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Joseph Porter, Ship Captain, Eliza Ann (Ship), Maine, Freeport, Crew List, Cargo List, America (Ship), Ship Building, 1800's, 1812, Ships Logs



Joseph Porter was a ship captain of Freeport, Maine. The Papers primarily document the travels of his ship, the Eliza Ann, in the years 1809-1812, although they span the years 1810-1924. They contain 55 original documents, and other materials, including correspondence, accounts, cargo lists, crew lists, receipt for wages, port forms, a Bill of Health and a Roll of Equipage. Also included are documentation on Porter's ship America in 1815, and the building of a corvett (vessel of war) in 1816.

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0.25 ft.



This collection was found in Glickman Library Room 321, when it was the Special Collections reading room. It was there before Susie Bock arrived in May 1999. No further information has been found.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Joseph Porter Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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