Ships

Shackford’s were masters (captains) of many ships some of which are listed below.  This Web Page is a work in progress, updated from newspapers or other sources as information is found.  If you know of other ships, please let us know!

Steamship Acapulco – Capt W. G. Shackford, Pacific Mail Steamship Co 1883

Active – (1783-1870)  Capt in 1807 (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Albert – Lubec to NY with Plaster of Paris (New York Evening Post, May 31, 1816), Eastport to New York with Plaster and potatoes to PJ Nevius and R Smith (New York Evening Post, Nov 18, 1822), NY from Eastport abt Mar 22, 1823 with plaster and herrings (Mar 22, 1823), to NY from Eastport with plaster, oil and fish (New York Evening Post, Feb 24, 1824)

Brig Afton – Capt Benjamin B Shackford headed to Mobile to take command in 1879 due to illness in family of Capt Perkins (“EASTPORT,” Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts), 28 January 1879

Arno – Dover to Bremen (NY Evening Post, Dec 24, 1822)

Bremen Brig Express – Valparaiso via Mazatlan 22 days (Polynesian, May 17, 1845, page 213, image 3) unsure which Shackford

Brig Betsey – arrived Philadelphia from Cape Francois (Gazette of the United States, Oct 12, 1791)

Blockade – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870) after 1807   (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Schooner Boundary – John Shackford (1782-1866) – packet schooner, 143 tons, built 1825 by Robert Huston, rigged John Shackford, first master (Boyd Amos. “Launching Details from Way Downeast.” Maine Coastal News, December 2011)

Sloop Branch 

Bremen Brig Express – from Bremen to Honolulu May 11 1845 Valparaiso via Mazatlan

Brig Carryl – Capt John L Shackford (1819-1873)

Ship Ceres – Cleared Charleston for Amsterdam March 2, 1807 (New-York Evening Post, March 23, 1807)

Champion

Steamer Colima – Capt William Gardner Shackford, sailed from Hawaii to Australia 1875

Commerce

Compact

Compeer – Capt Jacob Shackford between Eastport and New York

Concord

Daisy Boynton

Dawn – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870), when it was captured by a French cruiser (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Delesdernier – John Shackford (1782-1873), captured by British in Nov 1813 who paid ransom and was released, captured third time off Cape Ann and sent to Halifax as prisoner.

Diomede

Doris – American Schooner Doris, Shackford, arrived at Plymouth 17th inst. and was detained – Edinburgh Advertiser Aug 25, 1812 – captain unknown at this time

Brig Esther Elizabeth – Arrived Eastport from Boston, Capt Shackford Aug 13, 1852, Republican Journal, Aug 13, 1852

Five Brothers – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870) after 1807 (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Schooner Flying Fish – Commander Josiah Shackford, commissioned 29 Aug 1782, crew of 26, Portsmouth to Montserrat, French Indies, Montserrat to Portsmoth (http://www.awiatsea.com/)

Germ

Harmony

English Brig Hornet – to Boston from Tabago (New York Evening Post, Jun 12, 1817)

Schooner Industry – John Shackford (1753-1840) (Kilby William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: A Collection of Historical and Background Sketches (Eastport, Maine: Edward E Shead & Company, 1888), page 444-451)

Brig Islam – George W Shackford (1823-1863)

Islington -0f Portsmouth – Arrived 9/18/1816 Portsmouth from Gottenburg, to sail 9/25/1816 to some port in the US (New York Evening Post, 9 Sep 1816), loading at NY for New Orleans (New York Evening Post, 2/5/1818)

James

John and Jane

Kate & Alice

Lady Sherbrook – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870)  (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Brig Lucy – Capt William Moore Shackford (1789-1875) –  Arrived Portsmouth Aug 27, 1822 from Gottenburg (New York Evening Post, Sept 2, 1822)

Magnet

Marietta

Steamship Moneka – Capt Benjamin Batson Shackford

Steam Brig New York – Capt Jacob Shackford abt 1824

Newport

Yacht Niagara – owned by Mr Howard Gould – Captain W. G. Shackford

Orient – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870) after 1807  (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Orleans – Arrived New Orleans Nov 19, 1823 from Portsmouth (New York Evening Post, Dec 12, 1823)

Schooner Palos – of Eastport, built 1868, registered at Machias in 1872, Master William Shackford

Ranger

Rebecca

Recovery – Capt Josiah Shackford, 1803

Roberts – 1811 from New Orleans to New York (Cooperstown Federalist, April 20, 1811)

Brig Rolla – of Portsmouth (New York Evening Post, Apr 4, 1816)

Sally – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870), after 1807  (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Sarah – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870)  (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Schooner Sarah of Eastport – Capt Jacob Shackford 1830

Scotland – Captain Shackford, Vessels up for San Francisco, &c. Scotland, Shackford, Valparaiso, Chile (Daily Alta California, Nov 4, 1854)

Brig Shackford – Capt Shackford sailed the Brig from port of Belfast, Me to Windsor, NS 2 Apr 1852 per Republican Journal (Belfast, Me)

Brig Splendid – Capt William Shackford (1783-1870),   (Little George Thomas, Rev Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volume II (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909), page 838)

Brig Titania

Topaz

Wheeler

Bark Zelinda -Captain Benjamin Batson Shackford Master, captured by the Florida July 1864