Read all about USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson's general description, specifications and time line.

Notes:

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Any groups of links may refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

1. Most of Pattersons log pages do not contain locations. In these cases, they have been found, where possible. In some cases, the ships position has been estimated, from distances and directions traveled recorded in the logs. These are indicated thus [Est].

2. The majority of each days log, including weather information, sail changes and narrative text, has been copied verbatim. Items such as soundings, barometer movements, anchor bearings, distances run by launches etc. and the names of the lieutenants whose signatures appear under the notes for each watch have not all been transcribed. Crew names are often difficult to decipher correctly. Best attempts have been made.

3. Significant additions, comments and changes to log entries are marked in italic [thus].

4. Alternative spellings of names are given at the first instance.

5. Unclear or unverified entries are marked with [?].

6. An official report into the 1890 and 1891 Journeys of the Carlile P Patterson is included in the Annual Report of the Director, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, to the Secretary of Commerce. US Coast and Geodetic Survey Report for 1891, accessible here, page 79.


THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson 1890-1891
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

(Maps prepared using Journey Plotter, developed by Maikel. The Plots can only be approximate. They are made by joining-up positions on successive days, and sometimes positions are not given. There will therefore be occasions when the ship appears to have travelled overland)

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1890


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1 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light airs to breezes from W.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair and pleasant. Gentle breezes to light airs from W. Shipped Mr Pedersen and Mackinish for cruise. Rated Nils Heeburg (Seaman) to 2nd class Fireman, by order of Commanding Officer.


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2 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather overcast and rainy, light airs and breezes from SE and S.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather overcast and rainy. Shipped for the cruise Christian A Hansen (Seaman). Received one sack charcoal and 10 cases (100 gallons) mineral sperm oil from GJ Hendry. Axel Andersen and S Stromdahl absent without leave.


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3 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather generally overcast with frequent passing showers. Axel Andersen (Seaman) and S Stromdahl (Seaman) returned to the ship 24 hours over leave. Both quarantined for two weeks by order Commanding Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and squally, hail first hour. Moderate to light Sly breezes. Calm at midnight.


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4 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear first part, overcast and rainy after daylight. Calms and light breeze from E.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast with frequent passing showers. Discharged William Nehm (Seaman) and Daniel Ingram (2nd class Fireman), their terms of enlistment having expired.


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5 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and damp. Clearing at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Rather fair and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from NNW.


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6 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. Calms and light SW airs. At 9am USS ALERT came alongside wharf. [Probably the screw gunboat USS ALERT, launched in 1874.]


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy first part, clearing latter part. NP Nelson (Seaman) was returned from the Mare Island Hospital. Discharged Charles Johnson (Carpenters Mate), his term of enlistment having expired.


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7 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to light breezes from NE and ENE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Gentle breeze from ENE and E. Calm at midnight. Crew engaged painting ship. By order of the Commanding Officer, placed Ah Wing (Seaman) in double irons until further orders for refusing to obey orders.


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8 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Calms and light to gentle breeze from E and ENE. Crew engaged in painting hatch coamings.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Gentle breeze from ENE to light variable airs and calms. By order of Commanding Officer released from confinement Ah Wing (Seaman) and discharged him from the Naval Service.


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9 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant first part, cloudy and foggy during latter part. Hoisted out on the wharf the LP cylinder and crank shaft of engine. By order of the Commanding Officer Charles Johnson (Carpenters Mate) was disrated to Seaman and transferred to USRS INDEPENDENCE for treatment at the US Naval Hospital, Mare Island. [USS INDEPENDENCE had been a ship of the line launched in 1814. At this time she was receiving ship at Mare Island Naval Base.] Ensign JD McDonald USN was detached from this ship and ordered to the USS CHARLESTON. [USS CHARLESTON was a British designed, US built, armored cruiser launched in 1888.]


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair till 10pm. After 10pm rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from E. Last two hours, squalls from W.


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10 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. Light airs from W, E, ESE and N. Knocked out mast wedges and examined masts at partners.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant.


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11 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. Received 2000 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant during afternoon. Overcast during evening, passing showers last hour. Light variable airs and breezes and calms. Sent a party of men in charge of an officer to escort the remains of NP Nelson to the hospital.


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12 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Light airs and breezes from E to S.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Discharged from the Naval Service WP Delaney (Machinist) at his own request, his services being no longer required. The funeral of NP Nelson (Seaman) occurred at 2.00 at Naval Hospital and body interred in US Naval Cemetery according to the regulations of the US Naval Service.


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[Rear cover]



LOG BOOK JANUARY 13th 1890 TO JULY 22nd 1890


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[Front cover]

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Log Book of Steamer CP Patterson

Lieutenant Commander HB Mansfield USN, Commanding,

from January 13 1890 to 22 July 1890


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[Instructions for completing logs, not transcribed]

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General Dimensions of Vessel [Not transcribed]


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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander, joined April 1 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant, joined April 1 1889 [Note: In addition a Mr JC Dornin was employed as draughtsman on both journeys]

AN Wood, Ensign, joined April 1 1887, detached April 7 1890

AC Almy, Ensign, joined April 14 1888, detached February 1 1890

HC Poundstone, Ensign, joined July 5 1890

AM Beecher, Ensign, joined April 1 1887, detached January 31 1890

GR Slocum, Ensign, joined January 23 1888

J Strauss, Ensign, joined March 27 1890

WN Faust, Ensign, joined April 9 1889

FW Jenkins, Ensign, joined March 27 1890


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12 1889

GD Strickland, Passed Assistant Engineer, joined March 1889, detached April 10 1890

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25 1890


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13 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. Crew engaged in painting port side of spar deck and working on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant. Crew engaged in painting port side spar deck. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Anton L Zedell (Seaman) and WB Cousen (Machinist).


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14 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather fair, calms and light Sly airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair and chilly. Crew engaged in cleaning ship and working on ships boats. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Ah Suy (Seaman).


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15 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and damp. Frequent rain. Crew engaged in working on boats and engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Moderate to fresh breeze from SE. Crew engaged in cleaning main deck and bright work.


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16 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Light to moderate Sly breeze.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy with passing showers. Moderate SE weather. Painted spar deck. Discharged Ah Sing (Landsman) at his own request. Shipped Ah Jim (Landsman) and Ah Song (Landsman) for cruise, special service.


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17 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs to gentle Sly breezes. Discharged Olaf Aixe (Seaman), his term of enlistment having expired. Received Charles Johnson (Seaman) from receiving ship INDEPENDENCE. John G Bogert (Machinist) returned to the ship from leave of absence.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light variable airs to light breezes from SW. Received on board the following stores: dozen B small chimneys, dozen #2 Magara chimneys, dozen A small chimneys, dozen 1 Rochester wicks, galvanized bucket and cover.


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18 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Clouding over at intervals with passing showers. Calms to light airs and gentle breezes from W to SW. Charles Johnson (Seaman) was rated Carpenter's Mate by order of Commanding Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Calms and light westerly airs.


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[Neat copy of previous pages text, but not a duplicate scan.]


19 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant and calm.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy during afternoon, clear after 8pm. Light airs and breezes from SSE.


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20 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Calms and light breezes from E. Heavy frost. Crew engaged on working on boats and cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast and rainy. Light breeze to light airs from ENE and E. Ole Johann Sohalt (Seaman) was discharged on account of the expiration of his enlistment. Crew working on boats.


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21 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Moderate breezes to light airs from SE to NNW. Enlisted Ole Johann Sohalt (Seaman) for cruise, special service. Crew working on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair, light variable breeze.


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22 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy, gentle SE breeze.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather overcast with frequent passing showers. Crew at work making Jacobs ladders, painting boats and repairing engines.


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23 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather overcast and cloudy, threatening rain. Crew at work on boats and making Jacobs ladders.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Moderate SEly breeze to light breeze from ESE. Crew at work on boats and rigging.


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24 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Moderate SEly breeze. Crew engaged repairing rigging and boats. Engineers force at work on engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, rainy and squally. Gentle to fresh breeze from SE. Calm last two hours.


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25 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Calms and light SEly breezes. Crew at work repairing rigging, boats and engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather overcast till 4pm. Afterwards clearing weather. Light breeze to light airs from W and NW and calms.


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26 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and cool. Calms and light NW to NNW airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear, pleasant and calm.


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27 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather generally clear and pleasant. Fog and mist between 7am and 9am. Crew at work on boats and making Jacobs ladders. At 11am Rear Admiral Kimberly hoisted his flag on board the USS CHARLESTON which was saluted by the Navy Yard battery with 13 guns.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light breeze from ESE and E and calms. Crew engaged as during forenoon. At 1pm the Admirals flag was hauled down on the USS CHARLESTON, a Junior Commodores flag hoisted and a salute of 13 guns fired from the Navy Yard.


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28 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant weather. Light Ely airs and breezes. Crew engaged working on boats and breaking out stores in after run.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy, pleasant weather. Calms and light Sly airs and breezes. Crew engaged on boats and restowing after run. Received on board the following stores: 100 lbs white zinc, 100 lbs white lead, 100 lbs red lead, 5 lbs chrome yellow, 5 gallons turpentine, 5 gallons alcohol, 1 dozen paint brushes, 1 gross each of 3, 2, 1, 1, 1 screws, 30 lbs boat nails, 1 lb fine shingle nails, 50 lbs salt water soap, 1 dozen sail needles, 10 fathoms 4-stranded rope, 30 lbs spun yarn, 1 coil 3 lanyard, 1 coil rattling stuff, 2 prickers, 50 yards canvas, 1 dozen scouring bricks.


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29 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzling rain from 6.00 to 8.00. Light airs from E to light breeze from SE. Crew engaged working on boats. Received 2000 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Rather cloudy with occasional light rain. Gentle to moderate breezes from S and SE, hauling to NW.


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30 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant, calms and light Wly airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair and pleasant. Crew at work on boats and cleaning ship.


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31 January 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, mild and pleasant. Crew at work on rigging and boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant during afternoon. Overcast during evening. Light airs from SW to W and calms. Crew engaged in repairing rigging, boats and engines. Ensign AM Beecher reported his return from leave and was detached from this ship, by order of the Secretary of the Navy.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1890


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1 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, warm and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. Cleaning ship and working on rigging, boats and engines. Ensign AC Almy was this day detached by order of the Secretary of the Navy.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and calms. Mr Nehm was rated Quartermaster by order of the Commanding Officer.


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2 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant first part. Thick fog latter part. Calms and light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes.


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3 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant first part, overcast last part. Light airs and breezes from S and W. Crew repairing boats, engines and rigging.


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4 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, light airs and breezes from W and S. Crew engaged in repairing boats and engines and reeving new lanyards in lower rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze from S to light variable airs. Crew engaged in repairing boats, engines and rigging of ship.


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5 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, light breeze to light airs from W and S. Crew engaged in reeving new lanyards to lower rigging, repairing boats and engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair. Light variable airs and breezes. Crew at work on rigging and boats. Ensign HC Poundstone reported for duty. [Ensign Homer Clark Poundstone was later an important influence in the development of the US Navy, partially in association with AP Niblack, previously Ensign on the Patterson.]


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6 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. Calms and light Nly airs. Crew at work on rigging and boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs to gentle breeze. Rattling down and engaged on ships boats in shop. USS ALERT went out of commission at 2pm.


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7 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear with fog from 4am to 8am. Light to moderate breeze from NE and ENE. Engaged in rattling down and overhauling boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant. NE breezes and airs and calms. Rattling down and repairing boats.


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8 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy. Calms and light Ely airs. Repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from WSW to light variable airs and calms.


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9 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Calms to light airs and breezes from W and SW.

[No entry for meridian to midnight for this day.]


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10 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from NW to light airs from SE. Crew at work on boats, engines and rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Light airs to breeze from NW to ESE. Rattling down and at work on boats.


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11 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, bright and cool. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE to NE. Engaged in rattling down and work on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Moderate breeze from NE to calms. Crew engaged rattling down and repairing engines and boats. Colors were half masted during funeral ceremonies for Medical Director, Adrian Hudson.


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12 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms to light variable airs. Crew engaged in repairing boats and rattling down rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cool. Light to fresh breeze from W to WSW. At work in rigging and on boats.


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13 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Light to stiff breeze from NW and NNW. At work on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Gentle breeze for light airs from NNW and calms. At work on boats and engines. Received 2000 gallons fresh water.


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14 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs from NW and S. Hoisted in crank shaft.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Overcast after 10pm. Light SWly breeze and calms. Engineers force engaged fitting shafting.


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15 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Raining after 8am. Calms and light airs from E and ESE. Fitting shafting. By direction of the Hydrographic Inspector, Paymasters Yeoman Lawson Sandford was this day transferred to the USC&GSS McARTHUR. [USC&GSS McARTHUR was a US survey steamer launched in 1874.]


Meridian to midnight:

Weather overcast with passing showers. Gentle to stiff breezes from SSE.


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16 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather overcast and raining. Gentle to very fresh breeze from SE, hauling to W at 7am, blowing in squalls.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather cloudy and raining. Stiff breezes to light airs from WSW, SW and SE, blowing in squalls.


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17 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather overcast and raining first part of watch. Partly cloudy rest. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW and S.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast with squalls and rain. Breeze light to moderate from S to SE. Shifting to WNW in light airs to breeze, latter part. At work on main engines and boats. C Dornin was appointed Paymasters Yeoman of USC&GSS Cosmos [survey launch] from this date.


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18 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast with showers of rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from WNW to SW. At work on boats and main engines. Hoisted in low pressure cylinder and piston and HP piston.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with passing showers and light squalls. Light to moderate breeze from S to SW. At work on boats and main engines.


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19 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and cloudy with rain. Light to gentle breeze from SE to NE. At work on boats and main engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Light breeze from NE. Moderate breeze to light airs from E. At work on boats and main engines. Enlisted for the cruise Ah Hand (Landsman).


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20 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy first part, partially clearing towards noon. Light to fresh breeze from NE to E in squalls first part. Moderate Sly breezes last part. Crew at work on boats and engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast and rainy. Gentle to light Sly breezes. Crew at work on boats and engines.


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21 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast with passing showers. Heavy hail and rain squalls at 7.00. Clearing at 9.00. Light variable airs and breezes. Crew at work on boats and engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather cloudy with passing showers. Light variable airs and breezes. At 2.00 USS ALBATROSS hauled alongside Patterson. [US Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS was a twin-screw steamer built as a marine research vessel and launched in 1882.] At 4.00 shifted berth up dock.


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22 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and breeze. Dressed ship mast head from sunrise to sunset. At 3.20 USS THETIS hauled alongside dock. [USS THETIS was a bark-rigged steam cutter, built by Alexander Stephen and Son, Dundee, Scotland, as a sealer and whaler, hull reinforced for ice operations, launched 1883, purchased by US Navy for Greely Arctic rescue mission.]


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23 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. With fog during early am. Calms and light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and cool. Light airs to breeze from WSW to SW.


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24 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, overcast during early morning. Light to gentle breeze from NW to WSW. Overhauling boats and main engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast and cloudy with light passing showers. Light to stiff breeze from SSW to W. At work ashore. Dropped down close to USS THETIS.


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25 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with overcast weather and light passing showers after 7am. Light to gentle breeze from W to SW. At work on boats and main engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and squally first part, clear and pleasant last part. Gentle to fresh breeze from WSW. At work on boats and engines.


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26 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Moderate breeze from W to light breeze from ENE. At work on boats and engines.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light variable airs and breezes and calms. At work on boats and engines. Lieutenant Commander HB Mansfield this day received his commission to date from January 3rd 1890.


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27 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Calms and light airs and breezes from E and N. At work on boats and engines. Fitted fishes on mainmast.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE and NE. At work on boats and mast fishes.


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28 February 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Weather partially cloudy. Light variable airs and moderate breezes from ENE and NE. The following men were discharged at their request, their services being no longer required: S Johannssen, S Gorsen, Axel Anderson and Oliver Martenson (Seamen), Ah Hoy and Ah Long (Landsmen).



LOGS FOR MARCH 1890


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1 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather overcast, light airs and breezes from ENE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from ENE, calm last hour. At work on boats and mast fishes.


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2 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, warm and pleasant. Calms and light to gentle Ely breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast with light rain about 7pm. Gentle breeze to light airs from NE and E shifting to SSW and S during rain.


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3 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and overcast. Light variable airs and calms. At work on boats and mast fishes.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cool. Light airs from E to SE. Calm at midnight. Fishing foremast and at work on boats. USS CHARLESTON left dock and hauled to buoy in the stream.


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[Duplicate scan for 4 March]

4 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light to gentle breeze from ESE and E. At work on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with passing showers and rain. Light variable airs to breezes. Received for ships use: 50 gallons mineral sperm oil and 1 gallon spar varnish. Enlisted for the cruise, special service US C &G survey, Ah Sin (Landsman).


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[Duplicate scan 5 March]

5 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with rain and fog till 10am, when began clearing. Light airs to breezes from SW to SE. At work on boats and overhauling chains. USFCS ALBATROSS left at 9.50am.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light SW breezes and airs. USFCS ALBATROSS returned to buoy at 2.40pm. Crew working on boats and overhauling chains.


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6 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calms to light variable airs, changing to light airs and stiff breeze from SE to SSW. Crew working on boats. Finished overhauling chains.


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7 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy first part. Fair latter part, stiff breezes to light airs from Sd and Wd. Crew working on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair, gentle SE and SE breezes.


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8 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Weather cloudy with occasional rain. Light SE breezes veering to W and SW and blowing in moderate squalls. USS MONONGAHELA left Navy Yard at 11am. [USS MONONGAHELA was a barkentine-rigged sloop launched in 1862.]


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9 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather fair, gentle breeze from SW early am. Light variable airs rest of morning.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear. Light to gentle breeze falling to light airs, direction S to WNW.


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10 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, light airs to breeze from WNW to SW. Fitting chocks in mast partners. At work on boats. Received 6 new lantern globes.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breezes from SW to NW. At work on boats and masts.


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11 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. Cleaning out store rooms and working on boats and masts. Enlisted for the cruise, special service USC&G Survey, Joe Hanson (Seaman). Received on board the following articles: 12 yards No 1 canvas, 135 feet 6 pine.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear warm and pleasant. Light airs from SE to W. Wedging masts and working on boats.


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12 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from NW to E. Wedging masts and working on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SE and WSW. Calms. Crew engaged as during forenoon.


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13 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light to gentle breeze from NE. Engaged wedging main mast, repairing boats and securing on board stores for the forward mess. Enlisted for cruise, special service, USC&G, Hans Hansen, (Seaman).


[No entry for meridian to midnight.]


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14 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SE to gentle breeze from E. Received on board: 125 feet redwood boards. Received from general storekeeper: 35 hammocks, 2 cabin cots and 225 yards condensed flax and cotton canvas.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from E to SE, calms. Crew at work on masts and boats.


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15 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light airs and breezes from SE. Received the following stores: 2 dozen tumblers.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather fair. Light ESE breeze and calms.


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16 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Weather fair, clouding up in pm. Calms and light Wly breezes. USS ALBATROSS came in and secured to buoy at 8am.


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17 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather overcast. Light SE to SW airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, warm and pleasant. Light rain after 8pm. Light airs and breezes from SW to E.


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18 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy with squalls. Gentle to stiff breeze from E to SE. At work on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light variable airs to breezes. Calm at 10.00. At work on boats.


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19 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with rain till 7am. Clearing afterwards. Light airs to breeze from S to W, first part, light to stiff breeze from WNW afterwards. At work on boats. USFC Steamer ALBATROSS left. USS CHARLESTON hauled out of dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Moderate to gentle breeze from WNW. Got up steam in Vixen and gave her a trial trip. Scraped deck of ward room.


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20 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight: Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. Gave the Pirate a trial trip. USS CHARLESTON hauled alongside the wharf. Rigged out head booms.


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21 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally fair, pleasant weather. Light SWly airs and breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Light airs to gentle breezes from SW to WNW.


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22 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight: Generally overcast, cloudy with showers of rain. Light variable airs and breezes. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. Ah Sin (Landsman) was this day declared a deserter by order of Commanding Officer.


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23 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Very pleasant weather. Light to moderate breeze from SW to WNW.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant. Light SWly airs and breezes and calms.


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24 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Weather clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. At 5.15pm USS McARTHUR came in.


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25 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight: Generally overcast and raining. Light to moderate SWly breezes. Cast off from wharf at 10.30 and hauled out to buoy abreast dry dock.


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26 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight: Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW to NW. USS IROQUOIS arrived at 7.45pm. [USS IROQUOIS was a US Navy Mohican Class sloop launched in 1859.]


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27 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant with calms and light variable airs to breeze. Hauled into dry dock at 6am. Ensigns Joseph Strauss and FW Jenkins this day reported for duty on board the PATTERSON. [Ensign Joseph Strauss eventually became Admiral and Commander of the Asiatic Fleet.]


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to breezes from SW and W. Scraping ships copper and repairing same.


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28 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Clear and pleasant until 6pm. Overcast, cloudy and rainy from 6pm to midnight. Cleaning and painting iron on ships bottom. Received 300 gallons fresh water.


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29 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. At 7.00 hauled out of dry dock and moored ship to buoy. At 7.15 USS CHARLESTON hauled out to buoy. Discharged at his own request, CA Hanson (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Weather overcast, squally and raining. SW breeze, light to stiff.


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30 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA,

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to midnight:

Weather overcast, squally and raining during am. Clearing during pm. Light breezes to stiff squalls from W, S and WSW.


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31 March 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Weather clear and pleasant. Calms and moderate WNW and NW breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light airs to breeze from W to NW. Discharged from Naval Service by reason of expiration of enlistment, Eric Swanberg (Quartermaster) and HL Ford (Master-at-Arms. Also A Zedell at his own request.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1890


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1 April 1890

Mare Island to San Francisco, CA

Lat 38.00, Long -122.40 [Est]


Midnight to midnight:

Clear, bright and pleasant, light variable airs at first. Moderate to stiff breeze from S to Wd afterwards. Started fires at 10am. Got underway from Mare Island at 10am. Steamed out slowly, testing engines. Anchored off San Francisco at 2.25pm. In getting out Vixen sprung forward davit. H Hansen (Seaman) was this day rated Quartermaster. HL Ford, enlisted as Seaman, was rated Master-at-Arms. Using main boiler for heating ship. At 5.30pm got steam and shifted berth. Let fires die down in main boiler for heating.


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2 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and hazy. Hoisted Pirate to repair plank of stern bearing.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cool. Moderate breeze from W to SW. Discharged the following men by reason of expiration of Enlistment: Niels Helberg (1st class Fireman), S Stromdahl (Seaman), Charlie Halverson (Seaman), Johan Nielsson (Seaman), John Anderson (Seaman). Received on board 2700 gallons of water. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Olaf Sexe (Seaman).


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3 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and pleasant. Light variable breezes. USS RANGER arrived in the harbor and proceeded to Mare Island. [USS RANGER was a US Alert class gunboat launched in 1876. A survey vessel at this time, she was later renamed USS Rockport, then USS Nantucket.] Enlisted for the cruise, special service, S Stromdahl, A Coderberg, M Stern (Seamen). Discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment, JG Bogert (Machinist) and MP Hearne (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Light to stiff breeze from WNW to WSW, falling calm at pm. Arrived on board stores for cruise.


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4 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to Meridian:

Hazy and fair. Calm with occasional light Wly airs and breezes. Discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment, M Olsen (1st class Fireman). Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Ah Jim, A Soderstrom, AL Zedell, and MP Horne and also JG Bogert (Machinist). By order of Commanding Officer MP Hearne was rated Boatswains Mate.


Meridian to midnight:

Received: 1 foresail, 1 lower and upper and one poop awning. Unshipped the davit of port launch.


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5 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant weather, light to gentle Wly breezes. Sent port boats davit ashore to be straightened. Crew bending sails. At 7.00 USRC RUSH came to anchor in the stream. [USRC RUSH was a US revenue cutter launched in 1885, the second ship with the same name.] Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Aug. Nielsen (Seaman) and Martin Olsen (1st class Fireman). Discharged E Laf (Quartermaster) by reason of expiration of enlistment.


Meridian to midnight: Cloudy, rainy in the evening. Light to gentle Sly breezes. Bending sails.


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6 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and misty, light to gentle breezes from S and SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, pleasant weather. Light to moderate breeze from SW to WSW.


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7 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Light airs from WSW shifting to SW in light to gentle breeze. Got on board and stepped port launch davits.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, warm and pleasant. Gentle SWly breeze to light airs from SW. Received the seasons supply of stores at mooring. Ensign AN Wood was this day detached by order of the Secretary of the Navy. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Swen Swenson and rated him Ships Writer by order of Commanding Officer.


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8 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian: Fair, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from NW to light airs from NE. Received on board 20 tons of coal. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, FD Berglund, Thomas Wells, Sigfred Sivertsen, Frederick Bye and Karl GF Jensen (Seamen).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm most of the time, varied by light breeze from WSW.


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9 April 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian: Clear fine weather. Calms with light variable airs and breezes. Receiving stores for cruise.


Meridian to midnight:

Very pleasant weather, light airs to breeze from NW. Calms in the bay. Ship ready for sea. At 5.45 US Cruiser CHARLESTON came to anchor in the bay. Sent an officer to board her.


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10 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 37.90, Long -123.00 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Calms and light Nly airs. At 8.20 the US Cruiser CHARLESTON steamed out of the harbor. Received on board 1550 gallons fresh water. At 9.20 got underway and steamed out of San Francisco Bay. Under steam alone. PA Engineer GD Strickland was this day detached from this vessel. EH Wells, AB Schanz, EJ Glave, Frank Price, and John Dalton, the exploring expedition [Frank Leslie Newspaper Expedition], reported on board.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear first hour, afterwards foggy. Moderate to gentle NW breeze. Standing out past Point Reyes. Instructed crew in duties at fire quarters. At close of watch on course NNW W under steam alone.


4pm to 6pm:

Pleasant weather. Gentle to moderate breeze from NW. Steaming the course.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear overhead, hazy around the horizon. Fresh to very fresh breeze from NW.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool, very fresh breezes to moderate gale from NW and NW x W.


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11 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 38.82, Long -123.75


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant weather, hazy around horizon. Very fresh breeze from NW and N x W. Moon rose at 12.55. Steam alone.


4am to 8am:

Clear and hazy. Moon showing first part. Fresh breeze to moderate gale in squalls from NW x W. Heavy sea. Ship pitching heavily at times. Steamer passed to N at 4.20. Land in sight on starboard hand.


8am to meridian:

Hazy around horizon. Moderate gale blowing steadily from NW x W. At 11.00 set single-reefed mainsail and reefed fore staysail and hauled by the wind on starboard tack, engine just turning over. At meridian Point Arenas bore N x W W.


Meridian to 4pm:

Hazy and cool. NW gale. Took in fore staysail at 2.00. Hove to under steam and reefed mainsail.


4pm to 8pm:

Cool, hazy about horizon. NW gale, under steam and reefed mainsail. Set close-reefed spanker and increased revolutions to keep ship up.


8pm to midnight:

Cool and hazy. Gale blowing steady from NNW but having tendency to increase in force towards end of watch. Under slow steam, single reefed mainsail and close-reefed spanker, shipping sea occasionally.


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12 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 38.87, Long -124.03


Midnight to 4am:

Clear weather. NNW gale with occasional lulls. Hove to under reefed mainsail and spanker, and steam.


4am to 8am:

Clear and cold. Very fresh breeze to moderate gale from NNW. Heavy cross sea. Ship lying to under reefed mainsail and spanker, and steam, on starboard tack until 7.00 when went around.


8am to meridian:

Clear and cool. Very fresh breeze from NNW and NW. Lying to under reefed mainsail and spanker, and steam, on port tack, sea decreasing at end of watch.


Meridian to 4pm:

Hazy and cool, very fresh breezes to moderate gale from NW. Rough sea.


4pm to 8pm:

Slightly hazy around horizon. Moderate NW gale. Hove to under steam, reefed mainsail and spanker. Rover off new lower topsail braces.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool. Hazy around horizon. Very fresh breeze from NNW. Ship lying to under reefed mainsail, close-reefed spanker and steam. Went about on starboard tack at 8.10.


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13 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 39.83, Long -124.43


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Very fresh breeze from NNW. Sea moderating. At 2.00 tacked and headed N for the rest of the watch. Shook reef out of mainsail and spanker between 3.00 and 4.00 and set fore staysail. At 4.00 went ahead, usual speed on engines.


4am to 8am:

Generally clear, hazy about horizon, light stratus clouds. Fresh to very fresh breeze. NW x N. Moderate to heavy sea with wind, under steam, both mainsail and spanker and fore topsail. By the wind on port tack. Land in sight to starboard. Schooner to larboard at end of watch standing to Nd.


8am to meridian:

Hazy. Very fresh NW breeze, moderate at times. Took two reefs in spanker and single reef in mainsail at 10.00.


Meridian to 4pm:

Very fresh breeze from NW, moderating at times. By the wind on port tack, standing in towards shore. SW of Point Delgada [incorrect spelling in log; possibly mistaken for Punta Gorda] at end of watch. Staysail, reefed mainsail and reefed spanker, and steam.


4pm to 8pm:

Clear overhead, hazy about horizon. Fresh breeze from NW shifting to NNW at 7.30. At 7.00 took in all sail. Set sail at 7.30. Sighted Mendocino Light at 8.00.


8pm to midnight:

Moderate gale from NNW. At 10.00 Mendocino Light bore N W. Two steamers passed, one standing to SW and one to NW.


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14 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 40.75, Long -124.48


Midnight to 4am:

Hazy about horizon, stiff breeze from NNW. Under steam, staysail, reefed mainsail and close-reefed spanker. Hauled by the wind with Mendocino Light bearing NW N. At 3.50 put ship on port tack. Moonrise at 3.15.


4am to 8am:

Clear with haze-covered horizon. Bright moonlight. First part stiff to very fresh breeze from NNW and NW. Moderate to heavy sea. Lost sight of Mendocino Light at 4.20. At 6.00 Revenue Cutter CORWIN passed steering to S under steam and sail. [US Revenue Cutter THOMAS CORWIN was a topsail schooner-rigged steam cutter, built by Oregon Iron Works, Portland, OR, completed 1876.] Exchanged color salute. A schooner passed steering to Sd. By the wind on port tack under steam, staysail, reefed mainsail and spanker until 7.30 when took out reefs. At 7.50 took in all sail, changed course to N x E; under steam alone.


8am to meridian:

Hazy and cool. Stiff to very fresh breeze from N shifting to NW x N at noon.


Meridian to 4pm:

Hazy; stiff to fresh breeze from NW x N and NNW. Set fore and aft sails. Stopped engine at 12.37 and stood by the wind on port tack. Started ahead under steam at 12.50. Took in all sails at 2.30. Schooner in sight during watch beating up the coast. Trinidad [Head] Lighthouse bore NE x N at 4.


4pm to 8pm:

Moderate to light breeze from NNW. Clear and pleasant, hazy around the horizon. Steam alone.


8pm to midnight:

Hazy and damp. Light to gentle breeze from NNW and N x W. Hoisted and hauled down jib at 11.30.


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15 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 43.00, Long -124.78


Commences and until 4am:

Hazy around horizon. Light airs and breeze from N to SE. On course NNW under steam alone.


4am to 8am:

Clear and hazy. Light variable airs to breeze till 7.00 when light breeze came out from SSE. Set topsail at 7.55. Took in all sails. Under steam alone at end of watch. Steam schooner passed going to Sd.


8am to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Hazy. Light to gentle breeze from WNW. Set fore and aft sails at 10.00. Cape Orford [Blanco] in sight at 10.15.


Meridian to 4pm:

Fair, pleasant weather. Light to gentle breeze from WNW and NW x W. Under jib, flying jib and mainsail and spanker, and steam. Sighted two steamers standing to the Sd during the watch.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy pleasant weather. Light breeze from NW at 5.00. Took in and stowed all fore and aft sails. At end of watch under steam alone. Course N x W W.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, light NW breeze. Under steam alone.


8pm to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Hazy about horizon and low fog from 10.00 to 11.30. Light breeze to light airs from NW and WNW. Under steam alone.


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16 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 46.22, Long -124.77


Commences and until 4am:

Partially cloudy with calm and light airs from W to SSW. Sighted a sailing vessels lights at 2.00.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather, light to gentle breeze from SSE to S. At 4.40 set all square sail.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Moderate Sly breeze. Discharged Maurice Goulden (Machinist) by reason of expiration of enlistment. Saddle Mountain bore NE x E E. On course under steam and square sail. Changed course at noon to NNW.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast with drizzling rain. Moderate breeze from SSE to SW. Under steam and square sail and mainsail. Course NNW.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain. Moderate breeze from SE to S x E.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and rainy. Moderate to gentle breeze from SSE. At 6.15 took in mainsail. At 6.35 took in and furled all square sail. At end of watch under steam alone, course NNW.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Fresh squalls from SE. On course NNW. Slowed engine at 8.45, changed course at 10.00 to NW.


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17 April 1890

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.50, Long -124.80 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and rainy. Moderate breeze from SE, falling to light breeze from S. Steaming NW at reduced speed.


4am to 8am:

Foggy, overcast and rainy. Light breeze from S shifting to W x S at 3.00 and clearing the fog. Sounding. Set topsails at 7.20.


8am to meridian:

Foggy, overcast and misty. Light breeze from W x S to SW. At 8.20 took in topsails. At end of watch under steam and jib. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Maurice Goulden (Machinist. By order of Commanding Officer J Thorsen (Seaman) was rated 1st class Fireman.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy to moderate light breezes from SW to NW. Occasional light rains. On course E x S standing into Strait of Juan de Fuca. Passed several sailing vessels and tugs at mouth of strait. Set square sail at 3.30.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, moderate breeze from NW. Under steam standing up Strait of Juan de Fuca.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and damp. Moderate to gentle breeze from SE to ESE.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant, gentle SW breeze. Standing in for anchorage in Port Townsend Harbor. At 12.50 anchored.


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18 April 1890

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Commences and until meridian:

Cloudy but pleasant. Light to moderate breezes from WSW and W. Stood in to Port Townsend and anchored at 12.50. Allowed fires to die out. Started fires in auxiliary boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, cool and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from West. Loosed sails at 1pm and furled at 5pm.


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19 April 1890

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from SW, falling to light airs from WNW. Crew engaged cleaning ship and distilling.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs to gentle breezes from W to NW. Distilling.


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20 April 1890

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs, variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light airs from N to moderate breeze from W.


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21 April 1890

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Moderate breeze from WNW to calms. At 8.00 got up anchor and steamed to Hadlock. Anchored and hauled ship alongside wharf. Crew engaged in bringing lumber aboard.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cool, calms to moderate NW and Wly breezes. Finished taking lumber on board having received 20,000 feet. Got up anchor and stood down to Port Townsend. Anchored at 5.15. Discharged AG Anderson (Quartermaster) by reason of expiration of enlistment.


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22 April 1890

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Commences and until meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Light to moderate breezes from W and SW. US Revenue Cutter WALCOTT left the harbor. [USRC WALCOTT was a schooner-rigged steamer acquired in 1873.]


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, warm and pleasant. Gentle breezes to light airs from SW. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, AG Anderson (Seaman) and rated him Quartermaster, by order of Commanding Officer.


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23 April 1890

Port Townsend, WA, to Victoria and Departure Bay, BC

Lat 48.41, Long -123.39


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy, cool and pleasant. Hazy. Calms, light airs from SE to light breeze from W. At 5.00 hove up anchor and stood out of the harbor. Standing over Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria.


