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A guide to the Idler (yawl: yacht) logbook and newspaper clipping, 1901-1913
HDC0136 (SAFR 14262)  
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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
  • Related Materials

  • Title: Idler (yawl: yacht) logbook and newspaper clipping
    Date: 1901-1913
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0136 (SAFR 14262)
    Creator: Shaw, George M.
    Physical Description: 2 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The IDLER (yawl: yacht) logbook, 1901-1913 (SAFR 14262, HDC 136) consists of one logbook, Log of Yacht IDLER, Commander G.M. Shaw, Owners H.L. Martin and Geo. M. Shaw and one photocopy of a newspaper article on the Robert Vincent Handicap Trophy Race. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    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], HDC0136 (SAFR 14262), Idler (yawl: yacht) logbook and newspaper clipping, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area transferred these materials to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    George M. Shaw was the father of J. Porter Shaw, namesake of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Library. George M. Shaw was an attorney and served at commodore of the local California Yacht Club and was a member of the Oakland Yacht Club.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The IDLER (yawl: yacht) logbook, 1901-1913 (SAFR 14262, HDC 136) consists of one logbook, Log of Yacht IDLER, Commander G.M. Shaw, Owners H.L. Martin and Geo. M. Shaw and one photocopy of a newspaper article on the Robert Vincent Handicap Trophy Race. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    The IDLER logbook begins with Season 1901, California Yacht Club on April 13, 1901 and chronicles her voyages in and around San Francisco Bay and up the Sacramento River, covering nearly a dozen years. The sailing vessel was berthed at the California Yacht Club in Oakland, California. The logbook describes sailings for hunting, fishing and pleasure cruises, as well as several races in which the IDLER participated. One such race, the Vincent Handicap Race was described on Sunday, September 30, 1906. Adhered to the pages of the logbook are a few newspaper articles describing sailing events and a program of the California Yacht Club Opening Night, April 18, 1903 where George M. Shaw is listed as Commodore of the club and owner of the IDLER. There is also a separate (non-adhered) photocopy of a newspaper article about the Robert Vincent Handicap Trophy Race that lists IDLER as a participant. Additionally there is a vinyl strip with the word IDLER printed on it.
    The logbook mentions the names of guests aboard the vessel. For instance, the entry on December 26, 1906 reads, Geo. M. Shaw and Porter Shaw went on board at 8 A.M.
    The last entry was made on February 1, 1913 that documents a trip to Sheep Island.

    Collection Arrangement

    This is a collection of two items in one file.

    Related Materials

    Cyanotype print of two unidentified women aboard IDLER, SAFR P85-062
    Material located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Yachting
    Logbooks
    Clippings (Newspapers, books, etc.)
    Shaw, George M.
    Shaw, J. Porter
    Idler (yawl: yacht)
    San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
    Logbook
    Newspaper clippings