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Catalog Number 2005.019
Caption Jim Rice in work clothes.
Description Mayor Jim Rice by sternwheel of W. T. PRESTON and framing of bandstand during construction. (PRESTON located at 703 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA). c.1985 or later.

The wood-hulled snagboat W. T. PRESTON was built c. 1929, using some components (sternwheel and engines) of the vessel it replaced, the SWINOMISH. The W. T. PRESTON, named for the only civilian engineer then working for the Corps of Engineers, served the Corps form 1929 to 1939, pulling snags out of Puget Sound waterways and local rivers. A new steel-hulled, 163' W. T. PRESTON was then built at the Lake Union Drydock in Seattle, again using material from the wooden boat it replaced. In 1981 the W. T. PRESTON, "last Puget Sound sternwheeler" was retired. She went on display in Anacortes in 1983.
Date 1985 c.
Subjects Structure - Bandstand
Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Joseph and Beth Liston
People RICE, James "Jim"
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms 1985
Object Name Print, Photographic