Atalanta at the mouth of Gig Harbor Bay - note Peter Skansies's boat, KATHERINE, to the right and the Rowley house on the spit. The Atalanta was launched in 1907, a Hunt boat, and was abandoned in 1940.
Original postcard mailed from GH July 26, 1915 to Nick Skansie aboard Peter Skansie's boat, KATHERINE c/o Carlise Packing Co., Bellingham, from Katherine (Mrs. Peter) Skansie.
The following additional information was received from Antone Skansie, son of Andrew. Note the four boats moored behind the Atalanta, one of them Peter Skansie's KATHERINE. It was not fishing season, no nets aboard. Peter used to hold his boats inside the spit; he could watch them from his home, that way. (He would row over to them from his house, the 2 story white house on the hill overlooking the mouth of the harbor, now owned by Joe Short)
Antone Skansie, son of Andrew, born in 1915, says he never saw the fishing boats moored there, so it was an early practice. Peter later moored with Andrew, near the shipyard. In addition to the KATHERINE, Peter owned the INDEPENDENCE in 1916; Joe the CLYDESDALE: Andrew, the SPOKANE; Mitchell the BROOKDALE.
Gig HarborboatssteamAtalantaPeter Skansie.