The Mervyn P. Manion photographs, 1913-1915, 1934-1950, bulk 1940-1950, (SAFR 24251, P91-084) are comprised of photographs
taken by Mervyn P. Manion of passenger and cargo vessels primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The collection
has been processed to the Item level and is open for use.
Mervyn Paul Manion was born on October 10, 1916, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, he went to sea as a merchant
marine and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1950. He served as a fireman and a messman aboard the steamships ULUA (1943),
PHILIP LIVINGSTON (1945), PRESIDENT JOHNSON (1946), ROBERT FULTON (1946), CHRISTOPHER S. FLANAGAN (1949), HAWAIIAN CRAFTSMAN
(1952), PACIFICUS (1953-1954), and possibly others. He also worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for Weisfield's Jewelers.