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Charles D. Mower Collection



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Charles D. Mower

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


      

Overview of the Collection

  Repository:Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport
  Creator:Mower, Charles Drown, 1875-1942
  Title:Charles D. Mower Collection
  Dates:1897-1939
  Extent:433 sheets representing 107 designs
  Abstract:Mower's original drawings for yachts in power and sail, including sloops, yawls, cat boats, schooners, ketches, cutters, and power launches. Some one design classes are included, as well as vessels published as "How To Build" designs in Rudder magazine.
  Identification:Coll. 9

Biography of Charles D. Mower

Born in 1875, Charles Drown Mower of New York was a noted yacht designer and author, and was at one time design editor of the Rudder magazine and a contributing author to Motor Boating magazine. From 1895 to 1899 he studied yacht design with Arthur Binney and later Bowdoin B. Crowninshield. In 1911 he began a partnership with Thomas D. Bowes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During World War I he served as a lieutenant commander in the Construction Corps, Naval Reserve. After the war, Mower worked alone and in partnership as Mower and Humphries Ltd. He was also a chief naval architect at Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, New York, and in 1937 was associated with the office of Nelson & Reid, Inc. He was official measurer of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, the Cruising Club of America and the New York Yacht Club. Charles D. Mower died in 1942.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library

Restrictions on Use

  

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library. 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:

Bigelow, Reuben
Jacob, Robert
Smith, Gil

Corporate Bodies:

Dauntless Shipyard
Henry B. Nevins, Inc.
Huntington Manufacturing Co.
Palmer Scott & Co.

Vessels:

Bessie (Sloop)
Bonito (Motorboat)
Cima (Sloop)
Fishers Island one design class (Sloop)
Indian Harbor 15 (Sloop)
Joyette (Sloop)
Over-Niter (Sloop)
Sandpiper (Dinghy)
Sea Bird (Yawl)
Tarpon (Motorboat
Vineyard Sound Interclub class (Sloop)
Zenith (Motorboat)

Subjects:

Boats and boating
Motorboats
Naval architecture--Designs and plans
Sailboats
Ships plans
Yacht racing
Yachting
Yachts--Design and construction

Document Types:

Ships plans

Occupations:

Naval architects--United States
Yacht designers--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 9, Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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Vessel designs; 1897-1939
      
