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A guide to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Facilities and Ships Division photographs and media, 1986-1991
P91-071 (SAFR 22585)  
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Boxes 1-3

Series 1.  Ships, circa 1986-1991

Extent: 970 items (0.9 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs and media of the vessels ALMA, BALCLUTHA, C.A. THAYER, EPPLETON HALL, EUREKEA, HERCULES, and WAPAMA. The photographs show the vessels on their own, close up shots of different parts of the vessels, volunteers and staff members working, sailing and having events on the vessels.
Includes photographs of the following people: John Birkholz, Daria Booth, Russel Booth, Captain Bud, John Conway, Bill Doll, Richard Everett, Sara Halaj, Tam Halaj, Michael Harrington, Rocky Harris, David Hull, Karl Kortum, Ken Lewin, Kathy Lohan, Tony Messler, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte, Ron Oakes, Erik Olson, Evelyn Roberts, Dick Rose, Lou Switz, Russel Thomas, Glennie Wall, Gary [no last name given] (a park ranger and shanty singer), Roy [no last name listed], and Cliff [no last name listed].

Arrangement

Arranged into 8 subseries by vessel name.
Box 1, Folders 1-2

Subseries 1.1.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner), circa 1988-1991

Extent: 161 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of volunteers working and sailing on the vessel.

Arrangement

In chronological order.
Box 1, Folders 1-2

File Unit 01.  Volunteers, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 161 items.
Physical Description: Color negatives, prints and slides.

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains materials created during the volunteer program circa 1988-1991. The materials came from staff member Michael Harrington who was the volunteer supervisor at the time. It is unknown if he was the person who took all of the photographs or if there were multiple photographers. The photographs show volunteers working and sailing on the vessel.
Includes photographs of the following people: Daria Booth, Russel Booth, John Conway, Bill Doll, Richard Everett, Sara Halaj, Tam Halaj, Rocky Harris, David Hull, Ken Lewin, Kathy Lohan, Tony Messler, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte, Ron Oakes, Erik Olson, Russel Thomas, Glennie Wall, and Gary [no last name given] (a park ranger and shanty singer).
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 1

Item No. 01.  Views of Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) sailing in the distance (4 photos) and view of Alma's (built 1891; scow schooner) deck (1 photo taken from the rigging), 1988 October

Extent: 5 items.
Physical Description: 5 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Date taken from the processing date on the back of the photographs.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelopes 2-3

Item No. 02.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) sail #1, 1988 November

Extent: 40 items.
Physical Description: 18 color prints, 3.5 x 5.5 in.; 22 color negatives, 35 mm

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of staff members Russel Booth, John Conway, Tam Halaj, Ron Oakes, Russel Thomas, Glennie Wall and one photograph of the barkentine [TULEMAU].
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 4

Item No. 03.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) drydocked and sailing, 1989 May

Extent: 21 items.
Physical Description: 21 color prints, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of staff members John Conway, Erik Olson and Gary (a park ranger and shanty singer). Date written on outside of original envelope.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 4

Item No. 03.001.  Stern view of Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) in dry dock, some frame exposed, 1989 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Some side boards removed, partially exposing the interior of the structure. Anchor is seen off the stern. Depth measuring tool visible on the right.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 4

Item No. 03.005.  Starboard view of Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) in dry dock, some frame exposed, 1989 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Side boards removed, interior of the structure in partial view.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 4

Item No. 03.019.  Deck view of Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) in dry dock, 1989 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mast, rings and yards with sails in view with Erik Olsen, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park staff, and an unidentified man in the background.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 4

Item No. 03.020.  Mast rings on Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) in dry dock, 1989 May

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mast, rings and yards with sails visible.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 5

Item No. 04.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) sail #2, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 23 items.
Physical Description: 23 color prints, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of the WAPAMA drydocked in Sausalito and photographs of staff members Russel Booth, John Conway, Bill Doll, Sara Halaj, Rocky Harris, Ken Lewin.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelopes 6-7

