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The Ledger of The Polar Star

Extracts from the famous ship's accounts ledger from her build and launch in Peterhead in 1857 to her sale to Dundee in 1882

Ledger of the Polar Star

    

Ledger Page 69

Dt. Wages Account, 1857

Jan
12 to John Cordiner, part apprentice fee 2.0.0
22 to George Morrisn, part apprentice fee 2.0.0
Feb
19 Peterhead crew (20) 1 month advance 56.15.0
23 Peterhead crew (2) 1 month advance 5.10.0
24 Mrs Ewan to Capt Ewan's wages 3.0.0
23 James Johnstone shipping master 2.10.0
March
24 Mrs Ewen to Capt Ewan's wages 3.0.0
April
2 P Williamson Jnr, Lerwick, 46.18.11
May
23 Monthly rates and term allowances 44.2.6
27 Mrs Capt Ewan 2.0.0
June
23 Monthly rates 37.2.6
July
25 Balance wages of Phd crew 111.5.11
31 Capt Ewan to wages 20.0.0

Aug
3 Shipping Master discharge fees 1.0.0
6 Wages to Shetland men 160.8.5
6 Accounts from Shetland against Phd crew (deducted 25 July 22.13.8
27 George Morrison year fee (June) 2.0.0
Sept
12 Capt Ewan 93.14.4
25 John Cordiner year fee (June) 2.0.0
654.3.9

By account to balance 654.3.9

 

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