New Features and New Data added to WhalingHistory.orgWhalingHistory.org has been greatly expanded in the past year, to include whaling data from more countries, links to scanned documents online, and a new global search.
The Data Viewer InterfaceEach database has a data viewer—a tabular display window to interact with the data—and all of the data viewers share a common set of features.
Finding a personThere are at least five different ways a person might appear in the American whaling voyages data: as a whaling master, a crew member, a master's wife, an agent, or by having a whaling vessel named after him or her.
Finding a whaling vesselTo find a whaling vessel, begin by searching its name in the Voyage or Vessel column in the Voyages database. If you do not know its name, search by whatever information you have.