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Catalog Number 2007.003.003
Caption Wheelhouse, Smokestack, & Bow
Description View of W. T. PRESTON wheelhouse, smokestack, and bow of boat.

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 1983 Mar
Photographer CLUMPNER, Barry
Subjects Boat & ship industry
Credit line Donated by John Killingsworth
People CLUMPNER, Barry
KILLINGSWORTH, John
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms 1983
Dakota Creek Industries
snagboat
sternwheel
W. T. PRESTON
Object Name Print, Photographic