8am to meridian:

Hazy about horizon, clear overhead. At 9.30 anchored in Victoria Harbor, pilot at conn. Light airs and breezes from SSE.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, light ESE airs and calms. At 12.15 left Victoria Harbor, pilot at conn. Standing up through Haro [Hardo in log] Strait.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear, pleasant, light NW breeze. Stood out up Strait of Georgia, pilot conning the ship.


6pm to 8pm:

Fair, cool and pleasant, hazy. Light NWly breeze. Standing through Strait of Georgia, pilot conning the ship. Discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment, C Krogh (1st class Fireman).


8pm to midnight:

Light breeze from W. Steamed into Departure Bay. Pilot conning ship. Anchored in harbor at 9.30. Banked fires.


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24 April 1890

Departure Bay, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms. Hauled in to dock at 9.30 and commenced coaling ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Pleasant weather, light NE breeze. Coaling ship. Received on board 64 tons. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Christian Krogh.


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25 April 1890

Departure Bay, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Calm and pleasant. Calms to light NNE airs. Coaling ship. Received on board 52 tons.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms to light airs, generally Ely. Finished coaling having received 153 tons in all. Received 2200 gallons of water. Hauled out to buoy at 3.30. Cast off from buoy at 10.25 and stood out of Departure Bay. Standing up through Strait of Georgia, pilot at the conn. Received on board one clinker built boat purchased at Nanaimo.


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26 April 1890

Departure Bay to Port Simpson [Lax Kw'alaams], BC

Lat 50.37, Long -125.70 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy, warm and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. Hazy, steaming through the Strait of Georgia, pilot conning the ship.


4am to 8am:

Fair and cool. Light airs, variable in direction. Abreast of Mitlenatch Island [Whitenotch Island in log] at end of watch.


8am to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant, with passing showers last hour. Calm and light variable airs. Standing through Discovery Passage and Johnston Strait. At 10.15 passed through Seymour Narrows. Ship conning by pilot.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light to gentle breezes from SE to SW. Standing through Johnstone Strait, pilot at conn.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, warm and pleasant. Light variable airs. Standing through Johnstone Strait. Pilot conning. Abreast Alert Bay at 6pm.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs, variable in direction. At end of watch at N end of Malcolm Island. Pilot conning.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool, light variable airs. Standing through New Channel and Queen Charlotte Sound, pilot conning.


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27 April 1890

Departure Bay to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 52.50, Long -128.45 [latitude 50.50 in log]


Commences and until 4am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Standing through Queen Charlotte Sound and Fitz Hugh Sound, pilot at conn.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy first part, overcast latter part, warm, pleasant. Light Nly airs and breezes. Fog Rocks bore abeam at 6.15. Entered Lama Pass at 7.00. Passed the steamer BOSKOWITCH at 5.00 [probably the wooden cargo steam schooner BARBARA BOSCOWITZ]. Pilot conning.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs and breeze from NW and N. At 10.00 entered Milbanke Sound [historically Millbank] and at 11.30 Finlayson Channel, pilot conning.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and cool. Light Nly airs and calm. Standing through Graham Reach.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, light airs to breezes from Nd and Wd. Standing through Graham and Fraser Reaches.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling rain last hour. Light Wly airs and breezes. Standing through Fraser and McKay Reaches. Passing Point Cumming at close of watch. Met steamer SARDONYX.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzling rain. Light airs and breezes from W. Standing up Grenville Channel during the watch, passing Hepburn Point at 10.50.


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28 April 1890

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast with light drizzling rain. Light variable airs. Standing through Grenville Channel and Arthur Passage. At end of watch entering Malacca Passage, pilot conning.


4am to meridian:

Overcast with drizzling rain. Light airs and breeze from NW. Stood through Chatham Sound and Cunningham Passage. Anchored at 7.48 in Port Simpson Harbor. Discharged Peter Tonneson (1st class Fireman) by reason of expiration of enlistment.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and drizzling rain towards midnight. Light variable airs and calms. Crew at work preparing Cosmos for launching.


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29 April 1890

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and rainy. Calms and light variable airs. Crew engaged in launching Cosmos.


Meridian to midnight:

Foggy and rainy. Crew engaged in launching the Cosmos off the ways. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Peter Tonneson (1st class Fireman). Hauled the Cosmos off at 11pm.


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30 April 1890

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Commences until meridian:

Cloudy with overcast, tending to clear. Calms and light airs from WNW. Fitting out Cosmos.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs. Fitting out Cosmos.



THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson
Operations in Alaskan waters 1890

JP map Carlile P. Patterson Alaska 1890

LOGS FOR MAY 1890


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1 May 1890

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant with occasional banks of fog. Light NE breezes and airs to calm and variable airs. Coaled and watered Cosmos and tried the engines.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to stiff breezes from W and WSW. Passed clothing and small stores. Got up anchor at 2.00 and stood over towards Revillagigedo Channel with Cosmos in tow, pilot conning the ship.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear warm and pleasant. Moderate to gentle breezes from WSW. Standing through Revillagigedo Channel, pilot conning. At 5.15 set fore and aft sail except spanker.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW. Standing through Revillagigedo Channel in charge of pilot. Abreast of Mary Island at end of watch.


8pm to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Light breeze from W. Standing through Revillagigedo Channel and Tongass Narrows, pilot conning.


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2 May 1890

Port Simpson, BC, to Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 56.50, Long -132.97


Commenced and until 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Light to stiff Westerly breezes. Standing through Clarence Strait, pilot conning.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from W. Standing through Clarence Strait, pilot conning.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Gentle breezes decreasing to light airs from W. At 9.30 set foresail, mainsail and headsails. Took in and furled all sails at 11.30. At noon entered Wrangell Narrows.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from N. At 2.40 entered Frederick Sound from Wrangell Strait. Pilot conning.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and cool. Moderate breeze from WSW. Standing through Frederick Sound.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Moderate to light breeze from WNW. Standing through Frederick Sound. At 7.25 stopped abreast Fan signal and landed the astronomer.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool. Light to moderate breezes from WSW. Stood in under Cape Fanshaw and anchored at 8.50.


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3 May 1890

Port Simpson, BC, to Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 57.87, Long -133.87 [Est]


[There is no entry for midnight to 4am]


4am to 8am:

Gentle breezes from WNW. Got up anchor and stood through Stephens Passage, pilot conning. Passed some floating ice.


8am to meridian:

Clear and cool. Light airs and breezes from WNW. Steaming through Stephens Passage from Holkham Bay to Grand Island.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and cool. Light breezes from NNW. Standing up Lynn Canal, piloted by Mr Francis. Started Cosmos off under an officer to look for an anchorage.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs from Nd and Sd. Left Ensign Poundstone with instruments at Lena Point. Ensign Slocum left in Cosmos at 4.50 to find an anchorage for ship. Standing up Favorite Channel, pilot conning.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, cool and calm. Standing through Lynn Canal, pilot conning. At 7.39 anchored in William Henry Harbor [Bay]. Banked fires.


8pm to midnight:

Fair and cool. Calms and light airs from SSE.


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4 May 1890

Port Simpson, BC, to Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


[There is no entry for midnight to 4am]


4am to 8am:

Cool and pleasant. Calms to light airs and breezes from SSE and NW. At 6.00 got up anchor and steamed out of William Henry Harbor. At end of watch standing up Lynn Canal, pilot conning; Eldred Rock bore abeam.


8am to meridian:

Stood up Chilkat Inlet and anchored at 9.53 in Pyramid Harbor. Banked fires.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear, fine weather. Calms and light airs and breezes from ESE and SE. At 1.30 Alaska exploring party left the ship; at 1.55 hove up anchor and stood down Lynn Channel.


4pm to midnight:

Clear and very pleasant. Light SEly airs and calms. Anchored in William Henry Harbor at 5.20.


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5 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.60, Long -135.00 [Est]


[There is no entry for midnight to 8am]

8am to meridian:

Clear, fine weather. Calm and light air, variable in direction. Lowered launches. Cosmos returned at 10.30, when ship got underway and steered down Lynn Canal, towing launches. Distance steamed by Cosmos since leaving ship, 42 miles.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, calm and light variable winds. Standing down Favorite Channel, up Saginaw Channel and at end of watch steaming down Barlow Cove for an anchorage, under pilot.


4pm to midnight:

At 4.03 anchored in Barlow Cove. Hauled fires. Sent boat out to sound around anchorage. At low water planted tide gauge and began tidal observation.


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6 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Cloudy weather. Light airs to light breeze from SE. At 7am sent Vixen towing whaleboat and Pirate towing the gig to build signal for triangulation. Cosmos towing the cutter left the ship on detached service with Ensigns Slocum and Strauss to build signals for main triangulation. Vixen and Pirate returned at 6pm, the former having run 23 miles and the latter 17 miles. Engaged in building watering trough.


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7 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Cloudy during early part of day, clear and pleasant with light breeze from Nd and SWd later. Sent Vixen and Pirate to build signals for main triangulation. Sent dinghy to build hydrographic signal within the harbor. Vixen, Pirate and dinghy returned to ship at 6pm. Finished building watering trough. Loosed and dried the sails.


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8 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant. Calm during early hours of day, then light airs to light breeze from Nd and Wd. At 5pm wind shifted to Sd and Wd, light, decreasing breeze. Pirate and Vixen went out to build signals for main triangulation; dinghy building signals in the harbor. All boats returned at 7pm. Cosmos returned to the ship from detached service.


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9 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant, with light airs from Wd and NW; towards evening from Sd and Wd. The Cosmos, Vixen and Pirate were sent out to build signals for main triangulation, dinghy to occupy signals in the harbor. All boats returned in the evening. Measured a base line of 1115 meters between signals Bit and Dot and in Barlow Cove. Engaged in watering ship and cleaning bilges.


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10 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant. Light airs to light breeze generally from Wd. All boats were sent to measure base line between N and S bases. Boats returned at 9pm to the ship having made two separate measurements.


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11 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant. Light Nly breeze. Calm at times. At 6pm Cosmos left on detached service. Sent the mail to Juneau by pilot EH Francis who left the ship this day.


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12 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear, warm and pleasant. Generally calm during morning, light airs to light breeze from NW which at 7pm came out from Sd. Sent Pirate with two officers to begin the main triangulation; Vixen with one officer on same duty; and dinghy, two observers to carry on sextant triangulation of the harbor. Measured the wire of the base line. Sent wood cutting party ashore.


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13 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant weather. Light breeze from Nd and Wd during greater part of day, from SE in the evening. The Pirate and Vixen, each with two officers, engaged in occupying main triangulation signals with theodolites; dinghy with two observers engaged in running shore line. All boats returned to the ship at 7pm. Wood cutting party on shore. Filled auxiliary boiler with fresh water from shore.


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14 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant, with light breeze from Nd and Wd during early hours of the day and during evening wind from Sd and Ed. The Cosmos, Ensigns Faust and Jenkins, left on detached service to build and occupy signals in Lynn Canal. Pirate and Vixen engaged in occupying signals with theodolites, dinghy with shore line work. Unbent and stored below square sails.


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15 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Weather rainy, light airs, to light breeze, variable in direction. Light wind passing from Sd and Wd and Sd and Ed. The Vixen and Pirate engaged in occupying signals with theodolite, dinghy in running shore line. Wood cutting party on shore.


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16 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Raining moderately all day. Light breeze from Sd and Ed. Vixen and Pirate engaged in re-occupying signals with theodolite. Pirate towed dinghy to build signals. Wood cutting party ashore. Engaged in fitting pump in drum room and filling main boiler with fresh water from shore.


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17 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy with light breeze in squalls from Sd and Ed. The Pirate and Vixen were sent to occupy signals with theodolite. All boats, including Cosmos, returned to the ship in the evening. Engaged in filling main boilers with fresh water and in cleaning ship.


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18 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Generally rainy with light breeze from Nd and Wd. During middle of day cloudy with appearance of clearing. At 4.10 the PC Steamer CITY OF TOPEKA came alongside [CITY OF TOPEKA was a Pacific Coast steamer launched in 1884]. At 4.40 began coaling. Steamer left at 7.26; received on board 35 tons coal.


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19 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy during the entire day. Light to moderate breeze from Nd and Wd during forenoon. Fog coming in from seaward. At 1.30 wind shifted in a fresh squall to Sd and Ed accompanied by heavy shower and then gradually decreased. Barometer falling until just before squall when rose suddenly from 29.36 to 29.45 and continued rising. The Cosmos and Pirate, Ensigns Faust and Jenkins, were sent on detached service to the Nd for theodolite triangulation. The Vixen, Ensigns Slocum and Strauss, engaged in sounding in Barlow Cove. Expended one 80 lb and one 50 lb lead which cast into 25 5 lb leads. Wood cutting party on shore.


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20 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Generally rainy with wind in moderate to fresh puffs from Sd and Ed. The Vixen was sent to finish sounding in Barlow Cove; towed dinghy with one observer to cut in ledges at low water. Dinghy returned at 11am. At 1.30pm the Pirate, Ensign Faust, returned to the ship having missed the Cosmos which she was to have joined last night and being herself short of coal and provisions. Coaled and provisioned her for 3 days and sent her to search for Cosmos, Ensign Faust in charge. Recalled Vixen from her work and coaled and provisioned her for 3 days, detached service. At 8pm let go the port anchor.


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21 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Generally rainy with wind in moderate puffs from Sd and Ed. During afternoon the wind came out from the Nd and Wd inside the harbor. Clouds passing from Sd and Ed outside. At 2am the Vixen, Ensign Slocum, left the ship to search for Cosmos. The steamer CITY OF TOPEKA passed the mouth of the harbor, bound to the Sd at 2.30am. Sent out the mail to her in the Vixen. Vixen returned at 12.50pm having communicated with the Cosmos and Pirate. Wood party on shore cutting.


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22 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Weather, rainy with moderate squalls from Sd and Ed. Barometer fell to 29.29 and during am moderate squalls from Sd and Wd, began to rise continually the rest of the day. The Vixen was sent out to sound in Saginaw Channel, towing the whaleboat to develop shoals and the dinghy to run the shore line.


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23 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Generally rainy with moderate to fresh squalls from Sd and Ed and SW. The Vixen rebuilt the signals Bilge and Wake. The boats engaged as yesterday. The dinghy made 0 miles, being prevented from working by rough weather. Wood cutting party on shore.


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24 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy with wind in moderate to fresh squalls from Sd and Ed in the harbor, from Sd and Wd outside. The Vixen engaged in sounding in Saginaw Channel. Whaleboat same and dinghy in running shore line. All boats returning to ship at 6.30pm. Wood cutting party on shore.


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25 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clearing pleasant weather. Light breeze from Sd and Ed and Sd and Wd. Repaired feed pump of Cosmos.


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26 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant. Light airs to light breezes, variable in direction but generally from the Sd. Vixen engaged in sounding to the Wd of Retreat Peninsula; Pirate sounding in Saginaw Channel; whaleboat running shore line of Shelter Island. The Cosmos, Ensigns Slocum and Strauss, was sent to the Nd on detached service to triangulate, sound and run shore line. Sent supplies to the astronomer on Lena Point. Wood cutting party on shore. Repaired safety valve of Pirate which was disabled on the way back to the ship.


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27 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Overcast and cloudy. Light breeze, generally from Sd and Wd and Sd and Ed. Light sprinkle during forenoon and light drizzle in the evening. Vixen and Pirate engaged in sounding as yesterday. Whaleboat running the shore line. The Pirate, having struck a rock and injured her keel condenser tube, was hoisted for repairs. Lost 60 fathoms of wire, one lead and one drift float from Vixen. Wood cutting party on shore.


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28 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from Nd and Wd during the day, from Sd and Ed in the evening. Repaired the keel condenser of the Pirate. The Vixen engaged in sounding as yesterday; whaleboat developing shoals in Saginaw Channel; gig running shore line. Added to the ships complement of boats, one dory built by Carpenters Mate.


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29 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear, warm and pleasant. Hazy about the islands. Light airs generally from Sd and Ed. The Vixen and Pirate engaged in sounding in Lynn Channel, whaleboat running shore line. Wood cutting party on shore.


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30 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear warm and pleasant. Light sea and land breeze. Calm during most of the day. The Pirate and Vixen engaged in sounding. Loosed sail to dry. Wood cutting party onshore.


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31 May 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light airs from Nd and Wd. The Vixen and Pirate continued the sounding. All boats including Cosmos returned to the ship in the evening. Lost from Pirate one detaching rod. Total amount of wood cut during the month: 11 cords.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1890


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1 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant. Generally calm.


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2 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from Nd and Wd. In the evening from Sd and Ed. At 4am the Commanding Officer went to Juneau in the Cosmos which took the mail. Cosmos returned at 6.45pm having steamed 84 miles. Ensign Poundstone returned from the astronomical station. The Vixen, Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins, and Pirate, Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin, engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shore line. Wood cutting party ashore.


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3 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Cloudy, threatening weather with light to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Wind from Sd and Wd outside. The Cosmos, Ensigns Faust and Jenkins, and dinghy, Mr Ford, were sent in detached service to the Nd to sound and run shore line. The Vixen, Ensign Slocum and Mr Dornin, was sent on detached service to sound in Lynn Canal. Pirate, Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding. Wood cutting party on shore. The mail steamer passed the mouth of the cove at 7.45pm, bound S.


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4 June 1890

Barlow Cove to Juneau, AK, and back

Lat 58.29, Long -134.41 [Est]


Weather cloudy but pleasant. Light breeze. At midnight lighted fires under main boiler. At 3.30am began heaving in and at 5.55am started ahead. Left Barlow Cove towing the Pirate and steamed to Juneau, the Commanding Officer conning the ship. Arrived at Juneau at 11.15am. Sent a boat inshore, brought off the mail bag and left mail at Post Office. Left Juneau at 11.25am and returned to Barlow Cove, where anchored at 4.25pm in former berth. Hauled fires. The Pirate, Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding as yesterday. Left two tidal observers during ships absence from the harbor. Lost from Pirate while sounding 14 fathoms wire, 2 x 5 lb leads, 1 hand lead and 30 fathoms lead line and one current float.


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5 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Cloudy with occasional light showers. Raining steadily during latter part of day. The Pirate, Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding. Lost from Pirate while sounding, 8 fathoms wire, one 5 lb lead and one drift float.


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6 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy and foggy with light breeze from Nd and Wd. The Pirate, Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding. Lost from the Pirate 45 fathoms wire and 2 5 lb leads. Wood party ashore.


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7 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy throughout entire day. Light airs from Sd and Ed in main channel. The Pirate, Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding. All boats returned to ship at 6.30pm.


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8 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear, pleasant. Light airs to light breezes from Nd and Wd inside the harbor. From Sd to Wd outside.


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9 June 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Clear and pleasant, light SWly breeze in main channel. Vixen, Ensign Jenkins, and Pirate, Ensign Faust, engaged in building signals in Gastineau Channel. Cosmos, Ensigns Slocum and Faust and Mr Ford, left the ship on detached service to the Nd. Wood cutting party on shore. Added to the complement of boats, one dory built by Carpenters Mate.


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10 June 1890

From Barlow Cove to Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.35, Long -134.80 [Est]


Cloudy, pleasant during the day with moderate breeze from Sd and Wd. During early hours of the day wind in fresh squalls and in the evening weather overcast with light drizzle. At 7am lighted fires under main boiler and at 10am began heaving in and at 10.25am started out of Barlow Cove, with Pirate in tow, Commanding Officer conning the ship. At 1.25pm anchored in Fritz Cove, Douglas Island. Let fires die out under boiler. Set up a tide gauge. At 7am the Pirate, Ensign Faust and Mr Smith, left the ship to finish sounding in Barlow Cove. Returned at 10am and left again at 2pm to build signal in Gastineau Channel. Vixen, Ensign Jenkins, engaged in building signals. Left in Barlow Cove three tide observers and began observation for transfer of plane of reference.


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11 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Clear and pleasant. Calm most of the day. The Pirate, Ensign Faust, and Vixen, Ensign Jenkins, engaged in occupying signals with theodolites. Mr Smith in dory was sent to make a reconnaissance to the Nd and Wd from the anchorage. Sent wood cutting party on shore. Discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment Olaf Nilsson (1st class Fireman).


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12 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Cloudy; and during afternoon and evening, rainy. Wind in fresh squalls from ENE. The Pirate, Ensign Jenkins, was sent out to occupy signals with sextant. The Vixen went to Barlow Cove and brought the tide observers back to the ship. In the afternoon Vixen, Ensigns Faust and Mr Dornin, went out to sound in Gastineau Channel. The Cosmos returned from detached service as did the dinghy. Wood cutting party on shore. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Olaf Nilsson (1st class Fireman)


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13 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Clear and pleasant. Moderate to fresh squalls from ENE during the afternoon and evening. The Cosmos, Ensign, Slocum, left on detached service to build signals in Stephens Passage and to land the astronomer with outfit at Dark Cove. The Pirate, Ensign Faust and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding until noon when she was sent to build signals in Stephens Passage. Vixen, Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins, engaged in sounding; She returned at 4pm having grounded and bent her shoe, which was repaired. Dinghy, Mr Ford, returning [to] shore line. Wood cutting party on shore.


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14 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


The Vixen, Ensign Strauss, and Pirate, Ensign Faust, engaged in building signals in Stephens Passage. Dinghy, Mr Ford, in shore line work. All boats returned to the ship in the evening, the Cosmos, bringing the mail from Juneau. Steamer CITY OF TOPEKA passed up the channel at 4.30pm.


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15 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Cloudy and overcast. Generally calm to light airs from Nd. By order of Commanding Officer, Ah Hand (Landsman) was placed in double irons on full rations for 10 days, for purloining stores from the wine mess and attempting to sell them to the crew.


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16 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Hazy weather, bright and warm. Light airs from Sd and Wd. The Vixen, Ensign Slocum, towing whaleboat was sent to build signals in Stephens Passage, the Pirate, Ensign Strauss, to occupy signals with theodolite, and the dinghy, Ensign Jenkins, to run shore line of Portland Island. Engaged in repairing the engine of Cosmos. At 4pm Ensign Faust, in Cosmos left on two days detached service to carry the astronomer to Cape Fanshaw. Two light draft schooners passed through the canoe passage towards Juneau, with the nights high tide.


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17 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Weather hazy and warm. Light breeze from Sd and Wd. The Pirate, Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins, and Vixen, Ensign Slocum, engaged in triangulation with theodolite; Mr Smith, in dory, finishing the reconnaissance of the flats to Gastineau Channel. Wood cutting party on shore. Fitted gig with an iron shoe.


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18 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Clear, warm and pleasant. Light breeze from Sd and Wd and Nd and Wd. Ensign Slocum in the Vixen engaged in occupying signals with theodolites; Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins in Pirate sounding; Mr Smith, in dinghy on shore line work. All boats including Cosmos returned to the ship. Wood cutting party on shore.


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19 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light airs from S and W. Ensigns Faust and Jenkins left the ship on detached service in Cosmos to sound in Stephens Passage. Ensign Slocum in Vixen, towing whaleboat, and Mr Smith in dinghy engaged in running shore line. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Pirate sounding. Wood cutting party on shore.


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20 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Overcast with light rain. Generally calm. Ensign Slocum and Mr Smith, in Vixen, and Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Wood cutting party on shore. SS CITY OF TOPEKA passed to the Sd at 7am.


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21 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Generally rainy and calm. Weather clearing towards evening. Ensign Strauss, in Pirate, engaged in sounding. The Commanding Officer left the ship in Vixen to meet the Cosmos and go to Juneau. Vixen, Ensigns Faust and Jenkins, engaged in sounding having transferred from Cosmos. They returned at 6.30pm from detached service. The Cosmos returned at 9pm, bringing the mail.


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22 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.61


Clear and pleasant with light breeze from Sd and Wd. The steamer QUEEN passed to the Nd at 1.30. [The QUEEN was a Pacific Coast Steamship Co, steamer, previously known as the QUEEN OF THE PACIFIC. In service from 1882 to 1935.]


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23 June 1890

Fritz Cove, Douglas Island, to William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.60, Long -135.00 [Est]


Cloudy pleasant weather, light breeze, generally from Sd and Wd. Lighted fires under main boiler at 6am. At 8.45am began heaving in and at 9am started ahead standing out of Fritz Cove and up Favorite Channel under direction of the Commanding Officer. At 1.20pm anchored in William Henry Harbor. Let fires die out. Ensign Slocum in the Cosmos left the ship on detached service to carry tide observers to Barlow Cove and then to build signals for main triangulation to the Nd. Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins left the ship on detached service to sound.


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24 June 1890

William Henry Harbor [Bay], AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Generally overcast and cloudy. Rainy during afternoon. Calm and light airs, unsteady in direction. During middle of day wind in moderate breeze from S. Ensign Faust in Vixen was sent to build signals in Berners Bay. Vixen and Pirate returned in the evening. Erected water trough. Planted tide gauge and sent wood cutting party on shore.


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25 June 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Raining heavily throughout the day. Moderate to stiff breeze from Sd and Ed. Ensign Faust in the Pirate was sent to Berners Bay to build signals. The Vixen went to Barlow Cove to fetch the tide observers and returned at 4.50pm. All boats include Cosmos returned to the ship in the evening. By order of Commanding Officer released Ah Hand (Landsman), his term of confinement having expired.


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26 June 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Rainy with fresh breeze from Sd and Ed in the main channel. Ensign Slocum in Cosmos engaged in building signals to the Nd and at Sullivans Island. Ensign Strauss in the Pirate was sent to build signals at Endicott River and to the Sd of the harbor. Ensign Jenkins building harbor signals. Ensign Faust in the Vixen starting for Berners Bay was compelled to return by reason of rough sea in the channel. Wood cutting party on shore.


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27 June 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Raining heavily the entire day. Calm and light airs during early part of the day. Wind increasing during afternoon and blowing in fresh squalls from Sd and Ed in the channel. Ensign Slocum left in Cosmos on two days detached service to build signals to the Nd. Ensign Faust in Vixen at work in Berners Bay, building and occupying signals. Ensign Straus in Pirate was sent to occupy signals with theodolite but returned on account of unfavorable weather. Ensign Jenkins in dinghy engaged in occupying harbor signals with sextant.


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28 June 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Rainy with fresh breeze from Sd and Ed in the channel in heavy squalls at times. No boats were sent out, the weather being too unfavorable for work in the channel. The Cosmos returned from detached service. Measured a harbor base line between signals Hoof and Brown.


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29 June 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Overcast and cloudy with occasional light showers. At 4.30am Steamer ELDER passed the harbor going to the N'd. [GEORGE W ELDER was an Oregon Steamship Co steamer, launched in 1874.] Sent the Vixen to put the mail on board.


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30 June 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, clearing weather. Light breeze from Sd and Ed during forenoon, which shifted to WNW during afternoon. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in the Pirate, Ensign Strauss in the Cosmos and Ensign Faust in the Vixen were sent to occupy signals with theodolites for main triangulation. Wood cutting party onshore. At 6.30 the steamer ELDER passed to Sd.



LOGS FOR JULY 1890


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1 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Clear, warm and pleasant. Light breeze from Nd and Wd. Ensign Strauss in Cosmos left the ship on three days detached service to build and occupy signals with theodolite to the Nd. Ensign Slocum in Pirate and Ensigns Faust and Jenkins in the Vixen engaged in occupying signals for main triangulation. Wood cutting party on shore.


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2 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Clear, warm and pleasant. Foggy in the channel. Ensign Slocum in Pirate and Ensigns Faust and Jenkins in Vixen engaged in occupying signals with theodolites for main triangulation. Wood cutting party on shore. Dried the sails.


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3 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, hazy weather. Light breeze from Nd and Wd. Ensign Slocum and Mr Dornin in the Pirate were sent to sound in the main channel. Pirate returned at 12.30 by reason of leaky coils in boiler. Repaired it. Ensigns Faust and Jenkins in Vixen engaged in sounding in Berners Bay. Mr Smith in dinghy running shore lines. All boats returned at 6pm. Wood cutting party on shore. Fitted a prow shoe for cutter.


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4 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light breezes generally from the Nd. During the afternoon wind came out from Sd and Wd. At sunrise dressed ship with masthead flags in honor of the day. Added to the ships complement of boats, one skiff built by Carpenter's Mate.


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5 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy and pleasant weather. Light breeze from Sd and Ed during early part of day, from Nd and Wd later. Ensign Strauss in Cosmos engaged in occupying signals with theodolite. Ensign Slocum and Mr Dornin in Pirate were sent to sound in Lynn Channel; Ensigns Faust and Jenkins in Vixen to sound in Berners Bay; Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in dinghy engaged in shoreline work. At 1.40pm Pirate returned to ship having broken connecting rod and piston packing ring of HP engine. Repaired her and at 5.45pm sent her out to bring in dinghy from Berners Bay. Returned at 7.25pm. At 2.15pm Vixen returned with leaky oil. Engaged in repairing same.


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6 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Clear, pleasant and warm. Light airs from NW.


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7 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light land and sea breezes. At 9.15am steamer QUEEN passed to the Nd. At 7.20pm she passed to the Sd. At 5am Cosmos left the harbor to fetch the astronomer from old Auke Village. Sent mail by her which she put on board the QUEEN. At 8.30pm Cosmos returned to ship with astronomer. Ensigns Faust and Jenkins in the Vixen engaged in sounding in Berners Bay; Mr Smith in dinghy running shore line in Berners Bay; Ensign Slocum and Mr Dornin sounding in the Pirate. The Vixen spoke to the QUEEN and brought off a bag of mail. Wood cutting party on shore.


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8 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light sea and land breezes. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in Cosmos left the ship on detached service sounding to the Nd. Ensign Faust and Mr Smith in Vixen engaged in sounding in Berners Bay. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin sounding in the main channel. Mr Ford in dinghy engaged in shore line work.


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9 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light sea and land breezes. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in Cosmos left the ship on detached service, sounding to the Nd. Ensign and Mr Smith in Vixen engaged in sounding in Berners Bay. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin sounding in the main channel. Mr Ford in dinghy engaged in shore line work.


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10 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Calm and foggy during the early hours of the day. During forenoon light breezes from the Nd sprang up in the channel, blowing away the fog. Occasional light showers. Ensigns Strauss and Faust in Pirate began sounding in the harbor until fog lifted outside, when Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Pirate and Ensign Faust and Mr Smith in Vixen continued the soundings in Lynn Channel. Wood cutting party on shore.


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11 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy with occasional light showers. Light breezes from Nd and Wd. Ensign Faust and Mr Smith in the Vixen and Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Wood cutting party on shore.


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12 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light breezes from Nd and Wd. Ensigns Strauss and Faust in Pirate engaged in sounding in the harbor. Finished at noon. Cosmos returned to the ship at 5pm.


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13 July 1890

William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.71, Long -135.24


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light land and sea breezes.


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14 July 1890

William Henry Harbor to Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 58.80, Long -135.20 [Est]


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light to moderate breeze from E. Ensigns Strauss and Faust in Cosmos left for one week; Ensign Slocum in Pirate and Ensign Jenkins in Vixen for day, signal work. Got up anchor at 11.10am and steamed out of William Henry Harbor en route to Pyramid Harbor. Left two men and camping outfit for tide work. At 1.30pm launch Vixen with whaleboat in tow came alongside. Crank shaft of Vixen broken. Took both in tow at 2.10pm; overhauled launch Cosmos with condenser broken down. Turned and took her in tow and at 2.35pm headed ship for Pyramid Harbor. Anchored at 5pm. Let fires die out. Planted tide gauge and began observations for transfer of tidal data. Hauled Cosmos alongside cannery wharf ready for beaching at high water. Landed astronomer and outfit at Pyramid Island.


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15 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


The Pirates boiler was repaired after which Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in Pirate, Ensign Strauss in gig and Ensign Faust in dinghy went out to build signals. Pirate returned at 2pm and went out again to occupy signals with theodolites. Engaged in working on Cosmos which was beached at high water alongside the cannery slip.


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16 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Clear and pleasant. Light Ely and SEly breeze. Ensign Slocum in gig and Ensign Jenkins in whaleboat engaged in occupying signals with theodolites. Mr Ford in dinghy built one signal on the flats above the harbor. Ensigns Strauss and Faust left in Cosmos on detached service to build signals to the Sd and occupy them with theodolites for main triangulation. Repaired the Pirate and at 11.25am sent her to William Henry Harbor to fetch the tide observers and on the way down to land Mr Dornin at signal to occupy it with theodolite. Pirate returned at 10pm. Dried the sails. Engaged in working on Vixen.


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17 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Hazy and warm. Light to gentle breeze from Sd to Ed. At 7am all boats left the ship to measure a baseline between signals Nab and Bite, returning at 11am. In the afternoon Ensign Slocum in Pirate went to occupy stations with theodolite to close triangles. The Cosmos came alongside at 2pm and left again at 3pm to go on with her work. Finished repairs in Vixen. The cannery steamer CHILKAT arrived from Astoria.


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18 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Hazy and warm. Light to moderate breeze from E and SE. Ensign Slocum in gig and Mr Smith in whaleboat running shore line. Vixen towed the boats to working grounds and returned to the ship. Ensign Jenkins and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding.


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19 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Hazy, pleasant weather. Light to moderate breeze from Ed. Ensign Slocum and Mr Smith in Vixen and Ensign Jenkins and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat was sent to rebuild the signal on Pyramid Island. The astronomer returned to the ship with the chronometers and outfit. At 12.50pm sent gig out to board steamer CITY OF TOPEKA which arrived from Sitka and brought the mail. All boats returned to the ship. The Cosmos was hauled up on the beach alongside the cannery slip for repairs to keel condenser.


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20 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Cloudy with light sprinkle of rain at times during forenoon. The steamer CITY OF TOPEKA anchored near the ship at 5.10am and left at noon, carrying the mail. Repaired the Cosmos and floated her off at high water.


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21 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Cloudy, wet, occasionally light sprinkle. Gentle to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins and Mr Ford left in the Cosmos on detached service, sounding and shore line work to the Sd. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in the Pirate engaged in sounding. Ensign Faust in the Vixen in re-occupying stations with theodolites. Mr Smith in dory running in shore line of Pyramid Island. In the afternoon Ensign Poundstone in whaleboat went out to occupy signal Todd with theodolites. Purchased 17 cords of fire wood from cannery agent. Discharged from Naval Service at his own request, Thomas Wells (Seaman)


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22 July 1890

Pyramid Harbor to Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Clear and pleasant with light moderate breeze from Ed and SEd. Started fire under main boiler at 6am, began heaving in at 9.15am and at 9.35am started ahead, the Commanding Officer conning the ship. Anchored in Portage Bay at 12.15pm. Let fires die out. At 7pm Ensign Strauss in the Vixen and Ensign Faust in the Pirate left the ship to build signals in Chilkoot Inlet. By order of the Commanding Officer and for insubordinate conduct, AL Zedell, (Seaman) was restricted to the ship for one month. At 9.15am the Cosmos came alongside bringing the mail which had been obtained from the steamer QUEEN.


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LOG BOOK JULY 23rd 1890 TO OCTOBER 27th 1890


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Log Book for Steamer CP Patterson

Lieutenant Commander HB Mansfield USN, Commanding,

from July 23, 1890, to October 27, 1890


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[Instructions for completing log book. Not transcribed]

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[Form of general dimensions of vessel. Not transcribed]

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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander, joined April 1, 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant, joined April 1, 1889

HC Poundstone, Ensign joined February 5, 1890

GR Slocum, Ensign, joined January 23, 1888

J Strauss, Ensign, joined March 27, 1890

FW Jenkins, Ensign, joined March 27, 1890

WH Faust, Ensign, joined April 9, 1889


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12, 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25, 1890


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23 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy and warm. Generally calm. Light breeze from Nd and Ed at times. Ensign Strauss in Vixen and Ensign Faust in Pirate engaged in building signals. At 7.40am the astronomer left with his outfit and instruments to establish an astronomical station. Planted a tide gauge and began tidal observations.


