Ships Log of the Heroine

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Title

Ships Log of the Heroine

Description

This excerpt from the ships log of the Heroine, describes their sighting Palmyra on their way through the Pacific in 1844. While not the most descriptive account, it's always great to see passing ships mention Palmyra.

Special thanks to the New Bedford Whaling Museum for providing us a copy of the log!

Date

1844-03-25

Rights

Public Domain

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Thursday March 22
This day begins with a light breeze from the E-NE. Ship under all square sails heading NNE. Middle part the same latter part wind from E-NE. So ends this day.
Latt 1.5* N
Long 160.4*W

Friday March 23
This day begins with moderate gales from teh NE. Ship under all square sails heading S SW by the wind. Middle part the same, latter part stronger, saw nothing.
Latt 3.25W
Long 161.20W

Saturday March 24
This day begins with a brisk breeze from the E heading N-NE middle part light winds and fine weather, latter part a strong breeze. So ends.
Latt 4.41 N
Long 161.20 S 161.34

Sunday March 25
This day begins with a brisk breeze from NE. Ships under all the square sails heading N NW by the wind, middle part a brisk breeze, latter part ??? moderate at ??. Made Palmyra Island. Bearing NW by a distance 15 miles
Latt 5.44 N
Long by this 161.20 W

Citation

“Ships Log of the Heroine,” Palmyra Archive, accessed September 18, 2019, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/246.