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Image of 2013.037.002 - Book

2013.037.002 - Book

WAWONA, The Heritage of Sailing in the North Pacific, is the story of the WAWONA, including pictures. There is also a timeline which helps date this book as being published after 1964 by Save Our Ships, Inc.

Image of 2014.006.001 - Picture

2014.006.001 - Picture

The original painting by Seattle artist Robert Wandesforde was commissioned by Met Press Printers for their 1965 calendar. This full-size reproduction of the original was printed by four-color offset lithography to help raise funds for the restoration of the WAWONA. On the back of the lithograph are some facts about the ship. She measured 156' x 36' x 12' and was 468 gross tons when built in 1897 at Fairhaven, California, by Hans Ditley Bendixsen. Without topmasts, she required no ballast and could return empty after unloading lumber from the Northwest. With the advent of steamships, the WAWONA entered the Bering Sea codfishery, sailing out of Anacortes for Robins Fisheries Company each

Image of 2014.010.002 - Log

2014.010.002 - Log

In 1936 Donald McInturf sailed as a radio operator on the schooner WAWONA from Seattle to Alaska. He kept a log of his experiences on that journey which has been reproduced by Northwest Seaport in Seattle. The ship was dismantled in March 2009 after efforts to restore and preserve her proved fruitless.

Image of 2014.058.018 - Poster

2014.058.018 - Poster

This poster of 1987 celebrated 90 years of the schooner WAWONA. At that time it was housed at Northwest Seaport on South Lake Union in Seattle and an effort was being made to restore it. Gross Tonnage: 468.24 Net Tonnage: 413.94 Rig: Schooner Billet Head Elliptic Stern Sail Area: 9,129 sq. feet Official Number: 81576 Letters: K.N.D.S. Built of Wood Length: 165 feet Beam: 36 feet Depth: 12.3 feet Masts: 3 Decks: 1

Image of fic.0853.A,B,C - print

fic.0853.A,B,C - print

Legend records that in 1891 an unknown itinerant artist painted this scene in exchange for lodging at the New Wilson Hotel. The Northern Pacific chugs along Fidalgo Bay over a track that ran from the depot at 6th and I Avenue, across the trestle at Weaverling Spit, and up to Woolley Junction. The white building puffing smoke is likely a sash and door factory. A pair of schooners waits at the Skagit Mill dock; behind them is a heavily forested Cap Sante. Steamboats pass by Saddlebag and Hat Island and beneath a snowy Mt. Baker. The property from the fence line to the foreground belonged to the Noah Nelson family. The Nelsons' neighbor to the left was early settler Richard Wooten. I

Image of 2001.025.001 - Foghorn

2001.025.001 - Foghorn

Hand-operated foghorn used on "AZALEA" according to donor. Formerly owned by Wm. Robinson, owner of Salina Cannery in Anacortes. Red, wooden box with metal "pump" handle on side (to operate, raise handle straight up and pump back and forth next to box), leather carrying handle.

Image of 2010.008.001-.011 - Boat, parts

2010.008.001-.011 - Boat, parts

Parts from the dismantled schooner, WAWONA: one ships hanging knew; mast hoops in 4 parts; 3 drift pins; 1 chain plate and 2 chain plate drift pins On September 12th 1897, master shipbuilder Hans Bendixen launched the largest three masted schooner ever built on the west coast of North America, the Wawona. Built for the Dolbeer & Carson Lumber Company of Eureka California, WAWONA is 165 feet long with a 36 foot beam and a depth of 12 feet 3 inches. At the turn of the century, there were over 300 commercial schooners like WAWONA in the proud Pacific sailing fleet. Today, only two of these ships still exist: WAWONA, at Northwest Seaport in Seattle, and her sister ship the C.A.Thayer at the N

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 2000.069.005 - Canneries on Guemes Channel

2000.069.005 - Canneries on Guemes Channel

View of Cannery Row on Guemes Channel looking northeast from 6th and I. Apex Cannery is at far left. Image by well-known PNW photographer Frank LaRoche [1852-1934] who had a temporary studio in Anacortes at one time. See WF 0476 for more on LaRoche.

Image of 2003.060.005 -

2003.060.005 -

Wawona crew (l to r) Jack Lee, Kerrigan (splitter), _______, Bud Smith, header. Person by tub is the "idler", who puts the fish in the head-in box (first step of cleaning process), puts the split fish (attached at backbone) down "shoot" (hole) into the "kench" (salter).

Image of 2003.060.006 -

2003.060.006 -

(l to r) Frank Wright, Bud Smith holding Gooney Bird (Albatross), on WAWONA; Photo by David Wright.

Image of 2003.060.007 -

2003.060.007 -

B. S. (Charlie) Johnson by his dory; WAWONA; Photo by David Wright

Image of 2003.060.008 -

2003.060.008 -

Some of WAWONA crew: (l to r) 1. George _____; 2 or 3 ___Kager (dress gang); 4. B. S. (Charlie) Johnson (fisherman); 5. Ed Erickson (3rd mate); 6. Bud Smith (header); (front) David Wright (dory fisherman); Photo taken with David Wright's camera.

Image of 2003.060.009 -

2003.060.009 -

Cecil Noble, splitter on WAWONA, 1945-1946

Image of 2003.060.010 -

2003.060.010 -

Galley on WAWONA, mug up table on left (left-overs), galley table right, Popeye in the rear; Photo by David Wright.

Image of 2003.060.011 -

2003.060.011 -

Berger Jensen, first mate on WAWONA.

Image of 2003.060.012 -

2003.060.012 -

(l to r) David Wright, and nephew Frank Wright ; WAWONA. Photo taken with David Wright's camera.

Image of 2003.060.014 -

2003.060.014 -

"Popeye". WAWONA.

Image of 2003.060.015 -

2003.060.015 -

(l to r) John Eider, Talya Viken from Norway, John Berg -- all fishermen on the WAWONA.

Image of 2003.060.016 -

2003.060.016 -

(l to r) Cecil Noble (head splitter), Cliff ___, (gutter); Bob Snow (header); ___ (idler); WAWONA. After the codfish were on board, they were processed by the splitter, gutter, header, and idler. The idler puts the fish in the head-in box, the first step in the process. After each fish is cleaned and trimmed by the header, gutter, and splitter, it is sent to the salt-passer and on to the salter who salts the fish and places it down the shoot into the kench (salt troughs).