Item No. 05.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) sail #3, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 32 items.
Physical Description: 32 color prints, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken at the time of the Master Mariner's Regatta. Includes photographs of staff members Daria Booth, Russel Booth, Richard Everett, David Hull, Ken Lewin, and Kathy Lohan, Tony Messler; San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte and Gary (a park ranger and shanty singer). One photograph of the tug SEA DIVER.
Box 1, Folder 1, Envelope 8

Item No. 06.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) sailing in the distance, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 2 items.
Physical Description: 2 color prints, 4 x 5.5 in.
Box 1, Folder 2

Item No. 07.  Alma (built 1891; scow schooner) masts, rigging, stern, 1988-1990

Extent: 38 items.
Physical Description: 38 color slides

Scope and Content Note

Includes one slide of ALMA with the fireboat PHOENIX (slide is stamped "R. Archibald". Roger Archibald sailed on the GOLDEN HINDE II).
Box 1, Folder 3

Subseries 1.2.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m), circa 1988-1991

Extent: 68 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the deck house, midship house, and anchor.

Arrangement

In chronological order.
Box 1, Folder 3, Envelopes 1-3

File Unit 01.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) condition survey, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 68 items.
Physical Description: Black-and-white prints and negatives; color prints

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains photographs documenting the state of the vessel's condition.
Box 1, Folder 3, Envelopes 1-2

Item No. 01.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) deck house, circa 1990

Extent: 60 items.
Physical Description: 30 black-and-white prints, 4 x 6 in.; 30 black-and-white negatives, 35mm
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 01.002.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) deckhouse ceiling, circa 1990

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Damaged wood and flaking paint visible. The photograph is from a condition survey.
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 01.008.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) roof hatch in the deckhouse, circa 1990

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Looking up, light is coming in the roof hatch and the deterioration of the deckhouse can be seen. The photograph is from a condition survey.
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 01.014.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) bulwark, circa 1990

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Looking along her starboard side, the bulwark and deck are in view. The photograph is from a condition survey.
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 01.021.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) close up of machinery, circa 1990

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Unknown part of the vessel. Rivets, bolts and watermarks are visible. The photograph is from a condition survey.
Box 1, Folder 3, Envelope 3

Item No. 02.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) deck, midship house, anchor, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 8 items.
Physical Description: 8 color prints, 4 x 6 in.
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 02.003.  Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) anchor on deck pending preservation, circa 1990

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

EPPLETON HALL is visible in the background. The photograph is from a condition survey.
Box 1, Folder 4; Film Storage

Subseries 1.3.  C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m), 1989-1990

Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel in drydock in 1989 and a video of a condition survey of the vessel in 1990.

Arrangement

In chronological order.
Box 1, Folder 4

File Unit 01.  C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) repair work, 1989

Extent: 11 items.
Physical Description: Color slides

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains photographs documenting repair work and/or maintenance being done on the vessel.
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 01.  Views of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) in drydock, 1989 January

Extent: 11 items.
Physical Description: 11 color slides
Film Storage

File Unit 02.  C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) condition survey, 1990

Extent: 1 item.
Physical Description: Videocassette

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains a videocassette documenting the state of the vessel's condition.
Film Storage

Item No. 01.  C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) drop down camera condition survey, 1990 August 25

Extent: 1 item.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette

Scope and Content Note

Includes script showing what is at each counter time for video (located in the collection file).

Related Material

This collection also has a digital access copy made from this videocassette.
 

