I can relate to your difficulty. When researching my great-grandfather I couldn't make any headway until I joined the Maine Maritime Museum. It isn't expensive and as a member you can access their research library…"
I am searching to find the names of ships my great-grandfather may have sailed. Following those results, I'll search for photos I might be able to find of them. The census of 1900 shows him as a sailor in Rockland. The 1910 census shows him as a master. I began my diligent search with the MHS. However, the only source they had lists all the ships sailing in and out of US ports in alphabetical order. I called the Rockland Library to see if they had archives of the Rockland Gazette in order…See More