Peacock (19th century)

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Peacock (fl. 1806), an American brig of 108 tons carrying 14 men and 8 guns, which, under Oliver Kimball, a brother-in-law of Captain O'Cain, cleared for Boston for the Northwest Coast in early September, 1805. She rounded Cape Horn in company with the brig Harvard of Boston, William Smith, master, and after calling at the Hawaiian Islands, arrived on the California coast in February, 1806. There she obtained some 1,200 sea-otter skins, but lost four of her crew who were arrested for illegal trading. It is presumed that she wintered on the coast. On October 25, 1806, she obtained Aleuts (baidarka men), to hunt on the California coast; she returned them on August 3, 1807.

» Ogden, Adele The California Sea Otter Trade 1784-1848. Berkeley: University of California Publications in History #26, 1941. 251 pages.

» Howay, F. W. A List of Trading Vessels in the Maritime Fur Trade, 1785-1825, ed. Richard A. Pierce (Kingston, Ontario: The Limestone Press, 1973)