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Albert L. Freeman Letters (Coll. 118)

Albert L. Freeman worked for Fogg Brothers, a New York merchant house, between 1847 and 1861. In January 1855 he helped establish H. Fogg & Co. in Shanghai, China. Descriptions of New York City, London, Shanghai, San Francisco, and other places are present, accompanied by accounts of Bethel activities, missionary work, medicine, and the latest news from "home." Freeman comments on the progress of our Civil War, and offers his opinions on the arts and religion.
Alexander G. Law Collection (Coll. 261)
Alexander G. Law was a miniature ship modeler from Englewood, N.J. a former commercial artist who turned to model-making in 1933.
Alfred F. Loomis Papers (Coll. 164)
Alfred F. Loomis (1890 Aug 23-1968 Mar 26) was a distinguished yachtsman and writer. He was a member of Yachting magazine's staff for 34 years, and was senior associate editor for that publication at the time of his death.
Alfred H. Pinkham Papers (Coll. 74)
Alfred H. Pinkham (1841-1885) was a shipmaster from Boothbay, Maine.
Alpheus B. Kenyon Diaries (Coll. 205)
The collection consists of three small diaries written daily by Alpheus B. Kenyon in 1864, 1865 and 1866 when he was living with his parents and his brother, Myron, in the Old Field Section of West Mystic, and working at the Maxson shipyard.
American Canoe Association Collection (Coll. 291)
The American Canoe Association is a member of the International Canoe Federation and is recognized by the latter as governing the competitive branches of the sport in the United States.
images available Andrew T. Judson Papers, 1825-1861 (Coll. 247)
Andrew T. Judson lived in Canterbury, Connecticut, and served the state of Connecticut as a public official holding the offices of States Attorney for Windham County, Representative to the Connecticut House and U.S. District Court judge. From 1839 to 1840 Judson presided over the trial of the AMISTAD captives.
Anthony Smalley Papers (Coll. 13)
Anthony Smalley, of Nantucket, Massachusetts, was master of the bark JENNIE CUSHMAN, and the schooner EMMA C. LATHAM.
Archibald E. Fraser Papers (Coll. 161)

Archibald E. Fraser (d. 1976) was a yacht broker in Stonington, Connecticut, 1945-1975. In addition to selling yachts he also chartered vessels and acted as an agent for marine insurance.
Arthur C. Robb Papers (Coll. 191)
Arthur Cecil Robb, M.B.E. was born in 1908 at Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and was considered one of the great yacht designers of his generation.
Arthur Knapp, Jr Collection (Coll. 357)

Papers, 1909-2008, collected by, created by or regarding Arthur Knapp, Jr.
Asa P. Morse Papers, 1855-1880 (Coll. 101)
Asa P. Morse of Boston was engaged in the manufacture, sales, and distribution of cooperage material along the eastern seaboard.
Averill Family Papers, 1864-1916 (Coll. 260)
Capt. Frank Averill and his wife, Margaret resided in Rockland, Maine where Frank commanded several coasting schooners including the UNION, LUCY AMES, and BENTON.
images available Beebe Family Collection, 1761-1904 (Coll. 40)
The Beebe family resided in Groton, Connecticut for several years, earning their living in the maritime trades, ice production and farming.
Benjamin D. Cleveland Collection (Coll. 93)
Benjamin D. Cleveland was a active whaling master from 1883-1921, and a shipowner from New Bedford, Massachusetts. During 1916-1917 Cleveland owned the whaling bark CHARLES W. MORGAN and sailed her as master for one voyage.
Benjamin F. Noyes Papers (Coll. 52)
Benjamin F. Noyes (1828-1879) was a shipmaster from Mystic, Connecticut. During the period covered in this collection, Noyes was master of the brigs J.G. ANDERSON, BELLE OF THE BAY, and GENERAL BAILEY, and the schooner CHARMER of Stonington, Connecticut. Captain Noyes was also, along with Charles P. Williams of Stonington, a major shareholder in the CHARMER, and was the schooner's first master, sailing her in the coasting trade from the time she was built at Noank, Connecticut, in 1872 until his death at Savannah, George, in 1879.
Bror Tamm Collection (Coll. 288)
Bror Tamm (1890-1981) was superintendent of the Lawley shipyard and head of the spar and rigging department. While at the yard, he worked on famous yachts like YANKEE (Sloop) and WHIRLWIND (Sloop). He was assistant general manager of the Lawley yard from 1938 until the yard closed in 1947 but continued to build and design boats for his friends and himself.
Buddington Family Collection, 1706-1986 (Coll. 257)
Members of the Buddington family have lived in the Groton, Connecticut area since 1689, and the most notable members of the family represented in this collection are Captains James M. Buddington, James W. Buddington, and Sidney O. Buddington.
Calista M. Stover Papers (Coll. 105)
Calista Meader (b. 1838) was born in Dover, Maine. Between 1878 and 1892 Calista and her children spent a total of twelve years at sea, the only interruption being the birth of her second child, Edward, in 1880.
Capt. Alexander Hallett Holway Papers (Coll. 297)
This collection consists of the papers relating to the voyages of Alexander Hallett Holway (1824-c. 1909) as captain of the trading vessels ARETHUSA (Bark), ALEXANDER (Ship), BOSTON LIGHT (Ship), and ORPHEUS (Ship) between 1852 and 1864.
Capt. John W. Carter Papers (Coll. 204)
John Carter was a shipmaster from Manchester, Massachusetts. During the period covered by this collection he was master of the Ship ADALINE (1874-1875), and the Bark RAMBLER (1878-1880).
Capt. Robert P. Beebe Collection (Coll. 286)
Captain Robert P. Beebe was a a United States Army officer, an amateur yacht designer, and author of Voyaging Under Power, published in 1975.
Carl C. Cutler Collection (Coll. 100)
Carl Cutler (1878-1966) was born in Kingston, Michigan, and was one of the three founders of the Marine Historical Association, now Mystic Seaport.
Carleton Mitchell Collection, 1936-1990 (Coll. 250)
Carleton Mitchell is a sailor, photographer, and author of several books and many articles on sailing.
Carol H. Norman Papers, 1943-1950 (Coll. 258)
Carol H. Norman worked for the U. S. Navy WAVES at their Naval Construction Training Center, at Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island.
Charles A. K. Bertun Collection (Coll. 216)
Correspondence, logbooks, reminiscences, and other papers of Charles Anton Knutson Bertun, particularly his activities as captain of the steam yacht IOLANDA (out of New London, Conn.) and friend of its owner Morton F. Plant, and friendships with F. Marion Crawford and members of the Russian royal family.
Charles C. Sisson Papers (Coll. 114)
Charles Sisson (1827-1885) was a shipmaster from Mystic, Connecticut, who worked for Williams and Guion, Samuel Thompson's Nephews, and Thayer and Lincoln. Sisson was master of the ships BRIDGERWATER, JEREMIAH THOMPSON, and THOMAS DANA.
Charles D. Williams Collection (Coll. 217)
Charles D. Williams was a ship captain, of Ledyard, Connecticut.
Charles E. Packer Papers (Coll. 150)
Charles E. Packer (1830-1914) was a shipmaster from Mystic River, Connecticut.
images available Charles G. Davis Collection, 1890-1950 (Coll. 253)
Charles G. Davis was a naval architect, model builder, author and illustrator of numerous maritime books.
images available Charles Lewis Richards Papers (Coll. 120)
Papers relating to claims Richards, a whale ship owner, filed before the Alabama Claims Court for losses suffered during the Civil War.
images available Charles Oliver Iselin Papers, 1893-1903 (Coll. 85)
Papers relating chiefly to America's Cup races and yachts DEFENDER and COLUMBIA and the Lord Dunraven/Charles Iselin controversy.
Charles P. Clark Papers (Coll. 135)
Charles Peter Clark was born in Nashua, New Hampshire and was owner of Charles P. Clark & Co., a shipping enterprise that operated vessels in the West African trade.
Charles P. Williams Collection (Coll. 86)
Charles Phelps Williams (1804-1879) was a prominent shipowner and businessman in Stonington, Connecticut.
images available Charles W. Morgan Collection (Coll. 27)
Charles Waln Morgan (1796-1861) was a businessman and shipowner. He became a partner in the whaling/shipping firm owned by William Rotch, Sr., and Samuel Rodman. In 1841 he built the whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN.
Charles White Watson Travel Diaries (Coll. 179)
The 10 diaries in this collection describe a total of 8 trips made by Charles White Watson, of Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City, who may have been sent to Great Britain and Europe by his father, to visit his aunt, meet his father's business associates, and learn about life in other countries.
Chester Smith Papers (Coll. 314)
Personal journal and seamanship information kept by Chester Smith (QM-3) aboard the S.S. CHEROKEE.
Claire L. Starr Papers (Coll. 330)
Personal correspondence and genealogical research of Claire L. Starr, a New London local historian and genealogist who was the daughter of fisherman Samuel A. Beebe, Jr., and granddaughter of Captain Samuel A. Beebe.
