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Title Log of the Bengal
Reference Log 302
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date Mar 1832 - Feb 1835
Author / Creator Silver, William
Description The journal kept aboard the ship Bengal details a voyage from Oceania to Salem (Mar 1832 to Feb 1835). Home port was Salem; owners were Pickering Dodge, Benjamin Pickman, and Joseph Peabody; master was George Russell; log keeper was William Silver. It is a personal journal describing wind, weather, life at sea, sightings of ships, sightings of animals, whaling activities, naval desertions, shipboard illnesses including scurvy, encounters with indigenous people, provisions, disorderly conduct and punishment of seamen, shipboard occupations, and sightings of shipwrecks. Includes poetry, a crew list, illustrations of whales, and a dictionary of native words. Also includes account books for the ship, containing accounts payable and receivable (1829 to 1830).
Document Type Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Transport and Communication
Keywords ship, voyage, sea, seafaring, crew, sailor, sailor's life, captain, officer, vessel, weather, latitude, longitude, navigation, cargo, freight, goods, whaling, desertion, poetry, disease, animals, indigenous people, language, accounts
Countries USA; Australia
Places Pacific Ocean
Ports Salem, USA
Ships Bengal
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Peabody Essex Museum catalogue.
Copyright Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum