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Title Log of the Congress
Reference Log 148
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date Jul 1819 - May 1820
Author / Creator Crowninshield, Jacob
Description The journal of the US frigate Congress, convoy leader, details a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to China, Manila, and Malaysia. Master was John D Henley; log keeper was Jacob Crowninshield. It is a near-daily log describing wind, weather, location, trade in Canton, illnesses including a dysentery epidemic, description of a British transport vessel bound for Botany Bay, and sightings of ships, birds, and animals. Includes instructions for navigating the East Indies, Pacific Ocean, and the Columbia River.
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, culture, customs, indigenous people, flora and fauna, animals, supplies
Countries USA; China; Philippines; Brazil; Malaysia; Pacific Ocean
Places Oregon
Ports Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Manila, Philippines; Guangzhou, China
Ships Congress
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