Subseries 1.4.  Eppleton Hall (built 1914; tugboat), 1991

Extent: 0 items

Scope and Content Note

This subseries is a place holder for the accrual of addition material to the collection related to the EPPLETON HALL. See Subseries 1.8, File Unit 1, Item 2 in Box 1, Folder 8 for a few related photographs of EPPLETON HALL in a volunteer slide show from 1991.
Box 1, Folder 10

Subseries 1.5.  Eureka (built 1890; ferry), 1990

Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the EUREKA's smokestack in a shipyard.
Box 1, Folder 10

File Unit 01.  Eureka (built 1890; ferry) repair work, 1990

Extent: 13 items.
Physical Description: Color slides

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains photographs documenting repair work and/or maintenance being done on the vessel.
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 01.  Eureka (built 1890; ferry) smokestack in shipyard, 1990 February

Extent: 13 items.
Physical Description: 13 color slides
Box 3, Envelope 6

Subseries 1.6.  Hercules (built 1907; tugboat), 1991

Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs showing HERCULES departing from Pier 1 at Fort Mason, San Francisco, California on January 22, 1991.
Additional photographs of HERCULES can be found in Subseries 1.8 in File Unit 2, Item 2 (Volunteer Slide show) and in the same subseries in File Unit 3.
Box 3, Envelope 6

File Unit 01.  William G. Thomas photographs of Hercules (built 1907; tugboat), 1991

Extent: 6 items.
Physical Description: Color prints.

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains photographs received as a field collection from William G. Thomas in 1992. Thomas was superintendent of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from 1990 to 2002. It is unclear if he is the photographer.
Box 3, Envelope 6

Item No. 01.  Hercules (built 1907; tugboat) departing from Fort Mason, 1991 January 22

Extent: 6 items.
Physical Description: 6 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs showing HERCULES departing from Pier 1 at Fort Mason, San Francisco, California on January 22, 1991. SEA LARK (built 1941; tugboat) is assisting.
Box 1, Folders 5-7; Film Storage

Subseries 1.7.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1986-1991

Extent: 277 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of staff and volunteers working on WAPAMA and a condition survey videocassette titled "Rot II".

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each file unit.
Box 1, Folders 5-7

File Unit 01.  Volunteers, 1986-1991

Extent: 276 items.
Physical Description: Color prints and slides; black-and-white negatives and prints; videocassette

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains materials created during the volunteer program from 1986-1991. The materials came from staff member Michael Harrington who was the volunteer supervisor at the time. It is unknown if he was the person who took all of the photographs or if there were multiple photographers. The photographs show volunteers working and sailing on the vessel. Includes photographs of the following people: Michael Harrington, Karl Kortum, Erik Olson, and Evelyn Roberts.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 01.  Exterior views of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1986 December

Extent: 6 items.
Physical Description: 6 color slides
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 1

Item No. 02.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) deck, side of the middle of the vessel, and cabin, 1987 June

Extent: 3 items.
Physical Description: 3 color prints, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Processing date on the back of the print.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 1

Item No. 02.001.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) cabin as seen from the dock, 1987 June

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Construction underway.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 1

Item No. 02.003.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) upper deck showing floor damage, 1987 June

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Floor boards are different colors due to replacement or repair. Railing is in view as well.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 2

Item No. 03.  Aerial view of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) with yellow tarp on top of entire vessel, 1987 July

Extent: 1 item.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Processing date on the back of the print.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 2

Item No. 03.001.  Aerial view of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) with yellow protective covering over the hull, 1987 June

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is seen from above with a dock on her starboard and the maintenance platform on her port
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 3

Item No. 04.  Men working on the upper deck of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1987 August

Extent: 6 items.
Physical Description: 6 color prints, 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Processing date on the back of the prints.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 3

Item No. 04.004.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) upper deck looking to the stern, 1987 June

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified men working at the end of the vessel.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 3

Item No. 04.005.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) upper deck interior, 1987 June

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View of the rail and interior of the upper deck.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 05.  Borax Lab, 1988 January

Extent: 8 items.
Physical Description: 8 color slides

Scope and Content Note

Lab staff member looking at samples [from Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner)?].
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 4

Item No. 06.  Staff working on Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1988 July

Extent: 10 items.
Physical Description: 10 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of staff members Michael Harrington, Erik Olson. Some staff members are scraping paint off of railings and working on pipes. Processing date on the back of the prints.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 07.  Borax presentation aboard Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1988 August

