New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford is nicknamed, "The Whaling City," because during the 19th century it was one of the most important, if not the most important whaling ports in the world.
- Many of the men who left New Bedford, Massachusetts on whaling voyages from 1809 to 1927 are listed in the New Bedford Whaling Crew List Database: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/online_exhibits/crewlist/about.php Over 120,000 seamen are listed in the database.
- Other resources are available through the New Bedford Whaling Museum website: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/
- 1807-1852 - New Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, Mass.) at Google News - free.
Migration routes for early European settlers to and from New Bedford, Massachusetts included: