breeze. Reefed mainsail.

At noon cloudy weather.

At 4.00pm saw land bearing NNW, distant 24 miles.

All latter part of day beating up for St George.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with E end of St George Island bearing NbyW, distant 12 miles.


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22 August 1874

Port Moller to St George Island, Alaska

Lat 56.57, Long -169.71


This day comes in with fresh breeze and partly clear.

At 4.00pm E end of St George Island bore N½E.

At 8.00pm S side of island and midway of St George distant 4 miles.

At midnight fresh breeze and frequent rain squalls.

At 6.00am came to anchor on S side of St George Island in 10 fathoms water; paid out 45 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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23 August 1874

St George Island [to Unalaska], Alaska

Lat 56.57, Long -169.71


This day comes in with fresh breeze. Frequent rain squalls. Clear at times.

At 6.00pm frequent rain squalls. Mr Baker and Mr Noyes on shore.

At midnight partly clear. At 4.00am same.

At 8.00am partly clear, rain squalls frequent.

At 10.20am underway.

At noon all sail set.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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24 August 1874

St George Island to Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.52, Long -166.57


This day comes in with fresh breeze. Weather partly clear.

At 2.30pm E end of St George Island bore WSW, 1 mile, from which I take my departure.

At 8.00pm squally. Very light wind at times.

At midnight squally, rainy weather.

At 4.00am fresh wind and rainy. At 8.00am fresh wind and steady.

At noon reefed mainsail. Strong breeze and rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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[Continuation of log for 25 August and log for 26 August]


25 August 1874

St George Island to Unalaska [Outer Harbour], Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.545


This day comes in with strong wind and thick, rainy weather.

Double reefed mainsail and single-reefed foresail.

At 3.00pm hauled off wind on port tack.

At 4.00pm more moderate.

At 6.00pm blowing a fresh gale and very squally.

At 8.00pm more moderate.

At midnight strong breeze and thick weather.

At 2.00am wore ship.

At 7.00am turned reef out of foresail.

At 11.00am came to anchor in Outer Harbour in 15 fathoms water; paid out 45 fathoms chain.

Furled sails. Made all snug.


This 12 hours comes in with cloudy weather and fresh wind.

At 6.00pm cloudy.

At 8.00pm set anchor watch as usual.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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[Continuation of log for 25 August and log for 26 August]


26 August 1874

Unalaska, Alaska [Inner Harbour]

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546

[Civil time]


This day comes in with cloudy weather. Wind fresh.

At 8.00am wind light. Kedged into Inner Harbour.

At noon at anchor in Inner Harbour. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with moderate, cloudy weather.


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[Two days per page until 29 September]


27 August 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with cloudy weather. Wind light.

At 6.00am cloudy, wind light.

At noon light airs, weather cloudy.

At 6.00pm weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather, rainy at times.


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28 August 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with cloudy weather, rainy at times.

At noon light airs.

At 8.00pm wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light wind and cloudy weather.


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29 August 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind and foggy weather.

At noon rainy.

At 6.00pm rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, rainy weather.


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30 August 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am calm.

At noon wind fresh. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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31 August 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am cloudy, wind light.

At noon cloudy, wind light.

At 6.00pm cloudy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends, light wind, weather partly clear.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1874


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1 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546

This day comes in with light wind. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am cloudy, wind light.

At noon cloudy, wind light.

At 6.00pm cloudy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light wind, weather partly clear.


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2 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00am rainy.

At noon partly clear.

At 6.00pm partly clear. Wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light wind. Weather cloudy.



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3 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am wind light.

At noon thick, rainy weather.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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4 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes is with calm and cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light airs. Weather cloudy.

At noon rainy and light airs.

At 6.00pm cloudy. Wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light airs. Weather cloudy.


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5 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind and cloudy weather.

At 6.00am partly clear. At 7.00am light wind and rainy.

At noon broken sky. Frequent rain squalls.

At 6.00pm light wind. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Calm, cloudy weather.


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6 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light airs.

At noon wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light wind and cloudy.


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7 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind. Cloudy weather.

At 6.00am fresh wind.

At noon wind fresh. Rainy weather.

At 6.00pm wind fresh. Partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fresh wind and cloudy, rainy weather.


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8 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes is with fresh wind and thick, rainy weather.

At 6.00am cloudy.

At noon rainy. Wind fresh.

At 6.00pm wind light. Thick, rainy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, rainy weather.


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9 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light wind and rainy.

At 6.00am partly clear, wind light.

Captain Dall and party away.

At noon fresh breeze. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm blowing a fresh gale.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Wind fresh and thick, rainy weather.


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10 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with thick, rainy weather.

At 6.00am rainy. Wind fresh.

At noon partly clear. Wind light.

At 6.00pm partly clear. Wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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11 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am cloudy weather. At 7.00am rainy. Light airs.

At noon light airs. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00pm rainy. Wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, rainy weather.


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12 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am light airs and foggy.

At noon wind light. Thick, rainy weather.

At 6.00pm light airs. Thick, rainy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, rainy weather.


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13 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, thick, rainy weather.

At 6.00am light wind.

At noon light airs.

At 6.00pm wind light. Thick, rainy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, rainy weather.


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14 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am partly clear. Captain Dall away in boat.

At noon wind light. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00pm calm, cloudy weather, rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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15 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am calm and cloudy.

At noon wind light. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00pm wind ENE, fresh and raining.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with thick, rainy weather. Wind light.


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16 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with thick, rainy weather. Wind light.

At 6.00am wind light. Weather rainy.

At noon wind light. Weather rainy.

At 6.00pm blowing fresh, rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with strong gale and rainy weather.


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17 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with strong gale and rainy.

At 6.00am strong wind and partly clear.

At noon wind fresh. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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18 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes on with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am wind light. Rainy weather.

At noon thick, misty weather. From 2.00pm to 6.00pm rainy.

At 6.00pm thick, misty weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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19 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with light airs and cloudy weather.

At 6.00am light wind. Weather cloudy.

At noon partly clear. Wind light.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather.


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20 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am wind light, weather cloudy.

At noon wind light, weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light, weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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21 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am calm and cloudy. At 8.00am rainy.

At noon rainy, thick weather, wind light.

At 6.00pm rainy, calm weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, rainy weather.


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22 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, rainy weather.

At 6.00am weather calm and rainy.

At noon cloudy. Wind light, light sprinkles of rain.

At 6.00pm partly clear. Wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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23 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with cloudy weather.

At 6.00am rainy. Wind light.

At noon cloudy. Wind light.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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24 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather, rainy at times.

At 6.00am wind light.

At noon rainy. Wind light.

At 6.00pm rain squalls. Partly clear at times. Wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with strong wind and partly clear.


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25 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with strong wind and rain squalls.

At 6.00am wind fresh. Partly clear.

At noon wind fresh. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm light wind. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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26 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am calm and cloudy.

At noon calm and partly clear.

At 2.00pm hove up starboard anchor.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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27 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am wind light. Weather cloudy.

At noon wind fresh. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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28 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather. Rainy at times.

At 6.00am wind light. Weather cloudy.

At noon wind fresh. Weather cloudy. Frequent sprinkles of rain.

At 6.00pm wind light. Rainy, thick weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather.


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29 September 1874

Unalaska Harbor, Alaska

Lat 53.879, Long -166.546


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 7.00am underway.

At 11.00am in Akutan Pass.

At noon SW end of Akutan bore WbyN, distant 8 miles.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with 12 hours.


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30 September 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 50.07, Long -162.33

[Sea time]


[This day] comes in with fresh wind. All sail set at noon,

SW end of Akutan bore WbyN, distant 8 miles, from which I take my departure.

At 8.00pm fresh breeze and clear weather.

At midnight strong breeze and cloudy.

At 4.00am partly clear. At 8.00am strong breeze and cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty,

So ends with strong breeze. Weather rainy. Pumps properly attended.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1874


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1 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 49.20, Long -160.37


This day comes in with strong breeze and rainy.

At 4.00pm strong breeze. Rainy. At 8.00pm wind light. Weather partly clear.

At midnight moderate, heavy swell heaving from NW. Weather partly clear. Furled mainsail.

At 4.00am cloudy. Small rain. At 8.00am partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light breeze and cloudy. Pumps properly attended to.


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2 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 47.07, Long -156.85


This day comes in with cloudy weather. Wind light. At 1.00pm all sail set.

At 4.00pm fresh wind and cloudy weather.

At midnight fresh breeze. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00am strong breeze. Weather cloudy. At 8.00am strong breeze and partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with strong breeze and partly clear.


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3 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 45.50, Long -152.72


This day comes in with strong breeze and cloudy.

At 1.00pm furled main gaff topsail. At 7.00pm furled fore gaff topsail.

At 8.00pm strong breeze and squalls. Weather partly clear.

At midnight strong breeze. Weather partly clear.

At 4.00am rain squalls and strong breezes. At 8.00pm strong breezes and squalls.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with squally weather and strong winds. Pumps properly attended to.


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4 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 44.33, Long -147.92


This day comes in squally. Weather clear at times.

At 4.00pm same. At 8.00pm furled fore gaff topsail. Frequent rain squalls.

At midnight strong breeze and squally.

At 4.00am cloudy; more moderate. Set whole mainsail.

At 8.00am fine breeze. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Moderate and partly clear.


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5 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 43.12, Long -143.57


This day comes in with light breeze and cloudy.

At 4.00pm wind light. At 8.00pm wind light.

At midnight rainy; strong wind. Furled main gaff topsail and flying jib.

At 2.00am single-reefed mainsail. Weather squally. At 4.00am more moderate.

At 8.00am all sail set.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends. Hazy weather. Pumps properly attended.


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6 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 42.93, Long -141.17


This day comes in with hazy, overcast weather.

At 2.00pm rainy, squally weather. Furled light sails and double-reefed.

At 4.00pm more moderate. At 8.00pm moderate, cloudy weather.

At midnight wind light. Weather partly clear.

At 4.00am moderate weather. Partly clear. At 8.00am fresh breeze.

Set whole mainsail, whole foresail, flying jib.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Strong breeze. Pumps properly attended to.


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7 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 42.62, Long -136.17


This day comes in with strong breeze. Weather partly clear.

At 4.00pm strong wind. At 7.00pm reefed in mainsail.

At 8.00pm strong breeze and clear weather.

At midnight strong wind. Weather clear.

At 4.00am strong breeze. Weather clear. At 6.00am set fore gaff topsail.

At 8.00am weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty. So ends with strong breeze. Weather clear. Pumps attended to properly.


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8 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 41.43, Long -132.15


This day comes in with fresh wind and cloudy.

At 4.00pm same. At 8.00pm fine breeze. Weather clear. All sail set.

At midnight fine breeze and clear weather.

At 4.00am light wind. Weather clear. At 8.00am light airs. Heavy swell heaving from WNW. Cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends partly clear. Pumps properly attended to.


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9 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 40.87, Long -130.07


This day comes in with light airs and calms. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00pm light breeze. At 8.00pm fresh breeze and cloudy.

At midnight strong wind.

At 4.00am strong breeze. Frequent rain squalls. At 8.00am more moderate, misty weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather. Pumps properly attended to.


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10 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 39.67, Long -128.23


This day comes in with light wind. Weather clear.

At 4.00pm same. All sail set.

At 8.00pm light breezes. Weather clear.

At midnight wind light and baffling.

At 4.00am wind light. Weather clear.

At 8.00am fine, fresh breeze. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Pumps properly attended to.


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11 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 39.17, Long -126.58


This day comes in with fresh breeze. Weather partly clear.

At 4.00pm weather clear. Fine breeze. At 8.00pm fine breeze and partly clear.

At midnight fresh breeze. Weather partly clear.

At 4.00am light wind and cloudy. At 8.00am wind light. Overcast sky. Misty weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Calm, cloudy weather and misty. Pumps properly attended to.


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[Continuation of log for 12 October]


12 October 1874

Unalaska, Alaska, towards San Francisco, California

Lat 37.15, Long -123.27 [estimated; log position lies inland]


This day comes in with thick, rainy, calm weather.

At 4.00pm wind fresh. Weather cloudy. At 8.00pm wind fresh. Weather cloudy.

At midnight wind fresh. Weather cloudy.

At 4.00am strong breeze. Weather cloudy. At 8.00am strong breeze and foggy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

Foggy weather. Pumps properly attended to.


This day comes in with light breeze. Cloudy, thick weather.

At 6.00pm saw Bonita Point. At 8.00pm Point Bonita bore N.

At 9.00pm came to anchor off Meiggs’ Wharf.

Furled sails. Made all snug and set anchor watch.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with 36 hours.


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[Two days per page until 15 November]


13 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38

[Civil time]


This day comes in with cloudy weather. Wind light.

At 6.00am partly clear.

At 9.00am underway.

At noon at anchor near Mission Rock.

Furled sails. Made all snug.


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14 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, foggy weather.

At 6.00am partly clear. Light airs.

At noon wind light. Partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.

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15 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am wind light.

At noon cloudy. Wind light.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with squally weather. Rainy at times.


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16 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind and frequent rain.

Squalls as 6.00am. Weather partly clear.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light wind and clear weather.


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17 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind. Weather clear.

At 6.00am same.

At noon clear. Wind fresh.

At 6.00pm wind fresh.

Starboard watch on shore on liberty for night. Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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18 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am wind light. Weather cloudy. Frequent dashes of rain.

At noon same.

At 6.00pm cloud. Wind light. Raining at times.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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19 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am same. Discharged Harry Carvel, Joseph Bomen, Wallace Mott, Charles Danforth, Hue Martin.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather clear. William Whalgren, William Williams discharged.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day: calm, cloudy weather.


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20 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs. Weather clear.

At 6.00am light wind. Weather partly clear. Ah Sing joined as cook.

At noon wind light. Weather clear. Charles Smith and Herman Christian joined as Seamen.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm and cloudy [weather].


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21 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze and cloudy.

At 6.00am same. Russell Solomon and William Johnson joined as Seamen.

At noon wind light. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00pm wind fresh. Thick, rainy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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22 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am calm and cloudy.

At noon wind light. Rainy weather.

At 6.00pm calm, partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm and partly clear [weather].


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23 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00am same.

At noon wind light. Cloudy weather.

At 6.00pm fresh breeze. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with fresh wind and clear weather.


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24 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am partly clear. Discharged William Johnson, Seaman.

At noon wind fresh. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm fresh breeze. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather. Wind light.


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25 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong breeze.

At 8.00am dropped second anchor. Wind increasing and raining.

At noon blowing fresh gale.

At 6.00pm wind fresh and much rain.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light wind, cloudy, rainy weather.


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26 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind and rainy.

At 6.00am partly clear. Hove up second anchor.

At noon partly clear. Wind light. Discharged Russell Solomon, Charles Smith, Herman Christian.

At 6.00pm wind light. Partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Frequent rain squalls.


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27 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs. Frequent rain squalls.

At 6.00am clear. Rich Fisher, Lazell Martin, Harry Ragman, Anthony Singuis joined.

At noon fresh wind and partly clear.

At 6.00pm light wind. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with clear weather. Wind fresh.


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28 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with strong breeze. Weather clear.

At 6.00am same.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm weather clear. Wind light.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light airs. Weather clear.


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29 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind. Weather clear.

At 6.00am same.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.


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30 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am calm weather. Clear.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm calm. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.


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31 October 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am calm and clear.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm weather calm and clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1874


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1 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am wind light. Weather clear.

At noon weather clear. Wind light.

At 6.00pm light airs.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with light airs.


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2 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs and foggy.

At 6.00am foggy.

At noon clear. Fresh breeze.

At 6.00pm light wind. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light airs and hazy weather.


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3 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze. Weather clear.

At 6.00am wind light. Cloudy.

At noon wind fresh. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with cloudy weather.


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4 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze and foggy.

At 6.00am wind light. Weather partly clear.

At noon wind light. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day: cloudy, rainy weather.


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5 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze. Weather rainy.

At 6.00am same.

At noon wind light. Much rain.

At 6.00pm wind light. Rainy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Cloudy, wind light.


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6 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs NW.

At 6.00am partly clear. Light airs. Packing instruments.

At noon wind fresh. Weather clear.

Captain Dall on board packing instruments.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light wind. Weather clear.


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7 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh breeze. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00am partly clear. Most of instruments packed.

At noon wind fresh. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Rainy weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Light airs. Weather partly clear.


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8 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light airs. Weather partly clear.

At noon wind light. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Foggy weather and light airs.


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9 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light wind and foggy.

At 6.00am same.

At noon wind light. Weather cloudy.

At 6.00pm calm, cloud weather.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day. Calm and cloudy.


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[Duplicate scan]


10 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am calm and cloudy.

At noon wind [light]. Weather partly clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather cloudy.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Calm weather and partly cloudy.


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11 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, cloudy weather.

At 6.00am same.

At noon calm, clear weather.

At 6.00pm light airs. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, cloudy weather.


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[Duplicate scan]


12 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm weather.

At 6.00am wind light. Cloudy weather.

At noon wind light. Weather partly clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Clear weather and calm.


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[Duplicate scan]


13 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am same.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm light airs. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends. Wind fresh. Weather clear.


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14 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with fresh breeze. Weather clear.

At 6.00am wind fresh. Weather clear.

At noon wind light. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm wind light. Weather clear.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends this day with light breeze, weather clear.


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15 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with light breeze. Weather clear.

At 6.00am same.

At noon light airs. Weather clear.

At 6.00pm clear. Wind fresh.

Men employed at ship’s duty.

So ends with calm, clear weather.


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16 November 1874

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


This day comes in with calm, clear weather.

At 6.00am calm and foggy.

Schooner turned over to Captain Bradford and discharged all hands.

[Signed] Richard P Baker, First Officer, USCS Schooner Yukon


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[No logs from 17 November 1874 to 8 April 1875]



LOG BOOK – APRIL 9th 1875 TO OCTOBER 31st 1875


[Two days’ entries per page with the exception of 12 July]


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No.2

LOG BOOK AND JOURNAL

US Schooner "Yukon"

G Bradford, Assistant Commanding

from April 9, 1875 to October 31, 1875


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1875


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9 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm most part of the day.

Fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ships duties.


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10 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Most part of the day calm and foggy.

Office work. Crew engaged in oiling and painting fore and aft spars.


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11 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm most part of day. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.



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12 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Foggy in morning. Rest of day fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

At 11.00am tug ‘Mary Ann’ came alongside and took Captain Bradford and surveying party on board, ‘Mary Ann’ returning at 7.30pm.

Balance of crew engaged scraping down main mast.

Sounded on Humboldt [Humbrent in log] Bar.


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13 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light, southerly winds during day. Fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew engage scraping down fore mast and mast hoops.


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14 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Office work.


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15 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light, westerly winds. Weather overcast; clear atmosphere.

Office work.

Early this morning Captain Bradford and party left in steam tug ‘Mary Ann’ for Cape Mendocino to search for rock.

Returned at 7.00pm.


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16 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm most part of day. Weather overcast, hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Shipped JH Artherton [Arthington in log] as tide-gauge man.

Crew employed on ship’s duties.

Artherton sent at once to Humboldt Point [Buhne Point] to commence observations.


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17 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Very light NW winds. Weather overcast. Hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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18 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Very light NW winds and calm. Weather overcast with drifting fog.

Atmosphere hazy; toward evening very clear.


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19 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Most part of day calm, foggy weather and thick atmosphere.

Office work. Crew engaged on rigging.

Shipped John Culinane, Seaman.

Filling two tanks of water.


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20 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm most part of day, foggy weather and very thick atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed setting up headgear. Carpenter fitted new wedges around foremast.


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21 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Very light, variable winds. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere. Towards evening rainy.

Office work. Crew variously employed.


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22 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm most part of day. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed.


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23 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Strong breeze from NW. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed tarring down rigging.


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24 April 1875


Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm most part of day. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed. Filled one tank of water.


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25 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light variable winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.


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26 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light westerly winds. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew engaged on ship’s duties


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27 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light SW winds during day. Foggy weather in forenoon; afternoon fine and very hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew engaged taking in coal in tug ‘Mary Ann’ and in afternoon took house [possibly a movable tide-gauge house] onboard ‘Mary Ann’.


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28 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Crew employed on ship’s duties. Finished coaling tug boat.


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29 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light SW winds. Foggy weather and very thick atmosphere.

At 6.00am tug ‘Mary Ann’ came alongside and after passing over sounding gear, instruments etc, party went on board (leaving carpenter and two men on board ‘Yukon’) and went out over bar.

One line only was run close under land as weather was too foggy and swell too rough.

Made boat fast to buoy in Trinidad Harbor at 12.30pm.


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30 April 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light NW winds. Weather overcast, almost foggy during forenoon; rest of day clear.

Sounding during day. Returned to Trinidad in evening.

Tide-gauge man JH Artherton* disappeared from station at Humboldt Point together with boat.


[*See 27 May 1875]



LOGS FOR MAY 1875


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1 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Moderate NW and northerly winds, cloudy weather and clear atmosphere with exception of a couple of hours during afternoon when it was very foggy.

Party out in ‘Mary Ann’ sounding all day. Returned to Trinidad in the evening.


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2 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Moderate NW winds. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.


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3 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light WNW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere

Party out in ‘Mary Ann’ sounding all day; returned to Trinidad in the evening.


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4 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Very light variable winds. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Party away in 'Mary Ann' sounding. Discontinued at noon and went in to Trinidad to fix some part of machinery that gave way.

Occupied Trinidad Head signal and lighthouse.


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5 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light SE winds. Foggy, misty weather and thick atmosphere all day. A heavy swell.

Lying at mooring all day


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6 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light variable winds and foggy weather during forenoon; during afternoon light NW winds, cloudy weather and clear atmosphere.

Party out sounding during afternoon; returned at night to Trinidad.


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7 May 1875

Trinidad Bay to Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Strong SE winds with heavy rain during day.

Left Trinidad about 9.30am. Arrived at Eureka at 4.00pm.


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8 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds. Fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Took in coal, wood and water during day.


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9 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


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10 May 1875

Eureka to Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

At about 1.00pm party left Eureka in 'Mary Ann'; sounded on both sides as we went over bar, continued line up to Trinidad where we arrived at about 6.00pm.


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11 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm and foggy during forenoon in cloudy and hazy atmosphere.

Sounding during afternoon. Returned in evening to Trinidad.


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12 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light NW winds and foggy weather all forenoon. During afternoon strong winds and hazy atmosphere.

Sounded in boat near Off Trinidad Rock [Flatiron Rock]; discontinued at 8.00am on account of fog.

Sounded in tug during afternoon. Returned to Trinidad in evening.


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13 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Very light SW winds most part of day. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Party out sounding during day; returned in evening.


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14 May 1875

Trinidad Bay to Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Strong SW winds and heavy rain during day.

At about 11.00am when the swell got too rough, took in our lines and started for Eureka. Arrived there about 4.30 pm.


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15 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Took in coal and water.


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16 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Very fine weather and hazy atmosphere.


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17 May 1875

Eureka to Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds in forenoon, fresh during afternoon. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Left Eureka at 6.30. Began sounding in entrance and continued all day. Went in to Trinidad about 7.00pm.


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18 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Strong NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Party out sounding; discontinued at noon on account of strong wind and high sea. Returned to Trinidad.


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19 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Sounding all day. Returned to Trinidad in the evening.


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20 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light variable winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Party out sounding all day. Returned to Trinidad in evening.


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21 May 1875

Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Strong NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Party out sounding. Discontinued at about 3.00pm on account of wind and sea.


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22 May 1875

Trinidad Bay to Eureka, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Light NW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Party out sounding all day. Went to Eureka in evening.


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23 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.


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24 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Moderate NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Took in coal and water.


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25 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Strong NW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

At about 1.00pm started with tug-boat for Trinidad but was obliged to return on account of strong winds and a very rough sea.


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26 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Strong NW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.


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27 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

At noon left Eureka and began sounding outside bar; continued up to Trinidad where the boat was moored to buoy.

Body of JH Artherton* was found by Indians on beach and brought to Eureka.


[*John H Artherton, of Illinois, was found by the Coroner’s court on this day to have drowned, on or about 30 April 1875. It was not known whether his death was accidental or intentional. See The Humboldt Times of 28 May 1875, page 3, at the bottom of column 1.]


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28 May 1875

Eureka to Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Moderate NW winds during the day, increasing towards evening. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Sounding during day. Went over bar in evening and moored her at Humboldt Point, (at wharf).


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29 May 1875

Humboldt Point to Eureka, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light NW winds, cloudy, and clear atmosphere.

Sounding during day. Went to Eureka in evening.


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30 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


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31 May 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Strong NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Took in coal and water.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1875


[Log entries related to sounding probably refer to sounding vessel, ‘Mary Ann’, until 1 July.]


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1 June 1875

Eureka [to Humboldt Point, California]

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Strong NW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work

Left wharf at 6.00am and went over bar but obliged to return on account of strong wind and rough sea. Made fast to wharf at Humboldt Point.


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2 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Moderate breeze from NW, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Stayed at Humboldt Point all day on account of fresh breezes outside, and a rough sea.


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3 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Fresh breeze from the NW, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Sounding all day; returned to Humboldt Point in the evening.


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4 June 1875

Humboldt Point to Trinidad Bay, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light variable winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Sounded all day; went to Trinidad in the evening.


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5 June 1875

Trinidad Bay to Eureka, California

Lat 41.055, Long -124.147


Calm, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Sounded all day. Went to Eureka in the evening.


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6 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Fine weather, calm and clear all day.

A Stender discharged at his own request.


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7 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light SW winds, foggy weather and thick atmosphere.

Took in coal and water on tug boat.


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8 June 1875

Eureka to Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light SW winds during forenoon and foggy weather. During afternoon variable winds, cloudy and clear.

At 6.00am started from Eureka. Stopped at Humboldt Point.

At about 11.00am when fog cleared away some, went out over bar and began sounding.

Returned in evening.


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9 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light NW winds, cloudy weather and clear atmosphere.

Sounding all day. Returned in evening.


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10 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light NW winds, weather overcast, hazy atmosphere.

Sounding all day; returned in evening.


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11 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light NW winds, foggy weather and thick atmosphere most part of day.

Went out over bar early in morning but did not sound on account of fog and a rough sea. Went back at noon.


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12 June 1875

Humboldt Point to Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


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13 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light SE winds, weather overcast and clear atmosphere.

E Crocker, Wardroom Steward, reported sick. Doctor attending him


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14 June 1875

Eureka to Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light southerly winds and rainy weather all day.

This morning E Crocker was sent onboard schooner ‘Yukon’. Hired in his place Carl Gustav.