Extent: 32 items.
Physical Description: 32 color slides
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 08.  Port OTR, 1988 August

Extent: 26 items.
Physical Description: 26 color slides

Scope and Content Note

"Port OTR" was already written on slide sheets; unclear what this means.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 08.014.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) ceiling interior, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

What appears to be the deckhouse; the walls appear freshly painted.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 08.019.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) interior view of walls with outdoors visible, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Walls are flaking paint and the celing is exposed revealing the sky.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 08.020.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) upper deck construction, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Boards removed for restoration revealing part of the frame. Drop cloths and railings in view.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 08.023.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) hull/rail deterioration, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

The edge of the vessel, possibly the bulwark, is in view with rotting wood apparent.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 08.024.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) hull/rail repair, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

The edge of the vessel, possibly the bulwark, that is seen in item 08.23, is shown with repairs.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 09.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) wheel house, 1988 August

Extent: 21 items.
Physical Description: 21 color slides
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 09.012.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) wheelhouse door, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Wheelhouse door is closed with yellow tarp above the vessel. Railings are seen on either side of the door.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 09.013.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) wheelhouse corner showing rot, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Exterior corner of the wheelhouse is seen from underneath a yellow tarp, showing rot.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 09.016.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) wheelhouse parallel exterior view, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Exterior corner of the wheelhouse is seen from underneath a yellow tarp, showing rot.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 09.018.  View through the wheelhouse of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Looking through one open door and out the other side of the wheelhouse.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 09.019.  Top of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) wheelhouse, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide

Scope and Content Note

Wheelhouse; hatch in view under a yellow tarp.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 10.  Michael Harrington on Wapama's (built 1915; steam schooner) deck; construction work; deck house; wheel; engine telegraph, 1989 May

Extent: 18 items.
Physical Description: 18 color slides
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) slide show, 1990 March

Extent: 56 items.
Physical Description: 56 color slides

Scope and Content Note

Includes views from midships, fo'c'sle deck, winches, dining salon, cabin deck salon, captain's cabin, engine room, etc.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.006.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) construction midship looking forward on port side, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Construction midship looking forward on the port side. "Note uneveness and twisting on deck," written on the slide holder. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.008.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) construction looking forward from fo'c'sle deck aft towards the deckhouse, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Construction looking forward from fo'c'sle deck aft towards the deckhouse. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.010.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) winches, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Close-up view of winches. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.011.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) galley, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Galley, starboard of crews mess, aft of the bulwark. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.012.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) forward bulwark of galley, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Forward bulwark of the galley; stove is visible. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.013.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) pantry, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Pantry, starboard and aft of galley. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.014.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) dining salon, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Forward bulwark of dining salon. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.016.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) staircase, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

View of the staircase. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.018.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) cabin deck salon, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Cabin deck salon; port, aft side. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.023.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) cabin deck, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Cabin deck. Looking from port to starboard with capstan in view. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.027.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) wheelhouse interior, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Wheelhouse interior. Looking at the wheel and engine telegraph. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.031.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) Captain's cabin, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Captain's cabin. "Ghost of John Muir looking aft," written on the slide mount. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.032.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) aft starboard cabin, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Aft starboard cabin on the boat deck. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.040.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) Dynamo engine, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Dynamo engine. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.041.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) electrical panel, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Electrical panel, uplit. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.042.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) doorplate hardware detail, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Doorplate hardware detail. Fom a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11.043.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) door hinge detail, 1990 March

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color slide, 2 x 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Door hinge detail. From a slide show given to an unknown audience.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 5

Item No. 12.  Staff on board Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), circa 1988-1991

Extent: 7 items.
Physical Description: 7 color prints, 3.5 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of staff members Michael Harrington, Karl Kortum, and Erik Olson.
Staff party aboard the vessel, working on the vessel, and Mike Harrington in front of the vessel.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 6

Item No. 13.  Mike Harrington in office; woman aboard Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), circa 1988-1991

