Ship’s papers for the Schr. Martha Burgess out of Castine, Me. detailing fishing voyage to the Grand Banks. Records expenditures for vessel, including shares paid to individual crew members, as well as sales of fish, primarily cod and haddock. The ship was likely one of the vessels managed by Witherle and Company [formerly Hook and Witherle, 1806-1808; Witherle and Jarvis, 1810-1844; and William Witherle and Company, 1844-1855], a general store in Castine, Me. that supplied local fishermen and residents. [From Series VI and VII of the Witherle Collection, Penobscot Marine Museum. Note: Oversized documents necessitated scanning of some pages in two parts.]
Gift of Miss Amy Witherle, .
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Witherle and Company, "Ship’s Papers, Schooner Martha Burgess, 1855" (1855). History of Maine Fisheries. 18.
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