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LOG BOOK – MAY 8th 1879 TO NOVEMBER 12th 1879


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Date of Filming 11/14/12; Volume No: 41 of 67; unspecified date: 11/12/1879


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LOG BOOK May 8, 1879 to Nov12, 1879 No 26 USS JJamestown, 3d rate of 12 Guns, Commanded by L.A. Beardsslee, Commander, U.S. Navy

Attached May 8, to Squadron, Commencing My 8, 1879 at Mare Island Navy Yard California, and ending November 12, 1879at Sitka Alaska Territory, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department !874.

Lieutenant Admiral Beardslie - title of log

U.S.S Jamestown -


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List of Officers

L. A. Beardslee - List of Officers; Rank: Commander

C. H. Rockwell - List of Officers; Rank: Lt. Comdr.

F. M. Symonds - List of Officers; Rank: Lieutenant

E. P. McClellan - List of Officers; Rank: Lieutenant

G. C. Hanus - List of Officers; Rank: Master

Frank Guertin - List of Officers; Rank: Master

J. O. Nicolson - List of Officers; Rank: Ensign

N. R. Usher - List of Officers; Rank: Ensign

E. M. Katz - List of Officers; Rank: Ensign

J. Clarkson Gillmore - List of Officers; Rank: Ensign

Henry Minett - List of Officers; Rank: Midshipman

J. A. Ring - List of Officers; Rank: Passed-Ass't Paymaster

N. McP. Ferebee - List of Officers; Rank: Passed-Ass't Surgeon

H. G. Ellsworth - List of Officers; Rank: 1st Lieut. U.S. MC.

H. D. Alexander - List of Officers; Rank: Paymaster's Clerk

P. H. Smith - List of Officers; Rank: Boatswain

Charles Stuart - List of Officers; Rank: Gunner

L.L. Martin - List of Officers; Rank: Carpenter

T. O. Fassett - List of Officers; Rank: Sailmaker

LIST oF OFFICERS::L.A Breardslee - Commander, C.H. Rockwell - Lt. Commander , F.M. Symonts - Lieutenant , E.P. McClellan - Lieutenant, G.C. Hanus - Master, Frank Guertin - Master, G.O. Nicolson - Ensign, N.R. Usher - Ensign, E.M. Katz - Ensign, J.Clarkson Gillmore - Ensign, Henry Minett - Midshipman, J.A. Ring - Passed-Acc't Paymaster, N.McP. Ferebee Passed - Ass't Surgeon, H.G. Ellscoorth - 1st Lieut. U.S. M.C. , H.D. Alexander - Paymaster's Clerk, P.H.Smith - Boatswain, Charles Stuart - Gunner, L.l. Martin - Carpenter, G.O. Fassett - sailmaker

J.M Symonds - Lieutenant


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Complement of Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys, and Marines

Marine Guard: Privates 20; First Sergeant 1; Second Sergeant 1; Corporals 2; Music 2; Total 26

Seamen 25; Ordinary Seamen 30; Landsmen 30; Boatswains Mates 3; Gunner's Mates 1; Chief Quartermaster 1; Quartermasters 2; Coxswain's 4; Captain of Forecastle 2; Captains of Tofs 6; Captains of Afterguard 2; Quarter ~unners 3; Carpenter's Mate 1; Armorer 1; Captain of Hold 1; Ship's Cook 1; Ship's Corporal 1; Cooper 1; Carpenters and Caulkers 2; Nurse 1; Master-at-Arms 1; Apothecary 1; Ship's Yeoman 1; Paymaster's Yeoman 1; Jack of the Dust 1; Ships Writer 1; Painter, 1st class 1; Bugler 1; Cabin Steward 1; Cabin Cook 1; Steerage Steward 1; Warrant Officer's Steward 1; Warrant Officers Cook 1; Machinists 2; First Class Firemen 2; Total 140

Complement of Petty OfficersSeamen, Ordinary Seamen, Landsmen, Boys. and Marines on Board the U.S.Ship Jamestown, 3d rule..., at first commissioning , May 8 , 1880.

Paymaster's Yeoman - 1, Jack of the Dust - 1, Ship's Writer - 1, Painter, 1st Class - 1, Bugler - 1 , Cabin Steward - 1, Cabin Cook - 1, Ward-room Steward 1, Ward room cook 1 , Steerage Cook - 1, Warrant Officer's Steward - 1, Warrant Officer's Cook - 1, Machinists -2, First Class Fireman -2 , ....Total - 140.

Marine Guard: Privates - 20 , First Sergeant - 1 , Second Sergeant - 1, Corporals - 2, Music - 2, Total = 26.

Seamen- 25, Ordinary Seamen- 30 , Landsmen - 30, Boatswain Mates - 3, Gunner's Mates - 1, Chief Quartermaster - 1, Quartermasters - 3, Coxswaon - 4 , Captains of Forecastle - 2, Captains of Tops, Captain of Afterguard - 2, Quarter Gunners - 3, Carpenter's Mate -1, Sailmakers mate 1 , Armorer - 1 , Captain of Hold - 1 , Ship's Cook - 1, Ship's Corporal - 1, Cooper - 1, Carpenters and Caulkers 2 , Nurse - 1 , Master-at- Arms - 1, Apothecary - 1, Ship's Yeoman - 1


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Armament

Attached May 8, to Squadron, Commencing My 8, 1879 at Mare Island Navy Yard California, and ending November 12, 1879at Sitka Alaska Territory, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department !874.

ARMAMENT:: - VIII in Dahlgren Smooth Bore - 6465 lbs to 6440 lbs ,(10 in number) , #83 & # 128 .- 30 pdr.(pounder) Parrot Rifle - 3510 lbs.

2 - 12 pdr heavy Parrott Rifle 768 lbs. and 772 lbs. , 3 - 12 pdr. light Parrott Rifles - 768 lbs., 772 lbs. , 426 lbs. , Gatling Battery .

BOATS:: 2 Steam Launches, 2 Cutters , 1 Gig , 1 Whale Boat , 1 Dinghy

SMALL ARMS::80 rifles, 51 Pistols, 12 Revolvers

Examined and found to correct: F.M. Symonds, Lieutenant.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1879


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Alongside Wharf


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8 May 1879

navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Isaiah Scott - Lds to Cabin Stewd from May 8th

Ah Gow 1st - Lds to Cabin Cook from May 9th

Ah Say - Lds to W.R. Cook from May 9th

Ah. Shee - Lds to W.R. Stewd from May 9th

Ah Lin - Lds to W.O. Stewd from May 9th

Ah Gim - Lds to Steerage Stewd from May9th

Ah Low - Lds to W.O. Cook from May 9th

CH Rockwell - Promotion

NM Symonds - Promotion

EPW Clella - Promotion

LW Beardisle - Captain

Isaiah Scott - Promotion

Gow - Promotion

Say - Promotion

Shee - Promotion

Lin - Promotion

Gim - Promotion

Low - Promotion


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navy yard mare balifonia

Lat -8.7, Long -122.3


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8 May 1879

John P. Rees - Boatsman Mate

George Fried - Boatsman Mate

Thomas H. Graham - Boatsman Mate

Rodney Barlow - Chf. Qt. Mr.

Louis Perre - Qr. Mr.

David P. Wilson - Qr. Mr.

Peter Smith - Gunners Mate

John Anderson - Quarter Gunner

Jas Tranens - Quarter Gunner

F. Aaron - Quarter Gunner

Wm Land - Ships Corporal


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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8 May 1879

James E. Dunn - Yeoman

John Romer - Ship's Cook

Thomas Wells - Ship's Writer

Thom. Williams - Capt. Hold

John H. Turnbull - Carpt. Mate

John Anderson - Sailmaker Mate

H. S. Johnson - ~arker

Richard Smith - Painter

James Suiclan - Capt. For Castle

Jno. G. Hanker - Capt. For Castle

Jospeh Manigan - Capt. Fire tah

Michael Quinlan - Capt. Fire tah

Joseph Tireeney - Cox'n

Alfred Ryan - Cox'n

Wm Michen - Capt. Main tap

Frank Pettengill - Capt. Main tap

Henry Anderson - Cox'n

Colin Douglas - Cox'n

Thas. Martin - Capt. Miz. tap

Richard Carr - Capt. Miz. tap

Henry Brown - Capt. After Guard

Patrick Flynne - Capt. After Guard

James E. Dunn - Yeoman

John Ramos - Ships Cook

Thomas Wells - Ships Writer

Thom. Williams - Capt. Hold.

John H. Turnbull - Capt. Mate

John Anderson - Sailmaker Mate

H. S. Johnson - Corker

Richard Smith - Painter

James Sinclair - Capt Fon castle

J~no G. ~Haulen - " " "

Joseph Mariguay - Capt Fine tah

Michael Quinlan - " " "

Joseph Lirceury - Cap'n

Alfred Ryan - Cap'n

~Mr Michell - Capt Main tah

Frank ~Pettengiel - Capt Main tah

harvey Anderson - Cooker

Conlin Douglass - Cooker

Thos. Martin - Capt. Maj. tah

richard Carr - " " "

Henry Brown - Capt After Guard

patrick Flynne - " " "

L.A. Beardsler - Comdr U.S.N Comdg.


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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Independence - Got a working party from the "Independence" and commenced getting on board stores in the Equipment and Navigation Departments.

The murcurial barometer used is in the gun deck forward of the cabin bulkhead; No. 1444, maker Jas. Green, New York. There is no psychometer on board. The wet and dry bulb thermometers are in the spar deck, in a box, and exposed to the atmosphere by a lattice work. They are placed under the bridge.

8 AM to Meridian. Clear and pleasant, moderate breeze from the Wd.

Merid to 4 PM Clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from the WSW

Independence - Working party from "Independence" came on board

4 to 8 PM Clear and pleasant moderate breeze from the Nd + Wd. At 6PM Navy Yard workmen left the ship. E.McClellan Lieut

8 PM to Midnight Weather clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from W by S moderating to light breeze from the West. Moon rose at 10:40

The mercurial barometer used is on the gun deck forward of the cabin bulkhead; no. 1444, maker Jas. Green, New York. There is no psychometer on board. The wet and dry bulb thermometers are on the spar deck, in a box, and exposed to the atmosphere by a lattice work. They are placed under the bridge. Following is the list of the orderlies who take the readings of the instruments: - J.F.Baugs(P.M.), James Welsh(P.M.), Geo. W. Thompson(P.M.) & Thomas Daly 2d(P.M.)


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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9 May 1879

List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Independence - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

John Bishop - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Market

J. Baker - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Fromberg - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. Brown - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

S. Thompson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

R. Barlow - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. Anderson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. West - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

P. Smith - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

N. Petterson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

F. Pettingill - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

N. Leonard - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Dunn - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

W. Land - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. Matthews - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

W. Boughton - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. Allen - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

R. Smith - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

C. Rose - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Bettingson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

G. Smith - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

F. Short - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

Chas. Williams - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

G. Glenan - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

A. Dulin - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

D. Wilson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

D. Anderson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. Hunter - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

M. Sanders - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Hanlon - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

H. Maguire - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

M. Ekhart - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Graver - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Kaough - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

W. Dendle - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Connolly - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

D. Flynne - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

L. Blackwell - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

G. Jeffries - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

J. Scully - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

W. Harris - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

Thos. Grahane - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Sea

Independence - List of men whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence" May 10th

Full moon. dec S 24deg


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Jim Diuneen - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

J. Ellis - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

B. Griffin - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

C. Salmon - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

E. Sullivan - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

W. Mackling - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

E. Miller - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

S. Garrett - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

W. Harfier - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

J. S. Douglass - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

J. Doyle - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

J. G. Myers - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

W. H. Thompson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

M. Moug - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

Ah Shu - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

Ah Hee - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"; Rate: Lds

Rate, Name Lds Tim Diunuw J. Ellis B. Griffin C. Salmon E. Sullivan W. Mackling E Miller S. Garrett W. Harper J. S Douglass J. Doyle J.U. Myers. W.H. Thompson M. Mong. Ah Shu Ah Hee


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Ah Gim - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Mong - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Fong - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Liu Sim - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Gow 1st - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Sire - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Gim - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Low - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Gow 2d - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Ah Say - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

O. Pitt - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

J. Hubbard - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

J Patterson - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

M. Sullivan - List of men, whose accounts were taken up on this ship on the 9th May and transferred from the "Independence"

Landsmen 37 Seamen 25 Ordinary Sea. 5. 1st C.Boy 1 Machinist 2 Fireman 1 M.-at-Arms 1. Total 72.

Ah Kim, Mong, Ah Fong, Liu Yim, Ah Yow 1st, Ah Siu, Ah Yim, Ah Low, Ah Yow 2d, Ah Say, O. Pitt, J. Hubbard, J. Patterson, M. Sullivan, Laudsmen 37 Seamer 25 Ordinary Sea.5.1st C.Boy 1 Machinist 2 Fireman 1 M.-at-Arms 1. Total 72.


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

ship jamestown -


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Independence - At 8.45 working party form the Independence came on board. Employed them in getting on board provisions water and Ordnance stores. At 11.30 returned working party to "Independence".

Working party from "Independence" on board getting in provisions, Ordnance stores and water. Party of working men from Navy Yard working in Construction Department.

N. R. Usher USN - Ensign N. R. Usher USN reported for duty.

Independence - At 4.30 returned working party to "Independence".

N. R. Usher USN - Ensign N. R. Usher USN left the ship on a week's leave of absence.

Independence - At 8.45 working party from the Independence came on board

Weather cloudy and cool.


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

other: 195 gallons - water


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10 May 1879

Independence - Working party from "Independence" on board engaged in getting in provisions and stores.

Workmen from Navy engaged in Construction Department.

At 1.30 received 25 Seamen, 5 Ordinary Seamen, 39 Landsmen, 2 Machinists, 1 1st Class Fireman, 1 Master-at-Arms, and 26 Marines for duty as per list.

Wm. Murphy (OS) - Wm. Murphy (OS) and Jas. W. Miles (OS) were confined in single irons, charged with desertion (by order of Comdg Officer)

Jas. W. Miles (OS) - Wm. Murphy (OS) and Jas. W. Miles (OS) were confined in single irons, charged with desertion (by order of Comdg Officer)

other: ~ - recived on board

McMurphy and Jasper W. Miles - confined in s~igle irons


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Jamestown - 3rd rate, 12 guns


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11 May 1879

Ah Ghoo (Lds) - Ah Ghoo (Lds) was (by order of Comdg Officer) this declared a deserter.

H. Anderson - At 7.00 mustered crew at quarters and found H. Anderson (SMM) absent from the ship without leave.

Ah Ghoo (Lds) was this day declared a deserter (by order of Comdg Officer).

H. Anderson absent from the ship without leave.


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3

Aneroid Barometer used until 4 P.M.

Aneroid Barometer used until 4 P.M.


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12 May 1879

At 7.15 Navy Yard workmen came on board. Commenced painting ship. Crew engaged in getting on board stores in Equipment, Construction, and Ordnance Dept's.

Crew engaged in getting on board Equipment and Paymaster's Stores.

Receiving on board stores in Equipment, Construction, Ordnance and Paymaster's Departments.

4 to 8 A.M. Weather cloudy and foggy. Light airs from W.S.W.


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mare island navy yard california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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13 May 1879

At 7 workmen from Navy Yard came on board and engaged in Construction Department. Took lighter alongside with guns and carriages and at 7.15 called "all hands clear launch.

USRS Independence - Received from USRS "Independence" Joseph Knight (Lds) and Jas. K. Hill (Lds.)

Joseph Knight - Received from USRS "Independence" Joseph Knight (Lds) and Jas. K. Hill (Lds.)

Jas. K. Hill - Received from USRS "Independence" Joseph Knight (Lds) and Jas. K. Hill (Lds.)

Finished taking on board the battery and returned Navy Yard Lighter alongside of Navy Yard Dock.

John Anderson (sailmaker's mate) - absent without leave


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mare island navy yard california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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14 May 1879

Received in Paymaster's 126 1/2 lbs fresh beef 156 1/4 lbs vegetables. 125 lbs bread.

coal: - 4-8am ... Receiving coal on board.

N.R. Usher, USN - Ensign N. R. Usher, USN returned from leave.

coal: - engaged in getting coal and sails on board

J. Anderson (SMM) - was placed in single irons for straggling by order of Comdg Officer.

P. Perez (OS) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

James Welch (sea) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

J. Harris (OS) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

E. H. Asher - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

J. Knight (Lds) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

J. K. Hill (Lds) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

P. Douglass (Lds) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

Ah Doo - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

Ah Gine - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

J. R. Tague (Lds) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

Ah Jung (Lds) - Received on board from Receiving ship 1 seaman, 3 ordinary seamen, 7 Landsmen as per list for duty

coal: - Receiving coal on board.

Received in Navigation Dept four (4) chronometers.


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alongside wharf and moored off navy yard

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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15 May 1879

Sent working party in charge of officer to magazine for ammunition.

At 9.15 called "all hands unmoor ship," cast off from Navy Yard and shackled starboard chain to buoy in the stream.

Received powder and ammunition


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navy yard mare island california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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16 May 1879

Received one landsman from the U.S. R.S. Independence.


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moored off navy yard mare island and at anchor off san francisco california

Lat 38.1, Long -122.3


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17 May 1879

san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

John Anderson (SMM) - Released John Anderson (SMM), William Murphy (OS), and Jas. W. Myles (OS) from confinement by order of Com'd'g Officer.

William Murphy (OS) - Released John Anderson (SMM), William Murphy (OS), and Jas. W. Myles (OS) from confinement by order of Com'd'g Officer.

Jas. W. Myles (OS) - Released John Anderson (SMM), William Murphy (OS), and Jas. W. Myles (OS) from confinement by order of Com'd'g Officer.

Steamer Monterey - took us in tow.

J. G. et. Johnston - Received from the USRS Independence J. G. et. Johnston (Sea), Chas. Peterson (Sea)

R. Welsh - Received ... from the "Alert" R. Welsh (Sea), A Carson (Sea), C. Clark (Lds.), and J. C. Heenaul (Lds.)

Chas. Peterson - Received from the USRS Independence J. G. et. Johnston (Sea), Chas. Peterson (Sea)

C. Clark - Received ... from the "Alert" R. Welsh (Sea), A Carson (Sea), C. Clark (Lds.), and J. C. Heenaul (Lds.)

Alert - Received ... from the "Alert" R. Welsh (Sea), A Carson (Sea), C. Clark (Lds.), and J. C. Heenaul (Lds.)

A. Carson - Received ... from the "Alert" R. Welsh (Sea), A Carson (Sea), C. Clark (Lds.), and J. C. Heenaul (Lds.)

J. C. Heenaul - Received ... from the "Alert" R. Welsh (Sea), A Carson (Sea), C. Clark (Lds.), and J. C. Heenaul (Lds.)

USRS Independence - Received J.G.~ Johnston(Sea.), Chas Peterson(Sea.)

"Shark" - Received R. Welsh(Sea), ch. Carson(Sea.), C. Clark (Lds.), J.C. Heenaul(Lds.)

11.25-Barge fire

At 11:10 cast off from Navy Yard buoy and Navy Yard steamer "Monterey" took us in tow. At 12. set jib and spanker

Merid to 4 PM cloudy and rainy. Wind fresh with heavy squalls from the S.E. At 3. P.M. took in jib and spanker. Observed two rainbows in the S.E. during last hour of watch.

4 to 8 P.M. Cloudy and rainy. Moderate to fresh breeze from the Sd & Ed. At 5.15 cast off line on tug and hauled in the howser. Let go port anchor in 12 fins water off Market Street wharf San Francisco harbor and veered to 40 fins chain. Pilot left the ship. Draft of f water for'd 17'1".

8 P.M. to Midnight Weather clear and pleasant Light airs from the S.W. At 11.25 large fire broke out in San Francisco south of the vessels anchorage. At end of watch it seemed to have been nearly extinguished.


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at anchor off san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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18 May 1879

Charles Brown - At 4.40 the boxswain of the Gig returned to the ship with his boat and reported that James Kelsoe (O.S.), Frank B. Kelly (O.S.), Charles Brown (O.S.), and Wm Milleu (Sea.) had left his boat without permission.

Frank B. Kelly - At 4.40 the boxswain of the Gig returned to the ship with his boat and reported that James Kelsoe (O.S.), Frank B. Kelly (O.S.), Charles Brown (O.S.), and Wm Milleu (Sea.) had left his boat without permission.

James Kelsoe - At 4.40 the boxswain of the Gig returned to the ship with his boat and reported that James Kelsoe (O.S.), Frank B. Kelly (O.S.), Charles Brown (O.S.), and Wm Milleu (Sea.) had left his boat without permission.

Wm. Milleu - At 4.40 the boxswain of the Gig returned to the ship with his boat and reported that James Kelsoe (O.S.), Frank B. Kelly (O.S.), Charles Brown (O.S.), and Wm Milleu (Sea.) had left his boat without permission.

Frank B. Kelly - At 7.00 Frank B. Kelly returned to the ship drunk and sick, placed him under the Doctor's care.

Charles Brown - Charles Brown (O.S.) retunred at the same time, put him in the Brig under sentry's charge by order of the Commanding Officer.

Wm. Milleu - Wm. Milleu (Sea.) returned on board.

Frank B. Kelly - Returned after left w/o permission to ship srunk and sick; placed under doctor's care

Charles Brown(O.S.) - Returned after left w/o permission & put in Brig


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at anchor off san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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19 May 1879

Robert Brown - By order of Commanding Officer release Robert Brown (OS) & Wm Grady (Sea) from confinement.

Wm Grady - By order of Commanding Officer release Robert Brown (OS) & Wm Grady (Sea) from confinement.

Engaged in setting up Lop Gallant and Royal backstays.

Herbert Leonard - Herbert Leonard (O.S.) left the launch without permission.

Robert Brown(OS) - Released from confinement:-~ Grady


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at anchor off san francisco cala

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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20 May 1879

J. H. Spotto - the Board of inspection consisting of Commodore J. H. Spotto USN, Lieutenant C. W. Christopher, and Dennis H. Mahau USN paid an official visit to the ship.

C. W. Christopher - the Board of inspection consisting of Commodore J. H. Spotto USN, Lieutenant C. W. Christopher, and Dennis H. Mahau USN paid an official visit to the ship.

Dennis H. Mahau - the Board of inspection consisting of Commodore J. H. Spotto USN, Lieutenant C. W. Christopher, and Dennis H. Mahau USN paid an official visit to the ship.

Commodore Spotto - Fired in honor of Commodore Spotto a salute of eleven guns.

N. Leonard - By order of Commanding Officer confined N. Leonard (Lds.) for leaving boat without permission while on duty and remaining absent from the ship for 24 hours.

Commadore J.H. Shotto - Official visit by the Board of Inspection:-Lieutenants C.W. Christopher and Dennis H. Mahair

Pay department received $12000 in cash


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at anchor off san francisco california

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4


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21 May 1879

aleatrag island

Lat 52.1, Long -174.4

Triumph - At 3 English Flagship "Triumph" came in firing a salute of 21 guns as she passed the fort, American Ensign at the fore, which salute, was returned by the fort on Aleatrag Island, gun for gun.

Lively - At 3. Navy Yard Frig "Lively" came alongside.

Triumph - At 3.30 English ship came to anchor off our starboard quarter. Send an officer to board her with the usual offer of civilities. At 3.40 fired a salute of 13 guns, English Flag at the fore, which was returned by the "Triumph" gun for gun, American flag at the fore. Commanding Officer made an official visit on the Admiral of the Flagship "Triumph."

Hoisted in steam launch and made preparations for sea.

English Flagship "Triumph" - Fired a 21 gun salute as passed fort

"Triumph" - Came to anchor next to the Jamestown

English Flagship "Triumph" - At 3 PM ship came in firing a salute of 21 guns as she passed the fort, American Ensign at the fort, which salute, as returned by the fort on Alcatraz Island, gun for gun. At 3.10 English ship came to anchor off our starboard quarter. Sent an officer to board her with the usual off of civilities. eff 3.40 fired a salute of 13 guns, English Flag at the fore, which was returned by the "Triumph" gun for gun, American flag at the fore. Commanding Officer made an official visit on the Admiral of the the Flagship "Triumph."

4 to 8 P.M. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from the S'd and W'd. Cirrus and cumulus clouds. Hoisted in steam launch and made preparations for sea.


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at anchor off san francisco california and underway

Lat 37.75, Long -122.63

Under way going out of Harbor

Took departure from Whistling buoy


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22 May 1879

bound for sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Triumph - At 7.45 received an official visit from the Commanding Officer of the English Ironclad "Triumph".

N. D. Leonard - Released N. D. Leonard (Lds) from confinement by order of Commander Lch. Beardslee Commanding.

N.D. Leonard(Lds.) - Released from confinement

Commanding Officer of the English Ironclad "Triumph" - At 7.45 received an official visit

At 8.30 call "all hands up anchor. @H9.00 anchor was away and tug took us in tow and stood out of harbor.

Meridian to 4 P.M. Weather clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from the W.S.W. At 12.45 set all the fore and aft sail. At 1.15 called all hands to make sail. Made all sail and at 1.27 cast off from tug. at same time took departure from Whistling Buoy, close aboard, ship's Lead S.

At 6.50 called "all hands about ship". Went about twice to exercise crew and at 6.55 put ship on her course again "full and by".

Density of water 2/32.


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on passage from san francisco

Lat 36.18, Long -124.28

35 58N 125 00W


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23 May 1879

california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Density of sea water 2/32

Density of sea water 2 1/8 / 32

Density of water 2 1/4 /32

Density of water 2 1/4 /32


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at noon

Lat 35.52, Long -126.95


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24 May 1879

to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Density of sea water 2 1/4 / 32

Density of sea water 2 1/4 /32 Moderate swell from the N.W.

Smooth sea. Density of water 2 1/4 /32

Smooth sea. Density of sea water 2.25/32


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at noon

Lat 35.72, Long -127.97


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25 May 1879

from california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Course N.W. A6. changed course to N.W. by W.

Density of sea water 1 1/4 / 32


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at noon

Lat 35.92, Long -128.90


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26 May 1879

california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

mollusks - large numbers

Passed through large numbers of mollusks floating on the surface. Put over dragnet and collected specimens of nautilus and four other species.

H. Devlin - H. Devlin (Lds.) and J.C. Heenan (Lds.) were placed in double irons for skulking on watch by order of Commanding Officer.

J. C. Heenan - H. Devlin (Lds.) and J.C. Heenan (Lds.) were placed in double irons for skulking on watch by order of Commanding Officer.

H. Devlin(Lds.) - Placed in double irons for skulking on watch:-J.C. Heeuan(Lds.)

moderate sea from WSW

Density of water 2.25/32

Passed through large numbers of mollusks floating on the surface. Put over drag net and collected specimens of nautilus and four other species.

Gobeys still following the ship. Density of water 2 3/8 /32.

Density of sea water 2.25/32. Heavy swell from W.N.W.

At 10.10 clouded up and wind hauled to SW by S and threatening, wore ship, clewed up royals and and hauled down flying jib at 10.20. Moderate swell from W.S.W. Density of sea water 2.25/32


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at noon

Lat 36.72, Long -129.83


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27 May 1879

california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H.C. Dulin(Lds.) - Released from confinement:-J.C. Heeuan(Lds.)

H.C. Dulin - By order of Commander Lct. Beardslee USN released H.C. Dulin (Lds) and J. C. Heenan (Lds) from confinement.

J. C. Heenan - By order of Commander Lct. Beardslee USN released H.C. Dulin (Lds) and J. C. Heenan (Lds) from confinement.

Density of water 2.25/32

Long swell from S.W. Course full and by to WNW. Density of sea water 2.5/32.

Overcast cloudy and threatening weather with strong gale from the S'd and W'd blowing in heavy squalls at times. At 12.40 barometer falling rapidly took in mizzen topsail. At 12.45 force of squalls increasing

Density of seawater 1.75/32. Rough sea swell setting from the S.W.

Density of water 2.25/32


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at noon

Lat 37.42, Long -130.28


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28 May 1879

to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Bright meteor in SW sky

At 2.15 observed brilliant meteor in SW heavens.


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at noon

Lat 38.58, Long -130.05


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29 May 1879

to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private Brewer - By order of Commander Beardslee, Commanding Officer, Private Brewer was given two hours extra duty for one week for leaving post before being regularly relieved.

Long rolling swell from the W'd. Density of sea water 2.25/32

Long swell setting in from W.S.W. Density of water 2.5/32

Density of water 2.25/32. Density of water 2.25/32

On course W 1/2 N. Density of water 2 3/8 / 32


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at noon

Lat 39.43, Long -132.18


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30 May 1879

san francisco california to stika alaska

Lat 37.8, Long -122.4

Thomas Scully(Lds.) - Confined for 3 days to bread and water for fighting

Private Fusse - Given 2 days extra duty for having articles in lucky bag

Thomas Scully - By order of Commanding Officer confined Thomas Scully (Lds) for three days on bread and water for fighting.

Private Fusse - By order of Commanding Officer ... and gave Private Fusse two days extra duty for having articles in lucky bag.

Scraped spars and serving out clothing.


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at noon

Lat 40.33, Long -134.50


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31 May 1879

to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4



LOGS FOR JUNE 1879


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on passage from san francisco california

Lat 41.37, Long -135.87


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1 June 1879

to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Whale - 1

whale - 1


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at noon

Lat 42.48, Long -137.28


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2 June 1879

california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

The color of the sea water again changed to blue.

Passed numerous small clusters of sea weed.

Running and deck lights went out frequently during watch owing to bad quality of oil.


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at noon

Lat 44.35, Long -138.53


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3 June 1879

california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At sunrise the sky was bright red in the East.

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

Moderate swell from the S.W. Density of sea water 2 1/2 /32

Ship pitching considerably at times. Moderate sea from W. Density of sea water 2 1/2 /32. Course NW 1/2 W

At 1213 changed course to N.W. by W 1/2 W. Density of sea water 2 1/2 /32.

Course N. W. by W. 1/2 W. Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.


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Lat 45.78, Long -140.00


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4 June 1879

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

Density of water 2 3/8 /32

Density of water 2 1/4 /32

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

Cloudy and squally. Rough sea. Rolling at times twenty degrees. Average pitching three degrees. Density of sea water 2 1/2 /32

Weaterh cloudy and overcast with strong gale from W by S. At 9.15 wore ship to S'd and W'd to avoid begin taken aback by squall rising ahead

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32


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Lat 46.00, Long -140.05


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5 June 1879

california to sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Hair seal - 1

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

hair seal - 1

Density of sea water 2 1/2 /32


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Lat 45.30, Long -140.75


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6 June 1879

E. Coleman(P.M.) - Confined to bread and water for 5 days b/c of insolence to sergeant

Density of water 2 3/8 /32

heading N.W. by N.

Density of water 2 1/4 /32


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Lat 46.67, Long -142.80


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7 June 1879

Gunner Charles Stuart -

Running and standing lights went out frequently owing to poor quality of oil. Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32. Course W.N.W.

Density of sea water 2 7/16 /32.

At 2.20 changed course to N.W.

Density of water 2 1/4 /32.

Density of sea water 2 1/2 /32.


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Lat 48.22, Long -143.35


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8 June 1879

Density of sea water 2 7/16 /32

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32


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Lat 50.28, Long -140.17


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9 June 1879

Recod of columns lost

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.

At 8.20 changed course to N by W.


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Lat 52.98, Long -142.10


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10 June 1879

H. Coleman(P.M.) - Released 1 day early from confinement due to good conduct

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

At 8 am course was changed N1/2E. Barometer rising. Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.

Number of rain squalls about the horizone.

Weather clear during first hour, the rest of the watch cloudy and threatengin with moderate breeze blowing in squalls from S.E.


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Lat 55.27, Long -139.48


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11 June 1879

3-4AM:hailed

P. Douglas(Lds.) - Confined to bread and water for 3 days b/c struck ship-mate

Cloudy weather with passing fall of hail third hour of watch.

Density of water 2 3/8 /32

Long swell from S.W.

At 12 changed course to N.N.E.

Heavy fog bank to leeward which close to the horizon resembled land. Fog banks having all appearances of heavy squalls passed ahead and to leeward at intervals. Long swell setting in from S.E.


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Lat 56.70, Long -136.22


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12 June 1879

mount edgecorube

Lat 39.7, Long 19.8

1.15PM sighted land

Preparing for entrance to Sitka Harbor

Bjorea Island ~6 miles NE

No bottom at 110 fathoms

Passed patches of sea weed. Long swell from S'd and E'd.

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32. Course N.N.E.

At 9 AM changed course to N.E. by N.

At 9:40 a heavy black looking squall formed to windward

All the squalls appeared to have a wind of their own; rising directly to windward, they all passed across the vessel's bow and they appeared to travel parallel to the coast.

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.

At 1.15 sighted land on port bow which proved to be Mount Edgecombe.

At end of watch Bjorea Island bore N.E. (p.c.) distnat 6 miles. Long swell setting in from S.E. Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.

Density of sea water 2 1/4 /32. Took departure from Mount Edgecombe westerly point, N.W. by W. 1/2 W. about four miles distant.

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.


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Lat 56.93, Long -137.05


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13 June 1879

J. Sweewy(Cok) - Ordered to wash gun deck b/c struck shipmate; overturned by Comdr.

Whale - School

Density of sea water 2 5/16 /32

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32

Density of sea water 2 1/4 /32

Took sounding at 11.30 and found 60 fathoms with rocky bottom.*

School of whales observed near the ship. At 7.50 brought the ship up to her course E.N.E. Density of sea water 2 1/4 /32.

Got a cast of lead one hundred and forty fathoms up and down the bottom.

* This sounding is probably erroneous. It was obtained with the the lead attached to a fish line. Subsequent casts in nearby the same locality got no bottom the bottom supposed to be from was called "roding"


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in sitka harbor lying to waiting for pilot

Lat 57.40, Long -136.28

5PM:In Sitka Harbor; waiting for pilot


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14 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Percy Douglas(Sea) - Released from confinement

USS Alaska - Made her number in reply to Jamestown

Alaska - 6:15PM: Alaska seen underway

Alaska - 7:30PM- Alaska came up and took Jamestown in tow. In middle of passage towards Sitka.

At 2.15 sighted land on the port bow bearing N.E. by N.

Numerous dark rain squalls passed near the ship.

Density of sea water 2 3/8 /32.

Long sea setting in from the S.W. Density of sea water 2 1/4 /32.

At 4.30 made our member which was answered by the USS Alaska making her ~nuwher to us. In Sitka Sound standing in toward Sitka Harbor

Density of sea water 2 5/16 /32.

At 8.43 Alaska cast off hawser.


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at anchor off sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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15 June 1879

Surgeon ~ K. Van Reyheu - On Medical Board of Surgery; something to do with the asst. surgeons that came onboard

Assistant Surgeon N.MP. Ferebee - Came onboard to examine Jose Carter(O.M.):- Assistant Surgeon S.F. Griffith

Jose Carter(O.M.) - Examined by 2 visiting asst. surgeons

Sent visiting party and church party ashore

At 10.30 a Medical Board of Survey consisting of Surgeon Wm. K Van Reypen, Passed Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Fereber and Assistant Surgeion S. F. Griffith came on board to examine Jose Carter (P.M.)

Meridian to 4 P.M. Weather clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from W. Sent visiting party to "Alaska" and church party ashore.


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16 June 1879

at anchor off sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

USS Alaska - Jamestown received 6 men from the Alaska

J. Nevile(Lds.) - Received from USS Alaska:-J. Taylor(O.S.), J. Rollins(Lds), John Daley(U.S.), M Hays(LdEM), and A. Kirk(LdsE.T.)

USS Alaska - Got underway at 6:30pm

8 AM to Meridian Weather cloudy during first part with light wind from E; latter part cloudy and rainy with wind blowing in moderate squalls at intervals. Made preparations for getting out launches and at 9.30 called "All hands out launch.

Received from U.S.S. Alaska six men as follows: J. Nevile (Lds.), J Taylor (O.S.), J Rollins (Lds), John Daley (O.S.), Y Hays (LdE~), A KirkL (Lds E.F.)

Weather overcast cloudy and raining with wind blowing in fresh squalls from E. At 6.30 U.S.S. Alaska got underway and stood out of the harbor.


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17 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ther. Mullauy(O.M.) - Confined for 3 days on bread and water for fighting

Isaac Davis(Lds.E.H.) - Straggler from USS Alaska came aboard for duty and was assigned station

1 cord of wood received. Capenters working on masts.

Target practice

Isaac Davis (Lds. E.F.) - straggler from U.S.S. Alaska came on board for duty on this ship and was assigned station

Received in Equipment Department one cord of wood.

Went to quarters and exercised at firing at target. Expended in Ordnance 30, VIII inch shell, 30, V second fuses, six 30 pounder shell, 4 time fuzes, 12 percussion fuzes, six 3 1/4 pound 30 pounder cartridges and 40 cannon primers.

Commenced raining at 10.30 ad so continued remainer of watch.


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18 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Rose - Helped tow the Jamestown into the inner harbor at Sitka

Sent 10 men to tug Rose, which was leaving to search for the overdue mail steamer. Also provided some armaments(howitzer, gatling gun, small arms), 16 days of provisions, chronometer, seachart, and navigation books.

Insign Usher - In charge of the 10 men sent to the Rose:-Insign Fillmore

Steamer Rose - came alongside and took line and towed us assisted by kedges into inner harbor

Sent whale boat and a crew of ten men to tug Rose chartered to go in search of the mail steamer which is overdue. Sent on board one light 12 pounder howitzer, one Gatling gun and 12 stand of small arms with ammunition and provisions for 16 days, one chronometer, sextant and navigation books. Ensigns Usher and Gillmore in charge.


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19 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

The party under the charge of Ensign Usher left to search for the missing mail steamer

Mail steamer California - Overdue/missing mail steamer to Sitka, Alaska

Steamer Rose - Left at 9:30am to search for missing mail steamer California

A party under the charge of Ensign Usher left the ship preparatory to making a search for the missing mail steamer California in the chartered tug Rose.

At 9.30 the steamer Rose left


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20 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ihos Wallace(P.M.) - Released from confinement

11:30am-sent liberty party on shore

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast, cloudy and drizzling rain.

4 to 8 am. Weather cloudy and foggy with light drizzling rain. Light airs from SE and calm.

8 am to meridian. Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain and fog. Calm and light airs from the Wd.

Meridian to 4 pm. First part cloudy and rainy; later part clear and pleasant. Calm.

4 to 8 pm. Weather overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain and fog. Calm.

8 p to midnight. Weather clear and pleasant. Calm.


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21 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Painted ship

Dense fog set down at 10.30 and continued rest of watch


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Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours: tons 582 lbs. - Coal remaining on hand at Noon 18 " 752 "


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22 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

11am-sent liberty party on shore

Officer and men party went on shore to perform divine service

L.A. Beardslee, Commander - under command of


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Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours: ton 1164 lbs - Coal remaining on hand at Noon: 17 " 1828 "


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23 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail Steamer California - Arrived in port and anchored

California - Left to go to a cannery

California - Returned at 11:55am

J.P.A. Reese(BM) - Relieved from duty, placed on berth deck as a prisoner, and awaiting trial by court-martial

Private Thompson - Brought aboard drunk by orderly seargent. Awaiting investigation.

Mail Steamer California - came in and anchored

Sent an officer and five marines ashore to act as customs inspection and guard. California left and went down to a cannery. Got mail from shore.

At 11.55 steamer California returned. Sent Master-at-Arms and two sergeants on board of her. Received from shore 1~02 lumber in Construction Department

By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding relieved J.P.R. Reese (BM) from duty and placed him on berth deck as a prisoner at large awaiting trial by court-martial.

L.A. Beardslee, Commander - under the command of

4 to 8am: Cloudy and rainy. Mail Stream California cam in and anchored. Send an officer and five Marines ashore to act as customers inspection and guard. California left and went down to a~. Got mail from Shore. ~(Illegible name)~

8am to Meridian: Overcast foggy and rainy. Calm and light airs from W. to S. by W. At 11:55, steamer California returned. Sent master-at-arms and two sergeants on board of her. Received from shore 1~2 lumber in Construction Department.

4 to 8pm: Overcast cloudy rainy and foggy. Light breeze from SSE. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding releived J.P.R Reese (BM) from duty and placed from on berth deck as a prisoner at large awaiting trial by court martial.

8pm to midnight: Private Thompson was brought on board drunk by on duty sergeant. Sent him forward and to await investigation. Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from the S~.


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Coal consumed during the preceding 24 hours: tons 582 lbs - Coal remaining on hand at Noon: 17 (tons implied, no ditto) 1246 (lbs implied, no ditto)


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24 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail Steamer California - Left port at 1am

Crew taking coal from ship ashore

U.S. Mail Steamer California - At 2. AM shoved off from the dock and left port. Recalled sentries from the dock.

Crew engaged in getting coal out of ship.

coal: -

- Absent w/o leave


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25 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from the Nd and Ed.

4 to 8 am. Weather cloudy and cool. Light airs from NNE.

8 am to meridian. Weather cloudy and pleasant. Calm first part of watch, light airs from SW to SSW latter part.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather cloudy and mild. Light airs from SSW.

4 to 8 pm. Weather overcast and cloudy. Light airs from the Sd and Wd.

8 pm to midnight. Weather cloudy and mild. Light variable airs.


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26 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 26.10, Long -135.4

Jas. Aolius(Lds) - Were brought onboard and confined in double irons for deserting:-James Nevile(Lds)

Summary Court-Martial of which Lt-Comdr C.H.Rockwell was senior member convened at 1 and adjourned at 2 to await the orders of the Commanding Officer. Summary Court-Martial of which Lieut. H.M Symorids was senior member convened at 2 and adjourned at 3. until 10.30 tomorrow.

Court-martial convened at 10.20. At 12.00 Court-martial adjourned until 1 pm

Lt-Comdr CH Rockwell - Summary court-martial of which Lt-Cmdr CH Rockwell was senior member convened at 1 and adjourned at 2 to await the orders of the Commanding Officer

Lieut FM Symonds - Summary court-martial of which Lieut FM Symonds was senior member convened at 2 and adjourned at 3 until 10.30 tomorrow

Sent a guard ashore in charge of marine officer to arrest deserters

James Nevile (Lds) - brought on board by order of Commander LS Beardslee, Commanding confined them in double irons

Jas Rolins (Lds) - brought on board by order of Commander LS Beardslee, Commanding confined them in double irons

Jas Rolins (Lds) and Jas Nevile (Lds) were reported for committing outrages on shore


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27 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Painted gun hatches

F Pettingill (CY) - By order of Commander LA Beardslee, commanding released F Pettingill (CY) from confinement

M Quinlan (CY) - absent without leave

Michael Quinlan (CY) - returned from shore 16 hours over time


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28 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.P.Rees(B.M.) - Court-martialled for intoxication and disrespect. Sentence: confinement to ship, will be sent to Portland

W. Thompson (P.M.) - Court-martial for intoxication while on sentinal duty; sentence: 1 month extra duty and deprived of liberty for 2 months

Percival Douglas(Lds.) - Confined in double irons to wait for action of Comdr

John P. Rees - Demoted from petty officer to seaman b/c of court-martial

John P. Rees - Boats ~we mate having been found by Court-Marital to have been guilty of the serious offense charged against him is not considered by me as worthy of holding the position of a Petty Officer he is therefore dissrated to Seaman, from the date of his offense, June 23d. L A Beardslee

Commences and until 4 am. Weather overcast cloudy misty and raining entire watch. Light breeze from NE first hour, afterwards from south

4 am to 8 am. Light airs from the Nd. Sky cloudy. Raining at intervals.

8 am to meridian. Overcast cloudy foggy and rainy. Calm and light airs to gentle breeze from SW.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast foggy and rainy. Light breeze from the Nd

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy and foggy. Light breeze and light airs from S to SW x W.

8 pm to midnight. Cloudy and rainy. Light airs from Nd and Ed.


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29 June 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Percy Douglas(Lds) - Threatened Low(W.O.Cook) and placed in single irons

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast cloudy and hazy.

4 to 8 am. Overcast cloudy and foggy during watch; raining until last hour. Calm.

8 am to meridian. Overcast foggy and rainy. Light airs from the Sd.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast cloudy and foggy. Light breeze from SSE to S.

4 to 8 pm. Light airs from the Sd and Ed, shifting to the Nd and Ed. Sky cloudy.

8 pm to midnight. Overcast cloudy and foggy. Light airs from NNE.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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30 June 1879

moored off sitka alaska

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Sent 3 barrels of oil ashore

6 leaves dated from June 30-July 5 have been recopied

Midshipman Henry Minett - Officer charged with duty of coping logs

Sent three barrels of oil ashore to storehouse.

Boats returned from Saw Mill Creek with fresh water.

Six ~leaves have at this date been cut out of the log book the data in the Columns and the remarks having been so badly and in some cases incorrectly coppied by the Officer charged with the duty Midshipman Henny Minett ) that I deem it proper to have the log for June 30th July 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th recoppied LA Beardslee

Commences and until 4 am. Light airs from the Nd and Ed. Overcast and cloudy. Light passing showers.

4 to 8 am. Weather clear and pleasant except light passing showers during first hour.

8 am to meridian. Overcast and cloudy. foggy latter part of watch. Light airs from W.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather cloudy and mild. Light airs from S x W.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from S x W to NW.

8 pm to midnight. Weather cloudy but pleasant. Light airs and calms.



LOGS FOR JULY 1879


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Received 2376 gallons of water


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1 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Percy Douglas(Lds) - Released from confinement

Frank B. Pratt(Lds) - brought onboard by orderly 39 hours over time; given 39 days extra duty

Pumped fresh water out of first cutter

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast and cloudy and rainy. Calm. Gentle breeze from E x N latter part of watch.

4 to 8 am. Overcast and cloudy. Raining entire watch. Wind light from NW first two hours afterwards from E and SE x E.

8 am to meridian. Weather overcast, cloudy, foggy and rainy. Wind blowing in light squalls from SSE.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast foggy and rainy. Wind in light squalls from south. Barometer rising.

4 to 8 pm. Weather overcast cloudy and foggy, drizzling rain during first part.

8 pm to midnight. Weather overcast and cloudy. Light airs from the Nd and Ed.


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2 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Rose - Jamestown sent out a search party of 11 with provisions for 10 days

Frank Pettergill(C.Y.) - Confined for overstaying liberty

At 4.15 Commander L.A. Beardslee and Ensign E.M. Katz left the ship with the first launch taking the gig loaded with coal in tow. Including the machinist and firesman there was a crew for the two boats of eight people and a pilot by the name of George Crozian joined them as they were leaving the ship making a total of eleven souls. They were bound in search of steamer Rose and were fully supplied withs arms and ammunition and provisions for ten days.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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3 July 1879

Lat , Long

At 3.30 crossed Gop Gallant Yards.


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4 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Fired 21 gun salute at noon

Rose - Sighted with the whale boat in tow

Cutters bringing parties aboard for dance. At 12 o'clock fired a National Salute of 21 guns.

Weather cloudy with light misty rain at intervals.

At 3.25 sighted "Rose" with whaleboat in tow standing for the ship off Japonski Island

At 8.15 chartered tug "Rose" and whale boat in tow in charge of Ensign Usher returned to the ship with crew and equipments.

At 8.30am made colours and dressed ship with rainbow and later in the morning cutters brought parties aboard for at dance. At noon fired a national salute of 21 guns


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5 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received in Equipment Department one half cord of wood.

Having been reported that an Indian ashore was creating a disturbance and threatening lives, by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding sent a party of marines ashore in charge of an officer and brought him on board and placed him in charge of sentry for safekeeping.

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast and cloudy. Gentle breeze from W to WNW.

4 to 8 am. Overcast and cloudy. Gentle breeze from WNW.

8 am to meridian. Weather clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from West increasing toward latter part.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from W.

4 to 8 pm. Weather clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from West, decreasing toward end of watch.

8 pm to midnight. Cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze from West. Moonlight greater part of watch.


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6 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received 105 lbs of bread

WM R. Deudle(Sea) - Declared as deserters:-W.J. Harris(OS.) and E.J. Miller(Lds)

James Nevile(Lds.) - Released from confinement and put in single irons to await court-martial:-Jas. Rolins(Lds)

H. Pettergill - Released and sent ashore

Ah Liu(W.O.P.) - Given extra watch for fighting:-Ah Giu(Lds)

Sent ashore the Indian who had been brought on board for safe keeping.

Commences and until 4 am. Weather clear and cool, clouding up during last hour. Light airs from ENE. Bright moonlight during first two hours.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy and misty. Light airs from ESE last two hours of watch. Cumulus clouds.

8 am to meridian. Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from South.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy and rainy. Light breeze from S.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast and rainy. Light airs from SE and calm.

8 pm to midnight. Overcast rainy and misty. Light airs from SE.


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7 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent party ashore to break up illegal distilleries

Received 750 gallons of water from 1st cutter

Sent party of marines under command of 1st Lieut. H.G. Ellsworth and party of sailors in charge of Ensign N.R. Usher, Boatswain P.H. Smith and Gunner Charles Stuart to break up illicit distilleries. Watered ship by means of first cutter.

coal: 5 bags - Received from coal pile five bags of coal.

other: 750 gallons - Water

Broke up 38 stills from illegal distilleries in Sitka, Alaska


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coal: 1358 lbs - consumed


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8 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent party in search of 3 deserters

John Harris(OS.) - Confined on bread and water

Party returned without deserters

Harris, John (OS) - ordered confinement until further oders

Powe, Louis and Barthlow, Rodney - under charge of Master of Army for safe-keeping until sober.


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9 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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10 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received 696 gallons of water

Received 669 gallons of water


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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11 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

coal: eight bags -

Catamaran loaded with coal swamped alongside losing eight bags coal.

Commences and until 4 am. Weather clear first two hours. But cloudy during last two with wind blowing in fresh squalls from W and WNW.

4 to 8 am. Partly clear. Moderate breeze from WNW. Cumulus clouds.

8 am to meridian. Weather partly clear. Moderate breeze from W x N.

Meridian to 4 pm. Partly clear. Cumulus clouds. Fresh breeze from W.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy but pleasant. Fresh breeze from W.

8 pm to midnight. Partly cloudy. Cumulus clouds. Light breeze from W x N.


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12 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

James Nevile(Lds) - Court-martial found him guilty; sentence: 30 days solitary confinement, double irons, 3 months extra police duty

James Rolins(Lds) - Court-martial found him guilty; sentence: 30 days solitary confinement, double irons.

coal: 12 bags -

coal: 12 bags -

Sent on shore one barrel of slush to be sold for the benefit of slush fund

Received for ship's use one half cord of wood.

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast. Light airs from East.

4 to 8 am. Overcast. Cloudy and misty. Calm and light airs from West.

8 am to meridian. Overcast calm and misty. Drizzling rain.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast, foggy, drizzling and rainy. Calm and light airs from N.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast misty and rainy.

8 pm to midnight. Overcast, clody, foggy and rainy. Light airs from NW and WNW.


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13 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Charles Brown(O.S.) - Solitary confinement for 5 days on bread and water for assaulting shipmate

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast, misty with drizzling rain first two hours of watch. Clearing up last two hours.

4 to 8 am. Light breeze from the Nd and Wd. Sky cloudy.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs to gentle and light breeze from W x N, E x N and SE x S.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Fresh breeze from the NE.

4 to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant. Gentle to light NE breeze, calm last hour.

8 pm to midnight. Clear, cool and pleasant.


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14 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

received 700 gallons of water

received 600 gallons of water

received 650 gallons of water


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15 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - Sighted entering the harbor at 7

Received 108lbs of bread

Received 695 gallons of water

Received 650 gallons of water

Received 750 gallons of water

Steamer California - Sighted entering the harbor at 7.

Steamer California - left the wharf and returned at 12.00

Steamer California - left the wharf and returned at 12.00


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16 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

received 128 3/4 lb vegetables

John Romer(Sea.) - Transferred to naval hospital onshore:-H.B. Kelly(O.S.)

J.P. Rees(Sea.) - Placed onboard mail steamer b/c had been discharged from the navy

Mail Steamer - Got underway and left harbor at 3:35

John Romer - valid ship cook

At 3.35 Mail Steamer got underway and left harbor.


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17 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received 950 gallons of water

Received 900 gallons of water

Received 850 gallons of water


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18 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received 101 lbs soft bread

Received 825 gallons water

Charles Brown(O.S.) - Released from confinement

James Nevile(Lds.) - Confined for 30 days

Received 700 gallons of water

Received on board in Equipment Department two cords fire wood.


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19 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First cutter went seine fishing. Returned bringing more than enough salmon for the whole ship's company.

Returned bringing more than enough salmon for the whole ship's company.


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20 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private T. Wallace - Placed in double irons for 5 days

James Rolind(Lds.) - Removed from single irons


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21 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thick mist during watch, lightning up towards end of watch.


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22 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received 101lbs bread

John Ocully(OS) - Brought onboard and placed in double irons to await court-martial

F.B. Pratt(Lds) - Brought onboard and placed in double irons to await court-martial


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23 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Joseph Knight(Carp.) - Declared deserters from the 16th:-A. Peterson(Sea.)

H.B.Pratt(Lds) - Ordered to 14 days in double irons and 2 months extra duty:-John Scully(O.S.)


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24 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Blue sky and foggy.

8 P.M. to Midnight. Overcast and foggy


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25 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

received 98lbs of bread

8 P.M. to Midnight Overcast and raining during entire watch. Light breeze from S'd and W'd


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26 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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27 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

8 P.M. to Midnight Cloudy. Passing showers of rain. Light air from the S'd and W'd, shifting to the N'd and E'd.


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28 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent party of twenty men ashore to work repairing government wharf, tide was too high and they came back without accomplishing anything.


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29 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received 98lbs bread

Carpenter's gans ashore working on steam launch; and sent working party onisland to fill coal sacks; both parties returned at 11.30.


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30 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent working party in charge of an officer to tear down an old building to obtain material for building a float


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31 July 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Henry Hunter(Lds) - Was returned to ship by marine guard and place in single irons to await commanding officer for leaving shore party

4 to 8 A.M. Cloudy. Light airs from the N'd and E'd. Executive officer went ashore taking the port watch of the crew to repair the government wharf.

8 A.M. to Meridain. Partly cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from S.W. shifting to S.S.W. last hour. Second launch, whale boat and dinghy left ship with surveying party. Executive officer took working party ashore to work on wharf; working party sent on shore to get materials fore a float.

