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A guide to the Gotama (schooner) and Letitia (schooner) whaling journals, 1903-1911
HDC0183 (SAFR 16466)  
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Gotama (schooner) and Letitia (schooner) whaling journals (SAFR 16466, HDC 183) are photocopies of two sea journals from 1903 to 1911. The GOTAMA journal was kept by J.A. Macomber on an expedition from San Francisco to the Artic Ocean. It contains short entries on course, weather and some comments on whales and seeing smoke from a volcano on Onekotan island. The LETITIA journal documents two whaling trips also from San Francisco to the Arctic Ocean. Included are some small sketches of whale fins on the margins. There are entries about finding darting guns under a seaman's mattress and the 1st mate taking the logbook and refusing to return it until he received his discharge. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
Background
This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.
Extent
2 items.
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.