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Name SATKO, Paul

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Image of 2010.044.032 - Newspaper article

2010.044.032 - Newspaper article

Newspaper article from The New York Times, April 6, 1957; the article was written in Tacoma, Wash., April 5 (AP)-- PAUL SATKO IS DEAD Virginian Who Took Family in 'Ark' to Alaska Was 68 TACOMA, Wash., April 5, (AP)--Paul Satko, who made "Satko's Ark" a byword in the Pacific Northwest sixteen years ago and won nation-wide attention for his rugged individualism, died of a heart attack last night. HIs age was 68. He had been stricken as he rode in a car with one of his sons. The Satkos won wide attention in 1940 when they set out for Alaska in a homemade forty-foot craft that they had towed across the country from Virginia. In addition to navigation troubles, Mr. Sakto defied a court

Image of 2012.010.011-.024 - Newspaper article

2012.010.011-.024 - Newspaper article

copies of newspaper articles regarding Paul and Mollie Satko and their children. .011) BELLINGHAM HERALD, May 20, 1940 "anacortes Greets Satko's Ark; .012) ANACORTES DAILY MERCURY, May 20, 1940 "Satko Tells Story of Ark" .013) THE DAILY MERCURY, "Satko Hits Early tidal Trail to Alaska today, Makes Secret Departure During Night" and "Satko Puts in at Nanaimo with his Ark"; .014) ANACORTES DAILY MERCURY, May 28, 1940, "Stork is Racing Ark of Juneau"; .015) Anacortes paper, July 4, 1940, "'Ark of Juneau' Arrives at Ketchikan"; .016) Anacortes Newspaper, July 4, 1940, "Satkos At Ketchikan"; .017) ANACORTES AMERICAN, May 30, 1940, "Ark in Straits of Georgia Now"; .018) Copy of Western Union

Image of 2012.010.025-.054 - Newspaper article

2012.010.025-.054 - Newspaper article

Copies of newspaper articles regarding Paul and Mollie Satko and their children from the SEATTLE TIMES, 1940-1943. Paul Satko, Jr. family on the boat they built, ARK OF JUNEAU, attracted many curious onlookers prior to its launch on November 6, 1939, into the Tacoma city waterway heading for Alaska. Two men in a rowboat, men balancing on floating logs, and others on a small tug all survey the 15 ton vessel. 4,000 - 5,000 rainsoaked Tacomans were cheering as the much talked about ARK completed a successful launching. The fact that the boat got stuck half way down the ways and had to be pulled out by the Foss tug DIAMOND B, did not dampen the spirits of either the Satko family or spectators

Image of 2012.010.060 - Newspaper article

2012.010.060 - Newspaper article

Copies of newspaper articles regarding Paul and Mollie Satko and their children from THE MORNING HERALD, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, December 23, 1940. Article heading: "News From the Ark" Paul Satko, Jr. family on the boat they built, ARK OF JUNEAU, attracted many curious onlookers prior to its launch on November 6, 1939, into the Tacoma city waterway heading for Alaska. Two men in a rowboat, men balancing on floating logs, and others on a small tug all survey the 15 ton vessel. 4,000 - 5,000 rainsoaked Tacomans were cheering as the much talked about ARK completed a successful launching. The fact that the boat got stuck half way down the ways and had to be pulled out by the Foss tug

Image of 2012.010.062-.066 - Newspaper article

2012.010.062-.066 - Newspaper article

.062) Article by John Dapcevich as told by Joe Satko "Satko's Ark, Family journeys to Juneau in 1940 on an ark" (2 pages) .063) Proposal for THE SATKO JOURNEY( WT), prepared by Michael Dominic Black (5 pages) .064) copy of article in .062 (page 1 and 2) plus another writing with photo of Ark. Writing titled "Fabulous Man" (page 3 & 4); Information on Williamn "Bill" Thomas Satko (page 5) .065) one page writing entitled, "The Saga of Satko's Ark" .066) page on the history of Amos Burg (1901-1986) Paul Satko, Jr. family on the boat they built, ARK OF JUNEAU, attracted many curious onlookers prior to its launch on November 6, 1939, into the Tacoma city waterway heading for Alask

Image of 2010.044.001-.027 - Prototype of ARK OF JUNEAU - Paul Satko

2010.044.001-.027 - Prototype of ARK OF JUNEAU - Paul Satko

Series of photos of the Paul Satko family, the Ark of Juneau and the family's home in Alaska. See Notes & Legal for full story. .001-.002 Prototype for the ARK OF JUNEAU in Richmond, Va., early 1930s. Paul Satko Jr. built the boat to take his family to Alaska where they could homestead. Also 2007.069.014-.015 .003 Satko family and hull of ARK OF JUNEAU .004 Paul Satko Jr. family on the ARK OF JUNEAU before leaving Tacoma for Alaska, 1939. With Mr. Satko and his wife Mollie are believed to be one of his older sons, either 17 year old Edward or 15 year old Joe, and two younger children, possibly Billy, 7 and Betty, 4. The Satkos were a family with seven children in 1939. .005 Paul Satko

Image of 2010.044.014 - ARK OF JUNEAU in Alaska

2010.044.014 - ARK OF JUNEAU in Alaska

ARK OF JUNEAU in Alaskan waters.

Image of 2010.044.015 - ARK OF JUNEAU in Alaskan waters

2010.044.015 - ARK OF JUNEAU in Alaskan waters

ARK OF JUNEAU in Alaskan waters.

