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    Dennis Wood Abstracts now searchable

    Dennis Wood Abstracts of Whaling Voyages are now available for searching and browsing. The New Bedford Free Public Library has scanned more than 2,300 pages and placed them on the Internet Archive. has updated 6,700 voyage records with links directly to pages in the scanned document.

    American and British Southern whaling data updated, 2021

    Annual updates for 2021 are now live for the American Offshore and British Southern whaling databases. The British Southern data has been thoroughly revised; the American Offshore Whaling Voyages data has more than 1,000 corrections and improvements, plus more than 370 new voyages, mostly from the 18th century.

    Agent/Owner data added to American Whaling Voyages

    Agent/Owner entries have been added or updated for more than eight thousand American Offshore Whaling voyages. Now there are agent/owner entries for more than two-thirds of the fifteen thousand voyages in the database. This makes it possible to view the voyages credited to a single agent/owner together in search results. For example, view the voyages …