American Shipmasters' Association
Title: Record of American and Foreign Shipping
Publisher:  American Shipmasters' Association, New York, 1877,
Seller ID: 99343
(American Shipmasters' Association). Record of American and Foreign Shipping. Established 1867. Surveys Made and Complied under the Direction of the American Shipmasters' Association, with the Sanction of The New York Board of Underwriters, to Provide a Standard American Classification of Vessels. New York : American Shipmasters' Association, January 1st, 1877. Pp lix,(1),1- Thick large 8vo, full gilt decorated black leather.
The American Shipmasters' Association (later to become the American Bureau of Shipping) produced these Lloyds-like registers annually. This is an uncommon early edition.
Each vessel is described using thirteen occasionally connecting columns:
1.Number / Official Number / Signal Letters 926 / 48,192 / VRMJ 2. Vessel's Name and Master. Horton / Martell 3. Rig. Sch 4. / 5.: Nation, Port Belonging to, Br / Halifax Reg. Dimensions: Length, Breadth, Depth. 82 / 24.3 / 10.2 6. Tons / Decks / Draft. 122 7./8. Built: When / Where / Builder. '64 / Maitland, N.S. 9. Owners. H. Martell 10. Remarks. M;If;S;rps5,71 11. Years.12. Rate. 2 13. Last Survey. Port 5 '71
1. Number / Official Number / Sign al Letters 445 / 36,900 / SBQW 2. Vessel's Name and Master. Eliza Frazer / H. Savage 3. Rig. Bk 4. / 5.: Nation, Port Belonging to, Br / Colchester Reg. Dimensions: Length, Breadth, Depth. 104.2 / 26.5 / 11.9 6. Tons / Decks / Draft. 193 7./8. Built: When / Where / Builder. '61 4 / Merigomish, N.S. 9. Owners. Wm. B. Jones 10. Remarks. M;Icf;Z3;63 11. Years. 12. Rate. 13. Last Survey. N.Y. 7 '63
As one would expect many Nova Scotian coastal towns listed under "Where Builder": Advocate, Antigonish, Annapolis, Apple River,Arichat, Argyle, Aylesford, Baddeck, Barrington, Bay de Vert, Bear River, Beaver River, Bedford Basin, Black Rock, Black River, Bras d'Or, [Cape Breton], Bridgetown, Broad Cove, Burncoat, Canning, Cape Cove, Cape George, Chester, Cheverie, Church Point, Clementsport, Clifton, Clyde River, Colchester, Cornwallis, Digby, Economy, French Town, Granville, Green Cove, Green Harbour, Guysboro, Halifax, Hall's Harbour, Hampton, Havre Boucher, Hillsborough, Horton, Ingram River, Jordan River, Kempt, La Have, Liscomb, Little Brook, Liverpool, Londonderry, Lower Village, Lunenburg, Maccan, Mahone Bay, Maitland, Margaretville, Merigomish, Meteghan, Mill Creek, Milton, Moose Brook, Moses [Moser] River, Mount Denson New Glasgow, Newport, Noel, North Sydney, Oak Point, Parrsboro, Pereaux, Pictou, Pleasant Cove, Point Brűlé, Pomquet, Port Gilbert, Port Greville, Port Medway, Port Williams, Princeport,Pubnico, Pugwash, Raquette, River Hebert, River John, St. Ann's, Saint Mar y's Bay, Sable River, Salmon Point, Salmon River, Sandy Cove, Scott's Bay, Sheet Harbour, Shelburne, Spry Bay, Summerville, Tatamagouche, Tusket, Wallace, Westport, Weymouth, Wilmot, Windsor, Yarmouth
Wear to edges, some scuffing, else very good. Copy 960. 700.00