887. CARRY L. brig, of Eastport. Built at Eastport, maine, 1847,
154 tons; 81 ft, 2 in. x 21 ft, 5 in. x 10 ft. One deck, two
masts, square stern, billethead.
Registered April 6, 1847 - temporary, Phila. Owner: Jacob
Shackford, Eastport, Maine. Master: John L. Shackford, Pre-
viously enrolled at Passamaquoddy, Maine, March 2, 1847,
Vol. R43, . 39 (CH)
We also discovered that Capt John L Shackford received certificate 1496 from the American Shipmaster's Association, and organization which was formed in 1861 to "elevate the moral character and professional capacity of seamen; by the encouragement of worthy and well-qualified officers, and to promote the security of life and property at sea." They issued certificates to worthy, competent persons who served in the mercantile marine services.
We'll share more about John L Shackford in the future.
Dixon Francis B., Counsellor-at-Law, Hand-book of Marine Insurance and Average (New York: Henry Spear, 1866), page 433; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/ : accessed 21 September 2015
The New York Times, Oct 9, 1861
Survey of Federal Archives and Pennsylvania Historical Survey Division of Community and Service Programs Work Projects Administration, Ship registers of Port of Philadelphia Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1942), page 136; digital images, Hathi Trust (http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000968975 : accessed 21 September 2015.