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Title Ship's Log for the Brig Owhyhee, 1827-1831
Reference MS Vault 16
Library California Historical Society
Collection Templeton Crocker Collection
Date 25 Jan 1827 - Apr 1831
Description Daily entries for three round-trip trading voyages of the ship Owhyhee: from Oahu in the Sandwich Islands to the Northwest coast, 25 January -24 July 1827; from Oahu to Canton and Boston, 3 October 1827-18 May 1828; and from Boston to the Northwest coast, 11 August 1828-21 October 1830, with a postscript of the ship's arrival in Boston in April 1831.

The log is prefaced by instructions from the captain, John Dominis, but was apparently kept by the First Mate, whose name is not given. The Northwest coast portions of the voyages, whose areas covered parts of the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia River, and Northern California to San Francisco, were for the purpose of fur trading. The log includes a watercolor drawing of the Owhyhee in a typhoon off the Bashee Islands on the inside front flyleaf.

Document Type Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Travel and Tourism; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords voyage, fur trade, commerce, log, ship, vessel, seafaring, typhoon, storm, world, maritime, navigation, latitude, longitude
Countries USA; China
Places Hawaii; Columbia River; California; Pacific Northwest
Ports Guangzhou, China; San Francisco, USA; Boston, USA
People John Dominis
Additional Information Some pages at front and back are removed.

Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the California Historical Society's North Baker Research Library catalogue.

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