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A guide to the Gotama (schooner) and Letitia (schooner) whaling journals, 1903-1911
HDC0183 (SAFR 16466)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Gotama (schooner) and Letitia (schooner) whaling journals
    Date: 1903-1911
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0183 (SAFR 16466)
    Physical Description: 2 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0183 (SAFR 16466), Gotama (schooner) and Letitia (schooner) whaling journals, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of two items.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Whaling
    Whaling vessels
    Sea journal