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Gig Harbor Net Sheds, Gilich Net Shed, 3802 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, Pierce County, WA

Gig Harbor Net Sheds, Gilich Net Shed, 3802 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, Pierce County, WA



Significance: The seventeen extant net sheds in Gig Harbor, Washington, are significant as remnants of the community's cultural heritage and economic development. Families, mostly of Croatian ancestry, have passed down the net sheds and fishing vessels for several generations. Many of the extant net sheds are an integral part of successful commercial fishing operations and are used for storing and mending fishing nets as well as repairing the equipment used for commercial vessels. Except for the remaining commercial fishing boats in the harbor, the net sheds are the only surviving architectural connection between the community and what was once one of the most successful fishing fleets on the West Coast.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1210
Survey number: HAER WA-186-A
Building/structure dates: 1933 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 2000 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 2003-2004 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Blair, Andrew (Andy)
Moller, Richard (Dick)
Novak, Josephine
Novak, John
Gilich, Tony
Gilich, Don
Paglia, John
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Puratic, Mario
Stanton, Lita Dawn, sponsor
City of Gig Harbor, sponsor
Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, sponsor
Croteau, Todd, project manager
Bates Technical College, field team
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Croteau, Todd, program coordinator
Christianson, Justine, transmitter




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