Mariners Lost at Sea Database

A team of interns and volunteers scoured newspapers, account books, and whaling logs in an effort to quantify the Nantucket whaling industry’s death toll at sea. While the record will never be complete, the team identified more than 1,100 sailors who lost their lives in pursuit of “black gold.” The outliers represent years where whole crews are documented as lost at sea rather than individuals.

Many Nantucketers died from the actions of angered sperm whales and some perished due to the poor judgement of their captains. But disease and shipboard accidents were also leading causes of death among Nantucket whalers, as well as among Nantucket fishermen and merchant sailors more generally. Research carried out at the NHA has identified over 1,100 seafarers lost aboard Nantucket vessels between 1724 and 1896. Their sacrifices stand as a testament to the human cost of whaling, fishing, and trading from a small island community. Learn more

This searchable database was developed to remember these brave individuals, listing their names and what we know about them.

Contact the NHA Research Library at library@nha.org if you have additional information on Nantucket mariners in the database or any not included.

LEGEND:

*  denotes individuals who were residents of Nantucket
” ” denotes content from source material
Sources include Account Book 54 (NHA Manuscript Collection), the Barney Genealogical Record, The Inquirer and Mirror, and the Nantucket Journal.

Lost at SeaDeath
Date
ShipAge at
Death
Details
Abbot, Capt. Joseph *Ship Columbia, NantucketCaptain/former master of bark Maria of New Bedford; Died
Ackley, Capt. 1855/1/2Ship Potomac, NantucketCaptain; Died at sea
Ackley, Enoch *1855/1/2Died at sea
Adlington, George *1833/3/6 Winslow, New Bedford292nd Officer; "Killed by a whale in the Pacific"
Allen Jr, Edward 181926At sea; son of David
Allen, Benjamin *172225Lost at sea, "Lost whaling at the Southward"
Allen, Benjamin *1828Died at sea
Allen, Caleb 1759"Lost at sea"; "son David"
Allen, Daniel 1805Whaling; son Daniel
Allen, E. 1833Schooner AstreaCaster; "Met a strong S.W. winds on the 22nd, and on the 25th was capsized, all hands being washed overboard (1 week out of Norfolk)"
Allen, Josiah 1801Son of "Shubail at sea"
Allen, Josiah *1804/4Died at sea
Allen, Sylvanus Jr. *1836Died at sea
Allen, Trisham 1802West Indies
Allen, Tristram *176723Lost at sea on his way to London
Allen, William 1805West Indies
Allen, William *1810/7Died at sea
Alley, Barzillai *1826/9/2James Cropper23Lost at sea, "While assisting in handing the jib…he was thrown from the boom and drowned." Ship was travelling from Liverpool to New York.
Alley, Edward *1837/2Reaper20Died at sea
Alley, Gorham 1804Coming from Batavia
Ames, Mr. 1828Chebacco boat"Lying at anchor… run down by a large Schooner without topsailS." Fort Point cove
Andrews, Abram *1810Lost at sea
Andrews, Jacob 1810"Lost going to West Indies"; son Abra
Annable, Jonathan 1783/7/19 Polly , Rochester
Archer, George A. *1861/7/23Died at sea
Archer, George *1861/11/26Bark Kathleen, New Bedford16Died of "Aujier" Fever
Arham, Andrew 1789"Drowned"
Arthur, John 181827 yrs 9 mos
Austin, Abishaie *1783
Austin, John 1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"
Austin, Nathan *1783
Austin, William *1783
Austin, William *183220
Bailey, Benjamin 1810"West Indies"; son of Ebenezer
Bailey, Hiram *1856/5/31Schooner Watchman43Captain; Drowned when his boat was upset trying to land at Bonavista, Cape Verde Islands; His loss was felt on the island to be a loss of a "public benefactor." A sort of obituary published in The Inquirer and Mirror, Wednesday July 16, 1856, page 2. He was buried at Bonavista. He left behind a wife and four children. Shipping flags at wharves were set at half-mast, and the door of the "Pacific Room" was draped with an ensign with a black border (Nantucket Weekly Mirror, Saturday July 19, 1856, page 2).
Bailey, Robinson 1835Whaleboat from John and Edward1st officer; "Boat from the John and Edward attempting to land at Goffs Island, filled with surf", died in the Mozambique Channel
Bailey, Samuel Jr. 181926At sea
Baily, Bevy 1810"West Indies"; Son of Ebenegar
Baily, Timothy 1810"From-Cape de Verde"
Baker, Abner *Lost at sea
Baker, John 1840Packet RhoneSeaman; A packet ship of the Havre line
Baker, Joseph M. *1837/11Lost at sea
Baker, Mrs. Edwin 1880/12/23Drowned in a pond about a mile and a half in a southerly direction from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard while attempting to save her son; Wife of Edwin F. Baker
Baker, Pinkham *Died at sea
Baker, Willie E. 1880/12/2310Drowned in a pond about a mile and a half in a southerly direction from Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard after falling through the partially frozen lake on a sled; Son of Edwin F. Baker
Barker, Hyckiah *179530Died at sea
Barker, Isaac 1780"West Indies (hurricane)"; "S. Samuel"
Barker, Robert 1782"Drowned at the Bar"
Barker, Robert Sr. 1780Downed in river
Barnard, Abishai Jr. *1781/1/126Lost at sea
Barnard, Alexander *184432Lost at sea
Barnard, Benjamin Jr. *1786/11/2835Lost at sea
Barnard, Bery 1786"West Indies"
Barnard, Charles *1869Lost at sea
Barnard, Christopher *176730
Barnard, David 1791"Coast of Brazil"
Barnard, David 1807Benjamin Coffin of St.John's
Barnard, George F. *1881/951Died of African fever
Barnard, Hezekiah *176825Lost at sea
Barnard, John C. *1864/11/720Lost at sea
Barnard, Jonathan 1775"Discovered on the Bar"
Barnard, Joshua 1792"Lost at sea"; "S. Bery"
Barnard, Josiah 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son Abishai"
Barnard, Nathaniel 1749"Died in South Carolina"
Barnard, Obed *1802/740Died at sea near the Sandwich Islands
Barnard, Peter 1804West Indies
Barnard, Reuben 1784/6/21"At sea"; "son Bery"
Barnard, Reuben 1815/9/329 yrs 3 mosNew York; son Obadiah
Barnard, Samuel 1805Son Nathaniel
Barnard, Shuback 1780"West Indies"; "S. Shuback"
Barnard, Stephen II 1772"Whaling"
Barnard, Thomas 1807West Indies; son of Thomas Jr
Barnard, Thomas 1816
Barnard, Thomas H. *1869/338Lost at sea
Barnard, Timothy 1749"Died in the West Indies"
Barnard, Timothy 1799"West Indies"
Barnard, Timothy *Lost at sea in Sir Cloudesly Shovel's fleet
Barnard, William 1796"Killed by Native, Northwest Coast"
Barnell, Baxter 1784/1/1"At Baltimore"; "son Jonathan"
Barney, Reuben Jr. *1870/9/324Lost at sea
Barrell, Jethro 1820Mate; son of Nataniel
Barrett, Jethro *181832
Bartlett, Telemuchus 1804West Indies
Barton, Leti 1834Pacific Chase, New Bedford"Drowned on the bar, while watering" Pasta
Barziela, S. 1777"Boston"; "son Frances"
Beard, William *1827Cyrus16"Drowned, falling from aloft"; son of Mr. John B. Beard
Bearse, Isaac *1867/10/22Dory , NantucketMaster of a vessel in the Light House and Buoy tender service; Drowned when dory was swamped while fishing off Quidnet
Bearse, John H. *1867/1/19Bark OrioleLost overboard while off the coast of Chile
Beayton, Israel 1811"Baltimore"
Beebe, Ezra S. *1865/10/221Drowned at sea
Bell, Edward 1832Schooner Lydia PortlandCook; Washed overboard and was drowned; "colored man"
Bellows, A. *Died at sea
Bennett, George 182013 yrs 6 mosAt sea; son of William
Bennett, Samuel 1786"Whaling"
Bennett, Stephen *1849/5/1537Died at sea
Berry, Mr. 1848/2Ship Japan, Nantucket1st officer; Died
Bigelow, Edward H. *1858/1/1416Died at sea in the Bay of Bengal
Black, Owen 1783/7/19PollyPolly; son Wm.
Blake, Christian 1827Arora, New York"Wrecked off Sandy Hook, N.J." "Six seamen who refused to get into the boat, preferring to remain on ship"
Blin, Thomas 1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Bocat, James 1812"Drowned"
Boed, John 1775"Whaling"
Boeot?, James 1781Prison ship"Died Naut. Harbor"
Bond, William1821Ship Essex, NantucketSteward; Lost at Sea
Bradbury, Wyman *Lost at sea
Brayton, John E. *1850/1/3036Died at sea
Bred, Mary 1749"Drowned at Tookoonuck [Tuckernuck], cast away in a snow storm coming from Rhode Island."
