The Americans similarly sought to capture the knowledge uncovered by their whalemen. In September 1828 Jeremiah N. Reynolds forwarded a Report to Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy outling the fruits of a visit to New London, Stonington, Newport, New Bedford, Edgartown, Nantucket and other places where information might be found of the Pacific Ocean and South Seas. This information was later printed as a United States Senate Public Document Volume lll Document no. 262 on pages 55-87.
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Where the Whalers Went
Sketch of Buka Bay on the south-east side of Rottee [Roti] Island - from the collection of the BSWF Website Administrator