formerly the Archives and Collections Society  

Maritime history research - links

One of our primary aims is to make available our collections of documents to those researching maritime history. Our collections are varied, covering sail and steam, Canada and the Great Lakes from roughly 1700 to the present day, naval subjects, the merchant marine, whaling, fishing and yachting, exploration (including the Arctic) trade and immigration, vessel design, and more.

While our reference documents are not limited to these subjects, we include a number of links to other sources. While we do not necessarily endorse any of the sites, the staff and members of this Society have found them useful. As this website develops, a number of database resources will be made available.

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Archives of Ontario
Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet
Canadian Council of Archives
Canadian Heritage Vessel Database
Canadian Nautical Research Society - home of The Northern Mariner and Argonauta
Great Lakes Historical Documents
Historic Naval Ships Association
History of HM Nautical Almanac Office
History of Whaling
Institute of Maritime History
James Ford Bell Library
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ontario
Mariner's Museum, Newport News
Maritime Historical Studies Centre - at the University of Hull
Maritime History Publications
Merchant Sailing Ships of the NW of England
Nautical Research Guild
Naval History-related Web Sites (USN)
NMM Guides to Research
Ontario Historical Society
Royal Navy: Covey Crump
Search the Canadian Heritage Vessel Database
Search the MARHST-L archives
Ships History Branch - USN
South Street Seaport Museum
World War One - The Maritime War
Uniforms, etc, 1812
US Navy Historical Center
Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson KB

A fourth grade teacher in Indianapolis has asked, on behalf of her students (thank you, young people) to include the following links which they found useful:

SSBN 662
Links for the USS Hardhead
Submarine Force Museum

[links and references to other sites of interest to marine historians will be added and will be subdivided as necessary]

Revised: 5 Aug 2011