F/v Monitor | F/V Elector: north to Alaska | f/v rainbow | F/V Shenandoah
(The sketches below begin in graphite prior to layering over in charcoal. Click through images to enlarge)
Built in Tacoma Washington in 1899 by Crawford and Reid for the Hunt brothers Seattle-Tacoma-East Pass run. Sold in 1904 to Hansen brothers for the Poulsbo Run. Sold to Merchants Transportation about the time of this picture in 1905. The vessel was used in Seattle-Tacoma West Pass Route; later used as a freighter. Bought by Lorenz Brothers for the Tacoma-Henderson Bay run in 1925. Abandoned, the power was placed in the “Arcadia” about 1929. The Sentinel hull was last seen afloat at Day Island in the 1950’s.
Skipper John Stanich fishing aboard the f/v Welcome II
A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. It can be pulled in by boat or from the shore. “Horse seine crews” in Northwest waters started hauling in the nets with teams of horses in the mid-1890’s. A crew could employ from two to forty men and use up to eight teams of horses.
Skansie Brothers SHIP building Company in the 1920's
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F/V ELECTOR | A SKRIVANICH Boat
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