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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 750, 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.


Gold Rush City of Nome, Alaska
after the $3,000,000 fire of 17 September 1934.
Two business buildings and a few
outlying homes were unharmed.

Photo by Acme News, Inc. 
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
 coming to their rescue.
Port of Seattle, 27 September 1934

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Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
The scene in Seattle harbor as the S. S. DELLWOOD was receiving a consignment of 1,500,000-ft of lumber to be used in the reconstruction of Nome. The remote Alaskan city was virtually destroyed by fire. The DELLWOOD left September, direct for Nome, carrying a capacity cargo of building materials, food, clothing, and supplies. 

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