|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Creator:||Rayner, Clarence H.|
|Title:||Clarence H. Rayner Papers|
|Abstract:||Collection contains 23 pieces and one volume. Includes bills of sale, bills of lading, towing receipts, a description of the loss of Schooner E. H. BRAZOS, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous waybills relative to the shipping activities of C. H. Rayner. Volume is freight accounts and port charges for Schooner QUICKSTEP, 1878|
Clarence H. Rayer lived in Stony Brook, N. Y., and during the period covered by these papers, he commanded several coasting schooners. He was master of the schooner E. H. BRAZAS, which was lost in a storm off the New Jersey coast on October 31, 1877. In 1978 he commanded the Schooner QUICKSTEP, carrying coal from New York to Middletown, CT. Between 1894 and 1903 he purchased controlling interest in three schooners; the BENJAMIN ENGLISH (4/16), the B.H. WARFORD (31/32), and the LILLIE O. WELLS (16/16). The WELLS was lost during a storm on Long Island Sound a few months later. Rayner later commanded the coal schooner HAMLET in 1913-1914
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Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
E.H. Brazos (Schooner)
Freight and freightage
Shipping–New York (State)–Stony Brook
Bills of lading
Bills of sale
Shipmasters–New York (State)–Stony Brook
Shipowners–New York (State)–Stony Brook
Coll. 202, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|Shipping papers and account book; 1877-1914|
|1||1||Schooner E. H. BRAZOS; description of shipwreck; 1877 Oct 31|
|2||Schooner QUICKSTEP; bills, etc.; 1878 Apr-May|
|3||Bill of Sale, BENJAMIN ENGLISH, B. H. WARFORD, LILLIE O. WELLS; 1894-1903|
|4||Schooner HAMLET; Bill of Lading for coal cargo; 1913-1914|
|5||Volume 1, Schooner QUICKSTEP; freight accounts and port charges; 1878|