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5 Replies to “Authors, media and other researchers; just ask.”

  1. Hi
    My name is bill
    I am like for information on a boat that was built by my great uncle Louis Frey 58 foot steel hula redwing
    It was sold out of the family in the 1970s
    To I think Leo woods I am doing some research to help Satisfy my aging family history in what happened to the vessel thanks for any help
    Have a good day

    1. *According to Merchant Vessels of the U S 1970, the Redwing was owned by John L Frey of 2500 Westlake Ave N, Seattle. Her Official Number was 284936
      and Call Sign WR5948. She was built in 1961 at Seattle, had 220hp, IMO D284936 66 gross 44 net tons, Coast Guard length 49.5, breadth 18, depth 9.2.
      *In 1978 the Redwing is listed in the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission as owned by Leo A Woods of 2155 N 159th Seattle 98133 who fished the vessel in Southeast as a purse seiner.
      *In the Merchant Vessels of 1979 Klawock Cooperative Assn, Klawock AK 99925 is listed as the owner of the Redwing which was registered at Ketchikan. In 1980 and 1981 the Klawock Coop is still listed as the owner but the Redwing is not listed as a registered vessel. I cannot find any records in subsequent years.
      The Redwing is still listed on U S Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange but that does not mean the vessel is still in service.

      1. Hi
        Thanks for responding I would appreciate any ideas on the final resting place of this beloved family boat it would give closure to the first owners family

        I would really appreciate any more information or where I may find where she may be ,you may never know what this means to me the first 14 years of my life This boat was very involved in my life any clues are appreciated


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