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A guide to the Captain Fred K. Klebingat collection of Ernest Aderman photographs, 1912-1974
P77-015 (SAFR 23377)  
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  • Access
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  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Title: Captain Fred K. Klebingat collection of Ernest Aderman photographs
    Date: 1912-1974
    Date (bulk): 1930-1945
    Identifier/Call Number: P77-015 (SAFR 23377)
    Creator: Klebingat, Fred

    Aderman, Ernest
    Physical Description: 283 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Captain Fred K. Klebingat collection of Ernest Aderman photographs, 1912-1974, bulk 1930-1945, (SAFR 23377, P77-015) is comprised mainly of photographs of yachts and other sailing vessels that Ernest Aderman worked on, mostly on the Pacific Coast of the United States and in the South Pacific Ocean. The majority of the photographs were taken by Aderman. The collection has been processed to the Item level and is open for use.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.
    Nitrate negatives are restricted from use. Use-copies can be provided.

    Publication and Use Rights

    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.

    Processing Note

    When the collection was initially processed in the 1980s, each physical Item was given a unique Item number, except for Items 001 and 002, where there are nitrate negatives, contact interpositives, safety negatives, and photographic prints; Items 003-046, where there are both nitrate negatives and photographic prints; Item 049, which has a contact interpositive, a safety negative, and a photographic print; and Item 132, which had two article clippings in one enclosure, assigned one Item number. This has been noted in the physical description field for each Item, when appropriate.
    Generally, each Item number reflects one unique photographic image and the different forms of each image (e.g. a negative and a print) have been noted in the physical description field. However, during processing in June 2013, it was discovered that there are photographs in this collection that are the same image, but were assigned different Item numbers. The Processing Archivist made note of this in the summary note field.

    The following photographic images were assigned two different Item numbers by previous SAFR staff, but are actually the same image:

