Records of Franklin G. Post & Son (Coll. 200)


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Overview of the Records

History of Franklin G. Post & Son Boatyard

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Franklin G. Post & Son Boatyard (Mystic, Conn.)
Title: Records of Franklin G. Post & Son
Dates: 1881-1973
Extent: ca. 1507 items
Abstract: Correspondence, ledgers, journals, payrolls, time books, scrapbook, clippings, product information, and other materials relating to the Franklin G. Post & Son Boatyard in Mystic, Connecticut. Includes information on many of the boats designed and built by the yard, including the yacht ONKAHYA, launched in 1938.
Identification: Coll. 200

History of Franklin G. Post & Son Boatyard

Franklin G. Post founded his business in 1914. He had previously worked for the Lathrop Engine Company of Mystic where he became an expert machinist, specializing in the installation and repair of the developed gasoline engine.

However, he was determined to have his own yard, and eventually acquired property along the Mystic River's west bank. Here he dredged his own slip, and built a railway and boat shop. In 1923 he moved his expanding business to property across the river, a part of the new yard occupying the site of the old Irons & Grinell Shipyard. In its prime, Post employed as many as 80 workers, many of them skilled Nova Scotia boat builders.

During World War I the boatyard converted yachts to Coast Guard use, and repaired Coast Guard and fishing vessels. In World War II the shops turned out 45-foot aircraft rescue boats and harbor patrol boats for the U. S. Navy. Most of the business in the early days involved the Block Island fishing boats designed and built by the yard. More than 40 of these vessels were built and then became prototypes for Post's popular SEAGOIN hull, a company trademark for many years.

Perhaps the most famous Post-built vessel was the 62-foot auxiliary ocean cruising and racing Yacht ONKAHYA, launched in 1938. Designed by Sparkman & Stevens, the boat was built for Pemberton Whitecomb of New York. A 37-foot Mower-designed schooner also built by Post, made three Atlantic crossings. The MYSTIC ISLANDER, described by the Company as a "Husky, Roomy, Cruising Auxilary" (23' 6" L. W. L.) was developed in the mid 40's, and became one of Post's more successful products.

The Post yard also built a fleet of launches for Peru, and a dozen harbor tugs and personal boats of its own design. A fleet of 30-passenger lifeboats for the oil fields in Venezuela, and two flat bottomed launches for the jungle rivers of South America were also turned out. The biggest boats launched, were two speedy 80-foot cargo boats in the mid 1930's. These boats became well known during prohibition days for their activities beyond the 12-mile limit.

By the late 1940's Franklin's son, Ernest F. Post was President of the company, and during the 1950's the business became more involved in yacht brokerage activities including sales, service, and storage. In August 1959 the yard was sold and renamed Seaport Marine Inc., although Ernest Post retained the corporate name for his brokerage business.

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Arrangement

The Franklin G. Post & Son Boatyard Papers number approximately 1,500 pieces and 7 volumes organized into 14 document boxes. The first two boxes contain correspondence, mostly incoming business letters, between the years 1924 and 1973, which have been arranged chronologically by day, month and year. The bulk of this correspondence covers the period from 1940 to 1959. Box 3 has vessel bills of sale and purchase agreements, primarily for vessels sold by the yard, between 1923 and 1947. They have been arranged chronologically.

The next two boxes are relative to the Yard's boat building activity. Box 4 contains construction contracts and agreements filed chronologically, and Box 5 holds building specifications arranged primarily by design or job number and by boat size.

In Box 6 there are business papers and documents filed by subject. There are deeds, mortgages, and plans for the Yard's property; product advertisements, brochures, and other sales information about SEAGOIN and MYSTIC ISLANDER boats; and papers regarding storage and charter services.

Box 7 contains miscellaneous business papers and accounts, unorganized and unarranged, filed in two folders. Box 8 has clippings on various subjects, including the history and activities of the Post Yard, as well as other local yards. One can also find some material relative to Ernest F. Post, Franklin's son, and the last owner of the business.

Box 9-11 are filled with ledger and journal sheets showing the company's receipts and expenses during its final years of business from 1954 to 1959. The last three boxes contain 7 volumes, including an early Post & Son daybook, 1881-1909, and five volumes of boat building accounts for the period 1923 through 1947.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Post, Ernest F.
Post, Franklin G.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Onkahya (Yacht)

Subjects:

Boatbuilding--Connecticut--Mystic
Boats and boating--Connecticut--Mystic
Boatyards--Connecticut--Mystic
Ship brokers--Connecticut--Mystic

Document Types:

Ledgers--Connecticut--Mystic
Payrolls--Connecticut--Mystic
Time books--Connecticut--Mystic

