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Array ?    FROM REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES 1896
/GO
THE
IpEHRING
SEA
EMBRACING
QUESTION
THE FUR
SEALING
INDUSTRY
WORTH   PACIFIC   OCEAN
1896
By  R.   N.  VENNING
OTTAWA
GOVERNMENT PRINTING BUREAU
LI  FROM REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES 1896
BEHRING   SEA   QUESTION
EMBRACING
THE FUR SEALING INDUSTRY
OF  THE
NORTH   PACIFIC   OCEAN
1896
By   R.   N.   VENNING
OTTAWA
GOVERNMENT PRINTING BUREAU F SO "SO. 3
S3 1/3 INDEX.  THE PUR SEALING INDUSTRY OE THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AS
AFFECTED BY THE BEHRING SEA AWARD AND CONSEQUENT
LEGISLATION.
THE BEHRING SEA QUESTION.
The departmental report of 1895, continue
1 down to the end of that year, a nar-
,    rative of the status of this question,  and de
ilt quite fully with the different phases
thereof, which came up for consideration dur
ing the year, embracing a reasonably
comprehensive statement of the practical effecl
upon the sealing industry of the Paris
award regulations and the machinery provided
'or their practical application to British
sealing vessels.
It is now proposed to briefly review the
question in its different branches as it
developed for the year 1896, just closed.
DEPARTURE  OF THE  S
EALING  FLEET.
On the 12th February, the Collector of C
iustoms at Victoria, B.C., reported that
fifty-one sealing vessels had cleared for the s
jring fishery, as against fifty-six in the
season of 1895, the distribution being twenty-e
ight on the Asiatic and twenty-three on
the North American side of the North Pacific (
)cean.
At the time there remained in the harb
3ur, thirteen schooners (including three
owned by Indians), which would not leave unt
il the month of June when they would
fit out for participation in the Behring Sea vent
ure at the expiration of the close season
for seal hunting.
1 The following schedule shows the sealing fleet and the point of destination of each
vessel which cleared for the spring fishery as above described :—
UNDER LICENSE,   1896.
Special I
icense.
Vessel.
Master.
Destination.   .
No.
Dat
e Issued.
Teresa	
George Meyer	
j
December 13", 1895...
Japan.
Katharine	
do
do
Adolphe Wasberg	
I
do
do
20, 1895...
21, 1895...
Ocean Belle	
do
do
do
Sadie Turpel	
Aubry S. Crane:	
6
do
do
do
24, 18.9o! '. '.
do
do
do
Geneva	
William O'Leary	
I
3has. J. Harris	
Fortuna	
Thomas O'Leary	
10
30, 1895...
do
Umbrina	
3has. Campbell	
31, 1895...
Allie I. Alger	
Labrador	
John Haan   	
13
do
31, 1895...
B. C. Coast.
Thos. H. Brown	
6, 1896....
do
G. N. Cox	
6,1896	
JohnMcLeod	
17
do
7,1896....
Kilmeney 	
18
7, 1896 .  .
B. C. Coast.
Viva	
Mark Pike	
19
do
10,1896....
10,1896....
do
Director 	
Fredk. W. Gilbert	
21
do
Kate	
do
11, 1896....
B. C. Coast.
W. H. Whiteley	
23
do
Japan.
Alfred Bissett	
24
11, 1896....
Victor Jacobson	
25
do
13, 1896....
B. C. Coast.
Agnes McDonald	
Melville P. Cutler	
13,1896....
Japan.
Carlotta G. Fox	
W. D. Byers	
27
Wm. Sbeilds	
28
do
14, 1896....
do
City of San Diego	
Wm. D. McDougall	
do
15, 1896....
B. 0. Coast.
Mary Taylor	
16,1896....
17,1896....
B. C. Coast.
Pioneer	
W. E. Baker	
do
17, 1896....
Japan.
Saucy Lass	
D. Martin	
33
18,1896.  ..
B. C. Coast.
May Belle 	
Edward Shields	
34
do
18, 1896....
do
Venture	
Andrew Matheson	
do
18,1896....
Plbrence M. Smith	
LukeMcGrath	
do
Japan.
D. G.Macauley	
37
do
21,1896....
Beatrice of Shanghai...
William'Heater	
William 0. Hughes	
39
do
21,1896....
do
Michael Foley	
40
23,1896....
B. C. Coast.
Oscar and Hattie	
do
do
Carrie, C. W	
42
William Cox	
43
do
do
Beatrice 	
do
H. F. Sieward	
do
Reuben Balcam	
Jim Eight Quap	
y 1,1896...
do
Laughlin McLean	
5,1896...
do
do
Libbie	
Frederick Hackett	
do
Annie C.Moore	
Charles Hackett	
51
do
8, 1896...
do
[L.S.]
Port of Victoria, B.C., 12th February, 1896.
. MILNE,
Collector. ^1
7
The Season's Catch.
The following statement prepared by the Collector c
f Customs at Vic
toria,
com-
prises a
detailed return of the season's operations by the British seal
ng fleet,
embr
acing
the statistics of the dates and positions at sea where each seal was t
iken, tog
ether
with
the sex
thereof, in the area affected by the Behring Sea aw
ard regul
itions.
Sealing Season, 1896—British Columbia
CoastCatch.
License
No.
.--«-
Males.
Females.
To
*■'•"
25
Schooner Minnie ! May 13, 1896	
327
159
486
40
do       Walter L  l.i 1. ' '. ; '. ' 1 do     %, 1896'. ; '. ; !'". '.'.'..,'.'.'.'.
63
143
13
429
100
109
do   Pachweuis'.';;;;;;;;; do  . 1 ■«.   _ -*
49
103
152
55
do       Victoria ."....;-. '.   do     6, 1896.'....... '.'.'.'.'.".
86
164
174
203
377
198
230
do      Venture.'.. ;   do     7,1896.....	
118
269
53
22
do   sapphire."'.';;".;;;; do 7,1896.;;;.'..'.'.;.;;;;;
do      Kate    do     7,1896	
49
-.82-
181
201
122
230
418
204
13
do      Labrador    do    7,1896...'	
do       CarrieC. W    do     8,1896	
48
■   112
43
91
169     '
do       Annie C.Moore | do   11,1896	
■   271
160
431
29
do       City of San Diego 1 do   11, 1896	
do       SaucyLass    do   13,1896	
149
301
64
170
213
do      Libbie    do   13,1896 ,	
358
144
502
38
do      Oscar and Hattie | do   14, 1896	
197
239
156
142
353
381
48
502
do   Penelope".".';;;;;;;; do is; îsge; ;;;;"'.;; ;;.;.
126
458
do      Beatrice 1 do   16,1896	
272
91
48
do      Favourite    do   16,1896	
do       South Bend ! do   22, 1896	
514
17
310
53
824
34
31
do       May Belle   iLost at sea with all hands....
do       Mountain Chief ' '.'.'.'.'] ° ^.'."'.'.'.'.
do       Cape Beale   . :   	
Catch of Indians in canoes	
253
325
578
à c in North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.
SCHOONER "MINNIE."
Date.
Position. '
Catch.
Latitude.
Longit
Me.
Males.
Females.
'N
47  50
47  37
47  56
47  54
47  57
47 54
48 05
48  00
48  24
48  41
48  36
51  21
56 15
57 18
57  42
57  53
57  42
57  35
57  41
57  38
57  40
57  41
57  49
7
124
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
126
125
129
135
137
138
138
139
139
139
139
140
139
139
' W
00
20
27
32
12
15
43
37
32
53
13
42
16
2
15
1
2
19
27
41
22
24
16 •
1
23
26
do 26	
March 4 	
2
do  9 '	
do 10	
do 11 ,. . ..
do 14	
12
April  2	
34
1
14
do 13	
do 14	
do 15	
do 19	
do 22	
do 23 	
35
33
15
327
159
486
SCHOONER "FAWN." Spring Catch in North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.—Contim
SCHOONER "KILMENÈY."
EH*
' N.
W.
March  4	
48
09
125
42
4                     4
04
125
2                     2
do    11	
48
125
6
5       1           11
do    12	
04
3       1            3
do    13	
00
8
do    14	
125
41
3
do    15 	
48
24
125
■ &''ÏÏk "-.S
do    16	
18
125
do    17	
125
59
26
do    18	
48
08
18
April    3	
48
34
126
00
do    16 	
48
48
32
126
126
14
l             '
ï
27       |           73
100
SCHOONER
" WALTER L. RICH."
March   9	
48
48
15
14
126       23
126       13
 i"
5
5
do    11	
do    15	
47
42
125       02
124       43
|
2
do    16	
47
ÏS
125       00
8
do    17	
23
125       15
do    18	
48
01
do    21	
do    25	
(18
128       49
50
KB
April    9	
54
133       50
•■x%il5i£.
do    12	
134       09
"vJjfcafci?
do    15	
•>A
134       20
■/."frusta
do    16 	
134       29
, ..-2^V
11
do    23	
130       23
do    25	
1
do    26	
32
8
8
13
80
93
1      SCHOONER "AMATEUR."
22        1
1
.
109
This being an Indiai
Seals caught off the
schooner no proper log was kept,
oast from Cape Flattery, south, to Cape Beale,
SCHOONER "PACHWELLIS."
north.
1                        1                         1
49
103
152
This being an Indiai
Seals caught off the
-oast from Cape Flattery, south, to Cape Beale,
SCHOONER "FISHER MAID."
north.'
 | |   «     5s !  « Spring Catch in North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "VICTORIA-"
Date.
Position.
Catch.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.        Fe
males.
1P111<é1
°     'W.
March   9
do    10.
do    15.
47       10
45       01
125      17
11
?ffi".~
16
do     18.
«'     Il
8
2
do    16;
do    24;
50       11
49-     15
129      15
j
3
13
11
10
21
15
78
86
164
SCHOONER "DORA SIEWARD."
Feh.
24	
47
lillsP^
2
3
Marc
iô;;;;;.;;;;;;; ;;;;;;;;.;;.
u	
i?;;;;; ;;.;..;.;;;.;
46
22
124 20
125 06
124       50
.     7
14
4
18
I
32
April
1
31
lit       0!
|
13
15     '
do
15	
47
36
125       10
14
16
do
16	
14
do
17	
12
do
19	
47
7
13
do
1; ;;;;:;: ;;•;
1
01
126      36
«sl^l
|
7
13
12
174
203
377 Spring Catch in North Pacific, Victoria, B.C.
SCHOONER "AINOKO."
Lata
tude.
Longi
„de._
Males.
Females.
'N.
' W.
T|
         46
l
U4
48
1
à
10
14
April i';;;;;;;;;;;
!'•:::::.:-:■■::   §
19
124
l
•'•r'.'T"
j
do 10;;;;;;;;;;;;
do 12	
do 15	
do is:';;;:;;.;;
do 20;;;;;.;;:;. ;
do 22;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;i;;;:;;:;;    f
 ; ;;;    47
' ; ; ; ; ;    is
03
01
01
15
19
11
124
125
125
124
124
125
125
125
125
125
126
02
13
48
05
19
18
■18
 10 "
3
14
10
 ••••■
2
6
16
13
14
8
13
12
198
230
428
SCHOONER "VENTURE."
do  4..;;....;;..;; ;;...    48   54
do 12. ;;;.    47   31
do    15         44       48
127       14
126       43
124 59
125 14
124       49
1        1              2
1	
1                     5
10
do 20;;;.;.;....;;.; ;;;..   46   is
do  4.;;;; .;;;;;.;.;; ;;;;;    47   06
do 17;;;;;;;;;;;; .;;.;;;;;;;;   is   34
126       48
13                   11
17 36
18 12
!     1
24
1
12
118       1        151
269    . Spring Catch in North Pacific, Victoria, B,C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "SAN JOSE."
Date.
Po.i.i.».
Ot tch.
mm
Longitude.
Males.
—•
u§
March 14	
do    15 	
do    16    	
do    17	
do    22	
' N.
49       35
49       45
49       35
c| 49       27 '
49       41
49 53
50 06
49       49
49       30
49       15
49       10
49       03
48       41
48 51
49 13
49       37
49       44
0      ' W.
127 55
128 15
128       12
127 25
128 40
128       26
128       06
128       18
127 27
126       30
126       04
126       02
126       18
126       19
126       30
128 13
12
13
10
9
13
9
11
13
7
3
18     .
3
I5
40
12
April    3	
5
i
do    10 	
-;'f:lf v'f
do   .16 	
$
do    21	
do    22	
6
24
do    25	
do    26...:	
do    27	
1
U
2
49
181
230
SCHOONER
"SAPPHIRE
March   9	
48       10
4S       31
'     48       06
48       00
48       20
48       29
48       39
48       50
48       35
48       02
47       03
47       34
47 55
48 39
48       36
48       41
47 41
48 40
48       54
48       35
48       54
125       30
125       30
125       30
125       25
125 40
126 26
126       10
126       15
126       27
126       24
125 42
126 04
125 05
126 31
126       26
126       36
126       28
126       12
126       06
126       51
126       12
126       01
125       46
127
2
6
1
3
18
3
2
1
do    11	
3
do    13....	
do    14	
22
do    16	
do    17...  	
^*4Sto*i
15
April    1	
2
20
19
do  i:::':::::".::..;::.;;;;;
do      9;;;;;;;;;;;;;";.;.;.;;
10
22
24
14
16
11
do    15	
do    16	
do    17	
50
15
11
4
do    29	
10
217
201       |         418 13
Seal Catch in North Pacific,  1896, Victoria, B.C.—
Continued
SCHOONER "KATE."
Position.
Catch.
Date.
Total.
Latitude.        Longitude.
Males.
i~*
°   '*•       •"•   'w.
' March  4  "
48       43    I     126       20
;. ..£/«.
K.i., 2~/.,
J^;^fe"
do      6	
do      9 	
48       35          126       24
48       00          125       05
1
 3 ',".'.'
do    10	
48       12          125       20
12
do    11 	
47       57          125       30
10
18
28
do     14	
47      23         124      30
2.
do    15	
47      22         125      05
20
do    16	
. ... 47      34         124      35
3
do    17	
47      47         125      25
12
4
.'..v.'é'„;'."
l4
April     4         48       45          126       17
do    10         49      15         128      00
1
^:;i-^r;.^
13
do    15  ".'."'.'."]       49      23         128      06
5
5
do    16.'.".'.'..'.'.'. '.'.'. .        49      13         127      40
11
15
do    17         48       44          126       20
18
do    21         49       00          126       20
do    22           48      43         126      18
do    23         48      47         126      30
18
do    24         48      53         126      58
2
do    25 1       49       29          127       40
3
do    26 1       49      24         127      55
2
5     •
82
122
204
SCHOONER "LABRADOR."
March  6	
do    14	
49      17
126      57
1
1
2
do    16..	
;        48       40
126      42
2
1
3
3
do    17	
48      51
126      25
1
April    3	
do      7	
do    13	
do    16	
49 43
50 02
48      52
48 55
49 00
128      10
126      17
126      10
7
3
1
3
3
3
19
14
do 19';.;.;;.;'
48      32
do    21	
.48      55
126       01
1
2
do    23	
do    24	
48      57
48      52
126       01
126       13
I
I
j]
do    26 	
1
2
3
48
43
91
H              , J i North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.—Contir,
SCHOONER "CARRIE C. W."
Position.
Catch.
Latitude.
Longi
ude.
Males.
Females.
' N
' W.