Briggs, Stephen *1821/1/2150Lost at sea
Briggs, Wiliam Coffin *1831/936Died at sea
Brill, Cornelius F. *186527Died at sea
Brill, Stephen B. *187026Died at sea
Brock, Andrew *1846/5/5Ship Planter, Nantucket2nd Mate; Boat capsized while whale fishing off Massafuero, Chili
Brown, Chandler 1810"West Indies"
Brown, Charles F. *1866/6/5Ship Swallow, New BedfordFell overboard from his boat while fast to a whale and was drowned
Brown, Charles Franklin 1865/12/25Whaleship Swallow, New Bedford322nd officer; Fell overboard from a boat while fast to a whale
Brown, Coffin *1783Lost at sea off Dunkirk
Brown, George 1807Son of George-John Jackson
Brown, Isaac 1852/5/16Ship Atlantic, Nantucket19Died on board returning home on account of ill health
Brown, Isaac H. *1852/5/1618Died at sea
Brown, James Jr. 1780"South Carolina"
Brown, James *1826West Indies; son of John B
Brown, Shubael *182240Killed at sea whaling
Bunked, Henry *Killed by a whale
Bunker, Andrew 1779"At sea"; "S. Zackery"
Bunker, Barnabas 1808Samuel Wilson
Bunker, Barzillai *Lost at sea
Bunker, Benajah 1793"Going to Boston"
Bunker, Benjamin Jr. *1800/9/920Died at sea
Bunker, Charles Jr. 1799"Smallpox"
Bunker, Cromwell 1793"Lost at sea near Delagon Bay"
Bunker, Daniel *Killed by a whale
Bunker, David 1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Bunker, Franklin 1800Baltimore; son of George
Bunker, Franklin *180023Killed by a whale
Bunker, Fred N. W. 1814/3/726"Cape Good Hope"; son John (tailor)
Bunker, Frederic R. *1856/4/29Died at sea
Bunker, George P. *181134Died at sea
Bunker, George *1822/2/24John Adams29born Oct 2, 1793
Bunker, Henry 1781"Whaling"; "S. Silas"
Bunker, Hiram *born Aug 8, 1781
Bunker, Isaiah *Died at sea
Bunker, James H. *1866/8/20Schooner Eunice H. Adams, Nantucket1st officer; Killed by a whale; son of Timothy Bunker
Bunker, Jesse 1807Ship CommerceCaster
Bunker, John 1782"West Indies"; "son Bachillor"
Bunker, John Jr. *1842/10/1528Lost at sea
Bunker, John *1821Died at sea
Bunker, Mary 1779"Drowned at Brant Point"
Bunker, Moses *1806/9/2433Died at sea, whaling
Bunker, Nathaniel 1799"Whaling"
Bunker, Obed 1743"Lost whaling to the Southard"; "(Son of James?)" penciled in may correspond to his name
Bunker, Paul *1827/7/427Lost at sea
Bunker, Peleg 1806Died in prison in France
Bunker, Peter 1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Bunker, Peter 1777"Died in London"
Bunker, Peter 1798"West Indies"
Bunker, Richard 1800"Guadelope"
Bunker, Robert 1820Ship Horatio31 yrs 6 mosMaster; New York
Bunker, Rowland 1810/2/2"At sea"; son of Uriah
Bunker, Samuel 1811/5/14"From Jamaica to New York"
Bunker, Seth 1800Smithfield
Bunker, Simeon 1750"In his passage from Madeira"
Bunker, Stephen *Died at sea
Bunker, Sylvanus *Lost at sea
Bunker, Thaddeus *Lost at sea
Bunker, Thadeus 181736 yrs 6 mosBolivia
Bunker, William 1800West Indies; son of William
Bunker, William *176842Lost at sea
Bunker, Zephinia 1784"At sea"
Burdett, Edward *1833/11/15Montano28Lost at sea in the Pacific
Burdett, Thomas *1794
Burgess, William 1731/2/30"Lost whaling to the Southward"
Burke, Humphrey 1834 Nautilus, New BedfordSteward; Drowned in Tahiti
Burnell, Barker 1799"Bound for Cape de Verd. Lost."; "brother to Jonathan"
Burnell, Jonathan Jr. 1799Mate; "Bound for Cape de Verd. Lost."
Burnell, Jonathan Jr. *1783Lost at sea
Burnett, Jonathan Jr. 1783/7/19PollyMaster
Burnett, Stephen *1849/5/15Ship Citizen, Nantucket36Late first mate of John W. Coffin of Boston
Butler, John *1800Lost at sea going to the West Indies
C.Folger, Charles *1829/7Mercury, New Bedford232nd officer; "Killed by a whale"; son of Barnabus Folger
Calder, James 1810"From Jamaica"; son of Robert
Calder, Samuel *1828/10/18Lopez31Lost at sea
Canteright, Jonathan 1789"West Indies"
CaptainUnnamed and wife1877/5/16Schooner Marietta, Tilton Captain; Rammed by steamer "Harrisburg" near Nantucket Lightship
Cartland, George H. *1857/1/120Died at sea
Cartwright, Benjamin 1812/1/13"From Wilmington, N.C."
Cartwright, Edward S. 181319"At sea"; son of John
Cartwright, John Jr 1802Barbados
Cartwright, Joseph B. *1839/11/2111Fell from aloft at sea
Cartwright, Obed 1811/3/16"Long Island, drowned"
Cartwright, Thomas *Died at sea
Cartwright, William *1813/7Died at sea
Cary, James 181335 yrs 6 mos"At Canton"
Cary, Nathaniel 1798"New York"; "son Edward Sr."
Cash, Charles *Died at sea
Cash, William 1798"Whaling, Brazil coast"
Cathcart, Gershon 1803West Indies; West Indies
Cathcart, John Sr. 1783/7/19Polly
Cathcart, Leander *1823/4/1John Adams15Lost at sea
Cathcart, William H. *183630Killed by natives at sea
Chadwick, Charles H. 1884/10/1850Drowned at Turks and Caicos Island
Chadwick, David 1750"At North Carolina"
Chadwick, David *1800Died at sea off the coast of Africa
Chadwick, John 1799"At sea (measles)"
Chadwick, John *177835Lost at sea
Chadwick, Joseph 1782"Drowned at the Bar"; "son Isaiah"
Chadwick, Laban *Died at sea
Chadwick, Mary 1749"Drowned at Tookoonuck [Tuckernuck], cast away in a snow storm coming from Rhode Island."
Chadwick, Reuben 1810"Jamaica"
Chadwick, Richard 1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Chadwick, Timothy *1811/9/926Died at sea
Chase, Abraham 1800West Indies
Chase, Barnabas 1780/1/1"Lost in a hurricane in a sloop"; "son Thomas"
Chase, Benjamin 1809son of Judah
Chase, Bery 1780/1/1"Lost West Indies"; "S. Isaac"
Chase, Charles Jr. 181350"At sea" drowned in Sweden
Chase, Cornelius 1754"Whaling"
Chase, George Brown 1816Cape Verde, Lightning
Chase, James 181938Rio; son of James
Chase, Joseph 1807"At sea"
Chase, Paul 1782"Cast away Plum Island"
Chase, Timothy 1816At sea; son Abraham
children, 4 of Mr. Halsted 1848/12/20Ship United States, NantucketAsleep in cabin, went down with ship after it struck possibly another wreck/possibly stove by a whale
Christian, John 1839"Killed by a whale"
Church, Joseph 1846/12/25Ship Henry Clay, NantucketSeaman; Lost from ship
Clark, Barnabas *178019Died at sea in a hurricane
Clark, Bohun A. 1832Bunker Hill"Drowned in Nantucket Harbor…(body) found near the straights-Mouth Gloucester"
Clark, Charles G. 181723France; son Ebenezer
Clark, Charles *182330Died at sea
Clark, Christopher 1768"Drowned" (sailed with Seth Morton)
Clark, Church 1783/7/19PollySon Church
Clark, Church Jr. *1783Lost at sea
Clark, Elisha 1780"London" (sailed with Ephraim Gardner)
Clark, George 181220"At sea"; son of Isaiah
Clark, George *Died at sea
Clark, Henry 1801England "S Rox-"
Clark, Ichabod 1764"Whaling"
Clark, Isaiah 1796"Whaling, Brazil coast"
Clark, Isaiah *180033Lost at sea
Clark, John 18306529th Ult
Clark, Matthew 1815/7/2728Havanna
Clark, Nathaniel 1811"West Indies"
Clark, Peter 1750"At North Carolina"
Clark, Prince *178025"S. William"
Clark, Stephen 1759"Whaling"
Clark, Stephen 1782"At sea"; "son William"
Clark, Stephen *182416Died at sea
Clark, Thomas 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son William"
Clark, Thomas *1824/5/22 Dauphin, Swain (?), Nantucket222nd officer; Drowned "off the coast of Japan while encountering a whale"
Clark, Uriah *1817/342Died at sea
Clark, William S. *1864/1/2044Died at sea
Clasby, Benjamin 1749"Died in South Carolina"
Clasby, Peter 1805From Patagonia
Clasby, Thomas 1780"West Indies"; "son John"
Cleveland, Henry 1796"West Indies"
Clisby, Henry B. *1869/3Lost at sea
Codd, Warren C. *1857/9Lost overboard at sea
Codd, Warren *1853/3/23Ship Mary, Nantucket22Knocked overboard and drowned while striking a whale
Coffin, Aaron 1795"Whaling"
Coffin, Abel 1777Prison ship"New York"
Coffin, Alexander 1741"Died in the West Indies"
Coffin, Alexander *1816/11/428Died at sea, (Shearpin) at sea
Coffin, Alexander *1854/10/646Shipwrecked
Coffin, Alexander Hall and Mrs. Coffin 1854/9/1Ship Manchester, NantucketCaptain and wife; Ship wrecked near Cape Horn
Coffin, Alfred 1810"From Cape de Verde"
Coffin, Alvin E. 1879/1/6Schooner Gerrit P. Wright42Drowned in Chesapeake Bay; Son of Seth Coffin
Coffin, Barnabas 1777"New York"
Coffin, Barthell 1786"Whaling"
Coffin, Barthell II 1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Barzillai 1799"Southward"; "S. Brown"
Coffin, Barzillai *182526Killed by a whale at sea
Coffin, Bazaleel *1780Lost at sea
Coffin, Benjamin 1782"Vineyard, drowned"
Coffin, Benjamin 181946 yrs 3 mosMarine Hospital Charleston
Coffin, Benjamin Fosdick 181948New York; son of Jonathan
Coffin, Benjamin Franklin *1830/1/1Lost at sea
Coffin, Bethuel *Lost at sea
Coffin, Bezalul 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son Elias"
Coffin, Christopher 1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Christopher 1785"West Indies"; "son Richard"
Coffin, Cromwell 1751"West Indies"
Coffin, Cromwell II *1823Brothers2nd officer; Killed by a whale
Coffin, Daniel 1745/9/9"Killed by a whale"; Father of Richard Coffin
Coffin, Daniel *1724Died at sea
Coffin, David 1783/7/19Polly33Son David
Coffin, Edwin 181815 yrs 4 mosAt sea
Coffin, Eliaki 1783/7/19PollySon Benj.
