A guide to the Mervyn P. Manion photographs, 1913-1915, 1934-1950

Processed by: L. Bianchi, 2016.
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2016

A Guide to the Mervyn P. Manion photographs

P91-084

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2016, National Park Service

Title: Mervyn P. Manion photographs
Date: 1913-1915,
Date: 1934-1950
Date (bulk): 1940-1950
Identifier/Call Number: P91-084 (SAFR 24251)
Creator: Manion, Mervyn P.
Physical Description: 154 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: 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.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

Access

This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.
Nitrate negatives are restricted from use. Use-copies can be provided.

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

Each photographic image has been assigned an Item number; there are instances of multiple physical forms of each image (e.g. a negative and a print) which has been noted in the physical description field.
The negatives were originally housed in glassine envelopes. Inside most envelopes was a piece of paper indicating the name of the vessel, sometimes with additional information about the location or date. These pieces of paper have been retained and are stored with the safety negatives and photographic prints.
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], P91-084 (SAFR 24251), Mervyn P. Manion photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00326
SAFR-00578, SAFR-00599
The collection consists of three gifts from Mervyn P. Manion in 1991 (SAFR-00326) and 1992 (SAFR-00578 and SAFR-00599).

Historical or Biographical Note

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.
Manion married Patricia Lavell in 1951, but they eventually divorced. They had five children together.
Mervyn P. Manion died on December 24, 2006, in Portland, Oregon.

Sources:

  • Ancestry.com. California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2008.
  • Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • Ancestry.com. Oregon, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2006.
  • Ancestry.com. Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2006.
  • "Mr. Mervyn Paul Manion" Zeller Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home. Accessed August 28, 2014. http://zeller.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Mervyn-Paul-Manion-79280778

Collection Scope and Content

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.
Contains photographs of ferries, motor scows, sailing vessels, and merchant steamships docked and underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and other locations, 1913-1915, 1934-1950, bulk 1940-1950. There are 152 unique photographic images in 154 physical forms (132 black-and-white nitrate negatives, 20 black-and-white safety negatives, and 2 black-and-white photographic prints).
Most photographs are located in San Francisco and other Bay Area locations, including Oakland, Alameda, and Sausalito. Additional photographs were taken in other West Coast locations (Coos Bay and Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Alaska; and Hawaii), the East Coast, and the Panama Canal.

Collection Arrangement

Arranged into one Series with five File Units by vessel type. Within each File Unit, Items are arranged alphabetically by vessel name.

File Unit 1: Sailing vessels.

  • File Unit 2: Ferries and riverboats.
  • File Unit 3: Motor scows.
  • File Unit 4: United States Army Corps of Engineers and Navy vessels.
  • File Unit 5: Other steamships.
SAFR-00326 had been grouped into mailing envelopes roughly based on vessel type (e.g., ferries, steamers, and scows). There was no further arrangement (not by vessel name, date, or location). Due to the fact that some of the vessels in accession SAFR-00326 also appeared in accessions SAFR-00578 and SAFR-00599, the processing archivist continued to group the vessels by type and arrange them in alphabetical order by vessel name within each group.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cargo ships
Ferries
Freighters
Government vessels--United States
Merchant ships
Paddle steamers
Passenger ships
Scow schooners
Sailing ships
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Seattle (Wash.)
Columbia River
Black-and-white negatives
Cellulose nitrate film
Black-and-white prints (photographs)

Collection Contents

Photograph collections storage; Nitrate storage

Series 1.  Vessels, 1913-1915, 1934-1950 (bulk bulk 1940-1950)

Extent: 152 photographs (154 physical forms: 132 nitrate negatives, 20 safety negatives, and 2 black-and-white photographic prints)

Arrangement

Arranged into 5 File Units by vessel type.
Nitrate Storage

File Unit 1.  Sailing vessels, 1934-1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 8 photographs.
Physical Description: 8 black-and-white nitrate negatives;

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of sailing vessels, including schooners, ships and barks in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and Seattle, Washington.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 001.  Azalea (built 1890; schooner, 3m) docked at Seattle, Washington, bow view, 1941 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 3.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 002.  Commerce (built 1900; schooner, 4m), Galilee (built 1891; schooner, 3m), and Echo (built 1896; barkentine, 4m) in Richardson Bay off Sausalito, California, 1938 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

