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Catalog Number 2010.015.001
Caption Aerial view of modules by Snelson-Avil 1981
Description Aerial photo enlargement of the Snelson-Anvil site at 24th and Fidalgo Bay, in 1981 of the modules they made to ship to Alaska for homes for the workers on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System.

Pipeline statistics:
*The Trans Alaska Pipeline System was designed and constructed to move oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the northern most ice-free port in Valdez, Alaska.
*Length: 800 miles
*Diameter: 48 inches
*Crosses three mountain ranges and over 800 rivers and streams
*cost to build: $8 billion in 1977, largest privately funded construction project at that time
*Construction began on March 27, 1975 and was completed on May 31, 1977
*First oil moved through the pipeline on June 20, 1977
*Over 15 billion barrels have moved through the Trans Alaska Pipeline System as of May 2008
*First tanker to carry crude oil from Valdez: ARCO Juneau, August 1, 1977
*Tankers loaded at Valdez: 19,625 through April 30, 2008
*Storage tanks in Valdez: 18 with total storage capacity of 9.1 millions barrels total (May 2008)
*The mission of Alyeska's Ship Escort Response Vessel System is to safely escort tankers through Prince William Sound
(information from: http://www.alyeska-pipe.com/pipeline facts.html)
Date 1981 Apr 14
Photographer Walker & Associates, Inc.
Copyright Walker & Associates, Inc.
Subjects Industry
Maritime
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Residence
Tool & Equipment
Transportation
Credit line Donated by Lewis Jones and Matt Brown
People BROWN, Matt
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms aerial
view
Snelson-Anvil
construction
module
35th Street
37th Street
Alaska
pipeline
oil
Walker & Associates, Inc.
Object Name Print, Photographic