Whaling Logbooks

Whaling Logbooks

Ship's Name Index to Vessels

Following is Providence Public Library’s alphabetical list of whaling ship logs, by ship’s name, which has been indexed for the Nicholson Whaling Collection. A single asterisk (*) indicates a log book that has been digitized in color. A double asterisk (**) indicates a log that has not been digitized. A list of voyages with links to single-file pdfs is also available.  Contact the Special Collections Librarian to make an appointment to view the logbooks in person.

A.E. WHYLAND 1
A.M. NICHOLSON 1-A, 2, 3
A.R. TUCKER 4, 5, 6, 285-A
ABIGAIL 7
ABRAHAM BARKER 8, 9, 10
ACTIVE 11, 12, 12-A, 13
ADDISON 14, 15, 16, 17, 519
ADELIA CHASE 18
ADELINE GIBB 721
ADMIRAL BLAKE 19, 20, 21
ALASKA 599
ALATAMAHA 21
ALBION 22, 23, 325
ALEXANDER 573
ALEXANDER COFFIN 24, 25, 708
ALFRED GIBBS 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 499, 651
ALTAMAHA - SEE ALATAMAHA
ALMIRA 32, 33, 34, 35
ALTO 36
AMAZON 37
AMELIA 47
AMERICA - (Built at Newbury, MA in 1822; 418 tons) 38, 355-A
AMERICA - (Built at Philadelphia, PA in 1811; 464 tons) 39
AMERICA - (Built at Duxbury, MA in 1818; 257 tons) 355
AMERICA 2D 709
AMETHYST 571-B
ANADIR 266
ANDREW HICKS 40, 280
ANN 523-B
ANN ALEXANDER 42
ANNAWAN 41
ANSEL GIBBS 43
ANTILLA 44
ARAB - (Built at Bath, ME in 1823; 275 tons) 45, 46
ARAB - (Built at Ipswich, MA in 1818; 335 tons) 47
ARABELLA 48
ARBELLA 49
ARCHER 646
ARCTIC 122
ARTHUR CLIFFORD 50
ATLANTIC 51, 656
ATTLEBORO 203-A
AURELIA 381-A
AURORA 52
AWASHONKS 53
AYOR 515

B.F. HOXIE 196
BALAENA 54, 55
BALANCE 56, 720
BALTIC 57
BARBARITA 58
BARCLAY 59, 120
BENGAL 65
BENJAMIN RUSH 66
BENJAMIN TUCKER 67
BERTHA 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 72-A
BERTHA D. NICKERSON 73, 74
BETSEY WILLIAMS 75, 76, 77
BLACK EAGLE 78
BLACKSTONE 79
BOA FE 547
BOGOTO 80-1, 80-2
BOUNTY 584
BOWDITCH 81, 82
BRANDT 83
BREWSTER 84
BRIGHTON 85
BRUCE 86
BRUNETTE 87, 326
BRUNSWICK 88, 219
BRUTUS 89, 598

C.C. COMSTOCK 90
CACHALOT 91
CADMUS 92
CALIFORNIA 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 97-A, 97-C
CALLAO 98, 99
CALEDONIA 460
CAMBRIA 100, 101
CAMEO 102, 103, 104
CAMILLA 105, 106
CANONICUS 333
CANTON 653
CANTON PACKET (Built at Swansea, MA in 1836; 274 tons) 107, 108
CANTON PACKET (Built at Newbury, MA in 1815; 312 tons) 109
CAPE HORN 110, 111, 589
CARLETON BELL 112, 113, 114, 115, 116
CAROLINE 598
CARTHAGE 289
CASSANDER 117, 118
CATALPA 119
CATHERINE 1854-1856*
CATHERWOOD 120, 121
CHANCE 122
CHANDLER PRICE 123, 124, 627-A
CHARIOT 125
CHARLES 126
CHARLES AND EDWARD 127, 128
CHARLES AND HENRY 129
CHARLES DREW 130, 131, 132, 493, 589
CHARLES PHELPS 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138
CHARLES SHEARER 139
CHARLES W. MORGAN 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 629
CHARLOTTE 145
CHEROKEE 146
CHILE 354
CHILLI 547
CHINA 147, 148
CICERO 149, 483
CINCINNATI 150, 151
CITY 152
CLARA BELL 153
CLARA L. SPARKS 154
CLARICE 34-A, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159
CLAUDIA 160
CLEMATIS 161, 162, 163, 611-A
CLEONE 164
CLIFFORD WAYNE 165, 166
COLORADO 599
COLUMBUS (Built at Wiscasset, ME in 1809; 381 tons) 167, 598
COLUMBUS (Built at New Bedford, MA in 1819; 313 tons) 168
COMMODORE MORRIS 169
COMMODORE PREBLE 47, 474
CONDOR 653
CONGAREE 170, 227-B
CONGRESS 171, 1846-1848*
CONGRESSO 58
CORA 172, 173
CORAL 337-A
CORINTHIAN (Built at New York, NY in 1823; 389 tons) 174
CORINTHIAN (Built at Baltimore, MD in 1822; 503 tons) 175, 176
CORNELIA (Built at Westport, MA in 1832; 215 tons) 177, 178
CORNELIA (Belonged earlier to New London and to Mystic, CT) 179
CORNELIUS HOWLAND 180, 181
COURIER (Built at Haverhill, MA in 1823; 293 tons) 182
COURIER (Built at New York, NY in 1817; 381 tons) 183, 184
COURSER 185, 186, 695
COVINGTON 82-A, 187
CROMWELL/CLEVELAND PAPERS 729
CYRUS 188

