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Captain Benjamin Dodge Whitney
It Founds very simpto and easy as
Captain Benjamin Dodge Whitney has
briefly related the (acts In plain, un
varnished vein; and yet the story ot
his life. If It were told In (he manner
and detail It Is worthy or, would All
a volume full of fascinating tales of
hardship and daring, danger and nar-
Small boys may smugglo tbo popular
5-cent terror-tales Into the privacy
out-of-the-way nooks and corners
gloat In frenzied joy over Imaginary
deeds of daring by land and sea, but
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If they would meet a man who can
tell them stories of equal hazard cloth- Delaware, of New London, for tho sea
pit In the white robe of truth, tlipvlson In the Sea of Okhotsk.
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have but to look upon Captain Whit
ney, who keeps a lonely vigil at tho
pilot house during the long watches of
On tho 2Cth of next May Captain
Whitney will be 70 years of age. He's
a Yankeo fiom Maine, where the Yan
kees grow. lies seen service as a
nvn (,... nc o own bviikv ua ui t. . vui cviuiiu iiiuiu ui luv 4'iVI
soldier and he has been overythlngjrlmac for a trip to tho OkliLtsR. We
aboard a sailing vessel from boy to
master. Captnln Whitney Is the old
est living old-time whaler In Honolulu
today. The following modest, unpalnt-
cd sketch of that part ot his life
nfloat. Is given In bis own words:
I, Benjamin D. Whitney, was born
In the town of Saco, State of Maine,
May 2fith, 1832. I was the seventh
child of a family of twelve.
My father was a seafaring man. My
mother died when I was 13 years old.
At that time my oldest sister was mar
ried and I went to live with her and
her husband, he beine a m&?7ilnlitt nml
the boss of a shop In Portland. Uelng
a large boy for my age I started to
learn the trade and worked In my
brother-in-law's shop until sometime
Anxious to Fight.
One day I noticed a recruiting offi
cer enlisting men for tho army to go
out and fight the Mexicans. I was at
once very anxious to go to tho war,
but my brother-in-law would not listen
to such a proposition. I watched mv
chance, however, and runHWuy to Bos
ton and found a recruiting office on
Mcrrlmac street. I volunteered for tho
remainder of the war.
We were taken to Governor's Isl
and, New York, and worn sent frnm
there to Vera Cruz by ship and there
consigned to various regiments. I
was assigned to M Company of the
first Regiment of Artillery. This reg
iment was stationed af Vera Cruz.
where It remained for tfireo months.
After peace wob declared wo were
taken back to Governor's Uland In tho
steamship Massachusetts anil muster
ed out, each man receiving three
months' extra pay and a warrant for
160 acres of land. I sold my land war.
rant to a New York broker for J100
and started home for Saco.
Home for a Spell.
I remained at home for a spell and
then went to work In a machine shon
at Dlddeford, Maine. In 1849 Dcerlng
Brothers built and fitted out a brig
In Saco, to send to California. Thv
called her The SIX Brothers. As a
number of my school-mates were go
ing to niako a vovnin. in liar 1 w.ni..i
to go also, but my father Being at
home nt the time prevented mo from
A shipping office was opened In
Saco In 1850. They had a sign out
which read: "Wanted, young men
from the country for the whaling bus
IncsB." I wanted to ship, hut again
my father would not allow It. Then 1
went to New Bedford and shipped In
the ship Pacific of Falrhavcn, Captain
Alden, and on the first of Juno, 1830,
we starred on our voyage through the
Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Arctic
Before arriving off tho Capo ot
Good Hope wo secured 36G barrels ot
sperm oil. Tho captain then became
very sick and wo concluded to nut in
at St. Helena for medical assistance.
we arrived safely at 51. Helena and
remained one month, tho cantaln. an
ho supposed, recovering.
Back to New Bedford.
After wo had resumed our vovaeo
tho captain was again tho victim of
sickness and wo decided to nut hark
to Now Bedford. We returned tn New
Bedford In January, 1831, and I then)
received my discharge.
I then shipped In the brig Noble for
tho run to Boston. She had brought
a load of whalebono from tlm Hnmi.
I shipped In tho bark Charleston
Packet In April. 1851. for n vovaeo
sperm whaling In the Atlantic. We
were out four months when wo had
150 barrels of sperm oil.. I signed
clear of tho ship after we had made
a trip to tho Azores. In August 'of
1851 I shipped as boatsteeror In the
bark Cherokee, Captain Smith, for the
Arrives at Hllo, Hawaii.
I arrived at Hllo, 'Hawaii, In tho
spring of 1852 nnd remained In that
town for a Bhort time. 17ie Cherokee
then went to tho Arctic, whoro we
mado a fair season's catch. The ves
sol then went to I.ahalna.
