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Title Logbook of the Ship Huntress
Reference MSS 220/LOG 336
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Collection Ships' Logs Collection
Date 4 Aug 1820 - 6 Jun 1821
Author / Creator Burdick, Christopher
Description Logbook of the ship Huntress while on a sealing expedition near Antarctica. Captain John Davis would later claim that during this voyage he set foot on the Antarctic mainland (on 7th Fenruary 1821). If true, this made him the first person ever to do so. There is also an account of a shipwreck and the selling of goods salvaged from it.
Document Type Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords seal, seal hunting, sealing voyage, schooner, shallop, discovery, shipwreck, salvage, survivor, sales, storm, weather, cabin, fur trade, skins
Countries USA; Cape Verde
Places Falkland Islands; South Shetland Islands; Antarctica; Cape Horn
Ports Nantucket, USA
Ships Huntress, Clothier
People John Davis
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Nantucket Historical Association catalogue.
Copyright Nantucket Historical Association