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 200, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about David Abbott in Box 1, Folder 16 of the collection.
Abbott, David 1/16
Adams, George 7/2
Alden, John 1/1, 2/5
Alden, John G. 1/7
Alexander, H.N. 7/2
Allen, Elmer 1/1
Anderson, A.A. 7/2
Anderson, Albert L. 4/6
Andrus, H.F. 7/2
Arms, Franklin 1/1
Arnold, Allen F. 2/4
Ashley, Millard E.E. 1/5, 3/2
Austin, Willis 4/4
Bailey, J.H. 7/2
Bamford, Ronald 2/6
Barnes, Nelson L. (Jr.) 1/16
Barrows, Earle J. 1/4
Barry, John T. 7/2
Bascom, Leon 2/1, 3/4
Baxter, Frederic L. 4/1
Beebe, Leslie 1/12, 3/4
Benschine, Frederick W. 1/16, 1/17
Bergendahl, H.A. 1/4
Bernbach, Max 2/1
Bessette, Oliver L. 2/4
Beste, William 4/1
Bickford, Roswell P. 2/4
Bindloss, John 1/4
Binloss, John 1/7
Birdseye, H.U. 1/1, 4/3
Bishop, Howard E. 1/7
Blanchet, A.E. 1/1
Blanchet, Joe 1/4
Bliss, Zenas W. 1/1
Boardman, Bradford 4/3
Boetcher, Frank E. 1/4
Bonbright, I.W. 7/2
Bonbright, Irving W. 1/4, 7/2
Bonnell, John L. 1/1
Bonnell, W.E. 1/1
Bradley, H.S. 4/4
Brainard, N.D. 7/2
Brainard, Norman D. 2/4
Brancato, V.M. 1/16, 3/4
Brodrib, J. Albert 2/4
Bronk, D.W. (Dr.) 7/2
Brooks, Charles A. 2/3
Brown, Clarence E. 1/5
Brown, Milton 7/2
Brown, Nelson C.L. 7/2
Buddington, P.G. 4/1
Burnett, Thomas C. 2/4
Burrows, Albert 7/2
Burton, Barbara F. 7/2
Butler, E. Farnham 1/16, 1/17
Cable, Harold C. 1/12
Caldwell, Ira S. 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/15, 1/16
Callanan, Paul E. 1/7
Carillet, Georges L. 2/4
Carlson, Arthur 2/4
Cheney, S.A. (Gen.) 7/2
Chisholm, Huge J. 4/2
Cidale, Dennis 7/2
Clemments, G.H. 4/1
Cohen, I. 7/2
Cole, H.M. (Mrs.) 7/2
Conant, Hurst W. 1/14
Conning, W.S. 7/2
Cost, Arthur (Jr.) 2/1
Cramer, William L. 1/2, 1/4
Cross, Frank 7/2
Cross, Frank L. 7/2
Dalen, Ed 4/1
Daniels, Brad 2/6
De Klyne, C.H. 4/6
Denison, Oliver 1/4
DeSousa, Anthony 4/1
Dittmar, L. 2/6
Dodge, Frank F. 4/1
Dodge, Norman 4/2
Donachue, T. Weldo 1/4
Donlan, John R. 2/4
Dorchester, Donald 7/2
Dorchester, L.H. 7/2
Dow, Wilbur E. (Jr.) 2/4
Dow, Wilbur F. (Jr.) 2/3
Dowd, B.J. 7/2
Downs, T.R. 2/4
Dreikorn, Otto M. 7/2
DuBou, Richard 2/6
Durant, Walter W. 2/2
Edgerton, Harry 1/2
Eldridge, Grover 7/2
Emerson, R.W. 4/4
Enders, J.O. 1/4, 4/3, 4/4, 7/2
Ericson, E. 1/4
Erxleben, Rod G. 2/6
Faria, Manuel (Jr.) 1/4
Farnsworth, Y.B. 1/1
Farnumn, J. 2/6
Farrell, George 2/1
Ferguson, Alfred L. 1/3, 1/4, 4/1
Ferguson, Bert 1/17, 3/4
Ferguson, Samuel (Jr.) 3/3, 7/2
Ferguson, Samuel J. 3/1
Fiedler, Edwin E. 1/4
Fink, Lawrence 2/1
Fleischman, Julius 4/3
Floyd, Rolfe (Jr.) 2/6
Foote, Frederic LeB. 1/7
Forbes, D.G. (Mrs.) 1/7
Ford, F. Richards (Jr.) 1/4
Fortescue, Herman 1/1
Foster, Alpha E. 2/3
Fox, Chester 1/4, 2/7
Fraser, A.E. 1/7
French, C.E. 1/4
Frese, H.S. 2/4
Frye, Augustus H. (Jr.) 2/1
Furness, Frank 7/2
Furness, Frank L. 7/2
Gardiner, Henry 1/2, 1/3
Gardner, Arthur 1/16, 3/4
Gengras, E. Clayton 2/3, 2/4
Giannini, Gabriel 2/5
Giannini, Gabriel M. 2/4
Gifford, William 3/1
Gildersleeve, Alfred 2/1, 3/4
Gildersleeve, Alfred H. 1/1
Gilmore, W.L. 3/4
Gluckman, H. 4/4
Godoy, Jorge 1/2, 2/7
Gordon, Glenn 3/2
Gould, Joseph R. 3/1
Gourd, Michael 1/7, 1/16
Grandy, Kenneth S. 4/5
Greenleaf, Henrietta 2/3
Grippo, John 1/7
Gruber, Harris E. 2/6
Guerin, Edmund H. 3/1
Gunther, Bob 2/7
Gunther, Teta 2/7
Haber, Paul 2/3
Haft, Jay S. 2/4, 2/5
Haggard, H.W. 7/2
Haggard, H.W. (Dr.) 7/2
Haggard, Howard W. 1/17
Haggard, Howard W. (Dr.) 3/4
Hallock, Paul W. 1/1
Hamilton, Clayton 1/1, 7/2
Handrup, C. 4/4
Haring, A.M. 7/2
Harkless, K.W. 2/1
Harris, George B. 2/3
Hart, H.A. (Dr.) 7/2
Haskell, Henry C. 1/9
Hatfield, Byron 7/2
Haviland, Ted (Jr.) 7/2
Hawes, Arthur L. 1/7
Hawks, C.E. 7/2
Hayes, Albert 4/2
Hegenberger, William T. 2/6
Henkle, Robert T. (Dr.) 7/2
Henne, Gerard 2/6
Herreshoff, Nathaniel 2/6
Herrick, Walter R. (Jr.) 7/2
Herring, Lloyd C. 1/4
Hess, Valentina M. 3/3
Hewes, Frank W. 1/2, 1/3
Hewins, Lyman 2/6
Hewitt, Elmer 4/1
Higgens, Stanford L. 3/4
