Ships and Shipmasters of Old Providence


A brief account of some of the famous Merchants, Sea Captains and Ships of the past together with reminiscences of a few notable voyages made in Providence ships. Printed for the Providence Institution for Savings, Providence, R.I. 1919. Produced by the Providence Institution for Savings as a promotional piece to highlight the bank’s involvement in financing the Providence whaling industry of the 19th century. Includes illustrations and histories of the more notable sea captains and ships that hailed from Rhode Island along with the economic and social impact of the whaling industry in New England.

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