COMMERCE and ECHO are anchored in the bay. GALILEE is moored alongside the pier in the foreground. GALILEE and ECHO are both dismasted.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 003.  Commerce (built 1900; schooner, 4m) and Galilee (built 1891; schooner, 3m) in Richardson Bay off Sausalito, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

COMMERCE is anchored in the bay. GALILEE, dismasted, is moored alongside the pier in the foreground.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 004.  Commerce (built 1900; schooner, 4m) anchored in Richardson Bay off Sausalito, California, port broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.5 x 3.25 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 005.  John A. (built 1893; schooner, 3m) tied up in Salmon Bay, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, stern view, 1941 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 006.  Pacific Queen (built 1886; ship, 3m) figurehead, starboard view, 1934

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 007.  Star of England (built 1893; bark, 3m) laid up in the Oakland Estuary, California, starboard bow view, 1935

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 008.  Star of Zealand (built 1901; bark, 4m) loading scrap iron for Japan at Alameda, Oakland Estuary, California, starboard broadside view, 1935 May

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Photograph collections storage; Nitrate storage

File Unit 2.  Ferries and riverboats, 1913-1915, 1934, 1938-1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 49 photographs (51 physical forms).
Physical Description: 48 black-and-white nitrate negatives; 1 black-and-white safety negative; 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of ferries and riverboats primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 009.  Alameda (built 1913; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 010.  Alameda (built 1913; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 011.  Alameda (built 1913; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 012.  Alameda (built 1913; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background.
Photograph collections storage; Nitrate storage

Item No. 013.  Alameda (built 1913; paddle ferry) underway as seen from the deck of Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 014.  Argentina (built 1923; ferry) docked in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, preparing to leave for Argentina, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex YOSEMITE.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 015.  Bay City (1878; paddle ferry) abandoned remains at San Francisco, California, 1947 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

CAROLINE (built 1902; schooner, 4m) hull also in view. Hunter Point Drydocks is in the distance.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 016.  Berkeley (built 1898; ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background. Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 017.  Berkeley (built 1898; ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background. Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 018.  Berkeley (built 1898; ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, circa 1940-1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 019.  Berkeley (built 1898; ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1946

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

"WELCOME HOME VETERANS - WE ARE PROUD OF YOU" is painted on the side of the vessel. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 020.  Berkeley (built 1898; ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Photograph collections storage; Nitrate storage

Item No. 021.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway through Raccoon Straits, San Francisco Bay, California, 1938

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.75 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 022.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 023.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 024.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 025.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Yerba Buena Island is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 026.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 027.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Island, and Treasure Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 028.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Island, and Treasure Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 029.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island are in the background. Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 030.  Ferry Building as seen from the deck of Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry), San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 031.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 032.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1941-1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 033.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1941-1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 034.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 3.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 035.  Eureka (built 1890; paddle ferry) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 036.  Oakland (built 1875; paddle ferry) crossing Raccoon Strait, San Francisco Bay, California, 1938 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 037.  Oakland (built 1875; paddle ferry) laid up, San Francisco Bay, California, after 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is badly deteriorated.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 038.  Petaluma (built 1914; paddle riverboat) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, starboard broadside view, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Yerba Buena Island is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 039.  Portland (paddle riverboat) underway on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1946 December

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 040.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 041.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 042.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company. San Francisco-Oakland run. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 043.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 044.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 045.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 046.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 047.  Sacramento (built 1877; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Southern Pacific Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 048.  Show Boat (paddle riverboat) laid up at India Basin, Hunters Point, San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Scow schooners and other vessels are laid up in the foreground.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 049.  Tamalpais (built 1901; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Treasure Island is in the background. Small motor craft underway in the foreground.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 050.  Tamalpais (built 1901; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 051.  Tamalpais (built 1901; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, circa 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 052.  Tamalpais (built 1901; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Yerba Buena Island is partially in view in the right background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 053.  Tamalpais (built 1901; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 054.  Tamalpais (built 1901; paddle ferry) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 055.  Transit (built 1875; paddle ferry) and Hoquiam (built 1906; garbage boat) docked in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, 1934 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

