Penguin, sealing and whaling voyages

Scope and Content

  • MS 321;MJ Journal, 1 October 1829 to 1 September 1833 [Sealing voyage, Falkland Islands and Cape Horn, 1 October 1829 to 17 July 1832, whaling voyage, Brazil Banks from Stonington, 8 September 1832 to 1 September 1833] microfilm

Administrative / Biographical History

The first journal covers the United States Sealing voyage, 1829-1831. This voyage saw 3 vessels sail from the American ports of New York and Stonington, Penguin was under the command of Alexander Palmer, Phineas Wilcox was the Mate, Smith 2nd Mate, and George Elliot, 3rd Mate. This was one of several voyages Palmer made to southern oceans during this period.

The second journal relates to a whaling voyage undertaken from Stonington to the Brazil Banks in the 1831/1832 season.



Alternative Form Available

These are copies.

Related Material

See SPRI collections GB 015 Alexander Palmer regarding the United States Sealing Voyage, 1829-1831.

The Institute also holds several other archival collections relating to the sealing and whaling voyages undertaken during the nineteenth century.

Location of Originals

Originals held by the Library of Congress, U.S.A. (1982)