Maine Maritime Museum

Portage Bill

Date: June 1, 1902
Voyage: Ada F. Brown ( )
Citation: MS-90 b33f19


Date of this document is 1 day after the latest entry in the Dates of Discharge column.

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
Doultcher, M Mate Feb. 27, 1902 April 26, 1902 0 (days) 100.00 50.00
Elsan, Leo Seaman Feb. 28, 1902 May 19, 1902 22 (days) 68.26 25.00
Freisco, Hepander Seaman Feb. 28, 1902 May 19, 1902 22 (days) 68.26 25.00
Fulton, Sam Mate May 1, 1902 May 31, 1902 0 (days) 50.00 50.00
Fulton, Sam Second Mate Feb. 1, 1902 May 1, 1902 0 (days) 105.00 35.00
Jones, Charlie Seaman Feb. 28, 1902 May 19, 1902 22 (days) 68.26 25.00
Mason, Thos. Second Mate April 30, 1902 May 19, 1902 20 (days) 23.25 35.00
Merry, Norman G Mate Feb. 1, 1902 May 31, 1902 0 (days) 120.00 40.00 Duration of Service appears to be too low by 1 month. Portage Bill dated 06/01/1902 shows a Date of Discharge for Master Merry as 01/30/1902.
Phillips, Peter Seaman Feb. 28, 1902 May 19, 1902 22 (days) 68.26 25.00
Pinkham, E M Engineer Feb. 1, 1902 May 19, 1902 19 (days) 127.00 35.00
Young, James C Cook Feb. 1, 1902 May 31, 1902 0 (days) 150.00 50.00 Date of Entry may be incorrect by one month. The Cook is the same person as on the June 1, 1902, Portage Bill with a Date of Discharge for him on that document as 02/28/1902. On this document he was credited with 3 months 0 days of service and paid for that (rather than 4 months 0 days, which is the interval between 02/01 and 05/31 inclusive).

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.