This blog is slightly delayed, but it’s definitely better late than never. I added some particularly valuable content last week and haven’t yet mentioned it here on the blog. In addition to several books, I’ve added entries from the first 40 years of Nautical Research Journal, 1948 to 1995. This is particularly valuable to researchers because NRJ is written for model shipbuilders, so it provides lots of technical and specific information about individual vessels. Just a day or two after adding it, I was able to put it to great use in assisting one subscriber in looking for an illustration of a specific ship. Among just these three resources, I added over 15,500 new citations, and over 1600 completely new vessels. The specific resources just added are:
- Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic’s Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced by Baltimore During the War of 1812. Middletown, Conn.: Mystic Seaport by Wesleyan University Press, 1977.
- Tepper, Michael. Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978.
- Nautical Research Journal (1948-1995). Bethesda, Md.: Nautical Research Guild.
As always, if you come across specific resources that you’d like to see added, please let us know, at comments (at) shipindex (dot) org.