Coffin, Eliakim *1784Lost at sea
Coffin, Elias 1780"At sea"
Coffin, Elijah 1781Prison ship"Died Naut. Harbor"
Coffin, Elijah *1795Died at sea
Coffin, Eliphalet *Lost at sea
Coffin, Elisha 1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; Brother of Joshua Coffin
Coffin, Francis Jr. *1805/438Died at sea
Coffin, Frederic *1818/1139Lost at sea
Coffin, George 1820Drowned in the Lakes; son of Nathaniel
Coffin, Henry 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Coffin, Henry *Lost at sea
Coffin, Hezekiah 181640 yrs 6 mosDied at sea; unknown coast
Coffin, Hezekiah Jr. *1815/640Died at sea
Coffin, Hezikiah 1782"Died in Virginia"
Coffin, Isaiah 181926 yrs 3 mosPenn Hospital; son of James Josiah
Coffin, Jethro Jr. 1782"Drowned at the Bar"
Coffin, John 1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Coffin, John G. 181918Son of Obediah
Coffin, John Gayer 1820Lost at sea; son of Obediah
Coffin, John Jr. *1800Lost at sea
Coffin, Jonathan 1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Coffin, Jonathan 1791"working at the Vineyard, lost"
Coffin, Joshua 1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; Brother of Elisha Coffin
Coffin, Joshua 1780"West Indies (hurricane)"
Coffin, Joshua *1780Lost at sea
Coffin, Josiah 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Coffin, Josiah 1778Prison ship"Newport"; "son Josiah Jr."
Coffin, Lindsey *1834SloopFell overboard and was drowned, near Hen and Chickens; living in Sandwich
Coffin, Loaban 1814Western Islands
Coffin, Matthew 1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Coffin, Matthew *1788Killed by a whale
Coffin, Obadiah *Lost at sea
Coffin, Oliver 1799"Southwest"; "S. Ebenezer"
Coffin, Owen *1821/2/6 Ship Essex, Nantucket16Eaten
Coffin, Paul 172934"Whaling"
Coffin, Peley II 1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Peter 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"; "son Abren"
Coffin, Peter Folger 1806Whaling
Coffin, Peter *1806/1011Lost at sea
Coffin, Philander Jr. *1859Lost at sea
Coffin, Prince *183537Lost at sea in the Awashonks
Coffin, Richard 1745/9/9"Killed by a whale"; Son of Daniel Coffin
Coffin, Roland A. *186320Lost overboard at sea
Coffin, Roland H. *1864/4/12Bark Adeline Gibbs, New Bedford21Lost overboard in the process of striking a whale
Coffin, Rowland 1803Lost; from Brazil
Coffin, Rufus 1818Havanna; son of William
Coffin, Samuel W. 1809/10Son of Simeon Jr S.C.
Coffin, Siloamne 1783"Drowned at Wovellall"
Coffin, Silvanus 181330"Whaling"
Coffin, Thaddeus *1842/3/3020Died at sea
Coffin, Thomas *Lost at sea
Coffin, Timothy 1812"Canton"; son of Obed
Coffin, Timothy R. *1837Reaper28Lost at sea
Coffin, Uriel 1783"Drowned at Wovellall"
Coffin, Valentine 1782"At sea"; "S. Ebenezer"
Coffin, William 1777"West Indies"; "son Jonathan"
Coffin, William II 1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Coffin, William Bunker 1820Cape Verde; son of Stephen
Coffin, William H. 1812"Lost at sea"; son of William the roper
Coffin, William H. *1809Died at sea
Coffin, Zacchare 1788"Away the Algunes"
Coffin, Zachariah 1806At sea
Coggeshall, Benjamin 1782"Jamaica"; "son Peleg"
Coggeshall, Benjamin Mrs. 1799"Bound for Cape de Verd. Lost."; S. Prince Coleman
Coggeshall, Benjamin *1798
Coggeshall, Edward *183527
Coggeshall, Obed *
Cole, Isaac1821/2/8Ship Essex, NantucketEaten
Coleman, Aaron 1788"Drowned in the harbor"; "S. Francis"
Coleman, Alexander *1846/12/19Died at sea
Coleman, Benj. 1805Son Prince
Coleman, Benjamin 1777"West Indies"; "son Stubael, wife Judie"
Coleman, Benjamin *175015
Coleman, Bery III 1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Coleman, Bethul 1799"Yellow fever in New York"; "S. Simone"
Coleman, Charles W. *1841/11/1814Fell from aloft at sea
Coleman, Charles William 181622Died at sea; son of Richard
Coleman, Charles *1820/621Died at sea
Coleman, Charles *1820/733Died at sea
Coleman, Christopher 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son Ebenezer"
Coleman, Ebenezer 1780"Whaling"; "S. Jonathan"
Coleman, Edwin *Lost at sea
Coleman, Frederick 1802"Drowned up harbor"; son of George
Coleman, Frederick 1812/5"London"
Coleman, George 1791"West Indies"; "son George"
Coleman, Henry F. *186414Lost at sea
Coleman, Howard 1869/7/22Fishing dory9 or 10Drowned after attempting to swim to shore at Brant Point after being unable to land a fishing dory.; Son of Mr. George Coleman
Coleman, Jethro Jr. 1755/1Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Coleman, John Way 180222"At sea"; son of "Barzillai"
Coleman, Jonathan 1783/7/19Polly
Coleman, Joseph Jr. *1775Died at sea at the coast of Guinea, "whaling"
Coleman, Nathaniel *1780Lost at sea
Coleman, Obed H. *1846/12/19Ship China, New Bedford2nd officer; Taken out of a boat by the line while fast to a whale
Coleman, Paul *1755Lost at sea
Coleman, Paul *1772Killed by a whale
Coleman, Robert *Died at sea
Coleman, Rueben *1849/8/29Ship Alpha, Nantucket1st officer;
Coleman, Sarah 1807Wife of Richard Lake Coleman
Coleman, Seth Macy 181619At sea; son Abraham
Coleman, Seth *1816/619Lost at sea
Coleman, Solomon Jr. 1796"England"
Coleman, Stephen 181720 yrs 4mosQuicks Hole
Coleman, Thomas 1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Coleman, Timothy 1807"South"
Coleman, Trisham 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son Solomon"
Colesworthy, A.G. *1830/10/1Brig NapoleonMate; "Washed overboard and was drowned" Lat. 39/9, Long. 66/12
Colesworthy, Waldo 1807West Indies
Cook, William 1799Master; "Sloop lost"
Cottle, George *182421Died at sea
Cottle, James 1780"West Indies"
Cottle, Owen S. *183325Died at sea
Cottle, William Henry *1851/8/530Died at sea
Covel, Obediah 1810"Lost going to Virginia"
Covett, James W. *1862/4/25Bark Roscius, New BedfordSteward; Died from illness
Covil, Obadiah *1809Lost at sea
Crew members, ~14 1854/9/1Ship Manchester, NantucketShip wrecked near Cape Horn
Crew Unnamed1878/10/17Schooner El Dorado, Ellsworth, MaineStorm
Crew Unnamed and captain1878/10/17Schooner Etta A. Stimson, Thomaston, MaineSeaman/Captain; Storm off Cape Poge
Crew Unnamed of 61877/1Hit a shoal
Crew, 7 members 1853/12/6CitizenLoss of ship Citizen
Crewmen UnnamedShip wrecked in storm
Crewmen Unnamed, 6 1876/3Ship wrecked in storm
Crocker, Charles Jr. *1864/2/2230Lost at sea
Cromwell, Moses Barnard 181619yrs 4 mosWhaling
Crosby, Mr. 1833Schooner AstreaSupercargo; Met with strong S.W. winds on the 22nd, and on the 25th was capsized, all hands being washed overboard (1 week out of Norfolk)
Crosby, William 1799"Yellow fever in New York"; "son Silas"
Cushman, John 1818At sea
Daggett, Nathan *175633Lost at sea
Daggett, Nathaniel 1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Daniels, Daniel F. 1845/11/24Inez"By sickness"
Darling, Charles 1810"Jamaica"
Davis, Charles 182143 yrs 6 mosCaptain
Day, Rufus 1833Schooner AstreaMet with strong S.W. winds on the 22nd, and on the 25th was capsized, all hands being washed overboard (1 week out of Norfolk)
Decro, Edwin 1812son of Gershorn
Dennis, James 1817At sea
Derrick, Thomas J. *1847/4/20Ship Ploughboy, New Bedfordabout 20
Dota, William 1780"Lost at the West Indies"
Dower, James J. 1876/8/20Schooner Gago H. Phillips, ProvincetownSeaman; Gale and heavy seas
Drew, David M. *1850/6/20Ship Lydia Fairhaven26Boat steerer; Died while in the sea of Kamschatka from the discharging of a gun
Drew, George 1808/1/8"Drowned at New Bedford"
Drew, James *1833/10/5 Samuel Wright, Salem15"Drowned in the Pacific"; son of Captain Alexander Drew of this town
Drown, Captain 1831/4/30Steamboat TricolorCaptain; "Boiler exploded…were all swept overboard" Wheeling, Va.
