GLMS 45 - Paasch Marine Services, Incorporated Collection
|Title||GLMS 45 - Paasch Marine Services, Incorporated Collection|
|Subject||Business & Commerce|
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.
PLANS AND DRAWINGS
Architectural drawings for the GOODTIME II
Drawer 1: Drawings
1-2. Alcoa Co., boat Tracings, n.d.
Drawer 2: Drawings
165. General Electric Co., service launch, 32', n.d.
Drawer 3: Drawings
240-248. Michigan State Ferry, 1927