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ACORN
Official Number: 224248 Radio Call Number: WJ6919 BUILT: 1924  LENGTH: 61.2'  BEAM 25' DEPTH:5.4 Gross/Net Tonnage: 43/29
Designed by L.H. Coolidege, Seattle naval architect, and built by Ballard Marine Railway company for Berte Olson.  Used on the Deception Pass route at first, then Port Gamble-Shine on
Hood Canal.
FINAL DISPOSITION:
Sold; moved to Alaska.  Hull still on beach in Seward.   Photo 1 courtesy Bayless Collection, photo 2 courtesy of David Harmony.
AIRLINE
A-Elk
OFFICIAL NUMBER: 221669 BUILT: 1921  as the Elk.  LENGTH: 104'  BEAM: 23' DEPTH: 8.7 GROSS/ NET TONNAGE: 140/113 CAPACITY: 24 autos

HISTORY: The  ferry Elk  was built with 150-horsepower Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine  by Skansie Bros. for service on the Steilacoom-Longbranch route under contract to Pierce
County. Sold to  Crosby Direct Line Ferries in 1925 and renamed
Airline, it was used on the Alki-Manchester route.  Crosby sold out to Black Ball in 1926, and the Airline was moved to Hood
Canal working the Seabeck-Brinnon route. Sold by Black Ball to O.H. "Doc" Freeman in 1938, it was used as a floating shop, office and family home.

FINAL DISPOSITION: Taken over by US Coast Guard  as a barracks ship in 1942.  Later scrapped.
Photos courtesy the Captain Raymond W Hughes collection.
ALMAR
OFFICIAL NUMBER:  BUILT: 1947   LENGTH:   BEAM:   DEPTH:   GROSS/ NET TONNAGE:  
CAPACITY: 9 autos

HISTORY: Built in 1947 for the Puget Island ferry run, the vessel was retired in 1960 with the
Wahkiakum.  Moved to Anacortes in the same year for the Guemes Island run, replacing the
Guemes (I).  The Almar stayed on the run until 1980 when the Guemes (II) a new 16-car
vessel replaced her.  The
Guemes continues on the run.

FINAL DISPOSITION: Allegedly still afloat in Alaska, however there is no current Coast Guard
record of her.

Photos courtesy the Guemes Island Historical Society and Captain Raymond W Hughes
collection.
ANNABELLE S
OFFICIAL NUMBER:237180 RADIO CALL SIGN: WK3570  BUILT: 1938  LENGTH: 65   BEAM:30   DEPTH: 4   GROSS/ NET TONNAGE: 62/59 CAPACITY: 12 Cars

HISTORY: Built in 1938 for use on Herron Island.  Retired in the 1960s. Later used for bulkhead construction.  Sold to Dennis Redmond in 1994 and converted into a private residence.

FINAL DISPOSITION: Usually moored in Tacoma, the vessel does travel around the Sound in the summer months.

Photos courtesy  Captain Raymond W Hughes Collection/ Brandon Moser.