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Ship's Business Log of Brig SS Russia and Barque Archimedes ca. 1846-1869, for Samuel Sweetser, Managing Owner; E.D. Lane, Master

By Sweetser, Samuel

Yarmouth, ME: S. Sweetser, Owner, 1846. 20.8 x 32 cm. Detailed record of expenses of merchant ships owned by Samuel Sweetser-- first, Brig Russia, operating between Yarmouth and Portland, ME; New York; Newport, RI; New Orleans; Norfolk, VA; Matanzas, Cuba; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Baltimore, MD; Vera Cruz, Mexico; New Castle, England; Elsinor, Denmark; Sligo and Galway, Ireland and St. Petersburg, Russia. Ships carried mostly freight, but sometimes passengers, but there are no passenger lists. Accounts include loading potatoes, turnips, milk, eggs, pork and beef for crew, duck for sail repairs, pilot fees, port charges, customs charges, blacksmith charges, watchman fees, laborers, pay to crew, more. Gives an interesting glimpse into the business of two ships, one barque and one brig, plus one page on the Bark Lucy Ellen, all apparently with E.D. Lane as Master. Quarter leather ledger with marbled paper cover. Eighty intact pages contain records in elegant calligraphy, but there are several places where owners must have cut out parts of pages. Very good. . Catalogs: Nautical .


Centenary of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Ltd

Douglas, Isle of Man, UK: IOMSP Co., Ltd, 1930. 18 x 25 cm. Board of Directors of IOMSPCo. In 1930 was led by C.T.W. Hughes-Games. With W.G. Barwell as Manager. History of steam boats in Manx waters. Early steamers were more reliable than sailing vessels, but quite as miserable in accommodations. Survey of steamers of company, starting with ""Mona's Isle"" and then ""Queen of the Isle"". Includes pictures of steamships over the past century. Types of engines. The Company's Opponents. Company's Personnel and Buildings. Company's Service in the Great War. Traffic, Finance, Etc. Foldout plate provides Diagram Showing Comparative Size of Various Types of Steamers 1830 to 1930. Paper booklet, minor soiling, spine torn in two places, good. . Catalogs: Nautical.


Tall Ships '76; Official Souvenir Program of the International Sail Training Race 1976

Newport, RI: Cruising World Publications, Inc, 1976. 21 x 30 cm. Message from HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Message from President Gerald R. Ford; Directory of Tall Ship Race Entries (includes Christian Radich, Danmark, Dar Pomorza, Eagle, Esmeralda, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Kruzenshtern, Nippon Maru, Sagres, Tovarisch, more... ""Sail Training as a Modern Idea"" by Barclay Warburton; ""Landfall, Newport"" by Jean Waller; ""A Museum for 'Old Ironsides'"" by Rear Adm. J.C. Wylie; ""USS Providence: A Tall Ship of 1776"" by Rear Adm. John R. Wadleigh; excellent color photos. Paper publication, very good. . Catalogs: Nautical.


Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Official Program, September 25 to October 9, 1909

New York, NY: Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission, 1909. 23 x 31 cm. Celebration commemorates Discovery of Hudson River by Henry Hudson, 1609 and Inauguration of Steam Navigation by Robert Fulton, 1807. List of officers and Chairmen of Committees. Events included naval parades, musical festivals, military parade, children's festivals, illuminations, lectures, carnivals, historical parades and religious observances. Pictures of floats in historical pageant. United States ships at event included USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS Minnesota, USS Georgia, USS Wisconsin, USS Ohio, USS Rhode Island, USS Connecticut, all part of Great White Fleet; USNLS Utrecht of Netherlands; FNS Justice of France; HMS Duke of Edinburgh and HMS Drake, UK; Viktoria Luise of Germany. Also flying machines by Wright and Curtiss took part. Paper publication, front and back covers loose, poor. . Catalogs: Nautical.


Seaman's Assistant, The: Coaster's and Fisherman's Guide, and Master's and Mate's Manual: Laws of the Sea. Including the Passenger Laws of 1819, '47, '48 and '49

By Butts, Isaac Ridler

Boston, MA: I.R. Butts, No. 2 School Street, 1849. 11 x 18 cm. Butts (1795-1882) published a whole mass of guidance for Sailors, Seamen and Fishermen. This Seaman's Assistant provides guidance for Rights of Merchant Seamen, including hiring, when they may desert, right to salvage, wages (including tables) and punishment. ""...a master might be excused for knocking a seaman down, under the influence of sudden passion, from provocation by language of gross insolence.....(further) kicking and beating the fallen seaman ...would not be justified."" ""The master is not justified in stripping a seaman naked, and inflicting a severe punishment with a cat; at least not for ordinary violation of the ship's discipline."" Also included are Coaster's Guide, Fisherman's Guide, including Bounty in Cod Fisheries, Mackerel Fishery, Pickled Fish; Shipmaster's Manual, Passenger Vessels (Act of 1847); In Appendix is Navy Ration for victualling, which stipulates 4 lbs. of beef per week per man, 3 lbs. pork, 1 lb. flour, 1/2 lb. raisins or dried fruit, and 1 3/4 pints of spirits. Also guidance for Common Carriers, Marine Insurance and Book-keeping. Paper on board with cloth tape spine, parts of cloth tape on spine missing, inside back hinge cracked, pencil inscriptions on back pastedown and back endpaper. Fair. . Catalogs: Nautical.