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24 July 2014

❖ Tug TYEE ❖

Tug TYEE, locking through, Seattle, WA.
Original photo from the James A. Turner Collection,
Saltwater People Historical Society©
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Friday Harbor Journal, Summer 1909:
      "The big tug TYEE, of the Puget Sound Tug Boat Co's fleet, entered Friday Harbor from Ladysmith [BC] after clearing for Victoria, went to Waldron Island to tow a barge of sandstone to Grays Harbor. 
      The tug is equipped with wireless apparatus and the captain, who had never been here before, sent a message to the deputy collector of Friday Harbor, asking him if it would be all right to come here, enter, and clear that evening. The tug was 12 miles away when the message was sent and the answer was received in five minutes and the tug was here an hour and ten minutes later."

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