Higgins, Stamford L. 1/16, 1/17
Hirschberg, Sanford L. 2/5
Hirtle, L.H. 2/2
Hogan, William H. 4/4
Hoit, Charles H. 7/2
Holderness, George A. (Jr.) 2/2
Hollowell, John 2/1
Holmgren, F.C. 1/6
Horner, F.C. 4/3
Horton, William 2/6
Howe, H. Schnyler 4/2
Howell, Ernest (Jr.) 3/2
Hoyt, John Sherman 4/2
Hoyt, W.C. 1/17
Huntington, J.P. 7/2
Huntington, John P. 7/2
Huntley, Edward S. 1/7
Hussey, Robert 3/2
Hustis, W.C. 1/4
Jacobs, John 7/2
Jenckes, M.A. 2/3, 2/4
Jenkins, G.C. 4/2
Jensen, Johan 7/2
Jiskoot, Oscar A. 2/6
Johnson, A. Genry 3/2
Johnson, Alfred M. 2/5
Johnson, Palmer 1/7
Johnson, William Samuel 4/3
Jones, Nelson E. 1/8, 1/9
Kappes, Carl (Jr.) 1/10
Kauffman, H.C. 7/1
Kennedy, William 7/2
Kennedy, William H. 7/2
Knowles, Melvin 3/3
Knowles, Melvin C. 1/11
Krekow, H. 1/3
Krugher, Webster (II) 4/4
Kunhardt, H.R. 4/2
Kurtz, John 1/9
Kurtz, John P. 1/7, 7/2
La Palme, R.H. 7/2
LaCroix, A. 1/3
LaMarque, J.W. 2/1
Lane, J.H. 7/2
Langley, W.A. 1/10
Lathrop, Walter F. 3/3
Lawrence, R.F. 7/2
Lawry, Harold 7/2
LeComte, A. 2/2
Lee, Marvin 3/4
Lehac, Ned 1/7
Leibman, Richard 2/6
Lis, Walter 2/4
Litvak, Henry 2/4
Lokol, Jimmy 2/7
Loutrel, C.H. 1/7
Lowry, Harold 4/3
Mac Kay, John A. 4/1
MacDonald, C.R. 1/7
MacLean, Malcolm O. 2/6
Macmillan, H. 1/11
Main, Durwood 4/4, 7/2
Manning, Edward 7/2
Marchant, Nelson 4/6
Marie, Alice E. 2/3
Martin, Albert 1/1
Martin, J.E. 7/2
Masterson, Walter J. (Jr.) 1/4
Mathews, Daniel 1/4
Maynard, Warren 7/2
Maynard, Warren (Jr.) 7/2
McClellan, Charles P. 1/8, 1/17
McGuire, Francis F. 2/5
McKelvy, ? 2/2
McMurray, H.F. 1/10
McNeill, R.C. 2/4
Melton, ? 2/2
Merriman, Franklin 1/17
Metcalf, Rowe B. 4/2
Meyer, Curtis 1/4
Middlebrook, J. (Jr.) 1/16, 1/17, 2/7
Middlebrook, Joseph 1/12
Middlebrook, Joseph (Jr.) 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16
Miller, C.O. ((Mrs.) 2/4
Miner, Waldo L. 2/1
Mitchell, Carlton 2/2
Mittleman, G.J. 2/6
Montaner, Joseph 2/1
Morgan, Anson 1/4, 1/16
Morgan, N.A. 1/16
Morse, J.W. 7/2
Moses, Carl A. 4/4
Moses, L.A. 7/2
Mosher, Ira 7/2
Mower, Charles D. 1/1
Muise, Charles 1/16
Murray, Alexander (Jr.) 1/7
Nickerson, Shirley E. (Capt.) 2/2
Noble, Robert P. 4/1
Nooney, Norman 1/6
Norman, Frederick C. 3/3
Noyes, John 2/4
O'Connell, J.C. (Jr.) 3/2
OConnell, Joseph C. (Jr.) 1/7
OKeefe, C.M. 2/4
Olsen, Chester A. 1/16
Olson, Chester A. 3/4
Oseroff, H.C. 1/7
Owen, P.H. 1/7, 1/9
Paiva, Antonio 4/1
Palmer, Robert S. 1/7
Pardo, Karen 2/6
Parsons, Brackett 2/5, 2/6
Paterson, Walter 2/5
Payton, ? 2/4
Pelletier, H.A 1/5, 3/2
Perkins, J. Lewis (Jr.) 7/2
Perlow, Samuel 1/4
Phelps, Hubbard 7/2
Phillips, William A. 2/1, 3/4
Pierce, ? 2/4
Plant, Philip M. 1/1, 1/3, 7/2
Plunkett, Paul 4/1
Possner, H.H. 4/4
Post, Ernest F. 1/6, 1/7
Post, Ernest J. 1/4
Potter, George A. 1/4
Prescott, Walter H. 2/4
Prettyman, William 7/2
Puleston, Frederick R. 4/1
Rackliffe, F.E. (Jr.) 1/15
Rand, Remington 2/2
Rathbone, E.H. 1/8
Rathbone, Elbridge 1/9
Rathbone, Elbridge H. 1/7, 2/5
Rathbun, Elihu I. 7/2
Ratsey, Colin 1/16, 1/17, 2/1
Ratsey, G. Colin 2/2
Read, Fred 2/6
Rebello, Alfredo 7/2
Reiser, Alden M. 1/11
Reynolds, Charles H. 2/5
Rhodes, Philip L. 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/15, 1/17, 2/1
Rice, Edward T. 1/1, 1/4
Riendeau, F.M. 2/3
Robbins, Herman B. 2/1
Robertson, Malcolm J. 2/5
Robichaud, Otheodore 3/4
Robinson, J.H. 2/2
Rodriquez, A. 1/5, 2/4
ROOD, C.H. 7/2
Root, Elihu 1/8
Rose, N.B. 4/3
Rosenfeld, Alex 1/4
Rossiter, ? 2/3
Rowe, Roger M. 1/15
Russell, N.R. 1/14
Santin, Joseph 7/2
Sawyer, Leonard 4/6
Sawyer, Leonard M. 7/2
Schaller, Henry A. 7/2
Schuster, Harold G. (Dr.) 7/2
Scott, W.E. (Capt.) 1/1
Scranton, W.D. 4/1
Semler, Ralph E. 7/2
Sharp, B. Karl 1/13
Shelley, Joyce E. 2/3
Sigmund, Robert J. 2/6
Sleeth, Boyd 1/9, 1/10
Slosberg, Murray G. 7/2
Smith, Albany E. 7/2
Smith, Albany R. 7/2
Smith, F. Russell 7/2
Smith, Frank P. 2/3, 2/4
Smith, G. (Dr.) 7/2
Smith, Harry 4/1, 4/4
Smith, Harry L. 1/1
Smith, William B. 2/3
Smith, William E. 2/4
Snow, Warren D. 4/1
Sokol, E.S. (Mrs.) 7/2
