June 3, 1916 – The Border Line steamer Despatch was in port southbound yesterday afternoon, having made the trip north on the west coast.
The officers of the steamer reported having had a very interesting and enjoyable trip from Seattle to Port Walter. Because: The principal bulk of the Despatch's passenger list consisted of fifteen Scotch lasses who came to the last named port to work at sardine packing in the plant of the Alaska Herring and Sardine Company. There was also three married women with their husbands in the party.
The trip was described as one continual picnic, with dances ev...