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February 20, 2007



It was both a challenge and a pleasure to read and I'm grateful you took the time to get it on-line. Mapping the voyages would be a great project and the logs should give approximate lat/longs and estimation of distance travelled. My ancestor Henry Olmsted's logs of two voyages to China (1839 and 1843) has provided enough detail for me to plot his course, and one of these days I'll complete the cartography and post it on-line.

Many thanks, again.

David Churbuck

Thanks for the very kind words Tim. It was a fun project and one I'd like to continue by correlating Chatfield's logs with his account and identifying the routes of his voyages more accurately. Those logs are in the Nantucket Whaling Museum and the Kendall/New Bedford.

I'd like to get Chatfield's account out of Word and HTML and onto paper -- a blog isn't the most convenient place to read so much copy.

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