|Schooner C. S. HOLMES,|
Captain John Backland,
Towing into Port of Seattle from the Arctic.
Photograph dated, September 1935.
Original from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
"Laden with a cargo of furs, ivory and whalebone, as well as museum pieces, including bird eggs, and fossil remains, the veteran trading schooner, C. S. HOLMES arrives home.The vessel was the sole source of supplies and contact with the outside world for natives and trappers along the bleak Alaskan coast."
Text from the Seattle Times, 9/1935