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A guide to the Lassen (Steam schooner) pilot house logs, 1924-1932
HDC1361 (SAFR 21624)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Lassen (Steam schooner) pilot house logs
    Date: 1924-1932
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1361 (SAFR 21624)
    Creator: E.K. Wood Company (Hoquiam, Washington)
    Physical Description: 3 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Lassen (Steam schooner) pilot house logs (SAFR 21624, HDC 1361) date 1924, 1927 and 1932. The LASSEN hauled lumber between its home port of Hoquiam, WA and various California ports, including San Francisco, Oakland and Ventura. These logs document day-to-day life aboard a Pacific coastal lumber schooner during the later days of coastal lumber transport of the 1920s and 1930s. These copies are original to San Francisco Maritime, and likely represent the only remaining copies of LASSEN logs. This collection is also significant because LASSEN was owned and operated by E.K. Woods Lumber Company, the same company that operated the National Historic Landmark vessel C.A. THAYER as a lumber schooner earlier in the century. The collection is available 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

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    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.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1361 (SAFR 21624), Lassen (Steam schooner) pilot house logs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00101
    These items were donated by a private individual to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    LASSEN was built at Hoquiam in 1917 by Matthews for the E.K. Wood Lumber Company. LASSEN was wooden-hulled, 180' x 40' x 15', 717 gross tons, with a capacity of 700,000 board feet. The vessel was powered by a pair of 350 horse Skandia semi-diesels, only the second lumber vessel built on the coast to be powered by oil engines. Initially intended for a regular run from Hoquiam to the outside port of Port Hueneme in Southern California, the vessel was, by the mid 1920s, running to San Francisco, Oakland, and Ventura. LASSEN continued under E.K. Wood ownership until laid up at San Francisco in 1932. The vessel was apparently refitted as a fish processor, but it is unclear if it ever made any voyages in that business. LASSEN was apparently broken up in Sausalito, circa 1938. Note that E.K Wood was the managing owner of the C.A. THAYER.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Lassen (Steam schooner) pilot house logs (SAFR 21624, HDC 1361) date 1924, 1927 and 1932. The LASSEN hauled lumber between its home port of Hoquiam, WA and various California ports, including San Francisco, Oakland and Ventura. These logs document day-to-day life aboard a Pacific coastal lumber schooner during the later days of coastal lumber transport of the 1920s and 1930s. These copies are original to San Francisco Maritime, and likely represent the only remaining copies of LASSEN logs. This collection is also significant because LASSEN was owned and operated by E.K. Woods Lumber Company, the same company that operated the National Historic Landmark vessel C.A. THAYER as a lumber schooner earlier in the century. The collection is available for use.

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged into five folders, by date.

    • 1. April-July, 1924 (with gaps)
    • 2. August-November, 1924 (with gaps)
    • 3. April-June, 1927 (with gaps)
    • 4. June and July, 1932 (with gaps)
    • 5. Miscellany

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lumber trade--Pacific Coast (U.S.)
    Lasbek (built 1894; ship)
    Logbooks