Monday, December 2, 2013

Now online: Gilman & Co.'s list of whaling ships

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

The Library is continuing its pilot program to digitize and make available online items of various lengths, materials, and contents in the Library collection.  The latest item digitized, and now available online, is a fragile folded sheet published in Hawaii in 1854, Gilman & Co., ship chandlers and general agents, Lahaina, Maui, S.I. : ships supplied with recruits, storage, and money.

Chiefly columns of data about whaling ships, the columns include arrival date, ship name, master, from, months out, whole voyage, on board, this season, and remarks.  Printed on one folded sheet of thin blue paper, the entire item is now available online in color as images available in the Keys Catalog (just click on the "Images" tab of the Keys Catalog record to see them), and in multiple formats via the Internet Archive and NPS Focus.

Want to see the hard copy?  Just stop by the Library and ask to page this item.

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