• Created Date
  • 1930's
  • Description
  • The sailing schooner WAWONA was launched in 1897 at the Bendixsen shipyard in Fairhaven, California. The WAWONA was the largest three-masted schooner ever built on the west coast of North America . The ship originally carried lumber along the west coast but after 1914 was used as a fishing schooner. The WAWONA's cod-fishing crew of about 36 men spent six months of each year in the icy Bering Sea. To this day,the WAWONA holds the record for the... more
    The sailing schooner WAWONA was launched in 1897 at the Bendixsen shipyard in Fairhaven, California. The WAWONA was the largest three-masted schooner ever built on the west coast of North America . The ship originally carried lumber along the west coast but after 1914 was used as a fishing schooner. The WAWONA's cod-fishing crew of about 36 men spent six months of each year in the icy Bering Sea. To this day,the WAWONA holds the record for the most cod caught in a single fishing season. The WAWONA was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. NA was launched in 1897 at the Bendixsen shipyard in Fairhaven, California. The WAWONA was the largest three-masted schooner ever built on the west coast of North America . The ship originally carried lumber along the west coast but after 1914 was used as a fishing schooner. The WAWONA's cod-fishing crew of about 36 men spent six months of each year in the icy Bering Sea. To this day,the WAWONA holds the record for the... less
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    Scanned from slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using CONTENTdm's image import
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