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Catalog Number 2005.060.001-.013
Caption Dry berth .001
Description .001-.013 Twelve color photos and respective negative strips of the W. T. PRESTON being moved to its dry berth at 713 "R" Avenue. Photos were taken by Donalda Wiggins in 1983.

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
Photographer Donalda Wiggins
Subjects Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Sally Casey
Search Terms 713 R Avenue
Object Name Print, Photographic