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A guide to the Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records, 1885-1944
HDC0547 (SAFR 18875)  
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Description
Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records (SAFR 18875, HDC 547) consists of reprographic copies of BALCLUTHA construction ledgers and supporting information of Connell Shipyard, Scotland. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
Background
BALCLUTHA was a steel-hulled ship built by Charles Connell and Company in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1886. She served in the Europe-San Francisco grain trade and Pacific Coast lumber trade. In 1904, BALCLUTHA was sold to the Alaska Packers Association for use as a salmon packet. She was renamed STAR OF ALASKA in 1906. In 1933, she was sold to Frank Kissinger who renamed her PACIFIC QUEEN and exhibited her as a pirate ship. In 1954, she was purchased by the San Francisco Maritime Museum, and was restored to her former appearance and name. Today, BALCLUTHA is preserved as a museum ship at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Extent
17 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.