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Catalog Number 2005.029.012
Caption Americus
Description Color enlarged photocopy of trawler, AMERICUS and a crowd of people on dock in Anacortes. The AMERICUS was one of five Anacortes boats called the "A Boats"; The AMERICUS was built from the same blueprints as the ANTARES. In 1981 the "A Boats" were converted to do trawling as well as crabbing. Disaster struck the A boats on February 14, 1983. The AMERICUS and the ALTAIR capsized north of Dutch Harbor in the Bering Sea. All fourteen crewmembers lost their lives.
Date 1980c.
Subjects Industry - Fishing
Industry - Seafood Processing
Maritime
Credit line Donated by Jeff Hendricks
People HENDRICKS, Jeff
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms 1979
1981
1983
A-Boat
Americus
Anacortes Ocean Seafood
King crab
pollock
trawler
Object Name Print, Photographic, copy