Dunham, John B. 1885/1/729Drowned near Tuckernuck
E., William Hunter *1855/10Phenix, Nantucket18Captain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; left behind a mother and son
Easton, Nicholas *1828Bunker Zone, Nantucket30Mate; "All exertions to save Mr. E were unavailing, as it was evening, and he was unable to swim"
Easton, Nicolas 1827Bunker Zone30Mate; Fell overboard off coast of Peru, couldn't swim; husband and father to two young children
Easton, Peter *1819/11/137Died at sea
Elkins, Joseph 182038 yrs 6 mosSon of John
Elkins, Joseph *182051Died at sea
Ellis, Alfred *1840/10/1118Born 1818
Ellis, Caleb 1781Prison ship"Died Naut. Harbor"; "son William"
Ellis, Charles 1812/10"At sea"; son of Elisha
Ellis, Charles Born Nov 21, 1795
Ellis, Charles C. 1808"Drowned"; son of John
Ellis, Charles *1811Lost off Cape Horn
Ellis, Henry 1805Loagrusa, West Indies
Ellis, Jonathan II 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Ellis, Raymond 1803West Indies
Ellis, Tristram *1839/629Died at sea
Ellis, William *183730Born Feb 22, 1807
Ellis, William *
Elridge, Oscar F. 1863/4/14Sloop-of-War MonongahelaCrew member; Struck by shell fragment in the engagement at Port Hudson
Ennis, Richard *1844/6/25Ship Alpha3rd officer; Killed by a whale
Fanning, Edmond *1822/12/2437Died at sea
Farnham, Roland *1858/10/24Bark Montezuma, New Bedford2nd Mate; Ship lost in a gale
Fileh, Peter 1798"Norfolk"
Fileh, Peter and his sons 1780"Lost at the West Indies"; "son Timothy, Francis" (perished with him)
Fish, Coddington P. 1867/5/31"Drowned by the upsetting of a boat in New London harbor"
Fish, Stephen 1781"At sea"
Fisher, Edward 1865/8/23Brewster18Cholera (Indian Ocean)
Fisher, James H. 1832Mentor
Fisher, William R. *1868/2/1750Died at sea
Fisher, Zenas *
Fisk, Freeborn 1815/1/1035 yrs 3 mosDrowned
Fitch, Ariel *1799Killed by a whale
Fitch, Beriah *
Fitch, Coffin *Lost at sea
Fitch, Francis *1780Lost at sea
Fitch, Nath 1801"Going to New York"
Fitch, Peter *1780Lost at sea
Fitch, Timothy *1780Lost at sea
Fitzgerald, James 1765"Drowned at South Shore"
Folger, Albert *1823/7/31Whaleship Seringapatain [England somewhere]242nd officer; Drowned at sea at lat. 58, 30 south, lon. 71. "A boy had fallen overboard, and Mr. F. heroically leaped into the sea to save him; but, as it was intensely cold, he was probably seized with cramp, having disappeared almost immediately. The boy was saved, as was the surgeon, who had likewise sprung overboard after him."; "Mr. F. was a young man of amiable character, and his loss is sincerely regretted by all who knew him."
Folger, Alexander S. *1863/10/29Bark Adeline Gibbs, New Bedford17 years 7 monthsDied of consumption
Folger, Ammial *179720Died at sea
Folger, Andrew *1780Died at sea
Folger, Andrew *1848/2/12Ship Triton, New Bedford24Cooper; Killed during skirmish aboard ship in Seydenham's Islands (King's Mill Group)
Folger, Asa 1780"At sea"; "S. Reuben"
Folger, Barnard 1795"Norfolk"
Folger, Charles *1829/123Born March 3, 1806
Folger, Charles *1826Drowned in Alexandria; son of Seth F.
Folger, Christopher 1774"At sea"
Folger, Daniel 1744/8/30"Lost on the shoals between Nantucket and the Vineyard"; "Son of Peter Folger"
Folger, Elishai *1740Lost at sea
Folger, Francis M. *1869/9/7Schooner M.E. Simmons, Provincetown421st officer; Lost overboard
Folger, George Lawrence 181928New Orleans
Folger, Henry 1777"West Indies"
Folger, Isaiah 1800"Lost on Duxbury Beach"; son of Elisha
Folger, James *1817/4/946
Folger, John 1780"Lost in a hurricane in a sloop"; "son Abishai"
Folger, Joseph W. *1854/4/2442Died at sea
Folger, Josiah 181650Drowned Hudson River
Folger, Nathaniel 1777"West Indies"; "son Zacchere"
Folger, Nathaniel 1800"At sea"; son of Nathaniel
Folger, Nathaniel II 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Folger, Noah *181923Died at sea
Folger, Paul 1770"Whaling"
Folger, Peter 1744/8/30"Lost on the shoals between Nantucket and the Vineyard"; Father of Daniel Folger
Folger, Peter *1744/10/3018Lost at sea
Folger, Reuben 1782"Drowned at the Bar"; "son Peter"
Folger, Richard 1779"At sea"; "S. William"
Folger, Rowland 1805Killed by natives; son Gilbert
Folger, Samuel 1794"West Indies"
Folger, Schubael 1803"At sea"; son Sette, France
Folger, Seth *1816/6/1550Died at sea
Folger, Shuback 1774"Whaling"
Folger, Shubael *1774Whaleship37
Folger, Thomas 1780"At sea, killed by common cold"
Folger, Uriel *1800/1216Lost at sea upon Duxbury Beach
Folger, William S. *182318
Fordick, John Jr. 1780"Lost at the West Indies"
Fosdick, Jethro *
Fosdick, Philip 1809"At sea"
Foss, Charles 1828Chelsea, Boston Mass.Seaman
Fowler, Robert 1823/12/5"a colored man"
Freeborn, George 1815/3Greenwich, Rhode Island
Fuller, Andrew J. *1879/9/1Matilda Sears19Died at sea
Gaff, George 1813Mate; "Lost within a few days of Nantucket"
Gallagher, William * 1833SteamboatSteam boat was near Fayetteville (native of Ireland)
Gardener, Charles H. 1844/7/10Lydia, Nantucket2nd officer; Coquimbo
Gardner, Abraham 1783/7/19PollySon Timothy
Gardner, Albert C. *1838/2/10Died at sea
Gardner, Alex P. 181919 yrs 1 moAt sea
Gardner, Alex *born Oct 17, 1799
Gardner, Alexander and son 1786"Lost at sea"
Gardner, Alexander *1800/12/137Lost at sea
Gardner, Amos 1782"At sea"; "son Elias"
Gardner, Ansel *1812/9/241Died at sea
Gardner, Bery 1777Prison ship"New York"
Gardner, Caleb 1814/12/17Drowned Maryland
Gardner, Charles 1778Prison ship"Newport"; "son Belheel"
Gardner, Charles H. *Died at sea
Gardner, Daniel II 1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Gardner, Daniel *1825/1/836Lost at sea
Gardner, Eliab *Lost at sea
Gardner, Eliakin 1808"Bolivia"
Gardner, Ephraim 1780"London" (sailed with Elisha Clark)
Gardner, Francis 181656Baltimore; son Benjamin
Gardner, Frederic *1808/1/1Drowned at sea
Gardner, Frederick 1807/1"Drowned"
Gardner, Grendall *1772Lost at sea, "whaling"
Gardner, Henry *1802/423Born June 21, 1781; son in law to Samuel Barrett
Gardner, Isaac 1780"Drowned West Indies"; "son John"
Gardner, Isaac 1782/8"At sea"; "son Timothy"
Gardner, Isaac 1813"Lost within a few days of Nantucket"
Gardner, James H. *1834/3/933"Rio Janero, at the hospital"; son of Capt Freeman Gardner
Gardner, Jethro 1759"Whaling"; "son Barnabas"
Gardner, Jethro 1802Son of "Silvarius"
Gardner, John 1778Prison ship"Newport"; "son George, John"
Gardner, John 1780"South Carolina"; "S. John"
Gardner, John 1799"Sloop lost"
Gardner, John 1813"Lost within a few days of Nantucket"
Gardner, John *1812/7/27Lost at sea
Gardner, Josiah 1781"Lost West Indies"; "son Andrew" in pencil
Gardner, Josiah *1758Lost at sea
