Digitization Projects

Digitizing selected items in the  Museum’s collection is an institutional priority.  Projects are prioritized as they align with ongoing research, exhibitions and programs. Our capacity to create more digital content increases as we collaborate with partners such as the Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library. The result is improved access to our collections.  

Digital surrogates of the our logbooks, journals and nautical charts are now on the Museum’s website. We currently have 95 Logbooks & Journals and 12 maps & charts posted. These, and more, are also available via the Internet Archive and the Digital Commonwealth. If you would like us to digitize material for your personal use or publication please contact us via email at photoresearch@whalingmuseum.org.


Sample logbook: Alfred Gibbs (Ship), KWM 13.


Last modified: December 8, 2017