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Pages from one of the Erik store books


Title: Store Books of the Erik of London
Dates: 1872, 1873
Location: MF-0247 MHA
Extent: 3 volumes
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Built at Dundee, Scotland by Alexander Stephen and Sons in 1856, official number 52665, 533 gross tons, owned by GLM Gibbs in 1874, and was registered at London. By 1883 the Erik was owned by Alexander Gray and was sailing from Peterhead for 5 seasons before being bought by the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1918 the vessel was attacked by a German submarine off the coast of Newfoundland.
Scope and Content: Store books for three voyages of the S.S. Erik, while the vessel was under the command of Captain J.B. Walker. The first voyage commenced at 23 February 1872 and terminated 21 April 1872; second voyage commenced 26 April 1872 and terminated 13 November 1872; third voyage commenced 8 March 1873 and terminated 25 April 1873. Lists names of crew, capacity in which engaged, and provisions allotted to each one. Ability and conduct are also recorded.
Associated Material: Crew agreements for the Erik for 1872 and 1873
Local Note: Originally filed with the crew agreements for the Erik for voyages ending in 1872 and 1873.
Subject: Erik (Ship)
Subject: Whaling
Subject: Store books




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