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Title Shipping Logbook and Journal of the Three Sisters, Ann and Astrea
Reference Log 11
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date May 1776 - Jun 1790
Author / Creator Silsbee, Nathaniel

The logs of the Ann, Three Sisters and Astrea are bound together, along with miscellaneous papers and correspondence relating to the voyages. The logs, kept by Nathaniel Silsbee, describe wind, weather, location, sightings of ships, shipboard activities. Includes examples of poetry and sea songs and a list of vessels in China in 1789 and 1790.

The incomplete daily log of the British brig Ann details a voyage from Liverpool to Saint Vincent in the West Indies (May 1776 to Aug 1776). Master was Diederich Wise.

The daily log of the Three Sisters details a voyage from Salem to the Cape of Good Hope, Batavia and China (Dec 1788-Jun1790). Owner was Elias Hasket Derby; master was Benjamin Webb.

The daily log of the Astrea details a voyage from China to Java, (Jan 1789 to Feb 1789). Owner was Elias Hasket Derby; master was James Magee.

Document Type Logbook, Manuscript, Correspondence
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, music, song, poetry, capture, cargo, goods, merchandise, supplies, health, privateer
Countries USA; South Africa; Indonesia; China; UK
Places Cape of Good Hope; Caribbean; Java
Ports Salem, USA; Jakarta, Indonesia; Liverpool, UK; Guangzhou, China
Ships Three Sisters, Ann, Astrea
People James Magee; Elias Hasket Derby
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