Feb.    26	
March   4	
do      5	
do      6	
do      9	
do    10	
do    11	
do    15	
do    16	
do    17	
do 2i ;. ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
ASf I : ;;;;
44
50
54
.     54
56
56
54
32
01
08
11
50
43
35
18
22
39
30
05
40
125
125
124
124
125
125
129
133
133
133
133
136
139
138
137
137
20
10
48
10
3
2
46
40
25
13
1
2
2
14
do      8	
do      9	
do    12	
25
20
35
43
57
44
17
.f-!".'fi|
19
do    19	
do    23	
do    24	
do    28	
 2 "  '
2
1
23
19
112       1        ' 57
169
SCHOONER "ANNIE C. MOORE."
March 10	
47       42          125       05
8
6
14
do    11	
125     - 00
2
125       02
do    15	
124       52
14
do    16	
47       29
124       53
47       24
125       04
do    18	
48       05
126       00
do    21	
48       53
127       12
129       10
1
*§
|
April    2	
54 50
55 50
56 12
133       51
135       12
135       35
|      l"
6
do      9	
57       30
137       26
do    10	
58      03
138       07
18
do    12	
58      06
3
do    14	
57      56
139      06
32
do    15	
57      55
139       10
18
do    19	
139      13
18
do    23	
57       45
139       12
21
do    24	
57       43
139       20
do    28	
57       53
140       18
14
do    30	
57       53
Wr^   'A
March 21	
48       53
127       12
3
2
271
160
431 Spring Catch in North Pacific, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "CITY OF SAN DIEGO."
SCHOONER "SAUCY LASS."
20
17
3?
2
22
12
34
3
3
I
?
34
H
«
19
30
20
 12"'
18
31
18
10
10
301
170
471 i North Pacific, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "LIBBIE."
Pos
Catch.
Date.
Làtit
ude.
Longit
ude.
Males.
Females.
'N.
' W.
March   4	
48
09
126
26
23
3
Tiff^g
10
do    10..'.	
18
16
47
26
125
13
do    14	
47
11
14
do    15	
47
19
02
16
3
3
I
do    17	
47
20
125
127
06
13
1
do    21	
19
49
14
^
2
April    6	
57
56
139
02
17
•     5
22
30
43
53
58
52
32
13
56
do    13	
57
43
139
47
80
 24-
do    15	
57
42
29
20
do    19	
49
48
do    23	
57
139
do    24.:	
do    28	
do    30	
58
57
26
140
10
15
11
39
do    31	
49
19
127
13
1
3
358
144
502
SCHOONER
"OSCAR AND HATTIE."
52
56
2
do
46
42
125       41
do
47
47
04
56
13
124       33
1
do
do
15	
48
do
16	
126       19
do
48
do
18	
do
21..,	
48
02*
125       59
do
•  15
April
39
19
18
129       15
Ï
 g-  •
do
10	
128       57
do
49
03
do
126       53
do
17	
49
03
19	
06
do
20	
do
21	
48
45
126       12
do
22	
126       23
do
25	
26	
48
37
53
126       41
19
3
26
197
156
353 3 Catch in North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER " BEATRICE," OF SHANGHAI.
PoS1
Catch.
Total.
Efê;
Longit
ude.   Males.
.—
48
48
48
48
48
49
49
■ 58
57
57
57
57
57
57
57
' N
35
29
31
23
35
54
02
16
26
01
43
40
4?
35
50
07
126
126
125
126
127
127
127
129
137
138
140
139
138
138
138
139
139
138
139
139
141
140
' W
%
do 6 <	
do 9	
23
31
17
03
47
43
02
2
'   .4, '! ,"'
5
9
16
1
8
11
do 14 	
do 15	
do 17	
do 22	
April 5	
11
do 11,	
1
do 14...:	
do 15	
14
. il
44
do 23	
l
20
08      18
239
142
381
SCHOONER " LOUIS OLSEN."
March 14	
48
51
127
08
7
7
19
126
48
03
126
11
16
do 17	
do 18	
48
01
10
126
126
18
8
-ï !&!'£■■
12
do 21	
49
23-
128
56
13
*/1J.-
14
April 6	
56
10
138
40
6
i
7
1
14
■V 138
140
140
42
"
* '- i\
12
13
35
139
49
14
139
25
98
do   is:	
58
20
139
140
31
13
53
I
7
do 19	
05
5
57
57
39
138
138
49
50
41
16
do 24	
18
do 28	
57
140
39
39
do 30	
28
139
48
44
3
47
454
48
502 Spring Catch in North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.—Cm
SCHOONER "PENELOPE."
Date.
Position.
Catch.
Total.
Latitude.
Longi
ude.
Males.
Female,
' N.
P
Marcl
4	
48
25
125
125
25
ll|p^1tt3S
1
11
do
18
126
do
126
do
48
26
125
55
10
13
23
do'
126
10
4
10
do
■l
29
•«sill
34
126
24
27
i
2
25
do
20
127
12
30
do
49
25
127
. A'£mt*
T
56
57
57
' 18
34
40
138
138
138
138
36
3
12
'JUP^i
19
15
do
do
57
31
39
138
138
28
65
13
11
76
do
138
24
do
23	
24
21
do
do
do
3o; ;;;:;;;;;;.. ;;";;;;;;;
u
33
138
54
41
18
2
20
332
126
458
SCHOONER "BEATRICE."
March   4	
48
48
53
54
56
57
57
40
38
41
41
34
48
02
06
42
52
56
39
125
126
126
126
126
126
126
134
134
•134
136
136
137
138
138
139
138
139
30
00
43
01
01
08
13
09
26
51
10
|ivi :■»-'-.
l
3
6
8
15       1           17
13
pp'*l" •. -
ii^-iP
||     6
1
do  s;";;;;;;.;;;;;..;;;;;;
56
18
36
20
23
1
4
do   9	
do    11..	
do    12	
1
.OÇ'/lrfï^
8
2
13
do    15..-	
26
44
do    23	
do    24	
272
91
363 Spring Catch in North Pacific, 1896, Victoria, B.C.—Concluded.
SCHOONER "FAVOURITE."
Pos
tion.
Ca
tch.
Date.
Total.
Latitude.
Longi
ude.
Males.
<*—■
°    'N.
|
'W.
March  4	
49
|     128
y**W&
do      6	
48       40
128
20
2
do      9	
48       42
128
do    10	
48       40
126
25
27
do     11	
48       28
126
20
25
do     13	
48       16
126
14
8
16
do    14	
48       12
125
7
do    15	
48       22
50
5
do    16	
48       12
■ <J>.C -
13
do    17	
48       04
20
29
do    18	
do    21	
49       18
49       47
49       50
12S
128
54
19
i
i
51       45
57       40
132
138
10
36
15
April     4	
6
21
So      5	
138
56
6
do      7	
57       50
138
28
do      9	
57       30
139
25
2
i>^vVf?«i
do    10	
do    12	
57       45
57       50
138
138
50
30
30
10
do    14	
do     15	
57      48
138
138
41
46
80
32
29
112
do     19	
57      45
138
49
31
10
do    23	
57      43
138
23
do    24	
57      48
138
31
22
57      59
139
09
60
19
do    30	
57      30
138
20-
8
28
514
310
824
SCHOONER "SOUTH BEND."
March 17   	
49
54
127       45
...      .         j            1
128     *65
49
35
do    16	
49
30
2       |            6
49
127      13
48
31
49
126       35
1                   3
do    21	
48
126      35
do    22	
40
1                   4
do    23	
4                   16
do    24	
49
20
127      17
               4
17       j          53
70 SEALING SEASON, 1896.
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, 1896, Victoria, B.C.
SCHOONER "ADA." Li
Date.
Posi
Catch.'
Total.
T
1896.
55  14
55  10
173
173
' W.
31
32
3°
l
f'
17
23
68
do
19
54  32
167
10
48
';"■";::'::      I
1
05
21 •	
10       11
do
22       	
24	
55  00
172
18
21       30
51
84
do
44
do
26	
55  14
2°
8
40
do
28	
54  46
171
49
•- Ï- 1. •
20
%
ado
21 :...
do
11
12
do
31	
45
"Î
1	
7;;;;;;.;;;;;;;;;;;";;;;;
21;;;;;;;;;;;..;;;;;;;;;".
55  12
10
:::;;z::
24
34
204
519
723
r. C. Hooker of U. S.S. "Grant."
Alaska, boarded by Lt. R. M. Sturdevant, of U. .S.
Alaska, boarded by Lt. C. S. Cochran, of U. S.S. ' Copt of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continuel
SCHOONER "AGNES McDONALD."
Date.
Total.
La tit
ide.
Longi*
ude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
' N.
p!w£
Augu
t 2	
55
16
167
57
- .Vjofc'f
r   'JiS*-|î
8
do
55
168
22
13
9";;;' ".;;;;;■;;■;".;;;;.
55
48
169
172
14
do
4
y rfi3?t -
13
172
do
10	
u	
55
50
172
172
25
5
10
18
do
12	
38
172
do
fc	
55
00
do
172
37
<-dn
|	
57
25
172
57
6
7
13
do
23	
07
5
12
172
0   I,
do
26	
57
173
00
21
u
do
Sept.
27	
1	
54
12
173
169
20
•3o
2
11
19
do
168
16
9
do
167
44
23
32
01
7
8
168
08
168
05
3
10
18	
54
166
30
4
147
135                282
SCHOONER "AINOKO."
,
t 1
1   55
19
34
167      50
167      51
170      25
 !            1
«do
5:;;:;;::; ";::;;
    55
é           102
108
6                133
139
d by Lt. W. G. Ross, o fU. S.S. "Pei rr
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "ALLIE J. ALGER." No. 12.
Pos
TION
Ca
Date.
Total.
Latitude
Longitude.
Males.
Females.'
1896.
'N.
'W.
Aug.   2....
55
35
171
21
8
53
61
do     5....
171
10
do     6...
26
14
do     7...
56
02
171
171
28
I
3
8
do     8....
do     9....
do    10,...
do   11...
55
57
53
52
171
23
1
U
13
One skin with shot holes,
do              do
do    12...
do    18...
56
40
171
172
00
6
1
%
One skin with old shot holes.
do    20...
3
10
do    20...
56
00
171
40
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger of
U.S.S. "Rush."
do   21...
56
19
172
16
21
Two skins with old shot holes.
do    22...
56
26
22
29
39
do    22...
56
27
172
Boarded by Lt. B. H. Camden of
do    23...
56
25
36
 2'
U.S.S. "Rush."
do    24...
172
55
46
171
29
do    26...
43
11
16
do    27....
20
20
do    31....
56
54
172
1
Sept.   1...
43
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger of
do      1...
56
172
i
U.S.S. "Rush."
do      2...
do     3...
M
53
171
07
29
 g"
...    ....
Boarded by Lt. R. M. Sturdevant
of U.S.S. "Perry."
do     6....
55
170
00
do     7....
09
169
55
11
 20 "
31
do     8....
do     9....
47
12
do    14....
16
170
18
1
1
do    15....
55
170
Boarded by Lt. H. Emery of U. S.
do    15....
170
06
 è'
"""3"
9
S. "Wolcott."
288
411
SCHOONER |
ANNIE Ç
MOORE
No. 51.
Aug.   2...
55
35
172
20
30
36
66
do     5...
55
35
do     6...
do     8....
2(1
172
40
35
62
do     9...
48
14
do    10...
06
172
30
41
do    11....
00
14
24
do    12....
30
35
do    20....
30
173
12
do    21...
55
30
172
l
""    45'
19
'    32
Boarded by Lt. J
U.S.S. "Ru
. G. Ballinger of
35
80
173
00
95
do    26....
33
25
77
do    27....
54
12
171
00
47
29
56
76
Sept.   1,...
00
171
20
13
33
do     3....
45
30
19
do     7...
55
25
172
172
35
25
31
61
583
505
1,088 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Contm
SCHOONER "ANNIE E. PAINT."
ikin with old shot holes.
.iBoarded by Lt. B. H. Cam:
1    "U.S.S. "Rush."
skins with old shot holes
d by Lt. J. C. Hooker, of
 led by Lt. B. H. Can
of U.S.S. "Rush."
.Boarded by Lt. J. H. Brov
1   U.S.S. "Perry."
SCHOONER "ARIETIS.
Aug.   1...
do io;;;
do    11...
56   19
56   28
56   11
56   01
56   47
56   49
56 57
57 00
57   17
57   14
56   11
56   08
l  l
172   16
172   53
171   58
171 40
172 26
172   26
172 40
173 04
172   30
172 29
173 21
173   09
173   16
173   13
172 50
173 07
12
18
7
13
3
23
d9    20 "
2
11
1
i     |
Boarded by Com. F. A. Garforth,
of H.M.S. "Pheasant."
Boarded by Lt. R. M. Sturdevant,
of U.S.S. "Perry,"
do 3i;;.'
Sept.   1.-..
do     3;";
20
à"
34
9
13
 io'
11
^Vj'-ÏQ*""'
108
330
438 Copy of Log-catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER " AURORA."
Position.
Catch.
Total.
Remarks.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
°    'N.
55   45
55   54
55   53
55   05
55   44J
°   'W.-
171 15
172 38
171   47
171 52
172 04
172   55
172   18
1
18
21
18
22
One skin with gaff hole.
Two skins with gaff holes.
One skin with gaff hole.
dog    2.. .
do     5.. .
do     7..  .
do     8..  .
2
do    10..  .
do    10.. .
2
Two skins with gaff holes.
Boarded and seized by Lt. Daniels
-   of U.S.S. "Rush."
8
69
77
SCE
COOIs
ER "BEATRICE"
(SHANGHAI).                           No 38.
July
31....
55
05
167
40
Boarded by Lt. D. F. A. de Otte
0/
do
55
18
167
24
do
2....
55
26A
167
37
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger of
167
40
2
U.S.S. "Rush."    •
do
55
167
30
do
6..  .
.55
09
168
do
55
169
19
do
10..
59
169
11.  .
55
00
169
30
20
60
do
00
169
35
10
23
33
do
19..  .
54
50
168
53
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger of
U.S.S. "Rush."
do
19..  .
54
59
169
49
54
59
169
hM
12
do
21..   .
01
169
4»
do
22..  .
55
II
14
do
24..  .
54
170
47
19
25
do
25 ...
10
170
10
do
26....
169
2
do
27....
54
169
50
24
do
170
07
do
30....
54
58
14
do
31....
54
bn
169
20
Sept
1..  .
55
169
05
do
3..  .
54
168
hi)
do
6..  .
54
hi
52
6..  .
54
51
167
10
S.S. " Wolcott."
56
00
167
23
10
18
38
9..  .
54
54
41
167
167
20
Boarded by Lt. B. H. Camden of
do
dn
14..  .
55
12
168
3
do
15..  .
55
09
167
44
2
179
353
532 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.
SCHOONER "BEATRICE."
•   Position.
Catch.
Total.
Remarks.
Latitude.
H!*
Males.     Females.
1896.
July 30....
°    1   "N.
55   22
1 w.
168   04
168 30
169 36
170 39
170   31
Boarded by Lt. B. M.  Chiswell,
and D. F. A. de Otte, of U.
S.S. "Corwin.
Boarded and seized by Lt. R. M.
Sturdevant, of U.S.S. "Perry."
Aug.   1....
do      3....
do     5....
20
21
" io"          30
37              58
45
47   |      '92
SCHOONER "BOREALIS."
July  13....
Examined by J li Be.
Actg
56   01
172   51
17
Collector of Customs.
do     2....
57   03
172   47
WÊM
do     5....
55   52
172   10
11
do     6....
56   08
171   46
1
do     8....
55   52
172   12
do     9....
55   47
172   08
5
do    10....
55   34
171   41
3
18
21
do    11....
