Schooners in the 1800s!

6th February 2012, 16:46
I wonder if anyone can tell me where to look for information on schooners owned by my great grandfather Joseph (or John) Varley named "William" and "Alice" and also on ships owned by another great grandfather, Captain William Eccles named "Resolute" and "Black Cat", and also "Volant" but he may have just captained this one. I would be most grateful for any help.
Many thanks
doreen cook