DAISY 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194
DANIEL WEBSTER 195
DANIEL WOOD 11, 196, 403-A
DARTMOUTH 197
DAUPHIN 579
DESDEMONA 198, 199, 200, 481
DRACO 201, 202, 203
DUNBARTON 615

E. CORNING 204
E.H. HATFIELD 205, 206, 207
E. NICKERSON 208
EAGLE 209, 289
EBEN DODGE 210, 419-A
EDWARD 211, 615
EDWARD QUESNEL 718
ELEANOR B. CONWELL 212
ELIJAH SWIFT 87-A
ELISHA DUNBAR 213, 214, 215
ELIZA 216, 712, 1865-1869*, 1867-1868*
ELIZA L.B. JENNEY 91
ELIZA ADAMS 217
ELIZABETH (Built at Waldoboro, ME in 1838; 349 tons) 218
ELIZABETH (Built at Newburyport, MA in 1827; 218 tons) 219
ELIZABETH (Built at Dartmouth, MA in 1837; 328 tons) 220
ELLEN 221
ELLEN A. SWIFT 673-A
EMERALD 222, 223
EMMA C. JONES 224, 686
EMMA JANE 225
ENDEAVOR 226
ENTERPRISE 58, 227
ERIE 228
ESSEX 229
EUGENE 230
EUNICE H. ADAMS 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241
EUROPA (Built at Rochester, MA in 1851; 322 tons) 23, 243, 483
EUROPA (392 tons) 242
EXPRESS 244

FABIUS 245
FALCON 246, 247
FAVORITE 1857-1861*
FELLOWES 248
FLORIDA 618
FORTUNE 249, 250, 347
FOSTER 251
FRANCES A. BARSTOW 252, 253
FRANCES HENRIETTA 433
FRANCIS ALLYN 254
FRANKLIN (Built at Boston, MA in 1818; 333 tons) 255
FRANKLIN 2D (Built at Swansea, MA in 1832; 227 tons) 256
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS 579
FRUITFUL VINE 523-A

GAGE H. PHILLIPS 257
GALATEA 538
GALEN 730
GASPE 258
GAY HEAD 200, 259
GENERAL JACKSON 260
GENERAL SCOTT 261
GENERAL WILLIAMS 163, 262
GENTAO 355
GEORGE 58, 263, 264
GEORGE AND MARTHA 265
GEORGE AND MARY 266
GEORGE AND SUSAN 417
GEORGE CLINTON 267
GEORGE HOWLAND 268
GEORGE J. JONES 269, 270
GEORGE PORTER 271
GEORGE WASHINGTON (Built at Wareham, MA in 1832; 373 tons) 44
GEORGE WASHINGTON (Probably built at Machias, ME in 1826; 230 tons) 272
GEORGINA 568
GIDEON HOWLAND 273, 274, 646
GLACIER 275, 276, 294
GLAS LYN 40
GLOBE 177, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 433, 723
GOETHE 282
GOLDEN CITY 283
GOOD RETURN 284
GOVERNOR CARVER 285
GOVERNOR HOPKINS 286
GOVERNOR TROUP 124, 287
GRAND TURK 288, 289
GRATITUDE 290, 355
GREYHOUND 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 366, 457
GUTHRIE 216
GYPSY 302

