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Title
Sergeant William Burgess with Miss Iona boat, Santa Monica
Creator
Powell Press Service
Date Created and/or Issued
1931
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
Image of boat designer William Burgess standing inside a boat he designed named the Miss Iona in a vacant lot in Santa Monica, California. The boat has "Burgess" "Santa Monica" "Universal Blue Jacket" and "Miss Iona" printed on the outside and a hooded falcon logo on the rudder.
Title devised by cataloger based on information on envelope in which negative was received: "Santa Monica, Sgt. Burgess boat." Date supplied by cataloger based on similar photograph published in the Taylor, Texas, Daily Press, January 5, 1931, page 4, with the caption: "Nearing completion at Santa Monica, Calif. at the hands of its inventor-builder, Lieut. William Burgess of the Santa Monica Fire Department, this unusual craft will soon be ready for its projected 2,237-mile jaunt to Honolulu, which Lieut. Burgess believes it will complete in three and one-half days."
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : film negative ; sheet 9.8 x 12.3 cm
Identifier
photCL_555
487926
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/17559
Subject
Boats and boating
Inventions
Photographs. (aat)
Place
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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