I am beginning a dissertation project with the working title "Merchant Ship Technology and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1600-1800." Among other types of sources, I'm looking for anecdotal archival or published primary source material in which those engaged in the shipping business in this world--ship owners, masters, ship builders, state officials, merchants, and mariners--mention or discuss vessel technology in their correspondence, journals, logs, and other written documents. I'm interested in their opinions, judgments, specifications, and instructions regarding design, rig,
The Outer Banks History Center (OBHC), a regional archives and special collections library located in Manteo, NC, invites researchers interested in coastal NC/maritime history to apply for its 2020 Summer Research Stipend. This stipend, sponsored by the Friends of the OBHC, offers $1,500 to offset travel expenses in support of a single intensive research visit during the summer of 2020.
For more information on the stipend, including eligibility requirements, application procedures, and a description of OBHC resources, visit the following link.