Maine Maritime Museum

Account Book Entry

Date: Sept. 23, 1876
Voyage: Oasis (d. Rio de Janeiro - a. Havre)
Citation: MS-38 b2f15

Notes

12/1875 to 09/1976

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
Adelphson, A. E. Able-Bodied Seaman Dec. 23, 1975 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1976 Havre, France 271 (days) 162.60 18.00 25.00 16.12 3.60 0.50 45.22 See also MS-38 b2f19
Akinson, Gustaf Dec. 22, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1875 Havre, France 271 (days) 162.60 18.00 25.00 80.87 3.60 0.50 52.63 See also MS-38 b2f19
Johnson, William Cook Dec. 22, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1976 Havre, France 271 (days) 225.83 25.00 25.00 15.40 3.60 0.50 178.83 See also MS-38 b2f19
McDonald, George Able-Bodied Seaman Dec. 22, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1876 Havre, France 271 (days) 135.00 15.00 20.00 66.85 3.60 0.50 61.55 See also MS-38 b2f19
Mead, John Able-Bodied Seaman Dec. 25, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1876 Havre, France 268 (days) 160.80 18.00 25.00 56.60 3.60 0.50 74.10 May be Meade See also MS-38 b2f19
Stone, W. Able-Bodied Seaman Dec. 22, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1876 Havre, France 271 (days) 135.50 15.00 25.00 56.44 3.60 0.50 49.91
Thompson, R. Able-Bodied Seaman Dec. 22, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1876 Havre, France 271 (days) 135.50 15.00 20.00 74.32 3.60 0.50 58.08 See also MS-38 b2f19
Yeppesen, Y. Able-Bodied Seaman Dec. 22, 1875 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. 23, 1876 Havre, France 271 (days) 162.60 18.00 25.00 15.36 3.60 0.50 118.14 See also MS-38 b2f19

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.