|Title||Jewish refugees on the ship 'Heian Maru' with a view of the ship and the Great Northern dock in Seattle, July 1941 |
|Caption||The motor ship 'Heian Maru' of the Nippon Yusen Kaisya Line moored at the Great Northern Dock. The ship arrived two days late after sitting 150 miles off Cape Flattery for 48 hours. The delay occurred due to President Roosevelt's July 26, 1941 order to freeze all Japanese assets in the U.S. Once in port the ship refused to discharge its cargo of silk bound for New Jersey mills. After being served with papers for five separate libel claims, the ship's crew agreed to offload the cargo. All passengers disembarked in Seattle including the 13 Seattle bound passengers and 69 bound for Vancouver, B.C. Many passengers were refugees of war-torn Europe. The ship eventually sailed from Seattle on August 4, 1941 with its first port of call scheduled in Yokohama. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SHIPS, 'Heian Maru.'|
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 9, 1941.
|Subjects||Piers & wharves--Washington (State)--Seattle; Refugees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Emigration & immigration--Washington (State)--Seattle; Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle; Arrivals & departures--Washington (State)--Seattle; Ocean liners--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.13510.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |