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A guide to the Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) photograph, 1891-1914
P15-001 (SAFR 24431)  
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  • Title: Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) photograph
    Date: 1891-1914
    Identifier/Call Number: P15-001 (SAFR 24431)

    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) photograph, 1891-1914, (SAFR 24431, P15-001) is comprised of one photograph of the Clyde-built vessel.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


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    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P15-001 (SAFR 24431), Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) photograph, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    The photograph was donated to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 2014.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) was a steel bark built at Greenock, Scotland, by Russell & Company for Bruusgaard, Kiosterud & Company of Drammen, Norway. The bark was surveyed in San Francisco, California, in January 1897 and visited other Pacific ports, including Newcastle, Australia; Valparaiso, Chile; and Seattle, Washington. Nordlyset wrecked on November 10, 1914, on Mutton Island Rock, Galway Bay, Ireland, on a voyage from Canada to Great Britain with a load of timber.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) photograph, 1891-1914, (SAFR 24431, P15-001) is comprised of one photograph of the Clyde-built vessel.
    Contains one photograph of Nordlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m) anchored off an unidentified coast, 1891-1914. The black-and-white silver gelatin photographic print measures 8 x 10 in. The view is slightly off the starboard bow. The vessel is flying four flags. The Bruusgaard, Kiosterud & Company houseflag is on the mainmast, a pennant with the vessel's name is on the mizzenmast, and the flag of Norway is flying off the gaff. The flag on the foremast is not identified.

    Collection Arrangement

    Single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Barks (Sailing ships)
    rdlyset (built 1891; bark, 3m)
    Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Gelatin silver prints