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Volumes dating from 1859 and 1860 kept by various masters of fishing vessels from Jonesport, Addison, Harrington and Milbridge, Maine. The journals were to be produced to the collector of customs for the District of Machias, Maine. Each volume includes information about the weather and sailing conditions as well as a record of the number of fish taken each day. Fishermen's shipping papers are also included for some of the vessels.
Vessels and masters include Hubbard Flagg of the Schooner Sabina, Harrington, Maine; Henry B. Flagg of the Schooner Argo, Harrington, Maine; Robert A. Talbot of the Schooner Argo, on a voyage to the Bay of Fundy; Ammi B. Kelley of the Schooner Talmas of Jonesport, on a voyage to Labrador; Coffin Crowley of the Schooner Ann of Addison, on a voyage from Machias to Jonesport; George Chipman of the fishing boat Two Sisters of Jonesport, on a voyage to "the fishing grounds;" and James Bagley, Jr. of the fishing boat Two Sisters of Jonesport, on a voyage to the fishing grounds.
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Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Journals of Fishing Voyages, 1859-1860" (2020). Finding Aids. Number 493.