American Offshore Whaling Voyages: A Database
Source(s) for Voyage of Benjamin Franklin (Bark) 1860, Nov - 1862, Oct. Sailing from Fall River, MA to Atlantic. Sent home 315 Sperm, 0 Whale, 0 Bone
- Works Progress Administration. Whaling Masters: Voyages 1731-1925. New Bedford, MA: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1938. Annotated copy located at the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library, New Bedford, MA.
- 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.
- Reilly, Kevin S. "Slavers in Disguise: American Whaling and the African Slave Trade." American Neptune 53:4 (Summer, 1993).
- Jan Parmentier, University of Ghent (pers. comm.): from a presentation entitled "From the Davis Straits to the Falklands: Nantucket Whaling during the period 1772-1777," given at the annual Whaling History Symposium sponsored by the Kendall Institute and New Bedford Whaling Museum, 15-16 October 2005
- G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut