In terms of relationship, we're distant cousins. I think our common ancestors are all the way back at Edward "Neilan" and Martha Fowler.I'm interested in most everything Kneeland.My father's don't a pretty complete job of documenting our segment of the family so I'm looking to branch out from there - find as many of the other branches and follow them out from where Stillman Foster Kneeland left off.
The Henry Kneeland's caught my interest because of the ship of the same name.I first heard of it about 5 years when the book “Enoch’s Voyage: Life on a Whaling Ship 1851 – 1854” by Enoch Carter Cloud was published.
More recently (1999 at the Peabody Essex Museum) there was a Japanese art exhibit that included a scroll depicting The Henry Kneeland rescuing some Japanese fishermen whose boat had sunk.There are a couple of web pages still around that reference this.
I've recently found (web) reference to Belgium immigrants arriving in this country on The Henry Kneeland - I suspect only a handful who came as part of the crew and then stayed.
There was one other reference in the journal of someone on another ship that happened to make contact with The Henry Kneeland.
Most recently I found, tucked in the pages of my father's copy of SFK's genealogy, a reprint of a couple of pages of a 1913 edition of The American Neptune (newsletter or magazine) of the Peabody Museum of Salem (same place that hosted the 1999 Japanes Art show, I think).The article was about scrimshawing and the trading that developed between the whalers and the Japanese and other Pacific Islanders. It mentions The Henry Kneeland (at one point mispelled Henery) and references the 1849 log book of Capt. G. N. Clark that apparently is (or at least was in 1913) held by the New Bedford Whaling Museum.