Hercules (Ship) log book

Hercules (Ship) log book

Descriptive Summary

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

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 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 sea life encountered.

Index Terms

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

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