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.
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.
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