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

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Remarks on board Tuesday the 5th Nov. These 24 hours Commences with moderate Breeze. All hands employed in stowing the oil down in the mizen hatch and chocked it off. 133 Day out

Remarks on board Wednesday the 6th. [ILLUSTRATION] - Whale tail - 50 These 24 hours Commences with pleasant and Breeze. At Day light called all hands and finished ?trying and stowing down the oil. Saw a whale and got it. 134 Days out

Remarks on board Thursday the 7th. These [ILLUSTRATION] - Whale tail - 60 24 hours Commences with pleasant weather and saw ?plenty of whale and lowered and Mr Fordham boat got fast and killed it and got it along side and cut it in. 135 Days out

Remarks on board Friday the 8th. These 24 hours Commences with moderate Breeze. All hands employed in scraping the bone and putting it below. 136 Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 9th.. These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breeze. At AM we broke out the fore hatch and syowed the oil down. The blubber is most all ?tryed out. 137 Days out

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Remarks on board Sunday the 10th of Nov. These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breeze. We finished ?trying. We saw several [ILLUSTRATION] Whale tail - 66 whale and lowered the boats and got one and cut him in. 138 Days out

Remarks on board Monday the 11th These 24 hours Commence with fresh Breeze. The watch employed in ?trying. 139 Days out

Remarks on board Tuesday the 12th. These 24 hours Commence with light winds and Calm. At day light called all hands [ILLUSTRATION] Whaletail - 80 and begun to brake out the hole for to stow down. We saw a whale and lowered the boats and struck and killed it and cut it in. 140 Days out

Remarks on board Wednesday the 13th. These 24 hours Commences with Cals. Stowed the oil down. Saw a plenty of whale and very shy ?bill struck and soon got loose 141 Days out

Remarks on board Thursday the 14th. These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breeze. We finished ?trying the oil and stowed it down. 142 Days out

Remarks on board Friday the 15th. These 24 hours Commences with fresh Breeze. All hands is busy employed in scraping the bone and cleaning the decks. Saw a whale and lowered the boats and gave chase but could not catch it. 143 Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 16th. These 24 hours Commences with light winds and pleasant. 144 Days out

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Remarks on board Sunday the 17th. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant Breeze. We saw a sail and shortly after we saw [ILLUSTRATION] Whale tail - ?60 a whale and lowered the boats and Mr Jones boat got fast and we soon killed and got it along side of the ship and cut it in. AM saw another whale [ILLUSTRATION] Whale tail - 60 and Mr Jones and the Capt boats lowered and Mr Jones got fast and soon killed it and got it along side and cut it in. 145 Dys out

Remarks on board Monday the 18th. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant weather. We saw several whale and chased them. AM saw a whale and Mr Jones and Mr Fordham boats lowered and Mr Fordhams boat got fast and they soon killed it and got it along side of the ship. We spoke the Ship Jones of new London ?boat Master with 13 whale. 146 Days out

Remarks on board Tuesday the 19th. These 24 hours Commences with rugged weather. We cut the whale in. AM all hands employed in stowing the oil down. 147 Days out

Remarks on board Wednesday the 20th. These 24 hours Commences with rugged weather. This day we hooked the fore hatch. AM heavy gale of wind. We put out the fire and went below. 148 Days out

Remarks on board Thursday the 21st. These 24 hours Commences with a gale wind. We got the ?try works a ?goind and at 11 oclock we had to put them out. 149 Days out

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Remarks on board Friday the 22 of Nov. These 24 hours Commences with fresh gales and ends with the same 150 Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 23. These 24 hours Commences with more moderate so that we finished trying and stowing down the oil. We spoke the Ship Mariah of New Bedford with 9 hundred Barrels. 151 Days out

Remarks on board Sunday the 24. These 24 hours Commences with a heavy gale of wind and rain with thunder and lightning and ends with the same. 152 Days out

Remarks on board Monday the 25. These 24 hours Commences with a heavy gale of wind and ends with the same. A plenty of whale around us. 153 Days out

Remarks on board Tuesday the 26. These 24 hours Commences with more ???ern weather. AM loosed the sail and lowered [ILLUSTRATION] Whale tail - 60 the boats and after a long row Mr. Jones got fast and we soon killed it and got it along side the Ship Amazon of Fair Haven with 8 whale. 154 Days out

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Remarks on board Wednesday the 27 of November. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant weather. We finished cutting the whale. In AM the boats [ILLUSTRATION] Whale tail - 90 lowered downand Mr. Jones soon got fast and we soon killed it and got it along side and cut it in. The Ship Amazon got one. 155 Days out

Remarks on board Thursday the 28th. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant breeze. The watch employed in trying ?oil 156 Days out

Remarks on board Friday the 29th. These 24 hours Commences with pleasant breeze. We saw a whale and lowered the boats [ILLUSTRATION] Whale tail - 80 and gave chase but could not catch it. They came aboard and soon lowered again and Mr. Jones boat got fast and we soon killed it and got it along side and cut it in. Latter part very rugged and squally with some rain. 157 Days out

Remarks on board Saturday the 30th. These 24 hours Commences with very rugged weather and squally. AM all hand employed in puttingthe whale bone in the ?run. A plenty of whale in sight. 158 Days out

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