The Edwin B. Hoffman collection consists material related to his service in the United States Revenue Cutter Service, United
States Lighthouse Service, United States Shipping Board, and his time as Master of the steamer "Eastern Leader."
Edwin Bertolet Hoffman was an American seaman and master mariner. Hoffman was born in Reading, Pennsylvania to Henry Greisemer
and Emma (Ehst) Hoffman in 1875. In 1893, Edwin attended the Pennsylvania Nautical School aboard the United States Ship Saratoga.
Two years later, he served on the United States Ship Bear, while working for the United States Revenue Cutter service, from
1895-1896. He was stationed on the Umatilla Reef Light Vessel Number 67 during his time with United States Lighthouse Service,
from 1909-1910. His career with the United States Shipping Board spans from 1918-1921, where he served on the following ships:
West Eagle, Puget Sound, Elkton, Havilah, and Eastern Leader. Hoffman passed away in December 1964.
186 items in 1 box (0.42 linear feet)
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