Fonds MS-2-266, SF Box 31, Folder 14-15; SF Box 35, Folder 3-5 - Everett MacDougall fonds

Portrait of five master mariners Portrait of Captain Albert Crowe Portrait of Captain Jock Douglas Portrait of Captain James Durkee Portrait of Captain Frank Gardner Portrait of Captain Fred Ladd Portrait of Captain Chas. M. McDonald Portrait of Captain Herbert MacDougall Portrait of Captain Ned O'Neil Portrait of Captain Norman Smith Portrait of Captain Oscar Smith Portrait of Captain Fred Walley Postcard of " S.S. Westernland" Print of the "Barque Snow Queen" Photograph of the "Sherwood" Photograph of the "S.S. Pharsalia" Print of the brig "Europa" Print of the barque "Daylight" Photograph of the barque "Daylight" Photograph of the "Ladysmith" fully rigged Photograph of the "Ladysmith" being built Photograph of the "Avon Queen" Photograph of the "S.S. Trebia"

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Everett MacDougall fonds

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MS-2-266, SF Box 31, Folder 14-15; SF Box 35, Folder 3-5

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  • 1877-1937 (Creation)

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1.5 cm of textual records (5 folders). - 25 photographs. – 4 prints

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Captain Everett MacDougall was born in 1858 in Maitland, Nova Scotia. He was raised and educated in the community and married Louise C. Tupper of Truro, with whom he had at least two children.

MacDougall was born into a sea-faring family; both his father, Alexander MacDougall, and his brother, Hebert, were captains. His first voyage was in 1877. He sailed on a number of ships throughout his career, including the Sherwood, Gloaming, William Douglas (where he assumed his first command in 1886), Snow Queen, R. Morrow, Strathmuir, Sellasia, and the Trebia.

After retirement, MacDougall briefly operated a wholesale/retail store in Halifax with two partners, but sold his share in the business after a year. He then moved to Winnipeg, where he captained a small passenger boat on the Red River, worked in real estate, and eventually settled into a career in the insurance business. While in Winnipeg, MacDougall also helped to found the Cutty Sark Club, a social group where former mariners could meet and talk about sailing and past adventures. He died in 1938.

Custodial history

Fonds was donated in 1976 by MacDougall’s daughter, Mrs. William Rait, of Manitoba.

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Fonds comprises photocopies of MacDougall’s diary, reference letters, correspondence from the author Frederick William Wallace and MacDougall’s sister Alice, miscellaneous business papers, and photographs of MacDougall, other mariners, and shipping vessels.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Everett MacDougall fonds, MS-2-266, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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