Log: July 8, 1846
CHARLES W. MORGAN was sailing on her 2nd voyage in the South Pacific, near Samoa. The log entry for this day states, “Commences with fine weather and a good breeze shipped three men vize Diego a Spaniard George Morgan a kanaka* Henry White an American at 4 AM the Cook jumped overboard having lain in the Moon all night he was out of his head middle and latter part the same so ends”
*Kanaka was slang for Hawaiian. Many Hawaiian men were recruited to sail aboard American whaleships. See an article by Susan Lebo regarding Hawaiian recruits.