The logbook of the ship Polynesia details a voyage from New York to San Francisco (Apr. to June 1856). It includes diary entries. Home port was Boston; owner was James Hunnewell; master and log keeper was Joseph Warren Perkins. It is a daily log describing wind, weather, location, shipboard occupations, and disorderly conduct. Bound with the bark Three Brothers.
Howland and Company; purchase; June 9, 1981.
The digitization of this logbook was funded by a gift from the Pingree heirs.
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Perkins, Joseph Warren, Polynesia (Ship) Logbook, 1856, Log 579. Courtesy of Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA.