A. J. Fuller
AJFuller-Puget Sound dry dock, Washington, United States. Aging A J Fuller in Puget Sound dry dock. This photograph, by Webster and Stevens of Seattle, catches the ship in the last phase of her career under Northwestern Fisheries Company ownership. Gone are the skysail yards--and the rectangular openings in the bow indicate lumber loading ports which had been cut into the hull. Doubtless taken in a Puget Sound dry dock, the photograph reveals another square rigger astern of the A J Fuller. Originally sheathed in copper, the A J Fuller is without that protection in this photograph possibly owing to her employment in Alaska which is less prone to marine growth (although it may equally be reasonable that replacement of copper sheathing is the very excuse for hauling the ship out). The wide chains and deadeyes at fore, main and mizzen stays are a characteristic of East coast-built square riggers. European wooden square riggers more often favored chain plates and turnbuckles, as also did west coast sailing ships. (10.37Mb)
Dyal, Donald H.
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Ship Name: A J Fuller; Sailed: 1881-1918; Why did the ship stop sailing: collision; Type: Wood 3 -mast; Built by: Bath, Maine by Flint and Co., John McDonald supervising builder; Dimensions: 229.3’ x 41.5’ x 17.8’; Tonnage: 1848.76 tons.