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Steam Schooner WAPAMA, Sausalito, Marin County, CA



B&W Photos

HB132490
View Of Starboard Elevation

HB132491
View Showing Port Elevation Of Wapama, With Scow Schooner Alma In Foreground

HB132492
Stern View Of Wapama And Alma, Looking Off Port Quarter

HB132493
Underside View Of Wapama, Looking Toward Rudder

HB132494
View Looking Aft Toward Propeller Shaft (propeller Has Been Removed) And Rudder

HB132495
View Showing Port Elevation Of Propeller Shaft And Rudder

HB132496
View Looking Forward Toward Forecastle From Port Side Of Main Deck

HB132497
View Looking Forward Toward Cargo Hatch Amidships

HB132498
View Looking Forward Toward Forecastle Bulkhead, Port Side

HB132499
View Of Crew's Quarters, Forecastle, Port Side

HB132500
View Looking Aft Toward Deck House, Along Main Deck, Port Side

HB132501
View From Port Side Of Main Deck, Showing Deck House With Two Donkey Steam Cargo Engines Above

HB132502
View From Port Side Of Deck House, Looking Aft Toward Poop Deck Bulkhead And Entry Into Crew's Mess

HB132503
View Of Crew's Mess On Main Deck, Just Aft Of Poop Deck Bulkhead, Port Side

HB132504
View Of Galley, Amidships Just Aft Of Poop Deck Bulkhead

HB132505
View Looking Starboard Of Galley, Showing Steward's Stores And Pantry

HB132506
View Looking Toward Starboard Of Passenger Dining Saloon Which Runs Athwartships Aft Of Galley

HB132507
View Of Staircase Leading To Social Hall On Cabin (poop) Deck, Located In Center Of Forward End Of Dining Saloon

HB132508
View Of Social Hall At Top Of Staircase, On Cabin (poop) Deck

HB132509
View Of Railing At Top Of Stairs

HB132510
View Of Bow Section, Starboard Side, Looking Forward Along Keelson Toward Chain Locker Bulkhead

HB132511
Detail View Of Bow Stern, Showing Steel And Wood Deck Reinforcement

HB132512
Detail View Looking From Hold, Starboard Side (superstructure Has Been Exposed Where Ceiling Has Been Removed

HB132513
Detail View Of Knee Braces, Starboard Side, Looking Toward Collision Bulkhead

HB132514
View Looking Aft Between Deck

HB132515
View Of Cargo Hold, Looking Forward, With Mainmast In Foreground

HB132516
View Showing Rear Of Boilers, Just Aft Of Mainmast

HB132517
View Of Oil-fired Water Tube Boilers With Furnaces, Facing Aft

HB132518
View Of Feedwater Filter And Heater, Port Side Of Engine Room, Just Aft Of Fuel Oil Tank

HB132519
View Showing Forward Side Of Condenser, Aft Of Boilers

HB132520
View Showing Starboard Side Of Steam Triple Expansion Engine; Steam Chest Is Above, Condenser Below

HB132521
Detail View Of Engine Control

HB132522
View Of Engine From Aft, Looking Forward, Showing Steam Chest (above) And Condenser (below)

HB132523
View Of Port Side Of Engine, Showing Main Circulating Pump

HB132524
View Of Main Deck Engine Flat, Looking Aft At Steam Chest And Cylinder Heads

HB132525
View Looking Forward Along Steam Chest And Cylinder Heads Toward Donkey Boiler

HB132526
View Of Two Steel Dynamos In Starboard Corner Of Engine Room, Showing Vessel's Electrical Distribution Panel To The Right

HB132527
View Of Stuffing Box For Propeller Shaft, And Rudder Trunk, After Peak


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Item Title


Location
Sausalito, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-67
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
National Register Number: 73000228
Significance: The last surviving example afloat of some 225 steam schooners specially designed for use in the 19th and 20th century Pacific Coast lumber trade and coastwise service. These vessels formed the backbone of maritime trade and commerce on the west coast--ferrying lumber, general cargo, and passengers to and from urban centers and smaller coastal settlements.Shipyards along the coastline of California, Oregon and Washington built more than two hundred steam schooners. They were descendants of the sailing lumber schooners once common in the area and were conceived and built to serve in the interregional trade that flourished along North America's Pacific Coast. The men who built them took advantage of plentiful timber and built the ships out of wood, long after builders in most of the Western world had shifted to iron and steel construction. These wooden ships were a mainstay of the coastwise carrying trade for decades. WAPAMA is the sole survivor of the once numerous class.

