Ship's log for the snow Susana
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George Dodds was a crewman on the snow Susana for the shipping voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to Havana, Cuba, from December 21, 1799, to March 20, 1800. The captain of the vessel was Captain Aminton and the cargo was box tops and bottoms.
A snow (pronounced snoo) is a type of merchant vessel with a mast, a foremast and a trysail mast behind the main mast.
"Snow." Oxford English Dictionary. http://dictionary.oed.com (accessed February 19, 2007).Additional information derived from the collection.
This volume documents the merchant voyage of the snow Susana on the voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to Havana, Cuba, from December 21, 1799, to March 20, 1800. The journal is one volume, circa 40 pages with entries in ink that contain navigational data, weather reports, and information about crew duties for the journey. The last few pages also include six pages of personal accounts of work and expenses.
The log is handmade with 10 handsewn folds in heavy paper covers. The cover title is "George Dodds: Day Book for the year 1802 July 6th," however, this title only refers to the ledger portions of the book. The entries for the log book of the Susana have a title page that states, "George Dods [Dodds] his Book: Shipt [sic] on Bord [sic] of the Sno [sic] Susana Capt Aminton Commander Bound to the Havana 10th of Decamber [sic] 1799."
- Item 0022: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097 oversize
A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.
Processed and encoded by Norieta Hagerty, February 2007.
- Logbooks--19th century
- Seafaring life--History--19th century
- Shipping--Cuba--Havana--History--19th century
- Shipping--New England--History--19th century
- Sailing ships--History--19th century
- Square-riggers--History--19th century
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- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2007 February 19
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