We are delighted to announce the publication of Ships
and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada - a fully searchable
CD containing data on the vessels, captains and crews of
Atlantic Canada, 1787-1936.
This CD contains information on the shipping industry of
Atlantic Canada, derived from two British record series,
structured as three interactive databases that allow the
user to search, sort and query the data.
The first database is compiled from the Certificates of
Registry for 10 major ports of Atlantic Canada: Miramichi,
Richibucto and Saint John in New Brunswick; Halifax,
Sydney, Pictou, Windsor and Yarmouth in Nova Scotia;
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and St. John's,
Newfoundland, from 1787 to 1936 (outside dates). It
contains information on the vessels registered at each port
and on their owners. Shipping registers for the port of
Bermuda are also included on the database.
The second database is compiled from the crew
agreements of vessels registered in the ports of Saint
John, New Brunswick; Yarmouth, Windsor and Halifax,
Nova Scotia for the period 1863-1914. This file contains
information on the masters and seafarers who crewed the
vessels, their ports of call and voyages. In total the file
contains information on 182,000 seafarers and 20,000
masters of Atlantic Canadian vessels.
A third database contains a one per cent sample of crew
agreements from non-Canadian (British) vessels which
was compiled for comparative purposes. The data is
arranged in the same format as the file described above
and contains 85,000 records of individual seamen and
19,000 records of masters.
These databases were originally created for the Atlantic
Canada Shipping Project, a major research project
undertaken by maritime historians at Memorial University
over a six year period from 1976 to 1982.
This CD Features:
- 44'687 vessels
- 79'682 shipowners
- 265'000 seamen
- 39'000 ship captains
- multiple indexes
- menu access
- built-in search capability
- IBM compatible PC with a minimum of 8 megabytes of RAM memory
- Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT
- Super VGA color monitor with 800 X 600 resolution
- CD-ROM drive