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Diary kept by seaman Paul A. Durgan during his time aboard the Schooner Linda, a fishing vessel out of Freeport (Me.) whose master was Captain John McVane. Records fishing voyages to the grounds off Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island from to August 19 to October 28, 1862. Includes much reference to weather conditions with some account of salting catch, primarily mackerel. Also includes account of personal daily life and entries for personal expenses, mostly gear and supplies with some groceries, in latter half of diary.
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Durgan, Paul A., "Diary, Paul A. Durgan, 1862-1868" (1862). History of Maine Fisheries. 76.
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