Hercules (Ship) log book

Hercules (Ship) log book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Russell, Hugh
Title: Hercules (Ship) log book
Dates: 1784
Quantity: 1.0 v.
Coll. Number: ms1041

Scope and Content Note

A logbook of the ship Hercules during a voyage from Plymouth, Massachusetts to Savannah, Georgia from January 11-March 31, 1784. Probably recorded by Captain Hugh Russell, the log's daily entries note the time of day, the course, the direction of the wind, latitude and longitude, and remarks on weather and various sealife encountered.

Index Terms

Hercules (Ship).
Sailing ships.
Ships' logs.
United States--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
United States--History--1783-1815

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hercules (Ship) log book, ms 1041. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Log book, 1784