Location: Hix Bay, Shaw Island, WA.
Photo by Rod Peterson, 1971.
"Unc" carved out a scale half model, hauled home the raft of sawn lumber and the keel for SINBAD was laid near the shore of Hix Bay. The oak framed boat was 36-ft lod and 32.9-ft registered length x 9.3-ft B x 4.7-ft D. She was launched in 1943 on the site where Art's nephew, Henry, would later build his sawmill. A sawmill and a sawyer both of which later became well known to many future homeowners on the island.
The fishing vessel was built with the idea of trolling and was rigged for dragging for scallops for a few years. According to Henry, "Unc used to drag up a lot of different stuff.' One day he was particularly thirsty and it's said, he pulled up the drag to find a nice, cold bottle of beer.
Later, when Art bottom fished for cod and halibut he would take a load to Bellingham once a week. Later still, the boat was used for gillnetting."
The last account of SINBAD we learned of her living in Seattle, WA., looking very well kept under the name of SNOOSE.
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