TRANSIT is operated by Southern Pacific Company. HOQUIAM is an Oakland garbage boat.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 056.  Yerba Buena (built 1927; ferry: U.S. Army) docked at Oakland, California, 1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 057.  Paddle ferry under construction in Oakland, California, circa 1913-1915

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Identified on a piece of paper inside the original negative enclosure as either ALAMEDA (built 1913; paddle ferry) or SANTA CLARA (built 1915; paddle ferry). Both of these vessels were prefabricated by New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey, and assembled in Oakland, California.
Nitrate Storage

File Unit 3.  Motor scows, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 14 photographs.
Physical Description: 14 black-and-white nitrate negatives;

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of motor scows in San Francisco, California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 058.  Charles W. (built 1902; motor scow) bow and anchor detail view, possibly at San Francisco, California, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 059.  Charles W. (built 1902; motor scow) tied up at Islais Creek dock, San Francisco, California, bow view, 1940 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The Third Street bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 060.  Charles W. (built 1902; motor scow) tied up at Islais Creek dock, San Francisco, California, bow view, 1940 November

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The Third Street bridge is in the background. (Identified as the Butchertown Bridge on the original envelope).
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 061.  Charles W. (built 1902; motor scow) tied up at Islais Creek dock, San Francisco, California, bow view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The Third Street bridge is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 062.  Hermine Blum (built 1887; motor scow) laid up in India Basin, Hunters Point, San Francisco, California, bow view, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Other unidentified vessels are laid up alongside HERMINE BLUM. SHOW BOAT (paddle riverboat) is partially in view in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 063.  Hermine Blum (built 1887; motor scow) laid up in India Basin, Hunters Point, San Francisco, California, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Other unidentified vessels are laid up alongside HERMINE BLUM. SHOW BOAT (paddle riverboat) is partially in view in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 064.  Hermine Blum (built 1887; motor scow) laid up in India Basin, Hunters Point, San Francisco, California, starboard broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2 x 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

Other unidentified vessels are laid up alongside HERMINE BLUM. SHOW BOAT (paddle riverboat) is in view in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 065.  James F. McKenna (built 1902; motor scow), rigging detail view, at Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

OAKLAND EMPRESS (vessel type unidentified) is behind/astern JAMES F. MCKENNA.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 066.  Matilda (built 1905; motor scow) passing under the raised span of the Third Street Bridge, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.5 x 3.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

ISLAND QUEEN (built 1912; passenger vessel?) is partially in view in the foreground.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 067.  Regenia S. (built 1893; motor scow) tied up at Hay & Grain Wharf at 6th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

MARY (built 1891; motor scow) is astern REGENIA S. The Smith Lumber Company sign is visible in the right background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 068.  Regenia S. (built 1893; motor scow) tied up at Hay & Grain Wharf at 6th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

MARY (built 1891; motor scow) is astern REGENIA S.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 069.  Regenia S. (built 1893; motor scow), Mary (built 1891; motor scow), and Frank Lawrence (built 1886; motor scow) tied up at Hay & Grain Wharf at 6th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 070.  Regenia S. (built 1893; motor scow), Mary (built 1891; motor scow), and Frank Lawrence (built 1886; motor scow) tied up at 6th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

View as seen from the 6th Street Bridge.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 071.  Regenia S. (built 1893; motor scow) tied up at Hay & Grain Wharf at 6th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, port broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Photograph collections storage; Nitrate storage

File Unit 4.  United States Army Corps of Engineers and Navy vessels, 1934, 1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 10 photographs.
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white nitrate negatives; 8 black-and-white safety negatives

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of Multnomah (built 1913; dredge; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) on the Columbia River and U.S. Navy vessels in Norfolk, Virginia, and in Oakland, California.
See also File Unit 1, Item 056, for a photograph of YERBA BUENA (built 1927; ferry) while serving as a U.S. Army vessel.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 072.  Canisteo (built 1945; oiler: U.S. Navy) underway entering Norfolk, Virginia, port broadside view, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel (AO-99) was launched July 6, 1945.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 073.  Mississippi (built 1917; battleship: U.S. Navy) underway at Norfolk, Virginia, port quarter view, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 074.  Missoula (built 1906; cruiser: U.S. Navy) being broken up for scrap at Moore Shipyard, Oakland, California, starboard quarter view, 1934 November

