whaling career and log of Henry T. Handy (1845-1916) of Cataumet, MA

 

 

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

 

 

Morning Star (whaling ship on which Henry T. Handy served as first mate)

 

 

 

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About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts a websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin.
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