Log: July 8, 1846

CHARLES W. MORGAN was sailing on her 2nd voyage in the South Pacific, near Samoa.  The log entry for this day states, “Commences with fine weather and a good breeze  shipped three men vize Diego a Spaniard George Morgan a kanaka* Henry White an American  at 4 AM the Cook jumped overboard having lain in the Moon all night he was out of his head  middle and latter part the same so ends”


*Kanaka was slang for Hawaiian. Many Hawaiian men were recruited to sail aboard American whaleships. See an article by Susan Lebo regarding Hawaiian recruits.