You might try the followinf info sources:
British Shipping Records - http://www.library.dal.ca/archives/unms12.htm - includes NS, NB, PEI, and many Caribbean locations
- http://susan.chin.gc.ca:8013/basisdbdocs/e_main.html - Contact the research department of the site. They can find histories of Master Mariners and lots of other information. For example, there are 21 “Flying Cloud” ship names listed. Most appear to have been lost at sea.
The Steamship Historical Society of America, Inc.
University of Baltimore Library,
1420 Maryland Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Mariner's Museum,
100 Museum Drive,
Newport News, VA 23606
Mystic Seaport Museum,
G.W. Blunt White Library,
Mystic, CT 06355
Peabody Essex Museum,
161 Essex Street,
Salem, MA 01970
“Shipping: A Survey of Historical Records” by P. Mathias & A.W.H. Pearsall (Newton Abbot, England: David and Charles, 1980). It has
shipping companies and their record holdings and shipping records, index of names of ships, an index of persons, firms, places and principal trades.
“Ships of Our Ancestors” by Michael J. Anuta, and “Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present” by Eugene W. Smith.
"Passenger and Immigration Lists Index" in the public library lists names, ages, dates and U.S. ports of entry.
Dalhousie University Archives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has:
Canadian Shipping Collections - http://www.library.dal.ca/archives/unms12.htm - includes David Barron’s Northern Shipwreck Database, Canada Customs, Canada Department of Transport (Shipping Registers on Microfilm), shipping registers of various NS ports from 1840’s to 1930’s.
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