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Paasch Marine Services, Incorporated Collection - GLMS 45

Introduction | | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The Paasch Collection was transferred to the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes on March 25, 1981. The instrument of gift was signed on March 31, 1981.

Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for purposes of preservation and research. Final processing was completed in August 1991 with the assistance of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant by Monica Manny and Mark J. Barnes.

Scope and Content

The Paasch Marine Services, Inc. Collection documents the projects of a naval architecture firm in Erie, Pennsylvania for the period 1947-1976. Scattered items also appear for 1906, 1927, and 1932. In the correspondence of owner Harold Paasch and architect Philip L. Rhodes of New York, New York are discussions of projects, details, client requests and proposed solutions. Routine matters regarding design changes also appear. The collection is not large (2.5 cubic feet and 336 drawings), but does contain a number of architectural drawings of vessels smaller than the freighters that dominate much of the material available at the HCGL. Vessels that could collectively be called utility boats are recorded in the form of fire and police craft, survey and patrol vessels for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, passenger ferries, and numerous pleasure boats.

Series Description

SUBJECT FILES

PROJECT FILES
Boxes 1-3
1906, 1932, 1948-1976
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains correspondence, specifications, and marine architectural drawings for vessels designed by Paasch Marine Services., Inc. These vessels are varied in nature but generally include passenger vessels for ferry services, survey and patrol boats for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, pleasure craft in the form of yachts and ketches, and utility boats of several types. The vessels included here are under one hundred feet in length and were not used primarily for cargo hauling. The materials preserved in the Paasch collection have one item from 1906 and one from 1932, but fall generally into the years 1948-1976. One point of interest for researchers is the documentation of the increased use of aluminum for vessel construction after World War II. Arrangement is alphabetical by vessel name, vessel owner, or type of vessel. For example, subject headings can read: HURON, W. J. Williams, or Diesel Cruiser.

ROLLED PLANS AND DRAWINGS
(Items 1-336)
1892-1901, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1923-1927, 1947-1976
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains rolled oversize plans and drawings proposed by Paasch Marine Services, Inc. in developing files in the above Project Files. Arrangement is alphabetical by vessel name, vessel owner, or type of vessel.

Inventory

Box 1

Folders

  1. ALGOMAH, 1960-1961
  2. Aluminum Alloy Sloop, 1968-1971
  3. Aluminum Diesel Cruiser, 66', 1964
  4. American Boat Line Tour Boat, 1960-1972
  5. Arnold Transit Co., 65' Motor Boat, 1958-1959
  6. Auxiliary Yawl, 32', 1971-1972, 1975, n.d.
  7. Dr. Arthur Beiser, 37.5' aluminum alloy cutter, 1977
  8. Marion Osborn Black, auxiliary sloop, 1972-1972
  9. Caltex passenger vessel, 1960
  10. Cargo and passenger vessel, 1963
  11. Chesapeake Bay Affairs, Department of, 46' to 48' workboat, 1965-1968
  12. CHIPPEWA, 1963, 1963, 1974
  13. Creole Petroleum Corporation; proposed launches, 1948-1949, 1955-1956, 1966
  14. Cutter-rigged staysail ketch, n.d.
  15. Diesel cruisers, 1961, 1964-1965
  16. Diesel yacht, 76', 78', n.d.
  17. DIOMEDA EXULANS, aluminum alloy ketch, 1965
  18. DOW CHEMICAL, self-unloader, 1932
  19. Fireboat, 70', n.d.
  20. William J. Fitzgerald, Yacht, 1965-1966
  21. GOODTIME II, 1954, 1958-1963
  22. GOODTIME II, 1965-1966
  23. GOODTIME II, 1971, 1976, n.d.
  24. Great Lakes Towing Co., 1906, 1948, 1950
  25. Greenwich, CT Passenger Ferry, 1961
  26. GREY GHOST, 1962-1966

Box 2

Folders

  1. Hull 155 20 Passenger Launch for Terminals Maracaibo, 1963
  2. Hull 155 98' L.O.A., aluminum offshore cruiser, 1964
  3. Hull 155 72' aluminum diesel cruiser, 1966
  4. Hull 155 52' passenger boat for Caneel Bay Plantation, Inc., 1958, 1960, 1964
  5. Hull 155 66' L.O.A., aluminum diesel-powered cruiser, 1961, 1964-1965
  6. Hull 155 65' aluminum diesel cruiser, 1964
  7. Hull 155 50', 54', 55' boats, 1961, 1964
  8. HURON, 1955, 1958
  9. Van Johnstone, 55' alumnium diesel cruiser, 1961
  10. Van Johnstone, L. O. A. vessel, 66' aluminum diesel powered cruiser, 1964
  11. Launches, 1958-1960
  12. Lloyd Harbor, New York Police boat, 1967-1971
  13. Lee Miller Auto/Passenger Ferry, 1946
  14. New York City Police boat, 1964-1965