I then shipped as boatsteorer In tho
Bhlp Cambria, bound for tho Arctl".
Wo made a good catch, returning to
In tho spring of 1853 I shipped as
TELLS HIS EXPERIENCES
Arctic and Tropical Waters
foufth mate aboard the ship Parachuto
bolmd for the Sea ot Okhotsk. We
went to Hongkong first, where the
Parachute bad her top-sides caulked,
then to the Carolines, thence to the
Ladrones "and the Sea of 6khotsk. At
tot "a fair season's catch wo returned
i waic ai inc oyrvn vuecn.
. As fourth mate aboard the Syren
Mate of the 8yren Queen,
of. Queen, In 1853, 1 went over much the
to! same ground as I had while In "ho
Parachute. With a fair catch we ro
turned to Honolulu In the fall of 1851.
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I then went third mato Dt the bark
In 1856 I Bhlpped second mate In
the bark Venice of New London for
another season In the Okhotsk. Dur
ing this Bcason, 185C, when we h.id
pretty good success, 1 made myself
thoroughly familiar with tho principles
Next I went second mate of the Mcr
sailed dliectly north and captured fif
ty-two whales In that season.
John Itlce was the chief mate of the
Mcrrlmac and was at ono time crp
tain of tho tug Klcti. After the Merrl.
mac returned to Honolulu I shipped
first mate of the ship Montezuma. We
sailed to the Okhotsk and came home
with a fair catch.
Mate of Dowsett's Harmony.
I then Bhlpped mate of the bai.i
llariiutiy, owned by J. J. Dowseit.
bound for tho northwest mail nt
America for kite whales. After ro
turning to Honolulu, Mr. Dowsott
wnMed me to go raato of the btk
Cynthia, bound for tho coast of Gil
fomla and back to tho Islands, then
to Okhotsk. I went as requested. Ve
first secured six hundred barrels ol
oil off the California coast: then w
wout to tho Okhotsk and took eleven
hundicd barrels of head oil. Tho
batk leaked so badly after wo left the
Okhotsk that wo woro obliged to kep
the pumps going all the time until wc
reached port. Aftor discharclnc tho
oil at Honolulu tho bark was condemn-
id and broken up.
Goes In "a German Qrln.
I then remained In Honolulu until
tho Bpiing when I shipped as matrt
aboard tho German brig Comet for the
Okhotsk. After finishing the season
we put In at a port In tho Okhotsk.
The Governor there was anxious fa
start a whalo fishery for tho Russian-
American I-ur Company and asked mo
If I would null tho brie and co mntnln
oMhe schooner Caroline. I said that
I would go If Captain Wllhelm was
willing. The captain was willing and
gavo me an order for my pay and dla
IJ Jtjr UHU UlH-j
ennrgc. I bargained w
fclsbcrg for a sharo ot the oil nnd
hone when I took charca of tin.
The Caroline, was In Tchantar Bav.
At the termination of tho agreement
ueiween Governor IClsberc and mvmtr
I was to have ray travcllne exnens
paid and he sent to Honolulu or San
rancisco. Tho Governor had secured
officers and men for nresent noerfa
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Boarding the schooner Ayan, Wo all
went to Tchantar Bay and, hauling
the schooner ashore, wintered there.
Trip in the Interior,
On the first of May, Captain Clifford
of tho schooner Ayan ana I secured
some natives with dog teams and
went to a settlement linek In thu
country, where we remained through
tho winter, staying with a Driest.
There wo found Captain Undholm
with two other Russian Klnnb who
were engaged In trade with tho na-
fives. I was acaualnted with rnntnin
Undholm. He had been captain of e
Russian whaler, ono of three or four
which had often visited Hnnntnln
Haekreld wbb their agent.yln 'the
spring wo started for tho coast ncaln.
our sleds being drawn by reindeers.
Captain Llndholm and Ms two com
panions accompanied us. They had a
trading post where they went after
stopping at our settlement for a few
As soon as the weather permitted
we floated our schooners and repaired '.
them. There had been a great deal of
sickness among our men during the
winter. They wero 'troubled with
scurvy, owing to a lack of vegetable;).
Commands Schooner Ayan.
During the summer months the Car
oline and tho Ayan wero whaling. Wo
had a fair season's catch and then.
about the latter part or October, put
Into winter quarters again. Cantaln
Clifford of tho Ayan, his mate and
most of the Hnwallan crew left then
for the Hawaiian Islands.
The Governor tlien arranged that I
was to command tho schooner Ayan
while my mato took charge of the
schooner Caroline. He also made ar
rangements to get some men from the
Aleutian Islands. Thev nroved to be
good men for the wlialeboats.