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24 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Clear, warm and pleasant. Generally calm. Mr Dornin in Vixen and Ensign Faust in Pirate engaged in occupying stations with theodolites.


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25 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Rainy with occasional heavy squalls from SE. Moderate swells. Ensign Strauss in Vixen and Ensign Faust in the Pirate engaged in occupying stations with theodolites. Mr Smith in skiff running in shore line.


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26 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy with occasional rain during early part of the day. Light breeze from E in moderate squalls during afternoon. Ensign Strauss in Pirate and Ensign Faust in Vixen engaged in occupying signals with theodolites. All boats returned to the ship in the evening. One pair of binoculars accidentally broken while out in the Vixen. Lost from Cosmos while sounding 200 fathoms of wire, one detaching rod and two 5 lb leads. The tide observers left in Pyramid Harbor returned to the ship by the Pyramid Harbor Canning Co steamer LILIAN.


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27 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Overcast and cloudy, with rain at intervals. Wind in moderate to fresh squalls from SE. Considerable swell; during latter part of the day the wind fell light and sea decreased.


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28 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy with light breeze from Sd and Ed until afternoon when wind increased, blowing in moderate to fresh squalls from Sd and Ed. Ensign Strauss in the Vixen, Ensign Jenkins in Pirate and Ensign Faust in Cosmos engaged in occupying signals with theodolites, for main triangulation. The Cosmos communicated with the astronomer leaving him a supply of fresh water. Mr Dornin in whale boat was sent to re-occupy signals Cramp and Style.


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29 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Overcast and cloudy with occasional light sprinkle. Wind in heavy squalls from Sd and Ed. Ensign Slocum in the Pirate, Ensign Jenkins in the Vixen and Ensign Faust in Cosmos engaged in occupying signals with theodolites. Lost overboard from Cosmos one 20 gallon breaker. At 1.50pm let go port anchor.


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30 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Foggy and squally during forenoon with occasional shower. Wind from Nd and Ed and later from E. Ensign Faust in Cosmos went to Taiya Inlet to occupy signals with theodolite. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in Pirate and Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Vixen engaged in sounding.


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31 July 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Foggy during early part of day with light airs from Nd. At 9.30am fog began to lift, wind coming out in light increasing breeze from Ed. Ensigns Strauss and Faust in Cosmos left on three days detached service to sound to the Sd and occupy signals with theodolite. Mr Smith in the whaleboat and Mr Ford in the dinghy ran shore line. Ensign Slocum in the Vixen went up Taiya Inlet to occupy station with theodolites. Ensign Jenkins and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1890


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1 August 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy, clearing weather during forenoon and afternoon cloudy with threatening appearance during latter part of day. Ensign Slocum and Mr Smith in the Vixen and dinghy engaged running shore line. Ensign Jenkins and Mr Dornin sounding in the Pirate. Broke out port store room and restowed it.


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2 August 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy, with wind blowing a fresh gale, in squalls from E in the channel, from the Sd and Ed outside. Heavy sea. All boats went out to measure a base line between signal Tin and Sop. Sea too rough to complete the measurement. Wire carried away while reeling in. Pirate returned to the ship with port bow stove in by collision with Vixen. The cutter was swamped and it being impossible to get her off the beach she was left there until gale abated. Vixens reel was left at signal Tin. At 12.10pm let go port anchor, at 6.15pm veered to 30 fathoms port chain and to 75 fathoms starboard. Hoisted and repaired Pirate. Lost about 200 fathoms of wire, one pair scales and 4 oars. The Cosmos returned from detached service having steamed since July 31, 56 miles.


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3 August 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy with fresh gale from Sd and Ed, rough sea. At 3pm clouds began to break away and wind to decrease.


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4 August 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy weather. Moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. The Cosmos, Ensign Slocum and Mr Dornin. Pirate, ensign Jenkins and Mr Smith, engaged in sounding Taiya Inlet. Vixen, Ensigns Strauss and Faust, engaged in re-occupying signals with theodolite. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shore line. Lost 60 fathoms wire and 2 leads from Cosmos. Recovered the cutter left on the beach on Saturday. Hoisted her inboard for repairs, her starboard quarter having been stove in by the sea.


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5 August 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Clear and pleasant, light to moderate breeze from Sd and Ed. Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins in Vixen and Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shore line in Taiya Inlet. At 9am the Commanding Officer in Cosmos went up Taiya Inlet and returned at 3pm. Engaged in repairing cutter.


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6 August 1890

Portage Bay, AK

Lat 59.23, Long -135.43


Cloudy and pleasant weather, light airs during early hours of the day, moderate to fresh breeze in the afternoon. All boats went out to measure base line and returned at 11am. Hoisted both launches. Ensign Slocum in the Cosmos was sent to carry the astronomer from his station at Chilkoot signal to Pyramid Island and to occupy signals Date and Nat. At 1pm started fire under main boiler and got underway at 3pm, and steamed to Pyramid Harbor anchoring at 5.10pm. Let fires die out. While underway passed the steamer QUEEN standing to the Sd. By order of the Commanding Officer and for being disobedient and insolent, Ah Hand (Seaman) was given one weeks extra duty.


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7 August 1890

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Clearing weather, light breeze from Sd and Ed. Hauled the Cosmos up on the beach alongside cannery slip and repaired her keel condenser. Floated her off at 11.30pm. Brought off the astronomers outfit; astronomer finished work on Pyramid Island. Brought off to the ship 11 cords of wood, purchased from the cannery agent.


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8 August 1890

Pyramid Harbor to Taku Harbor, AK

Lat 58.53, Long -134.95 [Est]


From midnight to 8am:

Clear and pleasant. Generally calm. Flood tide. At 3.00 started fires under main boiler. At 6.20 got underway and stood out of Pyramid Harbor and down Lynn Canal under direction of the Commanding Officer, towing the Cosmos.


8am to meridian:

Fair to cloudy weather. Moderate breeze to light airs from ESE and SE. Standing down Lynn Canal under steam alone, Commanding Officer conning. At close of watch off N end of Lincoln Island.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, warm and pleasant. Calm and light airs and breezes. Standing through the Lynn Canal and Seymour Channel, Commanding Officer conning.


4pm to midnight:

Clearing weather. Light breeze set in from N at 5.00. Standing in for Taku Harbor until 5.50 and then anchored. Let fires die out, lowered launches.


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9 August 1890

Taku Harbor, AK

Lat 58.07, Long -134.02


Cloudy and pleasant weather. Light airs, generally from Sd and Ed. Planted a tide gauge. Ensign Slocum in Pirate was sent to Taku Inlet to make a reconnaissance. Lieutenant Dorn in Vixen went to Juneau carrying the mail; returned at 3.45pm. The Cosmos left for Cape Fanshaw at 7.20pm with the astronomer and his outfit.


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10 August 1890

Taku Harbor, AK

Lat 58.07, Long -134.02


Cloudy with light drizzle at times. Light airs form Sd and Ed. At 4am the Cosmos returned from Cape Fanshaw with the astronomer. Marked tidal eddies during early part of the afternoon, to which ship sheered about heavily.


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11 August 1890

Taku Harbor to Juneau, AK

Lat 58.16, Long -134.15 [Est]


Day began with heavy squalls from Sd and Ed accompanied by rain. Ship sheering about to tidal eddies and having foiled her anchor, dragged slightly during the night. Ensigns Slocum and Faust in the Cosmos, Ensign Jenkins and Mr Ford in Pirate, towing the whaleboat, left the ship on two weeks detached service to make a survey of Taku Inlet. Sent a full supply of provisions on the Cosmos. Ensign Strauss in Vixen engaged in building signals in Gastineau Channel. At 8am lighted fires under main boiler, at 11.05am got underway and stood out of Taku Harbor, the Commanding Officer conning the ship. Left two tide observers to take day tides during ships absence. At 1.20pm anchored in Juneau Harbor. Let fires die out. Got a mail from steamer ELDER, which left the harbor at 2pm. At 6pm sent a mail to Douglas Island wharf to steamer ELDER which left there at 9pm, going to the Sd.


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12 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Cloudy with occasional light showers from Sd and Ed. Ensign Strauss in Vixen and Mr Smith in gig engaged in building signals in Gastineau Channel. At 8.40pm steamer CITY OF TOPEKA arrived at Juneau Wharf. Received a mail from her.


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13 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Weather cloudy with occasional showers, light breeze from Sd and Ed. Ensign Strauss in dinghy and Mr Dornin in dory, Mr Smith in gig, engaged in occupying signals with theodolites. The Vixen was sent to Taku Inlet to communicate with the party at work there. She returned at 11.30am towing Pirate which had lost her propeller and broken her shaft. Put in a new shaft and at 4pm sent her back to Taku Inlet. The Vixen went out again to tow back the dinghy and whaleboat. At. 9.30am the CITY OF TOPEKA went over to Douglas Island City wharf where she left at 10pm. At 9.50pm USS PINTA anchored near the vessel. [USS PINTA was a screw tug, engaged as a US seal fishery protection vessel, based in Sitka, Alaska.] The Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the USS PINTA; her Commanding Officer returned the call in the afternoon.


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14 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Hazy, pleasant weather. Light to gentle breeze from Nd and Wd and Sd and Wd. Ensign Strauss in Vixen, Mr Smith in gig and Mr Dornin dinghy engaged in occupying stations with theodolites.


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15 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Cloudy and gloomy weather, light airs to light breeze from Sd and Ed. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Vixen engaged in sounding. Mr Smith in dory re-occupying stations with theodolites. Finished repairs to cutter and sent her for water.


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16 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Overcast and clouds. Calm and light SE airs. Pirate returned at 3.45pm with her propeller off and launch Vixen with boiler tube burst. Repaired Pirate, expended one propeller, lost in Taku Inlet. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin engaged in sounding in Vixen.


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17 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Clear and pleasant, light to moderate breeze from SW. At 1.15pm Ensign Faust in Pirate left for Taku Harbor Inlet.


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18 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from W. Mr Smith in gig engaged in running shore line. At 1pm having finished repairs on Vixen, Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin went out to sound and search for reported rock near S end of Douglas Point. Vixen returned at 5pm requiring repairs to boiler.


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19 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Clear, pleasant, with moderate breeze from Wd. In the afternoon cloudy and overcast. Repaired Vixen and at 1.15pm Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin went out in her to sound in the harbor.


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20 August 1890

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Steamer CITY OF TOPEKA came in at 8.10am and went to other dock at 11.45am. Started for Sd at 4pm. Took water and got the water trough on board. Commanding Officer made a trip up Gastineau Channel in launch Vixen. Got on board 1322 feet of 1 x 6 lumber, 358 feet of 2 x 3 and 842 feet of 2 x 4 and 3 bolts of 176 yards signal cloth. At 12.15pm sighted the steamer QUEEN going in Taku Inlet. At 7.15pm she came up the channel and made fast to Douglas Island wharf. Sent over the Vixen and got the mail. The QUEEN came over to Juneau wharf at 8.55pm.


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21 August 1890

Juneau to Taku Harbor

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Clear and pleasant, light to gentle breeze from W. At 9am sent the Vixen to communicate with the party in Taku Inlet. The steamer QUEEN left at noon for Sitka. At 11.00am started fires under main boiler. At 2pm steamed out of Juneau, under direction of Commanding Officer, and stood down Stephens passage to Taku Harbor where anchored at 4.30pm. Banked fires. Vixen returned to the ship at 5pm. Pirate and Cosmos returned at 7pm with the Taku Inlet surveying party.


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22 August 1890

Taku Harbor to Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.35, Long -134.80 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather, generally calm. Spread fires. Hoisted in launches and at 7.37 started ahead towing the Cosmos. The Commanding Officer conning the ship. Put over patent log when Grave Point was abeam.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy but pleasant weather. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW. At 8.35 sighted the USS PINTA steaming out of Gastineau Channel; at 12.06 lost sight of her steaming up Favorite Channel. During watch steaming up Stephens Passage and Saginaw Channel. At 10.30 made all fore and aft sail except fore topmast staysail. At 11.10 took in all except jib. Took in jib at 11.20 and furled all sail. Served out clothing and small stores.


Meridian to midnight:

Hauled in patent log at 12.06 reading 40.07 miles. Anchored in Barlow Cove. Got out and watered and coaled launches, let fires die out. Wind increasing to moderate gale in squalls during closing hours of the day with occasionally heavy rain.


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23 August 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Generally rainy with wind in moderate squalls from S and E and S and W. At high water beached Cosmos, repaired keel condenser and floated her off at evening high water. Ensign Faust in the Vixen went out for reconnaissance of Funter Bay; Ensign Strauss in Pirate to build signals.


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24 August 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Raining at intervals throughout day. Light airs to light breeze from Sd and Ed in puffs at times.


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25 August 1890

Barlow Cove to Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.35, Long -135.00 [Est]


Clear and pleasant, light airs from Sd and Ed, drawing up channel from Sd and Ed. At 7am Ensign Strauss in Cosmos and Ensign Jenkins in Pirate, towing whaleboat, went out to build signals. Ensign Slocum, Vixen, was sent to make a reconnaissance of the southern limit of the sheet. Started fires under main boiler at 7am. At 10.30am got underway and stood out of Barlow Cove, and then to Funter Bay, under direction of Commanding Officer. At 1.20pm anchored. Let fires die out. Planted a tide gauge and began observation for transfer of tidal data. Astronomer started his star observations. Dried sails.


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26 August 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Raining heavily all day, fresh squalls from Sd and Wd during forenoon. Ensign Slocum in Cosmos, Ensign Strauss in Vixen, towing gig, Ensign Jenkins in Pirate, towing whaleboat, and Mr Smith in dinghy engaged in building signals.


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27 August 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Rainy at intervals throughout entire day. Light breeze from Sd and Ed, drawing through mountains from Ed and from Nd. Ensign Slocum in Cosmos and Ensign Strauss in Vixen went out to build signals. The Pirate left at 7am for Barlow Cove to fetch tide observers; returned at 2pm. Weather cleared in the evening and the astronomer occupied his station. Measured baseline between signal Dig and Rye.


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28 August 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Weather cloudy during first half of day. Raining heavily all afternoon. Light to moderate breeze from Nd and then from Sd and Ed. At 4.15am sighted steamer ELDER standing towards Ice Strait. Ensign Slocum left in Cosmos, detached service, to carry on triangulation to the Sd. Sent mail on Cosmos. Ensign Jenkins in Pirate and Ensign Strauss in Vixen engaged in occupying stations with theodolites. Mr Smith in the afternoon in dinghy engaged in shore line work. The astronomer engaged with his observations. At 12.30pm the USS PINTA passed the harbor standing to the Sd.


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29 August 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Clear and pleasant. Ensign Strauss in Vixen and Ensign Jenkins in Pirate engaged in occupying signals with theodolites for main triangulation. Ensign Faust in whaleboat sounding in the harbor. Mr Smith running in shore line of harbor. Dried the sails. Astronomer engaged with his observations.


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30 August 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Hazy weather. Generally calm, occasional light airs from SW. Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins in Vixen and Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Smith in whaleboat running in shore line. Ensign Slocum in Cosmos returned at 2pm and then went out to occupy signal at the mouth of harbor, returning at 5pm. The astronomer engaged with his work on observations. Sent a detail out to Funter Island at sunset to wait for mail steamer.


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31 August 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Hazy and pleasant. Light airs from Nd then gentle breeze from SW. Sent relief party out to watch for the steamer.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1890


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1 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Overcast and cloudy with occasional light rain. Light breeze from Sd and Wd. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in Cosmos engaged in sounding. Ensigns Strauss and Faust, Mr Smith and Mr Dornin in Vixen, whaleboat, dinghy and dory engaged in sextant triangulation off Point Couverden. The Pirate under repairs.


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2 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Cloudy and overcast; during the afternoon rain set in. Wind blowing moderate to fresh breeze in channel outside the harbor, with choppy sea accompanying. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins in Cosmos left on detached service to sound to Sd. Ensigns Strauss and Faust in Vixen engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in Pirate and Mr Smith in whaleboat running shore line about Point Couverden.


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3 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Raining heavily during greater part of day. Moderate to stiff breeze in squalls from Sd and Ed and Sd and Wd in channel; choppy sea. At 3am steamer ELDER passed to the Nd. Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith in Vixen, Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in Pirate, engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shore line.


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4 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from Sd and Ed in the harbor. Clouds passing from Nd during forenoon, but in afternoon coming from Sd and Ed in main channel. At 6.35am the Revenue Cutter CORWIN entered the harbor but did not anchor. Her Commanding Officer called, after which the CORWIN steamed out on her way to Juneau. Sent mail by her to be delivered to steamer ELDER. Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith in Vixen and Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Ford running shore line in whale boat until 12.30pm when he returned to the ship. Dried sails. Moderate swell coming in from seaward during afternoon.


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5 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Overcast, cloudy and partly foggy. Light to stiff breeze from Sd and Ed. Light airs from Nd and Wd in the afternoon. Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in whaleboat engaged in sounding in the harbor until 11am when returned to the ship. Repaired Vixens coil and at 1am [?] Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith went out to sound in the harbor. The steam schooner JAYHAWKER anchored in the harbor. [A steamer JAYHAWKER was built in Seattle in 1888.] Mr Ford in Pirate went out on a two day detached service to run shoreline to the Sd. Lost 50 fathoms wire and one 7lb lead, sounding.


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6 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Day began with wind in moderate squalls from Nd and Ed, backing to Nd and Wd and SW, light rain. Ensign Strauss and Mr Smith in Vixen and Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in whaleboat engaged in sounding in Swanson Harbor. All boats returned to the ship.


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7 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Clear and pleasant weather. Light to gentle breeze from Sd and Wd. Hazy during afternoon. The astronomer engaged in taking observations. Paid subsistence money to crew.


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8 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Hazy, pleasant weather. Light airs from Sd and Wd. Ensigns Slocum and Jenkins left in Cosmos on detached service to sound. Ensign Faust and Mr Smith left in Pirate on detached service to complete the survey of Hawk Inlet. Mr Ford in Vixen finished line work near Point Augusta. Dried the sails. Crew engaged in general work about ship. The Vixen lost one 30 lb boat anchor.


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9 September 1890

Funter Bay, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Clear and pleasant weather. Light airs to light breeze from Sd and Ed. Foggy in channel during part of day. Ensign Strauss in Vixen went out to occupy signal with theodolites. Tarred down rigging. Engaged in general work.


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10 September 1890

Funter Bay, to Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.25, Long -134.90


Partly cloudy, pleasant weather. Light airs to light breeze from Sd and Wd. Ensign Strauss and Mr Dornin in Vixen finished the sounding at mouth of harbor after which Vixen went out to tear down signals for lumber to use in coaling ship. Mr Ford finished shore line and Mr Dornin developed rock near gauge Poland. At 11.30am started fire under main boiler. Began heaving in at 2.45pm, at 3.10pm started ahead. Stood out of Funter Bay and up Lynn Canal to Barlow Cove in charge of Commanding Officer. At 5.55pm anchored. Brilliant display of aurora borealis.


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11 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Overcast and threatening weather. Wind in puffs from Sd and Ed varying in force from light to stiff breeze. Light rain at times. Engaged in preparing deck for coaling and in general work.


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12 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy with moderate to stiff breeze in puffs from Sd and Ed. Engaged in general work. Rove off running gear.


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13 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy with wind; moderate to heavy squalls from SE. At 2.30pm Cosmos returned the ship. Pirate returned at 3.30pm. Lost from Cosmos 200 fathoms of wire, one lead, and from Pirate, two clamps.


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14 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Cloudy and overcast. Stiff to moderate breeze decreasing to moderate airs from Sd and Ed. Light rain in evening. At 10.45am CITY OF TOPEKA came alongside. Began coaling at noon, finished at 4pm. Steamer left at 4.15pm. Draught of ship after receiving 60 tons coal. 10' 5/12" forward and 13 aft.


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15 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Day began cloudy and pleasant, with decreasing breeze from Sd and Ed. During morning clear and pleasant; at 11am began to cloud over and during afternoon and evening wind increased slightly from Sd and Ed with occasional showers. Ensign Slocum and Mr Dornin in Cosmos and Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins in Pirate left on detached service to finish sounding in Lynn Canal.


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16 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Rainy during greater part of day, light breeze from Sd and Ed. At 1pm Ensign Faust and Mr Smith in the Vixen, towing whaleboat, left for Oliver Inlet on detached service. Ensigns Strauss and Jenkins in Pirate returned to the ship from detached service.


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17 September 1890

Barlow Cove, AK

Lat 58.33, Long -134.88


Cloudy unsettled weather. Moderate to stiff breeze from Sd and Ed. At noon Ensign Jenkins in the Pirate left the ship on detached service in Oliver Inlet. The Cosmos returned to the ship at 4pm.


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18 September 1890

Barlow Cove to Juneau, AK

Lat 58.20, Long -134.60 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Raining heavily. Moderate puffs from Nd and Nd and Wd. At 6.30am lighted fires under main boiler. Ensign Poundstone in Cosmos with astronomers outfit left the ship for Cape Fanshaw at 6.30am. At 9.40am began heaving in; at 10am started ahead. Standing out of Barlow Cove and down Stephens Passage, the Commanding Officer conning the ship.

[Note: The remarks log for the day ends here, but the weather page indicates that she anchored at 3.20pm at Juneau.]


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19 September 1890

Juneau to St John Harbor, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Day began clear overhead and calm. Low fog. At 6.20am USRC CORWIN left the harbor.


Noon to 8pm:

Generally overcast, cloudy with fog and occasional showers of rain. Bent square sail and furled all sail. Lighted fires under main boiler at 7pm.


From 8pm to midnight:

Light drizzle with light breeze from Sd and Ed. Began heaving in and started ahead. Standing down Gastineau Channel, pilot Francis conning the ship. From 11pm to midnight, moderate to stiff breeze with driving rain. At end of watch standing down Stephens Passage.


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20 September 1890

Juneau to St John Harbor, AK

Lat 57.09, Long -133.40 [Est]


Commences and until 4am:

Overcast and rainy. Moderate to fresh breeze from E to SE. Standing through Stephens Passage under steam alone, pilot conning. Off mouth of Holcomb Bay [presumably Holkham Bay] at close of watch.


4am to 8am:

Overcast and rainy with moderate breeze from SE. Standing through Stephens Passage, pilot conning.


8am to meridian:

Rainy with fresh squalls from Sd and Ed. Stood in through Cleveland Passage to Cape Fanshaw, where at 9.15 stopped the engine, brought Cosmos alongside and got her ready for towing. Brought off astronomers outfit and at 10.15 started ahead, Cosmos in tow, towards Wrangell Narrows. By order of the Commanding Officer and for insolence to the Executive Officer placed AL Zedell in double irons for trial by court martial.


Meridian to 4pm:

Stiff to moderate breeze with rain from E to SE. Standing down Frederick Sound. Pilot conning.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and rainy. Gentle to moderate breeze from SE with fresh squalls first hour. Standing through Wrangell Straits, pilot conning under steam alone.


6pm to 8pm [presumed]:

Overcast, rainy. Moderate to fresh breeze in squalls. Standing through Wrangell Narrows and Sumner Strait. Stopped and reversed engine at 7.50. Stopped and hauled Cosmos alongside. At 8.40 came to in St. John Harbor. Banked fires.


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21 September 1890

St John Harbor, AK, to Ward Cove, BC

Lat 56.00, Long -132.70 [Est]


Day began with light breeze from Sd and Ed, occasional light showers. At 4.15am spread fires. At 5.10am got underway towing the Cosmos. Standing out of St John Harbor in charge of pilot. Fog banks on the horizon. Standing down through Sumner Strait. At end of watch standing down Snow Passage into Clarence Strait under charge of pilot.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, squally and rainy. Gentle to very fresh breeze from SE and ESE. Stood out of Snow Passage into Clarence Strait, pilot conning. Passing Point Stanhope at close of watch, Cosmos in tow.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, foggy and rainy. Light airs and breezes from ESE. Standing through Clarence Strait. At 3.15 Ship Point bore abeam.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy throughout the watch. Gentle to stiff breeze from S to ESE with frequent stronger squalls.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast with driving rain, stiff to very fresh breeze from ESE. Standing through Clarence Strait and Western entrance to Tongass Narrows under charge of pilot.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, rainy, very fresh squalls from ESE and S. Stood in towards Ward Cove and anchored at 8.50. Banked fires.


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22 September 1890

Ward Cove to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.80, Long -131.00 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, squally and rainy. Moderate Sly breeze to gentle breeze from ESE. Got underway at 4.30 and stood out of Ward Cove. Steaming through Tongass Narrows and Revillagigedo Channel, pilot conning the ship.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with tendency to clear. Light breeze from SSE. At 9.45 Black Rock abeam, distant one mile. A summary court martial met at 10.00 and adjourned at 11.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from Nd and Ed. Standing towards anchorage at Port Simpson. At 1.30 the summary court martial recommenced and adjourned at 1.55. At 3.30 anchored in Port Simpson. Let fires die out in main boiler. Hauled Cosmos alongside to discharge coal. Navigator left the ship to set up for astronomical work.


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23 September 1890

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Calms to light variable airs and breezes. Crew engaged in cleaning the Cosmos, ships deck. Putting away gear. Sent working party ashore to work on Cosmos ways.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, pleasant weather. Light breeze from Sd and Ed. Working party ashore at work on Cosmos ways. Court martial proceedings in the case of Anton Leonard Zedell (Seaman) were published: Finding, guilty; sentence, to be discharged from the Naval Service with bad conduct discharge and three months loss of pay. Loss of pay reduced by Commanding Officer to $47 60/100 and referred to Secretary of the Navy for his action. Prisoner was restored to duty.


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24 September 1890

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian: Cloudy. Light Ely airs and breezes. Sent all hands ashore to haul up Cosmos. Navigator returned with astronomical outfit. Working party returned at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and rainy. Wind varying in force and direction. The crew in charge of the Executive Officer completed repairs on the Cosmos.


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25 September 1890

Port Simpson to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 53.93, Long -130.18


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast and rainy. Calm, light variable breezes to gentle breeze from SSE. At 5.45 began heaving in and at 6.00 got underway and stood out of Port Simpson Harbor. Standing through Chatham Strait under steam alone, the pilot conning the ship.


8am to meridian:

Overcast first part, fair, pleasant weather later part of watch. Light airs and breeze from S to SW, variable last hour. Standing down Chatham Sound and Malacca Passage. Abreast of Bedford Island at noon.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear, pleasant, light airs from SE. Standing through Grenville Channel under steam alone. Cleaning ship and scraping dinghy.

[No entry for 4pm to 6pm]


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant, light variable airs. Standing through McKay Reach under steam alone. Pilot conning the ship.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy with occasional fog right inshore. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Standing down Fraser and Graham Reaches, pilot at conn. At 9.42 abreast Red Cliff Point. At 11.50 North end of Sarah Island abreast, heading down Finlayson Channel.


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26 September 1890

Port Simpson to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 51.85, Long -127.95 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant first part, overcast later part of watch. Standing through Finlayson Channel and Milbanke Sound. At 4.00 North Island bore abeam.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and foggy first half of watch. Light airs from E and SE. Stopped engine at 4.00 on account of fog. Clearing at 4.40; went ahead. Steaming through Milbanke Sound and Seaforth Channel. Passing Bella Bella village at close of watch.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, light rain. Light to gentle breeze. Standing through Fitz Hugh Sound, the navigator conning. At 11.20 set head sails and mainsail. Abreast Hector Island [presumably Hunter Island] at end of watch.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy. Wind varying in force from light airs to stiff breeze from SE to SE x E. Paddle Rock abeam at 3.50. Ship conned by pilot Francis.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and cloudy. Moderate to stiff breeze from Sd, standing across Queen Charlotte Sound, pilot conning.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy. Fresh breeze from SE to E x S. Standing across Queen Charlotte Sound. Storm Island abeam at 7.20.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy. Fresh to stiff Ely breeze. Standing across Queen Charlotte Sound, pilot conning the ship. Fort Rupert Island bore abeam at 11.45.


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27 September 1890


Port Simpson to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 50.39, Long -125.83 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and cloudy. Moderate to very fresh breeze from E x S to ESE. Squally and drizzly last hour. Standing down Johnstone Strait. Beaver Cove abeam at end of watch.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy. Moderate to very fresh breeze from ESE. Squally and drizzly. Standing down Johnstone Strait. At end of watch Cracroft Island bore abeam.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and drizzling first half of watch. Very fresh to moderate Ely breeze. Standing through Johnstone Strait. Pilot conning.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy. Cool pleasant weather. Gentle to light breeze from E to SE. Standing through Johnstone Strait, Discovery Passage and Strait of Georgia. Steam alone, pilot conning the ship.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and overcast. Gentle to stiff breeze from ENE to ESE.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, cloudy with light drizzling rain. Gentle to light breeze from ESE. Standing down Gulf of Georgia, steam alone.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy, light to gentle breeze from ESE to E x N. Standing through Strait of Georgia. Passed Sisters Rock at 10.20.


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28 September 1890

Departure Bay, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and misty. Light to gentle breeze from SSE. Standing through Gulf of Georgia, pilot conning ship. Standing in to anchorage at Departure Bay at 2.15. Made fast to buoy at 2.40.


4am to meridian:

Generally overcast and foggy. Light airs from E to calms. Hauled alongside coal dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with thick haze. Calms.


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29 September 1890

Departure Bay to Victoria Harbor, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy, thick haze, calm. Began coaling ship at 10.00 and at noon had received on board 81 tons of coal.


Meridian to 6pm:

Overcast, raining until 4.00. Gentle breeze from WNW. Coal hulk Robert Ross was towed in. Steamer QUEEN passed out from Nanaimo. Received 1500 gallons fresh water. Started fires under main boiler at 2.00. Finished coaling at 4.15 having received in all 122 9/10 tons. Hoisted boats at 5.30. Left coal wharf at 5.55 and steamed out of Departure Bay. Pilot conning. F. Berglund (Seaman) returned on board 20 minutes after sailing hour; was placed in double irons by order of Commanding Officer.


6pm to 8pm:

Fair, pleasant weather. Gentle to moderate breeze from W. At 6.57 took departure from Entrance S Light. Slowed down at 6.00 to repair feed pump.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and cool. Moderate to light breeze from W to SSE. At 10.30 in Active Pass. At 11.50 East Point light bore NE x N. Steaming SE x E (mag). Pilot Francis conning.


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30 September 1890

Departure Bay to Victoria Harbor, BC

Lat 48.40, Long -123.20 [Est]


Commences until 4am:

Hazy first part of watch, afterwards foggy. Calm to light airs from Sd. Stood through Haro Strait. Slowed down at 3.00 and stopped at 3.20 on account of fog. Steamers whistling at close of watch.


4am to 8am:

Foggy. Light airs from SW to W. Drifting until 4.50. Anchored. Discovery Island fog horn bearing about NW x N.


8am to meridian:

Foggy with light airs from S. Sighted ship in tow of tug on starboard bow at 9.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Foggy with light airs until 1.45. Afterwards light breeze from SSW, fog lifting. Commenced heaving in at 1.45, got underway at 2.05. Stood in toward Victoria Harbor. Anchored in Victoria at 3.45. Pilot Francis left the ship. Got underway at 5.20 and anchored in Royal Bay at 5.44. Banked fires.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1890


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1 October 1890

Victoria Harbor, BC, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy, light rain last two hours, smoky, gentle SE breeze. Commenced heaving in at 7.45 and got underway at 8.00.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and hazy. Moderate to gentle Sly breeze. At 9.48 took departure East tangent, Discovery Island. At 10.15 set fore and aft sails. At end of watch Point Wilson Lighthouse was sighted on starboard bow.


Meridian to midnight:

Anchored in Port Townsend Harbor at 12.07pm. By order of Commanding Officer, F Berglund (Seaman) was released from confinement and discharged from the Naval Service; service no longer required. Discharged at their own request the following Seamen: TN Hamarens, A Soderstrom, M Steen, FO Berglund, Harry Hansen and PN Bidstrup.


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2 October 1890

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Thick smoke around the horizon. Moderate to light breeze from SW to WSW. Crew cleaning ship. Mr EJ Glave, passenger, left the ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs and breeze from SE. At 6.00 USRC CORWIN anchored in the harbor and at 8.05 the USS WALCOTT left her anchorage.


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3 October 1890

Port Townsend, WA, to San Francisco, CA

Lat 48.20, Long -123.00 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs from Sd. Ensign WH Faust left the ship on leave. Commenced heaving in at 9.45, got underway 10.07 and stood out of Port Townsend Harbor. Navigator conning the ship. Set sail at 11.00. New Dungeness Lighthouse bore NW ? W. Took in sails at noon on close of watch on course W ? S.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and hazy. Light airs from W to SW. Steaming through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


4pm to 8pm:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs to breeze from SW and S. At 7.52 Flattery Light bore S, 3.5 miles.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, raining. Gentle to stiff breeze from SE and ESE. Took in jib at 11.15. At close of watch on course S x E ? E under steam and mainsail.


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4 October 1890

Port Townsend, WA, to San Francisco, CA

Lat 47.15, Long -125.53


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and rainy. Fresh breeze from SE to SSE. Put single reef in mainsail and hoisted jib at 2.00. Steering by the wind.


4am to 8am:

Overcast and cloudy with occasional rain, especially first part of watch. Stiff to fresh breeze from SE, falling slightly and shifting to W at end of watch. At 4.30 set fore staysail and took in jib.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy until 10.30 when fog set in. Gentle to moderate breeze from SSE to SW x N. At 10.00 set jib, staysail and mainsail. At 11.00 set spanker. Miles since preceding noon, 167.8.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, foggy and raining. Moderate breeze from SW x S to S x W. Breeze dying out at 3.45. Took in all sails at close of watch; under steam alone.


4pm to 8pm:

Overcast with passing rain showers. Moderate breeze from SW to SSW. At 4.30 set main sail. At 5.00 set spanker, jib and staysail.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and misty. Moderate breeze from SW to SW x W. Weather showing a tendency to clear towards end of watch.


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5 October 1890

Port Townsend, WA, to San Francisco, CA

Lat 43.90, Long -125.62


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Moderate to gentle breeze from SW and SW x W. On course S x E ? E under steam and fore and aft sails.


4am to 8am:

Partly clear with haze and mist. Gentle breeze from SW to SW x W, shifting to W later part of watch, falling to light breeze. Ship rolling easy. At 6.00 set jib and fore sail. At 6.30 set topsails. At 7.30 took in square sails. Under steam and fore and aft sails at end of watch.


8am to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Light breeze from WSW. At 8.30 set topsail and lee clew of foresail. Number of miles run since preceding noon, 197.


Meridian to 4pm:

Hazy and fair, light airs to breeze from SW to WSW. Set up topgallant yard and set topgallant sail at 1.00.


4pm to 8pm:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Light airs from NNW and N. Took in sails at 4.00. Set topsail at 5.45, took them in at 6.30. On course SSE ? E under steam alone at end of watch. Passed two schooners standing to the Sd and Ed.


8pm to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Hazy around horizon. Light Nly airs. Under steam alone. Moon rose at 10.45.


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6 October 1890

Port Townsend, WA, to San Francisco, CA

Lat 40.47, Long -124.62


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and damp. Light to gentle breeze from NW. At 12.30 set lower topsail.


4am to 8am:

Generally clear with stratus clouds and haze about horizon. Light to gentle breeze from NW x W to NW. Smooth sea, long swell. Set upper topsail, topgallant sail and headsails at 5.00. Took in head sails at 7.30. Sighted land along port side at daylight. At end of watch under steam, topsails and topgallant sail. Aired bedding.


