One of my moms old sailing photos.

SockeyeUS119

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Do any of you know what this is?

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SockeyeUS119

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See what I mean, woody? My mom is 86 but i can post a photo of her if you want.

She was alive when the pic was taken but just. Photo is probably from the thirties if not earlier in Nanknek,AK.

 

Steam Flyer

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Great photo, thanks for putting it up.

The boat is a double-ended sprit catboat. There is probably a more specific local name for a boat of this type, although it looks like it could be a ship's lifeboat converted to sail.... for fishing? Hauling? Dunno, didn't some family lore about the boat, or at least about sailing, come with the photo?

FB- Doug

 

Bump-n-Grind

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Great photo, thanks for putting it up.

The boat is a double-ended sprit catboat. There is probably a more specific local name for a boat of this type, although it looks like it could be a ship's lifeboat converted to sail.... for fishing? Hauling? Dunno, didn't some family lore about the boat, or at least about sailing, come with the photo?

FB- Doug
that was my first thought when I blew the picture up.

 

Great White

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+1 Purpose built for gillnetting salmon in Bristol Bay Alaska. The canneries built a lot of them, 30 feet long, built to the same design. When gillnetting became mechanized, some of these were converted to cruisers. There was one in my marina that was decked over with a cabin.

This one was labeled as Wooden Boat Center and looks like it is at Pt Hudson(Wooden Boat Festival?):

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Vee

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See what I mean, woody? My mom is 86 but i can post a photo of her if you want.

She was alive when the pic was taken but just. Photo is probably from the thirties if not earlier in Nanknek,AK.
perhaps in poor taste I was tryin to make a funny

Great PIX And Fantastic to have such memories of our parents !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You for posting !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two things not going for you. Sense of humour and ability to make photographs.

 

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