Extent: 2 items.
Physical Description: 2 color prints, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mike Harrington in office; woman aboard WAPAMA (possibly Harrington's wife).
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 7

Item No. 14.  Event aboard Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), circa 1988-1991

Extent: 15 items.
Physical Description: 15 black-and-white negatives, 35 mm

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of people standing around talking and seated at a long table.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 8

Item No. 15.  Staff working on Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), #2, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 7 items.
Physical Description: 7 black-and-white prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of staff scraping paint off of a deckhouse and railing, staff sweeping.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 8

Item No. 15.002.  Stern view of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) in dry dock, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel hull in full view with people standing on the upper deck looking down
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 8

Item No. 15.008.  Starboard hull of Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) in dry dock, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Most of the hull is in view; WAPAMA name plate visible.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 8

Item No. 15.009.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) electrical panel gauges, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Eclipse voltmeter and eclipse [am] meter in view among other electrical panel components.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 8

Item No. 15.022.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) deckhouse, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

View of the deckhouse from on deck while in dry dock
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelope 9

Item No. 16.  Staff working on Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), #3, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 29 items.
Physical Description: 29 black-and-white prints, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes exterior shots of the vessel during the day and at night, staff member Evelyn Roberts, staff painting and working on machinery.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelopes 10-11

Item No. 17.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room (13 photographs), C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) (1 photograph), circa 1988-1991

Extent: 29 items.
Physical Description: 14 black-and-white prints, 4 x 6 in.; 15 black-and-white negatives, 35 mm (14 correspond to the prints, one print missing)
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelopes 10-11

Item No. 17.002.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room floor, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Condition survey photograph showing the condition of the engine room floor. Engine parts are visible.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelopes 10-11

Item No. 17.003.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room floor deterioration, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Condition survey photograph showing deterioration of the floor where it meets the engine room wall.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelopes 10-11

Item No. 17.006.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room deterioration, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Condition survey photograph depicting pipes, valves, and engine components as well as the poor condition of the floor in the engine room.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelopes 10-11

Item No. 17.008.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room floor marked "Danger Soft", circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Condition survey photograph of the engine room floor: "Danger Soft," is written twice on the floor with a large box around it, showing the deterioration of the wood.
Box 1, Folder 5, Envelopes 10-11

Item No. 17.012.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room with caution tape in view, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Condition survey photograph of the engine room with engine components on the left and caution tape visible at the end of the room. The back of a man can be seen coming down the stairs on the right.
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 17.013.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) engine room floor deterioration, 1988 August

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Condition survey photograph showing engine components with deteriorating floor boards in the foreground. Caution tapes is seen in the background.
Film Storage

File Unit 02.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) condition survey, 1987

Extent: 1 item.
Physical Description: Videocassette

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains a videocassette documenting the state of the vessel's condition.
Film Storage

Item No. 01.  Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner) condition survey of wood samples in lab; "ROT II", 1987 October 8

Extent: 1 item.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette

Scope and Content Note

Video shows a lab staff member being interviewed in her lab by National Park Service staff members and answering questions about the mold samples the lab took from the WAPAMA wood sample.

Related Material

This collection also has a digital access copy made from this videocassette.
Box 1, Folders 8-9; Box 2; Box 3, Envelopes 1-5

Subseries 1.8.  Historic Fleet, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 433 items

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains photographs of projects involving multiple vessels, photographs with more than one vessel in the shot and unidentified parts of vessels. Projects include the volunteer program, circa 1988-1991, and shipwright activities, 1989-1991. Includes photographs of Captain Bud, John Birkholz, John Conway, Tam Halaj, Michael Harrington, Ron Oakes, Erik Olson, Dick Rose, Lou Switz, Roy [no last name listed], and Cliff [no last name listed].
Box 1, Folder 8

File Unit 01.  Volunteers, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 82 items.
Physical Description: Color prints and slides

