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Journal for the Schr. Black Hawk and at least one other vessel [name illegible]. The log records various at least one fishing voyage to the Grand Banks and what appear to be coasting trips along the Maine and greater New England coast with much reference to weather conditions, as well as some account of daily catch for individual crew members. Maine ports mentioned include Bangor, Orland, Frankfort and Castine. Other ports include Greenwich, R.I.; Baltimore, Md.; and Boston, Ma. Francis Sparks, Master, is the only captain mentioned. [Note: Oversized document necessitated scanning all pages in two parts.]



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