Sources for Ship List 4

Continued from Sources for Ship List 3

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Table 51

720 –

746 – Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.1/438-442, Ship’s Logs, Lady Head,1866–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 226.

747Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.1/968-973, Ship’s Logs, Prince Rupert, 1866–1868; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” and “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheets, in the latter source the vessel is designated Prince Regent, 1866–1873.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 226.

748Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/427-429, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1866–1867; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 226.

749Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.1/617-619, Ships’ Log, Ocean Nymph, 1866–1867; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Taylor, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Martin, “Life and Death at Marble Island,” 51–52.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 47, 52, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 226.

750Ansel Gibbs.

751Black Eagle.

752Glacier.

753Morning Star.

754Orray Taft.

755Pioneer.

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756 – George and Mary.

757Cornelia.

758Concordia.

759Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.1/438-442, Ship’s Logs, Lady Head, 1866–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 227.

760Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.1/968-973, Ship’s Logs, Prince Rupert, 1866–1868; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” and “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cowie, Company of Adventurers, 74–75, mentions apprentice clerk, David Armit, who is working passage and whose father is a gentleman farmer at Kirkwall, the son of a minister at Kirwall, the family “being connections of Mr. William Armit, of the Hudson’s Bay office in London, and afterwards secretary”.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 227.

761Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/427-429, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1866–1867; C.3/20, Portledge Books C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 227.

762Milwood.

763Andrews.

764Isabella.

720-

765Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.1/438-442, Ship’s Logs, Lady Head, 1866–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, 1719–1929.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 229.

766Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.1/968-973, Ship’s Logs, Prince Rupert, 1866–1868; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” and “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 229.

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767 – Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/430-434, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1867–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 229.

768Ansel Gibbs.

720 –

769Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.1/438-442, Ship’s Logs, Lady Head, 1866–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, 1719–1929.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 230–231.

770Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, B.3/20 Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” and “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 230–231.

771Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/430-434, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1867–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; see also “Rennie, John,” Biographical Sheet.

720 –

772Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.1/442, Ships’ Log, Lady Head, 1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 231.

773Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” and “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 231.

774Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 231.

775Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/430-434, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1867–1870; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, has an entry for the vessel but it is not clearly distinguishable from that of the Ocean Nymph which it follows. Although Greenland and Rigolet appear to have been visited, there does not seem to be an entry for Ungava; see also “Rennie, John,” Biographical Sheet.

776Plover.

777Ansel Gibbs.

778S.B. Howes.

779Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 232.

780Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 232.

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781 – Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, has an entry for the vessel but it is not clear that it is for 1871.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 232.

782Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/435, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1871; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, indicates the ship went to Greenland, Rigolet, and Montreal this year but may not have entered Hudson Strait; C.7/80, Bill of Lading, S.S. Labrador, 28 July 1871; “Gray, Alexander,” Biographical Sheet.

783Ansel Gibbs.

784Glacier.

785Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Turner (Turnor), Philip,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 233.

786Prince Rupert.

787Walrus.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; “Main, Alexander,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cameron, “Ships of Three Centuries,” 14, notes that the vessel was wrecked at George Island, Labrador in 1876.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 233.

788Labrador.

789Orray Taft.

790Abbie Bradford.

791John Atwood.

720 –

792Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Arrival of Ships in London, 1820–1891.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 237.

793Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” and “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 237.

794Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.1/436, Ship’s Logs, Labrador, 1873; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Gray, Alexander,” and “Rennie, John,” Biographical Sheets.

720 –

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795 – Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 237.

796Mink.

  • HBCA, C.1/463, Ship’s Logs, Mink, 1874–1878; C.3/20, Portledge Books; “Main, Alexander,” and “Taylor, John (A),” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cotter, “Company Sailing Ships,” 33, gives the vessel’s construction date as 1877, and lists Taylor as ‘Tailor.’
  • Cameron, “Ships of Three Centuries,” 14, states Mink was built in 1874.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 237, list the vessel as crossing to Hudson Bay three years earlier.

797Kayoshk.

  • HBCA, C.1/356-359, Ship’s Logs, Kayosk, 1874–1879.

