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A guide to the Captain Alfred H. Durkee notebooks and records, 1889-1908
HDC0520 (SAFR 18868)  
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Description
Captain Alfred H. Durkee notebooks and records (SAFR 18868, HDC 520) date from 1889 to 1908. The notebooks give brief accounts of daily activity at sea, such as location, arrival and departure times, and weather and navigational notes, and ships data. The records include a certificate of registration from the Shipping Federation, two notices, a receipt for lines, and several newspaper article clippings on shipping and personal (family) news. There is also a manuscript titled "Beating Out of Bristol Channel in the Winter of '94: Ship Balclutha" written by Captain Durkee. He served as Master of the freighters BARON GLAMIS, BARON CAWDOR, AND VORTIGERN. From 1894 to 1899, Durkee served as Master of the ship BALCLUTHA. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
Background
A biography has not been prepared for this collection.
Extent
13 items.
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.