John R. Manta

Schooner. 1904. It 1925, it became the “last vessel to complete a whaling voyage in New England,” according to “A Seafaring Heritage,” by James J. Theriault of King Hiram’s Lodge. Noted in “List of Provincetown Whalers,” an appendix to The Provincetown Book (Tolman Print, 1922), by Nancy W. Paine Smith, available on Google Books. Noted in Wooden Ships and Iron Men (Heritage Museum, 1994), by Reginald W. Cabral and James Theriault, available as a PDF file from the Provincetown History Preservation Project. Ended her days as a Brava packet. Her final voyage began in November 1934. She was never heard from again, said Josef Berger — writing pseudonymously as Jeremiah Digges — in his 1941 book, In Great Waters: The Story of the Portuguese Fishermen, page 264.

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