Left wharf at about 8.00am and went down to Humboldt Point.

Started from there at noon and sounded over bar.

Discontinued work on account of rain and went back to wharf at [Humboldt] Point.


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15 June 1875

Humboldt Point to Eureka, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light SE winds in the forenoon, in the afternoon NW. Rainy weather.

Office work.

Left wharf at Humboldt Point in evening and went to Eureka.


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16 June 1875

Eureka to Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light SW winds, weather overcast and clear atmosphere.

Office work.

Left Eureka in morning and went down to Humboldt Point. Did not sound on account of fog.


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17 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light SW winds, weather overcast and clear atmosphere.

Party away sounding all day. Went in to Humboldt Point in evening.


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18 June 1875

Humboldt Point to Eel River, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Most part of day calm. Weather overcast and alternately clear, and foggy atmosphere.

Engaged sounding all day. Anchored for kedge at about 6.00pm 2 miles below Eel River.


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19 June 1875

Eel River to Eureka, California

Lat 40.613, Long -124.365


Most part of day calm, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Engaged sounding all day. Went to Eureka in evening.


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20 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Moderate NW winds fine weather and hazy atmosphere.


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21 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Moderate NW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Took in fuel and water.


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22 June 1875

Eureka to Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Moderate NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Left wharf at Eureka early in morning and went down to Humboldt Point. Stayed there on account of rough sea.


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23 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light NW winds during the day; foggy weather and thick atmosphere.

Office work.

Stayed all day at Humboldt Point on account of fog.


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24 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Moderate NW winds. Foggy weather all day.

Office work.

Did not sound on account of fog.


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25 June 1875

Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Fresh breeze from the NW. Cloudy weather and very hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Stayed at Humboldt Point all day on account of thick atmosphere and a rough sea.


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26 June 1875

Humboldt Point to Eureka, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.21


Calm all day. Foggy weather during forenoon; in the afternoon cloudy and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Did not go out as bar was very rough. Went to Eureka in the evening.


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27 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


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28 June 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Calm and foggy most part of day.

Office work.

Stopped at wharf on account of fog.

Received from Buhne’s store: 1 bale of oakum, 1 can of lard oil.


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29 June 1875

Eureka to Humboldt Point, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Light variable winds and foggy weather all day.

Office work.

Left Eureka early in the morning and went to Humboldt Point.

Stopped there on account of fog and a very rough sea outside.


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30 June 1875

Humboldt Point to Eureka, California

Lat 40.743, Long -124.213


Moderate NW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Engaged sounding all day. Went to Eureka in the evening.



LOGS FOR JULY 1875


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1 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds during day, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Party transferred from ‘Mary Ann’ to ‘Yukon’.


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2 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Freeze breezes from NW. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Crew employed bending sails.


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3 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Fresh breezes from NW most part of day; fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew variously employed.


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4 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Moderate breezes from SW; fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Holiday.


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5 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Moderate NW winds; weather overcast; hazy atmosphere.

Holiday.


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6 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light, variable winds; weather overcast and hazy atmosphere.

Crew variously employed.


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7 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Moderate NW winds; foggy weather most part of day.

Office work.

Lifted anchor early in morning and drifted down below shipyard where she was hauled on beach in order to clean bottom.


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8 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Very light NW wind; weather overcast. Foggy atmosphere all day; towards evening very thick.

Office work. Crew employed cleaning bottom of vessel.


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9 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Most part of day foggy and calm.

Finished cleaning vessel's bottom. Took her to Eureka in evening.


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10 July 1875

Eureka

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Very light NW winds; weather overcast and foggy atmosphere most all day.

Office work.


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11 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Very light NW winds; weather overcast and foggy atmosphere.


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12 July 1875

Eureka, California

Lat 40.804, Long -124.182


Light NW winds; weather overcast and foggy atmosphere.

Office work.


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13 July 1875

Eureka to San Francisco, California

Lat 40.70, Long -124.38 [estimated]


At about 7.00am tug Buhne took us in tow from Eureka to out over bar.

Let go line at 8.20am, ¼ mile WSW from outer buoy. Put over patent logs: 1 new, 1 old (Massey’s).

At 10.20am hauled in patent log; old read 3.4, new 4.5 miles [knots in log].

Humboldt Lighthouse bore ENE and Sugar Loaf Rock SbyE¾E, per compass.

At noon Humboldt Lighthouse bore NE¼E and Cape Mendocino Lighthouse SEbyS per compass.

Patent logs: new 8.5 miles, old 6.5 miles.

At 12.30pm Sugar Loaf and Point Gorda in range.

At 4.00pm Cape Mendocino Lighthouse bore ESE per compass; patent logs: new 19.6 miles, old 16.7 miles.

At 6.30pm Sugar Loaf and Cape Mendocino Lighthouse oo [in range].

At 8.00pm patent log (new) read 43.2 miles, old read 34.7 miles.

At midnight patent log (new) read 75.2 miles, old read 62.6 miles.


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14 July 1875

Eureka to San Francisco, California

Lat 38.28, Long -123.45,


Changed course at 1.45am. Patent log (new) 89.6, (old) 76.0 miles.

At 4.00am new patent log read 108.2 miles, old read 90.3 miles.

At 6.30am 129.0 miles, 98.1 miles. At 8.00am 141.2 miles, 118.5 miles.

At noon 171.5 miles, 144.4 miles.

At 3.25pm changed course to SEbyE.

At 4.00pm Port Reyes Lighthouse bore NEbyN, per compass, distant 1 mile.

Patent log at that time (new) 22.miles, old 18.6 miles.

Current for past four hours: 1.2 knots per hour.

At7.30pm came to anchor in 8 fathoms of water for starboard anchor and 30 fathoms of chain.

Patent log (new) 43.5 miles.

Point Bonita fog whistle was heard during night (a distance of 4.5 miles) giving blast with 40-seconds intervals; from beginning to beginning, each blast lasting 5 seconds.

Fog whistle on Point Lobos was also heard (distance 4 miles) giving very irregular blasts.


[Two or more days per page]


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15 July 1875

Eureka to San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Strong SW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

At 4.00am got under weigh and stood in towards entrance.

At 7.00am came to anchor in Mission Bay, off Third Street, for port anchor and 20 fathoms of chain.

Crew employed during day on ship’s duties.


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16 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Strong breezes from SW; weather overcast; hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed variously.


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17 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.

Charles Oscar, Seaman, discharged at his own request.


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18 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere all day.


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19 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, weather overcast and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.


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20 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Fresh breezes from SW, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed variously.

Took dinghy on deck and painted her.

Received from ship chandler: 1 can of mineral sperm oil, 2 gallons turpentine, 2 gallons black varnish, ½ coil of seizing stuff.


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21 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere all day.

Office work. Crew employed variously.


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22 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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23 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light SW winds in forenoon, strong during afternoon; cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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24 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light winds during forenoon; in afternoon fresh breezes from westward.

Office work.


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25 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


SW winds all day, moderate in forenoon, strong in afternoon; fine weather and clear atmosphere.


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26 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties. Painted gig.


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27 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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28 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work.

Crew employed variously. Received from ship chandler: 2 deck lights.


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29 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed variously.


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30 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.

Crew paid off by Paymaster. Rations to end of quarter.


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31 July 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1875


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1 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.


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2 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light, variable winds during forenoon; in afternoon fresh breezes from SW. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.


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3 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Calm during forenoon; in afternoon light SW winds. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Received onboard one cord of wood.


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4 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Fresh breezes from SW. Cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.


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5 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.


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6 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Fresh breezes from SW. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.


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7 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds during day; fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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8 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light, variable winds during forenoon; in afternoon fresh breezes from SW. Fine weather and clear atmosphere.


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9 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light westerly winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Received the first cutter from Assistant LA Sengteller through Martin Vice, by whom it has been stored. Received from Higgins & Collins: 710 feet of lumber; from ship’s chandler: 1 gross screws.


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10 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Light, westerly winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Crew employed on ship’s duties.

Received from Higgins & Collins: 2 tons of coal.


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11 August 1875

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Moderate SW winds, cloudy weather and smoky atmosphere.

Received from Goodall & Nelson: 1250 gallons of water.

From ship’s chandler: 2 gallons of boiled linseed oil, 1 can mineral sperm oil, 1 can lard oil, 1 gross screws.

Received from Assistant AF Rodgers: 1 new whaleboat with gear as per list; to be stored at Mare Island Navy Yard.


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12 August 1875

San Francisco to Mare Island, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Strong SW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Got underway at 7.00am and started for Mare Island. Arrived there at 11.30.


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13 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fresh breezes from SW, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Hauled alongside schooner ‘Marcy’ early in morning and began returning articles previously taken from her.


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14 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fresh breezes from SW increased towards evening. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Packing articles on ‘Marcy’ to be stored on Mare Island and making inventory.


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15 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Strong breezes from SSW; weather overcast; hazy atmosphere.


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16 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate SW winds, cloudy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Engaged same as Saturday [13 August].


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17 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work.

Crew engaged same as yesterday.


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18 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light NW winds and foggy weather most part of forenoon; in afternoon light SW winds and clear.

Office work.

Engaged same as yesterday.


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19 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work.

Crew engaged scraping down mast on ‘Marcy’.


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20 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light westerly winds during day, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engage scraping spars.


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21 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engaged scraping and oiling spars.


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22 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate breezes from SW, fine weather and clear atmosphere.


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23 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work.

Moored ‘Yukon’ for both anchors with 37 fathoms on starboard and 30 fathoms on port anchor. (There are only 7 fathoms of chain to the first shackle.)

Took in ‘Marcy’s’.

Material from schooner ‘WL Marcy’, transferred to Sub Assistant S Forney, was delivered to Mr Edwards and carried off by a bay craft.


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24 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

No more observations taken on account of instruments being packed down for storage at Mare Island Navy Yard. Taking goods and making inventory on ‘Marcy’.

Crew engaged on ship’s duties.


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25 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light westerly winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engaged on ship’s duties.

Engaged same as yesterday.


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26 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fresh breezes from SW, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Engaged storing goods at Navy Yard.


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27 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fresh breezes from SSW, fine weather and clear atmosphere.


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[Single log page contains entries from 28 August to 4 September]


28 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light westerly winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Finished storing goods at Mare Island Navy Yard.


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29 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light westerly winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.


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30 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate winds from SW, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew employed painting vessel.


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31 August 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate breezes from SW, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engaged painting ship.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1875


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1 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engaged unbending sails.


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2 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Very light winds from SW, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engaged oiling spars.


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3 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light WSW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Crew engaged oiling decks.


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4 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Wind and weather same as yesterday.

Crew variously employed.


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[Single log page contains entries from 5 September to 12 September]


5 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Wind and weather as yesterday.


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6 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Wind and weather as yesterday.

Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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7 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light WSW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed.


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8 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fresh breezes from SSW, foggy weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed on ship’s duties.


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9 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed variously.


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10 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate winds during day, NW in morning, rest of day SW. Fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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11 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed on ship’s duties.


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12 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fresh breezes from SW, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.


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[Single log page contains entries for 13 to 19 September]


13 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate SW wind, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed.

Brought on board six breakers of fresh water, about 120 gallons.


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14 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Moderate SW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed variously.

Brought on board six breakers of fresh water, about 120 gallons.


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15 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SSW winds, fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed.


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16 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SSW [winds], fine weather and hazy atmosphere.

Office work. Crew employed filling water.


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17 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SSW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew variously employed.


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18 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Light SSW winds, fine weather and clear atmosphere.

Office work. Crew paid off by Paymaster on ‘Independence’.


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19 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Calm all day.


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[Single log page contains entries for 20 to 24 September]


20 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Discharged officers and crew and left vessel in charge of ship keeper.

Sent by steam to San Francisco several boxes containing charts, working sheets and records etc

to be stored at Coast Survey office.

Officers and crew also sent down at same time.

Weather pleasant. Wind light westerly.


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21 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather pleasant. Wind light westerly.

Office work.


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22 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather fine. Wind light SW in afternoon.

Office work.


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23 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in morning and evening, clear balance of day. Wind light SW.

Office work.


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24 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in afternoon. Clear rest of day. Wind light from SW.

Office work.


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[Single log page contains entries from 25 September to 30 September]


25 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in morning. Weather pleasant balance of day. Wind moderate from westward.

Office work.

This morning Captain Bradford left city for springs, on leave of absence.


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26 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Wind moderate from westward. Weather foggy in morning.


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27 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy best part of day. Wind SW (moderate).

Office work.


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28 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Overcast and foggy best part of day. Wind light from westward.

Received per steamer from schooner ‘Yukon’ a chest belonging to SW Clifford (deceased).

Office work.


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29 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in morning, clear balance of day. Wind fresh SW.

Office work.


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30 September 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy all day. Wind fresh SW.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1875


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[Single log page contains entries for 1 to 8 October]


1 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy all day. Fresh breeze from westward.

Office work.


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2 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in morning, clear balance of day. Wind light from westward.

Office work.


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3 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather pleasant. Wind light SW.


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4 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in morning, clear balance of day. Wind light westerly.

Office work.


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5 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather pleasant all day. Wind light SW.

Office work.


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6 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fine weather all day. Wind light W.

Office work.


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7 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fine weather and light westerly breeze.

Office work.


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8 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fine weather and moderate breeze from westward.

Office-work.


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[Single log page contains entries for 9 to 17 October]


9 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in morning, clear balance of day. Wind light westerly.

Office work.


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10 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather pleasant. Wind light westerly.


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11 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather pleasant. Wind light westerly.

Sent spy-glass to Mr Brewer. Office work.


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12 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fine weather. Wind fresh from westward.

Office work.


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13 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy all day. Moderate breeze from SW.

Office work.


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14 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy all day. Moderate breeze from SW.

Office work.


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15 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Very foggy all day. Wind moderate from SW.

Office work. AF Sandling, Draughtsman, discharged.


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16 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Foggy in forenoon, clear balance of day. Wind light westerly.

Office work.


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17 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fine weather; very light westerly breeze all day.


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[Single log page contains entries 18 to 31 October]


18 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Fine weather and light breeze from westward all day.


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19 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Pleasant weather. Light westerly breeze.


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20 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather foggy; clear; wind NW, light.


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21 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather foggy; clear; wind NW light.


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22 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather foggy; clear; wind NW light.


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23 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather foggy; clear; wind NW light.


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24 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather foggy; clear; wind NW light.


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25 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Wind light westerly. Weather fine, clear.


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26 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather foggy; clear; wind westerly, light.


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27 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather fine; clear; wind westerly, moderate.

Chief of party returned to duty from absence. Office work.


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28 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather very fine; clear; wind westerly, moderate.


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29 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather very fine; clear; wind westerly, moderate.


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30 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather very fine; clear; wind westerly, moderate.


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31 October 1875

Mare Island, California

Lat 38.1, Long -122.266


Weather cloud; clear; wind westerly, light.


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[No logs from 1 November 1875 to 15 August 1876]



LOG BOOK – AUGUST 16th 1876 TO NOVEMBER 30th 1876


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‘Yukon’

USCS

Logbook and Journal

G Bradford, Assistant

from August 16, 1876 to November 30, 1876


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16 August 1876

San Francisco, California [to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 37.70, Long -123.38


Greased masts and made ready for sea.

Got underway at 11.00am with which fresh NW; tide ebbing strong. Weather clear.

Passed Meiggs’ Wharf at 11.18am; passed Fort point at 12.25pm; on centre of bar at 1.21pm; off bar at 2.40pm.

Making short tacks working along shore.

4.00pm Point Bonita bore [?].

From 4.00pm to 6.00pm weather hazy; at 6.00pm thick fog; standing off shore, Ballenas Head bore N ½ E, distance 8 miles from which I take a departure.

From 6.00pm to 8.00pm weather hazy, wind fresh NW; course WSW.

Course WSW; 5½ knots per hour = 11 miles; vessel laboring considerable [sic].

Latitude/longitude at midnight by dead reckoning: 37 42N, 123 23W.

Ends with fresh breeze and choppy sea.


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17 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 37.76, Long -124.75


Weather hazy, wind fresh; sea choppy.

Wind moderating.

8.20am: Set flying jib.

Sea smoothing; set up fore and main larboard bower rigging.

Clear weather with detached clouds; set up starboard fore bower rigging.

6.00pm: Tacked ship off shore; 6.12pm: Set fore and main gaff topsails.

Wind fresh, ordinary smooth sea; horizon and zenith clear; atmosphere cool and bracing.

10.45pm: Carried away fore gaff topsail sheet; clewed up topsails and furled them.

Pumps tried every four hours.


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18 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 37.61, Long -127.20


Wind fresh; weather hazy; zenith clouded.

1.10am: Sighted ship to windward standing in shore.

High cross sea on; vessel laboring considerable [sic].

Men engaged trimming rigging.

Fine weather; sea choppy; decks wet with spray.

Set main gaff topsail.

Men generally employed.

In main gaff topsail.

Pumps regularly attended to. Vessel making little water.

Course W½S, distance 119 miles.


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19 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 37.816667, Long -129.383333


Set gaff topsail on main.


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20 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 38.65, Long -129.85


Squally throughout these 12 hours.

Fine, dry weather, atmosphere warm.

At 12.30pm tacked ship in shore. Rove off fore gaff topsail sheet.

Occasional squalls throughout.

Set fore gaff topsail.

At 5.00pm carried away main gaff topsail sheet. Repaired sheet and rove it off.

At 7.10pm in both gaff topsails.

Course NNW, distance 58 miles.


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21 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 39.25, Long -128.83


Begins with hazy, wet weather.

Dark and gloomy.

Dry weather.

Heavy overcast; horizon clear.

Set fore and main gaff topsails.

Course NE, distance 65 miles.


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22 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 40.78, Long -128.40


Squally weather.

Doing general sail rigging [?].

Scraped port gunwale and throats of gig and varnished them.

7.20pm: in fore and main topsails.

Pump carefully attended to throughout.

Course N¾E, distance 129 miles.


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23 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 41.83, Long -129.85


Overcast; dark, threatening clouds of no consequence. Sea smooth. Wind moderate.

Crew engaged cleaning vessel’s brightwork and rigging.

Fine, clear weather [pm].

Course NW¾W, distance 81 miles.


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24 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 43.31, Long -129.25


Fine, clear weather. Sea smooth.

Crew generally employed at ship’s duties.

Pumps frequently tried; getting about 40 strokes in every 12 hours.

Course NbyE¼E, distance 111 miles.


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25 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 44.9, Long -127.85


Wind fresh. Atmosphere hazy.

10.00am commenced scraping fore topmast and fore mast.

11.00am finished topmast.

5.30pm set staysail.

11.00pm in staysail.

Eased off sheets; fair wind.

Course NNE½E, distance 129 miles.


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26 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 47.56, Long -126.18


Stiff breeze. Sea smooth.

Sky heavily overcast.

Midnight [patent] log = 168 miles.

Course NbyE¼E.


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27 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 48.33, Long -125.1 [estimated]


Saw a vessel to leeward standing off shore.

Wind fresh. Sea smooth.

5.00am sighted land.

Cape Classet bore NE½E, distance about 63 miles.

4.18pm passed in by Tatoosh Island.

6.00pm off Klaholo Rock [Sail or Seal Rock].

8.00pm off Kydaka Point. Zenith clouded.

9.00pm off Sekiu Point.

At 9.30pm off Slip Point; wind calm; land visible.

Strong ebb tide.

Midnight off Clallam Bay.

Ends with fine, warm weather; atmosphere smoky.


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28 August 1876

At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 48.27, Long -124.03


Begins with calm, pleasant weather. Atmosphere smoky.

4.00am off Clallam Bay; light breeze from southward.

8.00am off Slip Point.

Noon off Pillar Point.

2.00pm off Tree Point; wind brisk NW.

6.00pm off Low Point.

7.10pm off Observatory Point. Wind brisk, atmosphere clear.

8.00pm off [Port] Angeles. Wind fresh.

10.00pm off Port Angeles Point.

11.00pm passed New Dungeness.

Midnight off Protection Island; wind calm.


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29 August 1876


At sea [San Francisco, California, to Seattle, Washington]

Lat 48.127447, Long -122.68


Crew variously employed cleaning vessel.

1.00am off Protection Island; wind calm.

10.00am off Admiralty Inlet; wind light SW.

Noon off Port Townsend; wind fresh W.

4.00pm off Useless Bay.

8.00pm off Apple Tree Cove; wind fresh [illegible direction].

Midnight off Madison Head.

Ends with fine, clear atmosphere. Weather warm. Wind fresh westward. Strong ebb tide.


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30 August 1876

Admiralty Strait [Inlet] to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


1.00am off Magnolia Point.

8.00am wind very light.

8.00am strong ebb tide; wind increasing from westward.

10.20am arrived at Seattle; came to off Crawford and Harrington’s wharf with starboard bower and 25 fathoms of good chain.

Furled sails and cleared decks.

1.00pm crew engaged tarring rigging and cleaning vessel in general.

6.18pm Captain Bradford and friend came aboard; went on shore at 8.08pm.

Ends with light breeze SW; atmosphere clear; weather cloudy.


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31 August 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Lying off Seattle.

5.30am clear atmosphere; weather fine and clear; wind light WSW.

Crew engaged cleaning vessel and doing ship works in general.

11.00am Mr Westdahl came aboard with things.

Weather clear; wind light NW; atmosphere clear and warm.

5.22pm four seamen refused to haul vessel to wharf – tide slack, wind light; everything favorable to do so.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1876


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1 September 1876

Seattle, Washington [assumed]

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Hauled into wharf.

Crew generally employed at ship work.

2.00pm fine weather.

3.20pm hauled on beach to clean vessel’s copper.

8.00pm fine, clear weather; atmosphere damp.

Ends with fine weather.


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2 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Commenced to clean vessel’s bottom.

Found copper in good order.

Crew generally employed at ship work.

2.00pm warm, sultry weather. Very unpleasant on account of heat.

3.20pm hauled off beach after cleaning vessel’s copper.

Vessel’s keel measures 22 inches in depth.

8.00pm very pleasant weather.


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3 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


8.00am very quiet weather; sultry but pleasant.

Wet decks and set colors. Kept holiday.

2.00pm fine weather.

8.00pm fine, clear weather; atmosphere damp.

In colors.


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4 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


6.30am commenced to rain.

8.33am stopped raining.

Engaged cleaning vessel.

Crew generally engaged at ship work.

2.00pm fine, pleasant, bracing; sunny weather.

4.50pm hauled on beach to clean port side copper.

8.00pm pleasant weather.


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5 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


8.00am clearing off.

Commenced to clean copper; finished cleaning at noon.

2.00pm fine, ordinary weather.

4.50pm hauled to wharf.

8.00pm damp but pleasant.


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6 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


8.00am hazy and damp.

Hauled steamer ‘Lively’ on beach; scrubbed copper for 1 hour.

Shipped another man.

Three men on steamer ‘Lively’ clearing coal bunkers etc.

Crew generally employed.

Quartermaster marking line.

2.00pm fine weather, very warm.


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7 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew generally employed.

Got two bags West coal from Seattle Coal Company.


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8 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew employed stowing coal brought on board by steamer ‘Lively’.


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9 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


8.00am hazy and damp.

Crew generally employed, stowing away coal.

Washed off coal dust from steamer ‘Lively’.

2.00pm sultry weather.

8.00pm pleasant, dank weather


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10 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Fine weather throughout.

Kept holiday.


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11 September 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


8.00am fine weather.

9.00am steamer ‘Lively’ sailed for lumber.

Crew generally employed

2.00pm pleasant weather; quite warm; sun very bright.

Brought on board 15 sacks coal.


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12 September 1876

Seattle to Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


7.20am underway with steamer ‘Lively’ alongside.

Wind puffy throughout; water smooth.

8.10am ‘Lively’ kept off and on.

4.18pm ‘Lively’ came alongside.

Came to anchor at 5.20pm in mouth of Possession Sound, S side.

8.00pm atmosphere bracing.


[No logs from 13 to 18 September 1876]


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19 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington [assumed]

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Fine, clear weather; temperature warm, atmosphere smoky at times.

Wind baffling between N and E.

Out sounding in cutter belonging to ‘Yukon’.

Sounded between HWM [probably high water mark] and 30 fathoms water, between Possession and Hawk stations, and Elliott and Sound.

Carpenter and one man on board doing general ship work.

Ends with hazy weather; wind S, fresh, atmosphere smoky, weather threatening rain.


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20 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Clear weather; sky clouded; light drizzling rain.

Wind stiff SSE.

7.35am slacked steamer ‘Lively’ away from alongside on account of choppy sea.

Crew generally engaged cleaning ‘Lively’ and overhauling ship’s gear.

Carpenter engaged at general repairing etc.

Ends with slight moderation in wind.


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21 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Begins fine, clear weather; smooth water.

Crew in boat in forenoon. afternoon engaged at ship work; went on shore and examined signals.

Out in cutter belonging to ‘Yukon’, sounding between HWM and 30 fathoms water.

At 11.37am getting rough; went on board at noon.

Afternoon engaged at ship work; went on shore and examined signals.

Wind strong SSE, sky overcast; sea rough, wind strong and hard atmosphere, damp.

10.00pm let go port anchor and 17 fathoms chain; paid out 14 fathoms chain.

Ends with gale SE.


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22 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Weather hazy, wind light SE, atmosphere clear, temperature warm.

Occasional light rain.

Out all day erecting signals in Cultus Bay.

Took angles from all points.

Two men on board vessel.


[NB: dates for entries September 23-30 are confused.]


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23 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Wind light SE, weather hazy, atmosphere damp, temperature warm.

Occasional light rain.

Out all day erecting signals in Cultus Bay.

Erected 5 signals; named them alphabetically.

Occupied all signals.


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24 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Begins with calm and warm weather.

Ends with fresh breeze SbyE.

Steamer ‘Lively’ went to Seattle for mail, tide gauge and survey business.

Took on 20 bags coal and 1 tank of water.


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25 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Weather hazy, wind light ENE, weather warm.

Out in cutter surveying Cultus Bay. Weather favourable.


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26 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Wind light SEbyE, weather warm, foggy up to 8am. Cleared up.

Ends light WNW.

Out sounding Cultus Bay and a portion of Admiralty Inlet.

Steamer ‘Lively’ went to Mukilteo on tidal business.


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27 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Foggy up to 7.40am, wind light E.

Warm wind, light NWbyW. Atmosphere smoky.

Out sounding all day in cutter; surveying from signal Sound to Log.

