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The Way We Were


August 29, 2019

August 28, 1919

For the first time in the history of the Alaska Customs district the number of vessels documented in Alaska has passed the 1,000 mark. The close of the fiscal year, June 30 found 1,018 vessels of all sizes and classes registered with homeports in Alaska. For some years Alaska has been near the 1,000 mark in the number of vessels registered, but never quite reached it.

The average size for vessels in Alaska is not large on account of the great number of small craft engaged in the fisheries. The total tonnage of the 1,018 vessels which homeport in this Territory is 79,584, an...

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