8am to meridian:

Clear, pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from NNW to N x E. Set foresail at 8.30. Set jib, flying jib and mainsail at 10.30. Passed schooner standing to Nd and Ed. Land in sight to Ed. Ran into fog bank at 11.30. At close of watch on course SSE ? S under steam and plain sails except spanker. Cleaning ship and airing bedding.


Meridian to 4pm:

Foggy first hour. Clear, warm and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from NNW to NW. At 1.00 changed course to SE S at 2.15. Mendocino Light bore NNE ? E at 3. Hauled down headsails. Watch cleaning ship.


4pm to 8pm:

Fair and pleasant. Stiff breeze from NW. At 5.00 took in topgallant sail and sent down yard. Unbent and stowed below flying jib, staysail and topgallant sail. Hauled lee clew of foresail. Signaled three vessels during watch.


8pm to midnight:

Clear, pleasant. Stiff breeze from NW. Point Arena Light bore abeam at 11.00, 8 miles. At close of watch on course SE ? S under steam and square sails.


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7 October 1890

Port Townsend, WA, to San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to 4am:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from NW. Under steam and foresail and topsails.


4am to 8am:

Generally clear with haze and clouds around horizon. Bright moonlight. Stiff to moderate breeze from NW. At 4.10 sighted Point Reyes light bearing ESE. At 5.50 had Point Reyes abeam, 4 miles. At.745 sighted Duxbury Reef buoy, bearing NE E. At end of watch took in square sails. Under steam with jib at close of watch.


8am to meridian:

Generally calm. Standing in to San Francisco Harbor, Commanding Officer at the conn. Anchored. Bearings at anchor: Yerba Buena Lighthouse NE x E E, Alcatraz Lighthouse NW x W ? W.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Wly breeze and calms. Unbent fore and aft sails. Repairing steam launches. Discharged from the Naval Service Ah Chung (Seaman) and Ah Tom (Seaman), their service no longer required, and Thomas B Lavin (Seaman) at his own request.


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8 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, calms and light airs from NW. Cleaning ship and scraping smoke stack. Overhauling launches.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear with light to stiff breeze from SW to NW. USS HASSLER got underway and steamed in toward South Bay. [USS HASSLER was a US Coastal Survey Schooner launched in 1870]


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9 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, squally. Gentle to fresh breeze from NW. Getting ship ready for painting, at work in launches. P Tonnesen (1st class Fireman) returned from leave 1 hour over time. P Tonnesen was this day discharged from this vessel and from the Naval Service of the United States.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather, hazy. Crew engaged in cleaning copper and ships side. This day enlisted Ah Wing (Landsman).


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10 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Light variable airs and breezes. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. Received on board two pieces of oil cloth. Passed Assistant Engineer Carter left the ship on leave of absence. Lowered both launches.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Light to gentle breeze from WSW to S. Crew engaged cleaning ship. By order of the Commanding Officer S Stromdahl was rated 1st class Fireman from this day.


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11 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs to breeze from SE to SW. Crew cleaning and painting ship. Disrated William Nehm from Quartermaster to Seaman by order of Commanding Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Smoky. Moderate to light SW breeze. Painting ship. Received 2450 gallons fresh water.


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12 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy. Light airs to breeze from S to SW. HMS NYMPHE came in and anchored at 7.45. [HMS NYMPHE was a British Nymph class screw sloop launched in 1888.] Official visit was made and returned. William B Cousen (Machinist) went on 4 days leave. By order of Commanding Officer O Saxe (Seaman) was rated Quartermaster from date.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light airs to gentle breeze from W to SW. Commanding Officer paid official visit to HMS NYMPHE.


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13 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear with fog and haze. Light airs to breeze from S to SW. Painting ship outside. Received an official visit from Commanding Officer of HMS NYMPHE. USS HASSLER came in from South Bay and came to close aboard. Tug MONETERY [sic] came in from Navy Yard. [US Navy Tug MONTEREY was a monitor launched in 1862, and used as the Mare Island tug until 1891.]


Meridian to midnight:

Clear warm and pleasant. Moderate to light breeze. Discharged at his own request William Nehm (Seaman). Crew engaged in cleaning ship.


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14 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather. Hazy. Calms and light Nly breezes. Crew cleaning and painting ship and scraping spars. Received on board the following stores: 1 dozen dry hickory brooms, 1 dozen corn brooms, 3 sail prickers, 1 dozen sail needles, 10 lbs twine, 10 lbs marline. This day enlisted Olaf Olson (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms to gentle breeze from WSW. HMS NYMPHE left port at 2.30.


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15 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy. Calms for the greater part of day. USRC RUSH anchored at 10.30 Sent an officer to pay customary visit.


Meridian to midnight:

Smoky, SW breeze. Scraping spars.


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16 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Smoky, hazy weather. Calms and light airs, variable in direction. USRC RUSH returned official visit. William Pedersen (Machinist) had his hand injured while in the discharge of his duty by a square port falling on it.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, with calms and light variable airs to breeze. Scraping spars.


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17 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear with haze. Light clouds about horizon. Wet, heavy dew. Calms with light variable airs to breeze. Scraping spars. Liberty men returned. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Martin Smith (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW to NW. Scraping spars.


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18 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and hazy. Light variable airs and breezes. Liberty party returned, Scraping spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Gentle breeze from W, shifting to SE in the evening. Scraping spars.


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19 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and warm. Calms and light airs to breeze from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, light breeze from SW.


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20 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, calms and variable light airs. Scraping and varnishing spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light airs to breeze from NW and SE. Calm last hour. Scraping spars. Received in stores: one cupboard lock and 6 dozen cushion buttons. HS Ford (Machinist) left ship on three days leave. Received for Engineers Department: 25 feet 1 hose. Revenue Cutter RUSH left anchorage and went alongside dock, and later steamed in toward South Bay.


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21 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, wet, heavy dew. Hazy during forenoon. Calm first hour, light airs to breeze from N to NW. Scraping spars and blacking down rigging.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and hazy. Light airs and breezes from NW. Received 5 gallons spar composition, 2 gallons crude carbolic acid, 25 lbs sulphate of iron. Also 28 ash (12 x 1), 28 ash (7 x 1), 1 piece oak, (3 x 3), 12 sugar pine and 12 Oregon pine. Crew engaged as during forenoon.


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22 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, pleasant weather. Hazy, light Nly airs to calms. Crew engaged scraping spars and blacking down rigging. Received on board 2400 gallons of water.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and warm. Light airs and breeze from W, shifting E at 7.00. Scraping spars and blacking rigging.


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23 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Received on board: 4 dozen buttons for upholstering. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Robert McDade (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy. Calms and light Wly airs. Blacking down rigging. HS Ford (Machinist) returned from leave. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Ah Gau (Landsman).


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24 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy. Calms to light NW airs. Blacking rigging and cleaning copper.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear. Hazy and warm first part. Calms and light airs from NW and W. Overhauling and tarring down rigging. Painting lower booms and boat davits. Received 5 gallons asphaltum.


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25 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, heavy dew. Hazy during forenoon, calm at first, light airs to gentle breeze from NW to NNW. Liberty men returned. Plumbers at work on water closets. Cleaning ship. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Charles Nelsen (Seaman). Received from CJ Hendry & Co: 6 paint brushes, 100 lbs white lead, 20 fathoms 1 wire, 8 5 single blocks, 2 serving mallets, 2 serving boards, 4 panes glass, 12 pairs of clip hooks, 20 gallons mineral sperm oil, 5 gallons alcohol, 2 gross matches.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Gentle breeze to light airs from NNW and calms. Cleaning ship.


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26 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light Nly airs and breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and warm. Light airs and breeze from NW, falling calm at midnight.


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27 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy and warm, light airs and breeze from NE to NW. Crew engaged in scraping bright wood work.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy warm. Light airs from NW and calms. Scraping bright wood rail. Received: 4 pair clip hooks, 2 screw bolts, 20 feet sheet brass, 3 lbs brass nails. USS THETIS came in and anchored at 8.00.


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[Rear cover of log book]



LOG BOOK OCTOBER 28th 1890 TO DECEMBER 31st 1890


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[Front cover of log book]

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[Blank page]

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[Front page form of log book]

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[Page of instructions for completing log book. Not transcribed]

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[General dimensions form]

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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander, joined April 1, 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant, joined April 1, 1889

HC Poundstone, Ensign, joined February 5, 1890

GR Slocum, Ensign, joined January 23, 1888, detached November 10, 1890

Joseph Strauss, Ensign, joined March 27, 1890, detached November 10, 1890

WL Howard, Ensign, joined February 23, 1891

WH Faust, Ensign, joined April 10, 1889

JW Jenkins, Ensign, joined March 27, 1890


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12, 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25, 1890


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28 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, warm. Light airs from NW. Scraping bright wood work. Made official visit to USS THETIS. Received 12 lbs marline. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, K Andersen (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear. Hazy. Calm and light airs to breezes from the Nd. Scraping bright wood work, painting gig and overhauling rigging. Shipped awning stanchions and spread quarter deck awning. AL Zedell was this day discharged from the Naval Service in pursuance of sentence of a summary court martial, sentence being mitigated by the Honorable Secretary of the Navy to loss of one months pay.


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29 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Hazy. Calms to light airs to breeze from N to NW. Scraping bright wood work and overhauling rigging. USS THETIS left harbor for Mare Island. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, O Olsen and GA Hansen (Seamen).


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and hazy. Calm and light westerly airs. Crew engaged as during forenoon.


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30 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and hazy. Crew engaged scraping spars and rail. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, E Wellendorff.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Light to variable breeze from W. Crew engaged in painting and cleaning ship.


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31 October 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs and breeze from W and NW. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, George Hee (Seaman). Discharged from the Naval Service at his own request Tang Thing. Received 2400 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, light Wly breeze. Cleaning and painting ship. Discharged from the Naval Service, S Sivertsen, his service being no longer required. USS THETIS came in and anchored at 8.00.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1890


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1 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy. Light airs, variable in direction. Made official visit to USS THETIS.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Light to gentle breeze from WNW. George Hee (Landsman) was this day rated Ward Room Steward. Painting gig.


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2 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and foggy with calms to light variable airs. Fog lifting towards noon slightly. Liberty men returned.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, calms and pleasant.


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3 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Damp. Calms and light Nly airs. Navigator and watch officers went to Coast Survey office to examine instruments. Scraping bright wood work. Skiff went adrift at 10.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and pleasant. Calms with light airs from N and W. Received 18 ward room chairs on board. Lieutenant Commander Mansfield left the ship on leave of absence.


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4 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Damp, hazy. Calms and light NWly airs. Scraping boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear warm and pleasant. Hazy. Crew engaged scraping boats and cleaning cabins.


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5 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair until daylight then overcast and misty. Light airs from SE to light breeze from S. Scraping bright wood work on spar deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear with light haze. Light to gentle breeze from S to W. USCGS McARTHUR came in at 1.00. Sent an officer to board her. Scraping skylights. USCGS McARTHUR left at 3.05 for Mare Island.


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6 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy. Fresh breeze to light airs from W. Squally first part. HASSLER dragging her anchor at midnight. Scraping skylights. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Charlie Halverson (Seaman). Received from CJ Hendry: 2 gallons spar varnish, one gross sheet sand paper, one door lock, one office stool.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy. Moderate to light breeze from NNW. Scraping skylights.


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7 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs, variable in direction. Scraping bright wood work and painting skylights.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Calms to gentle breeze from WSW and S.


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8 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms to light airs from NE and N. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light airs and breezes from W and calms. Cleaning ship.


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9 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs and breezes from NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Bright pleasant weather. Light airs to moderate breeze from NW. Hauled fires in donkey boiler, leak in bottom of boiler.


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10 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, with heavy dew. Hazy in forenoon. Calms and light airs from N to NW. Ensigns GR Slocum and Joseph Strauss were today by order of Navy Department detached from this vessel, ordered home and granted one months leave. Scraping bright wood work of boats. Breaking out and cleaning after run and store rooms. Rattling down fore rigging. Lighted fires under main boiler for heating ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Light airs from NW. Rattling down rigging, cleaning the storing hold, scraping bright wood work.


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11 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs from NW. Scraping wood work and painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light airs from SE to NW. Scraping bright wood work. Shellacked ward room decks. Scrubbed copper. Rattling down fore rigging. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Johan Anderson (Seaman). Discharged from the Naval Service at his own request, RS Jensen (Seaman).


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12 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

USC&GSS GEDNEY came in, sent an officer to board her. [USC&GSS THOMAS R GEDNEY was a survey ship launched in 1875.] Waterboat came alongside at 7.45. Took 2500 gallons of water. Scraping and painting on deck. Rattling down fore rigging. Vixen fouled ash shute during night and bruised her starboard quarter. HMS WARSPITE came in and saluted port, which was returned from Alcatraz. Sent an officer to extend usual courtesies. [HMS WARSPITE was a British armored cruiser launched in 1884, flagship of the Pacific Station in 1890.] Received an official visit from HMS WARSPITE.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light Sly airs. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to HMS WARSPITE. Painting ship and taking out donkey boiler.


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13 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Calms and light Ely airs. Scraping paint work, repairing Vixen and donkey boiler. Overhauling store rooms. USS HASSLER left at 10.15. USS GEDNEY shifted her berth taking HASSLERs billet.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs to variable breeze. Scraping and painting. Overhauling and rattling down rigging. Repairing quarter of Vixen. Shore people at work on donkey boiler. Received an official visit from Captain of HMS WARSPITE. Laid Pirate up for repairing her LP cylinder.


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14 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy during forenoon. Calms and light variable airs. Bright pleasant weather. Shore workmen repairing donkey boiler. Scraping and painting, overhauling. General Gibbons, US Army, and staff visited HMS WARSPITE which vessel fired guns on the departure, American Ensign on the main. Navy Yard tug MONTEREY came in from the Yard.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs, variable direction. Scraping and painting. Overhauling donkey boiler and store rooms.


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15 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light Nly airs. Overhauling store rooms and donkey boiler. Cleaning ship. At 10.00 hauled fires under main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright, pleasant. Haze, wet, heavy dew. Calms to light airs and breeze from NW. Overhauling and painting.


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16 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, hazy. Calms to light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, calms and light airs from NW. HMS WARSPITE left at 12.30.


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17 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Calms to light variable airs. Rattling down rigging, repairing donkey boiler. USS GEDNEY went to Oakland Creek.


Meridian to midnight:

Bright, hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light, variable airs to gentle breezes. Overhauling and painting. Rattling down mizzen rigging. Repairing donkey boiler and coil of Vixens boiler. USCGS HASSLER came to anchor off North Beach.


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18 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, wet, heavy dew. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW. Overhauling and painting. Shore workmen repairing donkey boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Light airs from NW. By order of Commanding Officer Ah Shua (Seaman) was restricted to the ship for two weeks for disobedience. Painting spar deck, rattling down rigging and repairing donkey boiler.


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19 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, hazy weather. Calms and light NWly airs. Rattling down, painting ship, repairing donkey boiler. Received Edward Quinn from USS INDEPENDENCE.


Meridian to midnight:

Bright, pleasant weather. Hazy, calms, light variable airs to breeze. Overhauling and painting. Shore workmen repairing donkey boiler.


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20 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, light clouds about horizon. Generally clear. Calms to light airs to breeze from N to NW. Repairing donkey boiler. Overhauling and painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Generally calm. Painting and cleaning ship. Repairing donkey boiler. Received 10 gallons mineral oil, 50 lbs salt water soap, 20 lbs fresh water soap.


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21 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, slight Nly breeze. Cleaning ship, repairing donkey boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light breeze to airs from NW, falling calm latter part. Cleaning ship and repairing donkey boiler.


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22 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, hazy. Calms and light NW breezes. Cleaning ship. HMS ESPIEGLE came in and anchored at 7.20; fired national salute at 8.00 which was returned from Alcatraz Island. [HMS ESPIEGLE was a British Dotterel class sloop launched in 1880.] Commanding Officer made official call on the ESPIEGLE. Ensign WH Faust returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and hazy. Light variable airs and breezes. Received 2300 gallons of fresh water. Repairing donkey boiler.


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23 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant, hazy weather. Calms to light airs and breezes from Nd and Wd. At 8.00 HMS ESPIEGLE steamed out of the harbor.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather, NW'ly breezes and calms


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24 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy weather. Calms and light airs from SE. Started fires under main boiler at 9.10. Painting ship and repairing donkey boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy with wet, heavy fog and mist latter part. Calms and light airs to gentle breezes. Painting on main deck. Repairing donkey boiler. Picked up port anchor and dropped starboard. Banked fires under main boiler.


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25 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, foggy, wet. Calms to light variable airs to gentle breezes. Repairing donkey boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear with fog banks around horizon. Calms and light variable airs and breezes. Painting on main deck, overhauling port cable and repairing donkey boiler.


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26 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, misty, hazy. Calms during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW. USS HASSLER left for Mare Island. Received cord wood, 12 yards of red bunting, 20 lbs fresh water soap.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light airs and breezes from NW. Repairing donkey boiler and repairing ship.


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27 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather, Nly breezes. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy around horizon. Calms to light variable airs.


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28 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light NW breezes. Repairing donkey boiler. Let fires die out under main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Pleasant, hazy weather. Calms to light variable airs from NW and SE. Repairing donkey boiler.


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29 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant weather. Hazy around horizon. Light variable airs and breezes. Repairing donkey boiler and cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light variable airs. Repairing donkey boiler.


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30 November 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Light variable airs and breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and pleasant weather. Calms and light variable airs and breezes. US Revenue Cutter BEAR came in and anchored, 1.30. [US Revenue Cutter BEAR was a barquentine rigged steam cutter launched in 1874, purchased for the US Navy in 1884.] USS SWATARA anchored at 6.40. [USS SWATARA was a US warship, originally launched in 1865, but completely rebuilt with a new hull and launched in 1873, to be decommissioned in February 1891.] Made official visit to the BEAR. Discharged this day from the Naval Service, Ah Shua (Landsman).



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1890


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1 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and hazy. Calms and light variable airs. Scrubbing copper, repairing donkey boiler. Commanding Officer made official visit to USS SWATARA and USS BEAR.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and pleasant weather. Light variable airs to breezes at first, shifting to SW. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Ah Song (Seaman). Received an official visit from USS SWATARA. The SWATARA shifted berth.


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2 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, hazy, misty during forenoon. Light airs to gentle breeze from W to S. USS SWATARA got underway at 8.45, for Mare Island. At 9.00 started fires under main boiler. Repairing donkey boiler, making repairs to Pirates engine.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, raining latter part. Light Sly airs to very fresh breeze from SE. Repairing donkey boiler.


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3 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy and squally. Very fresh breeze from SE to light airs and very fresh breeze from SSE. Revenue Cutter RUSH steamed from her anchorage at 11.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with heavy squalls from S and SW in moderate gale to moderate breeze. Turned over main engine at 1.00 and started to heave in. Got up starboard anchor, which was foul. Shifted berth and anchored. Cleared starboard anchor, banked fires. USS BEAR got underway at 1.45 and anchored off North Beach.


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4 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Fresh squalls from SW, shifting to the Wd at daylight and moderating. Repairing donkey boiler, cleaning and painting ship. USS SWATARA came down from Mare Island and anchored at 10.00. USS CHARLESTON came in and anchored at 11.50 with King Kalakaua on board. [King Kalakaua was the last king and penultimate monarch of Hawaii. He was to die in California only one month after his arrival.] Salutes were fired from the SWATARA and Alcatraz, returned from CHARLESTON. Got underway and shifted berth. Boarding officer made visit to the CHARLESTON. Received on board: 20 gallons mineral sperm oil, one oil can.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear with passing showers, drizzling rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from W. Variable last three hours. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to the CHARLESTON. Received 1950 gallons fresh water. Repairing donkey boiler.


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5 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy. Calms and light airs to breezes from NW. USS SWATARA left for Mare Island at 10.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light variable airs and breezes. Repairing donkey boiler.


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6 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs to breeze from E. Scrubbing decks and repairing donkey boiler. At 9.20 USS CHARLESTON left for Mare Island Navy Yard.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Calms and light Nly airs. Cleaning ship.


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7 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, calms and light airs, variable in direction.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Bright, pleasant weather. Calms and light NW airs.


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8 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy and misty. Calms and light variable airs. Repairing donkey boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from Nd and Wd. Repairing donkey boiler and painting spar deck.


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9 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from NW to E. Repairing donkey boiler. By order of Commanding Officer J Anderson (Seaman) was placed in double irons for three days for insolence to Petty Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, cool, light airs to breeze from NNW. Repairing donkey boiler and painting ward room.


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10 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Damp, hazy weather. Calms to light airs from NW, shifting to SE at 10. Repairing donkey boiler, and painting ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light airs to breeze from NW. Getting donkey boiler in place. Overhauling pilot house. Getting ward room ready for painting. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, John Henderson (Seaman)


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11 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy around horizon. Light to moderate breeze from NW. Repairing donkey boiler. Cleaning bilge and getting ward room ready for painting. Overhauling pilot house. HMS MELPOMENE came in at 11.00, fired four guns. [HMS MELPOMENE was a British Marathon Class cruiser launched in 1888.] Salute was returned from Alcatraz. Sent an officer to extend usual courtesies.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Gentle to moderate and light breeze from SE and NW. Finished repairs on donkey boiler at 1.55. HMS MELPOMENE left the harbor. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Peebles Mowell [?] (Seaman). Received 5 yards enameled cloth, 40 lbs Excelsior, 6 dozen cushion buttons.


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12 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon, light to moderate breeze from NW. Received on board 2050 gallons of fresh water. Released J Anderson (Seaman) from confinement, his term having expired.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from NNW. Painting white wood work on spar deck.


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13 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light airs to gentle breeze from Nd and Wd. Scrubbing deck and wood work.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant weather, light breeze to airs from NW and calms.


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14 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light variable airs and breeze.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs and breeze.


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15 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Gentle breeze from NNW. Fog banks to the Wd and Sd. USS McARTHUR moored in Oakland Creek. Repairing main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, pleasant weather. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW to NNW. Received one oil tank. Repairing main boiler.


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16 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear but hazy. Moderate to stiff breeze from NW, falling to light variable airs. Repairing main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy and pleasant weather. Light airs to moderate breeze from NW. Repairing main boiler.


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17 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


[This page says CP Patterson is at Mare Island. However, there is no indication from the remarks pages for either the 16th or 17th that she moved from the San Francisco anchorage. Also note that her main boiler is under repair, so it is unlikely that she moved under her own power.]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cold. Hazy about horizon. Light to gentle breeze from NW. Repairing main boiler, getting ward room ready for painting.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs from NE and NW.


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18 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light airs from NW and calms. Received 50 lbs salt water soap, 25 lbs fresh water soap, 6 scrubbing brushes, 1 dozen soup plates, 1 dozen tea spoons, 2 soup ladles.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, rainy weather, variable breeze.


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19 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy weather. Calms and light airs from W. Received 1 bbl lubricating oil, 4 bbls lard oil. Painting ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy around horizon. Calm and light variable airs and breezes. Repairing drum room bulkhead and main boiler. Painting ward room.


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20 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and misty. Calms and light airs to breezes from N. Cleaning ship. Received 6 cases of mineral sperm oil, 60 gallons in all.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally hazy about horizon. Bright moonlight with wet, heavy dew. Calms and light variable airs. Cleaning ship. Received 5 sets of pictures taken on working ground.


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21 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and calm. Hazy, light airs to gentle breeze from N to NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, cold. Hazy about horizon. Light airs to moderate breeze from NNW.


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22 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cold. Hazy about horizon. Moderate to light breeze from N. Painting in ward room. US Revenue Cutter RUSH left. Received 4 cases mineral sperm oil, 10 lbs shellack, 1 gross each of 1, 1 and 2 felt head wood screws, 2 lbs finishing nails and 100 lbs white lead.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, northerly breeze. Painting ship. Discharged from the Naval Service at his own request, John G Bogert (Machinist). Received 2500 gallons fresh water.


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23 December 1890

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Commenced heaving in at 7.45. Got underway at 8.00 with launches in tow. Stood up San Francisco Bay. Anchored in Mare Island Strait at 11.15. Banked fires.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and cold. Gentle breeze from E, falling to calms and light airs from SE and E. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to Admiral of the Station. Let fires die out under main boiler. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Nillen Neal (Machinist) and Sivel Johannesen (Seaman).


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24 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear and cold. Hazy about horizon. Calms to light variable airs to breeze.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear. Cool weather. Light to moderate breeze from NW and SE. At 3.00 an alarm of fire was started from the Navy Yard.


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25 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy and overcast. Light airs to breeze from E.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light easterly breeze.


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26 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light Ely airs. Painting ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast and cloudy. Light to gentle breezes from E. Painting wardroom.


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27 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light breezes to light airs from E. Received 400 gallons of fresh water. Painting ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and cold. Light airs to breeze from E. Painting rooms in ward room.


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28 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear. Hazy and cold. Light airs to gentle breeze from E.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy with wet fog latter part. Cold, gentle breeze to light airs from E.


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29 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Calms and light variable airs. Scrubbing hammocks.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with rain latter part. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Received 4 yards brown enameled cloth for cushion covers.


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30 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and raining at first with squalls first hours, clearing towards noon. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Repairing joint to ancillary steam pipe. Received 300 gallons of fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with light passing showers. Mild. Sent shaft and condenser pipe of Cosmos to the Navy Yard for repairs.


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31 December 1890

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear. Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs. Cleaned coils of Pirates boiler and set up boiler. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant with heavy showers toward midnight. Calms and light airs from Wd and Ed. Received an official visit from Captain of USS CHARLESTON. Transferred to Mare Island hospital CE Sholefield (Seaman) with necessary papers.


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[Blank log pages]

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[Rear cover of log book]



LOG BOOK JANUARY 1st 1891 TO APRIL 5th 1891


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[Front cover of log book]

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[Blank page]

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[Front page form]

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[Instructions for completing log book. Not transcribed.]

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[Dimensions of ship form]

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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander, joined April 1, 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant, joined April 1, 1889

HC Poundstone, Ensign, joined February 5, 1890

WL Howard, Ensign, joined February 23, 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign, joined February 17, 1891

WH Faust, Ensign, joined April 9, 1889

FW Jenkins, Ensign, joined March 27, 1890, detached March 31, 1891


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12, 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25, 1890


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1891


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1 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Calms and light Wly airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy first part, clear and pleasant latter part. Calms and light Wly airs.


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2 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calms and light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy pleasant weather first part. Latter part misty. Calm and light Ely airs and breezes.


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3 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and misty first part. Latter part clear and cool. Calms and light variable airs to light breeze from ENE. Paid off crew. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Cool. Light to moderate breeze from ENE. Received on board two 1 pipes, 14 long.


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4 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy and drizzling. Moderate to light breeze from ENE and E.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, rainy. Light airs to moderate breeze from Ed, SE and SW.


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5 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light breezes from W to light variable airs. USS MONADNOCK came out of dry dock. [USS MONADNOCK was a US Navy Monitor. Although launched in 1883 she was not commissioned until 1896, so was in the process of completion at this time.] Received on board 600 gallons of fresh water. Sent working party to boat shop and got place ready for repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light airs and breezes from W to NW. Sent gig ashore to boat shop for repair and got Pirate ready for same. Painting on main deck.


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6 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers. Light airs to gentle breeze from S to SW. Painting on main deck. Sent Pirate to boat shop at Yard for repairs.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, bright and cool. Hazy. Calms and light airs and breeze from W to NW. Painting on main deck. Sent working party to boat shed to clean out Pirate.


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7 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear and hazy. Cool at first. Calms and light airs from NW and W. Painting main deck and ward room. Sent working party to Yard to clean out Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and hazy and cool. Calm to light airs from NW. Painting on main deck and ward room. Sent working party to Yard to clean out Pirate.


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8 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy with occasional rain. Calms and light variable airs. Painting out main deck. Working party cleaning boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear. Hazy latter part. Gentle breeze to light airs from N, falling calm latter part. Painting on main deck. Working party cleaning boats in Yard.


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9 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy, calms and light variable airs. Working party in Yard cleaning out boats. Painting on main deck and in ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cool. Light airs from E followed by calms. Received 400 gallons fresh water.


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10 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear and hazy. Cool. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Working party in yard, cleaning out boats. Received 40 lbs Excelsior and 6 dozen buttons.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy, cold, light airs to breeze from SE to E.


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11 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy and cold. Calms and light airs and breeze from E.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and cold. Hazy. Calms and light airs to breeze from E.


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12 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, bright and cold. Light airs to gentle breeze from E. Working party ashore cleaning out boats. Cleaning after run. Making new boat cushions.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy about horizon. Light airs to gentle breeze from E, following calm at midnight. Working party in Yard cleaning and repairing boats.


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13 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, cold. Hazy about horizon. Calms and light airs to breeze from E. Working party in Yard repairing boats, and boiler and engine of Pirate. Received 1 gallon alcohol. G Halvorsen (Seaman) returned from leave 5 hours overtime.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cold. Calms and light variable airs. Working party repairing boats in boat shed. Painting on berth deck. USFC steamer ALBATROSS left her berth and made fast alongside USS MONADNOCK. USS THETIS shifted berth to alongside dock inside of ALERT.


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14 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with light drizzling during forenoon. Calms to light airs from E to SE. Working party repairing boats. Painting berth deck. By order of Commanding Officer G Halvorsen (Seaman) was restricted to the ship for two weeks for overstaying leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast and cloudy. Calms and light airs to breeze from E. Painting berth decks and shore party working on boats.


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15 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear at first, clouding over afterward with rainy appearance. Light airs to breeze from E to SE. Received the following article:. 590 feet timber, 4 oak knees 1, 2 gross brass screws, 1 brass rod, 10 lbs boats nails, all for repairs of boats. Working party onshore repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy at first, partly clear later. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Working party ashore repairing boats.


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16 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs and breezes from SE and E. Repairing boats and Pirates engine. Painting berth deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cool. Calms and Ely breezes. Repairing boats. Charles Anderson (Seaman) dislocated his right wrist while in discharge of his duties.


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17 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs from E. Repairing boats and cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Calms and light breeze from E to light airs from S.


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18 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, pleasant weather, clearing near noon. Calms to light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Slightly hazy around horizon. Calms and light, variable airs to light breeze from NE.


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19 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NE to gentle breeze from E. Cleaning ship and repairing boats. USS CHARLESTON came out of dry dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Calms and Ely breezes. Repairing boats and cleaning ship


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20 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light Ely and NEly breezes. Repairing boats and watering ship. The USS CHARLESTON left at 7.40 for San Francisco. Received on board 1800 gallons of fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant weather. Calms and light Ely airs and breezes. Repairing boats.


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21 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from E. Working party ashore repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, pleasant weather. Calms and light airs from NW. Repairing boats.


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22 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, foggy weather. Calms and light variable airs. Repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear and pleasant. Foggy later part. Calms and light variable airs. Working party ashore repairing boats.


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23 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, clearing at 10.00. Calms and light Wly airs. Received on board 100 lbs white zinc, 50 lbs salt water soap, 40 lbs fresh water soap and 6 seam brushes. Working party ashore at work on boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Pleasant weather, hazy around horizon. Calms and light airs from W. Sent working party ashore to work on boats.


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24 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, clearing at 9.00. Calms and light SEly airs. Cleaning ship and repairing boats. Engineers force at work in machine shop.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather, calm. Repairing boats. Engineers force at work in machine shop.


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25 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant weather. Calms and light Ely airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm. Calms and light Nly airs. USS SAN FRANCISCO parted her moorings at 7.00, drifted down and made fast at the next buoy. [USS SAN FRANCISCO was a US protected cruiser launched in 1889.]


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26 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs to gentle breeze from SW to WSW. Sent working party ashore to hoist Vixen in boat shed. Party working on boats. At 9.45 the USS SAN FRANCISCO fired a salute of 11 guns to the Inspector Board. At 11.10 she steamed out of Mare Island Straits. At 11.50 the USFC steamer ALBATROSS pulled out of dry dock. Engineers force at work in machine shop.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Westerly breeze. Repairing boats and gangway ladder. Engineers force working in machine shops. Hauled Vixen up to boat house. USS ALBATROSS left for San Francisco. USS ALERT hauled out to buoy.


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27 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant weather. Calms and light Wly breeze. Repairing boats and gangway ladder, painting ship. Engineers force at work in machine shop. Issued small stores and clothing.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant weather. Gentle breeze to light airs from W. Working party ashore working on boats and in machine ships. Painting ship.


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28 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant weather. Light airs from W to gentle breeze from NW. Working parties ashore, working on boats and in machine ships. Painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. NW breezes and calms. Received invoice of stationery from the Coast Survey Office. USS SAN FRANCISCO came in and tied up to buoy and fired a salute of 13 guns which was returned from the Yard by a salute of 11 guns. Painting ship and repairing boats. Engineers force at work in machine shops.


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29 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant weather. NW breezes. Painting ship, repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Pleasant weather. Generally clear. Calms and gentle breezes from NW. Sent working parties ashore to work on boats and in machine shop.


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[Duplicate weather page for 30 January]

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[Duplicate remarks page for 30 January]

30 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Calms and light Ely airs and breezes. Repairing boats, painting ship. Engineers force working in machine ships. Received 1000 gallons of fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather same. Working parties on shore as during morning.


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31 January 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Hazy with thick fog latter part. Pleasant. Calms and light airs from E to SE. Cleaning ship. Sent working party to work on boats and party to machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast and cloudy. Calms and light airs from SE to S. Working parties ashore. Ah Gan (Landsman), R McDade (Seaman), O Olsen (Seaman), and M Hearne (Boatswains Mate) were discharged from the Naval Service at their own request.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1891


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1 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, raining at intervals. Calms and gentle breezes from ESE to NE. By order of Commanding Officer, rated A Nelson to Boatswains Mate.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, cool. Gentle breezes to light airs from NE, following calm later on. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Ah Hee (Landsman).


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2 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally foggy, wet. Calms and light airs from SW and NW. Working party overhauling boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, pleasant weather. Calms and light variable airs. Working party overhauling boats. Painting ship on deck.


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3 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally foggy and hazy, pleasant. Calms and light airs to gentle breeze from E. Working parties ashore to work on boats and in machine shops. Ah Ting (Landsman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Light breeze to light airs from E and calms. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops. Painting outside of ship. Received on board 1 gallon alcohol. Enlisted Lee Park Lin (Landsman) for special service.


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4 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, pleasant weather. Calms and light variable airs to breezes from SSW. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops. At 11.45 light house tender MADRONA went alongside Navy Yard wharf. [A US light house tender, MADRONA was in service from 1885 to 1927.]


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant first part, overcast and cloudy latter part. Calms and light Wly airs. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops.


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5 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy weather, clearing towards noon. Calms and light airs from S and NW. Cleaning ship, repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, pleasant weather. Light airs from SW and W. Repairing boats. Painting. Engineers force at work in machine shops.


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6 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, Wly breeze. Repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops. Received 600 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant weather with drizzling rain first part. Light airs and gentle breezes from W. Working parties in boat shed and machine shops.


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7 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, cool and pleasant, gentle breeze to light breeze from W and NW. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, cool and pleasant. Westerly and NWly breeze. Repairing boats, cleaning ship. USS SWATARA was put out of commission at 2.35. Dinghy number 2 got adrift about 9.15 Sent two boats after her but failed to find her.


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8 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light to very fresh breezes from NW. Sent boats to patrol for dinghy at 2.00. Sent gig to look for dinghy at 7.30. Gig and dinghy returned at 11.45.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Fresh to moderate and light breezes from NW.


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9 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant weather. Calms and light Ely airs. Sent working parties ashore to boat shed and machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, pleasant weather. Light Wly airs and calms. Repairing boats. Engineers force at work in machine shops.