Steamer ‘Lively’ repairing signals and occupied Rim, Granite, Water and Log.


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28 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Wind light E, weather warm, atmosphere clear.

Out in steamer 'Lively' sounding. Dried sails.


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29 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Wind calm throughout.

Very warm, atmosphere clear, weather fine.

Out [in cutter] locating rocks in forenoon.

Afternoon sounding.

Located rocks abreast of vessel with dinghy.


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30 September 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Weather fine and pleasant, atmosphere clear, sky clear.

Wind light and variable; mostly from NW. Temperature warm.

Out surveying Deer Lagoon in cutter.

Steamer ‘Lively’ anchored off and used as signal, position determined.

Erected signal Deer Lagoon.

Determined position of several houses.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1876


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1 October 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Weather fine, atmosphere clear, sky clear, temperature warm.

Wind light WNW with occasional calms.

Kept holiday.


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2 October 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Foggy and calm, temperature warm [am and pm].

Wind light WSW, sky clear, weather clear, atmosphere at horizon smoky.

Filled steamer ‘Lively’s’ water tanks from shore with aid of cutter from vessel. Also coaled up.

Went to Deer Lagoon and anchored off entrance. Determined position.

Cutter sounding in lagoon.


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3 October 1876

Possession Sound, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


Foggy and calm [am].

Atmosphere smoky, sky clear, temperature warm [pm].

Stayed on board, engaged at ship’s work [am].

Steamer ‘Lively’ out sounding [pm].

Went to Mukilteo to tide gauge and continued sounding.

End sounding in Possession Sound.


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4 October 1876

Possession Sound to Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.97, Long -122.29


am: Foggy and calm, temperature warm.

Crew generally employed.

pm: Cleared up. Wind light WNW, temperature warm, atmosphere smoky, sky clear.

Sailed from Possession Sound; anchored at S side of Port Madison.


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5 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


am: Wind light eastward, temperature warm, sky clear, atmosphere smoky weather fine.

Got underway and moved to anchorage at S side of Port Madison.

pm: Calm, warm, clear and pleasant.

Got lumber on board to build signals with. Alongside of wharf.

Erected tide gauge and placed keepers.

So ends.


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6 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


am: Wind light SE, temperature moderate, atmosphere smoky, sky clouded.

pm: Wind calm temperature cool, atmosphere hazy, sky clouded.

Steamer ‘Lively’ with Captain Bradford erected signals Pine, Stone, Beach, Bluff.

Preparing for a most thorough survey.


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7 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Fine weather, temperature warm, sky clear, atmosphere smoky.

Steamer ‘Lively’ laid up for repairs.

Cutter out repairing signals. Erected signals Gull, Bear and Jefferson.

Steamer ‘Lively’ went to Mukilteo. Brought tide keeper to Madison.


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8 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Temperature warm, atmosphere hazy, sky clouded.

Kept holiday.


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9 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Temperature cool, weather foggy, wind fresh SW. Rain and mist.

Sky clear. Ends fine.

Cutter out and erected signal.

Steamer ‘Lively’ commenced to observe tides at Madison.


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10 October 1876


Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Temperature moderate, weather foggy, wind light N and W and occasional calms. Weather cloudy.

Sky clear, atmosphere clear.

Crew generally employed at ship and in engine room on steamer ‘Lively’.

Peter Swansen [?] and Louis Plickett discharged and William Conner shipped.


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11 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Temperature moderate, wind light WSW and variable, weather cloudy.

Sky cloudy, atmosphere clear.

Steamer ‘Lively’ out repairing and erecting signals Grave, White Washed Rocks.

Occupied each, also occupied Wells.

Two men left on board schooner.


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12 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Temperature moderate, wind light E and variable, weather clear.

Sky cloudy, atmosphere clear.

Steamer ‘Lively’ out repairing signals and occupying same: Robin, West, occupied Log.

Shipped CE James, Seaman.


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13 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind calm, water smooth, temperature moderate, sky clouded, atmosphere clear.

Occupied signals and erected Apple [Appletree] Cove, on steamer ‘Lively’.


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14 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light ESE, temperature warm, sky clouded, atmosphere hazy.

Steamer out sounding in vicinity of Apple Tree Cove.

Carpenter at work onboard.


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15 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


am: Atmosphere cloudy, wind light SE, temperature warm, weather hazy.

Light mist, sky cloudy.

pm: Wind fresh SE, raining.


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16 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


am: Wind light SE, sky cloudy, atmosphere cloudy, temperature moderate, weather cloudy.

Steamer ‘Lively’ out sounding off Apple Tree Cove.

pm: Rainy. Hand returned home.


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17 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light SE, sky cloudy, atmosphere cloudy, temperature moderate. Weather cloudy.

2.00pm: Raining [illegible].


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18 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind fresh SE, stormy, raining heavily, atmosphere clouded. Temperature cool.

Crew generally employed at ship’s work. After guard at office work.


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19 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind fresh SE, threatening weather, occasional rain, atmosphere cloudy.

Sky cloudy, temperature cold.

Generally employed.


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20 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light SE, temperature cold, atmosphere cloudy. Sky cloudy.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter set sounding in Apple Tree Cove all day.


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21 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather thick and fresh SE.


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22 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light SE, atmosphere clear, sky cloudy, temperature cold throughout these 24 hours; occasional heavy rain.


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23 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind fresh SSE, atmosphere hazy, sky clouded, temperature moderate, weather hazy.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter sounding in vicinity of Apple Tree Cove and Pilot Point.


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24 October 1876

Port Madison to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Wind moderate SSW, weather clear, sky cloudy, temperature variable, atmosphere clear in forenoon, pm cloudy.

Schooner ‘Yukon’ sailed from Port Madison, towed by steamer ‘Lively’ at 9.00am; arrived at Seattle coal wharf at 6.00pm. Made fast and cleared decks.


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25 October 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Wind in squalls and calms from various points. Weather smoky, atmosphere smoky, temperature moderate.

Took in 214 sacks of coal, each sack weighing 80 lbs.

Set and towed into stream by steamer ‘Lively’. Let go starboard (best) bower and 25 fathoms chain.


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26 October 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Occasional rain squalls throughout, wind light ESE, weather hazy, sky clouded, atmosphere clear, temperature moderate.

Crew generally employed at ship’s work.


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27 October 1876

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Occasional light rain throughout, wind light westward, weather hazy, temperature moderate, atmosphere clear, sky clouded.

Steamer ‘Lively’ went to Vashon Island with Captain Bradford and Mr Whiting on Coast Survey business.

Steamer ‘Lively’ returned alongside vessel in evening.


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28 October 1876

Seattle to Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Occasional rain throughout, wind from southward, weather cloudy, sky cloudy, atmosphere clear, temperature moderate averaging 62°.

Sailed from Seattle at 11.00am, steamer ‘Lively’ towing.

Secured at Port Madison at 2.40pm, anchored off Hammond’s fishery with starboard bower (best one); paid out 12 fathoms chain.


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29 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light SSE, weather hazy, atmosphere hazy, sky cloudy, temperature moderate, occasional rain.


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30 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind moderate and very variable, weather haze, sky cloudy, atmosphere clear, temperature moderate.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding off Apple [Appletree] Cove.


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31 October 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light WNW, weather cloudy, sky cloudy, atmosphere clear, temperature cool.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter sounding between Apple [Appletree] Cove and Pilot [Point].



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1876


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1 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light N, weather clear, atmosphere clear, sky clear and cloudless, temperature cold.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding and searching for rock in Apple Tree Cove.


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2 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind light N, weather clear, atmosphere clear, sky clear, temperature cold.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding. Also searching for rock in Apple Tree Cove, with Captain Reynolds on board who pretends to have seen said rock – did not find any of importance.


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3 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Wind fresh SSW, weather clear, atmosphere clear, sky clouded, temperature cold.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding between President Point and Apple [Appletree] Cove signal.


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4 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather hazy, raining heavily, atmosphere hazy, wind fresh SE, temperature moderate.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter started for Apple Tree Cove. Returned on account of heavy rain, wind and sea.


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5 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere clear, sky cloudy, wind light southerly and easterly, temperature moderate.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding off Apple Tree Cove and between Point Edmonds and Grave signal.


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6 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere clear, sky cloudy, wind variable between SW and southerly, temperature cool.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter sounding off Apple Tree Cove and between Log and Grave signals.


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7 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather thick, foggy, calm, atmosphere hazy, temperature moderate.

11.00am: Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter went out to do sounding but had to return through dense fog.


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8 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather foggy, wind calm, atmosphere thick, foggy, temperature moderate.

Officers at office work. Crew generally employed; surveying hindered on account of thick fog.


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9 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather foggy (am), weather clear (pm), atmosphere clear, wind light SE, sky cloudy, wind fresh, temperature moderate.

pm: Steamer ‘Lively’ out sounding between Meadow and Wells signals.


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10 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather raining, cloudy, atmosphere hazy, wind light westward, temperature moderate.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding between Wells and Granite signals.


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11 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere hazy, sky cloudy, temperature cool, wind light southward.

No work on account of rain.


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12 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, clear, atmosphere clear, temperature moderate, wind southward.


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13 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, hazy, temperature cold, atmosphere cloudy, wind strong SW, sky clear.

No work on account of wind.


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14 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather rainy, fog and mist, atmosphere hazy, temperature cool, sky clear, wind variable SE and westward.

Crew generally employed.


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15 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere hazy, sky clouded, wind light southward, temperature moderate.

Cutter out sounding between Wells and Meadow signals.

Towed over by steamer ‘Lively’.


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16 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather rainy, atmosphere hazy, wind fresh SE, temperature cold.

Crew generally employed.


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17 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather rainy, atmosphere hazy, sky cloudy, wind fresh SE, temperature cold.

Crew generally employed.


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18 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere clear, wind half gale SE, sky cloudy, temperature cold.

Started out with steamer ‘Lively’ to do sounding.

Wind fresh, seas high. Had to return.


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19 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere clear, sky clear, wind light southward, temperature moderate.


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20 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather hazy, sky cloudy, atmosphere hazy, wind fresh SE, temperature moderate.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter at work sounding between Wells and Meadow signals.


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21 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather hazy/clear, wind fresh, sky clouded, temperature cold.

Weather too foggy to survey. Prepared lockers and aired sails.


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22 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather clear, atmosphere hazy, sky clouded, temperature cool, wind half gale SSE.

Started out to survey but had to return on account of sea and wind.

Stowed away sails, and unrove part of gear.


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23 November 1876


Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere hazy, sky cloudy, temperature cool, wind moderate southerly.

Cutter out sounding between Wells and Meadow signals.


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24 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather hazy, atmosphere hazy, wind stiff SE (seas high and choppy), sky clouded, temperature cold.

Started out with steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter but returned on account of rough water and wind.


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25 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather clear and rainy, wind fresh SE, atmosphere hazy, sky clouded, temperature cool.

Cutter out sounding between Log and Grave signals.


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26 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather clear, atmosphere hazy, wind light SE, temperature cool.


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27 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather hazy, sky clouded, wind strong SE, atmosphere clear, temperature warm.

Moored ship. Stowed away gear.

Searched for rock off Madison harbor.


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28 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, sky clouded, atmosphere clear, wind fresh SE, temperature moderate.

Steamer ‘Lively’ and cutter out sounding between Log and Meadow signals.


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29 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere clear, sky clouded, wind moderate SE, temperature warm.

Packed up instruments for office work and took in boat on deck.

Straightened ship and paid crew off.


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30 November 1876

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather fine, atmosphere foggy, wind southerly, temperature cool, sky clouded.

Discharged crew etc, leaving Engineer in charge of both vessels [‘Yukon’ and ‘Lively’].

Continued further on. G Bradford.


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LOG BOOK – APRIL 17th 1877 TO MAY 11th 1877


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17 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington*

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Captain Bradford came over from Seattle with two men, namely HH Kent, JL Steves [?].

Received on board a new cook stove and fixtures and a box of lamp-black.

Weather cloudy all day; atmosphere clear. Strong breeze from westward all day.

Toward evening began to rain.

Rained at intervals throughout night.


[*The log gives no location for Yukon. Port Madison has been used here because it was the last location named in the previous log book.]


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18 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


HH Kent rated Machinist.

Found port shaft of steamer ‘Lively’ defective. It was taken out and sent to Seattle.

Later in day starboard shaft was likewise found defective and taken out.

Carpenter employed repairing copper on ‘Lively’.

Weather cloudy all day with bright airs from southward; atmosphere foggy.

Began to rain at nightfall; rained at intervals throughout night.


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19 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Sent starboard shaft to Seattle.

Machinist and Carpenter at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Weather clear; wind strong from northward.


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20 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Today shipped Eugene W Dodge, rated Paymaster Yeoman.

Machinist and Carpenter at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Weather cloudy, atmosphere clear, wind half gale from northward.

At nightfall wind moderated.

Paymaster Yeoman in charge of vessel.


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21 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather and atmosphere clear; wind fresh from northward.

Temperature moderate. At nightfall wind calm.

Carpenter and Machinist at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Today received by ‘Ruby’ vessel’s stores and chattels.


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22 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Weather and atmosphere clear. Temperature moderate.

Wind calm with occasional light airs from northward.


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23 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Captain Bradford arrived here this morning with [four] Seamen from Seattle.

Names of Seamen: J Balchin, R Johnson, G White, C Falk.

Machinist and Carpenter at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Weather moderate [possibly], atmosphere clear.

Wind fresh from northward. Temperature moderate.

Pleasant weather throughout.


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24 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Machinist and Carpenter at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Weather clear. Temperature warm. Wind light from northward. Atmosphere clear.

Shafts returned repaired.


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25 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Machinist and Carpenter, also one Seaman, at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Weather clear. Temperature warm. Wind very light from northward. Atmosphere clear.


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26 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Today shipped four Seamen: John Peterson, Martin Avery, S Hegge, JS Miller.

Engineer and Carpenter at work on steamer ‘Lively’.

Crew engaged unmooring and shifting vessel. Filled water.

Weather clear. Temperature warm. Atmosphere clear. Wind light N.


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27 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Machinist and Carpenter at work on ‘Lively’.

Crew engaged reeving of running gear etc.

Discharged Carpenter.

Weather clear, temperature warm, atmosphere clear, wind moderate N.

Attempted to launch ‘Lively’ but failed twice; not rising high enough.


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28 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


2.00am: Made another attempt to launch ‘Lively’ and failed on account of tide not rising high enough.

Machinist and one man at work on ‘Lively’; got out hawsers and tackles etc.

5.00pm: Launched steamer ‘Lively’ with success; took her alongside ‘Yukon’.

Weather fine, atmosphere clear, temperature warm, wind moderate from southward.


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29 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


am: Weather fine, temperature moderate, atmosphere clear, wind calm.

pm: Weather hazy, temperature cool, wind light from northward.

At nightfall commenced to rain. Occasional showers throughout night.

JS Miller rated Quartermaster.


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30 April 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Machinist repairing machinery on ‘Lively’.

Crew engaged bending sails, gathering wood for ‘Lively’ and galley use.

Weather fine and cloudy, temperature moderate, wind light from northward, atmosphere smoky.



LOGS FOR MAY 1877


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1 May 1877

Port Madison, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Today transferred on mainsail per steamer ‘Otter’, to Assistant Lawson of schooner ‘Fauntleroy’ USCS.

Crew generally employed.

pm: Got steam on ‘Lively’ and went out on trial trip.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light N, atmosphere clear.


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2 May 1877

Port Madison to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.699, Long -122.529


Got steam on ‘Lively’ and towed ‘Yukon’ to Seattle.

Arrived at Seattle at 3.30pm.

Came to off Bowlines [?] wharf in 10 fathoms water with starboard (best) anchor and 30 fathoms chain.

Weather fine, temperature warm, wind calm, atmosphere clear.


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3 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew generally employed.

Steamer ‘Lively’ went in search of rocks off Port Madison and found one greatly in the way of vessels entering or leaving aforesaid port.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light northward, atmosphere smoky


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4 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew generally employed at ship’s work.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light and variable, atmosphere smoky.


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5 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew employed scraping spars.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light SE.

pm: light rain, atmosphere hazy.


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6 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fine, temperature warm, wind light SE, atmosphere smoky.


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7 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew engaged scrubbing paint and breaking our ship’s store and chandlery.

Officers making out inventory of ship wares.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light SE, atmosphere hazy.


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8 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew generally employed breaking out stores etc.

Officers taking inventory.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light SE, atmosphere hazy.


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9 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Crew generally employed breaking out stores etc.

Officers taking inventory.

Weather smoky, temperature moderate, wind light easterly, atmosphere smoky.


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This book transmitted to Hydrographic Inspector, June 25 1877. Gershorn Bradford, Assistant, USCS.


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LOG BOOK – MAY 10th 1877 TO NOVEMBER 25th 1877


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Log of US Coast Survey schooner ‘Yukon’ and steam launch ‘Lively’

Commencing 10 May 1877 and ending 25 November 1877


Station in Puget Sound


List of officers

RM Cutts, Lieutenant USN, reported May 10, 1877, Commanding

AB Wyckoff, Lieutenant USN, reported May 10, 1877

UR Harris, Lieutenant USN, reported May 10, 1877

HH Kent, Machinist, reported May 10, 1877, Engineer

EW Dodge, Paymaster’s Yeoman, reported May 10, 1877, discharged 31 July 1877, Captain’s Clerk

O Von Geldern, Paymaster’s Yeoman, reported August 1, 1877


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LOGS FOR MAY 1877


[Entries from log and log memorandum book for 10 and 11 May have been included here]


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10 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Agreeably to the orders of Hon Superintendent of Coast Survey, Lieutenant RM Cutts USN relieved G Bradford, Assistant, Coast Survey, from command of ‘Yukon.

Mr F McHale [?], Aid, was detached from vessel.

Lieutenants AB Wyckoff and UR Harris USN reported on board for duty.

Weather cloudy and cool. Wind light and variable from westward.

Crew engaged in painting ship outside and cleaning in wardroom.

By order of Commanding Officer, previous to act of relieving, rated men had been disrated.


Crew generally employed breaking out stores.

Officers taking inventory.

Weather fine, temperature moderate, wind light easterly, atmosphere clear.

Vessel transferred to command of Lieutenant RM Cutts ESN.


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11 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant.

Crew engaged in painting ship outside. Cleared tubes of boiler of steam launch ‘Lively’.

By order of Commanding Officer John Peterson (Seaman) and James H Miller (Seaman) were rated to Quartermaster; James Balchin, Seaman, to Steward; Robert Johnson, Seaman, to Cook; Henry N Kent, Seaman, was rated as Machinist.


Crew generally employed at ship’s work.


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12 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant.

Crew engaged in painting about vessel.

Scrubbed outside paintwork of steamer ‘Lively’ preparatory to painting.


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13 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy with light rain during forenoon.

9.45pm veered to 31 fathoms on starboard chain.


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14 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Cumulus clouds. Wind light and variable from westward.

Crew engaged on general work of vessel.

Painting outside paintwork of steamer ‘Lively’.

Shipped for one year Thomas Bubb as Seaman.

Unbent and sent below fore and main gaff topsails and their gear.

Enlisted for one year as Seaman William L Bryant.


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15 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. During forenoon and afternoon usual breeze from westward sprang up, blowing at noon quite fresh.

Sent down fore top mainsail and sent it up again after side forward. Stayed it and set up its rigging.

Engaged in painting and cleaning ‘Lively’. Found her bilges very dirty.

By order of Commanding Officer rated Thomas Bubb, Seaman, to Carpenter’s Mate.


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16 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with mist and rain during most of day.

Fresh south-easterly wind in middle of day with light, decreasing breeze in evening.

Crew engaged in clearing out and restowing store room. Cleaning bilges and inside paintwork of steam launch ‘Lively’.


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17 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Rainy with south-easterly wind till 4.00am when it cleared off.

Noon wind came from westward, usual afternoon breeze.

Sails were loosed and hoisted to dry.

Engaged with general work about ship and on ‘Lively’ in finishing cleaning of her cabin and bilges and in painting engine room.

Placed ventilator (already purchased and on board her).

Purchased and received on board: 90 feet of 3-inch plank to be made into a shifting water tank to supply water for ‘Lively’.


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18 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear in morning, clouding up during day, when in the evening it was overcast with cumulo-stratus clouds.

Wind southerly in forenoon and light from westward in afternoon

At his own request, discharged from vessel, George White, Seaman.


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19 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy and cool with drizzling rain during forenoon.

Wind moderate from southward and eastward. Clouds cumulonimbus.

In [afternoon] passing cumulus clouds to eastward.

Engaged in painting inside work of ‘Lively’.


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20 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with heavy banks of cumulus clouds. Air clear. Wind southerly during forenoon, hauling to westward in afternoon.


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21 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy and damp. Wind variable from southward.

Gave steam launch ‘Lively’ a trial. At 11.45am lighted fires and at 1.15pm started ahead and steamed about bay.

She steamed well with 40 to 50 lbs of steam which latter is limit assigned her by Commanding Officer on account of her age and condition of boilers.

Engines working well, but they do not perform equal amounts of work.

Received on board from Seattle Coal and Transportation Co: 10 bags of coal 80 lbs each, 7 bags for steamer ‘Lively’.

Engaged in general work on board schooner and preparing steamer for a trip to Port Madison.


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22 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy during most of this day. Wind light and variable from southward; clouds cumulus.

Sent ‘Lively’ to Port Madison to take tide gauge house in tow and leave her at Port Blakely.

‘Lively’ steamed about 33 miles and made the highest speed for one hour; five knots.

‘Lively’ burned 1980 lbs of coal.


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23 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with rain and mist. Lightening up in afternoon.

Sent ‘Lively’ after water and received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company 10 sacks, 800 lbs, of coal.

‘Lively’ steamed 4 miles consuming 240 lbs of coal.


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24 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fine. Cloudy during after portion of day.

Wind light from north-westward during a portion of forenoon. Calm most of day.

‘Lively’ with Commanding Officer in charge and officers went around working ground in reconnaissance and to determine what signals were necessary to be built up preparatory to sounding.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 12 sacks of coal, 960 lbs.

‘Lively’ ran 27 miles burning 1620 lbs of coal and at an average running speed of four and one third miles per hour.

Engaged in cleaning berth deck.


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25 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with rain in showers. In afternoon clear away and in evening waves of cumulus clouds blowing to northward.

Wind southerly with squalls of rain in afternoon. Barometer rising slowly in evening.

Shipped for one year, George Williams as Seaman

Steam launch ‘Lively’ left ship, provisioned, coaled and watered for a two-day expedition, with Lieutenant Wyckoff in charge, to build signals.

Also to establish tide gauge at Port Blakely, for purpose of commencing tidal observations, William L Bryant, Seaman, was sent to Port Blakely.

This afternoon there was a very high tide.

Engaged in painting berth deck.


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26 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with heavy masses of cumulus clouds.

Wind from SW.

Steam launch ‘Lively’ returned from expedition using all coal in her bunkers.

She steamed 36 miles using 2160 lbs of coal.

Very low and high tides today.


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27 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy and pleasant. Heavy cumulus clouds. Wind south-westerly, freshening as usual after meridian, dying away toward sunset.

High tide in afternoon, also low tide in forenoon.


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28 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather overcast and cloudy with rain and passing showers till 2.00pm when sun came out quite warm with remainder of day very fine.

Wind light from southward and westward; in afternoon calm.

Received on board from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 22 sacks, 1700 lbs, coal.

‘Lively’ with Lieutenant Harris in charge went out to complete building signals and to determine some new ones, and obtain checks on signals already built.

‘Lively’ ran during day 20 miles.

Pumping water aboard schooner from ‘Lively’. ‘Lively’ consumed 1200 lbs of coal.


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29 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fine and pleasant. Clouds cumulus. Wind variable and calms. Evening looked fine.

Engaged in painting berth deck.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Commanding Officer in charge, left for a two-day expedition to proceed to Apple Tree Cove and search for a reported sunken rock which is said to exist in highway of vessels seeking an anchorage.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 15 sacks of coal, 1200 lbs.

Noticed that high water this evening was very high.


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30 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather pleasant. Wind light from SW. Barometer rising steadily. Clouds cumulus.

Engaged in painting berth deck and cleaning paint work in wardroom country [officers’ quarters].

Steam launch ‘Lively’ returned from her expedition having run 40 miles, using 2400 lbs coal,

Did not succeed in finding rock searched for at Apple Tree Cove.

Pumping water during night from ‘Lively’ to schooner’s tanks.


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31 May 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather damp and misty till 10.00am when it turned out dry and pleasant. Cumulus clouds.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Harris in charge, left ship [to] build up and locate additional signals. ‘Lively’ returned at 7.00pm, steaming 23 miles using [blank] lbs of coal.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 10 sacks, 800 lbs, coal.

Blew down boilers of ‘Lively’. Pumped out water from her tanks to schooner's.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1877


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1 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind light from NW. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Hauled ‘Lively’ alongside a wharf at high tide. During low water at work fitting condensing pipe along her waterline.

Engaged in painting cockpit and seams of poop deck.


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2 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fine. Calms. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Put steamer ‘Lively’ on beach again. Finished putting condensing pipe around water line.

Examined propeller shafts. Found that although they had been put in five weeks since, they had been eaten by galvanic action in holes a quarter of an inch.

Scraped rust off and red leaded them.

At high water floated steamer and anchored her near schooner.

Engaged on vessel in painting.


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3 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear, warm and pleasant. Wind light from NW with calms. Clouds cirrocumulus.

In evening hauled ‘Lively’ alongside schooner.

Discharged from vessel and service, George Turnbull, Seaman, his conduct being very unsatisfactory both with his shipmates and when at work.

Shipped for one year Charles Edwards as Seaman.


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4 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with rain till noon when it cleared. Moderate southerly wind.

Engaged in finishing work about condensing pipe of steamer ‘Lively’.


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5 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with some rain in morning. Occasional passing showers in afternoon.

In afternoon ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Harris in charge, was sent to Port Blakely to leave stores and other articles with the tide observer; also to correct his clock and to make arrangements for his observing tides for five days.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 10 sacks, 800 lbs, of coal.

Tried condensing pipe of ‘Lively’. Found that it works well. ‘Lively’ steamed 15 miles using 900 lbs of coal.


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6 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant in evening. During morning rainy and threatening rain.

In morning prepared to do work on sounding, but weather proving bad and also found it necessary to overhaul feed pumps of steamer.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 10 sacks, 800lbs, coal.