798Labrador.

799Abbie Bradford.

800President.

801Lady Head.

802Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 238.

803Labrador.

720 –

804Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 239.

805Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 239.

806

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 241.

807A. Houghton.

808Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 241.

809Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 241.

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810 –

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 242.

811 – A. Horton.

812A.T. Ross.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 5.

813Florence.

814Era.

815L.P. Simmons.

816Nile.

817Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 243.

818Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 243.

819Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.

820Eöthen.

821A.J. Ross.

822Abbie Bradford.

823Abbot Lawrence.

824Franklin.

825Isabella.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 7.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.

826Soowoomba.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 93.

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827 – Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 244.

828Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 244.

829Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.

830Era.

831George and Mary.

720 –

832Ocean Nymph.

833Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 244.

834Diana.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, has an entry for the vessel, but no data; Ships Records Finding Aid, describes the Diana as a screw steamer, full-rigged and three masted, with an iron frame, planked, built by Stephens & Sons of Glasgow, bought and refitted with a new boiler by the HBC in 1869.

835Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.

836Abbie Bradford.

837Abbot Lawrence.

838Isabella.

839Delia Hodgkiss.

840Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.41, Book of Ships’ Movements, 1719–1929; “McPherson, John,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 245.

841Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 245.

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842 – Diana.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; Ships Records Finding Aid.

843Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.

844George and Mary.

845Ellen Rodman.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 11.

846Roswell King.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 13.

847Delia Hodgkins.

720 –

848Ocean Nymph.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 246.

849Prince of Wales.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Aitcheson, James,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 246.

850Diana.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; Ships Records Finding Aid; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 246.

851Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Gray, Alexander,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 246.

852Isabella.

853Abbie Bradford.

854Ocean Nymph.

855Prince of Wales.

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856 – Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Arrival of Ships in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 249–250.

857Diana.

  • HBCA, C.4/2, Arrival of Ships in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 249–50.

858George and Mary.

720 –

859Prince of Wales.

860Cam Owen.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Arrival of Ships in London; Ships Records Finding Aid, notes the vessel was built in Prince Edward Island, 1884 by William Walsh, sold to the HBC for £2,800 and wrecked in a heavy gale in 1886; “Main, Alexander,” and “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheets.
  • H.M.S Cotter, “The Great Labrador Gale, 1885,” The Beaver 12, no. 2 (September 1932): 83, notes that in 1885 the Cam Owen “got a tidy dusting [of wind] crossing Davis straits, but subsequently arrived home safely.”
  • Atlantic Canada Shipping Project [ACSP], Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada, CD, 1998, Vessel Registry, “Cam Owen,” Official Number 085792, indicates the singled decked, two masted brig was built by John McDougall in Dundas, Prince Edward Island, 1883, for merchant William Welsh of Charlottetown and sold in London, 1884.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 252.

861Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements;  C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London; “Kean, Robert,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 252.

862Diana.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 252.

863Neptune.

864Abbie Bradford.

865Isabella.

866Era.

867Cam Owen.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 254.

868Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Kean, Robert,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cotter, “Great Labrador Gale,” 83.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 254.

869Diana.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 254.

870Princess Royal.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, has two entries for the vessel, the first inserted in entries for 1885 with no data, the second with complete details for 1885 but appearing with vessels of 1887;  “Bradburn, Henry,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cotter, “Great Labrador Gale,” 83–84.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 254.

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871 – Fox.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; Ships Records Finding Aid.

872Alert.

873Wave.

874George and Mary.

875Alert.

  • “The Alert in Hudson Bay,” The New York Times (31 May 1885), 6.
  • Wakeham Report of the Expedition to Hudson Bay, 74, describes a small brig of the same name which annually ran supplies from Aberdeen to at least 1897.

720 –

876Arctic.

877Cam Owen.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ships Arrivals in London; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 255.

