Maine Maritime Museum

Articles of Agreement

Date: April 23, 1872
Voyage: Olive S. Southard (d. Boston Apr. 23, 1872 - a. St. John)
Citation: MS-343 B3f1



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
Anderson, Theo. Second Mate 35.00 Deserted
Barthete, Joseph Steward 25.00 25.00 Deserted
Bates, A. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Creamer, John Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Evans, F. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Finely, Wm. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Hallidge, Jas. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Hartnett, Thos. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Landrey, Saml. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Mack, John Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
McMahen, P. Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Slurre, William Seaman 20.00 20.00 Deserted
Theobald, Jas. S. Master
Theobold, A. L. Mate 55.00 Deserted
Whiting, C. D. Cook 35.00 20.00
Woodcock, Jacob Carpenter 35.00 15.00 Deserted

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

The information given in this database is entered here as it is on the document or documents in the Maine Maritime Museum collections. The spelling of the mariner’s name may be wrong, the arithmetic may be wrong, and some descriptions may be thoughtless or not politically correct, but they are shown as found. We have attempted to standardize the names and descriptions of vessels and the spelling of place names. We have tried to include in notes fields important information that does not fit in the standard fields.