Alaskan Engraved Kodiak Flask 1924




an anchor is engraved on lid. There is a m akers mark stamped James Dixonnson , Sheffield, made in England

Information on the internet states


The 49-foot purse-seiner August was purchased by the Bureau of Fisheries in 1924. The vessel was then renamed the Blue Wing after the blue-winged teal.

On 29 July, she set off from Seattle, Washington, for Southeast Alaska, where she began enforcing the fishing laws and regulations until moving over to Cook Inlet in early September.

During the next 10 years, the seaworthy vessel patrolled regularly in Alaska around Kodiak and Afognak Islands. She also served as local tender to the Afognak hatchery, where she was headquartered. The Blue Wing was usually sent to the southeastern district each autumn following the summer fishing seasons.

In the winter of 1929-30, the Blue Wing underwent extensive renovations. Part of this work included the reboring and installation of the 50-horsepower gas engine taken from the Bureau's patrol vessel Scoter." quoted from

Dealer Scott Bassoff, Sandy Jacobs Antiques
Date: Engraving dated 1924
Origin Flask made in England, engraving done in USA
Artist/Maker James Dixonnson, engraver unknown
Measurements 7" tall
Price 650
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