Engaged at work on ‘Lively’. Took out mast and loaded it aboard schooner.


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7 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant especially in afternoon, when air was remarkably clear with almost cloudless sky; Mount Rainier standing out in strong relief.

Steam launch, Commanding Officer in charge, out engaged in sounding.

Steamer ran during day 14 miles burning 840 lbs of coal.

Received 10 bags of coal from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company containing 800 lbs.


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8 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Quite warm in afternoon. Wind northerly and fresh in evening.

Clouding up in afternoon.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff in charge, engaged in sounding.

Ran during the 20 miles using 1200 lbs of coal.

In afternoon found it quite rough in Sound and it was necessary to quit a line before reaching shore.


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9 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind variable till noon when it came up fresh from westward, dying away towards evening. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Cleaning tubes of steam launch and working at her engines.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 18 sacks, 1440 lbs, of coal.


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10 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind from S to NW. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Very low tide in morning.

At 7.40 coal bunkers of Seattle Coal and Transportation Company carried away and spilled into water; ship [JC?] Libby [possibly schooner John C Libby] receiving considerable injury.


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11 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and fine. Wind moderate from westward. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff in charge, engaged in sounding. She steamed 28 miles.

Received 6400 lbs of coal from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 8 ½ miles of sounding.]


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12 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind westerly. Clouds cumulus.


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13 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Light shower in afternoon. Variable winds.


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14 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Northerly and westerly wind. Clouds cirrocumulus.


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15 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear, fine and pleasant. Wind variable from northward and westward. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 80 sacks, 6400 lbs, of coal.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Commanding Officer officer in charge, left at 3.00 pm for Port Blakely.

Owing to meeting fresh wind and sea in Sound, with inability to maintain steam and boilers foaming, gave up trip and returned to vessel.

‘Lively’ steamed 7 miles using 490 lbs of coal.


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16 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant with passing showers in evening.

Clouds cumulonimbus.

Engaged in overhauling engine and boiler of steamer ‘Lively’. Replaced her mast.


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17 June 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Mist in forenoon. Clear and pleasant after 10 am. Wind variable and light. Clouds heavy and low.

Charles Wilson shipped this day as Seaman for one year.


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18 June 1877

Seattle to New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather pleasant. Clouds cumulonimbus. Wind light and variable.

At 7.00am got vessel under weigh and made sail, with steam launch in tow stood out of harbor.

By steaming and towing, reached New Tacoma at 6.00pm and came to anchor in 16½ fathoms, hard bottom.

Steam launch steamed 30 miles using 1800 lbs of coal.

Bearings at anchorage: Mud [?] signal to Pebble Beach 105°43', Pebble Beach to Harris #2 53°23'. Veered to 40 fathoms on starboard chain.


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19 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Light variable winds. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Harris in charge, left vessel to build up signals and take angles for their determination.

Steam launch steamed 11 miles using 660 lbs of coal.


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20 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather fine. Light variable airs. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], went out to build up signals, steaming 16 miles, consuming 960 lbs of coal.


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21 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather fine during first part of day; weather afternoon rain and cloudy.

Heavy scud flying to northward. Upper strata clear.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], out sounding in forenoon.

Ran 8 miles consuming 480 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 6 miles of sounding.]


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22 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind southerly, freshening to moderate gale in afternoon with heavy squalls offshore. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], out sounding during forenoon. In afternoon whale boat, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], sounding.

Steamer steamed 5 miles consuming 300 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 4 ½ miles of sounding; cutter did 5½ miles of sounding.]



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23 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy with rain during greater part of day. Wind south-easterly to south-westerly. Clouds cumulonimbus.

In evening wind hauled SW and clearing sky.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], out sounding in morning but it commenced to rain at 10 am necessitating their return to ship.

Steamer steamed 6 miles consuming 360 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 2¼ miles of sounding.]


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24 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Wind light, freshening a little in afternoon. Clouds cirrocumulus.


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25 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Wind light from southward and westward. Clouds cirrocumulus.

In forenoon launch, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], was sent to occupy signals for further determination of them; also gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge].

In afternoon at high water sent whale boat, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], and the gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], to sound on flats and mouth of Puyallup River.

Steamer ran 12 miles and burned 720 lbs of coal.

[Cutter did 6 miles of sounding; gig did 3¼ miles of sounding.]


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26 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Clouds cirrocumulus. Wind light from southward and westward.

During forenoon steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

In afternoon cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], sounding in flats.

Steamer rain 9 miles burning 540 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 6 miles of sounding; cutter did 4¾ miles of sounding.]


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27 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Southerly airs in morning. In middle of day and in evening moderate north-westerly breeze. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding during forenoon.

In afternoon whale boat, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], sounding in flats.

Steamer rain 9 miles consuming 540 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 6 ¼ miles of sounding; cutter did 3½ miles of sounding.]


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28 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy with drizzling rain during greater part of day. Clouds cumulonimbus.


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29 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy and pleasant with occasional showers of drizzling rain. Wind light and variable from southward and eastward, and southward and westward. Clouds cumulonimbus.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Steamer steaming 14 miles consuming 840 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 7½ miles of sounding.]


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30 June 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Light and variable winds. Clouds cumulus.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding during afternoon.

Steamer ran 14 miles using 840 lbs of coal.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged in sounding during forenoon.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 4 miles of sounding; cutter did 3½ miles of sounding.]



LOGS FOR JULY 1877


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1 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy with drizzling rain in evening. Light southerly winds.


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2 July 1877

New Tacoma to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather misty and rainy in morning. Clearing at noon. Wind light from southward till 10.00am when came fresh from southward and westward.

At 7.30am schooner got underway and towed by ‘Lively’, left for Seattle.

Off Robinson Point, ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], steamed to Port Blakely to correct tide gauge clock and examine tide book.

At 12.30pm ‘Yukon’ came to anchor in 8 ½ fathoms, mud, with starboard anchor and veered to 15 fathoms on chain.

‘Lively’ steamed 29 miles and burned 1740 lbs of coal.


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3 July 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind variable. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Engaged coaling ship. Received from Seattle Coal and Transportation Company: 242 sacks of coal, 19360 lbs.


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4 July 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear and pleasant, a beautiful day. Wind variable from southward and westward during most of day. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Decked ship with flags. In afternoon entered gig in race. Won first prize.


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5 July 1877

Seattle to New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather warm and pleasant. Wind variable, generally from NW.

At 12.15pm weighed anchor and under tow of steam launch stood out of harbor and stood up Sound.

At 1.30pm cast off steamer and made sail.

At 7.00pm came to off New Tacoma in 23 fathoms with starboard anchor, veering to [blank] fathoms chain.

Bearings at anchor: Mud signal to Pebble Bluff signal 107°05’; Pebble Bluff signal to Harris #2 signal 52°25’.

Steamer burned 1440 lbs of coal and ran 24 miles.


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6 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Light, variable airs. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], and cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], out at work sounding in flats.

[Cutter did 4½ miles of sounding; gig did 3½ miles of sounding.]


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7 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind light generally from northward and westward. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steamer ‘Lively, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding during forenoon.

‘Lively’ steamed 7 miles using 420 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 4¾ miles of sounding.]


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8 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Wind light and variable.


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9 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Wind light and variable, squalling in evening. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], sounding upon flats.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], at work carrying lines through boom of logs near Tacoma and creating same.

Engaged in getting whistle valve for steam launch, which was dropped in boiler while [being cleaned].

[Cutter did ⅛ mile of sounding.]


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10 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Southerly and westerly winds. Clouds cirrocumulus and nimbus. Light shower of rain in afternoon.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in afternoon at sounding.

Doing office work on board.

[Cutter did 5½ miles of sounding.]


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11 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind light and variable. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Steamed 14 miles using 840 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 9½ [?] miles of sounding.]


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12 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Light variable airs from southward and westward. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Quite smoky in evening.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Ran 6½ miles consuming 390 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 4¾ miles of sounding.]


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13 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Variable airs from southward and westward, blowing fresh in squalls in afternoon.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer ran 15 miles using 900 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 12½ [?] miles of sounding.]


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14 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Light north-westerly airs. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Commanding Officer, went to Quartermaster’s Harbor on duty.

Steaming 7.5 miles using 900 lbs of coal.


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15 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant during most of day. Fresh breeze from NW. Clouds cirrocumulus stratus.


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16 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Clouds cirrocumulus. Light and variable airs.

Smoke hanging at times.

Put steamer ‘Lively’ upon beach; examined and red leaded her propeller shafts. Found them rapidly deteriorating by reason of galvanic action with composite [?] propellers and copper on bottom.

[Cutter did 6¼ miles of sounding.]


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17 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Light southward and westward [airs].

‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Running 18 miles using 1080 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 9¾ miles of sounding.]


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18 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding, running 12 miles using 720 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 4 miles of sounding.]


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19 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather warm and pleasant. Light variable airs.

Cutter Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge] engaged in sounding

[Cutter did 6¾ miles of sounding.]


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20 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear, warm and pleasant. Cirrocumulus clouds. Light variable wind.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

[Cutter did 4 miles of sounding.]


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21 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Very smoky in afternoon. Wind light and variable.

Gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding. Also cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge].

[Cutter did 5 miles of sounding; gig did 4¾ miles of sounding.]


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22 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather clear and pleasant. Wind moderate in afternoon from westward. Clouds cirrocumulus.


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23 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Light north-westerly breeze. Clouds cirrocumulus.

During forenoon cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

In afternoon gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], at work on sounding.

[Cutter did 6½ miles of sounding; gig did 2 [or 7] miles of sounding.]


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24 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs. Clouds cirrocumulus.


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25 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant during most of day. Foggy during night. Light variable winds from northward and westward, and southward.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], and gig, Lieutenant Harris, engaged at sounding

[Cutter did 1½ miles of sounding; gig did ¾ mile of sounding.]


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26 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Cirrocumulus clouds. Wind light and variable.


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27 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Foggy during morning. Clear and warm in afternoon. Cirrocumulus clouds. Light airs.


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28 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Clouds cumulus. southward and westward wind, fresh in afternoon.


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29 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Cloudy and pleasant. Variable wind, mostly from southward. Clouds cumulonimbus and hanging low. Some rain in morning.


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30 July 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant. Southerly winds. Clouds cumulus.


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31 July 1877

New Tacoma to Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


At 7.00am got underway and moved with ‘Lively’ to Blake [Blake’s in log] Island using sail as it could draw.

Weather cloudy and pleasant. Wind light and variable. Clouds cumulonimbus. Passing showers of rain in afternoon. Raining at night quite steadily.

At 1.30pm came to in 8 fathoms, sticky bottom, with side anchor veering to 25 fathoms of chain. Bearings at anchorage [blank].

Steamer ‘Lively’ steamed 38 miles using 2280 lbs of coal.

This day discharged and revoked [?] appointment of Eugene W Dodge as Paymaster Yeoman.

Discharged from ship and service Thomas Bubb, Carpenter's Mate.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1877


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1 August 1877


Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Cloudy mostly during day with rain showers. In afternoon squally at times.

Veered to 30 fathoms on starboard chain.

Launch with Commanding Officer left for Island to locate water tanker for watering launch and went over to Port Blakely to examine tide gauge.

Steamer steamed 8 miles using 480 lbs of coal.

Shipped for service Joseph Rowland as Seaman for one year.


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2 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Cloudy and pleasant with occasional showers of rain. Southerly winds.

Steam launch steamed 3 miles consuming 180 lbs of coal.

By order of Commanding Officer, rated Joseph Rowland, Seaman, to Carpenter’s Mate from this date.


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3 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Cloudy and rainy weather. Light variable winds. Clouds cumulonimbus

Steamer ‘Lively’ sent over to Seattle for mails and provisions. Steamed 17 miles using 1020 lbs coal.

Received on board from Messrs Crawford & Harrington: 2 gallons of paint oil; 5 gallons of lard oil; 5 gallons of Downer’s mineral sperm oil, ½ bbl of lime.


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4 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Cloudy weather. Cumulonimbus clouds. Light variable winds. Damp in forenoon.


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5 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant. Sunny day. Wind light and variable. Clouds cumulus.



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6 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant. Warm day. Clouds cirrocumulus. Variable breeze.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in whitewashing and building signals.

Gig, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], building and whitewashing signals.

Steamer steamed 20 miles using 1200 lbs of coal.


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7 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant with some haze in morning. Clouds cirrocumulus. Wind variable.

Steamer went to Seattle for mails and provisions and on her return engaged, Lieutenant Wyckoff in charge, in sounding. Ran during day 19 miles burning 1140 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 5¾ miles of sounding.]


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8 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant with some haze in the morning till northerly wind sprung some smoke hanging low from southward. Wind variable and light.

Steamer engaged in sounding, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge]. Stopped at Seattle for Commanding Officer.

Ran 25 miles using 1500 lbs of coal.

Received from Crawford and Harrington following stores: 6 whitewash brushes, 2 cans copper paint, 2 coir brooms, 2 scrub brooms, 1½ kegs nails assorted, 5 gallons of mineral sperm oil, 1 blacksmith’s hammer.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 7¼ miles of sounding.]


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9 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant. Variable wind. Clouds cumulus.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding. Steaming 16 miles using 960 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 9¾ miles of sounding.]


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10 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant. Variable wind.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Running 14 miles using 840 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 10¾ miles of sounding.]


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11 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant. Wind variable.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Commanding Officer [in charge], went to Seattle for mails and provisions.

Received as stores: 1 men’s [?] mattress, 10 lbs galvanized boat nails, and 1 lever clock.

Steamer ran 17 miles using 1020 lbs of coal.

[Cutter did 12¼ miles of sounding.]


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12 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear, warm and pleasant. Light variable winds. Quite smoky during afternoon.


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13 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Cloudy with mist and smoke all day.

Got smoky as day advanced so that signals were quite indistinct.

Thunder and lightning near noon with a short thunder shower.

Cutter, Commanding Officer [in charge], engaged at sounding in forenoon.

[Cutter did 1¼ miles of sounding.]


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14 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Very heavy fog in morning. Weather in middle of day clearing and quite warm.

Lieutenant Wyckoff in cutter engaged at sounding

Steam launch ‘Lively’ sent to Seattle for mails and provisions. While there, took out a shaft and made necessary measurements for new ones.

Steamed 18 miles using 1080 lbs of coal.

[Cutter did 4½ miles of sounding.]


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15 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Misty in morning, clearing during day with much smoke. Many fires in forests. Wind variable.

Steam launch, Commanding Officer [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Running 22 miles burning 1320 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 12¾ miles of sounding.]


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16 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Foggy and smoky in morning. Variable wind.

Steam launch steamed 7 miles using 420 lbs of coal, coaling at Blake's Island.

Cutter, Commanding Officer [in charge], engaged at soundings.

[Cutter did 4¾ miles of sounding.]


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17 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Weather foggy with occasionally cloudy sky. Squalling and rainy during night. Light winds.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer ran 11 miles using 660 lbs of coal.

[Steamer Lively did 5½ miles of sounding.


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18 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Weather foggy and smoky, mostly very dense. Wind light and calm.

Steam launch sent to Seattle for stores and mails.

Received for ship the following stores:

1 ratchet brace, 1 caliper 8-inch, 1 bench screw, 1 pair pincers, 2 boat clamps, 3 gimlet bits, 1 hatchet, 8 lbs nails, 40 lbs soap, 2 hand lamps, 1 pantry lamp, 2 slop pails, 6 scrub brushes, 1 cake turner, 1 knife, 1 sugar bowl, 6 mugs, 1 bake dish, 1 dozen fishing lures, 50 fish hooks, 6 coffee cups, 6 saucers, 4 soap dishes, 2 platters, 6 bath bricks, 2 sail palms, 1 dozen sail needles, 4 chairs, 3 camp stools.

Steamer steamed 20 miles using 1200 lbs coal.

Received on board for ‘Lively’s’ use:

1 pair cut nippers, 1 pair pliers, 2 copper oilers, 1 dozen sheets emery cloth, 1 fine file, 2 bastard files, 3 file handles, 1 broom.

Otto Von Geldern has been appointed Paymaster’s Yeoman to date from 1 August 1877.

Hans Thomsen shipped as Seaman for one year in service.


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19 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Foggy in morning. Cloudy during rest of day. Light variable winds.


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20 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant with some smoke. Northerly wind, fresh in afternoon.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Steamer ran 14 miles using 840 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 11 miles of sounding.]


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21 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Pleasant weather. Wind light and variable. Smoky in morning and evening.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer ‘Lively’ sent to Seattle for mails and provisions.

Steamed 21 miles using 1260 lbs of coal.

Discharged from ship and service at his own request, James Miller [?].

[Cutter did 8½ miles of sounding.]


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22 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Misty in morning. Clear and cloudy during day with haze in evening. Wind variable. Clouds cumulus.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding; running 20 miles, using 1200 lbs of coal.

Gig, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Shipped for one year as Seaman, Thomas Fenerty.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 13⅞ miles of sounding; gig did 4½ miles of sounding.]


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23 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Rainy in morning. Cleared somewhat during day with squally weather in afternoon. During evening steady rain. Barometer falling steadily.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding; running 10 miles, burning 600 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 13⅜ miles of sounding.]


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24 August 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Raining quite steadily all day with squalls of wind during forenoon. Evidently heavy southeaster has been and is blowing at sea.

Found that this anchorage affords an excellent anchorage with protection from gale.

By order of Commanding Officer, rated Charles Edwards (Seaman) to Quartermaster from 22 August. George Williams (Seaman) to Fireman 2c.


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25 August 1877

Blake Island to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy with passing showers. Wind light from SE.

At 8.30am got underway and stood for Seattle using tow of steamer launch with sail as it would help.

At 1.20pm came to at Seattle in 9 fathoms, 20 fathoms starboard chain.

Steamer ran 10 miles using 600 lbs of coal.


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26 August 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Wind light and variable.


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27 August 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Foggy in morning. Clear and pleasant remainder of day. Wind variable.

Received for ship: 40 coal sacks, 1120 lbs of coal, two foot tubes, two cedar ⅝-inch boards, 56 feet, 2 skids [?] of putty, 6 tins of lye.


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28 August 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Foggy in morning. Clear and pleasant during day. Wind variable.

Received on board: 11 tons of coal.

Discharged from service and vessel Robert Johnson, Cabin Cook.


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29 August 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Variable wind.

Received on board: 8 yards drill [drilling in log], 20 yards cord, 1 cross-cut saw, 3 axe handles, 3 yards canvas, 1 stone jar.


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30 August 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Pleasant day. Light and variable winds. Sea smooth.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamed 15 miles using 900 lbs coal.


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31 August 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Foggy in morning. Clearing beautifully by 10.00am with northerly wind.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Commanding Officer [in charge], making reconnaissance to determine upon a new anchorage for schooner; also building signals.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer ran 30 miles using 1800 lbs of coal.

[Cutter did 6¼ miles of sounding.]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1877


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1 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Misty in morning, clear and pleasant during remainder of day. Wind variable and light.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer ran 8 miles burning 480 lbs of coal.

Shipped for one year as Seaman from 29 August and shipped as Seaman for one year from 30 August, George H Robinson.


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2 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Clear and pleasant day. Variable winds. Clouds cirrocumulus.


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3 September 1877

Seattle to Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Broke up water tanks and at 9.30am got under weigh; came to at 2.30pm N of Pulley Point [Three Tree Point] in 12 fathoms of water, sandy bottom, with starboard anchor and 30 fathoms chain.

Gig, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], building Beals signal.

Steam launch steamed 10 miles using 600 lbs of coal.


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4 September 1877

N of Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Weather fogging in morning; clearing at 9.00am. Some rain in evening.

Steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamed 15 miles using 900 lbs of coal.

Engaged in pulling water tanks.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 9 miles of sounding.]


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5 September 1877

N of Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Pleasant weather. Variable winds.

Steamer ‘Lively’ was sent to Seattle for new shafts; they not being ready, she returned to vessel.

Steaming 25 miles using 1500 lbs of coal.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

[Cutter did 4 miles of sounding.]


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6 September 1877

N of Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Clear and pleasant. Variable winds. Clouds cirrocumulus.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.

[Cutter did 11¾ miles of sounding.]


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7 September 1877

N of Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Pleasant day. Gathering clouds with falling barometer. Calm with some fog in morning and misty most of day.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer ran 14 miles using 840 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 8¼ miles of sounding.]


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8 September 1877

N of Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Cloudy and threatening. Some rain during night. Light winds from southward. Barometer falling and appearance of gale from SE.


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9 September 1877

Pulley Point to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather proving unsettled with indications of approaching gale, weighed anchor at 6.30am from Pulley Point.

Left that place, it affording very little protection if any. Moved with steamer ‘Lively’ to Seattle, at which place came to with starboard anchor at 10.00am in 10 fathoms water, hard bottom, veered to 30 fathoms chain.

At 2.00pm wind increased; let go port anchor underfoot.

During evening gale evidently blowing at sea but with moderation inside. Much rain with heavy flying scud passing to northward and westward.

Steamer ran 14 miles using 840lbs of coal.


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10 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Still wet and threatening weather, blowing fresh in squalls at times with rain during day. Barometer rising.

Caulkers commenced caulking; quit on account of weather

Received onboard: 5 gallons rubber paint, 5 gallons lard oil, 7 sheets sand paper, 2 balls of cotton twine, 3 rolls of cotton tape.


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11 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Light northerly winds.

Placed steamer on beach to fit new shaft for starboard propeller.

Caulkers at work on decks of vessel and steamer.


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12 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with some rain in evening.

Engaged at caulking on schooner and steam launch.

Placed steam launch on beach and took out starboard propeller.

Received 2 corn brooms and 1 pair of iron rowlocks.


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13 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy, with some rain. Light SE winds.

Engaged at caulking main deck. Placed steam launch on beach.


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14 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with rain in afternoon. Wind light from southward and eastward.

Caulkers at work on ship's deck.

Placed launch on beach to work on shafts. Placed one in her. Left boat on beach to work at following morning low tide.

Received: 6lbs sheet rubber No 12 and 10lbs cotton waste for steamer, 1 alarm clock for vessel.


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15 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy and cool. Variable winds.

Took steam launch off beach, having finished work on her shafting.

Steamed 3 miles for trial trip. Everything worked well. Used 180 lbs of coal.

Received for use of steamer: 1 pair pipe pincers and 1 pair pipe extension tongs 2½-inch.


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16 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Cool day. Variable wind.


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17 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Foggy and cool in morning, clearing rest of day. Wind variable and light.

Received: 5 gallons mineral sperm oil, ½ gallons lime, 1 pair iron [?] hinges.

Broke up tide gauge station at Port Blakely; Charles Wilson, Seaman, returning to ship.

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], set off on expedition to build signals.

Cutter, Lieutenant [Harris in charge], engaged sounding.

By order of Commanding Officer discharged Charles Edwards, Quartermaster, from service and vessel, for being under influence of liquor and disobeying orders, and malicious conduct.

Discharged William L Bryant, Seaman and tide observer, this day from vessel and service.

Sent Charles Wilson, Seaman, to relieve him at New Tacoma

[Cutter did 5 ¾ miles of sounding.]


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18 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy and cool. Variable wind.

Engaged in painting ship outside and in.

Received: 3 gallons boiled linseed oil, 1 keg white lead, 20 lbs, and 2 kegs black lead,

Shipped for one year: Lois Schierl (Seaman) and Fred Carlson (Seaman).


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19 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cool and pleasant. Wind variable.

Engaged in painting ship inside.

Steam launch ‘Lively’ returned to vessel having steamed 70 miles using 4200 lbs of coal.

Received: 21 yards of carpet for ward room, 2 doormats and 7 square yards oil carpet.


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20 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy and rainy. Easterly wind.


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21 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy and cool, clearing in evening. Variable wind.

Engaged painting ship inside.

Placed steam launch on beach to examine shafts and repair condensing pipe.

Received: 1 keg white lead.


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22 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637

Cloudy with some rain in evening. Wind light from southward and westward.

Engaged in finishing painting inside.

Placed steamer on beach to put in shafts again.


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23 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy with rain during part of day. Light south-westerly wind.


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24 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy but pleasant during morning. Increasing breeze, falling barometer and heavy rain squalls during afternoon and evening.

At 9.00am steam launch ‘Lively’, in charge of Lieutenant Harris, started upon three-days sounding expedition.

Received on board the following stores: 18 fathoms of 1½ -inch manila, 2 yards oil cloth.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 3¼ miles of sounding.]


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25 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Overcast with light NE wind in morning. About meridian, wind shifted to southward and blew a strong breeze accompanied by showers of rain.

At 5.00pm PMSC ‘Constitution’ came in from San Francisco.

Received the following stores: 5 stateroom carpets, 1 sheet copper & 1 dozen sheets sand paper.


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26 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy with showers of rain. Unsettled and uncertain weather. Wind variable in squalls from southward and eastward.

Steam launch ‘Lively’ returned from her expedition, having steamed 70 miles and burned 4200 lbs of coal.

Received on board: 1 dozen sheets sand paper and 1 sheet copper.


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27 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy with general rain all day. Wind light from southward. Barometer falling very rapidly in evening.

At 11.00pm fresh gale coming up gradually from southward and eastward.


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28 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Strong gale during mid-watch. Veered in both anchors and commenced to drag.

Got up kedge and hawser preparatory to letting go third anchor.

Got up steam in launch and sent her to leeward of wharf for more comfortable berth.

At 1.00pm barometer began to rise from 29.48, its lowest point.

Gale moderating towards dinner. Rest of day fresh wind from southward.


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29 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Fresh south-westerly breeze in afternoon. Barometer rising.

Received: 1 log slate, 6 lbs of cement, 18 fathoms manila rope, 2 inch, for spar, wheel ropes of ‘Lively’.


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30 September 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cool and pleasant. Southerly winds. Appearance of rain in evening with rain at midnight.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1877


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1 October 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Rainy weather all day. Variable wind.

By order of Commanding Officer rated Charles Falk (Seaman) as Quartermaster.


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2 October 1877

Seattle to Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


At 7.00am weighed anchor and left Seattle with launch towing.

At 11.00am cutter left Lieutenant Wyckoff to sound.

At 11.45am dropped anchor off Blake Island in 9 fathoms with starboard anchor; veered to 45 fathoms.

Bearings at anchorage: Vashon [Island] to NW Blake [Island] 59°29’; NW Blake [Island] to Orchard 2 [?] 49°45’.

Steamer ran 8 miles using 480 lbs of coal.