Gardner, Nathaniel 1782"Coming from France"
Gardner, Obed 1812/7"West Indies"
Gardner, Obediah 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Gardner, Peleg 1809"Drowned"
Gardner, Reuben 181940 yrs 3 mosNova Scotia; brother of Simeon
Gardner, Samuel *184822Lost at sea
Gardner, Simeon *178023Lost at sea in a storm
Gardner, Simon 1780"Lost in a hurricane in a sloop"; "son Nathaniel"
Gardner, Solomon 1759"Whaling"
Gardner, Solomon Jr. *Died at sea
Gardner, Thaddeus *176728Lost at sea
Gardner, Thaddeus *1800/12/534Lost at sea
Gardner, Thomas M. *1843/4/27Ship Mary, NantucketLost overboard off Cape Horn
Gardner, Uriah 1783"At sea"; "S. Timothy"
Gardner, William (Capt.) 181544Norfolk
Gardner, Zacchariah *1780Lost at sea
Gardner, Zachary 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son Andrew" in pencil
Gavin, Joshua A. 1780"Lost in the West Indies in a brig"
Gevine, Walter 1783"At sea"; "S. Thomas"
Gibbs, David 1806Lost at sea
Gifford, George H. *1846Lost at sea
Gifford, Robert *182040
Gill, Thomas 1799"Southwest"
Gillyrick, Seth *1823/4/2John AdamsLost at sea
Glidden, Tobias 1810"At sea"
Glover, Simon 1777"West Indies"
Godfrey, John 1810"Lost going to West Indies"
Golem, Paul 1805At sea
Golem, Seth 1805At sea
Goodepud, Silas 1779"At sea, killed by cruiser at the Bar"
Grant, George *1848/4/1Ship Sarah ParkerSeaman;
Greene, George H. *1863/1/10Died at sea in the Civil War
Grew, James *Lost at sea
Gross, Joseph 1828Chebacco boat"Lying at anchor… run down by a large Schooner without topsailS." Fort Point cove
Gurrell, John *1831/7/6 Heroine, New YorkCaptain; Cholera in Cronstadt
H.Lane, Joseph 1833Schooner AstreaMate; Met with strong S.W. winds on the 22nd, and on the 25th was capsized, all hands being washed overboard (1 week out of Norfolk)
H.Plumb, Samuel *1828Chelsea, Boston Mass.24Mate; "left widowed mother"
Hall, Charles C. *1834/10/826Lost at sea
Hall, Thomas 1828Schooner HiramSeaman; "Jumped overboard and was drowned" off Gay Head, Mass.
Harlow, Joseph *1868/5/26Bark Amy, NantucketKilled while taking a whale
Harps, David C. *1852/8/2447Died in Sandwich Islands
Harris, Captain *Captain; Lost at sea
Harris, John 1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Harris, Obed 1808/7/15From Philadelphia here
Haskell, Benjamin 1832/1/1Mentor
Hathaway, Jonathan 1834Golconda
Hathaway, Thomas 1731/2/28"Lost whaling to the Southward"
Hayden, Peirce 1779"West Indies"
Hayden, William C. 1866/10/22Fishing doryCaptain; Dory overturned while fishing off Quidnet
Healle, Timothy 1782"New Bedford"
Hellman, Robert 1780"At sea"
Hendricks, Obed*1820Ship Essex, NantucketLost at sea
Hessey, Laban 1779"West Indies"
Higgins, Obed *1866/11/145At sea
Hildebrand, Harry 1884/5/314Drowned in the upper harbor by the upsetting of a boat in the afternoon alongside 17-year-old Bert Everett of Kansas City, Mo.
Hillar, Edwin *1844/9/21JapanCaptain; Killed by a whale
Hillman, Reuben 1799"Baltimore, smallpox"
Hillman, Robert *1780Lost overboard at sea
Hiram, Capt. Bailey 1856/5/31Schooner Watchman, Nantucket43Captain; Drowned at Bonavista by the upsetting of a boat while trying to land in heavy surf; body recovered by Portuguese
Hoag, George C. *1867/3/159Died at sea
Hodges, Seth 2nd 1816/12/11Delagoa Bay
Holloway, George J. 1837Brunette, Falmouth22"By the upsetting of a boat belonging to Brunette of Falmouth"
Holmes, Obed *1837/4/826Died at sea round Cape Horn
Holt, C.H. 1867/5/31Captain; "Drowned by the upsetting of a boat in New London harbor"
Horsefield, Joseph 1818Port au Prince
Hosir, William 1805/5Carolina
House, William *1818/339Died at sea
Houssey, Seth 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Howes, Thomas 1739/7"Lost in a West India hurricane"
Howland, Allen 1810"Lost going to Virginia"
Hoy, Joseph H. 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Hudson, James M. *1846Niphon28"At Noaheava, by the upsetting of a boat of ship Niphon"
Hull, Thomas Sr. 1783/7/19Polly
Hunter, Robert 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Hunter, William E. 1855/10/1Phenix, NantucketCaptain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; Native American man (one of two from the Phenix to drown)
Hussey, Andrew *1800/9/116Fell from aloft at sea
Hussey, Benjamin R. *1844/5/29Ship James Maury43Master; Nervous fever
Hussey, Captain *1852/4/26Ship William PennCaptain; Killed by mutineers near the Seydendan Islands (King's Mill Group)
Hussey, Charles Alexander 182024New Orleans; son of Laccheres ?
Hussey, Daniel 1750"Died in England"
Hussey, Daniel 1803New York
Hussey, Daniel B. 1816West Indies; son Uriel
Hussey, David G. 1812"At sea"
Hussey, Francis 1821At sea
Hussey, Francis *177723Taken at sea and killed in the Revolutionary War
Hussey, George G. *181626Died at sea
Hussey, George Gorham 1810"Lost going to West Indies"
Hussey, George Gorham 1816Sloop-of-War WaspAt sea
Hussey, Gorham *181048Captain; Lost at sea
Hussey, James *181020Died at sea coming from Rhode Island
Hussey, John 1749"Lost going to North Carolina"
Hussey, Oliver C. 181721 yrs 3 mosRainsford Island; son of John
Hussey, Richard 1804Jamaica; son Tresham
Hussey, Richard *178119Died at sea
Hussey, Thomas 1783"West Indies"; "son Paul"
J. Paul, Coleman 1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
James, John 1781"Died in Halifax"
James, Joseph *1856/11/29Ship Lexington, NantucketCooper; Lost overboard
Jay, Gilbert 1823Peru, NantucketKilled by a whale
Jenkins, Bery 1782"West Indies"
Jenkins, David *178026Lost at sea, "lost West Indies"
Jenkins, Jonathan 1780"Lost in the West Indies in a brig"; "son Benjamin"
Jenkins, Jonathan *176214Lost at sea
Jenkins, Matthew 1803West Indies; son Tristram
Jenkins, Prince 52New York
Jenkins, William 1780"Lost in the West Indies in a brig"; "S. Peter"
Jenkins, William 1807West Indies
Jethro189132At sea; son of Nathaniel
Johnson, James 1827Arora, New York"Wrecked off Sandy Hook, N.J." "Six seamen who refused to get off the ship, preferring to remain on ship"
Jones, Abraham 1791"working at the Vineyard, lost"
Jones, Barzillai 1811"On his passing from England"
Jones, Benjamin 181842 yrs 2 mosWest Indies; son of Benjamin
Jones, Henry H. *1867/9/8Ship Akbar Boston Mass.18Seaman; Died of dysentery on passage from Calcutta
Jones, Henry Jr. *1867Akbar, Boston Mass.18Died at sea
Jones, Manuel 1836GangesSeaman; Fell overboard off Cape Horn
Joseph1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Joy, Francis 1810"Lost going to Virginia"
Joy, Francis Jr. 1796"New York, smallpox"
Joy, Matthew*1821/1/10Ship Essex, Nantucket26Lost at sea. Third whaleboat separated and not seen again.
