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A guide to the Captain George Warner Yardley records, 1906-1954
HDC0098 (SAFR 14306)  
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Description
The Captain George Warner Yardley records SAFR 14306, HDC 98) consists of official documents, a scrapbook, and news clippings.
Background
Captain George Warner Yardley (1879-1938) born in Yardley Pennsylvania. At an early age he stowed away aboard a Delaware river boat. By age 27 he had gained his master"s papers. He came to San Francisco after the Spanish American war and whaling in the Artic. He was employed by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, eventually rising to master of the GOLDEN STATE (steamer). He continued on to be master of Dollar Line's PRESIDENT CLEVELAND and PRESIDENT HOOVER. The PRESIDENT HOOVER, reportedly a $7.5 million dollar vessel and considered the most luxurious American made passenger ship sailing the Pacific sea during the 1930's, shipwrecked on a reef near the island of Hoishoto, eastward off Formosa in December 1937 with Captain Yardley at the helm.
Extent
12 items.
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.