HAMILTON 303
HANOVER 304
HARLEQUIN, 1768**
HARRISON 305
HATTIE E. SMITH 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 1881-1883*
HECLA 15
HECTOR 315
HELEN MAR 316
HEMAN SMITH 217
HENRY KNEELAND 731
HENRY TABER 317
HENRY TOWBRIDGE 318, 460-A
HERALD (Built at New Bedford, MA in 1793; 262 tons) 319, 320, 321
HERALD (Built at Salem, MA in 1807; 274 tons) 322
HERALD (Built at Newbury, MA in 1818; 302 tons) 323
HERCULES (Built at Haverhill, MA in 1805; 290 tons) 324
HERCULES (Built at New York, NY in 1816; 334 tons) 325
HESPER 348-A
HIBERNIA 326, 327, 328, 691-A
HOBOMOK 329 
HOOGLY, 1841-1843**
HOPE (Built at Swansea, MA in 1837; 471 tons) 81
HOPE (Built at Salisbury, MA in 1815; 186 tons) 331
HOPE (309 tons) 547
HOPETON 21, 332
HOPEWELL 333
HOUQUA 330
HOWARD 334
HUNTER 335
HUNTRESS 336, 337, 537

INDIA 338
INDIAN CHIEF 339
IOWA 340
ISAAC HOWLAND 177, 341
ISABELLA (Built at Bath, ME in 1844; 315 tons) 342, 549
ISABELLA (Built at Derby, CT in 1845; 132 tons) 343
ISLANDER 208
ISRAEL 344

JACOB A. HOWLAND 483
JAMES ALLEN (Built at Fairhaven, MA in 1844; 355 tons) 345
JAMES ALLEN (Built at Bath, ME in 1877; 348 tons) 217, 346
JAMES ANDREWS 347, 348
JAMES ARNOLD 349
JAMES EDWARD 350
JAMES LOPER 119
JAMES MAURY 351
JANUS 352, 357-A
JASPER (Built at Bath, ME in 1820; 222 tons) 353, 354
JASPER (Built at Newbury, MA in 1818; 359 tons) 355, 356
JAVA (Built at Medford, MA in 1818; 295 tons) 357, 358, 610
JAVA (Built at Haverhill, MA in 1818; 291 tons) 359
JEFFERSON 360
JIREH PERRY 509-A
JOHN 361
JOHN A. ROBB 362
JOHN AND EDWARD 363
JOHN CARVER, 1875-1879**
JOHN DAWSON 364
JOHN R. MANTA 366, 367
JOSEPH MAXWELL 401
JOSEPHINE 368
JOSHUA BRAGDON 369
JULIAN 370
JUNIUS 354
JUNO 371, 371-A
JUNO 372

KARLUK 373, 374
KATE CORY 375, 376
KATHLEEN 120, 217
KENSINGTON 378
KEOKA 379
KOREA 200
KUTUSOFF 380

LAETITIA 381, 382
LAFAYETTE 383
LAGODA 581
LAGRANGE 173
LALLA ROOKH 384, 385
LANCASTER 386
LANCER 387, 388
LARK 533
LE BARON 389, 654-B
LEONIDAS (Built at Somerset, MA in 1823; 353 tons) 390, 391
LEONIDAS (Built at Fairhaven, MA in 1816; 243 tons) 392, 393
LEONIDAS (Built at South Berwick, ME in 1833; 127 tons) 394, 395
LEONIDAS (Built at Scituate, MA in 1826; 231 tons) 399-A
LEONORA 396
LEVANTER 397
LEVIATHAN, 1769**
LEXINGTON 398, 399, 400
LION 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 1854-1856*
LITTLE WILLIAM 304
LIVERPOOL 2D 227-A, 408
LOAN 409
LOTTIE E. COOK 410
LOUISA 411, 412, 413, 1869-1872*
LOUVRE 523-C
LYDIA 414, 1856-1858*