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10 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light airs, variable in direction and calms. Repairing boats, cleaning ship. Engineers force working in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

First part overcast. Cloudy and drizzling rain. Latter part clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SW. Sent working parties ashore to work in boat shed and machine shops.


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11 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light airs from NW. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops. The USS SWATARA was hauled out into the stream.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light airs from W and calms. Repairing boats. Engineers force at work in machine shops. USS THETIS and USS MARION shifted berths. [USS MARION was a third rate sloop, launched in 1839, subsequently refitted as a screw steamer.] Army tugs GENERAL McDOWELL and JOHN RODGERS brought visiting parties to the Yard. [GENERAL McDOWELL was a steam tug, for many years the tender ship to the prison at Alcatraz.]


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12 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with rainy appearance. Calms and light variable airs at first, changing to gentle SE breeze. Working parties repairing boats. Sent dinghy for sand. Sent float to sectional dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast at first with drizzling rain and passing showers, clearing later. Gentle breeze to light airs from SSE to SW. Working parties ashore repairing boats.


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13 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from SE. Sent working parties to boat shed and machine shops. By order of Commanding Officer Ah Ting (Landsman) was declared a deserter from February 3rd, he having been absent 10 days without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy. SSE breezes. Repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops. Half-masted the colors at 5.15, Admiral Porter having died. [David Dixon Porter was a US Navy Admiral, the second man to reach that rank.]


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14 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light to moderate squalls from SSE to S, accompanied by rain. Working parties ashore repairing boats. Cleaning ship. Received 3 dozen brass screws and 1 brass rod. At 8.00 half-masted colors in honor of the memory of the Admiral of the Navy, deceased.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with almost continuous rain. Moderate to stiff breeze from S shifting to SE in light to gentle breezes. William Neal (Machinist) was this day discharged from the Naval Service and from this vessel. Lieutenant Commander HB Mansfield, Commanding, returned from leave. Working parties ashore refitting boats.


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15 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with continuous rain. Light squalls first part, gentle to stiff breeze from SE followed by light to gentle breeze from NW to W. At 8.00 half-masted colors.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, with continuous rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from WNW.


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[Duplicate scan of weather page for 16 February]

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[Second duplicate scan of weather page for 16 February]

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[Third duplicate scan of weather page for 16 February]

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[Fourth duplicate scan of weather page for 16 February]

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[Fifth duplicate scan of weather page for 16 February]

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[Scan of remarks page. List of pharmaceutical items folded but obscuring meridian to midnight log; midnight to meridian section transcribed as normal]

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[Duplicate scan of remarks page. List of pharmaceutical items folded but obscuring meridian to midnight log; no additional transcription]

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[Scan of remarks page for 16 February with the list of pharmaceutical items folded to allow sight of log for meridian to midnight; transcribed as normal below]

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[Duplicate scan of remarks page for 16 February with the list of pharmaceutical items folded to allow sight of log for meridian to midnight; no additional transcription]


16 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear. Bright and pleasant. Gentle to stiff breeze from W at first, falling to light airs and calms and shifting to NW. Working parties ashore repairing boats. Commanding Officer paid an official visit to Commandant of the Navy Yard. Received medical stores as per appended list. [A long, double sided list of pharmaceutical items is stuck to the page and folded.]


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and cool. Light airs to breeze from SW to NW. Calm from 9.00 to 11.00. Working parties ashore working on boats.


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17 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear till latter part when light drizzle and passing showers fell. Calms and light airs from NW. Working parties ashore repairing boats. Surveyed all tents on board.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Rainy with calms and light airs to breezes. Working parties ashore repairing boats. Forwarded through Quartermasters Department USA to USC&G office, theodolite legs numbers 98, 136, 92 and 110. Ensign FL Chapin USN reported on board for duty.


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18 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast with rain first two hours. Clearing afterwards with pleasant weather. Calms and light airs from N and NW. Working parties ashore repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, pleasant weather. Wly breezes. Working parties ashore repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops.


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19 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW to light airs from W and SW. Sent working parties to boat shed and machine shops. Received on board 1400 gallons fresh water. USS THETIS hauled out into the stream.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light to gentle breeze from SW to WSW. Working parties ashore working in boat shed and machine shops. USS THETIS hauled into dry dock.


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20 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant weather. Calms and light variable airs. Working parties in boat shed and machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair, pleasant weather. Calms and light SWly airs. Repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops. Received 15 lbs cordage, 2 sail palms, 3 sail hooks, 3 lbs of cotton twine, 2 dozen sail needles, 3 gallons Stockholm tar, 15 lbs spun yarn, 1 can of spar composition, 49 yards of canvas, 120 yards mattress covering, 15 lbs zinc, 50 lbs white lead. Ensign WG Miller USN reported for duty on this vessel.


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21 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy weather. Calms and Ely breezes. Received 50 gallons sperm oil, 25 feet cedar. Repairing boats, Engineers force working in machine shops. Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Squally, rainy weather. Ely breezes with very fresh squalls from SE after 8.00. Repairing boats, cleaning ship.


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22 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, rainy weather. Sly breezes. Peaked colors at 8.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Rainy, squally weather. Sly and SW gales.


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23 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear. Squally, passing showers between 4.00 and 5.00. Moderate to stiff breeze from SW to WSW. Dressed ship at sunrise (masthead) in honor of Washington's birthday.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast with moderate to heavy squalls from SW to S, raining almost continually. Ensign WL Howard USN reported for duty on board this vessel.


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24 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, squally with rain, wind varying in force from light airs to very fresh breeze from NW to SW. Working parties ashore repairing boats.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and squally with rain and hail till 8.00. Wind varying in force from light airs to very fresh breeze from W. Received six wash basins, one pitcher and two soap dishes of iron stone china for use in ward room. US Lighthouse Tender MADRONA arrived and went alongside the dock. Working party ashore at work on boats. Gang on board at work on boats awning. Engineers force at work in machine shop.


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25 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant. Calms and light airs and breeze from E, NE, W and NW. Received 600 gallons fresh water from Vallejo. Party working on boats, at work on board on awning. Engineers force at work in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant first part, clear and cool latter part. Light to gentle breeze from E and NE. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops.


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26 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear first, cloudy afterwards. Light airs to gentle breeze from E and SE. Working parties ashore in boat and machine shops. Steam launch of USS INDEPENDENCE fired an exercise torpedo just ahead of the ship. US Lighthouse Tender MADRONA left.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, raining during afternoon. Light airs and breezes from E. Working parties ashore in boat and machine shops.


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27 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, drizzling rain or light passing showers most of time. Calms. Light variable airs. Working parties ashore in boat and machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calms and light variable airs to fresh breeze from SE. Working parties ashore in boats and machine shops.


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28 February 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and overcast with passing showers. Moderate to light breeze from SSE to light breeze from SW. Cleaning ship. Working parties ashore in boat and machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Light SW airs. Cloudy and rainy. Paid crew. Carpenters gang working on boats. Cleaning ship. Discharged this day D Ingram (1st class Fireman), Olaf Olsen (Seaman), E Wertendorff (Seaman), Ah Song (Seaman), WB Cousen (Machinist), their services being no longer required.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1891


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1 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy, afterwards fair. Light airs from Sd and Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly cloudy till 6.00, then overcast. Drizzling rain from 6.00 to 7.00. Light airs and gentle breeze from SW and S.


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2 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with drizzling rain and passing showers. Light airs and breezes from SE and S and E. Received on board theodolites numbers 39, 96, 88 and 86 with stands, meridian telescope, number 7, binoculars 122, 171, prismatic compass, 108, pocket compasses, 3, 4, 11 and 13, vertical circle, 46 with stand, artificial horizon, number 12, sextant, 133, protractors 99, 100.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW.


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3 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and cloudy, raining at times. Calms and light airs from SE. Enlisted Ah Hay as Seaman for the cruise and to date from March 2nd. Enlisted JJ Diteman as Machinist for the cruise and to date from this day.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, with light passing showers, between 3.00 and 4.00. Light to moderate breeze from S to W. Working parties ashore in boat and machine shops.


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4 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with passing showers between 2.00 and 3.00. Light to moderate breeze from W. USS THETIS came out of dry dock. Sent working parties to boat shed and machine shops in yard.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from W. Sent working parties to boat and machine shops. USS THETIS hauled from buoy in stream to alongside the USS MARION at dock.


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5 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally pleasant with light rain, latter part. Light to gentle breeze from W to SW. USS SAN FRANCISCO left dock and hauled out to buoy in stream. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops. Received 400 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze to light airs from WNW to W and NW. Sent working parties to boat and machine shops.


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6 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs. Working parties ashore in boat shed and machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Calms and Wly breezes. Repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops.


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7 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs, variable in direction. Cleaned ship. Carpenters and engineers gangs at work in shops on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs. Sent working parties ashore to boat shed. George Hee (Ward Room Steward) is this day discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service. Enlisted for the cruise as Landsman Ah Gee.


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8 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from Nd and Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and bright weather. Light airs from S and W.


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9 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs coming out from [no direction given] at 8.00. Working parties in boat shed and machine shops. Expended one ink well, broken in use. Overhauling chains. Enlisted for cruise S Church (Seaman). Ah Gee (Landsman) was rated Ward Room Steward from this day, by order of Commanding Officer. Enlisted for the cruise JA Van Court (Machinist) from March 7.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear to 9.00. Overcast and cloudy rest of day. Light airs from SW and S. Received 2 gross brass screws for ships use.


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10 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes from S.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, hazy. Light airs to gentle breeze from S, shifting to W. Carpenters and engineers gangs at work in shops. Finished overhauling chain.


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11 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, calms and light airs varying in direction. By order of the Commanding Officer, the following changes in rating are made from today March 11: Anderson AJ from Quartermaster to 1st class Fireman and Johnsen LP from Seaman to Quartermaster. Received 1200 gallons fresh water from Vallejo. Carpenters and Engineers forces at work on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Calms and light airs from SW. Sent working parties to work in boat shed and machine shops.


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12 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy with drizzling rain last hour. Calms and light airs from SW and S. Sent parties to work on boats and in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, occasional showers. Light airs from S and SW. Repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops.


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13 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy. Calms and light Wly airs. Repairing boats. Engineers force working in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SSW and SW. Engineers force and carpenters working in Navy Yard.


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14 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy during morning. Calm most of forenoon. Light airs from SW. Carpenters and Engineers forces working in Navy Yard. By order of Commanding Officer, the liberty of AJ Anderson (1st class Fireman) is restricted until April 1 for returning from liberty under the influence of liquor.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, calms and light airs, varying in direction.


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15 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, calms and light airs from SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, rainy with calms and light variable airs.


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16 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy till 7.00 when it came on foggy. Clearing later. Calms and light variable airs. Working parties ashore in boat and machine shops. Got condenser heads on deck. Received 1 4 and 1 5 manila hawsers. Ah Hee (Landsman) is hereby declared a deserter from March 6 and JA Van Court (Machinist) is declared a deserter from March 7.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from S to light breeze from WSW. Sent parties ashore to work in boat shed and machine shops. Enlisted for the cruise Ah San (Seaman) and Ah Lue (Landsman).


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17 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, pleasant. Light airs to light breezes from SW. Working parties ashore in machine shops and boat shed. By order of Commanding Officer Ah San (Landsman) was rated Cabin Cook.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs to gentle breezes from SW. Working parties ashore in machine shops and boat shed. Navy Yard workmen on board ship.


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18 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Fair, pleasant weather, gentle to stiff breeze from WSW to WNW. Working parties ashore in machine shops and boat shed. Navy Yard workmen on board. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, William P Delany (Machinist). Got off and hoisted whale boat.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear and hazy at first. Gentle breeze from WNW, falling to light airs at 9.00. Working parties in machine shops and boat shed. Machinist from Yard at work in engine room.


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19 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, pleasant. Light variable airs to breeze. Working parties in boat and machine shops. USS SAN FRANCISCO came out of dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from S and SW. Working parties in boat and machine shops.


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20 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from S. Working parties in boat and machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and warm. Light variable airs. Sent parties to work on boats and in machine shops. Received on board the following articles: 50 gallons mineral sperm oil, dozen lamp chimneys, 11 sheets of copper, 20 lbs copper nails.


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21 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from SW. Sent parties ashore to work in machine shops. At 4.10 lighted fires in main boiler. Started heaving in on starboard chains at 9.55. Went ahead with engine at 10.00. At 11.00 inside of stone dry dock. Let fires die out in main boiler. Docking ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and hazy. Light airs to light breeze from SW. Finished docking ship. Cleaned bottom.


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22 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW and W.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Gentle to stiff breeze in squalls from W. Ship in dry dock.


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23 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear. Cool at first. Light airs to gentle breeze from W and NW. Ship in dock. Ships crew engaged in overhauling bottom, scraping and repairing copper. Received 24 sheets of yellow metal. Red leaded propeller and bearings of same at stern post.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy, pleasant weather. Calms and light SWly airs. Ship in dock. Cleaning bottom and repairing copper.


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24 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather. Calms and light Sly airs. Commenced flooding dry dock at 8.00. Started fires under main boiler at 8.30. Hauling out of dry dock at noon.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from SSE and W. Anchored at 12.25. Allowed fires to die out. USS THETIS went into dock. The MARION in shifting her berth fouled this vessel at 2.15, carrying away starboard fore brace, starboard upper and lower topsail braces and clothes line. The after gun and carriage were lifted into place on the CHARLESTON's deck, using the steel derrick.


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25 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW, WNW and NW. Put boilers and engines in the Vixen alongside the dock. Carpenters and Engineers forces working on shore. Making connections of steam engines and boiler in Pirate. Began taking in mens stores from freight house on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze to airs from SW. Carpenters and Engineers forces working on shore. Setting up engines in Vixen and Pirate. Taking in mens stores from Navy Yard freight house.


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26 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, foggy with drizzling rain. Light airs to light breeze from S. Engineers force working in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally overcast, cloudy and squally with passing showers and rain. Light to gentle breeze from S and SW. Rigging launch Vixen and making connections. Cleared out after run and ward room store rooms.


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27 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy till 1.00. Paid $72.15 to workmen for docking ship. Engineers force at work in Navy Yards shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs to moderate breeze from SW to WNW. Bent one of the Pirates connection rods which temporarily stopped that boat from running, during which time made use of Vixen.


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28 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining till 5.00, clear and pleasant rest of time. Light airs from W, NW and NNE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light to stiff Wly and NWly breezes. The MARION and CHARLESTON shifted berths. Engineer from Benicia Arsenal visited the yard. Cleaning ship.


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29 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, pleasant weather. NWly airs and breeze. Received one Crelles Tables de Calcul, one Berlin Almanac for 1891 and one Doolittles Astronomy.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from WNW and W. Transferred Sohold to the US Naval Hospital, he having been stricken with paralysis.


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30 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from W and SW. Engineers force at work on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs to breezes from S to WSW. Engineers force at work in machine shops.


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31 March 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light airs from W and SW. Engineers force working in machine shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from SW and S. Received on board one Thomsons sounding machine with all attachments. Received ward room stores. Discharged from the Coast and Geodetic Survey Service from this date, Seamen John Anderson and Christian J Hansen. Received on board 1200 gallons fresh water. Ensign FW Jenkins was this day detached from duty in the Coast Survey and from this ship.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1891


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1 April 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from the Sd and Wd. A board of officers engaged in invoicing Paymasters stores on board. Received on board 6 lbs copper nails.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant first part, squally latter part. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW and WSW.


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2 April 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, to San Francisco, CA.

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from SW and S. Lighted fires under main boiler at 8.30. Making preparations for getting underway.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Calms and light airs to breeze from S to SW. Got underway from Mare Island at 2.10 and steamed out for San Francisco. Anchored off San Francisco at 5.15. Let fires die out in main boiler. USS SAN FRANCISCO came in at 8.30 from Mare Island.


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3 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, S and NW. Two men absent without leave, servants, Ah Lue and Ah Wing. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, George W Quinn (1st class Fireman).


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, hazy around horizon. Light to moderate breezes from W and WSW, falling to calm at midnight. USS SAN FRANCISCO shifted anchorage. Ah Jun (Seaman) was this day discharged by reason of his own request.


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4 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear, foggy from 4 to 8am. Light airs and breeze from S to W. Following men were enlisted for the cruise cruise: Ah Gan (Landsman) and Ah Hong (Landsman).


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from W, falling to light airs.


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5 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy and pleasant. Light fog from 6.00 to 8.00. Light airs from SW to S and calms.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Light breeze to light airs from W and SW. Calms.

[Following is added in a different hand]

The observations of Thermometer Air and WB [wet bulb] after January 10th 1891 are not to be relied upon on account of the inaccuracy of the instruments used.


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[Back cover]



LOG BOOK APRIL 6th 1891 TO JUNE 30th 1891


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[Instructions for completing log, not transcribed]

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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson, quarter ending June 30, 1891


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander, joined April 1, 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant, joined April 1, 1889

HC Poundstone, Ensign, joined February 5, 1890

WL Howard, Ensign, joined February 23, 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign, joined February 17, 1891

WG Miller, joined February 25, 1891

WH Faust, Ensign, joined April 10, 1889


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12, 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25, 1890


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6 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant first part, squally latter part. Light airs to very fresh breeze from S. J Henderson (Seaman) absent from ship without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and squally with rain and passing showers. Fresh to gentle breeze from S shifting to SE in light breeze at 10.00. Hoisted launch Vixen. J Henderson (Seaman) returned from leave 12 hours over time.


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7 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally cloudy with passing showers and squalls, rain and hail. Light to stiff breeze from SW and W. Got out launch Vixen. C Halvorsen (Seaman) returned from liberty one hour over time. Bending sails. Enlisted for the cruise of special service, Alfred Johansen (Seaman), Ah Kung (Landsman), Ah Bow (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Squally first part, cloudy and pleasant latter part. Moderate breeze from WSW and W to light airs from W. Received on board: invoice of stores, 2 bales tents.


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8 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy pleasant weather. Light fog bank to Wd first part. Getting mens stores on board.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy first part, clear last. Light airs, varying in direction. Received on board 1500 lbs candles. At 5.55 USS SAN FRANCISCO steamed out. By order of Commanding Officer Ah Wing (Landsman) and Ah Soe (Landsman) were declared deserters from April 3.


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9 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light to fresh breeze from SE. At 6.00 the USS MOHICAN came in and anchored. Sent boarding officer to her with compliments of Commanding Officer. Found her to have come from Honolulu in 23 days.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light to moderate breezes from SE. Received on board 2400 gallons fresh water. Enlisted as Seamen for the cruise, GA Wallstrom and A Johansson.


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10 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining most of time. Clearing weather towards noon. Light airs to light breeze from SE to W. The Superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Dr TC Mendenhall visited this ship officially and at noon went to the steamer GEDNEY. [Dr Thomas Corwin Mendenhall was superintendent of the US Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1889 to 1894.]


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy first part, then clear. Light airs to light breeze from W. Received tripod legs for theodolite number 36; received also 6 boxes plaster of paris. The Commanding Officer called officially on board the MOHICAN.


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11 April 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, light airs to gentle breeze from W and WNW. The Commanding Officer of the MOHICAN called officially on board. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, the following men: E Whiteman, NC Sivertsen, Ole Andersen, Jalmar Johnsen, Albert Lefeber and Charles Fick. Made preparations for sea.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from W. Received on board 550 gallons fresh water. Made preparations for going to sea in the morning. USS MOHICAN left the harbor for the Mare Island Navy Yard


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12 April 1891

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 37.95, Long -122.94


Midnight to 8am:

Hazy during morning, partially clear overhead, calms and light air from S and SW and Wd. Made all preparations for going to sea, hoisting in launches. Started fires under main boiler at 4.00.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Moderate breeze to light airs from S and W. Called all hands at 8.10, began heaving in chain at 8.15 and at 8.30 got underway and stood out of San Francisco Harbor under pilotage of Ensign Poundstone. Passed Point Bonita at 9.30. At 10.35 passed Duxbury Reef buoy. At noon Point Reyes Light bore WNW W and South Farallone Island S E.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear first and cloudy, light breeze from S. At 1.45 Point Reyes distant 2 miles. At 1.00 set jib. At 2.00 let fires die down and stopped the engines to overhaul brasses on the high pressure crank pin. Put in new brasses and started ahead at 3.36. At 2.00 set square sails.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and foggy, light airs from SW to S. At 4.00 set mainsail.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast and foggy, gentle breeze from SE to S. At 6.30 took in and stowed jib and mainsail.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and foggy first part and raining hard at times. Gentle breeze from SE until 9.30 when the wind from WNW. Light variable airs and winds latter part of watch. Took in square sails at 9.30. Patent log carried way at 9.30 losing line and propeller. Rigged new log line and set again. Passed Point Arena at 10.25 abeam starboard side, distant 3 miles. During watch sounding with Thomsons machine.


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13 April 1891

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 40.34, Long -124.45


Midnight to 4am:

Generally cloudy with passing showers, light airs to gentle breezes from E. Lost sight of Point Arena at 12.45. At 1.00 set jib and at 2.00 set square sails and mainsail. At 3.45 took in all sails, ship rolling easy.


4am to 8am:

Overcast and squally, light to moderate breezes from E to SE. At 4.50 set jib, mainsail and square sails. At 7.50 Gorda Peak bore abeam, distant mile.


8am to meridian:

Overcast first part with light rain, clearing latter part. Gentle to moderate breezes from SE to S. Hauled down jib at 8.30. Cape Mendocino bore N, distant 6 miles at end of watch.


Meridian to 4pm

Cloudy, light passing showers third hour. Light breezes from SSW and S first 2 hours. Took in and furled all sails at 2.25. Stopped engines at 1.25 to key up and went ahead again, full speed, at 2.51.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear, light to gentle breezes, shifting from NW to N. Ship under steam.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and cool. Light breeze from NW. Crescent City Light bore NE x E E.


8pm to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant, gentle breeze from NW falling to light breeze and shifting to NNW.


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14 April 1891

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 44.95, Long -124.48 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant, light breeze from NW. Smooth sea, under steam alone. Sighted Point Orford Light [Cape Blanco] at 1.30 bearing N x E. At 3.30 it bore abeam, distant 14 miles.


4am to 8am:

Generally cloudy and hazy. Light air to gentle breeze from NW and NNW.


8am to meridian:

Generally overcast, pleasant weather. Fog bank along shore, light breeze from NW to light airs from NNW. At 8.20 set all fore and aft sails. At 9.30 set topsails. Took in topsails at 10.20. Took in fore and aft sails at 11.30.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW and NNW. At 1.00 set fore and aft sails, except spanker, and at 2.30 took them in. At 1.20 exercised fire quarters, followed by stations to abandon ship. At 3.45 sighted Yaquina Head Lighthouse bearing NE E.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calms and light airs from NW. At 5.30 Yaquina Head Light bore abeam, distant 5 miles. Saw numbers of whales.


6pm to 8pm:

Fair, light airs from NNW. At 7.45 lost sight of Yaquina Head Light.


8pm to midnight:

Generally cloudy and pleasant weather. Light air from NNW to light breeze from SSE. At 9.50 set all square sails. At 11.04 Cape Meares Light bore abeam, 13 miles.


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15 April 1891

San Francisco, CA, to Port Townsend, WA

Lat 47.63, Long -124.67 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Partially clear first part, overcast and cloudy latter part with light rain last hour. Light, increasing to moderate breeze from SSE. Tillamook Light bore abeam 12 miles at 2.05. Lost sight of Disappointment Light abeam, distant 12 miles, at 4.00.


4am to 8am:

Overcast and cloudy, light drizzling rain at times during first hours. Moderate breeze from SE. Smooth sea. Under steam and square sails. Passed two very large snag logs.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy with drizzling rain, foggy last part. Moderate to fresh breeze from SE. At 10.00 set jib, mainsail and spanker. At 10.30 hauled down jib. At end of watch under steam, square sails, mainsail and spanker.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, foggy and rainy. Fresh breeze from SE. At 1.00 took in spanker and mainsail. At 2.00 got bearings on Jagged Island, distant 2.5 miles. At 3.00 sighted Cape Flattery Light. Sounding with Thomsons sounding machine. At end of watch under steam and all square sails, course N.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and cloudy with light rain first hour. Moderate breeze from SW, falling to light breeze from ENE. Took in and furled square sail at 4.40 and changed course to enter Strait of Juan de Fuca.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, light breeze from ENE. Under steam alone.


8pm to midnight:

Generally cloudy, moon showing out. Heavy dew. Steering through Strait of Juan de Fuca for Port Townsend. At midnight Dungeness Light abeam, 3.5 miles.


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16 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to 3am:

Partially clear and cool. Calms and light airs from SE. At 12.20 sighed Point Wilson light bearing E. Last hour standing in to Port Townsend Harbor. Anchored at 2.40.


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Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light to moderate breezes from W. An officer from the Revenue Cutter WALCOTT called on this ship officially.


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17 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calms. Light airs from W, NW and SW. At 7.45 got underway and stood down the bay for Hadlock. At 8.40 anchored off the saw-mill with port anchor and backed ships stern into the dock. Made fast at 9.15 and began taking in lumber, stowing it on deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant until last two hours, then overcast and cloudy. Calms and light airs to breeze from NW to SW. Crew engaged getting lumber on board. Spread fires at 2.45. Left Hadlock at 3.15. Anchored off Port Townsend at 4.30. An officer was sent aboard the Revenue Cutter WALCOTT to return call.


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18 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy light airs to breeze from W. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, JA Hellman (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Calms and variable light airs.


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19 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy first part, partially clear latter part. Calms and light airs and breezes from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, squally and rainy. Moderate breeze from SE first part, shifting to W and gradually decreasing to calm at midnight.


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20 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, calm and light airs from SW, SE and NE. At 7.15 USRC WALCOTT left the harbor. By order of the Commanding Officer discharged Olaf Sexe (Quartermaster) from this ship. Pilot EH Francis reported on board for duty.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Calms. Light variable airs. Enlisted for the cruise for special service, Chales Henry (Seaman).


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21 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs to fresh breezes in squalls from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather same. By order of Commanding officer E Whiteman (Seaman) was rated Quartermaster from this date. Dr TC Mendenhall, Department USC&G Survey, and Mr F Morse, Sub-Assistant, Coast Survey, came on board to take passage to Alaska on a tour of inspection.


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22 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA

Lat 48.11, Long -122.74


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Fresh to very fresh breezes from SE to S and calms and light variable airs. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Edward Knudsen (Seaman).


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, calms and variable light airs.


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23 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA, to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 48.35, Long -123.30 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy first part, partially clear and pleasant latter part. Calms and light airs and breezes from SE, shifting to NW. At 5.00 started fires in main boiler and at 8.50 left Port Townsend, the Navigating Officer conning the ship. Standing in to Victoria, BC.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, light airs from S and SW. Standing in to Victoria Harbor, ship conned by pilot. At 12.24 anchored in Victoria Harbor.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, light airs from SW. At 4.25 got underway and steamed out of Victoria Harbor, ship conned by pilot.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, light airs from NNE. Ship in charge of pilot standing up Swanson Channel. At end of watch abreast of Pender Island.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain, light variable airs beginning of watch. Standing through Active Pass. Pilot conning under steam.


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24 April 1891

Port Townsend, WA, to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy with drizzling rain first part. Light to gentle breezes from S and SW. Pilot conning. At 2.00 secured to buoy. Banked fires. Drizzling rain last part.


4am to meridian:

Fair, light to gentle breeze from E. At 4.00 got underway and steamed alongside of coal dock and secured with bow and stern lines. Coal commenced to come onboard at 10.00.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, calms and light airs from ENE and W. Engaged in coaling ship until 6.00. Took in during the day 107 tons, i.e. 15 car loads.


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25 April 1891

Departure Bay to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, light passing showers. Calms and light airs from NE and E. Began coaling ship again at 7.00, finished at 10.00 having taken in during the forenoon 27 tons coal, making a total of 143 tons, 16 cwt. At 10.30 hauled out from the dock and shackled to the outer buoy.


Meridian to 8pm:

Generally clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs from E and NW. At 4.00 lighted fires under main boilers. At 7.35 slipped buoy and steamed out of Departure Bay, ship conned by pilot.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SE increasing to stiff breeze last hour. At 9.30 lost sight of Entrance Island Light. At 11.15 slowed down to 4 knots under easy steam.


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26 April 1891

Departure Bay to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 50.50, Long -126.50 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and squally with passing showers of drizzling rain, gentle to stiff breezes from E x S. Steaming up Georgia Strait at half speed. At 3.50 went ahead full speed, conned by pilot.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Gentle to stiff breezes from SSE. At 5.30 passed by Cape Mudge into Discovery Channel, got into Seymour Narrows at 6.30. At 7.00 set square sails, at 8.00 entered Johnstone Strait, ship in charge of pilot.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Moderate to gentle and light breezes from ESE to SW, light squalls blowing at times from the mountains. Standing through Johnstone Strait, pilot at the conn under steam and square sails.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy and raining first part. Clearing latter part of watch. Light to gentle breezes from W through S to E. At 12.30 took in and furled square sails and at 2.30 set square sails again. Standing through Johnstone Strait, pilot conning. Made general course W until 3.30 when entered Queen Charlotte Sound. Steering WNW at end of watch under square sails.


4pm to 6pm:

Fair, light to gentle breezes from E. At 4.30 set flying jib and mainsail.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast and light airs from W and ENE, ship conned by pilot. Pine Island bore abeam at 6.45. Steaming across from Queen Charlotte to Fitz Hugh Sound. Took in and furled square sail at 6.45, at 7.10 set fore topsail.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs from ENE to gentle breezes from S. At beginning of watch standing across Queen Charlotte Sound. At 8.45 Egg Island bore abeam, distant 12 miles. At 10.30 took in fore and aft sails. At end of watch standing up Fitz Hugh Sound, pilot at the conn.


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27 April 1891

Departure Bay to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 53.21, Long -128.76 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Generally cloudy with light rain at intervals, light to moderate breeze from SE. Steaming through Fitz Hugh Sound first part. At 2.00 entered Lama Passage and at 3.30 entered Seaforth Channel. At 3.25 passed steamer BARBARA BOSCOWITZ bound to the Sd with no mast head light. Pilot conning ship under steam alone.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy with passing showers first part and drizzling rain last hour. Light to gentle breeze from SE, E and S. During watch went from Seaforth Channel to Tolmie Channel, pilot conning ship. At 4.40 set jib and main sail and took them in at 6.50.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining lightly most of the watch. Light airs from S, SW and ESE. Under pilotage of Ensign Poundstone standing up Graham and Fraser Reaches. At 11.42 had West end of Wartle [possibly Work] Island abeam, starboard side.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light variable airs and breezes. At 12.50 Kingcome Point bore abeam. Standing through McKay Reach and Grenville Channel. At 3.00 Union Passage bore abeam.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes varying direction from NW to S. Standing through Grenville Channel under steam alone.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy with passing showers last hour. Light to gentle breezes varying in direction from S to NE. Ship conned by pilot. At end of watch standing through Anchor Passage abreast of Kennedy Island.


8pm to midnight:

When abreast of upper end of White Cliff Island hauled in patent log. Slowed the engine at 8.35 and at 8.40 anchored in Chalmers Harbor [Anchorage].


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28 April 1891

Departure Bay to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast and cloudy with passing showers. Clear at times. Light airs and breezes from SE. At 5.15 spread fires under main boilers. At 6.00 got underway standing out of Chalmers Anchorage, pilot conning ship. At 7.04 Green Top Islet bore abeam. At 7.00 set all sail.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light to gentle breezes from NW, shifting to W. Standing through Chatham Sound under steam and sail, pilot conning ship. At 8.50 took in and furled square sails and stowed fore and aft sails. At 9.40 anchored in Port Simpson harbor. Sent men and gear on shore; making preparations for launching Cosmos. Ensign Poundstone left the ship with tent and transit.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with passing showers. Light variable airs. Sent all hands on shore and launched the Cosmos; rigged tent on shore of pendulum for gravity observation and also rigged tent for astronomical work.


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29 April 1891

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Fair with occasional passing showers. Light air to light breeze from NE. Engaged in getting Cosmos ready and in general work about ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, calms, light from S and NE. The mail steamer MEXICO was in sight at 2.41 bound S. The Hudson Bay stern wheel steamer CALEDONIA came in at 4.40 and left at 7.00. [CALEDONIA was a new steamer for the Hudson Bay Company, launched in 1890.] Getting the Cosmos ready for work, put 160 buckets of coal on board of her. Dr TC Mendenhall (Superintendent USCGS) returned onboard at 8.15 with instrument having completed his observations at this place. Got ready for sea. Hoisted in all boats.



THE VOYAGES OF USC&GSS Carlile P. Patterson
Operations in Alaskan waters 1891

JP map Carlile P. Patterson Alaska 1891

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30 April 1891

Port Simpson, BC, to Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 55.40, Long -130.93 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear, cool and light airs from NE. Started fires under boilers at 1.10. Ensign Poundstone returned on board with his instrument having completed his observations here.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and cool. Light airs from NW. Got underway at 4.15 and stood out of harbor of Port Simpson, veering the Cosmos astern by her hawser, bringing her in tow astern. Under charge of pilot standing up Main and Revillagigedo Channels. At end of watch the southern end of Kelp Island bore SW.


8am to meridian:

Partially cloudy, pleasant weather, calm and light airs to light breezes from NW and N. At end of watch standing up Behm Canal pilot at the conn, towing Cosmos.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy and pleasant, light to gentle breezes from NW, falling to light airs at end of watch. Standing through Behm Canal under steam alone to end of Revillagigedo Island, pilot conning ship. Passed Eddystone Rock at 1.08, Watkins Cove [possibly Walker Cove] at 2.45 and entrance to Chickamin River at 3.20.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear, light airs from N. At end of watch standing in for anchorage near Burroughs Bay Cannery.


6pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, calm and light airs from NE to E. At 6.06 anchored off the cannery at the head of Burroughs Bay. Let fires die out under main boiler.



LOGS FOR MAY 1891


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1 May 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs. Sent party in Vixen to select site for base line. Got lumber overboard and made two rafts. Towed one ashore and anchored, secured in harbor.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs and breezes.


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2 May 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Pleasant. Calms Light airs from Nd and Ed.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, pleasant weather. Light variable airs and calms till 9.00 then moderate to stiff breeze from N blowing in squalls. Engaged in preparing Cosmos. Engineers force same. Finished loading lighter with 12 tons and 11 cwt of coal and towed her to her anchorage. Began tidal observations at 12.30.


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3 May 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Fair and squally. Gentle to fresh breeze from N. At 10.30 started fires in main boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, moderate breezes to fresh squalls from N to NNW, riding to the wind. At 2.30 the Cosmos, lumber raft and coal lighter all went adrift. Sent boat to tow them all off shore and bring them to anchor again. At 3.15 began to heave in to get underway. At 4.40 anchored again.


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4 May 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, gentle breezes to very fresh squalls from N and NNE. Riding to wind. Hoisted up all boats except steam launch.


Meridian to midnight:

At 3.00 spread fires under main boiler and at 3.57 shifted anchorage.


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5 May 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and cold. Moderate squalls at first from N. Light drizzle. Wind falling to calms and variable light airs. Vixen left ship at 7.00, Pirate at 7.15 and Cosmos with boats in tow at 7.30. All to engage in measuring base line.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain. Light to moderate breeze from S and SSW, falling to calms and light airs. Completed measurement of base line. Hoisted boats and secured launches. Passed stores and gear for camp outfit into Cosmos and anchored her off.


