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    Re: Article on extraordinary imagery in whaling logbooks
    From: Richard French
    Date: 2016 May 13, 15:37 -0400
    Thanks, Frank, for sending that along. The workshop sounds fascinating - I'll come if I can. I am still in arrears on my agreed-upon submission for the 38th Voyage, and this might be the impetus I need to carve out the time this summer to get that done. 

    On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:

    There was an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday discussing Michael Dyer's project tracking down "extraordinary imagery" for a book on illustrations of whaling from original logbooks. Read it here. The article also links to the New Bedford Whaling Museum's collection of digitized logbooks available online. I'm trying to keep up with lists of historical logbooks and journals that have been digitized and made available on the Internet. Of course, there's Mystic Seaport's online collection, which hasn't been updated in a long time, but maybe soon? That collection is here. I would be grateful for any links to others..

    While I'm thinking of it, next weekend at Mystic Seaport is another run of my famous and popular workshop "Celestial Navigation: 19th Century Methods" which focuses directly on the analysis of the logbook and navigational calculations made aboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan on the 22nd voyage in 1896-97. More details on my website.

    Frank Reed
    Conanicut Island USA

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