1861 Le Havre France bill for room & board, American ship Officers

$50.00 CAD

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Pre-Civil War invoice for Room and board for a 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Carpenter and Steward of the ship “Harvest”, staying at Brion’s Boarding House in Le Havre France. Two meals a day!

                   Rue Dauphine No. 42 – Havre
                           HENRI P. BRION
            Boarding House for American Officers
                  Ship Harvest Captain Loring
Arrived on the 1st of February supper to the 27 of March breakfast...
910 francs
Havre, the 23 day of March 1861


On back “2 mates and carpenter board f910” and “Ship Harvest

Folded horizontally

7 ¾” x 5 ¾”


The Ship Harvest was sailing out of Kennebunk Maine in 1861, with Captain Loring and nine crewmen.

Captain Daniel Cushing Loring (1824 – 1878). He was in the employ of Blanchard Brothers, shipbuilders in Yarmouth Maine. He was ranked in the highest class of American merchant navigators.

Th ship was owned by Daniel Walker Lord (1800-1880) was the first son of Nathaniel and Phoebe Lord, and was soon following in his father’s footsteps. He entered business life in 1819, “in partnership with older men engaged in the West Indies trade.” As his shipping interests developed he shifted his activities to Boston. He built numerous vessels and purchased varying degrees of ownership in many more. At various times throughout his career Lord was the principal owner of, among others, the ship… HARVEST….