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Last updated 6/3/2021 at 9:19am

Ray Krantz

The tugboat LT-142.

While I was doing some much overdue cleaning at my house, I found a series of photographs from the boatyard where my father had been superintendent during World War II. I was delighted to see the pictures because I thought I had lost them.

During World War II, my father was at Barbee Marine on Lake Washington near Kennydale toward the south end of the lake. The Seahawks' VMAC is now near the location.

The photos were taken by Ray Krantz, who had an address in Ballard. One tugboat, LT-142, and several barges in various stages of construction are shown in the photos. I know that my late moth...

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