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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

03 June 2011

SEATTLE BATTLESHIP ................ by Robert Moran (1857-1943)

launched 7 October 1904.
Original photo by Otto T. Frasch (1882-1958) of Lilliwaup, WA.
From the archives of the S. P. H. S.©
The ship's keel was laid 4 July 1902. 
Considered the flagship of the US Navy, 
she was commissioned on 1 July 1907,
one year before she sailed the world 
as part of Roosevelt's Great White Fleet.

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