Euterpe -- Star of India: Original Documents Collection

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MacMullen Library & Research Archives

Maritime Museum of San Diego
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Descriptive Summary

Creators: Lloyds Register of Shipping, Alaska Packers Association, United States Department of Commerce and Labor, James G. Swan, United States Department of Commerce: Bureau of Navigation Service, Leighton Robinson, Thomas Kaye (Publisher), Richard W. DeRosset, Belle J. Benchley, Captain W. P. Cronan, Llewellyn Owen and the Evening Herald Publishing Company

Title:
Euterpe -- Star of India: Original Documents (1879-1986)

Extent:
2 archival boxes, containing 47 items

Repository:
MacMullen Library & Research Archives
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
E-mail: librarian@sdmaritime.org

Language:
English

Administrative Information

Access
Collection is open for research

Acquisition Information
The collection items were received by the Maritime Museum of San Diego from unknown donors on unknown dates.

Historical Note:
The Euterpe was built in the town of Ramsey on the Isle of Mann located in the Irish Sea, off the northwest coast of Britain in 1863. The Euterpe is a full-rigged, iron-hulled windjammer vessel, which served Great Britain well making numerous trips to India hauling jute and New Zealand transporting passengers. During these first three decades of service the Euterpe made 21 round-the-world trips. In 1897 it was sold to the Pacific Colonial Ship Company of San Francisco, California and the Euterpe made voyages from the Pacific Northwest to Australia and Hawaii transporting lumber, sugar and coal.

In 1901 the Euterpe was sold to the Alaska Packers Association based in San Francisco. The Euterpe rigging was change and fitted as a bark and began to ferry fisherman, cannery workers, coal, supplies and equipment from Oakland, California to Nushagak, Alaska in the Bering Sea. In 1906 the name of the Euterpe was changed to the Star of India to match the other vessels in the Alaska Packer Fleet. The Star of India made over 22 Alaskan voyages.

By the 1920s steam power superseded wind as the preferred propulsion method for sea going vessels and the Star of India quickly became obsolete. Jerry MacMullen a San Diego waterfront reporter and a group of supporters purchased the vessel in 1926. The group wanted to turn the ship into a museum but due to a failing economy in the United States and World War II the plan was abandoned. In 1959 with the urging of an old windjammer captain the Star of India Auxiliary was formed, funds were raised and restoration efforts began. In 1976 the Star of India put to sea once again. The Star of India currently occupies a place of honor at the Maritime Museum of San Diego as a centerpiece of maritime history and is maintained in sail-ready condition.


Scope and content:
Euterpe -- Star of India: Original Documents Collection, dated 1879 through 1986, consists of original documents associated with the voyages of the Windjammer Euterpe and Bark Star of India while in the service of Great Britain and under the ownership of the Pacific Colonial Company and the Alaska Packers Association, which include vessel certificates of approval and survey documents, bills of lading, captains vessel inventories, vessel equipment requisition documents, Alaska Packers fleet record book, Alaskan Coast pilot notes, vessel report of movement documents, navigator log book and notes, employment agreements, ship master handbook, crew member list, maps, vessel sketches and paintings, newspaper clipping, sheet music, personal correspondence and ephemera.

Organization and Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically by document type within the following series:

Series I - Shipping Certificates of Approval and Survey Documents
Series II - Bills of Lading
Series III - Captains Inventory, Requisitions for Equipment and Supplies
Series IV - Navigation Notes, Pilots Notes, Fleet Notebook and Reports of Voyage
Series V - Employer Instructions, Employee Agreements and Personnel Records
Series VI - Sketches, X-Rays, Maps and Illustrations
Series VII - Correspondence
Series VIII - Ephemera

Container List

A0237.1 Series I - Shipping Certificates of Approval and Survey Documents (1881-1885)

A0237.1.01 Old (64.1)
Title: Lloyd's Register of British & Foreign Shipping Certificate of Approval, no date
Creator: Lloyds Register of Shipping, London
Description: Certificate of approval of the position of the Load Line Disc in pursuance of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876 and 1890 for the sailing ship Euterpe
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 38 x 23 cm.

