Portage Bill

Object number
Portage Bill of the Ship Cleopatra Waters Hannars Master for London & Back to Rhode Island
Portage bill for the ship Cleopatra. A portage bill shows the wages paid to each member of a ship's crew upon completion of the voyage. This bill also notes the time when each member joined and left the voyage and their position on the ship. Of the fifteen crew members, seven are identified as sailors. Of these seven, two are identified as Native American, Sampson Lechiel and Amos Cotton.
Credit Line
Newport Historical Society Collection
Object Type
portage bills