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Pages of History: Victory Ship honors a Del Norte pioneer

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, November of 1942. 

A Victory Ship built by the Bechtel Company, Marin Shipbuilding Division, will probably be christened the “J. T. Wall,” as the result of action by Fred Endert, who submitted this name to the firm in response to its request for names of famous pioneers of California to be applied to ships of the new Victory Fleet. 

J. T. Wall constructed several ships, one of which was a windjammer named “J. T. Wall,” of which it is told that at one time 58 days were required for it to come from the Golden Gate to Crescent City because of severe storms. 

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