9.1EMPRESS; 30.58 ft. racing catboatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #37; Builder, E. H. Townsend; 1903
9.2UNIDENTIFIED ; 24 ft. Indian Harbor 15' sailabout sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.3 BONITO; 18 ft. power doryDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.4UNIDENTIFIED ; 35.5 ft. yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #7; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.5UNIDENTIFIED ; 30 ft. hunting launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #20; Builder, Robert Jacob; 1901
9.6 ALICE; 50.5 ft. cabin launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #11; Builder unknown; 1900
9.7 JESSICA; 25 ft. LWL shoal draft cruising sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #6; Builder, Lawrence D. Huntington; 1899
9.8 SEA BIRD; 25.25 ft. yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #24; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.9 MAFALDA; 40 ft. yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #35; Builder, J. Weir and Son; Date made 1903.
9.10UNIDENTIFIED; 38 ft. yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #33 and #34; Builder unknown; Date made unknown.
9.11YELDO; 32 ft. cruising launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #33; Builder, New York Launch and Engine Company
9.12UNIDENTIFIED ; 35.5 ft. twin screw launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #32; Builder, Toquet Launch Company; 1902.
9.13 SEERESS; 39.5 ft. racing scowDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #30; Builder, T. F. Smith; 1902
9.14 DON; 37.75 ft. racing sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #19; Builder, Thomas Fearon, 1901
9.15 TARPON; 25 ft. power cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.16 CHIN CHIN; 35.58 ft. hunting cabin cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #81; BuilderDesigner, Charles Johnson; 1907
9.17 FIJI; 57 ft. power day cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #95; Builder, Robert Jacob; 1908
9.18 ADELAIDE; 25 ft. launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #63; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.19 UNNAMED; 25 ft. launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #99; Builder, Huntington Mfg. Co.; 1908
9.20 KATE; 37.33 ft. auxiliary cruising sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #76; Builder, George W. Miller; 1907
9.21UNIDENTIFIED ; 25.5 ft. Penataquit Corinthian Yacht Club One Design sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower, Design #52; Builder unknown; 1906
9.22UNIDENTIFIED ; 21 ft. one design centerboard sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #77; Builder unknown; 1907
9.23UNIDENTIFIED ; 24 ft. Babylon Yacht Club one design sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #74; Builder, Nelson Yacht Building Co.; 1907
9.24UNIDENTIFIED ; 21 ft. Tower Ridge Yacht Club one design sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #79; Builder, Thomas Fearon; 1907
9.25 CHERRY CIRCLE; 36 ft. keel sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower and Morgan Barney; Design number unknown; Builder, Robert Jacob; 1906
9.26UNIDENTIFIED ; 100 ft. proposed cruising schoonerDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.27UNIDENTIFIED ; 34.08 ft. racing catboatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #84; Builder, Huntington Mfg. Co.; 1907
9.28 JOYETTE; 37.29 ft. Sonder class racing sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #112; Builder, Gil Smith; 1909
9.29UNIDENTIFIED ; 21 ft. Massachusetts racing doryDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #104; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.30 SANDPIPER; 14 ft. one design sailing dinghyDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #128; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.31 DUCHESS; 29.5 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #15; Builder unknown; 1898
9.32 JUKIE; detail of fittingsDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #12; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.33UNIDENTIFIED ; 31 ft. LWL sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #16; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.34GABOO; 23 ft. centerboard racing sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #17; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.35UNIDENTIFIED ; 36 ft. centerboard day sailerDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #18; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.36UNIDENTIFIED ; 31.83 ft. knockaboutDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #22; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.37 WENONAH; 27 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #41; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.38 MIDGE; 31 ft. launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #42; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.39 ALPHA; 38.5 ft. racing scowDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #44 and #45; Builder, Gus Amundson; 1904
9.40 MORE TROUBLE; 37.16 ft. racing and cruising sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #46; Builder, Huntington Mfg. Co.; 1905
9.41 OLD BACH; 29 ft. racing scowDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #51; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.42UNIDENTIFIED ; approximately 31.5 meter racing sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #58; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.43UNIDENTIFIED ; 16 ft. fishing launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #61; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.44UNIDENTIFIED ; 22 ft. cat rigged centerboard racing boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #62; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.45RAVEN; 36 ft. Lipton Cup boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #64; Builder, Robertson Brothers; 1906
9.46 UNNAMED; 17 ft. power tender for ATALADesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #65; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.47UNIDENTIFIED ; 31 ft. R class sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #66; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.48UNIDENTIFIED ; 37 ft. launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #67; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.49 UNNAMED; 20 ft. power tenderDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #68; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.50 CHICO; 52.25 ft. scow schoonerDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #72; Builder, H. Blatz; 1907
9.51UNIDENTIFIED ; 36.16 ft. inland lake scowDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #75; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.52UNIDENTIFIED ; 26 ft. runaboutDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #80; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.53UNIDENTIFIED ; 27.75 ft. cruising sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #86; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.54UNIDENTIFIED ; 31 ft. one-raterDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #88; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.55UNIDENTIFIED ; 35 ft. power boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #88; Builder unknown; Date made unkown.
