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Part of Mark Burke's Master certificate

Title: Capt. Mark Burke Master's Certificate
Dates: 1903
Location: MF-0243; OMF-055 MHA
Extent: 2 pages, 2 photographs, 5 negatives
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Mark Burke was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland on 1 July 1865 to John and Lavinia Burke. On 3 March 1893 Burke received his Mate's certificate (#224) and on 9 June 1903 at Halifax, Nova Scotia he received his Master's certificate (C3516).

Burke was a well-known Newfoundland captain, sailing on vessels such as the Bianca, Beothic, Nellie Louise, Afonwen, and Lutzen. In 1921 he bought the Cape Race at an auction for $9,900 and sailed on that vessel as master.

Burke lived most of his life at 41 Monkstown Road in St. John's. When he died at the Grace Hospital in St. John's on 25 February 1952 he was survived by his daughter, Marion, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Scope and Content: Master's certificate (renewal) issued to Mark Burke of Carbonear by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Dominion of Canada, 10 July 1903; Vellum Master's certificate (very badly damaged), belonging to Mark Burke; photographs of both certificates.
Associated Material: Crew agreements for TR44 (official number 999999) for 1920, Cape Race (official number 140869) for 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1930, Afonwen (official number 105191) for 1925, Lutzen (official number 57892) for 1934 and 1937, and Beothic (official number 151634) for 1935 when Burke was on board.
Subject: Burke, Mark, Capt., 1865-1952
Subject: Shipping--Great Britain
Subject: British merchant navy
Subject: Certificates

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