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A guide to the General Engineering & Dry Dock Company shipyard photograph, 1919-1923
P83-008 (SAFR 378)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: General Engineering & Dry Dock Company shipyard photograph
    Date: 1919-1923
    Identifier/Call Number: P83-008 (SAFR 378)
    Creator: General Engineering and Dry Dock Company
    Physical Description: 2 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The General Engineering & Dry Dock Company shipyard photograph, 1919-1923, (SAFR 00378, P83-008) is comprised of a photograph of MARTHA BUEHNER (built 1911; steam schooner) and LAKE FILBERT (built 1919; freighter) at General Engineering & Dry Dock Company in Alameda, California. 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], P83-008 (SAFR 378), General Engineering & Dry Dock Company shipyard photograph, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    GOGA-00789, SAFR-02419
    In January 1983 the photographic print was loaned for copying by Sara Conklin-Halaj, the Park's former registrar. A copy negative was made and cataloged as P83-008 (accession SAFR-0001, GOGA-00789). Years later the photographic print was found in the collections storage area. A post-it note adhered to the verso of the print read "Garage sale item. Made a print for myself. Original for park." The print was accessioned as a field collection (SAFR-02419) in November 2015 and accrued to P83-008 in December 2015.
    SAFR-00001 is a blanket accession that was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September 1988. GGNRA had previously acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service in 1977.
    GOGA-00789 was transferred from the J. Porter Shaw Library to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in February 1985.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    LAKE FILBERT, built in 1919 for the U.S. Shipping Board, was sold to the Alaska Steamship Company in 1922 or 1923 and renamed NABESNA. A.M. SIMPSON, built in 1911 for the Simpson Lumber Company, was sold to the Buehner Lumber Company in 1916 and renamed MARTHA BUEHNER.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The General Engineering & Dry Dock Company shipyard photograph, 1919-1923, (SAFR 00378, P83-008) is comprised of a photograph of MARTHA BUEHNER (built 1911; steam schooner) and LAKE FILBERT (built 1919; freighter) at General Engineering & Dry Dock Company in Alameda, California. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
    Contains a photograph of MARTHA BUEHNER (built 1911; steam schooner) hauled out for drydocking and LAKE FILBERT (built 1919; freighter) in the water at the edge of a marine railway at the General Engineering & Dry Dock Company shipyard in Alameda, California, 1919-1923. There is 1 unique photographic image in 2 physical forms (1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 9.5 in., mounted on 8.5 x 9.5 in. board and 1 black-and-white copy negative, 5 x 7 in.). View off the port bow of MARTHA BUEHNER on the left and bow view of LAKE FILBERT on the right. Other steamships and a three-masted schooner are among the vessels docked in the background. Photographer's number G-133 is written in the lower right corner.

    Collection Arrangement

    No arrangement due to the small size of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shipyards
    Dry Docks
    General Engineering & Dry Dock Company
    Alameda (Calif.)
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Black-and-white negatives