Log: June 20, 1882

The CHARLES W. MORGAN was sailing on her 12th voyage off the coast of New Zealand, near popular whaling grounds.  During this leg of the voyage, she made stops in Mangonui and Kaitaia New Zealand.  The log entry for this day states, “First part fine weather wind light from the N employed painting the bends received from shore one sheep – Middle and Latter part squally and rainy  at eleven brought on board four of the Derserters G. Zale, T Waters, Russell and Max Herman  took from shore small raft of water.  Police brought on board  Harry Clark.”


Although some deserters of whaling voyages were successful in escaping, others obviously were not so lucky.