# Portage Account

Date: | April 4, 1875 |
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Voyage: | Alice M. Minott (d. San Francisco Aug. 15, 1874 - a. New York Mar. 31, 1875) |

Citation: | MS-90 b42f16 |

## Notes

This Portage Account is not very complete; Length of service is inferred from Monthly Wages and Whole Wages amounts, and taking the date of departure for all Seamen and Ordinaries as April 1, 1875, unless a date is explicitly given. All Seamen and Ordinaries apparently joined the ship in Liverpool; the calculated exchange rate of $5.58/£ is calculated from notations in the Wages Per Month and Amount Paid at Liverpool columns, showing both pounds and dollars. Hospital Money and Fees are shown as all one amount; this is the amount given in the Hospital Money field for each mariner.## 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 |
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Allroid, T. | Ordinary Seaman | 19.52 | 9.76 | 13.95 | 1.30 | Wages per Month shown as 9.76, notation in column "£1-10-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.995 with notation "£2-10-0". | ||||||||||||

Allroid, T. | Ordinary Seaman | 19.52 | 9.76 | 13.95 | 1.30 | Wages per Month shown as 9.76, notation in column "£1-10-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.995 with notation "£2-10-0". In the Names column, there is the notation "D". | ||||||||||||

Anderson, A. | Seaman | 33.48 | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 12.65 | Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10". | |||||||||||

Baker, F. | Ordinary Seaman | 19.52 | 9.76 | 13.95 | 1.30 | 4.27 | There is a "D" in the Names column next to this mariner's name. Wages per Month shown as 9.76, notation in column "£1-10-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.95 with notation "£2-10-0". | |||||||||||

Berglund, A | Seaman | 33.48 | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 12.65 | Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10". | |||||||||||

Chetz, H. | Cook | 55.80 | 27.90 | 27.90 | 1.30 | 26.60 | Wages per Month shown as 27.90, notation in column "£5-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 27.90 with notation "£5-". | |||||||||||

Cleave, G. A. | Seaman | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 10.90 | Amount paid at Mooring Slip: 1.75 Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10". | ||||||||||||

Cleave, G. A. | Seaman | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 10.90 | Amount paid at Mooring Slip: 1.75 Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10". | ||||||||||||

Fluin, W | Ordinary Seaman | 19.52 | 9.76 | 13.95 | 1.30 | 4.27 | Wages per Month shown as 9.76, notation in column "£1-10-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.95 with notation "£2-10-0". There is the notation "D" in the column headed Names. | |||||||||||

Fysher, Aug | Ordinary Seaman | 22.32 | 11.16 | 13.95 | 1.30 | 7.07 | Wages per Month shown as 11.16, notation in column "£2-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.95 with notation "£2-10". | |||||||||||

Husbey, S T | Second Mate | Aug. 10, 1874 | San Francisco, CA - USA | April 4, 1875 | New York, NY - USA | 23 (days) | 310.67 | 40.00 | 80.00 | 121.62 | 3.60 | 105.45 | ||||||

Johnson, J. | Seaman | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 10.90 | Amount paid at Mooring Slip: 1.75 Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10". Notation "D" at right of entry in Names column. | ||||||||||||

Main, Wm | Cook | Aug. 13, 1874 | San Francisco, CA - USA | April 4, 1875 | New York, NY - USA | 20 (days) | 268.33 | 35.00 | 70.00 | 84.42 | 3.50 | 110.41 | ||||||

Maison, H | Seaman | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 10.90 | Amount paid at Mooring Slip: 1.75 Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-0-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10-0". | ||||||||||||

Marlin, G. | Ordinary Seaman | 19.52 | 9.76 | 13.95 | 1.30 | 4.27 | Notation in Names column: "D" Wages per Month shown as 9.76, notation in column "£1-10-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.95 with notation "£2-10-0". | |||||||||||

Miller, F. | Seaman | Feb. 2, 1875 | Liverpool, England | April 3, 1875 | New York, NY - USA | 0 (days) | 33.48 | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 10.90 | Amount Paid at Mooring Slip: 1.75. Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-0-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10-0". | ||||||

Nield, J E | Carpenter | Jan. 26, 1875 | Liverpool, England | April 3, 1875 | New York, NY - USA | 7 (days) | 74.77 | 33.48 | 33.48 | 1.50 | 39.79 | Wages per Month shown as 33.48, notation in column "£6-0-0" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 33.48 with notation "£6-0-0". | ||||||

Pape, R. | Mate | June 14, 1874 | San Francisco, CA - USA | April 4, 1875 | New York, NY - USA | 19 (days) | 419.83 | 55.00 | 55.00 | 165.00 | 3.50 | 226.30 | Notation that this mariner was paid in gold, the only mariner so paid. The numbers don't quite add up. For 7 months, 19 days (7.63 months) at $55/mo, Whole Wages would be 419.83, as shown on the Portage Account, but subtracting the amounts paid at San Francisco ($55.00) and Liverpool ($165.00), and the amount for Hospital Money/Fees ($3.50), the Balance Due would only be $196.33. The discrepancy could be the value of gold. | |||||

Petterson, F. | Seaman | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 12.65 | Wages per Month shown as 16.74, notation in column "£3-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 19.53 with notation "£3-10". | ||||||||||||

Sharman, E. | Ordinary Seaman | 22.32 | 11.16 | 13.95 | 1.30 | 5.62 | Notation to right of name: "D" Amount paid at Mooring Slip: 1.75. Penciled notation to right of Balance Due amount: "5.32" Wages per Month shown as 11.16, notation in column "£2-" giving an exchange rate of $5.58/£. Amount paid at Liverpool shown as 13.95 with notation "£2-10". | |||||||||||

Walsh, M | Seaman | 16.74 | 19.53 | 1.30 | 12.62 |

**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.*