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Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection

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Day Books

Vessels Log and number of ships per year. Patterson, Wylde & Co. Steamship Agents

Peabody & Lane Record Books

Certificates for Shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock, 1932-1989

The Stowage Red Book

Port of Boston Handbooks

Scrapbooks

Commission of Waterways and Public Lands

Letters and Miscellany

Photographs and Certificates

Port of Boston and Related Material

Related Material


Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection, 1931-2004 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

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Collection Overview

Title: Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection, 1931-2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1931-2002

Collection Identifier: MS 3898

Primary Creator: Lane, Arthur

Other Creators: Mead, Jane

Extent: 6.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged into 12 series:

1.  Day Books

2.  Vessels Log

3.   Peabody & Lane

4.  Certificates for shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock

5.  The Stowage Red Book

6. The Port of Boston Handbooks

7.   Scrapbooks

8.  Commission on Waterways and Public Lands

9.  Letters and Miscellany

10.  Photographs and Certificate

11.  Port of Boston and Related Material

12.  Related Material

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006

Abstract

This collection contains material that documents the industrial development and history of the Port of Boston. Included in the collection are meeting minutes, a vessel log, day books, agreements, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the industrial development and history of the Port of Boston. It is an artificially constructed collection containing material from various entities connected with the Port of Boston Harbor Shipping Industry, including Arthur Lane, Jane Mead, Capt. A. Ross Pope, the Boston Shipping Association, Walter Egee, and Capt. Steve Palmer.

Collection Historical Note

Arthur Lane

Arthur Lane graduated from Harvard in 1939 and began working for Peabody & Lane, a steamship agency founded by his father and Robert Peabody in 1920. Lane supervised the company's break bulk stevedoring operations until he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He  served in New Guinea where he was Company Commander of the 19th Seabee Stevedoring Battalion. Lane returned to Boston in 1946 and began his career as a shipping industry leader in the Port of Boston. He became President of Peabody & Lane in 1964 and served as President of the Boston Shipping Association from 1968 through 1990. During this time, Lane participated in negotiations with the east coast International Longshoremen's Association.  He was the founding member of The Boston Harbor Association, a long-time Associate Member of the Boston Marine Society, and a manager of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society.  Mr. Lane died in Boston in 2008.

Jane Mead

As Project Review Coordinator of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CMZ), Jane Mead implemented the agency’s program policy and regulatory functions.  Mead was CMZ's lead reviewer of transportation and energy projects including the Central Artery/Tunnel Project; the proposed abandonment of the Boston & Maine rail spur to the Mystic River Designated Port; HubLine, a high-pressure natural gas pipeline constructed through Massachusetts Bay; expansion of several coastal electrical generating facilities; and the Cape Wind Project. Her publications include Energy Consumption and its Impact on the Massachusetts Coastal Zone (2004),  Guide to Environmental Permitting in Massachusetts (2003), Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Plan (2002), and "Coastal Zone Law" in Massachusetts Environmental Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Association (2001). Ms. Mead is past president of the Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books."

Acquisition Source: Arthur Lane and Jane Mead

Acquisition Method: Donation

Separated Materials:

Books

Baker, William A., The Boston Marine Society in the American War for Independence. (VK 1.B83B34)

Cunliffe, Tom, ed. Pilot Schooners of North American and Great Britian. (Acc. 2008-154 folio)

Old Shipping Days in boston.  (VK 23 S7)

Russell, Maud. Men Along the Shore: The I.L.A. and its History. (Acc. 2008-155)

United States. Maritime Administration. Marine Museums in the United States. (Acc. 2008-153)

Preferred Citation: Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection, 3898. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Sean Casey and Jane Mead, May 2006.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Day Books, 1942, 1952-1980, 1982-1996],
[Series 2: Vessels Log and number of ships per year. Patterson, Wylde & Co. Steamship Agents, 1889-1959, 1965-1966],
[Series 3: Peabody & Lane Record Books, 1932-2002],
[Series 4: Certificates for Shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock, 1932-1989],
[Series 5: The Stowage Red Book, 1940, 1944],
[Series 6: Port of Boston Handbooks, 1975-1980, 1984-1987],
[Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1934],
[Series 8: Commission of Waterways and Public Lands, 1916],
[Series 9: Letters and Miscellany, 1936-2002],
[Series 10: Photographs and Certificates],
[Series 11: Port of Boston and Related Material],
[Series 12: Related Material],
[All]