55   33
171   23
4
do    12....
55   40
do    22....
55   40
11
19
do    24....
171   00
2
11
do    25....
55   25
170   41
2
do   26....
55   44
171   58
20
do    27...
55   42
do    30....
54   42
do    31....
54   41
168   22
16
Sept.   3....
173   22
Boarded by Lt. F. J.
laake, of
do     3....
54   49
173   08
U.S.S. "Perry."
do     6....
do     7....
58   28
173   43
do      8....
58   26
173   47
     1             1
1.
do      9....
58   20
173   49
do    15....
58   49
173   56
5
do    20....
Dutch Harbor,  Alaska
byLt.  H.  G.  Haml
boarded
t, of U.
70
235             305 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER " CARLOTTA G. COX."
Date.
Position.                        Catoh.
Total.
Remarks.
Latitude.
Longitude.      Males.
Females
1896.
July 27...
doS'   2".'.'.
»   , „ N.
Attn.,
55   44 28
55 54
' 56   12 02
56 07 04
56   05
55   59 15
55 20 20
56 07 35
56   06
56   23 45
56   27 30
56   28 30
56   25 22
56   18 55
56   26
56   10 30
54' 31
54   04 50
54 50 16
55 27
55   06
55   19 10
0   ' » w.
173   43
172 53 45
173 07 45
173   10
173   11
173   28 30
173   24 15
171 45 15
172 04
172   34 45
172   41
172   52 15
172   41 15
172   51 30
172   24 30
172   41
172   56
169   12 15
168 51 30
169 16
171   43 45
I
2
28
10
7
3
11
3
Collector of Customs.
do      8....
do     9...
do    11""
 Û
do    20...
2
do    21....
do    22....
do   23....
do    24....
do    25....
do    26....
9
 iè"
28
6
20
13
12
35
16
of U.S.S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. G. M.' Daniels,
of U.S.S. "Rush." ■■■■
Sept.   1 ...
I
2
3
2
10
do     7....
do     8....
I
Boarded by C. S. Craig, of U.S.S.
2
3
I
74
160
234
SCHOONER
" CARRIE C. W."
No, 42.
IT
6""
54
17
02
06
25
167
169
167
35
36
58
20
35
12
32
17
Boarded by Lt. H. Emery, of
U.S.S. "Woloott."
6
11
IYO
34
20
18
do
170
do
12....
03
170
92
do
19....
WOT
IKK
do
20....
21....
21....
54
54
169
169
169
46
8
7
15
Boarded by Lt. K. W. Perry,
ofU.S.S. "Grant."
do
14
18
do
04
57
169
25
13
48
23..,.
24....
55
39
46
171
47
54
Boarded by Lt. F. A. Levis, of
U.S.S. "Grant."
do
3
11
do
25....
56
Boarded  by   Lt.-Comdr.  F.  A.
20
17'/
20
52
Garforth, of H.M.S. "Pheasant."
do
56
15
m
45
S
89
do
30....
22
170
48
Sept
35
170
do
do
5;.'"
54
16
171
171
31
8
47
do
7....
55
59
170
16
59
17
11
82
do
57
IV1
07
2
do
15....
m
12
171
do
19....
54
168
00
7
3
-^SE«8
273
630
903 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Cor,
SCHOONER "CD. RAND."
Date.
Position.
Catch.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
B
1896.
July 31...
0   'N.
55   00
55   04
55   08
55   07
55   17
55   24
55   21
55   07
55   05
55   11
55   08
54 55
55 05
54 49
55 03
54 57
55 00
55   09
54   53
°    ' W.
167   18
167   46
167   28*
167 40"
168 28
168 534
169 15
169   13
169   11
169   20
169   16
167 25
168 45
168 32
169 00
168   20
168 38
169 57
169   23
169   10
169 58
170 01
170   48
170   50
170   19
170   30
170   17
170   16
170   20
170   30
170   25
Boarded by Lt.  C. S. Craig of
i
2
9
10
6
8
 21 '
53
11
do     2 ..
6
Boarded by Lt. G. M. Daniels of
U.S.S. "Rush."
do io.;;
do    10...
do    12."
do    19...
3
23
Boarded by Lt. F. J. Haake of
U.S.S. "Perry."
Boarded by Lt. K. W. Perry of
U.S.S. "Grant."
Boarded by Lt. H. Emery of U.
S.S. "Wolcott."
Boarded by Lt. J. H. Brown of
U.S.S. " Perry."
Boarded by Lt.-Com. F. A. Gar-
forthof H.M.S. "Pheasant."
do    20...
do    20...
do    21...
 20 '
21
 2i'
31
52
do    22...
do    24...
do    25...
do    26...
do    27...
do   27...
do 3i";
Sept.   I...
do     3....
13
17
1
13
13
19
23
18
2
18
30
20
25
2
36
39
25
3
31
28
33   ,
8
do     7...
do     8...
do     9...
do    14...
do    15...
8
U.S.S. " Bear."
214
355
569 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "CITY OF SAN DIEGO." No. 29.
POSITION.
Catch.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
SBS
1896.
do'   2.
0    , „N.
54 52
55 06
55   13
55   20
55   18
55   13
55 01
56 01
56   09
56 18
57 11
56 54
57 03
56   10
55   49
55 52
56 12
55   48
55   53
55 40
56 18
56   23 30
56   24
56   28
55   49
54   59
Illoolook,
°    ' "W.
167   50
167   50
167 38 15
168 06
168   32
168   31
168   40
173   13
173   53
173   30
175   03
172   35
172   33
172   27
172   10
172 22
173 29
174 19
172   58
172   30
172   40
172   17
168   25
Alaska.
I
"'\i V
5
do     5.
do     7.
do     7
do     8
do    10
do   11
6
13
25
12
21
6
31
16
U.S.S. "Rush."     •
Boarded by Lt. H. Emery of. U.
S.S. "Wolcott."
do    16
do    21.
Wm
 P
HP*
of U.S.S. "Perry."
do   22.
do    23
do    24.
do   25
do   26
do    27
do    31
Sept.   1
13
21
1
12
47
3
21
34
U.S.S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger of
U.S.S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. W. W. Halljof
U.S.S. "Bear."
do     7
do     S
do     9
do.   19
B
38
1
40
10
10
93
307
400 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victc
SCHOONER "DOLPHE
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
V
I
55   12
c    'W.
167   31
ii'
Boarded by Lt. G. M.
U.S.S. "Rush."
Daniels of
65   16
168   29
.      i2
168   02
do
10...
55   06
169   00
do
12."
55   03
168   36
12
20
10
169   37
Boarded by Lt. J. G. I
169   37
8
U.S.S. ''Rush."
20...
8
10
18
21...
169   12
Boarded by Lt. F. A. L
21....
169   21
20
44
S.S. "Grant."
169   04
25
51
24...
55   13
170   05
11
41
55   09
19
26...
55   00
11
18
3o.;;
31....
55   00
170   18
170   34
169   12
30
3
28
47
Sept
55   15
170   00
169   38
15
18
33
do
§•'•■
55   23
55   20
169 .-22
169 20
170 00
6
15
Boarded by Lt. D. F. _
of U.S.S. "Corwin."
LdeOtte
Oct.
Dutch Harb
our, Alaska
~n^r
Boarded by Lt. C. S. C
U.S.S. "Bear."
ochran of
274
607-
SCHOONER "DORA SIEWERD."
do     6...
do io";
55   19
55   08
55   11
168   31
167   48
14
12
3
23
14
25
22
20
19
36
32
49
33
do    20...
57   55
ri 31
l
%
do !.:::
57   384
173   01
U
 iè"
33
" 69
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger 0
U.S.S. "Rush."
| |
57   42
il
15
U
82
Boarded by R. M. Sturdevant 0
do   27'.;.'
172   42
44
Boarded by^'K. W: Perry 0
do   31..
do    31...
Sept.   1...
ïl   S
172   32
172   46
 g
44
Boarded by Lt. H. H. Hollanc
do     3
Boarded by Lt. G. M. Daniels 0
1   |
fi
169   45
è           '4 '         io
B^b^K.W. Perry 0
336             490   1        826 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
•   SCHOONER ' ' DORIS. "
Date.
PcmoK.
Catch.
Total.
Remarks.
g
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.  (
July 29...
Aug.   2.,
do     5...
do     8...
do     9...
do    10...
do    10...
do   11...
do    21...
do    22...
0   'N.
55   02
55 08
56 02
55 40
56 00
.   56   10
.56   00
56   10
56   42
56   35
'56   40
56   05
56   06
56   13
56   04
56   18
55   44
55   43
54   57
54   54
°   'W.
167   58
171 52
172 37
172   49
172   41
172   12
172   16
172   11
172   51
172   55
172   17
172   09
172   45
172   15
172   53
169   31
167   00
166   40
166   54
166   56
19
13
24
27
5
27
31
62
5
 i2"
12
42
of U.S.S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. Comdr. F. A. Gar-
forth of H.M.S. "Pheasant."
Boarded by Lt. B. H. Camden of
U.S.S. "Rush."
do    23...
do   24...
do    2o...
do    26...
do    27...
do   31...
Sept.   1...
do 7'.;;
do     8...
14
13
2
1
81
16
37
36
89
69
18
13
38
11
do   11...
do    19..;
4
Boarded by H. G. Hamlet, Lt. of
U.S.S. "Bear."
129
533
662
SCHOONER "E. B. MARVIN."
July 2
do   3
Aug.
do 12..
do 20..
do   21..
do    30...
55
50
do   31...
Sept.   1...
55
1.2
do     3...
55
42
do     6...
55
do      7...
12
do     8...
55
hi
do     9...
55
00
55 50
55 32
55   06
Boarded by J. G. Berry, acting
Collector of Customs.
Boarded by D. F. A. de Otte of
U.S.S. "Corwin."
Boarded by Lt. H. Emer
S.S. "Wolcott."
iBoarded by Lt. B. H. Cai
'   U.S.S. "Rush." Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Conti
SCHOONER "FAVOURITE."
56   23
55   25
2
32
u
5
12
17
29
65
86
112
3
 78'
34
>:r\j-5 *
6
169
11
43
31
1
59
19
17
36
21
24
15
10
12
36
32
36
i
';;■; ;:::
 7"
SCHOONER "FAWN."
55   05
55 05
56 03
2
34
14
15
14
29
38
48
24
10
8
32
1
5
6
52
  20 "
83
40
33
73 1
20
14
 34"
2
2
4
20
13
33
10
30
40
1
., 1
1
10
20
11
1 1
371
243
614 1
3 by Lt. J. H. Bro
_J Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.-
SCHOONER " FLORENCE M. SMITH."
Date.
Position.
Catch.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
ÉBP^
1896.
July 16 ..
Aug.   2 ..
do     5...
do     9;;;
do    10...
do    11...
do    12...
0  'N.
55   00'
55   50
55   57
55   40
55   40
55   584
55 30
53   31
56 00
56   16
55   50
55   48
55   57
55   40
55   43
1 "W.
Alaska.
170 45
173   22
172   36,
172   44
172   35
172   25
171 24 10
171   10
171 09
172 24
172   32
172   50
172   54
172   34
172   24
172   16
169   40
169   24
169   56
168   40
168   06
167 56
168 04
167 05
168 00
Boarded by J. G. Berry, Acting
Collector of Customs.
Boarded by Lt. E. V. D. Johnson
of U.S.S. "Wolcott."
Boarded by Lt. G. M. Daniels of
U.S.S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. J. C. Hooker of
U.S.S. "Grant."
8
1
3
1
20
4
15
25
17
do   20...
3
EKi
8
do    21...
do   22...
do    24...
do    24...
do    25...
do   26...
do    27....
7
3
7
7
7
15
7
13
14
 à'
13
do    31....        54   24
2
do      3....        54   45
2
Boarded by Lt. H. Emery of U.
S.S. "Wolcott."
do.     7...
do     8...
do     9...
do    11...
do    14...
do    15...
54 54
55 12
55   01
55   09
55   04
20
7
9
2
10
29
11
HHH
137
134
271
BL July
Aug
do
do
Ho
do
do
10...
do
11...
do
do
14...
do
20...
do
do
23...
24...
dr.
do
26...
do
do
27...
do
28...
do
30...
do
31...
Sept
do
do
do
do.
14...
do
19...
do
21...
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Vic
SCHOONER "IDA K
Males.    Fern
169   07
168   41
6
169   13
1
169   07
. Boarded by J. G. Berry, Acting
Collector of Customs.
Boarded by Lt. J. H. Brown of
U.S.S. '"Perry."
led by Lt. R. M. £
Boarded by office
_i er
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Cor,
SCHOONER "KATE."
2...
do
do
5...
do
do
15;"
do
18...
do
Ho
21 ..
Ho
22...
23...
do
23...
do
24...
do
26 ..
do
do
26...
do
29 ..
do
5...
do
6...
do
Ho
do
15...
Latitude.     Longitudi
55 21
54   52
56 56
Unalaska, Alaska.
55 52    '
56 43
57 02
57   48
56   20
Males.   I,Females
Boarded by Lt. T. J. Haake c
U.S.S. "Perry."
Boarded and seized by Lt. T. J
Haake of U.S.S. "Perry."
Released by Capt. C. L. Hoopei
comdg. Behring Sea Patrol.
SCHOONER "LABRADOR."
No. 13.
w
2 "
55   17
•  168   38
169   07
#^H
1
Ho
55   16
9
25
do
6...
55   15
169   01
Boarded by Lt. E. V. D. Johnson
of U.S.S. "Wolcott."
Ho
55   30
169   32
1
do
8...
55   08
do
10...
55   24
11
do
11...
55. 06
170   04
s
24
do
12...
55   01
169   51
do
19...
55   59
169   30
Boarded by Lt. T. J. Haake of
do
19...
55   28
168   30
168   20
9
10
19
U.S.S. "Perry."   '
do
21...
55   17
168   14
3
22...
22...
55   16
55   16
168   10
168   10
Boarded by Lt. R. M. Sturdevant
of U.S.S. "Perry."
do
12
Ho
55   00
171   25
20
31
do
54   57
6
26...
55   08
171   25
do
27...
55   11
171   25
do
31."
55   23
55   05
171   16
171   08
2
|
Sept
54   14
171   20
5
11
do
55   01
2
do
5...
55   06
2
Ho
55   05
171   01
Boarded by Lt. B. M. Chiswellof
U.S.S.-" Corwin."
do
169   15
20
14...
169   10
do
1
do
19...
Dutch Harb
rar, Alaska
Boarded by Lt. R. M. Sturdevant
of U.S.S. "Perry."
145
308 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continu
SCHOONER "LIBBIE."
Post
Ca
Date.
Total.
Remarks
Latitude.
Longi
tude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
°    ' N.
' W.
Aug.   2...
171
40
do     5...
56   30
172
12
23
1
?.:"3«"«y»
do io.;.
56   25
173
06
19
41
do    11....
do    12....
57   00
173
13
10
:   '  V
I
do   15...
57   50
173
do    18....
57   30
172
55
do    19....
58   00
58   30
57   42
173
173
00
50
43
1
2
do    20....
do    22....
do    23....
57   54J
173
104
Boarded
by Lt. J. G.
Ballinger, of
do    23....
57   54
'.'36"
U.S.S.
do    24 ...
57   30
14
19
29
do   26....
56   56
18
34
do    27....
57   04
35
60
do    31....
56   09
08
16
28
Sept.   1....
56   12
173
15
3
do     3....
55   22
25
13
12
25
do     5....
54   58
12
9
21
do     6....
55   02
171
3RS§$S":
do     7....
