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A guide to the Nautilus (bark) logbook, 1849
HDC0059 (SAFR 14269)  
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  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Nautilus (bark) logbook
    Date: 1849
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0059 (SAFR 14269)
    Physical Description: 1 item
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The NAUTILUS (bark) logbook (SAFR 14269, HDC 59) consists of a single volume and contains a nearly daily record of James Lamoureaux Pangburn's long voyage around Cape Horn to the California gold fields in 1849. It seems that a company was formed to purchase the vessel for the voyage. The name of the company is never mentioned in the journal although a few meetings of the company were held on board and there is mention of the company dissolving. The voyage was difficult due to the severity of the weather that they encountered.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0059 (SAFR 14269), Nautilus (bark) logbook, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    James Lamoureaux Pangburn was born in 1823 in Albany, New York. He married Mary Wilkes in San Francisco, California in 1853. They had a daughter, Alice Pangburn Harrison on 9 August 1954 who died 2 August 1846.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The NAUTILUS (bark) logbook (SAFR 14269, HDC 59) consists of a single volume and contains a nearly daily record of James Lamoureaux Pangburn's long voyage around Cape Horn to the California gold fields in 1849. It seems that a company was formed to purchase the vessel for the voyage. The name of the company is never mentioned in the journal although a few meetings of the company were held on board and there is mention of the company dissolving. The voyage was difficult due to the severity of the weather that they encountered.
    The journal consists of 50 pages of text with two pencil sketches of mountains and two of Cape Horn attached to the end papers. The entries vary in length, are well written, and contain detailed information about weather, rigging, life aboard the vessel, marine fauna and the few ports in which they stopped.
    Some of the interesting items mentioned in the journal are: the five physicians and band aboard, the dog on board contracting hydrophobia, games of whist, books read by Pangburn, learning to do his laundry, and his attitude toward Negroes and South American natives.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of a single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gold Rush--California--1840-1850
    Pangburn, James Lamoureaux
    Logbook