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Monday, June 12, 2006

Snagboat W.T. Preston Now Open Daily for Tours

The 163-foot, wooden hulled W.T. Preston pulled snags, performed light dredging, and otherwise worked the waters of Puget Sound until 1981. The boat is now permanently dry berthed on the Anacortes waterfront. It's cared for by the Anacortes History Museum. Admission to the W.T. Preston is $2 for adults, $1 for children 8-16, and $1 for seniors 65+. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The first floor of the snagboat is handicapped-accessible. Special tours may be arranged by appointment. For more info, please call the W.T. Preston Heritage Center at 360-299-1984 or the museum at 360-293-1915.

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