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A guide to the Voyage to California from the Port of Boston in the ship Masconomo, 1853
HDC0110 (SAFR 14025)  
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  • Title: Voyage to California from the Port of Boston in the ship Masconomo
    Date: 1853
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0110 (SAFR 14025)
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The sea journal titled Voyage to California from the Port of Boston in the ship Masconomo (SAFR 14025, HDC 110) covers the period from January 1, 1853 to June 13, 1853 in 183 entries (one per day). The master of the vessel was Captain A.D. Cobb. The sea journal was kept by Frank S. Brown who records the daily activity on the vessel, winds, sailors, passing vessels, passengers, fish shales, sharks, and birds, as well as giving the longitude and latitude, knots, and miles out. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open to use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

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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], HDC0110 (SAFR 14025), Voyage to California from the Port of Boston in the ship Masconomo, 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

    The sea journal titled Voyage to California from the Port of Boston in the ship Masconomo (SAFR 14025, HDC 110) covers the period from January 1, 1853 to June 13, 1853 in 183 entries (one per day). The master of the vessel was Captain A.D. Cobb. The sea journal was kept by Frank S. Brown who records the daily activity on the vessel, winds, sailors, passing vessels, passengers, fish shales, sharks, and birds, as well as giving the longitude and latitude, knots, and miles out. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open to use without restrictions.
    Brown also tells of being homesick and says he wishes he could see land and go to church on Sundays. His writing includes a pleasant humor such as when telling about a mock court on page 86 and the troubles among women passengers. On April 15 he sets the day he thinks they should arrive in San Francisco as May 19. On pages 166-174, after the entries for arriving in San Francisco, is the "Sermon written and preached by F.S. Brown on board the ship MASCONOMO Latitude 37 36' N Longitude 123 41'W." A few pages from the end are poems, and the last page is a "Bill of fare in the ship MASCONOMO."

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a single item collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Diaries
    Brown, Frank S.
    Masconomo (passenger vessel)