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Canandaigua Ship's Log

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Stembel, Roger Nelson, 1810-1900.
Title: Canandaigua Ship's Log
Inclusive Dates: 1866
Quantity: 1 volume (SC)
Abstract: Day book of the steamer USS Canandaigua, under Captain R. N. Stembel, USN.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

The USS Canandaigua was a heavy (1,395-ton) sloop, with steam engine screw, acquired by the Union Navy during the second year of the American Civil War. She served as gunboat in the blockade of Confederate ports, and after the war operated in Europe and elsewhere.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Canandaigua Ship's Log consists of a single volume covering February to September of 1866, under the command of R. N. Stembel. Ports represented include Cherbourg, Bordeaux, Southampton, Queenstown, Lisbon, and others. The daily log includes temperature, wind, barometric pressure, weather, and an account of the ship's heading and on-board activities.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several other 18th and 19th century ship's logs. Please search the Classic Catalog, for "ship's logs" for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings


Stembel, Roger Nelson, 1810-1900.

Corporate Bodies

Canandaigua (Steamship)

Genres and Forms

Ships' logs.


Ship captains.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

USS Canandaigua Ship's Log,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 3 Nov 2008
Revision history:

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Ship's logs
SC 249 USS Canandaigua February-September, 1866

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