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George C. Wales Collection



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of George C. Wales

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


      

Overview of the Collection

  Repository:Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport
  Creator:Wales, George Canning, 1868-1940
  Title:George C. Wales Collection
  Dates:1912-1938
  Extent:106 sheets representing 71 designs
  Abstract:This collection represents plans George C. Wales drew and collected of 18th and 19th century American vessels, including military vessels of the Revolutionary War.
  Identification:Coll. 52

Biography of George C. Wales

George C. Wales (1868-1940) was an MIT graduate in naval architecture and a noted marine artist. He worked at the firm of Peabody & Stearns in Boston, from 1888 to 1891. He was in partnership from 1891 to 1906 at Wales & Holt, Boston, Massachusetts and then maintained a private design business until 1924. He began to study art by 1917 and had his first exhibition in 1921. He published "Etchings and Lithographs of American Ships" in 1927 and also produced vessel drawings used as illustrations in various publications by Howard I. Chapelle.

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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:

Barker, Josiah, 1763-1847
Chapelle, Howard Irving, 1900-1975
Doughty, William
Humphreys, Joshua, 1751-1838
Humphreys, Samuel, 1778-1846

Vessels:

Alfred (Schooner)
America (Schooner)
Boxer (Schooner)
Constitution (Frigate)
Contest (Brig)
Elsie (Schooner)
Essex (Frigate)
Grand Turk (Brig)
H.M. Raleigh (Brig)
Lexington (Brig)
President (Frigate)
Prince de Neufchatel (Schooner)
Raleigh (Frigate)
Rattlesnake (Privateer)
Virginia (Frigate)
Washington (Galley)
Wasp (Sloop)

Subjects:

Fishing boats--Design and construction
Revenue cutters
Sailing ships--Design and construction--History--18th century
Sailing ships--Design and construction--History--19th century
Schooners--Design and construction
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--War of 1812
United States. Continental Navy
United States. Navy--History
Warships--Design and construction
Warships, 1780-1790
Warships, 1810-1820

Document Types:

Illustrations
Ships plans

Occupations:

Boatbuilders--United States
Naval architects--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 52, 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; 1912-1938
      