A bark, about this time, was already
to sail for home. A gale of wind. ho-v.
over, sent her ashore nnd we took tho
oil and bono out of her. Lator wo
managed to get her to our settlement.
where wo repaired her and sent her
to ht. retersburg. Wo then launched
our schooners and again went awhal-
Ing, having fair success. In tho fall
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wo again beached tho schooners and
repeated the experiences of tho two
America Buys Alaska.
I was with the schooners Caroling
and Ayan during the greater part of
18C3, 1864 and 1865. After the third
winter at the settlement tho Governor
told me that he had received letters
from the company advising him of tho
fact that tho American Government
had bought all of Ihi nusslan posses
sions In Alaska. He satd also that tho
company would have to give un Its
trade In Siberia. 1 went to Ayan In
tho schooner of that name; then, after
getting an order on Hackfeld & Co.
for my pay, I took passage In the bark
Manjakoft for Sltka, arriving at that
place on the first of November, 1803.
In 1866 I went second oftTcer of tho
bark Sea Breeze and took yet another
trip to the Arctic. In 1867 I was first
officer In tho ship Hal Hawaii, whaling
In the Arctic. In 1868 I was first offi
cer of the ship Champion, also whal
Ing In tho Arctic and In 18C9 I was
first mate aboard the shin Oeoreo
Hon land, once more chasing whales
111 the Arctic. I was married at Ho
nolulu In 1868.
Took His Family to'Sea.
I shipped captain of the bark Wll.
Ilam Roach In 1871 and took my wlfo
and children with me. We visited
riany Islands, Including tho Ladrones.
Guam, Bonln and Japan, and then
went to tho Okhotsk Sea.
Wc secured five hundred barrels of
walrus oil nnd then got shut up In tho
lie with a number of other vessels.
Wo stayed by the ship until we had to
Bive up all hope of saving her nnd
then abandoned her and took tho
boats down between the land nnd the
Ice. At last we found somo ships that.
wctj In clear water.
Ono of the vessels was tho bark
Prr-gress, Captain Dowden. We went
aboard and found Captains "Tom" and
"I.ue" Williams with their Vlves. Aft
er the crews of tho abandoned vessels
had gone aboard the different shins.
wo tailed for Honolulu, arriving safely
after a good passage.
Spent His Birthday Ashore.
I icmatned In Honolulu during that
About tho 4th of June, 1872, I left
Honolulu as captain of J. J. Dowsett's
bark. n. W. Wood. I had spent my
birthday ashore Just beforo tho voy
age, tho first birthday ashore In twenty-two
We" went direct to the Arctic and
made a fair season's catch, returning
to Honolulu. Mi. Dowsett requested
mo to make another vovn?n In tho
' con8cnted The WooJ lhcn
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our second niato during tho voyage.
The staging broke while wo were cut
ting up a wbalo and both the second
mate nnd myself fell Into tho water.
The second mato was evidently Injur
ed before ho touched the water, for ha
I did not como to the surface, and we
never saw him again.
When we returned to Honolulu Mr.
Dowsett Informed me that he was go
ing to Rend tho bark to New Bedford
with tho oil. He said furthermore
that hu had written an agent In Boston
to sell her on her arrival there. Ho
asked mo to toke the bark homo and
said he would pay my return passage
overland anu I might taku my family
with me. 1 agreed to take tho Wood
to Boston and we made her ready for
ho trip. '
Mi. P. C. Jones then asked me to
take the bark Arctic for a whaling
trip. I said that I was willing provld
Ing Mr. Dowsett would free me from
my agreement with him. Mr. Dowsett
was willing to cancel the agreement
should I provide a good man to tuko
tho Wood home. I found Captain
Reynolds was willing to take the
Wood and as ho was sultablo to Mr.
Dowsett, I was free to go In the Arctic.
Skipper of the Arctic.
It was in 1874 that I took command
of Ihe Aictlc nnd, accompanied by my
family, set sail for Guam and the Ori
ent, thence to the Arctic, where) wo
made a good catch, returning to Ho
no'1'!" without mishap.
The following year I made another
trip In the bark Arctic and In 1876 1
took her out foi the third time.
We went to the KamtBchaka Sen and
secured COO barrels of walrus oil. In
June wo sailed for the Arctic. Seating
up the cast shore in company with the
bark Onward. The Ice at the time
was a long way off-shore.
Suddenly the wind left us and tho
Onward had to anchor about two miles
from the shore. We were anchored
not far distant.
The Ice swept Inshore and surround
ed us In n very little while and wo
were forced to hoist our anchors and
drift with tho lce. The current' waj
running about five knots to the hour.
Fast In the Ice.
