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1Author:  Billings, William, 1746-1800Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journals of the Ship Apollo, 1789-1791     
 Dates:  1789-1791 
 Abstract:  These journals (three volumes) chronicle the voyages of Apollo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1789-1791. William Billings was the captain of this Philadelphia-based ship. The destinations were Oporto and Corunna, and trade was the purpose for the voyages. Nonetheless, the ship's captain, William Billings, used the opportunity to study the Gulf Stream. He made numerous observations about the ocean temperature and weather with the apparent intention of submitting his findings to the American Philosophical Society. He paid particular attention to marking and studying the Gulf Stream. The journals were partially published in with a note in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society shortly after they were received in 1793. The originals are much longer than those published and include additional observations not published and graphs that could not be replicated.

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 Call #:  Mss.656.B49 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | International Travel | Trade 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data | Scientific Data 
 Subjects:  Meteorology -- Observations. | Voyages and travels. 
2Author:  Rosseter, JohnRequires cookie*
 Title:  Log, 1804-1805, of the China Packet     
 Dates:  1804-1805 
 Abstract:  This bound volume contains the log for the ship China Packet during its voyage from Philadelphia to China and back to Philadelphia in 1804-1805. The content is primarily meteorological.

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 Call #:  Mss.656.R73 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  International Trade. | International Travel 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data | Scientific Data | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Voyages and travels.