We are offering here, a printed outfitting book noting articles taken on a voyage in the whaling bark Sappho, together with a document box for the vessel. The box is metal with inside surfaces nickel plated and a wooden lined bottom. The vessel name is stenciled on the front of the box. 16 wide x 11 1/2 in. high x 10 in. deep.
The whaling bark Sappho was a well known whaler, built in Boston in 1844 and wrecked in the Arctic in 1883. 320 tons; length: 107 feet; breadth 25 feet, 9 inches; depth 14 feet, 8 inches. She whaled on 9 voyages from New Bedford between 1848 and 1881, and one voyage from San Francisco, 1881-82, during which she was lost near St. Lawrence Island.