2001.97-f10 Port of Pubnico Fonds


Institution name: Port of Pubnico
Title and statement of responsibility area: 1850-1869 and 1873
Date(s) of creation: 2 cm of textual records
Physical description area: 2 cm of textual records
Administrative history: Until 1855, there were two government establishmentsregulating shipping and trade in Nova Scotia. The customs officers of the British Empire, appointed and controlled by the board of customs in England, enforced the imperial laws relating to navigation and trade. Those employed at the customs house performed a variety of tasks, which included: collecting imperial customs duties; registering and surveying vessels; granting certificates of origin for colonial produce; supervising the establishment and discharging of merchant seamen; and recording the traffic of vessels “inwards and outwards” form a port. At the same time, a provincially controlled impost and excise administration, with provincially appointed officers, had also developed to collect taxes levied by the Nova Scotia legislature. By January 1855, imperial trade and navigation laws remained in place; responsibility for their enforcement and administration in Nova Scotia was now in the hands of provincial officials. However, after confederation in 1867, Canada’s new federal government assumed control over customs and navigation and shipping. The Port of Pubnico was opened in 1850. During its eighty year existence, the Port had seven collectors: Thomas Willet (1850-1854), Simon d’Entremont (1854-1864), Peter S. d’Entremont (1864-1894), Joseph A. d’Entremont (1894-1898), William H. Amirault (1898-1910), Leon Belliveau (1910-1921), and Charles V. Amirault (1921-1931). In 1931, the Port of Pubnico was closed.
Custodial history: H. Léander d’Entremont bequeathed his collection to the Parish of West Pubnico, who in turn donated the documents to the archives in 2001.
Scope and content: Fonds consists of five series: Register of vessels entered
inwards; Register of vessels cleared outwards; Register of goods imported in British ships;  Register of vessels recorded at the Port of Pubnico and Declaration of Ownership of  of the ship Vidette.
Finding aids: Box lists available. 
General note: Available is a copy of sale by Peter d’Entremont.
Retrieval code:   2001.97-f10  
Part II Access Points:  
Provenance: Port of Pubnico (Yarmouth County, NS)
Subject Headings:  
Topical: Customs and excise
Pubnico (Yarmouth County, NS)
Shipping
Harbours
Ports of entry  

Vessels entered Inwards      2001.97-f10-A#1
Vessels cleared Outwards      2001.97-f10-B#1
Goods imported in British ships      2001.97-f10-C#1-2
Register of vessels recorded at the Port of Pubnico      2001.97-f10-D#1
Declaration of ownership of vessel Vidette    2001.97-f10-E#1

Institution name:  Les Archives père Clarence d’Entremont

Title and statement of
responsibility area:

Register of vessels entered inwards

Date(s) of  creation:

1850-1869
Physical description area: .5 cm of textual records
Scope and  content: Series forms part of the Port of Pubnico fonds and consists of a register of vessels that entered the Port of Pubnico. An account of this register was provided to the British government quarterly.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
Retrieval code: 2001.97-f10-A

     

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont
Title and statement of 
responsibility area:
Register of vessels cleared outwards
Date(s) of 
creation:
1850-1869
Physical description 
area:
.5 cm of textual records
Scope and 
content: 
Series forms part of the Port of Pubnico fonds and consists of a register of vessels that left the Port of Pubnico. An account of this register was provided to the British government quarterly.
Source of supplied  
title proper:
Title based on the contents of the series.
Retrieval code: 2001.97-f10-B
Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont
Title and responsibility area: statement of Register of goods imported in British ships
Date(s) of creation: 1850-1867
Physical description area: .5 cm of textual records
Scope and  content:  Series forms part of the Port of Pubnico fonds and consists of goods imported to the Port of Pubnico by British ships. An account of this register was provided to the British government quarterly.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
Retrieval code: 2001.97-f10-C

 

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont
Title and statement of 
responsibility area:
Register of vessels recorded at the Port of Pubnico
Date(s) of creation: 1852-1853
Physical description 
area:
.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Series content:  forms part of the Port of Pubnico fonds and consists of the number of vessels recorded at the Port of Pubnico. An account of this register was provided to the British government annually.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
Retrieval code: 2001.97-f10-D

 

Institution name:  Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont
Title and statement of
responsibility area:
 Declaration of Ownership of ship Vidette
Date(s) of creation: 1873
Physical description 
area:
1 document
Scope and content:  Series forms part of the Port of Pubnico fonds andconsists of the declaration of ownership of the ship Vidette. It gives the particulars of the ship- tonnage, length, etc. 
Source of  supplied 
title proper:
Title based on the contents of the series.
Retrieval code: 2001.97-f10-E