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

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Remarks on board Wednesday the 8th of August these 24 hours Commences with pleasant weather. We got cuting ?gun up and ?wegum to cut the whale in. We handed the fore main and mizen topgallantsail handed the fore and mizen topsail double reefed the main topsail handed the jib and shanker. AM we hooked on to the head and hove in the junk and hoisted case up so that we begun to bail it out. The hooks tore out but we hooked on to it again and hoisted it up but we could not bail it out. They cut it out and then lowered the waist boat and went and kicked it up. 63 Days out.

Remarks on board Thursday the 29th. These 24 hurs Commence with moderate weather. We loosed the jib and Spanker. The watch busy employed in trying out the blubber. We ?AM saw a long ship on our weather bow standing to the Northward and Westward. We finished trying the blubber. 64 Days out.

Remarks on board ?Fryday [FRIDAY] the 30th. These 24 hours Commences with fresh breeze from the south and east. We finished stowing down the oil and cleaned up the deck. ?? AM all hands employed in scraping an scrubbing decks and making ?sinnet to put on the run and setting a head bound to the southward and westward. Loosed the fore and mizen topsail and put two reefs in the handed the jib and spanker. We stand quarter watches nights & C. 65Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 31of August. These 24 hours Commences with fresh breeze and squally. All hands employed in making a ?sinnet & C. A sail in site on our starboard Quarter. Saw one or two finbacks in course of the Day an so Ends these 24 hours.

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Remarks on Board Sunday Sept 1st = 1822 These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breze from South East with some squalls. We saw a sail to the leaward and we run down to her and it proved to be the ship South america of Nantucket. West master our Capt. went on and bought two ?spades and gave three dollars apiece. Took in the jib and spanker and reefed the topsails. A sail on the weather beam. AM at daylight called all hands and wash the decks and let the reefs out of the topsails and losed the fore and main topgallantsails and mainsail and jib and spanker. A sail on our lee bow and another on our lee beam we kept of for the one on the bow. Course South. 67 Days out. ?VC

Remarks on Board Monday the 2nd. These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breze and squally. We spoke the Ann Alexander of new bedford and our Capt. went on board and got two spades and a sheat of copper. We took in the fore and main topgallantsails and reefed the fore main and mizen topsails handed jib and spanker. Growing squally took in the fore and mizen topsail. AM all hands were called at day light and loosed the fore and mizen topsails amd loosed the mainsail. Course S by W. 68 Days out. ?VC

Remarks on board Tuessdday the 3d of september. These 24 hours Commences with fresh breze from North and East. AM let one reef out of the fore main and mizen topsails loosed the main topgallantsail. The watch employed in ?macking sinnet. ?VC Course SSW 69 Days out

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16 Remarks on board Wednesday the 4th of Sep. These 24 hours Commences with moderate breze from NNE clear and pleasant. All hands employed in ?macking [MAKING] bungs. ?VC Course SSW. Lattitude ?25 * 20. 70 Days out

Remarks on board Thursday the 5th. These 24 Commences with moderate Breze from ?SSE clear and pleasant. All hands employed in sowing ?pints in the main topsail and on bent the maintopsail and bent a nother. 71 Days out. Course SSW

Remarks on board Friday the 6th. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant Weather. Saw a school of Black fish and hove a back and lowered the boats and the Capt struck one and Mr. Jones struck another and the Capt saved his and Mr. Jones lost his on bent the fore sail and bent another in its place. AM on bent the mainsail and took a cloth out of the maintopsail and bent a mizen stasail and a fore topmast stasail. ?VC Course SSW 72 Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 7. These 24 hours Commences with moderate breze from the northward. The watch employed in macking [MAKING] mats and stowing away the maintopsail and mainsails in case the weather looks surly. At 3 took in the fore and main topgallantsail it begins to rain. AM it is good weather we broak out the after hatch for beans. Several birds of different kinds around the ship. 73 Days out. Course SSW.

Remarks on board Sunday 8, 1822. These 24 hours Commences with Light Winds and Calm from the Northward. We saw a school of black fish but did not get any. Steering SSW 74 Days out

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17 Remarks on board Monday the 9th of Sept 1822 These 24 hours Commences with light winds from the westward. We saw a Large ship this morning standing to the N and Eastward. The watch employed in braking out the bread to Cooper it. Course SSW. 75 Days out.

Remarks on board Tuesday the 10th. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant . All hands employed in sending down the fore main and mizen topgallant yards and mast. At 9 PM the wind shifted to the S and Eastward. We ?clued up the fore and mizen topsail and handed them and double reefed the maintopsail and handed the jib abd spanker and have to under the foresail and foretopmast stasail and mizen stasail and maintopsail. At 8 PM called all hands and handed the foresail for the gale increases. 76 Days out hove to on the ?fals bank

Remarks on board Wednesday the 11th. These 24 hours commences with a ?Gail [GALE] of wind and ends with the same. 77 Days out

Remarks on board Thursday the 12th. These 24 hours Commences with a ?Gail [GALE] of wind from S and Eastward. Continual squals of rain and hard Gust o Wind however we Entertain a hope that the gale is almost over. 78 Days out

Remarks on board Friday the 13th. These 24 hours Commences a Gale of wind from S and Eastward. At 12 the Gale abates. At 6 called all hands were called to make sail. We are all employed in ?macking [MAKING] mats and ?scrutebrushes. Course SSW 79 Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 14th, These 24 hours Commences with light winds from the eastward. At 6PM took in sail and hove to. At 6 AM made all sail and stood SW. 80 Days out

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18 Remarks on board Sunday the 15 of Sept 1822 these 24 hours Commences with moderate weather and foggy. We killed a hog at night. We took in sail as usual. ?NC 81 Days out

Remarks on board Monday the 16th . These 24 Commences with moderate weather clear and Cold. the imployed in ship Duty. We saw several finbacks. ??NC 82 Days out.

Remarks on board Tuesday the 17th. These 24 hours Commences with moderate weather Clear and Cool. The watch imployed in making sinnet. Saw several finbacks. ??NC 83 Days out

Remarks on board Eednesday the 18th. These 24 hours Commences with moderate weather. we several schools of porpoises. The watch imployed in making ?spunyarn and turning in the ?lorlard maintopmastbackstay. A Great many birds in sight. ?NC 84 Days out

Remarks on boardThursday the 19. These 24 hours Commences with moderate weather. We saw three whales and supposed them to be right whales or sperm. We lowerd down the boats and went to them. They proved to be finbacks. A great many Whale birds. ?NC 85 Days out

Remarks on board Friday the 20th. These 24 hours Commences with fresh breeze squally AM. Called all hands and Made sail and at 8 w took in sail and hove under ?close reef maintopsail fore and mizen ?staisail. It rains very hard the water is green. ?NC 86 Days out

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