Died [date unknown] in Horton Bluff Road, Nova Scotia
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Capt. John A. Coffin was a Master Mariner. Two of his ships were the "Mt. Wollaston" & the "John Carver". The Mt. Wollaston was a Whaler.
The Southern Cross, a New Zealand Newspaper, reported John's arrival at the Bay of Islands - Arrived January 11 - Mount Wollaston, of New Bedford, 325 tons, Coffin, 19 months out, with 400 barrels sperm and 50 barrels whale oil
American Offshore Whaling Voyages notes two voyages in their database with John A. Coffin in command: ID Rig Vessel Port Destination Departure Arrival
ID: 10130; Rig: Ship: Vessel: Mount Wollaston; Port: New Bedford, MA; Destination: Pacific Departure: Jun 1858; Arrival: Sep 1862
ID: 7699; Rig: Bark: Vessel: John Carver; Port: New Bedford, MA; Destination: Pacific Departure: Jun 1875; Arrival: May 1879
John was born May 6, 1822, the son of Joshua Coffin and Elizabeth Lounsbury of Pereau, Kings County, NS
↑ 5.05.15.25.3The 1871 Census shows John and Isabel with their children in Nova Scotia; District Name: Hants; District Number: 188; Sub-District Name: Falmouth; Sub-District Number: m; Page Number: 62; Line Number: 2; Microfilm: C-10540; Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada; Item Number: 1661825
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Mary E. Burgess and Ezra A. Coffin married 1881 in Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1881 - Book: 1823 - Page: 143 - Number: 42
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin, died 1926 in Hantsport, Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1926 - Book: 87 - Page: 1238
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Isabel Coffin and Alonzo Houghton married 1885 in Hants County can be found in Registration Year: 1885 - Book: 1823 - Page: 180 - Number: 35
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