APOLLO (ship) records (SAFR 13575, HDC 29) is comprised of three logbooks, a letter, and one chart. The three rough logs were
kept from January 16, 1849 to November 12, 1849 by Joseph Perkins Beach, the son of the ship's owner, during its voyage from
New York to San Francisco. The chart is hand-drawn and shows the voyage from New York to San Francisco. The letter is dated
August 1852 and is addressed to Henry Day Beach from William B. Cooke. The collection has been processed to the collection
level. It is open for use without restrictions.
The APOLLO was built in 1831, by Samuel Badger of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the original owners John Haven and Robert
Rice of Boston. It was a 3 masted, fully rigged ship of 121'L x 27' W and 13.5' draft, rated at 413 tons. The ship was originally
intended for both the European packet trade, and the southern US cotton trades. Like many packet ships, the Apollo also had
accommodation for passengers in the 'tween decks.
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