Clarence H. Rayner Papers (Coll. 202)
Clarence H. Rayer lived in Stony Brook, N. Y., and during the period covered by these papers, he commanded several coasting schooners.
Clarkson A. Collins, Jr. Papers (Coll. 308)
Correspondence and research material, including typwritten notes, bibliography, published and unpublished articles, and drawings, of model ship maker, collector, and amateur maritime historian Clarkson A. Collins, Jr.
Clift Family Collection (Coll. 65)
Amos Clift (1768-1818) was a shipmaster from Mystic, Connecticut, as was his son, Amos Jr. (1808-1878). Edmund Clift, Horace H. Clift (1821-1884), sailmaker Isaac D. Clift (1824-1892), and Amos Clift III are also represented along with other family members, including shipmasters Nathaniel (1775-1837), Hiram, and Waterman Clift (1809-1890); and Frederick D., Ira H., Lemuel, and Thankful Clift.
Collection of Charles E. Palmer (Coll. 149)
Charles E. Palmer (1847-1913) was an oyster fisherman in Riverside, Connecticut.
Collection of Fred Erving Dayton (Coll. 296)
Facsimiles and transcripts of port records in Kingston Jamaica for sailing vessels seized by the British during the Revolution.
Collection of George W. Stretch (Coll. 71)
This collection contains charter parties for vessels and cargoes, issued primarily by Messrs. Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. in New York, and preserved by Mr. George W. Stretch.
images available Collection of Howard A. Krumwiede (Coll. 47)
Howard A. Krumwiede (d.1954) was a scholar and stamp collector of trans-ocean stamps.
Collection of Howard E. Cornell (Coll. 84)
Howard E. Cornell was a marine engineer and naval architect who acted as the receiving officer for the Neafie and Levy Ship & Engine Building Co. in Philadelphia when it went out of business in the early 1900's.
Collection of Howard W. Beach (Coll. 139)
Howard W. Beach was the president of the Oyster Institute of North America, and the Oyster Growers and Dealers Association of North America (Shellfish Institute of North America).
images available Collection of Louis F. Middlebrook (Coll. 50)
Louis F. Middlebrook was a scholar of maritime history who assembled this collection of port and custom papers for ten vessels from Middletown, Connecticut.
Collection of Neil D. Josephson (Coll. 88)
Neil D. Josephson of New Britain, Connecticut was long associated with, and served as an officer of, polar philately societies.
Collection of P.A. Bonney (Coll. 134)
Post cards, clippings, and articles pertaining to American and foreign lighthouses.
Collection of Rosanna Duncan Sanderson (Coll. 273)
The Collection of Rosanna Duncan Sanderson contains the notes of her research into late-seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century shipping, drawn from various printed and manuscript sources along the U.S. eastern seacoast, and in Hawaii and Australia.
Collection of P.A. Bonney (Coll. 134)
Post cards, clippings, and articles pertaining to American and foreign lighthouses.
Collection of S.F. Nininger, 1950-1974 (Coll. 269)
Papers, 1950-1974, collected by S.F. Nininger regarding the one-design Amphibi-Con.
Collection of Seaman's Examinations and Related Papers (Coll. 280)
Seamanship examinations, notes, and related information possibly belonging to O. Wilhelmsen, a shipmaster with the Esso fleet during the 1940's.
Collection of William H. Tripp (Coll. 58)
This collection pertains primarily to the subject of whaling and was assembled by William H. Tripp (1880-1959) of New Bedford, Massachusetts, former Curator of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and the Bourne Whaling Museum in New Bedford.
Cottrell, Gallup & Co. Papers (Coll. 76)
Cottrell, Gallup & Co. were lumber dealers in Mystic, Connecticut.
Custom House Document Collection (Coll. 292)
The collection consists of various documents of the Customs Houses, primarily from ports on the eastern seaboard, from the late 1700's until 1866.
D.G.&W.B. Bacon Letters (Coll. 107)
D.G.&W.B. Bacon was one of the largest shipping firms in Boston between 1861 and 1866. They were primarily involved in the East India trade.
Daniel Sackett Moore Papers (Coll. 144)
Daniel Sackett Moore was a shipmaster from Long Island, New York, during the late 18th century. He was master of the ships BETSEY, MARY, TRUMBULL, AND CERES.
images available Daniel Ventres Papers (Coll. 116)
Daniel Ventres was a shipping agent for various granite and stone quarries in the Haddam, Connecticut area.
David Cushman Papers, 1851-1869 (Coll. 254)
David Cushman was master of the vessels PROSPERO, DELPHOS, and KINGFISHER.
images available David Gelston Papers, 1800-1843 (Coll. 170)
David Gelston was the Collector for the Port of New York from 1801 through 1820. During the 25 years prior to this appointment he had a political career which included terms in the New York Assembly and Constitutional Convention, the Continental Congress of 1789, and the New York State Senate. He and a partner, Gilbert Saltonstall, also had a New York merchant shipping firm during the last decade of the eighteenth century.
Denison Rodgers Family Papers (Coll. 356)
Personal and business papers, relating to several members of the Denison and Rodgers families, including Gideon and Henry Denison, William P. Rodgers, Robert S. Rodgers and Commodore John Rodgers; naval correspondence and papers of Henry Denison, Commodore John Rodgers and Lieutenant Commander John Rodgers
Drummond Family Papers (Coll. 190)
The Drummond family from the Sagadohoc/Georgetown/Long Reach Settlement (present day Bath, Maine area) figured in the building of wooden ships on the Kennebec River until 1867.
Eads Johnson Papers (Coll. 82)
Eads Johnson, a naval architect of New York, was primarily a designer of ferryboats.
Edward E. Knapp Collection (Coll. 171)
Edward E. Knapp of Mystic, Connecticut wrote a history of Noank, Connecticut entitled "The Smacks of Noank".
images available Edward Lupton Papers (Coll. 110)
Edward Lupton's papers relating to cost overruns during construction of the U.S. gunboat LENAPEE.
Edward P. Stinson Collection (Coll. 96)
Edward P. Stinson was a shipmaster from Bath, Maine.
Edward W. Harkness Papers (Coll. 145)
Edward W. Harkness was a master mariner living in Camden, Maine, and was master of the bark J.H. BOWERS and the ship RAPHAEL.
Edwin F. Littlefield Collection (Coll. 92)
Edwin F. Littlefield, of Winterport, Maine, was a ship owner and agent between 1854 and 1898.
Edwin S. Cramp Collection, 1850-1950 (Coll. 275)
Edwin S. Cramp was a Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors at the William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Elam, George and Thomas Eldredge Papers (Coll. 62)
Elam (1793-1870), George (1803-1881), and Thomas Eldredge (1807-1889) were shipmasters and mariners from Mystic Bridge, Connecticut.
Elihu Spicer Papers, 1840-1918 (Coll. 3)
Elihu Spicer was from Noank, Connecticut, and was a shipmaster, shipper, and ship owner.
Elisha H. Holmes Papers (Coll. 36)
Elisha H. Holmes of Windham, Connecticut, was a partner with George Randall and John C. Haskell in a firm that was variously known as Randall, Haskell, and Holmes; Holmes & Co.; Mud Boat Co.; or the Dredging Machine Co.
Eliza T. Edwards Papers, 1857-1865 (Coll. 248)
Eliza T. Edwards was a member of the Wheeler family of Sag Harbor , New York. In 1857 she left her home to live in the Hawaiian Islands while her husband, Captain Eli H.Edwards, hunted whales in the Osktosck Sea.
Enoch Hobart Papers (Coll. 174)
Enoch Hobart was a Philadelphia merchant and shipowner during the middle years of the 18th century, and was actively involved in that city's trade with the West Indies.
Enoch Silsby Collection, 1788-1841 (Coll. 6)
Enoch Silsby (1810-1841) was a merchant shipowner and agent from Boston and Bradford, Massachusetts. During the period covered by this collection, Silsby managed several large vessels and was involved primarily in the transatlantic trade from Boston and New York.
Enoch Wood Collection, 1824-1845 (Coll. 264)
Enoch Wood was a merchant shipowner and agent from Boxford, Massachusetts. During the period covered by this collection, Wood commanded several large vessels.
Eric T. Ball Papers (Coll. 73)
Eric T. Ball was an oyster planter and member, and later chairman, of the Connecticut State Shellfish Commission.
Ernest F. Gates Papers (Coll. 218)
Ernest F. Gates was born in New London, Connecticut and was a letter carrier and Curator of the "Museum" of the Jibboom Club No. 1 in New London, a social organization begun in the 1870's by local whaling captains, that had been reorganized in 1891.
Everett A. Scholfield Collection (Coll. 148)
Everett Augustus Scholfield was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and practiced photography in Mystic, Connecticut, and the surrounding area.
Everett St. John Papers (Coll. 326)
Plans for marine instruments and vessels, correspondence, and research of Everett St. John, a twentieth century designer based in southern Connecticut.
