13 November 2009

BIFHSGO November meeting

14 November 2009 10:00 a.m., at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Ships, Masters and Mates
presented by Barbara Tose

In 1982, Barbara read the obituary of her great-great grandfather, William Tose, Master Mariner, ship owner and Harbour Master at Whitby, England. The seafaring side of the family has held a special attraction for her ever since. Over the years she has made attempts to navigate the murky depths of the records created by the shipping trade, particularly those pertaining to Masters, Mates and crew. In 2007, Barbara had the opportunity to travel to St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she spent a glorious week searching the British Crew Agreement records held in the Maritime History Archives at Memorial University. Her talk will discuss the various records she has searched to date and will focus on the type of information Crew Agreements can provide. Using her grandfather as an example, she will show how a seaman’s career can be reconstructed from these records.

Also, pre-BIFHSGO: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
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