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Photograph of the sailing ship 'Geo. Curtis' was taken the last of may, 1918. She had left Seattle the middle of April on her usual voyage to Bristol Bay, Alaska. On board were 350 of [employees of Libby, McNeill & Libby, Chicago,] on their way to man the Libby Kitchen that in the next three months would pack the salmon brought in from the waters of Bristol Bay.
But in Bristol Bay the vessel was trapped in a big ice floe which was about 100 miles across. The was held there for over two weeks, until the weather changed, the ice broke up, and she was able to limp through the remaining ice to [the] cannery mooring in Bristol Bay.
Another vessel--the sailing ship 'Tacoma'--was crushed and sunk. All her passengers got to shore safely, after a very severe trip across the ice.

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