British North American Whaling Voyages

This database documents whaling voyages from ports in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from 1779 through 1845. Several sources of information were consulted for these British North American whaling voyages, but the details of these voyages are largely the work of Andrea Kirkpatrick.

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.

Click on any row to display voyage details, including links to crew lists and tracking charts when available. 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.

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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 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 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
Logbook
Voyage
Vessel
Vessel
Rig
Tonnage
Built
Vessel End
AOWV Vessel
Vessel
Master
Name
Position
AOWV Master
Master