172
15
16
 20"
36
do     8....
56   00
172
do     9....
171
do    15....
55   50
13
Boarded
bv Lt. B. M. ChisweU. of
do    15....
55   50
173
13
i
 2"
3
U.S.S.
"Cor win."
312
281
593
SCHOONER "MARY ELLEN."
do     2...
do      2...
do     5...
do     6...
|       55   07
55 "25
55   27
55   00
55   06
55   10
55   05
55   18
55   25
55   20
55 45
56 35
56   35
55   55
55   43
55   28
55   40
55   28
55   274
55   21
55 20
56 07
56   134
56   13
56   07
56   13
55   51
54   35
Dutch Harb
167   10
167 30
168 50
171   18
171   18
171   57
171   52
171   57
171 45
172 02
172   02
Î70    to
171   42'
171   58
171   55
167   10
 1..
..:. .^..
12
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger, 0
U.S.S. "Rush."
24
59
17
do    10...
do    11....
do    12....
dp    18....
do   20....
do    21....
do    22....
13
3
20
Boarded by Lt. J. C. Hooker, 0
U.S.S. "Grant."
do    24....
do   25....
do    26....
do   26....
do   27....
do    28....
24
29
72
46
44
3
1
do   30....
Boarded by_ officer from H.M.S
do   31....
Sept.   1....
do      3....
do     7....
do   15";;
3
Z.'L
28
52
2
1
U.S.S. "Rush."
.:::;,;:::;
3
Boarded by Lt. W. W. Hall, 0 f
g-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—-Continued.
SCHOONER "MARY TAYLOR."
Total.
Date.
Remarks.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.     Females.
July 28....
do ' u";;
do    12....
°     'N.
Attu.,
55   31
58   13
58   10
55   45
55   56
55   46
55   45
55   27
55   21
55   18
55   16
55   24
55   38
55   37
55   30
55   27
55   07
54   04
53   55
°    'W.
Alaska.
166   15
173   06
173   35
166 32
167 35
167 40
169   35
169   58
168 50'
169 10
173   23
173   20
173   30
173   25
172   36
169   20
163   50
162   45
 1
3
15
14
 ii"
18
19
Boarded by J. G. Berry, Acting
Collector of Customs.
do    22....
3
do    25....
do    27....
 5"
Boarded by Lt. F. J. Haa*ke, of
U.S.S. "Perry."
Boarded by Lt. F. J. Haake, of
U.S.S. "Perry."
12
8
do    30....
do    31....
Sept.   3....
do     3....
do     5....
l
\
13
4
2
19
do     7....
do     9....
5
do   20....
7
35
102
137
SCHOONER "MASCOT."
No. 5.
Aug.   2
55   15
167   02
2
2
4
do      8....
55   29
1
do    10....
55   26
11
do    11....
55   19
168   50
10
do    12....
55   14
169   27
..- *a.3?r
20
33
do    19...
55   38
168   13
do    20....
55   21
168   06
do    21....
55   11
168   30
do    22....
55   27
16
45
do    24...,
169   30
14
19
do    25~....
55   27
169   28
10
14
do    26....
55   08
169   14
3
do   27....
55   00
169   58
9
14
23
do   28....
54   52
169   47
do   30....
55   02
do   31....
54   59
169   22
7
14
21
Sept.   1....
do     2....
54   57
169   50
2
1
3
do     3....
54   55
169 • 21
do     6....
55   22
169   05
do     7....
55   13
17
do     8....
55   22
169   30
Boarded by D. F. A. de Otte, of
U.S.S "Corwin."
do     9....
55   20
169   12
do    15....
173   30
12
23
do    21....
58   24
173   20
jjj
18
32
14
do    27...
58   12
174   00
do    28....
58   29
58   39
173   34
11
18
13
16
191
226
417 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "MAUD S." No. 68.
1896.
°   'N.
°    'W.
Aug.   1....
do     2 ...
55   42
55   05
1 ?!
17
22
do     5....
167   18
35
do     6....
55   36
167   53
do     8....
55   30
168   42
3
do    10....
55   26
169   11
Boarded by Lt. I
do    10....
55   28
169   52
12
29
41
of U. S. S. " P
do    11..  .
170   13
16
•do    12....
55   02
169   56
10
13
23
56   00
56   00
171   36
Boarded by Lt. J
■ U.S.S. "Rusl
do    20....
56   01
171   36
56   09
13
do   24....
16
do    25....
54   58
do    26....
55   15
18
52
do    27....
54   57
do    28...
do   31....
55   40
166   19
8,
do'   2.'.'.'.
2
2
do     3....
5     l
165   08
24
3
20
55
"';'h^;l'
do     8....
55   38
19
26
do     9....
6
do    11....
56   16
11
166   48
28
27
One  skin   with
do    18....
166   57
11
shoulder.
do    19....
56   12
166   11
2
2
4
244
358
SCHOONER "MERMAID."
No. 23.
July 25..  .
Attu,
Alaska.
Boarded h
y J   f
. Berry, Acting
172   08
ie         i9
Collecto
oriln
do     5....
55   35
26               29
do     6....
173   00
14
do     8....
do u".;.
do    12....
55   20
55   25
55   394
173   00
173   13
173   10
170   10
173   00
172   214
3
18
20
26
Boarded b
7 Lt, J
. G. Ballinger of
do    22 ...
55   31
172   40
13
U. S. S.
" Rus
do    24....
do    27";;
55   05'
55   13
55   18
172   10
171   30
18
19
19
38
17
do    31....
54   52
do 7.;;;
do     9...
174   00
■' -"""'j-^aS
f' i ^
13
141
204   |         345
, Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER " MINNIE.
Date.
Position.
Catch.
Total.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
do8'   2""
do     6""
do     7....
do   IO;;;;
do    11....
0    ' N.
55 00
56 13
56   34
56   20 ■
56   09
56   16
56   16
56   15
56   07
55 57
56 06
56   024
56   02
56   10
55   24
55   24
55   07
55   02
55   05
54 50
55 24
55   02
55   40
55   35
55   43
Dutch Harb
do
0     'W.
168 49
171 12
172 16
172 47
173 17
172 52
173 29
171   56
171   39
171   51
171   45
171   55
171   37
171   00
171   06
169 38
170 28
170   55
170   46
170 34
171 16
171 13
171   30
, 171 10
171   25
our, Alaska
do
166   04
 i"
2
10
9
 7"
24
2
28
16
15
'  ""9"
43
do    18....
do Io;;;;
do    21....
 2"
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger,
of U.S. S. "Rush."
do   23....
do    24....
do    25....
1
10
17
33
22
7
25
27
47
35
27
U. S.S. " Grant.
do    27....
do    28....
do   31....
Sept.   3....
do     7.'.'.'.
do     8....
do     9....
do   14....
do   15....
do   19....
14
3
13
20
2
15
Boarded by Lt. R. M. Sturdevant,
of U.S.S. "Perry."
Boarded by Lt. J. C. Hooker, of
U.S.S. "Bear."
do    25....
7
13
20
193
291
484
SCHOONER "OCEAN BELLE."
July 24....
Attu,    Alas,
ka,
Boarded by J. G
Berry, acting
55   29
Collector of Custc
do     2....
172
01
9
do      5....
57   57
173
14
do     9 ...
do    10....
57   54
173
173
13
...    ....
1
15
do    11..  .
do   12...
58   08
173
17b
39
1
I
2
12
do    12....
Boarded by Lt. F.
J. Haake, of
do    14....
do    16...
58   54
173
18
12
1
2
I
4
U.S.S. "Perry.
do    18....
15
do    19...
58   00
173
'A5
3
do    20....
.      58   18
10
14
do    21....
58   20
3
11
14
do    22....
173
8
do    23..,.
58   06
13
63
do    24....
58   10
57   40
173
18
Hi!
11
13
do    27....
57   44
Boarded by Lt. F
A. Levis, of
do   28....
do   31....
57   46
173
19
js >|1gA.?
13
17
U. S. S. " Grant.
10
 4"
|
Sept.   3....
55   18
17
21
do     5...
54   56
50
16
do     7...
do     9..
55   30
172
07
1
16
21
do    18...
54   05
168
41
1
SHggjfl
97
219
316 f Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B
SCHOONER "OCEAN ROVER."
Latitude.
Longitude.  Males.
;„,..
1896.
° ' W.
• <W.
Adcg- \
1 ?5
169 48     16
3
22
do  5. ..
do  6....
do  7....
do  8....
do  9....
do 10....
do 12""
do- 16....
1 S
55 18
55 18
55 28
56 01
169 14
169 13
169 20
169 19
169 14
169 20
169 20
170 04
169 45
171 59
171 53
172 04
172 12
21
2
i
1
11
 iè"
35
3
1
20
2
22"
21
do       do
Boarded by F. J. Haake, of
U. S. S. "Perry."
do 20....
do 20....
 2"
Boarded by Lt. B. H. Camden, of
U.S.S. "Rush."
do 22....
do 23....
do 25""
do 26....
do 27...
56 11
56 09
56 01
56 184
56 09
56 07
55 03
55 01
172 17
172 59
172 53
172 45
172 40
172 43
169 20
169 46
169 18
11
10
41
52
31
17
Boarded by Lt. Comd. F. A. Gar-
forth, of H. M. S. "Pheasant."
do 31....
Sep,..
%
do  7...
do  8.. .
55 10
55 C9
55 00
55 12
54 59
166 40
166 40
166 58
166 48
167 34
167 00
167 22
166 26
'   -lV
27
9
11
20
2
4
14
28
do 14....
do 15..
do 18....
do 19 ...
3
8
3
1.0
180
422
602 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.
SCHOONER " OSCAR AND HATTIE."
Posi
m
Date.
Total.
Remarks.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Male.
Female.
°    'N.
°   'W.
Boarded by Lt. F. J. Haake, of
Aug.   2....
•      54   51
169   31
13
20
U. S. S. "Perry."
do     5....
56   18
172   57
23
do     7....
56   28
172   54
11
18
56   09
173   04
do     9....
56   08
173   40
10
do    10 ...
56   11
172   50
20
do    11 ...
56   00
172   56
10
11
do    15....
58   02
173   45
3
do    16...
173   27
do   18....
58   13
173   08
*$&?:
do   19....
58   23
173   48
13
13
57   00
12
do    23....
56   45
172   57
22
16
do   24....
56   47
13
56   01
7
12
do    26...
do    27....
55   49
55   44
.   172   01
172   03
22
16
38
do    31....
171   45
42
Sept. 1....
171   39
13
21
do     3 ..
54   58
171   59
13
24
do     5....
do     7....
55   10
170   58
2
18
45
do     8....
Boarded by Lt. E. V. D. Johnson, of U. S. S. "Wolcott."
do     8....
*55   10
170   46
14
do     9....
55   07
do                         do
do     9....
55   07
do    16....
54   59
170   34
do    19....
169   10
2
do    22....
166   44
12
9
21
331
258
589
SCHOONER "OSPREY."
Aug
2....
do
6....
do
10....
11....
do
12...
Ho
do
19...
do
20....
do
20....
do
22....
do
24....
do
Ho
25....
do
26....
do
27....
3""
rlo
7....
do
do
do
9....
do
24;;;;
55
14
168
168
59
bb
19
169
169
20
56
04
30
14
rr
27
173
12
57
03
173
58
57
04
09
169
35
55
15
168
bb
25
21
169
23
(II
169
58
II
169
16
53
25
151
06
2
2
13
9
1
2
3
4
l
1
12
14
 ià"
15
F§ifL%
11
1
36
15
1
fe
î*yfN
1
8
9
68
132
200
Boarded by Lt. K. W. Perry of
U.S.S. "Grant."
Boarded by Lt. E. V. D. Johnson
-'U.S.S. "Wolcott." Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "OTTO."
Posi
IION
Catch.
Date.
Total.
Remarks.  .
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
•Females.
1896.
°     ' N
°     ' W.
July 22...
Alaska.
Aug.   1...
do     2....
58   18
58   00
172   30
172   45
1
48
49
5
Collector of Customs.
do     5....
172   36
5
do     8....
55   28
171   21
9
10
do     9....
173   21
6
17
23
do    10...
55   48
20
23
do    11....
55   33
173   21
23
57   56
173   35
2
6
do   20....
55   00
169   25
'{J* nH
33
do   21....
169   39
do   21...
54   57
169   35
10
do    22....
55   03
169. 38
6
do    24...
54   43
171   30
39
do    25...
55   02
171   18
12
do    26...
54   56
171   18
10
do    27....
171   17
10
17
do    28....
54   56
171   51
do   31....
172   05
7
21
Sept.   1....
55   15
171   36
13
20
do     3...
55   09
172   55
13
21
do      5...
172   53
do     7 ..
55   17
173   12
8
13
21
do     8....
do     9...
54   24
168   06
do    15...
55   04
168   00
4
3
121
380
501
SCHOONER "PENELOPE."
Aug    2
55
14
169   38
14
21
35
do     5...
170   06
15
37
do     6....
09
169   41
13
20
do     7.-..
(IV
169   30
do     8...
lb
169   44
23
32
do    10....
55
OH
169   49
19
25
03
170   15
16
38
54
do    12....
1
03
170   OS
35
29
64
Boarded by Lt. J.
D. Ballinger o
55
169   57
Boarded by Lt. E
do    19....
55
01
169   38
2
of U.S. S. "W
do    20...,
10
170   17
11
21
32
do    21...
55
.    169   39
25
do    22...
169   28
86
• 55
(III
168   51
do   24....
56
15
59
do   25....
55
169   57
6
15
21
169   46
33
169   55
40
138
do    28....
do    28....
Boarded by Lt. J
U. S. S. " Perrj
55
15
169   40
10
13
23
55
(13
168   07
12
17
29
do    31...
168   22
'    19
mi
do     7 ..
54
40
169 40
170 29
170   26
5
14
13
21
do     8....
(IK
10
do     9...
54
55
170   28
168   27
|
3
5
do 15";;
55
;|,ï
167   43
167   49
7
X8
15
324
570
894 ' of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria
SCHOONER "PIONEER."
B.C.—Continued.
Posi
tion
Ca
Date.
Total.
Remarks.
Longitude.
Latitude.
Males.
Female,
1896.
°   ' W.
'    'N.
July 24....
Attu,    Alas
Boarded by J. G. Bern
Aug.   1....
56   55
173   56
27
Collector of Customs.
do     7...
57   06
173   40
1
do    10....
56   28
173   05
H^
20
do   11...
56   25
do   12....
57   10
174   00
s- i&M
do   18....
57   20
173   10
2
do   20....
57   43
57   48
57   35
173   00
173   10
T^W^
16
5
do    22....
do    23...
57   34
173   00
19
24
do    24....
57   17
173   36
do    24....
57   15
173   35
3
forth of H.M.S. "Phe
do    26....
55   45
171   20
29
do    27....
55   54
171   25
7
13
do   30....
54   58
167   42
10
do    31....
54   46
167   40
12
Sept.   2....
54   47
do     3....
54   40
167   00
13
do     6....
54   40
166   00
do     7....
54   45
166   30
10
do     8....
54   45
54   40
54   57
166   35
166   40
166   00
32
2
25
57
do   11....
do    14....
166   49
do    15....
167   00
do    18...
54   40
167   00
do    19....
54   4o
166   10
5
3
8
154
221
375
SCHOONER " SADIE TURPEL."
July 15....
Boarded by J. G. Berry,  Acting
Colllector of Customs, U.S.
do    30....
Boarded by Lt. C. S. Craig, U.S.S.
Aug.   2....
55   20
167
m
3
do     5....
