Palmer, United States Sealing Voyage

Scope and Content

  • MS 323;MJ Log, 1 August 1820 to 7 May 1821 [On board Hero ] microfilm

Administrative / Biographical History

This United States Sealing voyage from Stonington was under the general command of Benjamin Pendleton. Six ships sailed to the Falkland Islands and South Shetland Islands: Frederick, Hersilia, Hero, Free Gift, Express and Essex. As captain of the Hero Palmer searched for new sealing grounds around Deception Island and sighted part of the Antarctic Peninsular (Palmer Land) in November 1820. This voyage was one of many undertaken from Stonington during these years.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Alternative Form Available

This is a copy.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on the sealing industry in the South Atlantic. See also SPRI collections Alexander Palmer for information on the United States Sealing Voyage, 1829-1832 on which Nathaniel captained the Annawan. For a second logbook written on board the Hero See SPRI collection Harris Pendleton who was captain during another Stonington sealing voyage.

Location of Originals

The original log is held by the Library of Congress, U.S.A. (1982)