• Looking for Tug ERIK FOSS

    From deborahgannaway48@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Fred R. Reenstjerna on Sat Sep 15 11:53:10 2018
    On Tuesday, March 25, 1997 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, Fred R. Reenstjerna wrote:
    I'm tracking down some Puget Sound tug history. The ERIK FOSS was
    operated by Foss Launch and Tug Company from 1952 at least through
    1977. It was originally built in Bandon, Oregon, in 1908 as the
    steam propellor tug GLEANER. She was purchased by Foss in 1952.

    We have some photos of the GLEANER in our photo collection here
    at the Douglas County Museum, and I was interested in this
    reference to one of our subjects' still plying the waters in 1977.

    Does anyone have any info on this tug's subsequent history? My
    info source is Ernest L. Osborne's book, "Wooden Ships and
    Master Craftsmen" [Bandon Historical Society, 1978], p. 17.

    Fred R. Reenstjerna, Research Librarian | "I try."
    Douglas County [OR] Museum [USA] | "We all try. You succeed." freenstj@orednet.org | --Paul Henreid/Humphrey Bogart ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    The Erik Foss was working at Bellingham Bay in 1963. I have a photo of the boat. Wes Gannaway

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