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Title Log of the Euterpe, Volume 4, 1890-1892
Author Bowling, Captain Thomas
Date 22 May 1890 - 17 May 1892
Document Type Shipping Papers
Publisher Information J. Seager, Ship and General Stationer, Bookbinder & Co. (London)
Reference A0245.1.05
Library / Archive Maritime Museum of San Diego
Collection Name Euterpe/Star of India Log Book
Description Euterpe logbook detailing the conditions on board, crime and desertion at port and general vessel maintenance. Includes a list of the officers and crew on board the Euterpe, identifying them by rank and occupation. In addition, the log contains a number of useful maritime references including lists of signal stations, semaphore locations and life boat stations; Board of Trade Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea: Rules Concerning Lights, Rules Concerning Signals and Steering and Sailing Rules; Diagrams to Illustrate the Use of the Lights Carried by Vessels at Sea; Instructions for the Guidance of Masters and Seaman when using the Mortar and Rocket Lines for Saving Life from Shipwreck; article by Joseph H. Hodgson: To Rescue Drowning Persons (Journal of the Life-Boat Institute); Treatment of the Apparent Drowned (Royal National Life-Boat Institute, London, May 1878); On the Management of Open Rowing-Boats in a Surf (compiled from information obtained by the Royal National Life-Boat Institute) and an advertisement for Captain Ward’s Cork Life Belt for Ship’s Crews.
Series Description Series I - Log Books.
Biographical Note / History The Euterpe was built in the town of Ramsey on the Isle of Man (located in the Irish Sea off the northwest coast of Britain) in 1863. The Euterpe is a full-rigged, iron-hulled windjammer vessel, which served Great Britain well, making numerous trips to India hauling jute and New Zealand transporting passengers. During these first three decades of service the Euterpe made 21 round-the-world trips. In 1897 she was sold to the Pacific Colonial Ship Company of San Francisco, California and the Euterpe made voyages from the Pacific Northwest to Australia and Hawaii transporting lumber, sugar, copper ore and coal.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Germany; Australia; New Zealand; Great Britain
Country (to) Australia; New Zealand; Great Britain
Places South Africa; Williamstown, Queenscliff, Australia; Cape Horn, South America; Dungeness, Gravesend, England
Ports Hamburg, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; Napier, Wellington, New Zealand; London, England
Ships Euterpe; SS Ahuriri; SS Le Napier; SS Result
People Bowling, Captain Thomas
Keywords advertisement, cargo, crime, Pacific Colonial Ship Company, sailor, shipping, bad weather, wool
Language English
Document(s) linked to Log of the Euterpe, Volume 5, 1891-1892
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