|Title||Boatyard at Dockton, Washington, ca. 1918 |
|Date||ca. 1918 |
|Caption||In 1891, the Puget Sound Dry Dock Company built a large dry dock on Maury Island, Washington, on the eastern shore of Quartermaster Harbor. The shipyard closed when it was unable to compete with yards at Seattle, Tacoma and elsewhere on the mainland. Dockton, the name given by the company, remains the primary clue to the story of the town's origins.|
This photographic postcard, postmarked December 12, 1918, shows a boat yard at Dockton, on Maury Island in Puget Sound.
|Notes||Original title: Dockton Wash.|
Written on verso: [Message:] Pt. Defiance. Leave for Chambers Creek tomorrow. Will be in town Saturday evening if you want to come over I will stay at the Victoria Hotel. Few of the boys are going to Gig-Harbor this evening on low tide and fix the slip. Dad.
Original photographic print (postcard): ca. 1918. Copied in 1998 by the Museum of History and Industry.
|Subjects||Boat & ship industry; Boats; Shelters |
|Places||Dockton (Wash.); Maury Island (Wash.) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1998.10.8 |
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|Credit Line||Postcard Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Postcard Collection |
|Physical Description||1 negative: safety film, b&w; 2.25 x 2.75 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from copy negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |