Maine Maritime Museum Library Marine Catalog Collection
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Brief Description:

The catalogs in this collection were received by the Museum from many sources over the years.  Some are accessioned and many are not.  As new single catalogs are received, they are added to the collection and the container list is amended accordingly.

            The catalogs are usually original and date from the 1830’s to the present.  A few are reprints, and a few are for foreign companies.  Occasionally a catalog will contain a letter or two, either from the manufacturer to an agent or from an agent to a customer; these have been left in the catalogs.

            The catalogs are divided into two series, non-Maine and Maine.  Within each series the catalogs are arranged simply in alphabetical order by the name of the manufacturer rather than by the name of the agent or representative.  In many cases the processor has added a descriptive phrase noting the type of product or some special feature which is not apparent from the catalog’s title.  No attempt has been made to try to date the catalogs or to explain their contents in any other way.

Held at:
Maine Maritime Museum Manuscript Collection Online Catalog
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Phone: 207-443-1316
extension 323
Email: garrison [at]
Created by: Maine Maritime Museum Library
Volume: 22.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in two series: I. Non-Maine catalogs, II. Maine catalogs
Access Restrictions: <p align="center"> There are no restrictions on the use of this material.
Subject Index
Boats and boating
Marine engines
Ships--Equipment and supplies
Yacht racing
Yachts and yachting
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The material described herein is the physical property of the Maine Maritime Museum Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or the various items, or to their legal representatives, or to Maine Maritime Museum.  For further information, consult the library staff.
PreferredCitation: Maine Maritime Museum Library Marine Catalog Collection, Research Library, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine