The Western Flyer
American author John Steinbeck’s book The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951) chronicles a scientific collecting expedition he took with biologist Edward F. “Doc” Ricketts in 1940 aboard the Western Flyer, a 76-foot purse seiner built in Tacoma in 1937. The boat sank in the Swinomish Channel in October 2012, was raised after two weeks, then sank and was raised again in January 2013. It was hauled out at the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven on July 5, coated with barnacles inside and out.
(The above text is from PTLeader.com of Port Townsend, Washington)