From the Loch Long's voyage of 1900/1901, we are fortunate enough to still possess the extract from the ship's log. This fragile and rather awkward sized document has been converted rather imperfectly into two .pdf files, for which you will require Acrobat Reader, from Adobe. This will probably be on your computer already, if not it can be downloaded by clicking the link above.

The log details an outbound voyage of 97 days and a return voyage of 105 days back to Hull with wool - pretty good going in the days when experienced sail-trained crews were simply not available any more and provides a fascinating insight into the daily conditions encountered.

 

. Log Glasgow to Adelaide (.pdf file)    Log Melbourne to Hull (.pdf file)

 

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