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U.S.S. Boxer logbook

Title
U.S.S. Boxer logbook, 1816.
Author
Boxer (Ship)

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Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 1801Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
Gay, Timothy.
Description
.08 linear foot (1 volume)
Summary
This logbook was kept on board the U.S.S. Boxer by Timothy Gay, midshipman in the United States Navy, from March 13-July 18, 1816. The ship was commanded by Lieutenant John Porter. Entries describe cruises between Havana and New Orleans. Around April 7, the Argus crew boarded and detained the Carthagenian Privateer "Comet," finding a cargo of gold and silver bars, and fourteen slaves taken from Saint Andrew Island. An entry describes two men found guilty of murder of the Governor of Saint Andrew Island. On June 3, Argus crew boarded the Brig "Hunter," from Cadiz, and learned that and officer and three men on the U.S.S. "Constellation" had been killed by the Spanish at Port Mahon and the American squadron there had been ordered to leave. Mentions ships carrying rum and sugar to foreign ports. Log is incomplete.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Ships' logs.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Call Number
MssCol 1801
OCLC
  • 755090815
  • 755090815
Author
Boxer (Ship)
Title
U.S.S. Boxer logbook, 1816.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Added Author
Gay, Timothy.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1801
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