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Title Veeder Journal
Reference MSS 220/LOG 347
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Collection Ships' Logs Collection
Date 13 Sep 1848 - 24 Mar 1853
Author / Creator Veeder, Susan C Austin
Description Journal kept by Susan C Austin Veeder, the captain's wife, relating to a whaling voyage on board the Nauticon. It includes watercolors of islands seen and descriptions of people and events on the voyage, including the birth and death of a baby, being stuck in Arctic ice for 13 days, and seeing a polar bear.
Document Type Journal, Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce
Keywords whaling, seasickness, health, disease, bereavement, birth, desertion, discipline, funeral, indigenous peoples, whale oil, sailor's life, sales, shipwreck, storm, supplies, trade, ice
Countries USA; Panama; Peru; Chile
Places Hawaii; Tahiti; Galapagos Islands; Aleutian Islands; Bering Strait
Ports Nantucket, USA; Valparaíso, Chile; Talcahuano, Chile
Company G and M Starbuck and Company
Ships Nauticon
People Charles A Veeder
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Nantucket Historical Association catalogue.
Copyright Nantucket Historical Association