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Manuscript journal, detailing an expedition along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick situated on the Bay of Fundy, July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

  • MS-2-370, Oversize Folder 1
  • Item
  • July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

Item is a cartographic journal containing daily entries and twenty-five cartographic diagrams and topographical illustrations showing coastlines, elevations, distances (in leagues), water depths, capes, bays, rivers, inlets, islands and other geog...

Marianne (Ship)

Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

  • MS-2-147, SF Box 25, Folders 4-5 ; SF Box 26 ; SF Box 39, Folder 6
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1928

Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.

Harris, Joseph Simpson

Charter agreement between Charles T. White and T.S. Drisko

  • MS-4-248, SF Box 49, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1887

Item is a charter party between T. S. Drisko and Charles T. White. The charter details the terms of a shipment of cargo from Apple River, Nova Scotia to New York, New York. The charter was brokered by James L. Sullivan.

White, Charles T.

Shipping Reference Collection

  • MS-8-Ref
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1970]

The Shipping Reference Collection incorporates virtually all miscellanous shipping records and reference material that were accessioned as part of "MS-8-Ref." A large portion of the collection consists of reference files on various vesse...

Armour, Charles

O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

Killam Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-17
  • Fonds
  • 1877-[19--]

Fonds contains shareholder records and a list of ships owned or managed by members of the Killam family.

Killam Brothers.

Shipping registers and research cards of Trevor Bebb

  • MS-4-177.2013-053
  • Collection
  • [19--]-[ca. 2013]

The accession contains index cards originally stored in 10 small plastic boxes and 1 long cardboard box. The cards were created by Trevor Bebb and contain entries from various shipping registers. The cards describe vessels, captains, and sailors. ...

Bebb, James Trevor

William Smith

  • MS-4-182, SF Box 21, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1871-1872

Smith, William

Documents and photographs related to A Saga of the Dark One

File contains documents and photographs related to A Saga of the Dark One. Photographs depict ships in the Halifax waterfront with many people standing around them, possibly for the Tall Ships Festival. Documents include typed pages regarding viki...

Culp family fonds

  • MS-2-539, SF Box 44, Folders 2-15
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1902

Fonds comprises land deeds, wills and other legal documents, as well as charter agreements for the schooner Mary and a bill of sale for the Candid.

Culp Family

Jonathan Borden Marsh fonds

  • MS-2-48, SF Box 18, Folder 15
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1886

Fonds consists of Marsh's account book with the barque Vibilia and her owners (1869-1882) as well as pilot and customs papers. Also included is a charter contract for the Ellerslie (1886).

Marsh, Jonathan Borden, Captain, 1841-1934

Himmelman Supply Company fonds

  • MS-4-118
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1987, predominately 1955-1978

Fonds contains the business papers from Himmelman Supply Company and several other companies owned or operated by Ernest H. Himmelman and Lawrence Himmelman. These include O.K. Service Shipping Company, Himmelman Shipping Limited, Oakland Shipping...

Himmelman Supply Company.

Armand Therrien Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-304, Box 8-10
  • Collection
  • 1804-1945

Collection consists of over 500 photographs of ships. Collection also contains French-language clippings: Liste des newspages dans le Monde d'Apres Le Journal Courrier De Londres et Gazette de la Grand Bretagne 1804-1807; Registre des Navires...

Therrien, Armand

Amos P. Ward fonds

  • MS-2-200
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1924

Fonds comprises personal and professional correspondence and papers relating to the schooners Rowena (1903-1907); Lizzie Rich (1905), Stella Maud (1907-1910) and the Carrie C. Ward, including registers, bills, and ship inventories.

Ward, Amos P.

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976

Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family'...

Bigelow Family

Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7
  • File
  • [1966]-[1967]

File consists of genealogical notes on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia, with a particular focus on Captain Alexander Rose Rettie and the wreck of his vessel "Forest Chief." Also included are a family tree, photocopies of research...

Cowan, Mrs. Gordon

John D. McLeod's registry of ships' protests

  • MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1867-1875

Item is Pictou County Notary Public John McLeod's registery book of protests documenting declarations by ships' masters of circumstances beyond their control which may have given rise to loss or damages.

McLeod, John D., 1838-1920

Drawings of interior views of the Bluenose II

File contains drawings of the interior layout of the Bluenose II. The file includes drawings of different arrangements of the main cabin, proposed modifications to the saloon and hold, and floor plans and cross-sections of the general arrangement ...

General arrangement : [drawing of the Bluenose II interior]

File contains two copies of a drawing of the general arrangement of the Bluenose II. The drawing includes a drawing of the lower deck; a drawing of the main deck; a section through aft accommodation looking aft; a section through crews accommodati...

Drawing of the interior of the Bluenose II

File contains two copies of a drawing of the interior of the Bluenose II by Smith & Rhuland Ltd. The drawing includes a floor plan as well as a cross-section view of the interior, with labels and measurements.

Arggt. "C" : [drawing of main cabin layout]

File contains two copies of a drawing of arrangement "C" of the main cabin of an unidentified ship, probably the Bluenose II. The drawing shows the arrangement of furniture in the cabin.

Arggt. "B" : [drawing of main cabin layout]

File contains two copies of a drawing of arrangement "B" of the main cabin of an unidentified ship, probably the Bluenose II. The drawing shows the placement of berths, tables, a fireplace, and other furniture.

Drawings of details of the hull and gaff of a ship

File contains two technical drawings of an unidentified ship, probably the Bluenose II. One drawing shows the ship from above and from the side and also includes a detail of the gaff. The other drawing shows two views of the ship from the side and...

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