Meridian to 4 P.M. Carpenter's gang at work on steam launch and building a raft to lighten stones for repairing wharf.

Sent anchor watch to the rescue of a man overboard and saved him.

Sent anchor watch to the resue of a man overboard and saved him.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1879


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1 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Henry Hunter(Lds) - Placed in double irons

Charles Blark(Lds) - Placed in double irons for leaving work party

John Scully(OS) - Released from confinement:-H. Pratt(Lds)

H. Pratt(Lds) - Confined to double irons for 5 days for insubordination

J. Scully(OS) - Assigned extra duty

Commences and until 4 am. Cloudy. Light airs and calm. Cumulus clouds.

4 to 8 am. Weather clear and pleasant. Light air and calms.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy. Light breeze from the Sd and Wd.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather clear and warm. Light airs from SSW.

4 to 8 pm. Weather pleasant, cumulus clouds. Light breeze from the Sd and Wd.

8 pm to midnight. Weather clear and pleasant. Light wind from SW shidting to NNE, last hour calm. Bright moonlight during first part.


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2 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent whale boat and dinghy with surveying party. Carpenter's gang ashore working on steam launch.

Sent first cutter's crew ashore to clear away wreck under government wharf and they returned at 10.30.


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moored off sitka alaska

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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3 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

I. Bettinson(Sea) - Brought onboard and confined in single irons for safe keeping

M.Duinlan(C.1.) - Arrested by onshore marine party, brought onboard and placed in double irons

M Quenlan Cap ~ by recommendation of ~ of Officer x to Seaman, for "scandalous conduct on shore.

G. Bettinson (Sea.) - Found absent from the ship without leave 12 hours over time.

Sent party of marines ashore to arrest absentees. At 2 Marines returned with G. Bettinson (Sea.) in charge. By order of Commanding Officer confined G. Bettinson (Sea.) in single irons for safe keeping.

M. Quinlan (C. Y.) - Arrested for outraging public morals in Sitka and confined in double irons to await investigation.

Sent party of marines under command of the Marine Officer to arrest any men who might be outraging public morals. At 11 the party of marines returned to the ship having arrested M. Quinlan (C. Y.). By order of the Commanding Officer confined M. Quinlan in double irons to await investigation.

M. Quinlan - By recommendation of Board of Officers disrated to Seaman, for scandalous conduct on shore.


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4 August 18

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Isaac Bettinson(Sea) - Placed on fourth class for overstaying liberty and drunkeness

M.Duinlan(C.1.) - Disrated to seaman

Sent party of 24 men ashore to work on government wharf.

Surveying party with whale boat and dinghy left the ship.

Executive Officer with working party engaged in making repairs to government wharf. Carpenters engaged in making masts for the gig. Painter painting first steam launch. Machinist overhauling second steam launch.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, placed on fourth class for overstaying liberty and drunkeness.

M. ~uinlaud (C.4.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, disrated to seaman and placed him on the fourth conduct class for scandalous conduct on shore.

Working party of 24 men on shore building a raft to lighter stone for government wharf.

Surveying party returned to the ship. Working party in charge of Executive Officer returned to the ship.


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5 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ah Fong(Lds) - Confined in single irons for fighting:-Ah Ching(Lds)

Ah Fong(Lds) - Released at 10:-Ah Ching(Lds)

Sent working party ashore in charge of Boatswain to repair wharf. Executed morning orders. Working party returned at 7.50.

J. H. Turnbull (Corp. Mate) - Absent over leave.

Four boats away surveying. Working party ashore repairing government wharf. Carpenter's gang building up steam launch.

Sent working party ashore to repair government wharf. Sent orderly sergeant ashore on duty. Four boats away surveying. Painted first steam launch.

J.H. Turnbull (Carp. Mate) - Was brought on board by orderly sergeant.

Working and surveying parties returned.

Ah Hong (Lds) and Ah Ching (Lds) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined to single irons for fighting.

Ah Hong (Lds.) and Ah Ching (Lds) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released at 10.


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Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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6 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Frank Pratt(Lds.) - Released from confinement and given extra duty

Landsman Saska, Kauguntehg, and 8 first class Boys, Naudka, Klingit, Mihkayla, Gisgeg, Setuga, Klackchusten, Opimmie, Loksehg, Cox, Gallastin, Charlie Lutscakata, Yaska Klukadek, Dick Soedin. - Shipped for special service

Frank Pratt (Lds.) - Released from confinement by order of Commander L. A. Beardslie and given extra duty until further orders.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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7 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John H. Turnbull - Disrated to seaman from Carp. Mate

Working party in charge of Executive Officer left ship at 5.30 to work on wharf ashore. Surveying parties in gig and dinghy left the ship. At 8. working party returned to ship.

John H. Turnbull (Carp. Mate) - Was disrated to seaman by order of Commanding Officer for being drunk and absent without leave.

The working party when on shore employed repairing government wharf. Surveying party left the ship. Working party returned to the ship.

Working party in charge of Executive Officer left ship to work on government wharf on shore at 1 P.M. At 3 P.M. working party returned to ship.

Surveying party returned in gig and dinghy to ship at 5 P.M., the surveying party in whale boat returned to ship at 6 P.M. At 6.30 steam launch returned from surveying.


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8 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

James Nevile (Lds) - Sent to prison onshore for holding because of court martial:-James Rollins (Lds.)

coal: 1 ton -

coal: 1 ton - Left it for storage on the island

Surveying parties left the ship. Working party ashore at work on government wharf.

Surveying party in whale boat and second steam launch left the ship. Working party in charge of Executive Officer at work on government wharf. Carpenters at work with working party.

Sent marine guard of three privates and non-commissioned officer on shore to establish post.

James Nevile (Ldr.) and James Rollins (Ldr.) - Sent on shore to be confined in the prison on shore in charge of marine guard, they being under sentence of Summary Court Martial.

Working party returned to ship at 11.50.

coal: one ton - Left it in storage on the island.

Working party returned on board.

Surveying parties returned to the ship.


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9 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail steamer - sighted at 7 coming in

Steamer California - Came in and anchored at 9:15

Steamer California - came in and anchored

Commences and until 4 am. Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NNE. Bright moonlight.

4 to 8 am. Weather clear and pleasant. Calm during first part; latter part light wind from W.

8 am to meridian. Clear warm and pleasant. Light breeze from the Ed.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather clear and pleasant. Light airs from South.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy. Light airs from the Sd and Ed.

8 pm to midnight. Weather overcast cloudy with passing showers. Light airs from W x N.


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10 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - Got underway at 3:30am

Steamer California - Came in at 7:30

Steamer California - Came alongside and discharged stores

Steamer California - Received supplies from the California

Steamer "California" - Got underway at 3.30 A.M.

Steamer California - At 7.30 came in

Steamer California - At 8.30 came alongside and commenced discharging stores for this vessel.

Received from the Steamer California 177 boxes of bread, 34 bags of bread, 52 barrels of beef, 78 barrels of pork, 81 boxes of fireserved meat, 14 barrels of flour, 5 barrels of rice, 26 boxes of dried apples, 23 kegs of pickles, 16 barrels of sugar, 46 boxes of coffee, 7 barrels of butter, 15 barrels of beans, 6 barrels of molasses, 5 barrels of vinegar, 1 box of small stores, and 2 bales of bread bags.

Private Welsh - Sent to join guard on shore.

Wm. R. Dendle (Sea) - returned on board having been absent with out leave since July 2d. and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee was confined in single irons to await trail by court martial.


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11 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - Got underway from the wharf at 11:30

Steamer California - cast off from ship and went alongside wharf at 7 A.M.

Steamer California - At 11.30 got underway from the wharf.

Charles Clark (Lds.) - released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.


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12 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - Got underway and went to sea

James Grinshaw (OS.) - Confined in double irons for striking shipmate

Steamer California - got underway and went to sea

Steamer California - At 3.50 A.M. got underway and went to sea.

Crew at work cleaning out and restowing hold and spirit room.

Engaged in breaking out and restowing hold and store rooms. Condemned by survey and threw overboard 36 pounds of beef and 2 cans preserved meat.

Received in Paymaster's Department 97 pounds fresh bread for use of crew.

Finished restowing hold and spirit room.

Sent on shore for storage 109 boxes bread, 50 boxes coffee, 7 boxes dried apples, 4 boxes soap and 1 box preserved meat.

James Grimshaw (O.S.) - Confined in double irons under sentry's charge for striking shipmate.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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13 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

W. Mitechell (C.Y.) - Put on 4th class liberty for drunkenness and put in solitary confinement for 5 days for striking shipmate

Y Maloney (O.S.) - placed in solitary confinement for 2 days for neglect of duty and reduced to 4th class liberty

Thomas Grinshaw - Reduced to 4th class liberty and confined in cell for 5 days for striking shipmate

Sent party of eight marines ashore under the command of the Lieutenant Ellsworth to assist collector in searching for illicit stills and liquor. They returned with eight bottles of whiskey in a Mr. Mooney's store which was turned over to the collector at the custom house.

Sent surveying party.

R. Welch (C.Y.), A.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.), and Daniel McAskill (O.S.) - Absent over leave

W. Mitchell (C.Y.) - put on fourth class liberty for drunkenness and placed in solitary confinement for five days, offense striking and kicking a shipmate.

~ Maloney (O.S.) - placed in solitary confinement for two days for neglect of duty and reduced to the fourth class liberty.

Thomas Grimshaw - reduced to fourth class and confined in cell and bread and water for five days for striking shipmate.

Four boats away surveying. Landed 26 barrels of pork on to floats to be taken ashore for storage.

Land floats, 6 barrels of pork, 4 barrels butter, 7 barrels beef, 1 barrel sugar, 5 barrels syrup, 1 barrel rice, and 3 barrels beans to be taken ashore for storage. Four boats away surveying.

W.R. Dendle (Sea) - Sent ashore to perform extra duty at guard house.

Sent party of eight marines ashore under the command of Lieutenant Ellsworth to assist collector in searching for illicit stills and liquor. They returned with eight bottles of whiskey in a Mr. Mooney's store which was turned over to the collector at the custom house.

R. Welch (C.Yt.) - Returned on board 24 hours over time.


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14 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 5.30 A.M. the working party left the ship in charge of Boatswain.

AT 6.30 the surveying party left the ship in a canoe.

At 7.30 A.M. the working party returned.

At 10 a severe squall passed over and sent down Top Gallant yards and masts, rigged in flying jib boom.

At 10 sent working party ashore to work on government wharf and they returned at 11.50

At 2 P.M. working party went on shore to repair government wharf in charge of Boatswain. Took the tanks out of second launch and sent them on shore for repairs in charge of machinist.


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15 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Vincent Maloney (O.S.) - Released from confinement

Surveying parties in dinghy and Indian canoe left ship.

At 9 the working party went on shore to repair government wharf. At 9.30 the surveying party left the ship in first launch and whale boat.

Vincent Maloney (O.S.) - At 10 was released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.

At 11.45 the working party returned. Received 98 pounds bread for use of crew.

Working party engaged in repairing government wharf. Machinist engaged in altering tanks of second steam launch.

At 4.30 the working party returned. At 4.35 the steam launch came back from surveying. The machinist returned at 4.45. At 6 the surveying party returned in dinghy and canoe.


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16 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

V. Maloney (Lds.) - Placed on extra duty for refusing to obey orders

A.H.C. Augillsthrope (sea.) - Returned aboard 4 days late and placed in double irons

Sent the three Indian policemen and arrested an Indian for assaulting an Indian woman and turned him over to the civil authorities.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

A.H.C. A~~illsthorpe (sea) - Absent without leave.

V. Maloney (Lds.) - By order of Comdr. L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N., Commanding Officer, placed on extra duty on the quarter deck from "All hands" in the morning until "pipe down" at night with 15 minutes for meals, until further orders, for refusing to obey orders of the corporal of the guard.

Machinist engaged in altering water tanks of second steam launch.

Sent the three Indian policemen and arrested an Indian for assaulting an Indian woman and turned him over to the civil authorities.

A.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - returned on board four days over time. By order of Lt. Comdr. Rockwell, Executive Officer placed him in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation.


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17 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

A.H.C. Augillsthrope (sea.) - Placed in cell on bread and water for 5 days

J.N. Nevile (Lds.) - Released from confinement

A.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee placed in cell on shore on bread and water for five days for being absent over leave with the probable intention of desertion

J.N. Nevile (Lds.) - released from confinement that part of his sentence having expired today.

Received in Paymaster's Department 98 pounds of fresh bread.


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18 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Charlie Tutseakata (IC.B.) - Sentenced to 15 days in double irons on bread and water for injuring a woman. Dishonorable discharge.

Thos. H. Graham (B.M.) - Placed in double irons for being drunk and disrespectful

W. Mitchell (C.Y.) - Released from confinement

Y. Grimshaw (O.S.) - Released from confinement

Private Freeze - Placed in double irons for being drunk on duty

At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection.

Sent carpenter's gang ashore to work on second steam launch.

M.H. Graham (B.M.) absent without leave. -

Charlie Tutsealkata (1 C.B.) - Brought on board charged with injuring a woman, was tried, and found guilty, and sentenced to 15 days in cell on bread and water in double irons; fined 5 blankets, and to remain in confinement until fine is paid, and given dishonorable discharge.

Thos. H. Graham (B.M.) - was brought on board by orderly sergeant, was drunk and disrespectful at the mast and by the order of Commander L.A. Beardslee was confined in double irons.

Wm. Mitchell (C.T.) and T. Grimshaw (O.S.) - released from confinement

Wm. R. Dendle (Sea) - was brought on board and placed under sentry's charge by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

At 1, Carpenter's gang went on shore to put up a laup on government wharf. 193 pounds fresh beef condemned by survey were thrown overboard. 1 P.M. the machinist went on shore to alter tanks of second launch.

Carpenter's gang returned.

Private Friese - By order of Lt. Comder. C.H. Rockwell confined in double irons for being drunk on duty, and deserting guard on shore.


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19 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private Freeze - Released from confinement

Working party in charge of executive Officer engaged in rebuilding government wharf ashore. Machinist and four men engaged in altering water tanks of second steam launch. Sent first steam launch to repair water troughs which have been washed away.

Surveying party in charge of Master Ha~~s left the ship. Working parties returned to ship. Observed that quantities of snow had fallen on the tops of mountains to the N'd and E'd. Received for use of crew 98 pounds fresh bread.

Private Freize - was released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.

At 9. the working party went on shore to repair government wharf. At 9.30 surveying party left the ship in whale boat. The machinist went on shore to alter water tanks of second steam launch.

Wm. R. Dendle (Sea) - At 9.30 A.M. a Summary Court Martial convened to try

At 11.30 the working party returned. Machinist with men returned on board. The Court adjoined until 10 A.M. tomorrow morning.

Working party engaged repairing wharf. Machinist and party engaged in altering water tanks of second steam launch. Surveying parties away in whale boat, dinghy, and Indian canoe.

At 4.30 whale boat and dinghy returned with surveying party. At 5.45 the canoe came from surveying with surveying party.


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20 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Surveying parties left the ship; and sent a part of 25 men ashore to work on government wharf.

Working party in charge of Executive Officer engaged on government wharf. Machinist and working party engaged in altering water tanks of second steam launch. Surveying parties in whale boat and first steam launch left the ship. Carpenters at work with working party on wharf. Working parties returned to ship at 11.30.

Sent party of 25 men ashore to work repairing government wharf and commenced collecting material to build a wharf on Japonski Island near the government coal pile. Machinist ashore enlarging water tanks of second steam launch. Four boats away surveying.

Surveying and working parties returned to the ship.

Commences and until 4 am. Weather clear first part of watch, last part overcast. Clouds, cumulus. Light airs from NE.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy. Stratus clouds. Occasional passing showers of rain.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy but pleasant. Light airs variable in direction.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy. Light airs from the Sd and Wd.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy. Calms and light airs fron ENE. Cumulus and stratus clouds.

8 pm to midnight. Cloudy. Light airs from the Nd and Ed.


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21 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent working party at 6.30 to work on government wharf, and three men engaged on tanks of second steam launch; both returned at 7.50

Surveying party at work. Working party ashore repairing government wharf.

Sent working party ashore to repair government wharf.

At 1.00 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings of a Summary Court-Martial convened on board this vessel, in the case of Wm. R. Dendle (Sea.) tried for desertion. The court found him guilty and he was sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons for thirty days on bread and water, with full rations every fifth day; and was approved, except that in consideration of the previous good character of Dendle, his voluntary return from Wrangel, and self delivery, and the punishment he had already undergone, while held as captive by natives, the sentence of thirty days was remitted to twenty days, by order of Commander L.A. Bearslee.

Dinghy away with surveying party.

Surveying party with two boats, the first steam launch and whale boat, went down to Bijorka Island surveying. They were accompanied by the tug "Rose: which went partially on business for her owner, but would stay to furnish accommodations and to ensure the safety of the party.

Commences and until 4 am. Clear and cool. Calm and light airs variable in direction. Bright starlight.

4 to 8 am. Weather clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs.

8 am to meridian. Clear, warmer and pleasant. Light breeze from the Sd and Ed.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather clear and pleasant. Light breeze from the west and south.

4 to 8 pm. Clear, cool and pleasant. Light breeze from the Nd and Ed.

8 pm to midnight. Weather clear and pleasant. Light variable airs.


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22 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 98 pounds of fresh bread.

Sent working party ashore to repair government wharf

A.H.G. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement.

Working party returned at 11.50.

Working party at work ashore on government wharf.

Working party returned.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - record of ship's commander

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 98 pounds of fresh bread

sent working party ashore to repair government wharf

A. H. C. Augills - released from confinement by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Commander L. A. Beardslee - ordered release of A. H. C. Augills who was confined

Frank Guertin - log-keeper (master) signature

J. O. Nicolson - log-keeper (ensign) signature

Frank Guertin - log-keeper (master) signature

Working party returned

J. O. Nicolson - log-keeper (ensign) signature


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7185 "


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23 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Machinist and one man ashore at work on water tanks of second steam launch. Surveying party in dinghy left the ship at 7 A.M.

Working party at work ashore on government wharf.

Aired bedding.

Steamer "Rose" - ...with whale boat returned from surveying.

At 5.30 went to quarters and served out clean hammocks. First steam launch returned from surveying.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - record of ship's commander

Frank Guertin - log-keeper (master) signature

Machinist and another man working on water tanks of second steam launch

surveying party left ship in dinghy

MR Usher - log-keeper (ensign) signature

J. O. Nicolson - log-keeper (ensign) signature

unnamed whale boat returned with the steamer Rose from surveying trip

Rose - ship which returned with a whale boat from a surveying trip

Aired bedding

M. R. Usher - log-keeper (ensign) signature

served out clean hammocks!

J. O. Nicolson - log-keeper (ensign) signature

M. R. Usher - log-keeper (ensign) signature

New Moon Dec. 8. 24 deg

Lieutenant F. M. Lymouek - confirms accuracy of log


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 255 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6930 "


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24 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 7.30 A.M. received 98 pounds fresh bread for the crew. At 7.45 A.M. sent up top gallant masts and rigged out flying jib boom.

Private Sacket - At 1 P.M. was confined in double irons by order of Executive Officer for refusing duty.

At 10 P.M. sent up two signal rockets.

L. A. Beardslee, Commander - record of ship's commander

J. O. Nicolson - log-keeper (ensign) signature

received 98 pounds fresh bread for the crew

Chas. Stuart - log-keeper (Gunner) signature

M. R. Usher - log-keeper (ensign) signature

Private Packet - confined in double irons by order of Executive Officer for refusing duty

Chas. Stuart - log-keeper (Gunner) signature

M. R. Usher - log-keeper (ensign) signature

Chas. Stuart - log-keeper (Gunner) signature

Lieutenant F. M. Lymouek - confirms accuracy of log


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 310 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6620 "


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25 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private Sacket yesterday refused to perform any duty, the man having been asked on over time in his liberty, it was thought that intoxication to an extent not extremely perceptible, influenced his actions, but today at the mast he was firm and ~ in refusing to perform any further duty in the ship, and refused to give any reason for this actions. At this time the man was perfectly sober and respectful. I am undecided whether it is a case for General Court or a Lunatic Asylum the man is confined for further developments.

Indian Charlie Tutscakata - At 9 A.M. was released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.

At 9.30 A.M. the whale boat left the ship with surveying party. At 9.45 A.M. the second launch left the ship on expedition in charge of C.H. Rockwell, Executive Officer.

Private Sacket - …was confined in double irons to be tried by General Court Martial by order of Commanding Officer for refusing to do duty at the mast without giving any reason for it.

Private Daley - …confined in solitary confinement on bread and water by order of Commanding Officer for disobedience of orders.

Surveying parties returned.

At 4.30 A.M. the gig and whale boat returned with surveying party.

L. A. Beardslee, Commander - under the command of

M. R. Usher, Ensign - log-keeper (ensign) signature

Two boats away surveying

E. R. McClellan Lieut. - log-keeper (lieutenant) signature

Indian Charlie Tutscakata - released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer

C. H. Rockwell, Executive Officer - in charge of second launch expedition

Private Packet - confined in double irons to be tried by General Court Martial by order Commanding Officer for refusing to do duty at the mast without giving any reason for it

Private Daley - confined in solitary confinement on bread and water by order of Commanding Officer for disobedience of orders

Chas. Stuart Gunner - log-keeper signature

E. R. McClellan Lieut. - log-keeper signature

Chas. Stuart Gunner - log-keeper signature

E. R. McClellan Lieut. - log-keeper signature

Private Saekel - refused to perform any duty, the man having been ask on and over time in his liberty, it was thought that ~~ to an extent not ~~ perceptible influenced his actions, but to day at the mast he was firm in decision in refusing to perform any further duty in the ship, and refused to give any reasons for his actions. At this time the man was perfectly sober and respectful. I am under~ whether it is a ~~ for a General Compt or a Lunche Asylum the man is confined for further development

L.a Beardslee Comr -

L.a Beardslee Comr -

Lieutenant F. M. Lymouek - Examined and found to be correct


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 275 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6345 "


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26 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent three boats away surveying.

N.D. Leonard (OS.) - By order of Commander Beardslee placed…in solitary confinement on shore in cell for two days on bread and water, offense, profanity and indifference to the orders of coxswain of his boat.

Three boats away surveying.

Three boats away surveying. Two P.M. launch returned and had her fires hauled to repair leaky steam pipe.

Peter Smith (G.M.) - …absent without leave, he having been sent ashore yesterday on duty and did not return.

Surveying parties returned.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

sent three boats away surveying

G. M. Ka~ Ensign -

N. D. Leonard (OS.) - placed in solitary confinement on shore in cell for two days on bread and water, offense, profanity and in difference to the orders of conswain of his boat

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee placed N.D. Leonard in solitary confinement

E. R. McClellan Lieut. -

launch returned and had her fires hauled to repair leaky steam pipe

G. M. Ka~ Ensign -

Peter Smith (G. M.) - absent without leave, he having been sent ashore yesterday on duty and did not return

E. R. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Ka~ Ensign -

[moon symbol]'s First Quarter. Dec. 5. 24 degrees.

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6080 "


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27 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Machinist and working party on shore altering water tanks of second steam launch. Received for use of crew 98 pounds fresh bread. Surveying party in charge of Master Ha~~s left the ship.

At 9.30 went to quarters for muster, inspection, and exercise. First Division drilled at small arms; second, great guns; third, small arms; Master's, small arms; and Marines, small arms; Powder, Stations.

Henry Maguire (C.Y.), Lewis Powe (2.M.), and Peter Smith (G.M.) - …were found to be absent without leave. Sent first sergeant on shore to bring them off.

Sent working party on shore to repair machinery of second launch and another to bring off wood and oil. First launch and whale boat went surveying in charge of Lieutenant Symonds at 9 o'clock, and returned ay 10. on account of bad weather.

Thos. Graham (B.W.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, released from confinement...

Received on board in Equipment Department 1/2 cord wood, and in Navigation Department 2 barrels oil. At 11.15 Master Ha~~s and party returned from surveying on account of rainy weather. At 11.30 first sergeant returned without the men above named. They were seen by him but took to the woods on his approach. Carpenters at work altering wardroom bulkhead and setting up stove.

Machinist and working party on shore altering water tanks of second steam launch. Sent ~~derly sergeant on shore and arrested and brought on board Peter Smith (G.M.) and Henry Mguire (C.F.). Carpenters at work altering ward-room bulkhead.

H. Maguire (C.F.) and P. Smith (G.M.) - Confined…in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

Lewis Powe (2.M.) - …returned to the ship and he was, bit order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding Officer, placed on double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Machinist and working party on shore altering water tanks of second steam launch

Received for use of crew. 98 pounds fresh bread.

Master Hauus - Surveying party in charge of Master Hauus left the ship

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Maguire (C.F.) - found to be absent without leave

Peter Smith (G. M.) - found to absent without leave

Lewis Powe (Q. M.) - found to be absent without leave

Lieutenant Symonds - First launch and whale boat went surveying in charge of Lieutenant Symonds at 9 o'clock and returned at 10 on account of bad weather.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding, released from confinement

Thos. Graham (B.M.) - released from confinement

other: 1/2 Cord - Wood

oil: 2 barrels -

Master Hauus - and party returned from surveying on account of rainy weather

first sergeant returned without the men above named. They were seen by him but took to the woods on his approach.

G. M. Ka~z Ensign -

Henry Maguire (C.F.) - Sent sergeant on shore and arrested and brought on board Peter Smith (G.M.) and Henry Maguire (C.F.).

Peter Smith (G. M.) - Sent sergeant on shore and arrested and brought on board Peter Smith (G.M.) and Henry Maguire (C.F.).

P. Smith (G.M.) - Confined in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation

H. Maguire (C.F.) - Confined in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Rec'd on board in Pay' Dep't 115 lbs. fresh meat

G. M. Ka~z Ensign -

Lewis Powe (Q. M.) - returned to the ship and he was, by order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Officer, placed in double irons under sentry's chage to await investigation.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5830 "


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28 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 6 A.M. machinist went on shore to work on second launch's tanks. At 6.30 rigged in flying jib boom. At 7.30 the machinist returned.

Working party in charge of Executive Officer engaged in building a wharf on Japonski Island. Machinist and working party engaged altering the water tanks of second steam launch. Carpenters at work on wharf and in the ward-room. Surveying party in dinghy engaged putting up signal stations.

M.D. Leonard (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding Officer, released…from confinement.

Working parties returned to the ship at 11.45.

Lewis Powe (2.~.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding Officer, dirtied to seaman…and placed him on the fourth conduct class, for overstaying leave and escaping from arrest

Henry Maguire (C.F.) and Peter Smith (G.M.) - disrated to seaman and placed in confinement for five days on bread and water …first punishment for going off on a drunk when ashore on duty, second punishment for resisting arrest by the guard.

At 2.50 the working party went on shore to work on government wharf. At 1. working party party went on shore to repair second launch's tanks.

Working parties returned to the ship.

R. M. Katz Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Working party in charge of the Executive Officer engaged in building a wharf in Japouski Island

Surveying party in dinghy engaged putting up signal stations.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

N. D. Leonard (OS.) - released from confinement

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

Lewis Powe (Q. M.) - disrated to seaman and placed him on fourth conduct class for overstaying leave and escaping from arrest

Peter Smith (G. M.) - disrated to seaman, and placed in confinement for five days on bread and water first punishment for going off os a drunk when ashore on duty, second punishment for resisting arrest by the guard.

Henry Maguire (C.F.) - disrated to seaman, and placed in confinement for five days on bread and water first punishment for going off os a drunk when ashore on duty, second punishment for resisting arrest by the guard.

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Lewis Powe ~~ - by recommendation of Boson, was this day disrated to Seaman, he having proven himself untrustworthy and unworthy of the ~~

L. a. Beardslee Cm~~ -

Peter Smith Gunmen M. - by recommendation of Vo~~ disrated to Seaman for leaving a working party and getting drunk

La Beardslee Commander -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

La Beardslee Commander -


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 255 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5575 "


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29 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent party of twenty five men shore to work on government wharf.

At 8.45 A.M. working party went on shore to alter tanks of second steam launch. At 9.30 went to quarters for inspection, 9.40 beat the retreat. Marine Guard drilled at manual-of-arms. At 11.45 the working party returned.

Indians at work dumping stone about the spikes of the government wharf.

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5325 "


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30 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Rose - came in from the mines

Sent three men ashore to work on second steam launch, and they returned at 7.45.

The crib work of the old government wharf having moved during the high tide of last night sent ashore and moored it to the island. Transported the two thirty pounder Parrott Rifles from the quarter to bill forts on the forecastle.

Thos. Daley (P.M.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released…from confinement.

Morris Saunders (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee…was given three nights on the quarter deck to toe pitch from 8 to 12.

By order of Commander Beardslee, sent orderly sergeant and two privates from the guard house on shore into the Indian village to assist in arresting three Indian men who were drunk and creating a disturbance. Placed them in cells in guard house on shore.

Steamer Rose - came in from the mines.

Sent both crew ashore to quell disturbance in Indian village and arrested one Indian; brought him on board and confined him in double irons.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

Thos. Daley (P.M.) - released from confinement

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

Morros Saunders (Lds.) - was given three nights on the quarter deck to to~ pitch from 8 to 12.

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander Beardslee - sent orderly sergeant and two privates from the guard house on shore in the Indian village to assist in arresting three Indian men who were drunk and creating a disturbance. Placed them in cells in guard house on shore.

Steamer Rose - came in from the mines

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Sent boat crew ashore to quell disturbance in Indian village and arrested one Indian; brought him on board and confined him in double irons.

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant -


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5065 "


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31 August 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received in the Paymaster's Department for the use of crew 98 pounds fresh bread.

At 9.30 officers inspected their divisions at quarters. At 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew.

Private Adams - By order of Commander L.A. Beardsleee…was given one day's extra duty for neglecting to report when his name was placed on sick-list and when taken off.

P. Douglas (Lds.) and C. Williams (G.M.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined…in double irons under sentry's charge, the former for being drunk and disorderly the latter for drunkenness and creating a disturbance, both to await investigation.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Received in Paymaster's Department for the use of crew 98 pounds fresh bread.

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

Private Adams - giving on day's extra duty for neglecting to report when his name was placed on sick-list and when taken off.

Frank Guertin Master -

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

C. Williams (G. M.) - confined in double irons under sentry's charge for drunkenness and creating a disturbance to await investigation

P. Douglass (Lds.) - confined in double irons for being drunk and disorderly to await investigation

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1879


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 292 gallons. Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4773 "


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1 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 5.45 AM. the working party went on shore to work on coal wharf. The working party went on shore to alter tank of second steam launch; at 7.30 A.M. the working party returned. At 7.55 A.M. the working party returned from the wharf.

Working party in charge of Executive Officer engaged building a wharf on Japonski Island. Machinist and working party engaged altering water tanks of second steam launch Carpenters at work with party in Japonski Island.

Thos. Martin (C.Y.), Chas. Brown (Sea.), Saml. Garrett (Lds.) - Absent from the ship without leave

C. Williams (G.M.) and P. Douglas (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, released from confinement…and placed then on fourth conduct class for drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Working parties returned to the ship at 11.40.

At 1 P.M. the working party went on shore to alter tanks of second steam launch.

Thos. Martin (C.Y.) - …returned to the ship having been absent 20 hours over his leave.

At 4.45 sent down top gallant masts and ran 12 inch hawser to spaw made fast to anchors planted in the rocks ashore.

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Thos. Martin (C. F.) - Absent from the ship without leave

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - Absent from the ship without leave

Paul Garrett (Lds.) - Absent from the ship without leave

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

C. Williams (G. M.) - released from confinement and placed on fourth conduct class for drunkenness and disorderly conduct

P. Douglass (Lds.) - released from confinement and placed on fourth conduct class for drunkenness and disorderly conduct

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Thos. Martin (C. F.) - returned to the ship having been absent 20 hours over his leave

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 750 "

Water remaining fit for use at Noon 5258 "


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2 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent party of twenty five men on Japonski Island to work building a wharf.

At 9.30 beat to quarters for inspection; at 9.40 beat the retreat;

S. Garrett (Lds.), C. Brown (Sea.), F. Aaron (~.Y.), J. Sweeney (Sea.), J. Taylor (O.S.) - the following named men were absent without leave.

First division exercised at great guns; second, received instruction. At 8.45 working party went on shore to alter tanks of second launch. Received 756 gallons water. At 11.36 the working party returned.

Sent down outriggers from topmast crosstrees.

Frank Aaron (Q.G.), Jas. Sweeney (Sea.), S.F. Garrett (Lds) and C. Brown (Sea.) - …were brought on board by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave. Confined Frank Aaron (Q.G.) in double irons under sentry's charge for safekeeping, he being drunk and noisy.

H. Maguire (Sea.) and Peter Smith (Sea.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released…from confinement.

J. Taylor (O.S.) - Orderly sergeant arrested…but as he was drunk and disorderly placed him in cell on shore in single irons for safe keeping.

At 4.45 the working party returned. Received 700 galls water.

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Sent party of twenty five men on Japouski Island to work building a wharf.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

C. Brown (Sea.) - absent without leave

J. Sweeney (Sea.) - absent without leave

J. Taylor (O. S.) - absent without leave

S. Garrett (Lds.) - absent without leave

F. Aaron (Q.~.) - absent without leave

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Aaron (Q. G.) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

Jas. Sweeney (Sea.) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

S. F. Garrett (Lds) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

C. Brown (Sea.) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

Frank Aaron (Q. G.) - confined in double irons under sentry's charge for safekeeping, he being drunk and noisy.

Commander Beardslee - By order of

Peter Smith (Sea.) - released from confinement

J. Taylor (O. S.) - Orderly sergeant arrested J. Taylor (O.S.) but as he was drunk and disorderly placed him in cell on shore in single irons for safe keeping.

H. Maguire (Sea.) - released from confinement

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Sent party of twenty five men on Japouski Island to work building a wharf.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

C. Brown (Sea.) - absent without leave

J. Sweeney (Sea.) - absent without leave

J. Taylor (O. S.) - absent without leave

S. Garrett (Lds.) - absent without leave

F. Aaron (Q.~.) - absent without leave

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Aaron (Q. G.) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

Jas. Sweeney (Sea.) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

S. F. Garrett (Lds) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

C. Brown (Sea.) - brought forward by the orderly sergeant, they being 16 hours over leave.

Frank Aaron (Q. G.) - confined in double irons under sentry's charge for safekeeping, he being drunk and noisy.

Commander Beardslee - By order of

Peter Smith (Sea.) - released from confinement

J. Taylor (O. S.) - Orderly sergeant arrested J. Taylor (O.S.) but as he was drunk and disorderly placed him in cell on shore in single irons for safe keeping.

H. Maguire (Sea.) - released from confinement

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 259 gallons.

Water during the preceding 24 hours 1415 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6415 ".


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3 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commander Beardslee confined…in solitary confinement in cell on shore on bread and water for five days for striking a shipmate

Ah Say (W.R.C.) - placed…in cell on shore on bread and water till he is willing to do duty, or until further orders, he having refused duty.

First cutter and steam launch engaged in watering ship. Received on board 700 gallons fresh water. Second steam launch under repairs having her water tanks enlarged. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first, third, and Master's divisions and the marines with small arms and gave them instruction for skirmishers and carrying parties.

Working party ashore working on government coal wharf. First steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 745 gallons fresh water.

Received on board 700 gallons fresh water.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Guertin Master -

John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - confined in solitary confinement in cell on shore on bread and water for five days for striking a shipmate

Commander Beardslee - By order of

Ah Say (W. R. C.) - placed in cell on shore on bread and water till he is willing to do duty, or until further orders, he having refused duty.

First cutter and steam launch engaged in watering ship. Received on board 700 gallons fresh water.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Working party ashore working on government coal wharf.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 2120 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8275 "


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4 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

The snow on surrounding mountains has been, to a great extent, melted by the warm winds of the last 24 hours. Sent first steam launch and first cutter to watering place for water.

At 8.45 mustered crew at quarters. Sent working party ashore to work on government coal wharf, and they returned at 11.45. First steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 675 gallons of fresh water. Second steam launch undergoing repairs.

Working party in charge of Executive Officer engaged in building wharf on Japonski Island. Machinist and working party engaged in altering water tanks of second steam launch. First steam launch and first cutter employed watering ship. Received 503 gallons fresh water. Carpenters at work with working party on wharf.

Jas. Taylor (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined…in cell, solitary confinement with full rations for seven days for insubordination.

Working party in charge of Executive Officer returned to the ship.

First steam launch and first cutter returned. Received on board 740 gallons of fresh water.

L. Bettinson (Sea.) and T. martin (C.Y.) - left working party on shore.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

The snow on surrounding mountains has been to a great extent, melted by the warm winds of the last 24 hours.

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

First steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 675 gallons of fresh water.

Frank Guertin Master -

Working party in charge of the Executive Officer engaged in building wharf on Japouski Island

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

Jas. Taylor (O. S.) - confined in cell, solitary confinement with full rations for seven days for insubordination

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

I. Bettinson (Sea.) - left working party on shore

T. Martin (C. T.) - left working party on shore

Frank Guertin Master -

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 3030 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11040 "


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5 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 5.30 A.M. working party went on shore to work on government coal wharf. At 5.45 A.M. the machinist and blacksmith went on shore to alter tanks of second steam launch. The first steam launch and first cutter employed watering ship. At 6.45 the surveying party left the ship in canoe. At 7.25 the dinghy left the ship with surveying party. At 7.38 machinist and blacksmith returned. At 7.45 working party returned.

J. Bettinson (Sea.) and T. Martin (C.Y.) - At 7.30…returned.

Working party engaged in building wharf in charge of Executive Officer. First steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received 785 gallons fresh water. Machinist and party altering tanks of second steam launch.

At 1. the dinghy left the ship with surveying party. At 1.15 the machinist and party went on shore to alter tanks of second steam launch. At 2. the working party went on shore to work on government wharf. Received 730 gallons water.

Working parties returned to the ship. Received 750 gallons water.

Frank Guertin Master -

I. Bettinson (Sea.) - returned

T. Martin (C. T.) - returned

Chas Stuart Gunner -

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

M. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 270 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1476 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12236 "


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6 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail Steamer California - arrived

Blacksmith repairing head pump and machinist at work enlarging water tank of second steam launch.

At 9. machinist and party went on shore to alter tank of second steam launch. At 11.30 working party returned.

Mail steamer California - At 11.50…arrived and went alongside of the government wharf.

Sent boat ashore for mail.

Steamer California - At 3.30…left for the cannery.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

mail steamer California - arrived and went alongside of the government wharf.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Steamer California - left for the cannery

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 255 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11991 "


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7 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) and Ah Say (W.R.C.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released…from confinement.

Steamer California - At 1….returned from the cannery.

First Lieutenant H.G. Ellsworth - was placed under suspension for negligence in obeying an order, in performance of his duty, due to the influence of intoxicating liquors.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Commander Beardslee - By order of

Ah Say (W. R. C.) - released from confinement

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - released from confinement

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Steamer "California" - returned from the cannery

Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth - was placed under suspension for negligence in obeying an order, in performance of his duty, due to the influence of intoxicating liquors.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11731 "


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8 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9. mustered crew at quarters.

Frank Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released…from confinement.

M.A. Hibbard (Mach.) - absent without leave.

Ah Shu (Lds.) - was this day discharged from the Naval Service at his own request.

M.A. Hibbard (Mach.) - was brought on board by orderly sergeant.

Private George Patterson - was transferred to receiving ship Independence, to be set to hospital.

Mail Steamer - At 2.45 left harbor.

Surveying party in charge of Master Hawes engaged in surveying.

Martin Mong (Lds.) - died at 5.40 P.M., and at 6.45 sent the body on shore.

Very low barometer

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

M. J. Hibbard (Mach.) - absent without leave

Frank Turnbull (Sea.) - released from confinement

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of

M. J. Hibbard (Mach.) - brought on board by orderly sergeant

Ah Shu (Lds) - was this day discharged from the Naval Service at his own request.

Private George PAtterson - was transferred to receiving ship Independence to be sent to hospital.

Independence - Private George Patterson was transferred to receiving ship Independence to be sent to hospital.

Frank Guertin Master -

Mail Steamer left harbor

Master Hanus - Surveying party in charge of Master Hanus engaged in surveying.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Marting Moug (Lds.) - died at 5.40 P.M., and at 6.45 sent the body on shore.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Ah Shu WRSP - by recommendation of Boson, was this day disrated to Landsman and discharged by his own request. He was ~~ to be an habitual op~~ ~~ and wa~~ in ~~~

La Beardslee Commander -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11471 "


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9 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.45 funeral party in charge of Master Hawes left ship to bury body of the late Martin Mong (Lds). Surveyig party in charge of Lieutenant Symonds left the ship but were compelled to return by reason of heavy swell and surf.

T. Glenan (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined in double irons…who was brought off to the ship drunk and disorderly and 12 hours over time.

Received 1 cord of wood.

O. Pitt (Lds.) and F.B. Pratt (Lds.) - absented themselves from the dinghy when sent on shore on duty.

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Master Hanus - funeral party in charge of Master Hanus

Marting Moug (Lds.) - funeral party in charge of Master Hanus left ship to bury body of the late Martin Mourg (Lds.)

Lieutenant Symonds - Survying party in charge of Lieutenant Symonds left the ship but were compelled to return by reason of heavy swell and surf.

T. Glenan (O. S.) - confined in double irons who was brought off to the ship drunk and disorderly and 12 hours over time.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. B. Pratt (Lds.) - absented themselves from the dinghy when sent on shore on duty

O. P~tt (Lds.) - absented themselves from the dinghy when sent on shore on duty

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Marting Moug (Lds.) - The effects of Martin Moug Lds. (deceased) were inventoried.

Thos W Nawlin - Certificate of Deposit for sixty dollars signed by

A L Stephens L~~ - promissory note for Eleven dollars signed by

La Beardslee Commander -

Say (W. R. C.) - ruled by recommendation of Boson ~~ by my order for refusing duty

La Beardslee Commander -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 255 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11216 "


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10 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 A.M. went to quarters. Exercised first and second divisions at Great Guns; Master's, at Single Sticks; and third and Powder divisions at Manual of Arms.

O.D. Pitt (Lds) - returned on board, having been absent without leave.

Commander Beardslee and a few of the offices called on the Bishop of the Gruk Church who is here on a visit to the Sitka pastorate.

F.B. Pratt (Lds) - returned on board, having been absent without leave. Placed him in double irons under charge of sentry to await investigation.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

O. D. Pitt (Lds.) - returned on board, having been absent without leave.

Commander Beardslee - and a few of the officers called on the Bishop of the Greek Church who is here on a visit to the Sitka pastorate.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. B. Pratt (Lds.) - returned on board, having been absent without leave. Placed him in double irons under charge of sentry to await investigation.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10952 "


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11 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first, second, and Master's Divisions with small arms; the third Division with Single Sticks.

J.B. Taylor (O.S.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released…from confinement

H.S. Johnson (cooper) - placed…in solitary confinement in cell on shore for five days; offense, circulating false reports about a shipmate.

Machinist at work repairing water tank in second steam launch. Two mechaics at work at forge on shore, making strengthening bands for awning stanchions.

Machinist at work in second steam launch. Two mechanics ashore at work on forge. Sent first steam launch and first cutter for fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received on board 760 gallons fresh water.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander Beardslee - By order of

J. B. Taylor (O. S.) - released from confinement

H. S. Johnson (Cooper) - placed in solitary confinement in cell on shore for five days; offense, circulating false reports about a shipmate.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Received on board 760 gallons fresh water.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 756 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11458 "


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12 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent two mechanics on shore to work on second steam launch and they returned at 11.30.

Mechanics at work ashore on second steam launch.

Mechanics returned at 4.30.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11193 "


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13 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Second steam launch was found to have the end of her shaft badly corroded, probably from galvanic action from copper on the launch. It was found necessary to put a pin through the nut for holding in place the screw.

At 10.15 called "all divisions to quarters" and inspected clothing.

Thos. Grinshaw (O.S.) - Sent on shore…to be confined in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days and a half by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding, for fighting.

The Bishop of Sitka paid a visit to the ship. Machinist engaged in refitting end of shaft of second steam launch.

James Welch (C.T.) - came from liberty drunk and disorderly, and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding was confined in double irons for safe keeping.

Frank Guertin Master -

Second steam launch was found to have the end of her shaft badly corroded, probably from galvanic action from copper on the launch. It was found necessary to put a pin through the nut for holding in place the screw.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Thos. Grimshaw (O. S.) - Sent on shore Thos. Grimshaw (O. S.) to be confined in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days and a half by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding for fighting.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding

The Bishop of Sitka paid a visit to the ship.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

James Welch (C. T.) - James Welch (C. T.) came from liberty drunk and disorderly, and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding was confined in double irons for safe keeping.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10933 "


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14 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received in Paymaster's Department 94 pounds of fresh bread.

G. Welch (C.T.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released…from confinement.

At 9.30 inspected divisions at quarters and at 10 called "all hands to muster" and read articles for the government of the Navy.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Received in Paymaster's Department 94 pounds of fresh bread.

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

J. Welch (C. T.) - released J. Welch (C. T.) from confinement.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10668 "


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15 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Lieutenant H.G. Ellsworth of the Marine Corps - By order of Commander Beardslee,…was restored to duty.

At 9.50 beat to general quarters. First Division ready in 2 minutes, Second Division in 3 minutes 35 seconds, Third Division in 3 minutes 10 seconds, Master's Division in 2 minutes 25 seconds, Powder Division 2 minutes 25 seconds, and Marines in 1 minute 15 seconds. Paymaster issuing clothing.

Sent two mechanics ashore to work for second steam launch. First steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 819 gallons of water. Finished issuing monthly clothing. Sent surveying party.

First steam launch and first cutter watering ship. received on board 700 gallons fresh water in Paymaster's Department. Surveying parties returned on board.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth - Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth of the Marine Corps was restored to duty.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1579 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11982 "


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16 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Considerable noise in the Indian Village but settling down into some very orderly singing which continued all the watch.

Considerable noise in the Indian Village but settling down into some very orderly singing which continued all the watch.

Working party working on wharf ashore.

Thos. Grimshaw - was released from confinement by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised first and second divisions at Great Guns; third division, Master's and Podwder divisions at small arms. Replaced boiler in second steam launch. Spread out boat sails to dry.

J. Kaough (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee placed…in confinement for fighting.

Two parties away from the ship engaged in surveying.

H.S. Johnson - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released…from confinement.

Two mechanics were engaged on second steam launch.

At 1. the dinghy left with surveying party. The first steam launch and first cutter watering ship. At 2.30 furled boats' sails. Received 780 gallons fresh water.

Surveying parties returned to the ship. Indian policeman brought two hoo-tche-noo stills on board, which were captured near Indian Village.

Considerable noise in the Indian Village but settling down into some very orderly singing which continued all the watch.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Thos. Grimshaw - Thos. Grimshaw was released from confinement

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. Kaough (Lds.) - placed J. Kaough (Lds.) in confinement for fighting.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

H. S. Johnson (Cooper) - released H. S. Johnson (Cooper) from confinement.

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Guertin Master -

Indian policeman brought two hoo-tche-nor stills on board, which were captured near Indian Village.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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17 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working party in charge of Executive Officer building wharf on Japonski Island. First steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received in Paymaster's Department 94 pounds fresh bread.

First launch and first cutter watering ship. At 9.30 went to quarters. First and Powder division drilled with Small Arms; second at Great Guns; Master's at Sword Exercise. Received 1532 gallons water. Got up steam on second steam launch.

Engaged watering ship using second steam launch and first cutter. Received 755 gallons fresh water. Scraping catamearan and dinghy. Carpenters repairing awning stanchions and Paymaster's office.

At 10.40 beat to general quarters. Ready, 1st division 10h 46m; 2nd 10h 46m P.M.; 3d, 10h 46m, Master's 10h 47m P.M.; Marines 10h 46m P.M.; Powder 10h 46m. Ready for second fire 1st ~~~ 10h 47m 30s P.M.; 2d, 10h 47m 30s; 3d, 10h 49m. At 11h 6mi 30s P.M. beat secure. Reported secure 1st Division, 11h 9m 20s P.M.; 2d 11h 10m 50s; 3d 11h 10m 50s; Master's 11h 8m 10s; Powder 11h 8m; Marines 11h 7m 30s.

Frank Guertin Master -

Working party in charge of the Executive Officer engaged in building wharf on Japouski Island

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off sitka

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 150 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 3014 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16978 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 150 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 3014 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16978 "


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18 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent party of 26 men ashore to the Island to work building a wharf. Second steam launch and first cutter watering ship.

Three boats engaged in surveying. Second steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received 830 gallons fresh water. Working party in charge of Executive Officer building wharf on Japonski Island. Third division excersized at target firing with small arms. Working party returned to the ship at 11 A.M.

Exercised the first and second divisions firing at target with small arms. Sent second steam launch and first cutter after water. Surveying parties at work surveying outer reefs. Sea smooth. Received on board in Pay Department 300 gallons fresh water, filling the tanks.

Surveying parties returned to the ship. Received 480 gallons fresh water.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Surveying parties at work surveying outer reefs.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1300 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 18028 "


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19 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent a surveying party. Sent a party to work on government coal wharf, and they returned at 8.

Sent working party on the island to build wharf. Surveying parties away. Blacksmith at work ashore repairing tools. Master's division engaged in firing at target with small arms.

Three parties away engaged in surveying. Brought main boom cover on board. Received on board one cord of wood.

Furled and stowed away in sail room forecastle, and after part of quarter deck awnings. Surveying parties returned.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

other: one cord - wood

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17778 "


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20 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. the second steam launch left the ship with surveying party.

Three parties away engaged in surveying. Piped up all bags.

At 2.50 the second steam launch returned. At 3.30 the dinghy returned with surveying party.

J. Ellis (Lds.), Wm. Murphy (O.S.), J. Scully (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee…was placed in solitary confinement for five days on bread and water in cells on shore for throwing shipmate out of boat.

Frank Pratt (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, released…from confinement.

Piped down all bags.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

~~ Murphy (O. S.) - J. Ellis (Lds.) ~~ Murphy (O. S.) J. Scully (O. S.) was placed in solitary confinement for five days on bread and water in cells on shore for throwing shipmate out of boat.

J. Scully (O. S.) - J. Ellis (Lds.) ~~ Murphy (O. S.) J. Scully (O. S.) was placed in solitary confinement for five days on bread and water in cells on shore for throwing shipmate out of boat.

J. Ellis (Lds.) - J. Ellis (Lds.) ~~ Murphy (O. S.) J. Scully (O. S.) was placed in solitary confinement for five days on bread and water in cells on shore for throwing shipmate out of boat.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Frank Pratt (Lds.) - released Frank Pratt (Lds.) from confinement.

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17518 "


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21 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. sent up top gallant masts and crossed top gallant yards.

At 9.45 called all hands to quarters fir inspection. At 10 went to quarters and the Commander inspected the ship.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17253 "


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22 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Two parties out surveying. Painted first cutter and catamaran. Hoisted dinghy inboard for repairs. Brought aboard from storehouse spare top gallant masts. Carpenters repairing small boat for use in surveying party. Wythefor flying jib boom carried away.

Execised the first and second division at firing at target with small arms. Partially broke out and restored fore hold.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 300 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16953 "


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23 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 beat to quarters for exercise with powder. Fired at a target with great guns, using starboard battery only. Target on an island to seaward and distant 400 years. … Expended in Ordnance Department 14, 5 sec. shell VIII in 3, 5 sec. shell, 30 pdr. Rifle; 2 shot, 30 pdr. Rifle; 1 shrapnel, 30 pdr. Rifle: 5 shrapnel VIII in; 5 canister VIII in; 5 stands of grape VIII in; 1 shot VIII in; 30, 7 lb. cartridges; 6, 3 1/4 lb. cartridges; and 60 cannon primers.

J. Maingui (C.T.) - absent without leave.

Men engaged in target practice with small arms and scraping top gallant masts. One Remington rifle exploded on underside near muzzle. Two mechanics ashore engaged repairing head pumps.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Fired at a target with great guns using starboard battery only. Target on an island to seaward and distant 400 yards.

J. Mawgui (C. T.) - J. Mawgui (C. T.) absent without leave.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

One Remington rifle exploded on under side near muzzle.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16688 "


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24 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. Maiugui (C. T.) - J. Maiugui (C. T.) absent without leave.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. Maiugui (C. T.) - J. Maiugui (C. T.) returned on board. 48 hours over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

At 7.45 called all hands and sent down the top gallant and royal yards and masts. Received in Paymaster's Department 94 ponds fresh bread.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine.

J. Maiugui (C.T.) - absent without leave.

At 3.15 called all hands and sent up top gallant masts.

J. Maiugui (C.T.) - returned on board 48 hours over liberty.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16428 "


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25 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and found…. Exercised first division at single sticks; second, small arms; third, Great Guns; Powder division, single sticks, and Navigator's at small arms.

Thos. Williams (Q.G.) - absent from the ship 48 hours over liberty.

Jas. Nevile (Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined…in double irons for fighting to await investigation.

Jas. Nevile (Lds.) - By order of Lt-Comdr C.H. Rockwell, released from confinement...

Thos. Scully (O.S.), J~o. Ellis (O.S.) and Wm. Murphy (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer released…from confinement.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding placed…in double irons under sentry's charge for safe keeping for smoking in his hammock and striking matches.

Frank Guertin Master -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Thos. Williams (Q. G.) - Thos. Williams (Q. G.) absent from the ship 48 hours over liberty.

Jas. Nevide (Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined Jas. Nevide (Lds.) in double irons for fighiting to await investigation.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell - By order of Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell

Jas. Nevide (Lds.) - relased from confinement Jas. Nevide (Lds.)

G. M. Katz Ensign -

W~ Murphy (O. S.) - By order of Commanding Officer released Thos. Scully (O. S.), Jno. Ellis (O. S.) and W~ Murphy (O. S.) from confinement.

Thos. Scully (O. S.) - By order of Commanding Officer released Thos. Scully (O. S.), Jno. Ellis (O. S.) and W~ Murphy (O. S.) from confinement.

Jno. Ellis (O. S.) - By order of Commanding Officer released Thos. Scully (O. S.), Jno. Ellis (O. S.) and W~ Murphy (O. S.) from confinement.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. P. Griffin (Lds.) - placed J. P. Griffin (Lds.) in double irons under sentry's charge for safe keeping for smoking in his hammock and striking matches.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 240 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16188 "


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26 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, then paraded battalion.