55   06
168
57*
do     6....
55   09
169
13
1
3
do     6....
55   09
169
13
Boarded by Lt.  H.  Emery, of
do     7....
55   43
167
09
1
U.S.S. "Wolcott."
do    11..*..
58   23
41
do    12...,
58   55
173
do    18....
57   32
172
. do    20 ...
57   42
172
2
do    21....
57   53
172
«H
6
do    22....
58   10
172
>»
do    23....
58   01
172
39
19
do    23....
58   03
172
52
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger,
do    24....
57   54
38À
^gpis
2
U.S.S. ''Rush."
42
35
50
do    27....
4Y
do    29....
57   30
do    31....
56   40
173
06
Sept.   1....
56   28
55   16
172
16
2
2
4
do     5....
55   01
55   04
171
169
214
m
15
29
do     7....
14
do     8....
54   56
169
15
do     9 ...
169
18
55   09
55   14
168
00
I
do    14....
do    15....
55   07
167
40
do    19....
55   28
167
do    22....
55   14
166
27
4
4
8
118    1         163
281 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "SAN JOSE." No. 53.
do
do
do
do
6;
7.
io ;
do
do
do
15.
do
20 ;
:;
do
2i ;
do
do
23;
do
25".
do
26.
do
do
Sept
31;
do
do
3.'
do
do
9.
do
14 ;
do
do
do
19.
.IBoarded by Lt. K. W. Perr
U.S.S. "Grant."  ■
.n, of Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "SAPPHIRE."
Posi
Cai
CH
Date.
Total.
Remarks.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
°    ' N.
°    ' W.
Aug.   1 ...
do     2....
54   57
172   11
49
17
66
do     5....
56   26
51
do     8....
172   33
do     9....
12
28
do    10....
do    11....
56   25
56   26
172   30
25
66
11
do    12....
56   41
172 48
173 12
1  *
3
3
do    19....
54   52
168   28
12
24
do   20....
55   04
169   45
3
25
28
do    21....
55   11
BoarHed by Lt. K. W. Perry
of
do   21....
55   03
169   02
27
U. S. S. "Grant."
do    22.,..
55   08
168   50
56
107
do    24....
54   59
169   07
28
19
do    25....
55   06
168   45
26
34
do    26....
55   18
169   23
4
do   27..  .
55   15
do   28....
55   15
169   28
do   30...
171   37
1
do   31....
55   28
171   31
108
Sept.   1 ...
55   27
171   35
23
10
33
do     3....
55   23
172   06
30
13
43
do     5 ...
54   53
12
2
14
56   17
55   45
172   52
172   47
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger
U.S.S. "Rush."
of
do     7....
46
31
2
do     9....
56   05
172   37
24
31
do    11....
do   13....
55   33
173   27
1
Boarded by Lt. C.  S.  Craig
do    15....
56   13
172   05
14
8
U.S. S. "Corwin."
do   18....
54   20
169   30
3
do    19....
169   15
6
Dutch Harb
Boarded by Lt. C. S. Cochran
U.S.S. "Bear."
528
474
1,002
SCHOONER "SAUCY LASS."
Aug.   2....
55   24
170   56
8
'>J"(>\
14
do      5....
54   53
167   40
do     6....
55   00
168   40
10
13
do     8....
55   04
169   08
10
2
12..
do    10....
170   10
22
do    11....
55   00
170   20
28
39
do    12...
55   11
171   02
do    20....
55   53
172   32
12
20
do    21....
55   34
172   27
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinge
■ot
do   21....
55   34
172   27
12
9
21
U. S. S. "Rush."
do    22....
55   43
171   37
40
19
59
do    23....
55   37
171   46
Boarded by Lt. L. O. Levi
U. S. S. "Grant."
1j
do    24...
55   43
171   ;^2
28
do    25....
55   58
172   38
2
do    26....
56   03
172   25
20
do    27....
55   56
172   16
18
26
do    30 ...
55   11
do    31....
55   04
169   40
20
31
51
Sept.   1...
169   49
do     3...
55   24
31
8
39
do     5 ..
54   30
172   20
13
do     7...
55   27
171   47
12
24
36
do     9...
171   55
12
16
28
do    15....
56   14
173   05
8
do    18...
54   25
167   50
1
1
do    20....
Dutch Harb
Boarded by Lt. J. C. Hooke
U. S. S. "Bear."
<ôà
337
213
550
Picked up b
y Schooner " San Jose "..,
5
5
337   I        218   1        555 45
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring-Sea, Vi
ctoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER
"SELMA."                                                   No. 60.
Position.
Ca
Date.
Total.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
°     'N.
°     'W.
"a"8' 2.;;
I       55   32
167   47
V<C*r
wi
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger
U.S.S. "Rush."
of
55   28
167   30
do     5;.;
55   06
167   43
6
do     6...
do     8...
55   06
168   OS
168   12
" 'if £.
~-\f>
1
do    10...
168   17
do .11...
168   01
 Boarded by L   E. V. D. John
do    11...
55   35
168   01
"is"
23
of U.S.S. " Wolcott."
do    12...
55   40
168   08
2
7
9
do    2l";
55   48
167   24
§
167   35
10
55   26
168   43
i,Zv:m
6
do    25...
55   09
168   58
9
do    27'."
55   00
54   43
169   13
169   11
I
18
do    27.'.;
54   44
169   14
 Boarded bv Lt.  Comdr.  F.
A.
do    28...
54   31
169   24
 .3'
Garfortho H.M.S. "Pheasan
do    30...
do    31...
169   04
8
13
Sept.   2...
55   16
do     3...
55   17
169   08
do     6...
54   18
3
do     7...
54   29         168   07
18
54   43          168   19
10
do     9;;;
54   54         168   34
do    13...
54   56         168   59
1
do    14...
54   53          168   01
1
54   30          167   42
 i"
vr f
do is";
54   34          167   00
"2"
do    19...
54   30   1     166   05
1
ri'V1
1
66   1        119
185
SCHOONER '
SOUTH
3END."                                      No. 55.
Aug.   1....I       55   18
166   29
|
2
6   1
167   10
9
55   21
166   34
12
14
166   41
1
do     7...
167   04
."■     1.
166   52
do    io;;;
;        55   20
166   30
 è
41
47
do    11...
55   20
166   20
do   12...
55   20
166   46
do   13...
55   29
166   31
3
do   19...
55   21
166   35
do    20...
15
do    21...
55   14
165   41
17
do    22...
55   31
166   10
20
do    24...
do    26 ..
do   27...
2
1
55   Î9
55   13
55   13
169   16
169   28
169   28
 12"
47
59
do    28";
2.
 4..
 Boarded by J. H. Brown, Lt
of
55   25
169   31
&$*'&<:
6       U. S.S. "Perry."
55   26
169   30
Sept.   2.'.'.
54   51
168   48 ,
do     3...
55   09
167   52
2
do      4...
55   19
167   24
- îj"'-'1iï
do     7...
55   17
167   00
L-': 'I'-'i^
19
1
do     8...
;,       55   11
167   20
166   30
|
18
7
22
do    15;' '
54   25
165   40
8
8
59
300
359
■ do
10
do
II
Ho
12
do
13
Ho
19
do
20
do
21
do
ffl
do
do
VA
do
25
do
V,K
do
27
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Contim
SCHOONER "TERESA."
SCHOONER "TRIUMPH."
July
14...
Attn,
Alaska.
2...
06
168   45
26
Collector of Customs.
do
2...
168   45
do
55
17
167   55
20
27
47
U.S.S. "Perry."
do
2
6
Ho
7....
54
f>3
168   16
do
55
168   35
9
Boarded by Lt. F. J. Haake, of
U.S.S. "Perry."
do
10....
55
18
169   27
12
23
35
do
11....
55
08
169   29
21
do
12....
55
169   16
13
36
Boarded by Lt, J. H. Brown, of
U.S.S. "Perry."
Ho
55
26
170   30
29
49
do
21....
55
2V
13
21
do
55
170   16
18
26
Boarded by F. A. Levis, of U.S.
S. "Grant."
do
24....
55
36
171   55
13
32
do
55
29
170   45
do
26....
55
19
49
do
27....
55
34
170   59
30
77
do
55
40
170   48
do
31....
55
38
48
85
Sept
1....
55
85
171   45
2
do
3....
55
55
18
172   13
172   13
31
39
10
70
17
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger,
ofU.S.S. "Rush."
do
7....
56
15
172   25
19
27
do
55
172   03
13
22
do
12....
55
48
172   30
2
do
15....
56
do
15....
56
03
172   58
3
2
5
U.S.S. "Corwin."
304
446
750 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victori
SCHOONER "UMBRINA
Date.
P„moK-.
Catch.
Total
P*.
Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
Aug.   1....
do     8""
§i(*' 'N-
57   27
56   00
°   'W.
172   50
172   00
172   23
172   15
172   20
172   10
172   50
172   25
172   35
172   40
172   35
172   21
167   50
167 45
168 00
172   20
172   45
172   10
171 56
172 57
172   57
11
5
34
1
30
12
14
13
do     9....        56   09
do    10....|       56   00
do   12;;;;        56   00
2
12
10
do    22 ...
do    24....
do    25....
do    26....
do    27....
do    30....
56   044
56   04"
55 48
56 03
55   44
54   23
54   23
54 35
55 20
56 09
.... ^..
5
22"
6
8
10
6
 34"
11
14
11
"U.S.S. "Rush." w,k —~
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger
U. S. S. "Rush."
do   31....
Sept.   3....
do     7";;
do     9....
do    15....
do    15....
20
34
1
2
1
Boarded by Lt. C. S. Craig of U.
103
195%
298
SCHOONER "VENTURE.'
do
8    "
do
do
10....
do
11....
do
12....
do
18.  ..
Ho
21....
do
21....
do
22....
do
24....
do
26 '"
do
dn
28....
do
31....
JdoL
1....
dn
do
do
do
9..   .
do
do
15....
do
21....
28
169
02
01
171
49
171
13
35
170
34
35
170
34
35
170
53
53
171
11
53
171
11
30
170
35
m
13
01
50
51
172
25
19
24
20
52
«a
194
172
19
170
28
170
4»
170
50
23
170
57
169
3ur, Alaska.
. J. C. Hooker of
I. F. D;> Johnsc
J. C. Hooker < ifr
Aug
1..
do
5.,
do
8
do
10..
do
10..
do
11..
do
do
19..
do
19
do
2(1
do
21..
do
22..
do
25..
do
26
dn
27
do
27..
dn
28"
dn
dn
31..
Sep!
do
7..
dn
dn
11..
dn
15..
Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER  "VERA." No. 28.
.Boarded by J. G. Berry, Acting
|   Collector of Customs.
. I Boarded by Lt. J. H. Brown, of
U.S.S. "Perry."
55 07
55 19
55   17
55
21
55
19
55
14
08
55
06
oarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger,
of U.S.S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. E. V. Johnson, of
U.S.S. "Wolcott."
ioarded by Lt. D. F. A. de Otte,
of U.S.S. "Corwin."
ioarded by Lt. B. H. Camden, of
U.S.S. "Rush."
SCHOONER "VICTORIA.
Aug    1
55
36
171
1
3
lliill
8
do     2....
3(1
172
11
31
do     5....
47
13
16
50
do     6	
7
12
do     9....
55
53
14
11
25
do    10....
III
33
37
70
do    11....
05
172
05
27
36
63
do    12....
55
172
00
41
56
074
07
172
172
05
02
Boarded by Lt. Geo. M. Daniel,
of U.S.S. "Rush."
do    21....
9
13
do    22....
03
172
27
13
40
do    23....
57
06
172
57
36
75
111
do    24....
57
04
22
15
37
03
Boarded by Lt. Com. F. A. Gar-
do    26....
57
172
50
43
18
61
forth, of H.M.S. "Pheasant."
do    27....
57
172
m
50
Sept.   1....
56
172
50
do     3....
55
46
3
47
do     7....
56
11
172
(16
10
do     8....
171
!)(l
1
do     9....
55
33
171
16
13
do    15....
55
33
171
17
49
do    21....
Dutch
Harb
our, Al
aska.
Boarded by Lt. C. S. Cochran, of
U.S.S. ,!Bear."
460
441
901
— Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOOLER "VIVA."
Posi
TION.
Ca
Total.
^d
Latitude.     Longitude.
Males.
Females.
1896.
do    io".,
do 12.;;
do    16...
55   01
55   02
55   15
55   10
55   02
57   20
57   53
°   'W.
168 04
169 22
169 35
170 28
170   12
170   03
166   35
173   00
172   50
3
'.'Ht
3
3
6
15
16
One skin with shot holes.
34
36               70
SCHOONER " WALTER L. RICH."
Au      1
55 32
56 18
56   28
56   17
56   20
" "êè"5Ô'
56   34
56   39
56   35
56   05
56   03
56   00
54   19
171 58
172 25
173 22
172   57
172 20
" 173"4Ô'
173 02
173   01
172   14
172   17
172   45
172   50
172   47
168   00
29
27
25
10
34 "
14
3
 éè'
24
do  i:::
2
26
22
23
12
6
8
2
do    10...
do    11...
do    12...
do   15...
do    18...
 i'
Boarded by F. A. Levis of U. S. S.
do    21...
do    24".
do     7";
do    14;;;
i"
1
Boarded by Lt. B. H. Camden of
U.S. S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. J. G. Ballinger of
U. S. S. "Rush."
Boarded by Lt. C. S. Craig 0
U. S. S. "Oorwin."
do    15...
do    19...
ÏS-H
5
5
44
355
399 Copy of Log-Catch in Behring Sea, Victoria, B.C.—Continued.
SCHOONER "ZILLAH MAY."
Posi
HON.
Catch.
Date.
Total.
Latitude.
Longitude.
Males.
*--
1896.
ffl^^j
°   'W.
Aug.   2 ..
55   48
171   48
28
45
73
do     5...
172   30
do     6...
.    172   15
20
19
39
55   53
172   00
12
25
37
do    10....
55   53
34
do    11....
19
do    12...
55   40
172   20
10
do    20....
56   10
12
56   09
172   23
Boarded by Lt. B. H
do    24.,.
56   00
172   00
20
30
20'
do    26...
55   48
171   55
do    27...
55   59
172   06
20
do    81...
55   55
10
Sept.   3..
57   14
do     3...
57   14
172   58
do    -7...
do     8...
55   06
168   35
19
do     9...
55   12
168   30
43
10
do    14..,.
. 55   44
55   40
167   10
15
I
20
do   18....
54   40
10
do    19....
54   40
166   40
3
Dutch Harb
our, Alaska
Boarded by Lt. H. G
U.S.S. "Bear."
437
384
821 SEALING SEASON, 1896.
CATCH OF AMERICAN SCHOONERS.
Landed at San Francisco, U.S.
Schooner ' ' Penelope, " returned Feb. 29th 400
do       "LuisaD."      do      Oct. 7th. 689
do       "Rattler"        do      Oct. 9th. 938
do       " Alton " do      Oct. 15th 821
do       "Falcon" do      Oct. 17th 340
do
"W.B.Ogden"do      Sept. 6th
Landed at Seattle, U. S.
CATCH OF BRH
™ COL
DMBIA SCHOONERS
On British Column
In Benrmg Set"!1
o'asi'.V.'
    10,703
    17,968
;.".'.'.'.;.'  25,700
Total, Britl
CATCH OP U
«TED ST
ATES SCHOONERS.
Landed at San Fra
do      Seattle
udsco.;;:
     3,'565
.,
    •
CATCH ON ISLANI
S OP ST. GEORGE AND ST. PA
SSIAN CO
AST AND ISLANDS.
catch of U. S. schooners.
