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Fantail Launch ENA, 313 Robert Bush Drive, West, South Bend, Pacific County, WA

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Significance: The fantail launch Ena, whose name means "beaver" in the Chinook trade jargon, was built by pioneer boat builder Dan Louderback in 1904. She was used for transportation in Willapa Bay by the oystering family of L. L. Bush of Bay Center for about twenty years. In the 1920s, Marion Louderback, Dan's son, restored it. It was used for weekend pleasure trips from the 1930s until the 1960s by South Bend business owner Fred Badger. Marion Louderback eventually reacquired the Ena and kept her floating during his lifetime. Today she is owned by Janet Furfiord, Marion's daughter, and is displayed on land in front of the Eastpoint Seafood cannery in South Bend. Ena is a rare surviving example of this type of, once common, craft.
Survey number: HAER WA-216
Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1930- before. 1939 Subsequent Work

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1969 - 1980
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pacific county
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Library of Congress
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