April 28, 2010, 1 item, 0.25 cubic feet; Ship's Log (19 February 1845–16 June 1846) of a Cruise in the US Brig
Porpoise, probably kept by Midshipman Benjamin Lee Henderson and signed in 15 places by the captain, Lt. Commander William E. Hunt, sailing from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Norfolk, Va., to Galveston, Tex., including stops at Sacrificios, Mexico, Santo Domingo, Cape Haytien, and other ports and ending at Pensacola, Fla. as part of the U.S. naval squadron in the Gulf of Mexico under the command of Commodore David Conner, including navigational statistics and accounts, weather reports, daily events, punishments for offenses including desertions, insubordinations, drunkenness, fighting, sightings of other vessels including USS
Princeton etc. Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, Philadelphia, Pa.
Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Porpoise Ship's Log (#1163), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, April 28, 2010
Processing completed by Mateusz Polakowski on March 24, 2016