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  • Caption to right of photo: The Decatur, built in 1839, came to Seattle in 1855. She was called a ""sloop of war"", being less than a frigate or ""line of battle"" ship. She then (1855) carried sixteen guns, and had a crew of 104 men. She took part in the defense of Seattle against the Indians in 1855-'56. In after years the Decatur was in the Puget Sound lumber trade. Caption beneath photo: This is a picture taken at one of the Atlantic Yards ... more
    Caption to right of photo: The Decatur, built in 1839, came to Seattle in 1855. She was called a ""sloop of war"", being less than a frigate or ""line of battle"" ship. She then (1855) carried sixteen guns, and had a crew of 104 men. She took part in the defense of Seattle against the Indians in 1855-'56. In after years the Decatur was in the Puget Sound lumber trade. Caption beneath photo: This is a picture taken at one of the Atlantic Yards when the vessel was new, and when she seemed to have more guns. Caption on image: U.S.S. DecaturProsch Seattle Views Album, Vol. 2, page 22. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2001