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Image of WF 0041.A,B - 4th of July 1890

WF 0041.A,B - 4th of July 1890

4th of July celebration at Ocean Dock, Anacortes. Steamer SEHOME with celebrants and the Anacortes City Band. This was the first big event for the band as their instruments had just arrived in mid-June as reported by 6-26-1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN. The Bowman Hotel at Rose Point is visible in distance at center. This was one of many photos shot on July 4, 1890, as reported by the ANACORTES AMERICAN on 7-10-1890, "Photographic Views: On the fourth, Messers Booen and Ewing, the enterprising photographers of this city, were busy taking views of the most interesting points about town and along the wharves. Among the views taken were the Indian baseball team, the landing of the YOSEMITE, etc., e

Image of WF 0274.A,B -

WF 0274.A,B -

Image shows Indian racing canoes gathered on Guemes Channel at the base of Ocean Dock at the foot of Commercial. At least four canoes appear to be in the water. Note people sitting on the roof of the Oregon Improvement Company office and warehouse and standing on the boat or barge at water level, directly behind the Indian canoes. Hotel Taylor, built in 1890 at the foot of Commercial Avenue, is visible in the rear. A steamer in the distance at far right is moored at Curtis Dock. The 7-3-1913, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "City in Gala Attire for big celebration". "The program of water sports is especially good. Seven Indian war canoes, manned by seven crews of braves representing as many tri

Image of WF 0275.A,B -

WF 0275.A,B -

Image shows Indian racing canoes on Guemes channel at the base of Ocean Dock at the foot of Commercial. At least four canoes appear to be in the water. A steamer in the distance is moored at Curtis Dock. The 7-3-1913, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "City in Gala Attire for big celebration". "The program of water sports is especially good. Seven Indian war canoes, manned by seven crews of braves representing as many tribes of the Northwest, will compete for hundreds of dollars of prizes. Athletic Indian matrons and lasses will also race in canoes" Canoe races for both men and women were held on July 4th and 5th and billed as the "Indian War Canoe race." The first recorded Indian canoe race at

Image of WF 0042.A,B -

WF 0042.A,B -

Citizens of Anacortes hosted huge 4th of July celebrations for many years beginning in 1890, the year of the BOOM. Celebrators are gathered at the foot of Commercial Avenue on Guemes Channel in front of the Oregon Improvement Company Land Office, the main town developer. A horse and buggy are visible, and a sign for the event states "1776-1890." Taylor Hotel is visible behind the land office (see WF 0047, 0063). Nobar Hotel is visible on 2nd Street at center, rear (see also WF 0075). Stumps of trees are visible at right. The Anacortes City Band is seen at left, center, with their new instruments. For additional view of Oregon Improvement Company warehouse, see WF 0177. This is one of

Image of D.IX.094 -

D.IX.094 -

The KULSHAN, named for the Indians' traditional name for Mt. Baker of Koma Kulshan, was built in Seattle in 1910 by the Moran Shipbuilding Company, a "first-class steel screw steamer." This view is labeled, "The Kulshan, landing at Anacortes dock, Anacortes, Wash." The vessel weighed 926 tons, with dimensions of 160.3 x 32 x 20.7, and "was equipped with triple-expansion engine (17, 28, 47.5 x 36) with steam at 225 pounds working pressure from two oil-fired water tube boilers. The engine developed 1,100 horsepower. Her contract speed of 13 knows was easily exceeded on her four-hour continuous teaming trials, during which she averaged 14.32 knots." Following her construction, the KULSHAN served

Image of D.IX.111.A,B,C - Ocean Dock

D.IX.111.A,B,C - Ocean Dock

The Anacortes waterfront at Ocean Dock, looking towards town and the foot of Commercial Ave. Left hand side has Hotel Taylor, center are buildings on the dock, and to the right is a large ship/boat. Lower left corner reads: "10857 Ocean dock, Anacortes, Wash." Along the top, written upside down in handwriting: " I leaves Monday, Get the Band out" appears to be copies of a postcard.

