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Catalog Number 2014.006.001
Object Name Picture
Scope & Content The original painting by Seattle artist Robert Wandesforde was commissioned by Met Press Printers for their 1965 calendar. This full-size reproduction of the original was printed by four-color offset lithography to help raise funds for the restoration of the WAWONA.

On the back of the lithograph are some facts about the ship. She measured 156' x 36' x 12' and was 468 gross tons when built in 1897 at Fairhaven, California, by Hans Ditley Bendixsen. Without topmasts, she required no ballast and could return empty after unloading lumber from the Northwest.

With the advent of steamships, the WAWONA entered the Bering Sea codfishery, sailing out of Anacortes for Robins Fisheries Company each April and returning in late August or early September with her hold full of salt cod. Her last runs were in 1946 and 1947.
Title Print of the WAWONA
Caption lithograph of WAWONA
Date 1965/ /
People WANDESFORDE, Robert
Search Terms WAWONA
Subjects Art
Maritime - Boat
Industry - Fishing
Industry - Mill - Lumber
Transportation - Maritime