Mercantile ~ owners ~ ports ~ masters


Owners and Masters of the Mercantile after Pearl F. Billings
[Researched by J.W. Sims in 1978]
OWNERS 1916-1938 Pearl F. Billings, Little Deer Isle & Rockland, Me.
1938-1940 Walter D. Billings, Little Deer Isle & Stonington, Me.
1940-1943 Arthur Billings, Little Deer Isle & Stonington, Me.
1943-1945 Charles D. O’Connor, Warwick, R.I.
1945-1961 Frank Swift, Camden, Me.
1961-1969 Jim Nisbet, Camden, Me.
1969-1985 Leslie E. Bex, Jr., Camden, Me.
1985-present Capt. Ray & Ann Williamson, Camden, Me.
HAILING PORTS 1916-1925 Little Deer Isle, Me.
1925-1943 Rockland, Me.
1943-1945 Providence, R.I.
1945-present Camden, Me.
MASTERS 1916-1919 Pearl F. Billings
1919-1920 Arthur Billings
1920-1931 Pearl F. Billings
1934-1943 Walter D. Billings
1943 Andrew J. Scott
1943 Charles D. O’Connor
1943-1945 Harold E. Barlow
1945 Converse F. Grant
1945 Frank Swift
1945-1956 Montford C. Haskell
1956-1957 William E. Johnson
1957-1958 Walter T. Hutchinson
1958-1959 William E. Johnson
1959-1961 Fremont J. Cotton
1961 Jim Nisbet
1961 Fred C. Morey
1962-1964 Walter T. Hutchinson
1964-1965 Jim Nisbet
1965-1972 Edward A. Marshall
1972-1978 Leslie E. Bex, Jr.
1979-1980 John Worth
1981-1983 Bill Brown
1984-1989 Ray Williamson
1990-1992 Rick McDonough
1993 Roger Bottoms
1994 Wythe Ingebritson
1994-1995 Steve Pixley
1996-1996 Twain Braden
1997-1998 Steve Pixley
1999 Steve Pixley
1999 Mike Hagadorn
2000 Steve Pixley
2000 Chris Richmond
2001 Kerry D. Phillips
2001-2003 Joseph D. Leidenfrost

2004-2011 JR Braugh

2012 Kerry D Phillips

2013 Andrew Gardiner

2014-2015 Gus Aprans


Relief captains for many years(2003):
Thomas R. Thompson
Douglas A. Nemeth