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 075.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 076.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 077.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 078.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 079.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, 1950 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

A note inside the original negative enclosure says that the vessel helped build Treasure Island in 1936.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 080.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, 1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 081.  Multnomah (built 1913; dredge: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) docked on the Columbia River, circa 1950

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.25 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

S.F. Bridge Co. cable barge no. 88 and HAPPY? (vessel type unidentified) are also in view.
Photograph collections storage; Nitrate storage

File Unit 5.  Other steamships, 1939-1958

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 71 photographs.
Physical Description: 60 black-and-white nitrate negatives; 11 black-and-white safety negatives

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photographs of other steamships, including freighters, tankers, and steam schooners, primarily on the Pacific Coast.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 082.  Admiral Cole (built 1920; steamship) docked, port bow view, 1940 December

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly in a San Francisco, California.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 083.  Adrastus (built 1923; steamship) leaving Baltimore, Maryland, port bow view, 1950 January

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Blue Funnel Line vessel.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 084.  Aleutian (built 1906; passenger steamship) underway approaching Valdez, Alaska, starboard bow view, 1953

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Alaska Steamship Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 085.  Allen C. Balch (built 1944; steamship) in drydock at Portland, Oregon, stern view, 1948

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 3.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Damaged propeller in Aberdeen, Washington.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 086.  Barbara C. (built 1920; steam schooner) on a marine railway at Alameda, California, starboard bow view, 1940 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 087.  Barbara Olson (built 1918; steamship) docked with a deck load of lumber at Coos Bay, Oregon, port bow view, 1948 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex CORRALES.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 088.  Brimanger (built 1929; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view,

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Norwegian vessel. Renamed HELEN in 1959 (Lebanon flag). Alcatraz Island is in the distance.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 089.  Bulklube (built 1943; tanker) underway on the Delaware River, port broadside view, 1950 April

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 090.  Calmar (built 1920; freighter) docked at San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1939 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Calmar Line.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 091.  Campeche (built 1914; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1940 May

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.5 x 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

Mexican vessel. Home port Veracruz.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 092.  Cape San Martin (built 1941; steamship) fitting out at Bethlehem Steel Company, San Francisco, California, 1940 or 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

GREENE (built 1918; destroyer: U.S. Navy) and GILLIS (built 1919; destroyer: U.S. Navy) are also in view.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 093.  Carbella (built 1891; steamship) moored at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1941-1944

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex GLACIER. A steamship with a partially obscured name (possibly ends in CALIFORNIA) is docked in front of CARBELLA. Alcatraz Island is in the distance.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 094.  Caribe (built 1945; steamship) anchored in Gatun Lake, Panama, port broadside view, 1949 December 25

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex JOHN LECKIE. MC 266. Built at Avondale Marine Ways.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 095.  Chattanooga City (built 1921; steamship) moored at the Ballard Docks, Seattle, Washington, bow view, 1941 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

Barges loaded with lumber are alongside. The vessel was torpedoed in the North Atlantic on February 22, 1943.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 096.  Cynthia Olson (built 1919; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1940 May

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Berkeley Transportation Co. barges are alongside. The vessel was torpedoed on December 7, 1941, by I-26 (submarine: Japanese Navy).
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 097.  Cynthia Olson (built 1919; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, starboard view, 1941 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background. The vessel was torpedoed December 7, 1941.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 098.  Daisy Gray (built 1923; steam schooner) docked at Coos Bay or North Bend, Oregon, starboard bow view, 1948 May

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Stacks of lumber are on the wharf. The Pioneer Grocery Co. building is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 099.  Daisy Gray (built 1923; steam schooner) loading at Coos Bay or North Bend, Oregon, starboard bow view, 1948 May

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Stacks of lumber are on the wharf.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 100.  Davenport (built 1912; steam schooner) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, starboard broadside view, 1941 March 16

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 101.  Davenport (built 1912; steam schooner) docked with a deck load of lumber at 4th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1940 November

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 102.  D.G. Schofield (built 1916; tanker) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, port broadside view, 1948 July

