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Title Log of the Surprise
Reference Log 1996
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date 25 Mar 1861 - 16 May 1862
Description Journal of a voyage in the vessel Surprise from New York to Batavia and return, with Charles A Ranlett Jr as master. The vessel called at Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Foo Chow.It is a daily log that describes wind, weather, location, shipboard activities, cargo of oil, crew, sightings of ships, provisions and supplies, and sightings of fish and whales. Log does not continue in port.
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, disease, health, oil, merchandise, supplies, whale, monsoon
Countries USA; Indonesia; Singapore; China
Ports New York, USA; Jakarta, Indonesia; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Fuzhou, China
Ships Surprise
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