Soper, A. (Mrs.) 1/8
Sorrentino, J. 4/4
Sorrento, Frank 2/7
Sparkman, Drake H. 2/2
Speers, Mary DeW. 2/4
Speers, William Archer 2/4
Spencer, E.G. 2/4
Spicer, William I. 7/2
Spillane, Bernard 1/10
Spillane, Richard J. 1/10
Stanbrough, R.G. 1/7
Stedman, A.B. 7/2
Stephens, Olin 2/2
Steube, J.W. 7/2
Steward, R.M. 1/12, 1/13
Stillman, Dora 1/16, 2/7
Stillman, Dora Whitney 1/8, 1/10
Stillman, E.G. (Mrs.) 1/8
Street, Henry A. 1/6
Streeter, Edward C. 1/1
Sullivan, Francis R. 2/5
Sutherland, Edward F. 7/2
Taylor, C.F. 7/2
Taylor, Charles F. 1/7
Temple, Charles S. 2/6
Terwilliger, E.S. 1/15
Thayer, Edward C. 2/4
Thiele, Roger H. 1/7
Thomas, Elwell B. 2/3, 7/2
Thomas, William 7/2
Thornborough, W.G. (Jr.)(Capt) 3/2
Tietjen, Harry G. 1/16, 1/17
Tifft, Charles 4/3
Timmons, Ruth N. 2/2
Tompkins, Irving 7/2
Townsend, Robert 2/7
Trowbridge, C. Huntington (Jr.) 1/7
Turner, Harold M. 1/16
Tuthill, Ben 4/3
Twist, J.B. 2/5
Underwood, G.W. 2/5
Upson, F.F. 2/2
Upson, Frank 1/17
VanAken, V.W. 1/1
VanBenschoten, G.W. 1/7, 1/9
VanBenschoten, George W. 1/10
Vars, Howard L. 3/3
Vater, L.E. 1/1
Vaughn, Lincoln 1/9
Von Hasslacher, Harold 1/12, 3/4
Von Zehle, William 3/4
Wadlow, L.A. 7/2
Wager, George 1/9
Wahl, Adam 2/1
Wahl, Milo O. 1/10
Wakelin, F.W. 1/7
Walcott, Paul S. 2/5
Waldron, Nathaniel 7/2
Walker, B.H. 1/17
Walker, C.R. 1/7, 1/8
Walker, F.T. 7/2
Walker, Harold 1/6, 1/7
Walker, Tom 2/2
Wallace, H.M. 7/2
Walsh, C.J. 1/7, 1/8, 1/12
Walter, Franklin E.S. 2/1
Walter, S.L. 1/17
Walters, Howard C. (IV) 1/9
Walther, F.W. 1/10
Walton, Sellers 1/9
Wambach, Miles 1/7, 1/8
Wanning, Thomas E. 7/2
Ward, H.B. 1/7, 1/8
Wardell, Edward B. 1/9
Warner, DeVer C. 1/7, 1/8
Warren, Jack 1/10
Warren, John D. 1/9, 1/10
Wasey, Louis R. 4/1
Washburn, H.S. 7/2
Washburn, Henry S. 1/6, 7/2
Washburn, J.M. 7/2
Waterhouse, Richard E. 1/7
Watson, Charles H. 2/1
Watson, Irving W. 1/7
Watson, Lester 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 3/2
Watson, W.J. 2/4
Weatherly, Gerald 1/10
Webber, A. Vincent 1/7
Weeks, Shelton 1/10
Weisgerber, F. Rankin 1/14, 1/15
Weiss, Jack 1/7, 1/8
Weissmiller, Joseph 1/9
Weld, John R. 1/10
Weldron, Nathaniel 7/2
Weller, George 7/2
Wells, J.C. 4/3
Welser, Howard T. 1/8
Welsh, Charles C. 1/12
Welshinger, George R. 1/8
Welte, Verner A. 3/2
Wenderoth, R.W. 1/9
Wendt, Jeremy 1/17
Wenzel, Richard 1/10
Werner, Otto E. 1/8
West, Norman C. 4/2
Whealton, Thurlow 1/10
Whitcomb, Henry A. 1/12
Whitcomb, Pem 2/2
Whitcomb, Pemberton 1/16, 4/4
White, G.F. 1/10
White, G.W. Blunt 3/1
White, H. Bowen 1/7, 1/8
White, J.R. 1/14
White, Karl H. 1/15
White, William H. 2/6
Whitehurst, A.E. 1/8, 1/10
Whiticar, A.A. (Capt.) 7/2
Whitney, A.E. 4/1
Whitney, R.C. 1/9
Whittaker, Bob 1/7
Whitworth, F.J. 7/2
Wicke, E.F. 1/8
Wilber, W.M. 1/16
Wilcox, H.A. 7/2
Wilder, Hal 1/1
Wilder, Hal V. 1/3, 7/2
Wilkens, E.J. 1/9
Wilkinson, William D. 1/10
Williams, Herbert H. 1/8
Williams, J. Eric 2/1
Williams, Jim 1/8
Williams, Richard 1/8
Williams, Richard H. 1/9
Williams, Roger 2/2
Williams, Roger H. 1/8
Williams, S.P. 7/2
Williams, Winslow 1/8
Willis, C.M. 1/15
Willis, James M. 1/8
Willis, Merwin 7/2
Willis, Venie 4/1
Wilson, F.L. 1/8
Wilson, Kenneth M 1/7, 1/8
Wilson, Marian B. 3/3
Wilson, Prescott 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/16, 1/17, 2/1, 2/2
Wilson, William M. 2/5
Wimpfheimer, Clarence A. 1/6
Winding, Charles C. 1/8
Wing, W.G. 1/11
Wing, William G. 1/10
Winter, T.B. 7/2
Winter, Theodore B. 1/10
Winters, B.H. 1/7, 1/8
Wolter, E.F. 1/8
Wood, E.J. 1/14, 1/15
Wood, Elmer J. 1/11
Woodall, Lawrence G. 1/14
Woodbury, William 1/7, 1/18
Woodcock, W.A. 1/7, 1/8
Woods-Humphrey, G.E. 2/3
Woods, Gerald G. 2/4, 2/5
Wooley, Carl 1/14
Woolf, Thomas O. 1/10
Woolley, G. Bruce 1/8
Woolverton, Harvey L. 3/4
Wooster, Richard 1/9
Worden, J.A. 1/17
Worthley, George (Jr.) 1/7, 1/8
Wright, E.D. 1/5, 1/6, 1/15
Wyman, J.G. 2/4
Wynkoop, T.P. 1/5
York, Alan Sands 2/4
York, E.P. 7/2
Young, Lawrence W. 1/7
Zemack, Adam J. 2/4
Zornow, O.M. 1/1

