The John C. Brethauer journal of the 1887 voyage of the schooner Vanderbilt consists of a handwritten journal of an able seaman
engaged in an illegal seal hunting expedition, and 14 pressed botanical specimens removed from the pages of the journal.
The John C. Brethauer journal of the 1887 voyage of the VANDERBILT is a semi-daily account of the life and work of the captain
and crew of a schooner in the Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean and Bering Strait, engaged in an illegal seal hunting expedition
in the spring and summer of 1887.
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