Thos. Williams (Q.G.) - was found to be absent without leave.

Thos. Williams (Q.G.) - returned to the ship drunk and 70 hours overtime.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Thos. Williams (Q. G.) - Thos. Williams (Q. G.) was found to be absent without leave.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Thos. Williams (Q. G.) - Thos. Williams (Q. G.) returned to the ship drunk and 70 hours over time.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 246 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15642 "


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27 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Whale boat with surveying party in charge of Master Hanns left the ship.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N., Commanding confined…in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days for lighting a cigarette with a sulphur match and smoking in hammock

Thos. Williams - disrated…from Q.G. to Seaman for drunkenness and overstaying liberty.

Surveying party left the ship.

Surveying party returned.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Master Hanus - Whale boat with surveying party in charge of Master Hanus left the ship.

J. P. Griffin (Lds.) - confined J. P. Griffing (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days for lighting a cigarette with a sulphur match and smoking in hammock

Commander L. A. Beardslee, U. S. U. - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, U. S. U., Commanding

Thos. Williams - also disrated Thos. Williams from Q. G. to seaman for drunkenness and overstaying liberty.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15682 "


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28 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received in Paymaster's Department 94 pounds fresh bread.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and at 10. Commander L.A. Beardslee , Commanding inspected the ship and crew.

At 1 P.M. went to quarters and turned in clean hammocks. Sent liberty party on shore.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding inspected the ship and crew.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 245 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15437 "


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29 September 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised. … At 10.20 called all hands to muster and read stations for "clearing ship for action". Crew engaged in scraping ship's side.

Thos. Martin (C.T.) and H. Maguire (Sea.) - found…absent from the ship over liberty.

Thos. Martin (C.T.) and H. Maguire (Sea.) - returned on board three hours over liberty.

Engaged in scraping ship's side. Found much rotten wood, deadeyes very rotten, one half gone.

At 5.30 went to quarters and served out clean hammocks.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

H. Maguire (Sea.) - Found Thos. Martin (C. T.) and H. Maguire (Sea.) absent from the ship over liberty.

Thos. Martin (C. T.) - Found Thos. Martin (C. T.) and H. Maguire (Sea.) absent from the ship over liberty.

H. Maguire (Sea.) - Thos. Martin (C. T.) and H. Maguire (Sea.) returned on board three hours over liberty.

Thos. Martin (C. T.) - Thos. Martin (C. T.) and H. Maguire (Sea.) returned on board three hours over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 361 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15076 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 361 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15076 "


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30 September 1879

redoubt lake

Lat , Long

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Ensign Katz - Sent first steam launch in charge of Ensign Katz; left the ship for Redoubt Lake to meet reconnaissance party.

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Joseph Griffin (Lds.) - Joseph Griffin (Lds) was released from confinement

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Sent a gang of four men ashore to work on stove pipe.

other: 1 cord - wood

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Ensign Katz - First steam launch in charge of Ensign Katz returned.

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Ensign Katz - Sent first steam launch in charge of Ensign Katz; left the ship for Redoubt Lake to meet reconnaissance party.

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Joseph Griffin (Lds.) - Joseph Griffin (Lds) was released from confinement

Chas Stuart Gunner -

other: 1 cord - wood

Frank Guertin Master -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Ensign Katz - First steam launch in charge of Ensign Katz returned.

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1879


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moored

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 540 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14536 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 540 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14536 "


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1 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

Chas Stuart Gunner -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14276 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14276 "


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2 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Aurora Borealis extending along the Northern and Eastern direction of the heavens.

Frank Guertin Master -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Master Hanus - Survying party in charge of Master Hanus engaged in surveying.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Aurora Borealis extedning along the northern and eastern direction of the heavens.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding

R. B. Barlow (C. Q. M.) - confined R. B. Barlow (C. Q. M.) and T. J. Hays (I. C. F.) for coming from liberty drunk and creating disturbance on board.

T. J. Hays (I C. F.) - confined R. B. Barlow (C. Q. M.) and T. J. Hays (I. C. F.) for coming from liberty drunk and creating disturbance on board.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

Frank Guertin Master -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Master Hanus - Survying party in charge of Master Hanus engaged in surveying.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Aurora Borealis extedning along the northern and eastern direction of the heavens.

R. B. Barlow (C. Q. M.) - confined R. B. Barlow (C. Q. M.) and T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) for coming from liberty drunk and creating disturbance on board.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding

T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) - confined R. B. Barlow (C. Q. M.) and T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) for coming from liberty drunk and creating disturbance on board.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14013 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14013 "


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3 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Commander Beardslee - Commander Beardslee released T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) and R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) from sentry's charge.

T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) - Commander Beardslee released T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) and R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) from sentry's charge.

R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) - Commander Beardslee released T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) and R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) from sentry's charge.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. H. Hill - placed J. H. Hill ( ) in solitary confinement on breat and water for three days for insolence to an officer.

Henry West (Sea.) - Henry West (Sea.) returned on board four hours over time.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

N. R. Usher Ensign -

T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) - Commander Beardslee released T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) and R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) from sentry's charge.

Commander Beardslee - Commander Beardslee released T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) and R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) from sentry's charge.

R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) - Commander Beardslee released T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) and R. Barlow (C. Q. M.) from sentry's charge.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. H. Hill - placed J. H. Hill ( ) in solitary confinement on breat and water for three days for insolence to an officer.

Henry West (Sea.) - Henry West (Sea.) returned on board four hours over time.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 285 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13728 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 285 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13728 "


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4 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

~ury Brown (C. A. G.) - ~ury Brown (C. A. G.) returned on board drunk.

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee placed him in single irons under charge of sentry.

Lewis Powe (Sea.) - W Mc Mitchell (C. T.) and Lewis Powe (Sea.) left the working party on shore and did not return.

W. Mc Mitchell (C. T.) - W Mc Mitchell (C. T.) and Lewis Powe (Sea.) left the working party on shore and did not return.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Lewis Powe (Sea.) - Lewis Powe (Sea.) returned on board.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - J. Doyle (Lds.) returned from libery drunk and noisy and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee confined him in double irons.

J. Doyle (Lds.) - J. Doyle (Lds.) returned from libery drunk and noisy and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee confined him in double irons.

Frank Guertin Master -

Wm Mitchell Capt of Lob. - Wm Mitchell Capt of Lob. by recommendation of Board of Officers disrated to Seaman for leaving a working party getting drunk and ~~ cutting shipmates

La Beardslee C~~ C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

~ury Brown (C. A. G.) - ~ury Brown (C. A. G.) returned on board drunk. By order of Commander Beardslee placed in single irons under charge of sentry.

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

Lewis Powe (Sea.) - W Mc Mitchell (C. T.) and Lewis Powe (Sea.) left the working party on shore and did not return.

W. Mc Mitchell (C. T.) - W Mc Mitchell (C. T.) and Lewis Powe (Sea.) left the working party on shore and did not return.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Lewis Powe (Sea.) - Lewis Powe (Sea.) returned on board.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. Doyle (Lds.) - J. Doyle (Lds.) returned from libery drunk and noisy and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee confined him in double irons.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Frank Guertin Master -

Wm Mitchell Capt of Lob. - Wm Mitchell Capt of Lob. by recommendation of Board of Officers disrated to Seaman for leaving a working party getting drunk and ~~ cutting shipmates

La Beardslee C~~ C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 280 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13448 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 280 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13448 "


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5 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Jas. Welch (C. T.) - placed Jas. Welch (C. T.) under sentry's charge for being under the influence of liquor.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - Wm Mitchell (C. T.) and Jas. Rollins (Lds.) absent without leave.

Wm Mitchell (C. T.) - Wm Mitchell (C. T.) and Jas. Rollins (Lds.) absent without leave.

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - placed Jas. Doyle (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days in cell ashore for being drunk and disrespectful to Commanding Officer

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Henry Brown (C. A. G.) - released Henry Brown (C. A. G.)

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Wm Mitchell (C. T.) - Wm Mitchell (C. T.) returned on board and placed him in double irons by order of Commanding Officer.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Jas. Welch (C. T.) - placed Jas. Welch (C. T.) under sentry's charge for being under the influence of liquor.

W. Mc Mitchell (C. T.) - Wm Mitchell (C. T.) and Jas. Rollins (Lds.) absent without leave.

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - Wm Mitchell (C. T.) and Jas. Rollins (Lds.) absent without leave.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - placed Jas. Doyle (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days in cell ashore for being drunk and disrespectful to Commanding Officer

Henry Brown (C. A. G.) - released Henry Brown (C. A. G.)

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

W. Mc Mitchell (C. T.) - W Mc Mitchell (C. T.) returned on board and placed him in double irons by order of Commanding Officer.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13188 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13188 "


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6 October 1879

Frank Guertin Master -

Atmosphere remarkably clear.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollines (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

J. H. Mulligan (Lds) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

John Delaney (O. S.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollines (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding

J. K. Hill (Carp.) - released J. K. Hill (Carp.) from confinement.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. Rollins (Lds.) - Arrested and brought on board C. W. Clark (Lds.), J. Rollins (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.) who were confined in double irons to await investigation

John Delaney (O. S.) - Arrested and brought on board C. W. Clark (Lds.), J. Rollins (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.) who were confined in double irons to await investigation

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - Arrested and brought on board C. W. Clark (Lds.), J. Rollins (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.) who were confined in double irons to await investigation

Commander L. A. Beardslee, U. S. Navy - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, U. S. Navy, Commanding.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - confined Henry Hunter (Lds.) and J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) in double irons to await investigation, they having returned to the ship 23 hours over liberty.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) - confined Henry Hunter (Lds.) and J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) in double irons to await investigation, they having returned to the ship 23 hours over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollines (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

J. H. Mulligan (Lds) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

John Delaney (O. S.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - The following men were found absent from the ship over liberty viz: Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Henry Hunter (Lds.), J. H. Mulligan (Lds), C. W. Clark (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.).

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. K. Hill (Carp.) - released J. K. Hill (Carp.) from confinement.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

John Delaney (O. S.) - Arrested and brought on board C. W. Clark (Lds.), J. Rollins (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.) who were confined in double irons to await investigation

J. Rollins (Lds.) - Arrested and brought on board C. W. Clark (Lds.), J. Rollins (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.) who were confined in double irons to await investigation

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - Arrested and brought on board C. W. Clark (Lds.), J. Rollins (Lds.), and John Delaney (O. S.) who were confined in double irons to await investigation

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, US. Navy, Commanding.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - confined Henry Hunter (Lds.) and J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) in double irons to await investigation, they having returned to the ship 23 hours over liberty.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) - confined Henry Hunter (Lds.) and J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) in double irons to await investigation, they having returned to the ship 23 hours over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 235 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12953 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 235 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12953 "


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7 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

L. A. Beardslee, Commander - By order of L. A. Beardslee, Commander Commanding

J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) - released from confinement J. A. Mulligan (Lds.)

J. Rollins (Lds.) - placed in cells ashore J. Rollins (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for drunkenness and overstaying liberty

John Delaney (O. S.) - and John Delaney (O. S.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for one day for same offense

H. Hunter (Lds.) - released from confinement C. W. Clark (Lds.) and H. Hunter (Lds.)

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - released from confinement C. W. Clark (Lds.) and H. Hunter (Lds.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

L. A. Beardslee, Commander - By order of L.A. Beardslee, Commander Commanding

J. A. Mulligan (Lds.) - released from confinement J. A. Mulligan (Lds.)

J. Rollins (Lds.) - placed in cells ashore J. Rollins (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for drunkenness and overstaying liberty

John Delaney (O. S.) - and John Delaney (O. S.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for one day for same offense

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - released from confinement C. W. Clark (Lds.) and H. Hunter (Lds.)

H. Hunter (Lds.) - released from confinement C. W. Clark (Lds.) and H. Hunter (Lds.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 241 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12712 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 241 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12712 "


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8 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

Wm Mitchell (C. T.) - Wm Mitchell (C. T.) was disrated to seaman from the 4th instant; confined in double irons under charge of sentry to await trial by General Court-Martial.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Daniel Mc Askill (O. S.) - placed Daniel Mc Askill (O. S.) in double irons under sentry's charge for safe keeping for being drunk and disorderly on duty.

Lieutenant Commander C. H. Rockwell - By order of Lieutenant Commander C. H. Rockwell, Commanding

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

W. Mc Mitchell (C. T.) - W Mc Mitchell (C. T.) was disrated to seaman from the 4th instant; confined him in double irons under charge of sentry to await trial by General Court-Martial.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Lieutenant Commander C. H. Rockwell - By order of Lieutenant Commander C. H. Rockwell, Commanding

Daniel Mc Askill (O. S.) - placed Daniel Mc Askill (O. S.) in double irons under sentry's charge for safe keeping for being drunk and disorderly on duty.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 252 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12460 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 252 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12460 "


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9 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John Williams - a civilian who was stab bed in the breast and who said heahd shot a man on the shore.

John Williams - By order of Commander Beardslie placed prisoner John Williams in single irons under charge of sentry

Private Kelly - Private Kelly from guard on shore came on board bringing John Williams

John Williams - bringing John Williams, a civilian who was stabbed in the breast and who said he had shot a man on shore Williams was examined by the surgeon and placed in sentry's charge by order Commander Beardslee for safe-keeping.

Commander Beardslee - placed under sentry's charge by order Commander Beardslee

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

first Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth - sent Marine Guard of ten men ashore in charge of first Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth to escort the prisoner John Williams.

John Williams - to escort the prisoner John Williams.

Frank Guertin Master -

John Williams - Lieut. Ellsworth with the Marine Guard and the prisoner John Williams returned on board.

Lieut. Ellsworth - Lieut. Ellsworth with the Marine Guard and the prisoner John Williams returned on board.

John Williams - placed John Williams in single irons under charge of sentry.

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - Released C. W. Clark (Lds.) from confinement

Commander Beardslee - by order of Commander Beardslee

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Lieut Symonds, Master at arms - are qu~t of the Collector a B~~n consisting of Lieut Symonds, Master at arms and P.A. S~~ ~~ sma~~

John Williams - a Jury of Civilians, in the Case of John Williams, guilty of shooting Edward Rins. The finding of ~~ was in recommendation that the ~~ Williams should be held for trial. In compliance with this recommendation and in consideration of the fact that his release would probably ~~ him his life by lynching, and the settlement a riot, Williams was informed that he would be S. held, in mast in p~~ist.

P. A. S~~ - are qu~t of the Collector a B~~n consisting of Lieut Symonds, Master at arms and P.A. S~~ ~~ sma~~

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

La Beardslee Commander -

Private Kelly - Private Kelly from guard on shore came on board bringing John Williams

John Williams - brining John Williams, a civilian who was stabbed in the breast and who said he had shot a man on shore

Williams - Williams was examined by the surgeon and placed under sentry's charge by order Commander Beardslee for safe-keeping.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

John Williams - sent Marine Guard of ten men ashore in charge of first Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth to escort the prisoner John Williams.

first Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth - sent Marine Guard of ten men ashore in charge of first Lieutenant H. G. Ellsworth to escort the prisoner John Williams.

Frank Guertin Master -

Lieut. Ellsworth - Lieut. Ellsworth with the Marine Guard and the prisoner John Williams returned on board.

John Williams - Lieut. Ellsworth with the Marine Guard and the prisoner John Williams returned on board.

John Williams - placed prisoner John Williams in single irons under charge of sentry

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

C. W. Clark (Lds.) - Released C. W. Clark (Lds.) from confinement

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Lieut Symonds, Master at arms - are qu~t of the Collector a B~~n consisting of Lieut Symonds, Master at arms and P.A. S~~ ~~ sma~~

Edward Rong - in the Case of John Williams guilty of shooting Edward Rong

John Williams - once a Jury of Cil~~~ in the Case of John Williams guilty of shooting Edward Rons. The finding of ~~ was in recommendation that the prisoner Williams should be held for trial. In compliance with this recommendation and in consideration of the fact that his release would probably cost him his life by lynching, and the settlement a riot Williams was notified that he would be S. held, in made ~~ p~~dist.

P. A. S~~ - are qu~t of the Collector a B~~n consisting of Lieut Symonds, Master at arms and P.A. S~~ ~~ sma~~

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

La Beardslee C~~ -


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12210 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12210 "


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10 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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Frank Guertin Master -

Frank Guertin Master -


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12210 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 250 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12210 "


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E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Steamer "California - Steamer "California cam in and made fast to wharf.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Steamer "California - Steamer "California came in and made fast to wharf.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 255 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11955 "


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11 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - and Henry Hunter (Lds) for two days on bread and water for overstaying liberty.

Daniel Mc Askill (Lds.) - confined Daniel Mc Askill (Lds.) for five days on bread and water for being drunk and insubordinate

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - and Henry Hunter (Lds) for two days on bread and water for overstaying liberty.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Daniel Mc Askill (Lds.) - confined Daniel Mc Askill (Lds.) for five days on bread and water for being drunk and insubordinate

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11695 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11695 "


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12 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, U. S. Navy, Commanding

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - released Jas. Rollins (Lds.) from confinement.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Colin Douglass (Sea.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

Samuel Thompson (Sea.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

Richard Carr (Sea.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

E. J. Sullivan - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, U. S. Navy, Commanding

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - released Jas. Rollins (Lds.) from confinement.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Samuel Thompson (Sea.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

Colin Douglass (Sea.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

E. J. Sullivan (Lds.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

Richard Carr (Sea.) - Transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, and place on board Mail Steamer Colin Douglass (Sea.), Samuel Thompson (Sea.), Richard Carr (Sea.) and E. J. Sullivan (Lds.).

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11430 "


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13 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail Steamer California - went out

John Williams - a prisoner in single irons awaiting action from the Department was to day by order of Commander Beardslie, made a prisoner at large.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Mail Steamer California - At 6 Mail Steamer California went out.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Henry Hunter (Lds.) - released from confinement Henry Hunter (Lds.)

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

G. M. Katz Ensign -

John Williams - John Williams a prisoner in single irons awaiting action from the Department was to day by order of Commander Beardslee, made a prisoner at large.

Commander Beardslee - by order of Commander Beardslee

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

R ~aw Capt ~~p - R ~aw Capt ~~p by recommendation of Board of Officers disrated for transfer to Hospital

La Beardslee C~~ C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 370 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11060 "


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14 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

At 9.30 formed the companies on deck and landed the battalion and a battery of the 12 pdr. howitzer and the Gatlin gun, a total of 106 men for exercise on shore.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

La Beardslee C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 320 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10740 "


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15 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

P. Flynne (C. A. G.) - P. Flynne (C. A. G.) was brought on board in a cot.

Frank Guertin Master -

Party from ship at work on government wharf.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10478 "


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16 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Frank Guertin Master -

Working party in charge of Executive Officer engaged building landing for ship's boats.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Daniel Mc Askill (O. S.) - released Danil Mc Askill (O. S.) from confinement.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - Chas. Brown (Sea). and W. J. Millen (Sea) were found absent from the ship over liberty.

W. J. Millen (Sea) - Chas. Brown (Sea). and W. J. Millen (Sea) were found absent from the ship over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Carpenter's Mate J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer rated Carpenter's Mate J. H. Turnbull (Sea.).

J. Scully (O. S.) - J. Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), and A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) found under the influence of liquor on duty, were, by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding confined in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation.

T. Dineen (Lds.) - J. Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), and A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) found under the influence of liquor on duty, were, by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding confined in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation.

A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - J. Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), and A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) found under the influence of liquor on duty, were, by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding confined in double irons under sentry's charge to await investigation.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Sent party of marines on shore in charge of ~~ officer to arrest a party of liberty men who were creating disturbance on shore.

W. J. Millen (Sea) - Party returned brining on board W. J. Millen (Sea.), Jno. Daley (O. S.), O Davis (Lds.) and T. Hays (1C. F.) and T. Wallace (P. M.) and by order of Commander L. A. Bearslee, Commanding confined them in double irons.

O. Davis (Lds.) - Party returned brining on board W. J. Millen (Sea.), Jno. Daley (O. S.), O Davis (Lds.) and T. Hays (1C. F.) and T. Wallace (P. M.) and by order of Commander L. A. Bearslee, Commanding confined them in double irons.

Jno. Daley (O. S.) - Party returned brining on board W. J. Millen (Sea.), Jno. Daley (O. S.), O Davis (Lds.) and T. Hays (1C. F.) and T. Wallace (P. M.) and by order of Commander L. A. Bearslee, Commanding confined them in double irons.

T. J. Hays (1 C. F.) - Party returned brining on board W. J. Millen (Sea.), Jno. Daley (O. S.), O Davis (Lds.) and T. Hays (1C. F.) and T. Wallace (P. M.) and by order of Commander L. A. Bearslee, Commanding confined them in double irons.

T. Wallace (P. M.) - Party returned brining on board W. J. Millen (Sea.), Jno. Daley (O. S.), O Davis (Lds.) and T. Hays (1C. F.) and T. Wallace (P. M.) and by order of Commander L. A. Bearslee, Commanding confined them in double irons.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10217 "


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17 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Aurora Borealis visible in northern poprtion of the sky

Aurora Borealis visible in northern portion of the sky.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - Chas. Brown (Sea.) absent without leave.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

W Mc Mitchell (Sea.) - released from confinement W Mc Mitchell (Sea.) and made him a prisoner at large

T. Dineen (Lds.) - also by same authority confined J. Scully (O. S.), A. H. C. Augillsthorpe (Sea.) and T. Dineen (Lds.) in cells on shore for five days on bread and water, solitary confinement, for stealing 27 bottles of ale from government warehouse on shore and being drunk on duty. The Paymaster was ordered to charge the value of said 27 bottles of ale: vis $13.50 to their several accounts.

J. Scully (O. S.) - also by same authority confined J. Scully (O. S.), A. H. C. Augillsthorpe (Sea.) and T. Dineen (Lds.) in cells on shore for five days on bread and water, solitary confinement, for stealing 27 bottles of ale from government warehouse on shore and being drunk on duty. The Paymaster was ordered to charge the value of said 27 bottles of ale: vis $13.50 to their several accounts.

A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - also by same authority confined J. Scully (O. S.), A. H. C. Augillsthorpe (Sea.) and T. Dineen (Lds.) in cells on shore for five days on bread and water, solitary confinement, for stealing 27 bottles of ale from government warehouse on shore and being drunk on duty. The Paymaster was ordered to charge the value of said 27 bottles of ale: vis $13.50 to their several accounts.

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - Chas. Brown (Sea.) returned to the ship and was by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding confined in cell on shore, solitary confinement for five days on bread and water, for leaving working party while on duty and remaining absent form ship without leave.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

John Daly (O. S.) - sent to guard house on shore and placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days John Daly (O. S.). For insubordination toward the corporal of the guard.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Suspended work on the coal wharf for the season.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct

Chas. Brown (Sea) - absent without leave

Wm. Mitchell (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding released from confinement…and made him a prisoner at large

J. Scully (O.S.), A.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.), and T. Dineen (Lds.) - confined…in cells on shore for five days on bread and water, solitary confinement, for stealing 27 bottles of ale from government warehouse on shore and being drunk on duty.

The Paymaster was ordered to charge the value of said 27 bottles of ale; viz $13.50 to them several accounts.

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - returned to the ship and was by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined in cell on shore, solitary confinement, for five days on bread and water, for leaving working party while on duty and remaining absent from ship without leave.

John Daly (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding sent to guard house on shore and placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days

Suspended work on the coal wharf for the season.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 258 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9959 "


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18 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner Nellie Edes - At 11.40 send second cutter and whale boat to assist in righting Schooner Nellie Edes

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

schooner Nellie Edes - At 11.40 sent second cutter and whale boat to assist in righting schooner Nellie Edes.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 268 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9691 "


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19 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9428 "


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20 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

At 9.50 a Summary Court Martial convened.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Ryan (C~~) - Ryan (C~~) returned from liberty drunk and disorderly and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding placed him in charge of sentry for safe keeping.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Perey Douglas (Lds.) - Perey Douglas (Lds.) left the boat while ashore on duty and remained absent from the ship without leave.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9167 "


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21 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Percy Douglas (Lds.) - confined Percy Douglas (Lds.) in double irons to await investigation for lighting

Alfred Ryan (cox) - released Alfred Ryan (cox) from confinement.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

H. B~~on C A G. - H B~~on C A G. by recommendation of Board of officers disrated & rerated 2nd Gr by my order

La Beardslee C~~ C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 290 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8877 "


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22 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

John Scully (O. S.) - released from confinement John Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) and C. Brown (Sea)

A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - released from confinement John Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) and C. Brown (Sea)

C. Brown (Sea.) - released from confinement John Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) and C. Brown (Sea)

T. Dineen (Lds.) - released from confinement John Scully (O. S.), T. Dineen (Lds.), A. H. C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) and C. Brown (Sea)

John Daly (O. S.) - and released by same authority John Daly (O. S.) from solitary confinement and confined him in double irons for safe keeping to await further punishment.

J. H. Turnbull (C. Mate) - Absent from the ship without leave H. Pettingill C. T.), J. H. Turnbull (C. Mate)

H. Maguire (Sea.) - Absent from the ship without leave H. Pettingill C. T.), J. H. Turnbull (C. Mate), H. Maguire (Sea.)

J. Doyle (Lds.) - Absent from the ship without leave H. Pettingill C. T.), J. H. Turnbull (C. Mate), H. Maguire (Sea.), and J. Doyle (Lds.)

H. Pettingill (C. T.) - Absent from the ship without leave H. Pettingill C. T.)

Carpenter's gang at work on government wharf.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Percy Douglas (Lds.) - placed in confinement in double irons for safe keeping Percy Douglas (Lds.) to await trial by court martial on various charges.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - F. Pettingill (C. T.) and Jas. Doyle (Lds) returned on board.

F. Pettingill (C. T.) - F. Pettingill (C. T.) and Jas. Doyle (Lds) returned on board.

Henry Brown - Henry Brown from (C. A. G.) to (Sea.) from October 21st

Henry Brown - Henry Brown from (Sea.) to (Q. G.) Oct. 22d

John ~aker - John ~aker from (Sea.) to (C. T.), Oct. 15th

W Mc Grady - W Mc Grady, (Sea.) to (Cox.), Oct. 15th

H. Q. Fromberg - H. Q. Fromberg from (Sea.) to (C. A. G.), Oct. 22d.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8617 "


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23 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Henry Maguire (Sea.) - Henry Maguire (Sea.) and John Turnbull (C. M.) were found to be absent without leave.

John Turnbull (C. M.) - Henry Maguire (Sea.) and John Turnbull (C. M.) were found to be absent without leave.

Carpenter's gang making lockers for hammock netting. Sailmaker making hammock cloths.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

John Daly (O. S.) - John Daly (O. S.) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for insolence to Commanding Officer.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

J. Turnbull (C. M.) - J. Turnbull (C. M.) and H. Maguire (Sea) were brought on board by the first sergeant and by order of Commander Bearslee placed them in double irons to await action.

H. Maguire (Sea.) - J. Turnbull (C. M.) and H. Maguire (Sea) were brought on board by the first sergeant and by order of Commander Bearslee placed them in double irons to await action.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

John Turnbull (C. M.) - released from confinement Henry Maguire (Sea) and John Turnbull (C. M.)

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Henry Maguire (Sea.) - released from confinement Henry Maguire (Sea)

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 258 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8359 "


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24 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Timothy F. Hays (1. C. F.) - the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of Timothy J. Hays (1. C. F.), sentenced to solitary confinemtn in double irons on bread and water for thrity days with full ration every fifth day

Wm J. Millen (Sea) - also the finding and sentence in the case of Wm J. Millen (Sea), sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thirty days with full ration every fifth day

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

H. Maguire (Sea.) - placed H. Maguire (Sea.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days, offense overstaying leave.

J. Turnbull (C. M.) - Placed J. Turnbull (C. M.) under charge of sentry to await trial by Court-Martial.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8094 "


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25 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Isaac Davis (Lds.) - released Isaac Davis (Lds.) from confinement and left a prisoner at large, the charge against him having been temporarily withdrawn.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 257 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7837 "


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26 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7575 "


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27 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

H. Maguire (Sea.) - released H. Maguire (Sea.) from confinement.

Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell - By order of Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer

Chilcoot Jack - Enlisted Chilcoot Jack as first class boy for the cruise from this date.

Henry Minett Midie -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7315 "


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28 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7053 "


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29 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

La Beardslee C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 682 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7471 "


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30 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

John Turnbull (C. Mate) - read the findings and sentence of Summary Court-Martial in the case of John Turnbull (C. Mate) sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for twenty days full rations every fifth day, and confined him on shore in accordance with above sentence

Percy Douglas (Lds.) - also the findings and sentence in the case of Percy Douglas (Lds.) sentenced to be discharged from the Naval Service with bad conduct discharge, but in consideration of the fact that the people of Sitka are unprotected by civil law and of the violent temper of the prisoner his sentence was remitted, and the prisoner warned, by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Thomas Wallace (P. M.) - als the findings and sentence in the case of Thomas Wallace (P. M.), sentenced to be discharged from the Naval Service with bad conduct discharge, and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee the sentence to be carried into effect on the arrival of instructions from the Navy Department, and the prisoner be held in confinement in the meantime

John Daly (O. S.) - also the findings and sentence in the case of John Daly (O. S.) and the Court after due deliberation considered the specification of too serious nature, if proven, to be punished by Summary Court-Martial; the proceedings were approved and the prisoner held in confinement until the charges can be investigated by a General Court-Martial, by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1530 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8738 "


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31 October 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Ah Wing (Lds.) - Ah Wing (Lds.) was placed on extra look out from 8 to 12 for five days by order of Commanding Officer.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1879


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 754 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9227 "


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1 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John Daly (O.S.), Thos. Wallace (P.M.), T.H. Sackett (P.M.) - By order of L.A. Beardslee, Comd'r, Commanding transferred to brig on shore for safekeeping…to await the action of the Department.

Engaged watering ship. Painted hatch coamings and waterways. Received 755 gallons fresh water.

Chimmie Toksehg (Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer discharged from the Naval Service…from October 31, 1879.

Received on board 1315 gallons water.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. H. Sackett (P. M.) - transferred to brig on shore for safekeeping John Daly (O. S.) and Thos. Wallace (P. M.) and F. H. Sackett (P. M.) to await the action of the Department.

L. A. Beardslee - By order of L. A. Beardslee, Commd'r, Commanding

Thos. Wallace (P. M.) - transferred to brig on shore for safekeeping John Daly (O. S.) and Thos. Wallace (P. M.) and F. H. Sackett (P. M.) to await the action of the Department.

John Daly (O. S.) - transferred to brig on shore for safekeeping John Daly (O. S.) and Thos. Wallace (P. M.) and F. H. Sackett (P. M.) to await the action of the Department.

Chimmie Toksehg (Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer discharged from the Naval Service Chimmie Toksehg (Lds.) from October 31, 1879.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1320 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10285 "


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2 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to quarters for muster and inspection. At 10 A.M. called "all hands to muster" read "Articles for the Better Government of the Navy."

Thos. Martin (C.T.) and Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - were found to be absent without leave. Sent first sergeant on shore to bring them off. They were brought off by first sergeant at 11 o'clock. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding placed Thos. Martin in confinement in single irons to await investigation.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Read "Articles for the Better Government of the Navy."

Thos. Martin (C. T.) - Thos. Martin (C. T.) and Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) were found to be absent without leave. Sent first sergeant on shore to bring them off. They were brought off by first sergeant at 11 o'clock.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - Thos. Martin (C. T.) and Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) were found to be absent without leave. Sent first sergeant on shore to bring them off. They were brought off by first sergeant at 11 o'clock.

Thos. Martin - place Thos. Martin in confinement in single irons to await investigation.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1454 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11479 "


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3 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship.

At 9.30 exercised the crew at general quarters. Drilled the Marine Guard at Manual of Arms. Received on board 1350 gallons fresh water in Paymaster's Department.

At 1.00 called "away all boats" and exercised at fleet tactics.

Thos. Martin (Cox.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee…was placed in double irons for five days for overstaying leave.

Wm. Harper (Bugler) - reported on board and was placed under sentry's charge to await investigation by order of Lt. Comd'r C.H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

At 1.00 called away all armed boats and exercised at fleet tactics.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Thos. Martin (Cox.) - Thos. Martin (Cox.) was placed in double irons for five days for overstaying leave.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Wm Harper (Bugler) - Wm Harper (Bugler) reported on board and was placed under sentry's charge to await investigation

Lt. Comd'r C. H. Rockwell - by order of Lt. Comd'r C. H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer.

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1525 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12741 "


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4 November 1879

Sent steam launch and first cutter ~n fresh water.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per ~~tive.

John Connolly (Lds.) and John Kaough (Lds.) - absent without leave.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 1525 gallons of fresh water. Sent down mizzen stay for repairs.

John Kaough (Lds.) and ~hn Connolly (Lds.) - were placed under sentry's charge by order of Comd'r Beardslee to await investigation.

Received on board 784 gallons fresh water.

Charles Brown (Sea) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding confined…for two days on bread and water for refusing obey the orders of his Captain of Top.

Received on boar 750 gallons of fresh water. Received in Equipment Department 1/2 cord of wood.

Vincent Maloney (O.S.) - returned from liberty under the influence of liquor and creating disturbance and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, confined him in double irons to await investigation.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

John Connolly (Lds.) - John Connolly (Lds.) and John Kaough (Lds.) absent without leave.

John Kaough (Lds.) - John Connolly (Lds.) and John Kaough (Lds.) absent without leave.

John Kaough (Lds.) - John Kaough (Lds.) and John Connolly (Lds.) were placed under sentry's charge by order of Comd'r Beardslee, to await investigation.

Comd'r Beardslee - by order of Comd'r Beardslee

John Connolly (Lds.) - John Kaough (Lds.) and John Connolly (Lds.) were placed under sentry's charge by order of Comd'r Beardslee, to await investigation.

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Charles Brown (Sea.) - confined Charles Brown (Sea.) for two days on bread and water for refusing to obey the orders of his Captain of Top.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

other: 1/2 Cord - wood

Frank Guertin Master -

Vincent Maloney (O.S.) - Vincent Maloney (O. S.) returned from liberty under the influence of liquor and creating disturbance and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding, confined him in double irons to await investigation.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 178 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 3057 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15620 "


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5 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner Nellie Martin - from the mills cheuaug Prince of Wales Island, cargo lumber on trading voyage. Schooner anchored at 8

Nellie Martin - At 7. a schooner stood in for the anchorage, boarded her and found her to be the…from the Mills Cheyang Prince of Wales Island, cargo lumber on trading voyage. Schooner anchored at 8.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised first division Infantry, second Great Guns, third Small Arms, and Marine Guard at Manual of Arms.

Vicent Maloney (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined…for five days on bread and water for creating disturbance on board ship after returning from liberty

John Kaough (Lds.) and Wm Harper (Bugler) - (J.K. confined) for three days on bread and water and (W.H.) for two days, both the latter for overstaying liberty.

Received on board 1570 gallons of fresh water. Received in Paymaster's Department 84 pounds of fresh bread.

Engaged water ship. Received 815 gallons fresh water. Condemned by Board of Survey and hove overboard by order of Commanding Officer 1 can preserved beef.

Received on board 815 gallons fresh water.

Frank Guertin Master -

schooner "Nellie Martin", Prince of Wales Island - At 7, schooner stood in for the anchorage, boarded her and found her to be the "Nellie Martin" from the mills Cheyang Prince of Wales Island, cargo lumber on trading voyage.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Vincent Maloney (O.S.) - confined Vincent Maloney (O.S.) for five days on bread and water for creating disturbance on board ship after returning from liberty.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

John Kaough (Lds.) - John Kaough (Lds.) for three days on bread and water and Wm Harper (Bugler) for two days, both the latter for overstaying liberty.

Wm Harper (Bugler) - John Kaough (Lds.) for three days on bread and water and Wm Harper (Bugler) for two days, both the latter for overstaying liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 315 gallons.

Water during the preceding 24 hours 2464 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17769 "


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6 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Engaged in watering ship. Received 816 gallons fresh water. Carpenter's ~ang at work on head chutes.

Received 636 gallons of fresh water. Finished watering ship.

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement...

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - released from confinement Chas. Brown (Sea.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water during the preceding 24 hours 632 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 18139 "


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7 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped ship out.

At 9.30 went to quarters for muster and inspection. Immediately after exercised at company drill.

Wm Harper (Bugler) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement

Sent party of twenty five men on shore to overhaul top gallant rigging. Exercised first division at target firing with small arms.

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast and cool. Wind variable in force and direction with frequent squalls.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy. Strong breeze from the Ed in squalls.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and squally. Moderate to strong breeze from East and ENE.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy. Fresh breeze from the Ed.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy and cool. Moderate to gentle breeze from ENE and NE.

8 pm to midnight. Fresh breeze from the Nd and Ed. Sky cloudy.


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8 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thomas Martin (C.T.) and John Kaough (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released…from confinement.

Commences and until 4 am. Squally last two hours. Light to moderate breeze from NE.

4 to 8 am. Weather overcast cloudy and misty with rain during second hour. Wind NE moderate during first hour, rest of watch light wind.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy. Light rain. Wind from Nd and Ed.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather cloudy during first hour, the rest of watch overcast and cloudy, with light misty showers. Light wind from WNW and NW.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy. Light airs from the Ed.

8 pm to midnight. Weather mostly overcast and cloudy, clearing off frequently for a short time. Light variable breeze.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 286 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17591 "

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 286 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17591 "


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9 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - at 7.30 sighted

Steamer California - At 7.30 sighted...

Steamer California - At 8.40…came in and made fast to wharf.

At 9.10 called all divisions to quarters and mustered crew.

Thos. Daly 2d (P.M.), J. H. Coleman (P.M.), J. Bangs (P.M.), H.S. Johnson (Cooper), and J. Scully (O.S.) - absent without leave; J. Scully (O.S.) and J. Bangs (P.M.) were brought on board by orderly sergeant and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee were placed in double irons to await investigation.

John Daly 2d (P.M.) - was brought on board by first sergeant being hours over liberty and by order of Commanding Officer confined him in double irons to await investigation.

J.H. Coleman (O.S.) and H.S. Johnson (Cooper) - were brought on board by orderly sergeant and by order of Lt. Comdr ~.H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer were placed in double irons to await investigation.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Steamer California - At 7.30 sighted Steamer California.

Steamer California - At 8.40 Steamer California came in and made fast to wharf.

H. S. Johnson (Cooper) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), J. Bangs (P. M.) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) and J. Scully (P. S.) absent without leave

J. Scully (O. S.) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), J. Bangs (P. M.) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) and J. Scully (P. S.) absent without leave

J. Bangs (P. M.) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), J. Bangs (P. M.) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) and J. Scully (P. S.) absent without leave

J. H. Coleman (P. M.) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), J. Bangs (P. M.) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) and J. Scully (P. S.) absent without leave

Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), J. Bangs (P. M.) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) and J. Scully (P. S.) absent without leave

J. Scully (O. S.) - J. Scully (O. S.) and J. Bangs (P. M.) were brought on board by orderly sergeant and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee were placed in double irons to await investigation.

J. Bangs (P. M.) - J. Scully (O. S.) and J. Bangs (P. M.) were brought on board by orderly sergeant and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee were placed in double irons to await investigation.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Frank Guertin Master -

John Daly 2d (P. M.) - Joh Daly 2d (P. M.) was brought on board by first segeant being hours over liberty and by order of Commanding Officer confined him in double irons to await investigation.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

H. S. Johnson (Cooper) - J. H. Coleman and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) were brought on board by orderly sergeant and by order of Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer, were placed in double irons to await investigation

J. H. Coleman (P. M.) - J. H. Coleman (P. M.) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) were brought on board by orderly sergeant and by order of Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell, Commanding officer, were placed in double irons to await investigation.

Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell - by order of Lt-Comdr C. H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17326 "


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10 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

California - Left for Silver Bay

California - left for Silver Bay.

Thos. Daly 2nd (P.M.), J.H Coleman (P.M.), and J. Bangs (P.M.) - refused at the mast to do duty and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding were placed in solitary confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court-Martial.

Received in Navigation Department 6 barrels of oil.

California - returned to wharf.

Frank Guertin Master -

"California" - "California" left for Silner Bay.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), and J. Bangs (P. M.) refused at the mast to do duty and by order of Commander L. A. Beardsless Commanding were placed in solitary confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court-Martial.

J. H. Coleman (P. M.) - Thos. Daly 2d (P. M.), J. H. Coleman (P. M.), and J. Bangs (P. M.) refused at the mast to do duty and by order of Commander L. A. Beardsless Commanding were placed in solitary confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court-Martial.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17064 "


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11 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Brilliant display of Aurora Borealis

N.Huges and J. Williams - Deputy U.S. Marshall N. Hughes for the District of Oregon came on board and showed warrant for arrest of J. Williams the citizen held on board, on charge of assault with pistol.

Jos. Williams - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee placed…,prisoner at large, under sentry's charge for safekeeping.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - Placed…drunk on duty in double irons.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

J. Williams - Deputy M. S Marshall N. Hughes for the District of Oregon came on board and showed warrant for arrest of J. Williams the citizen held on board, on charge of a assault with pistol

Deputy M. S Marshall N. Hughes for the District of Oregon - Deputy M. S Marshall N. Hughes for the District of Oregon came on board and showed warrant for arrest of J. Williams

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Jas. Willaims, prisoner at large - placed Jas. Williams, prisoner at large, under sentry's charge for safe keeping.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Brilliant display of Aurora Borealis.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - Placed Isaac Bettinson (Sea) drunk on duty in double irons.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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12 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John Williams - Put John Williams, a prisoner from shore, to the steamer California and delivered him to the purser and acting deputy sheriff from Portland Oregon. o

Schooner Millie Martie - came in and anchored reporting heavy weather ouside and unable to make Biorca Harbor she returned to Sitka

John Williams - Sent…, a prisoner from shore, to the Steamer California and delivered him to the purser our ~ting deputy sheriff from Portland, Oregon.

Paymaster J.A. ~ing U.S.N and first Lieutenant H.S. Ellsworth, U.S.M.C. and Sergeant Devereux - left the ship on duty.

Sent the following marines under charge of Lieutenant Ellsworth to the Mare Island Navy Yard for safe keeping to await trial by Court-Martial. J.H. Colemen (P.M.), Thos. Daly 2d (P.M.), J. Bangs (P.M.), and F. Sackett (P.M.); and transferred to Marine Barracks Mare Island Navy Yard Frank H. reese (P.M.).

Jas. Nevile (Lds.) and L.R. Black~ell () - discharged…from this ship and from the Naval Service at their own request.

Wm. Mitchell (Sea.) - dishonorably discharged…from this ship and from the Naval Service.

At 6. Mail Steamer California got underway, towed out of the harbor Schooner Nellie Martin. T. Wallace (P.M.) was transferred to Mail Steamer California for passage to Marine Barrack, Navy Yard, Mare Island.

At 9.30 went to quarters for muster inspection. Varnished spar deck. Received ~~ Paymasters Department 75 pounds fresh bread.

Schooner Nellie Martin - At ~~…came in and anchored reporting heavy weather ~~side and unable to make Biorea Harbor she returned to Sitka.

Commences and until 4 am. Clear and cold. Bright starlight. Light airs from NNE.

4 to 8 am. Cool and pleasant. Light breeze from the Ed shifting to the Nd and Wd.

8 am to meridian. Overcast and cloudy. Light gentle breeze from ENE. Barometer falling with threatening rain.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy and rainy. Moderate breeze from the Ed.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast, cloudy, drizzling and misty. Light breeze from East to fresh squalls from ENE. Barometer falling rapidly.

8 p to midnight. Blowing galr i huffs from the Ed. Very low barometer 28.84


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LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 13th 1879 TO MAY 30th 1880


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13 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first and second divisions at Great Guns.

Expended one oar in dinghy.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Frank Guertin Master - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16276 "


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14 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and exercised as per routine.

J.Miarurs (Armorer), I.Pitt (Lds.), P. Perez (O.S.), T. Williams (Sea.), and H. Rival (P.M.) - absent without leave.

H. Rival (P.M.) - was brought on board by orderly sergeant and was placed under sentry's charge to await investigation by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

Crew engaged in varnishing spar deck and cleaning boats.

Exercised Powder Division at target practice.

H. Rival (P.M.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released…from confinement.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

H. Rival (P. M.) - J. Travers (Armorer), O. Pitt (Lds.), P. Perez (O. S.), T. Williams (Sea.) and H. Rival (P. M.) absent without leave.

J. Travers (Armorer) - J. Travers (Armorer), O. Pitt (Lds.), P. Perez (O. S.), T. Williams (Sea.) and H. Rival (P. M.) absent without leave.

P. Perez (O. S.) - J. Travers (Armorer), O. Pitt (Lds.), P. Perez (O. S.), T. Williams (Sea.) and H. Rival (P. M.) absent without leave.

T. Williams (Sea.) - J. Travers (Armorer), O. Pitt (Lds.), P. Perez (O. S.), T. Williams (Sea.) and H. Rival (P. M.) absent without leave.

O. Pitt (Lds.) - J. Travers (Armorer), O. Pitt (Lds.), P. Perez (O. S.), T. Williams (Sea.) and H. Rival (P. M.) absent without leave.

H. Rival (P. M.) - H. Rival (P. M.) was brought on board by orderly sergeant and was placed under sentry's charge to await investigation

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

H. Rival (P. M.) - released H. Rival (P. M.) from confinement.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 273 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16003 "


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15 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thos. Williams (Sea) - returned on board 38 hours over liberty and by order of Caommander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding placed him in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days.

James Travers (Armorer) - absent from the ship over liberty.

Jas. Travers (Arm.) - returned to the ship.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Thos. Williams (Sea.) - Thos. Williams (Sea.) returned on board 38 hours over liberty and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding placed him in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

James Travers (Armorer) - James Travers (Armorer) absent from the ship over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15742 "


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16 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner Nellie Martin - left the harbor

Schooner Nellie Martin - Schooner Nellie Martin left the harbor.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters.

Sent liberty party on shore and lent one light water whip and two 12 in. snatch blocks to Alaska Mining Co.

Braced yards to wind at 10.30.

Peter Smith (Sea.) and A.H.C. Augillsthorpe - By order of Commander L.A. Beardsleee Commanding Peter Smith (Sea.) and A.H.C. Augillthorpe stood extra anchor watch for leaving boat.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Schooner Nellie Martin - Schooner Nellie Martin left the harbor.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

lent on light water whip and two 12 in. snatch blocks to Alaska Mining Co.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Peter Smith (Sea.) - Peter Smith (Sea.) and A. H. C. Augillsthorpe stood extra anchor watch for leaving boat.

A. H. C. Augillsthorpe - Peter Smith (Sea.) and A. H. C. Augillsthorpe stood extra anchor watch for leaving boat.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 385 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15357 "


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17 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Dragged starboard bow anchors, parting the VIII inch hawser backing the kedge and sagged in toward the Indian village. Twenty eight feet of water in port bow, thirty two feet in port quarter, at low water. About one quarter of the Indian huts on shore damaged by the gale.

Ran out a line to rocks in Harbor Island on starboard bow.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - At 10. Summary Court Martial met on board and the accused Isaac Bettinson (Sea) was brought before the court. At 11. the Court adjourned for deliberation and the accused was returned to confinement.

Hoisted out second launch and paid 45 fathoms chain into her which was used to make a bridle for starboard chain around a rocky point of Harbor Island. At 11.15 Summary Court-Martial adjoined until 10 A.M. tomorrow.

Got XII inch hawser and bent it to chain bridle on Harbor Island and hauled it taut. Shackled both bow chains.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Dragged starboard anchors, parting the VIII ince hawser backing the kedge and dragged in toward the Indian Village.

About one quarter of the Indian huts on shore damaged by the gale.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - At 10. Summary Court Martial met on board and the accused Isaac Bettinson (Sea) was brought before the Court. A 11. the Court adjourned for deliberation and the accused was returned to confinement.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 470 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14887 "


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18 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Crew engaged in mooring ship.

Thomas Williams (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released Thomas Williams (Sea.) from confinement.

Hove up starboard bow anchor and kedge, found the kedge had become unstocked. Veered to 135 fathoms on port bow chain. Bent thirty fathoms of sheet chain to port bow chain. At 10. Summary Court-Martial met and adjourned sine die.

Crew engaged in mooring ship.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

Thomas Williams (Sea.) - released Thomas Williams (Sea.) from confinement.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14623 "


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19 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8.45 called all hands to muster and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court Martial in the case of ~. Bettinson (Sea) found guilty and sentenced to 20 days solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water with full rations every fifth day and confined him in a cell on shore in accordance with sentence. Crew engaged in mooring ship.

John Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released John Turnbull (Sea) from confinement.

Received in Paymaster's Department 75 pounds fresh bread.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

I. Bettinson (Sea.) - At 8.45 called "all hands to muster and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court Martial in the case of I. Bettinson (Sea) found guilty and sentenced to 20 days solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water with full rations every fifth day and confined him in cell on shore in accordance with sentence.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

John Turnbull (Sea.) - released John Turnbull (Sea) from confinement.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14363 "


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20 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in mooring ship.

Engaged in removing ship. At 3.50 secured chains with 30 fathoms on each stern anchor, 120 fathoms on the port bower, and 105 fathoms on the starboard bower anchor. Enlisted Indians coaling ship. Received for use of crew 92 1/2 pounds fresh meat and 92 1/2 pounds fresh vegetables.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Enlisted Indians coaling ship.

Received for use of crew 92 1/2 pounds fresh meat and 92 1/2 pounds fresh vegetables.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 294 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14069 "


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21 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Hove in on both bower chains and veered to 60 fathoms on stern chains.

Finished mooring ship, having 90 fathoms of chain on port bower anchor, backed to anchor imbedded in masonry ashore by 45 fathoms chain; 75 fathoms on starboard bower anchor backed by 60 fathoms chain to large rocks ashore. On the starboard stern anchor 60 fathoms chain backed by 75 fathoms chain to rocks ashore, on port stern anchor 60 fathoms.

Tidying up the ship after mooring. Passed stream anchor and heavy kedge below.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 252 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13817 "


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22 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped ship out. Hoisted second launch to the davits.

David Anderson (S. Cook) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding, released from confinement David Anderson (S. Cook.). Discharged at his own request.

Sent two boats to drag for rudder of steam launch. Lost one grapnel caught under chain and parted the rope.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

David Anderson (I. Cook) - released from confinement David Anderson (I. Cook)

Gallastin Cox (1. C. B) - Discharged at hiw own request Gallastin Cox (1. C. B)

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Sent two boats to drag for ruder of steam launch. Lost one grapnel caught under chain and parted the rope.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13556 "


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23 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

Jas. Escott (O.S.) and R. Welch (C.T.) - Jas. Escott (O.S.) and R. Welch (C.T.) absent over leave.

T. Hayes (Lds.) and Wm J. Miller (Sea.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released T. Hayes (Lds.) and Wm J. Miller (Sea.) from confinement.

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 75 pounds bread.

Adam H. Kirk (Lds.) - Adam H. Kirk (Lds.) rated to first class fireman from this date.

C. Brown (Sea.) and N.D. Leonard (O.S.) - By order of Lt. Comd'r C.H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer placed C. Brown (Sea.) and N.D. Leonard (O.S.) under sentry's charge to await investigation for fighting.

R. Welsh (C.T.) - R. Welsh (C.T.) returned to the ship.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Jas. Escott (O. S.) - Jas. Escott (O. S.) and R. Welsh(C. H.) absent over leave.

R. Welsh (C. F.) - Jas. Escott (O. S.) and R. Welsh (C. F.) absent over leave.

T. Hayes (Lds.) - released T. Hayes (Lds.) and Wm J. Millen (Sea.) from confinement.

Wm J. Millen (Sea.) - released T. Hayes (Lds.) and Wm J. Millen (Sea.) from confinement.

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Adam H. Kirk (Lds.) - Adam H. Kirk (Lds.) rated to first class fireman from this date.

C. Brown (Sea.) - placed C. Brown (Sea.) and N. D. Leonard (O. S.) under sentry's charge to await investigation for fighting.

Lt. Comd'r C. H. Rockwell - by order of Lt. Comd'r C. H. Rockwell, Commanding Officer

N. D. Leonard (OS.) - placed C. Brown (Sea.) and N. D. Leonard (O. S.) under sentry's charge to await investigation for fighting.

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

R. Welsh (C. F.) - R. Welsh (C. F.) returned to the ship.

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13293 "


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24 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters.

Jas. Escott (O.S.) - Jas. Escott (O.S.) absent without leave.

Exercised first and second divisions at great guns.

A.D. Leonard (O.S.), Chas. Brown (Sea.), N. Pitcher (P.M.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released A.D. Leonard (O.S.) and Chas. Brown (Sea.) from confinement and confined N. Pitcher (P.M.) in cell on shore for disobedience of orders.

Jas. Escott (O.S.) - Jas. Escott (O.S.) returned on board having been absent from the ship 74 hours over liberty.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Jas. Escott (O. S.) - Jas. Escott (O. S.) absent without leave.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Chas. Brown (Sea.) - released N. D. Leonard (O. S.) and Chas. Brown (Sea.) from confinement

N. D. Leonard (OS.) - released N. D. Leonard (O. S.) and Chas. Brown (Sea.) from confinement

N. Pitcher (P. M.) - confined N. Pitcher (P. M.) in cell on shore for disobedience of orders.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Jas. Escott (O. S.) - Jas. Escott (O. S.) returned on board having been absent from the ship 74 hours over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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Lat , Long

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13028 "


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25 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised first, second, third, and Powder Divisions at stations and oral instructions, and Master's division at target practice.

Private Pitcher - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding confined Private Pitcher in double irons for seven days for insubordinate conduct and disobedience of orders.

Frank Guertin Master -

Jim (Lds.) - Enlisted for cruise Jim (Lds.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Private Pitcher - confined Private Pitcher in double irons for seven days for insubordinate conduct and disobedience of orders.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12766 "


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26 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indians reported fighting and stabbing in the Indian village during the night. Barometer rising Thick weather outside

Indians reported fighting and stabbing in the Indian village during the night.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. First second and third divisions were given oral instructions at Great Guns.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - Absent without permission T.J. Hayes (Lds.)

Working party of enlisted Indians engaged tearing down old government shed in charge of Carpenter. Carpenter's gang making new rudder for second steam launch. Working party in charge of Boatswan~s mate working on mizzen stay

Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) - Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) returned on board five hours over time.

