French Whaling Voyages

This data for French whaling comes primarily from digitization of Thierry DuPasquier’s tables from his two books documenting that country’s whaling trade. The data was confirmed and augmented by the generous contributions of Peter Tremewan who shared his translations of French maritime documents from the Archives Nationales, in Paris. As is true of most whaling data, spellings of names is dependent on the documentation originally handwritten by government clerks.

Complete information about the content and structure of the database is available in the Database Description. We plan on updating the database annually. You are encouraged to submit additions and corrections through the submission form.

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VoyageID Order Voyage Port Sailing From Ground Year Day Out Year In Day In Return code Agent Bone Sperm Oil Customs district Logbook repository A. Voyage A. voyage uncertainty Source MasterID Master Position Residence Birth Birth Location Death Death Location Wife Wife to Sea A. Master A. master uncertainty Vital Records Source A. Vessel VesselID Vessel Rig Tonnage Place built Date built Vessel End A. vessel uncertainty
VoyageID Order Voyage Port Sailing From Ground Year Day Out Year In Day In Return code Agent Bone Sperm Oil Customs district Logbook repository A. Voyage A. voyage uncertainty Source MasterID Master Position Residence Birth Birth Location Death Death Location Wife Wife to Sea A. Master A. master uncertainty Vital Records Source A. Vessel VesselID Vessel Rig Tonnage Place built Date built Vessel End A. vessel uncertainty
Voyage
Voyage
Port
Destination
Begin
End
Agent
Sperm oil
Whale oil
Whalebone
Source
AOWV Voyage
Voyage
Vessel
Vessel
Rig
Tonnage
Built
Vessel End
AOWV Vessel
Vessel
Master
Name
Position
AOWV Master
Master