Series 10: Photographs and CertificatesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Port of Boston operations. Donated by the Boston Shipping Association.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Arthur Lane, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R, rear, Chrissy Callahan, [unknown], [unknown], Bob Groom, [unknown], [unknown]. Front: Edsa Dalton, Arthur Lane, John Wylde.
Item 2: Arthur Lane, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Bobby Gleason, Bob Calder, Walter Sullivan, Teddy Gleason, Billy Mac. 25
Item 3: Arthur Lane and others, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Billy Mahoney, Al Jennings, [unknown], [unknown], Billy Rice, Bob Groom, Billy Donovan, [unknown], George Fitzgerald. Front: Billy Mack, Edsa Dalton, Arthur Lane, John Wylde. 21.
Item 4: Arthur Lane and Anne Aylward, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Foreground: Anne Alwayrd, Arthur Lane. 17.
Item 5: Arthur Lane and Loius DeSisto, Scotty Rago, Edsa Dalton, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Rear: [unknown], Bob Groom, [unknown], [unknown], [unknown]. Front: Louis DeSisto, Scotty Rago, Edsa Dalton, Arthur Lane. 7.15.
Item 6: Arthur Lane and Teddy Gleason, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Teddy Gleason, Arthur Lane. 27.
Item 7: Arthur Lane with Bob Calder, Anne Aylward, Teddy Gleason, Eddie Connolly and Ray Flynn, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Bob Calder, Anne Aylward, Teddy Gleason, Arthur Lane, Eddie Connolly, Ray Flynn. 19.
Item 8: Arthur Lane with Bob Calder, Teddy Gleason, Eddie Connolly, Ray Flynn and Walter Sullivan. # 16, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Bob Calder, Teddy Gleason, Arthur Lane, Eddie Connolly, Ray Flynn, Walter Sullivan. 16.
Item 9: Arthur Lane with Darby Noonan, Billy Hankard, Pliney Bromley, Pat Gill, Edsa Dalton and John Wylde., [ca. 1963-1991]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Darby Noonan, Billy Hankard, [unknown], Pliny Bromley, [unknown], [unknown]. Front: Pat Gill, Edsa Dalton, Arthur Lane, John Wylde. 23.
Item 10: Arthur Lane with Georgie Fitter, Bill Morton, Billy Horohoe, Scotty Rago, Edsa Dalton and John Wylde. #22., [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Georgie Fitter, Bill Morton, [unknown], Bob Calder, Jack Powell. Front: Scotty Rago, Edsa Dalton, Arthur Lane, John Wylde. 22.
Item 11: Arthur Lane with Teddy Gleason and Walter Sullivan, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Teddy Gleason, pres. ILA, Arthur Lane, pres. BSA, Walter Sullivan, ILA sec./treasurer. 26
Item 12: Arthur Lane with Teddy Gleason, Walter Sullivan and Bob Calder, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Arthur Lane, Teddy Gleason, Walter Sullivan, Bob Calder. 20.
Item 13: Bob Calder speaking. Arthur Lane and Ray Flynn, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R:  Bob Calder, Arthur Lane, Eddie Connolly, Ray Flynn, Walter Sullivan. 24.
Item 14: Boston Fish Pier, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item: The Boston Fish Pier, located on Northern Avenue in South Boston next to the World Trade Center, has been owned by Massport since 1972. Massport has completed a $25 million rehabilitation of the pier and creating first-class commercial office space and modern fish processing and distribution operations. All this was accomplished while preserving the historic facade of the buildings.
Item 15: Bridge of fire boat, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: Massport's fireboat crosses Boston harbor, with its crew of trained waterfront firefighters. The fireboat is just one piece of Boston's safety network, working in cooperation with the US Coast Guard, the US Army corps of Engineers, Boston Fire Department, the Massachussetts state Police, and various other public safety organizations to insure free transit within the Port of Boston.

Item 16: Container about to be loaded onto truck, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: A container is seured on truck chassis for delivery to a Boston-area consignee. Because maintenance of truck routes is essential to a strong working port, Massport works closely with city and state officials on a series of roadway projects.

Item 17: Container being secured on truck chassis, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: A container is secured on truck chassis for delivery to a Boston-area consignee. Because maintenance of truck routes is essential to a strong working port, Massport works closely with city and state officials on a series of roadway projects.

Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Container crane at Moran Terminal, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Shipping Association, Inc., Charlestown Navy Yard, 53 Third Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4516. 16.
Item 2: Container vessel, Conley Terminal, South Boston, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: A container vessel works at Conley Terminal in South Boston, one of Massport's two container terminals in the Port of Boston. Its cargo is part of the more than one million tons of general cargo, worth $4 billion, handled in the port annually.

Item 3: Containers awaiting transfer at Moran Terminal, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Shipping Association Inc. Charlestown Navy Yard, 53 Thrid Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4516. 42.
Item 4: Containers being shifted from stacks at Massport's Moran Terminal, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: Containers are shifted from stacks at Massport's Moran Terminal. One of the two container facilities in Boston Harbor, Moran Terminal handles approximately 45,000 containers annually.

