Palmer, United States Sealing Voyage

Scope and Content

  • MS 321;MJ Journal, 1 October 1829 to 17 July 1832 [Falkland Islands and Cape Horn] microfilm

Administrative / Biographical History

This United States sealing voyage was under the general command of Benjamin Pendleton and Nathaniel Brown Palmer. Three vessels sailed from New York and Stonington, the Sepaph captained by Pendleton Annawan captained by Nathaniel Brown Palmer and Penguin captained by Alexander Palmer. Scientists onboard the ships made biological and geological collections.

Alexander Palmer's crew included Phineas Wilcox as Mate, Smith as 2nd Mate and George Elliot as 3rd Mate. This was one of many sealing voyages to the southern oceans made during the nineteenth century.



Alternative Form Available

This is a copy.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on sealing voyages to the South Shetland Islands and surrounding waters.

Location of Originals

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

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