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3 October 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Weather cloudy with some rain in evening. Light winds.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged at sounding.

[Cutter did 8¾ miles of sounding.]


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4 October 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Cloudy and rainy all day. Wind light and variable.


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5 October 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Raining most of day. Wind light from southward. Heavy banks of nimbus clouds flying rapidly from southward.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding in afternoon


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6 October 1877

Off Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Weather mostly rainy with southerly wind. Squally in middle of day.

Steam launch sent to Seattle for mails and stores.

Received aboard schooner: 1 dozen brooms, 30 fathoms manila rope, 3-inch, 5 gallons mineral sperm oil, 1 paper copper tacks.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer ran 17 miles using 1020 lbs of coal.


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7 October 1877

Blake Island to Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Weather overcast and thick with some rain and drizzle. Wind southerly till noon when a light wind came from northward.

At 7.00am weighed anchor and with steam launch towing, proceeded to Quartermaster [Quartermaster’s in log] Harbor, where we anchored in 7 fathoms, sticky bottom.

At 6.00pm veered to 20 fathoms on starboard chain.

In fishing anchor, lost overboard fish hook, pendant parting.

Steamer steamed 19 miles using 1140 lbs of coal.


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8 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Weather cloudy and cool. Light northerly airs.

Launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer steamed 27 miles using 1620 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 14 miles of sounding.]


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9 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Cool and cloudy with occasional rain during day. Wind light and variable.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged at sounding but owing to rain could not keep at work.

Steamed 25 miles using 1500 lbs of coal.

Alexander Mines, Cabin Cook, discharged per order of Commanding Officer.


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10 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Weather clear most of day and pleasant. Light airs and calm.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamed 26 miles using 1160 lbs of coal.

Shipped as Seaman for one year, Robert Miles.


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11 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Clear, calm and pleasant. Calms and light airs.

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], and cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer steamed 20 miles using 1200 lbs of coal.

Robert Miles (Seaman) rated as Cabin Cook.

[Steamer did 1½ miles of sounding.]


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12 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Calm and light variable airs. Weather cool and pleasant.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steam launch steamed 60 miles using 600 lbs of coal.

By order of Commanding Officer rated Charles Falck to Quartermaster to date from 1 October.


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13 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Clear and pleasant; calms and light northerly wind.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], and gig, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding at Commencement Bay.

Steam launch steamed 18 miles using 1080 lbs of coal.

[Cutter did 2½ miles of sounding; gig did 1 mile of sounding.]


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14 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.46


Clear and pleasant during most of day; foggy in morning. Calms and light airs from NE.


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15 October 1877

Quartermaster Harbor to New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather in morning thick and foggy, clearing at noon.

At 11.00am weighed anchor and with steam launch towing stood for New Tacoma

At 2.30pm dropped anchor in 21 fathoms, veered to 30 fathoms on starboard chain.

At 3.30pm steam launch with cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], left ship for an expedition in sounding.

Steamer returned to vessel having steamed 33 miles, using 990 lbs of coal.


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16 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Dense fog till noon when it broke away; with light northerly airs.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], tried to do some sounding; succeeded in working but an hour,

[Cutter did 1¼ miles of sounding.]


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17 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Dense fog till noon when it cleared with a light northerly breeze.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], attempted to sound but after an hour’s work, ceased.

[Cutter did 1¼ miles of sounding.]


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18 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Very foggy till afternoon, then clearing with light northerly airs.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], attempted work.

Steam launch sent after party to return to vessel.

Steamer ran 23 miles using 690 lbs of coal.


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19 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Foggy all day. Calms and light airs.


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20 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Heavy fog all day. Calms and very light airs,

By order of Commanding Officer and at his own request, discharged from vessel and service Robert Miles, Cabin Cook.

Received on board: 30 sacks, two tons of Falbow [possibly Falbo] coal and 5 gallons mineral sperm oil.


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21 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Heavy fog till 9.00pm when it came out bright moonlight.

Calms and light airs.

Shipped Barius Spence [later named Span] as Seaman for one year in naval service.


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22 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Foggy till afternoon when it cleared with some little rain in afternoon. Variable airs.

By order of Commanding Officer rated Barius Spence (Seaman) as Cabin Cook.


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23 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Cloudy and cool. Foggy in morning; rain during day, clearing in evening. Wind light from SE and calms.

Received for ‘Lively’ one 19-foot sweep.


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24 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Cloudy with rain during day; clearing at night. Moderate winds except near noon when it blew in squalls.

Veered to 45 fathoms on starboard chain.


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25 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Cloudy and rainy. SE wind. Squally and clearing in evening.


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26 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Cloudy with rain. Squally from southward.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], did some work on sounding.

[Cutter did ¾ mile of sounding.]


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27 October 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Clear and pleasant most of day. Cool. Wind variable.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer towed cutter to working ground, running 10 miles, using 300 lbs of coal.

Received on board vessel: 5 gallons lard oil.

[Cutter did 7½ miles of sounding.]


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28 October 1877

New Tacoma to Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.378, Long -122.376


Clear, cool and pleasant. Wind generally fresh from northward.

At 1.30pm weighed anchor and under tow of steam launch stood out of harbor for Pulley Point.

At 6.30pm, finding it impossible to reach Pulley Point and being off Robinson Point, came to southward of it, in 16 fathoms with starboard anchor, veering to 25 fathoms chain.

Used sail as it would draw.

Steamer steamed 12 miles using 360 lbs of coal.


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29 October 1877

Robinson Point to Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Weather clear, cool and pleasant.

At 7.00am weighed anchor and with steam launch towing stood for Pulley anchorage.

At 10.00am came to off Pulley Point in 16 fathoms water with starboard anchor; veered to 30 fathoms chain.

Steamer ‘Lively’ ran 17 miles using 570 lbs of coal.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged in sounding.

[Cutter did 14 miles of sounding.]


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30 October 1877

Off Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Clear, cool and pleasant. Wind from NW blowing in afternoon, quite fresh with same sea.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in forenoon at sounding and Lieutenant Harris in afternoon.

Steamer ‘Lively’ in afternoon, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

Steamer ran 12 miles using 360 lbs of coal.

[Steamer ‘Lively’ did 6 miles of sounding; cutter did 5¾ miles of sounding.]


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31 October 1877

Off Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.46, Long -122.39


Clear and pleasant with some fog in forenoon. Light variable wind.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], and steamer ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged at sounding.

[‘Lively’ did ½ mile of sounding; cutter did 8 miles of sounding.]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1877


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1 November 1877

Pulley Point to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with heavy fog in morning.

12.40pm weighed anchor and stood for Seattle, steam launch towing.

At 5.10pm dropped anchor at Seattle in 17 fathoms with starboard anchor, 30 fathoms chain.

Steamer ‘Lively’ ran 13 miles using 390 lbs of coal.


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2 November 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy, cool and pleasant. Passing showers in evening. Calms and light airs.

Sent Frank Carlson (Seaman) on shore for medical treatment and to prevent spread of measles, which he has.

Received on board: 110 sacks of coal.


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3 November 1877

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Cloudy with some rain. Wind light and calms.

Received: 163 sacks of coal making with amount recorded yesterday 1⅔ tons of coal.

Received on board: 1 fish hook for ground tackle, 2 gallons of paint oil, ½ gallon of turpentine, 15 balls of lamp wick.


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4 November 1877

Seattle to Pulley Point, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy and cool. Wind variable.

At 12.15pm weighed anchor and stood out of Seattle Harbor, steamer ‘Lively’ towing, using sail when it would draw.

At 5.30pm dropped anchor off Pulley Point in 12 fathoms water with starboard anchor, veering to 30 fathoms chain.

Received on board: air cap for ventilation and air cap for cabin stovepipe.

Steam launch ran 14 miles using 420 lbs of coal.


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5 November 1877

Pulley Point to New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Threatening weather. Barometer falling suddenly during night. Wind from southward. Much rain during day.

At 6.30am weighed anchor and with steamer ‘Lively’ towing, stood for New Tacoma, using sail when it would draw.

At 3.00pm came to anchor off New Tacoma in 18 fathoms water with starboard anchor, veering to 40 fathoms of chain.

Steamer ‘Lively’ ran 18 miles using 540 lbs of coal.

Bearing at anchorage: Middle to Pebble Bluff 25°34’, Pebble Bluff to Harris #2 54°12’.


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6 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Cloudy with rain. Wind light from southward and eastward.


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7 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy with rain. Wind moderate and variable.


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8 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather threatening. Very heavy fog during forenoon. In afternoon heavy nimbus clouds with rain. Towards midnight fresh SE wind in squalls;

Steam launch ‘Lively’, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], attempted to work; was prevented by weather and returned to vessel.

Steamed 5 miles using 150 lbs of coal.


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9 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Unsettled weather. Some rain in afternoon.


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10 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Raining and cloudy all day. South-easterly winds.


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11 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy with rain at daylight and in evening. Wind from southward and eastward.


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12 November 1877

New Tacoma, Washington

Lat 47.286, Long -122.426


Weather cloudy and cool. Wind from SE.

Discharged from vessel and service Thomas Fenerty, Seaman, at his own request.

Ceased observing tides at New Tacoma; placed bench mark.

Sent steam launch after water tank. She steamed 25 miles using 750 lbs of coal.


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13 November 1877

New Tacoma to Cormorant Passage, Ketron Island, Washington

Lat 47.147, Long -122.629


Cloudy and cool. Wind fresh in squalls from southward and eastward during middle of day. Rain at times.

At 4.45am weighed anchor.

At 5.15am, steamer towing, stood out of Commencement Bay for Olympia.

At 11.00am launch went for water; schooner beating off Steilacoom to southward.

At 3.30pm tide against, came to in 17 fathoms, green mud, off Ketron [Kedron in log] Island, south end, in Cormorant Passage; veered to 30 fathoms starboard chain.

Steamer ran 29 miles using 870 lbs of coal.


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14 November 1877

Ketron Island to Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear and pleasant during forenoon; cloudy with rain in afternoon. Wind light and variable.

At 5.15am weighed and stood to southward, steam launch towing.

At noon dropped anchor in 5¾ fathoms high water, green mud; veered 2 fathoms starboard chain.

Steamer ran 20 miles using 600 lbs of coal.


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15 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Overcast with rain in morning and evening. Wind light.

Commenced morning dropping starboard and port anchors in 3 fathoms low water.


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16 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with heavy rain showers. Wind from SE.

Finished mooring, 30 fathoms on starboard anchor and 25 fathoms on port.


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17 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Wet and disagreeable weather. Wind from southward and eastward.

Received on board: ½ gallon paraffin oil.


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18 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with wind, moderate to fresh from SE.

This day discharged from service and vessel Charles Miller (Seaman).


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19 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Pleasant day. Wind south-easterly and from westward in squalls during middle of day.

Unbent sails.


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20 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear and cold. Wind light from SE.


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21 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather cloudy with showers [?] and rain in evening. Wind from SE.

Received for use of vessel: 1 ½ gallons of paraffin oil.


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22 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with much rain. Moderate SE wind.


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23 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Wet and raining in showers. South-easterly wind.

Steam launch used by Sub Assistant E Ellicott in occupying some signals for observation.

Ran 10 miles using 300 lbs of coal.

Received: 1 gallon paraffin oil.

Sent ashore for storage of following belonging to this vessel: 1 mainsail; 1 foresail; 1 jib; 1 flying jib; 1 main peak halliard and purchase; 1 fore throat [?] halliard; 1 main throat [?] halliard, jib halliards and downhaul; flying jib halliards and downhaul; main gaff topsail halliard and downhaul; fore gaff topsail halliard and downhaul; jib sheets and blocks; flying jib pennants and whips.


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24 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Wet and rainy. Fierce gale [force 3-6] from SE during night and forenoon.


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25 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cool and pleasant. Light winds.

This day discharged from service and vessel Sigvart Hegg, Seaman.


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LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 26th 1877 TO JUNE 21st 1878


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Log of US Coast Survey schooner ‘Yukon’

and steam launch ‘Lively’

Commencing 26 November 1877; ending 21 June 1878

Station in Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound


List of Officers

RM Cutts Lieutenant USN, Commanding

AB Wyckoff, Lieutenant USN

UR Harris, Lieutenant USN

HH Kent, Machinist; discharged 30 November 1877

O von Geldern, Paymaster Yeoman


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26 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cool and pleasant. North-westerly wind during most of day.

Received for use: 1 gallon paraffin oil.

Steam launch used in assisting Captain Ellicott’s party.

Ran 15 miles using 450 lbs of coal.


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27 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear and cool. Little fog at 8.00am.

Steam launch assisting Captain Ellicott's party.

Steamed 15 miles using 400 lbs of coal.


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28 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Steam launch left at 5.00am in charge of Lieutenant Wyckoff for Seattle, having on board ship’s crew.

Received on board: 1 gallon lard oil, 1 gallon paraffin oil.

Lieutenant UR Harris left ship on leave of absence.


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29 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather clear and cool. Towards evening indications of rain.


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30 November 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


In morning cloudy sky, indications of rain. Mist and fine drizzling rain till noon. In evening thick fog lasting till 11.00pm, then clear; indications of rain.

This day discharged from service and vessel following men:

Hans Thomson (Seaman); George H Robinson (Seaman); Lois Schierl (Seaman); Fred Carlson (Seaman); Barius Span (Cabin Cook); Henry H Kent (Machinist); James Balchin (Cabin Steward);

Martin Avery (Seaman); George Williams (Fireman 2c); Joseph Rowland (Carpenter’s Mate).



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1877


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1 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


At 8.00am sky dark and cloudy. Light airs from NE. At noon light rain. At 8.00pm light fog; sky overcast. Indications of rain.

Enlisted in service and on this vessel this day: Barius Span (Seaman), Martin Avery (Ordinary Seaman).

Received on board: 10 gallons sperm oil.


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2 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


At 8.00am sky dark and cloudy. Occasional rain showers. Wind from SE. At 8.00pm clear sky.

On this day rated Barius Span from Seaman to Cabin Steward.


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3 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


At 8.00am blue, clear sky, indications of fair weather. Continued fair with variable airs. At 8.00pm clear starlight.


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4 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


At 8.00am light fog with SE wind. Sky overcast. During day light variable airs with overcast sky. At 8.00pm light fog, clear sky.


5087502209d4090755037335: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4790_0.jpg)


5 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


At 8.00am overcast sky. Air damp and cold. During day dark sky and SE wind. At 8.00pm sky completely overcast; indications of rain.

Discharged from service and this vessel Charles Falk, Quartermaster.


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6 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


At 8.00am dark and cloudy, raining steadily; wind SE. During day, light northerly winds, cloudy sky and the occasional rain shower.

Lieutenant RM Cutts and Paymaster Yeoman O von Geldern left ship on leave of absence.

Received on board: 5 gallons of nut oil.


5087502209d4090755037339: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4791_0.jpg)


7 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Overcast with frequent rain squalls. Indications of fresh winds from southward and eastward.


5087502209d409075503733b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4791_1.jpg)


8 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather rainy and disagreeable. Frequent heavy squalls from SE. Very low barometer.


5087502209d409075503733d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4792_0.jpg)


9 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Dark, gloomy weather with constant rain. Barometer still falling. Light winds from SE with occasional fresh squall.


5087502209d409075503733f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4792_1.jpg)


10 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Dark, gloomy weather. Driving rain storms with variable wind. Barometer still falling.


5087502209d4090755037341: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4793_0.jpg)


11 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Overcast with indications of rain.


5087502209d4090755037343: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4793_1.jpg)


12 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Employed taking inventory of vessel’s stores.


5087502209d4090755037345: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4794_0.jpg)


13 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Taking inventory of stores.

Barometer ashore being adjusted by comparison with Signal Service Observer's.


5087502209d4090755037347: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4794_1.jpg)


14 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial in use at Signal Service Observatory.

By orders from Superintendent of Coast Survey took charge of CS schooner ‘RH Fauntleroy’ with equipment.


5087502209d4090755037349: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4795_0.jpg)


15 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being adjusted.


5087502209d409075503734b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4795_1.jpg)


16 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.

Singular phenomenon – rain falling heavily this morning, through thick fog.


5087502209d409075503734d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4796_0.jpg)


17 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d409075503734f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4796_1.jpg)


18 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d4090755037351: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4797_0.jpg)


19 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d4090755037353: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4797_1.jpg)


20 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d4090755037355: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4798_0.jpg)


21 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d4090755037357: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4798_1.jpg)


22 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d4090755037359: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4799_0.jpg)


23 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer ashore being compared with mercurial at Signal Service Observatory.


5087502209d409075503735b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4799_1.jpg)


24 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Barometer so much out of repair as to be useless.


5087502209d409075503735d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4800_0.jpg)


25 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503735f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4800_1.jpg)


26 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037361: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4801_0.jpg)


27 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037363: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4801_1.jpg)


28 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037365: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4802_0.jpg)


29 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037367: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4802_1.jpg)


30 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037369: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4803_0.jpg)


31 December 1877

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1878


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1 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Rated Matthius Avery (Ordinary Seaman) to be Quartermaster from this date.


5087502209d409075503736d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4804_0.jpg)


2 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503736f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4804_1.jpg)


3 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037371: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4805_0.jpg)


4 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037373: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4805_1.jpg)


5 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037375: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4806_0.jpg)


6 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037377: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4806_1.jpg)


7 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037379: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4807_0.jpg)


8 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503737b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4807_1.jpg)


9 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503737d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4808_0.jpg)


10 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503737f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4808_1.jpg)


11 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Received: ½ gallon whiskey, medical stores and 10 gallons mineral sperm oil.


5087502209d4090755037381: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4809_0.jpg)


12 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037383: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4809_1.jpg)


13 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037385: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4810_0.jpg)


14 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037387: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4810_1.jpg)


15 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Received: 1 box soap and 1 package matches.


5087502209d4090755037389: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4811_0.jpg)


16 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503738b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4811_1.jpg)


17 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503738d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4812_0.jpg)


18 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Received: 5 gallons of Astral oil, for use on ‘Fauntleroy’.


5087502209d409075503738f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4812_1.jpg)


19 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037391: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4813_0.jpg)


20 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037393: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4813_1.jpg)


21 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037395: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4814_0.jpg)


22 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037397: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4814_1.jpg)


23 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d4090755037399: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4815_0.jpg)


24 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503739b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4815_1.jpg)


25 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503739d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4816_0.jpg)


26 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d409075503739f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4816_1.jpg)


27 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4817_0.jpg)


28 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4817_1.jpg)


29 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373a5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4818_0.jpg)


30 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373a7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4818_1.jpg)


31 January 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1878


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1 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373ab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4819_1.jpg)


2 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373ad: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4820_0.jpg)


3 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373af: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4820_1.jpg)


4 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373b1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4821_0.jpg)


5 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373b3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4821_1.jpg)


6 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373b5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4822_0.jpg)


7 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373b7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4822_1.jpg)


8 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373b9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4823_0.jpg)


9 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373bb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4823_1.jpg)


10 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373bd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4824_0.jpg)


11 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373bf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4824_1.jpg)


12 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373c1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4825_0.jpg)


13 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373c3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4825_1.jpg)


14 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373c5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4826_0.jpg)


15 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4826_1.jpg)


16 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373c9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4827_0.jpg)

5087502209d40907550373cd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4828_0.jpg) [Duplicate scan]


17 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373cb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4827_1.jpg)

5087502209d40907550373cf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4828_1.jpg) [Duplicate scan]


18 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


5087502209d40907550373d1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4829_0.jpg)


19 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Received: 5 gallons of Astral oil and 5 gallons of lard oil for use on board ‘Fauntleroy’.


5087502209d40907550373d3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4829_1.jpg)


20 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Southerly winds with squally weather in morning; lighter showers in afternoon.


5087502209d40907550373d5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4830_0.jpg)


21 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Light and variable winds. Foggy in morning; cloudy during rest of day.


5087502209d40907550373d7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4830_1.jpg)


22 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Light southerly wind. Light rain in afternoon.


5087502209d40907550373d9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4831_0.jpg)


23 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Light westerly airs. Rain in evening.

Received: 10 gallons of paraffin oil.


5087502209d40907550373db: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4831_1.jpg)


24 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Fresh wind from southward during first part of day; lighter from westward during remainder. Light rain in afternoon.


5087502209d40907550373dd: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4832_0.jpg)


25 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Foggy during first part of day; cloudy rest. Light southerly and westerly airs.


5087502209d40907550373df: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4832_1.jpg)


26 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Dark and cloudy with rain. Light and variable wind.


5087502209d40907550373e1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4833_0.jpg)


27 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Southerly wind. Pleasant day.


5087502209d40907550373e3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4833_1.jpg)


28 February 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Light southerly wind and fog.

Painted ‘Fauntleroy’ on one side of hull.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1878


5087502209d40907550373e5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4834_0.jpg)


1 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Strong SW winds during middle of day, in squalls.


5087502209d40907550373e7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4834_1.jpg)


2 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Wind from southward and westward with some rain in afternoon.


5087502209d40907550373e9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4835_0.jpg)


3 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Variable and light winds with some rain.


5087502209d40907550373eb: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4835_1.jpg)


4 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Strong SE wind and rain.


5087502209d40907550373ed: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4836_0.jpg)


5 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Strong southerly winds, squally in morning. Rain during most of day.


5087502209d40907550373ef: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4836_1.jpg)


6 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Moderate wind from southward and eastward. Rain.


5087502209d40907550373f1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4837_0.jpg)


7 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Wind strong in squalls from southward and eastward. Rain.


5087502209d40907550373f3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS Yukon/Book 9/IMG_4837_1.jpg)


8 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy and pleasant.


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9 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Variable and light winds. Cloudy.

Painted starboard side of hull of ‘Fauntleroy’.


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10 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs.


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11 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy and pleasant. Wind light from southward and westward.


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12 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Rain in morning. Clear and pleasant remainder of day. Light variable wind from southward to westward.


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13 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with rain during day. Light variable wind.


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14 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with little rain in evening. Wind light and variable.


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15 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with some rain. Variable winds.

Shipped for service for one year as Seamen: Joseph Rowland, Sigrant Hegge, Otto Moe and Alois Schirl.


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16 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Foggy weather. Variable wind.

Rated by order of Commanding Officer: Joseph Rowland, Seaman to Carpenter’s Mate.

Received per express from San Francisco (R Rabsskopff): four sextants.


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17 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Foggy weather in morning. Light wind and calms.


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18 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Variable weather. Light wind from southward and westward.


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19 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Touched up hull of vessel with black paint.


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20 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Westerly wind. Pleasant weather.

Shipped for service for one year: Thomas Fenerty as Seaman.

Painted copper streak at water line.


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21 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


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22 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


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23 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


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24 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


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25 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


By order of Commanding Officer disrated Barius Span, Cabin Steward, to Seaman.


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26 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Variable winds. Squally during forenoon from SW. Rain in morning.

By order of Commanding Officer rated Barius Span, Seaman, to Cabin Cook.

Shipped for service for one year John TD Crane as Seaman and William Argens as Seaman.

Brought off running gear from store house and rove it off.


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27 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Foggy in morning; clear and pleasant remainder of day.

By order of Commanding Officer rated John TD Crane to Cabin Steward.

Received: one mercurial barometer from San Francisco, being repaired by Karl Rabsskopff.

Brought off from storehouse sails and bent them.


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28 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Foggy in morning. Northerly winds.

Received on board: 2 gallons tar and 1 gallon turpentine.


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29 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Light SW wind and rain. Clearing in evening.


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30 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Light wind from southward and westward. Pleasant day.

Blacking rigging.

Received for vessel: 5 gallons of mineral oil.


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31 March 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Cloudy with little rain. SE wind.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1878


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1 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear, fine weather. Warm in afternoon. Variable winds.


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2 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear and fine. Foggy in morning and warm in afternoon. Wind light and variable.

Got single alt sight for time.


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3 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear and fine. Some fog in morning. Light wind from northward and westward.


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4 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Foggy in morning. Clear and pleasant with north-westerly breeze.


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5 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Clear, bright and pleasant with light wind from northward and westward.


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6 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather pleasant with light wind from southward and westward.


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7 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather pleasant. Fresh SW wind in morning; light from southward and westward remainder of day.


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8 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather cooler but pleasant. Wind variable from southward and westward, strong in morning.


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9 April 1878

Olympia, Washington

Lat 47.06, Long -122.898


Weather cooler but pleasant. Wind variable and light.

Making preparations for sea.


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10 April 1878

Olympia to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.422, Long -122.524


At 6.30am commenced getting underway.

At 6.50am stood out of Budd Inlet under sail, with a light breeze from southward,

Wind increasing in squalls during day; quite flawy in Colvos Passage.

At 3.00pm came to off Seattle in 7 fathoms with port anchor and 18 fathoms chain; time under sail being quickest on record between Olympia and Seattle.


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11 April 1878


Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cool and cloudy. Wind southward and westward and squally in afternoon.

Received on board for schooner’s use: 10 yards cotton canvas.


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12 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cold and disagreeable with some hail at noon. Rain with a little snow in afternoon. Wind variable from SE to W and in squalls.

Received on board for ship’s use: 1 ash board 16 feet long, 7 inches wide and ½ inch thick; 1 bar of ¼-inch flat iron.


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13 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cool in morning. Pleasant in afternoon. Variable wind.


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14 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637

Cloudy in morning. Rain clouds during most of day, passing by mountains. Wind light and variable from southward. Pleasant in afternoon.


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15 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Clear and pleasant. Light northward and eastward breeze except in afternoon when there was a northward and westward wind.


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16 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Foggy in morning with light southward and eastward wind. Usual north-westerly breeze remainder of day.

Lieutenant Harris was sent to New Tacoma on duty to place new tide staff and start tidal observation at that point; place new staff to correspond with reading of old one.

Left Charles Wilson (Seaman) at that place as observer.


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17 April 1878

Seattle and en route for Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather pleasant. Fresh breeze from southward in morning till 10.00am.

At 10.00am weighed anchor and made sail. Stood out for southward with light and variable winds.

At 5.30pm wind falling very light, with calms.

Lowered cutter and towed schooner.

At 9.30pm came to in 17 fathoms (sticky bottom) with port anchor and veered to 35 fathoms chain.

Anchored about ½ mile to southward of Robinson Point.


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18 April 1878

Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather cloudy and pleasant. Light southward and westward winds.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], at work sounding

Lieutenant Wyckoff occupying station with theodolite for purpose of cutting in cutter.


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19 April 1878

Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather cloudy and pleasant. Light winds from northward and westward. In evening strong from NW.

Lieutenant Wyckoff with cutter engaged sounding.

