Journal of the Floating Church of Our Saviour 1846 November 23 - 1848 June 16

Title

Journal of the Floating Church of Our Saviour 1846 November 23 - 1848 June 16

Description

One of six journals of Rev. Benajmin C. C. Parker, Reverend at the Floating Church of Our Saviour, which operated on the waterfront at Pike Street from 1844-1866. Entries detailing the scarcity of seafarers in port (November 29, 1846); Rev. Parker’s sermon on the wreck of the steamship Atlantic (December 20 and 27, January 3 and 10, 1846); Rev. Parker’s securing of the Atlantic bell and its engraving and exhibition (January 5-16, February 12 and 27, 1847); the story of William Hobdell of the ship Sir Robert, having lived among cannibals for nine years (April 20, 1847); a man overboard in front of the Church (June 13, 1847); Rev. Parker’s funeral sermon for the crew of the Auburn, wrecked off Barnegatt, Long Beach on September 25, 1847 (October 10, 1847); Rev. Parker’s sermon delivered to a black congregation at the Church of the Messiah (October 31, 1847); Rev. Parker’s sermon on the wreck of the ship Stephen Whitney, all hands lost on November 17, 1847 (December 19, 1847); Rev. Parker’s visit to William Chase, U.S. Consul at Good Hope to see the first native of Caffraria (South Africa) brought to the U.S. (February 6, 1848); Rev. Parker’s sermon delivered at the Seamen’s Mission Church in Boston (February 14, 1848).

Creator

Parker, Rev. Benjamin C. C.

Date

1846 November 23 - 1848 June 16

Extent

1 bound volume (291 pages)

Rights

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Citation

Parker, Rev. Benjamin C. C., “Journal of the Floating Church of Our Saviour 1846 November 23 - 1848 June 16,” Seamen's Church Institute Archives, accessed October 26, 2021, http://seamenschurch-archives.org/items/show/18401.