Maine Maritime Museum

Portage Bill

Date: July 6, 1915
Voyage: Ada F. Brown (d. Perth Amboy - a. St. Thomas)
Citation: MS-90 b33f21



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
Carpenter, H. W. Mate Feb. 1, 1915 15 (days) 240.00 60.00
Carpenter, H. W. Mate June 15, 1915 June 29, 1915 30.00 60.00
Claire, Henry P. Cook June 15, 1915 July 5, 1915 33.33 50.00
Clark, Henry C. Cook Feb. 1, 1915 15 (days) 225.00 50.00
Helin, August Seaman Feb. 12, 1915 1 (days) 100.83 25.00
Hendriksen, Andrew Engineer April 19, 1915 25 (days) 82.50 45.00
Jansen, Aksel Seaman Feb. 12, 1915 1 (days) 100.83 25.00
Klund, Anton Seaman Feb. 12, 1915 1 (days) 100.83 25.00
Lache, Hendrik Seaman May 20, 1915 5.00
Langell, J. H. Second Mate Feb. 1, 1915 12 (days) 176.00 40.00
Olsen, John Seaman Feb. 12, 1915 1 (days) 100.83 25.00
Olsen, John Seaman Feb. 12, 1915 1 (days) 100.83 25.00
Petersen, H. Seaman Feb. 12, 1915 1 (days) 100.83 25.00

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.