Records of the Ship TUSITALA

Manuscripts Collection 72

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Tusitala (Ship)
Title: Records of the Ship TUSITALA
Dates: 1924-1939
Extent: 154 items
Abstract: Correspondence, track chart, articles and newspaper clippings about the ship, and logbooks (1924-1925) for 3 voyages.
Identification: Coll. 72

History of the Ship TUSITALA

The Ship TUSITALA, last full-rigged merchant ship to fly American flag, was built in 1883. In 1923, the ship became private yacht of U.S. Steel president James A. Farrell in 1923. It became a training ship for merchant seamen in 1939.

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.


Farrell, James A. (James Augustine), 1863-1943


Merchant ships
Voyages and travels

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 72, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.


Papers; 1924-1939
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence; 1924-1929
2 Track Charts for TUSITALA; ca. 1925
3 Article, “The Sailing of the Last Clipper”, Maritime Exchange Bulletin; 1924 Nov
4 Article, “Why Do I Prefer Sail Trained Men?”, Nautical Gazette; 1929 Nov
5 Newspaper clippings; 1931-1939
Volumes; 1924-1925
1 Inventory of Ship TUSITALA; 1925 Feb 25
2 Log, Ship TUSITALA; 1924 Nov
3 Log, Ship TUSITALA; 1924 Dec-1925 Jan
4 Log, Ship TUSITALA; 1925 Feb

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