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Title Edward Horatio Faucon Logbooks, 1850-1863
Reference Ms. N-1216
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection Edward Horatio Faucon Logbooks, 1829-1863
Date 1850-1863
Author / Creator Faucon, Edward H
Description Logs kept by Edward Horatio Faucon, shipmaster of Milton, Massachusetts, of trading voyages from Boston to California, Hawaii, Peru, China, and London, among other places and cruising voyages while enlisted in the Navy during the Civil War. The logs contain mostly weather and navigational records.
Document Type Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Politics, War and Diplomacy
Keywords navigation, seafaring, weather, trade, supplies, health, steamship
Countries USA; China; United Kingdom
Places San Francisco; Hong Kong; New York; New Orleans; Philadelphia; South Carolina; Fort Monroe; Liverpool; Louisiana; Pensacola; London; Key West; Florida
Ships Thomas W Sears, Wisconsin, Desoto, Ericsson, Fearnaught
People O R Mumford
Additional Information Trading voyages include those made in the ship Thomas W Sears from 16 Sep - 6 Nov 1850 out of San Francisco to Hong Kong with a stop at Hawaii; and ship Wisconsin commanded by O R Mumford from 1850-1851 around the world from New York to California, Hong Kong, and London.

Also includes logs kept by Faucon as commander aboard the steamer Desoto from New Orleans to Philadelphia, 1862; steamer Ericsson from New York to South Carolina, 1863, with a brief stop at Fort Monroe; US store ship Fearnaught out of Boston to Liverpool and back, 1861, and from Boston to Louisiana with stops made at Key West and Pensacola, 1861-1862.

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