A0237.1.02 Old (64.6)
Title: Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping Survey Document: No. 35282/6472 dated 1881, November 14
Creator: Lloyds Register of Shipping, London (document bearing the imprint)
Description: Survey document completed by the Lloyd's Register of Shipping in London on October 20, 1881, by the "Surveyors to this Society" and signed by the chairman and secretary for the vessel Euterpe (1197 tons) of Southampton bound for Australia. The survey document finds the Euterpe is seaworthy
and fit to "carry dry and perishable Cargoes to and from all parts of the World, and that she has been Classed and Entered in the Register Book of this Society, with the Character AA1 subject to periodic Survey." (No. 994)
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 35 x 22 cm.

A0237.1.03 Old (64.27)
Title: Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping Survey Document: No. 45272/6865, dated 1885, August 5
Creator: Lloyds Register of Shipping, London (document bearing the imprint)
Description: Survey document completed by the Lloyd's Register of Shipping in London on June 26, 1885, by the "Surveyors to this Society" and signed by the chairman and secretary for the vessel Euterpe (1197 tons) of Southampton bound for New Zealand. The survey document finds the Euterpe is seaworthy and fit to "carry dry and perishable Cargoes to and from all parts of the World, and that she has been Classed and Entered in the Register Book of this Society, with the Character AA1 subject to periodic Survey." (No. 847)
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 37 x 23 cm.

A0237.2 Series II - Bills of Lading (1919-1923)

A0237.2.01 Old (64.8)
Title: Bill of Lading for Star of India, dated 1919, April 8
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Bill of lading for freight and supplies shipped onboard the Bark Star of India from San Francisco to Nushagak, Alaska and return to San Francisco under the control of Ship's Master W. Marzan. The bill of lading form includes seven columns with the headings: Mark, Parcel No., Number of Packages, Description of Packages, Contents, Feet and Pounds (from left to right). Final page signed by Master W. Marzan, dated 1919, April 15.
Note: A bill of lading is a document of title to the goods being carried on the ship, which acts as a receipt for the cargo and contains the terms of the contract of carriage.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and post binding (removed) and handwritten entries (53 pages), physical dimensions measure 38 x 28 cm.

A0237.2.02 Old (64.9)
Title: Bill of Lading for Star of India, dated 1920, April 15
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Bill of lading for freight and supplies shipped onboard the Bark Star of India from San Francisco to Nushagak, Alaska and return to San Francisco under the control of Ship's Master Frank Weidemann. The bill of lading form includes seven columns with the headings: Mark, Parcel No., Number of Packages, Description of Packages, Contents, Feet and Pounds (from left to right). Final page signed by Master Frank Weidemann, dated 1921, April 20.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and post binding (removed) and handwritten entries (50 pages), physical dimensions measure 38 x 28 cm.

A0237.2.03 Old (64.10)
Title: Bill of Lading for Star of India, dated 1922, April 18
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Bill of lading for freight and supplies shipped onboard the Bark Star of India from San Francisco to Nushagak, Alaska and return to San Francisco under the control of Ship's Master Frank Weidemann. The bill of lading form includes seven columns with the headings: Mark, Parcel No., Number of Packages, Description of Packages, Contents, Feet and Pounds (from left to right). Final page signed by Master Frank Weidemann, dated 1922, April 23.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and post binding (removed) and handwritten entries (64 pages), physical dimensions measure 38 x 28 cm.

A0237.2.04 Old (64.11)
Title: Bill of Lading for Star of India, dated 1923, April 18
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Bill of lading for freight and supplies shipped onboard the Bark Star of India from San Francisco to Nushagak, Alaska and return to San Francisco under the control of Ship's Master Frank Weidemann. The bill of lading form includes seven columns with the headings: Mark, Parcel No., Number of Packages, Description of Packages, Contents, Feet and Pounds (from left to right). Final page signed by Master Frank Weidemann, dated 1923, April 24.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and post binding (removed) and handwritten entries (64 pages), physical dimensions measure 38 x 28 cm.

A0237.3 Series III - Captains Inventory, Requisitions for Equipment and Supplies (1914-1923)

A0237.3.01 Old (64.16)
Title: Captain's Inventory: Ship Star of India, no date
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: An unused inventory for a vessel including blank space to make entries for gear such as sails, running gear, standing rigging, windlass, hoisting engine, bilge pumps, galley stove, navigation instruments, ship's stores, tools, fitments and miscellaneous articles, paints and oils, cabin and officer's stateroom furniture, worthless articles submitted by the master for condemnation and provides columns for entries to describe the items, plus the quantity and any applicable remarks.
Note: The master of each ship employed by the Alaska Packers Association is required to keep an up-to-date inventory on the Association's Form A57 of all articles on board the vessel under his command and submit a true and accurate copy to the San Francisco Office within ten days after arrival at the home port.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with missing cardstock covers and bound with three staples (removed) and no entries (16 pages), physical dimensions measure 29 x 26 cm.