52.1WASP; 120 ft. LWL naval sloopDesigner, Josiah Fox; Builder, Washington Navy Yard; 1806
52.2GLAD TIDINGS; 39 ft. fishing schoonerDesigner, Howard I. Chapelle; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.3W. H. DIMOND; 164 ft. barquentineDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.4SYLPH; 59.83 ft. market schoonerDesigner, Dennison J. Lawlor; Builder unknown; 1865
52.5ALBERTINE; 27.33 ft. sandbagger sloopDesigner, Patrick H. McGiehan; Builder, Patrick H. McGiehan; 1871
52.6SUBTLE; 76 ft. naval schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.7UNIDENTIFIED; Naval sloopDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.8UNIDENTIFIED; Slaver brigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.9UNIDENTIFIED; SchoonerDesigner, Samuel Humphreys; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.10UNIDENTIFIED; 72.5 ft. schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder, Oliver Burnham; Date made unknown
52.11UNIDENTIFIED; Pilot schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.12RAINBOW; Sharp packet shipDesigner, John W. Griffiths; Builder, Smith & Dimon; 1845
52.13MARBLE HEAD; SchoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.14MADGIE; 90 ft. schoonerDesigner, Richard Fanning Loper; Builder, Theodore Byerly & Son; 1857
52.15SPLENDID; 53.83 ft. fishing schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1832
52.16TRENTON; 54.42 ft. fishing schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Circa 1840
52.17JOHN MCKEON; 78 ft. pilot schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder, Isaac Webb; 1838
52.18FLYING CLOUD; 217.42 ft. clipper shipDesigner, Donald McKay; Builder, Donald McKay; 1851
52.19UNIDENTIFIED; 28.75 ft. Southampton fishing hoyDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.20ENCHANTRESS; 136.75 ft. schoonerDesigner, Robert Fish; Builder, S. Pine; 1870
52.21UNIDENTIFIED; 61.75 ft. Grand Banks schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.22UNIDENTIFIED; 40.66 ft. Chebacco schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.23ALBERT STEELE; 67 ft. fishing schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder, Luke Burnham; 1851
52.24ELSIE; 124 ft. fishing schoonerDesigner, Thomas F. McManus; Builder, Arthur Dana Story; 1910
52.25AMERICA; 101.5 ft. schoonerDesigner, George Steers; Builder, William H. Brown; 1851
52.26CHALLENGE; Great Lakes schoonerDesigner, William Bates; Builder unknown; 1852
52.27UNIDENTIFIED; 44.08 ft. Chebacco schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Circa 1819
52.28AGATE; 79.83 ft. whaling schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1853
52.29WASHINGTON; 72.33 ft. 2-masted galleyDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1776
52.30VIXEN; 84 ft. 14 gun warshipDesigner, Benjamin Hutton, Jr.; Builder, William Price; 1803
52.31VIRGINIA; 126.25 ft. 28 gun frigateDesigner unknown; Builder, Wells; Circa 1776
52.32UNIDENTIFIED; 81.33 ft. schooner rigged privateerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.33UNIDENTIFIED; 60 ft. U. S. revenue cutterDesigner, Willliam Doughty; Builder unknown; 1825
52.34UNIDENTIFIED; U. S. revenue cutterDesigner, Willliam Doughty; Builder unknown; 1815
52.35CAMPBELL; U. S. revenue cutterDesigner unknown; Builder, Graves & Fenbie; 1849
52.36UNIDENTIFIED; U. S. revenue cutterDesigner, Willliam Doughty; Builder unknown; 1815
52.37MORRIS; 73.33 ft. naval schoonerDesigner, Samuel Humphreys; Builder, New York Naval Shipyard; 1831
52.38RATTLESNAKE; 89.25 ft. privateerDesigner, John Peck; Builder unknown; Circa 1781
52.39UNIDENTIFIED; 124.75 ft. West IndiamanDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.40SKIDDY; New York pilot boatDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1820
52.41PRESIDENT; 173.25 ft. frigateDesigner, Joshua Humphreys and William Doughy; Builder, Christian Bergh; 1800
52.42PRINCE DE NEUFCHATEL; 118.66 ft. hermaphrodite schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder, Christian Bergh; 1813
52.43GRAND TURK; BrigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.44FROLIC; 119.46 ft. sloop of warDesigner, William Doughty; Builder, Josiah Barker; 1813
52.45LEXINGTON; 86 ft. 16 gun brigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1775
52.46ESSEX; 141 ft. frigateDesigner, William Hackett; Builder, Enos Briggs; 1799
52.47CONSTITUTION; FrigateDesigner, Joshua Humphreys; Builder, George Claghorn and Hartt's Shipyard; 1797
52.48UNIDENTIFIED; 62 ft. naval schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1797
52.49UNIDENTIFIED; GunshipDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.50MARIA; Naval schoonerDesigner, Coleman; Builder unknown; 1776
52.51UNIDENTIFIED; 100 ft. brig and UNIDENTIFIED; 108 ft. sloopDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.52RALEIGH; 131.42 ft. frigateDesigner, James K. Hackett; Builder, John Langdon and James K. Hackett; 1776
52.53BACCHUS; 100 ft. 16 gun brigantine sloopDesigner, Sir Henry Peake; Builder unknown; 1811
52.54UNIDENTIFIED; 108.75 ft. fire shipDesigner, William Taylor; Builder unknown; 1805
52.55HANCOCK; 136.58 ft. frigateDesigner unknown; Builder, Greenleaf, Cross & Cross; 1776
52.56UNIDENTIFIED; 100 ft. brigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1804
52.57Naval rowing craft; 30 ft. launch; 28 ft. pinnace; 30 ft. 8-oared cutter; 26 ft. yawlDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.58BOXER; 105.33 ft. naval schoonerDesigner, Samuel Humphreys; Builder, Charlestown Navy Yard; 1831
52.59BADGER; 68.5 ft. brigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Circa 1776
52.60OLIVER CROMWELL; 85.75 ft. privateerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.61CONTEST; 84 ft. brigDesigner, Sir Henry Peake; Builder, William Good; 1812
52.62ALFRED; 111 ft. naval schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1775
52.63NON-BOAT; WindlassDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.64UNION; 80.16 ft. centerboard schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.65DOS AMIGOS; 83 ft. slaver schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.66H.B.M. BERBICE; PrivateerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Circa 1775
52.67SWIFT; 49 ft. pilot boatDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Circa 1797
52.68HALLIFAX; 58.25 ft. naval schoonerDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
52.69SWIFT; 60 ft. brigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1721
52.70H.M. RALEIGH; BrigDesigner unknown; Builder unknown; 1806
52.71WASP II; 119.46 ft. naval sloopDesigner, William Doughty; Builder, Cross & Merrill; 1813

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