Restored Whaling Logs Return to Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Picture of the ship Iris taken from the logbook of an 1843-1847 whaling voyage to the Pacific kept and illustrated by First Mate Richard Norton of Edgartown. Photo courtesy MV Museum collections
Picture of the ship Iris taken from the logbook of an 1843-1847 whaling voyage to the Pacific kept and illustrated by First Mate Richard Norton of Edgartown. Photo courtesy MV Museum collections

MVTimes.com: Whaling logbooks from the 19th century are some of the most prized items in the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s collection. However, the past 150 years have left many of these logbooks with degraded pages, inks, and bindings.

According to a press release, 5 of these logbooks have been newly restored and digitized, thanks to generous grants from the Edgartown Community Preservation Committee as well as a private family.

 

Read more about the restored whaling logbooks on Martha’s Vineyard.