GLMS 41 - C. Patrick Labadie Collection
|Title||GLMS 41 - C. Patrick Labadie Collection|
The C. Patrick Labadie Collection was transferred to the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes in a series of donations beginning in 1974. The Instruments of Gift were signed on April 10, 1984 and April 5, 1991.
Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for preservation and scholarly research. Processing was initiated in June 1980 by Martha Crain. Final processing of the compiled donations of Mr. Labadie was completed with the assistance of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant by Mark J. Barnes in August 1991.
Charles Patrick Labadie was born in Grosse Point, Michigan on March 17, 1940. Mr. Labadie studied engineering at the University of Detroit before joining the staff of the Detroit Historical Commission. The Great Lakes region has been Mr. Labadie's milieu throughout his career as an historian of the shipping industry. Past positions have also included employment with the Saugatuck Marine Museum in Saugatuck, Michigan and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit, Michigan. Since 1973, Mr. Labadie has been the Curator/Director of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Canal Park Museum in Duluth, Minnesota.
As a frequently published author on Great Lakes shipping, Mr. Labadie's research has been extensive. His insights into maritime history and his donations to research centers place C. Patrick Labadie in a position of esteemed value among both his colleagues and studies of the Great Lakes region.
|Scope and Content|
The collection contains a number of sources providing researchers with insights into Great Lakes shipping activities. Though not large (4 cubic feet), this set of maritime history resources permits users to examine subjects from daily vessel operations through logs and procedure manuals to issues of an industry-wide nature through annual meeting minutes for vessel officers. Coverage is extensive in time span, if not volume, with information dating from 1848-1980.
A record group on Proceedings (1.5 cubic feet) includes minutes from the 1956 and 1957 annual meetings of the Masters and Chief Engineers employed by the Pittsburgh Steamship Division of U. S. Steel and assorted log books from eight vessels dating from 1941-1974. The WILLIAM P. PALMER and the HENRY PHIPPS are covered the most extensively through the logbooks.
Reports (1.5 cubic feet) cover shipping activities from a construction and maintenance perspective through Offsets on the PHILIP R. CLARKE and the ARTHUR M. ANDERSON. Survey and Casualty Reports on nine vessels document the inspection process for damaged vessels. Vessel enrollment information offers a view of the effort to standardize registration and licensing procedures for Great Lakes vessels. Enrollment data for forty vessels (see Appendix 1) registered from 1848 to 1942 is included. Vessel Traffic reports for locks on the St. Lawrence Seaway record trip activities.
A record group on printed material (1 cubic foot) offers published works on shipping for examination. Fourteen items have been retained in the collection and Appendix 2 lists materials separated for cataloging in the main HCGL print materials collection.
Some 240 photographic images, including 159 glass plate negatives, have been separated for inclusion in the main HCGL photographic images catalog. The area around Saugatuck, Michigan and its role in the tourist excursion business in the 1900-1940 period receive coverage here.
SURVEY AND CASUALTY REPORTS
VESSEL TRAFFIC CONTROL TRANSIT RECORDS FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY SNELL AND EISENHOWER LOCKS
WINTER MOORING REPORTS
Folders1. Annual Meeting of Masters and Chief Engineers Pittsburgh Steamship Division of US Steel, March 26-28, 1956
2. Annual Meeting of Masters and Chief Engineers Pittsburgh Steamship Division of US Steel, March 26-27, 1957
3. Deviation Book, HENRY PHIPPS, 1973-1974
4. Deviation Book, PERCIVAL ROBERTS, 1971
5. Engineer's Log, ROBERT HOBSON, 1929
6. Engineer's Log, WILLIAM P. PALMER, 1953
7. Engineer's Log, WILLIAM P. PALMER, 1962
8. Engineer's Log, WILLIAM P. PALMER, 1963
1. Lay-Up Night Men Work, November 23-December 12, 1965
1-5. Ship's Log WILLIAM A. WHITNEY, July 15-October 10, 1941; April 28-October 23, 1942; April 10-December 11, 1948; November 2-3, 1952; November 24-27, 1953
Folders1. Offset Reports, PHILIP R. CLARKE and ARTHUR M. ANDERSON, June 30, 1952
2. Survey and Casualty Reports, EUGENE J. BUFFINGTON, 1933-1975
3. Survey and Casualty Reports, D. M. CLEMSON, 1934-1980
4. Survey and Casualty Reports, THOMAS F. COLE, 1932-1975
5. Survey and Casualty Reports, ALVA C. DINKEY, 1934-1975
6. Survey and Casualty Reports, D. G. KERR, ca. 1931-1979
7. Survey and Casualty Reports, WILLIAM A. McGONAGLE, 1975-1977
8. Survey and Casualty Reports, GOVERNOR MILLER, 1938-1972
9. Survey and Casualty Reports, J. P. MORGAN, 1935-1975
1. Vessel Enrollments, 1838-1942
Folders1. Course Guide for St. Lawrence River (St. Lawrence Seaway)..., Lake Carrier's Association, n.d.
2. Lake Shipping Operating Manual, US Steel Corporation, April 1967
3. Lake Shipping Purchasing Procedures, US Steel Corporation, 1971
4. Lake Shipping Soo Warehouse Catalog, US Steel Corporation, May 1968
Folders1. Port of Toledo Port Authority Facility No. 1 Contract Documents for Maintenance and Dredging Contract (prototype), July 1963
2. Port of Toledo Port Authority Facility No. 1 Contract Documents for Stage II, January 1961
3. Port of Toledo Second Stage Development, Port Authority Site No. 1, June 1959
4. Presque Isle Bulk Cargo Terminal, November 1963
5. Prospectus, Cayuga Steamship Co., Ltd., June 8, 1953
6. Radar for Deck Personnel, Part I, United States Maritime Service Institute, n.d.
7. Safe Job Procedures, US Steel Corporation, April 1965
8. Section 22 of the Interstate Commerce Act: An Analysis of Agreements Pro and Con, September 1963
9. Vessel Register Great Lakes Fleet, Straight Deck and Self-Unloaders, 1969
10. Vessel Register Great Lakes Fleet, Straight Deck and Self-Unloaders, June 1973