Logbook of the Harbinger

[Drawing of the Harbinger courtesy of the NBWM]

This colorful drawing adorns the cover of a logbook of a voyage on the Harbinger. The same logbook records multiple desertions of the crew, a common occurrence, although not always to the extent shown here. Boredom, discomfort, cruelty and violence onboard or the temptations of paradise were among the many motivations to jump ship.

[Logbook pages courtesy of the NBWM]

crew list

[Logbook – Harbinger crew – courtesy of the NBWM]