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Title Log of the Eclipse
Reference Log 289
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date Jul 1831 - Aug 1832
Author / Creator Beckford, Simeon
Description The logbook of the ship Eclipse details a voyage from Salem to Manila, Philippines; Lintin [i.e. Nei Lingding Island in Lingding Roads], China; Whampoa [i.e. Huangpu Qu], China; and back to Salem (July 1831 to August 1832). Home port was Salem; owners were Joseph and George Peabody; master was William Johnson; log keeper was Simeon Beckford. It is a daily log describing wind, weather, location, shipboard occupations, and sightings of ships. Includes a sermon by Charles Flanders and illustrations of ships. Also includes three log entries for the schooner Catharine, detailing a voyage from Green Bank to Beverly, Massachusetts (Oct 1842).
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, religion
Countries USA; China; Philippines
Places Huangpu
Ports Salem, USA; Manila, Philippines; Guangzhou, China
Ships Eclipse
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