Original log book of the Grampus, United States Fish Commission, station numbers, yr 1889, numbers 5099 to 5124

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Original logbook of the Grampus, 17 to 27 March 1889, station record numbers 5099 to 5124. Data recorded include station no., date, time of day, time of tide, locality, exact position, depth, nature of bottom, dredging instrument used, direction of drift, distance, temperature of air, term. no., temperature of surface water, temperature at depth of no. fathoms, temperature at bottom, density at surface, density at depth of no. fathoms, density at bottom, number of salinometer, barometer reading, state of sky, direction of wind, force, rain, direction of surface current, force, direction of bottom current, force, name of vessel, service to which attached, name and rank of commanding officer, name and position of observer, and notes relating to station. The notes are lengthy and narrative and include remarks on fish trials, bait, collections of fish and other marine life, and dredging. Localities include: west coast of Florida.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 17, 1889

End Date

Mar 27, 1889

Access Information

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  • Marine Biology
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Marine biology


  • United States
  • Florida
  • Mexico, Gulf of


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 12 Folder 22