Sailmaker painting hammock cloths. Boatswain's gang fitting mizzen stay. Carpenter's gang making rudder for second launch.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Indians reported fighting and stabbing in the Indian village during the night.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

T. J. Hayes (Lds.) - Absent without permission T. J. Hayes (Lds.)

Working party of enlisted Indians engaged tearing down old government shed in charge of Carpenter.

Carpenter's gang making new rudder for second steam launch.

Working party in charge of Boatswanes mate working on mizzen stay.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) - Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) returned on board five hours over time.

Sailmaker painting hammock cloths.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12504 "


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27 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

A three mile race between the first cutter and the whale boat took place in which the first cutter came in ahead by 12 seconds.

A three mile race between the first cutter and whale boat took place in which the first cutter came in ahead by 12 seconds.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

A three mile race between the first cutter and whale boat took place in which the first cutter came in ahead by 12 seconds.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 12242 "


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28 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised first, second, third Divisions at Great Guns. Received on board in Equipment Department one cord of wood.

At 3 piped down scrubbed hammocks. Beat to quarters ti turn in clean hammocks immediately afterwards.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

other: one cord - wood

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 537 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11705 "


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29 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Holy stoned the gun deck.

Watered steam launch from the ship.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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30 November 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. Received in Paymaster's Department 76 pounds of fresh bread.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Bright halo around the moon.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1879


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11178 "


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1 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised all the divisions at oral instruction.

Charlie (Enlisted Indian) - By order of Commanding Officer L.A. Beardslee released from three days confinement Charlie (Enlisted Indian)

Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) - Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) left boat while on duty and remained absent from the ship without permission.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commanding Officer L. A. Beardslee

Charlie (Enlisted Indian) - released from three days confinement Charlie (Enlisted Indian.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) - Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) left boat while on duty and remained absent from the ship without permission.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10915 "


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2 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - T.J. Hayes (Lds.) absent without leave.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - Absent without leave. T.J. Hayes (Lds.)

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and afterwards exercised divisions as per routine. Carpenter's gang working on Cabin bulkhead.

N. Pritchard (P.M.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement and restored to duty N. Pritchard (P.M.).

Carpenter's gang working on Cabin bulkhead.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

T. J. Hays (Lds.) - T. J. Hays (Lds.) absent without leave.

J. O. Gillmorn Ensign -

T. J. Hays (Lds.) - Absent without leave T. J. Hays (Lds.)

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

N. Pritchard (P. M.) - released from confinement and restored to duty N. Pritchard (P. M.).

J. O. Gillmorn Ensign -

J. O. Gillmorn Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10650 "


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3 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

T. Hayes (Lds.) - T. Hayes (Lds.) returned on board he having left a boat the evening of the first instant without permission while ashore on duty.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, placed T.J. Hayes (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water, for five days.

Carpenter's gang at work on cabin bulkheads. Boatswain's gang fitting mizzen stay.

Carpenter's gang at work on cabin bulkhead. Boatswain's gang fitting mizzen stay.

T. Hayes (Lds.) - T. Hayes (Lds.) returned on board he having left a boat on the evening of the first instant without permission while ashore on duty.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

T. J. Hayes (Lds.) - placed T. J. Hayes (Lds.), in solitary confinement on bread and water, for five days.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10386 "


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4 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Anna hootz - Anna hootz the Indian Policeman seized a canoe with "hootchenoo" in it and brought it alongside. For a punishment and as a warning to the others returned the goods but destroyed the hootchenoo and broke up the canoe

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the crew at fire quarters.

H. Hunter (Lds.) - By order of Commander Beardsee placed H. Hunter (Lds.) in solitary confinement on shore in cell for five days, offense disrespect to an officer.

Blacksmith at work on shore making rudder for steam launch. Set up mizzen stay.

Annahootz - Annahootz the Indian policeman seized a canoe with hootchenoo in it and brought it alongside. For a punishment and as a warning to others returned the goods but destroyed the hootchenoo and broke up the canoe.

Second division exercised at small arm target practice.

Annahootz - Annahootz the Indian policeman brought on board a beaker full of hootchenoo which he had captured on shore. Destroyed it by order of the Commanding Officer.

Thos. Morris (Sea.) - While the first cutter was making the usual 8'o'clock trip Thos. Morris (Sea.) deserted from the boat.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

H. Hunter (Lds.) - placed H. Hunter (Lds.) in solitary confinement on shore in cell for five days, offense disrespect to an officer.

Annahootz the Indian policeman - Annahootz the Indian policman seized a canoe with "hootchenoo" in it and brought is alongside. For a punishment and as a warning to others returned the goods but destroyed the hootchenoo and broke up the canoe.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Annahootz the Indian policeman - Annahootz the Indian policeman brought on board a breaker full of hootchenoo which he had captured on shore. Destroyed it by order of the Commanding Officer.

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Thos. Morris (Sea.) - While the first cutter was making the usual 8'o'clock trip Thos. Morris (Sea.) deserted from the boat.

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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5 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 7.50 PM discovered the U.S. Custom House on fire and sent first and second cutters with working parties, two fire extinguishers, one pump and hose to extinguish fire.

At 7.50 discovered the U.S. Custom House on fire and sent first and second cutters with working parties, two fire extinguishers, one pump and hose to extinguish fire.

At 8.40 working parties returned from the fire with fire extinguishers hoses force pump and buckets. At 9.15 mustered crew at quarters.

Thos. Martin (Con.), J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) and H. Maguire (Sea. - Thos. Martin (Con.), J.H. Turnbull (Sea). and H. Maguire (Sea.) were found to be absent without leave.

At 9.45 sent a working party on shore to further examine the locality of the fire and to make some repairs. Working party returned to the ship at 11.30.

W.R. Dendle (Cox.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), P. Douglas (Lds.) - W.R. Dendle (Cox.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), P. Douglas (Lds.) deserted from the first cutter while the latter was making the regular 11.30 trip, W.R. Dendle (Cox.) being at the time in charge of the boat.

Ensign N.R. Usher, Thos. Martin (Cox.), John Turnbull (Sea.), W.R. Dendle (Cox.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), Percy Douglas (Lds.), H. Maguire (Sea.) - Sent Ensign N.R. Usher and guard of Marines on shore to arrest deserters and arrested Thos. Martin (Cox.), John Turnbull (Sea.), W.R. Dendle (Cox.), J.S. Douglas )Lds.), Percy Douglas (Lds.) and H. Maguire (Sea.); the last four were confined in double irons on shore by order of Comd'r Beardslee.

Exercised third division at small arm target practice. Received in Paymaster's Department 101 1/2 pounds of fresh venison and 101 1/2 pounds of vegetables.

P. Quinlan (Ord'ly Serg't), J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - At 4.45 sent P. Quinlan (Ord'ly Serg't) on shore to arrest J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) who proved to be again missing from the ship.

First sergeant returned to the ship.

Commences and until 4 am. Hazy and cloudy. Light airs from the Wd.

4 to 8 am. Weather overcast and cloudy with light fall of snow during first part. Light airs and calm. Heavy banks of cumulus clouds moving slowly to Nd and Ed.

8 am to meridian. Overcast and cloudy. Light East wind.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear during first part to Nd and misty to Sd, latter part overcast and cloudy. Light variable airs.

4 to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light wind from the NE.

8 pm to midnight. Weather cloudy and cool with light wind from NE shifting to W at end of watch.


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6 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

P. Quinlan (Ord'ly Serg't) and J.Turnbull (Sea.) - P. Quinlan (Ord'ly serg't) was sent on shore at 12.15 to arrest J. Turbull (Sea.) a deserter but returned on board at 2.30 having failed to find him.

Washed down spar deck and holystoned gun deck.

H. Maguire (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released H. Maguire (Sea.) from confinement.

Pumped out the bilge.

Got out second steam launch and got tanks from on shore. Engaged in putting engine together.

Indian Charlie - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released Indian Charlie from confinement.

By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released Indian Charlie from confinement


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9605 "


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7 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. Turnbull (Sea.) - J. Turnbull (Sea.) was arrested on shore by orderly sergeant and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee was confined in double irons.

At 9.30 inspected at quarters and at 10. called "all hands to muster" and read "Articles for the Government of the Navy and mustered crew.

Received in Paymaster's Department for use of crew 76 pounds fresh bread.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

J. Turnbull (Sea.) - J. Turnbull (Sea.) was arrested on shore by orderly sergeant and by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee was confined in double irons.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 275 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9330 "


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8 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised crew. Engaged painting ship's side.

Thos. Morris (Sea.), J.H. Turnbull (Sea.), W.R. Dendle (C.T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.D. Douglas (Lds.), P. Douglas (Lds.) - At 11. A.M. called "all hands to muster" and brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W.R. Dendle (C.T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.D. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty. J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W.R. Dendle (C.T.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by Summary Court-Martial and J. Rollins (Lds.), J.D. Douglas (Lds.) and P. Douglas (Lds.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court Martial. P. Douglas (Lds.) on being informed of the intention to try him by General Court-Martial declared that it was "just what he wanted".

Carpenter's gang engaged in second steam launch.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement T.J. Hayes (Lds.)

Engaged in blacking ship outside and varnishing spar deck. Carpenter's gang working on second steam launch.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Thos. Morris (Sea.) - brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty.

P. Douglas (Lds.) - brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty. J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial and J. Rollins (Lds.), J. S. Douglas (Lds.) and P. Douglas (Lds.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court Martial. P. Douglas (Lds.) on being informed of the intention to try him by General Court-Martial declared that it was "just what he wanted".

J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) - brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty. J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty. J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial and J. Rollins (Lds.), J. S. Douglas (Lds.) and P. Douglas (Lds.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court Martial.

J. S. Douglas (Lds.) - brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty. J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial and J. Rollins (Lds.), J. S. Douglas (Lds.) and P. Douglas (Lds.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by General Court Martial.

W. R. Deudle (C. T.) - brought to the mast Thos. Morris (Sea.), J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and P. Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commander L. A. Beardsless, Commanding Thos. Morris (Sea.) was released and returned to duty. J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) and W. R. Deudle (C. T.) were returned to confinement in double irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

T. J. Hayes (Lds.) - released from confinement, T. J. Hayes (Lds.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9065 "


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9 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in painting spars and mast.

Wm R. Dendle (C.T.) - At 9.30 Summary Court-Martial convened for the trial of Wm R Dendle (C.T.). At 10.45 Court adjourned until to-morrow morning.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) and H.H. Hunter (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement and restored to duty Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) and H.H. Hunter (Lds.)

Hoisted boiler into second steam launch. Crew engaged in painting spars.

Indian Dan and Indian Harry - Enlisted Indian Dan and Indian Harry as first class boys for special service.

W.R. Dendle (C.T.) - Returned W.R. Dendle (C.T.) to guard house on shore, to await proceedings of the Summary Court Martial.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Wm R. Deudle (C. T.) - At 9.30 Summary Court-Martial convened for the trial of Wm R. Deudle (C. T.).

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - released from confinement and restored to duty Isaac Bettinson (Sea.)

H. H. Hunter (Lds.) - released from confinement and restored to duty Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) and H. H. Hunter (Lds.)

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Indian Sam - Enlisted Indian Sam and Indian Harry first class boys for special service.

Indian Harry - Enlisted Indian Sam and Indian Harry as first class boys for special service.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

W. R. Deudle (C. T.) - Returned W. R. Deudle (C. T.) to guard house on shore, to await proceedings of the Summary Court-Martial.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8800 "


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10 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - At 9.30 Summary Court met for the trial of J.H. Turnbull (Sea.).

Received on board in Equipment Department one cord of wood.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) - At 9.30 Summary Court met for the trial of J. H. Turnbull (Sea.).

other: one cord - wood

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8540 "


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11 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.20 Summary Court met and adjourned at 11.15.

At 1.25 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case Wm R. Dendle (C.T.), found guilty, and sentences to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thirty days with full rations every fifth day and loss of one month's pay as captain of top; also the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) found guilty, and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thirty days with full rations every fifth day, and loss of three month's pay as seaman. Confined them in cells on shore in accordance with above sentence. That portion of sentence involving loss of pay was submitted in both cases the Honorable Secretary of the Navy by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Wm R. Deudle (C. T.) - At 1.25 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case Wm R. Deudle (C. T.) found guilty, and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thirty days with full rations every fifth day and loss of one month's pay as captain of top;

J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) - also the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of J. H. Turnbull (Sea.) found guilty, and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thrity days with full rations every fifth day, and loss of three month's pay as seaman. Confined them in cells on shore in accordance with above sentence.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - That portion of sentence involving loss of pay was submitted in both cases the Honorable Secretary of the Navy by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee.

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 623 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7917 "


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12 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First steam launch and first cutter watering ship.

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - At 9.15 a Summary Court-Martial convened on board for the trial of Jas. Rollins (Lds.) and adjourned at 11.30 until tomorrow morning.

D. Bettinson (Sea.) - D. Bettinson (Sea.) absent without leave.

Received on board 758 gallons of fresh water.

Received on board 658 gallons of fresh water.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - At 9.15 a Summary Court-Martial convened on board for the trial of Jas. Rollins (Lds.) and Adjourned at 11.30 until to-morrow morning.

I. Bettinson (Sea.) - I. Bettinson (Sea.) absent without leave.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 267 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6950 "


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13 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board 690 gallons of fresh water.

Issac Bettinson (Sea.), Michael Qui~~lan (Sea.) - Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) and Michael Qui~~lan (Sea.) absent from the fish without leave over liberty.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in bringing fresh water.

Michael ~uinlan (Sea.) - Michael ~uinlan (Sea.) returned on board 4 hours over liberty.

Summary Court-Martial met at 9.45 and at 9.55 adjourned to await order of authority.

Engaged watering ship using second steam launch and first cutter. Received 580 gallons fresh water.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) returned on board 1 1/2 days over time.

Divisional Officers overhauled clothes bags.

J. Escott (O. Sea.) - J. Escott (O. Sea.) left boat and remained absent without leave.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Michael Quinlan (Sea.) - Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) and Michael Quinlan (Sea.) absent from the ship without leave over liberty.

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) and Michael Quinlan (Sea.) absent from the ship without leave over liberty.

Michael Quinlan (Sea.) - Micahel Quinlan (Sea.) returned on board 4 hours over liberty.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) - Isaac Bettinson (Sea.) returned on board 1 1/2 days over time.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. Escott (O. Sea.) - J. Escott (O. Sea.) left boat and and remained absent without leave.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1200 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10694 "


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14 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters.

C. Rose (Lds.), J. Escott (O.Sea.) - Absent without leave C. Rose (Lds.) and J. Escott (O.Sea.).

Received in Paymaster's Department for use of crew 78 pounds fresh bread.

C. Rose (Lds.) - C. Rose (Lds.) returned on board 7 hours and 30 minutes over time.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

C. Rose (Lds.) - Absent without leave C. Rose (Lds.)

J. Escott (O. Sea.) - Absent without leave C. Rose (Lds.) and J. Escott (O. Sea.).

N. R. Usher Ensign -

C. Rose (Lds.) - C. Rose (Lds.) returned on board 7 hours and 30 minutes over time.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 270 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10424 "


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15 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.45 went to General Quarters. Exercised gun divisions in firing at target. Expended in Ordnance Department thirty, 7 lb., 8 in., charges; thirty 5 sec., 8 in. shell; six 5 sec., 30 per. shell; six, 3 1/4 lb. charges, 30 Pdr. Rifle; and 56 Cannon Primers.

Exercised the first division at target practice with small arms.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Jamestown - Morred off

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 235 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10189 "


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16 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Making preparations for hooting in first launch.

At 9.30 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of James Rollins (Lds.). Sentenced to be confined in double irons in solitary confinement on bread and water for thirty days, full rations every fifth day, and to two month's loss of pay. The sentence was approved by Commander Beardslee and the confinement to commence on the thirteenth instant.

Jas. Escott (O. Sea.) - At 9. Summary Court met for the trial of Jas. Escott (O. Sea.) and adjourned at 11.30.

Hoisted boiler of first steam launch to the berth deck and landed the launch on the rail.

Served out clothing in Paymasters Department. Hauled fires in second launch and blew down boiler. Disconnected all pipes liable to freeze and removed all water from tanks.

La Beardslie, Commander - under the command of


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Jamestown - Log of


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17 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised first, second, and third divisions in oral instruction. At 10 A.M. Summary Court met and 10.30 adjourned. Received on board 78 pounds of bread in Paymaster's Department.

Private Adams, Private Kelly - Private Adams was sent to join Marine Guard on shore and Private Kelly returned.

L.W. Beardslie Commander - under the command of


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9675 "


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18 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.40 mustered crew at quarters. At 9.25 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of James Escott (O.S.) found guilty, and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thirty days, with full rations every fifth day. Placed a howitzer in second steam launch. A gang of men engaged in moving bread from the after to the forward bread-room.

Exercised howitzer crew in firing at target from second steam launch. At the ninth fire the bolt which secures chock for boat carrige, parted losing the nut overboard. Expended in Ordnance Department nine, 1 lb. charges; five, 12 lb. shell; four, 12 lb. shrapnel.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

James Escott (O. S.) - At 9.25 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of James Escott (O. S.) found guilty, and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for thirty days, with full rations every fifth day.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9412 "


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19 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 275 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9137 "


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20 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 517 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8622 "


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21 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Surveyed, condemned and threw overboard two cans of fresh beef.

Steamer California - At 11 A.M. Steamer California came in and made fast to wharf.

Received on board in Paymaster's Department thirty thousand dollars.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Steamer California - At 11 A.M. Steamer California came in and made fast to wharf.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8359 "


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22 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received from California four pair hand irons and one pair leg irons.

Received on board in Construction Department 1000 feet of ash and 1000 feet pine lumber. Indians at work getting coal on board.

Steamer California - At 2.20 Mail Steamer Californoa returned from Silver Bay and went alongside Sitka wharf.

Received on board 30 dead eyes in Construction Department; 1 Navy Compass, Liquid; 1 Azimuth Circle; one, 100 foot steel tape; 4 hand lanterns; 1 common running light; 10 pounds lamp wick; four, 12 lb. hand leads; 6 globes for hand lanterns; 10 lbs. arming for leads' 1 ream Regulation Paper; 25 dozen letter envelopes; 25 dozen note envelopes in the Navigation Department. Received from Steamer California four pair hand irons and one pair leg irons.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Received on board in Construction Department 1000 feet of ash and 1000 feet pine lumber.

coal: - Indians at work getting coal on board.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Mail Steamer California - At 2.20 Mail Steamer California returned from Silver Bay and went alongside of Sitka Wharf.

Received on board 30 dead eyes in Construction Department; 1 Navy Compass Liquid; 1 Azimuth Circle; one, 100 foot steel tape; 4 hand lanterns; 1 common running light; 10 pounds lamp wick; four, 12 lb. hand leads; 6 globes for hand lanterns; 10 lbs. arming for leads; 1 ream Regulation Poper; 25 dozen letter envelopes; 25 dozen note envelopes in the Navigation Department.

Steamer California - Received from Steamer California four pair hand irons and one pair leg irons.

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8094 "


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23 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

F. Marmelejo (Lds.) - By order of Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting discharged F. Marmelejo (Lds.) from the Naval Service.

Steamer California - At 2.50 Steamer California cast off from the wharf and stood out of the harbor.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. Marmelejo (Lds) - By order of Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting discharged F. Marmelejo (Lds) from the Naval Service.

Steamer California - At 2.50 Steamer California cast off from wharf and stood out of harbor.

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 535 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7559 "


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24 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Rear Admiral Reynolds - Hoisted colors at half mast and fired 13 minute guns in respect to the memory of Rear Admiral Reynolds and in compliance to the order of November 6th of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy.

Second steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received in Paymaster's Department 78 pounds of fresh bread. Hoisted colors at half mast and fired 13 minute guns in respect to the memory of Rear Admiral Reynolds and in compliance to the order of November 6th, of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy.

J. Delaney (O Sea.) - J. Delaney (O Sea.) absent without leave.

Received on board 1400 gallons of fresh water.

J. Delaney (O. Sea.) - J. Delaney (O. Sea.) returned on board drunk.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Rear-Admiral Reynolds - Hoisted colors at half mast and fired 13 minute guns in respect to the memory of Rear-Admiral Reynolds, and in compliance to the order of November 6th of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy.

J. Delaney (O. Sea.) - J. Delaney (O. Sea.) absent without leave.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. Delaney (O. Sea.) - J. Delaney (O. Sea.) returned on board drunk.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1400 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8959 "


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25 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Henry Mathews (O. Sea) U.S. Navy and serving on board this vessel - died at 8.45 on board ship

Henry Mathews (O. Sea) deceased - Sent on shore the body of Henry Mathews (O. Sea) deceased

Henry Mathews (O.Sea.) - Henry Mathews (O.Sea.) U.S. Navy, and serving aboard this vessel died at 8.45 on board ship.

Sent on shore the body of Henry Mathews (O.Sea.) deceased.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Henry Mathews (O. Sea.) - Henry Mathews (O. Sea.) U. S. Navy, and serving on board this vessel died at 8.45 on board ship.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Henry Mathews (O. Sea.) - Sent on shore the body of Henry Mathews (O. Sea.) deceased.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8697 "


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26 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Henry Mathews (O. Sea) - At 9.30 funeral party in charge of Master G.C. Hanns USN. left the ship to bury the body of the late Henry Mathews (O. Sea). Funeral party returned to ship at 11.30

At 9.30 funeral party in charge of Master G.C. Harris, USN. left the ship to bury the body of the late Henry Matthews (O.Sea.). Funeral party returned to the ship at 11.30.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.), Thos. G~sahw (S.M.) - Absent from the ship without leave J.P. Griffin (Lds.) and Thos. G~shaw (S.M.)

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - J.P. Griffin (Lds.) returned aboard 6 hrs. and 30 min. over time.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Matthews (O. Sea.) - At 9.30 funeral party in charge of Master G. C. Hanus, US N. left the ship to bury the body of the late Henry Matthews (O. Sea.)

Master G. C. Hanus - At 9.30 funeral party in charge of Master G. C. Hanus, US N. left the ship to bury the body of the late Henry Matthews (O. Sea.)

Thos. Graham (B.M.) - Absent from the ship without leave J. P. Griffin (Lds.) and Thos. Graham (B. M.)

J. P. Griffin (Lds.) - Absent from the ship without leave J. P. Griffin (Lds.)

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. P. Griffin (Lds.) - J. P. Griffin (Lds.) returned aboard 6 hrs. and 30 min. over time.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8433 "


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27 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H.S. Johnson (Cooper) - Released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer, Commander L.A. Beardslee H.S. Johnson (Cooper.).

Pumped ship out.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

H. S. Johnson (Cooper) - Released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer, Commander L. A. Beardslee H. S. Johnson (Cooper).

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commanding Officer, Commander L. A. Beardslee

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 270 gallons.

Water _____________________ during the preceding 24 hours 7918 "


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28 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thomas Graham (B.M.), Frank Pettingill (C.T.) - By order of Commander Beardslee, Thomas Graham (B.M.) was disrated to seaman and Frank Pettingill (C.T.) was disrated to seaman December 24th.

Louis Powe (Sea.), Frank Pettingill (Sea.) - rated Louis Powe (Sea.) to Captain of Top, Frank Pettingill (Sea.) to Boatswain's Mate from December 25th.

Private Rival - Private Rival absent over leave.

Chas. Ross (Lds.) - Chas. Ross (Lds.) was brought on board by Orderly Sergeant, he having been absent from the ship without permission.

Private Rival - Private Rival was placed in guard-house on shore to await action.

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 78 pounds bread.

Henry Rival (P.W.) - Henry Rival (P.W.) was brought on board from the guard-house, having been absent without leave.

L. A. Beardslee, Commander -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee, Thomas Graham (B.M.) was disrated to seaman and Frank Pettingill (C.T.) was disrated to seaman December 24'th. Rated Louis Powe (Sea.) to Captain of Top, Frank Pettingill (Sea.) to Boatswain's Mate from December 25'th.

Thomas Graham (B.M.) - By order of Commander Beardslee, Thomas Graham (B.M.) was disrated to seaman and Frank Pettingill (C.T.) was disrated to seaman December 24'th. Rated Louis Powe (Sea.) to Captain of Top, Frank Pettingill (Sea.) to Boatswain's Mate from December 25'th.

Frank Pettingill (C.T.) - By order of Commander Beardslee, Thomas Graham (B.M.) was disrated to seaman and Frank Pettingill (C.T.) was disrated to seaman December 24'th. Rated Louis Powe (Sea.) to Captain of Top, Frank Pettingill (Sea.) to Boatswain's Mate from December 25'th.

Louis Powe (Sea.) - By order of Commander Beardslee, Thomas Graham (B.M.) was disrated to seaman and Frank Pettingill (C.T.) was disrated to seaman December 24'th. Rated Louis Powe (Sea.) to Captain of Top, Frank Pettingill (Sea.) to Boatswain's Mate from December 25'th.

Private Rival - Private Rival absent over leave.

Chas. Ross (Lds.) - Chas. Ross (Lds.) was brought on board by Orderly Sergeant, he having been absent from the ship without permission.

Private Rival - Private Rival was placed in guard-house on shore to await action.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Rival (P.M.) - Henry Rival (P.M.) was brought on board from the guard-house, having been absent without leave.

Weather overcast and cloudy with rain and snow. Light breeze from E.S.E. first part of watch blowing in squalls latter part. Moderate surf outside the harbor.

F. M. Symonds Lieutenant + Navigator -


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 178 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 8332 "


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29 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent a working party on shore under the charge of Boatswain P.H. Smith to overhaul top gallant and royal rigging. Received on board 678 gallons of fresh water.

Second launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 752 gallons of fresh water. A working party on shore engaged overhauling top gallant and royal rigging.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Boatswaine P. H. Smith - Sent a working party on shore under the charge of Boatswaine P. H. Smith to overhaul top gallant and royal rigging.

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 1358 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9427 "


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30 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Second launch and first cutter engaged watering ship. Received 600 gallons fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 600 gallons fresh water.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 670 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9837 "


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31 December 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters.

Exercised Navigator's and Powder Divisions at Small Arm Target Practice.

Frank Guertin Master -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1880


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore 19 [deg]

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9577 "

Temp on shore 11 [deg]


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1 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private Pitcher - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, Private Picther who refused to do duty was confined in double irons in the guard house to await further action.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

Private Pitcher - Private Pitcher who refused to do duty was confined in double irons in the guard house to await further action.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on Shore 6 *

Ther Average 6.25

Temp on Shore 1 *

Temp on shore 6 [deg]

Ther Average 6 [deg].25

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 258 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9319 "

Temp on shore 1 [deg]


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2 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private Pitcher - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding placed Private Pitcher in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for refusing to do the duty assigned to him yesterday.

L. A. Beardslee, Commander -

Commences and until 4 a.m. Cloudy and cold. Wind in moderate squalls from N.E. Cumulus clouds moving to N'd. Thick weather outside. No swell.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Private Pitcher - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding placed Private Pitcher in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for refusing to do the duty assigned to him yesterday.

E. M. Katz, Ensign -

F. M. Symonds Lieutenant + Navigator -


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temp on shore 6 degrees *

temp on shore 7 degrees *

Temp on Shore 6 *

Temp on Shore 7 *


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3 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

4 to 8 A.M. Weather overcast cloudy and cold. Wind blowing a moderate gale in squalls from NNE. Barometer falling.

8 A.M. to Meridian Cloudy. Strong breeze in squalls from the N'd and E'd. Weather cold.

Frank Guertin Master -

Temperature of water at surface 42.


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Temp on Shore -3 *

Temp on Shore -2 *


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4 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 1 water a surface 40 1/2 degrees; 7 fathoms below surface 42 degrees; air 4 degrees

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Received in Paymaster's Department 74 pounds of fresh bread.

8 A.M. to Meridian Weather clear and cold. Light breeze from N by E. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters Received in Paymaster's Department 74 pounds of fresh bread.

Meridian to 4 P.M. Weather clear and cold. Light breeze from N.E. Barometer rising. Light swell. No surf. At 1 water at surface 40.5 degrees; 7 fathoms below surface 42 degrees; air 4 degrees. Tide flood.

J O Nicolson Ensign -


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The temperature on shore from 1st inst to ~ marked with * are taken from record kept by Mr Anslim

Temp on Shore -8 *

The temperatures on shore from 1'st inst to above marked with * are taken from recon kept by Mr Anston


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5 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 416 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7830 "


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6 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

This day being the Christmas of the Greek Church, and there being much suffering among the poor, on account of the unprecedented cold weather, A quantity of beef and bread amounting to lbs of the former and lbs of the latter, was issued to the poor as the contribution of the Government in assistance of a charitable issue which was being made by citizens of Sitka and officers of the ship the provisions & other presents were divided equitably between the Creoles and Indians.

Carpenter's gang at work building hatch house on deck and altering Navigator's room.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

This day brings the Christmas of the Greek Church, and then brings much suffering among the ppor, on account of the unfortunate cold weather. A quantity of beef and bread amounting to lbs of the former and lbs of the latter was i~~ ~ the poor, as the Contribution of the Government in a~irtance of a Charitable i~~ which was being made by Citizens of Sitka and Officers of this ship the p~~nsions & other persons were divided equitably between the Cordes and Indians

La Beardslee C~~ C~~ -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 429 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 7401 "


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7 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carpenter building hatch-house over after hatches.

Private Pitcher - Private Pitcher was released from confinement by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Private Pitcher - Private Pitcher was released from confinement

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 459 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6942 "


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8 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carpenter's gang at work building deck house.

Carpenter's gang engaged in building deck house.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 466 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6476 "


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9 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters.

M. Quinlan (Sea.), H.S. Johnson (Cooper) - M. Quinlan (Sea.) and H.S. Johnson (Cooper) absent without leave and they were arrested and brought on board by orderly sergeant.

Carpenters at work on hatch house.

M. Quinlan (Sea) - M. Quinlan (Sea) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) absent without leave and they were arrested and brought on board by orderly sergeant.

H. S. Johnson (Cooper) - M. Quinlan (Sea) and H. S. Johnson (Cooper) absent without leave and they were arrested and brought on board by orderly sergeant.

4 to 8 P.M. Weather clear and cold. Wind N.N.E. blowing in squalls during first part. Barometer rising. Water at surface 40 and half flood tide at end of watch.

Clear and cold. Cloudless. Bright starlight.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 6214 "


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10 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carpenters at work on hatch house.

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.), Wm. R. Dendle (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement J.H. Turnbull (Sea.), Wm. R. Dendle (Sea.).

Carpenters gang at work on hatch house.

Vapor visible upon the water.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

J. H. Turnbull (Sea) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding released from confinement J. H. Turnbull (Sea), Wm R. Dendle (Sea).

Wm R. Dendle (Sea) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Commanding released from confinement J. H. Turnbull (Sea), Wm R. Dendle (Sea).

Carpenters at work on hatch house.

8 P.M. to Midnight. Clear and cold. Light airs variable in direction. No swell or surf. At close of watch temperature of water at surface 40 degrees Tide flood and near high water.


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11 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Henry West (Sea.) - Henry West (Sea.) returned to the ship 10 hours over time.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

W. Harper (Bugler) - Absent without leave W. Harper (Bugler).

Received in Paymaster's Department for use of ship's company 74 pounds fresh bread.

W. Harper (Bugler) - W. Harper (Bugler) returned to the ship.

Commences and until 4 am. Clear and cold first three hours and bright starlight. Overcast at close of watch. Light breeze from ENE. Barometer fluctuating.

4 to 8 am. Overcast, cloudy and cold. Snowing third hour. Light airs from NE. Barometer falling slowly.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and cold. Light airs from NE. Cloudy outside.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy and cold. Light variable airs. Calm outside.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy and cold. Light airs variable in direction. Cumulus clouds. Cloudy outside.

8 pm to midnight. Clear and colf. Light airs from NE to light breeze from NNW.


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12 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ah Fong (Lds.), Bernard Griffin (Lds.), Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Ah Fong (Lds.) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days for fighting and Bernard Griffin (Lds.) was placed in solitary confinement on bred and water for two days for insubordination to petty officer and Jas. Rollins (Lds.) was released from confinement.

At 9.30 inspected and mustered crew at quarters and exercised first Division at Great Guns, second at Single Sticks, third at Small Arms and Master's Division at Small Arms, and Powder Division at Stations, and Marines at Manual of Arms.

James Snevely (Carp.) - James Snevely (Carp.) returned on board 3 1/2 hours over time.

Commences and until 4 A.M. Clear and cold. Light airs variable in direction. No swell or surf. Cloudy outside. Temperature of water at surface 40. Flood tide. Nearly high water.

Ah Fong (Lds) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Ah Fong (Lds) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days for fighting and Bernard Griffin (Lds) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days for insubordination to petty officer and Jas. Rollins (Lds) was released from confinement.

Bernard Griffin (Lds) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Ah Fong (Lds) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days for fighting and Bernard Griffin (Lds) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days for insubordination to petty officer and Jas. Rollins (Lds) was released from confinement.

Jas. Rollins (Lds) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee Ah Fong (Lds) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for three days for fighting and Bernard Griffin (Lds) was placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days for insubordination to petty officer and Jas. Rollins (Lds) was released from confinement.

James Snevely (Carp) - returned on board 3.5 hours overtime.


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13 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carpenter's gang engaged building deck-house.

4 to 8 A.M. Weather overcast, cloudy, and rainy. Light breeze from ENE to EbyN. Barometer steady. Water at surface 39 degrees and low water. Snowing entire watch.

Carpenters engaged building deck-house.

Snowing all the watch.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5168 "


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14 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Louis Vergez (S.Cook). - Louis Vergez (S. Cook) absent without leave.

B. Griffin (Lds.) - B. Griffin (Lds.) released from confinement by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

Louis Vergez (S. Cook) - absent without leave.

B. Griffin (Lds) - released from confinement by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

Meridian to 4 P.M. Overcast, cloudy, and snowing. Light breezes from WNW. Barometer falling. No swell or surf. At 4 tide first quarter of ebb. Temperature of water at surface 40 degrees.


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15 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ah Fong (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, released Ah Fong (Lds.) from confinement.

Ah Fong (Lds) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding released Ah Fong (Lds) from confinement

4 to 8 P.M. Cloudy with wind in squalls from SSW moderating in force towards end of watch. Snowing at intervals and hail. Barometer steady. Tide about three quarters ebb. Temperature of water 39 degrees. Surf breaking. moderate swell.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4383 "


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16 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters after which exercised first Division: Single Sticks, Second Division infantry drill, third and Powder Divisions, Single Sticks. Navigator's division, Small Arms, Marines Small Arms.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

N. R. Usher Ensign -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant -


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4643 "


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17 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Compared the shore and ship's thermometer & found that shore thermometer has the permanent error of minus one degree by the ship's thermometer for the range of temperature observed 11 degrees F to 21 degrees F.

Jas. Escott (O.Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement Jas. Escott (O.Sea).

J. Travis (Arm.) - J. Travis (Arm.) returned from shore 2 1/2 hours over time.

Compared shore and ship's thermometers and found that shore thermometer has the permanent error of minus one degree by the ship's thermometer for the range of temperature observed 11o F to 21o F.

Brilliant display of Aurora Borealis first half of watch.

Jas Escott (O. Sea) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement Jas Escott (O. Sea).

J. Travis (Arm.) - returned from shore 2.5 hours over time.

Compared shore and ship's thermometer s and found that shore thermometer has the permanent error of minus one degree by the ship's thermometer for the range of temperature observed 11 degrees F to 21 degrees F.

8 P.M. to Midnight. Cloudy with occasional falls of snow. Temperature of water 11 P.M. low tide 40 degrees.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 245 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4138 "


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18 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

T. Dineen (Lds.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. T. Dineen (Lds.) absent over leave.

T. Dineen (Lds.) - T. Dineen (Lds.) brought on board by the orderly sergeant 38 hours over time.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

T. Dineen (Lds.) - T. Dineen (Lds.) absent over leave.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

T. Dineen (Lds.) - T. Dineen (Lds.) was brought on board by the orderly sergeant 38 hours over time.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 168 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 3970 "


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19 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent first cutter and whale boat after fresh water.

Smith (C.T.) - ater Smith (C.T.) absent without leave.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged watering ship. Received on board 750 gallons water.

Received on board 660 gallons of fresh water.

Commences and until 4 A.M. Overcast and raining all the watch. Moderate to fresh breeze from S'd and E'd. Temperature of the water at surface 40 degrees, 3 A.M. low tide.

Smith (C.T.) - absent without leave.


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20 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Second steam launch and first cutter engaged watering ship.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship Received on board 735 gallons of fresh water.

Engaged watering ship using second steam launch and first cutter. Received 1568 gallons fresh water. Sailmaker and party ashore engaged painting hammock cloths. Sailmaker's working party returned to ship at 3.30.

Received on board 734 gallons fresh water.


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21 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Peter Smith (C.T.) - Peter Smith (C.T.) returned to ship 49 hours over time.

Engaged watering ship using second steam launch and first cutter. Received 630 gallons water. Received for use of ship's company in Paymaster's Department 76 pounds fresh bread.

Received on board 1378 gallons water.

Received 640 gallons water.

At 6. the wind suddenly ~haned, from East to West, barometer at same time jumping up .36 inch

Heavy surf outside


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22 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board 578 gallons fresh water.

First cutter and second launch engaged in watering ship. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 1300 gallons fresh water.

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) returned on board 8 hours over time.

Received on board 710 gallons water.

4 to 8 A.M. Cloudy, Passing squalls of snow. Light breeze variable in direction. Heavy swell outside. Temperature of water at end of watch 39 degrees. State of the tide high water.

J. H. Turnbull (Sea) - returned on board 8 hours over time.


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23 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch and first cutter after fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 700 gallons fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter watering ship. received on board 780 gallons of fresh water.

Received on board 700 gallons water.

8 A.M. to Meridian. Moderate breeze from the N'd and E'd. Frequent squalls of snow coming up from the S'd. Temperature of the water at surface 39 degrees. State of the tide high water. Steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 700 gallons fresh water.


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24 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ensign J.C. Gillmore - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Ensign J.C. Gillmore was placed under suspension for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged watering ship. Received in Paymaster's Department 74 pounds fresh bread.

J.E. Dunn (Ship's Yeo.) - J.E. Dunn (Ship's Yeo.) absent without leave.

Received on board 757 gallons of fresh water.

Ensign J. C. Gillmore - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Ensign J. C. Gillmore was placed under suspension for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders.

J. E. Dunn (Ship's Yeo.) - absent without leave.

Meridian to 4 P.M. Weather for the most part clear and pleasant. Light airs from E'd, and N'd and E'd. Barometer rising. Tide at 4. in last quarter of ebb and very near low water. Temperature of water at surface 39 degrees. No swell or surf. Received on board 757 gallons of fresh water.


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25 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - At 7.50 sighted Steamer California standing in.

Steamer California - At 8.20 Steamer California came into the harbor and made fast to wharf.

H. Maguire (Sea.) - H. Maguire (Sea.) was brought on board by first sergeant absent from from the ship over liberty.

Engaged receiving stores.

Ensign J. C. Gillmore - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding Ensign J.C. Gillmore was released from suspension and returned to duty.

Received in Equipment Department: - 1 Bar. Tar; 1/2 Barrel Tar Oil; 1 Barrel Asphallium; 1, ~ in. Hawser; 225 fathoms 3 1/4 in. Manila; 50 fath. 2 3/4 in. Hemp; 50 fath. 2/14 in. Hemp; 1 Coil 5 thread Manila; 2 dozen sail needles; 8 sides Leather; 50 yes. Cotton Canvas, no. 8; 50 yes: Cotton Canvas, no. 6; 50 yes Cotton Canvas no. 2; 50 yes. Cotton Canvas no. 10; 16 yds. Flax, no. 3; 40 yes. Flax no. 5; 84 yds. Flax no. 8; 64 yds. 12 oz. Cotton Ravens; 35 yes. of Light Flax; 2 sides of Bellows Leather, 50 seaming needles, 84 lbs, 12 thread Manila and in Navigators apartment , 1 Tripod. Lost overboard 6 in hemp hawser in getting it aboard.

Heavy surf outside.

Steamer California - At 7.50 sighted Steamer California standing in.

H. Maguire (Sea) - was brought on board by first sergeant absent from the ship over liberty.

Ensign J. C. Gillmore - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding Ensign J. C. Gillmore was released from suspension and returned to duty.

4 to 8 P.M. Clear first part of watch, clouding over at close. Light airs from NE. Barometer rising. Sea smooth and no surf. Tide in first half of ebb. Temperature of water at surface 38 degrees.


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26 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Gunner C. Stuart, USN with D. Sokoloff (sea) left the ship having in charge 50 Remington Rifles, 1 Gatling Gun, and appliances and 2000 rounds rifle ammunition to be delivered to the Committee of Safety at Wrangle for protection against Indians.

Gunner C. Stuart, U.S.N., D. ~okoloff (Sea.) - Gunner C. Stuart, U.S.N. with D. ~okoloff (Sea.) left the ship having in charge 50 Remington Rifles, 1 Gatling Gun, and appliances and 2000 rounds rifle ammunition to be delivered to the Committee of Safety at Wrangel for protection against Indians.

Thos. Jeffries (Sea.), John Anderson 1st (Sea.) - Transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Mare Island, California and placed on board Steamer California f~~ passagr. Thos. Jeffries (Sea.) and John Anderson 1st (Sea.).

Steamer California - At 1.10 Steamer California cast off from wharf and stop out of harbor.

Engaged in dragging for tow line lost overboard.

T. Hayes (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined T. Hayes (Lds.) in single irons in cell for safekeeping for being drunk and disorderly on duty.

Commences and until 4 am. Weather clear and cold. Light airs from NE. Barometer rising. Bright moonlight and brilliant lunar rainbow circle around moon.

4 to 8 am. Clear and cold. Light airs from NE. Bright moonlight.

8 am to meridian. Clear. Light airs fron NE. Fine weather outside.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and cold. Calm and light variable airs. Fine weather outside. Barometer rising. High cirrostratus clouds.

4 to 8 pm. Clear and cold. Light airs from NNE. Bright moonlight. Fine weather outside.

8 pm to midnight. Clear and cold. bright moonlight. Light breeze from NNE. Barometer rising.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 256 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14249 "


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27 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to quarters for muster and inspected and drilled first Division at Great Guns, Second at Single Sticks, Third and Master's Divisions at Small Arms.

Grappling for coil of Manila lost overboard and succeeded in getting it and hoisting it on board.

N. R. Usher Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

Grappling for coil of Manila lost overboard, and succeeded in getting it and hoisting it on board.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. M. Katz Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14038 "


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28 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

R. Welch (C.T.) - R. Welch (C.T.) absent over leave.

Received on board in Paymasters Department 72 pounds bread.

Richard Welch (C.T.) - Richard Welch (C.T.) returned on board.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - Confined T. J. Hayes (Lds.) in single irons by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding to await trial by Court Martial for smuggling liquor on board ship.

G. M. Katz Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

R. Welch (C. F.) - R. Welch (C. F.) absent over leave.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Richard Welch (C. F.) - Richard Welch (C. F.) returned on board.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding

T. J. Hayes (Lds.) - Confined T. J. Hayes (Lds.) in single irons by order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding to await trial by Court-Martial for smuggling liquor on board ship.

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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29 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board one cord of wood.

Received on board one cord of wood.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13518 "


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30 January 1879

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Chas. Rose (Lds.), F.E. Pratt (Lds.) - Chas. Rose (Lds.) and F.E. Pratt (Lds.) absent without leave.

Exercised at fire quarters and mustered crew.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - At 9.55 Summary Court Martial convened on board for the trial of T.J. Hayes (Lds.) and adjourned at 10.55 until to-morrow morning.

Chas. Rose (Lds.) - Chas. Rose (Lds.) returned 3 hours over time.

Sent working party on shore to repair wharf.

F.B. Pratt (Lds.) - F.B. Pratt (Lds.) returned on board 14 hours over time.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Chas. Rose (Lds.) - Chas. Rose (Lds.) and F. E. Pratt (Lds.) absent without leave.

F. E. Pratt (Lds.) - Chas. Rose (Lds.) and F. E. Pratt (Lds.) absent without leave.

T. J. Hays (Lds.) - At 9.55 Summary Court-Martial convened on board for the trial of T. J. Hays (Lds.)

Chas. Rose (Lds.) - Chas. Rose (Lds.) returned 3 hours over time.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. B. Pratt (Lds.) - F. B. Pratt (Lds.) returned on board 14 hours over time.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

F. M. Lymouek Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Temp on shore

Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13258 "


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31 January 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10 Summary Court -Martial met and at 10.15 adjourned to await the orders of the revising authority.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - At 1250 called "all hands to muster" and read sentence of Summary Court-Martial in the case of T.J. Hayes (Lds.) By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N. Senior Officer Present the Court was dissolved. By order of L.A. Beardslee, Commander Commanding confined T.J. Hayes (Lds.) in double irons on bread and water for thirty days full rations every fifth day in accordance with sentence of Summary Court-Martial.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1880


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1 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

R. Smith (S. Painter) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters, absent without leave R. Smith (S. Painter).

At 10. called "all hands to muster" and read Articles for the Government of the Navy.

R. Smith (S. Painter) - R. Smith (S. Painter) returned to ship.


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2 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

coal: 20 packs - received from �government Coal Pile

At 9.30 mustered at quarters, drilled first and second Divisions at Great Guns. Received from Government Coal Pile 20 sacks of coal.

Wm. Murphy (O.S.) - Confined by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding Wm. Murphy (O.S.) until further orders for being drunk.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.), F.E. Pratt (Lds.) - J.P. Griffin (Lds.) and F.E. Pratt (Lds.) left the ship's boats without permission while the latter was making the usual 6.30 trip.

L.A. Beandalu (Commander) - Commander of the ship

ER McClellan (Lieut) - Author of second paragraphe

Overcast cloudy and misty with drizzling rain. Raining hard last hour of wateh. Calcul first two hours of watch . Light variable air last two. Thick weather outside. Moderate surf breakiing on islands. At 9:30 nustired at quarters drilled first and second Divisions at great hours. Received from... coal pile 20 packs of coal. First quarter of flood tide

Commander LA Beardalu - Order to confin Murphy

Murphy - confined for being drunk


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3 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. ~. Bettinson (Sea.), W.r. Dendle (Sea.), J. Ellis (Lds.) absent over leave. F.E. Pratt (Lds.) and J.P. Griffin (Lds.) absent without leave.

F.E. Pratt (Lds.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - F.E. Pratt (Lds.) and J.P. Griffin (Lds.) brought on board by the first sergeant they having left bat last evening without permission. By order of Commander Beardslee placed them in double irons in guard house to await trial by Court-Martial. F.E. Pratt (Lds.) when told by Commander Beardslee that he should be tried by Court-Martial did say that he should refuse to do anymorr duty in the ship.

J.E. Ellis (Lds.) - J.E. Ellis (Lds.) returned on board ship, he having been absent After his leave had expired.

Wm. Dendle (Sea.), ~. Bettinson (Sea.) - Wm. Dendle (Sea.) and ~. Bettinson (Sea.) were arrested by first sergeant and place in guard hours for safe keeping they being drunk. They had been absent eight hours after their liberty had expired.


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4 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thos. Williams (Sea.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Thos. Williams (Sea.) absent without leave.

Wm. Dendle (Sea.), ~. Bettinson (Sea.) - Wm. Dendle (Sea.) and ~. Bettinson (Sea.) who were confined in guard-bourse for safe keeping were brought on board ship and returned to their duties.

Received on board 90 pounds of fresh beef and vegetables in Paymaster's Department.


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5 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thos. Williams (Sea.) - Thos. Williams (Sea.) on board 24 hours over liberty.

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and exercised division as per routine. At 10.15 a Summary Court-Martial convened on board for the trial of J.P. Griffin (Lds.) and F.E. Pratt (Lds.) and adjourned ay 11.45.


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6 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Got out first cutter and hoisted in whale boat for repairs.

N.D. Leonard (O.Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined N.D. Leonard (O. Sea.) for five days on bread on bread and water for fighting.

Summary Court-Martial convened at 9. and adjourned at 9.00 to await orders of revising authority.

Received in Ordnance Department 25 Springfield Rifles, calibre .45 and 38 Bayonets, and 920 rounds of small arm ammunition for same. The above collected on shore from following parties: Russian Priest 11 Rifles, 11 Bayonets; Deputy Collector of Customs 14 Rifles and 1 Bayonet, and A.T. Whitford 26 Bayonets; Russian Priest 540 rounds ammunition, Deputy Collecton 380 rounds.

Ah Lin (W.O.D.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding confined Ah Lin (W.O.D.) for two days on bread and water for insolence to officers.

Ah Doo (Lds) - By order of L.A. Beardslee, Commander, Commanding Ah Doo (Lds) was given four hours extra duty for neglect of duty.


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7 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received for use of ships company 74 pounds of fresh bread.

At 1. called "all hands to muster" read sentences of Summary Court Martial in the cases of Franklyn B. Pratt (Lds.) and J.P. Griffin (Lds.). By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N. Senior Officer Present, the Court was dissolved. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, confined F.B. Pratt (Lds.) in "solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water, for thirty days, with full ration every fifth day"; and J.P. Griffin (Lds.) in "solitary confinement in double irons, on bread and water for twenty days, full ration every fifth day, in accordance with sentence of Summary Court Martial. Received for use of ship's company 90 pounds fresh beef and 90 pounds vegetables.


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8 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters.


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9 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Started fires and got up steam in second steam launch.

Master F. Guertin - Master F. Guertin, U.S. Navy left the ship on one week's leave of absence.

The Indians employed for crew in the running boat.

J. Anderson (S.M.M.) - J. Anderson (S.M.M.) absent without leave returned on board ship.

Master Frank Guertin, Miss Kostrometinoff - At 5.30 P.M. Master Frank Guertin, U.S. Navy and Miss Kostromentinoff were married at the Greek Church in Sitka, Alaska Territory.


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10 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

The following Indians were this day shipped as first class Boys for the cruise George; William; Pat; Louis; Jacob; Joe; and Snider. Watered first launch from the ship.

H. Rival (P.M.) - H. Rival (P.M.) absent without leave was arrested and brought on board by the Orderly Sergeant.


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11 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H.S. Johnson (Cooper), Private Farrel - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and found H.S. Johnson (Cooper) and Private Farrel absent from the ship without leave.

U.D. Leonard (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released U.D. Leonard (O.S.) from confinement.

H.S. Johnson (Cooper), Private Farrel - H.S. Johnson (Cooper) returned on board 1 1/2 hours over liberty and Private Farrel was arrested and brought on board.


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12 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Carpenter's gang at work on whale boat.


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13 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

other: 1 cord - wood

coal: 18 sacks hard, 1 sack soft - received from government Coal Pile

Received on board from Government coal pile 18 sacks of hard and 1 sack of soft coal, also received half cord of wood. At 11. the second steam launch left the ship for the mines.

Indians in running boat. Steam launch returned from Silver Bay.

coal: 19 sacks - 18 sacks hard coal, 1 sack of soft coal

Received one half cord of wood

Meridian to 4PM Cloudy with passing snow squalls, coming up from S'd. Wind N.E.

Indians in running boat.

8 PM to Midnight Cloudy with snow squalls coming up from S'd but wind from E.N.E


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14 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Dick Setuau, an Indian of the Chilchat tribe living here, who left last fall for the Chilchat Country, returned this morning, reports having experienced cold weather in "Cross Sound"

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 72 pounds fresh bread.

Dick Setnan - Dick Setnan, an Indian of the Chilchat tribe living her, who left last fall for the Chilchat Country, returned this morning, reports having experienced cold weather in "Cross Sound".

At 1.15 mustered crew at quarters and served out clean hammocks. After slinging clean hammocks, mustered crew at quarters again and turned in the old ones.


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15 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. At 10 Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding inspected the ship and crew.

Thos. Glenan (Lds.) - Thos. Glenan (Lds.) absent without leave.

Thos. Glenan (Lds.) - Thos. Glenan (Lds.) returned on board 14 hours over liberty.


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16 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised.

Commences and until 4 am. Clear and cold. Light breeze from the Nd and Ed.

4 to 8 am. Partly cloudy and cold. Light airs from ENE. Thick cumulus and stratus clouds morning to Ed. Calm outside.

8 am to meridian. Overcast, cloudy and cold. Light variable breeze. Barometer falling. Heavy cumulus clouds.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy, cold. Wind variable in force from ENE. Thick weather outside.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast cloudy and squally. Wind in strong squalls from ENE and NE. Barometer falling rapidly. Light snow falling.

8 pm to midnight. Overcast and cloudy. Heavy squalls with light snow from ENE and NE. Barometer falling rapidly. Heavy weather outside. Heavy nimbus clouds passing rapidly to Wd.


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17 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

M. Quinlan (Sea.) - At 9.30 went to quarters for muster and inspection. M. Quinlan (Sea.) absent without leave.

Received in Construction Department 8 pounds sheet copper. Carpenters at work on furniture for cabin.

Received on board two barrels of lime, in Equipment Department.

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18 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Received for use of crew 72 pounds bread. Carpenter's gang at work on Cabin furniture and repairing water closets.

Sent boom cover ashore in Carpenter shop to be painted. Exercised the first Division at "Myers code" of signals.


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19 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Instructed the first and Master's Divisions at signaling. Carpenters at work on whale boat. Sailmaker ashore at work repairing and painting boom cover. Indians in running boat.

Sailmaker at work on shore repairing and painting boom cover. Carpenters at work repairing whale boat.


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20 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

coal: - Indians engaged in bringing on board coal

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Indians engaged in bringing on board coal.

Hoisted out whale boat and hosted in gig for repairs.


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21 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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22 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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23 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At meridian fired a salute of 21 guns in honor of Washington's birth-day.

Steamer California - At sunrise dressed ship with colors at mastheads. Pt being reported that the steamer California was in sight fired a howitzer to notify the people on shore but it proved to be a mistake.

Master Frank Guertin - At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Master Frank Guertin U.S.N. reported his return from leave of absence.

At meridian fired a salue of 21 guns in honor of Washington's birth-day.


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24 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch and first cutter for fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 700 galls fresh water. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Carpenter's gang at work repairing gig. Received on board in Navigator's Department 200 gallons oil obtained on open purchase requisition.

Thos. Graham (Sea.) - Thos. Graham (Sea.) was found to be absent without leave.


