Log Book of the sailing ship 'Indiana' of Bath, Maine
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(Parker M. Morrison, Master) from 23rd August 1888 to February 1st 1890.
large format [33x27cm]. 200 pages + title-page and 4 printed preliminary pages.
generally clean internally and written in various good legible hands. the original cloth boards with paper title-label are rather soiled, but sound. with a later protective stiff paper covering, glued at the spine.
a good late 19th century First Officer's sailing ship log book, recording a voyage from Cardiff to Acapulco in Mexico, and on to Port Townsend (Washington), Buenos Ayres, Hampton Roads, Baltimore, and finally towards San Francisco.
There is good detail about weather conditions, including violent storms around Cape Horn, and notes on the crew, port work, etc.
The 'Indiana' was built in Bath in 1876 and enjoyed a long career through to 1925, mainly operating in the Acapulco, San Francisco and the Oregon and Washington trade, and ending her days in the movies having been purchased from the breakers by the De Mille corporation.
The printed preliminary pages include instructions for resuscitating the apparently drowned, collision regulations, pilot signals, management of open boats in a surf, etc.