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Index to Corporate Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about Admiral Billard Academy in Box 7, Folder 2 of the collection.
Admiral Billard Academy 7/2
American Chain & Cable Co. 1/11
American Creosote Works, Inc. 1/8
Auto Top & Trim 7/2
B.L. Tim-Manson Co. 1/1
Bacchiocchi Bros. 7/2
Baltzer Shipyards 2/2
Barlett-Brainard Co. 2/4
Boat & Equipment News 1/4
Bonnell Bros. 4/3
Bowly, Holmes & Heckner, Inc. 2/4
Boyds City Dispatch, Inc. 2/6
Brad Daniels & Co. 2/6
Brennan Motor Mfg. Co. 1/4
Briggs & Stratton Corp. 1/4
Brunswick Worsted Mills 1/9
C.E. Daniels, Inc. 2/3
Chris-Craft Corp. 2/5
Claytons Marina 2/6
Columbian Bronze Corp. 2/4
Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp. 1/4
Cottrell Lumber Company 7/2
D.A. Comstock & Co. 1/13
Duplan Corp. 1/16
Durham Duplex Razor Co. 7/2
Durkee Company, Inc. 2/4
E.J. Willis Co. 1/7, 1/9
Elco Works 1/16
Elliot & Watrous Inc. 1/5
Essex Boat Works 2/3
Evans Research & Development Corp. 2/4
F.R. Ford & Co. 1/4
Federal Bond Bureau 1/4
Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. 2/4
Fisher Island Yacht Club 4/4
Franklin G. Post & Son 3/4
G.W. Ford Yacht Agency 2/3
Gates Rubber Co. 1/4
Gengras Motors, Inc. 2/3
Gross Mechanical Laboratories 2/4
H.G. Stairs, Ltd. 1/9
Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond 1/11
Hay Harbor Club 4/1
Hayden, Stone & Co. 1/7, 1/9
Henry J. Gielow, Inc. 1/4
Heslenfeld & LeComte Ltd. 2/2
James F. Watrous Marine Contracting 1/5
James T. White & Co. 2/6
Jefferson-Travis 1/4
John Boyle & Co., Inc. 2/3
Jones Harwood Co. 1/8, 1/9
Joseph C. OConnell Co., Inc. 1/7
L.W. Ferdinand & Co., Inc. 1/4
Lane Lifeboat & Davit Corporation 7/2
Lathrop Engine Company 7/2
M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. 2/6
M.F. Ashley & Co. Inc. 1/5
M.W. Fogg Co. 1/13
Marine-Industrial Diesel Co. 2/1
Marine Historical Association 7/2
Merriman Bros. 1/13, 1/14, 1/16
Merriman Bros., Inc. 1/17
Mount Desert Yacht Yard, Inc. 1/17
Mystic Marine Railway 7/2
Mystic River National Bank 1/7
National Cyclopedia of Biography 2/6
National Direct Mail Advertisers Service 2/6
Nelson & Reid, Inc. 2/6, 4/4
New England & Caribbean Charters 2/4
Norge Sailmakers Corp. 1/16, 1/17
Nova Scotia Yacht & Boat Builders, Ltd. 2/2
Page Marine Service 2/6
Pan American Petroleum & Transport Co. 1/1, 4/1
Paulsen-Webber Cordage Corp. 1/7, 1/8
Peruvian Government 4/2, 4/6
Peters & Russell, Inc. 2/4
Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster 2/4
Ratsey & Lapthorn, Inc. 1/16, 1/17, 2/1, 2/2
Red Wing Motor Co. 1/16
Remington Rand Inc. 7/2
Seaforth Marina 2/6
Seaport Marine 2/5
Security-Connecticut Insurance Group 2/4
Shennecossett Beach Co. 4/4
Sidney H. Miner & Son 2/1
Sonoco Products Co. 1/1, 2/1, 7/2
Sparkman & Stevens 1/1, 1/11, 2/2
Spencer & Ostergren 2/4
Springfield Ice Co. 1/1
Stonington Boat Works 1/7
Sudbury Laboratory 2/4
Technical Service, Inc. 2/4
Thomas Boatyard & Livery 2/3
Treasury Department-United States Coast Guard 7/2
Truscott Boat & Dock Co. 1/16
U.S. Coast Guard Inspection Office 1/17
U.S. Forest Products Laboratory 2/4
U.S.N. Bureau of Ships 1/6
United States Plywood Corp. 2/4
Vaughn Boatyard 1/9
W.E. Burnet & Co. 1/17
Walsh & Sturgis 1/7
Washington Patent Office Search Bureau 2/6
Waterford Woolen Co. 1/3
Wawasee Boat Co. 2/1
William Johl Mfg. Co., Inc. 7/2
Winslow, Cohu & Stetson 2/6
Yacht Safety Bureau 1/15

