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A guide to the Pacific Queen (built 1886; ship, 3m) photograph, 1933-1954
P16-005 (SAFR 24663)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Pacific Queen (built 1886; ship, 3m) photograph
    Date: 1933-1954
    Identifier/Call Number: P16-005 (SAFR 24663)
    Creator: Watts, Capt. Charles A.
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Pacific Queen (built 1886; ship, 3m) photograph, 1933-1954, (SAFR 24663, P16-005) is comprised of a photograph of PACIFIC QUEEN under sail. The collection has been processed to the Collection 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.

    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

    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], P16-005 (SAFR 24663), Pacific Queen (built 1886; ship, 3m) photograph, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02504
    Found in the PACIFIC QUEEN scrapbook in the Library collection (VM 6.5 B3P3 pam). A note on the print verso reads, "Gift - Capt. Watts coll. 8/1975"

    Historical or Biographical Note

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Pacific Queen (built 1886; ship, 3m) photograph, 1933-1954, (SAFR 24663, P16-005) is comprised of a photograph of PACIFIC QUEEN under sail. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
    Contains 1 black-and-white photographic print, 10 x 13.5 in., of PACIFIC QUEEN (built 1886; ship, 3m) underway in an unidentified location, view off the port bow, 1933-1954. A man is standing on the end of the bowsprit. Other men are on the deck and aloft.

    Collection Arrangement

    Single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sailing ships
    Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m)
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)