Category Archives: Tugboats and Harbor Craft

Vauclain family

Vauclain family papers, 1869–1930. 1 volume, 3 folders, plus 1 oversize folder (0.16 linear feet). About the Vauclain family Samuel Matthews Vauclain (1856 -1940) was a lifelong employee of the Baldwin Locomotive Works Company. He was a locomotive manufacturer, inventor, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad records , 1893–1959. Approximately 550 rolled plans (45.33 linear feet). About Pennsylvania Railroad The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy,” the Pennsylvania Railroad was headquartered in Philadelphia. The PRR was the largest … Continue reading

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Sullivan, John

John Sullivan papers, 1887–1896. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About John Sullivan John Sullivan worked as a captain aboard private yachts and as first and second mate aboard ice boats in Philadelphia. About the collection Letters of recommendation from Sullivan’s … Continue reading

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Sandvik, Helge K.

Helge K. Sandvik collection of ships plans, 1948–1952. 1 box (0.66 linear feet). About the collection This collection consists of 21 plans for the tugboats Hornell and Marion. The plans were drawn by TAMS, Inc., Naval Architects and Engineers of … Continue reading

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RTC Shipbuilding Co. (Camden, N.J.)

RTC Shipbuilding Co. records, 1934–1965. 19 boxes, 5 folders (7.83 linear feet). About RTC Shipbuilding Co. In 1940, Leroy M. Robinson (president), George R. Taylor (Vice-president), and John P. Carson (secretary and treasurer) formed RTC Shipbuilding Company in Camden, New … Continue reading

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Taylor family

Taylor family collection of RTC Shipbuilding Company records, 1936–1947. 1 box (0.25 linear feet). About the Taylor family In 1940, Leroy M. Robinson (president), George R. Taylor (Vice-president), and John P. Carson (secretary and treasurer) formed RTC Shipbuilding Company in … Continue reading

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Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.

Philadelphia & Reading Transportation Line logbook, 1915–1920. 1 volume (0.25 linear feet). About Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co. The Philadelphia and Reading Transportation Line was established by the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad to deliver anthracite coal from Port Richmond Piers, … Continue reading

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Bowes

Thomas D. Bowes, M.E., Associates records, 1905–1982. 43 boxes, 11 volumes, and numerous rolled charts (129.5 linear feet). About Thomas D. Bowes Thomas D. Bowes (1883-1965) graduated from Cornell University in 1905. In the same year, he founded the naval … Continue reading

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Independent Pier Company

Independent Pier Company records, 1909–1980. 9 boxes (13.16 linear feet). About Independent Pier Company Independent Pier Company (IPC) was founded by Emil Meyle about 1895. It was operated originally under the name of E. Meyle. The services included wharfage, towing, … Continue reading

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Mathis Co. (Camden, N.J.)

John H. Mathis Company records, 1919–1965. 10 boxes, plus 12 flat file drawers, 17 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder (195 linear feet). About Mathis Co. The John H. Mathis Co at Point and Erie Streets in Camden, New Jersey, … Continue reading

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