878Titania.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books. Royal Museums Greenwich Picture Library online http://images.rmg.co.uk/en/page/show_home_page.html, has a photograph of a model of the Titania, with a caption that explains “the cargo clipper ship ‘Titania’ (1866), [was] built in ‘bread and butter’ fashion. The ‘Titania’ was a composite-built clipper and was highly competitive and profitable in the tea trade to the Far East. Bought by the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1880s, ‘Titania’ ended her days working in the Mediterranean and was finally broken up in 1910.”

879Labrador.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London; “Kean, Robert,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 255.

880Diana.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 255.

881Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 255, identify the ship as the Lady Head [II].

882Alert.

883Alexander.

884Abbie Bradford.

885Palmetto.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 19.

720 –

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886 – Active.

  • Norman Watson, The Dundee Whalers (East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press, 2003), 92.

887Labrador.

  • HBCA. C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 257.

888Diana.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 257.

889Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 257.

890Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 257.

891Flora.

  • HBCA, Search File, Ships.

892Francis Allyn.

893Wave.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 21, notes the vessel was condemned at St. Helena.

894Arctic.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 43, 152.

895Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 260.

896Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.

897Erik.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cotter, “Company Sailing Ships,” 32.
  • Cameron, “Ships of Three Centuries,” 17.
  • G.A. Cuthbertson, “The ‘Erik’s’ Saga,” The Beaver 16, no. 1 (June 1936): 52–55, notes the whaler was built at Dundee in 1865, and sold to the HBC in 1882, asserting that the vessel “in the same year steamed into Hudson Bay.” Erik is described as sold to Messrs. James Baird Company Limited, St. John’s Newfoundland, for use in the seal fishery in 1902. In 1918 the vessel’s captain and crew were captured by German “groszer” U-156.
  • Winsor, Stalwart Men and Sturdy Ships, 41, notes Erik sank “70 miles North-West by West from Gallantry Head Light, St. Pierre, Miquelon.”
  • ACSP, Vessel Registry, “Erik,”Official Number 052665, indicates the vessel was owned by merchant William C. Job of St. John’s, Newfoundland, from 1901–1909, followed by the Erik Steamship Company Limited, St. John’s Newfoundland to 1918.
  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 325.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 260.

898Era.

720 –

899Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 261.

900Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books, indicates that the Lady Head was bound for Moose Factory; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, indicates she went to Victoria, BC; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London, lists Moose as the destination.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 261.

901Erik.

  • HBCA C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 261.

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902 – Prince Rupert.

  • HBCA, C.1/974, Ship’s Logs, Prince Rupert, 1890–1891; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 263.

903Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books, indicates that the Lady Head sailed to Moose Factory; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, indicates she sailed to Victoria, BC; C.4/2, Ship Arrivals in London, also lists Moose.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 263.

904Erik.

905Titania.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books indicates the Titania sailed to Victoria Island, British Columbia; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, details dates on which the vessel apparently visited York, Charlton Island, and Moose River. Likewise these records show her as having been simultaneously at Moose and Victoria in 1991.
  • See also Cotter, “Company Sailing Ships,” 32.
  • Cameron, “Ships of Three Centuries,” 16.

906Antarctic.

907Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books indicates the Lady Head sailed to Moose Factory; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, details dates she rounded the Horn, arrived at, and then left Victoria, BC, and arrived home.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 263.

908Erik.

909Perseverance.

  • HBCA, C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Murray, John William,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 263.

910A.R. Tucker.

911Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, appears to have an entry but is virtually illegible.
  • Cotter, “Company Sailing Ships,” 33.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 264.

912Erik.

913Princess.

  • HBCA, C.1/974, Ship’s Logs, Princess, August 1895.
  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 325, 327–332.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 264.

914Perseverance.

  • HBCA, C.1/664–666, Ship’s Logs, Perseverance, 1892–1897; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, seems to have an entry, but it is virtually illegible; “Murray Alexander,” and “Murray, John William,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 330.

915Era.

916Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 267.

917Erik.

918

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919 – Canton.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 29.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.

920A.R. Tucker.

921Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 268.

922Erik.

923Perseverance.

720 –

924Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 272.

925Erik.

926Laperouse.

  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 324.

927 Era.

928A.R. Tucker.

929Canton.

930Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 272.

931Erik.

932Desdemona.

933Platina.

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Table 64

720 –

934 – Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 273.

935Erik.

936Perseverance.

  • HBCA, C.1/664-666, Ship’s Logs, Perseverance, 1892–1897.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.

937 Era.

938Francis Allyn.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 32.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.

939A.R. Tucker.

720 –

940Diana.

941Allé.

  • Wakeham Report of the Expedition to Hudson Bay, 18–19, 27–28, 40, indicates there were two yachts, one handled by Albert Peter Low and the other by Robert Bell.
  • A steam launch carried on deck is mentioned as well.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 274, name only Low’s yacht.

942

943Nimrod.

  • Wakeham,  Report of the Expedition to Hudson Bay, 24, 42; and 4, 22, 28, 62, 76, indicates unknown numbers of Newfoundland fishermen frequented the “great cod fishing resources,” situated off Port Burwell, the Button Islands, and Sir Terence O’Brien’s Harbour, Cape Chidley. Insufficient detail is supplied for vessel identification in Wakeham’s report.
  • See also John J. Evans, ed., “Brief Sketch of Captain George Barbour,” Newfoundland Quarterly 14, no. 1 (July 1914): 34, on Newfoundland vessels’ presence.
  • Winsor, Stalwart Men and Sturdy Ships, 57, supplies one possible, though not certain, match for the vessel.
  • ACSP, Vessel Registry, “Nimrod,” Official Number 055047, describes the steam/sail vessel noted in Winsor as owned by Thomas R. Job and William Grosfield, operating out of Liverpool. The schooners, Official Number 101333 owned by merchant Edwin Duder of St. John’s, and 071946, owned by merchant Robert Stewart of Harbour Grace, Conception Bay, also qualify as potential matches.

944 – Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 278.

945 – Erik.

720 –

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Table 65

720 –

946 – Esquimaux.

947

  • T. H. Manning, “Explorations on the East Coast of Hudson Bay,” Geographical Journal 109, no. 1/3 (January–March 1947): 62.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 280.

948Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 285.

949Erik.

950Francis Allyn.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 34.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 52, 152.

720 –

951Polar Star.

  • Watson, Dundee Whalers, 143.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.

952Active.

  • Watson, Dundee Whalers, 92, 143.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.
  • See also Manning, “Explorations on the East Coast of Hudson Bay,” 61.

953Lady Head.

954Erik.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Gray, Alexander”, “Mitchell, Alfred Alexander”, “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” and “Kean, Robert,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Warner, “Voyaging to York Factory,” 21, notes the vessel grounded off Cape Tatnam this year, was sold on its return, and in 1918 was sunk by a German submarine.
  • Cotter, “Company Sailing Ships,” 32, notes it was sold in 1902 to “Newfoundland seal fishery interests.”
  • Cameron, “Ships of Three Centuries,” 17, adds that the submarine that sank her “did not survive either.”
  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 325, names James A. Farquhar Ltd. as its purchasers in 1901.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 286.

955Perseverance.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books.

956Sir John.

  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 323–324.

957Era.

720 –

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Table 66

958 – Active.

  • Watson, Dundee Whalers, 144.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 44, 151.

959Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 289.

960Pelican.

961Strathcona.

  • Coutts, “Buried in the Bay,” 323.

962Algerine.

963Francis Allyn.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 35.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 47.

720 –

964Active.

  • J.F. Tocher, “Note on some Measurements of Eskimo of Southampton Island,” Man 2 (1903): 165.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

965Lady Head.

  • HBCA, C.1/443, Ships’ Log, Lady Head, 1902; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 292.

966Pelican.

967Inenew.

720 –

968Active.

  • Watson, Dundee Whalers, 101.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

969Lady Head.

970Pelican.

971Eldorado.

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Table 67

972 – Stord.

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 297

973 – Neptune.

974Era.

975Eclipse.

976Ernest William.

  • Watson, Dundee Whalers,60, 92, 101, 102, suggests that John Murray was master aboard the Active in 1903, but transferred to the Ernest William to winter.
  • Ross, “Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic,” 96.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 295.

