Whaling Log of the Ships Andes, Beaver, Argonaut and Cadmus, 1822-1830

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The Property of [?Mercator] Cooper At Sea in the Ship Anders Capt [?Maxwell] Griffing Bound from the Coast of Patagonia towards Sag Harbor. [?In] Lat [LATTITUDE] 22 N Lon[LONGITUDE] [?66.10] West Feby {February 7,1823

[???] Sag Harbor

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Remarks on board June 27th these 24 hours Commences with pleasant Brees [BREEZE] from westward. The watch employed in the ships duty. A large ship on our weather quarter. 3 Days out.

Remarks on board Sunday 30 June 1822. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant breeze from the south ward and westward. Two sail to the windward and one ahead. We saw a turkel and lowered about but could not ketch [CATCH] it. 4 Days out

Remarks on board Monday July the 1st. These 24 hours Commences with light Breeze and pleasant weather. Latter part fresh Breeze from the south ward and watch employed in ships duty. Course E by S 5 Days out

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Remarks on board Tuesday July the 2[?]. These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breezr and squally with heavy rain. [?Handed] the fore main and mizzen topgallant sails and middle and maintopmast [??]sails and jib and spanker hauled down the foretopmast ?studensail. At 11 AM Clear and pleasant set the fore main and mizzen topgallant sails jib and spanker. Couese E by S. 6 Days out

Remarks on board Wednesday 3 July 1822. These 24 hours Commences with light winds and Calm. We saw several dolphin and catch two. The watch employed in ships duty 7 Days out

8 Days out Remarks on board Thursday 4 = 1822. These 24 [WHALE or DOLPHIN ILLUSTRATION] hours Commences with Clear and pleasant. Saw several dolphin and catch one. At 7 AM we saw [WHALE or DOLPHIN ILLUSTRATION] a large school of sperm whale and lowered down the boats and struck three of them and killed them [WHALE or DOLPHIN ILLUSTRATION] and got the alongside of the ship. The weather growing squally.

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