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Image of 2007.040.016 - Newspaper article

2007.040.016 - Newspaper article

(One folder) 16-item assortment of newspaper sections, articles, clippings concerning the W.T. Preston.

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 2012.102.041.001 - Newspaper

2012.102.041.001 - Newspaper

Photocopy of SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD newspaper article dated Saturday, September 9, 1989, LOCAL section, "Bud Strom: Anacortes honors longtime public servant". Re: "... In recognition of Strom's career accomplishments, Anacortes Mayor Jim Rice and the City council declared Friday as "Bud Strom Day",..." From scrapbook by Bud Strom, for the Skagit Valley College Hall of Fame induction

Image of 2012.102.041.004 - Newspaper

2012.102.041.004 - Newspaper

Photocopy of ANACORTES AMERICAN newspaper article dated September 20, 1989, Letters of Thanks from Bud Strom. "Strom grateful for 'fantastic recognition'". See 2012.102.041.001 for information on "Bud Strom Day". From scrapbook by Bud Strom, for the Skagit Valley College Hall of Fame induction

Image of 2013.043.002 - Article

2013.043.002 - Article

Newspaper article from what appears to be The Seattle Times, June 26, 1981 about the W. T. PRESTON being retired. Two photographs in the article: 1) "The snagboat W.R. PRESTON works on Union Bay as Husky crews practice before dawn. This is one of many photos of the colorful sternwheeler in Times files." (staff photo by Josef Scaylea)"; 2) Stan Nelson, who lives aboard the Preston, recalls his 30 years on the vessel, which soon will be retired." Story by Bob Lane, Times staff reporter. "...She is the only steam-powered paddlewheel vessel on Puget Sound. Her two engines date from 1914; the steam whistles atop her black stack go back to 1895. ..."; "the corps began snag removal on Puget

Image of 2013.043.001 - Article

2013.043.001 - Article

Newspaper article from THE SUNDAY OLYMPIAN, November 1, 1981 about the W. T. PRESTON. Article heading: "Preston's Job Ends". Three photos are in the half-page article: 1) "PRESTON's boom lifts tree stump from Skagit River; snag is headed for bank where it won't post problem for boaters"; 2) "Sternwheeler W. T. PRESTON heads up north fork of Skagit River, Boat was retired Saturday after some 50 years of service around sound"; and 3) Captain Virgil Welsh, Jr. Surveys River, Photo was taken during recent cleanup operation". Article reads: LaConner (SP) -- The W. T. Preston, a slow-moving, stern-wheeler that steam-cleaned Puget Sound for 52 years, has grappled its last snag. The Preston

Image of 2013.076.001.001-.003 - Article

2013.076.001.001-.003 - Article

Newspaper article from the October 7, 1925, ANACORTES AMERICAN about the dedication of Pilgrim Congregational Church. Pictures include, top to bottom, Rev. Ralph Kirk (R. K.) Anderson, pastor, Rev. Horace J. Taylor, founder, Rev. J. D. Hudson, pastor 1910-1918, Rev. A. I Ferch, pastor 1918-12/31/1924, and L. O. Baird, State Superintendent of Congregational Churches. On the right side of the article is an invitation extended to all to the dedication, and a copy of the dedication program.

Image of 2013.076.003.A,B - Article

2013.076.003.A,B - Article

Article in the October 10, 1932, THE ANACORTES DAILY MERCURY tells of the 50th Anniversary of Rev. H. H. and Alta Abrams on October 11, 1932. The Abrams were married in Leavenworth, Kansas. The article lists some of the original wedding gifts.

Image of 2013.076.010 - Article

2013.076.010 - Article

Article in the October 13, 1932, ANACORTES AMERICAN, p. 6, recounts the Golden Anniversary celebration for Rev. H. H. and Alta Abrams on Tuesday, October 11, 1932, at the home of their daughter and son-in-law Rev. R. K. and Louvae Anderson. There were remarks, entertainment, and refreshments. They received from the 35 guests present a nest of bowls, one of which contained "two bright five dollar gold pieces."

