This collection consists of a logbook for the sloop Mah-Pé and two logbooks for the schooner Enchantress, which won the 1930
Los Angeles to Honolulu (Transpac) Race. The collection also includes a photograph album and two photographs of Morgan Adams,
Sr. with other Naval officers in Panama.
Morgan Adams, Sr. (1886-1951)
Morgan Adams, Sr. was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 14, 1886. Adams moved to California in 1893 and graduated from Stanford
University in 1907. After college, he worked as a bonds salesman for his family's business, James H. Adams & Company. During
World War I, Adams served as a lieutenant commander, with command of the torpedo boat USS Farragut. Later, he commanded the
Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal. In World War II Adams served as an advisor to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal
on the ship construction program. Forrestal awarded him the Distinguished Civil Service Certificate for his work. Adams
also served on the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, 1941-1947. He was an avid sailor who owned several vessels in his lifetime,
including Mah-Pé and Enchantress. In 1930, Adams captained Enchantress to win the Los Angeles to Honolulu (Transpac) Race.
Adams was Commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, 1932-1933. At the time of his death in 1951, he was chairman of the board
of the Western Mortgage Company, which he founded.
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