Category Archives: Marine

Fishing, Ships, Shipwrecks, Records, ledgers, Invoices, etc

Map of Central American Waters

Right hand side of a map of the Central American Waters; left hand side of the map is missing and a large section is also missing from the upper quarter on the left hand side.  No. 3500; price 10 cents

Date: June 17, 1910

Accession Number: 2000.01.00

Location: Archival Closet; Archival box labelled “Misc. Records #3

Special Fishing License – W.W. Hayden & Fred Robinson

The Department of Marine and Fisheries; a Special Fishing License to W. W. Hayden & Fred Robinson, both residents of Digby for the sum of $5.00.  License was good for April 1, 1908 to March 31, 1909.  This license was for a brush weir for herring situated off  West Beach, Bayview, Digby County.

2 pages

Written across the top “Al Robertson, Inspector”

Dated: April 14, 1908

Accession Number: 1980.13.2a & b

Location: Archival Closet; Archival box labelled “Misc. Records #3”

Certificate of Discharge for Seaman William S. Gilpin

Certificate  of Discharge for Seaman discharge before the Superintendent of a Mercantile Marine Office in the United Kingdom, A British Consul., or a Shipping Officer in British Possession Abroad.

Name of Ship: Vimeira [Vimiera]; Official Number: 98650; Port of Registry: Glasgow; Tonnage: 2163; Name of Seaman: William S. Gilpin, Age 23, Born: Digby; Date of Engagement: 23/6/1903

Date: July 1, 1903

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Accession Number: 1980.25.14

Location: Archival Closet; Archival ox labelled “Misc. Records #1”

Schooner St. John; Schooner Ariadne; Charles E. Harris

Purchase Order and payment schedule for a 1-6HP Bull Dog Gasoline Engine, and 1 Lath Bolter, from A. R. Williams Machinery Co., of St. John Limited, St. John, New Brunswick.

F.O.B. Schooner St. John

Ship to Charles E. Harris, East Ferry, Digby County, Nova Scotia via Schooner “Ariadne”

Dated: November 16, 1912

Accession Number: 2013.116.1

Location: Archival Closet; Archival Box labelled “Misc. Records #1”