The C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration records, 1972-2016, bulk 1998-2007, (SAFR 24806, HDC 1765) consist
of 5.4 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiocassettes, and VHS tapes as well as 20,892 digital files comprised mainly
of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SFMNHP) project management documents created during the 2003-2007 C.A.
THAYER restoration construction project. The collection has been processed to the File Unit level and is open for use.
The wooden-hulled, three-masted schooner C.A. THAYER was built in 1895 at Hans D. Bendixsen's shipyard in Fairhaven, California.
Originally designed to carry lumber, she also served in the Alaska salmon and codfishing industries. With her final codfishing
voyage in 1950, C.A. THAYER became the last operating American commercial sailing vessel on the West Coast. Today she is preserved
at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as the last surviving example of a West Coast lumber schooner.
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This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.