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Title Log of the Star of India, Volume 18, 1912-1915
Author Christianson, Captain Sam; Johnson Captain R; Marzan, Captain Woldemar
Date 14 Apr 1912 - 4 Nov 1915
Document Type Shipping Papers
Publisher Information Lewis Weule Company, (San Francisco)
Reference A0245.1.17
Library / Archive Maritime Museum of San Diego
Collection Name Euterpe/Star of India Log Book
Description Star of India logbook detailing the voyages between San Francisco and Nushagak, Alaska, United States. The ship brought supplies to the cannery such as lumber and salt and loaded canned salmon to be returned to San Francisco. Amongst the cargo, Star of India also carried labourers, including 107 Italian sailors, 52 Chinese and 103 Mexican cannery hands on one journey.
Series Description Series I - Log Books.
Biographical Note / History In 1901 the Euterpe was sold to the Alaska Packers Association based in San Francisco. The Euterpe rigging was changed and fitted as a bark and began to ferry fisherman, cannery workers, coal, supplies and equipment from Oakland, California to Nushagak, Alaska in the Bering Sea. In 1906 the name of the Euterpe was changed to the Star of India to match the other vessels in the Alaska Packers Fleet. The Star of India made over 22 Alaskan voyages.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) United States of America
Country (to) United States of America
Ports San Francisco, California, Nushagak, Alaska, United States
Nationality Chinese; Italian; Mexican
Ships Star of India; Kvichak; SS Nushagak; Star of Iceland; Hilda; Berlin; Star of Alaska; Tacoma; Star of England; Indiana; SS Mishagate; Bohemia
People Christianson, Captain Sam; Johnson Captain R; Marzan, Captain Woldemar
Keywords Alaska Packers Association, shipping, sailor, good weather, bad weather, fishing and fishermen, cargo, salt, coal, death, labourer, livestock
Additional Information On April 18, 1912, there is signature in the log: O. L. Nilsson Master. No reference to Nilsson being a captain on the Star of India.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Log of the Star of India, Volume 19, 1918-1920
Copyright Maritime Museum of San Diego