The Haaf Fishing and Shetland Trading, 1730-35 Part III
Following on from The Mariner’s Mirror of 1922 which printed portions of the letterbooks of Mr. Thomas Gifford of Busta; those ended with 1728 and this proceeds from 1730. Extracts include discussions of shipwrecks and the local Earl’s legal rights to those in Orkney and Shetland. Many entries provide rich details about the maritime industry and financial dealings. Salvage was a recurring issue. Busta’s attempts to break into the Lisbon market are also chronicled.