Oyster Investigation No. 4 1888 [90 - 139]


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United States. Bureau of Fisheries

Alternate Title

Logbooks of the Fish Hawk, labeled "Oyster Investigation, Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound, 1888" (4 of 7)


This is the fourth of seven logbooks of the Fish Hawk, labeled "No. 4, Oyster Investigation". It contains records of observations 90-139, taken during September 25 - 27, 1888. Readings were collected approximately every 10 to 15 minutes. Data recorded includes number of observation, date, locality, bearings, time of day, sky, air temperature, surface and bottom temperature, depth temperature, depth, nature of bottom surface density, depth and bottom densities and commanding officer. Collecting was done in the Providence River.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 25, 1888

End Date

Sep 27, 1888

Access Information

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  • Ostreidae
  • Oysters


  • United States
  • Providence River
  • Rhode Island


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 logbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 16 Folder 19