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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.

25 January 2015

❖ Off to the Knakerman ❖

Lake Washington Shipyards, 
dated 1937.
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Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
"Moored at the Lake Washington Shipyards at Houghton, near Kirkland, is a fleet of forgotten ships, some of which played a prominent part in the transportation of yesteryear on Puget Sound. In the group are the old ferryboat WEST SEATTLE, carrier of thousands of commuters across Ellliott Bay in other days; the HYAK, which operated in Poulsbo; the MOHAWK, of the San Juan Islands route; the TACOMA, fleet mate of the famous FLYER of the Seattle-Tacoma route; the KULSHAN, remembered as the connection link between Seattle, Bellingham and Anacortes; the SOL DUC, once the pride of the Port Angeles route; the MORNING STAR, freighter which operated in Vancouver, BC; the CITY OF BREMERTON, the ATLANTA, the WINSLOW, the SUQUAMISH and the stern-wheeler TOURIST, all veterans of the Puget Sound routes, awaiting their fate, which may lead to the ship breaker's torch."
The Seattle Times, 1937.

      This week of posting, so goes the KALAKALA (ex-PERALTA.) The most photographed ferry in the world.
      A series of death photos can be viewed here.

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