A0237.3.02 Old (64.17)
Title: Captain's Inventory (partial copy), no date
Creator: Unknown
Description: An incomplete inventory of the vessel including gear such as running gear, standing rigging, windlass, hoisting engine, bilge pumps, galley stove, navigation instruments, ship's stores, tools, fitments and miscellaneous articles and provides a complete description of the items, plus the quantity and any applicable remarks. There are no identifying entries naming a vessel, captain or date, document probably for the Star of India.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with missing cardstock covers and unbound and handwritten entries (12 pages), physical dimensions measure 29 x 26 cm.

A0237.3.03 Old (64.12)
Title: Captain's Inventory: Ship Star of India, dated 1914, September, 10
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: A complete inventory of the vessel including gear such as sails, running gear, windlass, hoisting engine, bilge pumps, galley stove, navigation instruments, ship's stores, tools, fitments and miscellaneous articles and provides a complete description of the items, plus the quantity and any applicable remarks.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and bound with three staples (removed) and handwritten entries (16 pages), physical dimensions measure 29 x 26 cm.

A0237.3.04 Old (64.13)
Title: Captain's Inventory: Ship Star of India, dated 1916, September, 28
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: A complete inventory of the vessel including gear such as sails, running gear, standing rigging, windlass, hoisting engine, bilge pumps, galley stove, navigation instruments, ship's stores, tools, fitments and miscellaneous articles and provides a complete description of the items, plus the quantity and any applicable remarks.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with missing cardstock covers and bound with three staples (removed) and handwritten entries (20 pages), physical dimensions measure 29 x 26 cm.

A0237.3.05 Old (64.14)
Title: Captain's Inventory: Ship Star of India, dated 1919, September, 12
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: A complete inventory of the vessel including gear such as sails, running gear, standing rigging, windlass, hoisting engine, bilge pumps, galley stove, navigation instruments, ship's stores, tools, fitments and miscellaneous articles and provides a complete description of the items, plus the quantity and any applicable remarks.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and bound with three staples (removed) and handwritten entries (16 pages), physical dimensions measure 29 x 26 cm.

A0237.3.06 Old (64.15)
Title: Captain's Inventory: Ship Star of India, dated 1921, September, 16
Creator: Alaska Packers Association (Signed by Ship's Master Frank Weidemann)
Description: A complete inventory of the vessel including gear such as sails, running gear, standing rigging, windlass, hoisting engine, bilge pumps, galley stove, navigation instruments, ship's stores, tools, fitments and miscellaneous articles and provides a complete description of the items, plus the quantity and any applicable remarks. This inventory has an imprint stamp from United States Commissioner, A. Garriock, Precinct District of Kvichak, Alaska.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with cardstock covers and bound with three staples and handwritten entries (18 pages), physical dimensions measure 29 x 26 cm.

A0237.3.07 Old (64.23)
Title: Requisition for Equipment Supplies: Star of India dated 1919
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company requisition form used to request items for vessels sailing from San Francisco, upon receipt each item would be entered on the captain's inventory. The document includes seven columns with the headings: Article, Unit, On Hand, Required, Purchased From, Remarks and Received Last Season (from left to right). Description of the requisitioned items, the size and quantity are handwritten on the form. This document includes items such as manila cord, cotton twine, canvas, shackles, belaying pins, brooms, various oils, buckets, rags, tar, coal, wool and house flag.
Extent: 1 printed double-sided paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 28 x 22 cm.

A0237.3.08 Old (64.21)
Title: Requisition for Equipment Supplies: Star of India dated 1920
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company requisition form used to request items for vessels sailing from San Francisco, upon receipt each item would be entered on the captain's inventory. The document includes seven columns with the headings: Article, Unit, On Hand, Required, Purchased From, Remarks and Received Last Season (from left to right). Description of the requisitioned items, the size and quantity are handwritten on the form. This document includes items such as wire, cotton twine, candles, brooms, hose, buckets, various oils, pine tar, sandpaper, coal and a national flag.
Extent: 1 printed double-sided paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 28 x 22 cm.

