New Foss Book Now on Sale By Tow Bitts Staff Writer - 10/01/2007 Tow Bitts
A new book containing more than 200 images tracing the history of Foss Maritime Company from its roots in 1889 is now on sale at a number of stores in the Seattle-Tacoma area and on the Internet.
The author is Mike Stork, a retired schoolteacher and photographer whose photos are published frequently in Tow Bitts and whose father was a Foss captain from 1946 – 1973. In the cover photo, Capt. Sporman points to the famous four-masted schooner Commodore, which the Arthur Foss had just towed with 1,500,000 board feet of lumber from Puget Sound mills to Los Angeles.
In addition to book and nautical stores, the book is available at local Barnes & Noble outlets, Borders, Wal-Mart stores and at Amazon.com. It also can be ordered at www.arcadiapublishing.com. Many of the photos in the book are from the Foss company archives, and company historian Mike Skalley and a number of other employees helped Stork with the book.
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