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Title Log of the Tonquin
Reference Log 1207
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date Mar 1845 - Feb 1846
Author / Creator Bridges, Samuel
Description The logbook of the ship Tonquin details a shipping voyage from Boston to Guangzhou, China, Hong Kong, and New York, March 1845-February 1846. The ship’s owners were George R Minot, Frederick H and James B Bradlee, Nathaniel Hooper, and Frederick William Macondray; the master was William G Blackler; the logbook keeper was Samuel Bridges. The ship’s home port was Boston. The logbook includes details of the ship’s cargo, lumber; wounds and injuries suffered by the merchant mariners on board; frequent illness and diseases on board, including malaria (ague), fever and dysentery; details of the ship’s equipment and supplies, specifically provisions; and the naval medicine practiced on board. The logbook continues while 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, lumber, supplies, medicine
Countries USA; China
Ports Boston, USA; Hong Kong, China; New York, USA; Guangzhou, China
Ships Tonquin
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