A0237.3.09 Old (64.22)
Title: Superintendent's Copy: Requisition for Provisions for Star of India, dated 1923
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: The superintendent copy of a form used to requisition the provisions needed for the Star of India and the Alaska Packers Association canneries (Diamond NC cannery at Clark's Point, Alaska and PHJ) during the 1923 season. The document includes columns with the main headings: Cannery Stores, Articles, Ship Stores and Remarks, plus columns to record quantity, size and type of package for each article. This document includes items such as an assortment of meats, fish, livestock, crackers, breads, flours, grains, canned/dried/fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, tea, coffee, spices, sugar, soaps, beer, liquor, livestock feed and various miscellaneous items.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format, with cardstock covers, bound with three staples and includes several handwritten notations (11 pages), physical dimensions measure 21 x 14 cm.

A0237.4 Series IV - Navigation Notes, Pilots Notes, Fleet Notebook and Reports of Voyage (1902-1923)

A0237.4.01 Old (64.35)
Title: The Day's Work: Arranged for the Use of Navigators, dated 1902, April through 1905, September
Creator: Unknown
Description: A navigator's log book for the Star of India. Each page has printed entry lines for the name of vessel, voyage ports, dates at sea, latitude and longitude readings and the back of each page is blank for navigator notes. This log book contains over 90 pages with numerous entries for various voyages from San Francisco, California to Nushagak, Alaska and back. Each page has printed captions showing a copyright of 1878, by Thomas M. Cash and the Sole Agent: Charles Page, Chronometer and Watchmaker, 418 Battery Street, San Francisco, California as a supplier of charts, almanacs and nautical instruments.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with sewn binding and binder board covers with handwritten entries (100 pages), physical dimensions measure 22 x 19 cm.

A0237.4.02 Old (64.38A through 64.38M)
Title: Navigation Notes: Euterpe - Star of India, dated 1903, March, April and May
Creator: Unknown
Description: Several pages of handwritten navigation notes (in pencil). Five of the documents list basic navigation readings and calculations. Eight of the documents list time, direction and wind, plus navigation calculations. Items were found between the ship's logbook covers marked "Vol. 13 1 Oct. 1900-8 Sept. 1903." The items are likely to have been associated with Euterpe, probably from 1903.
Extent: 13 handwritten paper documents (13 pages), physical dimensions measure 13 x 16 cm. (5 items) and 32 x 20 cm. (8 items)

A0237.4.03 Old (64.19)
Title: Department of Commerce and Labor Coast and Geodetic Survey: Alaska Coast Pilot Notes on Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean, dated 1908, November 20
Creator: United States Department of Commerce and Labor, Washington Government Printing Office
Description: A third edition of pilot notes related to the coast, bays, and harbors of Alaska and surrounding islands in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean including detailed information about the Fox Islands and Passes, Bristol Bay, Norton Sound, the coastal area from Cape Nome to the Bering Strait and current, weather and navigation remarks for the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. The document includes information about anchorages, general directions by compass points, locations in latitude, longitude and miles, black and white pictures of various islands, tide levels, tidal currents, bay and inlet approaches. The information is based on the Coast and Geodetic Survey and includes the latest data of the time as a result of special investigations and examinations by various experts, plus information from local authorities, masters and pilots navigating the waters.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format, unbound with missing cover and pages (65 pages), physical dimensions measure 30 x 20 cm.

A0237.4.04 Old (64.18)
Title: Department of Commerce and Labor Coast and Geodetic Survey: Alaska Coast Pilot Notes on Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean, dated 1909, November 20
Creator: United States Department of Commerce and Labor, Washington Government Printing Office
Description: A fourth edition of pilot notes related to the coast, bays, and harbors of Alaska and surrounding islands in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean including detailed information about the Fox Islands and Passes, Bristol Bay, Norton Sound, the coastal area from Cape Nome to the Bering Strait and current, weather and navigation remarks for the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. The document includes information about anchorages, general directions by compass points, locations in latitude, longitude and miles, black and white pictures of various islands, tide levels, tidal currents, bay and inlet approaches. The information is based on the Coast and Geodetic Survey and includes the latest data of the time as a result of special investigations and examinations by various experts, plus information from local authorities, masters and pilots navigating the waters.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format, unbound with missing pages (70 pages), physical dimensions measure 30 x 20 cm.