Lieutenant Harris building and whitewashing signals.

Freshening up from westward in evening; veered to 45 fathoms chain.


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20 April 1878

Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather pleasant with light winds from southward and westward.


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21 April 1878

Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather pleasant till afternoon and evening when it blew fresh from southward and SW.


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22 April 1878

Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather fresh from southward till 8.00am with a little rain. Pleasant remainder of day.

Lieutenant Wyckoff engaged in sounding with cutter

Lieutenant Harris occupied two signal stations for theodolite angles.

Lost in surveying: 1 6-lb lead.


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23 April 1878

Robinson Point, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather warm and pleasant. Sun very warm in afternoon. Wind light and variable.

Received on board for covering for steam launch boiler: 25 yards of No 10 cotton canvas.


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24 April 1878

Robinson Point to Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.38, Long -122.378


Weather threatening all day from southward in heavy and black squalls of wind and rain.

Lieutenant Harris did some work in cutter sounding.

At 11.00am weighed anchor. At 11.30am made sail and stood to northward.

At 3.30pm came to in 8 fathoms, sticky bottom, with port anchor and 15 fathoms chain.


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25 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather cloudy with signs of clearing up. Fair day.

Received on board: 1200 gallons water.

Discharged John Petersen, Quartermaster.


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26 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fair; calm.

Shipped John Petersen, Seaman.


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27 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather overcast with smart rain showers. Squally, wind and rain.

Rated John Peterson Seaman to Quartermaster.


[No log for 28 April 1878]


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29 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather squally with occasional rain showers.


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30 April 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather overcast. Occasional heavy rain showers.

Received on board: 5 gallons sperm oil and 24 fathoms manila line, 5-inch.

Employed in launching steamer ‘Lively’.


Men employed in coaling ship.

Hauled steamer ‘Lively’ into new berth at Machine Shop Wharf. Put in new boiler.

Received on board: 3½ tons coal.



LOGS FOR MAY 1878


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1 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather overcast; cloudy. Light winds.

Men employed in coaling ship.

Received on board: 156 sacks coal and 12 lbs red lead; altogether 6 tons 2180 lbs coal have been received on board.


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2 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fair. Light winds, variable.


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3 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather calm, pleasant. Light variable airs.


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4 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather fair with variable winds. At 8.00pm E wind and rain showers.

Received on board: 2 cans rubber paint and 2 kegs nails.


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5 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Warm and pleasant day. Heavy rain showers in morning.


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6 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weather clear; pleasant.

Employed in painting ship’s dinghy and bringing off ‘Lively’s’ stores.

Received on board following: 2 brushes, 1 barrel lime, 3 gallons paint oil, ½ gallon mixed paint.


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7 May 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Warm and pleasant.

Employed in painting ‘Lively’s’ boiler and watering ship.


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8 May 1878

Seattle to Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Weighed anchor at 11.00pm and after a trial trip of steam launch, she hooked on to schooner and [was] towed her to an anchorage off Blake Island.

Received on board: ½ gallon mixed paint.


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9 May 1878

Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Warm and pleasant weather.

Arrived off Blake Island at 2.00am and anchored in 8 fathoms of water, starboard anchor, 13 fathoms chain.

Steamer rain 7 miles using 275 lbs of coal.

Paying out chain at 9.00pm.


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10 May 1878

Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Weather pleasant. Cloudy in morning. Wind light and variable.

Engaged in painting ‘Lively’ and putting her gear into her.


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11 May 1878

Blake Island, Washington

Lat 47.53, Long -122.48


Weather warm during forenoon. Showers in morning. Squalls of rain and thunder in afternoon. Wind from southward and eastward except in afternoon when it was squally from NE.

Oiled ‘Lively’s’ water hose and crew engaged chopping wood.

‘Lively’ was sent to Seattle, steaming 16 miles using 720 lbs of coal.

Received on board: 1 box of soap, 3 cans of potash, 10 gallons mineral sperm oil, ½ gallon turpentine, 2 gallons alcohol, blacksmith’s hammer, 1½-gallon oil can.


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12 May 1878

Blake Island to Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather pleasant and warm in afternoon. Wind from southward till noon. At 9.30am very fresh from southward. In afternoon northerly wind.

At 7.30am got underway and, ‘Lively’ towing, went into Colvos Passage.

At 10.30am came to anchor N of Peter Point with port anchor in 8 fathoms, veering to 15 fathoms chain.

Bearings at anchor: Southworth #2 and Peter Point 129°49’; Vashon and Southworth #2 27°43’.

Steamer rain 4½ miles and burned 202 lbs of coal. Blew down ‘Lively’s’ boiler.


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13 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather variable. Pleasant in forenoon with northerly wind. Clouding up and in afternoon light rain till night.

Engaged in building signals and putting up tank for supply launches with water.


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14 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather overcast and cloudy with showers during day. Wind light SW in forenoon but freshening in squalls in afternoon.

Engaged in building and whitewashing signals.

Steam launch rain 15 miles burning 675 lbs of coal.

At 10.00pm let go starboard anchor; weather squally and threatening.


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15 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather threatening all day. Wind squally with rain from SE.

In afternoon sent launch from schooner and anchored her, owing to her chafing.

At 5.00pm returned launch and secured her alongside.

Engaged in watering ship.


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16 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather cool and pleasant. Southerly wind with clouded sky in morning. In afternoon northerly wind and some blue sky.

Cutter, with Commanding Officer, engaged in sounding, also steam launch, [with] Lieutenant Wyckoff.

Steamer ran 16 miles using 720 lbs of coal.


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17 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather overcast and cloudy. Southerly wind.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer sent to Seattle for provisions and mails. Steamed 24 miles using 1080 lbs of coal.

Received on board: 1 lamp for steamer ‘Lively’ and 6 chimneys, 20 lbs fallow [possibly tallow], 59 gallons fish oil.


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18 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather overcast with rain. Wind southerly till evening when it came out northerly.


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19 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather cloudy and rainy during forenoon. In evening clearing some. Wind southward till sunset when it came out from northward.


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20 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather cool and cloudy with fresh northerly winds till afternoon when clouds cleared off with wind dying away at sunset.

Cutter, Commanding Officer [in charge], and steamer, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Steamer rain 21 miles using 945 lbs of coal.


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21 May 1878

Colvos Passage, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather clear and pleasant. Northerly wind.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], sounding; steamer giving her tow while at work. Steamer ran 12 miles using 540 lbs of coal.


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22 May 1878

Colvos Passage to Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.479, Long -122.498


Weather overcast and cloudy till noon then clearing. Southerly wind.

Sent steamer to Seattle for mails and provisions.

At 4.30pm weighed anchor and towed for Gig Harbor.

Steamer ran 35 miles using 1575 lbs of coal.

Received: 5 gallons lard oil waste 25 lbs [?] and 1 paint brush.

At 10.30pm came to anchor 1 [mile] N of Gig Harbor in 18 fathoms and veered to 30 fathoms chain.


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23 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather cloudy with some rain in morning. Clearing later in day.

At 5.30am weighed anchor and steamed into Gig Harbor.

At 7.00am came to anchor in 7 fathoms with port anchor and 13 fathoms chain.

Engaged in putting up water tank.

Steamer ran 2 miles using 90 lbs of coal.


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24 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear, warm and pleasant. Light variable winds.

Steam launch and cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer ran 18 miles using 810 lbs of coal.


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25 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant; light winds.

Steamer sent to Tacoma for provisions and mails.

Ran 42 miles using 1890 lbs of coal.

Received on board: 1 axe handle and 1 box of soap.


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26 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather pleasant with variable winds. In afternoon light showers.


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27 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather cloudy and cool. Rainy in evening. Wind variable. Barometer falling.

Steamer and cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in building and locating signals.


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28 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Cloudy and threatening weather in morning. Clearing with a nice day. Clouding again in evening.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged in building signals


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29 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather pleasant. Variable winds.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.


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30 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather cloudy and overcast. Raining in morning till noon.

Received on board: 1 clock and 2 coal shovels.


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31 May 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather overcast; cloudy; rain.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Steam launch sent to New Tacoma for provisions and mails.

Ran 14 miles using 730 lbs of coal.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1878


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1 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in sounding.

Received on board: 1 damper for cabin stove.

Steamer ran 10 miles using 450 lbs of coal.

Received: 20 tons of coal.


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2 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant.


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3 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear and pleasant. Light and variable winds.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steam launch ran 8 miles using 240 lbs of coal.


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4 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear, warm and pleasant.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steamer ran 19 miles using 570 lbs of coal.


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5 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant. Wind variable.

Steamer engaged sounding; running 22 miles using 660 lbs of coal.


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6 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant. Smoky in morning.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.

Steam launch sent to Tacoma for provisions and mails; running 16 miles using 480 lbs of coal.


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7 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant.

Steam launch and cutter were out of purpose of sounding in charge of Lieutenant Harris.

Steamer ran 15 miles using 450 lbs of coal.


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8 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather till 10.00am cloudy and overcast with southerly winds. From noon clear and pleasant with northerly winds.


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9 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather pleasant. Variable winds.


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10 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather cloudy and pleasant. Wind variable.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged in building and locating soundings.


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11 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Cloudy in morning. Clear and warm rest of day. South-easterly wind.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.


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12 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear and pleasant.

Steamer, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding, running 23 miles using 690 lbs coal.


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13 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather pleasant. Wind variable.

Cutter, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding.


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14 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear and pleasant except in morning when it was smoky.

Steamer, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], engaged sounding.

J Peterson, Quartermaster, left vessel on one month's leave.

Steamer ran 17 miles using 510 lbs of coal.


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15 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Steam launch, Lieutenant Harris, [in charge], went to Tacoma for mails and provisions and after returning to schooner left at once for Steilacoom to establish a tide station there.

Steamer ran 36 miles using 1080 lbs of coal.


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16 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather cloudy and pleasant. Light airs from southward and eastward, and calms.


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17 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather cloudy with some rain in afternoon. Wind light.

Engaged in building and locating signals at Gig Harbor.


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18 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear and pleasant. Calms and south-easterly airs.

Engaged in sounding in harbor.

Discharged from service and vessel, Barius Span, Cabin Cook.

Shipped for service for one year, Alexander Mines as Seaman.


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19 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear and warm. Cloudy and threatening rain in evening. Lightning WNW.

Steam launch sent to New Tacoma for mails and provisions.

Rated Alexander Mines (Seaman) to Cabin Cook.


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20 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather warm and pleasant. [Airs, probably] SE and calms,

Steam launch, Lieutenant Wyckoff [in charge], engaged sounding; running 15 miles using 450 lbs of coal.


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21 June 1878

Gig Harbor, Washington

Lat 47.336, Long -122.583


Weather clear and pleasant. SW wind.

Steamer, Commanding Officer [in charge], engaged in building signals in Quartermaster Harbor.

Cutter, Lieutenant Harris [in charge], ran a few lines of sounding

Steamer ran 23 miles using 690 lbs of coal.


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LOG BOOK – JULY 2nd 1878 TO AUGUST 5th 1878


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PG Letournau, Commanding Officer

Carl Johenson, Steward

George Zurbull [?], 1st Quartermaster

William Potter, 2nd Quartermaster

Charles Smith, Seaman

James Petterson, Seaman

John Roseland, Seaman

Phillip Culberson, Seaman

Ralph Anderson, Seaman

William Trouny, Seaman


[No logs from 22 June to 1 July 1878]


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2 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Throughout 24 hours fine weather with gentle breezes.

Caulkers at work on bends. Crew variously employed.


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3 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Commences moderate breeze, cloudy.

During day fresh breeze, at times squally.

Ends with light SE airs.


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4 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Light airs, fine weather.

At 5.00pm hauled into wharf to ground vessel, to clean and examine his bottom.

Ends fine, clear weather.


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5 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Fine weather throughout.

Crew employed scrubbing bottom and scraping sides.

Caulkers not able to work.


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6 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Fine weather throughout.

Caulkers at work under counter and around bows.

At 6.00pm hauled into stream and came to anchor.


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7 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Fresh breeze, fine weather.


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8 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Fine weather throughout, at times hazy.

Caulkers at work finishing bends.

Crew employed scraping bends and painting same.


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9 July 1878

Seattle, Washington

Lat 47.554, Long -122.637


Commences with calm and hazy weather.

Middle part drizzling rain.

Latter part partly cloudy.

Crew employed painting outside.


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10 July 1878

Seattle to Port Townsend, Washington

Lat 48.09, Long -122.75


Throughout 24 hours changeable weather, at times light rain.

At 4.00am got under weigh and proceeded out into Sound.

At noon off Bush Point Light. Buffeting airs and calms with strong flood tide.

At 7.30pm came to anchor in Port Townsend.

Ends with strong S and E wind.


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11 July 1878

Port Townsend, Washington

Lat 48.09, Long -122.75


Commences with strong S and E wind and rain.

Middle part fresh gale.

Ends with cloudy weather and light airs.


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12 July 1878

Port Townsend, Washington

Lat 48.09, Long -122.75


First part strong breeze and rain.

Middle part strong breeze with cloudy weather.

Latter part calm with cloudy weather.


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13 July 1878

Port Townsend [Puget Sound to San Francisco, California]

Lat 48.09, Long -122.75


Commences with calm and cloudy weather.

At 4.00am a light air sprang up from S. Hove up anchor and stood out for Strait.

Wind increasing to a fresh breeze which died out to nearly calm and hauled to westward.

Middle and latter parts strong breeze with hazy weather.

At midnight False Dungeness [Ediz Hook, Fals Ness in log] Light bore S, distance about 2 miles.


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14 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 48.27, Long -124.03 [estimated]


Commences with a strong breeze and subsequently moderated.

During day wind veering and hauled at times, quite moderate, and at others a strong breeze.

Tacking about every two hours.

At noon Point Pillar bore S, distance 2 miles. Weather hazy.

Ends with light, baffling airs from westward and thick, hazy weather.


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15 July 1878


Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California [Neah Bay anchorage]

Lat 48.42, Long -124.50 [estimated]


First and middle parts light baffling airs from W and calms.

Heavy swell; was obliged to lower down sails on account of rolling of vessel.

At midnight Cape Flattery Light bore SW.

At 2.00pm ran into Neah [Nuah in log] Bay and anchored in 5½ fathoms.

Latter part light baffling airs from all quarters with heavy swell from westward.

At midnight wind SE with rain.


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16 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California [Neah Bay anchorage]

Lat 48.37, Long -124.61


Commences with cloudy weather and much rain; light SE airs.

Middle part rainy weather with light airs from eastward.

Ends calm with cloudy weather.


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17 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 48.46, Long -124.90


Commences with calms.

At 3.00am a light air sprang up from S.

Got under weigh and stood out of bay with first of ebb tide.

At noon a light breeze from S with very heavy swell from westward.

Cape Flattery bearing SE, distance about 10 miles.

This day ends at noon to change time.


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18 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 48.52, Long -125.58

[Sea time]


Commences with light southerly breeze and hazy.

At 4.00am wind died out calm and left us in dense fog, which continued during remainder of 24 hours.

At noon fog lifting, saw Cape Beale Lighthouse, Vancouver, distance about 15 miles.


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19 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California, California

Lat 47.65, Long -125.26


Throughout 24 hours thick, hazy weather, at times heavy fog and drizzling rain, with light airs from westward.

At 7.00am [Cape] Flattery Light bore EbyN, distance about 15 miles.


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20 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 45.31, Long -124.86


Commences with foggy weather and a light breeze.

Middle part cloudy.

Ends with partly clear weather and a moderate breeze. All [?] sail set.

[Distance by patent log 124 miles.]


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21 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 43.86, Long -124.66


Commences with partly clear weather and a moderate breeze.

At midnight calm with heavy westerly swell. Sails lowered down.

At 4.00am a light air sprang up from WNW. Set all sail.

[Distance by patent log 71 miles.]


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22 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 41.2, Long -124.85


First and middle parts moderate breezes with hazy weather.

At midnight passed Cape Orford Light, bearing E, distance about 10 miles.

Latter part a strong breeze with hazy weather. All sail set.

[Distance by patent log 161 miles.]


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23 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 38.53, Long -124.33


Commences with a strong breeze and hazy weather.

At 7.30pm passed Cape Mendocino, distance about 8 miles.

At 10.00pm wind increasing. Reefed mainsail.

Middle part a moderate breeze.

Latter part strong breeze with high sea.

At 9am passed Cape Arena, distance about 5 miles.

At noon reefed and furled mainsail. A very strong breeze.

[Distance by patent log 150 miles.]


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24 July 1878

Puget Sound, Washington, to San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Commences with a strong breeze and thick, hazy weather.

At 5.00pm passed Point Reyes [Rays in log].

At 11.00pm passed into Heads.

At midnight came to anchor in San Francisco Harbor, which ends sea time.


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25 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38

[Civil time]


Commences with a strong breeze and thick weather.

At 5.00am hove up anchor, set sail and proceeded to Mission Bay; came to anchor.

Middle part moderate SW winds with thick fog.

Ends with hazy weather and a strong SW wind.


Today have turned vessel over to command of Captain Bradford, Assistant, Coast Survey, San Francisco.

[Signed] PG Letournau [Sailing Master Commanding].


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26 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Commences with strong SW winds and hazy weather.

Middle part strong breeze.

Latter part moderate with thick fog.

All old crew from Seattle were paid off and discharged this afternoon.


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27 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Throughout 24 hours, usual strong breezes during day and moderating after night[fall] with thick hazy weather.

Two Seamen came on board.


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28 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Throughout 24 hours, strong westerly wind during day with moderate weather and thick fog after sundown.

Quartermaster joined vessel this morning.


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29 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38

Commences with foggy weather and a moderate breeze from westward.

Middle part strong breeze with hazy weather.

Latter part strong breeze with foggy weather.

Cook and Steward commenced duty today.


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30 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Commences with a strong breeze and foggy weather.

Middle part strong breeze with hazy weather.

Ends strong breeze and thick haze.

Shipped four Seamen.


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31 July 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Commences with a strong breeze and foggy.

Middle part strong breeze with clear weather.

Ends with a moderate breeze and foggy.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1878



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1 August 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Commences with thick, foggy weather and drizzling rain.

Middle part strong breeze and clear.

Ends foggy with light SW winds.


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2 August 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Commences with thick, hazy weather and light airs.

Middle part strong breeze.

Latter part calm with hazy weather.


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3 August 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


The usual light SW wind at night. During day strong breeze.



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4 August 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Throughout very strong winds with partly clear weather.


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5 August 1878

San Francisco, California

Lat 37.77, Long -122.38


Throughout strong breeze with hazy weather.


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[No logs from 6 August 1878 to 13 May 1880]



LOG BOOK – MAY 14th 1880 TO NOVEMBER 30th 1880


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Extract from US Naval Regulations regarding manner of keeping log books

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Instructions for officers commanding Coast-Survey vessels

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LOGS FOR MAY 1880


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14 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 37.12, Long -124.55

[Sea time]


Comes in with fresh breeze from NW and clear weather.

At 2.00pm got underway and worked down Bay.

At 5.30pm crossed bar; schooner drawing 9 feet 3 inches aft.

At 6.00pm took in flying jib and single-reefed mainsail.

At 8.00pm Farallones Light bearing WNW, 8 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Middle part no change.

Latter part wind moderating.

Set flying jib and turned reef out of mainsail.


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15 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 36.48, Long -126.22


First part light breeze from NW and pleasant weather.

Set light sails.

Middle part light baffling winds from NW to WNW

At 2.00am squally; took in fore and main gaff topsails.

Latter part calm.

Dr Bean caught three Goonies [albatross] and skinned one for a specimen.


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16 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 36.68, Long -126.60


Throughout these 24 hours light, baffling airs and calms.

All hands employed on ship’s duty.


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17 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 36.47, Long -126.95


First part these 24 hours light airs from westward; at 6.00pm hauling gradually to northward.

Middle part light airs and calms.

At 10.00am saw a large four-masted steamer bound to eastward; supposed it was one of China steamers.

Latter part wind hauling to SE.


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18 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 38.27, Long -128.42


First part light breeze from SE.

At 4.00pm breezing gradually and hauling to southward.

At 10.00pm hauling to SSW and still breezing.

At 4.00am drizzling rain.

Latter part fresh breeze and cloudy weather.


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19 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 40.20, Long -129.75


This day comes in with strong breeze from SW and cloudy weather.

At 3.00pm set in thick fog.

At 5.00pm took in staysail.

Middle part moderate breeze and thick fog.

At 5.00am clear; saw a sail to seaward steering NW.

Latter part thick fog, wind hauling to southward and breezing.


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20 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 42.72, Long -130.28


This day comes in with strong breeze from southward.

At 5.00pm wind breezing. Took in fore and main gaff topsails.

At 7.00pm still breezing. Took in flying jib and reefed mainsail.

Midnight, more moderate weather; clear.

At 3.00am set flying jib.

At 5.00am turned reef out mainsail and set fore and main gaff topsails.

Latter part wind hauling to WSW and fine pleasant weather.


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21 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 44.60, Long -132.07


First part wind backing in to SW with fine pleasant weather.

Middle part hauling to WSW and moderating; weather clear and pleasant.

At 5.00am wind hauling to southward and cloudy.

Latter part raining and blowing. Took in gaff topsail, flying jib, and reefed mainsail.


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22 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 46.88, Long -133.09


Comes in with strong gale from S.

At 2.00pm reefed foresail and took bonnet off jib.

At 4.00pm double-reefed mainsail. Blowing hard and raining.

Midnight no change.

At 4.00am wind hauling to westward and blowing a gale.

Took in jib and mainsail and lay under foresail.

At 8.00am set double-reefed mainsail and reefed jib.

Day ends with strong gales from westward and very rough sea.


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23 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 48.63, Long -131.07


Throughout these 24 hours strong westerly gale and heavy sea.

Schooner under short sail headreaching.

At 8.00am turned one reef out mainsail and reef out jib, and set flying jib.

Day ends with strong gale and heavy swell from westward.


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24 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 49.77, Long -133.27


First part these 24 hours strong gale and heavy swell from westward.

Middle part moderate.

At 2.00am wind hauling to SW.

Latter part wind hauling to SE with drizzling rain; an old swell still heaving from westward.


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25 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 51.28, Long -135.50


First part these 24 hours fresh breeze from SE and raining.

At 5.00pm took in mainsail and let her run under foresail.

Heavy swell heaving from southward.

Midnight breeze steady and still raining.

At 4.00am moderating and hauling to southward. Made all sail.

Latter part stopped raining and set in thick fog; wind hauling to westward and dying away. Calm.


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26 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 51.78, Long -136.28


First part calm.

At 5.00pm very light air from SE.

At 8.00pm heavy swell heaving from SW and calm. Took in all sail to keep from slatting to pieces.

Midnight breeze springing up from NE. Made all sail.

At 4.00am wind hauling to SE.

Latter part wind hauling to S and breezing with squalls of rain.


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27 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 54.77, Long -136.00


First part wind hauling to SSW and breezing.

At 3.00pm took in light sails.

At 4.00pm double-reefed mainsail and single-reefed foresail.

At 7.00pm reefed jib, wind hauling to westward.

Latter part wind moderating; turned one reef out mainsail and reef out jib.

Day ends with strong gale and heavy sea from westward.


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28 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 56.67, Long -136.00


This day comes in with strong gales from westward.

At 2.00pm turned out all reefs and set flying jib and main gaff topsail.

At 4.00pm took in gaff topsail.

Throughout night squally.

At 4.00am made land bearing NE.

Latter part steady breeze; set all light sail.


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29 May 1880

San Francisco, California, towards Sitka, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


Comes in with fresh gales from westward.

At 1.00pm Cape Edgecumbe bore NNE; kept off and 2.30pm passed Cape.

At 5.00pm came to anchor in Sitka Harbor.

Found ‘Jamestown’ laying here; Captain came on board.

Got all cleared up and at 8.00pm set anchor watch, schooner drawing 9 feet 3 inches of water aft.

(Above to midnight May 29, 1880, sea time. Below commences civil time.)


[Civil time]

First part light air from southward; at 10.00am a light breeze from SW.

Collector Ball came on board in afternoon. Dr Bean went trout fishing.

Throughout this day fine pleasant weather.


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30 May 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part calm.

At 9.00am Captain, Mr Noyes and Dr Bean went on shore to church.

Several officers from ‘Jamestown’ came on board.

Commence breezing from NE and at noon sprinkling rain.

At 5.00pm Captain and party came on board.

Had quite a heavy shower; at 6.00pm stopped raining; still cloudy, sky overcast.


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31 May 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part calm, at 10.00am a breeze springing up to eastward. Dark, cloudy weather throughout afternoon. Sprinkling rain.

At 2.00pm Captain, Mr Noyes and Dr Bean took four men in boat and went seining; caught a few trout.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1880


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1 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


Throughout this day wind baffling from one quarter to another. Weather dark and cloudy most of time; sprinkling rain.


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2 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First, light air from SW and clear weather.

Captain, Dr Bean and Mr Noyes took four men and second mate and went down to Hunters Point or Old Sitka to examine fishery.

At 3.00pm came back; brought a few specimens.

Latter part fresh breeze from SW and dark, cloudy weather.


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3 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part light NW winds and cloudy.

Noon sun shining, clear and bright.

At 6.00pm light air from southward and clear pleasant weather.



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4 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part light SE winds and dark, cloudy weather,

At noon wind baffling and sprinkling rain.

At 3.00pm fresh breeze from EbyN.

At 7.00pm wind striking out SE; still raining.


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5 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part wind SE and raining.

At 4.00am wind hauling around to N and clearing off

At 6.00am Lieutenant Rockwell came alongside in ‘Jamestown’ steam launch and [took] our Captain, Mr Noyes and Dr Bean for a trip to hot springs.

At 6.00pm wind SW and clear.

At 8.00pm one of ‘Jamestown’ boats brought Mr Baker on board, he having just arrived from Hoochinoo country.

At 8.30pm Lieutenant Rockwell came back with his party.


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6 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part calm.

At 9.00am a light breeze springing up from SW; clear pleasant weather.

At 4.00pm wind hauling to N and showery.


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7 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


At 2.00am light northerly wind and clear weather. At 6.00am squally.

At 11.00am Dr Dall arrived in steamer ‘California’. In afternoon he came on board accompanied by Mrs Dall and Miss Noyes.

Latter part wind to westward. Weather overcast.


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8 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part fresh breeze from westward and dark, cloudy weather with an occasional shower of rain.

Latter part light breeze; weather clearing off.


