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Image of 2009.005 - Records

2009.005 - Records

Gray folder of letters, drawings, proposals, and various other information relating to the W T PRESTONs historic value and future, after being retired from operation on Puget Sound and adjacent waters. Two news articles are inserted at the back of the folder citing Anacortes as new home site for the W T Preston.

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 2013.078 - Newspaper

2013.078 - Newspaper

THE PUGET SOUND MAIL newspaper, LaConner, Washington, 98257, Thursday, June 12, 1975. Article titled: "Anacortes Pays Tribute to Pioneer Fishermen" Article is about a program given by Bill Lowman in Anacortes about thr Croation Fishermen in Anacortes. Has photo of fishermen pulling in a net of fish between a fishing boat and a skiff. c.1930

Image of 2014.011.014 - Brochure

2014.011.014 - Brochure

Groundbreaking for the Skyline development occurred in 1961, and the first of the four keys was completed by August 1968. The photo on the front of the brochure shows boats in slips, roads paved for future development, and all four completed keys. Inside the brochure are photos of boats in storage in the former planing shed, the heated swimming pool near where the restaurant was built, and articles about boating, available property, location, climate, and amenities. The brochure was produced by Harry Davidson, Inc. Two houses identifiable in the photo (2001 Cove Place and 5104 Kingsway) were built in 1970.

Image of 2014.073.001 - Painting

2014.073.001 - Painting

An oil painting on canvas was made of the boat METEOR which was built by owner William Trafton at old Rodgers Mill. The METEOR was 36' in length, had a 9' beam, a draft of 4' 6", and a 16 horse Atlas engine which ran the boat at 10 miles per hour (mph). The cabin measured 7' x 14' and the deck area was 7'.

Image of 2013.077.314 - Correspondence

2013.077.314 - Correspondence

Paul Luvera, Sr., wrote many letters to editors of several papers in the last ten years of his life. On January 13, 1982, Luvera sent a letter to the ANACORTES AMERICAN with two suggestions. 1. the city or county should stay out of things that private enterprise can do "cheaper and better" -- such as a boat haulout or running the Guemes ferry 2. contracts between the city and its employees should be handled by a professional negotiator

Image of 2016.028.001 - Book

2016.028.001 - Book

PACIFIC TUGBOATS by Gordon Newell was published by Superior Publish Company of Seattle, WA in 1957.

Image of 2016.028.002 - Book

2016.028.002 - Book

TUGBOATS ON PUGET SOUND was published as part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing in 2009. The authors are Chuck Fowler and Captain Mark Freeman.

Image of 2000.017.024 - Model - Ship

2000.017.024 - Model - Ship

Fishing Vessel -Model of Purse Seiner in Glass case - Purse Seiner style Cannery Tender easily adapted to seining by adding a power block. Made by Bill Lowman

Image of 2010.027 - Engine

2010.027 - Engine

World War I (WWI) launch Evenrude engine originally owned by Bill Lowman which Clarence Ricks saw in Bill Lowman's barn in 1988-1990. Mr. Lowman wasn't interested in selling it at that time, but he chalked Mr. Rick's name and number on a black board mounted on the wall. Ten years passed before Clarence got a call from Bill telling him "if you want it come and get it." They settled on a price of $180.00. The engine was missing the carburetor, spark plugs, muffler and priming cups. Clarence located replacements and refinished the engine. It has been on display before at the Maritime Heritage Center during September as part of the Anacortes Antique Machine Show display. Mr. Ricks had no othe

Image of 1997.089 - Emptying a purse net with a brailer

1997.089 - Emptying a purse net with a brailer

Fishermen are unloading purse net with a brailer.

Image of 1997.148.001 - Pulling in the net

1997.148.001 - Pulling in the net

Fishing boat at dock. Boat has one man in it, with fishing nets. On back : "Dept. of Fisheries" and "52"

Image of 1997.247.A,B - Hunters with a line of dead fowl

1997.247.A,B - Hunters with a line of dead fowl

Two men in a boat coming back from a hunting trip for Canada Goose. They have 12 strung on a line from bow to stern of their boat. Each man is holding a hunting rifle.

Image of 1997.272 - Cottonwood Island [aka Sinclair island]

1997.272 - Cottonwood Island [aka Sinclair island]

Approximately 8 fishing boats and 2 ferries moored at the dock on Cottonwood Island [aka Sinclair Island]. Some of the boats identifiable are: ECHO and VIRGINIA. Three men can be seen on the dock. Framed in 4 strips of worm-wood perhaps cottonwood. and backed with plywood panneling. From "The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXXI, History of Washington, Idaho and Montana 1845-1889, page 359: "Sinclair Island, sometimes called Cottonwood, lies between Cypress and Lummi islands,containing an area of 1,050 acres, of which 1,000 are cultivable. It was settled by A. C. Kittles in 1868. Kittles went from Cal. to the Fraser mines, thence to Orcas and Fidalgo islands, and finally here. He

Image of 1997.297 -

1997.297 -

Ship navigating through ice.

Image of 1997.300 - Olympia waterfront

1997.300 - Olympia waterfront

Olympia waterfront.