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Forty-Niners Round the Horn
19th Century American Merchant Marine Digital Library

19th Century Merchant Marine


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[Chart of Cape Horn]; Laurie, Richard Holmes, 1833


Maury's wind and current chart; Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1852
The winds are denoted by small brushes, the head of the brush pointing to the direction whence the wind blows, the character of the brush designating the character of the wind and the divergence of its sides the extreme variation in direction of wind. Squalls are represented by dashes appended to the character with which they are connected.


Nautical chart; Apollo (Ship), 1849, Jan. 10-Sept.
Chart of the track for the ship APOLLO, on a passage from New York via Rio de Janeiro and Callao to San Francisco. [Also see VFM 528 for typed copy of excerpts from a journal kept on board by Joseph Perkins Beach.


Pilot chart for Cape Horn; Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1852
Includes notes on use of chart which begins: "The object of this chart is to show the relative number of times in every Lat. x Long. of the passage around Cape Horn that the wind blows from the several points of the compass for each month..."


South-eastern part of Tierra del Fuego; Hydrogrpahic Office of the Admiralty, 1841
The South-eastern part of Tierra del Fuego with Staten Island, Cape Horn and Diego Ramirez Islands, surveyed by Captain Robert FitzRoy R.N. and the officers of H.M.S. Beagle 1830-1834, Staten Island surveyed by Lieutenant E.N. Kendal in 1828.


Track chart; Andalusia (Ship), 1849, April 18-Sept. 21.
Track chart of the ship ANDALUSIA from Baltimore, Md., to San Francisco, Cal., in which Edward Thompson Effinger age 21, was a first class passenger.


Track of four passages; Andrew Jackson (Ship), 1856-1860
Chart with tracks of the clipper ship ANDREW JACKSON between New York, N.Y., and San Francisco, Calif., via Cape Horn, including one original chart and three photostatic copies of a different chart. The photostatic copies indicate an incorrect latitude for the Cape Horn area.