Fish Family Collection (Coll. 43)
The Fish family were among the first settlers in Groton, Connecticut, in the 17th century, and by the 19th century were widely involved in farming, shipping, shipbuilding, merchandising, and law. This is a collection of correspondence (1810-1864) and 12 diaries (1811-1868). Persons represented include Asa Fish (son of Deacon Sands Fish), Dr. Asa Fish, Asa Fish III, Benjamin Fish, Emeline (Beebe) Fish, John Dean Fish, Prudence Fish, Capt. Nathan Fish, Sands Helme Fish, Silas Fish, and Fanny Dean (Fish) Woodhull.
images available Fish Family Letters (Coll. 178)
Chiefly letters written to Simeon G. Fish (son of shipbuilder Nathan G. Fish, owner of Maxon, Fish & Co.), containing descriptions of social life and daily activities in Mystic during the mid-19th century. Other persons represented include members of the Miner and Randall families.
Fish Family Papers (Coll. 211)
This collection is largely comprised of domestic correspondence between James Deane Fish (eldest son of Asa and Prudence Fish), his brother and sister, his children, and other relatives and friends. In addition there are three volumes, which are diary/account books kept by James D. Fish and Herman E. Street.
Forbes Family Papers, 1833-1880 (Coll. 293)
Primarily logbooks, account books, crew lists, passenger lists, protests, and sailing orders for the ships FRANCIS DEPAU (1836-1843) and SULLY (1833-1835), masters Cleaveland A. Forbes and Thomas Forbes. The collection also includes correspondence, estate papers, diaries, records for the family farm in Perth Amboy, and other family materials.
Forest Bennett Diaries, 1935-1945 (Coll. 251)
Forest Bennett was born and raised on Thames Street in Norwich, Connecticut. In the diaries contained in this collection, Mr. Bennett not only notes personal events, but also includes many comments on world politics, and its effect on the New London region.
Forseth-Tift Family Collection, 1758-1846 (Coll. 277)
The Forseth and Tift families lived in the Southeastern region of Connecticut. The collection is composed primarily of family correspondence.
Frank Bowne Jones Papers (Coll. 229)
Frank Bowne Jones was a yacht broker, of New York, N.Y. around the turn of the 20th century.
Frank F. Upson Papers (Coll. 115)
Frank F. Upson was a sailmaker in New Haven, Connecticut, during the early 20th century.
Frederic A. Fenger Papers (Coll. 223)
Frederick A. Fenger was a yacht designer, sailor, and author of Alone in the Caribbean, about his voyage sailing the canoe YAKABOO in the Caribbean. His main contribution to yacht design are his use of the dhow-form hull, the wishbone rig, and the main trysail rig.
Fred Plaisted Papers (Coll. 317)
Scrapbook, clippings, and photographs on the career of champion rower Fred Plaisted
images available Fulwar Skipwith Papers (Coll. 78)
Fulwar Skipwith (1765-1839) was U.S. Consular Agent at Paris, France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The collection contains papers pertaining to case histories of French Spoliation Claims.
George A. Erskine Collection Coll. 199)
Captain George A. Erskine lived in Stockton and Bucksport, Maine, and was master of the schooners ELLA, CHARLESTON, JOHN DOUGLASS, HATTIE H. BARBOUR, EMMA C. LORD and the MELBOURNE P. SMITH, as well as owning shares in other Maine coastal vessels.
George Blunt Wendell Collection (Coll. 59)
George Blunt Wendell (1831-1881) was a shipmaster born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
images available George C. Bugbee Collection (Coll. 143)
Between 1866 and 1869 George C. Bugbee shipped as a ordinary seaman aboard the Ship PREMIER of Bangor, Maine, and the Bark LOCH LAMAR of Stockton, Maine.
George Comer Collection (Coll. 102)
George Comer (1858-1937) was a whaling and sealing captain from East Haddam, Connecticut.
George Dunn Gilderdale Papers (Coll. 44)
George Dunn Gilderdale (1824-1902) was a shipmaster from Mystic, Connecticut.
George Elliott Collection (Coll. 338)
Elloit began his maritime career on a sealing voyage aboard the schooner PENGUIN, out of Stonington, Connecticut. Several voyages later he had prospects of being a whaling master, but these were never realized. After further unproductive attempts at whaling, and work as a machinist, Elliott returned to the United States and pursued a variety of occupations in Connecticut, elsewhere in the Northeast, and in the South including mechanic, blacksmith and inventor.
George H. Newton Collection (Coll. 197)
George H. Newton of Monson, Massachusetts, purchased a right whale carcass which he exhibited across the mid-west under the auspices of the Pioneer Inland Whaling Assocation.
George W. Bliven Papers (Coll. 108)
George W. Bliven was a whaling master from New Bedford, Massachusetts.
images available George W. Dow Papers (Coll. 29)
George W. Dow was master of the brig WENONAH of Bucksport, Maine.
George W. Gates Collection (Coll. 153)
George W. Gates of Groton, Connecticut, was master of the ships WILLIAM H. WHARTON, NATIONAL GUARD, TWILIGHT I, TWILIGHT II, the bark GALVESTON, and the steamer NEVADA. Collection includes letters written by his wife Julia.
George W. Lee Collection (Coll. 23)
George William Lee (1776-1850) was a shipmaster and merchant shipowner from Norwich, Connecticut.
George W. Noyes II Collection (Coll. 195)
George W. Noyes II, of the Stonington side of Mystic, was the great, great grandson of the Rev. James Noyes who was called to be the first Pastor of the Congregational Church (known as the Road Church) of Stonington in 1684.
Gerald W. Mefferd Papers (Coll. 212)
Gerald W. Mefferd was a yachtsman, of Des Moines, Iowa, who took a world cruise with Ray Kauffman during the 1930s.
Gilbert Billings Collection (Coll. 131)
Gilbert Billings (1768-1856) was master of the brig REBECCA, the ship TWO FRIENDS, and the schooner ALLIGATOR. In the early 1800's he retired from the sea to North Stonington, Connecticut. He later became extensively involved in real estate throughout Southeastern Connecticut and in Chenango County, New York. Billings subsequently moved to Griswold, Connecticut.
Goddard Family Collection, ca. 1800-1880 (Coll. 238)
William Warren Goddard was the owner of a shipbuilding firm in Boston.
Gurdon S. Allyn Collection (Coll. 169)
Gurdon Spicer Allyn (1816-1876) was born in Ledyard, Connecticut, and was a carpenter, and he built and operated a successful ice house as well as a fish processing business on Mason's Island (Mystic, Connecticut).
H. Prescott Shreeve Papers (Coll. 313)
Papers collected by H. Prescott Shreeve as a president and member of Lake Hopatcong Ice Yachting Club and as a member of the Eastern Ice Yachting Association.
Harlow Family Papers, 1829-1962 (Coll. 287)
Frederick Pease Harlow was the author of "The Making of a Sailor," and "Chanteying Aboard American Ships".
Harman Hawkins Collection, 1942-1994 (Coll. 224)
The Harman Hawkins Collection contains information relative to the United States Racing Union (USYRU), the United States Sailing Association (USSA), the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU), the United States Sailing Foundation, and the United States Coast Guard Canvas Hangers.
Harrison Loring Collection (Coll. 226)
Harrison Loring established the City Point Works, one of the first shipyards in the United States devoted to the construction of iron steamships, engines, and boilers.
Hatsell P. Lyons Papers (Coll. 225)
Hatsell P. Lyons was a Union soldier, of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Collection consists of letters to family members and diaries (1862-1870) describing Lyon's experiences during the Civil War and his later life in Vermont; together with a typewritten account (1903) of Hatsell's Civil War service written by his son, Arthur H. Hatsell.
Henry Ashbey Collection (Coll. 39)
Henry Ashbey (1800-1879) was a shipmaster from Groton, Connecticut. he commanded the bark C.S. WILLIAMS, and the schooners ORIENT and FRANCES AMY.
Henry C. White Collection (Coll. 342)
Henry C. White (1861-1952) was an avid yachtsman who maintained an extensive correspondence with Nathanael G. Herreshoff, L. Francis Herreshoff and other members of the Herreshoff family.
images available Henry Grinnell Letters, 1860-1871 (Coll. 8)
Henry Grinnell (1799-1874) was a principal in the firm of Grinnell, Minturn & Company, which became one of the strongest mercantile houses in New York City. He was also a supporter of several Arctic expeditions.
Henry H. Anderson Papers (Coll. 341)
This collection includes a variety of unbound logs, narratives, and journals as well as correspondence concerning Anderson's pleasure voyage from 1911 Nov-1912 on the bark FOOHNG SUEY, from New York to Hawaii.
Henry W.B. Willis Collection (Coll. 182)
This collection consists primarily of letters between Henry W.B. Willis and Sarah Freeman Willis from 1852 to 1860, and offer a view of family relationships and domestic activities for two New York/New Jersey families during the middle years of the 19th century.
