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A guide to the Wanderbird (yacht) logbooks and papers, 1929-1941
HDC0181 (SAFR 16464)  
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  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Wanderbird (yacht) logbooks and papers
    Date: 1929-1941
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0181 (SAFR 16464)
    Physical Description: 25 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Wanderbird (yacht) logbooks and papers (SAFR 16464, HDC 181) includes six rough logs and various loose pages that record weather conditions, location, passengers and other vessels as well as humourous entries for events and occurences. Warwick Tomkins was the master of the WANDERBIRD and each log records entries for more than one voyage. The collection is available for research 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

    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], HDC0181 (SAFR 16464), Wanderbird (yacht) logbooks and papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

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

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Wanderbird (yacht) logbooks and papers (SAFR 16464, HDC 181) includes six rough logs and various loose pages that record weather conditions, location, passengers and other vessels as well as humourous entries for events and occurences. Warwick Tomkins was the master of the WANDERBIRD and each log records entries for more than one voyage. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
    Volume 1. 1929: departing Coxhaven for Amsterdam, Havre, Cowes and Falmouth. There are no entries while in port. Also, contains eight loose items: seven log pages and one sketch of mast and winch.
    Volume 2. 1934 to 1937: departing Gloucester for Gothenberg, Stockholm and Copenhagen and departing Copenhagen for Cowes and Finchal. The vessel also goes to Boston, Bermuda, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The folder also contains a card on radio settings, tables, charts, a letter to the captain and an article about the trip from Gloucester to Pentland Firth.
    Volume 3. 1936: departing Gloucester to Hamilton, Pont del Gada, Finchal, Casablanca, Lisbon, Tangiers, Rio, Los Angeles and San Francisco. There are also two charts and a photo. One entry records a victrola on deck.
    Volume 4. 1937: Berkeley to Honolulu to San Francisco to Monterey. Contains fewer entries that other logs and one magazine article on clouds.
    Volume 5. 1938 to 1940: departing Berkeley for San Pdero and Hilo, from Honolulu to San Francisco.
    Volume 6. 1940 to 1941: Berkeley to Hawaii, San Francisco to Tahiti to Hawaii. The inside back cover contains a Tahiti cruise work plan.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Yachting
    crew lists
    Logbooks