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Title Log of the Massachusetts
Reference Log 1765
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date Mar 1790 - Oct 1791
Author / Creator Bartlett, John
Description The journal of the ship Massachusetts details a voyage from Boston to Canton, Whampoa, Macau, various ports around British Columbia, the Hawaiian Islands, and back to China. Masters were Thomas Barnet and Joab Prince; log keeper was John Bartlett. It is a journal that describes wind, weather, location, shipboard occupations, men overboard, death, receiving wages, passenger traffic, provisions, sightings of ships and whales, crew, illness, and a conflict which resulted in 300 dead. Includes observations of indigenous peoples and local customs. Includes a crew list and a list of words translated into a local language. Includes transcription. Bound with the brig Lady Washington, the ship St Crouse, and the brigs Elenoro and Ino.
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 China; USA; Canada
Places Huangpu; Hawaii; British Columbia
Ports Boston, USA; Guangzhou, China; Macau, China
Ships Massachusetts
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