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Title Log of the Euterpe, Volume 9, 1896-1897
Author Banks, Captain Alexander; Richmond, 1st Mate Thomas
Date 19 Jun 1896 - 29 May 1897
Document Type Shipping Papers
Publisher Information S. Straker & Sons Export Stationers & Printers (London)
Reference A0245.1.09
Library / Archive Maritime Museum of San Diego
Collection Name Euterpe/Star of India Log Book
Description Euterpe logbook detailing voyages from Britain to New Zealand. Whilst in New Zealand one of the crew is found drowned at the end of his watch and the crew witness an eclipse at sea. The log also includes a list of the officers and crew on board the Euterpe and identifies them by rank and occupation.
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) Great Britain; New Zealand
Country (to) New Zealand; Great Britain
Places South Africa; Snares Islands, New Zealand; Tasmania; Cape Horn, South America
Ports Glasgow, Scotland; Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Wellington, New Zealand; London, England
Ships Euterpe
People Banks, Captain Alexander; Richmond, 1st Mate Thomas
Keywords cargo, explosives, Pacific Colonial Ship Company, shipping, tallow, bad weather, wool, sailor
Language English
Document(s) linked to Log of the Euterpe, Volume 10, 1897-1900
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