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6 May 1891

Burroughs Bay to Loring, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NE, N and SW. Sent surveying party ashore, consisting of the following officers and men: Ensigns WL Howard and WH Faust, HL Ford (Master-at-Arms), S Svenson (Seaman), M Goulden (Machinist), E Louf and H Hausan (Quartermasters) and the following Seamen: E Knudsen, J Joushou, Joe Hausan, Ole Ansen, G Halvorsen, NC Sivertsen, Charles Nielsen, A Cederborg, William Neish, Ah Saw (Cabin Cook), Ah Kung (Landsman), GW Quinn ((1st class Fireman). Left whaleboat, 2nd dinghy, Hereschoff launches, USC Survey, numbers 18 and 19, the Cosmos and several skiffs with full surveying outfit.


Meridian to 4 pm:

Fair, light airs to gentle breeze from SW. Hove up anchor and at 1.33 went ahead, ship conned by pilot. At 3.52 abreast of SW end of Bell Island, 19.2 miles from anchorage.


4pm to 6pm:

Generally clear and pleasant, bright and cool, light to gentle breeze from SSE. Steaming down W branch of Behm Canal. At 5.45 off N point entrance to Traitors Cove.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SSE. At 6.25 passed Indian Point. At 6.40 anchored off the settlement of Loring.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and cool, light airs and breezes from SE.


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7 May 1891

Loring to Port Chester, AK, and back

Lat 55.13, Long -131.57


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and cool. Calms and light airs and breezes from E.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from Sd. Started ahead at 7.00 leaving Naha Bay and standing down Glover Passage, under direction of pilot.


8am to meridian:

Fair, light airs to light breeze from, W and S. Under steam alone, ship conned by pilot. Steaming through Tongass Narrows and Nichols Passage. At 11.32 anchored off Port Chester.


Meridian to 4pm:

Partly clear, bright and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from S. Underway at 1.18. At 1.45 set fore and aft sails and spanker and at 2.00 set square sails. Standing up Clarence Strait for Kasaan Village under steam and sails at end of watch, pilot at the conn.


4pm to 8pm:

Fair, light airs. At 6.25 left Kasaan Village, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch off Caamano Point.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and cool with light variable airs to breeze. Standing for Loring until 9.42 when anchored off Loring. Banked fires.


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8 May 1891

Loring to Juneau, AK

Lat 56.35, Long -133.10 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Weather clear, cool and pleasant. Light airs from E and SE. At 2.30 spread fires and at 3.30 went ahead full speed, the pilot conning the ship.


4am to 8am:

Clear, light airs and breeze from NE and NW. Ship under steam alone. At 5.00 rounded Caamano Point and entered Clarence Strait. Ship conned by pilot. Steamer CITY OF TOPEKA passed at 5.10.


8am to meridian:

Clear, bright and cold. Calms and light variable airs to breezes. Steaming up Clarence Strait and Snow Passage. At end of watch N end of Bushy Island (Kashevarof Group) bore S. Under steam alone, pilot conning ship. CITY OF TOPEKA in sight until 9.30 when she turned into Stikine Strait.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy. Getting colder towards end of watch. Calms and light airs and breezes from the Wd and Nd. Pilot conning ship. Entered Wrangell Strait at 2.20. At end of watch near Blunt Point.


4pm to 6pm:

Fair first part then clear. Light to gentle breeze from NW. During watch left Wrangell Strait and entered Frederick Sound. Ship conned by pilot.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear, bright and cold. Gentle breeze from SW. Steering across Frederick Sound. Stopped from 6.30 to 6.35 to get view of Devils Thumb. Under steam alone. At end of watch Cape Fanshaw bore WNW.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and cold. Light airs from W. Ship standing up Stephens Passage conned by pilot. At 8.15 had Cape Fanshaw abeam, starboard side.


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9 May 1891

Loring to Juneau AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy first hours then clear. Light to gentle breeze from NW x W. Steering through Stephens Channel, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch abreast of Taku Inlet.


4am to 8am:

Partly clear, hazy. Bright and cold, calms. Entering Gastineau Channel at beginning of watch. Standing up for Juneau. At 5.00 hauled in patent log off Juneau Island. Anchored off Juneau at 5.17. Let fires die out.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calm most of time. Light airs from SE. A party consisting of Dr Mendenhall, Mr Morse and Ensign Poundstone went ashore with transit instrument and transit theodolite to observe the transit of Mercury over the sun. The steamer CITY OF TOPEKA came in at 2.00, having amongst other passengers Frederick Schwatka and Dr Hayes, principals of a party of exploration to southern and central Alaska.


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10 May 1891

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm. The CITY OF TOPEKA left at 2.30 stopping at Douglas City and the sawmill.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs and calms.


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11 May 1891

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm till last two hours then light airs from E. Began painting ships outside. Party ashore for observing force of gravity, in charge of the superintendent.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from Nd and Wd. Calms. The pendulum party on shore all day making observations. Ensign Poundstone observing with transit at night.


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12 May 1891

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light drizzling rain all forenoon. Light airs to moderate breezes from SE. The party observing for force of gravity on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair till evening then cloudy. Calms and light variable airs. Observation party for force of gravity on shore.


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13 May 1891

Juneau, AK

Lat 58.297, Long -134.410


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and rainy. Calms and light airs from ESE and E. Brought on board tents and instruments for gravity observations.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, calms, light airs from E and SE. Ensign Poundstone on shore trying to obtain observations.


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14 May 1891

Juneau, AK, to William Henry Harbor, AK

Lat 58.20, Long -134.24 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy and misty. Light variable airs. At midnight spread fires. Started ahead at 6.00. Standing down Gastineau Channel, pilot conning the ship. Passed steamer CITY OF TOPEKA standing up Gastineau Channel for Juneau.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Calms and light variable airs until last hour then light to gentle breeze from ENE. Standing through Taku Inlet, ship conned by pilot. At 12.35 entered Stephens Passage. At end of watch abreast of Salisbury Point.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy with drizzling rain and passing showers. Squally and variable force wind to 3.00. Light to gentle breeze shifting from E to WNW. Standing up Stephens Passage. At 2.05 turned into Fritz Cove. Stood out of Fritz Cove at 2.30 for William Henry Harbor. At end of watch off N end of Shelter Island in Favorite Channel, under steam alone.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light airs from WNW. Standing up Lynne Canal conned by pilot. At end of watch standing in to William Henry Harbor.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Calms. Standing for anchorage in William Henry Harbor. Ship conned by pilot. At 6.14 anchored in in William Henry Harbor; banked fires.


8pm to midnight:

Fair, light airs from S.


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15 May 1891

William Henry Harbor to Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.11, Long -135.38 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Fair first part then cloudy with drizzling rain. Light airs from S.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW to W. At 9.00 began heaving in and at 9.12 steamed out of William Henry Harbor. Steamed up Lynn Canal and Chilkat Inlet, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch abreast Davidson Glacier.


Meridian to 4pm:

At 12.57 anchored in Pyramid Harbor. Let fires die out. Landed astronomer and outfit and also the outfit of party observing the force of gravity.


4pm to midnight:

Overcast and raining, calm. Ensign Poundstone went into camp on Pyramid Island.


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16 May 1891

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and raining, calm. The gravity observations party on shore observing.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, raining and squally. Light to very fresh breezes from SE. Party observing line [fine in log] of gravity on shore.


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17 May 1891

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and squalls. Light to fresh breezes from SE.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light airs to stiff squalls from SW. Light airs and breezes from NW.


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18 May 1891

Pyramid Harbor, AK

Lat 59.18, Long -135.48


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm till 7.00, light airs to stiff breezes from SE. Ensign Poundstone returned onboard to make chronometer comparisons having obtained observations during the night and at 11.00 he left again for Pyramid Island. The gravity observations party on shore.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, light airs to stiff breezes from SE. Party for observing line of gravity on shore.


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19 May 1891

Pyramid Harbor to Hoonah Harbor, AK

Lat 59.08, Long -135.35 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Weather cloudy and cool. Moderate to stiff breeze from S and E. Brought off astronomers and pendulum observers outfit and at 10.45 started heaving in. Went ahead at 11.00, leaving Pyramid Harbor. At close of watch abreast Seduction Point, pilot conning.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, light drizzling rain last three hours. Light airs to gentle breezes from SSE and SE. Steaming Lynn Canal, conned by pilot. At end of watch had northern end of Little Island abeam, port side.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and raining. Light to gentle breezes from SE. Standing down Lynn Canal, ship conned by pilot.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, light drizzling rain. Light and gentle SE breezes. At end of watch standing in to Frederick Bay, pilot conning ship.


8pm to midnight:

Raining with light breeze from SE. At 8.30 anchored in Hoonah Harbor. Banked fires


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20 May 1891

Hoonah Harbor to Bartlett Bay, AK

Lat 58.85, Long -136.10 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy, raining, calm.


4am to 8am:

Overcast and cloudy, with occasional light showers of drizzling rain, with gentle breezes from E. At 6.00 began heaving and at 6.15 went ahead, standing out of Hoonah Harbor, under direction of pilot. At end of watch abreast of Point Adolphus, Icy Strait.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Cold. Moderate breeze from the E first hour, calm and light airs. Standing up Icy Strait for Glacier Bay. Set fore sail at 8.15 and took it in at 9.55. At 9.15 hauled in patent log on account of ice. At 9.15 turned in to Glacier Bay. Standing up Muir Inlet. Passed large pieces of floating glacial ice and much small ice. At 11.30 slowed down in small pack ice off Muir Inlet, pilot at the conn.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, raining and foggy. Light airs from the N at beginning of watch. Steaming up Muir Inlet. At 1.55 stopped the engine and lay to off the Muir Glacier while the cutter and dinghy were sent in with those officers who wished to land. At 2.45 the boats returned to the ship and at 3.20 started down the Bay, the pilot conning the ship. At 3.20 entered small pack ice and slowed the engines to dead slow speed.


4pm to 5pm:

Cloudy, raining and foggy. Light to gentle breeze from SSE. Standing out of Glacier Bay, engines just turning over till 5.30 then went ahead full speed, pilot conning the ship.


6pm to midnight:

Overcast with fog and rain. Light breeze from N. Standing down Glacier Bay. At end of watch turned in to Bartlett Bay for anchorage, pilot at the conn. Anchored in Bartlett Bay at 8.10. Banked fires


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21 May 1891

Bartlett Bay to Yakutat Bay, AK

Lat 58.18, Long -136.66 [Est]


[No entry for midnight to 4am]


4am to 8am:

Overcast, cloudy, drizzling rain or light passing showers last hour. Light airs to stiff breezes from E. At 6.45 began heaving in and at 7.00 went ahead, standing out of Bartlett Bay, pilot conning ship. At end of watch entering Icy Strait.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, squally and raining. Light to fresh breezes from WSW, SSE and S. Steaming down Icy Strait, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch Cape Spencer bore abeam, distant 2 miles. At 11.45 set staysail, jib and mainsail. Passed a small sealing schooner.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy, squally first hour with occasional drizzling rain. Gentle to moderate breeze from S and SW. At 1.38 set lower topsail and at 3.00 spanker. At 2.30 took in and furled the lower topsail. At end of watch course W N under steam and fore and aft sails, except flying jib. Moderate to heavy sea from SW. Ship knocking about considerably. Four glaciers in sight on starboard bow, two glaciers showing throughout the watch.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast, light breezes from SSW and SW. Under steam and fore and aft sails except flying jib. At end of watch the northern part of a pair of hills at Harbor Point bore NE ? N, distant about 15 miles.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast and cloudy, light to gentle breezes from SW. Ship rolling and pitching considerably. At 7.00 Mount Fairweather bore abeam, visible through rift in the clouds.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzling rain first hour; moon showing through the clouds occasionally latter part. Light to gentle breeze from the SW. Moderate to heavy swell from SW. Ship rolling heavily at times, on course W N under steam and fore and aft sails except flying jib.


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22 May 1891

Bartlett Bay to Yakutat Bay, AK

Lat 59.55, Long -139.75


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy, light breeze from SW and W. Light airs from W, WNW and N. Sighted high land on port bow at 3.45. At end of watch Ocean Cape bore N. Standing in for Yakutat Bay in charge of pilot.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy with drizzling rain last hour. Standing in for anchorage, ship conned by pilot. At 4.15 took in and furled sails. At 5.40 anchored in Yakutat Bay. Banked fires.


[No entry for 8am to meridian]


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and hazy, calm and light airs to breezes from W. Cool weather. Dr Mendenhall, Superintendent of the USC&G Survey, with assistant Mr F Morse, engaged in gravity work ashore. Henry Muller, a miner, was given passage to Sitka by order of Commanding Officer.


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23 May 1891

Yakutat Bay to Sitka Harbor, AK

Lat 58.80, Long -138.50 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Partly clear and cool. Calms and light airs from WNW. Brought off tent and instruments of party observing for gravity. Got steam at 7.30, turned engines over at 7.35. Commenced heaving at 7.40 and underway at 7.50. At end of watch standing out of Yakutat Bay under steam alone, pilot at the conn.


8am to meridian:

Clouding up, light airs from NE, N and SE. Smooth sea; under steam alone, steaming down the coast. At noon came abeam of a large, blind glacier. The glacier was approximately 4 miles wide at lower end. At 11.47 lost sight of Ocean Cape. At 11.47 several small glaciers in sight on port bow.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy with passing showers of drizzling rain first part. Light airs to light breezes from SE, NE and E. Steaming along the coast, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch western end of Grand Plateau Glacier bore NNE; smooth sea.


4pm to 6pm:

Overcast and cloudy with light drizzling rain last hour. Light to gentle breezes from N to NNW. At 4.40 set jib, fore topsail and mainsail. Land in sight all along port side during entire watch. Smooth sea, long swell from SE.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, light passing showers. Light breezes from NE. Light airs from S x E. At 7.00 took in and furled sails. Saw one sea otter.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy and squally. Gentle to fresh breeze from E x N. At 9.12 Icy Cape bore abeam, distant about 8 miles. Under steam alone, smooth sea.


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24 May 1891

Yakutat Bay to Sitka Harbor, AK

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and cold, light squalls first hour, gentle breeze from NW shifting to NNE and falling to light airs and colder. At 1.00 set jib, fore top staysail and mainsail. Took in sails at 3.00. At end of watch on course E N under steam alone.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breezes from SE. The southern corner of Klokachef [Klokacheva in log] Island bore abeam, distant 15 miles. Sighted a two-masted schooner-rigged steamer on starboard beam, steaming apparently E x N. Lost sight of her at 6.30. Passed several Indian canoes, standing off shore.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, light and moderate breeze from ESE and S. Standing through inland approach to Sitka from Olga Gulf, ship conned by pilot. At 11.45 entered Sitka Harbor and picked up USS PINTAs moorings.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy, with light rain. Light variable airs to breeze. Cold. Moored ship, head and stern to PINTAs moorings.


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25 May 1891

Sitka Harbor, AK

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with occasional drizzle. Calm and light airs from NW to SW. Getting ready to receive coal. Put working party with lighter from Naval Station, Sitka and took coal for ship from wharf.


Meridian to midnight:

Light airs to light breezes from S till last two hours then coming out from N. Sent onshore the instruments tent for use of party observing force of gravity. Ensign Poundstone set up his instrument for astronomical work on shore. Coaling ship.


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26 May 1891

Sitka Harbor, AK

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Light NEly airs and calms. Party for observing force of gravity on shore. Coaling ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy, light airs to gentle breezes from W. At 2.00 finished coaling ship having taken in altogether 50 tons coal.


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27 May 1891

Sitka Harbor, AK

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, light airs to moderate breeze from W and NW. Party on shore making observations for force of gravity.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, light to moderate breezes from NW. Party on shore observing force of gravity.


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28 May 1891

Sitka Harbor, AK

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy till 10.00 then clear. Light variable airs then gentle to moderate breezes from NW. Party on shore observing force of gravity.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from NW. The party observing force of gravity completed their observations, returning on board with instruments. Ensign Poundstone on shore making transit observations.


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29 May 1891

Sitka Harbor to Fort Wrangell, AK

Lat 57.053, Long -135.350


[There is no log entry for midnight to meridian for this day]


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from SW and NW. Mail came on board. Unmoored ship and at 3.00 steamed out of Sitka Harbor, ship conned by the pilot.


4pm to 6pm:

Partially clear and bright first hour, clouding afterward, cool. Gentle to moderate breeze from WNW increasing to stiff breezes in narrow channels. In Salisbury Sound under steam alone. At 5.10 between bays in Whitestone Narrows.


6pm to 8pm:

Heavy cloudy while in Salisbury Sound. Clear in Peril Straits. Clouds working inland slowly. Light airs and breezes from S. Pilot conning ship. Anchored in Schulze Cove.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy, light variable airs. At 8.27 got underway and under charge of pilot started up Peril Straits. At 10.15 brought ship to anchor in Favorite Anchorage. Banked fires.


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30 May 1891

Sitka Harbor to Fort Wrangell, AK

Lat 57.00, Long -134.70 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs from SW. Began heaving in at 5.45 and at 5.55 started out of Favorite Anchorage, the pilot conning the ship. The American steamer DORA in sight standing through Peril Straits to the northward. [DORA was a wooden passenger and cargo steamer launched in 1880.] At end of watch had just passed McClellan Rock.


8am to meridian:

Partly clear, bright and cool. Light airs to gentle breezes, variable at first. Steaming out of Peril Straits and across Chatham straits for Killisnoo. Steamer DORA turned to the Nd after clearing Peril Straits in our wake. At 9.44 anchored off Killisnoo. Commanding Officer and Superintendent of Coast Survey visited the shore. Started out of Killisnoo Harbor at 10.53, pilot at the conn. At end of watch steaming down Chatham Strait for entrance to Frederick Sound, under steam alone.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light fog drove across entrance to Frederick Sound from S at 2.50 and lifted again at 3.10. Gentle breeze from SSW last two hours. Point Gardiner bore abeam at 2.20. Ship conned by pilot. At end of watch abreast of Herring Bay.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from SSW to WSW. Steaming through Frederick Sound, ship conned by pilot. At 5.00 rounded Cape Bendel. At end of watch abreast of Cape Fanshaw. At 4.30 took in and furled sails.


6pm to 8pm:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from WSW. Ship under steam alone, in Frederick Sound. Pilot at the conn. Stopped at 7.40 to get photo of Devils Thumb. Off entrance to Farragut Bay at end of watch.


8pm to midnight:

At 9.34 hauled in patent log when opposite Sukhoi Island. At 10.13 anchored off entrance to Wrangell Strait.


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31 May 1891

Sitka Harbor to Fort Wrangell, AK

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to 8am:

Fair, light airs from SW and S. At 5.45 began heaving in at 5.55 went ahead full speed through northern entrance to Wrangell Narrows. Ship conned by the pilot.


8am to meridian:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Moderate to light breeze from S. At 8.35 left Wrangell Straits and turned in to entrance to Sumner Strait and shaped course for Fort Wrangell. Passed through heavy tide rips at the head of Stikine Strait and entered muddy water from Stikine River. At 11.26 anchored in Etolin [Wrangell] Harbor, Fort Wrangell.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear during day. Cloudy at night, light airs from SW and W. Landed astronomical and gravity party. Taking in water for ships use. The tug RP ELLMORE came in and anchored at 6.30. [Tug RP ELLMORE was launched in 1890 as a fisheries tender. She is believed to be still afloat.] Ensign Poundstone on shore observing the star transit.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1891


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1 June 1891

Fort Wrangell, AK

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, raining at times. Calms, light airs from NW, WNW and SW. By order of Commanding Officer Martin Smith is restricted to the ship until further orders for overstaying leave. Party ashore observing for gravity.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from WSW and SE. Occasional calms. Party observing force of gravity on shore. At 11.30 steamer MEXICO came in. Pilot EH Francis left the ship.


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2 June 1891

Fort Wrangell, AK

Lat 56.466, Long -132.383


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, light variable airs. Steamer MEXICO left at 12.35. Party observing force of gravity on shore.


[No log entry for meridian to midnight for this day.]


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3 June 1891

Fort Wrangell to Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 55.65, Long -132.3 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant weather, light airs from Nd and Wd. The astronomer returned to the ship with his outfit at 2.20. Began heaving in at 2.35 and got underway and stood out of harbor under direction of the Commanding Officer. At end of watch standing through Stikine Strait. By order of Commanding Officer placed John Henderson (Seaman) in double irons for 10 days for being drunk and unfit for duty. AS Wallstrom and Johanssen are stragglers from liberty.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy till last part then clear. Light airs from S till 5.45, then moderate to fresh breeze from ESE. Standing through Stikine and Clarence Straits. At 5.20 passed Harrington Point and at end of watch abreast of entrance to McHenry Inlet.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy, moderate breeze to very fresh squalls from SE. Steering down Clarence Strait.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy with squalls until last hour then drizzling rain. Moderate to fresh breeze from SE falling to gentle breeze. At 12.40 off Ship Island. At 2.30 turned into Behm Canal. Off Point Francis at end of watch; under steam alone.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Light to gentle breeze from SE. Standing up Behm Canal, ship conned by Commanding Officer. At end of watch abreast of SW end of Bell Island.


6pm to 8pm:

Overcast, cloudy, light drizzling rain. Light breezes from S. Steaming up Behm Canal to Burroughs Bay, conned by the Commanding Officer. At 7.45 abreast eastern fork of Behm Canal. At end of watch Burroughs Bay Cannery in plain sight, distant about 3 miles.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, with light to gentle breeze from SE to airs. Calm latter part. Standing up Burroughs Bay until 6.32 when anchored off cannery at mouth of Klahini River.


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4 June 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Generally overcast and cloudy. Calms, light variable airs. Taking lumber on board. Landed the gravity observation outfit.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Light variable airs and calms. Party observing force of gravity on shore. Repairing Pirate.


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5 June 1891

Burroughs Bay

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers. Calms and light variable airs and breezes.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy. Light passing showers all day. Calms, light variable airs. Lieutenant Dorn left the ship in Pirate bound for Loring. Sent a party of wood-choppers on shore.


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6 June 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Calms. Light airs from the Sd and Wd. Gravity observation party on shore. Vixen returned to the ship, arriving at 11.55 with Mr Howard in charge, reporting that the Cosmos had broken her shaft in the stern yesterday.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy with passing showers and drizzling rain. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE to SE. Party observing force of gravity on shore.


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7 June 1891

Burroughs Bay, AK

Lat 56.05, Long -131.12


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with drizzling rain. Calms and light airs from SW and SE. Mail arrived.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy. Light airs from SE to SW. Calms most of time. Vixen left the ship at 2.00 with Mr Howard in charge to return to Walker Cove.


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8 June 1891

Burroughs Bay to Walker Cove, AK

Lat 55.73, Long -130.81


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast and cloudy. Calm. At 6.30 got underway and stood down Burroughs Bay bound for Walker Cove. At 7.15 turned into Behm Canal. Left tide observation party at the cannery.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy. Calm with light SE and SW airs. Steamed down Behm Canal to Walker Cove. At 8.52 anchored in Walker Cove.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather same. Brought off the camping outfit. Sent the astronomer with his outfit into camp. Engaged in repairing Cosmos, finishing at 10.30.


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9 June 1891

Walker Cove, AK

Lat 55.73, Long -130.81


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Generally calm. Floated Cosmos at 1am. The Vixen, Ensigns Howard and Miller, engaged in sounding in Walker Cove; Ensign Chapin and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding in Behm Canal; Mr Ford in dinghy running shore line. Pirate returned to the ship at 4pm, under oars, having lost her propeller. Lost one sextant HO pattern, USC&GS #165 overboard from Vixen. The Cosmos was sent to Burroughs Bay at 9.35 to bring back tidal observation party; she returned at 5.15.


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10 June 1891

Walker Cove, AK

Lat 55.73, Long -130.81


Cloudy, pleasant and warm. Clear sky during evening. Light airs from Nd and Wd and SWd. Engaged in repairing Pirate which was made ready at 7pm. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in gig left the ship at 2.30 to develop point at harbor entrance. Mr Ford in dinghy ran shore line. At 7am Ensigns Faust and Mr Dornin in Cosmos and Ensign Howard in Vixen left the ship on detached service to build signals to the Sd. Engaged in general work. Dried the square sails. Sent an officer to search for sextant lost overboard yesterday, but without success.


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11 June 1891

Walker Cove, AK

Lat 55.73, Long -130.81


Hazy, warm and pleasant. Generally calm. Light airs from Sd and Wd at times. Caulked the gig on the beach. Aired the fore and aft sails. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in the Pirate engaged in sounding The Pirates lost propeller was recovered. Lost 180 fathoms of wire and 2 x 5 lb leads.


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12 June 1891

Walker Cove

Lat 55.73, Long -130.81


Clear, pleasant weather. Light breeze from Sd and Wd. The Pirate, Ensigns Chapin and Miller, engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in the gig was sent out to build signals. Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin returned from detached duty in the Cosmos. By order of Commanding Officer released John Henderson (Seaman) and restored him to duty, his term of confinement having expired.


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13 June 1891

Walker Cove

Lat 55.73, Long -130.81


Hazy, warm and pleasant. Light airs generally from Sd and Wd. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Pirate engaged in sounding until 2pm. Ensign Howard in Vixen returned to the ship at noon. Ensigns Miller and Chapin and Mr Dornin in Cosmos towing the Pirate left the ship for Rudyerd Bay on detached service to continue the building of signals and triangulation. Sent tide gauge and observing parties to establish tide station in Rudyerd Bay.


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14 June 1891

Walker Cove to Loring, UK

Lat 55.95, Long -131.39 [Est]


Midnight to noon:

Weather hazy and pleasant, during forenoon warm. At 4.53 lighted fires under main boiler. At 8.45 went ahead standing out of Walker Cove and up Behm Canal under direction of the Commanding Officer. At noon abreast Point Lees on starboard hand. Sent tide observing party into camp in Walker Cove. Ensign Howard in the Vixen left at 8.30 on detached service in Rudyerd Bay.


Meridian to 4pm:

Generally clear and pleasant with passing shower from S to SW. Steaming down Behm Canal. Light airs to fresh breeze from NW to SW. At end of watch Traitors Cover bore NNE.


4pm to midnight:

Weather same. At 4.48 hauled in patent log in Naha Bay. Anchored off Loring at 4.55. Banked fires.


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15 June 1891

Loring, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -131.64


Overcast with occasional light rain. During afternoon gentle to moderate breeze from Nd and Ed, falling light and changing to Sd and Ed during latter part of day. Engaged in general work.


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16 June 1891

Loring, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -131.64


Overcast, cloudy and rainy during first part of day. Cloudy and pleasant latter half. [Wind] light and unsteady in direction. John Henderson (Seaman) was discharged from the Naval Service, his services being no longer required.


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17 June 1891

Loring to Yes Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -131.64


Midnight to meridian:

Day began clear, pleasant, with light breeze from Ed and Nd. At 3.30 the PSC Co steamer CITY OF TOPEKA entered the harbor. Spread fires at 9.00, started ahead at 11.50. CITY OF TOPEKA left at same time. Dr TC Mendenhall, Superintendent, Coast Survey, and Mr F Morse left the ship to take passage on steamer CITY OF TOPEKA.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and squally with strong puffs of wind from SE, standing up Behm Canal towards Yes Bay. At 2.40 anchored in Yes Bay. At 4.00 shifted anchorage to the inner bay, banked fires.


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18 June 1891

Yes Bay to Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.95, Long -131.20 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Moderate squalls from Sd during first two hours, falling light later. During forenoon light airs to light breeze from Sd and Ed, drawing through channel. At 7.50 spread fires. At 8.50 stood out of Yes Bay and up Behm Canal under direction of the Commanding Officer. At 11.30 turned into the eastern arm of Behm Canal.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, generally pleasant weather. Light airs to moderate breezes from SE. Standing down SE arm of Behm Canal. At 2.00 passed USS PINTA steaming up the canal. At 2.10 communicated with the astronomer and then picked up the tide gauge party. At end of watch steaming toward Rudyerd Bay.


4pm to midnight:

Entered Rudyerd Bay at 4.20 and stood up to anchorage where, at 5.55 anchored. Let fires die out. Ensign Miller in Pirate, Ensign Howard in Vixen, Ensign Chapin in Cosmos and Mr Dornin returned from detached service. Weather clear and pleasant, calm


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19 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Generally clear and pleasant, occasional light showers. Calm at 7am. Ensign Chapin and Mr Dornin left the ship in the Vixen on detached service. Mr Miller in Pirate engaged in occupying signals with sextant. Measured a base line between signals Scribe and Queen. Beached the Cosmos at high water and repaired her condenser. Aired sails.


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20 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Pleasant and warm until noon when it began to rain and continued raining the rest of the day. Aired the sails. Ensign Howard in the Pirate engaged in occupying signals with sextant. Ensign Miller in dinghy was sent to occupy several harbor signals. Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in Cosmos engaged in occupying signals in Rudyerd Bay. All boats returned to the ship at 6pm. The Pirate was found to want repairs about feed pump.


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21 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Cloudy, pleasant weather until noon. Generally calm.


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22 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Overcast and cloudy, raining during forenoon. Ensign Chapin and Mr Dornin left the ship on detached service. Ensigns Howard and Miller in Pirate engaged in sounding in Rudyerd Bay. Ensign Faust went in the Vixen to Winstanley Island to look out for an anchorage for the ship. Wood-cutting party on shore. Aired sails.


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23 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Ensigns Howard and Miller in Pirate engaged in sounding. Ensign Faust in Vixen was sent to occupy signals in Behm Canal. Mr Smith in dinghy running shore line. Cosmos returned from detached service.


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24 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Clear, warm and pleasant. Light airs from NWd and mostly calm. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Vixen and Ensign Chapin and Miller in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Smith running shore line in dinghy. Ensign Faust in the Cosmos left ship on detached service to build signals to the Sd in Behm Canal. Sent tide gauge party to Winstanley Island. Brought off 5 cords of wood cut at this anchorage.


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25 June 1891

Rudyerd Bay, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -130.70


Clear and pleasant. Light airs from Nd and Wd. Made preparations for getting underway. At 7.30 started fires, at 11.47 started ahead. Left Rudyerd Bay under direction of Commanding Officer and stood down Behm Canal, where found moderate to stiff breezes from SEd. Met the Vixen, Ensign Howard in charge, in Shoalwater Pass, where anchored at 2.30.


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26 June 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


The Pirate with Mr Ford and Mr Dornin left the ship for two days to run shore line. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Vixen engaged in sounding. Ensign Howard and Mr Smith in the dinghy engaged in signaling Shoalwater Pass. The Cosmos, Ensign Faust, returned at 2pm, her boiler needing repairs, which were made.


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27 June 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Raining at intervals during the entire day. Calm and light airs generally from Nd and Ed inside harbor. Ensigns Chapin and Faust in the Vixen went to occupy signals with theodolites and build hydrographic signals. Ensign Miller and Mr Smith in the dinghy engaged in occupying signals with sextant. At 6.30am Ensign Howard was sent to Stuart River in Cosmos to leave the mail and bring the astronomer to the ship. Returned at 4.30pm. The Pirate returned at 8.30pm.


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28 June 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Raining steadily the entire day and generally heavily laden. Calm and light airs.


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29 June 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Raining at intervals throughout the day. A light breeze from Nd and Wd prevailed in the harbor during the forenoon. At 7am Ensign Poundstone with astronomer left the ship for Port Simpson in Cosmos. All boats engaged in measuring baseline between signals Jaw and Fox, returning at noon. At 12.50pm Ensign Howard in the Vixen went to Stuart River for the mail, returning at 7.45pm. At 1pm Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Pirate went to occupy signals with theodolite.


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30 June 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Clearing weather, occasional showers towards evening; weather clear and pleasant. Generally calm. Ensigns Chapin and Miller sounding in Pirate. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shore line. Ensigns Howard and Faust in Vixen and Mr Smith in dinghy went to occupy signals with theodolite. The Cosmos returned with the astronomer at 4.50. Aired the fore and aft sails. Wood cutting party on shore. By order of Commanding Officer Axel Johanssen and AG Wallstrom (Seaman), stragglers from liberty on June 2nd, are declared deserters from that date.


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[Weather page for 1st July, scored through]

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[Remarks page for 1 July. Text as per 1 July page below; scored through]

Log book ends with June 30]

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[Outside back cover of log book]



LOG BOOK JULY 1st 1891 TO SEPTEMBER 30th 1891


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Log Book for Steamer CP Patterson,

Lieutenant Commander HB Mansfield USN, Commanding,

from July 1 1891 to September 1891


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[Instructions for completing log books

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[General dimensions of vessel; not transcribed]

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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined April 1 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant USN, joined April 1 1889

HC Poundstone , Ensign, joined February 5 1890

WL Howard, Ensign, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign, joined February 17 1891

WG Miller, Ensign, joined February 25 1891

WH Faust, Ensign, joined April 10 1889


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25 1890


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Notes:

(1) wet and dry bulb thermometers are not to be depended upon

(2) barometer correction = +.20 (twenty hundredths plus)



LOGS FOR JULY 1891


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1 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Clear and pleasant until afternoon when weather became overcast and cloudy with moderate breeze from Sd and Ed with occasional showers of rain. Ensign Faust in Cosmos left on detached service to build signals in Behm Canal. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Vixen occupied signals with theodolite. Returned at 9.30 when the Commanding Officer went to Smeaton Bay in Vixen.


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2 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Rainy during forenoon, clear and pleasant in afternoon, but again overcast and cloudy with occasional showers in evening. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Vixen, Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Pirate, engaged in sounding. Mr Smith in dinghy was sent at 2pm to locate certain rocks and ledges in the pass. Ensign Faust returned in Cosmos at 6pm. Wood cutters on shore.


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3 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Clear and pleasant, light variable airs. Ensign Faust in Cosmos went out to build signals. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Pirate and Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Vixen sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shoreline.


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4 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Clear and pleasant, light airs from Ed. At sunrise dressed ship with masthead flags in honor of the day.


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5 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Raining heavily throughout the day. Light airs from Ed.


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6 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Raining, light haze passing NE. Ensign Faust in the Cosmos went out to build signals in the lower part of the Behm Canal, carrying the astronomer and his outfit to Mary Island. Ensigns Howard and Miller in the Vixen went out to build signals in Smeaton Bay and to look out for an anchorage for the ship. Ensign Chapin and Mr Smith in Pirate sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shore line. The whaleboat and Pirate returned under oars at 3pm, the latter needing overhauling and cleaning boiler, which was done.


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7 July 1891

Shoalwater Pass to Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.44, Long -130.90


Raining heavily during first half of day. Light drizzle during afternoon. Ensigns Howard and Miller in Vixen building signals in Smeaton Bay. Ensign and Mr Smith in Pirate sounding in Shoalwater Pass. Sent a party onshore for two weeks to observe tides. At 9.00am lighted fires under main boiler. At 12.45pm began heaving in. Started ahead at 1.05pm and stood out into Behm Canal and down to Smeaton Bay. Passing outside of Smeaton Island, under direction of Commanding Officer At 3.15pm anchored. Let fires die out.


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8 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Cloudy, pleasant. Calm and light airs. Ensign Chapin and Mr Dornin in Pirate occupying signals with theodolite. Ensigns Howard and Miller building signals in Smeaton Bay and occupying them with sextant. Mr Ford running shoreline in whaleboat. Dried the fore and aft sails.


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9 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Cloudy with occasional rain. Light airs variable in direction. Ensigns Howard and Miller in the Vixen engaged in occupying signals with sextant. Mr Ford and Mr Dornin in Pirate running shore line. Ensign Faust returned from detached service in the Cosmos.


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10 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Weather hazy, warm and pleasant. Light airs from Nd and Wd. Ensign Howard in Vixen, Ensign Chapin in Pirate, Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in Cosmos and Mr Ford in whaleboat went to occupy signals with theodolite.


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11 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Foggy during early hours of morning, clear and warm later. Ensigns Howard and Faust in the Pirate occupied signals in Smeaton Bay. Ensigns Chapin and Miller sounding in Vixen in Smeaton Bay. Mr Smith in whaleboat running shoreline. Lieutenant Dorn in Cosmos went to Loring for the mail.


