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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.

18 April 2017

❖ SCHOONER LAUNCH 100 YEARS AGO ❖

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Flags flying for her 1917 launch day at 
Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co yard, Seattle, WA;
She was a Norwegian owned schooner
who got her photo in Jim Gibbs' West Coast Windjammers 
but that is the extent of our knowledge on this gal.

If you have any history on this schooner, please let us know, thank you.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©

Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co was established in 1898 on Elliott Bay, Seattle. They built Harbor Island in Seattle in 1909; until 1938, it was the largest artificial island in the world.
PSB&DC also built the harbor of Pt. Townsend in 1931 and the first Lake WA floating bridge and Husky Stadium. 

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