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Catalog Number 2010.025.014
Caption Presenting boat to grand prize winner
Description "TACOMAN WINS BOAT IN DERBY: Jack R. Stinson, 1303 South 40th Street, went to Anacortes over the weekend to visit relatives and came home the owner of a 16 foot fishing boat.

The boat which will be brought to Tacoma Sunday for formal presentation to its new owner, was one of the many awards in the Anacortes salmon derby, sponsored by the Anacortes Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Chuck Thompson, president of the Tacoma Junior Chamber, will welcome a delegation from the Anacortes Chamber upon arrival here Sunday morning to present the boat to Stinson, recently discharged from the coast guard.

The Anacortes Jaycees will spend the afternoon at the Western Washington fair at Puyallup." article from a Tacoma paper, September 19, 1946.

"TACOMA MAN WINS BOAT: R. Stinson of 1302 South 40th Street in Tacoma was the winner of the handsome "Smithbuilt" boat given away as the top prize at the Salmon Derby dance held last Saturday evening at the Eagles' Hall.

A large crowd of dancing fans and sports enthusiasts attended the event which acted as a kickoff for the finals of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Salmon Derby on Sunday morning.

Mr. Stinson was to be notified of his fortunate win by the Tacoma Junior Chamber of Cemmerce. Members of the local chamber plan to deliver the boat personally to Mr. Stinson." ANACORTES AMERICAN newsarticle, September 19, 1946.

Written by hand on the scrapbook (2010.025.001) page where this photo was found, "The ASTRID (so Jack said the day it was delivered - "Either the ASTRID or some other good Norwegian name.")

In photo, left to right: Dale Sailor, Tacoma Jaycees Vice President, Mike Casper, Jack Smith, Anacortes President, Jack Stinson, boat winner, Jim McClenney, Chuck Thompson, Tacoma President and Erma Smith
Date 19461946 Sept 22
Subjects Organization - Fraternal
Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Lewis Jones, 2010
People STINSON, Jack
McCLENNEY, James "Jim"
THOMPSON, Charles "Chuck"
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Jaycees
V-bottom boat
grand prize
Object Name Print, Photographic