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Index to Vessel Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about the boat ADA MAY in Box 7, Folder 2 of the collection.
ADA MAY (Boat) 7/2
ADVENTURER 3/1
ADVENTURER (Auxiliary schooner) 3/2
ADVENTURER (Schooner) 2/4, 2/5
AHTO (Yacht) 7/2
ALICE 3/1
ALICE (Yacht) 7/2
ALOHA (Yacht) 1/1
ALTAIR 3/4
ALVA 3/4
ALVA (Yacht) 1/14, 1/17
ANGLER (Yacht) 7/2
ANNETTE (Boat) 7/2
ARETHUSA (Yacht) 7/2
ARGO (Boat) 7/2
ARROWHEAD (Yacht) 7/2
AUDREY (Boat) 7/2
AUNT FRANCES (Cabin cruiser) 2/6
BABY II (Boat) 7/2
BERIAH 3/3
BERSERK (Yacht) 7/2
BERSERK II (Yacht) 7/2
BETSU (Yacht) 7/2
BETTS 7/2
BILLOW 1/6
BLOODHOUND (Sloop) 1/16
BLUE GOOSE (Schooner) 2/4
BONNE VITESSE (Yacht) 7/2
CAPE COD RHODES (Sailboat) 7/2
CARA BARCA (Yacht) 7/2
CARIBEE (Yacht) 2/2
CARNEGIE 3/1
CAYON (Yacht) 7/2
CE-EL (Yacht) 1/17
CE EL (Yacht) 7/2
CHARDER 7/1
CHEMAUN (Yacht) 7/2
CHICKADEE (Sloop) 1/8
CHINOOK II 1/6
CHRISTINE (Yacht) 1/1
CIMBA 3/2
CLAYBETH (Yacht) 2/3, 2/4
CLOVELLY (Motor sailer) 1/1
CONE (Boat) 7/2
CORDON BLEU 3/4
DAUNTLESS (Sloop) 2/1
DAUNTLESS (Yacht) 1/14
DEFENDER (Yacht) 1/1
DIANE (Cutter) 1/6
DIANE (Yawl) 3/1
DIVINYL 7/1
DIVINYL (Sloop) 1/10, 1/14, 1/16
DODO (Yacht) 7/2
DRYKE I 3/4
ECHO 3/2
ELVIRA 3/3
EMILY JANE II (Yacht) 7/2
EMILY MORGAN (Schooner) 1/9
EMMY LOU II (Yacht) 7/2
ENCORE 3/2
ENCORE (Yacht) 2/6
ENTERPRISE 1/5
ENTERPRISE (Schooner) 2/4
ESCARGOT (Yacht) 7/2
EVALU (Schooner) 1/1
FADEAWAY (Yacht) 7/2
FAIRWIND (Cutter) 2/6
FALCON (Yacht) 7/2
FINETTE (Sloop) 2/3, 2/4
FLOMAR (Boat) 7/2
FLORENCE 3/1
FLORENCE V (Yacht) 2/6
FORMALHAUT 7/1
FRIENDSHIP (Sloop) 7/2
FROLIC 3/4
FROLIC (Yacht) 2/1
GANNETT (Yacht) 7/2
GAY JEAN (Yacht) 2/4
GERTRUDE (Boat) 7/2
GLORIA 3/1
GLORIA (Boat) 7/2
HALIGLO II 3/3
HALIGLO II (Yacht) 1/16
HARD A. LEE 3/4
HARRIETT B. 3/3
HATTIE E. (Yacht) 7/2
HAWK 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 7/1
HAWK (Motor boat) 1/3, 1/4
HAY HARBOR CLUB 3/1
HIGH C. (Yacht) 7/2
HIGHLAND FLING 3/2
HOMERUN 1/3
IONA II (Motor sailer) 2/6
JEANNE &BILLIE (Yacht) 1/16
JEN (Boat) 7/2
JESTER 1/7
JUNIATA (Yacht) 7/2
KATRINA 3/2
KATRINA (Yacht) 1/5
KESTREL (Ketch) 2/5
KESTREL (Yacht) 7/2
KILLEEN BELL 3/4
KIOWA (Yacht) 1/7, 1/10
KITE (Sloop) 7/2
LA REINE II (Yacht) 7/2
LADY ANNE II (Yacht) 7/2
LENSDOWN (Yacht) 2/4
LIDA LOV II 3/2
LIDALOU (Cabin cruiser) 1/8
LIDALOU II (Cabin cruiser) 1/7, 1/9
LITESKIP (Sloop) 1/7
LITTLE DIPPER (Sloop) 1/7, 1/8, 1/9
