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Chronicle of the Cruise of the Calco Corsairs


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The Calco Chemical Company, Inc., a manufacturer of coal tar dye, was formed in 1915 in Bound Brook, New Jersey by Robert C. Jeffcott. American Cyanamid Company acquired Calco's business and assets in January 1929 and Calco operated as a separate corporation until 1939, when it became the Calco Chemical Division of American Cyanamid Company. The division ultimately ceased to operate under the Calco name in 1954, when it was rechristened the Organic Chemicals Division of American Cyanamid.

This album consists of photographs, cartoons, and ephemera chronicling the voyage of the Schooner "Indra" in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine in the week of August 24, 1930 by employees of the Calco Chemical Company. The album was presented to Robert C. Jeffcott, founder and President of Calco Chemical, in recognition of his hospitality as host at his summer estate and includes a dedication from Jeffcott identifying those responsible for the creation of the album. While the subjects of each photograph are not identified, the album includes a roll call of the cruise's "officers and crew." A 1931 retrospectus of the voyage is also included.

Contents of album arranged by Mr. Stirling, an employee of Calco Chemical.

Gift of Cathy S. Rouse, 2015.

Source of acquisition--Rouse, Cathy S. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2015.

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