Attached below as a downloadable Word document is my transcription of a journal kept by my great-grandfather Henry Thomas Handy (1845-1916) on a whaling voyage in 1868-1869. Also included are notes and commentary about Mr. Handy’s voyages by me. Henry T. Handy was my mother’s maternal grandfather.
The photo below is of the Morning Star. My great-grandfather rose to the position of First Mate on that ship, on a later voyage.
— Roger W. Smith