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A Foss tug stood in for Annie’s tugboat in the film. Tugboat Annie may have been modeled after the legendary Thea Foss, a Norwegian immigrant who – starting with a humble rowboat – launched Foss Tugboat company into the largest tug and barge outfit on the West Coast.

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Tugboat Annie & Seattle’s Silver Screen

The smash hit 1930s film was the first Hollywood movie to feature the Emerald City