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Lot #479
Sold For$350.00(hammer price)
 $413.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedDecember 2, 2014


All pertaining to the wreck and recovery of the brig Starlight of N.S. on the shore of Holmes Hole. Includes items on the salvage work, repair, registering and the sale after completion of the work. A very unusual lot. Documents include: 1) 1867 shipping certificate for the vessel Mary E. Jones of New York. 2, 3, 4) Three 1866 checks on Fall River (1) and New Bedford banks by W[?] F. Tripp (1) and John Cook (2). 5) 1869 Shipping certificate for the ship Niger shipped by Edward Shiverick. Some loss. 6) A note concerning a seaman deserting a whaling vessel while in the port of Sippican. Signed by the port inspector Ward[?] Delano. 7, 8, 9) Three documents concerning Henry Delano and the schooner Elizabeth, of which he was captain. 10) An 1866 letter from a committee selected to examine the wreck of a brig ashore at Holmes Hole: The brig Starlight of Windsor, N.S. 11) Document signed by notary public John Holmes about the same brig. 12) An undated letter to L. Grinnell, the port inspector of New Bedford, to register the Starlight after its sale at auction. This was after it was restored. 13) An 1866 document showing the brig was purchased as a wreck for $1,000. 14) An 1867 bill to City Wharf Railway for hauling and putting the brig on the ways. 15) An 1867 bill dealing with repairs. 16) An 1868 bill for supplies for the work. 17) An 1867 bill for copper, etc. for the repair. 18) An 1867 bill for refitting from Amos Baker. 19) An 1866 bill given to the new owners of the Starlight for her purchase at auction for $4,600. The bill is for $4,150, indicating they paid a $350 deposit at purchase.

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