Search for content in message boards

Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Renee Herres (View posts)
Posted: 28 Mar 2004 7:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2013 8:07PM GMT
Surnames: Hardy
Can anyone point me to sites that may help me in finding records of my ancestor who was supposed to be a ships captain as well as a ship builder? Were there records kept of these things besides by individual families? This HARDY family came from the Maine area. Thank you.

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Posted: 13 May 2004 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Try the following site: http://mysticseaport.org/home.htm
it may lead you to other sites. Also, try http://google.com type in a search for New England Shipbuilders and captains. Good luck.

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Rita Hoster (View posts)
Posted: 14 May 2004 12:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I sure don't have your answer, but I'm looking for something very similar. I'm trying to find information on my great-grandfather, Capt.Edwin Orin Salisbury of Maine. He may have been a blockader at Vicksburg, but he wasn't in the Union.
If I find any leads, I'll let you know.

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Diane Bennett (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2004 1:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you tried contacting the Maine Maritime Museum at 243 Washington Street, Bath, Maine 04530? They also have a website at www.mainemaritimemuseum.org and you can email your request. There is a good chance they have the information you seek. Good luck!

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Rita Hoster (View posts)
Posted: 17 May 2004 3:28PM GMT

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Rita Hoster (View posts)
Posted: 18 May 2004 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found quite a few entries on mystic seaport's digital library. There were seven separate entries for Salisbury as a ship's master, and only one of them was a duplicate. Now I just have to figure out how to go further with the info.

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

mckean2000 (View posts)
Posted: 17 Sep 2004 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Powers
A wonderful resource I have used often is the New Bedford Free Public Library website, includes ships and crew lists, its worth a look.

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

mckean2000 (View posts)
Posted: 19 Sep 2004 12:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Powers, Dodge

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Posted: 13 Dec 2005 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query

Recently an archivist examined the
'Ships Registers of the District of Newburyport
Massachusetts 1789-1870'
for me and was able to locate a lot of information
re a relative of mine,Joseph Rutherford, who
was a ships captian operating in the area circa 1800-1820
These records were published in 1937 by the Essex
Institute.

Re: Ships captains and ship builders - 1700's & 1800's

Posted: 14 Dec 2005 9:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Try this site. You will have to dig a little, but there is a lot of information on ships and captains. Good luck.
http://www.mysticseaport.org/library/initiative/ShipRegister...
per page

Find a board about a specific topic