    • Items 002, 193: Captain Fred Klebingat, Gerd Brodmann, and Ernest Aderman at an unidentified rail dock
    • Items 007, 204: Three canoes underway in an unidentified body of water in the South Pacific
    • Items 028, 219: Ernest Aderman and an unidentified Mexican woman
    • Items 029, 096: Gerd Brodmann on the deck of Zahma (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 030, 115: Oliver Treadway and Ivar Thoren on the deck of Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 031, 160: Captain Fred Klebingat going down into the cabin with Oliver Treadway at the wheel, on board Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 032, 148: Village on Bora Bora, Society Islands
    • Items 034, 127: An unidentified man taking a photograph from a dock
    • Items 038, 139: Ernest Aderman and Ivar Thoren standing on an unidentified dock
    • Items 039, 114: Ernest Aderman standing on the deck of Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht), pointing to a box of Lucky Lager beer
    • Items 049, 050: Steamboat Wharf, Papeete, Tahiti
    • Items 054, 061: Two unidentified men on board an unidentified yacht
    • Items 059, 075: Ernest Aderman and two unidentified men sewing sails on board R.P. Rithet (built 1892; bark, 3m)
    • Items 089, 111: Harry Carlstrom on the deck of Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 093, 095: Ernest Aderman sitting on the deck of Zahma (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht) in Baja, California
    • Items 094, 045: Ernest Aderman painting rigging on Zahma (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 121, 150: G. Harton Singer, an unidentified man, and Ernest Adermann on board a launch
    • Items 123, 200: Sparks, Harry Carlstrom and Ivar Thoren on the deck of Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 126, 165: Papeete, Tahiti, waterfront
    • Items 128, 155: Swordfish hanging on the deck of Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht)
    • Items 138, 149: Harry Carlstrom with four unidentified women on board Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht) in the South Pacific
    • Items 191, 179: Chief Mate Ernest Aderman, holding a pipe on the deck of Fisherman (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht) off Tauranga, New Zealand
    In June 2013, the Processing Archivist found that all photographs were in blank archival envelopes and Item numbers had been written on the back of all the small prints in the 5 x 7 inch archival boxes. Item numbers were written on some of the larger prints as well. Some of the photographic prints had Item numbers written on the back, but were illegible as the photograph had been cropped and the number cut off. These numbers seem to have been written by SAFR staff and it does not appear that the original order was maintained.
    The photographic prints that were found in the 5 x 7 inch archival boxes had brown envelopes separating the photographs into different sections, which were labeled: "Aderman," "Early Aderman Vessels," "Yankee," "Zahma," "Navigator" (2 separators had this label), "Valkyrien," "Fisherman," "Fire At Catalina," and "Misc. Aderman Photos." Although the sections generally reflected the contents of the groupings, they were not entirely accurate, and there was no apparent order within these groupings (e.g. chronologically). The Item numbers were retained and the Items were physically arranged according to their assigned Item number. Images were then intellectually arranged into Series and File Units, using the nomenclature from the labeled sections as much as possible.
    The Items that did not have numbers were given the following numbers, according to where there were gaps in the initial numbering system or placed at the end of the Item number sequence: 052, 053, 062, 221, 222, 223 and 224. While scanning nitrate negatives for preservation and access, the Processing Archivist found two nitrate negatives in one enclosure. One of the negatives was initially assigned Item number 44, and there was a print of this negative with the same number. The other negative had no apparent Item number and was consequently given the Item number 222.
    The enclosures for the nitrate negatives were photocopied for reference when the negatives were digitized. These photocopies were placed in the collection file for reference as nitrate negatives are stored off-site as a safety precaution.
    Description Notes: Dates refer to when the original photograph was taken. Several of the photographic prints and negatives in this collection are copies that were made much later than when the original photograph was taken, and the dates of these reproductions were noted when known.
    Dates in the finding aid were mostly taken from annotations on the back of the prints, which were written by Captain Fred Klebingat. Within particular subjects, some of the dates were not consistent, and the Processing Archivist assigned date ranges to Items when inconsistencies were found. Some of the dates associated with specific vessels overlap and date ranges were assigned during processing in 2013 as appropriate.
    Most of the photographic prints were annotated on the back by Captain Fred Klebingat. Some of the same photographic images were used in a binder in the SFMNHP collection, FALLS OF CLYDE (ship) (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1), which includes research about FALLS OF CLYDE (built 1878; bark, 4m) as well as photographs and research regarding R.P. RITHET (built 1892; bark, 3m) and MELROSE (built 1902; schooner, 4m). During processing in 2013, the photographs in this collection were cross-referenced with FALLS OF CLYDE (ship) (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1) and SFMNHP Classified photographs to show where Aderman photographs were used elsewhere in the SFMNHP collections, where copies of the photographs in this collection were found, and to note the context of the photographs and their use. When the Processing Archivist was able to identify related photographs, it was noted at the Item level. The Processing Archivist also used information from these various sources to improve upon dates, names of individuals and summary note content for the photographs in this collection.
