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Merchant Marines and Great Lakes Seaman

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Re: Merchant Marines and Great Lakes Seaman

Posted: 30 Jun 2008 8:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Becky -
The crew information comes from a database I have been developing over the past several years. I have compiled crew information from over 1000 reference sources including Great Lakes Red Books, shipping company newsletters, trade magazines, newspaper accounts, books, LCA crew lists, fleet seniority lists, Internet searches, and personal contact with current and former sailors. The information is in a simplified spreadsheet format that I can readily search based on the last name of an individual or the name of a boat. Currently, the database has something like 265,000 entries that span the time frame 1850 - 2008.

It is "easiest" to find information on sailors that achieved the rank of Captain or Chief Engineer. It becomes increasingly more difficult if an individual sailed at a lower rank, sailed for a short period of time, or sailed a long time ago.

Regards, Russ
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Juanita McCormick 13 Feb 2005 3:27PM GMT 
Russ 14 Feb 2005 7:10AM GMT 
Juanita 15 Feb 2005 7:48PM GMT 
becky1 30 Jun 2008 3:27AM GMT 
COGIT8R 1 Jul 2008 2:24AM GMT 
becky1 1 Jul 2008 2:37AM GMT 
mickidowney 2 Jul 2008 8:24PM GMT 
COGIT8R 3 Jul 2008 7:40PM GMT 
jgmielke 8 Sep 2008 11:22PM GMT 
COGIT8R 9 Sep 2008 1:01AM GMT 
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