Maine Maritime Museum

James Smith

Born: 1816
Citizenship: Great Britain
Height: 5' 5"
Eye color:
Hair color: Light
Complexion: Light


born St. John, New Brunswick


Account Book Entry - Feb. 5, 1873 -- Fleet Wing (d. New York - a. San Francisco)MS-22 b326f19
Account of Wages - July 14, 1879 -- Standard (d. Philadelphia - a. San Francisco)MS-90 b168f15
Articles of Agreement - Jan. 24, 1853 -- Commerce (d. New Orleans - a. Liverpool)MS-22 b276f14
Certificate of payment - Apr. 19, 1880 -- Hermon (d. San Francisco - a. Havre)MS-22 b340f10
Consular Certificate - July 27, 1846 -- Detroit (d. London - a. Boston)MS-7 b1f4
Portage Account - Sept. 3, 1878 -- Merom (d. Liverpool - a. New York)MS-90 b134f8
Portage Account - Nov. 5, 1895 -- Carrie A. Lane (d. Baltimore - a. Baltimore)MS-22 b260f24
Portage Account - Dec. 18, 1897 -- Dirigo (d. Liverpool - a. New York)MS-22 b285f4
Portage Bill - Oct. 9, 1897 -- Dirigo (d. San Francisco - a. Liverpool)MS-22 b285f4
Portage Bill - Apr. 1, 1873 -- Hermon (d. San Francisco - a. Liverpool)MS-22 b340f7
Portage Bill - Apr. 28, 1883 -- Indiana (d. Philadelphia - a. Astoria)MS-22 b353f9
Receipt - Oct. 21, 1853 -- Commerce ( - a. New York)MS-22 b276f15
Receipt - Oct. 11, 1897 -- Dirigo (d. San Francisco - a. Liverpool)MS-22 b285f4


VoyageVoyage TypeCaptain
Carrie A. Lane (d. Baltimore - a. Baltimore)MerchantR. Quick
Commerce (d. New Orleans - a. Liverpool)MerchantJohn H. Lowell
Commerce ( - a. New York)MerchantLowell
Detroit (d. London - a. Boston)Merchant
Dirigo (d. San Francisco - a. Liverpool)MerchantGeorge W. Goodwin
Dirigo (d. Liverpool - a. New York)MerchantGoodwin
Fleet Wing (d. New York - a. San Francisco)MerchantUriel Doane
Hermon (d. San Francisco - a. Havre)MerchantJoseph P. Hamilton
Hermon (d. San Francisco - a. Liverpool)MerchantJ. B. Minott
Indiana (d. Philadelphia - a. Astoria)MerchantP. H. M. Morrison
Merom (d. Liverpool - a. New York)MerchantJ. S. Lowell
Standard (d. Philadelphia - a. San Francisco)MerchantN. E. Percy


VesselRig/ClassOfficial NumberYear Built
Arthur SewallFour-mast bark1899
Carrie A. LaneSchoonerNone
Dirigo4 mast Bark1894
Fleet WingShipNone
MeromFour-mast schooner923711891

The information given in this database is entered here as it is on the document or documents in the Maine Maritime Museum collections. The spelling of the mariner’s name may be wrong, the arithmetic may be wrong, and some descriptions may be thoughtless or not politically correct, but they are shown as found. We have attempted to standardize the names and descriptions of vessels and the spelling of place names. We have tried to include in notes fields important information that does not fit in the standard fields.