|Caption||Aerial view of modules by Snelson-Avil 1981|
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 the workers on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System homes.
*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.|
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Residence
Tool & Equipment
|Credit line||Donated by Lewis Jones and Matt Brown|
Walker & Associates, Inc.
|Object Name||Print, Photographic, copy|