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What's New at the MHA

  • A.C. Gruchy Collection
    Photograph of the S.S. Silvia in 1928. Collection also includes a cardboard sign from Bowrings Insurance advertising house fire insurance rates with J. and A. Grouchy as the agents at Pouch Cove.
    (Added March 8, 2019)

  • The Wexford Herald, 1795
    Newspaper published at Wexford, Ireland, containing news on West India; New York; France; Cork, Ireland; Wicklow, Ireland and more.
    (Added March 6, 2019)

  • Keith Matthews Name Files
    For those of you researching your Newfoundland and Labrador family histories, we are excited to announce that we have added the entire Keith Matthews Name Files collection to our web site!!
    (Added February 28, 2019)

  • Public Photo Catalog Search
    Another 600 photos have been added to our Public Photo Catalogue, including another 530 photos added to the Stoker Family Photograph fonds. You can now search over 18,300 records of photographs from the more than 21,700 held at the Maritime History Archive.
    (Added February 13, 2019)

  • Letter from Benjamin F. Squires to Mr. W.C. Job, 25 February 1940
    Letter written by Benjamin F. Squires of St. John's, Newfoundland, to Mr. W.C. Job in London, England. The letter is in regards to Mr. Squires' son, Fredrick Robert Squires, a Newfoundland seaman aboard H.M.S. Scotstoun, who was engaged in mine-sweeping at England. Also included is a newsapper clipping from the Evening Telegram regarding an English family who is willing to adopt a Newfoundland seaman engaged in mine-sweeping, for the duration of WWII.
    (Added December 13, 2018)

  • S.S. Lord Strathcona Ship Plan, 1915
    Ship plan of the S.S. Lord Strathcona showing the poop deck, bridge deck, forecastle deck, upper deck, docking bridge, captain's bridge and general arrangement.
    (Added December 12, 2018)

  • Plan of the Hawke Harbour Whaling Station, 1928
    Plan of the layout of the Whaling Station of the Newfoundland Whaling Co. Ltd. at Hawke Harbour, Labrador, 9 October 1928. Also included is a plan of the layout of the Whaling Station - Polar Whaling Co. Limited at Hawke Harbour, Labrador, no date.
    (Added November 3, 2018)

  • 1881 Crew Lists Database
    The 1881 Crew List Database contains the names of more than 362,000 seamen taken from the first 290 of the 358 boxes comprising all voyages ending in 1881. This is a work in progress with several thousand names transcribed monthly.
    (Added July 27, 2011. Updated October 23, 2018)

  • Commissioned Fleet Auxiliary (T 124 X) Database
    This database contains the names of more than 9,600 seamen taken from the T 124 X crew agreements of the vessel Sunhill, Official No. 104354. These crew agreements called "Agreement and Account of Crew-Commissioned Fleet Auxiliary" cover the years 1914 - 1920. This database is a work in progress with approximately 200 names transcribed monthly.
    (Added May 14, 2014. Updated July 19, 2017)



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