Schooner Plu-Ri-Bus-Tah Ledger
Ledger for the fishing schooner Plu-Ri-Bus-Tah with entries from 1865 to 1871. Not a traditional logbook, this ledger contains records of the sale of the catch as well as the purchases necessary for fishing - bait, bushel baskets. a dory, barrels, nails, hooks, and rope. Payments for the repair of fishing nets are noted, as well as purchases of supplies for the fishing trips - apples, molasses, tobacco, tea, and matches, etc. There is an 1868 revenue stamp attached to one page.
- Creation: 1865-1871
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The fishing schooner Plu-Ri-Bus-Tah, sometimes known as Pluribustah, was built in Bath, Maine in 1865. She fished for mackeral, cod, and halibut as well as pollock, herring, and Menhaden. Her traditional fishing grounds included the Bay of St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island, and the Gulf of Maine, selling out of Bath and Portland.
Language of Materials
Ledger is soiled, battered, and fading. Much of the writing in pencil is smudged and the spelling can be challenging.
Handwirtten sheet of paper with description of the ledger is included - source is unknown.
- Guide to the Schooner Plu-Ri-Bus-Tah Ledger
- No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
- Elizabeth Russell
- July 2022
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- Finding aid written in English.