Log of a Voyage by the Brig Adventure from Salem Toward St. Kittsand to Monserret : 30 July 1807 - 18 October 1807.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .H8R5L6
Category: Family
Creator: Hunt, Richard, Master.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            The log of the brig Adventure is an account of a voyage with a cargo of fish, soap, and other goods that began in Salem, Massachusetts, and lasted over two and one half months. The master, Richard Hunt, recorded details of wind directions and speed, latitude and longitude, courses, weather and sea conditions, headlands and lights passed, vessels seen, difficulties encountered in selling his cargo, and anything else of significance. The remarks and other details included in the log provide the historian with a glimpse into the life of a sea captain and the conditions faced by all sailing ships in the years soon after the American Revolution. On a page opposite the first entries in the log, several names were recorded. Presumably the names are those of crew members, and each surname is that of a Loyalist family who settled in New Brunswick. Coincidence? Perhaps, but the observation is worth noting. The names are: William Clements, Wiliiam Bonnell or Connell, James Norman, and George Little. Even Captain Richard Hunt has a well known Loyalist surname. No less than eight heads of households with the surname of Hunt came to New Brunswick after the American Revolution. One was a Loyalist by the name of Samuel Hunt, who is recorded in Esther Clark Wright's book, Loyalists of New Brunswick, as coming from Massachusetts and returning to the United States after the war.            
Originals: The provenance is unknown, but the original log was microfilmed by the Canadian Library Association.
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