Henry W. Hiller Collection (Coll. 77)
Henry Winans Hiller (1838-1926) of Hudson, New York, was a whaler, an agent for William H. Boardman & Co., a U.S. Consul in Russia (Nicolaivsk, Siberia), and later a buyer for Tiffany & Co. in New York.
images available Henry Wadsworth Fletcher Collection (Coll. 32)
Henry Wadsworth Fletcher was a shipowner and master of Boston, Massachusetts. He served as master of the EMMA, EMMA ISADORA, JENNIE, and SUSAN.
Hezekiah Dickens Collection (Coll. 33)
Hezekiah Dickens (1811-1889) was a shipowner and shipmaster from Stonington, Connecticut.
Hilgard Pannes Diaries (Coll. 209)
Hilgard Pannes was a seaman, of Manhasset, New York.
images available Hillman Shipyard Collection, 1827-1862 (Coll. 9)
The Hillman Shipyard was located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and was owned by Jethro and Zachariah Hillman. Among the many vessels built at this yard was the Whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN, launched in 1841.
Hiram A. Balch Collection (Coll. 90)
Hiram A. Balch was a merchant businessman in Trescott, Maine.
Hiram C. Holmes Collection (Coll. 175)
Hiram C. Holmes was a ship master, merchant, and businessman in Mystic Bridge, Connecticut.
Hiram Hamilton Maxim Collection (Coll. 351)
Collection, 1925-1989, consists mainly of logbooks and notebooks kept by Hiram Hamilton Maxim for his boats, GANNET and GANNETT II (built 1939), as well as several logbooks kept by his father, Hiram Percy Maxim.
Houche-Lamphere-Flint Collection (Coll. 329)
The Houche-Lamphere-Flint Collection contains Houche and Flint business and family correspondence, as well as Lamphere genealogy.
Hotchkiss-Gray Collection (Coll. 89)
Captain Horatio Nelson Gray (1829-1882) was born in North Yarmouth, Maine, and was a shipmaster until retiring in the early 1860's to command a steamer on the Yangtze River. Levi Hotchkiss of Gloucester was a shipmaster, and his daughter Emma married Captain Gray and accompanied him to China.
Irving and Electa Johnson Papers, 1926-1975 (Coll. 240)
The papers of Irving (1905-1991) and Electa (1909- ) Johnson who sailed the world aboard various vessels named YANKEE. Irving also wrote several books and articles about their travels.
Isaac Henry Strauss Collection (Coll. 348)
Includes a variety of government documents from Strauss's time in the United States Navy, primarily concerning the sinking of the USS POLLUX in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland on 1942
Isaac Hinckley Papers (Coll. 184)
Isaac Hinckley was a shipmaster from Hingham, Massachusetts who had gone to sea as a young boy, and acquired his first command at an early age.
Isaac Williams Papers (Coll. 15)
Isaac Williams (1781-1847) was a merchant, and possibly a shipping agent, from Stonington, Connecticut.
images available Isaiah Larabee Papers, ca. 1840-1940 (Coll. 255)
Isaiah Larabee was a shipmaster from the Penobscot region of Maine. Between 1855 and 1878 he commanded the Bark AMANDA (captured by the Confederate raider C.S.S. ALABAMA), the Bark MONITOR, and the Brigs EUGENIA, CAROLINE EDDY, and HARRY STEWART.
Jacob Little Papers (Coll. 137)
Jacob Little, of Newbury, Massachusetts, was a merchant and shipowner-agent engaged in British and European trade during the Jeffersonian embargo period.
James Barron Correspondence, 1833-1843 (Coll. 12)
James Barron was the commander of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia at the time of the construction of the ship RELIEF, store ship for the exploring expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes.
James Burgess Papers, 1855-1865 (Coll. 7)
James Burgess was a shipmaster from Boston. Between 1855 and 1864 he was master of the barks OCEAN BRIDE and KREMLIN.
James A. Latham Papers (Coll. 83)
James A. Latham (1808-1902) was a shipbuilder and master carpenter in Noank, Connecticut.
images available James Lowell Papers (Coll. 35)
James Lowell was a shipmaster and shipowner of Bath, Maine engaged in coastwise and West Indies trade.
images available James W. Egleston Papers, 1832-1891 (Coll. 276)
James W. Egleston was a Connecticut native who left home at the age of 16 and spent the remainder of his life in Peru.
Jeff Eldredge Collection (Coll. 331)
Photocopies of ship registrations, captain's journal and ships' accounts collected by Jeff Eldredge for research relating to sailors and ships associated with Chatham, Massachusetts.
Jens Peter Olsen Collection(Coll. 340)
Jens Peter Olsen was a sailor from Denmark born on June 8, 1883. During the period covered by this collection he was a sailor on the training ship GEORG STAGE (1898), the THETIS (1901), the SLESVIG (1903), the WILLIAM P. FRYE (1903-1904) and the LORENA (1905).
Jesse Hurd Papers (Coll. 66)
Jesse Hurd (d. 1831) was a shipbuilder, merchant, and shipowner from Chatham, Connecticut.
John B. Phillips Papers (Coll. 160)
John Phillips (1867-1947) was a ship master from Sag Harbor, New York during the first two decades of the 20th century.
John Bernet Papers (Coll. 122)
John Bernet was a shipmaster from Rockland, Maine.
images available John E. Barstow Collection (Coll. 67)
John E. Barstow was a shipmaster from Westfarms, New York.
images available John F. Harden Collection, 1831-1888 (Coll. 111)
John F. Harden was a shipmaster involved primarily in the coasting trade. He made voyages between Boston, New York, Washington, New Orleans, and Calais, aboard several vessels, including the Schooners ADELAIDE and VENDORI.
images available John H. Brower Papers (Coll. 41)
John H. Brower was a commission merchant, of New York City.
John H. Cogswell Papers (Coll. 228)
John H. Cogswell was a lumber dealer of Ipswich, Massachusetts during the mid to late 19th century.
John Haskell Collection, 1815-1827 (Coll. 265)
John Haskell was a shipmaster from Gloucester, Massachusetts who commanded several voyages to China between 1815 and 1823.
John Jones Harlow Collection, 1856-2006(Coll. 349)
Includes a logbook from the whaling brig LEONIDAS, papers relating to whaling and other personal papers. Memoirs and logbook contain descriptions of whaling mutinies, injury at sea as well as shipboard life.
John Kingsbury Pimer Collection, 1828-1882 (Coll. 26)
John Kingsbury Pimer (1807-1884) was a sailmaker in New London, Connecticut.
images available John Palmer Papers, 1770-1830 (Coll. 53)
John Palmer (1747-1810) was a Revolutionary War soldier and mariner from Stonington, Connecticut.
John S. Barry Papers, 1940-1 976 (Coll. 239)
Barry was naval architect and engineer who worked for the Hickman Sea Sled Company and the United States Coast Guard.
images available John Turner Collection, 1797-1804 (Coll. 31)
John Turner was a shipowner and master of New London, Connecticut.
John W. Bentley Papers (Coll. 16)
John W. Bentley was master of the U.S.S. SHENANDOAH and the U.S.S. BAINBRIDGE. He also served as prize master for the schooners MARY ALICE and MARY STEWART, and the ship AMELIA.
Jonathan P. Lund Papers (Coll. 49)
Jonathan P. Lund (1796-1874) was a manufacturer of tinware in Acushnet, Massachusetts. He was also in partnership with Charles W. Morgan (candle paper making) and owned shares in New Bedford, Massachusetts whaling vessels.
Joseph H. Moore Papers (Coll. 63)
Joseph H. Moore of Warren, Massachusetts, was a sailor, and these papers document his attempt to obtain a pension as a result of an injury suffered aboard the U.S.S. WINNIPEG during the Civil War.
Joseph H. Skillman Papers (Coll. 109)
Joseph H. Skillman was a whaling agent in Greenport, New York, during the mid-19th century.
Joseph Holmes Collection, 1771-1889 (Coll. 142)
Joseph Holmes was a shipbuilder and merchant of Kingston, Massachusetts. He originally owned shipyards at Taunton and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
images available Joseph King Papers (Coll. 64)
Joseph King was a seaman, supercargo, and shipmaster from New York.
images available Joseph J. Fuller Collection (Coll. 104)
Joseph J. Fuller (1839-1920) was a whaling and sealing captain who sailed out of New London, Connecticut.