Joy, Peter *1784/427Lost at sea
Joy, Samuel Jr. *1861Died at sea
Kelley, Edward H. *1858/7/3019Lost at sea
Kelley, Job. 1791"working at the Vineyard, lost"
Kellog, Seth 1810"Lost going to West Indies"
Kellogg, Seth *1810/3Lost at sea
King, Daniel *1842/9/2530Died at sea
Kinney, Henry 1833Schooner Astrea"Met a strong S.W. winds on the 22nd, and on the 25th was capsized, all hands being washed overboard (1 week out of Norfolk)"
Lance, Reuben 1806Whaling
Larence, James *1809/11/23Lost at sea
Lawrence, Duguied 1847/4ScienceLanding at one of the Sandwich Islands
Lawrence, George Jr. 1799"Yellow fever in New York"
Lawrence, James C. and daughter 1810"Lost going to Virginia"
Leary, Abraham 1799Mate; "Sloop lost"
Lewis, John Wilson *1863/1/16Drowned at sea
Lewis, John *1835Lost at sea
Lewis, Washington *Died at sea
Long, Anna *1828/10/1Bunker Zone, Nantucket70Coast of Peru, falling overboard; widow of Reuben Long
Long, Ephraim 1772"Whaling"
Long, George S. *1896/328Died at sea
Long, James *1799/5/7Whaleship
Long, Nathan 1771"At sea" (together)
Long, Reuben *Lost at sea
Long, Timothy 1798Captain; "Yellow fever in New York"
Long, William 1772"Whaling"
Long, William *179832Lost at sea
Love, Barzillai Jr. 1782Prison ship"Prison ship, New York"
Lowden, Benjamin B. 1836/1/1Logan, New Bedford
Luce, Barzillai 1823/1/1Whaleship Iodas1st officer
Luce, Ruben *1806
Luce, Ruben *1857/11/1649Lost at sea
Macey, R. 1833Caster; "Pieces of which he picked up…an oar was picked up branded R. Macey" at the Naos Sands
Macy, Albert I. *1862/10/8Died at sea
Macy, Alexander 1812/12/9"Drowned at the Vineyard"
Macy, Barnabas 1802"Coming from Philadelphia"
Macy, Benjamin 1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Macy, Charles R. *1808/526Lost at sea
Macy, Edmund 1810"Lost going to Virginia"
Macy, Francis *1842/9/26Ship Peruvian, St. Johns
Macy, George 1815/10/434 yrs 9 mosCincinnati; son George
Macy, James F. 1861/7/29Ship Swordfish29 years 10 months1st officer; Lost overboard in a gale and heavy seas; Son of Charles Macy of Nantucket
Macy, James Jr. 1767"Lost at sea"
Macy, Joseph *1826/7/3026Died at sea
Macy, Melville B. *1850/7/26Bark Montezuma, New Bedford3rd officer; Died from injuries received on board while cutting in a whale; moved onshore (Zanzibar) for 6 weeks but eventually died
Macy, Mr. *1853/3/26Ship Antarctic1st officer; Drowned by the destruction of his boat in the breakers (after ship wrecked)
Macy, Prince *1828Drowned at sea; son of Job Macy
Macy, Richard *1850/8/1253Died at sea
Macy, Robert *1828/1/2829Lost at sea
Macy, Seth 1802"Archangel"; son of Stephen
Macy, Siloamne 1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Macy, Simeon 1754/11/22"Lost overboard in the Bay of Biscay"; son of Abraham Macy
Macy, Timothy *180017Lost at sea
Macy, Trisham 1780"Charlestown"
Macy, Valentine 1810"Lost going to Virginia"; son of Stephen Jr.
Macy, Valentine *1809/11/23Lost at sea
Mallard, John W. P. *1828/6/3Ploughboy28Native of Boston, employed on whaleships out of Nantucket for last 4-5 years
Manlis, Benjamin Jr. 1820Whaling
Manning, David 1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Manning, John 1849/1/14Ship Niphon, NantucketCarpenter; Washed overboard and lost
Manter, George G. *1870/4/30Died at sea
Manter, Nathan *1850/12/4Ship Java, New Bedford321st officer; Killed by a whale
Marshall, Godfrey James 1810"Lost going to West Indies"
Marshall, Hawkins *Died at sea
Marshall, Hiram 1806At sea; son Obed
Marshall, James *1810/444Captain Gorham Hussey
Marshall, John 1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Marshall, Thomas 1813/7/1830"At sea"; son of Josiah
Marton, Herman 1825Edward M., BarnstableDrowned off Savannah
MateUnnamed and wife1877/5/16Schooner Marietta, Tilton Mate; Rammed by steamer "Harrisburg" near Nantucket Lightship
Maxey, Samuel 1805Loagrusa, West Indies
Mayo, Seth *1783Polly36Mate; Lost at sea
McCann, Benjamin F. *1875/11/2826Lost at sea
M'Cleave, Benj. 1844/8/26Ship Obed Mitchell, Nantucket3rd mate and cooper; Died at sea
Meader, Joseph *1800/21Died at sea
Meades, Nicholas 175539Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Merches, Manuel 1850/1/19Ship Niphon, NantucketSeaman; Died of scurvy
Miller, George 1840/7/13Rambler
Miller, John 1827Arora, New York"Wrecked off Sandy Hook, N.J. "Six seamen who refused to get into the boat, preferring to remain on ship"
Mitchell, Bery 1771"At sea" (together)
Mitchell, Joseph 1805Drowned at Lisbon
Mooers, Samuel *1831/5/1246Lost at sea
Mooers, William C. *1866/6/10Brig FalconDied aboard, no details given
Moore, Thomas 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Morgan, Dudley *1835/12/21ExperimentLost at sea
Morris, Thomas 1749"Drowned in North Carolina"
Morris, William 1819France
Morris, William M. *1846/11/1Ship Spartan, Nantucket22Drowned on the bar at Tombez
Morselander, George *Died at sea
Morselander, Obed 1800Baltimore
Morselander, Reuben 1814"Prison ship. England"
Morselander, Zebulon 1800Havanna
Morton, Seth 1768"Drowned" (sailed with Christopher Clark)
Mott, Joseph 1743"Lost whaling to the Southard"; "(Son of James?)" penciled in may correspond to his name
Motte, Bery 1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Mynick, Isaac II 1776"Died in London"
Mynick, Jethro 1780"Lost in the West Indies in a brig"
Mynick, Jonathan 1782"Drowned at the Bar"; "son Andrew"
Mynick, Timothy 1771"Whaling"
Mynick, William 1778Prison ship"Newport"; "son Isaac"
Myrick, Charles 1800
Myrick, David 1820Ship George WashingtonMaster
Myrick, David *181841
Myrick, Timothy *177128Lost at sea
Myrick, William *1796/346Died at sea "West Indies"
Nail, Thomas 1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Native Americans, 2 men1855/10/1Phenix, NantucketCaptain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; Native American man (one of two from the Phenix to drown)
Nichols, Edward 1810"From Cape de Verde"
Nichols, Edward *1810/11Lost at sea; Job Smith 3rd, Joseph Nichols
Nichols, Joseph 1810"From Cape de Verde"
Nichols, Jospeh *1810/11Lost at sea
Nichols, Mary Helen *1853/8/231Died at sea
Nicholson, Edward B. *1844/9/14Ship Thule, Nantucket1st officer; Whaleboat became separated after crew abandoned ship; rest of crew eventually arrived in Brisbane, AU
Nickerson, Barzillai 1876/1/1Schooner W.B. MoShain, Philadelphia24Drowned in James River, in the morning
Olison, William 1827Arora, New York"Wrecked off Sandy Hook, N.J. "Six seamen who refused to get off the boat, preferring to remain on ship"
Orphin, George F. *185537Died at sea
P.Clisby, John 1807Mate;
Paddack, Aaron*1824/3Whaleship Diana, NantucketCaptain. Lost overboard in Brazil.