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25 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indian Policemen Annahoots & Catlan came on board and reported a stabbing affair between two Indians on shore, the latter having been brought on board one of them was confined in the guard-house on shore to await investigation by Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding

coal: - Indians engaged in bringing on board coal

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Indians engaged in bringing on board coal. Carpenter's at work repairing gig, cabin bulkhead, cabin furniture. Got up steam and blew down the boiler in steam launch.

Anna Hoots~Catlan - Indian Policemen Anna Hoots~Catlan came on board and reported a stabbing affair between two Indians on shore, the latter having been brought on board one of them was confined in the guard-house on shore to await investigation by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

Received on board 72 pounds fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.

Indians engaged in bringing coal on board.


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26 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indian Bob who was reported for stabbing another Indian was brought on board for investigation and was sentenced to five days in cell on shore on bread and water by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters.

Indian Bob - Indian Bob who was reported for stabbing another Indian was brought on board for investigation and was sentenced to five days in cell on shore on bread and water by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

Indians engaged in bringing wood on board. Carpenter's gang engaged on cabin furniture and gig.


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27 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released J.P. Griffin (Lds.) from confinement.


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28 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received in Paymaster's Department for use of crew 72 pounds fresh bread.

Condemned by Board of Survey and threw overboard 1 can (4 lbs.) beef by order of Commanding Officer.

W.D. Leonard (O.Sea.) - By order of L.A. Beardslee, Commander Commanding released from confinement W.D. Leonard (O.Sea.).


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29 February 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10. Captain inspected ship and crew at quarters.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1880


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1 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Flock of wild geese - Noticed flying North for the first time this season

Thos Daly 2d having been mixed up in the shooting affair on shore was confined in double irons in a cell at the guard-house by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commander. The word beastly used by myself.

at 10.40 PM a report was brought on board that Patrick Quinlan, Orerlies Sergeant had shot Wm Brady (cox) and John Delany (O.S.) Sent a boat with an officer to arrest Patrick Quinlan. The latter having been arrested was brought on board intoxicated and confined in single irons byh order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Comd'g. The wounded men were left on shore under the care of the ship's surgeon.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first, second, and third Divisions at Great Guns. Noticed a flock of wild geese flying north for the first time this season.

Geese - Flock

Indians engaged in bringing on boar coal. Carpenters at work repairing cabin furniture. Sailmakers at work making mess cloths.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - T.J. Hayes (Lds.) who had been confined in the guard-house on shore in conformity with the sentence of a Summary Court-Martial was this day released from confinement and returned to duty by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding his time having expired.

Patrick Quinlan, Wm. Grady (Cox.), John Delaney (O.S.), Thos. Daly - At 10.40 P.M. a report was brought on board that Patrick Quinlan, Orderly Sergeant had shot Wm. Grady (Cox.) and John Delaney (O.S.) Sent a boat with an officer to arrest Patrick Quinlan. The latter having been arrested was brought on board intoxicated and confined in single irons by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Comd'g. The wounded men were left on shore under the care of the ship's surgeon. … Thos. Daly 2d having been mixed up in the shooting affair on shore was confined in double irons in a cell ay the guard-house by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.


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2 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 1 AM having visited the wounded men Wm Grady (Cox) and John Delany (OS) and in having been reported to me by past asst. Surgeon Herebu that they were both very dangerously wounded and having ascertained to my conviction that the shooting was done by first sergeant Patrick Quinlan while intoxicated, without provocation, and when not in the execution of his duty. First Sergeant Patrick Quinlan will be confined in double irons in the ship's prison until further order (This remark should follow that of Mr. McClellan) L. A. Beardslee Commander.

By order of Lieutenant G.M Symonds, Commanding, P. Quinlan, first Sergeant was placed in double irons at 12.45 E.P. McCLellan Lieut

The Navy Remington revolver taken from Orderly Sergeant P. Quinlan by Welch (C. H) while arresting the former and which was there by him turned over to me, was turned over to P. A. Paymaster J.A. Ring to be by him locked up in the safe one barrel being loaded, it having been in my possession from the time of arrest. Temperature of seawater at surface 38 degrees. tide at end of watch one quarter ebb G.C. Hanus Master

Four petty officers detailed to watch the prisoner first Seargeant P. Quilan during the night .

Wm. Grady (Cox.), John Delaney (O.S.), Patrick Quinlan - At 1 A.M. having visited the wounded men Wm. Grady (Cox.) and John Delaney (O.S.) and in having been reported to me by the Past Ass't Surgeon Ferebu that they were both very dangerously wounded, and having ascertained to my conviction that the shooting was done by first sergeant Patrick Quinlan while intoxicated, without provocation, and when not in the execution of his duty. First Sergeant Patrick Quinlan will be confined in double irons in the ship's prison until further orders.

P. Quinlan, first Sergeant - By order of Lieutenant F. M. Symonds, commanding, P. Quinlan, first Sergeant was placed in double irons at 12.45.

Wm. Grady (Cox.), John Delaney (O.S.) - The wounded men Wm. Grady (Cox.) and John Delaney (O.S.) were brought on board.

james Doyle (O.S.) - James Doyle (O.S.) being noisy and intoxicated was placed under the charge of the Master-at-Arms by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

Indian Bob - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released Indian Bob from confinement.

The Navy Remington revolver taken from Orderly Sergeant P. Quinlan by R. Welch (C.T.) while arresting the former and which was there by him turned over to me, was turned over to Paymaster J.A. King to be by him locked up in the safe, one barrel being loaded, it having been in my possession from the time of arrest.


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3 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9,40 Court of Enquiry convened against the case of Sergeant Quinlan and adjouned at 11.30

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Jas. Doyle (Lds.) was placed in solitary confinement for seven days for riotous conduct.

Called "all hands to muster" when the crew were cautioned by the Commanding Officer against any acts of hostility towards the prisoner Sergeant Quinlan. A board of three officers engaged in taking an inventory of Marine stores. At 9.40 a Court of Inquiry convened on board in the case of Sergeant Quinlan and adjourned at 11.30. Received in Paymaster's Department 72 pounds of fresh bread.

Private Pitcher, U.D. Leonard (O.S.) - Private Pitcher and U.D. Leonard (O.S.) returned on board both eight hours over liberty.

The Court of Inquiry consists of Lieut-Comd'r C.H. Rockwell, U.S.N. as President, Master G.C. Hawes, U.S.N. and Ensign U.R. Usher, U.S.N. as members, and Ensign J.C. Gillmore U.S.N. as Judge Advocate. The Board of Officers taking inventory of Marine stores consists of Lieut. F.M. Symonds, Senior Member and Ensigns J.I. Nicolson and E.M. Katz.


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4 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Court of Inquiry met at 9.20 and adjourned till 10 A.M. to-morrow.

A new set of hammock cloths were put on during watch.


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5 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

The Court of Inquiry reconvened in the case of Sergeant Quinlan at 9.20. The gig having been in for repairs was hoisted out and put in water.

Court of Inquiry convened as above adjourned at 12.20 P.M. until to-morrow morning. Received on board in Navigators Department 20 gallons seal oil.


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6 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Court of Inquiry convened on board at 9 A.M. in the pursuance of yesterday's adjournment and at 11.30 took a recess for lunch. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 72 pounds fresh bread.


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other: 4282 gallons - It is water


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7 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and at 10 called all hands to muster and read "The Articles for the better Government of the Navy".


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8 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

D. Pratt (Lds.), Sitka Charlie - By order of Commander Beardslee, released from confinement and returned to duty D. Pratt (Lds.) and released from arrest and restored to duty Sitka Charlie.

Court of Inquiry in session from 9 A.M. until 12 ~M. First cutter and second steam launch watering ship.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 800 gallons fresh water.

Second launch and first cutter watering ship. Received 680 gallons fresh water.

Swell outside of harbor at long period coming from Southerly direction. Snow from 0000 - 0700, turning to fog & drizzle. Crew member "D. Pratt" was released from confinement and returned to duty. Surf outside of harbor heaviest at high tide.


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9 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch and first cutter after fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received on board 1320 gallons fresh water. Crew engaged in washing paint work on spar deck.

Received on board 710 gallons of fresh water. Court of Inquiry met on board at and adjourned until to-morrow.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged watering ship. Received on board 694 gallons fresh water.

Sent steam launch and first cutter after fresh water.

Steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received onboard 1320 gallons fresh water. Crew engaged in washing ~ work on spar deck.

Received on board 710 gallons of fresh water.

Court of Inquiry met on board ~ and adjourned until to-morrow.

Received on board 694 gallons fresh water.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 2816 "

Water remaining on had fit for use at Noon 9126 "


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10 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Court of Inquiry meet at 9.20 and at 11. took a recess until 1 P.M.

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding released Jas. Doyle (Lds.) from confinement.

Received on board 1413 gallons of fresh water.

At 1 P.M. the Court met in pursuance to its recess and at 2.10 P.M. adjourned till to-morrow. Received on board 1500 gallons fresh water.

At 4.30 went to quarters and served out hammocks to be scrubbed. Received on board 803 gallons fresh water.

Received on board 1413 gallons of fresh water.

At 1 P.M. the Court met in pursuance to its recess and at 2.10 P.M. adjourned till to-morrow.

Received on board 1500 gallons fresh water.

At ~ went to quarters and served out hammocks to be scrubbed.

Received on board 803 gallons fresh water.


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11 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Three "Hootznov" war canoes arrived.

Received on board 1626 gallons of fresh water. … Court of Inquiry met at 9.20 and 11.20 took recess till 1 P.M.

At 1. P.M. Court of Inquiry resumed its session and adjourned at 3.15. Received on board 809 gallons fresh water. Three Hootznov war canoes arrived.

Received on board 846 gallons fresh water. At 5 beat to quarters and turned in clean hammocks.

Indian Charley - Released from confinement by order of Comd'r L.A. Beardslee Indian Charley.


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12 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

coal: - Indians getting coal

First cutter and steam launch away for water.

Watering ship with second steam launch and first cutter. Received on board 1478 gallons fresh water. Indians coaling ship.

First cutter and steam launch engaged in watering ship. Indians getting coal. Blacksmith and carpenter at work in ship's work. At 10 Court of Inquiry met and at 3. adjourned till to-morrow.

Received on board 521 gallons fresh water which completed the filling of all tanks.


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13 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

A delegation of three chiefs of the "Hootchenoo" tribe of Indians came on board to see the Commanding Officer by appointment.

Display of Aurora Borealis.

Court of Inquiry met at 9. and adjourned till Monday. A delegation of three chiefs of of the "Hootchenoo" tribe of Indians came on board to see the Commanding Officer by appointment.

Detailed twelve of the ship's Indians to go to Wrangel to-morrow with mail from the ship.

Three cheifs of the Hootchenoo Tribe of indians came on board to meet the commanding officer by appointment


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14 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indians making prepartion to go to Wrangel

Indians left in canoe for Wrangel with mail from the ship and to bring back mail.

At 9.30 called "all divisions to quarters" for inspection and at 10 went to quarters and Commander Beardslee inspected ship and crew at quarters.

At 12.10 thirteen of the ship's Indians left in a canoe for Wrangel with mail from the ship and to bring back mail.


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15 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised first and second Divisions at Great Guns. At 9.50 the Court of Inquiry met and took a recess at 11.30. Got second cutter inboard on gun deck.

Ah Doo (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined Ah Doo (Lds.) on bread and water until further orders for insolence to an officer.

At 9.50 the Court of Enquiry Met

Crew member confined to bread & water for insolence


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Lat , Long


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16 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised all divisions as per routine. First Division engaged in target practice with small arms. Court of Inquiry met at 10.15 and at 11.45 took a recess.

The Court of Inquiry met in pursuance to its recess at 12.50 P.M. and adjourned at 2.10 P.M. Master's and second Divisions engaged in Target Practice with Small Arms.


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17 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised as per routine. At 10.10 A.M. Court of Inquiry met and at 10.30 adjourned to await direction of the revising power. Third Division engaged at Target Practice with Small Arms. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 71 pounds fresh bread.

Peter H. Smith -


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 160 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at noon 17350 "


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18 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

coal: - Engaged in getting coal and wood on board with Indians and crew.

Ah Doo (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding, Ah Doo (Lds.) was released from confinement and restored to duty.

Exercised Powder Division at Target Practice. Court of Inquiry convened on board at 9.15, at 10.30 took a recess until 10.40, adjourning at 11.50. Engaged in getting coal and wood on board with Indians and crew.


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19 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Commander Beardslee by means of the Indian policeman, caused to be released an Indain boy who had been found and confinded in the Indian vauche for exercising witchcraft, and had an inteview with the Shaaman or Indian doctor at the Custom House and forced him to return ten blankets to a sick man from whom he had received them as a fee for designating the witch.

The Court iof Inquiry investigating the shooting affair of March 1st. was to-day dissolved by order of Convening Power.

Commander Beardslee by means of the Indian policeman caused to be released an Indian boy who had been bound and confined in the Indian vauche for exercising witchcraft, and had an interview with the shaman or Indian doctor at the Custom House and forced him to return ten blankets to a sick man from whom he had received them as a fee for designating the witch.


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other: 280 gallons - water expended during the preceding 24 hours

other: 16909 gallons - water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon


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20 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indian policeman arrested a Chilcut Indian and confined him in the cell on shore for fighting and raising disturbance in the village.

Ah Fong (Lds.) - Ah Fong (Lds.) was sent on shore to the guard house to be there confined by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

Condemned and threw overboard one can of preserved beef by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Indian policeman arrested a Chilcat Indian and confined him in cell on shore for fighting and raising disturbance in the village.


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21 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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22 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First Sargeant Patrick C Quinlan - was brought to the mast and was informed by Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding, of the results obtained by Court Enquiry in his case, and was notified that he would be held in confinement until instructions were received from the Navy Department, and that for his own safety as well as security, it would be on account of the reduced force of the Marine Guard of this ship, and the hostility of the crew to him, be necessary to keep him in the ship's prison, which has been fitted with ventilation gratings and the door of which will be kept fastened partly open until such time as more marines are received.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised first, second, and third Divisions at Great Guns, and Master's at Signals.

First Sergeant Patrick C. Quinlan - First Sergeant Patrick C. Quinlan was brought to the mast and was informed by Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding, of the result obtained by Court of Inquiry in his case, and was notified that he would be held in confinement until instructions were received from the Navy Department, and that for his own safety as well as security, it would, on account of the reduced force of the Marine Guard of this ship, and the hostility of the crew to him, be necessary to keep him in the ship's prison, which has been fitted with ventilating gratings and the door of which will be kept fastened partly open, until such time as more marines were received.


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23 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Apparent cloud of smoke surrounding crest of Mount Edgecombe.

At 9.30 went to General Quarters and exercised ship's company. Times of reporting as follows - beat at 9.30; first Division 9-31-30; second Division 9-31; 3 third Division 9-33-30; Master's Division 9-32-45; Powder Division 9-32; Marines 9-31. Engaged overhauling standing rigging and making new foot ropes for topsail yards.

Crew engaged in refitting standing rigging and sheer ratlines. Caulkd spar deck around mizzen partners.

Apparent cloud of smoke surrounding crest of Mount Edgecombe.


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24 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Heavy snow cloud about Mount Edgecombe giving it the appearance of smoke coming from the crater.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters, immediately after exercised Divisions as follows: first, second, and third Divisions at Great Guns; Master's Division signals; and Powder Division Stations. Crew engaged in refitting topsail top gallant and royal yards. Indians getting provisions from store-house.

Steamer California - At 12.30 sighted Steamer California from the masthead about fourteen miles off. Fired a gun and hoisted a flag to the fore as a signal. At 2.30 California got alongside the wharf.

Gunner Charles Stuart, D. Sokoloff (Sea.) - Gunner Charles Stuart reported his return to the ship from duty at Wrangel with D. Sokoloff (Sea.) under his charge.


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Jamestown -


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25 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board in Equipment Department three hundred coal bags, seventy four hammocks, four pounds cotton twine, and one two foot ~erle.


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26 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board 1 barrel lard oil in Navigation Department. … At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

H. Anderson (Sea.) - H. Anderson (Sea.) was this day discharged from the Naval Service his time of enlistment having expired.

Vincent Maloney (Sea.) - Vincent Maloney (Lds.) was transferred to Naval Hospital, Mare Island.

Steamer California - At 2.30 Steamer California cast off from wharf and stood out of harbor.

Got second cutter out.


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other: 258 gallons - Water expended during the preceding 24 hours

other: 14465 gallons - Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon


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27 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.W. Nyles (Sea.), James Dunn (Ship's Yeo.) - J.W. Nyles (Sea.) and James Dunn (Ship's Yeo.) absent without leave.

Expended one 7 lb. charge at twelve o'clock for time gun.

James Dunn (S. Yeo.), J.W. Nyles (Sea.) - James Dunn (S. Yeo.) and J. W. Nyles (Sea.) were brought on board by Corporal Grey. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee placed J. Dunn (S. Yeo.) under arrest to await investigation and was released by the same authority.

John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - John H. Turnbull (Sea.) left boat while ashore on duty and remained absent from the ship without permission.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

James Dunn (Ship's Fo.) - J. W. Myles (Sea.) and James Dunn (Ship's Fo.) absent without leave.

J. W. Myles (Sea.) - J. W. Myles (Sea.) and James Dunn (Ship's Fo.) absent without leave.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -

Corporal Grey - James Dunn (S. Fs.) and J. W. Myles (Sea.) were brought on board by Corporal Grey.

J. W. Myles (Sea.) - James Dunn (S. Fs.) and J. W. Myles (Sea.) were brought on board by Corporal Grey.

James Dunn (S. Fs.) - James Dunn (S. Fs.) and J. W. Myles (Sea.) were brought on board by Corporal Grey.

Commander L. A. Beardslee - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee

J. Dunn (S. Fes.) - placed J. Dunn (S. Fes.) under arrest to await investigation and was released by the same authority.

Frank Guertin Master -

John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - John H. Turnbull (Sea) left boat while ashore in duty and remained absent from the ship without permission.

J. O. Nicolson Ensign -


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons


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28 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John H Turnbull (Sea) - was arrested on shore and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding was confined in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

At 9.30 officers of Divisions mustered and inspected their Divisions.

John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - John H. Turnbull (Sea.) absent from the ship without permission having left boat while ashore on duty.

At 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - John H. Turnbull (Sea.) was arrested on shore and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding was confined in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

John H. ~~~Bull (~ea.) - been from the ship without permission, having left boat while ashore on duty

John H. Yurubull (~ea.) - was arrested on ashore and fly order of ~ and L.A. Beandeler ~ ~ was enufuied double ~ to await trial by bout A Martial


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29 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised crew. Times of casting loosing and reporting ready: first Division 1 min; second, 1 min 40 s; third, 2 min 15 s; Master's Division divided amongst gun divisions; Marines 45 s; Powder Division 3 min 14 s. At 11. called all hands and sent down fore and main topsail yards. Engaged refitting footropes and overhauling rigging of fore and main topsail yards.

Sitka Charlie, John H. Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding sent on shore and arrested Sitka Charlie absent without leave and brought him on board. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N. Commanding confined John H. Turnbull (Sea.) in double irons on shore to await trial by Court Martial for leaving a boat while on duty, also by same authority confined Sitka Charlie in solitary confinement for two days for absenting himself from the ship without permission.

Refitted and sent up fore and main topsail yards. Hoisted out first launch. Sent one barrel of slush on shore.

Commences and until 4 A.M. Clear and cold. Light variable breeze. Bright starlight. Moon partly obscured. Tide one fourth ebb. Temperature of water at surface 39�. J.O. Nicolson Ensign

4 to 8 A.M. Cloudy and cool, light airs from East. Barometer stationary Smooth sea. No surf. Fine weather outside. Wrangel canoe expedition returned. Temperature of surface water at and of watch 39�. Low water. ~.W.~~~ Ensign

8 A.M. to Meridian. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from East. Fine weather outside. No swell or surf.

By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding sent on shore and arrested Sitka Charlie absent without leave and brought him on board. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, A.S.U Commanding confined John A. Turnbull (Sea.) in double irons on shore to await trial by Court Martial for leaving a boat while on duty, also by same authority confined Sitka Charlie in solitary confinement for two days on bread and water for absenting himself from the ship without permission.

Meridian to 4 P.M. Clear and cold, light breeze from NE. Barometer rising. Fine weather outside. Smooth sea, no surf.

Sent one barrel of slush on shore. Temperature of surface water at and of watch 39�. High water.

4 to 8 P.M. Clear and cold. Light breeze from NNE. Fine weather outside. No swell or surf. Temperature of surface water 38�. Half ebb tide.

8 P,M, to Midnight. Clear and cold. Light airs and light breezes from NNE. Fine weather outside. Smooth sea and no surf. Barometer stationary. Temperature of surface water at and of watch 39�, tide half flood.


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30 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Commander taking simultaneous International Meteorolgical observations.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine: first Division, Great Guns; second, Company Drill; third, Small Arms; Master's Division, Small Arms, Powder Division, Stations; Marines, Small Arms. Received in Paymaster's Department 71 pounds fresh bread for use of crew. Hoisted out first launch's boiler. Carpenter's gang building a brow for the landing at the wharf. Boatswain refitting ratlines and rudder chains. Paniting copper. Indians getting coal. Navigation took sights for chronometer correction.

Crew at work repairing seizings. Carpenter's gang at work on brow for landing. Indians getting wood and coal for ship's use.

Commenced taking insultaneous International Meteorologial observations.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 610 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13076 gallons.


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31 March 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sparred down topmast rigging preparatory to rattling down.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first Division with Small Arms; Second, at Great Guns; third and Master's at Single Sticks.

Chas. Sitka (I.C.B.), J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released Chas. Sitka (I.C.B.) from confinement and at 10.30 Summary Court-Martial met for the trial of J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) and at 11.30 adjourned and the accused was returned to confinement on shore in the guard house.

Crew at work rattling down topmast rigging.

Crew rattling down topmast rigging. Lost boat hook overboard out of second cutter while dropping her to the gangway.

Clear and cold. Light airs from North to light breeze from N.N.E.

Fine weather outside.

Smooth sea, no surf.

Moon rose above the mountains at 2.15.

Bright moonlight.

Half flood tide.

Clear and cold. Light airs from the N'd and E'd.

Smooth sea outside.

Sparred down topmast rigging preparatory to rattling down.

Tide at end of watch low water.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from the N'd and E'd.

Sea smooth.

State of the tide three fourths flood.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

Exercised the First Division with small arms; Second, at Great Guns; third and Master's at Single Sticks.

Commander Beardslee - By order of -- released Chas. Stika (1.C.B.) from confinement

Chas. Stika (1.C.B.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released from confinement.

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - at 10.30 Summary Court Marial [sic] met for the trial of -- and at 11.30 adjourned and the accused was returned to confinement on shore in the guard house.

Crew at work rattling down topmast rigging.

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from the S'd and W'd first part of the watch. Gentle breeze from the N'd and E'd, the latter part.

Smooth wea and fine weather outside.

Crew rattling down topmast rigging.

Lost a boat hook overboard out of the second cutter while dropping her to the gangway.

Tide at end of watch one fourth ebb.

Clear and cold. Weather pleasant. Light breeze from the N'd and E'd.

High tide.

Clear, cool, and pleasant. Light airs from the N'd and E'd, first part of watch and from the N'd and W'd latter part.

Smooth sea and fine weather outside.

Tide at end of watch one fourth flood.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1880


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1 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John H Turnbull (Sea) - having been brought on board from the guard-house, called all hands to muster and read the finding and sentence of the Summary Court-Martial which tried him. He was found guilty and sentenced to the following punishment: namely, solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water, with full rations every fifth day and to the loss of two month's pay as seaman amounting to 43 dollars. The findings and sentence were approved the portion of the sentence involving a forfeiture of pay to be referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy for his approval and the Court was dissolved. Confined John Turnbull (Sea) in conformity with the Sentence of the Summary Court Martial in double irons on shore by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

Saska (Lds.), Dick (Lds.), Niohaswana (Lds.). Tsinka (Lds.) - Saska (Lds.), Dick (Lds.), Niohaswana (Lds.) and Tsinka (Lds.) all Indians were absent without leave, sent on shore and had them brought on board.

Exercised the divisions as per routine. Crew engaged in rattling and tarring down. Summary Court Martial met at 10. A.M. and adjourned at 10.15 to await the order of the revising authority.

Crew engaged in tarring down.

At 4.40, John Turnbull (Sea.) having been brought on board from the guard-house, called all hands to muster and read the findings and sentence of the Summary Court-Martial which tried him. He was found guilty and sentenced to the following punishment; namely, solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water, with full rations every fifth day and to the loss of two month's pay as Seaman amounting to 43 dollars. The findings and sentence were approved the portion of the sentence involving a fortitude of pay to be referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy for his approval, and the Court was dissolved. Confined John Turnbull (Sea.) in conformity with the sentence of the Summary Court Martial in double irons on shore at the guard-house by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding.


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2 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

A fine display of Aurora Borealis first part of watch.

At 9.15 exercised at fire quarters.

J. Sweeney (Sea.), A. Kirk (C.T.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined J. Sweeney (Sea.) and A. Kirk (C.T.) in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

Crew engaged in tarring down and scraping spar deck. Brought twelve inch stream cable on board. Placed second launch in cradle.

Indian Sam (Lds.) - Indian Sam (Lds.) absent without leave.


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3 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

W.R. Dendle (Sea.), D. McAskill (O.S.), W. Murphy (O.S.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.), John Ellis (Lds.) - W.R. Dendle (Sea.), D. McAskill (O.S.), W. Murphy (O.S.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.) and John Ellis (Lds.) were found absent from the ship without permission, being over liberty.

Wm. Murphy (O.S.) - Wm. Murphy (O.S.) returned to the ship.

Wm. Dendle (Sea.) - Wm. Dendle (Sea.) returned on board 13 hours over liberty.

J. Ellis (Lds.) - J. Ellis (Lds.) returned to the ship 16 hours over time.


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4 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 Divisional Officers inspected crew at quarters. At 10. A.M. had General Muster and read Articles for the Government of the Navy.

D.McAskill (O. Sea.), J. Anderson (2d S.M.M.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.), L. Powe (C.T.), W. Harper (Bugler) - Absent from the ship without permission D. McAskill (O.Sea.), J. Anderson (2d S.M.M.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.), L. Powe (C.T.), and W. Harper (Bugler).

D.McAskill (O.Sea.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.), J. Islenan (Lds.) - D. McAskill (O.Sea.) and J.P. Griffin (Lds.) were brought on board 32 hours over their liberty. J. Islenan (Lds.) jumped the whale boat and was arrested, brought on board, and placed in double irons by order of Lieut. Comd'r C.H. Rockwell Commanding.

J. Anderson (S.M.M.), W. Harper (Bugler) - J. Anderson (S.M.M.) and W. Harper (Bugler) were arrested and brought on board ship 11 hours over time.

last quarter of flood tide


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5 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, exercised divisions as follows: Master's at Small Arms, First, Second, and Third Divisions at Great Guns.

J. Sweeney (Lds.) - J. Sweeney (Lds.) was brought on board and placed under the charge of the Master-at-Arms by order of Lieut-Comdr C.H. Rockwell.

Thos. Gleman (Lds.), Joseph Sweeney (Sea.) - Thos. Gleman (Lds.) in confinement in guard-house on shore to await trial by Court-Martial and placed Joseph Sweeney (Sea.) in cell on shore in double irons for five days, two days having already expired, offense disobedience of orders.

Carpenters at work on shore for float.


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6 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected at quarters. Machinist and blacksmith at work on force pump. Carpenter's gang at work on brow for boat landing.

At 1. braced the yards up by the starboard braces and at 3.30 gale having subsided squared them again.


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7 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thos. Glenan (Lds.) - At 9. sent on shore for Thos. Glenan (Lds.) confined at the guard-house and had hime brought on board.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the Divisions as follows: Master's Division at Single Sticks; first and Powder Divisions at Small Arms; second and third at Great Guns.

Thos. Glenan (Lds.) - At 10.15 Summary Court convened to try Thos. Glenan (Lds.) and at 11.05 adjourned until 10. AM to-morrow.

Indians engaged in bringing on board coal. Received on board 71 pounds of fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.

bread


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8 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

AT 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine. At 10.05 Summary Court-Martial met and adjourned at 10.19 to await the action of the convening authority. Crew engaged scraping spars. Indians engaged in bringing sand to the ship. Carpenter's gang engaged in building a brow for the government wharf.

M. Sullivan (Asr. C.T.) and M. Quinlan (Cox.) - M. Sullivan (1st. C.T.) and M. Quinlan (Cox.) absent without leave.

At 1. called "all hands to muster" and promulgated proceedings of Summary Court-Martial in the case of Thos. Glenan (Lds.), tried for leaving boat, while on duty, and remaining on shore without permission, found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons, on bread and water for 20 days with full rations every fifth day. The proceedings, finding and sentence were approved but in consideration of the previous good conduct of the prisoner the sentence was mitigated to 10 days solitary confinement on bread and water in double irons, with full rations as above by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, the revising power in accordance. In accordance with this revised sentence Thos. Glenan (Lds.) was sent on shore and confined in the guard-house.

Michael Sullivan (1. C.T.), Michael Quinlan (Cox.), Joseph Sweeney (Sea.) - Michael Sullivan (1.C.T.) and Michael Quinlan (Cox.) returned on board eight hours over liberty. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding, released Joseph Sweeney (Sea.) from confinement.

Carpenter's gang at work on government wharf. Sent ashore and brought off top gallant masts and flying jib boom.


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Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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9 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Machinists at work on first launch. Carpenter's gang at work on port gangway ladder.

Machinists finished work on first steam launch. Carpenter's gang at work on port gangway ladder. Condemned to be thrown overboard by Quarterly board of survey, one keg of pickles. Engaged in scraping spar deck.


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11 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 Commander Beardslee inspected ship and crew at quarters.

J. Bettinson (Sea.) - J. Bettinson (Sea.) absent without leave brought on board at 12.


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12 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Brought top gallant and royal rigging on board from store house ashore. Carried out morning orders.

Crew employed on getting on board top gallant rigging and in rigging and sending aloft top gallant masts and rigged out flying boom.

A. Kirk (1.C.T.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardsleee, Commanding sent on shore and released A. Kirk (1.C.T.) his time of confinement in double irons at the guard house having expired.

Crew engaged in sending up Main top gallant mast and setting up top gallant and royal rigging. Carpenters gang engaged in making hatch house.


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13 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Wm Harper (Bugler) - By order of Commander L. A. Beardslee, Commanding confined Wm Harper (Bugler) in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial for refusing to obey orders of the Officer of the Deck.

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine. Indians engaged scrapping spar deck and bringing coal to the ship. Carpenter's gang engaged building deck-house.

Snowing up in the mountains.

Wm. Harper (Bugler) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding confined Wm. Harper (Bugler) in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial for refusing to obey orders of the Officer of the Deck.

Carpenter's gang at work on hatch house.


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14 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.05, Long -135.33

Steamer California - Mail Steamer California was sighted at 5.50 A.M. and arrived at the wharf at 7.30.

Midshipman Dellin E. Woodworth - Midshipman Dellin E. Woodworth, U.S. Navy reported for duty.

Received in Paymaster's Department 71 pounds of fresh bread.

Received in Equipment Department one barrel of oil.


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15 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9. beat to quarters and served out clean hammocks. Received on board 50 rifles and one arm-chest which had been sent to Wrangel with the Gunner. Received in Navigation Department 2 barrels of oil. Engaged in painting spars.

Steamer California - At 11.50 Steamer "California" left for the Cannery.

Steamer California - At 4. Steamer California returned from the Cannery.


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Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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16 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - cast off from the dock

Scrubbed hammocks.

John Delaney (O.S.) - John Delaney (O.S.) left the ship to go to the Steamer California, he having been transferred to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island.

Ensign E. M. Katz - Ensign E.M. Katz was detached from this ship and ordered to proceed to his home.

Steamer California - At 11.30 Mail Steamer California cast off from the dock.

Crew engaged in painting ship outside. Carpenters and blacksmiths at work on shore on ship's work. Indians getting wood and coal.

At 1.20 mustered crew at quarters and turned in clean hammocks. Issued clothing to all the divisions.


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17 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders.

At 12.fired a time gun. At 10.30 Summary Court-Martial composed of following officers. Lieutenant Symonds, Master Havers, Ensigns Gillmore and Minett for trial of Wm. H. Harper (Bugler) At 11.10 Summary Court-Martial adjourned tip 10 A.M. Monday the 19th instant. Crew engaged in painting copper and in restoring and cleaning hammock nettings.

Received on the Pay Department 87 1/2 pounds of fresh vegetables, 70 pounds of bread, and 87 1/2 pounds of fresh beef. Indians engaged in brining coal on board. Crew engaged painting copper.

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18 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. At 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew.

Thos. Glenan (Lds.), Sergeant P.C. Quinlan - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Commanding released Thos. Glenan (Lds.) from confinement and transferred first Sergeant P.C. Quinlan from the ship's prison to the guard-house on shore.


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19 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Corporal Oliver (M.C.), Private Pitcher (M.C.), U.D. Leonard (O.S.), ~.E. Sneveley (Carp.), J.K. Tague (Boyman). - The following men were found to be absent from the ship without permission Corporal Oliver (M.C.), Private Pitcher (M.C.), U.D. Leonard (O.S.), ~.E. Sneveley (Carp.), J.K. Tague (Boyman).

Summary Court-Martial met at 10.35 and adjourned to await the orders of the revising authority. Received in Paymaster's Department 87 1/2 pounds of fresh beef and 87 1/2 pounds of vegetables.

Watering ship. Received 1485 gallons of water.


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Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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20 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 A.M. mustered to quarters after which exercised divisions as per routine, Powder Division at Small Arms. Hoisted out second steam launch and varnished spar deck. Sent ashore water tanks from second launch. Watering ship. Received 72 gallons fresh water.

U.D. Leonard (O.S.), J.E, Sneveley (Carp.), J.R. Tague (Boyman), Corporal Oliver, Private Pitcher, John Daley (O.Sea.), J.A. Douglas (Lds.) - Absent from the ship without permission U.D. Leonard (O.S.), J.E. Sneveley (Carp.), J.R. Tague (Boyman), Corporal Oliver and Private Pitcher U.S.M.C.. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commanding released from confinement in double irons John Daley (O. Sea) and J.A. Douglas (Lds.) and made them prisoners at large.

At 11.50 call "all hands to muster" and read sentence of Summary Court-Martial in case of Wm. Harper (Bugler), tried for refusing to obey an order from the officer of the decl, found guilty and sentenced to be confined in double irons for thirty days solitary confinement on bread and water, full rations every fifth day, to three months extra duties and to lose $12.00 of his pay. The Naval Summary Court Martial of which Lieut. F.M. Symonds was senior member was dissolved. W. Harper (Bugler) P was by order of Lieut-Comdr Rockwell placed under charge of Master at-Arms to await execution of sentence.

The Indian policemen brought back the boat stolen by the men who deserted Sunday. Engaged in watering ship. Received 1443 gallons of fresh water. Sent W.H. Harper (Bugler) ashore to be confined in the guard-house, to execute the sentence of Summary Court-Martial. Sent the two remaining water tanks of second launch ashore.


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21 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Second launch under sail left to go down to Biorca Island. The first launch under charge of G.C. Hames Master left to go down to Pearl Straits after deserters.

Received on board 70 pounds of fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.

J. Oliver (Corp.), J.E. Snevely (Carp.), U.D. Leonard (O.Sea.), J.R. Tague (Boyman), N. Pitcher (P.M.) - At 6.40 P.M. steam launch returned to ship with deserters namely J. Oliver (Copr.), J.E. Snevely (Carp.), U.D. Leonard (O.Sea.), J.R. Tague (Boyman), N. Pitcher (P.M.) and were sent on shore and placed on confinement in guard-house in double irons to await direction of Commanding Officer, Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N.


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22 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sitka Jack - Sitka Jack and party of Indians returned from Chilcat country.

Got up steam in steam launch and sent working party for fresh water.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised first, third, and Powder Divisions with Single Sticks second and Master's Divisions with Small Arms. The steam launch and first cutter watering ship. Received on board 1200 gallons fresh water.

Sitka Jack - Sitka Jack and party of Indians returned from Chilcat country.

Received on board 1315 gallons of fresh water 87 1/2 pounds of fresh beef.

Threw overboard fifteen pounds of fresh beef condemned by survey. Received on board 1500 gallons of fresh water.


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23 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders. Steam launch and first cutter watering ship.

At 9.30 exercised crew at fire-quarters.

Lieutenant F.M. Symonds, Master F. Guerin, Ensign N.R. Usher, Ensign J.C. Gillmore, Corporal Oliver - At 10.20 Summary Court consisting of Lieutenant F.M. Symonds, Master F. Geurtin, and Ensign N.R. Usher as Members and Ensign J.C. Gillmore as Recorder, met for the trial of Corporal Oliver for attempted desertion.

Parties in steam launch and first cutter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 1325 gallons of fresh water. Indians engaged in bringing on board wood. Hoisted the dinghy inboard.

Steam launch and first cutter engaged watering ship. Received on board 655 gallons of fresh water. Summary Court-Martial adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Crew engaged scrubbing paintwork.

Commences and until 4 am. Clear and pleasant weather. Temperature of sea water at surface 44 deg. Heavy fog bank outside.

4 to 8 am. Weather partly cloudy and hazy. Light variable widnds and calms. Barometer steady last three hours.

8 am to meridian. Weather overcast and cloudy. Gentle to fresh breeze from Ed. Mderate surf and threatening weather outside. Temperature of water at surface 45 degrees.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather overcast cloudy. Drizzling rain and fog. Blowing a fresh breeze from East to ESE. Water at surface 44 deg.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy with rain. Light airs from the Sd and Wd. Temperature of sea water at surface 45 deg,

8 pm to midnight. Weather overcast cloudy and misty. Passing showers during first hour and light hail squalls during last hour. Barometer rising. Water at surface 45 degrees.


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24 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.20 Summary Court-Martial composed of Lieutenant Symonds, Master F. Guertin and Ensign N.R. Usher as Members and Ensign J.C. Gillmore as Recorder met for the trial of J.E. Snevely (Corp.) for attempted desertion. At 11.20 the Court adjourned till Monday the 26th instant.


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25 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. crossed top gallant yards.

At 9.30 called "all divisions to quarters" and officers inspected their Divisions. At 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

At sunset called all hands and sent down top gallant yards.

Remarkably low tide. No swell or surf.

Commanding Officer inspected ship


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26 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised crews. Times, beat at 9.30, 30 First Division ready 9,32,30; Second 9.32.35; Third 9,34; Master's Division 9,33,30; Powder Division 9,32,30 Marines 9, 31,30. At 10.40 Summary Court Martial convened and adjourned at 11.40 until 10 A.M. to-morrow.


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27 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters, drilled divisions as per routine. At 10.20 Summary Court Martial met for the trial of U.D. Leonard (O.S.) and adjourned at 11.30 to meet to-morrow morning at 10.


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28 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Klackchustau Setuga (ICB) - Dishcharged Indian Klackchustau Setuga (ICB) from the ship and from the Naval Service from the twenty sixth instant at his own request

Summary Court-Martial met at 10. for the trial of Private Pitcher (M.C.) and adjourned at 12. Indians getting coal for ship's use.

Indian Klackchustare Setuga (I.C.B.) - Discharged Indian Klackchustare Setuga (I.C.B.) from the ship and from the Naval Service from the twenty sixth instant at his own request.

Indians bringing off coal.


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29 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders.

R. Barlow (C.Q.M.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters, found R. Barlow (C.Q.M.) absent without leave.

Exercised the first and second divisions at Great Gun Drill.

Corporal W.H. Oliver, J.E. Snevely, J.R. Tague, U.D. Leonard, Nicholas Pitcher - At 1.10 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of Summary Court-Martial in the case of Corporal W.H. Oliver, U.S.M.C, found guilty and sentenced to be reduced to the grade of private in the Marine Corps, to perform two months extra police duties and to lose two month's pay amounting to $30. Also the findings and sentence in the case of J.E. Snevely, a rated carpenter, found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for the period of thirty days, full rations every fifth day, to perform two month's extra police duties and to lose two month's pay amounting to $43. Also the findings and sentence in the case of J.R. Tague (~urse) found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for the period of thirty days, full rations every fifth day to perform two month's extra police duties and to lose two month's pay amounting to $31. Also the findings and sentence in the case of U.D. Leonard (O.S.) found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for the period of thirty days, full rations every fifth day, to perform two month's extra police duties and to lose two month's pay amounting to $33.00. Also in the case of Nicholsa Pitcher (P.M.) found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water for the period of thirty days, full rations every fifth day to perform tow month's extra police duties and to lose two month's pay amounting to $26. The above findings and sentences were approved and the sentences carried into execution except that part involving lost pay, which was referred to the Hon. Sectr'y of the Navy and the Court of which Lieutenant M. Symonds was senior member was dissolved by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

R. Barlow (C.Q.M.), O.Pitt (Lds.) - R. Barlow (C.Q.M.) returned on board drunk. O.Pitt (Lds.) was placed under charge of Master at Arms to await investigation by order of Lieut-Comdr Rockwell.


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30 April 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.E. Snevely (Carp.), J.R. Tague (~urse) - At 9.30 exercised crew at fire quarters. By order of Commander L.A. Beardsleee J.E. Snevely (Carp.) and J.R. Tague (~urse) were released from confinement to perform extra duties in pursuance of sentence of court-martial.

Corporal Gray, Private Farrell - A board composed of Lieutenant F.M. Symonds, Ensign N.R. Usher and Past-Ass't Surgeon Ferebee for the purpose of examining Corporal Gray for the grade of Sergeant and Private Farrell for Corporal met and adjourned.

D.P. Wilson (Q.M.), R. Barlow (C.Q.M.) - D.P. Wilson (Q.M.) and R. Barlow (C.Q.M.) were disrated to seamen by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

Snowing on the mountains.



LOGS FOR MAY 188


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1 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

R. Barlow (Sea.), D.P. Wilson (Sea.), Corporal Gray M.C., Private Farrell, Isaac Davis (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee rated the following men, viz: R. Barlow (Sea) to quarter master, D.P. Wilson (Sea.) to Chief Quarter Master, Corporal Gray M.C. to Sergeant, Private Farrell to Corporal and Isaac Davis (Lds.) to Ordinary Seaman.

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) his term of confinement having expired.

Timothy J. Hayes - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined Timothy J. Hayes in double irons for being drunk and noisy.


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2 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 divisional officiers inspecter divisions at quarters. At 10. had general muster and read articles for the government of the Navy

Thos. Wells (Ship's ~iter), Peter Smith (C.T.), Henry West (Sea.), F. Pettingill (B.M.), J. Baker (C.T.), J. Sinclair (Q.G.), Sitka Charlie (Lds.), C. Brown (Sea.) - Absent from the ship without leave Thos. Wells (Ship's ~iter), Peter Smith (C.T.), Henry West (Sea.), F. Pettingill (B.M.), J. Baker (C.T.), J. Sinclair (Q.G.) and Sitka Charlie (Lds.); by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee sent on shore and placed in confinement in double irons C. Brown (Sea.) to await investigation. J Sinclair (Q.G.), H. West (Sea.) and P. Smith )C.T.) returned to the ship the latter being drunk was by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee placed in charge of Master at Arms.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.), Thos. Wells (S.W.), Frank Pettingill (B.M.), J.T.A. Johnson (C. of H.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee sent on shore and confined T.J. Hayes (ldd.) 7 days solitary confinement for drunkenness and insubordinate conduct. Thos. Wells (S.W.), Frank Pettingill (B.M.) and J.T.A. Johnson (C. of H.) returned n board seven hours over liberty.


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3 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.H. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - J.H. Anillsthorpe (Sea.) returned on board he having left the ship during the night without permission, confined him in double irons to await investigation.

J.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee sent on shore and placed in confinement J.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) for five days solitary confinement on bread and water offense leaving ship without permission.

Peter Preez (O.S.) - Peter Perez (O.S.) returned from liberty three hours and fifteen minutes over time.

J.G.A. Johnson (C. of H.), T. Glenan (Lds.), Indians Harry (I.C.B.), Yanka Klukadek (I.C.B.) and Charlie (I.C.B.) - Absent without leave J.G.A. Johnson (C. of H.), T. Glenan (Lds.), Indians Harry (I.C.B.), Yanka Klukadek (I.C.B.) and Charlie (I.C.B.)

At 9.30 exercised crew at general quarters.

Henry Brown (Q.G.), Harry Indian (I.C.B.) - By order of Commander Beardslee confined Henry Brown (Q.G.) in double irons in guard house on shore for being under the influence of liquor. Harry Indian (I.C.B.) returned on board seven hours over time.


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4 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 4.30 gig was brought alongside by Indians. Crews engaged re~~ing off running rigging.

Rove off all running gear. Indians getting coal and wood for ship. Mechanics at work on ship's work.

J. Rollins (Lds.) - J. Rollins (Lds.) absent without leave, returned on board ship, being drunk he was placed under the charge of the Master at Arms.

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - By order of Commander Beardslee placed Jas. Rollins (Lds) in double irons in guard house to await action.


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5 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

L. Vergez (S. Cook) - Carried out morning orders. L. Vergez (S. Cook) returned on board.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised first Division at Small Arms, Second at Great Guns, and the Powder Division at Small Arms.

Henry Brown (Q.G.) - Henry Brown (Q.G.) was brought on board from the guardhouse and was this day disrated to seaman and released from confinement.

Indians brining coal on board. Second launch left the ship under sail with a pleasure party. Received on board 68 pounds of fresh bread on Paymaster's Department.

Second launch with party returned to the ship. Heavy fog over mountains to N'd and E'd.


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Ship Jamestown - The ship they are on

Ship Jamestown - The ship they are on


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6 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine. Got up and bent topsails, courses and jib.

James Rollins (Lds.) - At 10.55 a Summary Court-Martial composed of Lieut. F.M. Symonds, Ensigns N.R. Usher and Henry Nimett as members and Passed-Assistant Paymaster J.A. Ring as Recorder convened on board for the trial of James Rollins (Lds.) and adjourned at 11.55 till 10 A.M. to-morrow.

At 2. furled sail and bent spanker.


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7 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. crossed top gallant yard and loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 called all hands make sail and exercised at reefing and hoisting. Summary Court Martial met at 10.45 and adjourned to await orders of revising authority. Received in Paymaster's Departmenty sixty eight pounds of fresh bread.

At 1. P.M. furled sail. Slashed spars. Condemned by board of Survey and threw overboard by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee 1 can preserved beef and 1 keg pickles.


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8 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8.00 A.M. loosed sail to a bowline.

James Rollins (Lds.), A.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.) - At 10. A.M. called "all hands to muster" and promulgated sentence of James Rollins (Lds.) tried before Summary Court-Martial for overstaying leave and assaulting another person in the Navy, found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement for thirty (30) days in double irons on bread and water, flu rations every fifth day. The Summary Court-Martial of which Lieutenant M. Symonds was senior member was dissolved. James Rollins (Lds.) was confined in accordance with sentence of Summary Court-Martial. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement A.H.C. Angillsthorpe (Sea.).

At 11. furled sail. Second launch with party of officers left ship.

At 10. second launch returned with eighty bags of sand.


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9 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. At 10. Captain inspected ship and crew at quarters.

Maingui (C.T.), Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.) - Absent without eave Maingui (C.T.). By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement and restored to duty Timothy J. Hayes (Lds.)


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10 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 shortened sail and exercised crew for clearing ship for action. At 11.30 furled sail.

Charles Brown (Sea.) - By order of Commander Beardslee released Charles Brown (Sea.) from confinement.

Unbent, repaired, and rebent fore and mizzen topsails. Party of officers left ship in sailing launch.

L.A Beandalu, Commander -


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11 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail Steamer California - passed the ship and went alongside the Sitka wharf.

At 9.20 shortened sail. At 9.30 exercised crew at general quarters.

Steamer California - At 9.50 Mail Steamer California was sighted. At 11.45 furled sail. At 11.50 Mail Steamer California passed the ship and went alongside the Sitka wharf.

Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson - Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson reported on board for duty.

Received from U. S.R.S. Independence two landsmen for general service one landsman special service and marine guard of two sergeants and nine privates.

Bringing Paymaster's stores on board.

Smooth sea.

Mail Steamer California - At 0950 Mail Steamer California was sighted

Mail Steamer California - At 1150 Mail Steamer passed the ship and went alongside the Sitka wharf.

Second Lieutenant G R Benson - Reported on board for duty

Moderate surf outside


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12 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. B Brondel, Catholic Bishop of Vancouver Island - held divine service on board.

Receiving stores on board.

Crew engaged on getting stores on board and stowing them below.

Rev. J.B. Brondel - Rev. J.B. Brondel, catholic Bishop of Vancouver Island held devine service on board.

Received on Paymaster's Department 15 barrels flour, ~ barrels Rice, 5 bales flannel, 4 boxes shoes, 12 boxes tobacco, 1 case small stores, 49 boxes candles. Received on Equipment Department stationary, ~eizing stuff, holy stones, and other stores for two years of cruise as by detailed invoices on file. Received in Construction Department a quantity of bar iron and 8 sheets of copper.

Meridian to 4 P.M. No swell or surf

4 to 8P.M. Moderate surf outside


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13 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - At 11.45 Steamer California cast off from wharf and stood out of harbor.

F.B. Pratt (Lds.), Wm. Grady (Cox.) - F.B. Pratt (Lds.) was this day discharged from the ship and from the Naval Service at his own request. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, transferred Wm. Grady (Cox.) to the Naval Hospital Mare Island with hospital ticket.

Marine Guard were landed and drilled at marching and in the manual.

At sunset sent down top gallant masts and top gallant yards.

Steamer California - At 11.45 Steamer California cast off from wharf and stood out of harbor.

4 to 8 P.M. No swell or surf


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14 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters.

Ah Wing (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined on bread and water in solitary confinement for five days Ah Wing (Lds.) for leaving the ship without permission.

Varnished spar deck.

Brilliant display of Aurora Borealis.


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15 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.15 second launch with party of officers left the ship.

Sea smooth


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16 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 2.45 second launch with party of officers returned.

Sea smooth


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17 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders.

At 9.30 beat to general quarters. Times of casting loose as follows: Beat 9-29-40. First Division ready 9-30-10; Second, 9-30-25; Master's, 9-30-5; Powder, 9-31; Marines, 9-30-5. Issued clothing in Pay Department.

Issued clothing in Pay Department. Fitting out second launch for expedition.


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18 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. loosed sail.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine.

T. Dineeu (Lds.) - T. Dineeu (Lds.) absent without leave.

Fitting out second launch for expedition. Indians engaged bringing coal on board.

Received in Construction Department 6 axes, 6 hatchets, and six hammers. At 1 called all hands and furled sail. Marine Guard drilled at company drill on shore.

coal: - Indians Briging Coal On Board


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19 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Timothy Dineen (Lds.) - Timothy Dineen (Lds.) returned from liberty 26 hours over time.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

Ah Wing (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released Ah Wing (Lds.) from confinement.

Engaged in fitting out second launch for Chilcat expedition.

Light surf breaking inside of outer islands.


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20 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Preparing for the expedition which is to leave the ship todayfor the Chilcat country.

Preparing for the expeditions which is to leave the ship today for the Chilcat country.

At 9.20 Chilcat expedition left the ship in second launch in charge of Lieutenant E.P, McClellan U.S.N. At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters.

Sergeant Momsy U.S.M.C. - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, Sergeant Momsy, U.S.M.C. was sent ashore and confined in the guard-house to await trial by Court-Martial.

Wm. Haroer (Lds.) - Wm. Harper (Lds.) was brought on board from the guard-house his term of confinement having expired.

At 9.20 Chilcat expedition left the ship in second launch in charge of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan, U.S.N.

Moderate surf outside


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21 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 exercised crew at fire quarters.

Sergeant Andrew Mooney - At 10.15 Summary Court consisting of Lieutenant Commander C.H. Rockwell, Passed-Assistant Paymasters J.A. Ring, Second Lieutenant Robt. Benson, U.S.M.C. as members and Passed-Assistant Surgeon D.O. Lewis as recorder met for the trial of Sergeant Andrew Mooney. The latter was brought on board from the guard-house.

Six large canoes left the Indian village and sailed to the N'd during the forenoon. Received on board 78 pounds of fresh bread in Paymaster's Department. At 11.20 Summary Court adjourned to await the order of revising authority. Returned A. Mooney (Serg't) to the guard-house.

At 1. furled sail.

Schooner sighted from masthead was seen standing off the land latter part of watch.

L.A Beardslee - Commander of vessel

Ensign J. C. Gillmor - Signed firstwatch

Master Frank Griertin - Signed Second watch

Summary Court of Sargeant Andrew Mooney. Ltcdr.C. H. Rockwell Presiding.

Asst. Paymaster J. A Ring - Attended summary Court.

LtCdr.C. H. Rockwell - Presiding officer, Summary Court of Sgt Andrew Mooney.

2nd Lt. Robert Benson usmc - Attended Summary Court

Sgt. Andrew Mooney - Defendant of Summary Court

Asst. Surgeon D. O Lewis - Recorder of Summary Court.

Loaded 78 Lbs of bread

Master G. C. Harris - Signed for third watch

Ensign Henry Merriett - Signed for the fourth watch

Master G. C. Harris - Signed for fifth watch

Ensign Henry Merriett - Signed for Sixth watch

Lt. Navigator L.M. Lymonds? - Used baking thermometer for wet-bulb temerature on ship


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22 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

American Schooner R. B. Handy - came in and anchored close to the wharf and hauling alongside of it

Pleasure party left the ship in steam launch.

Schooner R.B. Handy - American Schooner R.B. Handy came in and anchored close to wharf and hauling alongside of it.

Steam launch returned to the ship with party.

Moderate surf outside

R.B. Handy - American Schooner R.B. Handy came in and anchored close to wharf and hauling alongside of it.

Heavy cumulus clouds hanging around mountains


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23 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Report received by canoe from Lieutenant McClellan dated May 21st near Ludeberg Bay, all well. Crossed top gallant yards and loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 officers inspected their divisions.

J. Taylor (O.S.) - J. Taylor (O.S.) was found absent from the ship without permission, being over liberty.

At 10. Commanding Officer inspected the ship and crew at quarters.

J. Taylor (O.S.) - J. Taylor (O.S.) was arrested on shore and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee was confined in the guard-house on shore to await investigation.

At 1. furled sail.

