“N.P. Railway, Takoma [Wash. Terr] Shipping first cargo of halibut caught in Puget Sounds crew of schooner Oscar and Hattier

By N. B. Miller, September 20, 1888

In 1887, the U.S. Fish Commission sent the steamer Albatross on a three-year voyage to explore fishing grounds and gather data on the commercial fishing industry in the northeastern Pacific and Bering Sea. On a stop in Takoma, Washington, its photographer captured these proud crewmen from the Oscar and Hattier showing off their catch.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (22-FA-197)