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The Charles T celebrates 100 years afloat


Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Roberta and James Eastwood stand aboard the Charles T.

In her 100 years on the water, the Charles T has only had three owners: Earl Ohmer with Alaskan Glacier Seafoods, Chuck Harris and James Eastwood.

The Charles T was built in Bellingham, Washington in 1919 and was purchased by Earl Ohmer as a shrimper and a tender for his Alaskan Glacier Seafoods fleet. He purchased the Charles T in the early 1920s and brought her to Petersburg. He named her Charles T after his father Charles Thomas Ohmer. She stayed with Alaskan Glacier Seafoods until the 1980s when she was purchased by Chuck Harris. He only had the Charles T a few years before Eastwood beg...

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