LITTLE GULL II (Yacht) 1/4, 7/2
LOON (Yacht) 7/2
LUJAC 7/2
LUJAC (Runabout) 7/2
MABEL (Yacht) 7/2
MADILOON (Motor sailer) 2/6
MAID OF KENT (Cabin cruiser) 2/6
MALALO (Yacht) 7/2
MALOLO (Yacht) 7/2
MARIE AMELIE (Yacht) 2/4
MARIETTE 3/2
MARLETTE (Yacht) 2/4
MARY M. 3/1
MAUNA LOA (Yacht) 1/1
MAY B. III 2/4
MERDON (Cabin cruiser) 1/8, 1/9
MERRIE MAC (Yacht) 2/2
MILLIE (Yacht) 1/7
MIST (Sloop) 2/6
MOCK TURTLE II 3/1
MOHAWK (Motor boat) 1/4
MOLLIE (Cutter) 1/6
MUFF II (Cutter) 2/6
MYSTIC MAID (Yacht) 2/4
NATALIE (Yacht) 7/2
NIP & TUCK 3/3
NISIMAHA II (Yacht) 7/2
OH BOY (Yacht) 7/2
OJAI (Sloop) 3/1
OLD MAID (Yacht) 1/7, 7/2
ONKAHYA (Yacht) 2/2, 2/4, 2/5
ONKAHYA (Yawl) 1/16
OSPREY 3/1
OUMIAK 1/1
PAL (Yacht) 7/2
PAMELA ANN (Yacht) 2/5
PATRICIA (Yacht) 1/14
PEBBLE (Sloop) 7/2
POSEIDON (Schooner) 1/7
POW WOW (Sailboat) 7/2
QUICK STEP II (Yacht) 7/2
QUINTA (Sloop) 7/2
RAINBOW (Yacht) 1/1
RAMBLER (Yacht) 7/2
RANE 3/4
REALITY (Yacht) 7/2
RECKLESS 1/6
RECKLESS (Yacht) 7/2
RELIANCE (Schooner) 7/2
RESTLESS II (Motor boat) 1/2
RESTLESS III (Motor boat) 1/4
REYNARD 3/3, 7/1
REYNARD (Yacht) 2/4
RICHA III 3/4
RUNABOUT 7/2
RUSUGEO (Schooner) 1/1
RUTH (Motor boat) 1/4
RUTH (Yacht) 1/7
SABARA BAILEY (Boat) 7/2
SACHEM (Yacht) 1/16
SACHEM II 3/3, 3/4
SACHEM II (Yacht) 1/16
SALAR (Yacht) 1/7, 1/14
SALLY II 3/1
SEA GULL 3/1
SEA HORSE 3/2
SEA HORSE (Yacht) 1/7, 7/2
SEA HORSE II (Yacht) 1/17, 2/1, 3/4
SEA HORSE III (Yacht) 1/17
SEA PONY 3/3, 3/4
SEA PONY (Yacht) 7/2
SEA WIND (Sloop) 1/13
SIRIUS (Yacht) 7/2
SKIP SCOT (Yacht) 7/2
SO-DOR-OT (Yacht) 7/2
SOUNDINGS (Yacht) 1/7
SPARROW HAWK 3/2
SPEEDWAY (Yacht) 7/2
SPORT (Yacht) 7/2
SPRAY 3/2
SPUD II (Sloop) 7/2
STARDUST (Yacht) 7/2
STELLA 7/1
STROLLER 1/7, 1/8, 3/2
SUNSHINE (Yacht) 7/2
SUSAN BRADFORD 1/7
SUZE 7/2
SWAN ROAD (Sloop) 7/2
SWANEE (Yacht) 7/2
SWEDE (Schooner) 2/3
SWEN (Yacht) 2/5
SWIFT 3/4
TAHU-TAHU (Yacht) 1/4
TAR BABY III (Yacht) 7/2
TEMPEST (Sloop) 2/6
TERN (Yacht) 7/2
THERAPY 3/4
THREE BROTHERS (Boat) 7/2
TOUCHE (Sloop) 2/1
TOUCHE (Yacht) 1/14
TRONDA (Yacht) 7/2
TYPE HIGH (Boat) 2/3, 3/4
VANDA (Yacht) 1/17
VEGA 3/4, 7/1
VENTURE (Cabin cruiser) 1/7
VIRGINIA 3/4
WALLY ANN 3/3
WALRUS (Motor sailer) 2/3, 2/4
WANANGO 3/1
WANANGO (Yacht) 7/2
WANDERER 3/3
WATERWITCH 7/2
WEEZIE MAY (Boat) 7/2
WENDIE (Sloop) 7/2
WHIRLAWAY (Cutter) 1/15
WIANAH (Yacht) 7/2
WILD GOOSE (Yacht) 7/2
WINDRIFT 7/1
WINDRIFT (Yacht) 1/15, 2/1
WINDRIFT JR. (Yacht) 1/17
WOOD DUCK (Yacht) 7/2
YANKEE BIRD 3/4
ZERA 1/1

