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Title Log of the Ship Phoenix
Reference MSS 220/LOG 196
Library Nantucket Historical Association
Date 1848-1853
Author(s) Sansbury, Obed C.
Description Logbook kept by second mate Obed C. Sansbury during a whaling voyage from Nantucket, USA, to the Pacific Ocean. Describes whales sighted and caught, life on board ship, and weather conditions.
Document Type Manuscript, Diary
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Ecology and the Environment; Production; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords whaling, whale, hunting, blubber, ship, sea
Region North America
Places USA, Nantucket; South Pacific; Chile; Australia; New Zealand
Copyright Nantucket Historical Association