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A guide to the Spartan (built 1874; ship, 3m) papers, 1897
HDC0018 (SAFR 13563)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Spartan (built 1874; ship, 3m) papers
    Date: 1897
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0018 (SAFR 13563)
    Physical Description: 2 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The items in this collection, SPARTAN (built 1874; ship, 3m) papers (SAFR 13563, HDC 18) are a ship register and a list of crew members both dated 1897. The collection is available for use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    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

    Note on Description: 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. P lease 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], HDC0018 (SAFR 13563), Spartan (built 1874; ship, 3m) papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area museum collection to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park museum collection.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Vessel History The SPARTAN was built in 1874 in East Boston, Massachusetts, in the yard of Robert E. Jackson. The vessel was of a type known as a "Half Clipper," or "Down Easter," a class of medium sized clipper ships built in the northeast states, and was rated at 1,448 tons. The ships dimensions were 207' x 40' x 24'. She was built for J. Henry Sears of Boston. The ship had a memorable career.
    On March 28, 1878. after a voyage from Manila, the SPARTAN went aground in New York harbor, near Fire Island. The ship was salvaged and repaired, and was later sold to Commander T.H. Allen of San Francisco. After some years of trading, the SPARTAN was being used as a coal drogher in the Pacific trades. On August 19, 1905, on a voyage from Newcastle, Australia to Kaanapali, Hawaii, she went aground on the east coast of Maui. This time, the vessel and her cargo of coal were a total loss.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The items in this collection, SPARTAN (built 1874; ship, 3m) papers (SAFR 13563, HDC 18) are a ship register and a list of crew members both dated 1897. The collection is available for use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of two items.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ship's papers--19th century.
    Spartan (built 1874; ship, 3m)
    Crew lists