9.56UNIDENTIFIED ; 26.5 ft. auxiliary catboatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #90; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.57UNIDENTIFIED ; 51.12 ft. cruising yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #92; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.58 HIGH GEAR; 28 ft. sloopDesigner, Bowes & Mower; Design #93; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.59UNIDENTIFIED ; 21 ft. Gravesend Bay knockaboutDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #98; Builder, Frank E. Rudolf; 1910
9.60UNIDENTIFIED ; centerboard sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #103; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.61 BYROSSI; 30 ft. power cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #107; Builder, Baker Yacht Basin, Inc.; 1909
9.62 HESSIE; 40 ft. speed boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #109; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.63UNIDENTIFIED ; 50 ft. power boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #111; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.64UNIDENTIFIED ; 28 ft. Baker runaboutDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #114; Builder, Baker Yacht Basin, Inc.; circa 1909
9.65 GOTO; 35 ft. launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #116; Builder, Greenport Basin & Construction Co.; 1910
9.66UNIDENTIFIED ; 50.66 ft. power cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #118; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.67 BESSIE; 35 ft. Sonder class racing sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #121; Builder, J. S. Sheppard; 1909
9.68UNIDENTIFIED ; 43 ft. auxiliary cruising yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #122; Builder unknown; circa 1910
9.69UNIDENTIFIED ; 47.25 ft. motor cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #123; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.70UNIDENTIFIED ; 25 ft. centerboard day sailerDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #125; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.71UNIDENTIFIED ; 24 ft. Fisher's Island one design sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #130 and #697; Builder, Dauntless Shipyard, Inc. and Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1913; 1924
9.72UNIDENTIFIED ; 40.25 ft. raised deck power boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #131; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.73UNIDENTIFIED ; 39 ft. centerboard cruising sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #139; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.74UNIDENTIFIED ; 49 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #133; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.75UNIDENTIFIED ; 36 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #134; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.76 38 ft. Fishers Island one design class sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #136; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.77 CIMA; 36.5 ft. Sonder class sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #139; Builder, Wood & McClure; 1910
9.78UNIDENTIFIED ; 30 ft. yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #139; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.79 JOYSOME; 40 ft. power cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #140; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1910
9.80UNIDENTIFIED ; 37 ft. power cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #143; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.81UNIDENTIFIED ; 28 ft. Massachusetts Yacht Racing Association one design sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.82UNIDENTIFIED ; 30 ft. power cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.83UNIDENTIFIED ; 40 ft. proposed power boatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.84UNIDENTIFIED ; 56 ft. proposed power boatDesigner, Bowes & Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.85UNIDENTIFIED ; 60 ft. proposed cruising launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.86UNIDENTIFIED ; 18 ft. Richmond County Yacht Club one design sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.87UNIDENTIFIED ; 38 ft. class A scowDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder, Inland Lake Boat Co.; Date made unknow
9.88UNIDENTIFIED ; 21 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.89UNIDENTIFIED ; 18 ft. Spring Lake Yacht Club one design catboatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder, Inland Lakes Boat Co.; Date made unknown
9.90UNIDENTIFIED ; 25 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #100; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.91 UNIDENTIFIED; approximately 112 ft. proposed cruising schoonerDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.92UNIDENTIFIED ; 96 ft. proposed cruising yawlDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown.
9.93UNIDENTIFIED ; 53.16 ft. proposed sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.94UNIDENTIFIED ; 31.5 ft. proposed hunting cabin launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown.
9.95 ZENITH; 73.25 ft. motor yachtDesigner, Bowes & Mower; Design #585; Builder, John H. Mathis Yacht Building Co.; 1917
9.96UNIDENTIFIED ; 30 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #685; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.97 ASTRILD; sloopDesigner unknown; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.98UNIDENTIFIED ; 18 ft. knockabout sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #707; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.99 TILLICUM; 23 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder, R. F. Stephens; 1902
9.100UNIDENTIFIED ; 18 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.101 SYBARITA; 24 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.102 HELENITA; 40 ft. speed launchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #45; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
9.103UNIDENTIFIED ; 28.25 ft. Vineyard Sound Interclub Class sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #752; Builder, Reuben Bigelow; 1928
9.104 CHERRIO TOO; 48.5 ft. auxiliary ketchDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #778; Builder, M. M. Davis & Son, Inc.; 1935
9.105 JUBILEE; 43.75 ft. auxiliary cutterDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #770; Builder, Hodgdon Brothers; 1933
9.106 OVER-NITER; 30 ft. one design cruising sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder, Palmer Scott & Co.; 1939
9.107 MARIA; 94 ft. sloopDesigner, Robert L. Stevens; Design number unknown; Builder, William H. Capes; 1846

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