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Edson B. Schock and Edson I. Schock Collection



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Edson B. Schock and Edson I. Schock

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


            

Overview of the Collection

    Repository:Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport
    Creator:Schock, Edson Burr, 1871-1950; Schock, Edson Irwin, 1897-1988
    Title:Edson B. Schock and Edson I. Schock Collection
    Dates:1876-1966
    Extent:29 sheets representing 25 designs
    Abstract:This collection contains tracings made by Edson B. Schock and Edson I. Schock from original plans by A. Cary Smith and other designers. For information on other plans by the Schocks, refer to Charles D. Schock collection(Collection 113) and Schock Family collection (Collection 123).
    Identification:Coll. 49

Biography of Edson B. Schock and Edson I. Schock

Edson Burr Schock (1871-1950) began his yacht design career at the age of 28, when he started working as an apprentice draftsman for A. Cary Smith. In 1900, only a year later, Schock opened his own office. In the early years, he supplemented his business with jobs at the Cramp Shipyard in Philadelphia and a shipyard in Groton, CT. Between 1906 and 1910, he was the design editor for Rudder magazine, and he continued to write articles for various publications throughout his life. At the request of a client in 1910, Schock moved to Vancouver, BC, to supervise construction of a yacht, and he spent the next 40 years at several locations on the West Coast. In 1922, he set up shop in Los Angeles and capitalized on the growth of the movie industry. He spent much of World War II in Stockton, CA, where he designed minesweepers and tugs for the war effort. In 1949, he moved to Kingston, RI, to be near his son, Edson I. Schock. Edson B. Schock's design career is characterized by its diversity - he drafted racing power boats, motor yachts, racing and cruising sailboats, military and government craft, as well as a variety of commercial vessels such as freighters, tugs, and fishing boats.

Edson Irwin Schock (1897-1988) graduated from MIT's naval architecture program in 1918 and eventually became a professor in the engineering department at the University of Rhode Island. He was particularly interested in efficient construction techniques, and he produced many designs for small, easy-to-build plywood boats. In 1952, he published his book, "How to Build Small Boats." After his retirement, he joined the staff at Mystic Seaport and drew plans for many of the Museum's historic watercraft.

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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:

Smith, A. Cary, 1837-1911

Corporate Bodies:

Harlan & Hollingsworth Corp.

Vessels:

America (Schooner)
Amorita (Schooner)
Constellation (Schooner)
Genessee (Schooner)
Lasca (Schooner)
Meteor (Schooner)
Sappho (Schooner)
Yampa (Schooner)

Subjects:

Boats and boating
Naval architecture--Designs and plans
Schooners
Ships plans
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. 49, Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, 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. For more information, please e-mail collections.

                                                
    
Vessel designs; 1876-1966
            
49.1SAKANA; 46 ft. yawlDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design number unknown; Builder, Read Brothers; 1897
49.2BUCKEYE; 17.33 ft. schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #7; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.3VIGIL; 62 ft. centerboard schoonerDesigner, Smith & Barbey; Design #8; Builder, A. C. Brown & Sons; 1898
49.4CHAPIN; 68.75 ft. centerboard yawlDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #9; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.5LASCA; 119 ft. steel schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #5; Builder, Henry Piepgras; 1892
49.6SAVAGE; 63.5 ft. schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #6; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.7GENESSEE; 148 ft. auxiliary steam schoonerDesigner, Smith & Barbey; Design #13; Builder, Lewis Nixon; 1900
49.8AMORITA; 99.5 ft. racing schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #16; Builder, Harlan & Hollingsworth; 1895
49.9FABRI; 78.5 ft. schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #17; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.10UNIDENTIFIED; 14.66 ft. beam schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #19; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.11HELENE; 63.33 ft. centerboard schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #20; Builder, William P. Kirk; 1895
49.12COLONIA; 123 ft. steel centerboard schoonerDesigner, Nathanael G. Herreshoff; Design #21; Builder, Herreshoff Manufacturing Company; 1893
49.13YAMPA; 135 ft. cruising and racing off-shore schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #22; Builder, Harlan & Hollingsworth Corp.; 1897
49.14ARIEL; 109 ft. steel centerboard schoonerDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #23; Builder, Harlan & Hollingsworth Corp.; 1893
49.15UNIDENTIFIED; 93 ft. pilot boatDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design #35; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.16EDRIS; 84.42 ft. auxiliary steel centerboard schoonerDesigner, Smith & Barbey; Design #90; Builder, Crescent Shipyard; 1901
49.17METEOR; 162.08 ft. schoonerDesigner, William Townsend; Design number unknown; Builder, C. & R. Poillon; Circa 1900
49.18BOQUET; 27.75 ft. catboatDesigner, A. Cary Smith; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
49.19CONSTELLATION; 131 ft. schoonerDesigner, Edward Burgess; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry Piepgras; 1889
49.20ORION; 54.5 ft. sloopDesigner, John B. Herreshoff; Design number unknown; Builder, John B. Herreshoff; 1869
49.21AMERICA; 108 ft. schoonerDesigner, George Steers; Design number unknown; Builder, William H. Brown; 1851
49.22SCOUT; 46 ft. schoonerDesigner, Admiral William Loring; Design number unknown; Builder, Admiral William Loring; Circa 1850
49.23MOSQUITO; 68 ft. cutterDesigner, Thomas Waterman; Design number unknown; Builder, Thames Iron Works; 1848
49.24SAPPHO; 145 ft. schoonerDesigner, William Townsend; Design number unknown; Builder, C. & R. Poillon; 1867
49.25MEDUSA; 63.5 ft. cutterDesigner, J. Beavor Webb; Design number unknown; Builder, George Lawley & Son Corp.; 1882

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This collection inventory was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).