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Masters of Merchantmen at Pernambuco (1859)

The custom house at Perambuco issued daily reports of vessels entering (entrados) and leaving (sahidos) port: these were published in Diario de Pernambuco. For ships coming in these details are generally given: whence sailed; how long out; type of vessel (brigue=brig; barca=barque; patacho=patache; vapor=steamship); nationality; name of vessel; tonnage (tonneladas); captain (capitano); crew (equipagem); cargo (carga); shipper; and to which port belonging (pertence). Similar information is given on leaving, starting with destination. British and American ships made up a large part of the traffic. January 1859

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