Satko's Ark in 1938

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    This contraption was build by Paul Satko after he lost his farm, gas station, and parking lot in Richmond, Virginia, USA during the Great Depression. In 1938 Satko , his pregnant wife, their 7 children and a cat traveled across the USA to Tacoma, Washington. He finished the boat there and in 1940 started to Alaska. After all kinds of trial the boat reached Juneau, Alaska. There they stayed until after the end of World War II when in 1946 most of the family returned to Virgina.

    Here's the link to the complete story:

    The previous picture shows the boat in the Wrangell Narrows at Petersburg, Alaska.

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    1. IwateBuddy 99 months ago | reply

      what a fantastic journey!

    2. dakellymon 90 months ago | reply

      That's a great photo and a great story. Thank you for sharing, it brightened my day. :o)

    3. Tuffay 67 months ago | reply

      That is my Grandfather, and Father in the pic. If you would like to see more, follow this link to my page about the journey.


    4. born1945 67 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Paul. This is a great story.

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