977 Active.

978Stork.

979Pelican.

980Dr. A. Milne.

  • HBCA, Search File, Ships.
  • Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 323.

981

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 297, note that after 1903 the Revillon Frères Fur Company acquired “three more ships … Violet, Adventure, and a smaller steamer” to service their posts on Hudson Bay.

982Arctic.

983Erik.

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 296.

720 –

984Active.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

985Queen Bess.

986Discovery.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; Ships Records Finding Aid; “Gray, Alexander,” and “Smith, Arthur Cleveland,” Biographical Sheets.
  • Cotter,  “Famous H.B.C. Captains and Ships,” part II, 32; and “Company Sailing Ships,” 33.
  • Cameron, “Ships of Three Centuries,” 17–18, identifies the vessel as the steamer commonly known as ‘Scott’s Discovery’ and kept at a permanent mooring in King’s Reach on the Thames as a tourist attraction.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 302.

987Pelican.

  • HBCA, C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • S.S. Pelican,” The Beaver, 215.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 302, 304.

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988 – D.C. McTavish.

  • HBCA, Search File, Ships. Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 323.

989Black Prince.

  • HBCA, Search File, Ships. Coutts, “Buried on the Bay,” 323.

990

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 304.

991Neptune.

  • Obituary, “Samuel W. Bartlett,” Geographical Journal,436.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 305–6.

992Arlette.

993

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 305.

720 –

994Active.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 43, 151.

995Queen Bess.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 153.

996Discovery.

  • HBCA, C.1/267-280, Ship’s Logs, Discovery, 1906–1919; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; Ships Records Finding Aid; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cotter, “Company Sailing Ships,” 33, notes the vessel was “seriously nipped in the ice” this year.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 306–307.

997Stork.

  • HBCA, C.1/1056–1059, Ship’s Logs, Stork, 1904–1908; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 306–307.

998Pelican.

  • HBCA, C.1/627–631, Ship’s Logs, Pelican, 1906–1913; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Gray, Alexander”, “Smith, Arthur Cleveland”, and “Shanks, John Muir,” Biographical Sheets.
  • S.S. Pelican,” The Beaver, 215.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 306–307.

999Erik.

  • HBCA, Search File, Ships.

1000Harmony.

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 308.

1001Adventure.

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 307.

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1002 – McTavish.

1003Rouville.

1004Jeannie.

1005Era.

1006Active.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

1007Queen Bess.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 153.

1008Ernest William.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

1009Discovery.

  • HBCA, C.1/267-280, Ship’s Logs, Discovery, 1906–1919; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements, 1719–1929; Ships Records Finding Aid; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 311.

1010Stork.

  • HBCA, C.1/1056-1059, Ship’s Logs, Stork, 1904–1908; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 311.

1011Pelican.

1012Pelican.

  • HBCA, Search File, Ships.

1013

981 –

  • Refer to #981, Table 67, above.

1014Erik.

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 311.

1015A.T. Gifford.

  • Hegarty, Returns of Whaling Vessels, 39.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 314.

1016Active.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

1017Discovery.

  • HBCA, C.1/267-280, Ship’s Logs, Discovery, 1906–1919; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; Ships Records Finding Aid; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 152.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 314–315.

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1018 – Stork.

  • HBCA, C.1/1059, Ships’ Log, Stork, 1908; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Freakley, Norman Edward,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 314–315.

1019Pelican.

981 –

  • Refer to #981, Table 67, above.

1020Erik.

  • News From Peary’s Ship.; Captain of the Erik Writes That Fog Delayed Arctic Explorer,” The New York Times (9 Oct. 1908), 1.
  • Obituary, “Samuel W. Bartlett,” Geographical Journal, 436.
  • Obituary, “Samuel W. Bartlett,” Geographical Review,383.
  • Robert E. Peary, R.A. Harris, “Peary Arctic Club Expedition to the North Pole, 1908–9,” Geographical Journal 36, no. 2 (August 1910): 129, 130; see also George Nares, R.F. Scott, R.E. Peary, R.A. Bartlett, “Peary Arctic Club Expedition to the North Pole, 1908–9: Discussion,” 144–148.

