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John H. Wells Collection


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Wells, John H.

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository:Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport
Creator:Wells, John H.
Title:John H. Wells Collection
Dates:1923-1937
Extent:29 drawings, representing 17 designs
Abstract:primarily of motor yachts and motor sailers
Identification:Coll. 33

Biography of Wells, John H.

John H. Wells (1879-1962) was a naval architect and marine consultant in New York City. He was a 1903 graduate of Cornell University in marine engineering. He was employed by various firms in his career, including the Matthews Boat Company in Ohio, the Electric Launch Company, Bayonne, New Jersey, and Henry J. Gielow, Inc. New York City. In 1956 John H. Wells, Inc., was absorbed by the J. J. Henry Co., Inc. Mr. Wells continued to work with the new firm until retirement.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Ships Plans Division.

Restrictions on Use

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

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Index Terms

This collection is not included in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers who are interested in finding library material about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Electric Launch Company
Matthews Boat Company (Port Clinton, Ohio)

Document Types:

Ship's plans

Occupations:

Yacht designers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 33, Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

 
Vessel designs; 1923-1937  
33.1Unidentified 110' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # 110; 1924  
33.2MAXINE ex FROLIC II, 70'1" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; Builder, George Lawley & Son Corp., Design # 111 & 112; 1925  
33.3Unidentified 231' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; 1927  
33.4Unidentified 192' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; 1927  
33.5Unidentified 60' ketch yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; 1923  
33.6Unidentified 52' sloop yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; 1936  
33.7Unidentified 72' ketch yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; 1937  
33.8Unidentified 118 motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # 118; 1924  
33.9Unidentified 45'6" motor cruiser; Designer, John H. Wells, Design #121; 1926  
33.10Unidentified 75'2" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # 125, 126; 1927  
33.11Unidentified 54' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # 131; 1928  
33.12Unidentified 112' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # 132; 1929  
33.13Unidentified 153' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # 141; 1929  
33.14ACANIA, 136' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells Inc.; Builder Consolidated Ship Building Corp., Design # 144; 1930  
33.15Unidentified 65'6" schooner yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Design # P 149; 1928  
33.16CAROBINA, 66' ketch yacht; Designer, John H. Wells; Builder, Greenport Basin & Construction Co., Design # 151; 1937  
33.17Tancook Schooner, 35'; 30' schooner fisherman; Built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia   

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