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Image of 2002.134 - map

2002.134 - map

This color map of Guemes Island was copyrighted in 2002 by Hinterland Design Cartography. It is not to be used for navigation. The top oval is a photo of Mt. Baker; the bottom oval is of the Guemes ferry. The legend includes types of roads, ferry route, and land types. At the bottom are pictorial directions to Anacortes from I-5, and of Anacortes to Guemes Island ferry.

Image of E.IV.009 - Map

E.IV.009 - Map

Map of Puget Sound and Its Ferries 1859-1959.

Image of 2014.011.008 - Schedule

2014.011.008 - Schedule

The 1970 Summer Ferry Schedule for the Washington State Ferries included tolls and schedule times for the routes throughout Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands and Sidney, B. C. This schedule was effective June 14 through September 8.

Image of 2014.029.002 - Brochure

2014.029.002 - Brochure

Brochure for visitors. "Places to See Places to Go, Hours to Spend in Anacortes, compliments of…Anacortes Chamber of Commerce". contains "Sightseeing around Anacortes, Where to Go while Waiting for the Ferry: Short Trips in and Near Our City." Trip 1 - Causland Park; trip 2 - Cap Sante Park; trip 3 - Guemes Island; trip 4 - Sunset Beach; trip 5 - Lake Forest Drive [aka Heart Lake Road]; trip 6 - Mt. Erie; trip 7 - Rosario Beach; trip 8 - Reservation Bay [aka Bowman's Bay]; trip 9 - Deception Pass Bridge; trip 10 - Cranberry Lake; trip 11 - Similk Beach; trip 12 - Swinomish & Hope Island; fishing, Industry visits, Information, Service clubs, church directory with a small sketch map of loca

Image of 2015.049.002 - Brochure

2015.049.002 - Brochure

"ANACORTES, In the Heart of 'The Charmed Land' " was printed by "Citizen Print", which probably was from the ANACORTES CITIZEN NEWSPAPER. The Victoria ferry began in 1923 and ANACORTES CITIZEN NEWSPAPER became the DAILY MERCURY-CITIZEN on March 26, 1927, so the brochure was probably printed between those dates. At that time the population of Anacortes was between 5,000 and 6,000, and there were 4 miles of paved road and 16 miles of paved sidewalks. The brochure was produced to tell Anacortes visitors about the town and the ferry to the San Juan archipelago and Victoria, B.C.

Image of 2015.066.001 - Invitation

2015.066.001 - Invitation

The M/V SAMISH Washington State ferry is an Olympic Class vellel capable of carrying 144 cars and 1,500 passengers. An Open House and Christening was held aboard the ferry in Anacortes on May 20, 2015 and included a Samish Indian Nation ceremony as well as bottle-breaking by First Lady Trudi Inslee. It was scheduled to serve the Anacortes/San Juan Islands run.

Image of 2015.066.002 - Specification

2015.066.002 - Specification

The M/V SAMISH Washington State ferry is an Olympic Class vessel capable of carrying 144 cars and 1,500 passengers. This two-sided specification sheet lists length, type, beam draft displacement, etc. On the reverse is a schematic of the ferry which includes more characteristics and key design features. The sheet was available at the Open House in Anacortes on May 20, 2015.

Image of 2015.066.003 - Specification

2015.066.003 - Specification

The M/V SAMISH Washington State ferry is an Olympic Class vessel capable of carrying 144 cars and 1,500 passengers. This two-sided specification sheet lists facts of interest to passengers on one side. On the other side is a history of the building of the Washington State Ferry fleet which includes class, capacity, dates, and names of ferries.

Image of 1992.025.019.012 -

1992.025.019.012 -

ALMAR ferry on Guemes Channel. When the tender MARGUERITE ran aground and sank off Lopez Island in September 1954, the engine was taken out and put into the ALMAR ferry.

Image of 1992.025.019.014 -

1992.025.019.014 -

ALMAR ferry boat on Guemes Channel. When the tender MARGUERITE ran aground and sank off Lopez Island in September 1954, the engine was taken out and put into the ALMAR ferry.

Image of 1997.263 -

1997.263 -

Steve Pickens provide the following information: This ferry is the S.S. QUILCENE, a. Kitsap II, b. City of Bellingham. Official Number: 214056 Built:1916 Rebuilt: 1926 as City of Bellingham, 1930 as Quilcene. Retired: 1942. Lengeth: 146' Beam: 43 Propulsion: a four-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine Horsepower: 2,200 Speed: 14 knots (as a ferryboat) Worked several routes on Puget Sound, including Anacortes-Sidney. The Quilcene last saw service on Puget Sound as a ferry around 1939 when Black Ball started bringing up the diesel ferries from San Francisco. The vessel was sold to the Navy in 1942 who used her as a machine shop until 1946, when she was sold to a scrapping firm on L

Image of WF 4553.001 - Harry Rickaby 1928

WF 4553.001 - Harry Rickaby 1928

Harry Rickaby, boat builder, operator of the Guemes ferry ELK, and manager of Rickaby/City Float. He was born c.1868 [based on 1900 U.S. Federal census] in England. Rickaby came to Fidalgo Island in 1882, where he initially lived on his uncle's [William Henry Burdon] farm on March's Point. [Rickaby was cousin to Thomas Lancelot "Lance" Burdon and Soules, etc.] By 1893 he was building boats on the waterfront at the foot of Q Avenue, at a makeshift conglomeration of floats that would become known as the City Float. In the August 3, 1893, issue of the ANACORTES AMERICAN is: "Mr. Rickaby of this city, before coming to America, was for six months employed on the war ship VICTORIA, lost recently in

Image of 1997.025.019.016 -

1997.025.019.016 -

Ferry Landing at Orcas, Wa. RPPC [Real Photo Post Card]

Image of 2001.tan.287 -

2001.tan.287 -

Small tugboat in water, island behind it. On back : "This is the boat that took you to Saddle Beach."

Image of 1997.111 - State Ferry Dock

1997.111 - State Ferry Dock

Ferry terminal with sign, "Black Ball Line", cars parked in front, and ferry in background and Guemes Island in far background. On back : "Old State Ferry Dock, now the Guemes Ferry. Black Ball Ferry Landing."

Image of 2001.tan.316 -

2001.tan.316 -

Beach at lower part of photograph, boats in water (small ferries??), Island at left.

Image of 2002.131.002 - Skagit River Ferry, Sedro Woolley

2002.131.002 - Skagit River Ferry, Sedro Woolley

Photocopied by Terry Slotemaker, 2001, + negatives. #2. Skagit River ferry, Sedro-Woolley, (neg. #4A).

Image of 2003.083.001 -

2003.083.001 -

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 serve

Image of D.IX.019 -

D.IX.019 -

The steamer WASCO going through Deception Pass. WASCO was one of the boats of the so-called Mosquito Fleet which swerved communities in the greater Puget Sound area. Boat and train were the main means of transportation until the late 1920s when they were rapidly replaced by the automobile.

Image of D.IX.046 - SKAGIT QUEEN @ Rosario

D.IX.046 - SKAGIT QUEEN @ Rosario

The SKAGIT QUEEN at Sharpe Cove, loading passengers.