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Avalon documented before being demolished – Historic boat’s construction details preserved

A well-designed, well-built boat is a pleasure to look at, as well as being a repository of engineering knowledge, a tangible source of technical and historical information. Aesthetics and nostalgia aside, however, fishing boats are built for making money, and sometimes an old boat would cost more to fix than it’s worth. Such was the case with Avalon. Built at the Skansie Shipyard in Gig Harbor in 1929-30, Avalon had a long life as a commercial fishing vessel. After it sank Sept. 14, 2014 in Hood Canal, the Department of Natural Resources declared it derelict and seized the vessel to be destroyed. Video, Read the rest here 11:52