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The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal comprises the edited diaries of Canadian seafarer, Joseph Salter, arranged chronologically from 1839 through to 1899, chronicling the many voyages of his career. He took employment with ... More


Chapter 9

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the business of shipbuilding and documents a social turning point in labour history when Salter grants his men a 10 hour working day in April 1853. This decision marks Salter as ... More


Chapter 16

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0016
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter documents Salter’s last move, to North Sydney, in 1878. It describes the eventual stability and success found by Salter in his late 70s as a ship’s broker and reports his death in ... More


Chapter 7

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter sees Salter sell the Brigantine Emily and fall into partnership with his brother, George Salter, as they begin a business selling stocks of goods, ship stores, flour and fish. The ... More


Chapter 8

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter describes important changes in Salter’s life; personal changes include the births of two of his children, Sidney and Bessie, and professional changes include the purchase of a shipyard ... More


Chapter 12

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides an insight into the differences and similarities between the mining and mariner trades and follows Salter to the Rockland Gold Mining Company in Waverly 1864. The chapter also ... More


Chapter 10

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter details the beginning of the end for the Salter shipping business and explores the contributing factors involved in its downfall. Despite initially believing that the company’s assets ... More


Chapter 13

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores Salter’s period of career uncertainty towards the end of his life and provides a reflection on the job security and discontent of both a miner and a mariner. Salter provides a ... More


Chapter 1

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

In this first chapter, Salter addresses his own children and introduces them to descriptions of his early life. He discusses familial relationships and recollects his hometown, childhood, youth, ... More


Chapter 2

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter describes the journeys of three voyages in two Brigantines, Victory and George Henry, from New York to British Guiana and Jamaica, spanning July 1836 to May 1837. Salter’s brief diary ... More


Chapter 4

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter accounts three journeys taken by Salter aboard the Brigantine Coquette, departing from Halifax to Sierra Leone, Demerary, Grenada, Bermuda, Barbados, St. Thomas, Berbice and Liverpool, ... More


Chapter 5

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter depicts the journey taken by Salter aboard the Brigantine Emily and Brigantine Margaret from Halifax to Sierra Leone, spanning November1839 to May 1840. Within the diary extracts, Salter ... More


Chapter 11

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter details Salter’s second attempt to enter the business of shipbuilding, in order to rectify his mistakes and do good to those who were harmed by his previous failure. It also examines the ... More


Chapter 3

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter describes the journey of Salter’s fourth voyage aboard the Brigantine Emily from Halifax to Barbados, Columbia, Jamaica, and back to Halifax, spanning August 1837 to October 1838. Salter ... More


Chapter 6

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter details Salter’s journey from Halifax to Sierra Leone via the Brigantine Emily from June 1840 to July 1841. Described within it are cargo transactions, including palm oil; timber; ground ... More


Chapter 14

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter focuses on Salter’s employment as Paymaster and Clerk for the Victoria Coal Mines near Sydney in early 1870. An air of uncertainty is prevalent throughout the chapter, concerning the ... More


Chapter 15

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0015
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides an insight into the bleak difficulties of working within the coal trade in the 1870s, and discusses the issues that arise when faced with the underselling and overproducing of ... More


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