INFORMATION BULLETIN 69-3

TABLE I

Dates of Building, Period of Service as Whalers,
Age at Joining Fleet, Number of Voyages, and Years
of Whaling of Vessels in the Mystic Fleet

Below is given an alphabetical list of whaling vessels which sailed out of Mystic, Connecticut between 1832 and 1862. The list is based upon Alexander Starbuck's History of the American Whale Fishery, with two exceptions. Starbuck lists a ship ANTARCTIC as having been lost in 1847. No such vessel can be located in the records of the New London or Stonington Customs Houses. Probably Starbuck confused the name with the ship ATLANTIC which was lost in 1847. Second, Starbuck failed to list the schooner PLUTARCH under her own name. He mentioned in remarks under the ship GOVERNOR ENDICOTT that the former was a tender to the latter.

All other data in this table, except the date of building, also comes from or is based upon Starbuck's monumental work. The building date comes from extracts, registers, enrollments and licenses of the port of New London and/or from microfilm copies of the original documents for the port of Stonington. All these copies or extracts are in the G. W. Blunt White Library.

 Name

Date of Building

Dates of Service

Age

 No. of Voyages Years of Whaling
AERONAUT (ship)

1822

1834-1854

12

10

20

 ALIBREE (bark)

1826

1844-1849

18

2

5

 ATLANTIC (ship)

1825

1844-1847

19

2

3

 BINGHAM (ship)

1804

1832-1848

28

6

16

 BLACKSTONE (ship)

1827

1833-1846

6

7

13

 CONGRESS (bark)

1824

1842-1849

18

3

7

 CORIOLANUS (ship)

1827

1844-1861

17

7

17

 CORNELIA (schooner)

1841

1857-1862

16

3

5

 ELEANOR (ship)

1842

1845-1846

23

1

1

 FRANK (schooner)

1854

1858-1859

4

1

1

 GLOBE (bark)

1827

1845-1849

18

1

4

 GOVERNOR ENDICOTT (bark)

1819

1838-1840

19

2

2

 HELLESPONT (ship)

1829

1845-1855

16

3

10

 HIGHLANDER (bark)

1833

1845-1849

12

1

4

 HUDSON (ship)

1822

1848-1854

26

2

6

 LEANDER (brig)

1825

1841-1860

16

9

9

 LION (schooner)

1849

1852-1854

3

2

2

 METEOR (ship)

1819

1834-1856

15

9

22

 PLUTARCH (schooner)

1826

1838-1841

12

1

1

 ROBIN HOOD (ship)

1824

1845-1861

21

6

16

 ROMULUS (ship)

1830

1842-1860

12

6

18

 SHEPHERDESS (bark)

1825

1842-1860

17

6

18

 TAMPICO (brig)

1824

1838-1841

14

3

3

 TRESCOTT (ship)

1825

1845-1848

20

1

3

 UXOR (brig)

1827

1838-1841

11

4

3

 VERMONT (bark)

1831

1843-1847

12

2

3

 WASHINGTON (schooner)

1828

1848-1854

20

2

6

 WILMINGTON (schooner)

1846

1853-1854

7

1

1

Edited for computer by Library Volunteer Thomas L. Zane, January, 2000.