Item 5: Cunard's QE 2, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item: Cunard's QE 2 is easily accomodated at Massport's Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. which provides berthing space for two vessels at a time. The enclosed, self-leveling gangway, is one of the modern features offered at New England's major cruise terminal. The QE 2's call is just one of the more than 20 ship visits scheduled annually at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, conveniently located near Logan International Airport and downtown Boston. Boston Port/1740.
Item 6: First Communion Breakfast I.L.A. Ind. Bindstrum's, 1954 September 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Broadway, So. Bos. Sept 23, 1954. 1st com. Breakfast I.L.A. Ind. Blindstrum's Ed McCormack, J.F. Moran, Capt. Hennessy, Div. 2, Fr. John B. Powers, Ab'p Richard J. Cushing, Thomas Kennedy, Maj., David Flynn, Paul Callinan.
Item 7: Gantry Cranes, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item:: The Massachusetts Port Authority's (Massport's) cargo handling operation relies on modern containerized technology. Gantry cranes lift 20 foot or 40 foot standardized metal boxes from the ship's deck and load them onto truck chassis for efficient delivery. Massport's maritime termianls are conveniently located with access to interstate highways serving the six-state New England region, the mid-Atlantic states and the Midwest. Boston Port/1740.
Item 8: Hugh Collins, Bob Calder, and Walter Egee, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Foreground: Hugh Collins, Bob Calder, Walter Egee.
Item 9: Hyster forklift, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: Massport has a full complement of support equiptment available at its terminals, including Hyster forklifes, which can assist in moving cargo within the terminal yard.

Item 10?: I want my kids to have Xmas too!, 1975 December 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: BHP120806 - 12/8/75-Boston: Some members of a group of about 300 longshoremen marched from Commonwealth Pier to the State House, 12/08/75. The longshoremen are upset with the way they insist the Boston Shipping Assoication has not held up their half of the contract. A contingent of 26 union local leaders met for 40 minutes with two assistant attorneys general to explain the grievances, and to persuade the state to investigate the shippers.
Item 11: Longshoremen pay respects to war dead, 1963 November 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: 19-128-349/AH-63. Boston, Mass. Longshoremen working at docks in Boston Army Base area take time out to pay respects to war dead despite heavy down pour. Longshoremen made visits during Veteran's Day weekend. Publication of this photograph is not authoized unless approved for release by a public information office at any army activity of installation and so noted hereon. Its use in commercial advertisement must be approved by the Public Information Division, Office of the Chief of Information. Department of the Army, the Pentagon, Washington 25, D.C., If published, please credit "U.S. Army Photograph".
Item 12: Lulu Portalla, [ca. 1958]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Lulu Portalla, St. Mary's Hall, So. Boston, 1952.
Item 13: Massport's Conley Terminal. Example of roll-on/roll-off or Ro/Ro, [ca. 1986 September]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Port/1740. Boston's shipping community helped to keep the local MBTA commuter rail system on schedule on June 9, bringing in the first installment of 67 railcars to be delivered by all-water sea freight service. The four 85-foot railcars, produced by Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blom of West Germany, were handled via a new service at the Massachusetts Port Authority's (Massport's) Conley Terminal, roll-on/roll-off or Ro/Ro. Ro/Ro service, which was introduced to Boston in September of 1986 through a space charter agreement between Trans Freight Lines (TFL) and Nedlloyd, allows for direct delivery of heavy-lift equiptment and oversized or wheeled cargo, such as railcars or fire engines. Previously, cargo such as this would have had to be delivered to some other East Coast port, disassembled, trucked to Boston, and reassembled, greatly increasing the possibilities of damage and/or lost delivery time. Once offloaded at Conley Terminal, the railcars were transported by Hallamore Motor Transportation, Inc. of Holbrook to Emprotech in Readville, where they will be finished and set up for service. Local steamship agent was Patterson Wylde & Co., while the forwarder was Panalpina World Transport Ltd.
Item 14: Massport's Moran Terminal, Charlestown, MA, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item: A major component of service at Massport's Terminal in Charlestown is feeder barge service from New York and Halifax. Containers bound for New England customers first arrive via container vessels and are then transferred to a barge for tansit to the Port of Boston. Upon arrival, the barge is unloaded with Massport's gantry cranes and the containers travel the rest of their route by truck to consignees throughout the six-state reagion. Boston Port/1740.
Item 15: Moran Terminal, Port of Boston, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Port/1740. On hand to oversee arrival of nearly 675,000 pairs of spring shoes at the Massachusetts Port Authority's (Massport's) Moran Terminal in the Port of Boston were (from l. to r.) Don Cercone, vice president and assistant general manager of Advanced Brokers; Jay Buckley, assistant manager/sales for Evergreen Line; Andrew Rosener, manager fo customs and international transportation for Morse Shoe, Inc.; Mike Kozmiski, assistant manager/operation and equipment control for Evergreen Line; and Fank Sheehan, deputy port director/sales and marketing for Massport. This delivery, one of an annual series of Far East imports for Canton-based distributor Morse Shoe, Inc., represents part of more than 20 million tons of footwear, worth more than $240,000,000, handled at the public maritime terminals owned and operated by Massport. Shipped via Evergreen Line, the world's largest steamship company and the number one carrier for footwear for the Far East, the 47 containers were transported to Boston via the Columbia New York, which provides weekly service to the Port of Boston.
Folder 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Mystic Pier #1, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Bosto Port/1740.

On item back: New uses are being sought for old-style maritime piers like Mystic Pier #1. Once used for handling newsprint, the terminal has been modernized and is available for delivery and storage of waterborne cargoes.

Item 2: Officials ceremonially "untie" ferry Uncatena from its moorings, following a successful overhaul at Boston Marine Works, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Port/1740. Officials ceremonially "untie" ferry Uncatena from its moorings, following a successful overhaul at Boston Marine Works. Once a bankrupt ship repair operation, it has received new life as a working repairyard for vessels including ferries and tugs, which previously would have had to be transported to ports 40-50 miles away for basic repairs.
Item 3: Ray Flynn speaking, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: Safety check on containerload at the Port of Boston, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item; Boston Port/1740.

On item back: Workers do a safety check on containerload at the Port of Boston, insuring that once the container os onthe road, it will arrive at its ultimate destination safely and securely.

Item 5: Ship loaded with containers, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: A container vessel works at Conley Terminal in South Boston, one of Massport's two container terminals in the Port of Boston. Its cargo is part of the more than one million tons of general cargo, worth $4 billion.

Item 6: "Special" Cargo: Christmas tree, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Port/1740. The Port of Boston often handles "special cargo", like this Christmas tree sent from the City of Rotterdam to the people of Boston. Once offloaded from the vessel, the tree was trucked to Boston's Prudential Center, where it was the centerpiece of a Christmas tree-lighting and caroling event.
Item 7: Spirit of Massachusetts during OP Sail '92 Tall Ship's parade, 1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Shipping Association, Inc., Charlestown Navy Yard, 53 Thrid Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4516. 73.
Item 8?: Stevedore's meeting, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: L-R: Roscoe Prior- American Stevedoring Corp. P.J. Fanning - Nara Corp. of N.E. Edward Crocker - Atlantic & Gulf Stevedores. William S. Booth - Wm. S. Booth. Joseph Schuldice - Boston Line & Service Company. Homer Gilbert - American Stevedoring Corp. T.M. Smiddy - Mgr. B.S.A. John I. Birmingham - Quinn Bros. Inc. This was a meeting of stevedores at New York for oppostion of overtime on overtime legislation.
Item 9: Tanker Lana being excorted up harbor by tugs, June 1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Shipping Assoication, Inc. Charlestown Navy Yark, 53 Thrid Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4516.
Item 10: Unloading fish from a vessel at Boston's Fish Pier, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: Fish, one of New England's largest exports, is unloaded from a vessel at Boston's Fish Pier. Protection of traditional industries like fishing is an important part of total port planning in Boston.

Item 11: View of Boston Harbor looking towards downtown and South Boston, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On item back: Boston Shipping Association, Inc., Charlestown Navy Yard, 53 Thrid Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4516. 12
Item 12: A Waterfront worker secures a winch at the Port of Boston, [ca. 1961-1993]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

On item: Boston Port/1740.

On item back: A waterfront worker secures a winch at the Port of Boston. Massport has a stable, skilled labor force available to handle all types of vessels in all types of weather.

Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph, ca. early 1900sAdd to your cart.
Boston Harbor, T Wharf. Donated by Capt. Steve Palmer, Moran Shipping Co.
Item 2: Boston Marine Society Certificate, 8 June 1920Add to your cart.
Document with paper seal.
Item 3: Boston Marine Society Certificate, 1 February 1920Add to your cart.
Document with was seal. Call number MS Acc 3971 pb.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Day Books, 1942, 1952-1980, 1982-1996],
[Series 2: Vessels Log and number of ships per year. Patterson, Wylde & Co. Steamship Agents, 1889-1959, 1965-1966],
[Series 3: Peabody & Lane Record Books, 1932-2002],
[Series 4: Certificates for Shares of Peabody & Lane Capital Stock, 1932-1989],
[Series 5: The Stowage Red Book, 1940, 1944],
[Series 6: Port of Boston Handbooks, 1975-1980, 1984-1987],
[Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1931-1934],
[Series 8: Commission of Waterways and Public Lands, 1916],
[Series 9: Letters and Miscellany, 1936-2002],
[Series 10: Photographs and Certificates],
[Series 11: Port of Boston and Related Material],
[Series 12: Related Material],
[All]


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