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Standard Oil Company of California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 103.  Derblay (built 1920; freighter) docked in Seattle, Washington, bow view, 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Alaska Steamship Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 104.  Derblay (built 1920; freighter) docked in Seattle, Washington, port bow view, 1941 Summer

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Alaska Steamship Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 105.  Diamond Head (built 1919; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1934-1946

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Matson Navigation Company. A derrick barge is alongside.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 106.  Edwin Christenson (built 1918; freighter) moored at 4th Street and Channel Street, San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1946 March 7

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 107.  Edwin Christenson (built 1918; freighter) moored at 4th Street and Channel Street, San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1946 March 7

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 108.  Edwin Christenson (built 1918; freighter) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, starboard quarter view, 1946 April

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Later renamed SHAPUR. SEA SCOUT (built 1921; tugboat) and an unidentified tugboat are alongside.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 109.  Edwin Christenson (built 1918; freighter) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, starboard quarter view, 1946 April

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

SEA SCOUT (built 1921; tugboat) and an unidentified tugboat are alongside.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 110.  Eugenie S. Embiricos (built 1920; freighter) moored at Pier 50, San Francisco, California, port broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Dressed. Greek vessel. Gross tons 4882, 419.5-53.8-25.0.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 111.  Eugenie S. Embiricos (built 1920; freighter) moored at Pier 50, San Francisco, California, port broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Dressed. Greek vessel. Gross tons 4882, L.B.P. 419-53.8-25.0.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 112.  Francis A. Wardwell (built 1943; steamship) discharging coal while docked on the Liffey River, Dublin, Ireland, stern view, 1947 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Registered home port is San Francisco, California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 113.  George L. Olson (built 1917; steam schooner) laid up in Alameda, California, bow view, 1933 November

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

GLEANER (tugboat) and other unidentified vessels also in view.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 114.  Hamlin F. McCormick (built 1919; freighter) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, starboard broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Alcatraz Island is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 115.  Hamlin F. McCormick (built 1919; freighter) underway on San Francisco Bay, California, starboard broadside view, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Alcatraz Island is in the background. Fort Mason piers are on the right.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 116.  Hawaiian Logger (built 1944; freighter) deck view of crew loading sugar from Kukuihaele Point, Hawaii, 1947 February

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Matson Navigation Company. Former Liberty Ship named ALES HRDLICKA. The sugar is being loaded by cable and rail tracks on deck.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 117.  Lake Frances (built 1918; steamship) docked at 6th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1946 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

STEWART (built 1920; destroyer: U.S. Navy) and SHELDON JACKSON (built 1943; freighter: Liberty Ship) are in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 118.  La Placentia (built 1921; tanker) anchored in the stream at Martinez, California, starboard broadside view, 1946 February

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Union Oil Company of California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 119.  La Purisima (built 1921; tanker) anchored near Seattle, Washington, port bow view, 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 3.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Union Oil Company of California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 120.  La Purisima (built 1921; tanker) underway near Seattle, Washington, starboard broadside view, 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Union Oil Company of California.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 121.  Maine (built 1920; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1940 September

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex WEST NORRANUS, ex PACIFIC PINE. Alcatraz Island is in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 122.  Makua (built 1920; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Matson Navigation Company.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 123.  Margaret Schafer (built 1918; freighter) loading at Coos Bay, Oregon, 1948

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

View from the pier with large piles of lumber between the photographer and the vessel.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 124.  Mary Olson (built 1920; steamship) loading at Coos Bay, Oregon, port bow view, 1947

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex ODUNA. Lumber is stacked on the wharf.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 125.  North Bend (built 1917; steam schooner) moored at Oakland, California, starboard broadside view, 1945 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex CLAREMONT. STORM KING (built 1943; auxiliary transport: U.S. Navy) is docked in the right background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 126.  North Pacific (built 1919; steamship) docked at Seattle, Washington, starboard bow view, 1941 Summer

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

A barge is alongside the vessel.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 127.  Oliver Olson (built 1918; steamship) docked at Smith Lumber Company, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Lumber is stacked on the wharves.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 128.  Oliver Olson (built 1918; steamship) docked at Smith Lumber Company, 4th Street and Channel Street, Mission Creek, San Francisco, California, stern view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 129.  P&T Adventurer (built 1945; freighter) docked with a deck load of lumber at Newark, New Jersey, starboard bow view, 1950 January 1

