Date Published: 1851-1853
Binding: Hard Cover
Journal kept by S. Pendleton, of Isleboro Maine, first the mate and later the Captain. Seaman's Journal of a Voyage (log book), the Brig Annandale of Camden, Maine, commencing 3 December 1851 and ending 22 November 1853. 3 additional entries on last leaf for 23-5 November 1853. [166 pp.].
Title page features an engraving of a sailing ship. Pendleton has written his name, the dates of the journey, the vessel's name, and name of the master of the vessel on this page (C.W. Sherman). His written entries are on pages with printed columns (courses, winds, leeway, remarks, distance, difference of latitude, etc.). Marbled paper boards, quarter-bound in leather; marbled paper lacking on the bottom part of the lower board. Very good condition otherwise. 34 x 20 cm
The journal starts with a voyage from Savannah, Georgia to Cardenas, Cuba, and ends with a voyage from Wilmington, Delaware to Saco, Maine. Pendleton was first a mate on the vessel and then became captain of the vessel. In all, the Brig Annandale made 29 voyages up and down the eastern coast of the United States during this period. When the journal ends, the vessel is leaking and in storm. The U.S. brig ANNANDALE was built at Lincolnville, Maine, in 1846, and was registered at Boston, Massachusetts, at 177 tons. brig ANNANDALE was registered at Boston, Massachusetts, at 177 tons. The Brig Annandale would have been a two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts. The brig Annandale, was wrecked on the coast of New Jersey, in December, 1869.
Islesboro, Maine, in Penobscot Bay has an interesting history that goes back to the 17th century. Islesboro is long and narrow, approximately fourteen miles long and varying between three miles at its widest point and a few yards at the Narrows, depending on the tide. During the first half of the 19th century, shipping and shipbuilding were a significant part of the island's economy. 69 Islesboro men were sea captains during the 1840s, a large segment of the male population at the time. Spanning three generations, the Pendleton family had many successful shipmasters, owners and builders, starting with Captain Mark Pendleton (1811-1888) and continuing through his son Fields Coombs Pendleton (1842-1915) and grandsons Fields Seely Pendleton (1870-1923) and Edwin Seymour Pendleton (1877-1936). From 1900 to 1910, the Pendleton Brothers F.S. and Edwin owned the largest fleet of sailing vessels in the United States. Camden, Maine is on the west shore of Penobscot Bay.
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