The Crews of Captain Herbert Huntington Brown, a Bluenose Skipper out of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1843-92

By A.B. McLeod, published February 2008


The Victorian government’s regulation of Crew Agreements for merchant ships trading through British ports provided a source of material on the crews carried in them. The information derived from the agreements ranges from wages, the age and origins of the sailors, their literacy and likelihood to desert. Indications of humanity and discipline can also be derived from the forms.

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Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

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