    While Aderman was very likely the photographer of most of the photographs in this collection, we have only listed him as the creator in Item level descriptions when we were certain he was the photographer.
    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P77-015 (SAFR 23377), Captain Fred K. Klebingat collection of Ernest Aderman photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    GOGA-00789
    These photographs were received as a gift from Captain Fred Klebingat in September 1977. All of the photographs were from the collection of Ernest Aderman. Many of the photographs were taken by Aderman; it is not known how Aderman came to possess the photographs that he did not take. It is also unknown how these photographs came into Captain Klebingat's possession. Klebingat and Aderman were shipmates and friends for nearly sixty years before Aderman's death and it is possible that they were given to Klebingat by Aderman, or by associates of Aderman upon his death, as many of the photographs concern their shared voyages.
    SAFR-00001 is a blanket accession that was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September 1988. GGNRA had previously acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service in 1977.
    GOGA-00789 was transferred from the J. Porter Shaw Library to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in February 1985.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Ernest Aderman Biography: Ernest "Shorty" Aderman (1888-1976) was a master mariner and marine photographer that worked on various vessels in Europe and the United States in the early twentieth century. He sailed with training ships, light house tenders, lifesaving vessels, schooners, barks, steamers, fishing vessels, steam schooners and yachts, all before becoming steward at the Los Angeles Yacht Club in 1942. Aderman documented many of his voyages by taking photographs, many of which he developed himself (some while on board the vessel).
    Ernest Carl F. Aderman was born on the German island of Wollin in the Baltic Sea, on July 24, 1888 (although at least one source has listed his birthday as July 20, 1886). It should be noted that his name has also been recorded as "Ernst" and "Adermann," but official passenger lists, voting records, and death records list his name as "Ernest Aderman." He was known as Shorty to most of the men that he sailed with. Aderman came from a sea faring family and went to sea as a child on his father's ships. At age 12 he shipped out on his own as a cabin boy and worked on ships in the Baltic Sea before serving on UNION (ice clipper). He came to the United States through the port of New Orleans in 1906, most likely on a Hamburg American liner. Aderman deserted at this time in order to avoid conscription into the German Kaiser's military. He then sailed with Palmer Coal Company coal schooners and other vessels up and down the East Coast of the United States. It is likely that at this time he served on board ADAMS (training vessel) and A.F. COATS (schooner).
    Aderman came to the Pacific Coast on CORDOVA (steamship) in 1912. During the years 1914 to 1915, he went to work on R.P. RITHET (built 1892; bark, 3m). Aderman first met Captain Fred Klebingat as an able bodied seaman on FALLS OF CLYDE (built 1878; bark, 4m) in 1916. During his time with FALLS OF CLYDE, Aderman took many photographs using a postcard-size Kodak camera. He did his own developing, printing hundreds of images in the fo'c'sle of the ship while on his night watch. While with FALLS OF CLYDE, Aderman was promoted to 2nd mate. He was still a German citizen and was consequently removed from the vessel in 1917 due to the United States' involvement in World War I.
    Sometime in late 1917 or early 1918, Aderman was naturalized as a U.S. citizen and he then registered for the United States draft. He shipped out with Klebingat as chief mate on MELROSE (built 1902; schooner, 4m) in 1918, and stayed with her for two years. By 1920, Aderman was living in Alameda, California. After leaving MELROSE, he sailed on steam schooners until 1924. Aderman was chief mate on MECRONI (steam schooner) from 1919-1922. Then, in 1924, he went into partnership with a steam schooner mate by the name of Tillman. They built a fishing boat named BALTIC (fishing vessel), and worked in the fishing industry until their relationship disintegrated. At this time, Klebingat again recruited Aderman as chief mate, this time for Zane Grey's fishing expedition from 1925-1927 on board FISHERMAN (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht).
    After returning from Zane Grey's fishing expedition around 1927, Aderman bought the ex rum-runner CRESSY (ship), and renamed her VAHINE (fishing vessel) with the intent becoming a commercial fishermen. This vessel did not prove to be profitable for him, and he again sold his boat and joined Klebingat, this time on R.B. Honeyman's yacht ZAHMA (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht), from approximately 1929-1932.
    At some point before 1930, Aderman moved to the Los Angeles, California, area. Aderman then shipped out with Klebingat as chief mate on NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht) as early as 1934, and the two sailed together until 1942 when the vessel was appropriated by the U.S. Coast Guard for engagement in World War II. Overall, Aderman and Klebingat worked together for just over 17 years.
    After leaving NAVIGATOR, Aderman went to work as Yacht Club Steward at the Los Angeles Yacht Club, Fish Harbor, Terminal Island, where he was known for his efficient and conscientious management. He stopped working at the Yacht Club in 1974 (Zikes, 1960).
    According to Captain Fred Klebingat, Ernest Aderman was a master mariner, a "pioneer in marine photography," neat in appearance, skilled with palm, needle and paintbrush, impressively multilingual, sharp-tongued, trustworthy, and widely respected by those that knew him (Klebingat, May 8, 1978). Aderman died in Los Angeles, California on April 22, 1976.