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12 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Overcast with gentle breezes at times from Sd and Wd. Cosmos returned at 11.50, bringing the mail.


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13 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Ensign Chapin was sent in the Cosmos to communicate with astronomer at Mary island. Ensigns Howard and Faust in the Vixen and Ensign Miller and Mr Dornin in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat running shoreline. Wood cutting party on shore.


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14 July 1891

Smeaton Bay, AK

Lat 55.30, Long -130.80


Hazy and pleasant weather, light breeze from SWd during afternoon. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in the Cosmos, Ensigns Howard and Faust in Vixen, went to sound. Mr Ford and Mr Dornin in Pirate and Mr Smith in the whaleboat running shoreline.


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15 July 1891

Smeaton Bay to Yes Bay, AK

Lat 55.88, Long -131.10 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. At 2.00 lighted fires under main boilers. Started ahead at 6.30 having been delayed by foul anchor. Towing both launches. Ensigns Chapin and Miller left the ship in Cosmos on detached service. Standing up Behm Canal. At end of watch [New] Eddystone Rock bore N x W.


8am to meridian:

Fair and pleasant, light breeze to light airs from NW and calms. Standing up Behm Canal. At 10.00 Walker Cove bore abeam.


Meridian to midnight:

Weather warm. Stiff breeze from Sd and Wd in Behm Canal. At 1.15 Ensign Howard in Vixen left the ship to explore the shore for anchorages. At 2.35 Ensign Faust in Pirate left for same purpose. Stood in to inner Yes Bay, where, at 4.30, anchored. Let fires die out, but lighted them again.


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16 July 1891

Yes Bay to Loring, AK

Lat 55.60, Long -131.64


Weather pleasant. Spread fires at 6am. Got underway at 9.22am and stood out of Yes Bay and down Behm Canal under direction of Commanding Officer, anchoring at Loring at 12.01pm. Ensign Faust in Vixen went out to make a reconnaissance. At 1.30pm Ensign Howard went out to build a tripod signal. At 8.40pm the steamer CITY OF TOPEKA came in to harbor.


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17 July 1891

Loring to Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.80, Long -131.75


Cloudy with light sprinkle at times. At 6am lighted fires under main boiler. At 9.40am began heaving in and at 10am started ahead towing Vixen and Pirate. Stood up Behm Canal and into the N passage around Bell Island, where anchored at 2.40. Let fires die out.


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18 July 1891

Bell Island [Bell Arm], AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Warm and pleasant. Ensign Howard in Pirate, Ensign Faust in Vixen and Mr Smith in gig engaged in building signals. Put up tide gauge.


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19 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Raining heavily until noon when cleared, beginning again at 8pm.


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20 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Raining at intervals. Ensign Howard in Pirate engaged in occupying signals with theodolite. Ensign Faust in Vixen building signals. Mr Smith in dinghy occupying signals with sextant. Wood cutting party onshore.


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21 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Overcast and cloudy, light rain at times. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin went out in Pirate to carry on the main triangulation. Mr Smith in dinghy occupied signals with sextant. Ensign Faust in Vixen went out to build signals. Vixen returned under oars at 9pm having lost her propeller on a rock in the mouth of N entrance to this passage. Ensign Faust in gig then went out to carry in the main triangulation.


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22 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Clear, warm and pleasant, generally calm. Ensign Faust in Pirate engaged in building signals. Ensign Howard in gig and Mr Ford in dinghy occupying main triangulation signals. Finished repairing the Vixen and lowered her at 1pm. The Commanding Officer in the Vixen went to Short Bay. Mr Smith occupying signals in Short Bay with sextant. Ensigns Chapin and Miller returned in Cosmos from detached service bringing the tide observers from Shoalwater Pass.


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23 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Warm and pleasant. During afternoon light to gentle breeze from S. Ensign Chapin in Cosmos engaged in breaking down signals. Sent tide observers to Burroughs Bay. Ensign Howard in Pirate occupying signals for main triangulation. Ensign Faust in Vixen building signals. Ensign Miller and Mr Smith in gig developed shoal on which Vixen struck on Tuesday and recovered the lost propeller.


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24 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Warm with light to moderate breeze from SEd. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Cosmos engaged in sounding. Ensign Howard in Pirate occupying signals for main triangulation. Ensign Faust in Vixen same. Mr Ford in whaleboat ran shore line. The Yes Bay cannery steamer MARIE G HAVEN [?] came alongside with the latest mail per steamer MEXICA.


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25 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Generally pleasant and warm with light breeze from NW. During morning watch a heavy thunderstorm passed over the ship. Weather then became sultry and another storm passed over between 4pm and 6pm, with occasional heavy showers. Ensign Chapin in Cosmos engaged in breaking down signals for lumber, returned at 3pm bringing tide observers from Burroughs Bay. Ensigns Howard and Miller sounding in Pirate. Ensign Faust in Vixen occupying signals for main triangulation. Mr Smith in whaleboat ran shore line.


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26 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Generally overcast with occasional light rain. Light airs from Nd and Wd. Added to ships complement of boats, one skiff built by Carpenters Mate.


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27 July 1891

Bell Island, AK

Lat 55.98, Long -131.49


Overcast, gloomy weather. Light airs from Sd and Ed. Light rain at times. Ensign Faust in Cosmos went on detached service to build signals. Ensign Howard in Vixen was sent to explore an anchorage and erect a tide gauge. Ensigns Miller and Chapin in Pirate sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in dinghy ran shoreline.


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28 July 1891

Bell Island to Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.90, Long -131.70 [Est]


Raining throughout the day. Ensign Howard in Vixen was sent to build signals. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Pirate sounding. At 6am lighted fires under main boiler, at 10.30am got underway and stood out of Bell Island Passage and down Behm Canal and into Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, where anchored Let fires die out. Tide observers and all boats returned to the ship at 6pm.


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29 July 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Raining heavily the entire day, with intervals of light drizzle. Ensign Faust in Cosmos, Ensign Miller in 1st and Mr Smith in 2nd dinghy, Ensign Howard in Vixen, engaged in building signals. Ensign Chapin in Pirate took the mail to Yes Bay and then went on with main triangulation.


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30 July 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Day began overcast and cloudy. During morning watch clear and pleasant. At 8am began clouding over after which it rained heavily at intervals throughout entire day. Wind from SEd and SWd in main channel. Ensign Faust in Cosmos and Ensign Howard in Vixen building signals. Ensign Chapin in Pirate occupied stations with theodolite for main triangulation. Ensign Miller and Mr Smith in the dinghies engaged in sextant triangulation.


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31 July 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Raining heavily all the day. Ensigns Faust in Cosmos, Chapin in Pirate, Howard in Vixen, Miller in whaleboat, engaged in triangulation with theodolites.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1891


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1 August 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Rainy. Ensigns Faust in Cosmos, Miller in whaleboat, Howard in Vixen and Chapin in Pirate, engaged in main triangulation.


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2 August 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Rainy during early part of day, clearing weather during afternoon with occasional showers.


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3 August 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Cloudy weather. Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin in the Cosmos and Ensigns Howard in Vixen and Miller in whaleboat engaged in occupying main triangulation signals. Ensign Chapin in Pirate returned at 8pm with a broken valve stem, which was repaired. Engaged in repairing main boiler.


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4 August 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, AK

Lat 55.87, Long -131.68


Overcast, gloomy weather, generally calm. Ensigns Howard and Faust in the Cosmos, Ensign Chapin and Mr Dornin in Vixen, Ensign Miller in the Pirate, engaged in sounding. Completed repairs on main boiler. Filled it with fresh water.


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5 August 1891

Convenient Cove, Hassler Island, to McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Cloudy, pleasant weather, light passing showers during morning watch. At 6am spread fires, and at 10.21am started ahead. Left Convenient Cove under direction of Commanding Officer and stood across Behm Canal and into McDonald Bay, where at 11.10am anchored. Let fires die out. The Cosmos, Ensigns Howard and Faust, engaged in sounding on shore line. Ensign Chapin in the Vixen built signals in McDonald Bay and put up tide gauge. Mr Ford and Mr Dornin in Pirate and Mr Smith in the whaleboat ran shore lines. Made preparations for coaling.


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6 August 1891

McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Clear and pleasant, light Wly airs. At 8am steamer CITY OF TOPEKA came alongside. Began coaling at 8.27am. Finished at 3pm, having taken on board 90 tons. Received mail. At 4.55pm the steamer cast off and left the harbor. Ensign Miller in Cosmos was sent to bring the astronomer from Mary Island.


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7 August 1891

McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light Wly airs. Ensign Howard in Vixen and Ensign Faust in dinghy engaged in sextant triangulation of this bay. Ensign Chapin in Pirate in sextant triangulation. Mr Smith in 2nd dinghy built signals. Ensign Miller returned in Cosmos bringing the astronomer and his outfit.


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8 August 1891

McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Clear and pleasant weather. Generally calm. At 7am all boats went out to measure a base line between Lud and Peg signals. Boats returned at noon. In the afternoon Ensigns Howard and Miller in Vixen and Ensign Chapin and Mr Dornin in Pirate sounded in McDonald Bay. Mr Smith in whaleboat ran shore line.


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9 August 1891

McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Clear, pleasant and warm. Light to gentle breeze from W.


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10 August 1891

McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Clear, pleasant weather, generally calm. Ensign Faust in Cosmos was sent to land the astronomer and his outfit at Point Francis to make reconnaissance of Neets Bay.


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11 August 1891

McDonald Bay, AK

Lat 55.915, Long -131.795


Clear, warm, pleasant. During afternoon gentle breeze from Wd. Ensign Faust in Cosmos went to Neets Bay to seek an anchorage for the ship. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Vixen and Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Pirate sounded. Aired bedding.


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12 August 1891

McDonald Bay to Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Warm pleasant weather. At 4.30am lighted fires under main boiler. At 8.49am started ahead, standing out of McDonald Bay and across Behm Canal under direction of Commanding Officer. Anchored at 10.50am in Neets Bay. Let fires die out. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in in Cosmos left the ship on detached service to sound in Behm Canal. Ensign Chapin in Vixen took tide observing party to Convenient Cove and then went to Neets Bay to put up signals, as did Ensign Miller in the Pirate. Sent wood cutting party on shore. Paid subsistence to crew.


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13 August 1891

Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Overcast with light mist during morning watch. Ensigns Faust and Miller in Pirate and dinghy engaged in sextant triangulation. Ensign Chapin in Vixen and Mr Smith in 2nd dinghy built several signals and then went on with sextant triangulation. Mr Ford in whaleboat ran shore line.


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14 August 1891

Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Ensigns Chapin and Faust in Vixen and Ensign Miller in Pirate engaged in sounding in Neets Bay. Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in dinghy ran shoreline.


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15 August 1891

Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Clear, pleasant weather. Ensigns Miller in Vixen and Faust in dinghy went to Traitors Cove to build signals. Mr Ford in whaleboat ran shore line in Behm Canal. Lieutenant Dorn in Pirate carried the mail to Loring. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Cosmos returned from detached service. 75 fathoms wire and one specimen cup were lost from Cosmos.


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16 August 1891

Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Cloudy with occasional light drizzle. Wind came light from NEd in the harbor at 6pm while blowing a moderate to stiff breeze from Sd and Wd. The Pirate returned at 6pm. At 8pm veered to 60 fathoms on starboard chain. During the last two hours of day the wind blew in fresh squalls from SW.


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17 August 1891

Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Overcast with occasional showers, generally calm. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Cosmos left on detached service, to sound. Ensigns Chapin in the Vixen and Miller in Pirate and Faust in dinghy occupied signals with sextant in Traitors Cove. The Vixen returned with leaky boiler tube. Wood cutting party on shore.


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18 August 1891

Neets Bay, AK

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Rainy during early hours of day and during evening. Ensigns Chapin and Faust engaged in sounding in Port Stewart, Mr Ford in running shore line. Repaired Vixens boiler, and at 1pm sent her out to gather banners from the signals in Neets Bay. Wood cutting party on shore.


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19 August 1891

Neets Bay

Lat 55.77, Long -131.63


Overcast with light drizzle. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Vixen sounded. Ensign Faust in Pirate and Mr Smith ran shore line in Traitors Cove. Mr Ford in whaleboat ran shore line in Behm Canal.


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20 August 1891

Neets Bay to Wards Cove, AK

Lat 55.55, Long -131.90 [Est]


Overcast and cloudy. Light to gentle breeze from Sd. At 7am sent Pirate to Convenient Cove to bring back the tide observers and the Vixen to Traitors Cove to gather banners. At 4.20am lighted fires. Got underway at 8.58am and stood out of Neets Bay and down Behm Canal under direction of Commanding Officer. Stopped at 9.35am to take Pirate in tow and restarted ahead at 9.49am. At 1.35pm sent Pirate in charge of Ensign Chapin to watch for the mail steamer outside Wards Cove. At 2.10pm anchored in Wards Cove. Banked fires.


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21 August 1891

Wards Cove to Loring to Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.55, Long -131.90 [Est]


Overcast and cloudy, with light drizzle at times. At 4.30am spread fires and at 8.15am began heaving in. Started ahead at 8.30am and stood out of Wards Cove and up Tongass Narrows, then to Loring, where stopped long enough to communicate with the shore and bring off the mails. Stood across Behm Canal to triangulation point Francis, to communicate with astronomer. At 12.45pm started down the canal towards Tongass Narrows. At 5.20pm met Cosmos and stood up into Carroll Inlet to anchorage selected by Ensign Howard. At 5.45pm anchored in Carroll Inlet. Let fires die out. At 7am Ensign Howard in Cosmos left the ship to explore anchorage in Carroll Inlet. Ensign Miller in the Vixen and Ensign Faust in Pirate went out to build signals.


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22 August 1891

Gnat Harbor [Cove], Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Rainy then clearing weather. Light breeze from Sd and Ed during morning, from Nd and Wd during afternoon. Ensign Chapin in Pirate built signals. Ensigns Faust and Miller in dinghy and Vixen began the main triangulation. Lieutenant Dorn in Cosmos went to Port Chester, returning at 6pm with the following stores: 23 60-feet signal boards, 462 yards signal cloth, 3 hatchets and 2 bbls rock lime.


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23 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Clear and pleasant weather. Slight breeze from NW.


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24 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Clear and pleasant. Ensign Howard in Pirate and Ensign Chapin in Vixen built signals in Carroll Inlet. Ensign Miller and Faust in Cosmos and dinghy carried on the main triangulation. Wood cutting party on shore.


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25 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Sultry weather. Light sea and land breeze. The Cosmos left at 7am for Francis triangulation point to bring back the astronomer. Ensign Howard in Pirate and Ensign Chapin in Vixen finished the signaling of Carroll Inlet then began the sextant triangulation at its upper end. Ensign Miller in whaleboat and Ensign Faust in dinghy went on with the triangulation of the lower part of the inlet.


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26 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Overcast and drizzling during greater part of day. Light breeze from Sd and Ed. Ensign Chapin in the Vixen and Ensign Howard in Pirate carried on the sextant triangulation in the inlet. The Commanding Officer went to the head of Carroll Inlet in Cosmos, Ensign Faust accompanying him to occupy signals.


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27 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Day began overcast, cloudy and rainy in main channel. Wind a moderate to fresh breeze from Sd. Ceased raining at 10.30am and weather began clearing. At seven all boats went out to measure a base line between triangulation signals Rough and Yes. Returned at 3.15pm.


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28 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Overcast and cloudy. Light drizzle at time during morning. Light Sly wind. Ensign Chapin in the Vixen went to George Arm [Inlet] to find an anchorage for the ship. Ensigns Miller and Faust in Cosmos and Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in the Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Smith ran shore line in dinghy.


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29 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Cloudy, pleasant weather, light showers during latter part of forenoon. Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Vixen and Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in the Pirate, sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in dinghy ran shore line. Lieutenant Dorn in Cosmos went to Loring with the mail.


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30 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Pleasant, cloudy weather, light airs from Sd and Wd. Began raining at 5pm and continued rainy the rest of the day.


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31 August 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light airs, generally from Sd and Ed. Ensign Chapin left for Port Simpson in the Cosmos taking the astronomer and his outfit. Ensigns Miller and Faust in Pirate, Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in the Vixen sounded. Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in dinghy ran shore line. Spread the sails. Unshipped the spanker boom. Wood cutting party on shore.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1891


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1 September 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Rainy, light airs, variable in direction. Ensigns Miller and Faust in Pirate and Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Vixen sounding. Wood cutting party on shore.


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2 September 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Foggy and rainy. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin and Ensigns Miller and Faust in Pirate engaged in sounding. Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in dinghy running shore line. Ensign Chapin in Cosmos returned from detached service.


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3 September 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, AK

Lat 55.380, Long -131.325


Clearing weather. Ensign Faust left in detached service in Cosmos to build signals in Revillagigedo Channel. Ensigns Howard and Mr Dornin in the Vixen and Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Pirate sounded. Shipped a new spanker boom, made on board.


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4 September 1891

Gnat Harbor, Carroll Inlet, to George Arm, AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Raining during part of day. Light airs, variable in direction. At 5am lighted fires. Got underway at 9am and stood down Carroll Inlet and into George Arm, under direction of the Commanding Officer. At 11.50 came to anchor. Let fires die out. Ensign Howard in Vixen and Ensign Miller in Faust built signals in the lower part of George Arm. In the afternoon Ensign Chapin in dinghy and Mr Smith in 2nd dinghy built signals in upper part of the arm. The Cosmos with Ensign Faust returned from detached service. Pilot EH Francis came on board. Received mails, the Cosmos having intercepted the CITY OF TOPEKA. Unshipped main boom, reversed and reshipped it.


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5 September 1891

George Arm [Inlet], AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Overcast and rainy, generally calm. Ensign Miller in Cosmos and Ensign Faust in whaleboat, Ensigns Howard in Vixen and Chapin in Pirate and Mr Smith in dinghy, built and occupied signals.


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6 September 1891

George Arm, AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Raining until afternoon when weather began clearing. Light airs, generally from Ed.


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7 September 1891

George Arm, AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Day began foggy and so continued until beginning of forenoon watch when weather cleared. During the noon hour sky again became overcast and rain set in. Aired the sails. Wood cutting party on shore. Ensign Faust left in the Cosmos in detached exercise to carry on the main triangulation in Revillagigedo Channel. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Pirate and Ensigns Chapin and Miller in Vixen engaged in sounding. Mr Smith in dinghy in sextant triangulation of harbor. The Pirate returned at 3pm with a leaky tube which was repaired.


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8 September 1891

George Arm, AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Raining heavily during entire day. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Ensign Chapin in Vixen went out to occupy certain signals with sextant and in the afternoon ran shore line. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Pirate sounded.


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9 September 1891

George Arm, AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Cloudy and pleasant until noon when became overcast. At 4pm a light shower passed over the ship after which it began raining steadily and heavily. Ensign Chapin in Vixen and Mr Ford in whaleboat ran shore line. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in the Pirate sounded. The Cosmos with Ensign Faust returned from detached service at 3pm, having broken the shoe of stem casting. Beached her and repaired it. The Pirate had struck on a rock and bent her shaft and propeller blades. Repaired the injuries, steam was gotten up in Vixen at 6.10pm and she was sent to bring off one of the crew accidentally left near signal. Aired the sails.


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10 September 1891

George Arm, AK

Lat 55.42, Long -131.50


Clearing weather during forenoon. Rainy during afternoon and clearing in evening. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Vixen and Ensigns Miller and Faust in Pirate sounded. Ensign Chapin in gig, Mr Ford in whaleboat and Mr Smith in the dinghy ran shore line. The Cosmos was floated off at 4pm.


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11 September 1891

George Arm to Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.33, Long -131.50 [Est]


Cloudy, pleasant weather. Ensign Howard and Mr Dornin in Cosmos sounded near California Head. Ensigns Miller and Faust in Pirate and Ensign Chapin and Mr Smith in Vixen sounded in George Arm near the anchorage. Mr Ford in dinghy ran shore line. Lighted fires. Got underway at 11am and stood out of George Arm and into Thorne Arm under direction of Commanding Officer. Anchored at 3.45pm. Let fires die out.


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12 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Day began foggy but cleared at 9am. Bright and pleasant until evening when became overcast with light drizzle. The Cosmos was floated off at 7am. Lieutenant Dorn went to Port Chester in Cosmos to leave the mail for the S bound steamer. Returned at 4.15pm. Ensigns Howard in Pirate, Chapin in Vixen, Miller in whaleboat and Faust in gig, went on to build signals in Thorne Arm. Erected a tide gauge.


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13 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Day began overcast and cloudy. Weather cleared during forenoon but again became gloomy and threatening.


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14 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Raining heavily. Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin left the ship in Cosmos on detached service to sound in Revillagigedo Channel. Ensign Howard in Pirate and Ensign Chapin in whaleboat engaged in sextant triangulation.


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15 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Ensigns Howard and Miller in Pirate and Ensign Chapin and Mr Smith in Vixen sounded.


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16 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Ensigns Howard and Miller in Pirate and Ensign Chapin and Mr Smith in Vixen engaged sounding. Mr Ford in dinghy built harbor signals and occupied them.


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17 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Weather cloudy but pleasant. Wind unsteady in direction shifting from Sd and Ed to Nd and Wd and back. Ensigns Howard and Miller in Vixen finished the sounding in the channel. Mr Ford in Pirate and Mr Smith in whaleboat ran shoreline.


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18 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Cloudy, pleasant and warm until 12.30pm when wind came out light from Nd and it began to rain. Rained heavily at intervals, wind shifting from Nd to Sd until 3pm when cleared and weather became warm and pleasant. Ensigns Howard and Miller in Pirate and Ensign Chapin and Mr Smith in Vixen engaged in sounding in the harbor. Mr Ford ran the shoreline of the harbor. The Cosmos returned to the ship at 10am and the other boats by 10.30am having finished the allotted work. Aired the sails and hoisted both steam launches.


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19 September 1891

Thorne Arm, AK

Lat 55.35, Long -131.22


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, passing showers, calms and variable light airs. Bent square sail. Broke out and restowed after run.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Clouding over and light rain toward midnight. Calm. Hoisted in boats and made general preparations for getting underway.


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20 September 1891

Thorne Arm to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 55.46, Long -131.86 [Est]


Midnight to 8am:

Overcast and cloudy with occasional rain. Calms and light airs from NW. Started heaving in at 7.40. Ahead one bell at 7.50.


8am to meridian:

Overcast and raining hard most of watch. Light airs from SW. Went ahead full speed at 8.00. Ran down Thorne Arm meeting the Cosmos at 9.00. Stopped 10 minutes to communicate with her. Went ahead full speed at 9.20, ship in charge of Mr Francis, pilot. The Cosmos was ordered to proceed to Port Simpson and wait for the ship. Shaped course for Loring. Entered Tongass Narrows at 10.30. At end of watch had Point Higgins abeam starboard side.


Meridian to 8pm:

Cloudy and raining first part, then clearing partly. Light airs from N shifting gradually to E. Steaming though Clover Passage, ship conned by pilot. At 1.40 anchored off Loring.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy with occasional passing showers. At 9.45 CITY OF MEXICO came in and went alongside of dock.

At 10.20 went ahead with engine. Steaming through Clover Pass, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch abreast Port Higgins.


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21 September 1891

Thorne Arm to Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast and cloudy. Light airs and breezes in pugs increasing to moderate breeze from NE. Under steam alone standing through Tongass Narrow and Revillagigedo Channel, pilot conning the ship. Point Sykes bore NE x N at end of watch.


4am to 8am:

Overcast, light rain all watch. Light airs and breezes from NE and SE. Under steam alone conned by pilot standing down coast for Port Simpson.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and raining. Light to fresh breeze from NE. Steaming in for anchorage at Port Simpson, ship conned by the pilot. At 9.55 anchored. Ensign Faust and Mr Dornin returned to ship from detached service. At work preparing Cosmos for hauling up for the winter.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy with mist at intervals. Calm and light airs from NE. Deck and Engineers force ashore working on Cosmos.


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22 September 1891

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with passing showers. Calm and light variable airs. At 1.45 steamer BOSCOWITZ [Boscowitch in log] came into the harbor. Sent a force ashore at 3.00 to work in Cosmos, returning at 5.00. Crew working on hull and Cosmos Engineers force working on engine. BOSCOWITZ left at 8.30.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light rain at intervals. Calms with light airs and breezes from S increasing to moderate breeze in puffs and shifting to E. Scraped ships side. Sent working party ashore engaged on Cosmos. Steamer NELL arrived in harbor at 4.30.


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23 September 1891

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy, rainy and squally. Gentle to moderate breezes from E, shifting to SE and increasing to very fresh breezes in squalls. Sent working party ashore, engaged on COSMOS.


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24 September 1891

Port Simpson, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and raining. Light to stiff squalls from SE. At 6.20 all men were sent in shore to continue work on Cosmos.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, rainy and squally. Light airs and breeze from S, shifting to SE and increasing to moderate gale. Hauled Cosmos into shed. Landed and stowed in Hudson Bay Cos yard 2nd dinghy, 2 dories and 1 skiff. Stowed a number of spare articles in Hudson Bay Cos store including Cosmos sounding unit.


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25 September 1891

Port Simpson to Mary Island, BC

Lat 54.56, Long -130.44


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and squally first part, partially clear last with passing showers between 8.00 and 9.00. Fresh breeze from SE first part shifting gradually to SSW and S and decreasing to light airs and then increasing again to stiff breeze. Boarded up Cosmos shed. Stowed away from the water No 17 and the canoe. Made preparations for getting underway. At 9.40 lighted fires.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast, cloudy with occasional rain and wind squalls. Moderate to very fresh breeze from S and SSW. At 1.10 began heaving in and went ahead at 1.27. Standing out of Port Simpson and up through Oriflamme Passage, pilot at the conn. At 1.45 set jib, fore top staysail, topsails and mainsail. Took in jib and upper topsail at 2.38 to meet a squall. Set jib, upper topsail and foresail at 3.00. At end of watch under steam and all sails except flying jib and spanker.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy and squally with light passing showers. Rain squalls around horizon. Moderate to fresh breeze in puffs from SSW first hour, falling to variable light airs and breezes. Set spanker and flying jib at 4.15. Took in and furled all sails at 5.00. Under steam alone at end of watch, pilot conning ship.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy first hour, clearing towards end of watch. Squall of rain and hail at 6.20. Light airs and breeze from S. At 7.00 stood in for anchorage off Mary Island. At 7.15 anchored off NW side of Mary Island. Schooner at anchor off the coast near the ship.


8pm to midnight:

Unsettled weather, occasional heavy squalls from Sd and Ed accompanied by rain and lightning.


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26 September 1891

Mary Island, BC

Lat 55.10, Long -131.23


Unsettled weather. During early hours of the day, cloudy with passing showers accompanied by lightning, occasional rain squalls throughout day. At 3pm a heavy NW squall with hail and rain passed over the ship, causing rough sea. Wind shifted to Sd and Wd and fell light. At 7am Ensigns Poundstone and Faust and Mr Ford in cutter, Ensign Howard in gig, Ensign Chapin in whaleboat and Ensign Miller in dinghy, began the survey of the harbor. In the afternoon the boats sounded and developed shoals and rocky points. Finished at 5.30pm. Hoisted all boats and made preparations for sea.


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27 September 1891

Mary Island to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 54.18, Long -130.43


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy, rainy first part. Passing showers last hour. Light airs and breezes from SE. At 2.58 went ahead. Ship conned by pilot.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy, pleasant weather, rain squalls to Ed. Gentle breeze from S and SSW. Standing down Oriflamme Passage, pilot at the conn. Greene Island bore abeam at 7.50. At 5.36 set jib, fore top staysail and mainsail. Under steam and fore and aft sail.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy with passing showers of rain and hail. Light to gentle breeze from SSW, increasing to moderate breeze and hauling to ENE. Passed through tide rip at 9.30. At 9.50 took in mainsail, jib and staysail and at 11.10 set them again. Standing through Chatham Sound, pilot conning the ship. At noon W end Lawyer Island bore ESE.


Meridian to 4pm:

Cloudy, light airs to gentle breezes from ESE and SE. Under steam alone. At end of watch standing down Grenville Channel just below mouth of Baker Inlet.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Steaming through Grenville Channel, ship conned by the navigator.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy with light drizzling rain at intervals during last hour. Light to gentle breeze from SE and ESE. Standing down Grenville Channel, ship conned by pilot under steam alone.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy first hour, partially clear and pleasant remainder of watch. Light to gentle breeze from E and NE. Stood through Wright Sound and McKay Reach. Standing through Fraser Reach at end of watch, pilot conning under steam alone.


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28 September 1891

Mary Island to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 52.02, Long -127.94


Midnight to 4am:

Cloudy and pleasant, calms, light airs from SE. Under steam alone. At 1.00 had western end of Work Island abeam port side. At end of watch entering northern end of Finlayson Channel.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy, raining last part of watch. Light airs to light breezes from SE, shifting gradually to ENE and increasing to moderate breeze. Steaming through Finlayson Channel and Milbanke Sound. Ship conned by the pilot. At end of watch at entrance of Seaforth Channel.


8am to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and squally, first part. Clear and pleasant latter part. Fresh to gentle breeze from NNE. Standing through Seaforth Channel, Lama Passage and Fitz Hugh Sound. At 9.30 took bow and beam bearings on red and black spar buoy on dull patch. Ship conned by pilot. At noon set topsails, foresail, jib and fore top staysail and mainsail. Ship logging 8 knots.


Meridian to 4pm:

Partially clear first hour, overcast and cloudy remainder of watch and passing showers of rain and hail. Light to moderate breeze gradually shifting from NE to NW. Standing through Fitz Hugh Sound, pilot conning ship. At 1.15 furled fore and aft sails and at 2.30 square sails. At 3.10 off entrance to Safety Cove, and at 3.25 anchored in Safety Cove. Banked Fires.


4pm to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy rainy and squally. Moderate to fresh breeze in squalls, increasing to moderate gale in puffs from W to WSW, moderating toward midnight.


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29 September 1891

Mary Island to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 50.67, Long -127.27


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy and squally with rain. Light to gentle breeze from SW and SSW increasing to fresh and stiff breezes in puffs.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy with frequent rain squalls. Light breeze to moderate squalls from WSW most of watch. Got underway at 5.00 from the anchorage in Safety Cove and stood out for Queen Charlotte Sound. Set jib and mainsail at 6.10, foresail at 6.20 and lower topsail at 6.50. At end of watch standing on course to enter Queen Charlotte Sound, conned by pilot.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy and squally with passing showers at intervals. Light to stiff breeze from WSW and SW. Making a general SEly course through Queen Charlotte Sound, ship conned by pilot. At 9.00 took in and stowed jib and mainsail and set upper topsail. At 11.30 set jib and mainsail. At end of watch under topsails, foresails, jib and mainsail. Heavy sea first part of watch


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast cloudy and rainy first part, clearing towards latter part. Light to gentle breeze from W and SW. Standing through Broughton Strait and Johnstone Strait. At 1.30 took in and stowed all sails, ship conned by pilot. At end of watch Forward Bay bore abeam.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy with mist first hour. Moderate to fresh breezes from W. Standing through Johnstone Strait under steam alone, pilot conning ship. N end of Hardwicke Island bore N x E at end of watch.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy, light to moderate breezes from W. Under steam alone standing down Johnstone Strait. Passed through heavy tide rip at 5.40. At end of watch abreast Knox Bay, Thurlow Island.


8pm to midnight:

Cloudy with light passing showers first. Clear last of watch. Light to moderate breeze from W and NW. Standing through Johnstone Strait and Discovery Passage. Ship conned by the pilot. At 10.00 slowed down and at 10.30 headed back over course, engines turning over very slowly. At end of watch abreast of Peter Point.


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30 September 1891

Mary Island to Departure Bay, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Light variable airs. Till 1.05 steaming ahead with steerage way, then went ahead full speed. At 2.02 passed through Seymour Narrows. At 3.00 Cape Mudge bore abeam. Ship conned by pilot. At 3.30 set jib and mainsail.


4am to 8am:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light to moderate breeze from W and NW falling to variable light airs and breezes. Standing through Strait of Georgia until last hour when pilot took charge of helm. At 8.30 took in fore and aft sails and set square sails. At 5.45 furled all sail.


8am to meridian:

Generally clear and pleasant. Light breeze from W. Standing down Gulf of Georgia for Departure Bay conned by pilot. At 11.15 passed West Rocks and stood into Departure Bay for coal dock. Hauled in patent log at 11.22 reading 275. Moored to coal dock at 11.50 all ready to coal ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to light breeze from W. At 1.15 began coaling ship and at 5.45 had received on board 75 tons.


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[Back cover of log book]



LOG BOOK OCTOBER 1st 1891 TO DECEMBER 31st 1891


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[Title page of log book]

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[Instructions for completing log book; not transcribed]

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[General dimensions of ship; not transcribed]

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List of officers attached to Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer CP Patterson


HB Mansfield, Lieutenant Commander USN, joined April 1 1889

EJ Dorn, Lieutenant USN, joined April 1 1889

HC Poundstone , Ensign, joined February 5 1890

WL Howard, Ensign, joined February 23 1891

FL Chapin, Ensign, joined February 17 1891

WG Miller, Ensign, joined February 25 1891, detached October 30, 1891

WH Faust, Ensign, joined April 10 1889, detached October 20, 1891


HT Percy, Passed Assistant Surgeon, joined March 12 1889

TF Carter, Assistant Engineer, joined March 25 1890


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[Notes as above]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1891


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1 October 1891

Departure Bay, BC

Lat 49.20, Long -123.95


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light westerly airs. Finished coaling ship at 11.30, having received 152 tons 12 cwt. Spread fires and hauled out to buoy at 11.53.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light drizzling rain at intervals latter part. Calms and light variable airs. Hoisted in boats and washed down decks. Spread fires at 9.25 and steamed from the bay at 10.30. Pilot conned ship.


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2 October 1891

Departure Bay to Port Townsend, WA, and at sea

Lat 48.28, Long -123.12 [Est]


Meridian to 4am:

Generally clear, bright starlight, calm. Standing down Gulf of Georgia on general ESE course conned by the pilot. River Lighthouse abeam at 1.50.


4am to 8am:

Clear until last hour then cloudy. Light airs from E shifting to SSE last hour and increasing to gentle breeze. Under steam alone standing through Haro Strait, ship conned by the pilot. At 7.00 slowed down.


8am to meridian:

Cloudy pleasant weather, light airs from SW to S. At 9.30 anchored in Victoria Harbor, under banked fires. At 10.20 started ahead full speed. At 11.45 set all fore and aft sails.


Meridian to 4pm:

Overcast and cloudy, light airs and breezes from ESE. On passage from Victoria to Port Townsend, Commanding Officer conning ship. At 2.45 took in and furled fore and aft sail. At 3.20 anchored in Port Townsend Harbor, banked fires. Discharged the following named men: Charles Henry, Jalmar Johnston, JA Hellman, EA Knudsen (Seamen), service no longer required.


4pm to 6pm:

Cloudy, light rain showers last hour. Calms, light airs from NNE and SW. Got underway from Port Townsend Harbor at 4.30 and stood down Strait of Fuca under steam alone.


6pm to 8pm:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs from W. Under steam alone standing through Strait of Juan de Fuca, ship conned by Commanding Officer. Dungeness Light bore abeam at end of watch.


8pm to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy. Light mist and fog latter part. Calms and light airs from W and WNW. Under steam alone standing out of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


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3 October 1891

Port Townsend to San Francisco, CA

Lat 47.42, Long -125.07


Midnight to 4am:

Overcast, cloudy and foggy. Light airs and breezes from NW shifting to SE last hour and increasing to gentle breeze. Standing out to sea through Strait of Juan de Fuca under steam alone. On course S W at end of watch.


