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Finding Aid to the John Lyman Photograph Album, circa 1900-1939
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  • Summary

    Title: John Lyman photograph album,
    Date: circa 1900-1939
    Collection No: P05-004
    Creator: Lyman, John R.

    Extent: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: This collection consists of a photographic album containing 276 mounted photographs of vessels on the west coast of the United States of America.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Alaska Packers Association

    Photography of ships

    Alameda (Calif.)

    Coast Guard Island (Alameda County, California)

    Port of San Francisco (Calif.)

    Oakland (Calif.). Port of Oakland

    Long Beach (Calif.). Port

    Alameda (Calif.)

    Photograph albums

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Access
    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling of the collection items at any time.

    Conditions of Use

    Use
    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
    Preferred Citation
    [Item title or description including date]. John Lyman photograph album, P05-004. [Location within collection organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Processing/Project Information

    Processing and Cataloging
    Processed by Charles Miller and completed 2/25/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20642.

    The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20642 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information

    History

    Biography

    John R. Lyman was born on October 28, 1915 in Berkeley, CA. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from University of California-Berkeley in 1936, an M.S. in Oceanography from Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. in 1951, and a Doctorate in Oceanography from Scripps Institute in 1958.
    Lyman worked for Union Oil for several years and then entered Scripps Institute for graduate studies and as assistant oceanographer. He was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve in April 1941, and during World War II served at the Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgren, VA. He was a member of the Navy's Ordnance Technical Mission to Japan in 1945-46, and a member of the Oceanographic Team of Joint Task Force One at the 1946 Bikini atomic tests. Lieutenant Commander Lyman separated from active duty in late 1946.
    After the war, Lyman joined the Navy Hydrographic Office, Suitland, MD. In 1961, he transferred to the National Science Foundation in 1961, and then to the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Department of the Interior in 1964. He retired from the Federal service in 1966 and was employed as a consultant by UNESCO and the Naval Research Laboratory. In 1968 he joined the Consolidated Universities of North Carolina, holding joint professorships at UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU-Raleigh. He retired from the University in 1973, the same year he also retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of captain, after 32 years of service. He died on November 17, 1977 in Chapel Hill, NC.
    John Lyman was a research associate of the San Francisco Maritime Museum since its inception in 1951, and the leading authority on Pacific Coast maritime history. Lyman laid the foundation for Pacific Coast maritime history with his thumbnail sketches of the careers of Pacific Coast vessels, published in the Marine Digest during World War II. As an oceanographer, he traveled the world buying books in his free time. At his death, his library was appraised as the best private collection on Pacific maritime history in the world. The John Lyman Reading Room at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park was named in his honor.

    Custodial History

    Accession No. SAFR-1 was transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park from Golden Gate National Recreation Area which acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service. The item was donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by the estate of John Lyman.

    Acquisition

    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of a photographic album containing 276 mounted photographs of vessels on the west coast of the United States of America.
    The album has photographs on the right page, with notes on ship names, dates and locations on the left. On the last page, there is an index alphabetized by ship name and corresponding photo number. 57 of the 276 photos in the album are of the Alaska Packers Association fleet. The location and frequency of the photographs is as follows: Alameda (113), followed by San Francisco (45), Oakland (42), Government Island (25), and Long Beach (8).

    Arrangement

    The following photographic prints were found loose in the album, and do not correspond to any photo missing from a album page: STAR OF LAPLAND (foreground), HISPANIOLA (right), April 5, 1934. Left to Right: STARS OF SHETLAND, ZEALAND, FINLAND, HOLLAND and LAPLAND, April 1934.
    Album Inventory

    1. STAR OF ENGLAND, Alameda, May 2, 1931.

    2. STAR OF ALASKA, same [missing]

    3. STAR OF FRANCE (LAPLAND in back), same

    4. STAR OF HOLLAND, same

    5. STAR OF FRANCE and fleet, same

    6. MARY DOLLAR, same

    7. and 8. STAR OF ENGLAND, Alameda, June 6, 1931.

    9. STAR OF ALASKA, same

    10. STAR OF ENGLAND, same

    11. STAR OF SHETLAND, same

    12. STAR OF ENGLAND, same

    13. STAR OF LAPLAND, same

    14. STAR OF FRANCE, same

    15. STAR OF ENGLAND, mainmast, same

    16. STAR OF LAPLAND, foremast, same

    17. and 18. STAR OF LAPLAND, same

    19. STAR OF FRANCE, same

    20. STAR OF LAPLAND, same

    21. STAR OF ZEALAND and ENGLAND between HOLLAND and FINLAND, same.

    22. STAR OF ENGLAND, same

    23. STAR OF FRANCE, same

    24. and 25. Sausalito, ca. 1900.

    26. USS INDEPENDENCE, Mare Island, ca. 1900.

    27. MONTEREY, Oakland, April 2, 1932.

    28. WILLIAM H. SMITH, San Francisco, March 26, 1932.

    29. STAR OF LAPLAND, Alameda, June 6, 1931.

    30. and 31. CAROLINE, Hunter's Point, April 1937.

    32. and 33. STAR OF LAPLAND, Alameda, August 11, 1931.

