This is a pic of the old 50 ton travel lift at Albert Jensen & Sons in Friday Harbor, Washington. An old curmudgeon by the name of Duane had operated this lift for over 40 yrs. that I'm aware of...maybe longer. Nordin Jensen purchased it along with a mechanical crane and a WWII Dodge Powerwagaon we called Rommel from the U.S. naval yard on Bainbridge Is. right after the second world war. It's now gone due to a fire a few years back and replaced with a newer model and yes, Duane is now operating that one. Occasionally I would would help Duane pic and set boats with this old lift. The tires on it were from a Boeing 737. The fit perfect!
Capt. Larry Phillips
A little history on what is depicted in this shot. What your looking at is the tool room adjoining the lofting house at Albert Jensen & Sons (locally known as Jensen's Shipyard)at the south end of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State. Albert built this yard back in 1910 and was run by one of his son's (Nordin Jensen)until his death in Oct. of 2010. His only child Jerri (his daughter) and son in law Mike now run the yard.
Unfortunately the lofting house along with the marine railway in the foreground are now gone. I worked for Nordin through the 90's until I moved my family to the east coast in 97. I and my family returned in 2011 to find that the yard now is used for haul outs and dock rentals only. No services or repair are available any longer, other than DIY, at this over 100 year old family owned and operated boatyard. It's a pretty special place.
Capt. Larry Phillips
What a beautiful monochrome photo!!! Best regards from Athens
Love this photo Séan L + F 2/8
I am pleased to see this photo in the
Thank you, Laszlo
very interesting foto)))....
MaryAlice, I'm happy to give the 1st LIKE to this wonderful photo. What a pastoral view that makes you wish to be there... Best regards from France, Christa
affascinante ripresa panoramica
Przepiękny obraz...<FL>...Dziękuję za przyjecie do grupy Zachodniopomorskie...długo czekałam ,ale jak to mawiają lepiej później niż wcale.Pozdrawiam z uśmiechem
Yes, you may may use the photo. I can share memories with you, too.Larry