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May 17, 1913 – Mr. Earnest Kirberger, general manager of the Kake Packing Company of Kake, dropt in this week on a little business affair, and incidently, to show to some of his many friends and gas boat admirers what he considers the best cannery tender in Southeastern Alaska. This gas launch which is called “Kake” is nearly 65 feet long with a 15 foot beam. Its motive power is a 60 h.p. of the very latest improved Troyer Fox engine. With that power, the boat travels nine and one half miles an hour. The boat was brought up loaded with cannery supplies all the way from Astoria, Oregon...

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