    Sources:

    • California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. Accessed May 16, 2013. Ancestry.com.
    • California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Ancestry.com. Accessed May 16, 2013.
    • Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 [database on-line]. From Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Accessed on May 16, 2013. Ancestry.com.
    • Klebingat, Fred, in conversation with Icy Helgason, and Karl Kortum. March 1971."Falls of Clyde (ship), "compiled by Karl Kortum. San Francisco: San Francisco Maritime Museum (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1).
    • Klebingat, Fred in conversation with Karl Kortum (n.d.). "Down-Easters under the German flag; timber, droghers at Kiel." Falls of Clyde (ship), compiled by Karl Kortum. San Francisco: San Francisco Maritime Museum (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1).
    • Klebingat, Fred letter to Karl Kortum. 1978. "Falls of Clyde (ship)," compiled by Karl Kortum. San Francisco: San Francisco Maritime Museum (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1).
    • Klebingat, Fred letter to Karl Kortum. May 8, 1978. "Falls of Clyde (ship)," compiled by Karl Kortum. San Francisco: San Francisco Maritime Museum (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1).
    • Klebingat, Fred letter to Karl Kortum. June 7, 1978." Falls of Clyde (ship)," compiled by Karl Kortum. San Francisco: San Francisco Maritime Museum (VM 311 S7 F3 v.1).
    • Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Source Citation: Number: 556-22-0076; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951. Accessed May 16, 2013. Ancestry.com
    • U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995 for Ernest C F Aderman. Selected Indexes to naturalization Records of the U.S. Circuit and District Counts, Northern District of California, 1852-1928; Microfilm Serial: T1220; Microfilm Roll: 1. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C. Accessed May 16, 2013. Ancestry.com.
    • U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Accessed May 16, 2013. Ancestry.com.
    • Zikes, Mel. "Shorty Key Figure of Los Angeles YC." "Los Angeles Times." (Los Angeles, CA), Sunday April 17, 1960.
    Captain Fred K. Klebingat biography: Captain Fred K. Klebingat (1889-1985) was a sailor throughout his life, a key figure in the drive to establish FALLS OF CLYDE (built 1878; bark, 4m) as a museum ship in Hawaii in the 1960s, the author of many letters and essays about his seafaring life (including the series "Christmas at Sea") and was a historian of the age of sail.
    Friedrich Karl Klebingat was born near Kiel, Germany, on October 7, 1889. He started his seafaring career in 1905, working as a deck hand on the full rigged German ship D.H. WATJEN (built 1892; ship, 3m) upon which he rounded Cape Horn to Chile. Next he signed on as O.S . on Bremen Watjen & Company's bark ANNA (built 1893; bark, 4m). In 1914, he became a U.S. Citizen. Klebingat was chief mate on FALLS OF CLYDE from 1916-1918. In 1918, he was chief mate of STAR OF POLAND (built 1901; bark, 4m) and he survived its September 15, 1918 wreck in Japan.
    Klebingat's first command was in 1918, on the bark CHIN PU, carrying a cargo of empty gin bottles and carboys of acid on deck from Kobe, Japan, to Manila, Philippines. Her cargo of copra meal caught fire on her second voyage, and she was scuttled in Nagasaki, Japan. In 1919, Klebingat took command of the four-masted schooner MELROSE (built 1902; schooner, 4m) and was her master for six years. From 1925-1942, Klebingat was master of Zane Grey's FISHERMAN (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht) (ex MARSHAL FOCH) and other sailing yachts such as NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht) and BALI (yacht). During World War II, he commanded Liberty ships (WM. MULHOLLAND, OLIVER EVANS) and tankers (APACHE CANYON, HARPERS FERRY) in both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.
    After the war, Klebingat returned home to San Pedro, California. He worked various jobs, mostly employed by lumber companies running goods up and down the Pacific coast. He was a key figure in the 1963 drive which brought FALLS OF CLYDE to Honolulu, Hawaii as a museum ship, helping to save it from becoming a breakwater in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as chief technical advisor and historian for the FALLS OF CLYDE restoration project. Klebingat retired in the late 1960s. In 1969, at the age of 80, he skippered the motor ship COOS BAY in the coastwise lumber trade. Klebingat wrote many letters and essays about his seafaring life (including the series "Christmas at Sea"). He was friends with other maritime historians such as Harold Huycke and Karl Kortum, with whom he corresponded extensively. Captain Klebingat died on March 31, 1985, at the age of 95, in Coos Bay, Oregon.
    Biography written by Amy Croft in 2012. Slightly updated by Amy Croft and M. Crawford in 2013.

    Sources:

