The Maritime Heritage Project focuses on history of immigration, ships, captains, merchants and merchandise sailing into and out of world seaports during the mid-to-late 1800s.
Passenger lists on the site are into and out of San Francisco specifically as that is our home base.
Welcome to The Maritime Heritage Project
Welkom bij het Maritiem Erfgoed Project
Huānyíng lái dào hǎishì yíchǎn xiàngmù
Selamat datang di Heritage Maritime Proyek
Velkommen til Maritime Heritage Prosjektet
Croeso i Brosiect Treftadaeth Forwrol
Välkommen till Maritime Heritage Project
Willkommen in der Kulturerbe-Projekt Maritime
Bienvenidos al Proyecto Patrimonio Marítimo
Добро пожаловать на проект морского наследия
Dobro pozhalovat' na proyekt morskogo naslediya
Petrus Plancius (1552 May 15, 1622) was a Flemish astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. He was born as Pieter Platevoet in Dranouter, now in Heuvelland, West Flanders. He studied theology in Germany and England. At the age of 24 he became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church.
Because of religious prosecution by the Inquisition, he travelled to Amsterdam in 1585. There he became interested in navigation and cartography and was soon recognized as an expert on shipping routes to India. In 1592 he published his best known world map titled "Nova et exacta Terrarum Tabula geographica et hydrographica." In addition to maps, he published journals and navigational guides and developed a new method for determining longitude. He was one of the founders of the Dutch East India Company.