American Offshore Whaling Voyages: A Database
Source(s) for Voyage of Benjamin Franklin (Bark) 1852, Jun - 1853, Sep. Sailing from Beverly, MA to Atlantic. Sent home 250 Sperm, 50 Whale, 0 Bone
- Starbuck, Alexander. History of the American Whale Fishery from its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876. 1876. Reprinted Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1989.
- Batchelder, Charles F. Whaleship Index. New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library, New Bedford, MA, 1960. Card file.
- Wood, Dennis. "Abstracts of Whaling Voyages, 1831-1873." Microfilm copy from the original manuscript held by the New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, MA, 1981.
- Neafie, John. "Captain Peter Nafey and his Whaleboat Crew in the Revolution." Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 3 (1928).