1021Arctic.

  • Finnie, “Farewell Voyages,” 45.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 316.

1022MacTavish.

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 316–317.

720 –

1023Active.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

1024Snowdrop.

  • Watson, Dundee Whalers, 125, 127–128, 146.
  • Starving Eskimo Eats Child; Others of Tribe Attack Him, but He Escapes to Wilderness,” New York Times (4 October 1909), 20, dateline St. John’s Newfoundland, 3 Oct, asserts that the Snowdrop was accompanied by the Paradox which was likewise lost in the ice and that the latter’s crew was picked up by the Pelican, taken to Churchill, and were then returned to St. John’s aboard the Adventure “on her regular Fall trip.”

1025Queen Bess.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 153.

1026Discovery.

  • HBCA, C.1/267-280, Ship’s Logs, Discovery, 1906–1919; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; Ships Records Finding Aid; “Lovegrove, George Frederick,” Biographical Sheet.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 319.

1027Pelican.

  • HBCA, C.1/627-631, Ship’s Logs, Pelican, 1906–1913; C.3/20, Portledge Books; C.4/1, Book of Ships’ Movements; “Smith, Arthur Cleveland,” and “Shanks, John Muir,” Biographical Sheets.
  • S.S. Pelican,” The Beaver, 215.
  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 320.

1028Adventure.

1029

  • Cooke and Holland, Exploration, 321.

1030Lorna Doone.

720 –

1031Active.

  • Ross, Whaling and Eskimos, 151.

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Continued with Table 71 in Sources for Ship List 5.

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Proof-reading and up-dating will be on-going. I welcome any suggestions for corrections or for additional information (or broken links).

3 Responses to Sources for Ship List 4

  1. Norma
    In some follow up research to Arctic Cargo about the purpose of the “Ocean Nymph” 1866/67 trip, I noticed an entry in Taylor’s journal for 18 July that they met up with the barque “Pacific”from New Bedford, 13 months out and only got 1,000 bbls oil.This suggests she came into Hudson’s Bay in 1864 and wintered per American whaler practice. However, I cannot find the ship mentioned in your lists. Dates for other ships, such as the “Pioneer”, do not seem to fit. Any thought?
    BTW, the book is finished, and details are on the web site
    Christopher

    • hallnjean says:

      My first guess is that you’ve found a whaler in the Bay that others have missed [which is exciting!]. It is easy to miss ships because captains didn’t always sail where they initially said they were going to go — especially if they had trouble finding whales. Did you search the New Bedford database for the Pacific? [Now you’ve got me hooked,here I go trying to find it …]
      Congratulations on the book! I look forward to snatching a copy!
      Norma

  2. christopher wright says:

    Norma
    I haven’t quite finished going through the Captain Taylor’s journal yet, there is a lot of good stuff in it, but he confirmed the Ansell Gibbs, Glacier, Black Eagle and Cornelia having wintered at Repulse Bay 1866/67. All but the Glacier were heading to Cumberland Sound for more whaling, it had been a bad year. The Glacier hung around a bit longer, but also headed that way about a week later.
    Interestingly Taylor reports another two ships that are not in your list for 1867. The steamer Nimrod was heading out with the crew from the steamer Pioneer that had been wrecked in Hudson Strait. The Nimrod appears later in your list and may have been sent on a rescue mission. Also he has an earlier appearance (1867) of the schooner Era (Capt. Tyson) in the Arctic than I have seen. It is not obvious from the entry whether the Era had wintered, but from the comments (fearfully bad weather and no whales), I suspect he might. The Ocean Nymph wintered at Marble Island in company with the Orrey Taft and the weather had been diabolical.
    Incidentally, the Era was also in the Arctic in 1876 on charter to Lt Cmdr Mintzer, who went mining in Cumberland Sound; there are more details in the book.
    Anything more of interest and I will pass it along
    Christopher

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