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Catalog Number WF 0392
Caption Mutual Packing Co. JITNEY
Description This large scow is the JITNEY, built by Howard Sackett in 1919 for the Mutual Packing Company. This may have been used as a small cannery or a dormitory for workers. WF 0393 shows numerous small rooms on the second story of the vessel. The fishing boat to the left of JITNEY is the STARLIGHT. This view shows the vessel leaving for Alaska. She sank at the American Can Company dock in Seattle in 1938 after loading empty salmon cans and other supplies for the Suryan company's floating cannery in Alaska.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place
Industry - Fishing
Industry - Seafood Processing
Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Tacoma, WA
Search Terms Mutual Packing Company
cannery
dormitory
JITNEY
STARLIGHT
American Can Company
Suryan
Object Name Print, Photographic