A. R. MILNE,
Collector.
Port of Victoria, B.C. BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Tons.
Master.
CI.W,
Boats.
Paktio
HLAKS
Vessel.
I
I
1
1
O
B.C.
Coast.
lapan
Coast.
1
l
1
i
Ada	
Agnes MaeDonald	
107
75
18
113
41
49
37
76
92
63
51
46
50
72
93
92
81
25
63
43
40
73
46
83
82»
40
G. R. Ferey	
M F. Cutler	
G. Heater	
0. E. Locke	
23
"'iè'
"iô'
34
"'2e'
11
"31'
"27'
"'26'
32
25
'"33
26
"'iè'
20
"'26
13
18
25
20
25
9
12
2
7
6
3
11
2
"il
7
2
3
2
8
2
3
3
7
10
""&'
16
' iéè'
'"22
271
"230
"'87'
160
'397'
"310
Allie J. Algar	
262
Annie C. Moore	
Annie E.Paint   ....
C. Hackett	
A. Bissett	
P. Martin	
T. H. Brown	
Wm. Heater	
A. H. Jones	
26
25
6
6
22
Mm
23
8
23
'"27
22
7
8
19
25
9
419
715
396
319
BeSë (Shanghai);;
13
6
239
272
142
91
Borealis	
Carlotta G. Cox	
Carrie C. W	
552
186
W. D. Byers ...    .
J. A. Gould . 	
"'iè'
'"i3
16
12
"iè'
13
12
5
U
11
"lO
10
14
10
12
''iià'
174
'"48
670
J. O. Townsend ....
W. McDougaU	
A. Nelson	
F. W. Gilbert	
John Daley.,	
H. F. Siewerd	
Fred. Griffiths .  .  .
C. H. Harris	
City of San Diego....
Diana	
Director	
475
460
522
433
Dora Siewerd ....
E. B. Marvin........
286
358
àiô
143
122
43
397
162
'   "99
174
99
'438'
"l54
534
439
439
Fisher Maid	
Florence M. Smith...
Fortuna	
Geneva.	
C. Chipps	
L. McGrath	
Thos. O'Leary	
w; o. Hughes'.;;;;-
C. Stromgren	
J. E. Fulton	
W. Halgarn	
' 206
309
Kate..	
KUmeny..'.'.';;;;.;;.
iiè
F. Hackett	
Mary Taylor	
Mascot	
Maud S	
R. 0. Lavender	
E. Lorenz	
R. E. McKiel	
W. H. Whitley	
V. Jacobsen	
A. B. Whidden	
0. Bnckholtz	
T. Magnesen	
G. N. Fulton	
D. G. Macaulay .'; ;.
W. E. Baker	
93
Minnie	
Ocean Belle	
Ocean Rover	
Oscar and Hattie....
Osprey	
Otto  	
Pachwellis ..,. .....
327
"49
332
"iôà
126
"430'
185
Pioneer	
410 SEALING REPORT, 1896.
OK CATCH.
I
Vicinity of
e nr
g Sea.
Ren
arks.
—
^d
M            1
1
_2L__ _____
^
&
g	
£
204
519
723
67
Board*
esinBehri
tig Se
by U.S. Cutters.
ic>'       '32
123
133
1,118
109
49
Boaâe
?5Btim
enSëinSeBaehri
ag^sf
, by U.S.S° "Perry.
583"
1,519
51
81
1,040
24
108
330
1,472
20
do
2
do   u'.s:'
16 j        19
Seized i
nBehn
byU.S.R.S."Rush.'
179
353
913
38
Boarde
45
70
47
235
632
Seized
Boarde
do
[\_tim
'by U.'l.'Cutters?'''
63 I       139
273
630
l|072
1,010
42
iili
4
do
on^ry^Mi8'
 I   -'7[
""iu
'"'355'
307
"'274'
569
613
1,092
1,076
1,109
64
21
54
do
do
do
Ï:
do
by U.S.S.
336
129
490
533
"2
65
do
do
!T-
do
5 times by U.S.S.
once by H.M.S.
109
142
1,087
do
iç;;;;;; :;;;;;;?
454
243
1,043
48
40
do
2
do
onS'b3 _M'|S'
'."44    ' ièô
708
950
10
do
4
do
by U.S.S.
31      10
 65'
'"305"
1,033
39
do
9
do
2      do     HM.S.
  	
87
231
215
100
18
Founde
red at
do
J skin
Joy U.S.S.
'"'ièà'
399
13
Boarde
312
274
35
281
262
102
1,095
536
30
2
3
2      do     H.M.S.
by U.S.S.
191
609
5
358
602
68
do
2
193
204
1,285
970
23
25
do
do
\
do
do
219
do
180
602
66
do
do
once by H.11S.
331
258
942
41
do
2
do
by U.S.S.
68
121
132
200
1,220
1,352
1,268
61
17
?". do
do
\
do
by H°M.S. BRITISH  COLUMBIA
ll__    I:<^
M
Bo/
Pabtic
__•
B. C.
Hi
Japan Coast.
Vessel.
Tons. |         ' Master.
1
|
1
1
Sadie Turpel	
56
A. S. Cram	
I
20
r
|
288
294
31
Fred. Cole	
18
10
49
181
Sapphire	
Wm. Cox	
40
3
217
38
Daniel Martin  ....
6
22
1
301
Selma	
21
J. Mohrhouse	
3
10
t-F^
5
South Bend	
21
C. F. Dillon	
4
10
fs^'j,
5
17
®pi
Teresa	
63   G. Meyer	
98   C. N. Cox	
10
130
101
Triumph	
23
12
348
Umbrina	
99 C. Campbell	
477
48   A. Mathieson	
2
ii8
Vera	
60   Wm. Shields .   ...
22
	
317
255
Victoria	
63 |R. Balcam	
8
22
2
ii
86
Viva	
92 |m. Pike 	
26
7
''«■■
280
327 ■
Walter L. Rich	
76  E. F. Robbins	
27
2
13
80
Zillah May	
66   S. Balcam	
9
22
3
11
Totals....-	
4,222
809      8S9
263
442
5,015
3,335
8,470
9,498
Port of Victoria, B.C., November, 1896. SEALING  REPORT, 1896—Concluded.
OK CATC
S
MH„8S.
_j
Remarks.
l
1
|
§
a
El
 ià"
118
206
304
103
207
63
460
34
10,185
277
446
195
235
201
384
15,515
429
l',081
711
836
1,065
821
"•Si-- '$'■
16
35
28
52
do     1          "do              by U.S.S.-'1
do     2                 do                     do
do     4                 do                     do
do     3                 do              twice°by U.S.S.
once by H.M.S.
Seized in BehringSea,24thAug.,byU.S.R.S. "Rush."
A. R. MILNE, i   FLEET.
The duty of enforcing the award regulations was, during the year, entrusted to the
following vessels which formed the patrol fleet of the United States Government ; the
revenue cutters, " Rush, " "Bear, " " Corwin, " " Walcott, " " Grant, " " Perry, "
while the vessels detailed for that service by Her Majesty's Government were the
" Icarus," B Pheasant, " and " Satellite. "
During the .year there were seized and brought to trial, four British sealing
schooners, viz.: "Ainoko, " "Viva," " Beatrice, " and " Aurora."
The charges against the " Ainoko, " " Viva," and " Beatrice " w«
of killing fur seals within the sixty mile zone around the Pribykn
vention of the Behring Sea Award Act.
The charges having been inquired into and adjudicated upon by the Admiralty
Court of British Columbia, the ships, their equipment, and everything on board
thereof, and the proceeds thereof, were condemned as forfeited to Her Majesty. It
was further ordered, however, that upon payment by the defendants, respectively,
within thirty days of the date of judgment, of the sum of £.00, and the plaintiffs' costs
in the action, the ships, &c, should be restored to the owners.
In the case of the " Aurora, " which vessel was seized by the United States revenue
cutter " Richard Rush, " the charge was a breach of the award regulations prohibiting
the use of firearms in fur seal killing in Behring Sea. This case was also inquired into
and adjudicated upon, the learned judge pronouncing that it had not been proved that
the ship had contravened the Behring Sea Award Act, and ordering that the vessel, her
equipment, &c, be restored to the owners without damages, and awarding the defendants their costs in the action.
THE CASE OF THE SCHOONER " KATE. "
In addition to the above-mentioned seizures, which were brought to trial, there was
the seizure in Behring Sea, and subsequent release, of the British sealing schooner
" Kate." It appears from the information obtained on this subject, that the " Kate "
was seized by the United States cutter "Perry," on the 26th day of August, 1896, in
latitude 57° 33 north, longitude 172° 53 west, for an alleged violation of the regulations
of the Paris tribunal award, as embodied in the Imperial legislation.
The certificate of seizure by the officers of the United States revenue cutter, recites
"the following evidence, found upon search, is relied upon to prove the said violation
of the law." The evidence thus relied upon is then set out as follows : "The aforesaid
schooner, Kate, was f/>und cruising within the area of award on the date given,
namely, August 26, 1896, in latitude, 5,7° 33 north, longitude, 172° 53 west, from
Greenwich, having on board two (2) fur seal skins, bearing evidence of having been shot
in Behring Sea.
S Having reason to believe from the evidence above cited that the aforesaid Brrtish
schooner Kate has contravened the Behring Sea Award Act, 1894, in the followino-
particulars, to wit : In having on board two (2) fur seal skins bearing evidence of
having been shot in the Behring Sea, in violation of the said Act, and article 6 of the
regulations of the Paris award, incorporated in said Behring Sea Award Act, 1894, I
have this day seized the aforesaid British schooner Kate, her tackle and cargo, 'by
authority of the said Act, and Orders in Council issued thereunder."
The particular clause of the award regulation of which a contravention is thus
assumed, reads as follows : " The use of nets, fire-arms and explosives shall be forbidden
in the fur seal fishing. This restriction shall not apply to shot guns, when such fishin°-
takes place outside of Behring sea during the season when it may be lawfully carried On seizure, the vessel was towed to Ounalaska, where she was released by order of
Captain C. L. Hooper, the United States officer in command of the Behring Sea Patrol,
Fleet, " she not having any guns on board. "
According to the positions given, the point at which this vessel was seized is,
approximately, 85 or 90 miles off the western point of St. Paul Island, whence she was
towed to Ounalaska, where she was released on the 29th of August, three days after
her seizure. '
It would be difficult to suppose a case which would better illustrate the unfriendly
and extreme interpretation placed upon the Paris regulations by the United States
officials charged with the important duty of enforcing imperial legislation in this
regard.
The vessel was legally cleared and licensed to participate in a perfectly legitimate
industry, fitted out for the Behring Sea spearing season, and according to the certificate
of the collector of customs, had no fire-arms of any description on board, yet she was
seized and towèd from the sealing grounds on the charge of shooting seals.
It is unnecessary to comment further upon this incident, which cannot be
defended. Clearly, the absence of the prohibited implements on board this vessel should
have secured her from interference, and it can scarcely be contended that the facts in
connection with this unjustifiable seizure can assist the United States government in
their attempt to secure acquiesence in the proposed supplementary arrangements referred
to elsewhere in this report.
This appears to be a case where the interested parties are justly entitled to due
recompense for loss and damage, occasioned by the unwarranted proceedings of the
United States officials. A claim on their behalf has been accordingly forwarded to Her
Majesty's government.
Under the heading, " The Agreement for the Sealing up of Implements," the
report of last year referred briefly to an arrangement which had been made between
Her Majesty's government and that of the United States, during 1894, applicable
during the close season, but which, having failed in its object to secure sealers from
unnecessary interference and seizure, was not renewed by Her Majesty's government.
This resulted in an attempt by the United States government to make it appear that
some such arrangement was not only necessary but desired by the sealers to protect
them from graver inconvenience and loss, and that it should be extended to the vessels
plying their calling in Behring Sea during the open season, to secure them against the
suspicion of using concealed fire-arms, such implements being forbidden in those waters.
When the representations of the United States reached the Canadian government
at the beginning of the year 1896, steps were taken to secure the views of representative
sealers on the subject, because it was stated that the masters of sealing vessels had
signified a desire that their arms should be sealed up as a protection.
The conclusion could not be avoided that whatei
voluntary measure in the first instance, which  had proved i
Majesty's government had declined to renew, retained theii
much stronger against the proposed obligatory arrangemenl
It was thought that if no alternative remained for the s
the circumstances, the question of waiving the principle in vol
but some means seemed possible where such large interests
sealers could either transfer their guns and send them hoi
at some rendezvous, until the operations in Behring Sea wei
it was considered would change the appearance of necess
practical extension of the award restrictions, out of which n
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merely to ascertain whether or not they carry fire-arms
implements are not only necessary to certain periods a
voyages, but are legally carried under license for the very purpose of a sealing voyage.
The Canadian government then proposed the following arrangements to obviate
the appearance of difficulty which ha 1 been raised by the United States authorities :—
1. In regard to the vessels sailing from Victoria, for Japanese waters, the collector
of customs at Victoria, having seen the greater number of the owners, and several of
. the  masters,   made   arrangements   for transhipping all fire-arms from  Hakodate by
steamer to Victoria.
2. In the case of vessels proceeding to the neighbourhood of the Commander Islands,
efforts would be made to have the fire-arms transferred to some home-bound vessel, or
left at some rendezvous, until operations in Behring Sea are concluded.
3. With regard .to vessels proceeding direct to Behring Sea from British Columbia,
the masters to be furnished with certificates that they have no fire-arms or ammunition
The main object of the Canadian government has been to protest against the
persistent attempt to stamp the industry of pelagic sealing as being contra bonos mores,
and to characterize it as a class of poaching or piracy, demanding extraordinary espionage
and inordinate and abnormal interference and restriction, '.vhich has been so consistently
maintained towards British sealers, both before and since the award.
The course above proposed, it was considered, would very materially impair, if not
entirely remove the fallacious arguments for an admission of the necessity to resort to
any extension cf the already cumbersome restrictions upon the legitimate business of
pelagic sealing. The manner in which British vessels have been searched and ransacked
by United States vessels at sea, because the use of fire-arms to kill seals within the
waters of Behring Sea is forbidden, was fully explained in the report for 1895, at page
,143, under the heading : "Boarding of British vessels by United States patrol ships."
It was hoped that the arrangements above explained would satisfy the United States
government that no fire-arms would be used, where such use was illegal, especially in the
case of the vessels which were provided with certificates that no such implements were
on board. Such, however, was not the case, and the United States Secretary of State
suggested the following additional expedients :
1. That vessels proceeding direct to Behring Sea from Victoria, should present the
certificate of the collector of customs that no fire "arms were on board, to the collector of
customs, or to the commander of the United States fleet patrolling Behring Sea, at
Ounalaska ; that thereupon such vessels be searched by duly authorized patrolling
officers, and the fact endorsed on the certificate, that such certificate duly endorsed may
be accepted by the officers of the patrolling vesseh as evidence of the fact that no
fire-arms are concealed on board ; unless some information or evidence of violation of law,
other than mere suspicion, is in the possession of, or found by the boarding officer.
2. That a representative of the United States government be allowed to inspect
seal skins taken in Behring Sea, and landed at" British Columbia ports, to discover
whether or not the seals had been shot.
Regarding the first proposal, although unwilling to admit the necessity for the
endorsation of the British certificate by United States officials, rather than appear as
interposing any undue objections to proposals of such a nature as to render their
acceptance at all possible, the Canadian government yielded to the wishes of the United
States government, on condition that it should be distinctly understood that the
language of the proposal should be changed so that the words "may be accepted"
should read "shall be accepted," and that the endorsed certificate should' be accepted by
all boarding officers as proof that no fire-arms were carried.
