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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Info Needed on "City of Seattle"


Vernon J. Lowe of Greenback, Tenn. contacted Maritime Heritage Network asking about a small freighter called "The City of Seattle." The collector of marine antiques recently acquired a 42-inch scale model of the vessel (pictured at left), which he says commuted between Seattle and Alaska in the early twentieth Century. The model's former owner was an Oregon woman in her eighties who was the daughter-in-law of the radio operator on the vessel. She says the model was built by a member of the crew and her father-in-law acquired it in the early 1920s when he joined the crew. Mr. Lowe would like to know more about the model and the vessel. I've suggested contacting the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society. If you have any suggestions, you can contact him at vernlowe@aol.com. Or post your comment below.

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