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A guide to the C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration copy photographs, 1957-1960
P15-022 (SAFR 24649)  
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Description
The C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration copy photographs, 1957-1960, (SAFR 24649, P15-022) are comprised mainly of photographs of C.A. THAYER during her early restoration work after her 1957 purchase for use as a museum vessel at the San Francisco Maritime State Historic Park. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
Background
The wooden-hulled, three-masted schooner C.A. THAYER was built in 1895 at Hans D. Bendixsen's shipyard in Fairhaven, California. Originally designed to carry lumber, she also served in the Alaska salmon and codfishing industries. With her final codfishing voyage in 1950, C.A. THAYER became the last operating American commercial sailing vessel on the West Coast. She started her career as a museum vessel when she was purchased by State of California in 1957. Today she is preserved at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as the last surviving example of a West Coast lumber schooner.
Extent
19 items.
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.