At sunset sent down top gallant yards.

Smooth sea. Tide very low. Report received by canoe from Lieutenant McClellan dated May 21st near Ludenberg Bay, all well.


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24 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Andrew Mooney, first Sergeantk USMC - tried before a Summary Court Martial for disobedience of orders, found guilty and sentenced to be discharged from the service of the United States with a bad conduct discharge". The Summary Court of which Lieutenant-Commander C.H. Rockwell was senior member was dissolved. Andrew Mooney was placed under Sentry's charge in guard-house on shore to await action of Commander Beardslee by order of Lieutenant Y. M. Raymonds, Commanding.

At 4.10 a party of officers of whom the Commanding Officer was one left the ship in the first steam launch on a trip down the bay.

Andrew Mooney - At 10 called "all hands to muster" and read sentence of Andrew Mooney, first Sergeant, U.S.M.C., tried before a Summary Court-Martial for disobedience of orders, found guilty and sentenced "to be discharged from the Service of the United States, with a bad conduct discharge". The Summary Court of which Lieutenant-Commander C.H. Rockwell was senior member was dissolved. Andrew Mooney was placed under Sentry's charge in guard-house on shore, to await the action of Commander Beardsle, by order of Lieutenant F.M. Symonds, Commanding.

At 4.10 a party of officers

of whom the Commanding officer was one left the ship in the first steam

lauch on a trip down the bay

Andrew Mooney first Sergeant USMC - Found guilty and sentenced to be discharged from the service with a 'bad conduct discharge', for disobedience of orders

Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell - senior member of the courtmartial dissolved the proceedings

Lieutenant J M Reynolds Commanding - ordered Andrew Mooney into custody on shore to await action by Commander Beardslee

Commander Beardslee - To carry out the action of the court

Full moon. Dec.S.25 degrees


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25 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters and exercised first and second Divisions at Great Guns, Master's Division at Small Arms and Powder Divisions at Stations.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 550 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5249 "


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26 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received on board 78 pounds fresh bread.


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27 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

American Schooner R. B. Handy - got underway

Schooner R.B. Handy - At 7.50 the American Schooner R.B. Handy got underway.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised first and second Divisions at Great Guns.

R. B. Handy - At 7.50 the American Schooner R.B. Handy got underway.


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28 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Coast Survey Schooner "Yukon" - At 4.45 PM the Coast Survey Schooner "Yukon" came in and anchored.

Working party on shore building a lighter.

Working party on shore building a lighter.

Working party on shore building a lighter.

Schooner Yukon - At 4.45 P.M. the Coast Survey Schooner "Yukon" came in and anchored.

Working party on shore building a lighter.

Yukon - At 4.45 P.M. the Coast Survey Schooner "Yukon" came in and anchored.


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moored off

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

Water expended during the preceeding 24 hours 260 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 4469 gallons


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29 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8.45 loosed sail to a buntline. Received on board 78 pounds fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.

U.D. Leonard (O.S.), N. Pitcher (P.M.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement U.D. Leonard (O.S.) and N. Pitcher (P.M.).

Working party building lighter on shore.

At 4.05 furled sail.

Commences and until 4 am. Cloudy and misty. Calm and light airs from NE.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy, misty and pleasant. Light airs from NNE.

8 am to meridian. Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from the Nd.

Meridian to 4 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SW.

4 to 8 pm. Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from the Sd and Wd.

8 pm to midnight. Clear but hazy and pleasant weather. Light airs.


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Chip Jamestown - Log of


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30 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. crossed top gallant yards.

James Taylor (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, released from confinement James Taylor (O.S.).

At 9.30 called all divisions to quarters and mustered and inspected the divisions and at 10. Commander L.A. Beardslee inspected ship and crew at quarters.



LOG BOOK – MAY 31st 1880 TO DEC 12th 1880


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Title Page; Log Book of the U.S.Ship Jamestown Third Rate of sixteen guns

Henry Glass - (Commanded by) ... Commander, U.S. Navy


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USS Ship Jamestown - Ship

Henry Glass - Commander


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U.S.S Jamestown - Ships name

L. A. Beardslee - Commander, detached & ordered home Left September 13th 1880

Harry Glass, Commander - Assumend command of vessel September 13th 1880

L.M. Sy ? , Leutenant - Navigator


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31 May 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised

Henry Maguire (Sea.) - Henry Maguire (Sea.) absent from the ship over liberty.

Working party at work on lighter for ship.

Henry Maguire (Sea.), J.E. Snevely (Carp.), J.R. Tague (Lds.) - Henry Maguire (Sea.) was arrested and brought on board. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, confined J.E. Snevely (Carp.) and J.R. Tague (Lds.) in accordance with sentence of Court-Martial for 30 day in double irons on bread and water with full rations every fifth day.

Steamer Favorite - At 4 trading Steamer "Favorite" came in and made fast to the wharf.

-

Henry Maguire - Absence over liberty led to arrest & court-martial

Commander L.A. Beardolee - ordered arrest of Henry Maguire



LOGS FOR JUNE 1880


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1 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

working party on shore at work on lighter for ship.

Working party on shore working on lighter. Marine Guard were sent on shore to drill.


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2 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.10 shortened sail and at 11.40 furled sail. Working party on shore building lighter for the ship.

Working party engaged in lighter ashore.

M. Quinlan (C.T.) - M. Quinlan (C.T.) returned on board having been absent over his liberty.


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3 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working party on shore launched the ship's lighter.

John Anderson (S.M.M.), Thomas Graham (Cox.), John Daly (O.S.), Jas. Escott (O.S.), Richard Welsh (C.T.) - John Anderson (S.M.M.) returned on board three hours over liberty. Thomas Graham (Cox.), John Daly (O.S.), Jas. Escott (O.S.) and Richard Welsh (C.T.) absent over liberty.

J. Daly (O.S.) - J. Daly (O.S.) returned on board 9 1/4 hours over liberty.

Thos. Graham (Cox.) - Thos. Graham (Cox.) returned on board 12 hours over time.

Richard Welsh (C.T.) - Richard (C.T.) returned on board 16 hours over liberty.


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4 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carpenter's gang at work on lighter alongside. Sailmaker's gang at work on water tanks.

J.G. Hanlow (B.M.), D.P.Wilson (~.M.), James Escott (O.S.), Corpora Farrell - At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. The following men were found absent from the ship without permission. J.G. Hanlow (B.M.), D.P. Wilson (~.M.), James Escott (O.S.) and Corporal Farrell. Sent officer on shore and arrested above named men and brought them on board. By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined Jas. Escott (O.S.) in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

Carpenter's gang at work on lighter alongside. Sailmaker's gang at work on water tanks ashore.

L. A. Beardslie - Commander

Henry Dinett - Ensign

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

J O Nicolson - Ensign

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

J O Nicolson - Ensign

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

F. M. Leymonds - Lieutenant + Navigator


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5 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First steam launch left the ship with several officers for a trip to the hot springs.

At 6.25 Chilcat expedition in charge of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan returned in second launch.

First steam launch left the ship with several officers for a trip to the hot springs.

By Quarterly Board of Survey surveyed and condemned to be thrown overboard and threw overboard 5 1/2 gallons of beans.

M.J. Hibbard (Mach.) - M.J. Hibbard (Mach.) returned from leave.

By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee sent on shore 100 pounds of ball cartridges.

Lieutenant E.P. McClellan - At 6.25 Chileat expedition in charge of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan returned in second launch. Discharged second launch.

L. A. Beardslie - Commander

J. O. Nicolson - Ensign

G. C. Hanus - Master

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

G. C. Hanus - Master

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

G. C. Hanus - Master

F. M. Lymonds - Lieutenant + Navigator


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6 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner "Isold Hunter" - went out standing towards Peril Straits

Schooner "Gold Hunter" - At 2.00 A.M. Schooner "Gold Hunter" went out standing towards Peril Straits.

H.S. Johnson (Cooper), Jas. Sinclair (Q.G.) - At 9.30 called all the divisions to quarters H.S. Johnson (Cooper) and Jas. Sinclair (Q.G.) were absent without leave.

At 10 Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

H.S. Johnson (Cooper), J. Sinclair (Q.G.) - H.S. Johnson (Cooper) and J. Sinclair (Q.G.) returned on board 8 hours over time.

Gold Hunter - Schooner, left Sitka, Alaska towards Peril Straits


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7 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steam California - Steam California came in and went alongside of wharf.

Hoisted second launch out of water.

Jas. Rollins (Lds.) - Jas. Rollins (Lds.) was released from confinement by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.


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8 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received in Paymaster's Department 78 pounds of fresh bread.

At 1. P.M. Navale Summary Court-Martial met and adjourned at 2.30 until 10.30 A.M. to Morrow.

~.J. Millen - Confined ~.J. Millen in double irons to await action, he being intoxicated and noisy.


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9 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steam launch with party of officers left for the Hot Springs.

Took down deck house and stowed the lumber ashore.

W.J. Millen (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined W.J. Millen (Sea.) in double irons to await trial by Court-Martial for being drunk and noisy.

Steam launch with party of officers left for the Hot Springs.


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10 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner Nellie Martin - came in an anchored off the Sitak wharf

Executed morning orders and made preparations for watering ship and sent steam launch and first cutter for water.

Engaged in scraping spar deck and watering ship. Received 998 gallons of water.

Jas. Rollins (Lds.), Sergeant A. Mooney (M.C.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee Jas. Rollins (Lds.) was discharged. Transferred to Mare Island Barracks there to be discharged in accordance with sentence of Summary Court-Martial, Sergeant A. Mooney (M.C.)

Steamer California - Mail Steamer California cast off from the Sitka Wharf at 12.10 and proceeded to sea.

Watering party engaged in watering ship with first steam launch and first cutter. Summary Court met ay 2.50 and adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow morning. Received 619 gallons of water.

Received on board 580 gallons of water.

Nellie Martin - At 9.30 a schooner came in and anchored off the Sitka Wharf and sent a boat with the boarding officer and ascertained she was the Nellie Martin, Captain Hartly six days out from Klawack Mills loaded with lumber.

L. A. Beardslie - Commander

R. Rushery - Ensign

G. C. Hanus - Master

Jas. Rollins - Discharged

Sergeant S. Mooney -

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

Mail Steamer Californie - Cast from the Sitka Wharf

G. C. Hanus - Master

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

F. M. Lymonds - Lieutenant + Navigator


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11 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Watering ship

Sam (Lds.), Sitka Charlie (Lds.) - At 9. mustered crew at quarters. Sam (Lds.) and Sitka Charlie (Lds.) absent without leave.

Watering party engaged in watering ship with steam launch and first cutter. Received on board 1123 gallons of water during the watch. At 10. Summary Court met and at 11. adjourned until 11 A.M. to-morrow. Holystoning the spar deck ladders, gratings, and bright woodwork. Scrubbing paintwork. Pumped out the ship.

Watering ship. Scraping varnish off of spar deck. Received 873 gallons of water.

Received on board 630 gallons of fresh water.

At 9-37-30 beat to quarters. Master's Division ready 9-40-30. Marines 9-40-45, First Division 9-41-15, second 9-41-40, Powder 9-42. Beat "secure" at 10-06-00. Second division secured 10-09-00, Master's 10-09-20, Powder 10-09-20, first 10-09-30. Expended five VIII ~n. 7 pound charges, and one 30 pdr. 3 1/4 pound charge.

L. A. Beardslie - Commander

J. C. Gillmore - Ensign

Henry Nimett - Ensign

G. C. Hanus - Master

Henry Minett - Ensign

G. C. Hanus - Master

Henry Nimett - Ensign

F. M. Lymonds - Lieutenant + Navigator


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12 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

trading Steamer "Favorite" - got undereay and steamed outof harbor with Schooner Nellie Martin in tow.

At 9.15 went to quarters and served out clean hammocks and at 10.15 turned in dirty ones at quarters. Sitka Charlie and Sam absent over liberty. At 10.30 Summary Court-Martial convened and at 11.50 adjourned until Monday morning. Steam launch left ship with pleasure party. At 12. fired time gun, expending one VIII in. 4 pound chargr.

Favorite, Nellie Martin - At 12.30 trading steamer "Favorite" got underway and steamed out of harbor with Schooner Nellie Martin in tow.

Indian Sam - Indian Sam returned on board 32 hours over liberty.

Steam launch returned.

At 12 fired time gun, expending one VIII in. 4 pound charge.

Favorite - At 12.30 trading steamer "Favorite" got underway and steamed out of harbor with Schooner Nellie Martin in tow.

Schooner Nellie Martin - At 12.30 trading steamer "Favorite" got underway and steamed out of harbor with Schooner Nellie Martin in tow.


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13 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 officers inspected their Divisions. At 10. called "all hands to muster" and read Articles for the Government of the Navy.

P. Bettinson (C.T.), Sitka Charlie (Lds.) - Found P. Bettinson (C.T.) and Sitka Charlie (Lds.) absent from the ship with permission over liberty.

P. Bettinson (C.T.) - P. Bettinson (C.T.) was brought on board having been arrested by Guard on shore 7 hours over time.


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Jamestown - the ship's log book

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14 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Received for use of crew 90 pounds of fresh beef and vegetables.

At 9.30 called "all" hands and cleared ship for action, then went to general quarters with powder, after which had target practice. Board of Officers of which Commander L.A. Beardslee U.S.N. was Senior Member inspected ship and the exercises. ~spended 9 VIII in. 7 lb. charges, two 30 pdr. 3 1/4 lb, charges, 13 quill primers, g=five, 5 sec. VIII in. shell and one 5 sec. 30 pdr, shell.

Exercised first and second Divisions at firing at target with pistols.


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15 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 11. first steam launch left ship with party of officers for the mines.

At 9. exercised crew at fire quarters. At 9.15 called "away all boats armed and equipped", and inspected them. Second second launch ashore and exercised at landing and embarking ~~ howitzer. At 11. first steam launch left ship with party of officers for the mines. Clearing up last hour of watch. At 10.30 furled sail.

First steam launch returned with party of officers.


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16 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

C. S. Schooner "Yukon" - got underway and worked out of the harbor by the eastern passage.

Richard, Indian, (Lds) - Discharged Richard, Indian, (Lds) at his request after one year's faithful services as policeman.

At 8. loosed sail to a bowline and crossed royal yards.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first and second Divisions at Great Guns. Received on board on Paymaster's Department 70 pounds of fresh bread. At 11.30 Summary Court-Martial in the case of Jas. Escott (O.S.) convened and as 12. adjourned to await orders of convening authority.

At 1. furled sail. At 1.10 beat the assembly call and sent battalion consisting of two companies, one Howitzer, and one Gatling Gun's crew on shore for exercise. At 2.55 landing party returned to ship. While embarking, one sword bayonet was accidentally lost overboard. At 3.2o mustered crew at quarters and served out hammocks to scrub.

Schooner Yukon - At 3.15 C.S. Schooner Yukon got underway and worked out of the harbor by the Eastern Passage.

Richard (Lds.) - Discharged Richard, Indian, (Lds.) at his own request after one year's faithful service as policeman.

C.S. Schooner Yukon - At 3.15 C.S. Schooner Yukon got underway and worked out of the harbor by the Eastern Passage.


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17 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 called all hands to clear ship for action. Immediately after, mustered crew at quarters.

Wm. J. Millen (Sea.), Jas. Escott (O.S) - Sent to guard-house for Wm. J. Millen (Sea) and Jas. Escott (O.S.) and had them brought on board.

Issued clothing in Paymaster's Department.

Jas. Escott (O.S.), Wm. J. Millen (Sea.) - At 12.55 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentences of Summary Courts-Martial in the cases of Jas. Escott (O.S.) and Wm. J. Millen (Sea.), found guilty and the former Jas. Escott (O.S.) was sentenced to 30 days solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water with full rations every fifth day and at the expiration of his term of confinement to perform two month's extra police duties; the latter Wm. J. Millen (Sea.) was sentenced to 30 days solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water with flu rations every fifth day and at the expiration of his term of confinement to perform one months extra police duties, 15 days of his punishment were remitted by the revising authority in consideration of the fact that necessary delay, during which the prisoner has been retained in double irons, has prevented the prompt settlement of the case. The recommendation for clemency, by the Members of the Court, in the case of Jas. Escott (O.S.) was disapproved by the revising authority. The Court of which Lieutenant F. M. Symonds was Senior Member was dissolved by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee and by the same authority the prisoners Jas. Escott (O.S.) and Wm. J. Millen (Sea) were confined in the guard-house there to carry out their sentences.

At 1.15 called "away all boats armed and equipped", and exercised at fleet tactics under steam and at 2.10 returned to the ship.


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18 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 exercised crew at fire-quarters.

At 1.10 called away "Landing party" and battalion and exercised at company drill and battalion formation.


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19 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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20 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 Divisional Officers inspected Divisions at quarters and at 10. Executive Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.


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21 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 beat to "general quarters" and exercised gun divisions at firing at target. Expended thirty VIII inch, 7 lb. charges, six 30 Pdr. 3 1/4 lb. charges, thirty VIII inch, 5 sec. shell, three 30 Pdr. 5 sec. shell and three 30 pdr. percussion shell.

P. Flynn (C.A.G.) - P. Flynn (C.A.G.) returned on board from liberty six hours over time.

Exercised Master's Division in firing at target with small arms.

Exercised first and second divisions in firing at target with small arms.

Exercised second and Powder Divisions in firing at target.


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22 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Executed morning orders.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Gave the first, second and Master's Divisions oral instructions at Great Guns. Marines firing at target with small arms.

At 1. called "away armed boats". Time of reporting ready as follows: first launch 4 min. 50 sec., second launch 6 min., first cutter 2 min. 30 sec. second cutter 3 minutes, whale boat 1 min., gig 4 min. 50 sec.


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23 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 beat to "general quarters" and exercised division. Sent the first steam launch with ship's lighter to the Cannery for wood. Received on board 73 pounds of bread in Paymaster's Department.

At 5.40 steam launch returned with wood lighter full of wood. Having shipped several seas, sent her into the shore to be discharged.

Ah Say (Lds.), Ah Gin (Lds.) - Sent Ah Say (Lds.) and Ah Gin (Lds.) on shore to be confined in the guard-house in solitary confinement on bread and water by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

At 10.09-05 beat to "general quarters"; first Division ready 10-12-50; second 10-12-15; Master's 10-12-40; Marines 10-12-40; Powder 10-12-15; Exercised gun divisions at general quarters and secured in 3 minutes.


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24 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 called "all hands clear ship for action", cleared ship fir action and afterwards beat to "general quarters" and exercised the divisions and beat "secure" afterwards. During the exercise, a board of Officers of which Commander L.A. Beardslee was the Senior Member inspected the ship and crew.

At 1. called away "all boats armed and equipped and exercised. At two went to fire quarters and exercised. At 2.30 sent second launch and howitzer to landing and exercised at embarking and disembarking.


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25 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - Placed Jas. Doyle (Lds.) under sentry's charge for safe keeping.

At 9.30 called "all hands to muster" and ~ead stations for "abandoning ship".

At 3.30 furled sail. Received in Construction Department, 6 1/2 pounds red lead and 17 pounds yellow ochre.

Received in Equipment Department 10 cords of wood.

J. Doyle (Lds.) - Released J. Doyle (Lds.) from sentry's charge.


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26 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Commander Beardslee and party in lighter in tow of steam launch, left on an excursion for the school children of Sitka

Ah Say (Lds.), Ah Gin (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement Ah Say (Lds.) and Ah Gin (Lds.).

Received in Paymaster's Department 73 pounds fresh bread. At 12. M. fired time gun.

Finished painting copper. At 1. Commander Beardslee and party in lighter, in tow of steam launch, left on an excursion for the school children of Sitka.

Launch and lighter returned with excursion party.


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moored off sitka alaska

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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27 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 Divisional Officers mustered and inspected divisions at quarters. At 10. Captain inspected ship and crew at quarters. Quarterly Board of Survey, surveyed and condemned to be thrown overboard and threw overboard 1 can of preserved meat.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee placed in solitary confinement on bread and water in guard-house on shore, J.P. Griffin (Lds.) for profane and obscene language.


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Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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28 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Washed clothes and got up steam in steam launch getting lighter ready for watering ship. At 8. watering party left the ship.

At 9.30 exercised the crew at general quarters.

Watering party with steam launch and ship's lighter engaged in watering ship. Received on board 3200 gallons fresh water during the watch. Hoisted the catamaran inboard for repairs. Shipped two lower dead-eyes starboard Main rigging in place of others condemned.

Boats' crews exercising with oars. Received on board 2420 gallons fresh water.


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29 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters and exercised Divisions as per routine. Received on board 1943 gallons of fresh water.

J.E. Snevely (Carp.), J.R. Tague (Lds.) - Relased J.E. Snevely (Carp.) and J.R. Tague (Lds.) from confinement and restored them to duty by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee.

Finished repairing catamaran. Cut out two lower dead eyes in starboard fore chains. Set up starboard lower rigging and seized off ~laniards. Received 2400 gallons fresh water.

Received 2350 gallons of water.


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Moored off


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30 June 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch with lighter for fresh water.

Received 2407 gallons of fresh water. At 9.30 inspected at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine.

Engaged in setting up backstays.

Received on board 2315 gallons of water.



LOGS FOR JULY 1880


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1 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in painting ship's side.

Finished painting ship's side and hammock cloths.


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2 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

James Taylor (O.S.) - Placed James Taylor (O.S.) under sentry's charge for being drunk and noisy.

At 8 loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Rove off new boat-falls.

D. Anderson (Q.M.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell, Executive Officer placed under sentry's charge until he becomes sober D. Anderson (Q.M.).

At 1.15 furled sail.

W.J. Millen (Sea.), J.H.A. Fromberg (C.Q.G.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee released from confinement W.J. Millen (Sea.). J.H.A. Fromberg (C.Q.G.) returned on board ship 9 hours over expiration of liberty.

Engaged in reeving off new boats' fall.

~.P. Griffin (Lds.), D. Anderson (Q.M.) - Released from confinement ~.P. Griffin (Lds.) his time of confinement having expired. Released from sentry's charge D. Anderson (Q.M.)


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3 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

P.J. Kelly (P.M.), H. Thomas (P.M.), Richard (C. of T.) - P.J. Kelly (P.M.) and H. Thomas (P.M.) returned from liberty 3 hours over time. By order of Executive Officer placed P.J. Kelly (P.M.) under sentry's charge until he becomes sober. Richard (C. of T.) was brought off to ship, 6 hours over expiration of liberty.

P.J. Kelly (P.M.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell, Commanding released P.J. Kelly (P.M.) from confinement.


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4 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

A party of officers left the ship to ascend Cross Mountain

Bells of the Russian Chruch on shore were rung in compliment to the day. A party of officers of this ship ascended the peak back of the town and set staff and hosted the American flag on it. Hoisted the American flag at the main and fired one gun as signal that we saw them.

Landed the light twelve pounder howitzer and 21 cartridges to fire a National Salute in the PUblic Square

A party of officers left the ship to ascend Cross Mountain.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Bells of the Russian Church on shore were rung in compliment to the day. A party of officers of this ship ascended the peak back of the town and set staff and hoisted the American flag on it. Hoisted the American flag at the main and fired one gun as a signal that we saw them.

Landed the light twelve pounder howitzer and 21 cartridges to fire a National Salute in the Public Square on shore.

A party of officers left the ship to ascend Cross Mountain

Bells of the Russian Church on shore were rung in compliment to the day. A party of officers of this ship ascended the peak back of the town and set staff and hoisted the American flag on it. Hoisted the American flag at the Main and fired one gun as a signal that we saw them

Landed the light twelve pounder howitzer and 21 cartridges to fire a National Salute in the Public-Square on shore.


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5 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 6 dressed ship with flags in honor of National Holiday.

At 12.00 fired a National Salute of 21 guns in the honor of the day.

AT 12.06 sent first cutter armed and equipped with Lieutenant E.P. McClellan in charge to Indian village to quell disturbance and returend at 12.45

Carried out morning orders. At 6. dressed ship with flags in honor of National Holiday

At 9.30 commences a series of boat races firing a charge from one of the heavy 12 pars. at the commencement and ending of each race, eight in all. At 12.00 fired a National Salutue of 21 guns in honor of the day.

At 12.06 sent first cutter armed and equipped with Lieutenant E.P.McClellan in charge to Indian village to quell disturbance and returned at 12.45.

A party of citizens on board.

At 6. dressed ship with flags in honor of National Holiday

At 9.30 commences a series of boat races firing a charge from one of the heavy 12 pdrs. at the commensement and ending of each race, eight in all. At 12.00 fired a National Salute of 21 guns in honor of the day.

At 12.06 sent first cutter armed and equipped with Lieutenant E.P. McClellan in charge to Indian village to quell disturbance and returned at 12.45


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6 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. Doyle (Lds.) - J. Doyle (Lds.) returned on board from liberty drunk and disorderly and by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined him in double irons to await investigation.

At 9.30 inspected at quarters; the following men were absent without leave Wm. Robertson (C.W.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.), L. Vergez (S. Cook.), J.E. Dunn (S.Yeo.), Thos. Wells (S.W.), Ah Gina (Lds.), J. Welch (C.T.), J. Turnbull (Sea.), P. Smith (Sea.), Wm. Murphy (O.S.), John Daly (O.S.), John Ellis (Lds.), L. Powe (C.T.), Isaac Bettinson (C.T.), John Scully (Lds.), M. Quinlan (C.T.), J.W. Myles (Sea.), J. Taylor (Lds.), John Gray (C.T.), John Kaough (Lds.), James Sinclair (Q.G.), H. Maguire (Sea.), C. Clarke (Lds.), A. Ryan (Cox.), H. Brown (Sea.). The following men were brought on board , John Gray (C. of T.), John Ellis (Lds.), W. Robertson (C.M.), John Scully (Lds.), P. Smith (Sea.), John Daly (O.S.), H. Brown (Sea.).

M. Quilan (C.T.), L. Vergez (S. Cook.) and J. Griffin (Lds.) were arrested on shore and brought on board. Thos. Wells (S.W.) returned on board 6 1/2 hours over liberty.

T. Connors (P.M.), A. Ryan (Cox.), J. Turnbull (Sea.), W. Murphy (O.S.), J.N. Myles (O.S.), John Kaough (Lds.), James Sinclair (Q.G.). H. Maguire (Sea.) were brought on board.

R. Welch (C. of T.), S. Bettinson (C.T.), Jas. Taylor (O.S.), C.W. Clarke (Lds.), J.E. Dunn (S.Y.) were brought on board.


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7 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Hoisted second cutter on board for repairs.

Louis Vergez (S.Cook.), James Doyle (O.S.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee confined Louis Vergez (S.Cook.) in single irons to await trial by Court Martial for resisting police force. Brought James Doyle (O.S.) on board for investigation.

Jas. Doyle (O. Sea.) - Commanding Officier investigated the case of Jas. Doyle (O.Sea.) and Jas. Doyle (O. Sea.) was by order of Commanding Officer, Commander L.A. Beardslee, U.S.N. confined in guard-house on shore in single irons to await trial by General Court-Martial.


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8 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters after which exercised divisions at routine drills except powder Division. At 9. loosed sail to a bowline. Carpenters gang at work on second cutter.

At 1.10 furled sail. Carpenter's gang at work on second cutter.


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9 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Hoisted out second cutter, the repairs on her having been completed.

Indian Pat (I.C.B.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee discharged Indian Pat (I.C.B.).

Carpenters gang at work on shores for spar deck.

Indians getting wood. Carpenters gang at work on shores for spar deck.


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10 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Holystoned the gun deck and pumped the ship out.

Got light 12 pdr. Howitzer on board from the guard-house.

M. Quinlan (C.T.) - M. Quinlan (C.T.) absent over leave.

M. Quinlan (C.T.) - M. Quinlan (C.T.) returned on board 11 hours over time.


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11 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - came in and made fast to wharf

Carried out morning orders.

Steamer California - At 5.05 Steamer California came in and made fast to wharf.


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12 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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13 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Captain Morrisy - Boat from schooner Gen. Miller of San Francisco, one month out, fishing Halibut, Captain Morrisy came alongside to request permission to water ship at our watering place.

At 10. sighted two-masted schooner outside standing into the harbor.

Steamer California - At 11.30 Steamer California cast off from the wharf and stood out of the harbor.

Schooner Gen. Miller - Schooner sighted in previous watch anchored outside of inner islands. Boat from Schooner Gen. Miller of San Francisco, one month out, fishing Halibut, Captain Morrisy came alongside to request permission to to water ship at our watering place.

At 10. sighted two-masted schooner outside standing into the harbor.

Steamer California - At 11.30 Steamer California cast off from the wharf and stood out of the harbor.

Schooner sighted in previous watch anchor-ed outside of inner islands.

Schooner Gen Miller - Boat from Schooner Gen. Miller of San Francisco, one month out, fishing Halibut. Capt Morrissy came alongside to request permission to water ship at our watering place.


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moored off sitka alaska

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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14 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters, after which overhauled men's bags.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.), John Scully (O.Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee U.S.N. confined J.P. Griffin (Lds.) and John Scully (O.Sea.) in cells ashore solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for leaving the ship without permission on the night of the thirteenth instant.


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15 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10.05 fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the Mizzen truck for a General Court-Martial which was convened, pursuant to instructions from the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, and which is composed of the following named officers: Commander L.A. Beardslee U.S.N. President of the Court; Lieutenants F.M. Symonds and E.P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign J.O. Nicolson, Passed-Assistant Paymaster James A. Ring, Passed-Assistant Surgeon D.O. Lewis, Members and Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson U.S.M.C. Judge-Advocate - fir the trial of Jno. Daly (O.Sea.)

Louis Vergez (S.Cook.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander C.H. Rockwell released Louis Vergez (S.Cook.) from confinement and restored him to duty.

John Daly (O.Sea.), P. Quinlan (1st Serg't) - At 12-05 the General Court-Martial took a recess; reconvened at 1-04, and adjourned at 1-30 until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Sent prisoners John Daly (O.Sea.) and P. Quinlan (1st Serg't) under charge of Provost-Marhsal ashore to guard-house.

P. Smith (Sea.), H. Brown (Sea.) - P. Smith (Sea.) and H. Brown (Sea) absent from the ship after their liberty had expired.


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16 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John Daly (O.S.), Patrick Quinlan (1st Sergt.) - Provost Marshal brought prisoners John Daly (O.S.) and Patrick Quinlan (1st Sergt.) on board.

At 9.30 inspected at quarters. At 10.05 the General Court convened, fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the Mizzen truck.

Henry Brown (Sea.), P. Smith (Sea.) - Henry Brown (Sea.) and P. Smith (Sea.) absent without leave.

At 12.05 the Court took a recess and reconvened at 1-03. At 2 40 Court adjourned until to-morrow.

H. Brown (Sea.), P. Smith (Sea.) - H. Brown (Sea.) and P. Smith (Sea.) absent without leave were arrested and confined at the guard-house.

Moderate surf outside


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17 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

John Daly (O.S.), Patrick Quinlan (1st Sergt.), H. Brown (Sea.), P. Smith (Sea.) - At 9.30 Provost Marshal Gray brought the prisoners John Daly (O.S.) and Patrick Quinlan (1st Sergt.) on board. At 10-04 General Court convened, fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen. H. Brown (Sea.) and P. Smith (Sea.) were brought on board from the guard-house and were sent on shore again each to be confined in solitary confinement, double irons on bread and water for five days by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee. At 11.15 General Court took a recess.

At 12. fired a time gun. The steam launch left the ship with a party of sick men, consisting of M. Eckhart (Lds.), T. Dinnsen (Lds.), J.W. Nyles (Sea.) for the Hot Springs under charge of Executive Officer. Received on board 71 pounds fresh bread in the Paymaster's Department.

J. Daly (O. Sea.), P. Quinlan (1st Sergt M.C.), J, Escott (O.Sea.) - At 1.-05 General Court Martial reconvened and adjourned at 3-15. until 10. A.M. Monday morning, nineteenth July. J. Daly (O.Sea.) and P. Quinlan (1st Sergt M.C.) were sent ashore to the guard-house. Released from confinement J. Escott (O.Sea.) his term of confinement having expired.


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18 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 Divisional Officers inspected divisions at quarters.

John Bishop (Lds.) - Absent without leave John Bishop (Lds.).


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19 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10.05 fired gun and hoisted Jack at mizzen.

P. Quinlan (1st Sergt U.S.M.C.), John Daly (O.Sea.), Percy Douglas (Lds.) - Prisoners P. Quinlan (1st Sergt. U.S.M.C.), John Daly (O.Sea.), and Percy Douglas (Lds.) were brought on board ship.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.). J. Scully (Lds.) - By order of Executive Officer Lieut-Comdr. Rockwell released from confinement and restored to duty J.P. Griffin (Lds.) and J. Scully (Lds.) their term having expired.

Hoisted up second launch and cleaned her bottom. At 11-12 Court took a recess to meet at 1 P.M.

At 1.05 the Court reconvened and adjourned at 250. At 2.05 information was received that the Court having finished the trial of John Daly (O.Sea.) began the trial of Percy Douglas (Lds.). Received 90 pounds of fresh beef and vegetables in Paymaster's Department.


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20 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Percy Douglas (Lds.) - At 9.25 Percy Douglas (Lds.) was brought on board by Provost Marshal.

At 10.05 fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen; Court-Martial convened. At 11.52 Court took a recess. Receive on board one half cord of wood in Equipment Department.

P. Quinlan (1st Serg't), P. Douglas (Lds.) - At 1.03 Court reconvened and at 2.50 adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow. At 2.30 the prisoners P. Quinlan (1st Serg't) and P. Douglas (Lds.) were sent ashore to the guard-house.

Received on board one half cord of wood in Equipment Department.


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21 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

P. Quinlan (1st Sergt. U.S.M.C.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), P. Douglas (Lds.) - At 9. A.M. the following prisoners were brought on board ship, P. Quinlan (1st Sergt. U.S.M.C.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.) and P. Douglas (Lds.)

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. At 10.07 General Court met pursuant to adjournment; fired gun and hoisted jack a mizzen. Sent Boatswain P. Smith in charge of working party with first steam launch and ship's lighter to get wood. Received on board 71 pounds fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.

P. Quinlan (1st. Sergt.), P. Douglas (Lds.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.) - At 12.12 P.M. General Court-Martial took a recess and at 1.05 reconvened and at 2.50 adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow. P. Quinlan (1st Sergt.), P. Douglas (Lds.), and J.S. Douglas (Lds.) were returned to the guard-house on shore.

Engaged in fitting new deadeyes to port lower fore rigging. Scow returned loaded with wood.

Sent Boatswain P. Smith in charge of working party with first steam launch and ship's lighter to get wood.

Scow returned loaded with wood


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22 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10. A.M. General Court-Martial reconvened; fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen. Engaged in turning in new deadeyes in port lower fore and main rigging. At 12. P.M. General Court-Martial took a recess until 1 P.M.

P. Smith (Sea.), Henry Brown (Sea.) - Released P. Smith (Sea.) and Henry Brown (Sea.) their term of confinement having expired.

John Douglas (Lds.), P.C. Quinlan (Ast Sergt. U.S.M.C.) - At 1.05 General Court-Martial reassembled and at 2.15 adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M. Sent the prisoners John Douglas (Lds.) and P.C. Quinlan (1st Sergt U.S.M.C.) ashore to be confined in the guard-house.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10167 "


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23 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.03 General Court-Martial met pursuant to adjournment and at 11.55 took a recess to meet at 1 P.M.

At 1.03 Court reconvened and adjourned at 2.25 until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Received 2480 gallons of fresh water from ship's lighter.

Received 2689 gallons of water on board.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Billmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 5169 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15075 "


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24 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent watering party for water. At 10.05 General Court-Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at the mizzen. At 10.20 Court adjourned until 10 A.M. Monday rieset.

Received on board 71 pounds of fresh bread and 3000 gallons of fresh water in Paymaster's Department.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Jack - At 10.05 General Court-Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at the mizzen.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 350 gallons.

Water received during the preceding 24 hours 3000 "

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17725 "


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25 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 4.10 Steam Launch in charge of Lieutenant-Commander C.H Rockwell left for Hot-Springs taking J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (O. Sea) and J. Kaough (Lds.) sick to the Springs for treatment.

Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell, J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (O.Sea.), J. Kaough (Lds.) - At 4.10 Steam Launch in charge of Lieutentant-Commander Rockwell left for Hot-Springs taking J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (O.Sea.) and J. Kaough (ldd.) sick to the Springs for treatment.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

Thos. H. Graham (Cox.) - Thos. H. Graham (Cox.) term of enlistment expired to-day.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. Kaough (Lds.) - At 4.10 Steam Launch in charge of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell left for Hot Springs taking J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (S. Sea.) and J. Kaough (Lds.) sick to the Springs for treatment.

J. Escott (O.S.) - At 4.10 Steam Launch in charge of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell left for Hot Springs taking J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (S. Sea.) and J. Kaough (Lds.) sick to the Springs for treatment.

D. McAskill (S. Sea.) - At 4.10 Steam Launch in charge of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell left for Hot Springs taking J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (S. Sea.) and J. Kaough (Lds.) sick to the Springs for treatment.

Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell - At 4.10 Steam Launch in charge of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell left for Hot Springs taking J. Escott (O.S.), D. McAskill (S. Sea.) and J. Kaough (Lds.) sick to the Springs for treatment.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Thos. H. Graham (Cox.) - Thos. H. Graham (Cox.) term of enlistment expired to-day.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 257 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17468 "


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26 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10.03 General Court-Martial reconvened and at 12.07 took a recess until 1 P.M.

Rodney Barlow (Q.M.) - Term of enlistment of Rodney Barlow (Q.M.) expired.

At 1.03 General Court-Martial reassembled pursuant to recess and at 1.35 adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M. Sent the prisoners ashore, under the charge of the Provost marshal at be confined in the guard-house.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 260 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 17208 "


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27 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10.03 General Court-Martial met pursuant to adjournment and at 11.15 adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M.. At 10.30 furled sail.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 258 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16950 "


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28 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.05 General Court Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted the Jack. At 10.25 Court adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M.

Received on board 5 gallons of turpentine in Construction Department.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Felix Woodsworth Midshipman -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16687 "


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29 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

General Court met pursuant to adjournment, fired a gun and hoisted the Jack to the mizzen.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16422 "


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30 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10.17 General Court Martial reconvened. Fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen. At 11.45 loosed sail to dry. At 11.45 Court Martial took a recess until 1 P.M. Engaged breaking out foretold.

At 1.10 General court martial met pursuant to recess and adjourned at 3.15 to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M. Engaged in cleaning foretold. Finished breaking out foretold.

P.C. Quinlan (1st Sergt U.S.M.C.) - Sent P.C. Quinlan (1st Sergt U.S.M.C.) General Court Martial prisoner ashore to be confined in guard-house.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

P.C. Quinlan 1st Sergt. U.S.M.C. - Sent P.C. Quinlan 1st Sergt. U.S.M.C. / General Court-Martial prisoner ashore to be confined in guard-house.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymousk Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16161 "


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31 July 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.09 General Court Martial met pursuant to adjournment and at 11.20 adjourned to meet on Monday the second day of August at 10 A.M. At 10.10 loosed sail to a bowline and aired bedding. Received on board in Paymaster's Department for use of crew, 71 pounds of bread.

At 1. furled sail. Went to quarters and served out clean hammocks, slung clean hammocks and afterwards turned in dirty hammocks at quarters. Sent Court-Martial prisoner ashore to guard-house.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Went to quarters and served out clean hammocks, slung cleam hammocks and afterwards turned in dirty hammocks at quarters.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1880


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 266 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15895 "


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1 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

fishing Schooner General Miller -

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and at 10. called "all hands to muster" and read articles for the government of the Navy.

Schooner General Millen - Sent a boat to a schooner outside to pilot her in. Found her to be the fishing schooner General Millen. She required no assistance.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

fishing schooner General Miller - Sent a boat to a schooner outside to pilot her in. Found her to be the fishing schooner General Miller. She required no assistance.

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 270 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15625 "


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2 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.07 General Court-Martial reconvened pursuant to adjournment. Fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen.

At 1.03 General Court-Martial reconvened and adjourned at 2.05 until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Hoisted out second steam launch. Received on board for use of crew in Paymaster's Department 87 1/2 pounds fresh venison and 87 1/2 pounds fresh vegetables.

At 4.20 beat to quarters and turned in clean hammocks.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15362 "


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3 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer "Favorite" - came in

Hoisted out boiler for second steam launch and placed same in launch.

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters, after which called "all hands to muster" and Commander L.A. Beardslee address the crew at the same time, releasing from confinement and returning to duty Jas. Doyle (Lds.).

At 10.06 General Court-Martial convened, hoisted Jack at the mizzen and fired a gun. At 12. M. General Court-Martial took a recess.

At 1.05 P.M. General Court-Martia met pursuant to recess, and at 3.05 P.M. adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M. Engaged in fitting second steam launch.

Steamer "Favorite" - Steamer "Favorite" came in.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - Commander L. A. Beardslee addressed the crew at the same time releasing from confinement and returning to duty Jas. Doyle (Lds.).

Jas. Doyle (Lds.) - Commander L. A. Beardslee addressed the crew at the same time releasing from confinement and returning to duty Jas. Doyle (Lds.).

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15097 "


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4 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Wm. Murphy (O.S.) - At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Wm. Murphy (O.S.) absent without leave.

At 9.40 sent down top gallant masts and yards. Engaged in scraping spars. At 10.05 Genera Court-Martial met pursuant to adjournment, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at mizzen. Court took a recess at 10.25 to meet at one p.m.

At 1.03 General Court Martial met and at 1.25 adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Sent Court-Martial prisoner ashore. At 3 housed top-gallant masts. Carpenter's gang caulked whaleboat.

Finished caulking whale boat.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Wm Murphy (O.S.) - Wm Murphy (O.S.) absent without leave.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14836 "


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5 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.08 General Court Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at the mizzen. At 11.55 Court took a recess. Brought prisoners on board from guard-house.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.), Wm. Murphy (O.S.) - By order of Commander Beardslee, confined T.J. Hayes (Lds.) in double irons to await trial by Summary Court Martial, and placed W. Murphy (O.S.) under sentry's charge to await investigation.

Second steam launch left ship on trial trip. Set up top gallant and royal backstays.

At 1.05 General Court-Martial met. At 3.20 Court adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Wm Murphy (O.S.) - and placed Wm Murphy (O.S.) under sentry's charge to await investigation.

T. J. Hayes (Lds.) - confined T. J. Hayes (Lds.) in double irons to await trial by Summary Court-Martial

Commander Beardslee - By order of Commander Beardslee

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 470 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14366 "


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6 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10.07 General Court Martial reconvened pursuant to adjournment, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at mizzen.

At 12.12 General Court-Martial took a recess until 1 P.M.; met at 1 P.M. and adjourned at 1.20 P.M. until 10 A.M. to-morrow.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

G. C. Hanus Master -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 270 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 14096 "


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7 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner "Nellie Martin" - "Nellie Martin" Captain Haley from Nuns Harbor loaded with lumber two days out cam in and anchored. Sent officer aboard her.

At 8 loosed sail to a bowline.

At 10.03 General Court-Martial met and at 10.12 adjourned until 10 A.M. Monday. A schooner was standing into the harbor at end of watch. Received for use of crew in Paymaster's Department 71 pounds fresh bread.

Schooner "Nellie Martin" - At 12.40 Schooner "Nellie Martin", Captain Haley from ~~~~ harbor loaded with lumber two days out came in and anchored. Sent officer to board her.

At 1. furled sail.

G. C. Hanus Master -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Schooner "Nellie Martin" - At 1240 Schooner "Nellie Martin", Captain Halet from Trans harbor loaded with lumber two days out came in and anchored. Sent officer to board her.

Captain Haley - At 1240 Schooner "Nellie Martin", Captain Halet from Trans harbor loaded with lumber two days out came in and anchored. Sent officer to board her.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 267 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13829 "


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8 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner "Ocean Spray" - Schooner "Ocean Spray" Master R. B.Sprague, cargo of general merchandise, from San Francisco to Sitka, 25 days out, came in and anchored

At 9.30 officers mustered and inspected their divisions and at 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

Schooner "Ocean Spray" - At 7.30 Schooner "Ocean Spray", Master R.B. Sprague, cargo of general merchandise, from San Francisco to Sitka, 25 days out, came in and anchored.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Schooner "Ocean Spray" - At 7.30 Schooner "Ocean Spray", Master R. B. Sprague, cargo of general merchandise, from San Francisco to Sitka, 25 days out, came in and anchored.

Master R. B. Sprague - At 7.30 Schooner "Ocean Spray", Master R. B. Sprague, cargo of general merchandise, from San Francisco to Sitka, 25 days out, came in and anchored.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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9 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - came in and went alongside of the Sitka Wharf. Sent a boat and received on board a mail.

Steamer California - At 5.10 Steamer California came in and went alongside of Sitka Wharf. Sent a boat and received on board a mail.

Received stores aboard in Construction, Equipment, Medical, Paymaster's, and Navigation Department.

D. Sokoloff (C.T.), J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.~s.) - D.Sokoloff (C.T.) returned on board 3 1/2 hours over time. J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.~s.) was brought on board by Corporal 4 hours over time.

At 10.07 General Court Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at mizzen. At 10.15 Court adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow.

Henry Brown (Sea.) - Henry Brown (Sea.) reported his time of enlistment as having expired.

Received on board in Construction Department 600 pound of white lead, 50 pounds of rolled lead, 500 pounds black paint, 25 pounds chrome green, 2 pounds chrome yellow, 75 gallons boiled oil, 25 gallons of turpentine, 10 gallons Damar Varnish, 25 gallons alcohol, 40 pounds of shellac, 100 pounds yellow ocher, 50 pounds putty, 5 gallons japan dryer, 10 pounds and burnt umber;

J. Anderson (S.M.M) - J. Anderson (S.M.M.) was arrested and brought on board 12 hours over time.


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10 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

steamer Favorite - left the harbor

Steamer Fovorite - Steamer "Fovorite" left the harbor.

At 10.10 General Court reconvened pursuant to adjournment, fired a h=gun and hoisted Jack at mizzen, At 10.20 Court adjourned until P.M. to-morrow. Indians engaged in bringing coal on board.

Steamer Favorite - Steamer Favorite returned to port.

Steamer Fovorite - left the harbor

Indians engaged in bringing coal on board.

Steamer Havorite - returned to port


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11 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.30 loosed sail to a bowline. Received for use of crew in Paymaster's Department 70 pounds fresh bread. Engaged in painting and repairing whale boat.

At 1.10 General Court-Martia met pursuant to adjournment and at 1.13 adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 A.M. Fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen.

Frank Troy (W.R.D.), Rodney Barlow (Q.M.), Thomas Graham (Cox.), Henry Brown (Sea.), Robert Tyndale (P.M.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee were discharged and transferred, Frank Troy (W.R.S.) discharged from this ship and the U.S. Naval Service for reason of untrustworthiness and insubordination, Rodney Barlow (Q.M.), Thomas Graham (Cox.), and Henry Brown (Sea.) transferred to Mare Island Navy Yard their terms of enlistment having expired and Robert Tyndale (P.M. transferred to Hospital, Mare Island.

Steamer California - At 2.45 furled sail. At 3.30 Steamer California cast off from wharf and steamed out of harbor. Painting whale boat.

Engaged in painting and repairing whale boat

Steamer California - At 3.30 cast off from wharf


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12 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First steam launch with Commanding Officer and party left for the Hot Springs. At 10.12 Genera Court Martial met pursuant to adjournment. Fired a gun and hoisted Jack at the mizzen. AT 11.55 Court took a recess to meet at 1 P.M.

Steamer Favorite - Engaged in coaling steamer Favorite.

At 1.04 Court met and adjourned at 2.45 until 10 A.M. to-morrow.

J.W. Mogles (Sea.), D. McAskil (O.S.), T. Dinneen (Lds.), J. Kaough (Lds.), J. Escott (O.S.) - First steam launch returned from the Hot Springs with the following patients; J.W. Mogles (Sea.), D. McAskill (O.S.), T. Dinneen (Lds.), J. Kaough (Lds.), and J. Escott (O.S.)


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13 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 4 P.M. thermometer stood at 101 degrees in the sun

P. Quinlan (1st Sergt.), A. Ryan (Cox.), T. Glenan (Lds.), T. Grinshaw (Lds.), T.J. Hayes (Lds.), T. Sweeney (Sea.) - Brought the following prisoners on board: P. Quinlan (1st Sergt.), A. Ryan (Cox.), T. Glenan (Lds.), T, Grimshaw (Lds.), T.J. Hayes (Lds.). By order of Commander Beardslee T. Glenan (Lds.) was placed under sentry's charge to await investigation and T.J. Hayes (Lds.) was made a prisoner at large to await trial by Summary Court Martial. By same authority T. Sweeney (Sea.) was placed in solitary confinement for three days in guardhouse. At 10.03 General Court-Martial convened fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen.

At 12.10 Court Martial took a recess and reassembled at 1.12 and adjourned at 2.40 until 10 A.M. to-morrow. At 4 P.M. thermometer stood 101 [degrees] in the sun.

Steamer "Favorite" - Finished watering steamer "Favorite" with ship's lighter and steam launch and put on board of her one heavy 12 pdr. howitzer with field carriage, the Gatling Gun, 10 Remington Rifles, five pistols, 10 sword bayonets, 1000 rifle cartridges, 37 one pound charges, 2 boxes 12 pdr. shell and one of canister and provisions for 20 days.

Steamer Favorite - Finished watering Steamer "Favorite" with ship's lighter and steam launch...


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14 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner "Ocean Spray" - left harbor

Schooner Ocean Spray - Schooner "Ocean Spray" left harbor.

Steamer Favorite - Commander L.A. Beardslee, Master G.C. Hanns, N.McC. Herebee, Passed-Assistnt Surgeon, left the ship and went on board the steamer "Favorite" and left for Chileat at 10. A.M.

At 10. A.M. General Court-Martial convened, fired gun and hoisted the Jack at the mizzen. At 11.37 Court adjourned until 10 A.M. Monday next. Received 66 pounds fresh bread for use of crew. Sent ten men to the "Favorite".


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11778 "


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15 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Jas. Escott (O.S.), H. Rival (P.M.) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters, divisional officers inspected their divisions. Jas. Escott (O.S.) was brought on board and placed in charge of Master-at-Ars for safe-keeping. H. Rival (P.M.) was confined in guard-bouse for safe-keeping.

H. Rival (P.M.) - H. Rival (P.M.) was brought on board from guard-house and turned over to first sergeant.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Jas. Escott (O.S.) - Jas. Escott (O.S.) was brought on board and placed in charge of Master-at-Arms for safe-keeping.

H. Rival (P.M.) - H. Rival (P.M.) was confined in guard-house for safe-keeping.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

H. Rival (P.M.) - H. Rival (P.M.) was brought on board from guard-house and turned over to first sergeant.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 261 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11517 "


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16 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10.05 General Court-Martial met pursuant to adjournment, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at mizzen. At 12.05 Court took a recess to meet at 1 P.M.

J. Sweeney (Sea.), T. Glenan (Lds.) - By order of Lieut. Commander Rockwell, Commanding released from confinement and restored to duty J. Sweeney (Sea.). T. Glenan (Lds.) was brought on board from guard-house and turned over to the Master-at-Arms for safe-keeping.

Boatswain and Carpenter with a gang of men in steam launch and lighter engaged in repairing watering place.

Steam launch returned with lighter.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Lieut. Commander Rockwell - By order of Lieut. Commander Rockwell, Commanding

J. Sweeney (Sea.) - released from confinement and restored to duty J. Sweeney (Sea.).

T. Islenan (Lds.) - T. Islenan (Lds.) was brought on board from guard-house and turned over to the Master-at-Arms for safe-keeping.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 263 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 11254 "


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17 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.05 General Court-Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted Jack at mizzen. At 10.30 Court took a recess to meet at 1 P.M. Engaged in heaving in stern cables and cleaning grass off of them. Hauled gig up in Carpenter shop on shore to paint her.

Crew employed cleaning mooring chains. At 1.05 the Court assembled and at 3.03 adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Carpenter's gang repairing boats.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 262 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10992 "


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18 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

The crew employed listing and cleaning ship's bottom. At 10.07 General Court-Martial convened, fired a gun and hoisted the Jack at mizzen. Received 64 pounds of fresh bread. At 12. Court took a recess until 1 P.M.

At 1.03 General Court-Martial reconvened, at 3 adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow. Engaged cleaning ship's bottom.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

Chas Stuart Gunner -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10628 "


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19 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10.04 General Court-Martial met and at 10.20 adjourned to await action of revising power.

Sent first cutter ashore and hauled her up in boat house for repairs.

Chas Stuart Gunner -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 10463 "


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20 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Got up steam in second launch and sent party of twelve men with Indian policemen to the Cannery to arrest an Indian murderer.

Second steam launch returned from cannery with five Indian Prisoners. By order of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan sent Indians ashore and confined them in guard-house to await investigation.

Engaged in hogging ship's bottom.

Wm. Murphy (O.S.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander C.H. Rockwell released from confinement and restored to duty Wm. Murphy (O.S.) his term having expired.

Got up steam in second launch and sent party of twelve men with Indian policeman to the Cannery to arrest an Indian murderer. Crew engaged on scraping the muscles and grass off the ship's bottom by dragging floats covered with brush forward and aft.

Second steam launch returned from cannery with five Indian prisoners. By order of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan sent Indians ashore and confined them in guard-house to await investigation. Hauled fires in steam launch.

N. R. Usher, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Wm Murphy (O.S.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell released from confinement and restored to duty Wm Murphy (O.S.) his term having expired.

Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell - By order of Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Rockwell released from confinement and restored to duty Wm Murphy (O.S.) his term having expired.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Got up steam in Got up steam in second launch and sent party of twelve ment with Indian policmen to the Cannery to arrest an Indian murderer.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

E. P. McClellan Lieutenant - Second steam launch returned from Cannery with five Indian prisoners. By order of Lieutenant E. P. McClellan sent Indians ashore and confined them in guard-house to await investigation.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 510 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9953 "


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21 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9. loosed sail to a bowline. At 12. fired gun for time-signal.

At 1. furled sail.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 259 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 9674 "


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22 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders.

