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A guide to the Equator (built 1888; tugboat) photographs, 1983
P16-009 (SAFR 24815)  
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Description
The Equator (built 1888; tugboat) photographs, 1983, (SAFR 24815, P16-009) are comprised of color slides showing the tugboat EQUATOR, a former two-masted schooner, hauled out at the Port of Everett in Everett, Washington. The collection has been processed to the Collection level and is open for use.
Background
EQUATOR was built in 1888 as a two-masted schooner by Matthew Turner in Benicia, California. The vessels served as a Pacific copra trader until 1895. During this time, author Robert Louis Stevenson chartered the vessel in 1889 for a voyage in the South Pacific. In 1896, EQUATOR was sold to serve in the Alaska fishing trade. She was converted into a steam cannery tender the following year. In 1915, the Cary-Davis Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington, purchased EQUATOR for use as a tugboat. EQUATOR was abandoned in 1956 in Everett, Washington. In the 1960s there was interest in restoring the vessel and she was hauled ashore in 1967. She was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. However, restoration efforts were abandoned and in 1980 EQUATOR was moved to the Port of Everett where she now resides under a protective shed. Source: Historic American Engineering Record. Schooner Equator written historical and descriptive data (HAER No. WA-206).
Extent
32 items.
Restrictions
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.