Library News 2015

New pages full of images and information about our collections can be found at these links:

Inspect a list of books on Women Seafarers.

Follow the cultural course of a voyage in Dwight Long’s Circumnavigation, 1934-1940.

Take a close look at the history of diving in Los Angeles Harbor in Torrance R. Parker’s Career in Deep Diving.

See views from a World War II shipbuilding concern in Los Angeles Harbor in 467 Ships of California Shipbuilding Corporation, Part 1.

A look at the inside story on engineering special parts of ships in Photographic Highlights of Engineering at California Shipbuilding Corporation

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library has a collection of West Coast Periodicals for your research on West Coast yachting, racing, fishing, diving, and maritime history. These journals were written and published in California and the West, giving news here more complete coverage than national magazines.

Library News 2014

Read about the History of Ships in our collections including books on sail, merchant and navy ships.

Read about the exhibit of Fellows & Stewart, Inc., a local boatbuilding firm for over 70 years.

View biographical notes from collections at the Museum.

Special Recent Posts

Deep Sea Diver, Entrepreneur, Author

Deep Sea Diver, Entrepreneur, Author

February 26th, 2015

Torrance R. Parker is the founder of Parker Diving Service, Inc., the oldest continuously operating commercial diving company in California. From 1947 to 1985, Parker participated in all aspects of de[...]

Rusty Fellows, 1905-1962

Rusty Fellows, 1905-1962

April 30th, 2014

Richard Joseph Fellows, (Joe Fellows, Jr.)
Known as “Rusty”, Richard Fellows learned to sail and build boats as a boy. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering in 1929 as [...]

Joe Fellows, 1865-1942

Joe Fellows, 1865-1942

April 30th, 2014

 
Joseph “Joe” Fellows, Sr. was born in Barth, England in 1865. He and his family immigrated to the Midwest of the United States, and in the 1890s he learned the craft of boat building on large[...]

Fellows & Stewart, Inc., 1899-1967

Fellows & Stewart, Inc., 1899-1967

April 30th, 2014

 
The Fellows & Stewart shipyard operated in Los Angeles Harbor for over 70 years. From its founding in 1896 until its closure in 1967, the company designed, built, and repaired yachts, (both sa[...]

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New in the Library! December 2015.

New in the Library! December 2015.

December 3rd, 2015

The Library is adding new books, whether by donation or purchase. Do you have a particular interest? Please call or email your request.[...]

New in the Library! February 2014

New in the Library! February 2014

February 18th, 2014

New Books increase the Library’s collections on the 19th history of slave ships and the 20th century history of African Americans in the military:

Captain “Hell Roaring” Mike Healy: From American S[...]

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New in the Library, December 2015.

January 17th, 2014

Nearly two centuries of history and biography are the subjects of new books in the Library. More details about these books can be seen in our online catalog at LibraryThing.com or on our Blog, Adventu[...]

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Thee Library’s blog Adventures in Maritime History is located at blogspot.