East Hampton Library Digitizes Whaling Log Collection, Largest Of Its Kind On Long Island - 27 East

East Hampton Library Digitizes Whaling Log Collection, Largest Of Its Kind On Long Island

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Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

Pages from the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A rendering of the  whaling ship Phenix from the pages of its log. The Phenix was on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A rendering of the whaling ship Phenix from the pages of its log. The Phenix was on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847 (dates contained in this journal are 10 October 1845 - 4 July 1846, 10 March 1847 - 13 March 1847); owned by Cook & Green, commanded by Captain Samuel Percival Briggs. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836.    COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836.    COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the whaling log of the ship, Daniel Webster  on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Pacific, 20 August 1833 - 12 May 1837 (dates contained in this journal are 27 August 1833 - 19 September 1833); owned by E. Mulford of Sag Harbor, commanded by Captain Philetus Pierson.  COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the whaling log of the ship, Daniel Webster on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Pacific, 20 August 1833 - 12 May 1837 (dates contained in this journal are 27 August 1833 - 19 September 1833); owned by E. Mulford of Sag Harbor, commanded by Captain Philetus Pierson. COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the whaling log of the ship, Daniel Webster  on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Pacific, 20 August 1833 - 12 May 1837 (dates contained in this journal are 27 August 1833 - 19 September 1833); owned by E. Mulford of Sag Harbor, commanded by Captain Philetus Pierson.  COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the whaling log of the ship, Daniel Webster on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Pacific, 20 August 1833 - 12 May 1837 (dates contained in this journal are 27 August 1833 - 19 September 1833); owned by E. Mulford of Sag Harbor, commanded by Captain Philetus Pierson. COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A rendering of the  whaling ship Phenix from the pages of its log. The Phenix was on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A rendering of the whaling ship Phenix from the pages of its log. The Phenix was on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A sketch of an East Hampton church  from the log book of the whaling ship Phenix.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A sketch of an East Hampton church from the log book of the whaling ship Phenix. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A sketch of a Sag Harbor church from the log of the whaling ship Phenix. The log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A sketch of a Sag Harbor church from the log of the whaling ship Phenix. The log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A sketch of an East Hampton school house from the log of the Phenix.     COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A sketch of an East Hampton school house from the log of the Phenix. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836.    COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836.    COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836.    COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page taken from the whaling ship Telegraph, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the South Atlantic Ocean and Oceania, 21 October 1834 - 21 May 1836. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the whaling log of the ship, Daniel Webster  on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Pacific, 20 August 1833 - 12 May 1837 (dates contained in this journal are 27 August 1833 - 19 September 1833); owned by E. Mulford of Sag Harbor, commanded by Captain Philetus Pierson.  COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the whaling log of the ship, Daniel Webster on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Pacific, 20 August 1833 - 12 May 1837 (dates contained in this journal are 27 August 1833 - 19 September 1833); owned by E. Mulford of Sag Harbor, commanded by Captain Philetus Pierson. COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

The cover of the  log of the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847.  Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

The cover of the log of the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the log of the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847.  Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains  poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton  and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor.   COURTESY  EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A page from the log of the whaling ship Phenix, on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847. Journal abruptly ends, briefly picked up again for a few days in March 1847. The rest of the log contains poems and sketches of buildings a schoolhouse in East Hampton and churches in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

In the Long Island Collection at the East Hampton Library with some of the whaling logs they digitized are, standing, left to right, Andrea Meyer and Mayra Scanlon. Seated, seated, Tina Ambrosecchia and Julia Tyson.   DANA SHAW

In the Long Island Collection at the East Hampton Library with some of the whaling logs they digitized are, standing, left to right, Andrea Meyer and Mayra Scanlon. Seated, seated, Tina Ambrosecchia and Julia Tyson. DANA SHAW DANA SHAW

Some of the whaling logs and items from the East Hampton Library's Long Island Collection, including a sextant and carved whale stamps.  DANA SHAW

Some of the whaling logs and items from the East Hampton Library's Long Island Collection, including a sextant and carved whale stamps. DANA SHAW DANA SHAW

Carved whale stamps.  DANA SHAW

Carved whale stamps. DANA SHAW DANA SHAW

The log book from the Henry. The ship sailed out of Sag Harbor, on August 22, 1845 for whaling along the N.W. coast and returned May 24, 1847. The ship was sold in 1847.   DANA SHAW

The log book from the Henry. The ship sailed out of Sag Harbor, on August 22, 1845 for whaling along the N.W. coast and returned May 24, 1847. The ship was sold in 1847. DANA SHAW DANA SHAW

The double-sided, back cover illustration of  a mariner's compass, possibly drawn by Henry L. Van Scoy, according to

The double-sided, back cover illustration of a mariner's compass, possibly drawn by Henry L. Van Scoy, according to "History of the American Whale Fishery" by Alexander Starbuck, from the log book of the Henry. The ship sailed out of Sag Harbor, on August 22, 1845 for whaling along the N.W. coast and returned May 24, 1847. The ship was sold in 1847. COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

The back cover illustration of  a mariner's compass, possibly drawn by Henry L. Van Scoy, according to

The back cover illustration of a mariner's compass, possibly drawn by Henry L. Van Scoy, according to "History of the American Whale Fishery" by Alexander Starbuck, from the log book of the Henry. The ship sailed out of Sag Harbor, on August 22, 1845 for whaling along the N.W. coast and returned May 24, 1847. The ship was sold in 1847. DANA SHAW DANA SHAW

The double-sided, back cover illustration of  a mariner's compass, possibly drawn by Henry L. Van Scoy, according to

The double-sided, back cover illustration of a mariner's compass, possibly drawn by Henry L. Van Scoy, according to "History of the American Whale Fishery" by Alexander Starbuck, from the log book of the Henry. The ship sailed out of Sag Harbor, on August 22, 1845 for whaling along the N.W. coast and returned May 24, 1847. The ship was sold in 1847. COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION COURTESY OF THE EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY, LONG ISLAND COLLECTION

A rendering of the  whaling ship Phenix from the pages of its log. The Phenix was on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847.   DANA SHAW

A rendering of the whaling ship Phenix from the pages of its log. The Phenix was on a voyage from Sag Harbor to the Northwest Coast, 10 October 1844 to 5 June 1847. DANA SHAW

authorMichelle Trauring on Jan 26, 2021
Early in her career as an archivist, Andrea Meyer had an identity crisis — over an original, circa-1860s Harper’s Bazaar magazine. To her horror, she had been asked to throw... more

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