Box 3

Folders

  1. Offshore crew and supply boat, 45', 1956
  2. OTTAWA, 1959
  3. P-42, 42' standard model, 1965, 1970
  4. Passenger Ferry, n.d.
  5. Project correspondence, 1954-1963
  6. Sightseeing boat, 73', 1969
  7. Sportfishing cruiser, 58', 1965-1966
  8. St. John's Bar Pilot Association aluminum pilot launch, 1968
  9. F. M. Trapnell, 35' Yacht, 1964-1966
  10. Tug, 50', 1961
  11. TUY, 52' Steel deisel-powered passenger launch for Mene Grande Oil Co., n.d.
  12. Unidentified, n.d.
  13. US Army Corps of Engineers, aluminum diesel cruiser, 55', 1961-1965
  14. US Army Corps of Engineers, HUDSON, 1963
  15. US Army Corps of Engineers, Hull 156, LAIDLY, 1966
  16. US Army Corps of Engineers Launch, LAIDLY, 1966-1967
  17. US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, 45', 1963, 1965
  18. US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, 65', 1965-1966
  19. US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, 65', 1965-1966
  20. US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, 65', SENTRY, 1965-1966
  21. US Army Corps of Engineers patrol and survey launch, 52', 1960, n.d.
  22. US Army Corps of Engineers survey launch, 52', 1959, 1963-1966, 1976
  23. US Army Corps of Engineers, Hull 170, survey boat, 54', 1968-1969
  24. Utility launch with cockpit, 45', 1960
  25. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. specifications for 36' waterline aluminum utility boat, 1974
  26. Robert B. Way, 57' ketch, n.d.
  27. W. J. Williams, Hull 161, aluminum cruiser, 1964-1967
  28. W. J. Williams, aluminum cruiser, 1964-1967

Drawer 1: Drawings

Items

1-2. Alcoa Co., boat Tracings, n.d.
3-7. Aluminum survey boat, 1969
8-10. BIG LOU, Tug, 52', 1967
11-12. Caltex Passenger Vessel Electrical Schematic, Revisions, 1974
13-14. Detroit, Michigan, Mail/supply boat, 1949
15-24. EDENBORN, 1919, 1923-1926
25-164. Engine 311, 1899, 1901, 1909

Drawer 2: Drawings

Items

165. General Electric Co., service launch, 32', n.d.
166. GOOD TIME, docking plan, n.d.
167-173. GOOD TIME II, n.d.
174. Great Lakes Towing Co. Tug, pilot house sketch, 1949
175-176. Hull 161, profile sketches, 1967
177-178. Hull 188, profile sketch and electrical schematic, 1974
179-182. Hull 194, seating plan, electrical schematic, revision, 1974
183-227. HURON, 1955
228. JOHNSON, US Army Corps of Engineers survey vessel, n.d.
229. Ketch, steel, 48', 1965
230-239. BETTY MAE LAIDLY, aluminum standard 26' and 46' hull diesel motor launch, 1976, n.d.

Drawer 3: Drawings

Items

240-248. Michigan State Ferry, 1927
249-251. Mooring launch, 32', 1964
252-253. Mooring launch/Tug boat profile, n.d.
254. NANTICOKE II, Hull 178 diesel launch, 1965
255. Ohio, State of, Shore erosion boat, 1951
256-259. Olmstead Fisheries Trap Netter, 1951
260. Passenger vessel, 65', 1959
261-264. Pittsburgh Fire Department, Boat sketches 1954
265-322. S. H. ROBBINS, 1892-1899, 1913, 1916, 1923
323-324. SCULLY, Pittsburgh Fire Department, n.d.
325-326. SANDMAN, yacht for Capt. J. S. St. John, 1947
327. S. Sherman, 68' yacht, inboard profile, n.d.
328. Frederick M. Trapnell, 45' ketch, 1965
329. Trap Net Boat, Meigs grow model, 40', 1947
330. Trap Net Boat, 55', lines, 1947
331. Tug, 60', diesel, n.d.
332-333. Unidentified boat tracings, n.d.
334-335. Yacht, standard model for 42' profiles, 1958
336. Yacht, standard model for 45', 1973

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