    • Grey, Zane. The Best of Zane Grey, Outdoorsman. Mechanicsburg, Pa: Stackpole, 1992. Page 318.
    • Huycke, Harold D. Harold D. Huycke collection, 1868-2007. SFMNHP, (SAFR 22224, HDC 1600). Series 1.02, File Unit 005: Klebingat, Fred (Capt.) 1889-1985, clippings, letters, essays, typescript bio by Huycke, 1954-1995.
    • Huycke, Harold. 1985. "Capt. Fredrick K. Klebingat, 1889-1985." THE SEA CHEST, V18, n. 4. June 1985.
    • Klebingat, Captain Fred K. Fred Klebingat negative and photograph collection, circa 1920s-1940s. SFMNHP, (SAFR 20740, P05-046).
    • Kortum, Karl. 1995. Kortum narratives on Captain Klebingat: also, Fred Klebingat on various subjects. SFMNHP, VK140 K55 K67.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain Fred K. Klebingat collection of Ernest Aderman photographs, 1912-1974, bulk 1930-1945, (SAFR 23377, P77-015) is comprised mainly of photographs of yachts and other sailing vessels that Ernest Aderman worked on, mostly on the Pacific Coast of the United States and in the South Pacific Ocean. The majority of the photographs were taken by Aderman. The collection has been processed to the Item level and is open for use.
    The collection primarily contains photographs of ships and yachts that Ernest Aderman worked on from 1913 to the 1960s. There are 205 unique photographic images in 281 physical forms (47 nitrate negatives, 3 contact interpositives, 1 copy negative, 2 safety negatives, 219 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 color photographic print, 3 black-and-white picture postcards, 3 black-and-white photographic postcards, 2 color lithographic postcards) and 2 clippings.
    Images from this collection depict people and deck scenes of Aderman's early voyages on various vessels, most departing from the West Coast. There are photographs of vessels that Aderman worked and sailed on from 1913-1942, including FALLS OF CLYDE (built 1878; bark, 4m), FISHERMAN (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht) (1927), NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht) and ZAHMA (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht). There are also photographs of vessels that Aderman was not known to be professionally associated with.
    Throughout the collection there are many photographs of people: crew on deck working and sea faring life, especially Captain Fred Klebingat and the crew of NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht); local people from the locations Aderman visited; and some friends and family. There are also photographs of various scenes from his work at the Los Angeles Yacht Club, between 1942 and 1974. Additionally, there are several photographs of fires at the Alameda Lumber Co. and Catalina Island as well as other people and places.
    The majority of the photographs in this collection were taken by Aderman, who took many photographs while he was on board the vessels he worked on. Ernest was a prolific amateur photographer and carried with him the tools necessary for using flash photography and for developing camera film at sea. Although Aderman took self-portraits, it is likely that many of the later photographs, especially those of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, were taken by other people. Of the photographs that Aderman did not take, known photographers include Bob Ruskauff and Associates, A.W. Powell and Jimmy Wilder. Many of the photographic prints smaller than 5 x 7 inches appear to be Aderman originals; some of these prints are reproductions. Some of the prints larger than 5 x 7 inches, excluding those of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, are definitely reproductions.

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged into three Series: Series 1: Vessels and voyages of Aderman; Series 2: Los Angeles Yacht Club; Series 3: People, places and other vessels. Series 1 is further arranged into 12 File Units: one for each vessel in this collection that Aderman worked on. Series 3: People, places and other vessels, is further arranged into three File Units.

    Series List:

    • Series 1: Vessels and voyages of Aderman, 1913-1942 (bulk 1925-1942)
    • File Unit 1: Pennsylvania (merchant vessel), 1913
    • File Unit 2: Yankee (yacht), 1913-1915
    • File Unit 3: R.P. Rithet (built 1892; bark, 3m), 1914-1915
    • File Unit 4: Madrona (lighthouse tender) or Manzahiti (lighthouse tender), 1915
    • File Unit 5: Falls of Clyde (built 1878; bark, 4m), 1916-1917
    • File Unit 6: Melrose (built 1902; schooner, 4m), 1919-1921
    • File Unit 7: Morgan (tuna clipper), 1924
    • File Unit 8: Point Arena (built 1887; steam schooner), 1924
    • File Unit 9: Baltic (fishing vessel), 1925-1926
    • File Unit 10: Fisherman (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht), 1925-1927
    • File Unit 11: Zahma (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht), 1929-1932
    • File Unit 12: Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht), 1934-1942
    • Series 2: Los Angeles Yacht Club, circa 1930s-1974 (bulk 1942-1965)
    • Series 3: People, places and other vessels, 1912-1960s (bulk 1920s-1950s)
    • File Unit 1: Aderman and other people, 1913-1950s (bulk 1925-1950)
    • File Unit 2: Places, 1912-1950s (bulk 1920s-1940s)
    • File Unit 3: Vessels, 1916-1960s (bulk 1920s-1940s)

