Saturday, October 8, 2011

How would I learn more about a sailing vessel and its dates of departure & arrival?

There are several types of records relating to ships including lists of voyages, crew, passengers and cargo.The Maritime History Archive has a great website that provides information on where to locate information on vessels that sailed in Canadian waters.

However, if seeking information on passengers note that these records do not exist prior to 1865.  Passenger lists from 1865-1922 can be found at Library & Archives Canada.