Carlsark Collection,ca. 1920-1973

Collection Number: 1145

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Carlsark collection, ca. 1920-1973.
Collection Number:
1145
Quantity:
1.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Logbooks, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, maps, and a wooden model.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Included are five logbooks kept by Carl Weagant during the Carlsark's voyage to Greece and back (1929-30), as well as a log kept by Henry Devereux. Also, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings; printed material, including articles by Weagant and Devereux, Yacht Club yearbooks, and other items; photographs of the Carlsark and her crew; hand made maps of voyages made by the Carlsark and other boats; and a wooden model of the Carlsark.
Language:
Collection material in English


The CARLSARK was a yacht owned by Carl L. Weagant, who sailed from Ithaca, New York, to Ithaca, Greece, shortly after graduating from Cornell University in 1929. The other crew members were Henry M. Devereux, Joseph Rummler, and Dudley Schoales. Weagant later wrote for YACHTING magazine and invested in salvage projects. In 1934, he committed suicide, citing financial failure as the reason in a note to his family.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Included are five logbooks kept by Carl Weagant during the CARLSARK's voyage to Greece and back (1929-30), as well as a log kept by Henry Devereux. Also, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings; printed material, including articles by Weagant and Devereux, Yacht Club yearbooks, and other items; photographs of the CARLSARK and her crew; hand made maps of voyages made by the CARLSARK and other boats; and a wooden model of the CARLSARK.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Devereux, Henry M.
Rummler, Joseph.
Schoales, Dudley.
Weagant, Carl L.
Carlsark (Yacht).

Titles:
Yachting.

Subjects:
Voyages and travels.
Yachts and yachting.
Sailors.

Places:
Ithakē (Greece)--Description and travel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Maps.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Carlsark Collection, #1145. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Log Book, Volume 1, from Ithaca, N.Y. to the Azores Islands
June 20, 1929-Aug. 2, 1929
Box 1
Log Book, Volume 2, from Aorta, Fayal, Azores to the French Riviera
Aug. 7, 1929-Sept. 10, 1929
Box 1
Log Book, Volume 3, from departure from Cannes on French Riviera; episodes at the island of Ithaca, Greece; through arrival at Gibralter on the return trip home
Nov. 27, 1929-Jan.12, 1930
Box 1
Log Book, Volume 4, from departure from Gibralter and arrival at Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 4, 1930-Apr. 12, 1930
Box 1
Log Book, Volume 5, from Nassau, Bahamas to the North Carolina Islands
May 14, 1930-May 19, 1930
Box 1
Henry Devereux's Note Book, from early part of August much of this is duplicated of the orginal log. Not shown in the original log are additional notes from the Azores, and Devereux's subsequent trip to Boston and New York
June 20, 1929-Aug. 20, 1929
Box 1
Blue water medal presented to Carl Weagant by the Crusing Club of America
1930
Box 2
Typescript re: the "Carlsark"
n.d.
Box 2
Printed articles, excerpts, etc
ca. 1920-1973
Box 2
Photocopied articles from Yachting
Dec. 1929; Jan., Nov., Dec. 1930; Jan.-May 1931
Box 2
Yachting magazine in which articles regarding the Carlsbad trip appear
June 1931; Mar. 1933; Feb., July; Aug., Nov., Dec. 1934; Apr.
Box 3
Scrapbook of clippings, blueprints, and memorabilia pertaining to the Carlsark
1929-1934
Box 3
Bayside Yacht Club Log Book
Apr. 1925
Box 3
Royal Ocean Racing Club booklet.
1925-1934
Box 3
The Crusing Club of America yearbook
1934
Box 3
The Yachtsmans Yearbook edited by Alfred F. Loomis (dedicated to Mrs. R.A. Weagant)
1934
Box 3
Blue Water Vagabond by Denis Puleston
1939
Box 4
Map of the "Bermuda Race, 1926, on Board Schooner Countess"
1926
Box 4
Map of "The Cruise of the Carlsark"
1926-1930
Box 4
Small map of the Carlsark voyage
1929
Box 4
Map of "The Cruise of the Pinta"
ca. 1931
Box 4
Photocopies of entries in the Carlsark Log Book concerning Christmas Eve in Palermo
1929
Mu. 916
Model of the Carlsark