Sloan Shipyards on Guemes Island just after World War I (WWI). It shows a line of ships in various stages of construction for the Emergency Fleet Corporation. Only four vessels were ever launched before the need diminished and the shipyard went out of business. The ASOTIN on the right has a U. S. flag hanging down over its prow and pennants from prow to the front and on to the back mast; the scaffolding is gone from around it. It was the first ship completed and was launched on February 6, 1919. The next in line still has scaffolding but seems to be nearing completion. The next three have less work done on them in varying degrees.
The May 24, 1917 edition of the GUEMES BEACHCOMBER states that [within 3 weeks] actual work will be started on the Sloan Shipyard on Guemes Island for Sloan had been awarded a contract for the building of a number of ships. The June 14, 1917 edition states that surveying the yard and laying out the ways, the railroad tracks, roads, mill & powerhouse had commended. The June 12, 1923 edition of the GUEMES BEACHCOMBER has a headline reading: "Shipyard to be Only a Memory".
Maritime - Boat
Industry - Boat Building
|Credit line||Donated by William "Bill" Bessner, 1962|
|Place||Anacortes, WA (Guemes Island)|
|Object Name||Photograph, scan|