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Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its Navigable Tributaries (16 collections)

  • Accounts of the Wardens of the Port, 1763-1957

    Images of cash books, daybooks, ledgers, journals, receipt book, vouchers, payroll requisitions, and related types of records kept by the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia. more

  • Admission Book, 1896-1947

    Images of Certificates of ship masters certifying the name of the ship master, ownership of the vessel, and certifying that no foreigners have any share in more

  • Declaration Books of British Vessel Registry, 1727-1776

    Images of declarations made before the governor or deputy governor in pursuance to "an Act made in September et octavo William III Regis Entitled An Act more

  • Health Officer’s Account of Passenger Entries, 1789-1794

    Images of an account of vessels arrived kept by Captain Nathaniel Falconer, Health Officer of the Port of Philadelphia. Information provided is date of arrival, description more

  • Health Officer’s Register of Passengers’ Names, 1792-1794

    Images of a register of the names of passengers and servants arrived at the Port of Philadelphia that was returned to Health Officer Captain Nathaniel Falconer more

  • Letter Books, 1793-1849

    Images of letter books of correspondence exchanged by Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia with a variety of correspondents including most prominently the Governors or members more

  • Minute Books of the Wardens of the Port, the Board Commissioners of Navigation, and the Navigation Committee, 1766-1773, 1783-1978

    Images of record books containing minutes of the meetings of the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia. Information provided is date and place of meeting, names more

  • Pilot Apprentice Indenture Books, 1806-1931, 1942

    Images of records of indentures of apprenticeship to river pilots. Information provided is date of indenture, name of apprentice, name of pilot, term of indenture in more

  • Pilots’ Report Books, Inward Bound, 1793-1903

    Images of record books of ships piloted. Information provided is date of entry, name of vessel, name of commander, name of pilot, from whence sailed, and more

  • Registers of Pilots’ Names and Securities, 1783-1791, 1794-1876

    Information provided is name of pilot, place of residence, date bonded, and the name, occupation and place of residence of the person who stood as security more

  • Registers of Vessel Arrivals and Clearances, 1784-1879

    Registers of vessels arriving and clearing the port of Philadelphia. Information provided is date of arrival or clearance, name of vessel, from whence or to where more

  • Shipping Bonds and Certificates, 1752-1775

    Images of certificates of ship masters certifying the name of the ship master, ownership of the vessel, and certifying that no foreigners have any share in more

  • Surveys of Damaged Cargoes, 1784-1790

    Images of record books of surveys of damaged cargoes. Information provided in the earliest volume is date of survey, name and type of vessel, name of more

  • Time Books of Wardens’ Attendance, 1784-1802

    Images of record books revealing names of pilots and dates of bonds for the first, second and third rate pilots, accounts of anchors and cables received more

  • Tonnage Registers, 1784-1789

    Images of registers of vessels recorded in the tonnage office for payment of tonnage duty. Information provided is date of entry, name of vessel, name of more

  • Wharf License Books, 1864-1979

    Images of record books of wharf licenses granted by the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia to construct or extend piers and wharves. Information provided is more