The Russell Family
"This picture of the Gloamin' was painted by F. Corpuz in Antwerp in 1910 for Capt Robert Russell, who was the first mate of the Gloamin' out of Dundee Scotland. The Gloamin' made short commercial hauls between Scotland and the continent. Capt Russell had just received his Captain's license when he sailed on the Gloamin'. Someone (Daddy?) told me that the Capt was having breakfast in a cafe in Antwerp and drew pictures on the napkin to get bacon and eggs for breakfast. Mr. Corpuz approached him and offered to paint the Gloamin' for him." - Glenda Waugh
The S.S. Gloamin arrived in Antwerp on Jan 16, 1910, after visiting ports of call in Sudan, India, Somalia, Egypt, France, Ukraine, and Russia. Robert Russell was working as 2nd Mate on all of these voyages.
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Gloamin, 1908
Agreement and Account of Crew, Foreign-Going Ship, Gloamin, 1908-1909
Mercantile Marine Continuous
Certificate of Discharge