    34. STAR OF LAPLAND before STAR OF FRANCE, same

    35. STAR OF LAPLAND before STAR OF ALASKA, same

    36. STAR OF FRANCE, same

    37. starboard main shrouds, STAR OF LAPLAND, same

    38. STAR OF LAPLAND bow and STAR OF ALASKA, same

    39. STAR OF FRANCE, same

    40. STAR OF HOLLAND, same

    41. STAR OF LAPLAND (left) and SHETLAND, same

    42. ANNIE M. REID, same

    43. STAR OF FINLAND, same

    44. and 45. ANNIE M. REID, same

    46. and 47. MONTEREY, AURORA, WILLIAM H. SMITH, Oakland, August 11, 1931.

    48. and 49. MARY DOLLAR, Alameda, August 11, 1931.

    50. through 52. GOLDEN STATE and METHA NELSON as "Dog Star" and "Falcon",

    Long Beach, December 16, 1939.

    53. VELERO III, Terminal Island, December 31, 1939.

    54. LOTTIE CARSON, Newport, December 16, 1939.

    55. MOLOKAI, Long Beach, December 31, 1939.

    56. LOTTIE CARSON, Newport, December 16, 1939.

    57. Unknown figurehead, Mission San Antonio, December 30, 1939.

    58. MINNIE A. CAINE, Malibu, December 31, 1939.

    59. SANTA CLARA, same

    60. and 61. Unknown figurehead, Mission San Antonio, December 30, 1939.

    62. and 63. MINNIE A. CAINE, Malibu, December 31, 1939.

    64. Foremast, BEAR, Oakland, February 21, 1932.

    65. MINNIE A. CAINE, Malibu, December 31, 1939.

    66. NORTHLAND, Oakland, February 21, 1932.

    67. MINNIE A. CAINE, Malibu, December 31, 1939.

    68. GOLDEN GATE, DUNSYRE, JAMES ROLPH, SIMLA (sunk), Oakland, February

    21, 1932.

    69. through 75. BEAR, same

    76. through 83. BEAR, Oakland, April 9, 1932.

    84. ANNIE M. REID, Alameda, April 9, 1932.

    85. MARY DOLLAR, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    86. MONTEREY, AURORA, WILLIAM H. SMITH, Oakland, March 19, 1932.

    87. ANNIE M. REID, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    88. and 89. ANNIE M. REID, Alameda, April 9, 1932.

    90. Foremast, BEAR, Oakland, April 9, 1932.

    91. JOHN ENA, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    92. KING #1, same

    93. NOYO, Oakland, June 10, 1932.

    94. CHARLES H. CRAMP, Alameda, June 7, 1932.

    95. and 96. MARY DOLLAR, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    97. JOHN ENA, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    98. ANNIE M. REID, Alameda, April 9, 1932.

    99. ELEANOR CHRISTENSON, San Francisco, June 8, 1932.

    100. NOYO, Oakland, June 10, 1932.

    101. SEA WOLF and CHARLES H. CRAMP, Alameda, June 7, 1932.

    102. through 104. ANNIE M. REID, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    105. SEA WOLF, Alameda, June 7, 1932.

    106. UNIMAK, San Francisco, June 8, 1932.

    107. MONTEREY, AURORA, WILLIAM H. SMITH, Oakland, March 19, 1932.

    108. and 109. ANNIE M. REID, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    110. SANTA CLARA, Wilmington, July 2, 1937.

    111. SAN DIEGO and OLYMPIC, same

    112. LOTTIE BENNETT, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    113. Long Beach Pier, Labor Day, 1937.

    114. METHA NELSON and LOTTIE BENNETT, same

    115. LOTTIE BENNETT, Alameda, March 19, 1932.

    116. STAR OF INDIA, San Diego, September 1937.

    117. BERTIE M. HANLON, San Francisco, June 8, 1932.

    118. and 119. MONTEREY, Oakland, August 4, 1932.

    120. STAR OF INDIA, San Diego, September 1937.

    121. LILY and NANUK, Long Beach, Labor Day, 1937.

    122. through 126. MARY DOLLAR, Alameda, August 13, 1933.

    127. through 130. MONTEREY, Oakland, August 4, 1932.

    131. KATE G. PEDERSON, Alameda, August 4, 1932.

    132. through 134. MARY DOLLAR, Alameda, August 13, 1933.

    135. through 137. LOTTIE CARSON, ETHEL M. STERLING and OCEANIA VANCE,

    San Pedro, December 31, 1932.

    138. INDIANA, WILLIAM H. HARRIMAN, OLYMPIC and CARMA, same

    139. and 140. GRATIA, Point Vicente, December 31, 1932.

    141. through 143. NANUK, Alameda, March 26, 1934.

    144. IRISBANK, same

    145. and 146. STARS OF SHETLAND, ZEALAND, FINLAND, HOLLAND and

    LAPLAND, same

    147. LOTTIE CARSON and ETHEL M. STERLING, San Pedro, December 31, 1932.

    148. NANUK and STAR OF LAPLAND, Alameda, April 5, 1934.

    149. NANUK, same

    150. and 151. CHICKASAW CITY, Alameda, March 26, 1934.

