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San Juan Archipelago, Washington State, United States
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 650, 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.

09 August 2016


Here they come––
from beautiful Steamboat Bay, McConnell Island where the
Puget Sound Live Steamers enjoyed their annual meeting
in August 1970, this crew steamed to Squaw Bay (above.)
A barbecued salmon dinner was served to 208 people
at the home of Robert Ellis of Shaw Island. Ellis' steam yacht
OCEANID is underway on the right in the above photo by
live steamer, Mahlon Lamoureux, of Shaw Island.

Click to enlarge.

Built in 1946 at Ipswich, UK.
52.5-ft Harbor Service Launch
with a Scotch boiler by Ruston & Hornsby and
the oil-burning equipment by Laidlaw-Drew.
Found in Plymouth, Eng in 1960, she was rebuilt at
A.H. Moody & Son, Ltd near Southhampton and
 shipped to Seattle, WA, arriving May 1961.
 This photo taken in the San Juans is dated July 1962,
with notation on verso––"the black smoke was requested
by the photographer."
Saltwater People has posted more history of the steamboat OCEANID here

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