MABEL 415
MAGNET 579
MAGNOLIA 251
MAJESTIC 416, 433
MALTA 354
MARCELLA 38, 417
MARCUS 418, 419
MARENGO 420
MARGARET 421, 422
MARGARETT 423
MARIA 424, 425
MARION 426
MARS 427
MARTHA (Built at Scituate, MA in 1805; 271 tons) 319
MARTHA (Built at Medford, MA in 1826; 298 tons) 428, 429, 430
MARY (343 tons) 11, 431, 432
MARY (Built at Bath, ME in 1820; 287 tons) 433
MARY AND SUSAN (Built at New Bedford, MA in 1857; 327 tons) 30, 435, 436, 437
MARY AND SUSAN (392 tons) 434
MARY ANN 1832-1833*
MARY FRAZIER 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447
MARY WILDER 448
MATILDA SEARS 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455
MATTAPOISETT 294, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463
MAYFLOWER 464
MECHANIC 465, 466
MEDFORD 467
MERIDIAN 468, 570
MERMAID 362, 469, 470, 471, 472
MEXICO 473
MIDAS 401, 474, 475, 476
MILES 477
MILLINOKET 204
MILTON 478, 479, 480, 481
MINERVA 733
MINERVA (Built at Duxbury, MA in 1833; 291 tons) 482, 483
MINERVA (Built at Charlestown, MA in 1816; 407 tons) 484
MINERVA (Built at Haddam, CT in 1815; 183 tons) 485, 654-A
MINNESOTA 486
MINNIE (SMACK) 487
MOBILE 488
MOCTEZUMA 489
MONTANA 599
MONTANO 490
MONTEREY 200
MONTEZUMA 5, 491, 492
MONTICELLO (Construction details unknown) 58
MONTICELLO (Built at Mattapoisett, MA in 1841; 368 tons) 255, 643
MONTPELIER 493, 494, 495, 496
MOUNT VERNON 337
MORNING STAR 31, 497

NANCY 498
NAPOLEON 499
NASSAU 44
NAUTICON 500, (color)
NAUTILUS (Built at Boston, MA in 1818; 340 tons) 501
NAUTILUS (Built at Fairhaven, MA in 1851; 277 tons) 502
NAUTILUS TIME BOOK 701
NAVY 503
NELLIE PUTNAM 505
NEPTUNE 504
NEVADA 487-A
NIGER 506, 724
NILE 507, 508
NIMROD 509, 510
NORMAN 511
NORTH AMERICA 512
NORTHERN LIGHT 513

OBED MITCHELL 514
OCEAN (Built at Haddam, CT in 1822; 288 tons) 515, 516
OCEAN (Built at Hanover, MA in 1839; 165 tons) 517, 518, 519
OCEAN (Built at Swansea, MA in 1839; 566 tons) 571-A
OCEAN STEED 349-A, 520, 521
OCMULGEE 522
OCTAVIA 523
OHIO 2D (Built at Rochester, MA in 1833; 363 tons) 148, 415
OHIO 289
OHIO (Built at Baltimore, MD in 1830; 205 tons) 524
OMEGA 525
ONTARIO 526
ONWARD 527, 528, 677
ORION (Built at Rochester, MA in 1818; 99 tons) 529
ORION (354 tons) 530
OROZIMBO 531
OSCEOLA 3D 532
OSCEOLA AND MALTA 734

PACIFIC (Built at New York, NY in 1807; 384 tons) 433, 526, 535, 536, 580, 653
PACIFIC 2D (Built at Philadelphia, PA in 1807; 331 tons) 494-A, 537
PACIFIC (Built at Scituate, MA in 1818; 314 tons) 533, 534
PACKET 538
PANTHEON 539
PARKER 540
PEDRO VARELA 541, 542
PEMBROKE 543
PERI 42-A
PERRY 544, 545, 546
PERSEVERANCE 547
PERU 548
PESCADORA 200
PETREL 549, 550, 1857-1862*
PHILLIPPE DELANOYE 551
PHOEBE ANN 552
PHOENIX 265
PIONEER 281-A, 289, 553, 554
PLATINA 555
PLEIADES 353
PLOUGHBOY 556
PLOVER 557, 558, 559, 560, 561
POCAHONTAS 263
POLLEY 562
PRESIDENT 2D (Formerly of Westport) (Built at Rochester, MA in 1849; 180 tons, later modified to 123 tons) 294, 564, 565, 566
PRESIDENT (Built at Rochester, MA in 1811; modified to 257 tons) 563
PRESIDENT (Built at Worcester County, MD in 1815; modified to 166 tons) 567
PROGRESS 365

