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Catalog Number WF 0393
Caption Mutural 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. Numerous small rooms are on the second story of the vessel. The fishing boat to the left of JITNEY is the STARLIGHT. This view shows the vessel at dock, apparently in Tacoma; the image was taken by a Tacoma photographer, and the landscape does not resemble Anacortes. 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 from Tacoma
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place
Industry - Seafood Processing
Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Tacoma, WA
Search Terms Mutual Packing Company
JITNEY
scow
barge
STARLIGHT
cannery
dormitory
Object Name Print, Photographic