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Ship's log for the bark Jenny Pitts


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The "barque" [bark] Jenny Pitts , captained by Hiram Hall, traveled from Galway, Ireland, around Cape Horn to Chincha Island, Peru. In Peru the ship took on a cargo of guano to be sold as fertilizer.

The G. W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport has records of registry for the Jenny Pitts from 1858 through 1882.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online. "Chincha Islands." (accessed Jan 24, 2007).Mystic Seaport. "Jenny Pitts (bark)." (accessed March 13, 2007).Additional information derived from the collection.

Partial ship's log kept by a crew member aboard the bark Jenny Pitts describing the voyage from Galway, Ireland, to Chincha Island, Peru, between April 16, 1862, and November 10, 1862. The log primarily contains navigational data, weather reports, and notes about the health of the crew.

The logbook is a bound volume, circa 150 pages, of which 86 pages have ink entries. A partial list of the crew appears under the date November 3, 1862.

  1. Item 0045: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.

Purchase, 1955.

Processed and encoded by Norieta Hagerty, January 2007.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 January 24
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Ship's log for the bark Jenny Pitts, 1862 April 16-November 10.
Item 0045
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