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Pope & Talbot Steamship Company.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 130.  P&T Adventurer (built 1945; freighter) docked with a deck load of lumber at Seattle, Washington, starboard bow view, 1950 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 131.  Pacificus (built 1944; freighter) docked at Seward, Alaska, stern view, 1952

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Coastwise Line vessel. View as seen from a distance showing the vessel, pier, and waterfront.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 132.  Paul Luckenbach (built 1913; freighter) moored at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 133.  Point Ancha (built 1919; freighter) moored with a deck load of lumber at Pier 48, San Francisco, California, bow view, 1939 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Swayne & Hoyt.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 134.  Point Clear (built 1920; steamship) docked in San Francisco, California, detail view of stern, 1939 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Swayne & Hoyt. Home port is San Francisco. An unidentified Calmar Line vessel is moored in the background.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 135.  Polarine (built 1914; tanker) entering a shipyard in San Francisco, California, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex EMS. Also in view are SHARK (unidentified small motor craft), FEARLESS (tugboat), and MARIA DEL CARMEN (built 1920; steamship). An unidentified Pacific S.S. Line vessel is in drydock.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 136.  President Garfield (built 1921; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1940 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by American President Lines.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 137.  President Polk (built 1921; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, starboard bow view, 1940 August

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Later renamed PRESIDENT TAYLOR. Operated by American President Line.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 138.  President Tyler (built 1944; freighter) in the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, port bow view, 1948-1958

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex Victory Ship IRAQ VICTORY.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 139.  Pueblo (built 1920; tanker) underway on the Delaware River, starboard quarter view, 1951 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 2 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Gulf Oil Corporation.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 140.  Rena (built 1920; freighter) docked at Wilmington, Delaware, starboard quarter view, 1950 June

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Panama port of registry. Ex STEEL ENGINEER.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 141.  San Rafael (freighter) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1940 July

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Alcatraz Island is in the distance.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 142.  Silverado (built 1918; freighter) discharging lumber at Mission Creek, 4th Street, San Francisco, California, port quarter view, 1940 March

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

A motor scow is docked in front of SILVERADO. Lumber is stacked on the wharf.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 143.  Silverwillow (built 1930; freighter) moored, port bow view, 1939 October

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

British vessel. Torpedoed on October 30, 1942, in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 144.  Sorol (built 1921; steamship) underway on the Columbia River, port bow view, 1948

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 3.5 x 3.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Panama port of registry. Ex MANUKAI.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 145.  Stanwood (built 1916; steam schooner) docked at Butchertown, Islais Creek, San Francisco, California, starboard broadside view, 1940

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Photograph collections storage

Item No. 146.  Trinity (built 1920; tanker) docked at San Pedro, California, starboard broadside view, 1946-1951

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white safety negative, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Hillcone Steamship Company. Ex United States Navy tanker.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 147.  Tongass (built 1915; steam schooner) docked at Seattle, Washington, starboard bow view, 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex WAPAMA. Logs are floating around the vessel.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 148.  Wairuna (built 1914; steamship) docked at San Francisco, California, port bow view, 1940 September 29

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Union Steamship Company of New Zealand.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 149.  William C. Ralston (built 1943; freighter: Liberty Ship) underway leaving Stockton, California, port quarter view, 1946 February

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 150.  W.S. Rheem (built 1921; tanker) underway, starboard broadside view, 1946 April

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.25 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Standard Oil Company of California. A tugboat is alongside.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 151.  W.S. Rheem (built 1921; tanker) underway, starboard broadside view, 1946 April

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Operated by Standard Oil Company of California. Damaged by a torpedo on August 31, 1943, near New Hebrides.
Nitrate Storage

Item No. 152.  Bethlehem Steel Company, San Francisco, California, 1940 or 1941

Creator/Collector: Manion, Mervyn P.
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Cape San Martin (built 1941; steamship) is being fitted out. THORNTON (built 1919; destroyer: U.S. Navy), GREENE (built 1918; destroyer: U.S. Navy), and GILLIS (built 1919; destroyer: U.S. Navy) are also in view. A large PG&E gas tank is on the right.