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Title The Log Book. May 1908. Vol. 1, No. 2, U.S.S. Portsmouth, Naval Reserve, Hoboken, N.J.
Object Name Periodical
Catalog Number 2008.012.0109
Collection Hoboken Transportation Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Periodical: The Log Book. May 1908. Vol. 1, No. 2, U.S.S. Portsmouth, Naval Reserve, New Jersey. "Published Monthly on board the U.S.S. Portsmouth, Hoboken, N.J." 7-1/2" x 10" high. pp. 12 [9-20; pagination continues from issue 1; see archives 2008.012.0108 for issue no. 1] plus cover. Tiffs media archive.

The Portsmouth (it was actually the Portsmouth II) was based in Hoboken from 1895-1911. Used for New Jersey Naval Reserve or Militia training; First Battalion was based onboard this vessel. See search terms for a history of the vessel. The two cannons at the Civil War Soldiers Monument in Stevens Park are from this ship.

This issue has more articles and news related to Hoboken that the first issue.

Page 14: Memorial Day Parade. It describes the parade route which is rather serpentine - "Parade will start from Second and Hudson Streets... Hudson to Sixth, down Washington, to Newark, to Garden, to First, to Monroe, to Fourth, to Willow avenue, to Fifth, to Garden, to Tenth, to Park avenue, to Eleventh, to Washington, and there disband." It lists the organization units that will participate. [see notes for list.]

Also on same page: Theatre Party. Describes an evening at the Hippodrome theatre in Hoboken.

Page 16: notes the 13th anniversary of the New Jersey Naval Reserve on May 20th.

Page 17: photograph of the Portsmouth at sea.

Pages 18-20 are "Ship News."

Three advertisements on back cover for Hoboken businesses:
G. Kunnemann, Fine Confectionery and Ice Cream, 1316 Washington St.
L. Hanley, Florist, 515 Washington St. Telephone 321-J
Louis Behrmann, Elysian House, 40 Fourteenth St. near the ferry, telephone call 360.

Probably printed in Hoboken, but does not carry the credit or mark seen in the masthead in issue no. 1. (Spanburgh & Burke, Printers as seen in page [6] masthead of that issue.)
Notes List of Memorial Day Parade units:

[Hoboken] Police
Major Lohman's Battalion
Fourth Regiment, First Battalion, Naval Reserve of New Jersey
E.G. Brown Post, G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic]
Major Chr[istian]. Woerner Post, G.A.R.
Christian Woerner Camp S.O.V.
Spanish War Veterans.
Hoboken Veterans Corps.
Veterans Association Co. D 9th Regiment
Steven's [Stevens'] Battalion
Epworth Guards
Knights of Maccabee
Exempt Firemen [Association of Exempt Volunteer Firemen of the City of Hoboken]
People Kunnemann, G.
Hanley, L.
Behrmann, Louis
Date 1908-1908
Year Range from 1908
Year Range to 1908
Search Terms U.S.S. Portsmouth
Portsmouth (II), U.S.N.
Civil War Soldiers Monument
Hippodrome (motion picture theater)
New Jersey Naval Reserve
L. Hanley, Florist
Elysian House
40 Fourteenth St.
1316 Washington St.
515 Washington St.
G. Kunnemann, Confectioners
Association of Exempt Volunteer Firemen of the City of Hoboken
Caption front cover
Imagefile 065\20080120109.JPG
Classification Ships
Parades & Pageants