Image of WF 0098 -

WF 0098 -

View of Anacortes from Guemes Island. Photo dates to post-1904 by inclusion of McNaught Building on Commercial Avenue; building was moved there from 8th and I in 1904. Excellent view of Cap Sante and the development south of downtown Anacortes. Structures include the McNaught Building, 419 Commercial (right of center), Anacortes Hotel (part way up hill in right quarter), Columbian School (2/3 up the hill just right of center), Huntoon Building (near water on right), and canneries along Guemes Channel. A steamship is visible at Ocean Dock in front of the Taylor Hotel at the foot of Commercial Avenue. Anacortes Lumber & Box smokestack also is visible at center. The II.O.O.F. /Opera House is to

Image of WF 0113 -

WF 0113 -

The Taylor Hotel was a 3-story building located at the foot of P/Commercial and Ocean Dock. Built in 1890, the hotel originally was a tall, narrow building with only four windows across the north side; by 1896, a large addition had doubled the width of the hotel and changed the facade of the southeast corner. The hotel was built by Captain Albert Taylor (1846-1896), a native of New York, Civil War veteran, and experienced Seattle hotelier who came to Washington in 1874. Taylor built 2 hotels in Anacortes, a small one in 1889 and, this his second, in 1890. The 5-29-1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Capt. Taylor's new hotel on corner of 1st and P has broken ground, it will be 60' by 100' wit

Image of WF 0040.A,B,C -

WF 0040.A,B,C -

4th of July celebration at Ocean Dock, Anacortes. Steamers YOSEMITE and SEHOME loaded to the gunnels with celebrants. Photographers Booen and Ewing were brothers-in-law and partners during 1890-91 and shot many photos on July 4, 1890, as reported by the ANACORTES AMERICAN on 7-10-1890, "Photographic Views: On the fourth, Messers Booen and Ewing, the enterprising photographers of this city, were busy taking views of the most interesting points about town and along the wharves. Among the views taken were the Indian baseball team, the landing of the YOSEMITE, etc., etc." John Hart was the son of Jane Quint, wife of postmaster and storekeeper Albanus Quint at Dewey. The Quints came to Dewey

Image of WF 0084 -

WF 0084 -

View of downtown Anacortes and Guemes Channel from northern end of Cap Sante. P/Commercial Avenue is in center of photo running from left to right. Taylor Hotel is visible at right of center, as is Ocean Dock. This photo is extremely similar to WF 0083. The view is almost exactly the same, but very subtle differences exist such as the level of the tide. This almost seems to be a cropped version of WF 0083. This is a good view of cove east of Commercial Avenue which was filled in during the 1900s and is now the site of Dakota Creek Industries (820 4th Avenue).

Image of WF 0177 -

WF 0177 -

The Oregon Improvement Company Dock, also known as the Ocean Dock, was located at the foot of Commercial. It was built by the Oregon Improvement Company in connection with their railroad interests in Anacortes. This warehouse was the probable site of the November 1890 banquet hosted by the city of Anacortes in celebration of the "completion of the northern extension of the Lake Shore Railroad", a branch line of the Northern Pacific. The banquet was held in Oregon Improvement Company's 60' x 100' warehouse on Ocean Wharf at the foot of Avenue P. The ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on 11-27-1890, "Decorations were brilliant; interior draped with bunting and large flags intermingled with innumerabl

Image of WF 0228 -

WF 0228 -

Daisy Stetson Keyes, Nick Franks, Lila Beard Claghorn walking on P Ave. View looks south on P (Commercial) from the Ocean Dock at the foot of P. The spire tower atop the Taylor hotel is visible at right rear. Also see WF 0227.

Image of WF 0229.A,B,C,D - Commercial and 3rd

WF 0229.A,B,C,D - Commercial and 3rd

View looks south on Commercial/P from 3rd Street. Wood frame building at right, foreground, housed the Joker Saloon, opened by Con Sullivan at SW corner of 3rd and P in May 1890. Two buildings south, on NW corner of 4th and P, was the Eureka Saloon. Directly south, on SW corner of 4th and P, the Platt Building is visible. On left side of photo, Vendome Hotel is visible at corner of 6th And P. Excellent view of this portion of Commercial/P Avenue. Note light poles and worn condition of planked street; in 1902, Anacortes City Council passed a resolution to improve Commercial Avenue from Ocean Dock to 11th Street. Old planking was to be replaced from foot of Commercial to 3rd Street; fro

Image of WF 0235.A,B -

WF 0235.A,B -

This view of Commercial Ave looks south from the Ocean Dock. Oregon Improvement Company's warehouse is at right. Directly south is the Hotel Taylor, built in 1890; this building was demolished in mid-1930s to make way for Port of Anacortes warehouses. The Anchorage is visible south of the Hotel Taylor; it began in 1905 under the ownership of Ms. M. E. Wilson. The 3-15-1906, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported the Anchorage was gutted by fire; Wilson then built a new building on the SW corner of 2nd and Commercial. The structure later became Marine Hardware and Supply. South of the Anchorage, the buildings hosted a number of small businesses including a grocery, two shooting galleries (one is the Dic

