Maine Maritime Museum

Portage Bill

Date: Aug. 25, 1854
Voyage: A. B. Van Olinda (d. New York Aug. 25, 1854 - a. Portland May 9, 1855)
Citation: MS-325 b1f5

Notes

None

Financial records

Mariner Rank Entry Date Entry Port Discharge Date Discharge Port Served P WPM WPR A S CA AA H SF F&F BD Notes
Andernath, Floreens Cook Aug. 25, 1854 New York, NY - USA 140.00 20.00 9.00 92.10 1.40
Casidor, William Cook April 8, 1855 Bermuda May 9, 1855 Portland, ME - USA 1 (days) 15.40 15.00 6.32 0.70
Hall, Joseph Seaman Oct. 3, 1854 Wilmington, NC - USA March 5, 1855 Demerara, British Guiana 1 (days) 110.73 22.00 16.00 31.51 1.05
Joyce, Simon Mate Aug. 25, 1854 New York, NY - USA May 9, 1855 Portland, ME - USA 13 (days) 253.00 30.00 46.38 2.20
Keegon, James Second Mate April 8, 1855 Bermuda May 9, 1855 Portland, ME - USA 10 (days) 29.33 22.00 12.00 0.70
Lachhat, Chas. Seaman Oct. 3, 1854 Wilmington, NC - USA April 8, 1855 Bermuda 1 (days) 110.73 22.00 16.00 30.59 1.05
Laup, Henry Seaman Aug. 25, 1854 New York, NY - USA Portland, ME - USA 1 (days) 144.60 18.00 9.00 52.14 2.10
Meier, Henry Seaman Aug. 25, 1854 New York, NY - USA Portland, ME - USA 9 (days) 149.40 18.00 9.00 76.76 2.10
Monison, David Seaman April 8, 1855 Bermuda May 9, 1855 Portland, ME - USA 29 (days) 11.60 12.00 3.36 0.70
Reelmore, F. Seaman Dec. 7, 1854 Demerara, British Guiana April 8, 1855 Bermuda 16 (days) 0.32 0.12 0.27 0.40
Rosalo, Frank Seaman April 8, 1855 Bermuda May 9, 1855 Portland, ME - USA
Salisbury, Joseph Second Mate Oct. 3, 1854 Wilmington, NC - USA April 8, 1855 Bermuda 1 (days) 110.73 22.00 15.00 53.17 1.05
Scherenberg, G. Seaman Aug. 25, 1854 New York, NY - USA Portland, ME - USA 1 (days) 144.60 18.00 9.00 53.26 2.10
Valman, Henry Landsmen Dec. 7, 1854 Demerara, British Guiana April 8, 1855 Bermuda 40.00 8.00 9.84 1.50

Abbreviations: P – Payment, the total amount due the mariner for the voyage; WPM – Wages per month, the usual way seamen were paid; WPR – Wages per run: occasionally, mariners took a set amount for a run between two places; A – Advance, the amount the mariner received in advance of the voyage, for signing on; S – Slops, amount for goods purchased from the vessel’s store; CA – Creditor allotment, amount paid to creditors if so listed; AA – Advanced abroad, cash advances the mariner received while in foreign ports; H – Hospital money, a small monthly amount deducted to support the marine hospital service; SF – Shipping fees, paid to shipping agents for their services; F&F – Fines and forfeitures, if so listed, including prison fees; BD – Balance due, after all of the above

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