Image of WF 5820 - ARK OF JUNEAU

WF 5820 - ARK OF JUNEAU

The ARK OF JUNEAU belonged to the Satko family, who came to Washington from Virginia during the Great Depression. Paul and Mollie Satko, together with seven children from two marriages, headed west c.1938 aboard the "skeleton of a boat fitted to chassis of a truck." Upon arriving at Puget Sound, the craft, dubbed ARK OF JUNEAU, failed the Coast Guard seaworthiness test. A court order forbade Satko from sailing until specified changes had been made. After a week-long stay in Anacortes, sponsored by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the Satkos defied the court order and, early on the morning of May 26, 1940, slipped out of Crouders Boat Yard [foot of Commercial Avenue] and sailed for Nanaimo,

Image of WF 5821 - ARK OF JUNEAU

WF 5821 - ARK OF JUNEAU

The ARK OF JUNEAU belonged to the Satko family, who came to Washington from Virginia during the Great Depression. Paul and Mollie Satko, together with seven children from two marriages, headed west c.1938 aboard the "skeleton of a boat fitted to chassis of a truck." Upon arriving at Puget Sound, the craft, dubbed ARK OF JUNEAU, failed the Coast Guard seaworthiness test. A court order forbade Satko from sailing until specified changes had been made. After a week-long stay in Anacortes, sponsored by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the Satkos defied the court order and, early on the morning of May 26, 1940, slipped out of Crouders Boat Yard [foot of Commercial Avenue] and sailed for Nanaimo,

Image of 2007.069.001-.029 - Satko Family and Ark

2007.069.001-.029 - Satko Family and Ark

.001-.002 Paul Satko family in Richmond Virginia, May 1938, with the frame of their boat ARK OF JUNEAU. .003-.004 Onlookers in Richmond Virginia, May 1938, and the frame of the Satko family's boat ARK OF JUNEAU. .005 Paul Satko family and onlookers in Richmond Virginia, May 1938, with the frame of their boat ARK OF JUNEAU. .006 Paul Satko family in Richmond Virginia, May 1938, with their boat ARK OF JUNEAU frame. .007 Probably Satko daughters at Richmond Virginia, May 1938, with the frame of their boat ARK OF JUNEAU. .008 Satko family members at Richmond Virginia, May 1938, with the frame of their boat ARK OF JUNEAU. .009 ARK OF JUNEAU beached on tideflats near Seattle/ Tacoma, 1940.

Image of 2012.010.010 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU

2012.010.010 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU

The ARK OF JUNEAU on the the rocks.

Image of 2012.010.001 - Chasi used on ARK OF JUNEAU to tow across country

2012.010.001 - Chasi used on ARK OF JUNEAU to tow across country

This truck chassis was used to build the ARK OF JUNEAU boat to in order to tow it from Virginia to Washington.

Image of 2012.010.001 - Chasi used on ARK OF JUNEAU to tow across country

2012.010.001 - Chasi used on ARK OF JUNEAU to tow across country

This truck chassis was used to build the ARK OF JUNEAU boat to in order to tow it from Virginia to Washington.

Image of 2012.010.061 25 pages - Paul Satko & Family - ARK OF JUNEAU - "Journey Stories" page 2

2012.010.061 25 pages - Paul Satko & Family - ARK OF JUNEAU - "Journey Stories" page 2

The ARK OF JUNEAU. "Journey Stories" Power point presentation done for: Orcas Island Historical Museum July 22, 2012" Pages in reference to the Ark of Juneau: 3, 4, 7, 8, 12-17, 19-25 SEE ARCHIVES CATALOG FOR MORE NEWPAPER ARTICLES, ETC. Paul Satko, Jr. family on the boat they built, ARK OF JUNEAU, attracted many curious onlookers prior to its launch on November 6, 1939, into the Tacoma city waterway heading for Alaska. Two men in a rowboat, men balancing on floating logs, and others on a small tug all survey the 15 ton vessel. 4,000 - 5,000 rainsoaked Tacomans were cheering as the much talked about ARK completed a successful launching. The fact that the boat got stuck half way do

Image of 2012.010.009 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU- Juneau, Alaska

2012.010.009 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU- Juneau, Alaska

The ARK OF JUNEAU on the beach in Juneau, Alaska.

Image of 2012.010.055 32 pages - The Amazing Saga of Paul and Mollie Satko - power point pg 01

2012.010.055 32 pages - The Amazing Saga of Paul and Mollie Satko - power point pg 01

The ARK OF JUNEAU. "The Amazing Saga of Paul and Mollie Satko"; power point project with 32 pages of photos and copies of newspaper articles. SEE ARCHIVES CATALOG FOR MORE NEWPAPER ARTICLES, ETC. .01) title page; .02) Paul Satko Auto Repairing in Virginia; 03) Perhaps Paul Satko used the chassis from this for his boat; 04) Satko family in Alaska with their Ark; 05) 2 photos of the Ark in October and November 1939; 06) 2 photos of the Ark; 07 & 08) newspaper articles; 09) the Ark on the beach; 10 & 11) newspaper cartoons regarding the Ark; 12) photo of Seattle court Heqaring, May 1940; 13) newspaper photo of interior of Ark; 14) Newspaper articles with photo #13; 15 - 23) photos of the

Image of 2012.010.002 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU-LaConner, WA

2012.010.002 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU-LaConner, WA

The ARK OF JUNEAU docked in La Conner, Washington

Image of 2012.010.003 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU-LaConner, WA

2012.010.003 - Paul Satko's ARK OF JUNEAU-LaConner, WA

The ARK OF JUNEAU docked in La Conner, Washington