A0237.4.05 Old (64.36)
Title: Record Fleet 1912 Alaska Packers Notebook, dated 1912
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: An Alaska Packers Association fleet log book arranged in alphabetical order with vessels listed by name including Alitak, Bohemia, Centennial, Chilrak, Indiana, Jennie, Kvichak, Kadiak, L. J. Morse, Mertha Nelson, Nushagak, Premier, Prosfer, Santa Clara, Star of Alaska, Star of Chile, Star of England, Star of Finland, Star of France, Star of Greenland, Star of Holland, Star of Iceland, Star of India, Star of Italy, Star of Peru, Star of Russia, Star of Scotland, Star of Zealand, Tacoma and Unimak. The entry for each vessel includes the captain's name in the upper left hand corner and handwritten entries for vessel location by date, plus notes on cargo, crew, arrivals and departures. Inside the front cover is an address label for Ms. Lola Speratos, 1020 Deerhaven Drive, Vista, CA 92084.
Extent: 1 printed paper document in book format with sewn binding and leather covers with handwritten entries (225 pages), physical dimensions measure 22 x 14 cm.

A0237.4.06 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1920, August 16 through 1920, September 7
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from Nushagak, Alaska to San Francisco, California. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes no signature of Master.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.4.07 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1921, April 20 through 1921, May 23
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from San Francisco, California to Nushagak, Alaska. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes signature of Master Frank Weidemann.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.4.08 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1921, August 14 through 1921, September 5
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from Nushagak, Alaska to San Francisco, California. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes no signature of Master.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.4.09 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1922, April 23 through 1922, May 18
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from San Francisco, California to Nushagak, Alaska. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes signature of Master Frank Weidemann.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.4.10 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1922, August 16 through 1922, September 6
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from Nushagak, Alaska to San Francisco, California. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes signature of Master Frank Weidemann.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.4.11 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1923, April 29 through 1923, May 24
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from San Francisco, California to Nushagak, Alaska. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes signature of Master Frank Weidemann.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.4.12 Old (64.24)
Title: Report of Voyage: Star of India, dated 1923, August 2 through 1923, August 30
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Company document used to record the movements of an Alaska Packers Association vessel from one port to another. This document is for the Star of India and records a voyage from Nushagak, Alaska to San Francisco, California. The document includes general entries at the top of the form including the vessel name and ports, plus six columns with the headings: Date, Ship's Position at Noon, Course, Distance, Wind and Weather General Conditions and Remarks. Document includes signature of Master Frank Weidemann.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 33 x 21 cm.

A0237.5 Series V - Employer Instructions, Employee Agreements and Personnel Records (1895-1923)

A0237.5.01 Old (64.5)
Title: General Instructions to Masters, no date
Creator: Alaska Packers Association, San Francisco
Description: General instruction handbook for masters of ships employed by the Alaskan Packers Association. The booklet includes detailed instructions on all aspects of company requirements and expectations including the ship Master's obligations and responsibilities to the ship and to the company. The instruction handbook is divided into ten sections under the following headings: General, Towage, Navigation, Appliances, Wrecks, Accidents, Water, Arrival At Destination, Arrival At Home Port, and Shipping Articles and Official Log. The final page of the document includes the signature of the Vice-President and General Superintendent of the Alaska Packers Association.
Extent: 1 printed paper booklet bound with three staples (10 pages), physical dimensions measure 28 x 23 cm.

A0237.5.02 Old (64.7) - On loan from collection
Title: List of Ship's Company (crew) for Euterpe, dated 1895, April 8
Creator: Unknown
Description: List of Euterpe crew members completed in Liverpool, England. Alexander S. Banks was Ship's Master for the voyage.
Extent: Unknown

A0237.5.03 Old (64.33) - On loan from collection
Title: Hawaiian Consulate Discharge Certificate for Seaman Hans Abrahamsen from the Euterpe, dated 1899, October
Creator: James G. Swan, Hawaiian Consulate
Description: Discharge certificate for Seaman Hans Abrahamsen from Euterpe.
Extent: Unknown

A0237.5.04 Old (64.2)
Title: Forecastle Card: Articles of Agreement Between Master and Seaman in the Merchant Service of the United States, dated 1923, April 29
Creator: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Navigation Shipping Service, Form 704
Description: Forecastle card for the Bark Star of India issued by the Office of the U.S. Shipping Commission for the Port of San Francisco. The document lists Frank Weidemann as Master of the Star of India and bears his signature, dated April 29, 1923. The Alaska Packers Association vessel was bound from San Francisco to Nushagak, Alaska and other ports as required on a voyage not to exceed nine months.
Historic Note: The forecastle card is a required document by the Department of Commerce under section 4519 of the United States Revised Statutes and must be posted by the master of the vessel and be accessible to the crew, often in the fo'c'sle. The document is an agreement between the master and seaman aboard a merchant vessel and sets forth the conditions of employment onboard a vessel including wages and allotments, clothing, food provisions, and meal times and names the master of the ship and describes ports of call.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with stamped, typewritten and handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 44 x 28 cm.

