Category Archives: Maritime Disasters

Thayer family

Thayer family papers, 1892–1986. 10 boxes (3.83 linear feet). About the Thayer family The Thayers were a prominent Philadelphia-area family at the turn of the 20th century. John Borland Thayer, Jr. was a vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad when he … Continue reading

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Kemble, Howard R.

Howard R. Kemble research materials, undated. 5 card file boxes (5 linear feet). About Howard R. Kemble Howard R. Kemble was a Trustee of the Camden County Historical Society. He was the author, along with Harry B. Weiss, of They … Continue reading

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Moore, Henry Hoyt

Henry Hoyt Moore papers, 1922. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Henry Hoyt Moore Henry Hoyt Moore was an historian and photographer. Joshua Slocum was a Canadian seaman and adventurer and the first person to sail single-handedly around the world … Continue reading

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Pugh, David P.

David P. Pugh collection of average adjustment statements, 1897–1938. 3 boxes, 1 folder (1.08 linear feet). About David P. Pugh David P. Pugh worked for H.C. Knight, a firm that performed average adjustments for the Average Adjusters Association of the … Continue reading

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Sproule, George

George Sproule papers, 1784–1947. 3 boxes, 17 volumes (4.16 linear feet). Abstract George F. Sproule (1867-1928), known as an authority on the Port of Philadelphia, served on the Board of Port Wardens of Philadelphia from 1884 to 1907, as Secretary … Continue reading

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Hackenberg, J. Frederick

J. Frederick Hackenberg scrapbooks and clippings, 1881–1939. 1 box, 5 volumes (1 linear foot). About J. Frederick Hackenberg J. (John) Frederick Hackenberg, 1906-1956, lived in Milton, Pennsylvania. About the collection Five scrapbooks and one box of news clippings, advertisements, postcards, … Continue reading

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US Army Corps of Engineers

US Army Corps of Engineers correspondence related to Delaware Bay shipwrecks, 1889–1892. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Collection of letters relating to the removal of the wreck of the bark Il Salvatore, the barge Shears, and several … Continue reading

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Wood, Edward F.R.

E.F.R. Wood papers, 1856–1959. 4 boxes, and 1 small box (2 linear feet). About Edward F.R. Wood Edward F.R. Wood, Jr. (1921-2000) was a vice president in the trust department of PNC Bank and an author of histories of sailing … Continue reading

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Noone, Ernest L.

Ernest L. Noone scrapbooks, 1887–1942. 4 volumes, 1 folder (0.54 linear feet). About the collection A scrapbook of steamships (liners, oil tankers, and paddlewheelers), 1887-1942 (bulk 1935-1940) kept by Ernest L. Noone. Contents of the scrapbook are arranged by line. … Continue reading

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Ocean City (Ferry)

Ocean City (Ferry) investigation reports, 1937. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Casualty report, correspondence and investigation report of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, Philadelphia Board of Local Inspectors regarding the drowning of Marie Hall after … Continue reading

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