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Captain & owner Ebenezer HIlton of Old Falmouth ca. 1756 - 1763

Ebenezer Hilton married Amie Sawyer in 1756.  He was captain of a ship owned by another man first, then a few years later he owned his own…

Started by Merrylyn Sawyer

2 May 9, 2019
Reply by Merrylyn Sawyer

Thomas G Young, ship's master

I am researching my great great grandfather, Thomas G. Young, who captained the bark Favorite out of Fairhaven in 1865 and whose ship was c…

Started by Marcia Diederich

7 Sep 27, 2015
Reply by Chris Dunham

Capt. Harvey Dingley

I'm seeking information about the sailing activities, cause of death, and place of burial for Capt. Harvey Dingley.  His death notices, pub…

Started by W Jean Darnall

2 Sep 2, 2014
Reply by W Jean Darnall

Captain John Long

John Long's Daughter married Alonzo Hamilton.  Looking for the name of John's wife either Angelette or Sarah Littlefield and also if they…

Started by Stephen Louis Hamilton

0 Aug 21, 2014

Several area Sea Captains were my Grandfathers

My mother's maiden name was Webber  Captain Benjamin Webber of the Breman, Maine area 1793-1851 Also a Captain John Brown Jr also Breman, R…

Started by Jonice Oliver

1 Jul 15, 2014
Reply by Victoria Bornheimer

Rev War Era Information

from the mid 1760's through the Revolutionary War my 6th Great Grandfather - Israel Davis - was a merchant and Captain in the Revolutionary…

Started by Laurie Davis

1 Sep 7, 2013
Reply by William D. Hubbard

Two Ancestors shipped on Privateers in 1776 and never returned

My 4th.Great Grandfather was Captain Philip Hubbard of Berwick who led his company of Militia to the battle of Bunker Hill on July 19, 1775…

Started by William D. Hubbard

0 Aug 17, 2013

ancestor lost at sea

i'm ed mccarren i have an ancestor john p. shepherd lost at sea in 1844 out of castine maine on the schooner susan eliza looking for info o…

Started by ed mccarren

4 Apr 23, 2013
Reply by Barbara Foster

Charles E Demmons, Master Sailor Rockland- Thomaston

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…

Started by Victoria Bornheimer

2 Dec 10, 2012
Reply by Victoria Bornheimer

Percy& Small /Bath Iron Works/Goss, Sawyer & Packard architect/designers

My 3rd great grandfather was Bant O Hanson-the designer or the Wyoming, Dunham Wheeler and other ships. Any photos or information would be…

Started by Kristin Gaffney-Roca

0 Sep 27, 2012


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