• Creator
  • Davidson, Homer P.
  • Created Date
  • 1906
  • Description
  • In the 19th and early 20th centuries, sailing ships carried lumber from the northwest to ports all over the world. Moving in and out of ports in Puget Sound could be tricky for these large vessels. They often depended on tugboats to tow them.In this photo, taken in 1906 by Webster & Stevens photographer Homer Davidson, the lumber freighter "Ganges" is being towed by two tugboats. The vessel was headed to pick up a load of lumber at Port Blakel... more
    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, sailing ships carried lumber from the northwest to ports all over the world. Moving in and out of ports in Puget Sound could be tricky for these large vessels. They often depended on tugboats to tow them.In this photo, taken in 1906 by Webster & Stevens photographer Homer Davidson, the lumber freighter "Ganges" is being towed by two tugboats. The vessel was headed to pick up a load of lumber at Port Blakely. Its crew then signed on at Port Townsend, and the ship sailed to Callao, Peru to deliver the lumber. The home port of the "Ganges" was Tvedestrand, Norway. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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