To the second proposal, as to the expert examination of seal skins in home ports,
the Canadian government were wholly unable to assent.
In this view of the matter Her Majesty's government concurred, and when the
decision was communicated to the government of the United States, they were unwilling
to agree that the endorsation of the vessel's certificate that no fire-arms were carried,
even after search by their own officials, should be final, holding that search would be useful in disclosing whether fire-arms or other implements were on the vessel during any
prohibited time, in violation of the law, and whether there were any skins which had
been shot, if the vessel had been engaged in Behring Sea where the use of fire-arms is
prohibited, or freshly killed seals during the close season.
This contention in no way strengthens the position of the United States government in this connection, and is fully covered by the foregoing remarks as to the search
of vessels for implements legally carried, or on the mere suspicion of supposed offences.
In renewing the second proposal touching the expert examination of seal skins, the
United States went further than the original one, because such an expedient was
designed for the purpose of determining the sex of the seals, as well as for the ascertainment of whether they had been shot, which latter was the extent of the original
proposal. Apart entirely from the practical point of view, the Canadian government
was not prepared to concede the expediency of such a step, and being unable to see that
either Great Britain or Canada are under any obligation to submit British subjects in
Canada to such irritating surveillance by foreign officials, in their home ports, was not
inclined to seek such legislation as might be necessary to that end.
Even if the above objection did .not exist, it would be difficult to appreciate what
practical good could result or what desirable end could be served by such an examination. Suppose it were possible to establish that any wounds which might be found in
the seal's skin, were the result of gunshot wounds, and that they could readily be distinguished from those made with spears, it would be impossible to so demonstrate that
the animal from which the pelt had been taken, had been killed by means of fire-arms.
Among those engaged in the sealing business, it is a matter of common knowledge
that the skins of a large number of seals killed by spearers have shot wounds, so that
no possible significance could attach, through the presence of these wounds, in determining that the ultimate capture of the seal was brought about by the use of implements
prohibited in Behring Sea. There is no method of showing that these shot wounds
were not received during the migration, outside Behring Sea, where there is no restriction upon the sealers in this respect ; or that they may not have been made by the
hunters of a vessel other than the one which eventually secured the animal through the
aid of a spear.
Moreover, sealers knowing of such an examination awaiting them could readily add
a spear wounc\ to the skin, even if the seal had been shot ; thus effectually destroying
the utility of any such test, and establishing, by that evidence, the death of the animal
by the spear just as conclusively as could the shot wounds prove its death by the use of
the inhibited instrument.
Any attempt of the nature must, it would seem, fail in its object, and must be
viewed with apprehension of the possible complications and endless litigation likely to
arise out of so problematic an expedient.
The case of the schooner "E. B. Marvin" in 1895, and the case of the "Kate,"
seized during the present year, which forms a separate paragraph of this report, amply
demonstrate its futility.
No agreement was reached during the sealing season for the application of any of
the supplementary proposals.
MEMORIAL  FROM  SEALERS.
During the presence of the Honourable the Minister of Marine and Fisheries in
Victoria, B.C., he was presented with a memorial from representatives of the Victoria
sealers' association, as follows:—
"The Victoria sealing industry comprises 65 schooners, representing 4,292 tons,
with a value of §643,800, employing 807 whites and 903 Indians, making with their
wives and families—of those employed—about 8,500, directly dependent on this
industry. The income derived from the season's catch, taking the average catches and
prices for the past three years, amounts to $750,000 annually.
" In 1893 the restrictions imposed on pelagic sealing deprived us of the months of
May and June for sealing on the coast, being the two best months of our spring sealing. r
In the Behring Sea we were restricted from sealing during the month of July. Restrictions were also made prohibiting our vessels using fire-arms and from sealing within a
sixty mile zone around the Pribylov Islands, thus depriving us of one of the two best
months of sealing in the sea and the best portion of the Behring Sea. These restrictions
have become permanent and are a hardship upon us, leaving us in such a position that
it is only by the greatest economy that we are able to carry on our business without
loss, to say nothing of the chances of our vessels being seized and confiscated for being
within the limits of a very wide zone, however unintentional.
" From information we have received through American newspapers, as well as
from other sources, we have reason to believe that the American government is now
endeavouring to obtain the consent of the British government for further restrictions,
and it is against any further restrictions we would ask you to assist us in protesting,
for any further restrictions on our industry would compel us to abandon the business
altogether, as it would be impossible for us to continue to fit our vessels out without
incurring certain loss, and this industry, of so much value to Briiish Columbia and
Victoria in particular, would be lost to us for ever and our fleet of sealing vessels would
be rendered useless.
Signed        "R. STEABROOK, President.
"RICHARD HALL, Secretary.
-" The Victoria Sealers' Association."
Under the heading " Proposals for changes in the Award Regulations," the article
in last year's departmental report, dealt quite fully with the efforts of the United States
o-overnment to bring about a revision of the regulations before the time set by the arbitrators as the term thereof, had expired.
Diplomatic correspondence on this branch of the subject proceeded, the United
States government continuing to press for negotiations looking to a complete revision
of the regulations which would include Russia and Japan and affect the Asiatic as well
as the North American portion of the North Pacific Ocean.
Canada had throughout been very pronounced in opposition to a quadripartite convention with three nations owning seal rookeries arrayed on one side against one
nation, whose interests in the sealing business was necessarily confined to the method of
seal hunting known as pelagic sealing, the suppression of which was sought to be accomplished. She was also convinced that the- Paris award left the sealing industry in
a position of reasonable stability and protection, at least during the five years laid down
as the term of the award regulations.
It was considered that the sealers had a right to enjoy unhampered the rights and
privileges which had been vindicated by arbitration, just to extent that such arbitration
and regulations had declared their business to be a legitimate calling.
Moreover, the Canadian government had been unable to see that the government
of the United States, in its numerous and varied contentions and proposals, had offered
any evidence that the legislation and other machinery provided by Her Majesty's gov-
ernment for an application of the findings of the arbitrators, had in any way failed or
that it had been otherwise so demonstrated ; hence it was impossible for them to appreciate any reason for a departure from the award, either in the direction of increased'
severity or of premature revision of the regulations.
It is necessary to look at the question from more than one standpoint, and it is by
no means justifiable to pre-suppose that any ultimate revision of the regulations must
necessarily tend in the direction of further embarrassment of the pelagic sealers. From
the standpoint of those engaged in that business, they have an equal right to look for a
relaxation of certain restrictions imposed by the award, which they regard as arbitrary .
and undue, so long as their vocation continues" to be classed among those which are
countenanced and regulated by law. The position assumed, therefore, has been that the fullest measure of prohibition to
be placed upon the sealing industry, should be gauged by the regulations prescribed by
the Paris award, both as regards duration and extent. Up to the present time Her
Majesty's government have not been induced to accede to the wishes of the United
States government in this regard, and there is no reason for believing that they contemplate a revision of the regulations before the period named by the arbitration
tribunal has expired.
SCIENTIFIC  AND EXPERT  INQUIRY  INTO  SEAL  LIFE.
In view of the conflicting and indiscriminate contentions and statements, touching
the effect of pelagic sealing, resulting from the two sources of information, and the
annual examination of the seal islands and seal life by the naturalists of the United
States government, the attention of Her Majesty's government and that of Canada, in
1896, turned to the advisability of obtaining some independent information touching
seal life on both the United States and Russian seal islands.
In the event of a demand by the United States government, at the expiration of
the term of the award regulations, for a revision thereof under the terms of the findings of the arbitrators, such a course was considered expedient to enable Her Majesty's
government to approach any negotiations which may be instituted in a better position
to judge how far, if at all, a revision may be necessary in the interests of the fishery.
To this end steps were taken to supplement existing information on every possible
point.
Her Majesty's government appointed and sent from Great Britain Professor
D'Arcy Thompson, as British agent to the Pribylov Islands (Alaskan), and Mr. Barrett
Hamilton to a similar position on the Commander Islands (Russian). These scientists
spent the season in an examination into seal life within their respective fields of inquiry,
and will report direct to Her Majesty's government.
The Canadian government selected Mr. James M. Macoun, of the Geological
Survey of Canada, who had already on two previous occasions, been engaged in inquiry
into seal life on the Pribylov Islands, as their representative there during season of 1896.
Mr. Macoun worked in concert with Professor Thompson, and the result of his inquiry
and observations will be available in any negotiations which may arise having for their
object a revision of the regulations.
It is gratifying to learn from Mr. Macoun's investigations that there is no ground
for the popular belief sedulously cultivated by interested parties, that the seals are
being exterminated in Behring Sea.
In order to render the inquiry into the conditions of seal life as full and comprehensive as possible, the Department of Marine and Fisheries detailed one of its officials
Mr. Andrew Halkett, for the duty of special observations into the conditions and habits
of seals at sea, on board of one of the sealing schooners operating in Behring Sea during
the sealing season there, Mr. Halkett conducted his inquiries on the sealing schooner
"Dora Siewerd" of Victoria, the result of which will be available when needed.
A large staff of scientists conducted similar researches into the natural history of
the fur seal, on behalf of the United States government.
THE   "COQCITLAM"  CASE.
This case had, at the period of writing the last report, reached the Supreme Court
of the United States, on the question of jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal from the
District Court of Alaska. Judgment was rendered 18th May, 1896, upholding such
jurisdiction. When the case reached the United States Court of Appeal, a decision was
given reversing the decision of the court below and dismissing the libel against the
steamer "Coquitlam." THE  CASES  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES  SEALING  SCHOONERS   " LANINFA "   AND   "ALEXANDER.
During the year decisions were reached in the United States Court of Appeals, for
the Ninth Circuit, in the above named cases to the effect that the Paris award regulations, in matters pertaining to sealing in Behring Sea, must be upheld as the supreme
law of the land.
In view of the contentions of the United States government in connection with the
Behring Sea question, these decisions may not be without interest. The cases were
appeals in admiralty, from decrees of the District Court of Alaska, forfeiting the
vessels upon the ground that they had been unlawfully engaged in killing seals in the
waters of the territory of Alaska. The libel charged that the vessels and their crews
"were engaged in killing fur seals within the limits of Alaska territory, and in the
waters thereof, in violation of section 1956, of the Revised Statutes of the United
States, and of other Acts of Congress, and of the proclamation issued by the President
thereunder. "
In reversing the decision of the court below, these findings involve an authoritative
construction of section 1956 of the Revised Statutes of the United States in so far as
the phrase " within the limits of Alaska territory, or the waters thereof," and thé
words, " dominion of the United States in the waters of Behring Sea," in the amendment thereto are concerned.
The judge decided that this language must be construed to mean the waters within
three miles from the shores of Alaska.
While concluding thus the court disclaims deciding the question adversely to the
political department of the government, explaining that while it is undoubtedly true, as
has been decided by the Supreme Court, that in pending controversies doubtful questions
which are undecided, must be met by the political department of the government. In
the case under review there is no pending question left undetermined for the political
department to decide. It was held to be settled, and that the award was to be construed as a treaty which j had become final, and which, when accepted and agreed to,
became the supreme law of the land, binding the courts equally with an Act of Congress.
Such being the latest expression of the sovereign will, it followed that, whatever
may have been the previous contention of the United States government, it had receded
therefrom since the rendition of the award by agreement to accept the same as a full,
complete and final settlement of all questions referred to by the arbitrators, and from
the further fact that the United States government had, since the award, passed " an
Act to give effect to the award rendered by the tribunal of arbitration."
Following some remarks upon the interpretation of the statutes and their application to citizens and subjects of all nations, it is held that it necessarily follows that the
citizens of the United States have the same right to rely upon the award as to their
rights, as the subjects of England. Also that the Act of 6th April, 1894, contained no
provisions which indicate any policy upon the part of the United States government,
to enforce any rights against its own citizens, under the statute consistent with the
contentions "from the beginning upon the important questions of its rights to protect
its property and seal fisheries."
On the other hand it was held that the entire Act clearly shows that it is the
policy of the United States government not to make any such distinction. The Act
was passed enacting certain rules relative to the control of its own subjects, in the exercise of the right which, under the award of the arbitrators, the two countries had in
common to kill seals outside the three mile limit.
The decree of the District Court was reversed and the cause remanded with instructions to the District Court to dismiss the libel. lad been agreed t
s the text of the treaty <
ention between  Great Britain and tJie  United States, Signed Fel
189t
Whereas, by a treaty between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, and the United States of America, signed at Washington on
February 29, 1892, the questions which had arisen between their respective govern-
ernments concerning the jurisdictional rights of the United States in the waters of
Behring Sea, and concerning also the preservation of the fur seal in, or habitually resorting to the said sea, and the rights of the citizens and subjects of either country as
regards the taking of fur seal in or habitually resorting to, the said waters were submitted to a tribunal of arbitration as therein constituted ;
And, whereas, the high contracting parties having found themselves unable to
agree upon a reference which should include the question of the liability of each for the
injuries alleged to have been sustained by the other, or by its citizens, in connection with
the claims presented and urged by it, did, by article VIII. of the said treaty, agree that
either party might submit to the arbitrators any questions of fact involved in said claims
ar.d ask for a finding thereon, the question of the liability of either government on
the facts foundoto be the subject of further negotiation ;
And, whereas, the agent of Great Britain did, in accordance with the provisions of
said article VIII., submit to the tribunal of arbitration certairr*findings of fact which
were agreed to, as proved by the agent of the United States, and the arbitrators did
unanimously find the facts so set forth to be true, as appears by the award of the
tribunal rendered on the 15th day of August, 1893 :
And, whereas, in view of the said findings of fact and of the decision of the tribunal of arbitration concerning the jurisdictional rights of the United States in
Behring Sea, and the right of protection or property of the United States in the fur
seals frequenting the islands of the United States in Behring Sea, the government of
the United States is desirous that, in so far as its liability is not already fixed and
determined by the findings of fact and the decision of said tribunal of arbitration the
question of such liability should be definitely and fully settled and determined,' and
compensation made for any injuries for which, in the contemplation of the treaty
aforesaid and the award and findings of the tribuual of arbitration, compensation may
be due to Great Britain from the United States.
And, whereas, it is claimed by Great Britain, though not admitted by the United
States, that prior to the said award certain other claims against the United States
accrued in favour of Great Bitain on account of seizures of or interference with the
following named British sailing vessels, to wit : the "Wanderer," the "Winnifred," the
"Henrietta," and the "Oscar and Hattie ; " and it is for the mutual interest and convenience of both the high contracting parties that the liability of the United States, if
any, and the amount of compensation to be paid, if any, in respect of such claims, and
each of them should also be determined under the provisions of this convention • all
claims by Great Britain under article V. of the modus vivendi of April 18, 1892, for
the abstention from fishing of British sealers during the pendancy of said arbitration
having been definitely waived before the tribunal of arbitration.
Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and
the United States of America, to the end of concluding a convention for that purpose
have appointed as their respective plenipotentiaries :
Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the
Right Honourable Sir Julian Pauncefote, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Her Majesty's Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States ; and the President of the
United States, the Honourable Richard Olney, Secretary of State ;
J Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, which
i found in due and proper form,  have  agreed to and concluded the following
irticles :-
ARTICLE   1.
The high contracting parties agree that all claims on account of injuries sustained
by persons in whose behalf Great Britain is entitled to claim compensation from the
United States, and arising by virtue of the treaty aforesaid, the award and the findings
of the said tribunal of arbitration, as also the additional claims specified in the fifth
paragraph of the preamble hereto, shall be referred to two commissioners, one of whom
shall be appointed by Her Britannic Majesty, and the other by the President of the
United States, and each of whom shall be learned in law.
