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Record No: mha00000015
Title: Atlantic Canada Shipping Project fonds
Dates: 1976-1982
Location: See Finding Aid 64
Creator: Atlantic Canada Shipping Project.
Extent: 13.5 m. textual records. - computer tapes. - microfiche.
Organization: Textual material arranged in nine series: transcripts of certificates of Registry; computer print-outs, miscellaneous; Computer print-outs, crew agreements; Computer print-outs, certificates of registry (also on microfische); user guides and code books; research notes and publication drafts; computer files; publications; conference proceedings.
Source of Supplied Title: Title taken from the official title of the project.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Research project of the Maritime History Group, 1976-1982 The Atlantic Canada Shipping Project was a major research project undertaken by the Maritime History Group over a six year period from 1976-1982. Funding for the project was provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Memorial University. The objective of the project was to study, document and explain the rise and fall of Atlantic Canadian shipping in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through the use of the official documents of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. The project sought to study shipping data from the major ports in Atlantic Canada. The ports selected were: St. John's, Newfoundland; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Yarmouth, Windsor, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Cape Breton; Saint John, Richibucto and Miramichi, New Brunswick. Information contained in the Board of Trade series Certificates of Vessel Registry and the Agreements and Account of Crew provided information to create computer data banks which are now part of the records of the project. In addition to these two major records series, data was also collected from a number of other sources, to provide information on freight rates, shipowners and their investment patterns, legislation, world shipping, trade patterns and commodity flows. A large data bank was assembled on what became known as the landward side of operations, and included data on business and industry directly affected by shipbuilding and shipping throughout the Maritime provinces of Canada. This material is still in the hands of its creator, Gerald Panting.
Scope and Content: Research material consisting of computer tapes and printouts of the certificates of registry for Atlantic Canadian ports, for vessels registered from 1812-1940, and crew agreements, from 1863-1939, of the vessels owned and operated in Atlantic Canada. Transcripts of certificates of registry, research notes, drafts of publications, user guides are also included in the collection.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright on the computer tapes and printouts held by Maritime History Archive.
Associated Material: Maritime History Archive Office Administrative files, minutes and annual reports from the project.
Associated Material: MUN Dept. of History Financial records of the project.
Associated Material: CNS Archives David Alexander Collection.
Associated Material: MHA Keith Matthews Collection, series 4.
Associated Material: MHA Eric W. Sager Collection.
Associated Material: MHA Lewis Fischer Collection.
Associated Material: MHA Rosemary Ommer Collection.
Associated Material: MHA Gerald Panting Collection.
Associated Material: Publications of the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 64
Subject: Shipping Nova Scotia.
Subject: Shipping New Brunswick.
Subject: Shipping Prince Edward Island.
Subject: Shipping Newfoundland.
Subject: Shipping Atlantic Provinces.
Subject: Shipbuilders.
Subject: Shipowners.
Subject: Shipmasters.
Subject: Merchant seamen.
Subject: Newfoundland History.
Subject: Nova Scotia History.
Subject: New Brunswick History.
Subject: Prince Edward Island History.
Subject: Crew lists.
Subject: Ship registers.
Authors_Personal Name: Matthews K. (Keith) 1938-1984.
Authors_Personal Name: Alexander, David, 1939-1980.
Authors_Personal Name: Fischer, Lewis R.
Authors_Personal Name: Sager, Eric W. 1946-.
Authors_Personal Name: Ommer, Rosemary E.
Authors_Personal Name: Panting, G.E.


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