Item MS-2-469, SF Box 41, Folder 20 - John Henry Potter's master mariner's certificate of competency

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John Henry Potter's master mariner's certificate of competency

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MS-2-469, SF Box 41, Folder 20

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  • 1886 (Creation)

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1 page (1 folder)

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John Henry Potter was born in Canning, Nova Scotia, in 1849. He received his certificate of competency as a master mariner in 1886. Along with his father and brothers, he commanded locally-built (Canning, Kingsport, Scotts Bay) ships such as the Boniform, Blomidon, Providence, and Habitant.

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Donated to the Archives in 1982 by Richard Potter of New Brunswick.

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Item is a certificate of competency as Master, granted by the Canadian Ministry of Marine and Fisheries.

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Preferred citation: John Henry Potter's master mariner's certificate of competency, MS-2-469, SF Box 41, Folder 20, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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September 2012

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  • Box: SF Box 41