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Name Ferry
Number of Archive records 27.0
Number of Library records 1.0
Number of Object records 5.0
Number of Photo records 59.0

Associated Records

1998.45.8.1 - Booklet

Booklet titled "The Old Ferryboats of Sausalito" by Annie Sutter, published by Scope Publishing Company, Sausalito, 1987. 35 pages including black & white photos and drawings. Signed by Annie Sutter.

1994.91.1 - Brochure

A small folding mailer brochure titled "History of the Sportsmen, Inc. Yacht Club: Sausalito Centennial Birthday 1894-1994". The centennial refers to the old ferryboat "Sausalito", which was built in 1894, plied the Bay waters for years and, after retirement, was then bought by the Sportsmen, Inc. Yacht club and moved to Antioch to serve as their clubhouse.

1994.94.2 - Tape and Video

A 90-minutes VHS video tape titled "75 Years of San Francisco Bay Ferryboats" from 1850's to 1962. Produced by Vintage Video/"picture the Past"/Catenary Video Productions, Pentrex, P.O. Box 94911, Pasadena, Ca. 91109.

1975.98.2 - Plan and Blueprint

An architectural drawing in pencil and partially colored on graph paper of the steam ferry "Princess" from several angles, accompanied by someone's notes in pencil on what is wrong with the drawing and additional information about the boat itself and its history. Stapled on the back is a drawing of the boat on tracing paper with notes about dates build and broken up, and dimensions.

1975.98.4 - Newspaper Clipping

A newspaper clipping of an article titled "Commuters' Anniversary - First Sausalito Ferry Steamed Over Bay 100 Years Ago Today" by Jack Eisen, from the Independent Journal, May 10, 1968.

1975.106.1 - Newspaper

3 copies of a sourvenir edition of the Sausalito News dated February 27, 1941, titled "Farewell to Northwestern Pacific R.R. Interurban Train-Ferry Service". One copy is complete with 4 pages of the history of the ferries and the railroad in the middle, written by George H. Harlan, Jr.; the other two copies contain only pages 1-2 and 7-8, which are only pictures.

1975.319.1 - Newspaper Clipping

A newspaper clipping from the San Francisco Examiner about the ferry "Redwood Empire" hitting a wharf in Sausalito and the wharf collapsing, March, 1938.

1992.59.6 - Document

Handwritten History of Sausalito and the Sausalito Land & Ferry Company from 1869 to about 1907. Incorporation of the company 27 Sep 1869 for 50 years and one extension for an additional 50 years for establishing , maintaining and conduction one or more ferries between Marin County and any other adjoining county. April 22, 1869, 1146 acres deeded to 19 people who received a deed from Throckmorton, cost $450,000 - beginning of the town of Sausalito. History continues for 11 pages, xeroxed.

1975.1322.1 - Article

Newspaper clipping crash of the liner "Newport" with the ferry "Golden City", S. F. Chronicle, 4/25/27.

1975.1323.1 - Article

Newspaper clipping crash of the liner "Newport" with the ferry "Golden city", The Bulletin, 4/25/27.

1975.1324.1 - Article

Newspaper clipping on Golden Gate ferry crash, unknown publication, 4/25/27. Note: contains 1 full article and the continuation of 2 articles begun on page 1 ... but page 1 not provided.

1975.1325.1 - Article

Newspaper clipping on Golden Gate ferry crash, unknown publication, undated but probably April, 1927. Article is continued, but continuantion not included.

1975.1388.2 - Log, Nautical

A photocopy of a page relating ferry accidents, 1929. Incidents included on the page occurred between March 30 and April 6, 1929. Hand-written note at the bottom say: from "Summary of Casualties, Violations of Law and Investigations for the year ended June 30, 1929, First Supervising District, Local District of S. F. 1928.

Image of 1975.1369.2 - Article

1975.1369.2 - Article

Pages 1 & 2 of the Marin Scope, March 11-19, 1979, including an article on the ferryboat San Rafael.

1975.1369.3 - Letter

A letter to Christopher Tellis from Stephen D. Mikesell, Staff Historian for the Office of Historic Preservation, dated August 14, 1981, rejecting his application to place the "City of Seattle" ("Yellow Ferry") on the National Register of Historic Places.

1975.1411.2 - Article

A collection of newspaper articles about the effort to save the "Charles Van Damme", 1982-3

1975.472.1 - Newspaper Clippings

A newspaper photo of the ferry "Marin", no caption, newspaper unidentified, 1937.

1976.127.1 - Pamphlet

Pamphlet titled "Sausaltio" by John Edeen, ca. 1972, 44 pages, advertising Sausalito. Originally 4 copies, 1 copy loaned out and never returned. 1 copy signed by the author.

1976.693.1 - Postcard

Postcard of the ferryboat "Eureka", undated.

1976.693.2 - Postcard

Postcard of the ferryboat "Eureka", undated.