    152. STAR OF PERU, figurehead, Alameda, April 5, 1934. [missing]

    153. NANUK and APA fleet, same

    154. KANAK, same

    155. NANUK, same

    156. LOTTIE CARSON and ETHEL M. STERLING, San Pedro, December 31, 1932.

    [missing]

    157. through 163. STAR OF SHETLAND, Alameda, April 5, 1934.

    164. APA fleet, same

    165. and 166. DELAROF, same

    167. STAR OF LAPLAND, same

    168. spanker gaff, STAR OF SHETLAND, same

    169. NANUK, same

    170. and 171. APA fleet, same

    172. STAR OF SHETLAND, same

    173. STAR OF LAPLAND, same

    174. NANUK, same

    175. SAMAR, Wilmington, December 31, 1932.

    176. CONSTITUTION, Oakland, April 25, 1933.

    177. through 179. Masts, CONSTITUTION, Oakland, April 25, 1933.

    180. ALICE, San Pedro, December 31, 1932. [missing]

    181. NEWARK, same

    182. through 186. CONSTITUTION, Oakland, April 25, 1933.

    187. through 189. STAR OF INDIA, San Diego, Summer 1935.

    190. and 191. CONSTITUTION, Oakland, April 25, 1933.

    192. DEVON CITY, San Francisco, January 28, 1934.

    193. MAUNAWELI, same

    194. Pilot boats, San Francisco, January 4, 1934.

    195. BARBARA C., same

    196. Pilot boats, San Francisco, January 28, 1934.

    197. ALAMEDA, same

    198. LENA LUCKENBACH, same

    199. HEFFRON, same

    200. CAZADERO, same

    201. LANSING, same

    202. Purse seiners, same

    203. RAPPAHANNOCK, same

    204. TATSURA MARU, same

    205. DUNSYRE and FORESTER, Government Island, February 27, 1932.

    206. FORESTER, same

    207. HEFFRON, San Francisco, January 28, 1934.

    208. TILLAMOOK, same

    209. GOLDEN STATE, same

    210. HARRY LUCKENBACH, same

    211. Pilot boats, San Francisco, January 4, 1934.

    212. GOLDEN STATE, San Francisco, January 28, 1934.

    213. GOLDEN STATE, San Francisco, January 4, 1934.

    214. and 215. GOLDEN STATE, San Francisco, January, 28, 1934.

    216. Crab boat, same

    217. LOTTIE BENNETT, Alameda, February 27, 1932.

    218. Purse seiners, San Francisco, January 4, 1934.

    219. Purse seiners, San Francisco, January 28, 1934.

    220. and 221. Crab boats, San Francisco, January 4, 1934

    222. through 224. GOLDEN STATE, San Francisco, January 28, 1934.

    225. CHIAPAS, same

    226. GOLDEN STATE, same

    227. Figurehead, DUNSYRE, Government Island, May 13, 1933.

    228. LOTTIE BENNETT, same

    229. GOLDEN GATE, Government Island, February, 27, 1932.

    230. and 231. COMMERCE, Government Island, May 13, 1933.

    232. through 235. JOHN ENA, Alameda, May 8, 1933.

    236. through 239. ABRAHAM RYDBERG, San Francisco Heads, January 25, 1930.

    240. and 241. WILLIAM H. SMITH, San Francisco, March 26, 1932.

    242. through 244. FORESTER, Government Island, February 27, 1932. [244. missing]

    245. LOTTIE BENNETT, Alameda, February 27, 1932. [missing]

    246. APA fleet, Alameda, May 8, 1933.

    247. JAMES ROLPH, Government Island, February 27, 1932.

    248. BEULAH, Alameda, May 8, 1932.

    249. JOHN ENA, same

    250. BERING, same

    251. LOTTIE BENNETT, Alameda, February 27, 1932.

    252. through 254. J. J. STOFEN, San Francisco, August 1, 1932.

    255. VANGUARD, Oakland, June 10, 1932.

    256. MONTEREY, Oakland, April 2, 1932.

    257. RUTH, Government Island, April 2, 1932.

    258. GOLDEN GATE, same

    259. SAMAR, COMMERCE and DUNSYRE, same

    260. GOLDEN GARE, same

    261. JAMES ROLPH, Government Island, February 27, 1932.

    262. LOTTIE BENNETT, same

    263. GOLDEN SHORE, Government Island, May 13, 1933.

    264. GOLDEN GATE, Government Island, February 27, 1932.

    265. RUTH, Government Island, May 13, 1933.

    266. COMMERCE, same

    267. Masthead, SIMLA, Government Island, April 2, 1932.

    268. SIMLA, same

    269. GOLDEN GATE, same

    270. MONTEREY and AURORA, Oakland, April 2, 1932.

    271. RUTH, Government Island, April 2, 1932.

    272. GALILEE, Sausalito, June 13, 1937.

    273. ECHO and COMMERCE, same

    274. GALILEE, same

    275. STAR OF INDIA, San Diego, July 1937 [missing]

    276. LOTTIE CARSON, Long Beach, July 2, 1937.