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Title: "Therese White" Log Book and Photographs
Dates: 1924
Location: PF-511
Physical_Description: 1 album of textual records; 54 photographs : b&w
Restrictions on Access: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: "Therese White" - American schooner yacht with auxiliary, official number 202353, 20 gross tons, built at Friendship, MA, in 1905, registered at Boston.

Columbus O'Donnell Iselin was born in New Rochelle, New York, 25 September 1904. He graduated from Harvard with a bachelor of arts degree in 1926 and a masters of arts degree in 1928. He married Eleanor Emmet Lapsley on 19 January 1929 at Bedford Village, New York. They had two sons and three daughters. Iselin was an oceanographer. He served as the Assistant Curator of Oceanography at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1929 to 1948. He served as physical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1932 to 1940, and as its Director from 1940 to 1950, and again from 1950 to 1956. Iselin taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1936. He went on to teach at Harvard University, where he was Assistant Professor of Oceanography from 1936 to 1939, Associate Professor of Physical Oceanography from 1939 to 1960, and full Professor of Physical Oceanography in 1960. He also became full Professor of Oceanography at MIT in 1959. Columbus Iselin died on 5 January 1971 in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Scope and Content: Typescript of a log book of the American schooner "Therese White" by Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, skipper of the vessel. The log book consists of a title page, crew list, and 45 numbered pages giving an account of Iselin's first (possibly) voyage from Quincy, MA, to Newfoundland, commencing June 21, 1924, as well as a description of the west coast of Newfoundland and its interior. The voyage terminates back at Quincy on August 9. Two of the crew members, possibly Jack and Chatter Shears, were Newfoundlanders with family in Robinsons. Included at the back of the log book are 54 black and white photographs of the schooner, the crew, and maritime and inland scenery.

Newfoundland locations mentioned in the log book include:

Bay of Islands
Birchy Lake
Cape Anguille
Cape Ray
Corner Brook
Crabbes River
Flat Bay
Gaff Topsail
Sandy Lake
Sandy Point
St. Pauls
St. George's
Sheffield Lake
Terms Governing Use: Copyright expired.
Subject: Iselin, Columbus O'Donnell, 1904-1971
Subject: "Therese White" (Ship)
Subject: Nova Scotia
Subject: Newfoundland
Subject: Massachusetts
Subject: Photographs
Subject: Log books
Subject: Logbooks

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