Monterey history photo collection

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Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist


Shipwrecks of the California Central Coast

Monterey & California Maritime History

Frank H. Buck
The Frank H. Buck was an oil tanker of the Associated Oil Company and was 427 feet long she went on the rocks
at Point Pinos, Pacific Grove on May 3, 1924

She was re-floated on May 18, 1924
She rammed the S.S. President Coolidge under the Golden Gate Bridge on March 6, 1937
Went ashore near Mile Rock Light-station.
She met her end in the same spot that her as sister ship the Lyman Stewart, did on Oct. 7, 1922.
They were both built by the Union Iron Works of San Francisco in 1914.

Lewis Josselyn Photo 5x7 Film Negative,
Photo Accession CV # 71-001-0300
Holdings: over 28,000 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database. And a total of over 81,955 in the photo collection

California Beach Scenes, passenger liners and Steam Schooners.
A collection of 33 prints of early San Francisco Maritime History from the 1860's-1930's and U.S. Navy Ships

Monterey Bay Shipwrecks

Aurora, Four Masted Schooner 1901, January 18, 1935, Monterey
Frank H. Buck on the rocks at Point Pinos, Pacific Grove May 3, 1924
USS Carp submarine named F-1 (SS-20) was washed ashore on the beach at Port Watsonville October 11, 1912
Celia, Steam schooner, 1884, 1906, Point Joe, Pebble Beach
Cleone, October 29, 1925 on bird rock off of Cabrillo Point
Crescent City, Steam schooner, 1906, July 7, 1927, Santa Cruz
CG 256, Cutter, October 25, 1933, Pacific Grove
Flavel,Steam schooner 1917,December 14, 1923, Pebble Beach
USS Garfish USS H-3 (SS-30) Submarine, Built in 1914 - June 29, 1915 Stranded on rocks near Point Sur South of Monterey
Gipsy, Steam schooner,1868, September 27, 1905, New Monterey
Howard Olson, Lumber Schooner, May 14, 1956,off Point Sur , Big Sur
J. B. Stetson, Steam schooner, 1905, October 3, 1934, Pebble Beach
Majestic, Steam schooner, 1908, December 5, 1909, Big Sur
Rhine Maru, Freighter, Built in 1922, March 28, 1930, Big Sur
Rhoderick Dhu, Schooner, 1874, April 26, 1909, Moss Beach
Saint Paul, Steam schooner, 1875, August 8, 1896, Point Joe, Pebble Beach

Sailing Ships and Coastal schooners photo galleries.

Some of the steam schooners that we have photo of are the Brooklyn, S.S. Capistrano, S.S. Carmel, Eureka, S.S. Daisy Gray, S.S. Del Norte, S. S. Eliabeth, S.S. Eureka, S.S. Firfield, S.S. Hanalei, William H. Murphy, S.S. Tamalpais, S.S. Lassen, S.S. Pomo and others.

Ships of the California Coast

A list of books, magazines and television programs that have used photos from the photo collection.
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Prints are available from 11 x14 - 40x60 inches.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and one-time editorial use.
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This page was last updated on January 1, 2019
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