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9 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part light westerly winds.

Latter part wind hauling around to SSE.

Top of Edgecumbe out all day, with sky overcast.


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10 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


At 6.00am calm, clear weather, sun shining brightly.

Started in painting ship.

At noon steamer ‘California’ sailed for Portland

With fresh breeze from SW. At 4.00pm wind moderating and raining.

At 7.00pm blowing a strong gale from SE; let go port anchor.


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11 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part blowing and raining from SE.

At noon wind baffling from one quarter to another and still raining.

At 5.00pm Mr Spoon, one of company from trading steamer ‘Favorite’, and Mr Hamilton from Plavauk [?] came on board and took dinner.

At 8.00pm wind W; weather clearing.


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12 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35



Throughout these 24 hours light baffling winds.

At 6.00am sun shining brightly. At 7.00am clouds shut it in and sky remained overcast rest of day.

Brought on board 69 sacks of coal from Government pile on shore.


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13 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


First part light, baffling winds and calms.

At noon wind breezing up from SW.

Mr Haley came on board and brought Dr Dall a lot of specimens from different hives in this vicinity.

Latter part wind NW and dark, cloudy weather.


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14 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


Throughout this day dark, cloudy weather

First part wind to eastward in afternoon, hauling around to westward.

Took 21 sacks of coal from Government pile on shore, making 90 in all.

Russian priest came aboard and took dinner.

In evening Captain and Mrs Beardslee, Miss Kashevaroff and Paymaster from ‘Jamestown’ made a call.


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15 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


At 6.00am wind NE and clear.

At 10.00am a squall came up from SE; it rained and blew for about half an hour then died out and wind came NE and remained so rest of day with fine, clear weather.

Mr Brady came on board and took dinner.


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16 June 1880

Sitka Harbor, Alaska

Lat 57.053, Long -135.35


Comes in with fine, clear weather and calm.

At 10.00am took in boats and hove short and ready for to get underway when breeze came.

At noon calm.

So ends these 12 hours.


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17 June 1880

Sitka towards Cross Sound, Alaska

Lat 57.15, Long -136.10

[Sea time]


This day commences with a calm

At 3.00pm a light breeze coming from southward, got underway and commenced working out [of] harbor.

At 8.00pm about half way between Sitka and Cape Edgecumbe, [breeze] dying away; calm.

At 8.00am a breeze coming from NW; Cape Edgecumbe bearing N 5 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Latter part light air from S and fine pleasant weather.


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18 June 1880

Sitka towards Cross Sound, Alaska

Lat 58.2, Long -136.5


Throughout these 24 hours light, baffling winds from SE to W.

Steering about NW along coast towards Cross Sound.

At 8.00am a canoe from shore came alongside with halibut and a few mink skins for sale.

At noon off Cape Cross with a light breeze from W.


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19 June 1880

Port Althorp, Cross Sound, Alaska

Lat 58.153, Long -136.341


Comes in with light westerly winds and fine, clear weather.

At 3.00pm entered Sound and at 5.00pm came to anchor in Port Althorp, Cross Sound.

Dr Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on shore to get observations; at 9.00pm came on board.

At 5.00am sky overcast. Mr Baker went on shore to observe.

Latter part Dr Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes all to work on shore.

Coming on to rain; were obliged to quit and come on board


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20 June 1880

Port Althorp, Cross Sound, Alaska

Lat 58.153, Long -136.341


Commences with light southerly winds and rain.

Mr Bailey took four men and went dredging [probably].

At 6.00pm stopped raining.

At 8.00pm commenced raining and continued throughout night.

At 9.00am Dr Dall took two boats and went surveying and sounding out [of] harbor.

Latter part light baffling winds.

Caught several halibut.


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21 June 1880

Port Althorp, Cross Sound, Alaska

Lat 58.153, Long -136.341


At 1.00pm hove up anchor and kedged part way out, it coming in thick fog.

Let go anchor in 15 fathoms and gave her 40 fathoms of chain.

Throughout night calm with drizzling rain.

Latter part a light air springing up from N; still a steady rain.


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22 June 1880

Cross Sound towards Behrings [Yakutat] Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.28, Long -137.98


At 1.00pm got underway with a light air from N.

At 4.00pm died away; calm.

At 6.00pm wind striking SE and blowing heavy.

Took in all light sails, double-reefed fore and mainsail and took bonnet out jib.

Middle part wind dying away, she a-rolling and slating [possibly slatting] very heavy.

Latter part sea smoothing down some; made all sail.

Saw something on shore; could not make out whether it was ice or a sail.


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23 June 1880

Cross Sound towards Behrings Bay, Alaska

Lat 58.2, Long -136.5 [estimated]


This day comes in with light southerly winds and clear pleasant weather; a heavy swell heaving from SW.

At 4.00pm took in mainsail and headed her up into swell to keep from slatting away sails.

At 10.00pm swell going down a little, kept off WNW.

At 2.00am carried away gooseneck to fore boom. Took in foresail and set mainsail.

At 7.00am made land bearing N about 12 miles distant.

Latter part dark, cloudy weather and drizzling rain.


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24 June 1880

Cross Sound towards Behrings Bay, Alaska

Lat 59.731, Long -139.838


Comes in with easterly winds and rain.

At 3.00pm passed Cape Phipps; a very light air drawing down Bay and tide running out.

At 10.30pm came to anchor in Yakutat or Port Mulgrave in 10 fathoms of water.

At 6.00am light westerly winds and cloudy with light showers of rain.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went to work on shore.

A few Sitka Indians came on board and said all Natives of place were off sealing.

Day ends cloudy.


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25 June 1880

Port Mulgrave, Yakutat Bay, Alaska

Lat 59.731, Long -139.838


Comes in with light baffling winds and cloudy with an occasional shower of rain.

At 1.00pm went on shore to fix tent.

At 3.00pm Dr Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on shore to get observations; sun coming out occasionally.

At 7.00pm finished observing and came on board.

At 6.00am calm. Finished filling water.

At 9.00am a light breeze springing up from W, got underway and commenced working out [of] harbor.

At noon just out of harbor mouth; [breeze] dying away, calm.


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26 June 1880

Yakutat Bay towards Kaye Island [Kayak Island], Alaska

Lat 59.75, Long -141.70


Off entrance [to] harbor in a calm.

At 3.00pm a light breeze from SE. At 5.00pm wind dying away and coming out NW.

At 8.00pm off Point Manby.

Middle part wind NE, steering SWbyW½W along land.

At 7.00am hauled up NW into Fog Bay [presumably Icy Bay], it being thick, rainy weather and a heavy swell heaving in.

At 8.00am wore ship and stood out.

At 9.00am off mouth of Fog Bay in Lat 59 54N, Long 141 18W, from which I take my departure.

Latter part thick, rainy weather, wind hauling to eastward.


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27 June 1880

Yakutat Bay towards Cook Inlet, Alaska

Lat 58.38, Long -146.40


This day comes in with strong easterly gales and rain.

At 1.00pm took in main gaff topsail and reefed mainsail.

At 10.00pm wind moderating; made all sail.

Throughout night thick fog.

At 8.00am clearing up a little at times, sun breaking through fog.

Day ends with strong breeze from ESE and thick fog.


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28 June 1880

Yakutat Bay towards Cook Inlet, Alaska

Lat 57.85, Long -149.83


This day comes in with fresh breeze from ESE and thick fog.

At 7.00pm wind hauling to SSE and moderating.

At 2.00am fog clearing off; sky overcast.

Latter part fine, pleasant weather.


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29 June 1880

Yakutat Bay towards Cook Inlet, Alaska

Lat 59.19, Long -151.95


Throughout these 24 hours clear, pleasant weather. First part wind SE.

At 8.00pm wind hauling to ESE.

At 2.00am made Barren Islands bearing NW.

At 4.00am jibed over and steered NWbyN to N of Barren Islands.

At 8.00am passed Cape Elizabeth and steered NNW up Inlet.

At 10.00am wind coming NNW, tide running out.

Latter part calm.


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30 June 1880

Yakutat Bay towards Cook Inlet, Alaska [Ugolnoy Bay]

Lat 59.635, Long -151.47


At 2.00pm Cape Elizabeth bearing ESE, 4 miles distant.

Tide commencing to run in; drifted up with tide in a calm.

At 3.00pm passed one trading post.

At 4.00pm passed a small stream where there were 5 tents pitched.

Captain, Dr Bean and Mr Noyes went on shore.

Saw nothing but women who ran when they saw boat land.

All night calm with an occasional cat’s paw [capillary wave on water surface], sometimes going astern then again gaining a little.

At 5.30am came to anchor in Ugolnoy Bay [Coal Bay, Ugolnov in logbook] in 6 fathoms of water.

At 10.00am light SW winds and sprinkling rain.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on shore to pitch their tent.

At noon clearing off. Fine, pleasant weather and remaining so all afternoon.

At 5.00pm wind coming out SE.

At 9.00pm Mr Baker came on board.

Latter part calm.

So end these 36 hours.



LOGS FOR JULY 1880


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1 July 1880

Ugolnoy Bay, Alaska

Lat 59.635, Long -151.47

[Civil time]


First part calm.

At 4.00am breezing up from NE and remaining so until 11.00am, then dying out.

At 2.00pm breezing up SW; fine, pleasant weather throughout day.


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2 July 1880

Ugolnoy Bay, Alaska

Lat 59.635, Long -151.47


At 6.00am light air from NE.

At noon calm.

Latter part light, baffling airs, sky overcast throughout day.

Dr Dall, Captain, Mr Baker, Mr Noyes and Dr Bean all went up Bay to see glacier.

I took yawl and went fishing. Caught one halibut weighing 132 lbs.


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3 July 1880

Ugolnoy Bay, Alaska

Lat 59.635, Long -151.47


First part light, baffling winds and overcast.

Dr Dall and Mr Noyes went on shore to get bearings and distance of different points.

At 9.00am wind breezing up from SW.

At noon Dr Dall came on board and said he was through. Took in boats and got all ready for sea.

So end these 12 hours and this day for to commence sea time.


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4 July 1880

Ugolnoy Bay to English Bay, Cook Inlet, Alaska

Lat 59.635, Long -151.47

[Sea time]


At 1.00pm got underway and commenced working out with wind SW; weather cloudy. Now and then sun breaking through.

Clouds at 8.00pm dying out. Calm and remaining calm until 8.00am when we got a light breeze from N.

At 5.30am dropped anchor in English Bay.

Dr Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on shore to observe.

Latter part cloudy. Sun coming out occasionally, wind breezing up SSE.

8 fathoms of water where we lay.


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5 July 1880

English Bay, Cook Inlet [to Kodiak Island], Alaska

Lat 59.35, Long -151.93 [estimated]


Comes in with fresh breeze from ESE.

At 1.00pm surveying party came on board.

At 2.00pm went on shore to get a few more observations, it breezing on very fast.

At 3.00pm came on board again.

Let go second anchor and took in cutter.

At 4.00pm wind hauling to SW and moderating.

At 6.00pm hoisted out cutter and Captain, Dr Dall, Mr Baker, Mr Noyes and Dr Bean all went across Bay to trading post. At 9.00pm got back on board.

Midnight calm.

At 4.00am light, baffling winds.

At 8.00am Mr Cohen, Alaska Commercial Co agent, came on board and took breakfast.

At 9.30am got underway.

Took four Kodiak Natives who wanted to get home, having been here since last September.

Latter part light, SE winds.


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6 July 1880

Cook Inlet towards Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 59.19, Long -151.79


Comes in with light breeze from NE.

At 4.00pm calm with a heavy swell heaving from SE.

At 6.00pm a breeze coming from SE and thick, rainy weather; stood in to leeward of Cape Elizabeth and came to anchor in outer roadstead of Port Chatham in 10 fathoms of water.

Raining all night with flaws striking in all directions; outside wind SE.

At 9.00am got underway and tried to get into Port Chatham.

Latter part calm.


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7 July 1880

Cook Inlet towards Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 59.19, Long -151.79


This day comes in with calm and thick, rainy weather.

At 1.00pm came to anchor in 15 fathoms of water in outer roads, Port Chatham.

At 2.00pm Captain and Dr Dall, Mr Baker & Dr Bean took stern boat and seine and went up to Port Chatham.

At 5.00pm came back on board; caught several different kinds of fish.

all night calm

At 9.30am got underway. Commenced working out with a light breeze from SW and clear, pleasant weather.

Latter part wind dying away and a light breeze springing up SE.


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8 July 1880

Cook Inlet towards Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.13, Long -152.00


This day comes in with light breeze from SE and clear weather.

At 3.00pm thickened up and commenced raining.

At 5.00pm stopped raining; wind baffling from E to SE.

Could not get to eastward of Barren Islands so we kept off and at 8.00pm passed to westward of them.

Midnight weather clear and cold; wind SE.

At 6.00am commenced raining.

Latter part cloudy with drizzling rain.

Working short tacks down eastern shore of Afognak Island.


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9 July 1880

Cook Inlet towards Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 57.91, Long -152.00


Comes in with dark, cloudy weather and sprinkling rain; wind SE.

At 3.30pm wind hauling to southward and breezing.

At 8.00pm 3 miles S of Marmot Island; [wind] dying out, calm.

Caught a few halibut and cod fish.

Midnight still calm; swell heaving [schooner] close in shore, unbent port chain and bent hawser; a light air coming and sending her offshore a little.

At 5.00am a light breeze from SSE and clear, pleasant weather.

Latter part fresh breeze from SEbyE.


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10 July 1880

Cook Inlet towards Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.02, Long -152.23


This day comes in with fresh breeze from SEbyE.

Working down island close inshore with fine, clear weather.

Five or six miles offshore a heavy fog bank.

At 3.30pm came to anchor in St Paul Harbor, Kodiak Island

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on shore to observe.

Mr Hemmenway, Western Fur and Trading Co agent, and Mr Fisher, tide gauger, came on board.

Midnight light breeze from NE and clear.

At 2.00am setting in thick fog.

At 6.00am wind NNE and raining.

Latter part stopped raining; still thick, hazy weather.


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11 July 1880

St Paul Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.02, Long -152.23

[Civil time]


First part these 24 hours strong breeze from NNE and thick hazy weather.

Mr Pavloff came on board and brought a few fish for Dr Bean.

Mr Bailey went dredging and fishing with both seine and trawl. Caught a few fish, mostly skate.

At 5.00am thick fog and drizzling rain.

Latter part fog clearing; dark, cloudy weather.

Dr Bean took on shore some alcohol and fishing gear for Mr Fisher who is going to collect for him.


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12 July 1880

St Paul Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.02, Long -152.23


First part fresh breeze from N with dark cloudy weather; squalls of fog blowing past.

Mr Fisher came on board with Mr Noyes and Mr Baker. They all went with Dr Dall over to Wood Island.

Midnight no change.

At 4.00am wind hauling NE and blowing fresh.

Commenced raining in squalls and continued rest of day.


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13 July 1880

St Paul Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Lat 58.02, Long -152.23


Throughout these 24 hours strong NE winds and thick, rainy weather.


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14 July 1880

Kodiak Island to Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 57.18, Long -152.03

[Sea time]


First part strong NE winds and thick, rainy weather.

At 2.00pm wind moderating and fog clearing.

Mr Fisher and Mr Mackintyre, Alaska Commercial Co agents, made a visit on board.

At 6.00pm light air from N and clear, pleasant weather.

At 8.00am thickening up and commenced raining.

At 6.00am got underway.

At 3.30am S point of Chiniak Bay bore SW, 2 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

At 9.00am fog clearing and sun coming out.

Latter part breezing up; strong and squalls of rain. Took in jib and mainsail and ran under foresail.


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15 July 1880

Kodiak Island towards Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.50, Long -155.57


Comes in blowing strong from N at 2.00pm, hauling to NNW and raining.

Schooner running under foresail.

At 7.00pm wind hauling to NNE; at 1.00pm weather clearing and wind moderating. Set jib.

At 4.00am set single reef mainsail and at 6.00am made all sail.

Latter part pleasant weather.


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16 July 1880

Kodiak Island towards Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.43, Long -158.83


Comes in with fresh breeze from NNE and fine, pleasant [weather].

At 7.00pm wind hauling to NW.

At 9.00pm made land bearing WNW.

Midnight strong breeze; at 1.00am moderating.

At 8.00am Herendeen Island bore SbyW and Castle Rock WbyN½N.

Wind dying away and coming out SW.

Latter part working short tacks in towards Herendeen Island.


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17 July 1880

Kodiak Island towards Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.441, Long -160.513


Comes in with fresh breeze from SW and clear weather.

At 1.00pm came to anchor in NW harbor, Little Koniuski Island, in 10 fathoms of water.

Surveyors went on shore to work.

At 6.00pm strong breeze. Fog squalls blowing past.

At 5.00am got underway; wind ESE and raining.

At 7.00am passed between Castle Rock and Big Koniuski Island.

At 9.00am hauled up around wedge cape through Nagai Straits.

At 11.00am passed Popoff Head; wind NE and breezing

Took in light sail and single-reefed mainsail and foresail.

Latter part working through Unga Straits towards Humboldt Harbor.

While passing through Nagai Straits saw two fishing schooners laying at anchor off Haystacks. Supposed they were schooners ‘Page’ and ‘Wild Gazelle’.


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18 July 1880

Kodiak Island towards Shumagin Islands, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.509


This day comes in with gale from NE.

Schooner under single reef sails working through Popoff Straits towards Humboldt Harbor.

At 1.00pm came to anchor in Humboldt Harbor in 7 fathoms of water.

Captain of a little hunting schooner called ‘Cecilia’ came on board.

Midnight blowing heavy and raining.

Latter part wind calming a little to northward and moderating.


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19 July 1880

Humboldt Harbor, Popoff Island, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.509


First part wind moderating and weather clearing; fine.

Schooner ‘Unga’, passing through Straits, hove to and Captain came on board; said he being short of provisions was going to Unga for a supply.

He reported fishing schooner ‘Wild Gazelle’ having 70,000 fish.

At 6.00am clear, pleasant weather, sun shining brightly.

Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on shore to observe.

At 8.00am cloudy. Captain Herendeen, Dr Dall and Dr Bean started for Pirate Cove.

At 11.00am raining; wind light and baffling.


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20 July 1880

Humboldt Harbor, Popoff Island, Alaska

Lat 55.327, Long -160.509


First part light, baffling winds and dark, cloudy weather.

At 6.00pm wind breezing up strong from WNW.

At 7.30pm boat got back from Pirate Cove.

Middle and latter parts blowing a strong gale from WNW; weather dry and cold.


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21 July 1880

Humboldt Harbor [towards Belkofski], Alaska

Lat 55.15, Long -160.44 [estimated]


Comes in with a strong gale from WNW.

At 3.00pm Captain took a boat and crew and went sounding for a rock that some person reported having found.

At 6.00pm came on board; did not find [rock].

At 5.00am light breeze from NW and clear, pleasant weather.

Captain took a boat’s crew and went sounding. At 8.00am came on board.

At 9.15am got underway for Belkofski.

At 11.30am off Delaroff Harbor; light breeze from N.


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22 July 1880

Humboldt Harbor towards Belkofski, Alaska

Lat 55.08, Long -162.03


Comes in with light breeze from N. Clear, pleasant weather.

At 1.00pm passed SE point of Unga Island.

At 6.00pm blowing from NW; took in light sails. double-reefed mainsail, single-reefed foresail and took bonnet out of jib.

At 8.00pm tacked to NE and hauled aback.

At 9.00pm [wind] dying away; calm.

At 3.00am strong breeze from NW; made all sail.

At 4.00am [wind] dying away and baffling.

At 8.00am between thwartships [?] island and John Rock; a light air from southward.

At 11.00am Dr Dall, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes landed on SW end of Long Island to get observations.

At 11.30am came to anchor with small anchor and hawser.

Day ends with light air from southward.


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23 July 1880

Humboldt Harbor towards Belkofski, Alaska

Lat 55.08, Long -162.03


First part light, baffling winds.

At 4.30pm surveying party came on board.

Wind breezing up NW; got underway and at 11.30pm came to anchor at Belkofski in 14 fathoms water.

At 4.00am light air from N. At 8.00am wind hauling to SSE; overcast rest of day.

At 10.00am got up anchor and dropped inshore into 9 fathoms.


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24 July 1880

Belkofski [towards Unalaska], Alaska

Lat 55.08, Long -162.03


Comes in with light breeze from SSE and thick, hazy weather; at 5.00pm sun coming out.

Surveyors all onshore, second mate off with boat, dredging.

At 6.00am fresh breeze and cloudy; at 8.00am dying away; calm and raining.

At 10.30am breezing up SE; got underway for Unalaska.

Latter part thick fog.


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25 July 1880

Belkofski towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.57, Long -163.73


This day commences with strong SE winds and thick fog.

At 3.00pm came to anchor between Deer and Fox Islands in 9 fathoms of water.

At 4.00am got underway; wind ESE and thick hazy weather.

At 8.00am E end of Katak Island [probably Ikatan Peninsula] latitude 54 38N, longitude 163 06W, bore WbyN, 2 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Latter part wind ENE; a heavy swell heaving from southward.


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26 July 1880

Belkofski towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.03, Long -167.26


This day commences with fresh breeze from ENE and thick hazy weather; a heavy swell heaving from southward.

At 2.00pm breezing on; took light sails and furled mainsail.

At 5.00pm double-reefed foresail.

At 6.00pm in Unimak Passage.

At 8.00pm set single reef mainsail and turned one reef out of foresail.

Raining and foggy.

At 4.00am set whole foresail and flying jib.

At 8.00am weather clearing a little; made all sail.

At noon Sopka Volcano [presumably Mount Akutan] on Akutan [Akytahn in log] Island bore SEbyS, 8 miles distant.

Wind light NE; weather clear and pleasant.


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27 July 1880

Belkofski towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part light northerly winds and clear.

At 4.00pm got an observation and found we were mistaken: volcano we had been taking for Sopka was Makushin on Unalaska Island.

At 7.00pm light breeze from ENE; commenced working back.

Midnight calm.

At 2.00am light air from westward.

At 4.00am passed NE end of island and at 8.15am came to anchor at Iliuliuk, Unalaska Island, in 10 fathoms of water.

Mr King, Mr Craven and Mr Cole came on board.

Found barkentine ‘Malay’ laying here, discharging coal.

Later part fresh breeze from NE and thick fog.


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28 July 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part these 24 hours fresh breeze from NE and thick fog.

At 6.00am sun shining through fog.

Mr Barker went on shore and got some observations.

Latter part fine, clear weather and light, baffling airs.

Captain Peterson, Mr Kohl and Mr King came on board.


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29 July 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part these 24 hours light, variable airs and clear, pleasant weather.


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30 July 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


Comes in with light NW winds and hazy.

At 5.00pm wind hauling to ENE and fog very thick.

Latter part clear overhead, thin fog low down just above water; wind light NW.


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31 July 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


Comes in with light NW winds and clear, pleasant weather.

At 5.00pm wind ENE.

At 10.00pm wind breezing on and blowing a strong gale rest of day.

Latter part an occasional squall of rain.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1880


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1 August 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part strong gale from SSE with squally rain.

At 8.00pm setting in steady rain.

Midnight wind hauling to SW; still showery.

Latter part clearing off and sun coming out.

Mr King, Mr Kohl, Mr Gray, Captain Peterson, Mr and Mrs Craven called on board.


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2 August 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part fresh breeze from S and clear.

At 5.00pm steamer ‘St Paul’ came in and anchored in Outer Harbor.

Midnight blowing a strong gale from SE and storming.

At 1.00am leg go port anchor.

At 6.00am light breeze from SSE.

Got anchor and out to Outer Harbor.

Wind hauling around to SW and breezing; let go port anchor in 15 fathoms.

At 10.00am blowing heavy; let go starboard anchor.


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3 August 1880

Unalaska towards St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 54.42, Long -166.78


Comes in with strong SW gale; at 3.00pm moderating.

Fresh breeze throughout night.

At 4.00am got under underway for St Paul Island.

At 6.30am Cape Kalekta [Kollector in log] bore E, 2 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Latter part steady breeze from WSW and foggy.


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4 August 1880

Unalaska to St Paul Island, Alaska, Alaska

Lat 55.53, Long -167.95


Throughout these 24 hours, moderate weather. First part foggy; latter part clear.


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5 August 1880

Unalaska to St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 56.55, Long -168.68


First part these 24 hours light NW winds and clear, pleasant weather.

Middle part cloudy and calm.

At 8 am passed St George Island.

Latter part fresh breeze and thick fog.


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6 August 1880

Unalaska to St Paul Island, Alaska

Lat 57.1, Long -170.3


This day comes in with SW winds and foggy.

At 3.45pm came to anchor on SE side of St Paul Island in 12 fathoms of water.

Midnight calm and thick fog.

At 2.00am wind breezing up SSE and fog lifting.

Latter part steady breeze and foggy; sun breaking through occasionally.


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7 August 1880

St Paul Island towards St Matthew Island, Alaska

Lat 58.20, Long -172.48


First part wind SSE.

At 5.25pm got underway for St Matthew Island.

At 7.30pm between St Paul and Otter Islands in Lat 57 09N, Long 170 18W.

Wind breezing; took in flying jib and reefed mainsail.

At 11.00pm still breezing; reefed foresail and furled mainsail.

At 3.00am stowed jib.

At 8.00am blowing a gale; hove to under single-reefed foresail and triple-reefed mainsail.

Latter part a heavy gale; close reefed foresail.


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8 August 1880

St Paul Island towards St Matthew Island, Alaska

Lat 58.97, Long -173.80


First part blowing a heavy gale from ESE.

Laying hove too under close-reefed fore and mainsail.

Midnight wind moderating; at 1.00am took in fore and mainsail and kept off under jib before swell.

At 6.00am set foresail and flying jib and fore gaff topsail.


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9 August 1880

St Paul Island, Alaska, towards Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 61.80, Long -174.22


This day comes in with fresh breeze from ESE and thick, hazy weather.

At 2.00pm took in flying jib and fore gaff topsail.

At 4.00pm single-reefed foresail.

Midnight took in mainsail.

At 4.00am set main sail, single-reefed, and at 6.00am put in double reef.

At 10.00am turned reef out of aforesaid and set flying jib.

Day ends with strong breeze from E and thick, drizzling day.


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10 August 1880

St Paul Island, Alaska, towards Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.32, Long -173.40


Throughout these 24 hours from E.

At 8.00m took in flying jib and single-reefed foresail.

At midnight hove to and at 2.30am kept off NbyW.

At 4.00am set flying jib and whole foresail and turned one reef out of mainsail.

