Category Archives: Boatbuilding and Boatyards

Ventnor Shipyard

Ventnor Shipyard records, 1941–1945. 3 boxes, 2 volumes (3.75 linear feet). About Ventnor Shipyard Ventnor Boat Works was founded by Adolph Apel in 1902. The company gained fame as builders of custom speed boats. At the beginning of World War … Continue reading

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Perrine Boat Shop

J.H. Perrine Boat Shop records, 1903–1963. 5 boxes, plus 1 oversize folder (1.6 linear feet). About Perrine Boat Shop J. H. Perrine was a small craft designer and builder in Barnegat, New Jersey. His specialty was the 15-foot Barnegat sneakbox, … Continue reading

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Account book

Account book of unidentified Philadelphia boatbuilder, 1738–1755. 1 volume (0.16 linear feet). About the collection Account book of an unidentified Philadelphia boatbuilder, listing costs of materials and labor for building and repairing boats, 1738-1755. Subjects Boatbuilding Boatbuilding — Pennsylvania — … Continue reading

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Independence Seaport Museum oral histories

Independence Seaport Museum oral histories collection, 1981–1998. FIX (4 linear feet). About the collection This is a a collection of audiocassette and DAT tapes of interviews from several oral history projects. Materials for the History of the Delaware River Basin … Continue reading

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Evanson Boat Company

P. Evanson Boat Company records, 1960s–1970s. 4 boxes (4 linear feet). About the collection Index file of owners of boats built by the Evanson Boat Company. Includes Celebrity class and Robin class sailboats. Types of material Index files

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Guthorn, Peter J.

Peter J. Guthorn collection on New Jersey shipbuilding, circa 1960 –1980. 4 boxes (4 linear feet). About Peter J. Guthorn Peter J. Guthorn is an historian and author. His books include American Maps and Map Makers of the Revolution, United … Continue reading

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Johnson Boat and Motor Company

Hubert S. Johnson Boat and Engine Work, Inc. photographs and promotional brochures, 1945–1964. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Johnson Boat and Motor Company The Hubert S. Johnson Boat and Motor Company was founded in 1912 by Hubert S. Johnson, … Continue reading

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Amethyst (Yacht)

Amethyst papers, 1939. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Sketches and correspondence between Frederick C. Geiger at Yacht Sales & Service in Philadelphia and Mark S. Hough of Woonsocket, RI regarding modifications Hough desired to be made to … Continue reading

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