Sunday, October 31, 2010

November 1, 1911

from Flo's diary:

Awoke early - my last day in Seattle for awhile. Finish packing. Ida buys my ticket. Answered phone [call] of Capt. Donovan. Mrs. Clingen comes. Good dinner. Mr. Turner comes in auto to take us to the dock. Olive comes and brings packages. ALL ABOARD. Capt. heaves into sight. Kiss all goodbye and go on board to stateroom 30. Northwestern Ship. Nice stateroom. Go to bed.

Ida and Olive were other Salliday sisters.

This is the S.S. Northwestern in front of the Columbia Glacier in around 1923.

The Northwestern was built by John Roach & Son, Chester in 1890 | ex- Orizaba built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., 1906 purchased by Northwest (Northern) Steamship Co. renamed Northwestern, 1909 Northwest (Northern) Steamship Co. merged with Alaska Steamship Co., 1940 to US Government, 1942 bombed at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians while serving as an accommodations ship. Source:

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