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Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, (Record Group 41) held in NARA's Great Lakes Region, Chicago, Illinois

Records Relating to Vessel Documentation, Chicago

Certificates of Enrollment, April 27, 1865-June 30, 1912 16 vols.

Licenses of Vessels Under 20 Tons, July 12, 1911-August 12, 1931 2 vols.

Consolidated Certificates of Enrollment and License, October 24, 1912-June 30, 1948 5 vols.

Licenses of Yachts, June 29, 1904-April 12, 1911 5 vols.

Consolidated Certificates of Enrollment and Yacht License, July 1, 1931-June 15, 1948 2 vols.

Register ("Index") of Enrollments and Licenses Issued and Surrendered, 1891-1929 6 vols.

Registers ("Index") of Licenses for Vessels Over 20 Tons, 1902-1913 2 vols.

Register ("Index") of Enrollments and Licenses for Enrolled Vessels, 1915-1944 1 vol.

Correspondence Relating to Vessels No Longer Documented at Port of Chicago, ca. 1935-ca. 1949 7 boxes

Register of Conveyances, 1873-1913 1 vol.

Register ("Index") of Conveyances of Vessels, 1883-1916 5 vols.

Records of Bills of Sale of Enrolled Vessels, June 19, 1907-April 3, 1916 30 vols.

Bills of Sale of Enrolled or Licensed Yachts, May 10, 1913-October 24, 1951 5 vols.

Records of Mortgages of Registered or Enrolled Vessels, 1882-1964 13 vols.

Abstracts & Certificates of Record of Titles Issued, 1918-1941 1 vol.

Oaths for Enrollment & License of Merchant Vessel or Yacht, October 31, 1923-October 2, 1940 6 vols.

Oaths on Registry, License, or Enrollment and License of Vessel, 1922-September 6, 1966 3 boxes

Master's Oath for Renewal of License of Vessel, April 19, 1923-August 29, 1966 7 vols. & 8 boxes

Oath or Affirmation of New Masters, April 29, 1919-October 26, 1966 4 boxes

Record of Endorsements of Change of Master, October 2, 1913-June 25, 1943 3 vols.

Record of Marine Documents Deposited, 1909-1957 3 vols.

Bill of Sale, Licensed Vessels Under 20 Tons, September 7, 1915-March 3, 1941 1 vol.

Bills of Sale of Yachts Under 20 Tons, July 7, 1894-February 19, 1915 11 vols.

U. S. Marshal's Bill of Sale, March 4, 1927-December 31, 1942 1 vol.

Index of Preferred Mortgages & Maritime Liens, 1922-1950 1 vol.

Mortgages of Licensed Vessels Under 20 Tons, April 7, 1916-May 8, 1942 1 vol.

Mortgage of Enrolled or Licensed Yacht, May 12, 1931-June 29, 1943 1 vol.

Record of Miscellaneous Conveyances of Vessels, 1902-1942 9 vols.

Master Carpenter's Certificate, May 27, 1914-April 13, 1942 2 vols.

Consolidated Certificates of Enrollment & License Surrendered, 1912-1915 2 vols.

Records Relating to Vessel Personnel

Register ("Index") of Licenses Issued to Engineers, 1870-1912 4 vols.

Certificate of License Issued to Engineers, March 3, 1870-November 1, 1870 1 vol.

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