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Catalog Number WF 0297
Caption Moe home
Description Home of Chris and Julia Moe, 504 7th Street in "Little Chicago" section on Fidalgo Bay what is now the Cap Sante Marina. Cap Sante at right. Chris and Julia Moe came to Anacortes from Norway c.1910-1920. They lived on a houseboat at Little Chicago. They later built a home at 504 7th Street, the current site of the Yacht Club building. Chris Moe lived there with his family until 1947 when he disappeared. Julia Moe lived there until her death in 1980. She may have remarried, as Wallie Funk notes her name as Julia Weldon on rear of this photo. The house was torn down to build the Yacht Club. WF 0295-0307 are all images from the Moe family. The large section of spruce in the foreground was brought to the Morrison Mill during World War I for cutting into airplane stock. The log was too large to go on the carriage and too "burley and conky" to be split so it was left in Fidalgo Bay. Eventually the log drifted onto the Cap Sante beach where it remained for many years. Permanently fixed in the mud, the log deteriorated until it contained a walkway through its center from one end to the other. The estimated diameter of the section was ten feet.
Date 1962
Photographer FUNK, Wallie
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Residence
Natural History - Flora
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People MOE, Julia
MOE, Chris
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms LIttle Chicago
houseboat
Yacht Club
spruce log
Morrison Mill
Cap Sante
Object Name Print, Photographic