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Bark Roman Whalemen's Shipping Articles


National Archives and Records Administration

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About this artifact

Whalemen's Shipping Articles served as the master contract between the members of the crew and the owners of a whaling vessel. The document included each crewman's name, their position, and their lay or share of the profits. This is the Whalemen's Shipping Articles for the Bark Roman's voyage, which departed New Bedford, Massachusetts, October, 1868.

18.91 x 23.99 inches

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