W. T. PRESTON (snagboat)

Anacortes waterfront, R Ave., at foot of 7th St., Anacortes, Washington

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Description 

W. T. PRESTON (1939) is one of two surviving U.S. Army Corps of Engineers snagboats and bucket dredges. Snagboats were part of a nationwide, decades-long commitment by the Army Corps to river and harbor improvement in the United States. W. T. PRESTON worked nearly 11 months of each year removing large pieces of drift, waterlogged pilings and logs, derelict boats, ships, airplanes, and debris. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 5, 1989

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1972
Reference number
72001270
Architectural style
Other architectural type; snag boat
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Maritime History
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1939

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2021: Updated by Carl Johnson: Moved to correct location on Google maps

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