The collection contains two journals of the Schooner Ellen, a vessel that was involved in coastal trade between the United
States and the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico.
The Schooner Ellen was a coastal trading vessel, sailing between San Diego, California and the Baja California Peninsula,
Mexico. Details on the Schooner Ellen are minimal. Records document voyages throughout the late 19th century, interactions
with other ships trading provisions, and hunting for abalone, seals, birds, turtle, and cacti.