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Canandaigua Ship's Log

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 3 Nov 2008

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.

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single volume.


Access Restrictions:

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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.

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.

Subject Headings


Stembel, Roger Nelson, 1810-1900.

Corporate Bodies

Canandaigua (Steamship)

Genres and Forms

Ships' logs.


Ship captains.

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


Table of Contents

Ship's logs