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    Voyage of the Challenge
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2003 Dec 22, 17:26 EST
    Here's a chart of the voyage of the ship Challenge that I assembled from the logbook:
    http://www.clockwk.com/chall.gif
    And here's the logbook itself on the Mystic Seaport library web site:
    mysticseaport.org/library/initiative/PageImage.cfm?PageNum=1&bibid=32576

    Briefly:
    The Challenge left Hong Kong with a cargo of tea and 8 passengers in July of 1853. Passed through Indonesia and then crossed the Indian Ocean into the Atlantic. The ship developed a severe leak. The Challenge arrived in Fayal Azores in October, 1853 where cargo and passengers were discharged. A significant portion of the cargo was spoiled by the leak and thrown overboard (the Fayal Tea Party?). The Challenge spent almost two months anchored in Fayal Roads and then continued to London for more extensive repairs.

    There were no longitudes by lunar on this entire voyage. Some longitudes were determined "by bearing" when in sight of land. A few longitudes were by DR (presumably during periods so cloudy that no time sights could be taken). Nearly all longitudes were "long pr Chron".

    Frank E. Reed
    [X] Mystic, Connecticut
    [ ] Chicago, Illinois
       
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