At 9.30 Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

Wm. Harper (Lds.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell, Commanding Wm. Harper (Lds.) was sent to the guard-house to be placed in singe irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Wm Harper (Lds.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell Commanding Wm Harper (Lds.) was sent to the guard-house to be placed in single irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell Commanding Wm Harper (Lds.) was sent to the guard-house to be placed in single irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

Wm Harper (Lds.) - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell Commanding Wm Harper (Lds.) was sent to the guard-house to be placed in single irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell - By order of Lieutenant-Commander Rockwell Commanding Wm Harper (Lds.) was sent to the guard-house to be placed in single irons to await trial by Court-Martial.

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

Henry Minett, Ensign -

Frank Guertin Master -

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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23 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.00 loosed sail to a bowline. At 9.30 exercised at general quarters. Hoisted boiler of first steam launch inboard.

Hoisted up first steam launch. At 3.30 furled sail.


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24 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

Engaged receiving coal and turning in new deadeyes in port mizzen rigging. Sent Marine Guard ashore in charge of Marine Officer for infantry drill.

Engaged receiving coal and tarring in new deadeyes in port ~mizzen rigging.


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25 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected divisions at quarters. At 11.30 loosed sail to dry. Engaged setting up port mizzen rigging.

Engaged in setting up starboard and port mizzen rigging. At 1.30 furled sail. Received for use of crew 86 pounds fresh bread.

A schooner sighted standing in Western Passage last hour of watch.

A schooner was sighted standing in Western Passage last hour of watch


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26 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Carpenter's gang at work on first cutter on shore.


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27 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders. At 8. loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 exercised at fire quarters. At 9.50 shortened sail. Carpenter's gang on shore repairing first cutter. Turning in new dead eyes in starboard mizzen rigging.

At 2.00 furled sail. A gang engaged in putting in new dead eyes in starboard mizzen chains.


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28 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

steamer Favorite - came into the harbor

Piped up all bags. Sent Private Jacobs to do duty with guard on shore. At 12.00 fired IX in. gun for time signal.

Steamer Favorite - At 2. Steamer Favorite came into the harbor. Commander L.A. Beardslee Master G.C. Hauus, Past-Ass't Surgeon N. McP.Terebee returned on her and reported their return on board ship. Fired gun in answer to signal from "Favorite".

At 12.00 fired IX in. gun for time signal

Steamer Favorite - At 2. came into the harbor.


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29 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters.


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30 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Engaged in turning in new deadeyes in starboard mizzen rigging. Working party ashore at work on first cutter.

Working party at work on first cutter ashore.

Received 2400 gallons water.

Raining heavily and steadily entire watch


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31 August 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working party ashore at work on the first cutter. At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Party away in Second Steam Launch with lighter in two for watering ship.

Received on board 2500 gallons of fresh water.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1880


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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1 September 1880

Sergent Deuveux (U.S.M.C.), T.I. Hayes (O.S.), Tho. Trumbull (Sea.) - Placed Sergeant Deuveux (U.S.M.C.) under arrest to await Trial by Court-Martial for disobedience of orders and neglect of duty. Placed T.I. Hayes (O.S.), a prisoner at large, under charge of sentry, in single irons, to await trial. At 9.00 inspected crew at quarters. Tho. Turnbull (Sea.) absent without leave.

Ensign Henry Mi~~~~, Timothy I. Hayes (O.S.) - At 1.00 Ensign Henry Mi~~~~ left the ship on leave of absence, to expire upon the return of the Steamer Favorite. Timothy I. Hayes (O.S.) was, by order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, sent ashore to be confined in single irons, ay the Guard House.

Received on board 1/2 cord of fire-wood.

Ensign Henry ~Mirsalt left the ship on leave of absence, to expire upon the return of the Steamer Favorite.

Received on board 1/2 cord of fire-wood.


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2 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

W.W. Harper (Lds.) - Released W.W. Harper (Lds.) from confinement, by order of Cmdr. L.A. Beardslee.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. At 10.10, a Summary Court-Martial convened, on board, composed of the following members, viz: Lieut. E.P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign I.O. Nicholson and Ensign I. C. Gillemon as Judge Advocate, for the trial of T.I. Hayes (O.S). At 10.45 Steamer Favorite got underway , and steamed out to W'd. Summary Court-Martial adjourned at 10.40 until to-morrow at 9.00 A.M.

Temperature of surface-water 51 deg F.

Small patches of blue sky to W'd

Steamer Favorite - At 10.45 Steamer Favorite got underway, and steamed out to the W'd.

Temperature of surface-water 51 deg F.

Temperature of surface water 53 deg F.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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3 September 1880

sitka alaska territory

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Tho. Taylor (Sea.), Henry West (Sea.), C. Clark (Lds.), N.H. Thomas (P.M.), Private Conners, Private W.H. Thomas - At 8.45 loosed sail. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Tho. Taylor (Sea.), Henry West (Sea.), C. Clark (Lds.) and N.H. Thomas (P.M.) absent without leave. Private Connors (U.S.M.C.) was brought on board. Summary Court-Martial convened ay 9.40 and adjourned at 9.50 to await action of convening authority. Private W.H. Thomas (U.S.M.C.) returned on board.

C.W. Clark (Lds.), Tho. Taylor (O.Sea.) - C.W. Clark (Lds.) and Tho. Taylor (O.Sea.) returned on board 8 1/2 hours over liberty.

Tho. Turnbull (Sea.), N. West (Sea.) - Furled sail. Tho. Turnbull (Sea.) was brought on board. N. West (Sea.) returned on board drunk.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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4 September 1880

At 8.50 loosed sail to a bowline. Court-Matial met at 10. Furled sail at 11.00.

Sent dinghy ashore for repairs.

Temperature of surface-water at 11.30, 54 deg F.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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5 September 1880

G. Berry (Lds.) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters. G. Berry (Lds.) absent without leave. G. Berry (Lds.) returned to the ship. At 4.40 sent down top-gallant masts.


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sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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6 September 1880

Sent party of men to Iapensky Island to rig sheers for wharf.

Geo. Anderson (S.M.M.) - At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Absent without leave: Geo. Anderson (S.M.M.).

At 10.30 loosed a sail to a bowline. Engaged in watering ship. Carpenter's gang ashore at work on First Cutter and Dinghy. Sighted a steamer standing in from the W'd.

Tim. Hayes (Lds.), James Deuvercux (Sergt. U.S.M.C.) - At 1.00 called "All hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of Tim. Hayes (Lds.), sentenced to fifteen days confinement in double irons, full rations every fifth day; also with case of James Deuvercux (Sergt. U.S.M.C.), sentenced to be reduced one grade in rank, to that of Corporal. Confined T. Hayes (Lds.) in Guard House on shore in pursuance of sentence.

Furled sail. Received on board 2580 gallons of fresh water. Carpenter's gang on work on First Cutter, ashore. Sent party of men to Japensky Island to rig sheers for wharf.

Received on board 2730 gallons of fresh water.

Temperature of sea water at 11.30 53 deg F.

Temperature of surface-water 52 deg F.


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7 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

steamer Favorite - came in and anchored

James Kaough (Lds.) - Sent James Kaough (Lds.) ashore to guard-hourse for confinement, he having been insubordinate.

At work on coal wharf.

Wm. Dendle (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee, placed Wm. Dendle (Sea.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days ashore in guard-house, offense fighting.

Sent steam launch for fresh water. Working party on island to build coal wharf and working party ashore repairing and cleaning first cutter and dinghy.

Jas. Maguire (Sea) - Jas. Maguire (Sea) absent without leave.

Finished watering ship. Hauled fires in steam launch. Received on board 78 pounds fresh meat and vegetables and 3340 gallons fresh water.

Jas. Maguire (Sea) - Jas. Maguire (Sea) returned on board twelve hours over time.

Steamer Favorite - Steamer Favorite came in and anchored.

Ensign H. Nimett - Ensign H. Nimett reported his return on board.

Temperature of sea water 53 deg.

Steamer Favorite - Came in and anchored.

Temperature of surface water at 11.30 52 deg.


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8 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders. Working party engaged building coal wharf.

Wortking party on Japan Island building coal-wharf. Working party repairing first cutter and dinghy.

Working party engaged in building coal-wharf.

Working party on Japan Island building coal-wharf. Temperature of sea-water at 11-30, 53 deg.

Third hour squally with passing showers, and a heavy hail squall suddenly came up from S'd and passed the ship.

Heavy surf outside


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9 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working party at work on wharf.

Working party engaged building coal wharf. At 10.00 loosed sail to a bowline.

P. Pawanakoff (Lds.) - P. Pawanakoff (Lds.) was discharged from the Naval Service at his own request.

Working party at work on coal wharf.

Furled sail.

Water at surface 53 deg.

Temperature of water at surface 52 deg.


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10 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. loosed sail to a bowline.

Working party at work on coal wharf.

Working party engaged on coal wharf also a working party at work on dinghy ashore. At 3.30 furled sail.


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11 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - came in and made fast to wharf.

J. Kaough (Lds.) - By order of Commander Beardslee, U.S.N. Commanding J. Kaough (Lds.) in cell on shore, solitary confinement for five days on bread and water for insubordination.

At meridian fired the usual gun.

Steamer California - At 3.45 sighted Steamer California standing in.

Steamer California - At 5.10 Steamer California came in and made fast to wharf.


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12 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8.45 loosed sail to a bowline.

Wm. Dendle (Sea.) - By order of Commander L.A. Beardslee U.S.N. released from confinement and returned to duty Wm. Dendle (Sea.) hist term of confinement having expired.

At 11. A.M. shortened and furled sail to a light squall of wind with passing light shower of rain.

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 1200 pounds bread, 9 kegs pickles, 6 boxes butter, 1500 pounds tobacco, 104 boxes canned beef, one bale socks.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 264 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16028 "


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13 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - sent lighter to Steamer California for coal.

Commander L.A. Beardslee - called "all hands to muster" and Commander L.A. Beardslee read his orders detaching him from the command of this vessel, Comm ander Henry Glass then read his orders and assumed command.

Commander Henry Glass - called "all hands to muster" andCommander L.A. Beardslee read his orders detachinghim from the command of this vessel, Commander Henry Glass then read his orders and assumed command.

California, Steamer Favorite - Got up steam on second steam launch, towed lighter alongside of California for the purpose of receiving six tons of coal for the Steamer Favorite.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters for inspection.

Steamer California - Sent lighter to Steamer California for coal.

Midshipman S.E. Woodworth - Midshipman S.E. Woodworth U.S.N., left the ship on a month's leave of absence.

Commander L.A. Beardslee, Commander Henry Glass - At 2. P.M. callled "all hands to muster" and Commander L.A. Beardslee read his orders detaching him from the command of this vessel. Commander Henry Glass then read his orders and assumed command. At 2.30 Commander Beardslee left the ship.

Steamer California - At 5.30 Mail Steamer California went out.

A. Ryan (Cox.) - A. Ryan (Cox.) was placed under the sentry's charge to await the action of the Commanding Officer for endeavoring to smuggle whiskey on board while on duty.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

Steamer Favorite - Got up steam on second steam launch, towed lighter alongside of California for the purpose of receiving six tons of coal for the Steamer Favorite.

California - Got up steam on second steam launch, towed lighter alongside of California for the purpose of receiving six tons of coal for the Steamer Favorite.

G. C. Hanus Master -

Steamer California - Sent lighter to Steamer California for coal.

Midshipman S.E. Woodworth - Midshipman S. E. Woodworth left the ship on a month's leave of absence.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Commander L. A. Beardslee - At 2 P.M. called "all hands to muster" and Commander L. A. Beardslee read his orders detaching him from the command of this vessel.

Commander Henry Glass - Commander Henry Glass then read his orders and assumed command.

Commander Beardslee - At 2.30 Commander Beardslee left the ship.

G. C. Hanus Master -

Mail Steamer California - At 5.30 Mail Steamer California went out.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

A. Rejan (Cox.) - A. Rejan (Cox.) was placed under the sentry's charge to await the action of the Commanding Officer for endeavoring to smuggle whiskey on board while on duty.

G. C. Hanus Master -

Henry Glass Comdr Couits - Approved Henry Glass Comdr Couits

F. M. Lymonds Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 360 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16568 "


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14 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carried out morning orders.

A. Ryan (Cox.) - Confined A. Ryan (Cox.) in the guard-house to await trial by Court-Martial by order of Commanding Officer.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Indians engaged in coaling ship. At 11.30 sent down top gallant masts.

M. Sullivan (I.C.F.), Lieutenant F.M. Symonds - M. Sullivan (I.C.F.) left steam launch ashore. Lieutenant F.M. Symonds was granted one month's leave of absence from this date.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Frank Guertin Master -

A. Ryan (Cox.) - Confined A. Ryan (Cox.) in the guard-house to await trial by Court-Martial by order of Commanding Officer

G. C. Hanus Master -

M. Sullivan (1. C. F.) - M. Sullivan (1. C. F.) left steam launch ashore.

Lieutenant F. M. Symonds - Lieutenant F. M. Symonds was granted one month's leave of absence from this date.

Frank Guertin Master -

G. C. Hanus Master -

Frank Guertin Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 510 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 16058 "


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15 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8. sent up and painted top gallant masts and loosed sail to a bowline.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

A. Ryan (Sea.), Passed-Assistant Paymaster J.A. King, Passed-Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Ferebee - At 10. Summary Court-Martial convened on board and comprised of the following officers; Lieutenant E.P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign N.K. Usher, and Lieutenant G.R. Benson, U.S.M.C., as Recorder for the trial of A. Ryan (Sea.). Passed-Assistant Paymaster J.A. King and Passed-Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Ferebee left the ship with two weeks leave of absence. At 10.55 Summary Court-Martial adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow.

At 3.30 furled sail. Received on Paymaster's Department 63 pounds of fresh bread.

A. Ryan (Sea.) - At 5.35 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of Summary Court-Martial in the case of A. Ryan (Sea.) fund guilty and sentenced to twenty days confinement in double irons on bread and water full rations every fifth day and to suffer the loss of two months pay at $21.50 a month amounting to the sum of $43.00 and he was confined in accordance to the above sentence: the part of sentence relating to loss of pay was referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy.

G. C. Hanus Master -

Lieutenant E. P. McClellan - At 10. Summary Court-Martial convened on board and comprised of the following officers; Lieutenant E. P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign N. R. Usher and Lieutenant G. R. Benson, M. S. M. C., as Recorder for the trial of A. Ryan (Sea.).

Master Frank Guertin - At 10. Summary Court-Martial convened on board and comprised of the following officers; Lieutenant E. P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign N. R. Usher and Lieutenant G. R. Benson, M. S. M. C., as Recorder for the trial of A. Ryan (Sea.).

Ensign N. R. Usher - At 10. Summary Court-Martial convened on board and comprised of the following officers; Lieutenant E. P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign N. R. Usher and Lieutenant G. R. Benson, M. S. M. C., as Recorder for the trial of A. Ryan (Sea.).

Lieutenant G. R. Benson, U. S. M. C. - At 10. Summary Court-Martial convened on board and comprised of the following officers; Lieutenant E. P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign N. R. Usher and Lieutenant G. R. Benson, U. S. M. C., as Recorder for the trial of A. Ryan (Sea.).

A. Ryan (Sea.) - At 10. Summary Court-Martial convened on board and comprised of the following officers; Lieutenant E. P. McClellan, Master Frank Guertin, Ensign N. R. Usher and Lieutenant G. R. Benson, M. S. M. C., as Recorder for the trial of A. Ryan (Sea.).

Passed-Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Ferebee - Passed-Assistant Paymaster J. A. King and Passed-Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Ferebee left the ship with two weeks' leave of absence.

Passed-Assistant Paymaster J. A. King - Passed-Assistant Paymaster J. A. King and Passed-Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Ferebee left the ship with two weeks' leave of absence.

Frank Guertin Master -

A. Ryan (Sea.) - At 5.35 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of A. Ryan (Sea.) found guilty and sentenced to twenty days confinement in double irons on bread and water full rations every fifth day and to suffer the loss of two months pay at $21.50 a month amounting to the sum of $43.00 and he was confined in accordance with above sentence: the part of sentence relating to loss of pay was referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy.

Frank Guertin Master -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. - Examined and found to be correct.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 465 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15593 "


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16 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Ensigns W.R. Usher and J.O. Nicolsen - Ensigns W.R. Usher and J.O. Nicolsen left the ship on leave of absence.

Steam launch went to the Hot Springs.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Inspected clothing and made out clothing requisitions.

J. Kaough (Lds.) - By order of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan, U.S.N. released from confinement and returned to duty J. Kaough (Lds.) his time of punishment having expired.

Carpenter's gang at work on cabin.

Carpenter's gang at work on cabin. Blacksmith and machinist at work ashore on ship's work.

At 5. steam launch returned from Hot Springs.

Frank Guertin Master -

Ensign N. R. Usher - Ensigns N. R. Usher and J. O Nicolson left the ship on leave of absence.

Ensign J. O. Nicolson - Ensigns N. R. Usher and J. O Nicolson left the ship on leave of absence.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

Lieutenant E. P. McClellan U. S. N. - By order of Lieutenant E. P. McClellan U.S.N. released from confinement and returned to duty J. Kaough (Lds.) his time of confinement having expired.

J. Kaough (Lds.) - By order of Lieutenant E. P. McClellan U.S.N. released from confinement and returned to duty J. Kaough (Lds.) his time of confinement having expired.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 265 gallons.

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 15328 "


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17 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

N.W. Trading Company's Steamer Favorite - cast off from her moorings and steamed out of the harbor.

Sent down the top gallant masts and launched them overboard. Unrove top gallant and royal gear and sent down top gallant and royal rigging and put it in lighter. UNROVE TOP GALLANT AND ROYAL YARDS ALL TO GO ASHORE TO STORE HOUSE FOR STORAGE.

Sent a working party on shore to stow top gallant masts and top gallant and royal yards in the carpenter shop for the winter.

Steamer Favorite - At 5. A.M. N.W. Trading Company's Steamer Favorite cast off from her moorings and steamed out of the harbor.

At 9.30 exercised crew at fire quarters. Indians getting on board coal for ship's use. Sent down top gallant masts and launched them overboard. Unrove top gallant and royal gear and sent down top gallant and royal rigging and put it in lighter. Put overboard top gallant and royal yards all to go ashore to store house for storage.

M. Sullivan (I.C.T.) - Released M. Sullivan (I.C.T.) from confinement by order of Commander Glass.

Sent a working party on shore to stow top gallant masts and top gallant and royal yards in the carpenter shop for the winter. Indians engaged in coaling steam launch.

J. C. Gillmore, Ensign -

N. W. Trading Comapany's Steamer Favorite - N. W. Trading Company's Steamer Favorite cast off from her moorings and steamed out of the harbor.

G. C. Hanus Master -

coal: -

Commander Glass - Released M. Sullivan (1. C. F.) from confinement by order of Commander Glass.

M. Sullivan (1. C. F.) - Released M. Sullivan (1. C. F.) from confinement by order of Commander Glass.

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieut. -

G. C. Hanus Master -

E. P. McClellan Lieutenant - Examined and found to be correct.


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18 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 0.12, Long -135.4

Crew engaged in holystoning decks. Pumped out bilge.

At 11.30 loosed sail. Received on board 62 pounds fresh bread in Paymaster's Department. Sent a working party on shore to haul out the ship's scow. At 12. fired a time gun.

Condemned and threw overboard four pounds of preserved beef. Crew engaged in painting hammock cloths and iron work around deck.

Henry Glass - Commander

E. P. McClellan - Logbook Entry

Frank Guertin - Logbook Entry

8 AM to Meridian. Clear and pleasant. Light airs from the Wd and Nd. Smooth sea and fine weather outside. At 11.30 loosed sail. Received on board 62 pounds fresh bread in Paymaster's Defant.suent. Sent a working party on shore to haul out the ships scow. At 12. fired a time gun.

G. C. Hamus - Log Book Entry

Frank Guerbrin - Logbook entry

G. C. Hamus - Logbook entry

Frank Grentin - Log Book entry

Under the command of - L. A Beardale, is crossed out Henry Glass is written in.

Received on bard 62 pounds fresh bread in paymasters department. Sent a working party on shore to haul out the ships scow(?). At 12. Fired a time (?) gun.

full moon


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19 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters. At 10.10 called "all hands to muster" and read the articles of war and mustered crew.

Unbent topsails, courses, jib, and spanker.

G. C. Hamus Master - Clouydy and mild. Light wind occasional heavy squalls from the N'd and E'd


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20 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Brought sails on deck and spread them ou tto dry. Carpenter's gang engaged at work in cabin. Crew engaged in unreeving and stowing running rigging below and breaking out jeer falls and getting top blocks aloft.

Sent party ashore on Japonski Island to work on wharf.

Brought sails on deck and spread them out to dry. Carpenter's gang engaged at work in cabin. Crew engaged in unreeving and stowing running rigged below and breaking out jeer falls and getting top blocks aloft.

Dried sails and sent them below in sail-room. Gave the spar deck a coat of varnish to preserve it from the weather.


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21 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Started rigging up from the topmast holds found four topmast stays deterioated in wake of the thimbles and bees.

At 9.30 exercised crew at general quarters.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - Released T.J. Hayes (Lds.) from confinement by order of Commander Glass.

Rove off jeer falls and mast ropes. Sent down topsail yards and landed the lower yards on the rail.

Shored up and secured the lower yards. Came up topmast rigging and lowered top masts hanging them by the pendant tackles. Unshipped fore and mizzen top mast caps and sent them on deck.

Started rigging up from the topmast heads. Found fore topmast stays deteriorated in wake of the thimbles and bees.


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22 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Stripping ship. Received on board 62 pounds fresh bread in Paymaster's Department. Second steam launch left the ship with Commanding Officer and party for a trip to Crab Bay and vicinity.

Second steam launch with Commanding Officer and party returned to the ship.

Second steam launch left the ship with Commanding Officer and party for a trip to Crab Bay and vicinity.

Second steam launch with Commanding Officer and party returned to the ship.


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23 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

D. McAskill (O.S.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. D. McAskill (O.S.) absent without leave.

A Board consisting of the following named officers: Lieutenant-Commander C.H. Rockwell, Lieutenant E.P. McClellan, and Boatswain P.H. Smith held a survey on the standing rigging. Engaged in getting lower rigging on mast-heads and shipping lower caps. Carpenter's gang at work on sashes for gun deck ports.


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24 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in rejigging ship. Got main and mizzen lower shrouds and backstays over mastheads and shipped mizzen topmast cap.

Charles Brown - By order of Commanding Officer rated Charles Brown from seaman to coxswain.

Trussed lower yards. Set up lower rigging. Sent up fore topmast cap and fore and main topmast stays.

Private Nelson, Private Greer - Sent Private Nelson ashore to duty at the guard-house and Private Greer came on board.

Temperature of surface water at 11.30 54 deg.


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25 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Rain during preceeding eight hours six tenths of an inch

Holy stoned the gun deck.

Received on board in Paymaster's Department 62 pounds fresh bread.

Rain during preceeding eight hours six tenths of an inch.


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Water expended 268 gallons

water remaining at noon 12,406 gallon


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26 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

Henry Glass - commander

E.P.McCullan - Weather report

Frank Grilihis - alaska Weather reporting 4 to Allul

G. C. Harris - Master 8 Alll to Meridian weather report

Frank Guertins - Master Meridian to 4 PM weather report

G. C. Harris - Master 4 to 8 PM Weather report

Frank Guertrin - Master 8 to midnight weather report


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27 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Crew engaged painting gun deck and fitting new laniards on lower rigging, and topmast backstays. Carpenter's gang engaged building deck-house.

D. McAskill (O.S.) - D. McAskill (O.S.) was released from confinement and placed on fourth class liberty list for one month by order of Commanding Officer.

Engaged in painting gun deck. Carpenter's gang at work building deck-house and also working on main topmast cap.

James A. King, N. McP. Ferchee - Passed-Assistant Paymaster James A. King and Passed-Assistant Surgeon N. McP. Ferchee returned from leave of absence.

Exercised second division at firing at target.


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mediterranean north pacific

Lat 56.2, Long -3.0

Jamestown -

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coal: none -


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28 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson, USMC - Medical Board consisting of Passed-Assistant Surgeons N. Mc. P. Firebee and D.O. Lewis met in obedience to orders from the Honorable Secretary of the Navy for the physical examination of Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson, USMC

Engaged in painting gun deck. Carpenter's gang at work building deck-house and making main topmast cap. Exercised Master's and Powder Divisions at firing at target with small arms.

N.McP. Ferebee, D.O. Lewis, G.R. Benson - Medical Board consisting of Passed Assistant Surgeons N. McP. Ferebee and D.O. Lewis met in obedience to orders from the Honorable Secretary of the Navy for the physical examination of Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson, U.S.M.C.

Ensigns Usher and Nicolson - Ensigns Usher and Nicolson returned from leave of absence.

Carpenter's gang at work on main topmast cap. Steam launch returned from the Hot Springs. Machinist and blacksmith at work on ship's work. Exercised the first Division in firing with small arms at target.

Henry Glass Cournauder -


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29 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Crew engaged in setting up lower and and topmast rigging, reeving off new laniards for main and mizzen. Carpenter's gang at work on main topmast cap.

Rigging ship. Carpenter's gang building hatch-house.

Fine display of Aurora Borealis during portion of watch.


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30 September 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Crossed topsail yards. Crew engaged rattling down. Carpenters building hatch-house. Second steam launch left the ship with the Commanding Officer and party.

Rattling down. Carpenter's gang building hatch-house. Lost boat-hook overboard out of first cutter.

Crew engaged in rattling down and reeving running rigging and sending it below. Carpenter's gang engaged in deck-house.

Steam launch returned at 6.10. Recovered boat-hook lost from first cutter.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1880


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1 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in rattling down and setting up rigging.

Crew engaged in rattling down and painting ship outside. Carpenters gang engaged on forward hatch-house.

F. Pettinggill (B.M.) - F. Pettinggill (B.M.) absent without leave.

Engaged in painting ship's side and rattling down. Carpenter's gang at work on hatch-house.

Frank Pettingill (B.M.) - Frank Pettingill (B.M.) returned on board seven hours over liberty.

Sent whale boat away from ship searching for first cutter which got adrift from ship.


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2 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 6.20 steam launch left the ship in charge of Ensign Usher to search for the first cutter.

Steam launch returned to ship with first cutter in tow.

Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) - Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) absent from the ship without permission over liberty.

At 1 P.M. went to quarters and served out clean hammocks.


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3 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 divisional officers inspected divisions at quarters and at 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters. At 10.10 had general muster and read Articles for Government of the Navy.

P. Flynne (C.A.G.) - Absent without leave P. Flynne (C.A.G.)

Thos. Wells (S.W.) - Thos. Wells (S.W.) left the ship on leave of absence.


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4 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Peter Smith (Sea.), P. Flynne (C.A.G.) - Peter Smith (Sea.) and P. Flynne (C.A.G.) absent without leave.

At 9.30 exercised at general quarters.

Carpenter's gang at work on odd jobs around ship. Engaged in seizing off fore stays.

P. Smith (Sea.) - P. Smith (Sea.) returned on board seven hours over time.

Sent working party ashore to blacken rigging in loft. Seized off fore-stays.

Paymaster's Clerk Hallam D. Alexander, Thos. Martin (Cox.), J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - Paymaster's Cleark Hallam D. Alexander, with Thos. Martin (Cox.) and J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) returned from a hunting expedition.


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5 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Alfred Ryan (Sea.) - Alfred Ryan (Sea.) was released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer his term of confinement having expired.

Lost overboard one feeder to signal light.


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6 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) - 7.30 discovered the body of Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) under Government wharf and placed it on the wharf.

Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) - Board of Inquest went ashore and held an inquest on the body of Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) and reported that he came to his death through accidental drowning. Sent a party of men ashore under the charge of Master G. C. Hanus to attend the deceased, Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.)

Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) - At 2.50 a funeral escort left the ship in charge of Master G. C. Hanum for the burial of P. Flynne (C.A.G.), half-mast colors in respect to the dead.

Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) - Working party engaged on coal wharf. At 7.30 discovered the body of Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) under Government wharf and placed it on the wharf.

A Board of Inquest consisting of the following officers: Lieutenant E.P. McClellan, Master G.C. Hawes, Passed-Assistant Surgeon N.M. Ferebee went ashore and held an inquest on the body of Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.) and reported that he came to his death through accidental drowning. Sent party of men ashore under the charge of Master G.C. Hawes to attend the deceased, Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.)

At 2.50 funeral escort left the ship in charge of Master G.C. Hawes for the burial of Patrick Flynne (C.A.G.), half-masted colors in respect to the dead.

At 4.30 the burial party in charge of Master G.C. Hawes, U.S.N. returned to the ship.


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7 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sail-boat "Mayflower" - with a number of miners, returned from Chilcat.

Working party at work on coal wharf.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine. Crew engaged painting ship outside and hatch-house.

Engaged in painting hatch-house and ship's side.

Sail-boat Mayflower - Sali-boat "Mayflower" with a number of miners, returned from Chilcat.

At 1. beat to quarters and served out dirty hammocks to be scrubbed.


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8 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Moderate fall of snow on tops of surrounding mountains.

At 9.30 went to fire-quarters and exercised. Summary Court-Martial met at 10. and adjourned at 11. Engaged in painting copper. Received in Paymaster's Department 75 pounds each fresh beef and vegetables.

Engaged painting copper. Carpenter's gang at work in hatch-houses. Blacksmith engaged on iron-work of first steam launch.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - Sent on shore T.J. Hayes (Lds.) to be confined in single irons to await action of Summary Court Martial.

At 5. went to quarters and turned in clean hammocks.


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9 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped ship out.

Received in Paymaster's Department for use of crew 60 pounds fresh bread.


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10 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - Steamer California came in at 8 A.M.

Midshipman S.E. Woodworth - Midshipman S.E. Woodworth, U.S.N. reported his return from leave of absence.


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11 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G.J. Hayes (Lds.) - At 5 called all hands to muster and read the findings and sentance of Summary Court-Maritial in the case of G.J. Hayes (Lds.), sentenced to be discharged from the Naval Service with bad conduct discharge. Sent him ashore and confined him in single irons in guard-house till the steamer California should be ready to leave.

N.W. Trading Company's Steamer Favorite - passed the ship and made fast to her moorings.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - At 5. called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of Summary Court-Martial in the case of T.J. Hayes (Lds.), sentenced to be discharged from the Naval Service with bad conduct discharge. Sent him ashore and confined him in single irons in guard-house till the Steamer California should be ready to leave.

Steamer Favorite - At 8.45 N.W. Grading Company's Steamer Favorite passed the ship and made fast to her moorings.


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12 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

G.J. Hayes (Lds.) - was discharged from the ship and from the Naval Service in accordance with sentence of Summary Court-Martial. At 2.30 steamer California left the wharf and stood out to sea.

Carried out morning orders.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

T.J. Hayes (Lds.) - T.J. Hayes (Lds.) was discharged from the ship and from the Naval Service in accordance with sentence of Summary Court-Martial.

Steamer California - At 2.30 steamer "California" left the wharf and stood out to sea.


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13 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and exercised first and Powder Divisions with small arms, and second division at great guns. Working party engaged in launching scow and bringing stores to the ship. Received in Equipment Department 75 fathoms of one inch stream chain. Received for Marine Guard two boxes clothing. Carpenter's gang engaged in hatch-house.

Carpenters at work on hatch-house.

Lieutenant T.M. Symonds - Lieutenant T.M. Symonds returned from leave.


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14 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9. called "all hands unmoor ship" and picked up port quarter anchor and backed it, then let go quarter anchor and remoored ship.

Finished mooring ship.


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15 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Carpenter's gang and blacksmith at work on buoy for lighter. Painter painting head-boards for the dead.

Finished buoy and moored it in place. Carpenter's gang at work on second cutter on shore. Painter painting head-boards.


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16 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At Meridian fired time gun.


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17 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Private Brewer, Private Jacobs, Thos. Williams (Q.M.) - Sent Private Brewer to guard-house for duty in place of Private Jacobs. Thos. Williams (Q.M.) was arrested and confined in guard-house to await action.

Private Jacobs - Private Jacobs returned to ship from guardhouse for duty on board.


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18 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Boatswain P. Smith, Gunner C. Stuart, Carpenter L.L. Martin, Sailmaker T.O. Fassett - Boatswain P. Smith, Gunner C. Stuart, Carpenter L.L. Martin, and Sailmaker T.o. Fassett left the ship on leave of absence.

Second steam launch left the ship for Silver Bay.

At 9.30 exercised at general quarters.

Ah Low (W.O.C.) - Ah Low (W.O.C.) absent without leave.

Working party ashore scraping paint off of second cutter. Carpenter's gang getting lumber out of carpenter-ship.

Working party engaged brining lumber to the ship. Issued monthly clothing.

Thos. Williams (Q.M.) - Thos. Williams (Q.M.) was brought on board and released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.

Second steam launch returned. Carpenter's gang and working party engaged on second cutter ashore. Blacksmith engaged in iron work for the ship.

L. Powe (C.T.) - L. Powe (C.T.) was arrested on shore and confined in guard-house to await action.


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19 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and exercised first Division, Second, and Powder Divisions as per routine. Indians engaged in bringing wood and coal to the ship. Working party ashore scraping second cutter. Blacksmith making ironwork for ship.

L. Powe (C.T.) - L. Powe (C.T.) was brought to the ship and put under charge of Master-at Arms to await action.

Hoisted out first steam launch and boiler. Carpenters at work on hatch-house.

Indians engaged in bringing wood and coal to the ship.


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20 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine.

M. Quinlan (C.T.) - M. Quinlan (C.T.) found absent without permission on liberty.

Carpenter's gang at work on second cutter and forward deck-house. Blacksmith at work on main pump.

M. Quinlan (C.T.) - Sent on shore and arrested and brought on board M. Quinlan (C.T.)


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21 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters after which divisions exercised as per routine. Carpenter's gang at work on forward deck-house. Blacksmith and machinist at work on main pump.

Carpenter's gang at work on forward deck-house. Greased spars. Blacksmith and machinist at work on main pump.


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22 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First steam launch left the ship with the Commanding Officer and party of officers. Carpenter's gang engaged on forward deck-house. Machinist and blacksmith at work on main pump.

At 4.40 first steam launch returned.


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23 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Two masted schooner standing in Eastern Passage during watch.

Paymaster J.A. Ring - Paymaster J.A. Ring left the ship on leave of absence to go on the Steamer Favorite.

Two masted schooner standing in Eastern Passage during watch.

Paymaster J. A. Ring left the ship on leave of absence to go on the Steamer Favorite.


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24 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Schooner "General Miller" - Boarded Schooner "General Miller" from San Francisco, with general merchandise and passengers, and 17 days making the passage.

Schooner came in and anchored at two.

Schooner "General Miller" - Boarded Schooner "General Miller" from San Francisco, with general merchandise and passengers, and 17 days making the passage. Executed morning orders.

At 9.30 mustered divisons at quarters and at 10. Commanding Officer inspected the ship and crew at quarters.

Schooner "General Miller" - Schooner "General Miller" got underway and came to anchor afterwards near the wharf.


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25 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 exercised at fire-quarters. Repairing main deck pump.


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26 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 1:30 PM a shock of earth-quake lasting about 20 seconds occurred, after with temperature was raised slightly.

Pointed yards to the wind.

At 1.30 P.M. a shock of earhquake lasting about 20 sends occurred, after which temperature was raised slightly.


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27 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.05 a light shock of earthquake lasting 12 seconds occurred.

Brought to on starboard chain and made preparations for heaving in.

Received in Paymaster's Department for use of crew 59 pounds fresh bread.

Carpenter's gang engaged making doors for forward deck-house. Moored bout on position at watering place.

At 9.05 a light shock of earthquake lasting 12 seconds occurred.


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28 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch to Silver Bay to tow boat load of dynamite to Saw Mill Creek.

At 7:30 slight shock of eartquake, duration 3 seconds.

9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised divisions as per routine. Carpenter's gang engaged in putting windows in forward deck-house.

Sent steam launch to Silver Bay to tow boat load of dynamite at Saw Mill Creek.

Steam launch returned from Silver Bay. At 7.30 slight shock of earthquake, duration 3 seconds.

Several light shocks of earthquake just enough to shake the ship, one at 9. P.M. and one at 9.05 lasting only about a second, one at 10.05 lasting about three seconds.


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29 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised the first and second divisions at great guns. Sent steam launch for water for ship's use.

Received on board 2628 gallons of fresh water.

N. Pitcher (P.M.) - N. Pitcher (P.M.) refused at the mast to perform extra duty assigned to him and by order of the Commanding Officer was sent ashore and placed in the guard-house in single irons to await trial by Court-Martial.


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30 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch and lighter for water.

Schooner General Miller - Schooner "General Miller" got underway and came to anchor off northern extremity of Japan Island.

Brought second cutter off to the ship. Second launch and lighter engaged in watering ship. Delivered on board 2489 gallons of fresh water.


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31 October 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Aurora Borealis entire watch with brilliant display from 3.30 to 3.00 when the clouds broke away.

Aurora Borealis entire watch with brilliant display fro 2.30 to 3.00 when the clouds broke away.

At 9.30 inspected divisions at quarters. At 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1880


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1 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Hove in starboard bow chain and hove starboard bower anchor up.

N. Pitcher (P.M.) - At 9.45 Summary Court-Martial convened for the trial of N. Pitcher (P.M.) and adjourned at 11.30 until 10. A.M. to-morrow.

Engaged remooring ship.

N. Pitcher (P.M.) - Sent on shore and confined in guard-house for safe-keeping N. Pitcher (P.M.)


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2 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Making preparations for remooring ship.

At 9.50 Summary Court-Martial convened.

Schooner General Miller - Schooner General Miller left the harbor.

Engaged remooring ship. At 10.20 Summary Court-Martial adjourned to await action of revising authority.

Nicholas Pitcher (P.M.), Private Connors, Private Welch - At 3.05 called "all hands to muster" and read findings and sentence of Summary Court-Martial in the case of Nicholas Pitcher (P.M.) to "thirty (30) days solitary confinement in double irons, on bread and water, with full rations every fifth day, and to two (2) months extra duty." The proceedings finding and sentence were approved and in accordance with same sent Nicolas Pitcher (P.M.) on shore to be confined in the guard-house. Private Conners, U.S.M.C. was sent on shore from ship to do duty at the guard-house and Private Welch came on board from guard-house to do duty on board ship.

Nicholas Pitcher (P.M.) - Summary court-martial. Sentenced to "thirty (30) days solitary confinement in double irons, on bread and water, with full rations every fifth day, and to two (2) months extra duty." Sent Nicholas Pitcher on shore to be confined in the guard-house.

Private Connors, U.S.W.C. - sent on shore from ship to do duty at the guard house

Private Welch - came on board from guard-house to do duty on board ship


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3 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch with watering party for fresh water for ship's use.

At 9.30 exercised at general quarters.

Jas. Dunn (S. Yeoman) - Absent without leave, Jas. Dunn (S. Yeoman) who returned 5 hours over time.

Received for use of crew 57 pounds of fresh bread. Struck the two Parrott Rifles below on gun deck.

Sent steam launch for water.

Secured first and sec on steam launches with extra lines.

Commences and until 4 am. Partly cloudy. Gentle to moderate breeze from ENE. Cumulus and nimbus clouds.

4 to 8 am. Moderate breeze from the Ed. Sky cloudy. Weather damp and chilly.

8 am to meridian. Overcast with frequent squalls of rain last part of watch. Very fresh breeze from Ed, freshening toward end of watch and blowing in heavy squalls for the Ed. Barometer falling. Temperature of surface water at 11.30 am 45 deg.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy, rainy and squally. Blowing a gale from ENE.

4 to 8 pm. Ugly weather. Raining steadily entire watch. Blowing a moderate gale from the Ed. Barometer falling.

8 pm. Cloudy and rainy. Blowing a gale from ENE. Barometer 29.57 falling.


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4 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 7.30 sent fire party ashore to quell fire, in the Castle, which proved to be only a smouldering fire.

Pointed the yards to the wind. At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters.

Commences and until 4 am. Cloudy. Raining heavily and steadily entire watch. Blowing a strong gale from Ed moderating last hour of watch to a moderate gale from ESE. Barometer falling, 29.45 at end of watch.

4 to 8 am. Thick squally weather, raining entire watch. Wind in heavy squalls from Ed.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy and rainy, blowing in squalls from the Sd and Ed. Temperature of surface water 46 deg.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy, steady rain. Strong breeze with moderate squalls from ESE to gentle breeze last hour.

4 to 8 pm. Cloudy and rainy. Moderate breeze from the Sd and Wd. Barometer 29.27 falling.

8 pm to midnight. Overcast and cloudy with steady rain. Light airs from east.


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5 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Richard Welch (C.Y.C.), J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.G.) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Richard Welch (C.Y.C.) and J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.G.) were found absent from the ship without permission over liberty. Both of the above mentioned men were arrested on shore by arresting party and Richard Welch (C.Y.C.) was confined in the guard-house on shore, and J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.G.) was brought on board, both to await investigation.

Commences and until 4 am. Cloudy and rainy. Barometer low, 29.25, but rising. Moderate breeze from the Ed but shifting to the Nd at 3 and blowing strong in puffs.

4 to 8 am. Weather overcast and cloudy with squalls of wind and rain during first three hours. Light passing showers and wind moderating during last hour. Heavy surf outside. Wind SW. Barometer rising rapidly.

8 am to meridian. Weather overcast and squally with passing showers. Wind in moderate squalls from SW and SSW. Barometer rising rapidly. Moderate swell and heavy surf breaking.

Meridian to 4 pm. Weather overcast and cloudy with showers first hour and moderate squalls first three hours. Wind SE to SSW. Heavy surf outside. Barometer rising slowly.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain. Gentle breeze to light airs from Ed.

8 pm to midnight. Weather overcast and cloudy with drizzling showers during first part. Light winds from NE to East. Barometer falling.


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6 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

By order of Commanding Officer R. Welch (CHC) and J.H.A. Fromberg (CAG) were restricted to the ship for three months for visting Indian Village.

J. Scully (O.S.), Wm. Boughton (Sea), D. McAskill (O.S.), R. Welch (C.Y.C.), J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.G.) - By order of Commanding Officer J. Scully (O.S.) and Wm. Boughton (Sea) were placed on fourth class liberty list for fighting. D.McAskill (O.S.) absent without leave. By order of Commanding Officer, R. Welch (C.Y.C.) and J.H.A. Fromberg (C.A.G.) were restricted to the ship for three months for visiting Indian village. By same authority R. Welch (C.Y.C.) was brought on board and released.

Received in Paymaster's Department 57 pounds of fresh bread. Crew engaged in holy-stoning gun deck and washing spar deck.

D. McAskill (O.S.) - D. McAskill (O.S.) was arrested on shore and by order of Commanding Officer was placed under charge of sentry.


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7 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. At 10. had general muster and read Articles for the Government of the Navy.

D. McAskill (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer released D. McAskill (O.S.) from sentry's charge.


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8 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent first steam launch with lighter and watering party to watering place for water for ship's use. Hove in slack of starboard quarter chain and secured same for full due.

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised crew. Time of casting loose first division 2 m, second division 1 m 20 sec., Master's division 1 m 10 sec., Powder division 2 m 30 sec'; Surgeon's Division 50 sec, Marines 2 m. Engaged watering ship with lighter and first steam launch. Received 2700 gallons fresh water. Exercised Gunner's gang at firing at target with Gatling Gun mounted on boat block. Blacksmith engaged making bolts for mizzen topsail sheet bitt. Carpenter's gang at work on new mizzen topsail sheet bitt.

Received for use of ship 2740 gallons of fresh water. Carpenter's gang at work on mizzen topsail sheet bitt. Hauled fires in steam launch. Blacksmith engaged making bolts for sheet bitt.


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9 November 1880

8 AM to Midnight A Remarkable play of the Aurora Borealis.

Sent steam launch and lighter with watering party after water for ship's use.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised divisions as per routine.

D. Bettinson (C.T.), John Anderson (S.M.M.), Peter Smith (Sea.) - Absent without leave D. Bettinson (C.T.) and John Anderson (S.M.M.). Peter Smith (Sea.) reported the expiration of his term of enlistment, was paid off, discharged and left the ship.

Received 2860 gallons of fresh water for ship's use. Sent watering party after another load. Carpenter's gang engaged at work on starboard mizzen topsail sheet bitt.

John Anderson (S.M.M.) - John Anderson (S.M.M.) returned on board eight hours over time.

Received on board 2875 gallons fresh water for ship's use. Carpenter's gang at work taking out old mizzen topsail sheet bitt.

D. Bettinson (C.T.) - D. Bettinson (C.t>0 returned on board 10 hours over time, being drunk was placed under the sentry's charge.

A remarkable play of the Aurora Borealis.

Henry Glass - Commander

A remarkable play of the Aurora Borealis


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10 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Policeman Catlau brought a Indian boy on board as a waif. Placed him in a mess and issued a ration to him for temporary relief.

Frank Pettingill (B.M.) - Frank Pettingill (B.M.) having been absent without leave was placed under the charge of the Master-at-Arms.

Frank Pettingill (B.M.) - Confined Frank Pettingill (B.M.) in single irons in guard-house on shore to await trial by order of Commanding Officer.

Carpenter's gang at work on mizzen topsail sheet bitt. Machinist at work on shore on ship's work. Received on board in Paymaster's Department 57 pounds of fresh bread.

Policeman Catlaw - Policeman Catlaw brought an Indian boy on board as a waif. Placed him in a mess and issued a ration to him for temporary relief.

Dismounted all the guns of the second division and examined and overhauled the carriages.

D. Bettinson (C.T.) - Released D. Bettinson (C.T.) from sentry's charge and restored him to duty.


Temperature of water at surface 47 deg.

Policeman Catlan brought an Indian boy on board as a waif Placed him a mess and issued a ration to him for temporary relief


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11 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Favorite - At 5.25 Steamer "Favorite" came in moored.

Passed-Paymaster J.A. Ring - Passed-Paymastwer J.A. Ring returned from leave.

At 9.30 exercised at fire quarters. Times: Bell and beat 9.30, first stream 9-31-20, second stream 9-31-45. Rattle for provisions 9-33-30, Bread and beef on deck 9-34-20.

F. Pettingill (B.M.) - Brought F. Pettingill (B.M.) on board ship from guard-house. At 10. Summary Court consisting of Lieutenant F.M. Symonds, U.S.N., Senior Member and F. Guertin Master and J.O. Nicolson Ensign, U.S.N. Members and first Lieutenant G.R. Benson, U.S.M.C. as Recorder convened for the trial of F. Pettingill (B.M.). At 10.50 Court took a recess until 1. P.M.

F. Pettingill (B.M.) - At 12.45 Summary Court-Martial met and adjourned to await action by convening authority. At 1. P.M. called "all hands to muster" and read findings and sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of F. Pettingill (B.M.); found guilty and sentenced to solitary confinement in double irons, on bread and water, for thirty days, full rations every fifth day and to lose two month's pay. Findings and sentence were approved, the part involving loss of pay was referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, he was confined in accordance with the above sentence.

Steamer "Favorite" - At 525 Steamer "Favorite" came in moored.


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12 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. Issued small stores in Paymaster's Department. Received in Construction Department 500 feet of lumber. A gang engaged repairing float alongside.


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13 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.E. Dunn (S.Yo.) - J.E. Dunn (S. Yo.) was found to be absent from the ship without permission. Sent marines and had him arrested and brought on board.

J.E. Dunn (S.Yeo.) - J.E. Dunn (S. Yeo.) was found to be absent from the ship without permission. Sent marines and had him arrested and brought on board.


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14 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 divisional officers inspected divisions at quarters and at 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - Absent form the ship without leave J.H. Turnbull (Sea.), sent on shore, arrested, and brought back on board J.H. Turnbull (Sea.)

At 9.30 divisional officers inspected divisions at quarters and at 10. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

J.H. Turnbull (Sea.) - Absent from the ship without leave J.H. Turnbull (Sea.), sent on shore, arrested, and brought back on board J.H. Turnbull (Sea.).


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15 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent steam launch for water.

At 9.30 exercised crew at general quarters, after which inspected bags and made out clothing requisitions.

J.E. Dunn (S. Yeo.) - J.E. Dunn (S. Yeo.) left ship without permission, sent ashore to arrest him.

Jas. Dunn (S. Yeo.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined Jas. Dunn (S. Yeo.) in single irons in guard-house to await action.

Sent steam launch for water.

At 9.30 exercised crew at general quarters, after which inspected bags and made out clothing requisitions.

J.E. Dunn (S. Yeo.) - J.E. Dunn (S. Yeo.) left ship without permission, set ashore to arrest him.

Jas. Dunn (S. Yeo.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined Jas. Dunn (S. Yeo.) in single irons in guard house to await action.


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16 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indians getting wood and coal.

Jas. Taylor (O.S.), Chas. Peterson (Sea.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Jas. Taylor (O.S.) and Chas. Peterson (Sea.) absent over leave.

Exercised the divisions as per routine. Machinist at work on drips for air forts. Indians getting wood and coal. Boatswain's gang overhauling jib guys.

Sergeant Gray, C. Peterson (Sea.), Jas. Taylor (O.S.) - Sent Sergeant Gray on shore and arrested C. Peterson (Sea.) and Jas. Taylor (O.S.) they having been absent after their leave had expired.

Jas. Taylor (O.S.), Chas. Peterson (Sea.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Jas. Taylor (O.S.) and Chas. Peterson (Sea/) absent over leave.

Exercised the divisions as per routine. Machinist at work on drips for air ports. Indians getting wood and coal. Boatswain's gang overhauling jib guys.

C. Peterson (Sea.), Jas. Taylor (O.S.) - Sent Sergeant Gray on shore and arrested C. Peterson (Sea.) and Jas. Taylor (O.S.) they having been absent after their leave had expired.


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17 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Exersized the divisions as per routine.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Exercised the divisions as per routine.


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18 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.A. Mulligan (Lds.), J. Ellis (O.S.) - At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. J.A. Mulligan (Lds.) and J. Ellis (O.S.) absent without leave.

Exercised divisions as per routine.

J. Ellis (O.S.), J. Mulligan (Lds.) - J. Ellis (O.S.) and J. Mulligan (Lds.) were arrested on shore and brought on board ship to await investigation.

J.A. Mulligan (Lds.), J. Ellis (O.S.) - At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. J.A. Mulligan (Lds.) and J. Ellis (O.S.) absent without leave. Exercised divisions as per routine.

J. Ellis (O.S.), J. Mulligan (Lds.) - J. Ellis (O.S.) and J. Mulligan (Lds.) were arrested on shore and brought on board ship to await investigation.


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19 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - came to anchor astern

At 9.30 mustered at quarters and exercised first and second and powder divisions at oral instructions.

Steamer California - At 8.20 sighted lights of Steamer California rounding Japonsky Island. At 8.40 she came to anchor astern. Sent boat and took mail ashore from her to post-office. Ensign G.M. Stoney U.S.N. in charge of a squad of men for this ship reported to Commanding Officer. Steamer California fired two rockets and two blue lights at 8.50.


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20 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - came alongside

Steamer California - Steamer California came alongside and made fast.

At 8.40 Steamer California came alongside and received on board the following men in a draft from the U.S.R.S. Independence, Mare Island, California, Thos. Osborne (Apothecary), Wm. Briggs (Bugler), Stephen Burrell (Sea.), Wm. L. Butler (Sea.), John Nelson (Sea.), John Frederick Clunn (Sea.), Henry Thompson (Sea.), Louis Williams (Sea.), Samuel Banks (Sea.), Max. F. Belan (Sea.), John Edwards (Sea.), Carl F. Eklundk (O.S.), Edward Leopold (O.S.), John F. Euright (O.S.), Edward Gorden (O.S.), Frank K. Foskett (O.S.), John Robinson (O.S.), James O' Donnell (Lds.), E.L. Farmer (Lds.), John Campbell (Lds.), Thomas Collins (Lds.), A.S. D. Porter (Lds.), Stephen Solari (Lds.), Wm. Leverick (Lds.), John M. D. Lyons (Lds.), Samuel W. Blinn (Lds.), H.E. Otto (Lds.), Jas. Reid (Lds.). Ensign Stoney reported Henry M. Conkling (Lds.) and Garrett H. Clearwater (Lds.) as having deserted. Received on board 75 fathoms stream chain.

Wm. Grady (Sea.), Hugh Ramsay - Wm. Grady (Sea.) was rated Quartermaster. Shipped Hugh Ramsay as landsman for General Service, the cruise. Steamer California alongside discharging freight for shore.

Steamer California - Came alongside and made fast

U.S.R.S Independence, Mare Island, California - delivered men in a draft to Steamer California

Steamer California - At 0840 came alongside and received on board men in a draft from the U.S.R.S Independence


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 2300 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 13021


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21 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - Steamer California moored alongside.

At 9.31 mustered and inspected at quarters. Gave Steamer California 2000 gallons of fresh water. Engaged in receiving stores from Steamer alongside. Received stores in Paymaster's and Construction Departments. Quarterly Board of Survey surveyed and condemned to the thrown overboard and threw overboard one can of preserved meat.

Mail Steamer California alongside. Four prisoners brought on board from the guard house and placed under sentry's charge for safe-keeping.

Transferred to Steamer California and turned over to the charge of Ensign G.M. Stoney U.S.N., M. Quinlan (1st Sergt U.S.M.C.), John Douglas (Lds.) and Percy Douglas (Lds.). General Court-Martial prisoners for transfer to Mare Island California. John Gray (U.S.M.C.) and Wm. Laud (S. Corp'l) were sent on duty to assist in transfer of prisoners to Mare Island, California. Jno. Daley (O.S.) was given in charge of Ensign Stoney to be discharged on his arrival at Portland. O. Scott (C. Steward) and Ah Gow (C. Cook) were transferred to Mare Island.

Mail Steamer California - At 8.30 Mail Steamer California cast off from is and went to sea.


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22 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Exercised the first and third divisions at great guns.

Temperature of water at surface 42 deg.


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23 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Exercised first, second, and third divisions at great guns. Master's and Powder Divisions as per routine.

Daniel McAskill, J.W. Nyles (Sea.), M. Quinlan (Cox.), T. Dinneen (Lds.) - Sent Daniel McAskill on shore to the guard-house to be placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days by order of Commander Henry Glass Commanding. J.W. Nyles (Sea.) absent after his leave had expired was arrested by the guard on shore and sent on board the ship. M. Quinlan (Cox.) and T. Dinneen (Lds.) absent after their leave had expired were arrested by the guard on shore and being drunk were confined at the guard-house.

