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Nelson Poynter Memorial Library -- Catalogs; Florida -- Archival resources; Archives -- Florida -- Catalogs; Bayboro Harbor; World War, 1939-1945 -- United States; United States Maritime Service -- Training Station St. Petersburg -- History; Local and Regional History Provenance


Donald Saxer, a cadet who trained at the United States Maritime Service Training Station at Bayboro Harbor in 1943 and later joined the staff, collected many of the items in the Saxer/USMSTS, Bayboro Harbor, Collection. Rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Saxer became an important leader at Bayboro Harbor. After the station closed in 1950, Saxer remained as part of the staff that managed the facilities until the City of St. Petersburg took control of the site in the mid-1950s. He donated these materials in October 2001. Some items in this collection were originally gathered by H.F. Kuether, another Maritime Service member who later worked closely with Saxer on issues related to the USMS and veterans of the organization. This collection also includes correspondence and clippings documenting attempts by Saxer and Kuether to gain full service recognition for USMS veterans who fought during the Second World War.


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