A0237.5.05 Old (64.3) (Duplicate of A0237.5.04)
Title: Forecastle Card: Articles of Agreement Between Master and Seaman in the Merchant Service of the United States, dated 1923, April 29
Creator: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Navigation Shipping Service, Form 704
Description: Forecastle card for the Bark Star of India issued by the Office of the U.S. Shipping Commission for the Port of San Francisco. The document lists Frank Weidemann as Master of the Star of India and bears his signature, dated April 29, 1923. The Alaska Packers Association vessel was bound from San Francisco to Nushagak, Alaska and other ports as required on a voyage not to exceed nine months.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with stamped, typewritten and handwritten entries (1 page), physical dimensions measure 44 x 28 cm.

A0237.5. 06 Old (64.4)
Title: Agreement Seaman, Fishermen, Trapmen, dated 1923
Creator: Alaska Packers Association, San Francisco
Description: An employment contract between the Alaska Packers Association and seaman, fisherman and trapmen for the vessel season of 1923, which is to be posted in a conspicuous place. The document includes 22 sections describing in detail the conditions of employment, work week and compensation.
Extent: 1 printed paper document (1 page), physical dimensions measure 56 x 29 cm.

A0237.5.07 Old (64.26)
Title: Amendment to Agreement and Account of Crew, no date
Creator: Leighton Robinson, Deputy
Description: The document appears to be an amendment to an agreement between the master and seaman aboard a merchant vessel and sets forth new conditions of employment onboard a vessel, in this case, a description of duties ("steer and go aloft") and assignment of wages ("sum of thirty dollars") and outlines specific levels of performance required to receive the pay. If the seaman fails to perform or is not competent, he will forfeit all claims to his share of the wages. The document is signed by Deputy Leighton Robinson.
Extent: 1 printed paper document with handwritten entry (1 page), physical dimensions measure 11 x 28 cm.

A0237.5.08 Old (64.20)
Title: Alaska Packers Association Personnel Record Cards, no date
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Unused, blank printed personnel cards. The front side of the card includes space to enter employee data such as name, occupation, birth date, height, complexion, hair and eye color, health condition (s), marital and dependent status, beneficiary information and dependent contributions. The back side of the card includes space to enter emergency contact information, employee signature and date, plus a Service Record matrix that includes five columns with the headings: Year, Occupation, Benefit Class, S.A. No. and Vessel (from left to right). Blank lines are included below the headings to make the appropriate entries.
Extent: 9 blank printed double-sided paper cards, made from heavy cardstock with no entries (9 pages), physical dimensions measure 21 x 13 cm.

A0237.6 Series VI - Sketches, X-Rays, Maps and Illustrations (1860s-1986)

A0237.6.01 Old (64.29)
Title: Sketch of the Star of India, no date
Creator: Unknown
Description: Ink drawing of the Star of India, showing a side view. The major parts are labeled such as lower hold, between deck, rudder, fo'c'sle head, main deck and poop deck, plus mast locations, hatches, capstans, bilge pumps, wheel and steering gear and companion ways.
Extent: 2 paper documents, handwritten ink sketches (2 pages), physical dimensions measure 22 x 28 cm.

A0237.6.02 Old (64.32) - On loan from collection
Title: X-rays of Various Iron Fittings on the Star of India, no date
Creator: Unknown
Description: Unknown
Extent: Unknown

A0237.6.03 Old (64.28)
Title: A Correct Plan of the Town of Liverpool and its Environs, no date
Creator: Published by Thomas Kaye, 42 Castle Street, Liverpool, England
Description: A typical ordinance survey map of Liverpool, England, possibly mid-Victorian period, 1860s-1870s. Liverpool was the homeport of Euterpe from 1864-1867.
Extent: 1 printed paper map (1 page), scale 6 cm. equals 600 yards, physical dimensions measure 27 x 41 cm.