A gang engaged breaking out yeoman's store rooms.

M. Quinlan (C.T.) and T. Dinneen (Lds.) - M. Quinlan (C.T.) and T. Dinneen (Lds.) were brought on board and released by order of Commanding Officer.


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moored off sitka alaska

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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24 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Thos. Martin (Cox.) - At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Thos. Martin (Cox.) absent without leave, returned on board four hours over time.

Exercised first, second, and third divisions at great guns. Received in Paymaster's Department 86 pounds of fresh bread. Discharged from the ship the following Indians Mehkayla, Wandka, Soedin, Dick, Snider, Mike, Abraham, Isaac, John, Robert, Henry.


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25 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and exercised at fire-quarters. First stream ready in 1 m 50 sec, second stream in 2 m 55 sec.

Thomas Osborne (Apoth.) - By order of Commander Henry Glass, U.S.N. Commanding, Thomas Osborne (Apoth.) was placed under arrest for being drunkk on board ship.

Second steam launch left the ship in charge of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan to escort and convey minres to the Takon regions. Passed-Assistant Paymaster J.A. Ring left the ship on leave of absence and accompanied the expedition.

Second steam launch left the ship in charge of Lieutenant E.P. McClellan to escort and convey miners to the Yukon regions.


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26 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Favorite - At 8.15 N.W.T. Co's Steamer Favorite lef her bouy and steamed out to the W'd.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Exercised gun divisions at great guns.

Thos. Osborne (Apoth.) - At 10.30 a Summary Court Martial convened on board for the trial of Thos. Osborne (Apoth.) composed of the following officers, viz: Lieutenant F.M. Symonds, U.S.N., Master Fran Guertin U.S.N., Ensign J.O. Nicolson, U.S.N., and Second Lieutenant G.R. Benson, U.S.M.C. as Recorder. At 11.0 Summary Court adjourned for a recess till 1.00.


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27 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped ship out. Fired time gun.

Private Blanken - Private Blanken came on board from guard-house for duty on board ship.

Temperature of water at 11.30 - 45 deg F.


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28 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

D.McAskill (O.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer released D. McAskill (O.S.) from confinement and restored him to duty.

At 9.30 called "all divisions to quarters" for muster and inspection and at 10 Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.


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29 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and fired at a target at a distance of 375 yards. The target and the object substituted for the target, after the former had been carried away, were struck ten times. Expended the following articles in Ordnance Department; namely, thirty 7 lb. charges (VIII in. guns) and 1 lock-face broken while firing (30 pdr.), three 5 seconds shell and three percussion shell (30 pdr. Rifle), thirty 5 sec. shell (VIII in. guns), and eighty primers thirty for VIII in. guns and fifty for 30 pdr. rifle, and six 3 1/4 lb. charges (30 pdr. rifle).


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30 November 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

8 PM to Midnight. ON second and third hours of watch a brilliant display of Aurora Borealis appeared in the northern part of the heavens.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters. Exercised first and second divisions at great guns, third division with small arms, and Powder division at duties in action.

Received in Paymaster's Department 98 pounds fresh beef and 98 pounds of vegetables.

On second and third hours of watch a brilliant display of Aurora Borealis appeared in the northern part of the heavens.

In second and third hours of watch a brilliant display of Aurora Borealis appeared in the northern part of the heavens.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1880


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1 December 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Display of Aurora Borealis during second hour.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised first and second divisions at great guns, third at infantry and small arms, Master's at single sticks, and Powder division at small arms. Engaged in painting ship's side. Received in Paymaster's Department 82 pounds of fresh bread.

Engaged painting ship inside and out. At 3.30 went to quarters and sever out clean hammocks.

At 4.20 went to quarters and turned in dirty hammocks.

Brilliant Aurora Borealis.

Display of Aurora Borealis second hour

Brilliant Aurora Borealis


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2 December 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

E. Gordon (O.Sea.), B. Griffin (Lds.) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Absent without leave E. Gordon (O.Sea.) and B. Griffin (Lds.).

Exercised divisions as follows, first and second divisions and Marines at infantry and small Arms, Powder and third divisions at single sticks.

E. Gordon (O.Sea.), B. Griffin (Lds.), Private Pitcher (P.M.) - Sent on shore and arrested and brought on board E. Gordon (O.Sea.) and B. Griffin (Lds.). Released from confinement Private Pitcher (P.M.).

Engaged painting ship inside and painting white streak. Carpenter's gang getting out battens for waterline. Blacksmith at work on iron work of first steam launch.

Finished painting ship. Carpenter's gang getting out battens for water-line and making tiller for whale boat.

Temperature of surface water at end of watch 45 deg.


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3 December 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, after which formed the battalion.

Corporal Farrell (U.S.M.C.) - Corporal Farrell (U.S.M.C.) returned 12 hours over time.

Varnished spar deck and painted lower and topsail yards and gaffs black.


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4 December 1880

sitka alaska

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Received on board in Paymaster's Department 83 pounds of fresh bread. At 12. fired time gun.

A. Ryan (Sea.) - A. Ryan (Sea.) absent from the ship without permission.

A. Ryan (Sea.) - A. Ryan (Sea.) for being drunk and creating disturbance on board was sent to the guard-house to be confined in double irons to await investigation.


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5 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Faint illumination of Aurora Borealis.

Carried out morning orders.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. At 10. had general muster and read "Articles for the Better Government of the Navy."


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6 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H. Thomas (P.M.), John Campbell (Lds.) - At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. H. Thomas (P.M.) and John Campbell (Lds.) absent without leave.

Exercised first, second, and third divisions at great guns.

H. Thomas (P.M.) - H. Thomas (P.M.) returned on board.

John Campbell (Lds.) - John Campbell (Lds.) was arrested on shore and brought on board.


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7 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised first Division, Great Guns, second and third at Single Sticks, Master's at Small Arms, and Powder at Stations.

Alfred Ryan (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer released Alfred Ryan (Sea.) from confinement.


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8 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters, after which exercised first, second, and third Divisions at Great Guns. Carpenter's gang at work on gun deck. Blacksmith repairing lock of 30 pdr. Rifle. Received in Paymaster's Department for use of crew 82 pounds of fresh bread.

Carpenter's gang at work on gun deck.


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9 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pointed yards to wind. At 9.30 went to fire-quarters. Time bell and beat 9.30. First steam 9-31-10, second steam sections of hose would not couple, no time taken. First steam launch with forty in lighter in charge of Boatswain left ship to repair watering place. Carpenter's gang at work on gun deck and repairing watering place. Blacksmith at work repairing couplings of hose of after force pump.


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10 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected at quarters.

At 1.20 wind shifted to S.E., blowing a very strong gale in squalls accompanied by hail, thunder, and vivid lightning and continued so to blow during second hour of watch.


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11 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Holystoned the gun deck.

Frank Pettingill (B.M.) - The sentence of Frank Pettingill (B.M.) having expired he was brought on board from the guard-house and restored to duty by order of Commander Henry Glass, Commanding.

Received on board 83 pounds of fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.

Condemned and threw overboard one can of tomatoes and a half barrel of pickles.


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12 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters.

Heavy nimbus clouds passing rapidly to N'd.



LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 13th 1880 TO JUNE 16th 1881


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13 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.W. Nyles (Sea). - At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. J.W. Nyles (Sea.) was found absent from the ship without permission.

Exercised first, second, and third divisions at Great Guns.

Henry Hunter (Lds.), J.W. Nyles (Sea.) - By order of Commander Henry Glass, Commanding confined Henry Hunter (Lds.) for five days on bread and water for refusing to obey order of a petty officer. Sent party of marines and arrested J.W. Nyles (Sea.) and brought him on board.

Sent first steam lauch and lighter for fresh water.

J.W. Nyles (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined J.W. Nyles (Sea.) in guard-bourse on shore in single irons to await trial by Court-Martial for leaving ship without permission.

Engaged watering ship with first steam launch and scow. Carpenter's gang fitting rail to gangway ladder and battening off water-line.

Received on board 2414 gallons of fresh water.


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14 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. Exercised first, second, and third divisions at great guns. Carpenter's gang engaged ~ gun deck. Blacksmith repairing bridge-rail. Painter painting top-gallant and royal yards.

Painter painting topgallant and royal yards. Blacksmith repairing the rail ~ the bridge. Carpenter's gang at work on gun deck.


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15 December 1880

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At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, made out clothing requisitions and inspected clothes. Blacksmith ashore working on breast piece for rifle gun. Carpenter's gang at work on gun deck.

J.W. Nyles (Sea.) - At 10.20 a Summary Court-Martial composed of the following named officers; Master G.C. Hanus, Master Frank Guertin, and Ensign J.C. Gillmore, U.S.N., Members, and first Lieutenant G.R. Benson, U.S.M.C., Recorder. convened for the trial of J.W. Nyles (Sea.). At 11. Court took a recess to meet at 1. P.M.

At 1 P.M. Summary Court met and at 1.10 adjourned to await action of revising authority.

J.W. Nyles (Sea.) - Sent J.W. Nyles (Sea.) ashore to guard-house to be confined in single irons, to await action of Summary Court-Martial.

J. W.Myles (Sea.) - court martial

J.W Myles (Sea.) - in irons awaitng action


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16 December 1880

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J.W. Nyles (Sea.) - At 1.05 called "all hands to muster" and read the findings and sentence of a Summary Court-Martial in the case of J.W. Nyles (Sea.), found guilty and sentenced to 30 days solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water with full rations every fifth day and to suffer the loss of two month's pay. That part of the sentence involving loss of pay was referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy. The prisoner was returned to the guard-house to serve out his sentence.

J.W. Myles (Sea.( - found quilty,sentenced 30 days

J.W.Myles court martialed and found quilty. Sentenced to 30 days solitary, & loss of 2 mo.s pay. Bread and water with full rations every 5th day.


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17 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Instructed Master's Division in signaling, first, second, and third Divisions exercised at Great Guns. Issued clothing in Paymaster's Department.


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18 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Crew engaged holystoning gun deck and scraping snow off spar deck. Pumped out the bilge.

H. Hunter (Lds.) - H. Hunter (Lds.) was brought on board and released from confinement by order of Commanding Officer.

Cdr Henry Glass - Commander of Ship, Later Rear Admiral of US Navy


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19 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters. At 10. Commanding Officer inspected the ship and crew at quarters.

Steamer Favorite - At ~ P.M. Steamer "Favorite" with second launch in charge of Lieutenant E.P, McClellan returned to port.

Hoisted in second launch.

Passed-Assistant Paymaster James A. Ring - Passed-Assistant Paymaster James A. Ring returned on board from leave of absence.

Commences and until 4 am. Weather mostly cloudy with light airs from NE and calm. Bright moonlight at intervals. Clouds overhead passing rapidly to Ed. Heavy banks of cumulostratus clouds around horizon.

4 to 8 am. Partly cloudy. Moon visible at intervals. Wind light from NE. Cold.

8 am to meridian. lousy weather. Light breeze from ENE. Barometer rising.

Meridian to 4 pm. Partly clear. Calm and light airs from NE.

4 to 8 pm. Clear and cold. Bright starlight. Light airs from NE.

8 pm to midnight. Clear and cold. Bright moonlight. Calm and light airs. Barometer rising.


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20 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 went to general quarters and exercised crew. Time of casting loose and ready for action, first Division 1 min 25 secs, second Division 1 min 05 secs, third Division 1 min 20 secs, Powder Division 2 min 20 secs, Master's Division 2 min 10 secs, Marines 2 min 2 sec, Surgeon's Division 2 min 05 secs. Carpenter's gang engaged at ship's work. Blacksmith making stove pipe.

Blacksmith making stove-pipe. Carpenter's gang at work repairing second cutter.

Ensign Nicolson - Weather clear and cold, calm, bright moonlight


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21 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised divisions as per routine.

M.J. Hibbard (Mach.) - Absent without leave M.J. Hibbard (Mach.). M.J. Hibbard (Mach.) returned on board at 9.45.

Carpenter's gang engaged at ship's work.

Bright moonlight


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22 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Mail Steamer California - Entered the harbor

Mail Steamer California - At 7.30 Mail Steamer California entered the harbor and at eight came alongside of this ship.

Wm. J. Millen (Sea.) - Wm. J. Millen (Sea.) being overtime, was arrested on shore by order of the Commanding Officer and confined in the guard-house.

Received in Paymaster's Department 83 pounds fresh bread.

Received on board in the Equipment Department 8 fore topmast shrouds, 8 main topmast shrouds, 2 fore topmast stays, 2 main topmast stays, 1 jibstay, 1 fore royal stay, 2 mizzen topgallant backstays, 1 barrel of tar, 1 barrel of tar oil, 1 barrel asphaltum, 1 coil 18 thread hemp 95 pounds, 1 coil 15 thread hemp 55 lbs, 1 coil 12 thread hemp 72 lbs, 1 coil 9 thread hemp 87 pounds, 1 coil 8 thread hemp 71 pounds, 150 pounds roundline, 42 pounds houseline, 58 pounds marline, 50 pounds 2 yarn spunyarn, 1 heating stove (Veto. No. 16.), 1 fire extinguisher, 2 kegs 6 inch spikes, 20 6 pounds, 2 1/2 inch manila rope, 170 pounds 2 inch manila rope, 90 pounds 1 1/2 inch manila rope.

Bright display of Aurora Borealis.

Steamer California - At 7.30 Mail Steamer California entered the harbor and at eight came alongside of this ship.

Bright display of Aurora Borealis.


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23 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - cast off from us and went to sea thorugh Eastern passage.

Carried out morning orders.

H. Guertin, Master - H. Guertin, Master, U.S.N., left the ship on one month's leave of absence.

Thos. Osborne (Apoth.) - At 9.30 called all hands to muster and read the findings and sentence of the Summary Court-Martial in the case of Thos. Osborne (Apoth.). The specifications of offenses against the accused were proven and he was adjudges guilty and the sentence of the Court is as follows: to be discharged from the service of the United States with a bad conduct discharge and he is to be discharged on this, the 23rd of December by order of Commander Henry Glass the officer ordering the Court.

Steamer California - Let the steamer California have 1500 gallons fresh water.

Steamer California - At 11.30 Steamer California cast off from us and went to sea through Eastern passage.

Steamer California - Let the Steamer California have 1500 gallons fresh water.

Steamer California - At 11.30 Steamer California cast off from us and went to sea through Eastern Passage.


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24 December 1880

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

D. Sweeney (Sea.) - At 9.30 inspected and mustered at quarters. By order of Commanding Officer declared D. Sweeney (Sea.) a deserter.

Engaged in watering ship.

Received on board 2275 gallons of fresh water.


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25 December 1880

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Wm. Robertson (C.M.), Henry Maguire (Sea.) - At 9.30 mustered at quarters and found Wm. Robertson (C.M.) and Henry Maguire (Sea.) absent from the ship without leave over liberty.

Fired time gun at noon.

Wm. Robertson (C.M.), Henry Maguire (Sea.) - Wm. Robertson (C.M.) and Henry Maguire (Sea.) were arrested and brought on board ship.

D. Bettingson (C.T.), A. Reyo~ (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer sent on shore D. Bettinson (C.T.) to be confined in cell, single irons until sober, he being drunk on duty, also by order of Commanding Officer confined in double irons under sentry's charge A. Reyo~ (Sea.), he being drunk on duty.


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26 December 1880

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Private Kelly 2d - By order of Commanding Officer confined Private Kelly 2d under sentry's charge for coming from liberty drunk and disorderly.

John Anderson (S.M.M.), M. Quinlan (~.G.), Jm. Kelly 2d (P.M.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined John Anderson (S.M.M.) in double irons, under the sentry's charge, for being drunk on board ship, and M. Quinlan (~.G.) in single irons under sentry's charge, for being drunk on duty. Released Jm. Kelly 2d (P.M.) from sentry's charge, he being able to attend to his duty.

At 9.3 A.M. Divisional Officers inspected divisions and at 10 A.M. Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew at quarters.

T. Glenan (Lds.), N. Pitcher (P.M.), T. Williams (Q.M.), C. Peterson (Sea.) - Absent from the ship without leave T. Glenan (Lds.) and N. Pitcher (P.M.). By order of Commanding Officer confined in single irons under sentry's charge T. Williams (Q.M.) and C. Peterson (Sea.) to await investigation. Sent on shore and arrested and brought on board T. Gleanan (Lds.) and N. Pitcher (P.M.).

T. Williams (Q.M.), C. Peterson (Sea.), Alfred Ryan (Sea.) - Sent ashore, by order of Commanding Officer to be confined in the guard-house, T. Williams (Q.M.) and C. Peterson (Sea.) to await trial by Court Martial, and Alfred Ryan (Sea.) solitary confinement on bread and water for five days.


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27 December 1880

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At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters. Exercised Divisions as follows: first Great Guns, second, Single Sticks, third Infantry and Master's Infantry.

Jm. Anderson (S.M.M.), M. Quinlan (Q.G.), D. Bettinson (C.T.), Privates Jacob, Greer, Stahl, and Connors, U.S.M.C. - By order of Commanding Officer disrated Jm. Anderson (S.M.M.) to Seaman, M. Quinlan (Q.G.) to seaman, and confined in the guard-bourse in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days, D. Bettinson (C.T.). Transferred Privates Jacobs and Greer, U.S.M.C. to guard-house to do duty there, and Privates Stahl and Connors from guard-house to ship.

Sent first steam launch with watering party to watering place to get fresh water for ship's use.

Received on board 2376 gallons of fresh water.


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28 December 1880

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Summary Court met and proceeded with the trial of T. Williams. recessed until 1pm.

Summary Court martial met and at 2.30 adjourned until 10 am to-morrow


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29 December 1880

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Summary Court martial convened.


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30 December 1880

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Henry Glass - Commander US Navy

Charles Peterson - Summary court martial convened

Henry West - Confined in double irons under sentry's watch for returning on board drunk, while in charge of boat

JP Griffin (Lds) - left boat while on duty and remained absent from the ship without permission.


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31 December 1880

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1881


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1 January 1881

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped ship out.

At 11.10 Summary Court-Martial met and adjourned until 10 A.M. Monday 3rd instant.

~. Bettinson (C.T.) - By order of Commanding Officer released from confinement and returned to duty ~. Bettinson (C.T.) his term of confinement having expired.

Thomas Williams (Q.M.), Carl L. Peterson (Sea.) - At 1.15 P.M. called "all hands to muster" and read sentence of Summary Court-Martil in the case of Thomas Williams (Q.M.), sentenced "to be reduced to the next lower rating, that of seaman." The proceedings finding and sentence were approved by Commander Henry Glass, Commanding and Officer during the Court. Also read sentence in the case of Carl L. Peterson (Sea.) sentenced to "thirty days solitary confinement in double irons on bread and water with full rations every fifth dat, and to the loss of two months pay, as seaman, amounting to forty three dollars." The proceedings, findings, and sentence of the Court were approved by Commander Henry Glass officer ordering Court, that portion of the sentence involving loss of pay is respectfully referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, with the recommendation that one month's loss of pay to be remitted. Returned T. Williams to duty, and sent Carl L. Peterson (Sea.) on shore to guard-bourse pursuant to sentence.


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2 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

P.C. Quinlan (1st Sergt. U.S.M.C.), J. Daley (O.S.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), Percy Douglas (Lds.), H. Thompson (Sea.) - At 9.30 called "all divisions to quarters." Division officers mustered and inspected divisions at quarters. At 10. called "all hands to muster" and read "Articles for the Better Government of the Navy" and sentences of General Courts-Martial in the cases of P.C. Quinlan (1st Sergt. U.S.M.C.), J. Daley (O.S.), J.S. Douglas (Lds.), and Percy Douglas (Lds.). By order of Commanding Officer rated H. Thompson (Sea.) to Quarter Master.


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3 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 exercised the crew at general quarters, first division ready on 2 m 15 secs, second 1 m. 10 secs., third 1 m. 20 secs., Powder 3 mins., Master's 50 secs. Summary Court-Martial met at 10.20. Watering ship.

L. Williams (C.T.) - L. Williams (C.T.) absent without leave.

Summary Court met at 1 P.M. and adjourned at 2.40. Watering ship.

Received on board 2200 gallons of fresh water in Paymaster's Department.

L. Williams (C.T.) - L. Williams (C.T.) was arrested and brought on board eight hours over time.


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4 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Isaac Davis (Sea.) - Isaac Davis (Sea.) absent without permission.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Exercised first, second, and third Divisions in oral instruction. At 10.20 A.M. Summary Court met for the trial of J.P Griffin (Lds.) and at 11.30 adjourned until 10 A.M. to-morrow.


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5 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Commences and until 4 am. Overcast and cloudy with rain. Calm the greater part of the watch. Light airs from the Ed latter part.

4 to 8 am. Overcast, cloudy and raining steadily throughout watch. Light airs from East and calm.

8 am to meridian. Light south and SW winds. Overcast, cloudy and drizzly.

Meridian to 4 pm. Overcast and cloudy with light drizzling rain. Light airs from Sd and Ed.

4 to 8 pm. Overcast, cloudy and foggy first hour of watch, drizzly first two hours, clearing last two. ESE wind and calm.

8 pm to midnight. Cloudy first part of watch, partly clear latter part. Calms and light variable airs.


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6 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters and exercised by battalion at company drill.

Isaac Davis (Sea.) - Isaac Davis (Sea.) reported his term of enlistment as having this dat expired, but there being no official records of the date of his enlistment, he was not discharged.

Received in Paymaster's Department 82 pounds of fresh bread.

Sent whale boat ashore and hauled her up for repairs.


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7 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters.


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8 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped ship out. At Meridian fired time-gun.


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9 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10. beat to quarters and Commander Glass inspected the ship and crew.


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10 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 exercised at fire-quarters. Rang fire-bell 9 h 29 m 00 s, first stream 9-30-30, second steam 9 h 31 m 00 s. At 9 h 41 m 30 sec beat to general quarters. Times casting loose first Division 9-42-30, second division 9-42-40, third division 9-42-45, Powder division 9-42-45, Master's 9-42-45, Surgeon's 9-42-45, Marines 9-42-45.

Engaged on breaking out main-hold. Received on board in Construction Department one bale oakum.


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11 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in breaking out foretold.

Henry Glass - Commander

Bright moonlight and starlight.


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12 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Engaged in restoring hold. Carpenters at work repairing whale boat. Received in Paymaster's Department 84 lbs. of fresh bread.

Engaged restoring hold. Carpenter's gang ashore at work on whale-boat. Machinist and blacksmith at work on iron work of second launch.


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13 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. Kelly 1st (Prt. U.S.M.C.) - Placed J. Kelly 1st (Prt. U.S.M.C.) under sentry's charge for being noisy in berth deck at 4 A.M.

Engaged breaking out chain-lockers and overhauling chain. Carpenter's gang at work on whale boat. Machinist and blacksmith at work on boiler pipes of second steam launch.

Engaged in cleaning ballast, chain-lockers and hold. Carpenter's gang at work on whale-boat on shore. Machinist and blacksmith at work on pipes of second launch's boiler.

D.P. Wilson (C.Q.M.) - By order of Commanding Officer sent on shore and confined at guard-house in single irons, to await trial by Court-Martial, D.P. Wilson (C.Q.M.) for attempting to smuggle liquor on board ship.


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14 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J. Kelly 1st (Pvt. U.S.M.C.) - By order of Commanding Officer released from under sentry's charge, restored to duty J. Kelly 1st (Pvt. U.S.M.C.).

Engaged in restowing ballast in fore and main holds and breaking out spirit-room. Carpenter's gang shore at work on whaleboat. Machinist and blacksmith at work on boiler pipes of second steam launch.

Overhauled bow, sheet, and stream chains and paid them below. Restowed the hold and spirit-room. Carpenters and blacksmith at work in shop on ship's work. Indians getting coal for ship's use.

Indians getting coal for ship's use.


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15 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 10.00 Summary Court Martial convened and at 11.05, took a recess to meet at 12.45 P.M.

At 12.40 Summary Court Martial met and at 12.50 adjourned until Monday January 17th at 10 A.M. Received on board 82 pounds of fresh bread in Paymaster's Department.


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16 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Commences and until 4 am. Cloudy. Light breeze from the Ed.

4 to 8 am. Cloudy and pleasant, light breeze from E. At 7.00 temperature of surface water 40 deg F.

8 am to meridian. Cloudy but pleasant. Gentle breeze from the East.

Meridian to 4 pm. Cloudy; overcast last two hours. Wind in puffs from E. Temperature of surface water at 3.00 40 deg F.

4 to 8 am. Overcast and cloudy. Fresh breeze from the East with occasional heavy squalls. Barometer falling rapidly.

8 pm to midnight. Overcast: wind in heavy squalls from ENE. Light rain third hour of watch. Temperature of surface water at 11.00 o'clock 40 deg F.


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17 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Blowing a gale with heavy squalls from East.

At 10:35 Summary Court Martial composed of the following officers: Lieut. E. P. McClellan, Ensigns N. R. Usher and J. C. Minett and 1st Lieut. G. R. Benson USMC met for the trial of J E Dunn (Sea).


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18 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters and exercised all the Divisions as per routine.

Carpenter's gang at work ashore on Whale Boat.


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19 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters after which 1st Division exercised at small arms. 2nd Division at Great Guns. 3rd Division Great Guns. Navigator's Division single sticks. Carpenters gang at work on shore repairing whale boat also working party of men and the ships painter engaged at same work. Blacksmith repairing boat stove of 2nd Steam Launch. Machinist engaged on boiler of same. Received in Paymasters Department for use of crew 82 lbs. fresh bread.

Carpenter's gang at work ashore on whale boat. Ships Painter with party of men also engaged on Whale Boat. Blacksmith at work on boat stove of second Steam Launch and Machinist engaged repairing boiler of same.

Pointed yards to wind.


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20 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters after which exercised divisions as follows. 1st single sticks, 2nd Infantry, 3rd Infantry and Navigators Infantry. Carpenters gang ashore repairing whale boat. Blacksmith and Machinist at work on 2nd Steam Launch.

Carpenters gang at work ashore on First Cutter and whale boat. Blacksmith ashore at work on Ships work.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters after which exercised divisions as follows. 1st single sticks, 2nd Infantry, 3rd Infantry and Navigators Infantry. Carpenters gang ashore repairing whale boat. Blacksmith and Machinist at work on 2nd Steam Launch.

Carpenters gang at work ashore on First Cutter and whale boat. Blacksmith ashore at work on Ships work.


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moored off sitka alaska

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8


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21 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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22 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H Turnbull - Arrested AWOL


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23 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - cast off and hauled in to wharf

Steamer California - At 7.55 sighted Steamer California entering the harbor.

Steamer California - At 8.45 Steamer California came along-side and made fast to us.

Steamer California cast off and hauled in to wharf.

Henry Glass - Commander US Navy

Cloudy with rain.

California - Steamer entered harbor

Ino Turnbull(Sea) - released from confinement.

Received on board 82 lbs fresh bread.

Clear and pleasant weather.

Received on board in Paymasters Department packages stores.


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24 January 1881

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

-


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25 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

land part of men and officers under command of Executive Officer and destroyed stills and "Hootchenvo" in Indian Village

landed party of men and officers under command of Executive Officer and destroyed stills and "Hootchenoo" in Indian Village.

Steamer "California" - At 5 P.M. the Mail Steamer "California" left and steamed out of harbor.


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26 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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27 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 4.20 2nd Steam Launch left the Ship, with Lieut. Com'dr C. H. Rockwell in charge, for an expedition to Harris Mining District, Takou county

Sent party of Marines ashore to the Indian town to break up hootchenvo stills.

At 1.20 2nd Cutter left theship with a marine guard in Charge of 1st Lieut. G. R. Benson, for an expedition after illicit stills and returned at 2.30.

Henry Glass - Commander US Navy

Engaged in getting 2nd Steam Launches.

Lieut. Comdr C H Rockwell - Left ship on launch for expedition to Harris Mining District, Takou County

Expedition party: PA Paymaster J A Ring, Ensign J O Nicolson, Ensign N R Usher, Thos. Wells (Yeo), T. Martin (Coen), J. Baker(CJ), J. Turnbull (Sea), Chas. Brown (Coen), W H Thompson(BS), M J Hibbard (Mach).

Sent party of Marines ashore to the Indian town to break up hootchenio stills.

At 1:20 2nd cutter left the ship with a marine guard in charge of 1st Lieut.G R Benson, for an expedition after illicit stills, and returned at 2:30.


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28 January 1881

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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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29 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Jas. W. Myles (Sea.) - Jas. W. Myles (Sea.) was sentenced to be confined on bread and water for five days by order of Commanding Officer for attempting to leave the ship without permission.

Whale Boat was brought off to the ship. Carpenters gang at work on 1st Cutter ashore.


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30 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 A.M. called the Divisions to quarters for inspection. At 10 A.M. Beat to quarters and the Captain inspected the ship.

Ah Lin - Ah Lin, Warrant officers steward absent without leave. At 11.30 Ah Lin was brought aboard.


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31 January 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Hoisted in 1st Steam Launch.

Carl Peterson (Sea.), H.S. Johnson (Cooper) - By order of Commanding Officer released from confinement and returned to duty Carl Peterson (Sea.) his term having expired. H.S. Johnson (Cooper) came off to the ship drunk having been on duty with the working party, and by order of the Commanding Officer he was placed under sentries charge to await being send ashore to guard house.

Carpenters gang at work on 1st Cutter ashore.

H.S. Johnson (Cooper) - By order of Commanding Officer placed H.S. Johnson (Cooper) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1881


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1 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Past Assistant Surgeon Ferebee, Ensigns Gillmore and Minett were appointed a board to take a complete census of the town of Sitka both Indians and Whites and proceeded ashore on that duty.

Appointed a board to take a complete census of the town of Sitka both Indians and whites.

Men engaged cleaning snow from spar deck and ships side.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised the 1st and 3rd Divisions at Great Guns, and the 2nd with small Arms.

Past Assistant Surgeon Ferebee, Ensigns Gillmore and Minett, J. Kelly 2nd (Priv.), J. Reid (Las.) - Pasted Assistant Surgeon Ferebee, Ensigns Gillmore and Minett were appointed a board to take a complete census of the town of Sitka both Indians and Whites and proceeded ashore on that duty. J. Kelly 2nd (Priv.) and J. Reid (Las.) absent over time.

Working party and Carpenters gang ashore engaged on 1st Cutter.


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2 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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3 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

coal: 22 bags - for ships use

coal: 22 bags - Received 22 bags of coal for ships use.

At 9.30 imspected at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine.

Jas. W. Myles (Sea) - Jas W. Myles (Sea.) was released from confinement and restored to duty by order of Commanding Officer.

coal: 22 bags -


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4 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 A.M. beat to quarters and mustered the crew.

H. West (Sea.), J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer released from confinement and restored to duty; H. West (Sea.) and J.P. Griffin (Lds.) their term of sentence having expired.


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5 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At meridian fired time gun.

H.S. Johnson (Coop'r), H. Hunter (Lds) - By order of Commanding Officer released from confinement and restored to duty H.S. Johnson (Coop'r) and H. Hunter (Lds.) their term of sentence having expired.

Received in Paymasters Department for use of Ships company 78 lbs fresh bread. At meridian fired time gun.

H. Hunter (Lds.) - By order of Commanding Officer placed H. Hunter (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days for insolence to sentry.

Finished repairing 1st Cutter, brought her from shore and hoisted her aboard.

In the watch from 8 am. to meridian Henry Hunter (Lds) was not "released from confinement and restored to duty", as he had not been confined. In the watch from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. the 1st Cutter was hoisted to her davits.


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6 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters and at 10 had general muster and read the "Articles for the better government of the Navy" Commanding officer inspected the Ship


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7 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Remarkable display of Aurora Borealis

Remarkable display of Aurora Borealis.

Indians engaged getting coal on board.


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8 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 inspected at quarters and exercised divisions as per. routine. Hauled second cutter up in Carpenter Shop for repairs.


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9 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.26 A.M. beat to quarters and mustered the crews. Received 82 lbs fresh bread for the crew. Scrubbed hammocks, last hour of watch fresh breeze from E.N.E. Received 25 lbs zinc and 8 lbs. White lead for Ships use.

Slung Clean Hammocks.

Corporal James Devereaux, M.C. - At 4.15 P.M. arrested and confined Corporal James Devereaux, M.C. in Guard House to await a Summary Court Martial by order of Commanding Officer.


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10 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working party ashore instructing Indians in cleaning and draining ranch.

Painter with a working party painting 2nd Cutter, ashore. Also working parties ashore cleaning Indian Ranche and tearing down and repairing the old battery.


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Water expended during the preceding 24 hours 437 gallons

Water remaining on hand fit for use at Noon 5663 gallons


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11 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Two men engaged cleaning Indian village.

Two men engaged cleaning Indian village. Four men engaged repairing old battery ashore.

Generally Cloudy. Wind variable in force from the East. blowing fresh in squalls first hour of watch. Barometer falling.

Weather mostly cloudy, with light airs and calms. Carried out Morning Orders

Weather cloudy with light airs from NE and ENE. Barometer steady at 10.30. Summary Court Martial met for the trial of a Corporal Deveraux USMC at 12.30. Court took recess to one PM at 9.27 beat to fire quarters. First Stream 9.27.30. Second 9.28.30 Retreat 9.30

Weather clear and cold. Light to fresh. Breeze from ENE. Barometer steady. By order of Commanding Officer Ah Chung (W.R.Boy) was placed in solitary confinement for five days, for disobedience of orders. Summary Court Martial convened at 1.05 and adjourned at 2.50 till 10AM to morrow. Two men engaged cleaning Indian village. Four men engaged repairing of a battery ashore.

Light to moderate breeze from the North. Sky clouding up

Weather clear and cold. Light winds from NE to ENE. Barometer steady


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12 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At Meridian fired time Gun.


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13 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent John Scully (O.S.) and S. T. Garret (Lds) ashore to be confined in Guard-House in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days by odrer of Commanding Officer, for visiting Indian village.

John Scully OS - sent ashore to be confined

S.J. Garret Lds - sent ashore to be confined


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14 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

A number of working parties ashore; one party instructing the Indians in cleaning land draining of the ranche & white washing the buildings of same

At 10 A.M. working party went on shore in charge of Boatswain to move Flag Staff at the Custom House, at 11.30 working party returned on board.

A nuber of working parties ashore; one party instructing the Indians in cleaning and draining the ranche & white washing the buildings, of same; Another in charge of Boatswain engaged in getting a Flag staff ready for raising in front of Guard House, and another party in tearing down old battery and building a fence where same formerly was;

At 10 A.M. working party went on shore in charge of Boatswain to move Flag Staff at the Custom House, at 11.30 working party returned on board.

A nuber of working parties ashore; one party instructing the Indians in cleaning and draining the ranche & white washing the buildings, of same; Another in charge of Boatswain engaged in getting a Flag staff ready for raising in front of Guard House, and another party in tearing down old battery and building a fence where same formerly was;


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15 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Enlisted Isaac (an Indian), as first class boy, special service.


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16 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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17 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Anna Hootz - Working party under the charge of Bootswain Smith erected a flag-staff in the Indian village, in front of the house of the Chief of the Indian policemen, Anna Hootz, and made preparations of raise another one in front of the Guard House.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and all divisions were given oral instructions. Two men engaged cleaning Indian village Working party engaged on old battery ashore. Working party engaged raising a flag staff near guard house. 1st Steam Launch and lighter engaged watering ship and Received on board 2,745 gallons fresh water.

Working party under the charge of Boatswain Smith erected a flag-staff in the Indian village, in front of the house of the Chief of the Indian policemen, Anna Hoots, and made preparations to raise another one in from of Guard House; another party consisting of the Ship's Indians under the charge of J.G. Hanlan (B.M.) digging ditches in the village. John Grey (C.T.) engaged white-washing the Indian houses. Carpenters gang at work on Indian school-house, and erecting a bell in Indian village. Received on board 1730 gallons Fresh Water.

Erected Flag-staff near Guard house ashore.


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18 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working Party white-washing houses and digging trenches in Indian village. Carpenter's gang at work on Indian school-house and building fence on Government Wharf.

coal: 8 bags -

HENRY GLASS - COMMANDER US NAVY

Drizzling rain first part, light falls of snow during latter part of the watch.

LIEUT CMDR C H ROCKWELL - RETURNED TO SHIP AT 1:30

Overcast, calm, and snowing.

Working party white-washing houses and digging trenches in Indian village.

Inv. Scully (o. Sea) and S T Garrett (lds) were released from confinement and restored to duty.

coal: 8 bags -

Overcast and misty, with drizzling rain.


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19 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

1st Steam Launch with lighter in tow, away getting fresh water for ships use.

Received 1532 gallons of fresh water for ships use. At Meridian fired time gun.

Jno. Anderson (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer, released from confinement and restored to duty, Jno. Anderson (Sea.), his term of confinement having expired.


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20 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Rev. Mr. Lyons - At 10.25 Divine Service was held on the gun deck, the Rev. Mr. Lyons, from ashore officiating.

Let water into the bilge to sweeten it at the same time keeping bilge pump going to keep her free. Pumped out till pumps sucked.

At 9.30 called "all divisions to quarters, Divisional Officers mustered and inspected their division. At 9.50 beat to quarters, Commanding Officer inspected ship and crew. At 10.25 Divine Service was held on the gun deck, the Rev. Mer. Lyons, from ashore officiating.

Jas. Welch (C of T) - Jas. Welch (C of T) was brought off from the guard-house his term of confinement having expired, and by order of Lieut. E.P. McClellan was given in charge of the Master at Arms to await the return to the ship of Commanding Officer.

Jas. Welch (C.T.) - by order of Commanding Officer released Jas. Welch (C.T.) from confinement.


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21 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Working party engaged getting coal on board, and two men engaged cleaning Indian village.


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22 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At meridian a salute of 21 guns was fired in honor of Washingtons Birth-day. Barometer rising. Expended 21 4 lb Saluting Charges VIII inch 26 Cannon Primers. At 1.00 dressed ship.

At Meridian a salute of 21 guns was fired in honor of Washingtons Birth-day.


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23 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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24 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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25 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters, after which exercised divisions as follows; - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Powder at Infantry.

Alfred Ryan (Sea.), Louis Powe - By order of Commanding Officer sent ashore to guard-house there to be placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days, Alfred Ryan (Sea.) for using provoking language to one of the crew. Louis Powe was shipped for general service.

A working party ashore Engaged in showing Indians how to drain ranch and white-wash buildings of the same. Received in Paymasters Department for use of crew, 82 lbs. fresh bread. Engaged in setting up new fore and main topmast rigging. Blacksmith at work on starboard gangway rail.

Working parties ashore in the Indian Ranche instructing Indians. Blacksmith at work on gangway rail. Crew engaged in setting up new fore and main topmast rigging and fitting jib guys.

L. Powe (Sea.) - L.Powe (Sea.) left the ship on five days leave of absence.


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26 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Crew engaged holy-stoning gun deck. Pumped out bilge.

Fitting jib guys. Commanding Officer and Doctor inspected the Indian Ranche. Blacksmith and Machinist at work on shore on pump and boiler of Steam Launch. At noon fired one VIII in. gun for time signal.

Engaged fitting new jib guys and foot ropes. Three men engaged draining Indian Village and white washing houses of the same. Blacksmith and Machinist at work on boiler of Steam Launch.


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27 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. At 10.00 Commanding Officer inspected Ship and crew. At 10.20 Divine Service was held on the gun deck, Rev. Mr. Lyons from shore officiating.


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28 February 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Carpenter's gang at work on Ex. Officers Room.

Enlisted for the cruise Stephen an Indian as 1st Class Boy.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. Board for the examination of Marines for non commissioned officers met at 10.30 and adjourned. Engaged in repairing Jib netting. Carpenter's gang at work on Ex. Officers Room. Ships Indians at work cleaning up in the Indian Village in charge of J.G. Hanlan (B.M.).

Stephen - Enlisted for the cruise Stephen an Indian as 1st Class Boy.

Working party at work on Jib netting. Machinist overhauling machinery of 2nd Steam Launch. Ships Indians at work in the Village. Carpenters Gang at work on Ex. Officers Room, and lower half ports on gun deck.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1881


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1 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped water in and out of bilge to sweeten same.

At 9.30 mustered at quarters after which 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Divisions were instructed orally and Powder Division was exercised at Stations. Carpenters gang at work on Ex. Officers room and starboard gang way ladder. Blacksmith at work on iron work of starboard gang way ladder. Ships Indians ashore at work in the village. Machinist engaged on Machinery of 2nd Steam Launch.

Machinist at work on Machinery of 2nd Steam Launch. Carpenter's gang at work on starboard gang way ladder and Ex. Officers room. Blacksmith at work on iron work of starboard gang-way. Ships Indians in charge of a boatswain's mate, ashore at work in Indian Ranche. Served out monthly money to crew.


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2 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered at quarters after which exercised Divisions as per routine.

Chas. W. Clark (Lds.), Louis Powe (C of T), J. Deveraux (P.U.S.M.C), F.B. Jacobs (Corporal U.S.M.C.), Alfred Ryan (Sea.), D.McAskill (O.S.), M. Saunders, H. Ramsey - Chas. W. Clark (Lds.) was absent with out leave. Louis Powe (C of T) reported his return from leave of absence. Transfered from Ship to Guard house for duty there, J. Deveraux (P.U.S.M.C) and from Guard House to Ship for duty F.B. Jacobs (Corporal U.S.M.C.). By order of Commanding Officer released from confinement and restored to duty Alfred Ryan (Sea.) his term of confinement having expired, also placed D. McAskill (O.S.) under the Master at Arms' charge to await investigation, for being drunk on duty. By order of Commanding Officer disrated M. Saunders from Ordinary Seaman to landsman, and rated H. Ramsey from landsman to ordinary seaman.

Ships Indians ashore at work on Indian Ranch and carrying wood to Guard-house. Carpenters gang at work about ship. Blacksmith at work on Iron work for starboard gang way ladder. Boatswain with gang engaged in turning in Jib Stay.

John, Wandka - Shipped John 1st Class Boy and Wandka Klingit Indians for Special Service.

Chas. W. Clarke (Lds.) - Chas. W. Clarke (Lds.) was arrested and brought aboard ship. Released him from arrest and sent him forward.

Chas. W. Clark (Lds) - was absent without leave

Louis Powe (C of I) - reported his return from leave of absence

J. Deveraux (PWSMC) - transfered from ship to guard house for duty there

F. B. Jacobs (Corporal USMC) - transfered from guard house to ship for duty

Alfred Ryan (Sea) - released from confinement and restored to duty, his term of confinement having expired

L. Mc ~~skill (OS) - placed under the Master at Arms charge to await investigation, for being drunk on duty

M. Sanders - disrated from ordinary seaman to landsman

H. Ramsey - rated from landsman to ordinary seaman

Chas.W. Clarke (Lds) - was arrested and brought aboard ship ; released him from arrest and sent him forward


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3 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Indians getting coal on board.

Pumped out bilge.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised Divisions as per routine. Blacksmith and helper ashore on Ships work. Indians getting coal. Set up Jib Guys.

Indians getting coal on board. Blacksmith and helper ashore engaged in Ships work. Two men engaged in Indian Village.

Secured starboard quarter mooring with deck tackle.


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4 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - At 10.20 Steamer "California" came in and made fast to wharf.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters and exercised at company drill.

Steamer California - At 10.20 Steamer "California" came in and made fast to wharf.

Midshipman S.E. Woodworth, J. Daly (Serg't), H. Thomas (Priv.), J. Wren (Priv.), G. Adams (Priv.), ~.M. Brewer (Priv.), W. Pitcher (Priv.), H. Thompson (Q.M.), Lim Tim (W.G.), Master G.C. Hanus, Sailmaker T.O. Fassett - Midshipman S.E. Woodworth returned from Fort Wrangle, and the following marines: J. Daly (Serg't) H. Thomas (Priv.) J. Wren (Priv.) G. Adams (Priv.) ~.M. Brewer (Priv.) deserted at Portland and W. Pitcher (Priv.) deserted at Fort Wrangle. H. Thompson (Q.M.) and Lim Tim (W.C.) reported for fighting and were placed under charge of Master at Arms to await investigation by order of Com'dg Officer. Master G. C. Hanus and Salimaker T.O. Fassett returned to the ship.

Blacksmith and helper ashore engaged on Ships work. Two men engaged in Indian Village.

Received in Paymasters Department 4 lbs. Beans, 4 lbs. Rice, 22 boxes Coffee, 15 cases Tobacco, 1 bale Socks, 10 boxes Butter. Received on Equipment Department 1 box Hose, 5 bales of Rope.

Chas. Brown (Cox.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined Chas. Brown (Cox.) in Single Irons to await investigation, for leaving ship without permission.


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5 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.W. Myles - J.W. Myles reported as having left the Ship was found to have returned on board and was placed on charge of the Master-at-Arms to await investigation.

At 9.30 mustered and inspected at quarters.

J.W. Myles (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer confined J.W. Myles (Sea.) in single irons to await investigation for leaving ship without permission.

H. Thompson (Qr.M), Chas. Brown (Cox.), J.W. Myles (Sea.), J.F. Clunn (Sea.), Sailmaster T.O. Fassett - By order of Commanding Officer disrated H. Thompson (Qr. M) to Seaman for overstaying liberty and assulting one of the crew, and Chas. Brown (Cox.) to Seaman for leaving the ship with out permission, and confined J.W. Myles (Sea.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five (5) days for leaving the ship with out permission. J.F. Clunn (Sea.) was this day discharged from the Ship and from the Naval Service at his own request and on recommendation of the Surgeon. Sailmaker T.O. Fassett left the ship on leave of absence for one month.


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6 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer California - came along-side gave her 1400 gallons of fresh water.

H. Glass, Commander - left the ship on leave of absence

Steamer California - came alongside at 6.45

J.T. Clunnx (Sea) - transfered to steamer California for transportation, he being discharged

I. Llanis (Sea) - transfered to steamer California for transportation to Mare Island Navy Yard

Steamer California - At 6.45 Steamer "California" came along-side gave her 1400 gallons of fresh water.


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7 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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8 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Getting 2nd steam launch ready for expedition to the Nd.

Indians getting coal for ships use

At 9.30 inspected crew at quarters. Indians getting coal for ships use. Seized off jib netting.

Indians engaged in getting coal. Getting 2nd Steam Launch ready for expedition to the Nd.


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Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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9 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters and exercised divisions as per routine. Crew engaged in setting up fore and maintopmast stays and back stays, and jib guys.

Ensign N. R. Usher, Boatswain Peter Smith, J. Hibbard (Machinist), T. Martin (Cox'n), J. Bettinson (C. Top), J. Baker (C. Top), A.H.C. Anglesthrops (Sea), Frank Aaron (Jr. Gr.) - 2nd Steam Launch left the ship on an expedition to the Nrd. Ensign N.R. Usher being in charge, Boatswain Peter Smith accompanied him. The following composed the launches crew; J. Hibbard (Machinist) T. Martin (Cox'n) J. Bettinson (C. Top) J. Baker (C.Top) A.H.C. Anglesthrops (Sea) and Frank Aaron (Jr. Gr.)

Exercised Powder division at target practice. Engaged scraping spars, and rattling down top mast rigging. Machinist, Blacksmith, and two helpers ashore engaged on Ships Work.

L. Bergez (Sea.) - L. Bergez (Sea.) was placed in solitary confinement, on bread and water, for five days on bread and water for insolence, by order of Commanding Officer.


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10 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters, and exercised first division, at facings; Second Division, given oral instruction; and Third Division, exercised at Great Guns. Quartermasters were instructed at signals. Machinist, Blacksmith, and two helpers, ashore engaged on Ships work. Boatswain mate, and four Indians, engaged in Indian Village. Carpenters gang and three men ashore at work on gig.

Carpenters gang at work repairing Gig.

J.W. Myles (Sea.) - By order of Commanding Officer released J.W. Myles (Sea.) from confinement.


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11 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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12 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

First Steam Launch in charge of Ensign Minett left the ship to tow in a raft of logs. Executed morning orders as far as possible.

At Meridian fired gun, and expended one 8 in. Charge and one Primer.

First Steam Launch returned. Carpenters gang at work ashore repairing gig.


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13 August 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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14 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H.S. Johnson (Cooper) - brought on board ship and made prisoner at large to await investigation

Wm Robertson (Carpt mate) - brought on board ship and made prisoner at large to await investigation

J.P. Griffin (Lds) - was brought on board and returned to guard house there to be confined in single irons to await trial by Court Martial for alleged theft

Louis Vergez (Sea) - released from confinement

John Hanlan (Boatswains mate) - absent without leave

D. Sokoloff (CF) - absent without leave

N. Mitchell (Capt Cook) - absent without leave

J.L.Uren (Priv. Marine) - absent without leave

Ah Say (URS) - absent without leave

Ah Jin (1st St Sd) - absent without leave


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15 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

J.G. Hanlan (Bm) - returned on board

Ah Yim (1st SS) - returned on board

Ah Say (WS) - returned on board

D. Sokoloff (CJ) - returned on board

Private Wren - returned on board

Private Kelly 1st - was brought on board under influence of liquor, and refused to do duty, and was sent ashore and confined in guard house to await investigation

Indians employed in getting coal.


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16 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

H.D. Alexander USN - returned from leave

private Kelly 1st (MC) - released from confinement


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17 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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18 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4


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19 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Steamer Favorite - The Steamer Favorite went out bound north with lighter in tow for the Auke mines.

At Meridian fired time gun.

Timothy Dinneen (Lds.) - Absent with out leave Timothy Dinneen (Lds.)

Timothy Dinneen (Lds.) - Timothy Dinneen (Lds.) was arrested, and brought on board from guard-house, and by order of Commanding Officer released and returned him to duty.

Steamer Favorite - went out bound north with lighter in tow for the Auke mines

Timothy Dinneen (Lds) - absent without leave

Timothy Dinnneen (Lds) - was arrestes and brought on board from guard house, and by order of commanding officer released and returned him to duty


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20 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Henry West (Sea.) - At 8 sent up top-gallant masts. Henry West (Sea.) allowed the mizzen top-gallant mast to come down with a run, as was placed under charge of the Master-at-Arms to be sent on shore, to be placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days, at the guard-house, by order of Lieut. Commander C.H. Rockwell Commanding.

Henry West (Sea.), Jas. O'Donnel (Lds.), Chas. Bose (Lds.) - By order of Lieut. Commander C.H. Rockwell placed Henry West (Sea.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days, for gross negligence in performing duty. Placed Jas. O'Donnel (Lds.) and Chas. Bose (Lds.) in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days for turning in hammock when on watch.

At 9.30 mustered crew at quarters, and at 10 Commanding Officer inspected the ship and crew at quarters. Held Divine Service, Mr. Lyons a citizen from shore officiating.

Henry West (Sea) - allowed the mizzen top gallant mast to come down with a run, and was placed under charge of the Master of Arms to be sent on shore, to be placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for five days, at the guard house

Jos. O Donnel (Lds) - placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days for twining in hammock when on watch

Chas. Rose (Lds) - placed in solitary confinement on bread and water for two days for twining in hammock when on watch

Mr Lyons - held Divine Service, Mr Lyons a citizen from shore officiating


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21 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 9.30 mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

M. Quinlan (Sea.) - M. Quinlan (Sea.) was absent without leave. At 10.45 M. Quinlan (Sea.) returned on board ship.

Callled "all hands to muster" immediately ayer quarters and stationed crew at sending up and down topgallant and royal yards.

Repairs on the gig having been completed sent a party on shore and brought her off.

M. Quinlan (Sea) - was absent without leave - at 10.45 returned on board ship


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22 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

At 8.00 A.M. sent up top gallant masts and crossed top gallant yards and royal yards.

At 10 mustered and inspected crew at quarters. At 11 Steamer "California" entered the harbor and made fast to wharf. Got up steam on 1st Steam Launch.

Commander Henry Glass, Jas. O Donnell (Lds.), Chas. Rose (Lds.), Ah Say (W.R.S.) - Commander Henry Glass U.S.N. returned from leave. By order of Commanding Officer released Jas. O Donnell (Lds.) and Chas. Rose (Lds.) from confinement and confined Ah Say (W.R.S.) in guard house for neglect of duty.

Ah Say (W.R.S.) - By order of Commanding Officer, Ah Say, (W.R.S.) was placed in solitary confinement for five days, for neglect of duty.

Ensign N.R. Usher, Boatswain Peter Smith - Ensign N.R. Usher and Boatswain Peter Smith returned with 2nd. Steam Launch from expedition to Takou.

Steamer California - entered the harbor and made fast to wharf

Commander Henry Glass USN returned from leave -

Jos. O'Donnell (Lds) - released from confinement

Chas. Rose (Lds) - released from confinement

Ah Say (NRS) - confined in guard house for neglect of duty

Boatswain Peter Smith - returned from expedition to Takou

Ensign N.R. Usher - returned from expedition to Takou


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23 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Pumped water in and out bilge to sweeten same.

At 8 A.M. crossed top-gallant and royal yards. At 9.30 A.M. mustered and inspected crew at quarters.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - At 3 P.M. called "all hands to muster" and read sentence of Summary Court Martial in the case of J.P. Griffin (Lds.) Sentenced to be dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Service.

J.P. Griffin (Lds.) - Dishonorably discharged J.P. Griffin (Lds.)

Steamer "California" - At 6.05 Steamer "California" went to sea through middle passage.

At sundown sent down top gallant and royal yards, and top gallant masts.

J.P. Griffin (Lds) - sentence of Summary Court Martial: sentenced to be dishonorably discharged from the US naval Service

Steamer California - went to sea trough middle passage


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24 March 1881

sitka alaska

Lat 57.0, Long -135.4

Sent up top gallant masts. Engaged in rigging ship.

Sent Topmast out riggers aloft. Rove off running rigging. Rove off new topping lift-fall fore gig and whaleboat.

Jms. Baker (C of T.), P. Perez (O.S.), J.F. Ewight (O.S.) - Sent Jms. Baker (C of T.) ashore to guard house fro medical treatment there. Also sent P. Perez (O.S.) and J.F. Ewight (O.S.) to do duty as nurses at guard house.

Henry Glass, Commander - Under command of

Eloordworth, Midshipman - Watch

E.P. McCellan, Lieutenant - Watch

J. A. Gillmon, Ensign - Watch

J. Baker, C of T - sent ashore to guard house for medical treatment

J. T. Elwright, C.S. - sent to guard house for duty as nurse

P. Perry, C.S. - sent to guard house for duty as nurse


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