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Unknown-Fortman Basin, Alameda, California, United States. A forest of masts and spars. Depicts the fleet, harbored in what is now Fortman Basin, Alameda, sometime after World War I and before 1925. The old cliché “a forest of masts and spars” is here strikingly manifest. (1.904Mb)
Star of Finland, Star of Alaska, Star of Italy, Star of Russia, Star of Holland, Star of Falkland, Star of Shetland-Fortman Basin, Alameda, California, United States. View from inside Fortman Basin out. This photograph, looking from inside the basin out, has been identified by others as the Star of Alaska, Star of Finland, Star of Italy and Star of Russia trailing on the left. On the right are the Star of Holland, the Star of Falkland, and the Star of Shetland. (2.212Mb)
Unknown-Alameda, California, United States. 1911 postcard of the Alaska Packers Association. A mass-produced postcard published by Richard Behrendt, of San Francisco. It is printed, and as such appears less distinct than the other photographs; its interest is more social history than documentation. Intriguing that by the 1911 (the postmark on the back) sailing ships had become rare enough that it was considered worthwhile to create cheap colored postcards so that tourists could send greetings back to Chicago (or wherever) with something interesting to view. The emergency of World War I briefly reprieved the sailing ship, but oblivion followed rapidly after the hostilities ceased. (11.18Mb)
Star of Shetland, Star of Zealand, Star of Finland, Star of Holland, Star of Lapland-Oakland Creek, Alameda, California, United States. Remnants of the Alaska Packers fleet. This photograph is from the early 1930s and shows the remnants of the Alaska Packers fleet in Oakland Creek, left to right Star of Shetland, Star of Zealand, Star of Finland, Star of Holland and Star of Lapland. All of them except the Holland were the products of the Sewall yard in Bath, Maine. Stars of Shetland, Zealand and Lapland would be scrapped in Japan by 1935/1936. Finland would last until World War II. (1.476Mb)
Dyal, Donald H.
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Alaska Packers Association, San Francisco. Fleet Roster (partial) in alphabetical order by APA ship name. The list is partial because the APA also chartered ships for several years, in addition to owning steamers, tenders, etc. The following 20 ships are in this category: Bohemia, Centennial, Compeer, Electra, George Skolfield, Indiana, Premier, Prosper, Star of Alaska, Star of Bengal, Star of Chile, Star of England, Star of Falkland, Star of Finland, Star of Greenland, Star of Iceland, Star of Italy, Star of Lapland, Star of Peru, Star of Scotland.