At 11.30am made land and at noon Cape Aggen [Mys Achchen, Russia] in Lat 64 45N, 175 29W bore N, 3 miles distant.


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11 August 1880

St Paul Island, Alaska, to Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.4, Long -173.3


Throughout these 24 hours working up coast from Cape Aggen towards Plover Bay.

First part fresh breeze from eastward; at 5.00pm [breeze] dying out and hauling to NE.

At 11.00pm hauling back to eastward; setting in thick with drizzling rain and continuing so throughout rest of day.


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12 August 1880

St Paul Island, Alaska, to Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


This day comes in with strong easterly winds and thick, hazy weather; a heavy swell heaving from SE.

Schooner working to eastward along coast.

At 5.00pm saw a steamer coming out of Plover Bay; she kept away for one [?] and when we came up to her it proved to be ‘Thomas Corwin’.

We hove to and Captain Hooper came on board; said he had been within 20 miles of Herald Island and had not heard anything of ‘Jeannette’ or missing whalers and was now going to Point Barrow.

He went on board and steamed away for Arctic.

We filled away and at 10.00pm came to anchor in Port Providence, Plover Bay, in 17 fathoms of water.

Latter part light variable winds and cloudy; sun breaking through occasionally.


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13 August 1880

Port Providence, Plover Bay*, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


Throughout these 24 hours light variable winds. First part sun coming out and shining brightly.

Latter part dark, cloudy weather and showery.


[*Bukhta Provideniya, Reyd Plover]


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14 August 1880

Port Providence, Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


Throughout these 24 hours light southerly winds and thick fog.


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15 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


First part light SW winds.

At 1.00pm got underway and at 4.00pm passed Bald Head.

At 8.00pm off Marcus Bay [Bukhta Tkachen].

[Wind] dying away; calm and remaining so until 2.00am, when we got a light air from N and hauling around to NE; at 9.00am calm rest of day.

Schooner off to NE of Indian Point.

Hereafter temperature of water will be taken from specific gravity cup.


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16 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 64.68, Long -170.9


First part these 24 hours calm.

Schooner drifting to N with current; canoe from Indian Point came alongside.

At 8.00pm setting in thick and raining.

At 11.00pm a breeze springing up from N, made all sail.

Little Island Lat 64 86N, Long 172 29W, bearing W, 4 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Latter part fresh breeze and thick fog.


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17 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 65.42, Long -171.47


This day commences with fresh breeze and thick fog.

At 3.00pm fog clearing off.

At 5.00am dying away; calm. Lowered down all sail.

At 8.00am sounded in 13 fathoms; temperature of water: bottom 40°, surface 44°

At 9.00am light breeze coming from ENE; made all dark.

Latter part raining.

At noon South Head of St Lawrence Bay bearing NE, 18 miles distant.


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18 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 66.47, Long -169.30


First part wind breezing up from ENE and raining.

At 1.00pm came up to scattering ice; tacked to eastward and at 3.30pm single-reefed mainsail.

At 4.00pm South Head, St Lawrence Bay, bearing SbyW, 8 miles distant.

At 8.00pm made all sail; wind light and baffling.

At 6.00am fog clear off, saw Diomedes bearing NbyE, 15 or 20 miles distant.

Latter part fresh breeze from N; standing to eastward over towards [Cape] Prince of Wales.


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19 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 66.58, Long -167.08


First part strong breeze and short, chopping sea.

Working through straits between Cape Prince of Wales and Diomedes.

Latter part light breeze and pleasant weather.


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20 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 67.48, Long -167.57


This day comes in with a light breeze from N and clear, pleasant weather.

At 4.00pm dying out, calm.

At 10.00pm a light airs coming from S.

At midnight wind hauling to SW and breezing.

Latter part steady breeze from SSW and cloudy weather.


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21 August 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards Cape Lisburne, Alaska

Lat 68.9, Long -166.2


This day comes in with strong southerly winds and cloudy weather.

At 2.45pm passed Point Hope and at 8.30pm came to anchor at Cape Lisburne in 7 fathoms of water.

At 2.00am wind moderating and hauling to NE.

Latter part light airs from northward and warm, pleasant weather.


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22 August 1880

Cape Lisburne towards Point Barrow, Alaska

Lat 68.9, Long -166.2


First part calm and clear, pleasant weather.

At 8.00pm a light breeze coming from NE, got underway and commenced working to windward along coast.

At 2.00am calm, schooner drifting in shore and at 9.00am let go anchor in 7 fathoms of water.

About 10 miles to eastward of Cape Lisburne Captain, Mr Baker & Dr Bean went on shore deer hunting.

So ends.


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23 August 1880

Cape Lisburne towards Point Barrow, Alaska

Lat 69.55, Long -165.57


This day commencers with calm, schooner lying at anchor, Cape Lisburne in Lat 68 52N, Long 166 08W, bearing SWbyW, 12 miles distant.

At 5.00pm hove up, a light air coming westward.

It lasted but a few minutes; drifting in shore, let go anchor in 4 fathoms.

At 9.00pm a light air coming from NE, got underway.

Midnight, breezing on with a short head sea.

At 2.00am took in light sails and reefed mainsail.

At 6.00am reefed foresail and at 7.00am took bonnet out of jib and double-reefed mainsail.

Day ends with strong gale and cloudy weather.


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24 August 1880

Cape Lisburne towards Point Barrow, Alaska

Lat 69.35, Long -164.00


First part strong gale from NNE.

At 4.00pm wore ship to eastward.

Midnight, wind moderating.

At 2.00am turned 1 reef out of mainsail and set whole foresail.

At 5.00am made all sail.

At 8.00am wind dying out and hauling to eastward, tacked to NE.


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25 August 1880

Cape Lisburne towards Point Barrow, Alaska

Lat 70.22, Long -162.15


First part these 24 hours light breeze and cloudy.

At 5.00am spoke whaling bark ‘Dawn’ laying at anchor, just through cutting a whale,.

Soon after speaking bark, saw three bow heads.

Signalised bark but they did not appear to see our signal; 2 more whalers, boiling out, hove in sight to N.

At 8.00am Mr Baker started on shore to get observations.

At 10.00am came to anchor in 4 fathoms of water about 18 miles SW from Fey Cape [possibly Point Lay].


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26 August 1880

Cape Lisburne towards Point Barrow, Alaska

Lat 70.66, Long -160.27


First part light breeze from N.

Schooner laying at anchor Lat 70 13N, 162 09W.

At 4.00pm got underway, wind NE.

Saw several gams of whale.

At 2.00am came up to ice.

Latter part working to windward between ice and land; saw 5 whaling barks, all boiling out.


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27 August 1880

Cape Lisburne towards Point Barrow [Point Belcher], Alaska

Lat 70.794, Long -159.658


First par light NE wind; working to windward between land and ice.

At 3.00pm spoke whaling bark ‘Hunter’.

Captain Herendeen, Dr Dall, Dr Bean, Mr Baker and Mr Noyes went on board to see them cut in a whale.

While they were on board they lowered their boats and went chasing whales.

At 6.00pm they came on board. We filled away.

At 7.00pm spoke steamer ‘Thomas Corwin’ just from Point Barrow; said ice was 4 miles off shore and closing in; said it was not safe for us to go above Point Belcher.

Put some some mail on to her and she kept on to southward.

We filled away and at 9.00pm came to anchor near Point Belcher in 13 fathoms of water.

At 8.00am got anchor and dropped in shore into 9 fathoms.

Mr Baker went on shore to observe whaling steamer ‘Mary & Helen’ come by from N; said ice was closing in above gradually

Latter part foggy.


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28 August 1880

From Point Belcher, Alaska

Lat 70.57, Long -160.65


Throughout these 24 hours strong breeze from NE and thick, hazy weather.

At 8.00am temperature of water at bottom in 9 fathoms was 42°.

At 9.00am got underway, Point Belcher in latitude 70 43N, longitude 159 37W, bore E, 2 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Day ends with a fresh breeze and cloudy.

Passed 3 whalers at anchor, all boiling. Saw several whales.


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29 August 1880

Point Belcher towards Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Lat 68.75, Long -166.32


Throughout these 24 hours fresh breeze from NNE and cloudy.

At 4.00pm passed Icy Cape; saw Brig Hidalgo off to N of Blossom Shoals cutting a whale.

Saw 3 whalers between Icy Cape and Point Lay; all appeared to be getting whales.

At 11.00am passed 5 miles to westward of Cape Lisburne.


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30 August 1880

Point Belcher towards Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Lat 67.30, Long -164.30


Comes in with a fresh breeze from N.

At 4.00pm passed Point Hope. Saw steamer ‘Thomas Corwin’ and a whaling schooner laying at anchor to leeward of Point.

At 8.00pm passed Cape Thompson.

At 2.00am thick and raining.

Latter part calm and fine, clear weather.


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31 August 1880

Point Belcher towards Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Lat 66.22, Long -161.85


First part light breeze and clear, pleasant weather.

At 5.00pm passed Cape Krusenstern.

Midnight, wind hauling to WSW and cloudy.

At 6.45am came to anchor to leeward of Chamisso Island in 3 fathoms of water.

Latter part strong breeze from SW.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1880


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1 September 1880

Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Lat 66.29, Long -161.77


Comes in with fresh breeze from WSW; sun breaking through clouds occasionally.

At midnight wind hauling to westward and breezing.

At 9.30am hove up and stood over; came to anchor to leeward of Choris Peninsula in 3 fathoms of water.

Latter part squally.


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2 September 1880

Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Lat 66.25, Long -161.31


First part strong breeze and squally.

At 6.00am got underway and stood over towards Elephant Point; came to anchor in 3 fathoms of water.

Dr Dall, Dr Bean and Mr Baker took a boat’s crew and started for Elephant Point.

Latter part wind hauling to SW. Dark, cloudy weather.


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3 September 1880

Kotzebue Sound, Alaska

Lat 66.48, Long -163.05


First part wind SW and squally.

3 canoes came alongside from different parts of Sound.

At 6.00pm Dr and party came on board.

Midnight, wind hauling to southward.

At 6.00am got underway and at 7.15am Chemisso Island bore SE, 1 mile distant, from which I take my departure.

Latter part showers of rain.


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4 September 1880

Kotzebue Sound towards Diomede Islands, Alaska/Russia

Lat 66.73, Long -164.65


This day comes in squally; at 2.00pm wind hauling to SW and raining; at 4.00pm wind hauling to WNW.

Midnight, calm.

At 1.00am wind breezing up SE and raining.

At 5.00am reefed mainsail and at 8.00am reefed foresail.

At 10.00am wind moderating and hauling to SW.


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5 September 1880

Kotzebue Sound towards Port Clarence, Alaska

Lat 65.97, Long -167.52


First part light westerly winds; at 8.00pm wind breezing in squalls.

At 11.00pm took in flying jib and mainsail.

At 1.00am hove to and at 4.00am kept off under foresail and jib.

At 7.00am came up to ice about 5 miles to eastward of Cape East.

Wore around and steered E across Straits taking temperature of surface water every 10 minutes and from bottom up about every 5 or 6 miles.

Latter part blowing strong in squalls and a short, sharp sea running.


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6 September 1880

Kotzebue Sound towards Port Clarence, Alaska

Lat 65.72, Long -168.40 [estimated]


Comes in with strong gale from NW.

Schooner under full foresail and bonnet off jib.

Running across Straits, taking temperature of surface water every 10 minutes and lifting to and getting it from bottom to top every five or six minutes.


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7 September 1880

Port Clarence, Alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


Throughout these 24 hours blowing a northerly gale.

At 7.00pm Mr Baker came on board.

Latter part sun out but blowing too hard for to get on shore.


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8 September 1880

Port Clarence, Alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


First part blowing a NW gale.

Midnight, commenced moderating down.

At 6.00am Mr Baker went on shore to observe.

Latter part clear and pleasant weather, wind hauling to westward.


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9 September 1880

Port Clarence, Alaska

Lat 65.2, Long -166.7


Comes in with light westerly winds and pleasant weather.

At 4.00pm Mr Baker came on board.

Wind hauling to NW and breezing.

A canoe came alongside bound to King Island; weather looking bad, they went on shore and camped for night.

At 7.00am wind hauling to NE.

At 10.45am got underway.

Latter part light airs from eastward.


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10 September 1880

Port Clarence towards Diomede Islands, Alaska/Russia

Lat 65.74, Long -169.03


First part light baffling airs and calms.

At 4.00pm breezing up NNW.

At 6.00pm Cape York bore NNW, 3 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

At 7.00am came to anchor on SE end of Big Diomede in 23 fathoms of water.

Mr Baker went on shore to observe.

Latter part strong breeze and cloudy. Several canoes came alongside.


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11 September 1880

Diomede Islands towards Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.53, Long -172.00


At 2.00pm wind breezing on.

Mr Baker came on board. Got underway; at 3.00pm Big Diomede bore N, 5 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

At 1.00am came up to scattering ice. Took in sail and laid one way and another to hold our position until daylight.

At 4.00am made sail and at 5.30am got through and clear of ice.

At 10.30am Indian Point bore NNW, 5 miles distant.

Latter part moderating.


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12 September 1880

Diomede Islands towards Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


Comes in with light breeze.

At 1.00pm off entrance to Marcus Bay; spoke whaling bark ‘Progress’ from Arctic with 17 whales.

Last whale he took, he broke down his windlass while cutting in and was obliged to leave.

Middle part light baffling airs and calms.

At 5.00am passed bark ‘Sea Breeze’ laying at anchor off East Head; and at 11.45am came to anchor, Port Providence, Plover Bay.

Found whaling steamer ‘Mary & Helen’, brig ‘Tropic Bird’ and schooner ‘Harry Ward’ [?] laying at anchor.

Captain Jennings of ‘Tropic Bird’ came on board.


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13 September 1880

Port Providence, Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


Comes in with light air from eastward and clear, pleasant weather.

At 2.20pm bark ‘Progress’ came in and anchored above watering place.

Latter part still moderate and overcast.

Captain Owens of ‘Mary & Helen’ and Captain Lapper of ‘Progress’ came on board.


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14 September 1880

Port Providence, Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


First part calm and cloudy.

At 8.00pm a light breeze coming from N.

At 6.00am brig ‘Tropic Bird’ left for San Francisco.

Whale boat came in from wrecked schooner ‘Lolita’ from St Lawrence Island.

Latter part clear, pleasant weather.

Captain Lappen came on board with one of his crew, who had his hand jambed, to get it dressed.


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15 September 1880

Port Providence, Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


First part these 24 hours light southerly winds and clear, pleasant weather.

Middle and latter parts strong SE winds and cloud.


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16 September 1880

Port Providence, Plover Bay, Russia

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344


First part light southerly winds and cloudy.

At 8.00pm dying away, calm, and a light air coming from NNE.

At 4.00am wind breezing and snowing.

At 7.00am hove up port anchor and let go starboard.

Latter part clearing up.

Captain Owens of steamer ‘Mary & Helen’ came on board.

At 8.00am schooner ‘Julia A Long’ sailed for St Lawrence Island to relief of wrecked crew of schooner ‘Lolita’.


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17 September 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards St Lawrence Island, Alaska

Lat 64.367, Long -173.344 [estimated]


Comes in with strong winds from NNE and clear.

At 8.00pm wind hauling to NNW.

Took hygrometer below to keep from freezing.

At 4.00am light air from NNE; got underway and got out to end of sandspit.

At 6.00am steamship ‘Mary & Helen’ came along and took tow to ours, and at 8.30am let go of ours about 1 mile to eastward of Cape Choukotski.

Steamer keeping on her course for St Lawrence Island for to get remainder of crew of lost schooner ‘Lolita’.

Saw schooner ‘Julia A Long’ coming out of Marcus Bay.

Latter part light southerly winds and pleasant weather.

At noon Cape Choukotski bearing WNW, 10 miles distant.


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18 September 1880

Plover Bay, Russia, towards St Lawrence Island, Alaska

Lat 63.58, Long -168.50


Comes in with light southerly winds and clear, pleasant weather.

Cape Choukotski bearing WNW, 10 miles distant, from which I take my departure.

Middle and latter parts working along N and NE sides of St Lawrence Island.

Winds fresh SE, weather dark and cloudy.


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19 September 1880

St Lawrence Island, Alaska

Lat 62.77, Long -169.57


Throughout these 24 hours fresh breeze from ENE to ESE and cloudy weather.

Cruising around E side of island, looking for an opportunity to land; it being too rough, gave it up and at 11.00am kept away for St Matthew Island; SE Cape St Lawrence Island in Lat 62 51N, Long 169 30W, bearing NW½W, 5 miles distant, from which I take my departure.


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20 September 1880

St Lawrence Island towards St Matthew Island, Alaska

Lat 61.67, Long -170.57


This day comes in with fresh breeze from ESE and thick fog.

At 6.00pm hauling to SE and raining.

At 8.00pm took in light sails; at 10.00pm took in flying jib and reefed mainsail.

At 11.00pm reefed foresail; wind hauling to westward and breezing, tacked to SE, double-reefed mainsail and took bonnet off jib.

At 1.00am took in jib and mainsail and lay under single-reefed foresail.

Blowing hard with squalls of snow throughout rest of day.


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21 September 1880

St Lawrence Island towards St Matthew Island, Alaska

Lat 61.18, Long -170.78


This day comes in with a SW gale.

Schooner laying under single-reefed foresail.

At 3.00pm set mainsail close-reefed.

At 6.00am wind hauling to westward and moderating, turned 1 reef out of mainsail and set jib and flying jib.

Latter part strong steady breeze.


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22 September 1880

St Lawrence Island towards St Matthew Island, Alaska

Lat 60.87, Long -172.50


This day comes in with a strong, steady breeze from westward.

At 8.00pm hauling to NW and breezing; took in flying jib and double-reefed foresail.

At 5.00am wore around and kept off SWbyS and at 10.00am came to anchor 1 mile to SE of Cape Upright in 15 fathoms of water.

Mr Baker went on shore to observe.


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23 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 58.35, Long -169.65


Comes in with a strong gale from N.

At 2.00pm boat came on board; got underway.

Wind moderating and hauling to westward.

At 3.00pm Cape Upright bearing N, 4 miles distant, from which I take my departure: Cape Upright Lat 60 17.5N, Long 172 04.2.

Middle and latter part strong, steady breeze and clear weather.


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24 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 56.35, Long -168.13


First part strong, steady breeze and clear.

At 8.00pm took in mainsail.

At midnight moderate; heavy swell heaving from NW.

At 5.00am wind hauling to SW. Dark cloudy weather.

Latter part wind SSW and overcast.


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25 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 55.77, Long -166.75


Comes in with moderate breeze from S.

At 4.00pm hauling to SSE and blowing on.

Took in light sails. single-reefed foresail and double-reefed mainsail.

At 10.00pm took in jib and close-reefed mainsail.

At 6.00am set jib.

Latter part blowing on. Took in jib and hove to again.


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26 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 55.50, Long -165.90


Throughout these 24 hours blowing a SW gale.

Schooner hove to under single-reefed foresail and close-reefed mainsail.

At 8.00am set jib and turned close reef out of mainsail.

Wind moderating; a heavy swell heaving from westward.


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27 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 56.10, Long -167.03


This day comes in with strong southerly winds and a heavy swell heaving from westward.

Schooner head reaching under double-reefed mainsail, single-reefed foresail and bonnet off jib.

At 3.00pm wind moderating, tacked to westward and set flying jib.

At 6.00pm took in flying jib and close-reefed mainsail.

At 5.00am wind hauling to westward; tacked to southward. Turned one reef out of mainsail and set flying jib.

Latter part strong breeze and sharp heavy swell. Took in flying jib.


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28 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.0, Long -166.7 [estimated]


First part moderating.

At 2.00pm set flying jib.

At 5.00pm turned one reef out of mainsail and set whole foresail.

At midnight very light and hauling to SE. Tacked to SW.

At 2.00am wind ESE and breezing on.

At 3.00am took in flying jib/

At 5.00am reefed foresail, close-reefed mainsail and reefed jib. Blowing a gale.

At 7.30am made Akatan bearing EbyS. 6 miles distant.

Kept away SbyW for Collector [presumably Kalekta].

Blowing very heavy. Running a small piece of foresail.

Made Cape Cheerful off lee bow. Kept off and at 10.30am passed Cape Cheerful, running under bare poles.

At noon Cape Cheerful bearing EbyS, 8 miles


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29 September 1880

St Matthew Island towards Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.397, Long -167.534


This day comes in blowing a heavy gale from EN.

Cape Cheerful bearing EbyS, 8 miles distant, from which I take a new departure; set foresail, double- reefed steering WbyN.

At 2.00pm gale increasing and hauling to NE.

Set mainsail close-reefed and let her come to wind.

At 6.00pm set jib; at 11.00pm took it in again.

At 5.00am made Rogosloff under our lee, ran off to eastward of it and let her come to wind again.

At 9.30am Rogosloff bore N, 5 miles distant. Kept away SEbyE and ran 32 miles to entrance of Chernoffsky. [Chernofski].

At 2.30pm Thursday 30th, Sea Account, came to anchor in harbor.


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30 September 1880

Chernoffsky Bay, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.397, Long -167.534


Comes in with a NW gale.

Schooner off NE end of Unimak, running SEbyE for Chernoffsky.

At 1.45pm passed heads and at 2.30pm came to anchor in Harbor of Chernoffsky in 14 fathoms of water.

At 6.00pm still blowing heavy. Let go second anchor.

Midnight dying out and at 2.00am breezing up SE.

At 6.00am got port anchor; at 8.00am commenced raining.

Latter part blowing and raining from SE.

Mr Wagner, Alaska Commercial Co Agent, and Mr [blank],Western Fur Trading Co Agent, came on board.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1880


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1 October 1880

Chernoffsky Bay, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.397, Long -167.534


First part blowing a gale from SE and raining.

At 6.00pm moderating.

Throughout night a fresh breeze from SSE.

At 8.00am baffling and squally with rain.

Mr Wagner came on board.

Latter part steady breeze from SSW, sun coming out occasionally.

Mr Baker on shore observing.


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2 October 1880

Chernoffsky Bay, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.397, Long -167.534


First part light breeze from SSW; sun out most of time.

At 6.00pm wind hauling SE and breezing.

After midnight light easterly wind until 8.00am dying away. Calm and at 10.00am breezing up NW.

So ends.


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3 October 1880

Chernoffsky Bay, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.397, Long -167.534


Throughout these 24 hours wind from NW to WNW with intervals of sunshine and rain.


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4 October 1880

Chernoffsky Bay towards Iliuliuk, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.406, Long -167.549 [estimated]


First part fresh breeze from WNW and shower.

Midnight dying away, calm.

At 6.00am light air coming from North. Got underway and commenced working down bay.

At 8.00am dying out. Let go anchor.

At 9.00am light air striking WNW. Got anchor.

Wind dying away again.

At 11.00am came to anchor about half way down bay in 14 fathoms of water.

So ends.


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5 October 1880

Chernoffsky Bay towards Iliuliuk, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.72, Long -167.08 [estimated]


This day comes in with a calm; schooner laying at anchor about half way down Bay of Chernoffsky.

At 4.00pm a light air coming from NNW with thick fog.

At midnight fog clearing off and dying away, calm.

At 4.00am a light breeze springing up SE.

At 5.30am got underway and at 6.00am passed Heads.

Latter part wind hauling to SSW and raining.

At noon schooner off NW end of island, about 3 miles offshore. Mount Makushin bearing EbyS.


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6 October 1880

Chernoffsky Bay towards Iliuliuk, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 53.9, Long -166.5 [estimated]


This day comes in with fresh breeze from SSW and rain.

At 4.00pm wind dying away.

Cape Cheerful bearing S, 2 miles distant.

At 5.00pm breezing up SE; stood over towards Point Collector [Kalekta] and worked up under that shore.

At 9.00pm came to anchor between Amaknak Island and Pinnacle Head [Rock] in 15 fathoms of water.

After midnight wind moderating and hauling to SW.

At 5.30am a light air from SW.

Got underway and commenced working up harbor. Wind dying out. Put boats ahead.

At 11.00am came to anchor in harbor of Iliuliuk in 10 fathoms of water.

So ends.

Before coming to anchor Mr King, agent for Western Fur Trading Co, and Captain of schooner ‘Pauline Collins’ came on board with mail.

Schooners ‘Ounalashka’ and ‘Pauline Collins’ both laying at anchor in outer harbor


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7 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


This day comes in with a calm.

At 2.00pm a breeze springing up SE.

At 5.00pm hauling to SW and dying out to a calm.

At 2.00am blowing up SW and remaining there rest of day.

At 7.00am schooner ‘Pauline Collins’ sailed for San Francisco and schooner ‘Ounalashka’ for San Francisco via Kodiak.


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8 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part light SW winds and clear, pleasant weather.

Painted Government House on Point.

At 4.00am squally with rain.

At 8.00am clearing off.

Latter part pleasant weather.

Fenced in a piece of land for government use.


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9 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


Throughout these 24 hours light SW winds and calms.

First part employed building fence; Second Mate and four men off seining.

Latter part manned big boat and Dr and Mr Baker started down towards Point Collector [Kalekta]. Mr King made a visit on board.


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10 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


This day comes in with light westerly winds and pleasant weather.

At 3.00pm breezing up; fresh, and squalls of rain.

At 4.00pm Dr Dall and Mr Baker got back from [blank].

Continuing showers all through night and until 10.00am when wind hauled to NW.


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11 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part wind NW and squally.

Mr Neiuman paid a visit on board.

Mr King and Mr Tompson dined on board.

Latter part wind NNE and clear, pleasant weather.


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12 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part these 24 hours light breeze from NNE and clear, pleasant weather.

Mr Neiuman and Mr Smith, Collector, dined on board.

Calm throughout night.

At 8.00am wind breezing up from SE.

Latter part strong breeze and overcast.


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13 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


This day comes in with SE wind; sky overcast.

At 3.00pm schooner Matthew Turner arrived from Norton’s Sound via Neuchigak [possibly Nushagak]. Captain Anderson came on board and had his chronometer rated.

At 8.00pm commenced raining and continued throughout day.

Father Chisnakoff paid a visit on board.

Employed filling water and getting ready to sail for San Francisco when weather becomes favorable.


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14 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


First part light NE wind and drizzling rain.

At 8.00pm wind hauling to N and blowing heavy; raining throughout day.


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15 October 1880

Iliuliuk Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

Lat 54.05, Long -166.92


This day comes in with strong northerly winds and steady rain.

At 4.00pm moderating and hauling to eastward.

Continuing a steady rain until midnight.

Latter part wind baffling from SE to NE and showery.


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