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A guide to the Nautilus (bark) logbook, 1849
HDC0059 (SAFR 14269)  
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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.
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.
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