Image of 2006.015.002 - Clipping, Newspaper

2006.015.002 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article on December 6, 1961, in the ANACORTES AMERICAN. Wallie Funk wrote a column titled "up and down the avenews . . . avenews" about the city's presentation for the All-America city award.

Image of 2013.094.005 - Newspaper

2013.094.005 - Newspaper

The AMERICAN BULLETIN of Anacortes published an article on October 31, 1951, concerning the request for a retrial of William Dildine in a case of second degree assault. NOTE: From the estate of Richard H. Dildine

Image of 2014.011.026 - Article

2014.011.026 - Article

Ivan Suryan arrived in New York harbor from Yugoslavia in 1939 knowing no English. He crossed the U. S. on a train and arrived in Anacortes to re-united with his brothers in Anacortes. By 1945 he was a naturalized citizen, and by the time of this article (probably June in the mid 1950s) he owned a home, a car, and was skipper of the SWEET HOME. He worked hard at learning English, especially by watching movies. This article is titled, "First Sight of America Amazes Naturalized Son" and was published in an unknown paper at an unknown date. On the back of the article is an ad for Dairy Queen at 22nd and Commercial, from which the probable dates are established.

Image of 1999.030.086 - Article

1999.030.086 - Article

This news article dated February 2, 1939, is from a Seattle newspaper. Bids were sought for the construction of a new snag boat to replace the original W.T. PRESTON. The steam engine would move to the new vessel.

Image of 1999.030.087 - Article

1999.030.087 - Article

This undated 1939 news article is from a Seattle newspaper. The low bid for the new W.T. PRESTON came from Lake Union Dry Dock & Machine Works for $93,990. The boat was to be delivered in 180 days.

Image of 1999.030.088 - Article

1999.030.088 - Article

This December 31, 1934, news article is from a Seattle newspaper. "Captain Fred Siegel of the United States snagboat W.T. PRESTON will retire in February [1935] after forty-two years of steamboating on Puget Sound and its tributaries from Blain to Olympia." Siegel turned 70 on January 1, 1935. He was the first captain of the W.T. PRESTON and was followed by George Murch.

Image of 1999.030.089 - Article

1999.030.089 - Article

A "Special to THE HERALD", this article was published January 21, 1935. Captain Fred Siegel had previously announced his retirement on December, 31, 1934. An elaborate farewell reception was being planned, but at the time of this printing the date was uncertain. Siegel turned 70 on January 1, 1935. He was the first captain of the W.T. PRESTON and was followed by George Murch.

Image of 1999.030.091 - Article

1999.030.091 - Article

This article was found among the belongings of Capt. George Murch. The photo was taken by a a POST-INTELLIGENCER staff photographer and is undated. "A monument to its builder and to Seattle's pioneer era, the old James M. Colman home is shown as it looked yesterday from 4th and Cherry, hemmed in by modern brick and concrete neighbors. To make room for progress which is no longer represents the house is being wrecked."

Image of 2015.101.009 - Article

2015.101.009 - Article

The ANACORTES AMERICAN printed an article on September 2, 2015, about the history of the Anacortes Antique Engine and Machinery Day. It also related that 2015, the 20th Show, would be the last under the current leadership because the volunteers had shrunk too much to continue.

Image of 2017.027.001-.003 - Print

2017.027.001-.003 - Print

In 1977 Robert Parks created this pen and ink print of the W.T. PRESTON on the water. The accompanying 3 x 5 card reads: "The last steam powered stern wheeler on the Puget Sound still operates as a "snag boat" clearing navigable water of debris from Tacoma to Bellingham. She is operated by the Corps of Engineers..." "Seattle's Bob Parks is known internationally as an aviation artist...His interest is not limited to aviation as shown by the variety in this selection of pen and inks dealing with northwest nostalgia." .002 - 3 x 5 card with the above quoted remarks .003 - THE HERALD printed an article on July 26, 1981, relating Captain Sandy Welsh's efforts to keep the W. T. PRESTON fro