Construction of "Redwood" and "Firwood" at the Pacific American Fisheries shipyard at Commercial Point in South Bellingham. The Redwood was launced in January 1917 and the Firwood in April 1917. Image from the Galen Biery Papers and Photographs #2545.0, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.
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