The Captain Harold Huycke letters (SAFR 14310, HDC 102) consist of 11 letters written by Huycke and four letters addressed
to him. The letters span the years 1955-1965 and discuss various ships such as the C.A. THAYER and the KAIULANI. There is
also an index of oral history tape recordings and correspondence with Captain C.T. Pedersen. Of particular note is a copy
of an image (E3.8495n) of the C.A. THAYER taken in 1903 at Grays Harbor with vessel measurements written on it. The collection
has been processed to the collection level and access to this collection is not restricted.
Captain Harold D. Huycke, Jr. was a maritime historian of the Pacific Coast. He was the author of many articles and the book,
"To Santa Rosalia: Further and Back" (1970), a detailed history of a dozen German sailing ships detained in Mexico during
the First World War. In 1957, he was employed by the state of California to prepare, man and deliver the C.A. THAYER from
Puget Sound to San Francisco, and she is now one of the San Francisco National Historical Park's historic vessels moored at
Hyde Street Pier. Huycke was a research associate of the San Francisco Maritime Museum for 57 years and conducted hundreds
of oral histories with seafaring men and some of their relatives to help document West Coast maritime history. See HDC 1600,
Harold D. Huycke collection for more biographical details.