A0237.6.04 Old (64.37)
Title: Track Chart Map: Star of India, no date
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Official blank Alaska Packer Association Track Chart map of the coastal area from Alaska to San Diego and stamped with vessel name Star of India. The map was used to track the sailing route of Alaska Packer vessels traveling from San Francisco to the Bering Sea, probably dating from 1900 to 1925. The Star of India sailed this route from 1902 to 1923.
Extent: 1 printed paper map (no scale) (1 page), physical dimensions measure 32 x 36 cm.

A0237.6.05 Old (64.31)
Title: Bark Star of India in Fog, dated 1986, May 25
Creator: Richard W. DeRosset
Description: A paper envelope with a hand painted scene depicting the Bark Star of India with sails up on a foggy sea, side view.
Note: Richard W. DeRosset is a maritime and aviation historian and artist. He is often commissioned by museums and private collectors to create vivid murals depicting vessels under sail or aircraft in flight. DeRosset is a member of the International Society of Maritime Painters. DeRosset is the official artist for the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
Extent: 1 paper envelope, physical dimensions measure 10 x 17 cm.

A0237.6.06 Old (64.31)
Title: Star of India at Sunset, dated 1986, May 25
Creator: Richard W. DeRosset
Description: A paper envelope with a hand painted scene depicting the Bark Star of India with sails up on the sea at sunset, side view.
Extent: 1 paper envelope, physical dimensions measure 10 x 17 cm.

A0237.7 Series VII - Correspondence (1928)

A0237.7.01
Title: Memorandum from Belle J. Benchley to Captain W. P. Cronan, dated 1928, April 13
Creator: Belle J. Benchley, Executive Secretary, Zoological Society of San Diego
Description: A memorandum typed on Zoological Society of San Diego stationary from Belle J. Benchley (Executive Secretary) to Captain W. P. Cronan (Master, Star of India) explaining Cronan's letter requesting materials was received and the order for letterhead stationary was made immediately and states the materials will be supplied by Jerry MacMullen.
Historic Note: Belle J. Benchley (1882-1973) was the director of the San Diego Zoo at a time when the zoo world was exclusively a male domain. Benchley began her career at the San Diego Zoo in 1924 as a bookkeeper, by 1927 she was appointed to the position of Manager and Executive Secretary and in the early 1940s she was appointed Director. Benchley was the first woman President of American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, elected in 1950.
Extent: 1 typewritten paper document with signature (1 page), physical dimensions measure 28 x 22 cm.

A0237.7.02
Title: Memorandum from W. P. Cronan to Lieutenant J. M. McNulty, dated 1928, April 19
Creator: Captain W. P. Cronan
Description: A memorandum typed on Port of San Diego stationary from W. P. Cronan (Master of the Star of India) to Lieutenant J. N. McNulty explaining attached to the his memorandum (Cronan) is a copy of Belle J. Benchley's letter dated April 13, 1928.
Extent: 1 typewritten paper document with signature (1 page), physical dimensions measure 28 x 22 cm

A0237.8 Series VIII - Ephemera (1879-1926)

A0237.8.01 Old (64.25)
Title: Alaska Packers Association Envelope, no date
Creator: Alaska Packers Association
Description: Alaska Packers Association envelope with printed mailing address: 85 Second Street, San Francisco, California
Extent: 2 paper envelopes, physical dimensions measure 13 x 28 cm.

A0237.8.02 Old (64.34A and 64.34B) - On loan from collection
Title: Sheet Music for Euterpe Waltz, dated 1879
Creator: Llewellyn Owen
Description: Piano sheet music for Euterpe Waltz composed by a passenger.
Extent: Unknown

A0237.8.03 Old (64.30)
Title: Los Angeles Evening Herald: Bark in Last Voyage, dated 1926, November 23
Creator: Evening Herald Publishing Company
Description: A newspaper article about the Bark Star of India with a large back and white photograph (21 x 15 cm.) and paragraph describing the vessel's final voyage to San Diego to become a waterfront museum.
Extent: 1 newspaper clipping (2 pages, front and back), physical dimensions measure 45 x 55 cm.

Subjects
Alaskan Packers Association
Benchley, Belle J.
Bureau of Navigation Service
Cronan, W. P.
Department of Commerce
DeRosset, Richard W.
Euterpe
Kaye, Thomas
Lloyds Register of Shipping
Owen, Llewellyn
Robinson, Leighton
Star of India
Swan, James G.

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