Joseph T. Cruttenden Collection (Coll. 310)
Blueprints, maps, charts, architectural drawings correspondence, advertisements, catalogs, building specifications, and inventory forms for the Crescent Beach Land Company development in Niantic, Connecticut. (The blueprints, maps, charts and drawings are currently unprocessed. See librarian for use policies.) Also, correspondence, speicifications, and advertisements for yachts bought and sold by Joseph T. Cruttenden, who headed the Crescent Beach Land Company.
images available Joseph Williams Collection (Coll. 37)
Joseph Williams was a Norwich, Connecticut native and merchant who began his career by selling necessities to Revolutionary War soldiers but soon switched to privateering and the West Indies trade.
images available Kermit Family Collection (Coll. 68)
Captain Henry Kermit (d. 1813) was a shipmaster and later owned a store and wharf in New York. His sons Henry and Robert, merchant shipowners, traveled extensively in Europe and America making business contacts for future enterprises.
images available L. Francis Herreshoff Collection, 1925-1971 (Coll. 138)
L. Francis Herreshoff was a yacht designer and author of Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Larkin Turner Collection (Coll. 95)
Larkin Turner (b. 1781) was a shipmaster born in Grafton, Massachusetts.
Latham Cross Collection (Coll. 136)
Latham Cross was an early 19th century merchant captain and whaling master from New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Latham Family Collection, 1860-1956 (Coll. 281)
The Latham family lived in Phoenixville, Conn. Captain Latham commanded several commercial vessels.
Lawley Family Collection, 1839-1990 (Coll. 279)
The Lawley Family Collection includes both personal papers and papers of the four generation family business; George Lawley and Son.
images available Legal Records of the Smack L.A. MACOMBER (Coll. 45)
The smack L.A. MACOMBER was built at Noank, Connecticut. While lying at anchor off Nantucket shoals on June 17, 1863 she was captured and destroyed by the Confederate bark TACONY.
Levi B. Gillchrest Papers (Coll. 147)
Levi B. Gillchrest was a shipmaster and shipowner from Thomaston, Maine, during the mid-19th century, and was involved in coastwise and transatlantic trade.
Lois Darling Collection, 1940-1987 (Coll. 267)
Modelmaker, author, illustrator and HMS Beagle enthusiast
Lord Family Collection (Coll. 140)
The bulk of this collection relates to the business activities of Daniel W. Lord (1800-1880), a prominent ship owner and merchant from Kennebunkport, Maine (formerly Massachusetts). However, there are significant portions of material that pertain to Lieutenant Tobias Lord, Nathaniel Lord, Tobias Lord, and William Jefferds.
Lorenzo Bryant Papers (Coll. 106)
Lorenzo Bryant of Round Pond, Maine, was master of the schooners MARK GREY, NIMBUS, GEORGE & ALBERT, and CARRIE E. WOODBURY.
Lucille M. Showalter Papers (Coll. 334)
Collection, 1851-1994, contains research papers for Lucille M. Showalter's graduate work. Includes information on Schooner POLARIS (built as AMERICA, 1864) and the Arctic voyage in which Captain Charles F. Hall mysteriously died. Also includes, information about the Inuit and members of the POLARIS crew as well as information on other Arctic voyages and whale men. Materials include photocopies of government reports, books, private journals and Showalter's manuscripts. The oversize materials consist of Arctic maps and excerpts from 19th century newspapers.
Mallory Family Collection (Coll. 5)
The Mallory Family Collection depicts the business activity of an important American shipping and shipbuilding family. The business operated in Mystic, Connecticut and New York and the collection covers the years 1808 to 1958.
Maria W. Tibbetts Bills of Sale (Coll. 99)
The papers include thirty-four bills of sale for twenty-two vessels, transferring ownership to Maria W. Tibbetts of Camden, Maine.
Marine Jurisprudence Collection (Coll. 98)
Items in this collection pertain to 28 cases of marine jurisprudence involving litigation at Portland, Cumberland County, Massachusetts (now Maine), between 1798 and 1809.
Mason R. Packer Papers, 1835-1872 (Coll. 235)
Mason R. Packer (1800-1888) lived most of his life in Mystic, CT and was involved in a variety of maritime and business activities.
Matthew Bartlett/John F. Brooks Papers (Coll. 157)
John F. Brooks was in partnership with Matthew Bartlett, a shipping agent in Boston who conducted an active trade with numerous West African ports.
Milton J. Burns Collection (Coll. 186)
Milton J. Burns was an illustrator for St. Nicholas Magazine, Scribners Century, Literary Digest, and made many trips to illustrate for Harpers.
Model Yachting Collection (Coll. 284)
Collection, 1898-1998, of papers of various model yachting organizations and influential people in the development of model yachting in the United States.
Morgan Barney Collection (Coll. 207)
Morgan Barney attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1900 with a degree in Naval Architecture. He went to New York, working first for the naval architect, H.C. Wintringham, and then opened his own office where he developed designs for many large motor yachts. He also designed several cruising sailboats.
Muriel Vaughn and L. Francis Herreshoff Collection (Coll. 339)
Collection, 1926-1988, contains the business and personal correspondence, poetry, drafts of "Rudder" magazine articles, school papers, Coast Guard ID, and personal journals of L. Francis Herreshoff collected by Muriel Vaughn as well as Mrs. Vaughn's personal and business correspondence.
Mystic River Railroad Drawbridge Logs (Coll. 214)
Logbooks kept at the railroad drawbridge over the Mystic River in Connecticut, which was owned and operated by the railroad company. Logs record the names of vessels passing through the bridge on their way in and out of the river.
Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc; Internal Logs for Museum Owned Vessels (Coll. 232)
Records of vessels owned by the museum including schooners BRILLIANT, and L.A. DUNTON, smack EMMA C. BERRY, steamboat SABINO, ship JOSEPH CONRAD, tugboat KINGSTON II, and bark CHARLES W. MORGAN.
images available Mystic Seaport Sailing Card Collection (Coll. 112)
Sailing cards were used to advertise vessel qualifications and sailing dates, particularly during the competitive period of the 1850's when clipper ships carried much needed products.
Nathan G. Fish Papers, 1826-1865 (Coll. 252)
Captain Nathan Gallup Fish (1804-1870) was one of Mystic's most successful shipping investors.
Nathaniel Mathews Collection (Coll. 79)
Nathaniel Mathews was a shipmaster from Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
Nelson R. Perry Collection (Coll. 290)
Collection consists mainly of magazine and newspaper articles about Eskimo life and culture, Arctic and Antarctic exploration. The majority of the articles are from National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, The Beaver, Alaska Sportsman, True, The Man's Magazine and the Explorer's Journal.
New Bedford Cordage Company Correspondence (Coll. 75)
The New Bedford Cordage Company was founded in 1842 by several New Bedford whaling agents. It specialized in the production of line for the whaling fleet, and other marine cordage.
Newman Family Naval Papers (Coll. 51)
The Newman family, William D. Newman, L. Howard Newman, and William Bogert Newman, all had naval careers during the 19th century.
Noank Shipyard Collection (Coll. 353)
Manuscripts and newspaper clippings which cover topics including Noank and Groton, Connecticut history, the development of the Noank Shipyard and its purchase by Donald Singer in 1964, the EMMA C. BERRY, the Noank Historical Society and their work, Tropical Storm Doria, the beaching of a whale in Noank, other miscellaneous boats and topics, zoning disputes over the expansion of the yard and finally its sale.
Olin J. Stephens II Collection (Coll. 266)
Olin J. Stephens is a yacht designer and authority on yachts and yachting theory.
images available Orne-Cushing-Baldwin-Tappan Family Collection, 1723-1889 (Coll. 246)
Business and personal papers of four related families, of Salem, Duxbury, Roxbury, and other locations in the Boston, Mass., area, principally engaged in the maritime trades, although members of the Orne and Cushing families also operated a brick works in Salem in the early 1800s.
Oscar F. Stanton Collection (Coll. 57)
Oscar F. Stanton (1834-1924) entered the U.S. Navy in 1849 and retired in 1894.
Oystering Collection (Coll. 121)
Miscellaneous receipts, deeds, franchises, leases, licenses, transfers, bills of sale, tax notices and returns, broadsides, correspondence, etc., involving oystering, primarily in the New Haven and Bridgeport, Connecticut, area.
Passenger Ship Collection, 1896-1995 (Coll. 283)
The collection contains the emphera, sailing schedules, rates, menus, etc., of several passenger ships and lines.
Percy Chubb II; America's Cup Collection (Coll. 194)
This collection is comprised of materials compiled by Commodore Percy Chubb II, of the New York Yacht Club from 1962 through 1974. These papers are relative primarily to the America's Cup trial races.
Peter Strickland Collection, ca. 1864-1922 (Coll. 69)
Peter Strickland (1837-1922) was a diplomat, merchant businessman, and shipmaster.
Philip LeBoutillier Collection, 1932-1953
Scrapbooks and loose papers pertaining to several yachts owned by yachstman, businessman and philanthropist Philip LeBoutillier (1880-1972) including STORMY WEATHER (built 1934), VIKING (built 1930), ALSUMAR (built 1930) and NANCY (built 1932).
Philo S. Shelton Letters (Coll. 34)
Philo S. Shelton was a merchant doing business in Boston, Massachusetts. He was involved in trade with Brazil, Europe, and the West Indies.
Portia Takajian Papers (Coll. 289)
Papers specific to the ship Raleigh relating to its commissioning, construction and the men involved, materials used, stores, captains, crew and voyages. In addition to material on the Raleigh there is limited information on other ships that Takakjian either had an interest in or built, material related to the publication of the "Anatomy of the Ship", and her references.
