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Image of 2010.044.028 - Newspaper article

2010.044.028 - Newspaper article

Copy of newspaper "political humor"; "Seattle is likely to need the ARK after all. With so many of our ships being sold into foreign registry due to the European war. Mr. Satko's yacht might be the only boat on the sound that the belligerents wouldn't buy." Paul Satko, Jr. 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 way

Image of 2010.044.029 - Envelope

2010.044.029 - Envelope

scan of a personalized envelope with cartoonish drawing on it of Paul Satko and his ARK OF JUNEAU boat. Paul Satko, Jr. built, ARK OF JUNEAU, attracted many curious onlookers prior to its launch on November 6, 1939, into the Tacoma city waterway heading for Alaska. Men in a rowboat, men balancing on floating logs, and others on a small tug all watched 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. The Satkos were a family with seven c

Image of 2010.044.030 - Newspaper article

2010.044.030 - Newspaper article

scan off a personalized envelope with cartoonish drawing on it of Paul Satko and his ARK OF JUNEAU boat. Paul Satko, Jr. built, ARK OF JUNEAU, attracted many curious onlookers prior to its launch on November 6, 1939, into the Tacoma city waterway heading for Alaska. Men in a rowboat, men balancing on floating logs, and others on a small tug all watched 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. The Satkos were a family with seven

Image of 2010.044.031 - Newspaper article

2010.044.031 - Newspaper article

Newspaper article from The New York Times, June 17, 1940; the article was written in Ketchikan, Alaska on June 16, 1940; '''ARK' REACHES ALASKA Family of Nine, Seeking Home, Fools Expedrts Who Warned it KETCHIKAN, Alaska, June 16 (AP) --Paul Satko guided his home-made "Ark of Juneau" into Alaskan waters today, fifty-six days after leaving Tacoma to find a new home for his wife and seven children. The cumbersome forty-foot boat is powered with a 1926 automobile engine. Satko, a jobless welder from Richmond, Va., surprised Ketchikan welcoming committees as much as he did send-off committees in Anacortes, Wash., three weeks ago when he set out on the international leg of his pioneeri

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 2012.008.001-.002 - Book

2012.008.001-.002 - Book

.001 - Hardback book by Betty Lowman Carey, Edited by Neil G. Carey, "North to Alaska by Oar, BIJABOJI". Has cover jacket (2012.008.002). Back of jacket reads: "I sat unsteadily, spluttering as the churing tide rip washed over my sou-wester and up the sleeves of my oilskin jacket. Stunned, I tried to row with oars now floating free of their oarlocks. In desperation I braced my knees against BIJABOJI's sides and paddled with heavy arms until a heaving high-rolling wave flung me clear of the dugout. Both oars washed away into the darkness." "BIJABOJI is Betty's spirited account of her solo two-month journey by canoe to Alaska and through some of the most treacherous waters of the Inside Pass

Image of 2011.037.036 - Report

2011.037.036 - Report

Nine typed pages pertaining to the District Court for the Territory of Alaska. It is a final report of the Grand Jury for the Special October 1953 term. It addresses prostitution and other vice conditions. Juvenile delinquency was a big concern. Report is not pertinent to Anacortes history.

Image of 2012.039 - Newspaper

2012.039 - Newspaper

"Juneau Empire" newspaper dated Monday, February 13, 2012 featuring an article about the statehood of Alaska in 1958. Photographs used in the article are from the Wallie Funk Collection. Article written by Emily Russo Miller. At this date, the photos are un-numbered but can be found: WF/Industries/Fishing trip to Alaska/folders 30-34, Alaskan Statehood. JUNEAU EMPIRE 3100 channel Drive Junmeau, Alaska 99801-7814

Image of 2014.011.035.001-.002 - Correspondence

2014.011.035.001-.002 - Correspondence

On June 23, 1948, Roy Maricich wrote a letter to Floyd and Frances Lunsford. The return address is "c/o Peninsula Packing Co., M.S. La Merced, False Pass, Alaska, Boat (Iceland)". The Lunsfords lived at 1105 K Avenue in Anacortes. Roy wrote about the terrible weather and fishing they were experiencing, face hair that was growing or shaved off, the beauty of Alaska, and the lack of good mail service.