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains materials created during the volunteer program circa 1988-1991. The materials came from staff member Michael Harrington who was the volunteer supervisor at the time. It is unknown if he was the person who took all of the photographs or if there were multiple photographers. The photographs show volunteers working on the vessel. Includes photographs of staff members John Birkholz, John Conway, Tam Halaj, and Michael Harrington.
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 01.  Staff working on Alma (built 1891; scow scooner) and Wapama (built 1915; steam schooner), 1988 April

Extent: 12 items.
Physical Description: 11 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 1 color print, 4 x 6 in. print

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of staff members John Birkholz, John Conway, Tam Halaj, Michael Harrington, and a photograph of the sunset through a vessel's rigging.
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 01.004.  NPS staff, John Conway, on board Alma (built 1891; scow schooner), 1988 April

Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 color print, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ships and Facilities Division staff member pictured working aboard Alma (built 1891; scow schooner).
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 02.  Volunteer slide show, 1991 January

Extent: 70 items.
Physical Description: 70 color slides

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of volunteers working on the vessels ALMA, EPPLETON HALL, EUREKA, HERCULES, JACQUELINE, WAPAMA, the donkey boiler, and a script of the slide show.
Box 1, Folder 9

File Unit 02.  Unidentified vessels, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 3 items.
Physical Description: Color slides

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains photographs of parts of vessels that cannot be identified with certainty.
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 01.  Wood planking on unidentified vessel, circa 1988-1991

Extent: 3 items.
Physical Description: 3 color slides

Scope and Content Note

Likely the decking under BALCLUTHA.
Box 2; Box 3, Envelopes 1-5

File Unit 03.  Alan Canterbury photographs of shipwright activities, 1989-1991

Extent: 348 items.
Physical Description: Color prints and Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

This file unit contains photographs received from Alan Canterbury in 1995. The photographs document repairs and maintenance work on the ALMA, BALCLUTHA, C.A. THAYER, EUREKA, HERCULES and the WAPAMA. There is a significant amount of photographs of the BALCLUTHA, EUREKA and HERCULES. Includes photographs of Captain Bud, John Conway, Michael Harrington, Erik Olson, Ron Oakes, Dick Rose, Lou Switz, Roy [no last name listed], Cliff [no last name listed].
Each photograph has a description of the work being done and the vessel identified on the back in black ink (Polaroids annotated on the front). The photographs are in chronological order, which is their original order. Each of the following items represents an original grouping.
Alan Canterbury was a shipwright staff member at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in the 1980s. He donated these photographs but it is unclear if he took all of the photographs. Some of the photographs have a stamp with Alan Canterbury's name and address on the back but most photographs do not have this stamp.
Box 2, Envelope 1

Item No. 01.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1989 March, October-December

Extent: 15 items.
Physical Description: 15 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of: BALCLUTHA's spliced eye for stern line (October 1989); EUREKA's starboard stern deck rotting (September 1989), cold molding outside trim for topside (September 1989), rot through the top deck (October 1989), shaping the covering boards and new painted covering boards (November-December 1989); C.A. THAYER hole in deck where the rudder head comes up through the deck; wheel and gear are removed (November 1989); rotting wood in Amy's room on the main deck of the WAPAMA (March 1989).
Box 2, Envelope 2

Item No. 02.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 February

Extent: 14 items.
Physical Description: 14 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the EUREKA: chipping stanchions of safety rail, fire hose box scraped and primed, walking grates, newly refinished doors, fitting outer covering boards, hurricane deck, and EUREKA's stack arriving on February 27, 1990.
Box 2, Envelope 3

Item No. 03.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 March

Extent: 9 items.
Physical Description: 7 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 2 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the BALCLUTHA's repaired royal yard; removing the stack of the EUREKA in MARCH 1990; stair for tubs bld. [Tubbs Cordage Company Office Building]
Box 2, Envelope 4

Item No. 04.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 April

Extent: 9 items.
Physical Description: 9 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the BALCLUTHA: new bunks going up in the port fo'c's'le, foredeck fo'c's'le skylight combings, mahogany side boards for the new bunks.
Box 2, Envelope 5

