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Can You Spot the USS Arizona?

My grandfather, Howard William West Sr. served on the USS Arizona in the early 1920s. In researching his life on the ship, culling what information I can from his USS Arizona Log Book 1924-1925 and the History of the USS … Continue reading


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Charles H. Elwell, License to Master of Steam and Motor Vessels

Charles H. Elwell was well-known as a tug boat captain of the Skagit Chief and other boats around Puget Sound. Among the historical family archives of his descendant, Keral Ellingsworth, she shared the certificate from Seattle’s US Department of Commerce … Continue reading


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