    Related Materials

    Related photograph collections: Captain Fred K. Klebingat photograph collection, circa 1900-1961, bulk 1925-1927. SFMNHP, (SAFR 23381, P80-050). Comprised mainly of photographs crew and sailing vessels that Klebingat worked on, the majority on Zane Grey's South Sea fishing voyage on board FISHERMAN (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht).
    Capt. Fred Klebingat photograph, 1911-1941. SFMNHP, (SAFR 15184, P78-013). Capt. Fred Klebingat (standing second from the left) along with three other people next to a spar for a new main mast for MELROSE (built 1902; schooner, 4m), at Stone's Shipyard in Oakland, California. Photographed by Aderman. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.55 in. and 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 7 in.
    Capt. Fred Klebingat and Ernest Aderman on board Fisherman (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht), circa 1925-1927. SFMNHP, (SAFR 19209, P78-265a). Capt. Fred Klebingat and Ernest Aderman on their knees planing the deck of Zane Gray's 3-masted schooner FISHERMAN. 1 black-and-white photographic, 3 x 5 in. and 1 black-and-white copy negative, 4 x 5.5 in.
    Capt. Fred Klebingat photograph, circa 1938 June. SFMNHP, (SAFR 19502, P78-462). NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht) at Traitor's Bay, Oomoa, Fatuhiva Marquesas Islands. Photographed by Ernest Aderman. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. and 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 6 in.
    Fred Klebingat photograph, 1935. SFMNHP (SAFR 14738, P80-107). NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht) and ZELEE (government schooner) at waterfront at Papeete, Tahiti. Photographed by Ernest Aderman. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in.
    Capt. Fred Klebingat photograph, circa 1910-1920. SFMNHP, (SAFR 18420, P82-073). Ernest Aderman aboard an unidentified scow schooner. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.
    Capt. Fred Klebingat photograph, circa 1920-1925. SFMNHP, (SAFR 18451, P82-090). Robert Bruce at the wheel of MELROSE (built 1902; schooner, 4m). Photographed by Ernest Aderman. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.
    Capt. Fred Klebingat photograph, 1935. SFMNHP, (SAFR 333, P83-004). NAVIGATOR (schooner, 2m: yacht). Oliver Treadway, Harry Carlstrom, Captain Fred Klebingat, Ivar Thoren, Gus Wirth, Ernest Aderman, and Jimmy Wilder. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7 x 10 in.
    Karl Kortum photograph, circa 1920. SFMNHP, (SAFR 335, P83-010). "Old Bill" and Paddy Lynch aboard MELROSE (built 1902; schooner, 4m) in Hilo, Hawaii. Photographed by Ernest Aderman. 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.
    Related oral history collection: Capt. Frederick K. Klebingat interviewed by Karl Kortum in December 1976. SFMNHP Oral History Collection, OHCC154. Notes for the interview in the oral history database say: "Coos (?)Bay, Aderman (?) story, Klebingat Lecture found OHCC155."
    Researchers should note that there are other books and collections with materials related to Ernest Aderman, Captain Fred Klebingat and the vessels in this collection, in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. They can search the Park's web catalog for more information.
    • This material is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Yachting--French Polynesia
    Salt-water fishing
    Yachting--California--Los Angeles
    Marine photography
    Merchant ships--United States--History--20th century
    Merchant ships
    Passenger ships
    Yachting
    Seafaring life
    Voyages and travels
    Klebingat, Fred
    Aderman, Ernest
    Grey, Zane, 1872-1939
    Baltic (fishing vessel)
    Falls of Clyde (built 1878; ship, 4m)
    Fisherman (built 1919; schooner, 3m: yacht)
    Madrona (lighthouse tender)
    Manzahiti (lighthouse tender)
    Melrose (built 1902; schooner, 4m)
    Morgan (tuna clipper)
    Navigator (schooner, 2m: yacht)
    Pennsylvania (ship)
    Point Arena (built 1887; steam schooner)
    R.P. Rithet (built 1892; bark, 3m)
    Valkryien (yacht)
    Yankee (yacht)
    Zahma (auxiliary ketch, 2m: yacht)
    Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC)
    South Pacific Ocean
    Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
    French Polynesia
    Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
    New Zealand
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
    Pacific Coast (Calif.)
    Gelatin silver prints
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Color prints (photographs)
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Black-and-white negatives
    Cellulose nitrate film
    Interpositives
    Photographic postcards
    Picture postcards