Item No. 05.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 May

Extent: 2 items.
Physical Description: 2 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the partial bulkhead in Steve Hasting's office on the BALCLUTHA (May 10); a photograph of the new carved stanchion for the EUREKA.
Box 2, Envelope 6

Item No. 06.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 June

Extent: 16 items.
Physical Description: 4 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 12 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of BALCLUTHA's old top gallant mast and the BALCLUTHA joint, atop the top gallant mast being carved for bisket; stanchions for the auto deck of the EUREKA; running light trays for the HERCULES.
Box 2, Envelope 7

Item No. 07.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 July

Extent: 19 items.
Physical Description: 10 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 9 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: the BALCLUTHA's heel of the top gallant mast being constructed (carved, cutting the mid. sheave hole, primed); capping on the bunk tops in the fo'c's'le; EUREKA's refurbished port ladder and safety railing for the hurricane deck, replacement grading, top deck starboard mid safety lines being replaced; HERCULES A-Frame lighting fixture construction (July 13).
Box 2, Envelope 8

Item No. 08.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 August

Extent: 31 items.
Physical Description: 27 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 4 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: EUREKA: loading new gratings for the top deck with a crane and Roy and Cliff moving them around on the top deck, creating a new ladder for the starboard passenger/storm deck aft, removal of dome deck and partial removal of Irish felt off of the men's head and women's head; HERCULES: close ups of stack, tapered thimble spl and life preserver, new blocks and tackle for the life boat, fitting the new starboard stanchion on the auto deck, new handmade pipe safety rails for top of steering cabin, rot removal on the stern top deck, Dick Rose fitting the port light A-Frame for night watches.
Box 2, Envelope 9

Item No. 09.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 September

Extent: 37 items.
Physical Description: 29 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 8 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: BALCLUTHA during night time filming of a movie; EUREKA passenger deck stern U-seats repainted, starboard stern safety fence being scraped, non-slip and paint going on stern auto deck, new deck covering being applied to the dome deck, 100 year anniversary party on Hyde Street Pier showing pier and cake replica of the EUREKA; HERCULES boat deck looking aft, from port side while docked at Pier 1 at Fort Mason, starboard and port side safety rails, water damage in captain's cabin bunk, water damage on portside roof of captain's cabin, rot hole in stern boat deck.
Box 2, Envelope 10

Item No. 10.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 October

Extent: 8 items.
Physical Description: 8 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the HERCULES boat deck after the paper was removed, new corner covering boards for boat deck, fresh canvas going over the Irish felt on the boat deck, freshly painted canvas on the boat deck, coopernal being put on the new canvas on the boat deck, Ron Oakes standing next to the new rudder and tiller for the life boat at Pier 1 at Fort Mason.
Box 2, Envelope 11

Item No. 11.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 November

Extent: 16 items.
Physical Description: 15 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 1 color Polaroid

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: BALCLUTHA: fore capstan pads being replaced, steering chain coupler broken, separation of bulwarks, Michael Harrington and Ron Oakes; HERCULES: new nameboard attached to vessel; John Conway working on the floor grating of the life boat, Dick Rose making and attaching new life ring hand ropes, building and mounting new floating lid life jacket boxes for boat deck, framework being built for rain cover for skiff.
Box 2, Envelope 12

Item No. 12.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1990 December

Extent: 23 items.
Physical Description: 20 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 3 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: BALCLUTHA: Ron Oakes making a section of the pad base for the fore capstan and the finished product, new capstan block being made; HERCULES: partially floor boards for the lifeboat, rotting in the steering block, rust being removed from the stern, removing parts of rusted safety rail and reaming newly casted rail connectors for safety rail, removing covering boards and Ron Oakes transferring template of fore covering boards from the boat deck to actual lumber to be cut, staff member threading bolts for stanchions, bare steel wall after paneling removed in engine room, inside trim board crew's mess, fire sand bucket holders being constructed; staff building shop horses.
Box 2, Envelope 13

