View showing engine room of snagboat SWINOMISH, 2/27/1915
Civil Works Project Photographs, ca. 1900 – ca. 1987. Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1789 – 1999
The Swinomish was employed in channel dredging operations in Washington State’s Puget Sound from 1914 – 1929. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for maintaing navigability on area rivers and in area harbors, and extensively photographed many of the civil works projects that they were involved with.