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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.

1953 ❖ ALASKA PLYWOOD ARRIVES


Freighter SUSITNA,
owned by Alaska Steamship Co. 
Pier 42, Seattle, WA. dated Oct. 1953.
Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
Photographer unknown. 
The largest shipment of plywood that has come to Seattle from the Alaska Plywood Corp's new plant at Juneau was unloaded at Pier 42 from the freighter SUSITNA. The shipment was 142 tons.
      The shipment was brought here for the Savage Lumber & Manufacturing Co. distributor for the Alaska Plywood Corp that operates the Juneau mill. 
      Unless freight rates were lowered in the future, most of the plywood from Juneau would  be shipped east from Prince Rupert, B.C. 
Above text from the Seattle Times. October 1953.

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