This is Capt. .Ladd 

*Capt. Ladd's history*

his full name: Fredrick Arthur Ladd 

Born: December 11 1858,Westport, Nova Scotia

Marriage: Grace Forest BROWN May 20 1886 in Yarmouth

He had 2 children: Kathryn + Forest

click on Kathryn to go to her page.

                                                                                                                                 

*The story  of Capt. Ladd + his family *

Capt. F. A. Ladd went to sea at the age of 17. He was master and married  at 27. His wife, Grace Ladd wrote long letters to her father at home in Yarmouth during 12 years at sea. She mailed them whenever she could. Their wedding trip was  a six-month voyage to Shanghai on Capt. Ladd's full-rigged ship Morning Light, a fairly large wooden vessel at 1240 tons ,built in 1878 at Meteghan ,Nova Scotia , for a group of Yarmouth owners. The Morning Light was the last of the big wooden ship's to sail out of Yarmouth. 

This is the 100 face fan that Capt. Ladd and Grace got on their honeymoon when visiting Shanghai in 1884.

On one of the side there are 50 carved ivory faces and on the other side there are 49. The missing face is that of the person holding the fan.

These are Chinese Slippers

These Chinese Slippers would be put on a child when she was born and they would not take them off until the person would die. This kept their feet tiny, which was considered beautiful. Only rich families could do this because the girl would need servants to carry her everywhere as she couldn't walk.

These are the Ladd's Australian artifacts  

In this box there are 2 boomerangs, a hunting club, flying fish wings, a turtle shell and other stuff. 

More Ladd stuff!

These are Ladd things in a box; there are 2 flying fish wings and some tusks and teeth.

Silver!

This is real silver that was on Capt. Ladd's ship the Belmont; it is a tea pot, a tray and a plate.

Emu egg

Here is a carved emu egg that was given to Capt. Ladd and Grace Ladd.

Ship Morning Light 

This is Capt. Ladd's ship the Morning Light, a fairly large wooden vessel at 1240 tons ,built in 1878 at Meteghan , Nova Scotia, for a group of Yarmouth owners. The Morning Light was the last of the big wooden ships to sail out of Yarmouth. 

Barque Belmont

Click here to learn about Capt. Ladd's other vessel 

This page was made by:

Jessica Dawn Grant!

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