4am to 8am:

Cloudy, heavy fog most of watch. Calms, light airs from SE. Under steam alone.


8am to meridian:

Foggy, calms and light airs from SE. On course SSE under steam alone at end of watch.


Meridian to 4pm:

Foggy, calms. Long Wly swell. On course SSE under steam alone at end of watch. At 1.00 took sounding with Thomsons machine: 74 fathoms, no bottom.


4pm to 6pm:

Misty with fog setting in at intervals. Variable light airs and breezes. On course SSE under steam alone.


6pm to 8pm:

Foggy, thick at time, light variable airs first hour. Light to gentle breezes from N last hour. Under steam alone, course SSE. At 7.45 took a cast with sounding machine. At 105 fathoms got no bottom.


8pm to midnight:

Partially cloudy with light passing fog banks first part, clear rest of watch. Light to gentle breeze from N. At 8.00 set square sail. On course SSE under steam and square sail.


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4 October 1891

Port Townsend to San Francisco, CA

Lat 43.88, Long -124.82


Commenced until 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from N. Under steam and square sail on course SSE.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N. Under steam and square sail, land in sight on port beam at sunrise. Passed steamer at 6.00 bound Nd. At 8.00 set mainsail and spanker.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N and N x W. At end of watch under steam and all sail except fore top trysail. High land in sight on port beam most of watch.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from N x W. On course SSE E. Under steam and all sails except fore staysail until 3.00 when took in flying jib. High land in sight on port bow and beam at end of watch.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Stiff breeze from N. Under steam and all square sails, jib, mainsail, main gaff, topsail, spanker and mizzen gaff sail. At 5.00 took in spanker and mizzen gaff sail.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate to stiff breeze from N veering to NW. At 6.15 sighted Cape Orford Light [Cape Blanco].


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, bright starlight. Stiff breeze from NNW and NW first two hours. Gentle and moderate breezes from N last two hours. Observed a number of shooting stars to the NE. Steamed inshore, standing to the Sd. Took in main gaff topsail at 10.40. At end of watch under square sails, mainsail and jib, course SSE.


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5 October 1891

Port Townsend to San Francisco, CA

Lat 40.22, Long -124.37


Midnight to 4am:

Clear and pleasant. Moderate breeze from N first hour, increasing to light breeze rest of watch. On course SSE under steam and all square sails, mainsail and jib. Smooth sea.


4am to 8am:

Clear and pleasant, thick haze around the horizon. Light airs to light breeze from N. On course SSE, under steam and all square sails, jib and mainsail. Long swell from NW.


8am to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Hazy around the horizon. Light to gentle breeze from N. Changed course to SE. At 10.00 sighted whistling buoy off Cape Mendocino. Spread fore and aft sails to dry.


Meridian to 4pm:

Clear and pleasant, calms, light NWly airs first two hours. Took in all sails at 2.30. Sent down fore topgallant yard and unbent the topgallant sail, flying jib, flying staysail, upper and lower topsails and foresail, making up sails to stow away.


4pm to 6pm:

Clear and pleasant, calms and light airs from W on course SE x S under steam alone. Unbent spanker, main and mizzen gaff topsails. Made up sails and stowed them below. High land in sight on port beam.


6pm to 8pm:

Clear and pleasant, hazy around the horizon, calms and light airs from SW. On course SE x S under steam alone. At 8.00 sighted Point Arena light.


8pm to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW to W, veering to NW and increasing to moderate breeze. Passed schooner beating to Nd.


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6 October 1891

Port Townsend to San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.50 [Est]


Midnight to 4am:

Clear, bright starlight. Hazy about horizon. Light variable airs. Under steam alone.


4am to 8am:

Foggy, light airs from S. On course SE ? E. 6.20 fog whistle on Point Reyes bore abeam.


8am to meridian:

Foggy, calm, sounding every half hour until 9.00, then every ten minutes. At 9.00 went ahead one bell. Went ahead full speed at 9.44. Stopped and anchored at 9.58.


Meridian to midnight:

Thick, foggy weather, light airs and breezes from W.


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7 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Foggy weather. Light airs and breezes from SW to NW. At 9.15am spread fires and hove up anchor. Started ahead at 9.20am. Standing in to San Francisco harbor under steam alone, the Commanding Officer conning. At 10.38am anchored off Clay Street wharf. Got out Pirate and Vixen and started fires in both. An officer from the Revenue Cutter RUSH called on the Commanding Officer officially.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs and breezes from Sd and Wd. Paid off crew and discharged from the Naval Service, their services no longer being required: Hans Hansen, Ole Ansen (Seaman), Joe Hanssen (Seaman), NC Sivertsen (Seaman), GW Quinn (1st class Fireman), Ah Bon (Seaman) and Ah Kung (Landsman). Received on board for Engineers department: 2 gallons boiled oil, 1 gallon turpentine and three paint brushes. Sent greater part of crew ashore on liberty. HT Percy [PA Surgeon] left the ship on leave of absence.


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8 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear overhead, hazy over water. Light airs and breezes from SE and W. An officer from this ship called on the Revenue Cutter RUSH officially. Assistant Engineer TF Carter left the ship on one weeks leave of absence.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear till last part then cloudy. Squally. Light airs to gentle breeze from WSW and SW. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, US Coast and Geodetic Survey, John Nilsson, (Seaman). Steamer BELGIC left the harbor. [SS BELGIC was a White Star Line steamer launched in 1885.] US Fish Commission steamer ALBATROSS left the harbor at 11.30.


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9 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy. Light airs to light breezes from SW. Engaged in general cleaning work. Received on board: 12 brooms, 5 gallons Stockholm tar, 3 gallons alcohol, 30 feet 1 hose, 12 hickory brooms, 15 lbs spun yarn, 15 lbs marline, 2 prickers, 2 lamp globes and 3 squilgees.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to moderate breeze from SE. Unbent and stowed jib and mainsail.


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10 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast first part, clearing later. Light variable airs. Sent an officer to extend usual courtesies to Yacht ST GEORGE of Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, England, which came in at 10.30 from Vancouver, on a cruise around the world. [ST GEORGE was owned by rail magnate Earnest Wythes.] Cleaning ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Slight breeze from W, calms and light variable airs. Cleaning ship. Received on board 2400 gallons fresh water. S Johannesen (Seaman) by order of the Commanding Officer was restricted to the ship for 15 days for being over time and intoxicated.


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11 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, warm and pleasant. Calms and light variable airs. Cleaned ship for inspection.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Wd most of day.


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12 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms. Light airs to gentle breezes from SE and Wd. Crew engaged in cleaning ships outside. George Mooney (Seaman) absent from ship without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from Wd and Sd. Enlisted for the cruise, special service: Robert Parry, John Treger and Peter Frank (Seamen). Received on board 10 lbs shellac and a board of black walnut, 10 feet long.


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13 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy with calms and light airs to breezes from WSW and W. William Delaney (Machinist) returned from liberty 1 hours over time. Enlisted for the cruise, special service: Ah Gun (Landsman), Mick Anderson (Seaman). Getting hull ready for paint, blacking down rigging, scraping cabin pantry and ward room deck. Overhauling in Engineers department. Plumber from shore finished work.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with light airs to breezes from W to WSW. Blacking rigging. Getting hull ready to paint, overhauling in Engineers department. Decorating cabin pantry and ward room deck. Owner of yacht ST GEORGE of Royal Yacht Squadron called on Commanding Officer. Discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service, Ah Hong, (Landsman), services being no longer required.


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14 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear, bright latter part. Light airs to breeze from WSW. Scraping spars and deck of cabin bathroom and pantry. Overhauling in Engineers department. Ensign WL Howard returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Clouding over with light fog towards midnight. Light to moderate breeze from SW to W, falling to light airs. Crew engaged in scraping sides and spars.


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15 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partially clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW and W. Received on board the following stores: 20 gallons boiled oil, 3 gallons spar composition, 240 lbs GS zinc, 50 gallons mineral oil, 1 10-foot ensign, 1 dozen 7 plates, 1 dozen soup plates, 1 dozen 6 plates, 1 dozen 5 plates, dozen saucers, 1 [dozen] coffee AD [after dinner], 1 sauce tureen, 2 vegetable dishes 1 dozen egg cups, 1 celery dish, 1 mustard tureen, 2 creamers, 3 dozen water tumblers, 1 cheese scoop, 1 cheese dish, 1 wire cheese cover, 1 glass pitcher. Crew engaged in scraping spars and painting ship. George Mooney (Seaman) returned on board three days over time, and by order of Commanding Officer, was restricted to ship for 15 days, his pay and ration being stopped for the time he was absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Gentle to light breeze from SW and WSW and light variable airs. Crew engaged in scraping spars and painting ship. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, Martin Steen (Seaman)


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16 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy first part. Clear and pleasant latter part. Calms and light Wly airs. Crew scraping spars and painting ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms Light and gentle breezes from the Wd. Crew engaged in scraping spars and painting ship. Received on board 1 dozen brass pulleys and 4 panes 24 x 10 window glass.


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17 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from W. P Mowatt (Seaman) absent without leave. The Revenue Cutter CORWIN came in and anchored at 7.30. Received on board: 1 dozen table spoons, 2 dozen drinking cups, 4 soup ladles, 2 soup tureens, 2 meat dishes, 2 dozen teaspoons, 4 deck pans, 2 vegetable dishes; 7 fathoms 1 wire and 4 clip hooks. An officer from this ship paid an official visit on the Revenue Cutter CORWIN.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from NW to W.


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18 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear, hazy around horizon. Calms and light airs from NW, SW and W.


Meridian to midnight:

Hazy and foggy. Light airs to moderate breeze from WSW falling to calm last hour.


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19 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and hazy, light breeze to airs, shifting in light air to W and later to NW. Cleaning and scraping spars. US Revenue Cutter RUSH shifted berth twice. Got ready for lifting anchor, but allowed steam in donkey boiler to run down again. Scraping and painting in pilot house. At 10.00 began to heave up. Dropped down with flood tide and at 10.18 anchored. Found starboard anchor foul, with turns around both arms. Cleared and catted starboard anchor. Ensign Howard returned from leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, hazy around horizon. Foggy evening. Light to gentle breeze from SW. Peebles Mowatt (Seaman) returned to ship having overstayed his liberty 51 hours and by order of the Commanding Officer was discharged from this ship and from US Naval Service. Crew engaged in scraping spars.


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20 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Clearing during forenoon. Calms and light airs from SW shifting to NW at noon. Crew engaged scraping spars. Received on board 2550 gallons of water. At 11.10 started heaving in on port chain to shift anchorage.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, hazy. Light airs to gentle breeze from SW, falling calm last hour. Scraping spars. Cleaning bilges in Engineers department. USS THETIS came in at 5.00. Sent an officer to extend usual courtesies. Ensign WH Faust USN was this day detached from this vessel.


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21 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, hazy. Calms and light variable airs. Scraping spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly cloudy, moderate breeze from WSW falling calm at 6.00 then light airs and breeze from S and SW. Transferred to the Coast Survey sub office, sextants numbers 134, 196, 180, 141, 161, 164 and box of number 165 (sextant lost overboard), theodolite 136, complete, vertical circle 46, the striding level of theodolite 96, the magnifier of transit 107. Also clocks to 168, two watches, American Co to and Elgin Co to and one pocket compass, no marks. At 3.45pm steamer CITY OF PEKING left the harbor. [CITY OF PEKING, a Pacific Mail steamer launched in 1874, was at the time the largest ship launched in the US.]


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22 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy. Light airs and breezes from S and SE. Received on board one gross sand paper. An officer from the THETIS called officially on board. USS THETIS left at 11.30. Scraping spars.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, foggy last two hours. Light variable airs to gentle breeze. Finished scraping spars and strong backs. Varnishing spars, blacking rigging.


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23 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy first part, fair and pleasant latter part. Hazy around horizon. Calm and light airs from SW shifting to NW. Crew engaged scraping blocks, rails etc. Received on board: 400 lbs black lead, 250 lbs white lead, 100 lbs red lead, 5 gallons spar composition, 10 gallons turpentine, 100 feet sugar pine.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Foggy after 10.00. Light airs to gentle breeze from W, shifting to S and falling to calm. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, Frits Ihle (Seaman). Ensign HC Poundstone left the ship on three days leave. Crew engaged scraping blocks and rails.


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24 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy weather, lifting during forenoon. Calms and variable light airs and breezes. USFC Steamer ALBATROSS anchored abreast of ship at 9 40.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear overhead, light haze and fog about harbor. Light airs to gentle breezes from Sd and Wd. The USFC steamer ALBATROSS left for Mare Island Navy Yard at 12.15. Enlisted for the cruise for special service, USC&G Survey, AH Dahlman and Otto Strom (Seamen).


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25 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, light fog about harbor. Calms, light airs from the Sd and Wd.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially cloudy and foggy. Light airs and breezes from SW. The USS MOHICAN came in and anchored at 1.35. Sent a boarding officer to her from this ship and found her to be seven days from Unalaska.


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26 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy until 9.00 then hazy. Light variable airs. The Commanding Officer called officially on board the USS MOHICAN. Assistant Engineer TF Carter returned from leave of absence. Engaged in scraping the rail.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breeze from W. Received on board: 80 lbs fresh water soap, 150 lbs salt water soap, 2 dozen cans lye, 3 dozen bath brick, 25 yards No 0 canvas duck and 25 yards No 4 canvas duck. Crew engaged in scraping bright woodwork above the deck.


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27 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Calms, light airs from S, W and SE. The Commanding Officer of the USS MOHICAN called on this ship officially. MOHICAN left for Mare Island at 10.20. Two plumbers at work on board.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear, hazy around horizon. Light airs to gentle breeze from W to SE. Rattled down and blackened rigging. Scraping and oiling blocks and woodwork. Plumber finished work on board.


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28 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy with light drizzle during forenoon. Light airs and breezes from SE and S, hauling to SW at noon. Crew engaged scraping skylights. Enlisted for cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, John Hobson (1st class Fireman).


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy during afternoon, clearing towards night. Light airs and breezes from SW. Crew engaged in scraping bright woodwork on hatches.


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29 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calm and light Wly airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs and breeze from NW and W. Crew engaged scraping woodwork.


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30 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from N. Painting ship. Ensign WG Miller was detached from duty on this ship.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from Wd. Received on board 62 lbs white lead, 1 lb 2d finishing nails, 1 lb 1 d finishing [nails], 1 gallon turpentine, 8 clamp brushes and handles, and 2600 gallons fresh water. The English yacht ST GEORGE left the harbor at 2.30.


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31 October 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from SE and NW. Received on board: 2 gallons alcohol, 35 gallons boiled oil, 2 dozen burners, 30 lbs cotton waste, 15 yards red bunting, 15 yards white bunting, 15 yards blue bunting, 1 dozen hickory brooms, 1 dozen corn brooms,1 dozen Rochester chimneys, 1 dozen B dual chimneys, 2 dozen A dual chimneys, 1 dozen ball wicks and 550 fire bricks.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain and passing showers. Calms and light variable airs. Painting skylights and about boat davits. Cleaning ship. Discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service, Edwin Quinn, Olaf Nilsson and AG Anderson (1st class Firemen), and Ah Gee (Ward Room Steward), their services being no longer required. At 3.40 USFC steamer ALBATROSS came in and anchored. Commanding Officer of the ALBATROSS called.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1891


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1 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with fog and rain. Calms to light variable airs. M Steen (Seaman) returned from liberty one hour over time.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear, hazy, calms and light airs from NW.


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2 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy with calms and light variable airs. Painting boat davits and skylights. Cleaned copper. USFC steamer ALBATROSS left berth in stream and went alongside coal dock. Enlisted for cruise, special service from November, 1 Ah Fook (Seaman). By order of Commanding Officer, rated Ah Fook Seaman to Ward Room Steward.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Calm and light airs from NW and W. Painting hatch coamings and skylights. Enlisted for cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, P. Tonnesen (1st class Fireman). Discharged S Johannesen (Seaman) from this ship and from the Naval Service, services no longer required.


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3 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and foggy. Calm and light airs from ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from Nd and Wd. Received on board one box water filter.


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4 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, calms, light airs from NW, SE and ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear. Hazy. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Scraping and painting on main deck. Getting outside of pilot house and spar deck ready for painting. USFC steamer ALBATROSS left coal dock and stood out of harbor.


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5 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy at first with passing showers and drizzling rain. Hazy and clearing later. Calms and light variable airs settling to light airs and gentle breezes from W. Painting pilot house and on main deck. Boilermaker from shore began repairs on main boiler. Started painting spar deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Fair and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from SW hauling to SSW and S and falling to light airs and calms followed by light airs and breezes from SE and E. Painting pilot house, spar and main decks.


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6 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy from 3.00 to 8.00. Clear and pleasant remainder of watch. Calms and variable light airs. Painting main deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms. Light airs to gentle breezes from SW. Enlisted Ernest Eckert as 1st class Fireman for special service in the US Coast Survey for the cruise. The USRC CORWIN went over to the Oakland side at 2.30.


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7 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Foggy during morning hours. Calms, light airs from SE, E, N and NW.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light breeze to airs from NW and SW. Painting spar deck. Boilermakers from shore repairing boilers.


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8 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear. Wet, heavy dew. Calms and light airs to breeze from W and NNW. Otto Strom (Seaman) returned from liberty one hour over time.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear, bright and pleasant. Calms and light airs to breeze from N and W.


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9 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, light airs and breezes from Nd and Wd. Received on board: two soup tureens and three soup ladles. By order of the Commanding Officer Dahlman (Seaman) was restricted to the ship for 15 days for overstaying liberty and returning on board ship intoxicated.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from NNW to WSW, falling to calm at midnight. Received on board: 2750 gallons of water; package of rouge powder and varnish for applying same. Started fires in donkey boiler.


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10 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms. Light airs and breezes from the Nd and Wd. Painting main deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from the Nd and Wd, NE and SW.


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11 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, clear overhead. Calm nearly whole of the time.


Meridian to midnight:

Partially clear and pleasant. Hazy around horizon. Light airs to gentle breeze from SE. Painting main deck.


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12 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light fog during forenoon. Calm and variable light airs. Painting main deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to moderate and stiff breeze from SW.


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13 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SW falling to calm and springing up again from NE and N. Painting spar deck. Aired bedding.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy latter part. Light to gentle breeze from NW to SW. Falling calm latter part. Painting spar deck, cleaning grating to skylights. Boilermakers from shore repairing main boilers.


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14 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear. Cool first part. Light breeze from NW and NNW. Cleaned ship. Boilermakers from shore repairing boiler.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from SW. Light airs from SE.


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15 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SE, NE and N. John Slater (1st class Fireman) and George Mooney (Seaman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with haze and fog. Light to gentle breeze from NW, falling to calms and light variable airs.


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16 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy at first, clear, bright and pleasant afterwards. Calms and light variable airs, settling to light airs and breeze from NNW. John Slater (1st class Fireman) and George Mooney (Seaman) absent without leave. Repairing boiler of Pirate. Boilermakers from shore at work on main boiler. Scraping waterways on main deck. By order of Commanding Officer, P Tonnesen (1st class Fireman) is restricted to ship for two weeks for returning from liberty under the influence of liquor.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breeze from NNW and WNW. Painted gig.


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17 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs to gentle breezes from NW followed by calm and light airs from SE. Painting spar deck. John Slater (1st class Fireman) and George Mooney (Seaman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant, hazy over land. Light airs and breezes from W. Finished painting spar deck.


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18 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from Sd and Wd. John Slater (1st class Fireman) and George Mooney (Seaman) absent without leave. Received on board: one gross sand paper, 1 carving knife, and one dozen boxes polishing powder. The Revenue Cutter CORWIN came over from Oakland side and anchored.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and rainy, with light variable airs to breezes. Re-gilding cabin steam coils. Painting gig and waterways on main deck. Repainting stern. USCS steamer HASSLER left Union Iron Works and came to off North Beach. Repairing main boiler.


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19 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy, with rain at first, clearing later. Light variable airs. Liberty party returned. John Slater (1st class Fireman) and George Mooney (Seaman) still absent without leave. Repairing main boiler. USFS SAN FRANCISCO came in at 9.55. Sent an officer to extend usual courtesies. Commanding Officer called officially on Commander in Chief of Pacific Squadron on board USFS SAN FRANCISCO. Painting starboard side of spar deck.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW followed by variable light airs and light breeze from E. At 2.15 the USC&GS steamer HASSLER shifted anchorage off Washington Street Wharf. Received on board 2700 gallons of water. Boilermakers from shore finished repair on boiler.


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20 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and damp. Light airs from SE shifting to NW at noon. John Slater (1st class Fireman) and George Mooney (Seaman) absent without leave. At 11.15 USFS SAN FRANCISCO left anchorage for Mare Island. Commenced painting ships sides.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from the Nd and Wd. Painting ship outside.


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21 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear. High fog hanging over channel. Calms, light airs and breezes from E and SE. George Mooney (Seaman) was discharged from this ship and from the Naval Service, dating from November 15th, his services no longer being required.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from W and SW and NE.


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22 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy, calms and light airs and breeze from NW to W.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, hazy. Light airs to breeze from NW to W and calms.


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23 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear first part, light fog from 6.00 to 10.00. Calms and light airs from SE and ESE. Got up mast covers. Received 150 gallons mineral sperm oil.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs and breezes. Enlisted for the cruise, special service, USC&G Survey, Charles Bleimeister (1st class Fireman).


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[According to the sequence of scan codes, this weather page should be for 24 November, but is a duplicate scan of the weather page for 25 November. There is no scan available for 24 November.]

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24 November 1891

San Francisco, CA

Lat 37.80, Long -122.39


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and light airs and breezes from W and NW. Received on board 15 lbs muslin, 5 lbs cotton twill, 5 yards sheeting, 5 spools thread.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light airs from W. Hoisted in Vixen at 2.12.


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25 November 1891

San Francisco to Mare Island Navy Yard.

Lat 37.85, Long -122.40 [Est]


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from N. At 8.30 hoisted in the Pirate. Started fires under main boiler at 7.00. Made preparations to get underway, and at 11.15 got underway for Mare Island Navy Yard. Stopped ship at 11.45 to clear foul anchor and went ahead again at 11.59. At end of watch standing up San Francisco Bay, abreast of Angel Island. Ship conned by Commanding Officer.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, light haze, calms and light variable airs to breeze. Steaming out of San Francisco Bay and through San Pablo Bay for Mare Island Navy Yard. At 3.52 anchored in stream off Mare Island Navy Yard. Hauled fires. Commanding Officer made visit of courtesy to Rear Admiral, Commanding Station.


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26 November 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, bright and pleasant. Light airs to breezes from SE to E. Took off mast covers.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from E most of watch.


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27 November 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms, light variable airs. Hoisted out Pirate and Vixen and got up steam in them. By order of the Commanding Officer John Slater (1st class Fireman). was declared a deserter from this ship and from the Naval Service dating from the 24th inst.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from E. Calms. The USCSS HASSLER came up and moored to buoy close to the OMAHA at 3.00. The Vixens rudder head was twisted off at 4.00and the boat was towed alongside by the THETIS steam launch. Broke out sail room and found it infested with rats that had eaten holes in some of the sails.


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28 November 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from NE. Light breezes from E.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breezes from SE and S. Received on board 600 gallons of water. Repaired Vixens rudder.


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29 November 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy. Light to gentle breeze from SW falling to light airs from WNW, NW and W, then shifting to SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and damp. Light airs and breezes from SW.


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30 November 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy first part, overcast, cloudy with light drizzling rain during forenoon. Light airs and breezes from SW to SE. Received on board 1000 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with drizzling rain. Light airs to moderate breeze from S. Discharged from this ship and from the US Naval Service, William Meish (Seaman) and Albert Lefeber (Seaman), services no longer required. USS MOHICAN made fast line to this vessel at 6.30; had to let it go on account of fouling ships boat.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1891


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1 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy at first. Clearing in forenoon. Gentle breeze from S shifting to SW and SSW and falling to light airs. At 6.50 made colors with USS MOHICAN, shifting berth from dock to stream. At 7.00 USFS SAN FRANCISCO slipped buoy in stream and started for coal dock in tow of IVY. Workmen in Engineers force went to Yard shop at 7.45. Received on board: 1 bale (50) drawers, 2 bales (25 each) trousers, 2 bales (100 each) woolen socks, 3 bales (25 each) working suits. Working party in charge of Executive Officer went to boat shop at 10.40 and returned at 11.10.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from SW increasing to moderate and stiff breeze in puffs from W, then falling to light breeze. At 12.30 USS THETIS left berth alongside of USS RANGER and went into dry dock. At 1.20 the IVY shifted USS NIPSIC from buoy, alongside USS ADAMS at dock. [USS NIPSIC was a Union gunboat launched in 1863, completely rebuilt in 1879. Decommissioned at this time.]. [USS ADAMS was a screw gunboat launched in 1874, also decommissioned at this time.] Received five sets of photographs.


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2 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from W, falling to light airs and shifting to NW. Sent workmen from Engineers force to Yard shop at 9.45. C Halvorsen and M Steen (Seamen) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear with light haze. Calm to light variable airs and breeze. Workmen from Engineers force in Yard shops. Cleaned ship around. US Revenue Cutter CORWIN came in at 5.20. Robert Parry (Seaman) returned from leave 11 hours 45 minutes over time.


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3 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear at first, cloudy and squally with light drizzle later. Calms and light variable airs to breezes coming out SSE in forenoon and increasing in squalls to fresh breeze. Sent workmen from Engineers department to Yard shop. C Halvorsen and M Steen (Seamen) absent without leave. By order of the Commanding Officer R Parry (Seaman) is restricted to the ship for two weeks for overstaying leave. At 9.45 began to weigh port anchor. Dropped down with flood and at 10.00 let go starboard anchor. Catted port anchor and got it ready for letting go. Commanding officer of the USS MOHICAN called officially.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcasts, cloudy with heavy rain squalls at intervals during afternoon. Clearing towards night. Moderate breezes to fresh squalls from SSE during early part of afternoon, wind shifting to Sd and Wd and moderating to light airs by 9.00.


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4 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear. Light airs to gentle breeze from the Wd. Received on board 300 gallons of water. By order of the Commanding Officer, C Halvorsen and M Steen (Seamen) who returned on board 50 hours over time, were discharged from this ship and the Naval Service dating from December 2, their services being no longer required.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle breeze from WSW shifting to WNW and falling to light airs and breeze. At 4.00 hove up starboard anchor and shifted anchorage to clear COMANCHE in swinging. [USS COMANCHE was a Union Ironclad transported from the East Coast to San Francisco in parts and assembled after sinking and being raised]. Received: 400 gallons of water. Received from CJ Hendry: one coil 2 manila, 25 fathoms 3 hemp, 1 sheet copper, 191 ash, 166 oak, 54 sugar pine, 25 yards #4 canvas, 64 yards duck, 2 lbs beeswax, 10 lbs nails.


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5 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Calms and variable light airs. Received in Engineers department: [long list not transcribed].


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs and breezes from W and SW.


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6 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cool. Calms, light variable airs.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear with gentle breeze to light airs from SE to NE.


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7 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, cool. Calms and light airs to breeze from ESE to NE. Hoisted in launch Pirate. Party from Engineers force at work in yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy, cool. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Took engine and boiler out of launch Pirate and sent them to shop to be overhauled. Ensign FL Chapin left ship on two weeks leave, dating from December 8. Working party from Engineers force in yard shop. Received on board for use in Engineers department: 1 bbl cement, bbl fine clay and 200 lbs magnesia plaster.


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8 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear with light airs to breezes from NE to ESE. F. Ihle (Seaman) returned from liberty one hour over time. Cleaned and blacked starboard anchor. Enlisted for cruise, special service, as Seamen: John Palangren, Walter Newell and George Tindell. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops. Overhauling launch Pirate.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and rainy. Light to gentle breeze from S increasing to stiff breeze in squalls followed by light breezes from SW. C Johnson (Carpenters Mate) was given two weeks liberty from this date. At 3.00 the HASSLER shifted berth to lower buoy.


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9 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear, light airs to breeze from S to W. Received 800 gallons of water. Sent whaleboat ashore to boat shop. Men from Engineers force at work in Yard.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with moderate squalls and passing showers at first. Light to stiff breeze from W, shifting to WNW and NW in light airs to breeze. Party from Engineers force at work in yard shops. Broke out sail room.


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10 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, hazy and cool. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. Sent working party from Engineers force to yard shops. Received 800 gallons fresh water. Getting launch Pirate ready to paint.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle and moderate breeze from NW.


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11 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Light to gentle breeze from NW followed by variable light airs. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shop. Ensign HC Poundstone left ship on leave until Sunday. Lieutenant EJ Dorn left on three days leave. USS THETIS left dry dock at 9.00 and went alongside coal dock.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Variable light airs to gentle breezes. Rove off new fore lifts. Scraping Pirate ready for painting.


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12 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from E falling to light and gentle breezes from SE. Painting Pirate. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light breeze from SE, falling to calm and variable light airs. Put new tube in Vixens boiler in place of one burned out.


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13 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear and pleasant. Light airs from E followed by calms and light to gentle breeze from ESE.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast during afternoon, clear with bright moonlight during latter part of watch. Engaged in general work.


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14 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Day began clear and pleasant with bright moonlight. During forenoon cloudy with light airs to gentle breeze from Nd and Ed, changing to Sd and Ed. Engaged in general work, painting Pirate and in ward room. Engineers party working on shore in shop.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy, pleasant weather. Light to gentle breeze from Nd and Ed. Engaged as during forenoon.


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15 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy first part, partially clear and pleasant during forenoon. Light to gentle breeze from SE, increasing to moderate breeze from ESE and falling to light breeze again. At 7.20 made colors with USS THETIS on her departure from the Yard. Ensign HC Poundstone returned from leave. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shop.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with light to moderate breeze from E to ESE. Painting launch Pirate and overhead in ward room. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shop.


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16 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Partly clear at first, cloudy and rainy afterwards. Light airs to gentle breeze from ESE falling to calms. Sent working party from Engineers force to machine shop in Yard. Received from Brownlie and Co, Vallejo: one tank for sounding reels. Received 800 gallons fresh water.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy. Rainy first hour. Calms to light variable airs. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shop. August Nelson (Boatswains Mate) returned from leave.


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17 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy with fog during forenoon. Calms and variable light airs. Party from Engineers force at work in Yard machine shop. Getting ready to gild lettering on stern. Painting in ward room.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Heavy dew latter part of watch. Light air from SW followed by calms. Painting after companionway.


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18 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Foggy and wet with calms and light variable airs. Sent Engineers working party to machine shop. Discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service, Ah Gun (Landsman), services being no longer required.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally cloudy with calms and light variable airs to breeze. Working party from Engineers force in machine shop.


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19 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with continuous rain after 7.00. Light airs from SE at first shifting to S in gentle to moderate breeze and to SW in gentle to stiff breeze in squalls, falling at end of watch to light breeze from S. Sent Engineers working party to machine shops. Enlisted for cruise, special service, Ah Dont (Landsman).


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear with passing showers and moderate squalls first two hours. Light to stiff breeze from SW to W, falling to light breeze from NW to W.


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20 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Generally clear, cold. Light airs to gentle breeze from NW to SW.


Meridian to midnight:

Cloudy and cold. Light haze from W.


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21 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and pleasant. Gentle to moderate breeze from W, falling to calm and light variable airs. Sent working party from Engineers force to Yard shop. Broke out fore hold, cleaned bilge and white washed.


Meridian to midnight:

Clear and pleasant. Light airs from SW and W. Restowed fore hold. WP Delaney (Machinist) was given sick leave until Sunday night. At 4.40 the USFS SAN FRANCISCO left coal dock and moved to buoy.


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22 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant, calms followed by variable light airs. At 7.30 USFS SAN FRANCISCO left buoy for city. At 9.40 USS MOHICAN left buoy and went alongside coal dock. Received 1100 gallons of water. Sent working party from Engineers force to yard shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Partly clear with light airs to breeze from SW, shifting to SSW last hour in gentle breeze. Overcast and misty last two hours. George Lindell (Seaman) was discharged from this ship and the US Naval Service, services being no longer required. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops.


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23 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast with rain squalls at first. Clearing later with light squalls. Moderate to stiff breeze from S and W shifting to NW and W in gentle to stiff breeze. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Cleaning bilges aft. Received three lengths of iron pipe for use in repairs.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cold. Moderate to fresh breeze in squalls from WNW, falling to light breeze from NW. Working party from Engineers force in Yard shops. Cleaning after bilges.


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24 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold. Light airs to breeze from NW to SW first part, shifting to Nd and coming out in moderate to stiff breeze. Sent Engineers working party to shops.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cold. Moderate to fresh breeze from NW to N, falling to gentle to light breeze latter part. Sent Engineers working party to shops.


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25 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and cold. Calms and light variable airs to breeze. O Strom (Seaman) returned from liberty one hour over time.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, cool. Light airs to breeze from ESE.


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26 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy with light fall of hail between 7.00 and 8.00. Light and gentle breeze from ESE and SE. Sent Engineers working party to shop. Cleaned ship. By order of Commanding Officer, Otto Strom (Seaman) is restricted to ship for two weeks for overstaying liberty.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with light mist. Rain last hour. Light airs and breezes from ESE and SE. P Tonnesen (1st class Fireman) was discharged from this ship and the Naval Service by reason of services no longer required.


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27 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, squally and rainy. Clearing in forenoon. Light airs to breeze from SE first hour, shifting to S in stiff breeze to moderate gale in squalls, falling to gentle to moderate breeze from SW to W.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, squally first part. Moderate to fresh breeze from WSW to W, falling to light breeze from SW. WP Delany (Machinist) returned from sick leave.


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28 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Cloudy and hazy. Light variable airs and calms. Sent Engineers working party to shop. Cleaning after bilges. Received in Engineers department: 62 grate bars, 2 furnace door liners, 4 furnace door frame liners, 2 deck plates.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast and cloudy with rain after 3.00. Light airs from SW and SSW followed by light to gentle breeze from SE. Broke out and white washed after store room. Charles Johnson (Carpenters Mate) returned from leave.


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29 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Gentle breeze from SE, falling to light variable airs to breeze. Took inventory of Paymasters stores. W Newell (Seaman) absent without leave.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy, with light airs to breeze from S to W. Sent Engineers working party to shops. Restowed after run and cleaned store room. W Newell (Seaman) returned 16 hours over time.


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30 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Overcast and cloudy first part, with drizzling rain. Clearing latter part. Light to gentle breeze from W shifting to WNW and increasing to stiff breeze. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. By order of Commanding Officer, W Newell (Seaman) was restricted to ship for two weeks for overstaying liberty and returning under influence of liquor.


Meridian to midnight:

Generally clear, bright and cold. Moderate to stiff breeze from WNW, falling light and shifting to NW. USCS HASSLER left buoy at 1.45 and went alongside RANGER at sea wall. M Olsen (1st class Fireman) left ship on one weeks leave.


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31 December 1891

Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA

Lat 38.090, Long -122.258


Midnight to meridian:

Clear and pleasant. Clouding over toward noon. Calms and variable light airs. Sent Engineers working party to Yard shops. Received 700 gallons of water. Received in Engineers department: 3 thermometers, 1 fire shovel, 8 lbs flour, 2 hawsers. August Cederborg (Seaman) left ship on leave until Monday.


Meridian to midnight:

Overcast, cloudy and rainy. Light airs to gentle breeze from SSE to ENE. Paid Officers. By order of Commanding Officer, placed Peter Frank (Seaman) and Charles Bleimeister (1st class Fireman) in double irons for being disorderly on board ship, under influence of liquor and creating disturbance.


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