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Catalog Number 2011.024
Object Name Nameplate
Description Brass and black nameplate placed on boats "Built by Moran's Boat Wks. Anacortes, Wash"

Moran Boat Works, 1010 12th Street, built seine skiffs and larger wooden boats for the fishing industry in 1943 during WWII to 1968; was owned by Clarence and Lucille Moran, mother and step-father of Pat Mooney. In an interview with Mr. Mooney and Theresa Trebon (02/02/2001) Pat said: "My stepfather worked at one of the shipyards down on the channel. According to my stepfather, his foreman was not doing things right, trying to put a square peg in a round hole type of deal, and so my stepfather told him so. the foreman told him he was "froze on the job" due to WWII and that he couldn't go anywhere. My stepfather said, "The heck I can't," and quit and started his own boat-building business. My mother worked with him all the way. She was the one that kept everything going. She didn't build the boats but she did everything else, the books, the office, everything. She was the glue."

NOTE: We have another nameplate from Moran Boat Works, #2000.050.001 but unable to locate at this times.
Dimensions W-3 L-5 inches
Caption Moran's Boat Works nameplate
Credit line Donated by Erick F. Erickson, July 25, 2011
Search Terms Moran's Boat Works
Subjects Communication
Industry - Boat Building