Maury’s Logbook Data
The data here were extracted from whaling logbooks by Lt. Cdr. Matthew Fontaine Maury in the 19th century. The data include information on the location of whaling vessels and whales seen or caught from late 18th to mid-19th centuries.
Complete information about the content and structure of the database is available in the Database Description and the Column Definitions. We plan on updating the database annually. You are encouraged to submit additions and corrections through the submission form.
Small subsets of the data may be printed or downloaded directly from the table below. Read The Data Viewer Interface for instructions. For research purposes, the complete database may be downloaded for processing on your local computer.