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Correspondence; 1924-1973
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence; 1924-1939
2 Correspondence; 1940
3 Correspondence; 1941
4 Correspondence; 1942
5 Correspondence; 1943
6 Correspondence; 1944
7 Correspondence; 1945
8 Correspondence; 1946 Jan-Feb
9 Correspondence; 1946 Mar-Jun
10 Correspondence; 1946 Jul-Dec
11 Correspondence; 1947 Jan-Feb
12 Correspondence; 1947 Mar-Apr
13 Correspondence; 1947 May-Jun
14 Correspondence; 1947 Jul-Sep
15 Correspondence; 1947 Oct-Dec
16 Correspondence; 1948
17 Correspondence; 1949
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence; 1950
2 Correspondence; 1951-1956
3 Correspondence; 1957
4 Correspondence; 1958
5 Correspondence; 1959
6 Correspondence; 1960-1973
7 Correspondence - unidentified; undated
Bills of Sale and Purchase Agreements; 1923-1969
Box Folder
3 1 Bills of Sale & Purchase Agreements; 1923-1939
2 Bills of Sale & Purchase Agreements; 1940-1945
3 Bills of Sale & Purchase Agreements; 1946
4 Bills of Sale & Purchase Agreements; 1947-1969
Construction Contracts and Agreements; 1920-1959
Box Folder
4 1 Construction Contracts & Agreements; 1920-1926
2 Construction Contracts & Agreements; 1927-1928
3 Construction Contracts & Agreements; 1929
4 Construction Contracts & Agreements; 1930-1942
5 Construction Contracts & Agreements; 1959
6 Construction Contracts & Agreements; undated
Vessel Construction and Building Specifications; 1920-1950
Box Folder
5 1 Specifications # 17
2 Specifications # 178
3 Specifications # 181
4 Specifications # 207
5 Specifications # 212
6 Specifications # 227
7 Specifications # 242
8 Specifications # 243
9 Specifications # 249
10 Specifications # 281
11 Specifications # 284
12 Specifications # 298
13 Specifications # 320
14 Specifications # 325
15 Specifications # 425
16 Specifications # 480-P
17 Specifications 16' Ship's Yawl Boat
18 Specifications 25' Raised Deck Cabin Launch
19 Specifications 25' Motor Launch
20 Specifications 25' Block Is. Type Cruiser
21 Specifications 25' 11" Motor Launch
22 Specifications 26' Sport Fishing & All Purpose Boat
23 Specifications 28' Sport Fishing Boat
24 Specifications 30' Cabin Cruiser
25 Specifications 30' 6" Auxiliary Yawl
26 Specifications 32' 11" Fishing Boat
27 Specifications 33' 11" Work Boat for Standard Oil of California
28 Specifications 45' 11" Boat for State Board of Fisheries & Game
29 Specifications 46' Cruiser
30 Specifications 50' Seagoing Fisherman Type Cruiser
31 Specifications 55' Seagoing Fishing Boat
32 Specifications 55' Fishing Boat for Mr. Tuthill
33 Specifications 60' Tank Boat for Gulf Refining Co.
34 Specifications Aircraft Rescue Boats
35 Specifications Armored Patrol Boat
36 Specifications Surf Boats (6)
37 Specifications Tow Boat for Chester-Hadlyme Ferry
38 Specifications Unidentified
Business Records and Papers, and Production Information; ca. 1918-1959
Box Folder
6 1 Mortgages, Incorporation Certificates, Deeds, etc., relative to the property and business of the boatyard; ca. 1918-1957
2 Bill of Sale for "all lumber & belongings" from Sea Sled Co., Ltd. (Albert Hickman) to F. G. Post & Son, Sea Sled Product Advertisements included; 1932
3 Proposed purchase of Mystic Shipyard; ca. 1937-1942
4 Plans for expansion of "North Yard"; undated
5 Plans of Boatyard Property; ca. 1940
6 Boat Sale Flyers & Brochures; ca. 1940-1950
7 Clippings of F. G. Post & Son Advertisements, etc
8 Sales information and date re. SEAGOIN boats
9 Sales information and date re. MYSTIC ISLANDER
10 Yacht Charter Agreements
11 Boat Storage Lists & Information
12 Employee Time Books (2); 1925-1926
13 Advertisment drafts for "Hartford Courant"; 1956
14 Information regarding U. S. C. G. Boats, #3087 & #1939; 1945
15 Sample letterheads and other F. G. Post & Son business forms
Box Folder
7 1 F. G. Post & Son, Miscellaneous Papers
2 F. G. Post & Son, General Business Accounts; ca. 1940-1941
Clippings, etc. regarding F. G. Post & Son, and other related subjects
Box Folder
8 1 Clippings regarding history and activities of F. G. Post & Son
2 Clippings regarding Mystic area shipping history
3 Clippings regarding Mystic Shipyard
4 Clippings regarding Dauntless Shipyard
5 Clipping regarding Yawl ONKAHYA
6 Sail fabric samples
7 Product brochures for boats & marine equipment from various companies
8 Ernest F. Post - Personal Material
9 Yacht cruise diaries, kept by Ernest F. Post; ca. 1940-1950
10 Miscellaneous materials; undated
Business sheets; 1954-1959
Box Folder
9 1 Ledger Sheets; 1954-1958
2 Expense Account Sheets; 1955-1957
Box Folder
10 1 Business Receipts and Accounts Sheets; 1955-1959
Box Folder
11 1 Business Accounts Sheets; ca. 1955-1959
Volumes; 1881-1947
Volume
1 "Post & Sons" Daybook; 1881 Jul 4-1909 Dec</unidate>
2 Boatbuilding Accounts; 1923-1927
3 Boatbuilding Accounts; 1927-1930
4 Boatbuilding Accounts; 1931-1935
5 Boatbuilding Accounts; 1935-1940
6 Boatbuilding Accounts; 1940-1947
7 Scrapbook of F. G. Post & Son Advertisements; ca. 1930-1940

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