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Logs of Fishing Boats from Kennebunk, Wells, and Cape Porpoise

Identifier: SpC MS 1769

Scope and Contents

Pre-printed books of about 50 pages. Each contains the printed "Extracts from circular instructions of the Treasury Department, to certain collectors of the customs relative to fishing bounty allowances..." as well as the "Oath of Master" attesting to the accuracy of the log of that boat's cod fishing activities. Also information on captain, home port, and dates. The logs themselves consist of brief daily entries giving information on weather, location, and fish caught. Logs are for the "Java" Kennebunk, 1854; "Anne Maria" Wells, 1856; "Rosco" Kennebunk, 1857; "Snow Squall" Cape Porpoise, 1859 and 1860; "Romp" Kennebunk, 1858; and "Swan" Cape Porpoise, 1860.


  • 1854-1860

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10 Volumes

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Ten logs of cod fishing boats from Kennebunk, Wells, and Cape Porpoise, 1854-1860. Includes information on the weather, location, and fish caught as well as information on the captain, home port, and dates.

Logs of Fishing Boats from Kennebunk, Wells, and Cape Porpoise
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Elizabeth Russell
May 2018
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