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Catalog Number 2003.077.003
Caption W.T. PRESTON & town
Description From Cap Sante - view of W. T. PRESTON on land, shows bow of boat. Red brick building is the Eagles Lodge. building to right of photograph is the Keystone Building and across the street from there is the Burton Building (formerly the Empire Theatre).

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.
Photographer Wayne Martin
Subjects unknown
Anacortes, WA
Place Anacortes, WA
Object Name Photograph (digital), color