Paddack, Daniel 1743"Lost whaling to the Southard"
Paddack, Frederick 1808"Lost"; son of Jonathan
Paddack, Jonathan 1808Sloop Leander"Sloop Leanders"
Paddack, Seth Jr. 1781"Lost West Indies"
Paddack, Stephen Jr. 1782"West Indies"
Paddack, Zackery 1782"Died in Virginia"
Palmer's, Capt. wife 1850/9Ship Navigator, NantucketDied on Pitcairn island
Parker, Fredrick 1799"Sloop lost"; "S. Nathan"
Parker, Nathan 1804Whaling in Brazil; son Dr. John Bartlett
Parker, Nathaniel 1799"Bound for Cape de Verd. Lost."; "S. Nathan"
Passengers and crew, All 1808Sloop LeanderWrecked off Siasconset
Pay, Obediah 1781"Died in Halifax"
Pease, Paul 182066 yrs 6 mosCaptain; London
Pease, Prince 1809/9/14"Away from home"
Pease, Timothy *1801/4/2219Fell from aloft at sea
Peaseydon, Paul 1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Perry, Henry 1788"Came from West Indies sick, and died"; "son Thomas" (penciled in, may correspond)
Perry, Jonathan Jr. 1808"Whaling"
Perry, Silas 1810"Lost going to West Indies"
Peterson, Richard1821/1/20Ship Essex, NantucketAbout 60Buried at Sea
Pierce, James 18338Drowned at New Bedford; son of Samuel
Pinkham, Barzillai *1810"Lost at sea"
Pinkham, Benjamin *178029Lost at sea
Pinkham, Bery 1780"Lost West Indies"
Pinkham, Bethuel 1808/3"New York"
Pinkham, Charles F. *1844/9/29Ship James Maury321st officer; Dropsy on the chest
Pinkham, David 181431"Prison ship. England"; son Jethro
Pinkham, George 1791"working at the Vineyard, lost"
Pinkham, George Ramsdell 182124Mobile
Pinkham, Hezekiah *1771/7/625Lost at sea
Pinkham, John *1823/8Swift, New Bedford35Captain; "Killed by a whale"
Pinkham, Moses *1799Lost at sea
Pinkham, Nathaniel 1779"At sea"
Pinkham, Peter 1803Whaling
Pinkham, Peter 1805Whaling
Pinkham, Reuben 1756"Died abroad"; "son Theophilas"
Pinkham, Schubael 1805At sea
Pinkham, Seth *1844Lost at sea
Pinkham, Seth * 1844/5/2Ship Henry Astor, NantucketCaptain; Disease of the heart at Pernambuco
Pinkham, Shubail 1818West Indies
Pinkham, Theophilas 1796"England, drowned"
Pinkham, Timothy 1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Pinkham, Uriah 1798"Norfolk"; "S. Charles"
Pinkham, Uriah *1840/6/16RamblerBoat steerer;
Pinkham, Willam Jr. *1788Drowned at sea
Pinkham, Zephinia 1772"Whaling"
Pinkham?, Hezikiah 1770"Whaling"; ("son of Bery?") penciled in may correspond to his name
Pitman, James * (*)1869/10/2Fishing doryDrowned while fishing
Pitman, Samuel *Ship Marcus, Fairhaven
Pitts, Elijah *181222Lost at sea
Plessey, Frances 1777"At sea"
Pollard, Alexander *1840/1/1838Died at sea
Pollard, Jonathan Jr. *1799Lost at sea
Pollard, Moses 1799"Fever, St. Thomas"
Pollard, Peter 181950New Orleans
Porter, John *1855/5/24Died at sea
Portuguese man1855/10/1Phenix, NantucketCaptain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; Portuguese man
Prince, George 181332 yrs 2 mos"West Indies"
Prince, George W. *1849/5/721Died at sea
Prince, Mr. *1849/5/7Ship Constitution, Nantucketabout 213rd officer; Died on board
Quinn, Joseph *177252Lost at sea
Quong, Charles 1834Pacific Chase, New Bedford"Drowned on the bar, while watering" Pasta
Race, Chauncery 1846/3/14William Tell"Fell from the jibboom"
Ramsdell, Alexander 1817France; son of James
Ramsdell, Charles 1849Bark Kirkwood, Nantucket3rd mate; Fell from aloft
Ramsdell, Federic *Died at sea
Ramsdell, George 1807"Lost"; son of James Samuel Keen (Reece)
Ramsdell, Thomas R. *1864/8/7Lost at sea
Ramsdell, William *1811/534Lost at sea
Rand, Obed *1794Lost at sea
Randall, George *184957Lost at sea
Rawson, Paul *177247Lost at sea
Rawson, Stephen *1807/4/245Lost at sea; Thaddeus Bunker
Rawson, Valentine 1808"Whaling"
Ray, Alfred C. *1872/11/127Lost at sea near Valparasio
Ray, Barzillai*1821/2/11Ship Essex, Nantucket17Eaten
Ray, Charles *Lost at sea
Ray, James H. *1872/1129Lost at sea near Valparasio
Ray, Joseph E. *1860Meteorin26Fell from aloft
Ray, Obed *1826/11/1034Died at sea
Ray, Robert 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Ray, Samuel 1782"Drowned at the Bar"
Ray, Shuback 1792"Lost at sea"
Ray, Sr. 1844/8/11Ship Franklin, NantucketCaptain; Illness at Paita
Ray, William *186451Lost at sea
Raymond, Benjamin P. *1865/2/11Ship Three Brothers, Nantucket24Drowned when a fast whale capsized the boat
Reed, Samuel1821/1Ship Essex, NantucketEaten
Remsen, Jacob 1799"Yellow fever in Havana"
Remson, Daniel R. 1853/6/6Ship Omega, Nantucket421st officer; Died at sea
Reynolds, Samuel E. *1871/4/2625Died at sea
Reynolds, William 1808/4/24"Coming from Spain"
Richards, Isaac (Richardson) *1837/8/24Eric
Richter, Robert *Died at sea
Riddell, Charles 1799"Whaling"; "S. Samuel"
Riddell, George 1810"Lost going to Virginia"; son of Henry
Riddell, Samuel *1825Lost at sea
Ridgley, George 1827Arora, New YorkWrecked off Sandy Hook, N.J. "Six seamen who refused to get off the ship, preferring to remain on ship"
Ritchie, Charles *1845/5/28Ship Christopher Mitchell, Nantucketabout 25Lost overboard
Roberts, James F. 1851Ship NauticonFell from the rigging
Roberts, Joseph 1809"At sea"
Roberts, William 1830Brig The Vineyard, New YorkMate; "Struck on the head with a club…threw him overboard"
Robinson, Prince W. *1843/2/4Scotland35Lost overboard from the ship Scotland
Rodman, Richard 1833ColumbusSeaman; "Fell overboard and was drowned"
Rogers, Ensign *1824/3Lost at sea off the coast of Brazil
Rogers, Richard S. *Lost at sea
Rule, Alexander *1858/5/2234Lost overboard
Rule, Joseph *1858/5/22Bark Matthew Luce, New Bedford38Lost overboard
Russell, Abram *1798Lost at sea
Russell, Alexander *1853/1/1Lost at sea
Russell, Barnabas 181632At sea
Russell, Benjamin 1771"At sea" (together)
Russell, Benjamin Jr. *1771Lost at sea
Russell, Daniel 1786"West Indies"
Russell, David Jr. 1782"At sea"
Russell, Elisha 1802"Lost at sea"
Russell, George A. 1850/12/4Christoval Colon19Died on board en route to Valparaiso; son of Capt. Thomas Russell
Russell, James 1817Ship HeroMaster
Russell, John M. *183533Lost at sea
Russell, Joseph 1800Calcutta
Russell, Ladidiah 1780Prison ship"Prison ship"; "son Daniel"
Russell, Obed 1775"Whaling"
Russell, Sylvanus and boat crew 1851/2/4Ship Richard Mitchell, Nantucket2nd officer and crew; Went off in pursuit of a whale since which time they have not been heard from
Russell, Sylvanus *1850/5/2027Died at sea
Russell, Thomas 1806From West Indies
Russell, Uriah 1803South Carolina
Russell, William *1808/3/924Died at sea going to Boston
Russell, Wm. 1816Son George
Ryder, B. 1844/1/1Whaleship Barclay, NantucketFell from aloft
Salisbury, Andrew G. *1860/10/133Lost at sea
Sandford, Mr. 1845Champion, New BedfordCaptain; "Killed by a whale early in the season."
Sandford, Uriah *Lost at sea
Sayer, Reuben C. *185917Died at sea
Sayes, Reuben C. *1860/4/17Bark RoscoeCrew member; Died of consumption while serving
Seabury, John *1844/9/14Ship Thule, NantucketBoat steerer; Whaleboat became separated after crew abandoned ship; rest of crew eventually arrived in Brisbane, AU; "colored"
Seaman Unnamed1850/11/18Schooner Homer Bath, MaineSeaman; Smith's Point Island
Seaman Unnamed1877/5/16Schooner Marietta, Tilton Steward; Rammed by steamer "Harrisburg" near Nantucket Lightship
Seaman Unnamed1878/10/17Schooner Union, Mitchell, Calais, Maine25Seaman; Ran aground off Sankaty Head light house; Brother-in-law of Captain
Sears, Howes *1831Small Moses-boat , Nantucket"Lost their hold and were drowned…fishing off Brant Point"
Selen, Stephen 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Shattore, William 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Shearman, Prince 1841/12/4Parker, New BedfordCaptain
Sheppard, Isaiah1821/1Ship Essex, NantucketEaten
Sherman, Alexander 182016 yrs 1 moSt.Thomas; son of Nathaniel
Sherman, William E. Jr. *1875/9/2435Lost at sea
Sherman, William Edwin *186057
shipUnnamed steward1878/10/17Schooner Union, Mitchell, Calais, Maine18Steward; Ran aground off Sankaty Head light house
Shorter, Charles1821/1Ship Essex, NantucketEaten
Smith, B.B. *1845/5/2Ship Mary, NantucketSeaman; Lost overboard
Smith, Francis 182123son of Solomon
Smith, Francis B. *1831/10/1832Died at sea
Smith, James G. 1882/3/2352Drowned off Tuckernuck
Smith, Job 1810"From Cape de Verde"
Smith, John 1828Chelsea, Boston Mass.Seaman
Smith, Rueben *1800/9
Smith, Silvanus 1803West Indies
Smith, William 1827Arora, New YorkWrecked off Sandy Hook, N.J. "Six seamen who refused to get off the ship, preferring to remain on ship"
SmithJr, John 1807/12"Lost at sea"
Snow, Andrew 1804Virginia
Spencer, Thomas B. *1868/4/920Died at sea
Spooner, William 1783/7/19PollySon Seth
Spooner, William *1783
Sprague, John 1813"Lost within a few days of Nantucket"
Starbuck, Barnabas 1781/1/1"Died in Halifax"
Starbuck, Benjamin 1731/2/30"Lost whaling to the Southward"
Starbuck, Benjamin Jr. *181180Died at sea
Starbuck, Benjamin *1731/2/1624Lost at sea
Starbuck, Edward Jr. *180343Died at sea, Cape of Good Hope
Starbuck, Frederick P. *1858/6/24Bark Robert PennellMate; Fell victim to yellow fever; son of Capt. Obed Starbuck
Starbuck, Jethro Jr. 1796"Providence"
Starbuck, John 1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Starbuck, John 1780"London with Smallpox"; "son Christopher"
Starbuck, Judah *179221
Starbuck, Laban 1787"At sea"; "son William"
Starbuck, Moses *180637Lost at sea
Starbuck, Nathaniel 1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Starbuck, Reuben Lost at sea
Starbuck, Zacchare 1781"Died in Halifax"
Stevens, Joseph *1846/6/23Ship Levi Starbuck22Died in Lahaina
Stewart, Jeremiah 1807"Returning from a salt voyage, ran on a ledge of rocks called Hen and Chicken in a gale of wind and were all lost"
Stockman, Isaac *1842/4/2638
Stubbs, Charles 2nd 182118Drowned; son of James
Swain, Abishai 1780"West Indies"; "S. Trisham"
Swain, Abraham *185837
Swain, Absalom 1805West Indies
Swain, Alexander *181322Lost at sea
Swain, Alexander *1842/1/1Henry Astor1st officer; "Killed by a whale at sea."
