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Schooner "Wawona", 1018 Valley Street, Seattle, King County, WA



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Item Title
Schooner "Wawona", 1018 Valley Street, Seattle, King County, WA

Location
1018 Valley Street, Seattle, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-14
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9).
Building/structure dates: 1897 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1972 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
National Register Number: 70000643
Significance: WAWONA is one of two large wooden three-masted lumber schooners known to be preserved from scores built in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for service in the West Coast lumber trade. Her builder, Hans D. Bendixsen, was well known in his time for the superior construction of his vessels, and it is perhaps some testimony to his ability that the other surviving lumber schooner, C.A. Thayer (National Maritime Museum, San Francisco), was also built by him. She is a rare, intact representative of a type of sailing vessel once very common on the West Coast. She was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Subjects
Barges
Sailing Ships
Lumber Industry


Related Names
Bendixsen, Hans D.
Dolbeer & Carson Lumber Company
Robinson Fisheries
"Save Our Ships" (S.O.S.)
Northwest Seaport Incorporated
Anderson, Richard K., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Port profile of vessel at berth
2. View of vessel at berth from port quarter
3. View of vessel from port quarter
4. Detail of bow, port side; weather canopy over main deck not an original or permanent fixture
5. Port side of forebody, oblique view from stern
6. Port side of hull at foremast showing chainplates; small boats in foreground not associated with WAWONA
7. Port side of hull at mainmast showing chainplates, scuppers, bulwark, and hull condition
8. Oblique view of port side of hull, from mainmast aft
9. Oblique view of bow of vessel showing hull and masts, from starboard side
10. Oblique view of bow of vessel showing hull, stem, and bowsprit from starboard side
11. Detail of bow, starboard side
12. Detail of hull and chainplates at foremast, starboard side
13. Starboard profile of vessel; weather canopy over main deck not an original or permanent feature of vessel
14. Starboard profile of afterbody; weather canopy and plywood sheets at bulwark are only temporary protective measures
15. View of vessel from starboard quarter
16. Bow-on view of vessel in dry dock, as seen from vessel centerline
17. View of vessel's bow in dry dock, port side
18. Detail of forefoot, port side
19. Detail of forefoot and steel bow reinforcement, port side
20. Oblique view, looking forward in dry dock, of starboard side of bow below water line
21. Stern-on view of vessel, afloat in dry dock prior to hauling, as seen from vessel's centerline
22. Stern of vessel in dry dock, as seen from vessel centerline
23. Oblique view in dry dock of transom and afterbody from port quarter
24. Port side profile of rudder and deadwood, vessel in dry dock
25. Detail, port side of rudder, showing joinery and pintle and gudgeon straps
26. Detail, rudder, keel, and afterbody as seen from vessel centerline
27. Oblique view in dry dock of afterbody from starboard quarter; note slight hog in rabbet line
28. Oblique view, looking aft in dry dock, of afterbody from starboard side
29. View of main deck at bow (looking forward), showing details of bulwarks, bowsprit, samson post, and anchor windlass; upper deck has been removed because of deterioration
30. View of main deck at bow (looking aft from samson post, upper deck removed), showing anchor windlass (left foreground), head (right foregound), and forward deckhouse; weather canopy overhead not an original or permanent feature
31. Front and port side of forward deckhouse
32. Interior of galley (in forward deckhouse), looking forward
33. Port side of main deck, view forward from mainmast
34. Port side of main deck, view forward from mizzenmast
35. Port side of main deck, view aft from mainmast
36. Interior of winch house (located aft of mainmast)
37. Forward side of cabin, on main deck
38. Detail, port side ladderway and bulwark at cabin front
39. Interior, starboard side of cabin, showing captain's bunk
40. Interior of cabin, looking forward from captain's bedroom into saloon
41. Interior of cabin, looking forward in saloon
42. View forward on afterdeck, showing steering gear box in foreground, aft elevation of cabin beyond; weather canopy overhead is not an original or permanent feature
43. View toward port quarter on afterdeck showing steering box and taffrail 44. 'Tween deck, view looking forward into crew's quarters in forecastle
45. Interior of hold, view aft down port side from position near foremast
46. Interior of hold, view forward on port side from point near mizzenmast
47. Interior of hold, detail of port side of mizzenmast step and deck stanchions
48. Interior of hold amidship, looking forward at port side
49. Interior of hold, view aft on starboard side from point near mainmast; fresh water tanks visible in background
50. Interior of hold, starboard side looking aft at fresh water tank; note bilge ceiling, hanging knees, and pointer beam; electrical conduit above installed for exhibition lighting
51. Interior of hold, looking aft on starboard side at fresh water tank (with scale stick)
52. View from Valley Street toward vessel at berth on October 9, 1986, a few minutes prior to towing to Lake Union Dry Dock Company for lines-lifting project
53. October 9, 1985: tugboat preparing to move WAWONA to Lake Union Dry Dock Company for lines-lifting project
54. October 9, 1985: WAWONA under tow to Lake Union Dry Dock Company, as seen from Valley Street
55. October 9, 1985: preparing to move WAWONA into Dry Dock No. 7 at Lake Union Dry Dock Company (dry dock submerged for operation)
56. October 9, 1985: tugboats moving WAWONA toward submerged dry dock
57. October 9, 1985: vessel entering submerged dry dock
58. October 9, 1985: docking operation in progress under direction of dockmaster on barge in foreground; diver (next to dinghy filled with wooden wedges) preparing to assist in positioning vessel over keel blocks
59. October 9, 1985: dry dock being raised after vessel has been positioned over keel and haul blocks
60. October 9, 1985: vessel out of water as dry dock continues to rise
61. October 9, 1985: dry dock deck beginning to emerge as dock is raised
62. October 9, 1985: dry dock crew inspects dock, blocks, and vessel after completion of docking operation
3/4 aerial view from atop Navy Annex Building looking for to aft across deck from port side. The Center for Wooden Boats can behind WAWONA. Boom is located on shore.
Elevation of starboard side partially hidden by The Center for Wooden Boats.
Elevation of starboard side partially hidden by The Center for Wooden Boats. Photo taken slightly aft of the previous and closer up.
Detail view of bow from port side. Notice the rotted section of planking at the stem. Fishing Vessel TWILIGHT located under bowsprit and The Center for Wooden Boats floating office behind.
Detail elevation of port bow showing stem, and bowsprit. Notice the rotted planks at stem.
3/4 view of port side from bow to midship. Boom foot can be seen in foreground.
3/4 view of port side from bow to midship. Boom foot can be seen in foreground.
3/4 view of starboard side from bow to stern.
3/4 view of starboard bow from bowsprit to midship.
Detail of scrollwork on stem.
Elevation of transom.
Detail of transom with hatches for lumber chutes.
Closer detail of transom at port corner.
Interior of hold looking aft towards lumber chute.
Interior of hold looking aft up lumber chute to hatches.
Interior detail of lumber chute showing hatches and transom framing.
Exterior view of main deck from stern to bow. Navy Annex Building in background.
Detail of steering gear from above looking aft.
Detail of steering gear and aft deck house looking forward.
Detail elevation of aft deck house and starboard side of hull.
Detail of interior of aft deck house showing mates cabin.
3/4 Aerial view of main deck and port side from atop Navy Annex Building looking from bow to stern.
3/4 view of port bow with boom in foreground.
Detail elevation of port bow with sprit and scrollwork.
3/4 view of port bow with fishing vessel TWILIGHT and The Center for Wooden Boats in background.
Detail of scrollwork on stem.


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