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A Fleet to be Forgotten Cover

A Fleet to be Forgotten
by Louis A. Hough

The Liberty Ships of their day, they were meant to be built quickly to fill the need for vital goods to be transported to Europe, but in the end were massively overproduced, and forgotten by a government embarrassed by its "terrible waste of timber, toil and treasure."


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Gold, Silk, Pioneers & Mail--The Story of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company
by Robert J. Chandler, Ph.D., and Stephen J. Potash

There has not been an in-depth look at this venerable line for more than fifty years. Robert J. Chandler and Stephen J. Potash have now done so in this magnificent monograph, including more than 60 illustrations from the authors' collections of art and ephemera.

Original hand-numbered edition of 500 copies has been sold out, and an otherwise identical limited-edition reprint is now available.


Denial of Disaster Cover

Denial of Disaster
by Gladys Hansen and Emmet Condon
Tells the true story of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, using dramatic photographs and eyewitness accounts

Limited number of new copies available

W.A. Coulter Cover

W. A. Coulter
Marine Artist

This illustrated booklet chronicling the life and career of William A. Coulter was published by his son, James V. Coulter, in conjunction with the Sausalito Historical Society.


Glory of the Seas Cover

Glory of the Seas
by Michael Jay Mjelde

The story of the great clipper ship which was the last of Donald McKay's masterpieces. Her portrait by William A. Coulter can be seen in the exhibit A Master's Brush with the Sea through October 31, 2006.


Clipper Ship Captain Cover

Clipper Ship Captain
by Michael Jay Mjelde

The fascinating and danger-filled life of Captain Daniel McLaughlin, skipper of Glory of the Seas.


White Flyers cover

The White Flyers
by George F. Gruner

The Harvard and the Yale set the standard for speed and comfort in steamship travel for more than four decades.


Shipping and Culture Cover

Shipping and Culture
by Olaf T. Engvig

Tells how people of the shipping community--shipping and business executives, ships' agents, captains and others--convened at the Norwegian Fish Club to promote, finance and conduct enterprises to the benefit of the society at large.


Steel Ships and Iron Pipe cover

Steel Ships and Iron Pipe
by Dean L. Mawdsley

Western Pipe and Steel Copany of California,
The Company,
The Yard, The Ships


Voyages of the Revere Cover

The Voyages of the Ship Revere
by Madeline Rowse Gleason

The history of a 19th Century sailing ship.

Cruise Books of the USN cover

Cruise Books of the United States Navy in World War II by Dean L. Mawdsley

A Bibliography

With the Sommeldijk cover

With the Sommelsdijk in the Far Pacific
by Paul M. Ellwood MD

World War II experiences of a naval medical officer.

Editing and suppelemental materials by
Dean L. Mawdsley MD




Clipper Ship Captain Cover

Tanker 1942-1945
Wartime History of Marinship Corporation

The story of Bechtel's Marinship Corporation from first to last. A faithful and complete copy of the original film produced in 1945.
VHS 48 min. 1991


Posters and Fine Art Prints

Fine Art Prints are printed using the Giclee Process, 100 year+ paper and pigment inks with life of 75-150 years.

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Exhibit Poster ThumbnailPoster for Coulter Exhibition

1906 Fire Painting San Francisoc Fire, 1906
by W. A. Coulter
  • 13 x 24" Unframed $39
  • 13 x 24" Framed $254
  • 21.5 x 40" Unframed $195
  • 21.5 x 40" Framed $610

Limited Edition of 100, signed by publisher and Thomas Coulter

  • 21.5 x 40" Unframed $800
  • 21.5 x 40" Framed $1225

Fire Panorama ThumbnailPanoramic Historic Photograph of
San Francisco Burning, 1906

Unframed $95

Framed $510
Balloon Panorama ThumbnailPanoramic Historic Photograph
of San Francisco, 16 days after
Fire, 1906
Unframed: $95

Framed: $510

Facsimile Antique Maps and Charts
on heavy cream-colored stock

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Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast of Aisa and North America 1786



Bellingham Bay

Bellingham Bay, Washington 1856


Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island 1795


San Pablo BAy

San Pablo & San Francisco Bays 1850


Alaska & B.C.

Alaska & British Columbia
1786 (Sheet 1 of 2)


B.C. & Washington

British Columbia & Washington
1786 (Sheet 2 of 2)


Any Two Charts: $15.00 (Select below)
Chart1: Chart2:

Package of all 6 charts: $35.00

Discounts for larger quantities available. Please contact us for more infomation.

Coulter Cards

The Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library are pleased to offer greeting cards featuring the paintings of marine artist W.A. Coulter. For a suggested donation of $15.00 ($12.75 for members of the Library Friends) plus $3.00 shipping, we will send you a set of ten cards with matching envelopes. The cards are blank inside, making them perfect for use as Christmas cards or general correspondence.

Alaska Packers Ship ThumbnailAlaska Packers Ship
Coming  Home Thumbnail Coming Home
Derry Harbor Thumbnail Derry Harbor
Fishing Boat Thumbnail Fishing Boat

Honolulu Harbor ThumbnailHonolulu Harbor
Restless Thumbnail Restless
To the Rescue ThumbnailTo the Rescue
The Golden Gate ThumbnailThe Golden Gate

Westward Thumbnail Westward
William P. Frye Thumbnail William P. Frye
President Grant Arrivining Thumnail President Grant Arriving Aboard "City of Tokio"

Assortment of 10 cards $15.00


Library Friends T-Shirt

Available in
Sm, Med, Lg, XL

Profits go to provide funds for new
acquisitions for the Library collection.


Alternative payment methods can be arranged for any of these items. Please email the  Friends, or call 415-561-7041