Appended to this convention is is a list of claims intended to be referred.
The two commissioners shall meet at Victoria, in the province of British,Columbia,
Canada, as soon as practicable after the exchange of the ratifications of this convention,
and, after taking an oath that they will fairly and impartially investigate the claims
referred to them and render a just decision thereon, they shall proceed jointly to the
discharge of their duties.
The commission shall also sit at San Francisco, California, as well as Victoria, provided that either commissioner shall so request, if he shall be of opinion that the
interests of justice shall so require for reasons to be recorded on the minute.
ARTICLE   3.
I The said commissioners shall determine the liability of the United States, if any,
in respect of each claim, and assess the amount of compensation, if any, to be paid on
account thereof—so far as they shall be able to agree thereon—and their decision shall
be accepted by the two governments as final.
They shall be authorized to hear and examine, on oath or affirmation, which" each
of said commissioners is hereby empowered to administer or receive, every question of
fact not found by the tribunal of arbitration, and to receive all suitable authentic
testimony concerning the same ; and the government of the United States shall have
the right to raise the question of its liability before the commissioners in any case where
it shall be proved that the vessel was wholly or in part the actual property of a citizen
of the United States.
The said commission when sitting at San Francisco or Victoria, shall have and
exercise all such powers for the procurement or enforcement of testimony as may hereafter be provided by appropriate legislation.
article 4.
wy and a clerk or clerks to assist them in
In the cases, if any, in which the commissioners shall fail to agree, they shall transmit to each government a joint report stating in detail the points on which they.
differ, and the grounds on which their opinions have been formed ; and any such
difference shall be referred for final adjustment to an umpire to be appointed by the
two governments jointly, or in case of disagreement, to be nominated by the president
of the Swiss Confederation at the request of the two governments.
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In case of the~death, or incapacity to serve, from
r of the two commissioners, or of the umpire, if ar
1er herein provided for the original appointment.
Each government shall provide for the remuneration of the commissioner appointed
by it.
The remuneration of the umpire, if one should be appointed, and all contingent)
and incidental expenses of the commission or of the umpire shall be defrayed by the
two governments in equal moieties.
article 8.
The amount awarded to Great Britain under this convention on account of any
claimant shall be paid by the government of the United States to the government of
Her Britannic Majesty within six months after the amount thereof shall have been
finally ascertained.
article 9.
The presetit convention shall be duly ratified by Her Britannic Majesty, and by
the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of
the Senate thereof ; and the ratifications shall be exchanged either at London or at
Washington within six months from the date hereof, or earlier if possible.
In faith whereof, we, the respective plenipotentiaries, have signed this convention,
and have hereunto affixed our seals.
Done in duplicate at Washington, the 8th day of February, 1896.
(L.S.)       JULIAN PAUNCEFOTE.
(L.S.)        RICHARD OLNEY. APPENDIX OF CLAIMS.
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ADDITIONAL CLAIMS.
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Winnifred 1891
Henrietta , 1892
Oscar and Hattie 1892
In the course of the negotiations preceding this convention, it was arranged between
the contracting parties that certain other claims not specified in the schedule to the findings of fact should be submitted to the commission under the Behring Sea Convention
for adjudication.    Hence the additional claims.
The claims as filed before the Paris tribunal comprised a claim for the seizure of
the schooner " Black Diamond " in the year 1889. In the year 1894, at the time of the
above-mentioned negotiations a further claim for an interference with the same vessel
in the year 1886 was agreed to be submitted to the commission to be appointed.
For the purposes of this convention, and to provide powers, machinery, &c, for the
procurement and enforcement of testimony, as contemplated by article 3 of the treaty,
legislation by the Canadian government and that of the United States was necessarily
obtained. The Dominion Act was as follows :—
59 VICTORIA, CHAP. 2.
An Act respecting the Behring Sea Claims Convention.
[Assented to 2Srd April, 1896.],
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of
Commons of Canada, enacts as follows :—
1. The convention or treaty of the eighth day of February, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-six, which is set forth in the schedule to this Act, is hereby
assented to.
2. The commissioners appointed or to be appointed pursuant to the said convention
or treaty, or pursuant to the said convention or treaty as finally ratified by the high
contracting parties, shall have all such powers, rights and privileges as are vested in the
Supreme Court of British Columbia or the Exchequer Court of Canada, or in any judge
of either of the said courts, on the occasion of any action or proceeding, in respect of the
following matters :—
(i.) the enforcing, the  attendance  of  witnesses,  and  examining them on oath,
affirmation or otherwise ;
(ii.) the compelling the production of documents and things ; and
(iii.) the punishing persons guilty of contempt ;
and a summons signed by the commissioners,  or one of them, or by the secretary
of the commissioners, may be substituted for" and shall be equivalent to any formal process that can be issued in any such action or proceeding for enforcing the attendance of
witnessess or compelling the production of documents and things.
2. A warrant of committal to prison issued for the purpose of enforcing the
powers conferred by this section shall be signed by the commissioners, or by such secretary, and shall specify the prison to which the offender is to be committed, and shall
not authorize the imprisonment of the offender for a period exceeding three months.
3. Every person who on examination on oath or affirmation before the commissioners
wilfully gives false evidence shall be liable to the penalties for perjury.
■ 4. Her Majesty the Queen, the government of the United States, claimants under
the convention or treaty, and any person who may be so authorized by the commissioners,
may appear before the commissioners, by counsel or solicitor.
The schedule, which is the claims convention, is not reprinted.
That of the United States was as follows :
(public no. 111.)
An Act to provide for the fulfilment of the stipulations of the treaty between the
United States and Great Britain, signed at Washington on the eighth day of February
eighteen hundred and ninety-six.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled. That the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars or so
much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary
of State, with the approval of the President of the United States, in fulfilling the stipulations of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain signed at Washington
on the eighth day of February eighteen hundred and ninety-six. And the commission
constituted by said treaty, when sitting at San Francisco shall have power to compel
the attendance and testimony of witnesses by application to the Circuit Court of the
United States for the ninth circuit, which said court is empowered and directed to make
all orders and issue all processes necessary and appropriate to that end.
Approved May 7th, 1896. r
The commissioners appointed under their convention were :—■
On the part of Her Britannic Majesty, the Honourable George Edwin King, o
of the Judges of the Supreme Court of  Canada ;   and on the part of the United Stat
government.    The Honourable William L. Putnam, one of the Judges of the Unit
States Federal Circuit Court.
The counsel before the commission were :
On behalf of Her Britannic Majesty's
The Honourable Frederick Peters, Q."C, Attorney General of Prince Edward
Island, senior counsel; Frederic L. Beique, Esq., Q.C., of Montreal, associate counsel;
and Ernest V. Bodwell, Esq., Barrister, of Victoria, B.C., junior counsel.
Hibbert Tupper, K.C.M.G., who  was  specially   retained by  certain of the sealers
On behalf of the United States government the Hon. Don. M. Dickinson, of the
city of Detroit, senior counsel, and Robert Lansing, Esq:, of Watertown, N.Y., junior
counsel ; associated with these gentlemen as counsel was Mr. Charles B. Warren, of
Detroit, of the federal and state bar.
Mr. Chandler P. Anderson, of the city of New York, was appointed secretary to
the commission, and two clerks were appointed on behalf of each government, one of
each acting as official stenographers.
The government of British Columbia having kindly placed at the disposal of the
commission the chambers of the legislative assembly in the city of Victoria, the
tribunal formally opened on the 23rd November, 1896, and continued without intermission
until 2nd Februarç', 1897, when the last w:"
Article 2 of the convention provided for the sitting. of the commission at San
Francisco as well as at Victoria, and it was at first considered that it would be neci-ssary
to hold a session in San Francisco, but as the inquiry proceeded and the evidence
When the commission closed its Victoria session, it adjourned to the Windsor Hotel;
Montreal, at 10.30 a.m. on the 16th June, 1897, at which date the written arguments
and replies by both sides will be presented and arrangements made for the oral argument
by counsel.
In order to afford some idea of the nature of the claims presented and the respective
grounds of contention, the pleadings in respect of the first claim on the list, that of the
schooner " Carolena," embracing the claim, the answer of the United States and the
reply of Her Majesty's government are here embodied.
PLEADINGS.
In the Matter oj the Claim of Her Britannic Majesty Arising out of the Seizure of the
Schooner " Carolena."
CLAIM  NO.   1.
(Filed November 24, 1896.)
1. The "Carolena" was a British schooner registered at the Port of Victoria,
British Columbia.
2. On or about the 20th May, 1886, the "Carolena" sailed from Victoria, British
Columbia, bounded on a sealing voyage to the North Pacific Ocean and Behring Sea. 3. On the 1st day of August, 1886, whilst in the Behring Sea, in north latitude
55-50, west longitude 168-53, and distant about seventy miles from the nearest land,
the " Carolena " being then lawfully engaged in the taking of seals at that place, was
seized by the United States revenue cutter " Corwin."
4. The "Carolena" was towed by said cutter to Ounalaska and there dismantled,
and such proceedings were afterwards had and taken in the United States District Court
of Alaska, at the instance of the government of the United States of America, that the
said schooner, her tackle, apparel, outfit and cargo were condemned for a violation of
the municipal laws of the United States of America relating to seal fishing in the waters
of Alaska, and detained under such condemnation until after the month of December,
1887, when the return of the said schooner was offered but not accepted on the ground
that the vessel had been practically wrecked in the meantime.
5. By reason of the premises further prosecution of the said sealing voyage during
the year 1886 was whjlly prevented, and the owner of said schooner was also prevented
from using her for the purposes of seal hunting during the year 1887, as he otherwise
would have done ; and finally the said schooner, her tackle, apparel, outfit and cargo,
were wholly lost to those interested in the same, and other loss, damage and expense
were suffered and incurred by the persons so interested.
6. Under the facts as found in the award of the Paris Tribunal of Arbitration, the
said seizure, condemnation and detention were without any warrant or right according
to the principles of international law, and Her Britannic Majesty claims that full and
complete compensation should be made by the government of the United States of
America to the government of Her Britannic Majesty for all loss thereby sustained.
7. The claim made for the loss arising out of the premises is the sum of $30,000
and interest thereon from the date of loss at the rate of seven per centum per annum.
8. In addition to the above, a further amount is claimed for the improper arrest,
imprisonment and detention by the United States authorities of James Ogilvie and
James Blake, as master and mate respectively of the said schooner.
9. James Ogilvie, on the arrival of the schooner at Ounalaska, was placed under
arrest, taken to Sitka, and there charged before the United States District Court of
Alaska with a violation of the municipal laws of the United States of America relating
to seal fishing in the waters of Alaska. Before the trial he was suffered to wander
into the woods, where he wa< found dead.
10. James Blake, on the arrival of the " Carolena " at Ounalaska, was placed
under arrest, taken to Sitka, and there charged before the said aourt with a similar
violation of the municipal laws of the United States of America relating to seal fishing
in the waters of Alaska, and on such charge was found guilty and condemned to pay a
fine of $300 and to be imprisoned at Sitka for the space of thirty days, which term of
imprisonment he underwent
11. At the expiration of such term of imprisonment the said James Blake was
released, but was then wholly without means of subsistence, and no provision was made
by the said authorities for his return to his home. The said James Blake subsequently
found his way back to Victoria after incurring great hardship and loss in so doing.
12. Under the above-mentioned finding of facts, the arrest, imprisonment and detention of the said James Ogilvie, and the arrest, imprisonment, detention and condemnation of the said James Blake were illegal, and Her Britannic Majesty claims that full
and complete compensation should be made in the premises by the government of the
United States of America to the government of Her Britannic Majesty. The
(Filed November 28, 1896.)
at on or about August 1st, 1886, at a distance of
earestland, the said vessel, the " Carolena," was
3 cutter " Corwin," and that said seizure was mi
nd adopted by the government of the United State
on the part of the United States, that the said sei
rs of the United States, within the line of their (
i of the municipal laws of the United States
five miles from th
United States rev
Sea and was ratifie
But it is aver:
in good faith, by o
authority and man
the statutes of the United States,  and such seizure was ratified i
faith by the government of the United States as for a violation of their said sta
2. The United States aver that, before at the time of, and after the seizur
said vessel, her apparel, outfit and cargo, were wholly or in part the actual pre
a citizen or citizens of the United States, and further that at the times afore
beneficial interest in the whole or a part of the said vessel, her apparel, ou
cargo, were possessed and owned by a citizen or citizens of the United States i
her said voyage was entered upon and prosecuted, in whole or in part, for the b
a citizen or citizens of the United States.
3. As to some of the statements of detail and fact in paragraphs number»
and 5 in the said claim of Her Britannic Majesty, the representatives of the
thé
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4. Ast
the high
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detention of such ves:
in the total loss to the owners of the vessel, her outfit, apparel and cargo, as of the time
of said seizure; and that in any event the damages therein suggested and claimed are
of the nature of prospective profits and speculative damages, so uncertain as to form no
legal, equitable or suitable basis for a finding of fact upon which an assessment thereof
can be predicated.
5. The United States will further insist that, so far as a proper claim for damages
for total loss is concerned, the statement of the loss alleged in paragraph 7 as having
arizen out of the said seizure is grossly excessive.
6. As to the further amount claimed for the alleged improper arrest, imprisejnment
and detention of James Ogilvie and Jaines Blake, persons employed upon said vessel
at the time of her seizure, the United States admit the arrest as stated, but deny the
imprisonment and statements of fact incident thereto as detailed in the statement of
the British claim ; and they aver that such arrests and all subsequent proceedings thereon
by the officials of the United States were made, entered upon, and had, in good faith,
under the mandate, and authority of the municipal laws of the United States, for a
violation of the statutes of the United States ; and they aver that the only damages' to
be considereel, in case of any liability on the part of the United States for such arrests
and detentions, are those for actual pecuniary loss and are not in their nature punitive
or aggravated damages.
7. The United States do not admit any liability on this claim.
(Filed December 1, 1896.)
1. Her Britannic Majesty joins issue on paragraphs
the United States, except in so far as they contain admissi
2. In further answer to the second part of said paragraph 1, Her Britannic Majesty
submits that the same^onstitutes no defence to Her Majesty's claim, or any partthereel:.
and 6 of the reply of
Vfe • 3. As to paragraph 2, Her Britannic Majesty says that the above-named schooner was
found by the Tribunal of Arbitration at Paris to be a British vessel, and submits that
it is not open to the commissioners, acting under the Behring Sea Claims Convention
to inquire as to her ownership ; the said finding of facts being conclusive so far as this
commission is concerned.
4. And in the alternative and in further answer to said paragraph 2, Her Britannic
Majesty submits that even if such inquiry can be entered upon, it should be limited to
the question of the actual ownership of the said vessel only, and that as between nations,
and should not in any event extend as to the beneficial interest in the whole or a part of
the vessel, her apparel, outfit and cargo ; or as to whether her voyage was entered upon
and prosecuted in Whole or in part for the benefit of a citizen or citizens of the United
States.
5. In further answer to said paragraph 2, Her Britannic Majesty denies each and
every of the allegations of facts therein contained.
6. Her Britannic Majesty further submits that, according to the principles of international law, the practice obtaining among nations, and the terms of the Behring Sea Claims
Convention, the allegations contained in the said reply, even if proved, do not constitute
any defence to the claim for compensation set forth in the said statement of claim.
Respectfully submitted.
R. N. VENNING.
J  COURTLAND BENSON
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thread in French link style.
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