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Maine, Crew List Arriving at Eastport, 1949-1958
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Eastport, Washington, Maine, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Crew List Arrivals
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1949-1958
Microfilm Publication A3457. Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Eastport,Maine,1949-1958. 4 rolls.
Arrangement By date of arrival
National Archives Identifier 4039472
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains crew lists for vessels arriving at Eastport, Maine from 1949 to 1958. The crew members were primarily U.S. or Canadian citizens. The records usually contain particulars about the vessel and the following personal information about the crew members: full name, citizenship, position, etc. The collection is arranged chronologically and is NARA publication A3457 part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Crew List

  • Name
  • Length of service
  • Position within the crew
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • When and where signed on to crew
  • Significant remarks
  • Name of vessel
  • Port of departure
  • Date of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Serial number and form of required foreign service or immigration form

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