Image of WF 0280.A,B -

WF 0280.A,B -

This wedding was part of an elaborate July 4, 1912, celebration in Anacortes. Howell Morrison and Alice Naidene Lanterman were married on Saturday night, July 6th, by the Rev. W. A. Stevenson of Bellingham. "Public Wedding Attracts Many." "Wild cheers greeted the coming of the bridal party and the crowds who had waited patiently in the fine rain for over an hour lifted up a joyous yell that could be heard the other end of town when knot was tied. Attending the bridal party were Mrs. Morrison, mother of the groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Lanterman, parents of the bride. The young happy pair settled down to housekeeping after a brief trip to Bellingham." Charlotte Morrison and Martin Pardis were witn

Image of WF 0356.A,B -

WF 0356.A,B -

Anacortes Fire Department on Ocean Dock at the foot of P (Commercial) on July 4, 1892. The Oregon Improvement Company warehouse is at right. Note sidewheeler vessel in rear. Firemen are holding a rope that is attached to a hose cart. They had reason to be happy that July; they had just moved into a brand new fire hall of 5th Street between N and O avenues, and they had a brand new fire engine. Their source for water in fighting fires was to haul the engine down to the Ocean Dock and throw its hose into Guemes Channel. The 4-7-1892, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported in an article titled "The New Fire Engine", "The new steam fire engine arrived on Sunday in charge of two of the engineers of the Seatt

Image of WF 0382 -

WF 0382 -

Men and boys and large halibut on Ocean Dock at foot of Commercial. At right is the Oregon Improvement Company warehouse and the North Western Express Company office. July 1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN read: "FISHING OFF THE DOCK A number of people are now enjoying good fishing off the Ocean Dock and frequently a good catch is made. Yesterday afternoon Luke Marshall was the lucky fisherman, and caught a halibut weighing 118 1/2 pounds which is the largest fish thus far caught from the dock. After being brought ashore the halibut was photographed by Booen & Ewing. A halibut weighing 118 1/2 pounds brings several dollars at the market, and catching one is a paying day's work."

Image of D.II.042.A,B - 4th of July celebration 1890

D.II.042.A,B - 4th of July celebration 1890

Citizens of Anacortes hosted huge 4th of July celebrations for many years beginning in 1890, the year of the BOOM. Celebrators are gathered at the foot of Commercial Avenue on Guemes Channel in front of the Oregon Improvement Company Land Office, the main town developer. A horse and buggy are visible, and a sign for the event states "1776-1890." Taylor Hotel is visible behind the land office (see WF 0047, 0063). Nobar Hotel is visible on 2nd Street at center, rear (see also WF 0075). Stumps of trees are visible at right. The Anacortes City Band is seen at left, center, with their new instruments. For additional view of Oregon Improvement Company warehouse, see WF 0177. This is one of

Image of D.IX.015 - 4th of July, 1890

D.IX.015 - 4th of July, 1890

4th of July celebration at Ocean Dock, Anacortes. Steamers YOSEMITE and SEHOME loaded to the gunnels with celebrants. Photographers Booen and Ewing were brothers-in-law and partners during 1890-91 and shot many photos on July 4, 1890, as reported by the ANACORTES AMERICAN on 7-10-1890, "Photographic Views: On the fourth, Messers Booen and Ewing, the enterprising photographers of this city, were busy taking views of the most interesting points about town and along the wharves. Among the views taken were the Indian baseball team, the landing of the YOSEMITE, etc., etc." John Hart was the son of Jane Quint, wife of postmaster and storekeeper Albanus Quint at Dewey. The Quints came to Dewey

Image of D.II.066 -

D.II.066 -

Citizens of Anacortes hosted huge 4th of July celebrations for many years beginning in 1890, the year of the BOOM. Celebrators are gathered at the foot of Commercial Avenue on Guemes Channel in front of the Oregon Improvement Company Land Office, the main town developer. A horse and buggy are visible, and a sign for the event states "1776-1890." Taylor Hotel is visible behind the land office (see WF 0047, 0063). Nobar Hotel is visible on 2nd Street at center, rear (see also WF 0075). Stumps of trees are visible at right. The Anacortes City Band is seen at left, center, with their new instruments. For additional view of Oregon Improvement Company warehouse, see WF 0177. This is one of