Raymond H. Dubrule Collection (Coll. 298)
The collection consists of documents, originally part of a scrapbook, assembled by Raymond Dubrule during his service with the Naval Armed Guard from 1943 through 1946. Mr. Dubrule served aboard the liberty ships BERNARD M. BAKER and JERRY S. FOLEY.
Records of A. Irving & Co. (Coll. 22)
A. Irving & Co. was a shipbuilding firm in Mystic, Connecticut.
Records of Britt Brothers Boatbuilders (Coll. 316)
Correspondence, business cards, letterhead, timesheets, and clippings for the Britt Brothers Boatbuilders of West Lynn and Saugus, Massachusetts.
Records of Carpenter & Edson (Coll. 87)
Carpenter & Edson were manufacturers in Canterbury, Connecticut, producing mast hoops for fore-and-aft rigged vessels.
Records of Churchill, Brown & Manson Company (Coll. 162)
Churchill, Brown & Manson Co. was active in trading primarily with Cuba. The main office was in Portland, Maine, but in 1867 an active branch office was started in Boston, Massachusetts.
Records of Concordia Company (Coll. 350)
Records, 1938-2001, of Concordia Company. Includes records for twenty-three 17' sloops, ninety-eight yawls, and twenty-three other boats. The collection also includes business correspondence, bills of sale, building contracts, notes, IOR ratings, and other miscellaneous records.
Records of Daniel Trowbridge & Company (Coll. 227)
Daniel Trowbridge & Company was a New Haven, Connecticut shipping firm that operated during the 1860's-1880's.
Records of Dragger ROANN (Coll. 325)
Receipts, instructions, regulations, notes, magazine articles, and photocopies of two logbooks from the eastern-rig Dragger ROANN, a vessel in the Mystic Seaport watercraft collection.
Records of E.P. Treat & Co. (Coll. 30)
E.P. Treat & Co. were merchant shipowners and agents doing business in Frankfort, Maine.
Records of Franklin G. Post & Son (Coll. 200)
In its prime, the Franklin G. Post & Son Boatyard in Mystic, Connecticut, employed as many as 80 workers, many of them skilled Nova Scotia boat builders.
Records of Goodwin & Coues (Coll. 220)
This collection consists of papers chiefly relating to the ships MARY & SUSAN, WOODSIDE, FANEUIL HALL, and CATO, managed by the firm of Goodwin & Coues of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Records of Henry J. Gielow, Incorporated (Coll. 345)
Includes vessel descriptions and drawings of the yachts designed by Henry J. Gielow, Inc., business correspondence regarding military vessel and atomic power plant construction.
Records of Isaac Jeanes & Co., 1852-1860 (Coll. 10)
Isaac Jeanes & Company was a mercantile house in Philadelphia.
Records of J. & D.D. Beckwith (Coll. 38)
Jason Beckwith and his six brothers began their shipbuilding activity before the Revolutionary War in the New London area.
Records of James M. Bayles & Son (Coll. 343)
Collection icludes records for over 50 ships built by the firm. The majority consists of building contracts, but also includes bills of sale, notes on certain vessels, insurance policies, and letters between the firm and their customers.
Records of Jeremiah Smith & Sons (Coll. 185)
Jeremiah Smith started his oyster business in 1850 as a grower, purchasing seed oysters from southern waters and planting them along the coastal shallow water around New Haven. His sons, Elwood H. and William H. Smith, joined him, and upon his retirement in 1900, took over the running of the firm.
Records of John Middleton & Company (Coll. 173)
John Middleton & Co. was an exporter of goods from the orient to the United States. Although it was an American company, most of the business was conducted through their office in Yokahama, Japan. By 1900 they were involved in supplying American-made machinery and heavy equipment to customers in Japan and China
images available Records of Lawrence & Co. (Coll. 25)
Lawrence & Co. was a whaling, sealing and commercial firm of New London, Connecticut. Lawrence & Co. began around 1819 and continued operations until 1887.
Records of N. & W.W. Billings, ca. 1825-1850 (Coll. 233)
N. & W. W. Billings was established in 1823 and ceased operations in 1851. During this period the company managed at least twelve whaling vessels which, by the end of business, had made it one of the most successful whaling agencies in New London.
Records of O.C.&K.R. Wilson, 1870-1950 (Coll. 243)
O.C.&K.R. Wilson was founded as Jarrard & Wilson around 1880, and originally operated out of New Jersey, and later New York City. The firm sold goods to tugs, barges, ships and yachts.
Records of Ratsey & Lapthorn (Coll. 236)
Ratsey & Lapthorn were sailmakers in England and the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Records of Philip L. Rhodes (Coll. 312)
Philip L. Rhodes (1895-1974) was a prolific, lifetime designer of all types of vessels from small recreational dinghies to large yachts, commercial cargo and military vessels. This collection contains illustrations of plans designed by Philip L. Rhodes from as early as his 1916 hydroplane to a diesel yacht of 1973.
Records of Samuel Staples & Son (Coll. 94)
Samuel Staples & Son were merchants and shipowners of Lubec and Trescott, Maine.
Records of T.A. Scott Company (Coll. 1)
T.A. Scott Company, Inc. was a company engaged in marine salvage and construction, run by Thomas A. Scott, and later by his son, Thomas A. Scott, Jr. This collection consists primarily of the company "wreck file".
Records of T.H. Franklin (Coll. 187)
Thomas H. Franklin was a shipbroker of New York City.
Records of T. Magoun & Son, 1855-1880 (Coll. 230)
Thatcher Magoun and Sons was a highly successful mercantile firm operating out of Boston, Mass, and actively trading in ports throughout the world for much of the nineteenth century.
Records of the American Seamen's Friend Society (Coll. 158)
The archives of the American Seamen's Friend Society, based in New York City, circa 1828-1975.
Records of the Bark ALBION (Coll. 17)
The whaling bark ALBION was built at Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 1816. A. Elsenbrock and Albert A. Thomas were masters of the vessel.
Records of the Bark CHARLES W. MORGAN, 1890-1932 (Coll. 19)
The CHARLES W. MORGAN was built at New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1841 and is the last surviving example of the 19th century American whaling fleet.
Records of the Bark MARQUES, 1983-1995 (Coll. 244)
The Brigantine MARQUES was built in 1917 near Valencia, Spain, and was employed in the fruit trade between the Canary Islands and Northern Europe. Since 1983 the American Sail Training Association had been working with the China Clipper Society to place trainees aboard the MARQUES for the 1984 Sail Training Races, and during that race MARQUES was lost after being caught in a squall, along with 19 members of her 28-member sail-training crew.
images available Records of the Bark SEA QUEEN (Coll. 56)
Records of the whaling bark SEA QUEEN's last voyage to the South Atlantic.
Records of the Coastal Marine Salvage Co. (Coll. 70)
Coastal Marine Salvage Co. was located in Hingham, Massachusetts, from 1954-1960.
Records of the Cruising Club of America (Coll. 303)
Records of the Cruising Club of America, 1921-2005, including race records, correspondence, historical files, governing officers'; and committees' files, s, rules and etiquette, clippings, and yacht logbooks. Also included in the collection are the Parkinson Papers, the William W. Nutting Collection, and the Arthur B. Homer Records.
Records of the Electric Launch Company, 1892-1949 (Coll. 213)
From 1892 up to the time of its closing in 1949, the Electric Launch and Navigation Company, later known as Electric Launch Company ("Elco"), designed and built-or had built-more than 6,000 pleasure boats ranging in size from an 18 foot gig or yacht tender to cruising power boats up to 127 feet in length. It also built craft for the government of the United States and of other countries including lifeboats for the U.S.Coast Guard, launches and tenders for various navies, anti-submarine motor launches in World War I, and PT boats in World War II.
Records of the Gildersleeve Shipbuilding Company, 1857-1931 (Coll. 113)
The Gildersleeve Shipbuilding Company operated out of Portland, Connecticut.
Records of the Hartford & New York Transportation Co. (Coll. 127)
The Hartford & New York Transportation Company was organized by Charles C. Goodrich in 1877 as a towboat company/steamboat line, and established passenger service to New York in the 1880's.
images available Records of the Holmes' Shipyard (Coll. 46)
Josiah Holmes (1779-1859) was a shipbuilder from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
Records of the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, 1940-1995 (Coll. 222)
The Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association was formed June 16th, 1930, during an annual racing series.
Records of the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association, 1911-1995 (Coll. 208)
The Star Class was founded at Port Washington, Long Island, in 1911.
Records of the Inter-Scholastic Yacht Racing Association, 1930-1997 (Coll. 221)
The Interscholastic Sailing Association (originally known as the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association, abbreviated as IYRA, now as ISYRA) was founded in 1930 by a group of eastern preparatory school headmasters.
