The Plough Boy Journals

The Journals and Associated Documents

The Plough Boy Anthology

19th Century American Whaling

Bonin Islands

Pitcairn's Island

The Collected Works of William Hussey Macy

The Seizure of the Whaleship George Howland of New Bedford, by Convicts at Charles Island, Galapagos, March 1852

The Documents

1827-1830 Journal

First page (Image)

Illustration (Image)


1830-1834 Journal

First page (Image)

Maloney fragment



Lewis Monto's Seaman's Certificate

Boat Signals

Plough Boy's Boat Signals

Coastal Views

   Ascension Island

   Bonin Islands

   Boning Islands

   Diego Ramirez

   Ferdinand Noronha

   Martin Vass

   Pitcairns Island

   Sandwich Islands



   Society Islands



   Sulpher Islands


Honolulu Note 1828

Honolulu Note 1829

Related Material

Sailing Vessel Identification

Types of Sailing Vessels

The Ship

Spars and Rigging

A Ship's Sails

Frame of a Ship

A Whaling Vessel

Deck Plan


A Whale Boat

Whale Boat


      Whale-Ship Stores

Dictionaries & Glossaries

Ashley's Glossary of
Whaling Terms

Dana's Dictionary of
Sea Terms

Lewis Monto - Coastal views of Diego Ramirez (Cape Horn), Martin Vass,
& Ferdinand Noronha, c.1833-34.

Coastal views of Diego Ramirez (Cape Horn), Martin Vass, & Ferdinand Noronha, c.1833-34.

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        Top: "Island Diego Ramirez Cape Horn"
        "Bearing WNW per Compas distance 42 miles"
        "Longitude by Chro 68:20 W Latt by Obs 56:58 S"

        Middle: "Martin Vass"
        "West 15 miles"

        Bottom: "Ferdinand Noronha"
        "East 25 miles"


      Lewis Monto's sketches of Diego Ramirez (Cape Horn), Martin Vass, & Ferdinand Noronha in 1833-34 was originally found in his manuscript journal of the 1828-1830 whaling cruise of the Nantucket whale ship, Plough Boy, Nathan Chase, commander. Monto was an officer on the two voyages of the Plough Boy, 1828-1830 and 1830-1834.

      The sketch is now in the collections of the Nantucket Historical Association on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Last updated by Tom Tyler: September 6, 2018.