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Catalog Number 2010.044.001-.027
Caption Prototype of ARK OF JUNEAU - Paul Satko
Description Series of photos of the Paul Satko family, the Ark of Juneau and the family's home in Alaska. See Notes & Legal for full story.

.001-.002 Prototype for the ARK OF JUNEAU in Richmond, Va., early 1930s. Paul Satko Jr. built the boat to take his family to Alaska where they could homestead. Also 2007.069.014-.015
.003 Satko family and hull of ARK OF JUNEAU
.004 Paul Satko Jr. family on the ARK OF JUNEAU before leaving Tacoma for Alaska, 1939. With Mr. Satko and his wife Mollie are believed to be one of his older sons, either 17 year old Edward or 15 year old Joe, and two younger children, possibly Billy, 7 and Betty, 4. The Satkos were a family with seven children in 1939.
.005 Paul Satko Jr. family on the ARK OF JUNEAU, 1939.
.006-.007 Paul Satko family aboard their boat, ARK OF JUNEAU, in the Guemes Channel at Anacortes in 1940. Ferd Brady photo.
.008 Copy of newspaper photo showing Paul Satko behind bars and Mollie and NorthSea Satko waiting, c. 1940.
.009 Copy of a newspaper photo showing Paul Satko and daughter, Northsea Meridian Satko, waiting to be allowed to return to their Ark and journey, c. 1940.
.010 Paul Satko and daughter, Hazel Satko,center of photo, in court in 1940 on custody hearing regarding taking his 7 children aboard the ARK OF JUNEAU boat to Alaska. The boat had been deemed unsafe to travel.
.011-.012 Onlookers watching the ARK OF JUNEAU about to be launched, probably in Tacoma, 1940. Satko's boat was headed to Alaska when authorities had deemed it unsafe to travel.
.013 ARK OF JUNEAU aground with children
.014-.015 Postcard of ARK OF JUNEAU in Wrangel Narrows, Alaska
.016 Paul Satko family homestead in Alaska under snow and ice, c.1941. Also 2007.069.021
.017 Five Satko children playing at a river in Alaska, summer 1941.
.018 Four Satko children at home in Alaska with their prize catch fish, 1942-46. Youngest girl may be Northsea Meridian Satko who was born in 1941.
.019 Three Satko boys with hunting "trophies" of an adult bear (probably a Mama) and her 2 cubs, 1942-46. Each boy is carrying a rifle.
.020 Two Satko boys with their younger sister and dog, at a river with a dead bear, 1942-46.
.021 Small Satko girl, possibly Northsea Meridian, and dog, at a river with dead bear, 1942-46.
.022 Paul Satko at river with dead bear, 1942-46. Also 2007.069.025.
.023 Paul Satko and minister loading dead bear onto wooden "sled" behind tractor, 1942-46.
.024 Paul Satko loading dead bear onto sled behind tractor, 1942-46.
.025 Grace, Bill, Hazel and Betty Satko in Alaska, 1942.
.026 Mollie and Paul Satko in 1956.
.027 Satko son and wife with two boys, 1956.

Subjects People
Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Michael Sullivan, August 2010
People SATKO, Paul
Search Terms Alaska
boat builder
Object Name Print, Photographic