Records of the Jibboom Club (Coll. 206)
The Jibboom Club No.1 of New London was a social club founded in the 1870's by officers of whaling vessels.
Records of the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation (Coll. 2)
Scattered papers of the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation of New York, and three of its predecessors, Coast Wrecking Company; Merritt's Wrecking Organization; and Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Company. The company was involved in marine salvage and wrecking operations.
Records of the Minneford Yacht Yard, 1940-1960 (Coll. 234)
The Minneford Yacht Yard was a yacht yard in City Island, New York.
Records of the Mystic Fire District (Coll. 159)
The Mystic Fire District was organized in 1879 by the community in order to sustain their volunteer fire fighting force through property tax revenues.
Records of the Mystic River National Bank (Coll. 48)
The Mystic River National Bank was established in August 1851 with Charles Mallory as president and many Mystic businessmen as stockholders. It was converted to a national bank on December 1, 1864.
Records of the Mystic Shipyard (Coll. 188)
Sea Sled Corporation reorganized as Mystic Shipyard in the early 1930s. The company liquidated in August 1971.
Records of the National Whaling Bank (Coll. 123)
The National Whaling Bank of New London, Connecticut, was established in 1833, acquired its national charter in 1864, and passed out of existence in February 1943.
Records of the New Haven Steamboat Co. (Coll. 126)
The New Haven Steamboat Company was chartered in 1822 to operate passenger and freight steamers between New York City and New Haven.
Records of the New London Steamboat Co. (Coll. 129)
The New London Steamboat Co. was established in 1882 and operated between New London, Connecticut, and Watch Hill and Block Island, Rhode Island.
Records of the Norwich & New York Transportation Co. (Coll. 125)
The Norwich & New York Transportation Company was organized in 1860 to operate passenger and freight steamers between New York City and New London and Norwich, Connecticut.
Records of the Norwich & New York Transportation Co. (Coll. 172)
37 volumes containing accounts of time and labor by employees on company steamboats. Also included is an inspector's notebook, and a volume identifying claims by owners of cargo or luggage that may have been lost or damaged during passage.
Records of the Off Soundings Club (Coll. 285)
The Off Soundings Club was founded by Edward Southworth early in the fall of 1933 for members interested in sailing.
Records of the Old Colony Steamboat Co. (Coll. 124)
The Old Colony Steamboat Company was chartered in April 1874 to operate freight and passenger steamers between Narragansett Bay and New York, N.Y.
Records of the Plymouth Cordage Company (Coll. 133)
Established 1824 in Plymouth, Massachusetts the Plymouth Cordage Company produced rope, twine and cordage until its merger in 1965 with the Columbian Rope Company.
Records of the Schooner ATLANTIC, 1903-1979 (Coll. 268)
The ATLANTIC, a three-masted racing schooner, was built in 1903 at the Townsend and Downey shipyard for Wilson Marshall. She achieved her greatest honor by winning the "Ocean Race" and its large trophy presented by Emperor William II of Germany.
Records of the Schooner DANIEL WEBSTER (Coll. 117)
The schooner DANIEL WEBSTER was built in 1838 near Poughkeepsie, New York, and was owned in the 1870's by Lawrence & Co., of New London, Connecticut.
Records of the Schooner HELEN BARNET GRING, 1920-1927 (Coll. 249)
The HELEN BARNET GRING, a four-masted coasting schooner, was built in 1919 by Robert L. Bean of Camden, Maine for the Boston, Massachusetts shipping firm of Crowell and Thurlow.
Records of the Schooner ORVILLE HORWITZ (Coll. 344)
The ORVILLE HORWITZ was built in West Haven in Gessner and Marr's yard in 1880. The vessel was intended for coastal trade and made many trips up and down the east coast carrying lumber and ice, but primarily coal. She was captained by Chauncey Kelsey. The schooner was abandoned March 11, 1887 when she began to take on water near Baltimore and the captain and crew were rescued by the schooner JAMES B. OGDEN.
Records of the Schooner PROVIDENCE (Coll. 203)
The PROVIDENCE was a 379 ton schooner, built by G. P. Wentzel of Dennisville, N.J. in 1874.
Records of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, 1872-1999 (Coll. 198)
The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club was founded in September 1871.
Records of the Ship Hanover (Coll. 219)
The ship HANOVER sailed out of Bath, Maine with James Drummond as master.
Records of the Ship HECTOR (Coll. 119)
HECTOR was a whaleship built in 1818 at New York, N.Y.
Records of the Ship HOUND, 1858-1859 (Coll. 4)
The clipper HOUND was built by Charles Mallory in 1853 at Mystic, Connecticut.
Records of the Ship JOSEPH CONRAD (Coll. 42)
The ship JOSEPH CONRAD was built at Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1882. Originally named GEORG STAGE, the vessel was designed as a sail training ship for cadets in the Danish merchant service, and operated in this role until 1934. Under the command of Captain Alan Villiers, the JOSEPH CONRAD circumnavigated the globe from 1934-1936. Since 1947 the ship has been a featured exhibit at Mystic Seaport, and continues to house sailing students after nearly 100 years afloat.
Records of the Ship JULIUS CAESAR (Coll. 167)
The JULIUS CAESAR was built in Sag Harbor, New York. During the period covered by these papers she was registered at New London, Connecticut, and owned by N.& W.W. Billings.
Records of the Ship TUSITALA (Coll. 72)
The TUSITALA, formerly the INVERUGLAS, the SOPHIE, and the SIERRA LUCENA, was built at Greenock, Scotland, in 1883. She was the last full-rigged merchant ship to fly the American flag.
images available Records of the Sloop HANCOCK, 1777-1780 (Coll. 11)
The sloop HANCOCK, during the period covered by these papers, operated as a privateer out of Stonington, Connecticut.
Records of the Stonington Steamship Co. (Coll. 128)
The Stonington Steamship Company was organized in 1867 by the Stonington Railroad Company, and others, to operate between New York City and Stonington, Connecticut.
Records of the Thames Shipyard (Coll. 155)
The Thames Shipyard was established in New London, Connecticut around 1900.
Records of the Third School District, Stonington, Connecticut (Coll. 80)
Records of the Third School District (Mystic Bridge), Stonington, Connecticut, include receipts, accounts, bills, notices, letters, subscribers' lists, and promissory notes. In addition, two record and account books contain minutes of meetings, tax lists, bills payable, and pupil lists.
Records of the Union Insurance Company (Coll. 146)
The Union Insurance Company was involved in marine underwriting in New London, Connecticut in the 19th century.
Records of the United States Army Watercraft Collection (Coll. 346)
Records, 20th century, including certifications, datasheets, reports and photographs of various Army watercraft
images available Records of the Warren Insurance Company (Coll. 183)
Marine insurance company chartered and operating from Warren Rhode Island, 1801-1846
Records of the White Oak Transportation Company (Coll. 278)
An early twentieth century coal trading company operating between New England and Newport News, Virginia.
Records of the Yacht CARITAS (Coll. 61)
The 157-foot steel motor yacht CARITAS was designed by Cox and Stevens, and built in 1925, in Keil, Germany, for Joseph Percy Bartram.
Records of Thomas Dunham's Nephew & Company (Coll. 196)
The firm of Dunham & Dimon, which became the firm of Thomas Dunham's Nephew & Co. upon the retirement of Frederick Dimon and Thomas Dunham, was a prosperous New York shipping agency in the middle nineteenth century with net earnings from its vessels of approximately $112,000.
Records of Whitney, Cushing & Company (Coll. 168)
Whitney, Cushing & Company was a Boston shipping firm headed by James E. Whitney and Lawrence B. Cushing.
Records of Wilcox, Crittenden & Co. (Coll. 231)
Wilcox, Crittenden & Co., Inc. was established in 1847, and by the late 1880's had become the largest manufacturers of marine hardware with the most diversified line in the United States.
images available Records of William R. Bowers & Co. (Coll. 24)
William R. Bowers & Co. of Providence, Rhode Island, were merchant shippers and agents.
Redford Webster Sargent Collection (Coll. 103)
Redford Webster Sargent (1844-1901) was a shipmaster from Kittery, Maine.
Research Collection for "The Centennial History of the United States Sailing Association" (Coll. 270)
Henry H. Anderson, the historian for the United States Sailing Association, compiled this collection during his research for the book, "The Centennial History of the United States Sailing Association".
Richard Columbus Mears Collection (Coll. 311)
Includes letters to and from Mears and primarily his daughter Nellie Goodsell Mears. The collection also contains personal accounts that include purchases Mears made on his many journeys for himself and his family and friends, papers detailing an inheritance dispute, and bills his daughter paid in his absence. There are several journals detailing his time abroad while serving as master on over 17 different vessels as well as store accounts from his later years as a grocer in Greene, New York.
