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Catalog Number 2009.023.005.006
Object Name Article
Scope & Content A Mt. Vernon paper published a photo and article on April 21, 1965, detailing the sinking of the SKAGIT BELLE at Pier 51 in Seattle. Her owner, Tyne Marie Christman, ran out of money to keep pumping water at $100 a day. The SKAGIT BELLE first sustained damage in 1961 when she hit a snag on the Skagit River and remained snagged for six months until she was pumped out, refloated, and taken to Seattle.

No. 5 of six scrapbooks titled: Snagboat History. Scrapbooks include photographs and newspaper clippings pertaining to the W.T. Preston. They belonged to Dennis Hamburg, son of Norm Hamburg. Norm Hamburg had a 42 year career on the W.T. Preston.
Title sunken SKAGIT BELLE
Caption sunken SKAGIT BELLE
Date 1965/04/21
People CHRISTMAN, Tyne Marie
Search Terms article
SKAGIT BELLE
low tide
sunken
Subjects Communication - Newspaper
Maritime - Boat
Place - Seattle