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February 6, 2020
All Day
Sloan Shipyard
Anacortes, WA 98221
Sloan Shipyard
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The ASOTIN launch (1919)

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Only four ships would ever be completed and launched from the Sloan Shipyard on Guemes Island: ASOTIN, BAYDEN, BERTRAND and LEOTI. The first of this line, the ASOTIN, was named after the Washington town and Nez Perce term meaning "Eel Creek." The ASOTIN is seen in the far right of the attached picture, recently completed, hosting the American flag. The shipyard’s life was cut short by the end of World War I. By 1922 Joseph Sloan, who was ruined in both financial and physical health, committed suiced. The June 12, 1923 Anacortes American reported that the shipyard’s new owner was on site with a wrecking crew.