Robert Bartlett Papers (Coll. 132)
Robert "Captain Bob" Barlett was born in 1875, and was a noted Arctic explorer and was master of the vessel ROOSEVELT for Peary's 1906 attempt to reach the North Pole.
images available Robert Bruce Strout Collection (Coll. 210)
In early life Robert Bruce Strout of Wakefield, Rhode Island went on whaling voyages to the Pacific Ocean on the ship ALICE MANDELL, Bark SALAMANDRE, Bark CLEONE as second mate and Bark MARTHA from 1855 to 1862. From 1865 to 1866 he was master of the Brig JOHN PIERCE and from 1866 to 1871 he was master of the Brig CAMILLE engaged in the West Indies trade.
Robert J. Walker Letters (Coll. 180)
As Secretary of the Treasury, Walker worked for a more independent treasury system, and the tariff bill of 1846 was largely a product of his "tariff for revenue only" philosophy. A major development of Walker's term was the establishment of a warehousing system for the various customs districts to handle imports. This collection contains letter from Walker to C.W. Lawrence, customs collector for the port of New York.
Robert Palmer Wilbur Collection, 1839-1913 (Coll. 20)
Robert Palmer Wilbur was born in the village of Noank, Connecticut, October 28, 1839, and followed the sea a large part of his life.
Robert Weir Papers, 1864-1890 (Coll. 245)
Robert Weir, Jr. (1836-1905) earned his living in the various careers of seaman, naval officer, engineer and freelance artist.
images available Roderick Stephens Collection, ca. 1931-1990 (Coll. 163)
Roderick Stephens, Jr. (1909-1995) was a renown yachtsman of the twentieth century.
Roy G. Roberts Collection, 1938-1964 (Coll. 337)
This collection consists mainly of U.S. Merchant Service instructor training manuals for Sheepshead Bay, New York, New York and officer's training at Fort Trumbull, New London, Connecticut.
Rupert Decker Papers, ca. 1920-1980 (Coll. 242)
Rupert Decker served in the United States Merchant Marine from 1927 to 1947.
S.S. FRANCONIA World Cruise Diary, 1925 (Coll. 256)
Although the keeper of the diary in this collection is not precisely identified, internal evidence indicates that it was quite possibly written by Miss Adeline E. Brown.
Samuel A. Beebe, Jr., Papers (Coll. 274)
35 journals detailing daily activities during fishing trips and trading voyages, as well as his life onshore at home and in ports. Beebe recorded the numbers and types of fish caught, the types of cargo carried in trade, his personal feelings about being absent from home, and various sites that he visited in the coastal cities.
Samuel Thompson's Nephew & Co. Collection (Coll. 60)
Samuel Thompson's Nephew & Co. was a shipping and mercantile business in New York City.
Samuel Ward Papers, 1871-1830 (Coll. 271)
Samuel Ward was a Lieut. Colonel, First Rhode Island Regiment.  He also became a distinguished merchant, settling first in New York and then East Greenwich, Rhode Island where he died in 1832.
Samuel Watts Collection, 1828-1950 (Coll. 152)
Samuel Watts ranked among the most prominent builder-owners of American merchant vessels during the last half of the 19th century.
Saunders Family Collection, 1879-1990 (Coll. 262)
The Saunders family were Rhode Island shipbuilders and shipyard owners from the early Nineteenth century until 1960.
Scoresby Family Papers (Coll. 55)
This collection is relative primarily to the activities of William Scoresby, Sr. (1760-1829), a shipmaster from Whitby, England, who, between 1791 and 1822 commanded thirty whaling voyages into Arctic waters.
images available Silas Talbot Collection, 1767-1867 (Coll. 18)
Silas Talbot was a U.S. naval officer during the Revolution and afterwards, shipping merchant (Providence, R.I., and Bristol County, Massachusetts) farmer, land speculator, state legislator, and U.S. representative from New York.
Steamboat-Inspection Service Certificates and Licenses (Coll. 130)
Certificates and documents issued to steam-powered water craft by the Steamboat Inspection Service, Dept. of Commerce and Labor, primarily through the districts of New London and New Haven, Connecticut.
Stephen B. Chace Papers (Coll. 14)
Stephen B. Chace was a mariner and shipmaster. He was mater of the ship VALENTINE, of Providence, Rhode Island.
Stephen Smith Papers, 1800-1859 (Coll. 237)
Stephen Smith was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and for a time acted as supercargo for Minturn & Champlin, a New York merchant and shipping firm.
Talbot Family Papers (Coll. 151)
The Talbot Family Papers is a collection of sundry bills, receipts, notes, and correspondence relative primarily to Silas Talbot, with lesser numbers of similar material pertaining to George W., Theodore F., Henry, Charles N., Charles R., George A., and Violetta Talbot.
Tate Family Collection (Coll. 81)
William Tate (d. 1877) was a shipowner in New London, Connecticut.
Thomas Bowen Lynch Papers (Coll. 347)
Thomas Bowen Lynch (1832-1920) was a seafarer whose career included delivering British troops to the Crimean War, surviving ship wrecks, participating in the blockade of Southern harbors during the Civil War and sealing in the Antarctic.
Thomas C. Harding Papers (Coll. 97)
Thomas C. Harding, of Chatham, Massachusetts, was a shipmaster who sailed out of Boston.
Thomas C. Mendenhall Collection (Coll. 263)
Thomas C. Mendenhall was the recognized authority on the history of American collegiate rowing.
Tillotson Family Papers (Coll. 355)
Papers primarily regarding Richard Tillotson, a shipmaster from Long Island, New York, during the last half of the 19th century.
images availableTimothy M. Benson Collection, 1865-1922 (Coll. 201)
Timothy Manter Benson (b.1839-d.1890) was a shipmaster from Carver, Massachusetts.
Timothea Larr/USYRU Collection (Coll. 241)
Correspondence, notes, memos, minutes, and related papers, collected by Larr, chiefly relating to the organization's involvement in the Australia II keel controversy during the 1983 America's Cup.
W. Starling Burgess Papers (Coll. 193)
W. Starling Burgess was born in 1870, and was an aeronautical engineer and naval architect.
images available Wakeman Family Papers (Coll. 156)
Papers relating to the New York shipping interests and western land speculation of the Wakeman family, including Jesup Wakeman and his sons Maurice and Zalmon.
Washington Insurance Company in Providence Marine Insurance Policies, 1802-1808 (Coll. 21)
One of the first of two insurance companies of Providence, Rhode Island, the Washington Insurance Company in Providence was founded primarily to provide insurance for merchant vessels.
Waterman Family Collection (Coll. 141)
The bulk of this material relates to Capt. Martin Waterman (1793-1860), a ship master and maritime businessman from Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Watrous and Bacon Family Collection (Coll. 301)
The Watrous and Bacon Family Collection contains the papers of the Watrous and Bacon Manufacturing Company, and the family papers of Phebe and Miner H. Bacon. It also contains the legal papers of Jabez Watrous, Esq, and the legal papers of Jabez Whipple, cousin to the Watrous family.
Whitehall Boat Collection (Coll. 189)
The Whitehall boat Collection is the result of research conducted by Mr. Kenneth Durant form 1958 through 1968, into the history and development of the Whitehall boat.
William Butler Duncan Papers (Coll. 215)
William Butler Duncan, known as Butler Duncan, was born in New York in 1853, and was connected with America's Cup races on VIGILANTE, DEFENDER, COLUMBIA, CONSTITUTION, SHAMROCK II, RELIANCE, and VANITIE.
William C. Hall Papers (Coll. 54)
William C. Hall was a merchant shipper from Middletown, Connecticut.
William Earle Papers (Coll. 28)
William Earle was a shipowner and merchant from Providence, Rhode Island.
William Ellery Maxson Diaries (Coll. 166)
William Ellery Maxson (1818-1895) was in partnership with Nathan G. Fish and seven others, establishing the Maxson, Fish & Company shipyard at a point in West Mystic known as Oldfield.
William F. Saunders Papers (Coll. 333)
Correspondence, correspondence transcript, letter book, diary copy, and scrapbook of William F. Saunders and his career as a keeper of the Quonochontaug Life Saving Station during the late nineteenth century.
William Garden Papers (Coll. 299)
correspondence, business papers, published articles, photocopies of photographs and miscellaneous papers of William Garden, naval architect and author of several books on boat design.
William J.H. Pollard Papers (Coll. 176)
William John Henry Pollard (1824-1897) was president of the First National Bank of Stonington, as well as the Stonington town treasurer for 20 years.
William L. Crothers Collection (Coll. 282)
William L. Crothers has researched house flags since 1935.
William P. Stephens Collection (Coll. 91)
William Picard Stephens (1854-1946) was a designer and builder of yachts and canoes.
William T. Skiddy Collection (Coll. 304)
William T. Skiddy was an artist, naval architect, Ship captain and an entrepreneur.
William Smyth Papers (Coll. 165)
Major William Smyth was born in 1887 in Ireland and was considered by many to be one of the finest boatbuilders in the United States.
Winthrop L. Warner Papers, 1932-1973 (Coll. 259)
Winthrop L. Warner was a naval architect specializing in the design of wooden cruising yachts.


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