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A guide to the Chispa (built 1879; schooner, 2m: yacht) logbook, 1915-1918 and 1973-1977
HDC0163 (SAFR 16447)  
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CHISPA (built 1879; schooner, 2m: yacht) logbook,1915-1918 and 1973-1977 (SAFR 16447, HDC 163) is comprised of 1 logbook that describes many pleasure cruises of the yacht CHISPA, a few pleasure cruises of the yacht EMMA, and some historical information that is pasted into the back of the volume. The collection has been processed to the item level and is open for use without restrictions.
CHISPA was built in 1879 by Matthew Turner in San Francisco and her sails were made by Simpson & Fischer. The day after launching the yacht took first prize in a San Francisco Yacht Club race and was known to be one of the fastest yachts in San Francisco Bay and offshore. Among the notable family names who boarded the craft were: Crockers, Sharons, Slosses, Spreckels and Grants. The yacht was owned by Commodore I. Gutto and affiliated with the San Francisco Yacht Club and later the property of the Chispa Club, of which Herbert Eloesser was a member. From 1915-1918 CHISPA was captained by Charles (Cappy) Chittenden. In 1917 the yacht was sold as a freighter.
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