Sunday, February 9, 2014

First of HORNET Deck Logs have been posted!

Preempting tomorrow's edition of The Pennant by a few hours, I'm pleased to announce that our volunteer researchers and our website managers have uploaded two of fifteen volumes of Hornet's deck logs preserved in the collections of the National Archives.  Check out the product by clicking here.

To date, the team has digitized nine of the fifteen huge volumes with Vol. 3 through Vol. 9 still being sorted and organized.  Make no mistake - this is a huge deal.  So far, those first nine volumes constitute more than 2,500 pages!  So great work, guys - keep it up!

So go check out the product of our volunteers' hard work, and enjoy the new material!  If you're not sure where to start, the first entry in Vol. 1A is July 28th 1805 - and the launching of Hornet at Baltimore.  The log goes on to detail the fitting out and first sail - remarkable stuff!  Enjoy!

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