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"Cadet" (Brig)

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The brig "Cadet," 207 tons, was built by Thatcher Magoun of Medford, Massachusetts in 1821 and registered at Boston in 1826 and 1828. The original owners of the vessel were William Babson, Jr., Elias Davis, William Grover, John Somes, James Saville, Winthrop Sargent, and William Parsons, Jr. The master was William Grover. When she was registered at Boston in 1836, the owners were listed as John J. Babson, William Babson, Edward Babson, John Somes, and William Grover. Subsequent additional listed owners were Edward E. Dawson, David F. Babson, David S. Day, Elias S. Davison.

Reference:

Ship Registers of the District of Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1789–1875 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1944).

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publication
1831 Gloucester Telegraph 10.1.1831 Ship News
10.1.1831 (detail)
Newspaper
Gloucester Telegraph Ship News
American Antiquarian Society

List of ships arriving and departing the ports of Gloucester and Boston, with details of cargo.

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manuscript
Amanda Stanwood Babson Diary 1838-1840
Amanda Babson
1838-April 3, 1840.
Transcription by Stephanie Buck.
Cape Ann Museum Library and Archive
artwork
Brig "Cadet" in Gloucester Harbor
Fitz Henry Lane
late 1840s
Oil on canvas
17 1/4 x 25 3/4 in.
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Mass., Gift of Isabel Babson Lane, 1946 (1147.a)
Photo: Cape Ann Museum

Detail of brig "Cadet."

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manuscript
Brig Cadet Journal
Cape Ann Museum Library and Archive
chart
Chart showing the voyage of the brig Cadet
c.1980
Painting on board
72 x 48 in.
Collection of Erik Ronnberg

Chart showing the voyage of the brig Cadet to Surinam and return, March 10–June 11, 1840.

Also filed under: Brig »   //  Surinam Trade »

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manuscript
Edward Babson Ledger for Brig "Cadet"
Edward Babson
1840
Manuscript
Cape Ann Museum Library and Archive
artwork
Portrait of Captain Edward Babson
Unknown
late 1840s
Oil on canvas
27 x 34 in.
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Mass.

Edward Babson was master of the brig "Cadet" at the time when Lane painted the vessel’s portrait.

Also filed under: Babson, Edward »

artwork
Portrait of Elias Davis Knight
Charles Osgood
1830
Oil on canvas
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Mass., Bequest of E. Hyde Cox (1998.36.01)
Citation: "Historical Materials." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum. http://fitzhenrylaneonline.org/historical_material/index.php?section=%22Cadet%22+%28Brig%29 (accessed October 22, 2017).
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