Steamship Savannah Replica Commission records
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Steamship Savannah Replica Commission records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Steamship Savannah Replica Commission (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Steamship Savannah Replica Commission records
Dates: 1963-1974
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 2174

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Steamship Replica Commission was organized in 1963 to develop plans for the construction of an authentic replica of the S.S. Savannah, the first steamship to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1819, to be used as a stationary museum. When this endeavor failed, the commission then attempted to have the N.S. Savannah, the first nuclear powered cargo-passenger ship, as a stationary museum in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, minutes, and reports from the Steamship Savannah Replica Commission from 1963 to 1974. Majority of these papers include correspondence with Malcolm Bell, Jr. who served as a vice chairman of the commission, Charles Ellis, who served as chairman of the commission, and Mills B. Lane, who was often consulted about the project. Also included are reports regarding the possibility of acquiring the N.S. Savannah as a stationary museum.

Index Terms

Bell, Malcolm, 1913-2001.
Ellis, Charles, 1907-1964.
Lane, Mills B., (Mills Bee), 1912-1989.
Letters (correspondence)
Minutes (administrative records)
Savannah (Nuclear ship)
Savannah (Steamship)
Steamship Savannah Replica Commission (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.