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Record No: mha00000512
Title: Reuben Carpenter fonds
Dates: 1995 (originally created between 1964 and 1988)
Location: Bank 68/69
Provenance: Carpenter, Reuben, 1911-2001
Extent: 37 blueprints
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on creator of the fonds.
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Reuben Carpenter (1911-2001) master shipbuilder, designer, vessel inspector, was born in Little Catalina, Newfoundland on 21 June 1911, son of Annie (Tippett) and Philip Carpenter. Reuben Carpenter married twice. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Dalton and they had three children: Winnie, Marcie and Pearl. His second marriage was to Ducile Johnson and they had five children: Joe, Louise, Bruce, Marie, and Joan. Carpenter died in Port Union, Newfoundland on 18 May 2001.
     Between the mid 1940s and 1965, Carpenter worked at the Clarenville Shipyard where he designed and built ships, including the "Splinter Fleet" and the Philip E. Lake, the last of the Newfoundland banking schooners. In 1965, Reuben Carpenter moved his family from Clarenville to Port Union and opened Carpenter's Shipyard. In the 1970s, Carpenter also worked for the Government of Newfoundland as a boat inspector, and in Postville, Labrador where he was involved in vessels construction.
     Carpenter retired to Port Union where he died in 2001.
Scope and Content: This collection consists of 37 photocopied blueprints of vessel plans and designs, drawn by Reuben Carpenter between 1964 and 1988. The plans were drawn for the Clarenville Shipyard and for Carpenter's Shipyard at Port Union. Included are line drawings, profile plans, and construction plans of fishing vessels.
Acquisition Source: Reuben Carpenter
Associated Material: Basil Fearn fonds
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 111
Subject: Carpenter, Reuben, Capt., 1911-2001
Subject: Carpenter's Shipyards Ltd. (Port Union, NL)
Subject: Clarenville Shipyards Ltd. (Clarenville, NL)
Subject: Shipbuilding--Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject: Blueprints
Subject: Technical drawings
Online Material: http://collections.mun.ca/cdm4/description.php?phpReturn=typeListing.php&id=161


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