North Atlantic Chart Showing Ship Track
Capt. Henry A. Starrett kept a track on his North Atlantic chart of where he was going, as he sailed the ship Levi G. Burgess back and forth to Europe. This track, which is kept up once a day, shows that the wind is not always in favor of getting the ship home most directly.
The Burgess was a Thomaston built and owned Down Easter built in 1877 and sold into the Pacific Coast trades in 1887 and then into the salmon business in 1910, where she worked until broken up in 1928.