Image of fic.0722 - Map

fic.0722 - Map

This map of Port Moller and Herendeen Bay in Alaska was first produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey in July 1911; this version was updated February 28, 1916, to reflect correction of lights, beacons, buoys, and dangers.

Image of 1997.392 - Print, Photographic

1997.392 - Print, Photographic

A newspaper article in the ANACORTES AMERICAN on Thursday, March 12,1925, detailed the death of photographer Charles W. Scarborough in Alaska in the winter of 1924.

Image of 2001.096.030.010 - Label, Product

2001.096.030.010 - Label, Product

Aslesens Alaska Pink Salmon label; red and white with blue lettering and stylized "A" with green center. Distirbuted by Aslesens of Minneapolis, Minnesota. For 4 pound salmon cans.

Image of 2001.096.030.018 - Label, Product

2001.096.030.018 - Label, Product

Aslesens medium red Coho Salmon label; blue and white with blue lettering and stylized "A" with green center. Distirbuted by Aslesens of Minneapolis, Minnesota. For 4 pound salmon cans.

Image of 2012.115.032 - Pamphlet

2012.115.032 - Pamphlet

"Laws and Regulations for Protection of Fisheries of Alaska" was issued as Department Circular No. 251 in February, 1936, by the Bureau of Fisheries of the Department of Commerce.

Image of 1997.091 - Beaching of PRESIDENT

1997.091 - Beaching of PRESIDENT

Beaching of scenic boat PRESIDENT. The fishing steamer MCKINLEY was converted to motor power after it was damaged by fire and the hull purchased by Capt. Charles Norton of Anacortes for conversion to the gasoline halibut schooner PRESIDENT. On January 12, 1923, the gas schooner PRESIDENT, was wrecked in Alaskan waters at Bristol Bay. On the back of the photo is the date, "July 8-17" Is that July 8th through the 17th or July 8, 1917?

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 2004.053 -

2004.053 -

Anacortes fishing fleet departing from the Port of Anacortes dock, on the Guemes Channel

Image of WF 0303.A,B - fishing boat AKHIOK

WF 0303.A,B - fishing boat AKHIOK

Fishing boat AKHIOK being constructed at Little Chicago, c.1930. L to R: Les Senff, Leif Moe, Chris Moe. Chris Moe helped Les and Leif, and also Cotton Lindholm, build the boat so that they could take it to Alaska for fishing. See Wallie Funk's 1958 photos of his fishing trip to Alaska aboard the DECEPTION, owned by Less Senff. Photos of Lindholm are also in that batch. Chris and Julia Moe came to Anacortes from Norway c.1910-1920. They lived on a houseboat at Little Chicago and later built a home at 504 7th Street, the current site of the Yacht Club building. The house was torn down to build the Yacht Club. WF 0295-0307 are all images from the Moe family. For another view of the AKHIOK,

Image of WF 0304 - "Akhiok"

WF 0304 - "Akhiok"

Fishing boat AKHIOK being constructed at Little Chicago by Les Senff, Leif Moe, Chris Moe, and Cotton Lindholm so that they could take it to Alaska for fishing. See Wallie Funk's 1958 photos of his fishing trip to Alaska aboard the DECEPTION, owned by Les Senff. Photos of Lindholm are also in that batch. Chris and Julia Moe came to Anacortes from Norway c.1910-1920. They lived on a houseboat at Little Chicago and later built a home at 504 7th Street, the current site of the Yacht Club building. The house was torn down to build the Yacht Club. WF 0295-0307 are all images from the Moe family. For another view of the AKHIOK, see WF 0303.

Image of WF 1996 - Fishing fleet bound for Alaska

WF 1996 - Fishing fleet bound for Alaska

The Anacortes fishing fleet is departing for Alaska. HOLLYWOOD and RIO RITA are visible.