Special Features

The Journal of Edwin Mitchell: Read the journal of a 16-year-old boy who sailed from Belfast to California and back in 1866.

The Log of the Coolie Master: The log is called “Log Book of Ship Forest Eagle of incidents appertaining to the Emigrants from Macao to Havana, 500 in Number. Rept. by  John O. Shaw, Coolie Master.”

The Journal of Margaret Oakes: Margaret Oakes, a Brewer, Maine teenager, accompanied her sea captain father, Captain George Oakes, on a voyage in 1880-81.

Glossary: Look up the definitions of historic terms used on this website.