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RE: SS George Washington
By Michael Spence


January 29, 2007
Monday PM

Editor, SitNews,

Your reader who was inquiring about the SS George Washington sailing to Ketchikan in 1948 did not leave an email address. The answer to her question is there was an SS George Washington that formerly sailed with Eastern Steamship Lines between Europe and the USA. It sold to Alaska Transportation Co in 1948 and initiated service to Alaska, including Ketchikan that year..

Michael Spence
Ketchikan, AK

Received January 29, 2007 - Published January 29, 2006

About: "Merchant mariner and marine pilot"


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