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A guide to the C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration records, 1972-2016
HDC1765 (SAFR 24806)  
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Description
The C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration records, 1972-2016, bulk 1998-2007, (SAFR 24806, HDC 1765) consist of 5.4 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiocassettes, and VHS tapes as well as 20,892 digital files comprised mainly of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SFMNHP) project management documents created during the 2003-2007 C.A. THAYER restoration construction project. The collection has been processed to the File Unit 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. Today she is preserved at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as the last surviving example of a West Coast lumber schooner.
Extent
29532 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.