Subjects
Carpentry
Transportation
Exhibitions


Related Names
Price, James H.
McCormick, Charles R.
St. Helens Shipbuilding Company
"White Flyer Line" (L.A.-S.F. Navigation Company)
Alaska Transportation Company
"Tongass" (new Name 1938)
Porter, Marc, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF STARBOARD ELEVATION
2. VIEW SHOWING PORT ELEVATION OF WAPAMA, WITH SCOW SCHOONER ALMA IN FOREGROUND
3. STERN VIEW OF WAPAMA AND ALMA, LOOKING OFF PORT QUARTER
4. UNDERSIDE VIEW OF WAPAMA, LOOKING TOWARD RUDDER
5. VIEW LOOKING AFT TOWARD PROPELLER SHAFT (PROPELLER HAS BEEN REMOVED) AND RUDDER
6. VIEW SHOWING PORT ELEVATION OF PROPELLER SHAFT AND RUDDER
7. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD TOWARD FORECASTLE FROM PORT SIDE OF MAIN DECK
8. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD TOWARD CARGO HATCH AMIDSHIPS
9. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD TOWARD FORECASTLE BULKHEAD, PORT SIDE
10. VIEW OF CREW'S QUARTERS, FORECASTLE, PORT SIDE
11. VIEW LOOKING AFT TOWARD DECK HOUSE, ALONG MAIN DECK, PORT SIDE
12. VIEW FROM PORT SIDE OF MAIN DECK, SHOWING DECK HOUSE WITH TWO DONKEY STEAM CARGO ENGINES ABOVE
13. VIEW FROM PORT SIDE OF DECK HOUSE, LOOKING AFT TOWARD POOP DECK BULKHEAD AND ENTRY INTO CREW'S MESS
14. VIEW OF CREW'S MESS ON MAIN DECK, JUST AFT OF POOP DECK BULKHEAD, PORT SIDE
15. VIEW OF GALLEY, AMIDSHIPS JUST AFT OF POOP DECK BULKHEAD
16. VIEW LOOKING STARBOARD OF GALLEY, SHOWING STEWARD'S STORES AND PANTRY
17. VIEW LOOKING TOWARD STARBOARD OF PASSENGER DINING SALOON WHICH RUNS ATHWARTSHIPS AFT OF GALLEY
18. VIEW OF STAIRCASE LEADING TO SOCIAL HALL ON CABIN (POOP) DECK, LOCATED IN CENTER OF FORWARD END OF DINING SALOON
19. VIEW OF SOCIAL HALL AT TOP OF STAIRCASE, ON CABIN (POOP) DECK
20. VIEW OF RAILING AT TOP OF STAIRS
21. VIEW OF BOW SECTION, STARBOARD SIDE, LOOKING FORWARD ALONG KEELSON TOWARD CHAIN LOCKER BULKHEAD
22. DETAIL VIEW OF BOW STERN, SHOWING STEEL AND WOOD DECK REINFORCEMENT
23. DETAIL VIEW LOOKING FROM HOLD, STARBOARD SIDE (SUPERSTRUCTURE HAS BEEN EXPOSED WHERE CEILING HAS BEEN REMOVED
24. DETAIL VIEW OF KNEE BRACES, STARBOARD SIDE, LOOKING TOWARD COLLISION BULKHEAD
25. VIEW LOOKING AFT BETWEEN DECK
26. VIEW OF CARGO HOLD, LOOKING FORWARD, WITH MAINMAST IN FOREGROUND
27. VIEW SHOWING REAR OF BOILERS, JUST AFT OF MAINMAST
28. VIEW OF OIL-FIRED WATER TUBE BOILERS WITH FURNACES, FACING AFT. TWO FUEL OIL TANKS FLANK BOILERS
29. VIEW OF FEEDWATER FILTER AND HEATER, PORT SIDE OF ENGINE ROOM, JUST AFT OF FUEL OIL TANK
30. VIEW SHOWING FORWARD SIDE OF CONDENSER, AFT OF BOILERS
31. VIEW SHOWING STARBOARD SIDE OF STEAM TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE; STEAM CHEST IS ABOVE, CONDENSER BELOW
32. DETAIL VIEW OF ENGINE CONTROL
33. VIEW OF ENGINE FROM AFT, LOOKING FORWARD, SHOWING STEAM CHEST (ABOVE) AND CONDENSER (BELOW)
34. VIEW OF PORT SIDE OF ENGINE, SHOWING MAIN CIRCULATING PUMP
35. VIEW OF MAIN DECK ENGINE FLAT, LOOKING AFT AT STEAM CHEST AND CYLINDER HEADS. ORIGINAL STEAM FIRE PUMP IS ON PORT SIDE
36. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD ALONG STEAM CHEST AND CYLINDER HEADS TOWARD DONKEY BOILER
37. VIEW OF TWO STEEL DYNAMOS IN STARBOARD CORNER OF ENGINE ROOM, SHOWING VESSEL'S ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION PANEL TO THE RIGHT
38. VIEW OF STUFFING BOX FOR PROPELLER SHAFT, AND RUDDER TRUNK, AFTER PEAK


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