Captain Alfred H. Durkee notebooks and records (SAFR 18868, HDC 520) date from 1889 to 1908. The notebooks give brief accounts
of daily activity at sea, such as location, arrival and departure times, and weather and navigational notes, and ships data.
The records include a certificate of registration from the Shipping Federation, two notices, a receipt for lines, and several
newspaper article clippings on shipping and personal (family) news. There is also a manuscript titled "Beating Out of Bristol
Channel in the Winter of '94: Ship Balclutha" written by Captain Durkee. He served as Master of the freighters BARON GLAMIS,
BARON CAWDOR, AND VORTIGERN. From 1894 to 1899, Durkee served as Master of the ship BALCLUTHA. The collection is available
for research use without restriction.