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    Log Book of the Brig Maria Thereza. Approximately 130 pages, 9" x 15", various locations in port and at sea, May 14, 1814 through March 16, 1816. First 80 pages in Portuguese; the rest in English. Very large ship's book with canvas covers (most likely made of sail material) records the travels of the brig Maria Thereza, a Portuguese ship piloted by Sergio Ribeiro. Although the title page notes that the ship sailed "from Fayal to Riga, from Riga to Lisbon, and from Lisbon to Fayal," the daily logs reveal much more. Fayal (also known as Faial) Island is in the Azores was an important whaling center and exporter of oranges. The Maria Thereza did indeed travel from Fayal to Riga to Lisbon, but on that last leg to Riga, the log indicates the ship changed course to San Miguel Island (Azores), and then to St. Petersburg. From there, the ship's log is written in English, indicating a voyage "From Boston towards Fayal." Some soiling to covers, interior pages are fresh and bright.

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    October, 2010
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