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A guide to the Captain Dan Thomsen records and documents concerning Steam Tug Hercules, 1907-1951
HDC0237 (SAFR 17112)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Captain Dan Thomsen records and documents concerning Steam Tug Hercules
    Date: 1907-1951
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0237 (SAFR 17112)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 16 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Captain Dan Thomsen records and documents concerning Steam Tug Hercules (SAFR 17112, HDC 237) are dated from 1907 to 1951. The items include the original 1908 logbook kept by Captain Thomsen during the HERCULES epic maiden voyage from Camden, New Jersey to San Francisco via the Straits of Magellan. An "Incident at Astoria" was recorded by Captain Thomsen in 1911. Other items are a cash book with entries for HERCULES, navigation instructions, and a 1912-1913 pilot house log for the tugboat DEFIANCE. Most of the original material in this collection is in a fragile condition and has been photocopied. These photocopies are to be used for research purposes in place of the originals. The collection is available for research use as indicated.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0237 (SAFR 17112), Captain Dan Thomsen records and documents concerning Steam Tug Hercules, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain Dan Thomsen records and documents concerning Steam Tug Hercules (SAFR 17112, HDC 237) are dated from 1907 to 1951. The items include the original 1908 logbook kept by Captain Thomsen during the HERCULES epic maiden voyage from Camden, New Jersey to San Francisco via the Straits of Magellan. An "Incident at Astoria" was recorded by Captain Thomsen in 1911. Other items are a cash book with entries for HERCULES, navigation instructions, and a 1912-1913 pilot house log for the tugboat DEFIANCE. Most of the original material in this collection is in a fragile condition and has been photocopied. These photocopies are to be used for research purposes in place of the originals. The collection is available for research use as indicated.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into two containers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hercules (built 1907; tugboat)
    Logbooks