Located Seattle, WA?
Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
This work boat was built on Shaw Island for the San Juan Canning Company of Seattle, WA. At the time of her launching, her home port was listed as Friday Harbor, WA.
Below data from the Master Carpenter Certificate from the National Archives/Pacific/Alaska Region in Seattle, WA., a document required for documenting a vessel, filed by the builder:
Year of completion: 20 June 1917
Master Carpenter: Frank Eugene Fowler
There is a chance she may have been designed by island boatbuilder, Delbert E. Hoffman, who died prematurely in June 1915.
Her registered dimensions from the 1924 US List of Merchant Vessels:
42.3' x 14' x 6.2'
On the reverse of this 8" x 10" photograph it states that the tiny vessel was loading for a five year trading cruise to Siberian Arctic.
Can anyone add to our knowledge of the Siberia trip or any other history of the BLUE SEA. Thank you.