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R. G. F. Candage Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1247

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a letterbook of Candage's outgoing correspondence from 1860 to 1865, journals he kept on the Electric Spark from 1864 and 1865 and on the National Eagle from 1865 to 1867, as well as copies of essays he wrote on various seafaring topics. The collection also contains a small group of ships' papers from 1807 to 1817.


  • 1808-1895


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Rufus Candage was born in Blue Hill, Maine in 1826, the son of Samuel and Phebe Candage. He went to sea at age eighteen, sailing along the coast of New England and then on voyages to the West Indies and to Europe. He served as master of the brig Equator and the ships Jamestown of New York and Electric Spark and National Eagle, both of Boston. He spent twenty-three years as a sailor, retiring in 1867 to Brookline, Mass. Rufus Candage died in 1912.


1 box (6 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nathaniel C. Raymond, Cambridge, Mass. in July 2002.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States