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22 January 2019


Schooner at left, W.J. PATTERSON 1901-1923
and Barkentine GLEANER
Loading lumber at American Mill Company,
Hoquiam, WA.
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Photographer and date unknown.
From the C. Weber Collection
Saltwater People Historical Society©
The four-masted schooner W. J. PATTERSON was built at the Lindstrom Yard in Aberdeen, WA., in 1901, for J. Tyler Turner. 
      She was sold in 1918 to J.M. Scott of Mobile, Alabama. The PATTERSON put into Beaumont, TX., in 1923 in damaged condition and the wreck was sold for scrap at auction. 
John Lindstrom Shipbuilding
Aberdeen, WA.
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Saltwater People Historical Society©
      John Lindstrom & C.R. Green established Lindstrom Shipbuilding in 1899 in Aberdeen, WA. It closed in 1907 after Lindstrom bought Bendixsen Shipbuilding in Eureka, CA., and moved the business south. 
      When WWI approached, the Aberdeen yard was leased by Grays Harbor Shipbuilding Corporation –– later Grays Harbor Motor Ship Corporation and modernized for the construction of cargo ships for the US Shipping Board. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this posting. John Lindstrom also built the SS Quinault, a topic of research for me. Except for tracking down more newspaper mentions, I've just about completed my research. I also purchased a large photograph at a vintage shop...it has been professional cleaned and now at the shop for archival framing. I plan to gift it to the Aberdeen Museum later in February on my way to Fisher Poets in Astoria. I'll send image and research to you.


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