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A guide to the National Maritime Museum Association Records, 1954-1993
HDC1026 (SAFR 9756)  
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Series 0001.  Balclutha (ship, 3m) logbooks, 1955-1974

Extent: volume 77
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Balclutha (ship, 3m) logbooks include "Watch" and "Ship's" logbooks.
The "Watch" logbooks (1971-1974) are narrative and informal, with entries written by the crew of the Balclutha, detailing weather conditions, maintenance performed, accidents, visitor behavior, and shift assignments. The "Ship's" logbooks (1955--1971) have entries made by the Ship Manager, Office Manager or Assistant Office Manager and describe shift assignments (graveyard, day, swing), maintenance performed, weather conditions, and visitor attendance.


Series 1: Balclutha (ship, 3m) logbooks ("Ship's Log"and "Watch"/"Watchmen's Log"), 1955--1974.

  • Box 1: Volume 1 -
  • Box 2: Volume 10 -19
  • Box 3: Volume 20 - 30
  • Box 4: Volume 31 - 42
  • Box 5: Volume 43 - 67
  • Box 6: Volume 54 - 66
  • Box 7: Volume 68 - 77
  • Arranged chronologically.

Series 0002.  Smooth logbooks, 1972-1977

Extent: volume 20
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

"Smooth" logbook entries (1972--1977) are made by the Ship Manager or Assistant Manager describe weather and maintenance performed. Shift assignments are noted by crew members or the Assistant Manager. These logs chronologically overlap the "Watch" logbooks.


Series 2: ("Smooth Logbooks") 1972--1977.

  • Box 7: Volume 1 -7
  • Box 8: Volume 8 - 20
  • Arranged chronologically.

Series 0003.  Miscellaneous documents, 1954-1993 (bulk 1972-1978)

Extent: Folder 44
Language(s): In English.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous records (1954--1993) of the National Maritime Museum Association, Cooperating Association to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Collection includes documents removed from a safe deposit box belonging to the San Francisco Maritime Museum, such as the Bill of Sale for Balclutha (ship, 3m), bank loan note receipts, legal correspondence, and various contracts and agreements (1954--1962). Also includes two Eppleton Hall (tugboat, sidewheel) logbooks (1970 and 1975), booklets, brochures programs, announcements, invitations, rigging information, fuel tank soundings (forms), and articles.


Arranged by accession number.

  • 44 file units (including 2 logbooks/volumes).
  • 4 drawings, SL-RR-LD Type Air-Cooled Engine
  • Correspondence of William Burgess, Jr. regarding historic ships Alma (scow schooner), Eppleton Hall (tugboat, sidewheel) and others in the Museum's collection.