The Ico swept us In and along tin
shore between the ground Ico and the
pack Ice. We experienced an anxious
night. The, ice opened In tho morning,
however, and the wind came fair but
light. We started to run to tho south
ward and got bo far that we could sco
the clear water. The bark Arctic was
now a long way from tho Onward.
Again the wind died down and tho Ice
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commenced to surround us. We made
the bark fast to a large field of Ice
and took In all sail. In tho evening
the Ice pressed us so hard that It car
ried tho wood, ends off the stern post.
In lees than half an hour tho water
had risen In tho vessel's hold almost
to her lower deck. We saved wbot
provisions w,e could ind carried them
onto tho Held of Ico. We hauled our
boats 011 tho Ice and waited. For two
days wo waited on the Ice. On the
third day wo decided to start for
We bid good-by to tho bark and
started tn haul tho boats over the
Ice. This we soon found to bo ImDos-
slble. however, owing to the lumplness
of the Ice. Wo therefore abandoned
all tho boats with tho exception of n
small boat. It took us twenty-four
hours to reach tho shore over the Ice. to tako her on a trading voyage to tho
Wfl fflUllll ft rrnnk whpro thorn waa'Arrtfn fni whnlolmnn nml tvnx nKl
plenty of driftwood and camped there!
lor nine uaye. During iuo last two
days of our encampment the wlndi'
uiow n gale off shore and sent tho Ice
out of sight. We then broko camp and
staited to tho southward, some of us
In the small boat and the others on
Food Most Acceptable
After a tramp of over fifty miles wo
camo acmss somo wlialeboats. They
proved to bo from tho bark Three
Brothers, Captain Owens.
Captain Owens bad heard that wo
were caught In tho Ice and. exDcctlnc
how It would end, had sent three boats
to our rescue with plenty of provis
ions. The food was most acceptable.
We all went aboaid the bark Three
III others and you bet I bad a good
As soon as the hree Brothers ramo
up with other Bhlps tho crow of the
Arctic were distributed. Captain
Knowles wanted me to come aboard
his Bhlp, tho St. George, as wo had
been shipmates when he was master
of the Oeorgo Howland and I was her
mate. Tho St. George was a comfort
able ship so I went with Cantaln
Tho ships then started for Point
Barrqw. A few days afterwards Ihe
Ice surrounded about seven of us and
wo wore carried away with the pack,
drifting fast to tho northward. When
we were twelvo miles from Point Bar
row wo abandoned tho St. George and
walked ashore. We found tho bark
Rainbow, Captain Cogan, In a small
space of clear wator. The Throj
Brothers was also there. I went aboard
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tho Rainbow and Captain Knowlcs
went aboard tho Three Brothers. For
several days wo waited for som?
change tn the Ice, but we wero Inshore
of a great" quantity of ground Ice.
The Ico loosened at last, however,
and Captain Cogan got under way. We
ran southward to Point Franklin and
there found Captain "Tom" Williams
packed -In the Ice with his bark. Tft
were unable to render him any assist
ance and continued our way south to
St. Lawrenco Day and dropped anchor.
Captain Owens took all the men
aboard tho Three Brothers nnd Cay
tain Cogan went back to the Arctic.
The Three Brothers proceeded to Ho
nolulu. Charles Long's Schooner.
Mr. (Jharles Long BSd a schooifer.
the GlovanIpcanl, and ho asked mo
was In 1878.
JJeioro tauing tho Qlovanl, however,
cruised tho bark Hunter around the
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u.,hi,uii iDiuuun iur uuum six weeKB.
The Hunter had como Into port with
her captain sick and bo wanted me to
take her for n cruise, whaling.
Then I took tho Glovnnl to tho Arc
tic nnd mado a fairly successful voy
age. When I returned with the Qlo
vanl Mr. Charles Long had purchased
a larger and better schooner, tho C.
M. Wnrd. I made a trip trading ft tho
Arctic with tho Wnrd In 1879.
, South for Laborers.
When Mr. S. O. Wilder was minister
of tho Interior he asked mo to go cap
tain of the bark Hawaii and tnke her
to the South Seas for la'uorers. I mado
twa voyages In the Hawaii to tho
south for Immigrants.
Mr. II. A. P. Carter was minister of
the Interior when I went'south for tho
On this last trio the Hawnll wnn
blown ashore on an Island. Wo went
ashoro In the night time and In tho
morning there was nothing left of Iho
good bark except driftwood. We sav
ed what provisions we could. All
hands landed on tho Island and I had
sixty laborers, besides tho vessel's
crew and n missionary to look after.
We managed to fit up a Coat and send
her to another Island where I knew It
was about time for tho Storm Bird to
arrive. Tho Storm Bird camo to our
rescue and brought us all back to Ho
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