Focus on the individual experiences and personal narratives of seafarers. From journals and memoirs to ships’ logs and court records, the lives of ordinary seamen, merchants, whalers and pirates can be explored.
Primary sources from the 15th-21st centuries, including the social sciences and humanities.
General collection link for discovery; some individual collections have their own links.
Search tips for Life at Sea and AM Explorer:
Check out the Shipwrecks and Disasters guide, which will give you hints on how to search the AM Explorer -Life at Sea database
In the database AM Explorer - Age of Exploration, try looking in the Search Directories for the term "shipwrecks"
View the 21 volumes of the Private illustrated Journals of Dr E H Cree, from his time as a ship doctor sailing through the Indian and Pacific Ocean in the mid-19th century. He supplemented his (mostly) typewritten journal entries with his own watercolor illustrations.