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Castine, Maine

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Ship’s papers for the Ship Canova on coasting voyages from Castine, Me. to Charleston, S.C. and New Orleans, La., as well as voyages from Liverpool, England. The Ship was likely one of the vessels managed by Witherle and Jarvis [formerly Hook and Witherle, 1806-1808; later known as William Witherle and Company, 1844-1855; and Witherle and Company, 1855-1875], a general store in Castine, Me. that supplied local fishermen and residents. Papers include bills of lading and Shipping invoices documenting Shipments of salt, mackerel, shad, herring, codfish and fish oil, among other cargo. [From Series IV of the Witherle Collection, Penobscot Marine Museum. Note: Oversized documents necessitated scanning of some pages in two parts.]


Gift of Miss Amy Witherle, [1959].

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From the holdings of the Penobscot Marine Museum. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required. For more information, contact the Penobscot Marine Museum directly at: Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church Street, POB 498, Searsport, Maine 04974, tel: (207) 548-2529, email:, website:


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