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94-085-0002 Western Flyer
Photo Accession CV # 94-085-0002 Western Flyer, Tacoma, Washington State,
Circa 1937

Photo Accession CV # 2010-017-0001
The Baby Flyer with Ed Ricketts and John and Carol Steinbeck on the Sea of Cortez expedition 1940.

Western Flyer - Purse seiner

This is the purse seiner Skippered by Tony Berry that John and Carol Steinbeck and
Ed Ricketts made the Sea of Cortez trip from Thursday March 14 - Thursday April 18 of 1940.
The four man crew was Horace "Sparky" Enea, Hall Travis "Tex as engineer", and "Tiny" Coletto.
The Western Flyer a 76 foot purse seiner she was built in Tacoma, Washington State in 1937.

The resulting "voyage of discovery," Steinbeck and Ricketts' Sea of Cortez by Viking Press (1941) in collaboration with E.F. Ricketts and the The Log from the Sea of Cortez Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (1951)

This photo of the Baby Flyer was probley taken around March 19 near El Pulmo Reef
The story about the Hansen Sea-Cow was in fact a Johnson Sea-Horse Stinbeck liked to change names around
We also have photos many of the fishing boats from the early feluccas, Monterey Clipper, click lampara and Half Ring boats and the purse seiner that fished in Monterey Bay and the California Coast.
Early Monterey Fishing industry photo Gallery.

Ships and boats from our photo collection.

Holdings: 22,034 photos of Monterey County listed in our database. And over 81,900 historical California images in our photo archives.


We have over 34,533 historical California images listed in our database and can provide a computer generated list by subject, place, date, photographer and format or any combination of the above for a small fee.

California Views photos of the Western Flyer used by Seattle TV News King5 With John Steinbeck, Author and Ed Ricketts on Western Flyer Posted on May 29, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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