1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 20, 2021 11:53 AM by Josette Schluter

    Researching merchant shipping/ clipper ships for John Clark, Baltimore, MD

    Joanne Howard Newbie

      Trying to research merchant clipper ship / shipping information for ancestor John Clark, Baltimore MD. Shipping route to England, France and Italy as well as around Cape Horn to San Francisco and China. Active period would be approximately 1790's - 1807.  Suspected name of company: Clark and Kellogg Shipping Co.  Cargo: unknown


      Looking for where to research and appreciate any leads offered.

      Thank you!

        • Re: Researching merchant shipping/ clipper ships for John Clark, Baltimore, MD
          Josette Schluter Scout

          Dear Ms.Howard,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Outward Foreign Manifests for the Port of Baltimore, 8/81790- 1855 in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service, 1745- 1997 (Record Group 36) that consists of manifests and related papers collected by customs officials for all outgoing vessels and ships traveling from the Port of Baltimore to foreign ports for the time period you seek. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Philadelphia (RE-PA) at philadelphia.archives@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!