Swain, Amaniel 1799"Savannah"; "S. Susanna"
Swain, Barzillai *Died at sea
Swain, Benjamin Jr. *1822/1/141Died at sea
Swain, Calvin *1794/9/29Lost at sea; "son Daniel"
Swain, Charles E. *1850/12/1320Died at sea
Swain, Daniel Hussey 181923 yrs 6 mosVirginia; son of Valentine
Swain, David 1782"West Indies"; "son Ried"
Swain, David III 1795"S. David Jr. + Martha"
Swain, David *1826/12/2518Fell from aloft at sea
Swain, Edward 181625At sea; son Uriah
Swain, Edward *183921born May 19, 1818
Swain, Frederick 1803"At sea"; son of Barnabas
Swain, Freeman 1787"Going to West Indies"
Swain, George 1766"Whaling at the [Brazil] Banks"; "S. Geo."
Swain, George 1807West Indies; son of Benjamin
Swain, Gideon 1783"West Indies"; "son Jonathan"
Swain, Howland 1772"Died Long Island"
Swain, Isaiah 182030Lost at sea; son of Freeman
Swain, Isaiah *1816Lost at sea
Swain, James Jr. *1840/6/2516born 1824
Swain, John 181420 yrs 9 mosHalifax; son Benjamin
Swain, John *Died at sea
Swain, John *1859/12/17Bark Baltic, New BedfordThought to be crushed by sinking vessel in boat with captain, capt's family and four others
Swain, Joseph 1810/7/23"Going to Charleston"
Swain, Joshua 1801"At sea"
Swain, Obed *1794Lost at sea
Swain, Peleg *180523Cape Verde; son Peleg
Swain, Richard 1744/8/30"Lost on the shoals between Nantucket and the Vineyard"
Swain, Robert 1819/3/140At sea; son of Francis
Swain, Robert *181833Lost at sea
Swain, Rowland 182026 yrs 4 mosWest Indies; son of Job
Swain, Seth 1756Members of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Swain, Seth *178019Died at sea
Swain, Shubael 1813"Lost at sea. Ship Henry Sylvann Coffin 2nd mate, Isaac Garder, master"
Swain, Silas 1810/235"Whaling"
Swain, Thomas 1801Jamaica
Swain, W. H. *1859/11/12Ship Golden Eagle, New York"boy"Fell from main skysail yard onto the deck and was instantly killed
Swain, William 1844/5/19Ship Christopher MitchellTaken out of the boat by a line and drowned
Swain, William H. *1859/11/719Born 1840
Swain3rd, Uriah 1809/6/10"Drowned in the harbor"; son of Paul
Swift, Benj. 1803Delagoa Bay, Whaling
Swift, James G. 1845/12/29Inez"Fell overboard"
Thomas, Lawson1821/1Ship Essex, NantucketEaten
Thompson, James 1838Augusta
Thornby, William 1830Brig The Vineyard, New YorkCaptain; "Struck on the back of the neck with a pump brake …threw him overboard"
Townsend, Benjamin *1823/7/1Paragon19"Killed by a whale at sea"
Townsend, James 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Tripp, Joseph Edward 1876/8/20Schooner Gago H. Phillips, ProvincetownSeaman; Gale and heavy seas
Trot, James 1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"
Trott, James *1722Lost at sea on a whaling voyage
Turner, Benjamin *1822/12/1Died at sea
Turner, Edward 1825/1Timoleon, New BedfordSeaman
Unidentified, 2 men 1851/12/23Ship Tyleston, NantucketDied from fever Pernambuco
Unidentified, 6 men 1852/1/1Brig Tyleston, NantucketLost 3 men by accident and 3 by sickness
Unknown, Mate 1826/11/21Brig Waite, Bath, MaineMate; Scituate
Unnamed1770"Whaling" (sailed with Paul Folger); "Joseph Bunker's son"
Unnamed1817/1132At sea
Unnamed1844/6/25Ship Rambler, Nantucket2nd officer; Killed by a whale off Massafuero
Unnamed1826/11/21Brig Waite, Bath, MaineSeaman; Scituate
Unnamed1823/1/1Whaleship IodasBlack man
Unnamed1848/4/11Ship Rambler, Nantucket2nd Mate; Killed by a whale
Unnamed1849/6Ship Planter, NantucketShot in head by captain for refusing duty/"ring leader"
Unnamed1849/10/25Ship Charles Carroll, NantucketBoat steerer
Unnamed1850/12Ship Zenas Coffin, NantucketCarried down by a line in attempting to take a black fish
Unnamed
Unnamed
Unnamed
Unnamed
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Members of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the first of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the second of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Members of the third of three ships lost at sea ("13 men in each")
Unnamed man of color1844/4/20Ship Zone, NantucketSteward
Unnamed William1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Unnamed, 2 rescuers HellespontRescuers; Wrecked of rthe coast of Wales
Unnamed, 2 seaman 1846/3/14Earl of Eglinton, Greenock, ScotlandSeaman; South Shoal/"The Old Man"
Unnamed, 2 seaman 1869/2/26Schooner Harry Bluff, New YorkStruck on South Shoal
Upham, David 1749"Killed by whale, south"
Upham, David 1775"Whaling"
Upham, Joseph T. 1848/6/6Ship Potomac, Nantucket301st officer; Killed at sea by a whale
Valado, Manuel 1844/4/20Ship Zone, Nantucket3rd officer; Knocked over board by blanket piece on Off Shore Ground
Walker, James 1833MarthaSeaman
Waterman, Edward *Lost at sea
Watrous, John 1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"
Watson, Henry 1846/2/11Ship Columbia23Fell from mast
Way, John 1772"Whaling"; "Seth Way son"
Way, John Jr *177243
Way, Nathan *1772Lost at sea
Way, Samuel *Lost at sea
Way, Sella 1772"Whaling"
Webster, Erving Doctor *1856/8/28Drowned off of Plymouth when boat was upset. His father and brother were saved.
Webster, Sr. *1856/8/28Drowned off of Plymouth when boat was upset. His body was recovered.; Son of Dr. Erving Webster
Weeks, Charles *1854/9/2752Died at sea
Weeks, John 1821At sea
Wendell, Josiah 1780"Lost West Indies"
West, Joseph1821Ship Essex, NantucketLost at Sea
Wharton, Louize 1778Prison ship"Newport"
Whippey, Alexander *1832/10/617Fell from aloft at sea
Whippey, Benjamin *182611Drowned in passage to New York; son of John Whippey
Whippey, David 1804On the way from New Orleans
Whippey, John 1800New York; son of Nathaniel
Whippey, Josiah Bunker *1854/964Died at sea
Whippey, Nathaniel 1780"Lost West Indies"; "son Nathaniel"
Whippey, Zebulon 1780"At sea, Western Islands"
White, Gilman 1834ShylockMate; "In a fit of insanity, jumped out of the cabin window and was drowned" Lat. 07 05 S, Long, 47 E
Wilcox, Prince *1787/223Died at sea
Williams, Charles M. 1838Success
Wilson, William 1799"Bound for Cape de Verd. Lost."
Winslow, James Jr. *1842/1/227Died at sea
Winslow, Philip 1809"At sea"
Wood, Alexander *1870/8/817
Wood, Edward F. *1843/1137
Wood, George W. *1860/8/3Alpha21Drowned off the coast of Flores
Woods, F. 1831Brig Bogota, New YorkMate; Drowned off Cape Horn
Worth, Andrew 1778"Dartmouth, small pox"
Worth, Chris Jr. 1782"Drowned at the Bar"
Worth, David 1780"Lost in a hurricane in a sloop"; "son Thomas"
Worth, Edward R. *1830/6/2716 yrs 8mosDrowned off Brant Point
Worth, Elihu 1804West Indies
Worth, Elisa wife of A Coffin *1854/8/2841"born 29 Sept 1812"
Worth, James *1859/10/24Bark Montezuma, New BedfordBoat steerer; Ship lost in a gale
Worth, Obed 1814"Whaling"
Worth, Timothy 1781"Lost West Indies"; "son Jonathan"
Worth, William H. *1855/2/737Died at sea
Wright, Samuel W. 1837ZoneSeaman; "a colored seaman, who had sailed from Sagharbor"
Wyer, Joseph 1812Elizabeth Hussey, Barzillai Hussey, son John
Wyer, Joseph *1811/1247Lost at sea
Wyer, Obed 181445 yrs 9 mos"Baltimore"
Wyers, John 1803"At sea"; son of John
Young, Philip 183317Drowned at Orleans

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