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Strong, Frederick G., fl. 1865-1866.

Journal of a voyage from Boston to Newfoundland

1865 November 12-1866 June 9


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 071


Creator: Strong, Frederick G., fl. 1865-1866.


Title: Journal of a voyage from Boston to Newfoundland


Inclusive Dates: 1865 November 12-1866 June 9


Extent: 1 v. (ca. 68 p.) ; 34 cm.


Abstract: Ship's log kept by Frederick G. Strong aboard the schooner Lena documenting the shipping voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to The Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, from November 12, 1865, to June 9, 1866.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 071, Frederick G. Strong, Journal of a voyage from Boston to Newfoundland, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 071: Shelved in SPEC MSS 097 oversize

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 1956.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Norieta Hagerty, March 2007.

Materials Available in Alternative Format

A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.


The collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Frederick G. Strong was a crewman on the schooner Lena for the shipping voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to The Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, from November 12, 1865, to June 9, 1866. The captain of the vessel was Charles R. Medanal. The ship ran aground on a sandbar near Wood Island, Maine, on June 8, 1866. The ship was condemned and sold the next day for $360. The cargo was sold for $50.

The author records that the schooners Hanner and Sirocco were lost on Cape St. George and all hands perished.

Sources:

Information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This volume documents the merchant voyage of the schooner Lena on the voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to The Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, from November 12, 1865, to June 9, 1866. It contains navigational data, weather reports, and other ships spotted.

The journal is one bound volume, circa 68 pages. The author recorded entries on 38 of the pages. The existing entries were recorded in ink. The sea journal was printed with a navigational, marine-based chart on each page, although the author did not provide this level of detail for each entry.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Lena (Schooner)
Topical Terms
Logbooks--19th century--Specimens.
Shipping--Newfoundland and Labrador--19th century--Sources.
Shipping--New England--19th century--Sources.
Schooner--19th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Ships' logs.
Occupation
Merchant mariners--Diaries.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Detailed Contents List

Journal of a voyage from Boston to Newfoundland, 1865 November 12-1866 June 9   [Item 071]

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