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A guide to the Captain Ottmar Friz motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) and Eppleton Hall (built 1914; paddlewheel tugboat), 1958 and 1970
P83-046 (SAFR 384)  
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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: Captain Ottmar Friz motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) and Eppleton Hall (built 1914; paddlewheel tugboat)
    Date: 1958 and 1970
    Identifier/Call Number: P83-046 (SAFR 384)
    Creator: Friz, Ottmar, 1896-
    Physical Description: 2 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    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

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    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], P83-046 (SAFR 384), Captain Ottmar Friz motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) and Eppleton Hall (built 1914; paddlewheel tugboat), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    The collection was donated to Golden Gate National Recreation Area's National Maritime Museum at San Francisco (GOGA-00789) in 1983 and transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 1989 (SAFR-00001.)

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Captain Ottmar Fritz began his career in 1911 as a deck boy on the square-rigger Obotrita, bound for Cape Horn. He was 15 years old. His career spanned 55 years and ended as Military Sea Transportation Service port captain at Fort Mason, San Francisco. His autobiography, "Liverpool buttons & homeward bound stitches ; portrait of a master mariner", was published in 1993. Friz died in 2001 at the age of 105.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain Ottmar Friz motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) and Eppleton Hall (built 1914; paddlewheel tugboat) (P83-046, SAFR 00384) consists of 2 reels of 16 mm silent, color motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in San Francisco in 1958 and one of Eppleton Hall (built 1914; paddlewheel tugboat) includes footage of Eppleton Hall arriving through the Golden Gate Bridge and pierside with spectators in 1970.
    All films were shot by Captain Ottmar Friz.
    The C.A. Thayer footage running time is 4 minutes and 2 seconds. Digital video available on the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/csfmm_00009 and digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).
    The Eppleton Hall footage running time is 2 minutes and 51 seconds. Digital video available on the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/csfmm_000010 and digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).

    Collection Arrangement

    Two films arranged in chronological order.