Item No. 13.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 January

Extent: 22 items.
Physical Description: 22 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: HERCULES: newly mounted floating lid life jacket boxes, new and old covering board for port edge of boat deck, pump removed and lying on deck, needle gun work done in the fore peak (note on back of one photo says: This is area where Jim Barret, Mike Walls and Bruce Van got a good dose of carbon monoxide leaking from the needle gun. Crack in exhaust main in air compressor was next to air intake for gun operation), stern roller, freshly red leaded iron deck on stern, bell and gong station, new fire bucket holders in place and freshly painted, work on skylight, HERCULES leaving pier on January 22 (possibly leaving Pier 1 at Fort Mason); staff member preparing to strip the 100 year old roll top desk for Superintendent Bill Thomas.
Box 2, Envelope 14

Item No. 14.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 February

Extent: 16 items.
Physical Description: 16 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: ALMA: Ron Oakes breaking apart old block and new parts for old block (2 cheeks); BALCLUTHA: capstan pad in place, staff member making corner trim fore deck, covering board and new deck grove aft end of fore deck, painted after fore deck trim; EUREKA's telephone wire box; HERCULES: working on safety rails, chain house cover, iron bark rail capping stern under roller; repainting life ring box from Hyde Street Pier, view outside workshop at Pier 1 looking north.
Box 2, Envelope 15

Item No. 15.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 March

Extent: 19 items.
Physical Description: 17 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 2 color Polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: C.A. THAYER: working on platform (milling work, putting platform pieces together, fitting block for gangplank), staff members working (John Conway, Ron Oakes and others); HERCULES: newly casted and primed brass pieces and bent pipes for safety rails, making new header beam; staff member refurbishing the pier ladder.
Box 2, Envelope 16

Item No. 16.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 April

Extent: 16 items.
Physical Description: 16 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: C.A. THAYER: work on gangway/ladder (out board tripod support, under deck blocks for support); HERCULES: newly made and installed safety rail, new boarding ladder, Erik Olson and Lou Switz attaching the pudding to the bow, life boats and newly painted life raft, shaping and forming brass holders for life rings, cleared off and newly painted stern deck, staff member sawing piece of wood.
Box 3, Envelope 1

Item No. 17.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 May

Extent: 12 items.
Physical Description: 11 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.; 1 color Polaroid

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: BALCLUTHA: transporting rail to fore deck, crack in capstan base (May 21); HERCULES: building the boarding platform, making the tripod for the pudding, layout for grating stern deck, shaping iron bark for rail capping.
Box 3, Envelope 2

Item No. 18.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 June

Extent: 28 items.
Physical Description: 28 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: BALCLUTHA: painting the leading iron parts on the cats head red; EUREKA: bringing in new steel plate for gangway rollers on deck; HERCULES: working on the tripod for the pudding (readjusting the angle spread, Captain Bud doing the pudding), working on the iron bark rail capping (shaping and attaching), views of grate for steering quad, grape vining, preparing the engine room for repaneling, staff working (John Conway, Ron Oakes, and other staff); building new suggestion box for Hyde Street Pier.
Box 3, Envelope 3

Item No. 19.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 July

Extent: 7 items.
Physical Description: 7 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of HERCULES: working on rail capping, deck part to be replaced aft of stack on boat deck, painted brass bottom plates and life stanchions, refitted life rings.
Box 3, Envelope 4

Item No. 20.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 August

Extent: 23 items.
Physical Description: 23 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of HERCULES: rot outside the Captain's cabin door, lying new treated plywood deck on boat deck, working on rail capping, fitting life stanchions on port side, stringing new life line on port side, parceling safety wire line eye splice, top of engine (triple expansion type).
Box 3, Envelope 5

Item No. 21.  Repairs and maintenance work, 1991 September

Extent: 6 items.
Physical Description: 6 color prints, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of: ALMA: working the end fitting on the bowsprit; HERCULES: finished repairs on outside of Captain's cabin door (previously had rot), wirework finished on safety rails.