QUICKSTEP 568

RAMBLER 255
RICHARD MITCHELL 569
RICHMOND (Built at Dartmouth, MA in 1816; 291 tons) 570
RICHMOND (Built at Swansea, MA in 1831; 342 tons) 571
ROBERT EDWARDS 572, 573, 574
ROBERT MORRISON 40, 575, 576, 577, 643
ROBIN HOOD 79-A
RODMAN 289
ROE 333
ROMAN (Built at New Bedford, MA in 1835; 374 tons) 578
ROMAN (Built at Bath, ME in 1833; 350 tons) 663
ROSALIE 288, 579, 580
ROSCIUS 315-A, 1858-1861*
ROSCOE 581
ROUSSEAU 357, 582
ROWENA 583
RUSSELL 584

ST. GEORGE 585, 586
ST. PETER 587, 588, 589
SALLY ANNE 590
SAMUEL & THOMAS 1859-1863*
SANDWICH 591
SANFORD AND HOWLAND ACCOUNT BOOK 704
SAPPHO 592, 593
SARAH 245-A, 547, 594
SARAH B. HALE 595
SARAH SHEAFE 15, 152
SARAH W. HUNT 596
SARATOGA 597
SEA 167, 598
SEA BREEZE 91, 599
SEA FOX 231-A, 600, 601
SEA LION 602
SEA PERLA 200
SEA QUEEN 603
SEA RANGER 604, 605
SEA SHELL 606, 607
SEINE 590-A
SHARON 608, 609
SHAW PERKINS 610
SHEPHERDESS 611
SHYLOCK 612
SMYRNA 613
SOLON 21, 614, 615
SOPHIA 616
SOPHIA THORNTON 617
SPEEDWELL 618, 619
SPLENDID 620, 621
SPRINGFIELD 204
STAR CASTLE 622
STATIRA 623, 624, 656
STELLA 625
STEPHANIA 626, 627
SUN 628
SUNBEAM 629
SWIFT 630
SYLVANUS G. MARTIN STOCK BOOK 699
SYREN 515

T. TOWNER 631, 632, 633
TALMA 58
TAMERLANE 634, 635
THOMAS DENISON 551-A
THOMAS DICKASON 174, 636
THOMAS HUNT 487-B, 637, 638
THOMAS WILLIAMS 639
THOMAS WINSLOW 640
TIMOLEON 641
TRIAD 642
TRIDENT 643, 644, 645
TRITON (Built at Fairhaven, MA in 1818; 299 tons) 646, 647
TRITON 2D (Built at Durham, NH in 1819; 314 tons) 648
TROPIC BIRD 649, 650
TROY 735
TWO BROTHERS 651

U.D. 652
UNCAS 653
UNION 655
UNITED STATES 120, 495

VALPARAISO 198, 656
VENEZUELA 40
VESPER 657
VICTORY 538-A
VINEYARD 618, 658, 659, 660
VOLANT 271

WALTER IRVING 661
WANDERER 396, 662
WARSAW 663
WASHINGTON (Schooner, construction details unknown) 664
WASHINGTON (Ship construction details unknown) 665
WAVE 354, 666, 667, 668
WAVERLY 433
WILLIAM A. GRABER 2-A, 192-A, 669, 670, 671
WILLIAM A. GROZIER 672, 673
WILLIAM & HENRY 488-A
WILLIAM BAYLIES 674
WILLIAM CAMPBELL 40
WILLIAM EARLE LETTER BOOK 696
WILLIAM HAMILTON 675, 676
WILLIAM LEE 578-A
WILLIAM ROTCH 677, 1852-1853*
WILLIAM TELL 722
WILLIAM THOMPSON 678
WILLIAM WIRT 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686
WILMINGTON AND LIVERPOOL PACKET 687
WINSLOW 579
WOLGA 688

YEOMAN 689
YOUNG PHENIX 690, 691

ZEPHYR 692
ZOE 262

UNIDENTIFIED VESSEL(S) 38, 234, 319, 654
UNIDENTIFIED FIRM, MARINE OUTFITTERS, ACCOUNT BOOK 707
UNIDENTIFIED FIRM, REPAIR RECORDS, ACCOUNT BOOK 706

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