• Creator
  • Nowell, F.H. (Frank H.)
  • Created Date
  • 1919
  • Description
  • In August 1919, the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company launched the steamer "Snoqualmie" at its Seattle shipyard on Harbor Island. The vessel was named for the Snoqualmie Tribe, in honor of its friendship with pioneer settlers and its war record in service to the United States. Many tribal members traveled to Seattle and took part in the launching ceremonies. This photo, taken August 11, 1919, shows Kate Borst, of the Snoqualmie people, chr... more
    In August 1919, the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company launched the steamer "Snoqualmie" at its Seattle shipyard on Harbor Island. The vessel was named for the Snoqualmie Tribe, in honor of its friendship with pioneer settlers and its war record in service to the United States. Many tribal members traveled to Seattle and took part in the launching ceremonies. This photo, taken August 11, 1919, shows Kate Borst, of the Snoqualmie people, christening the steamer "Snoqualmie" by breaking a bottle of champagne against the bow.Photographer Frank Nowell was active in Alaska in the 1890s and early 1900s and in Seattle from 1903 until his retirement in the late 1940s. He was the official photographer for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. (Charles T. Hommel, A Guide to Historical Photograph Collections in Seattle, p. 36-38.). less
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    photograph
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