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This page is an index of the people interviewed for this project. The menu on the left is alphabetized by last name. For each individual, you will find a picture, a brief biography, and a list of the slide shows created for this website from the interview.

Jack Carver

Jack Carver

Jack grew up in Pullman, Washington. He and his wife, Nancy, moved to Laurelhurst in 1960. Jack began sailing in the Fleet in the 1960s with his son, John, as crew. Later he and Ken Walsh sailed as skipper and crew, winning the seasonal trophy in 1977 and 1979. Jack and Nancy live in Laurelhurst.

Slide shows featuring Jack's recollections include...

Pat Goodfellow

Patrick Goodfellow

Pat grew up in Laurelhurst and began sailing his own Flattie when he was 13 years old. His adventures are legendary in LBC history. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Pat returned to Seattle, attending the University of Washington. He began sailing 6-Meters, but his love for Flatties endures. Pat and his wife, Penny, live in Indianola, Washington.

Slide shows featuring Pat's recollections include...

Marilyn and Ken Kraft

Ken Kraft

Ken grew up in Laurelhurst, where he spent as much time as he could on the water. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Ken and other Fleet members established reputations for themselves and the Fleet as top-notch sailors, competing internationally in the Flattie class. Ken continued to be active in the Fleet and served as Commodore while in the Air Force in the mid-1950s. Ken and his wife, Marilyn, live in Seattle for part of the year.

Slide shows featuring Ken's recollections include...

Evert Sodergren

Evert Sodergren

Evert grew up on north Capitol Hill and went to Broadway High School. He began building Flatties in the 1930s and eventually set up shop on University Way, where he and several members of the Fleet built Flatties for many years. A chair designed and crafted by Evert was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for display in their permanent collection. Evert continues to make furniture in his workshop on Lake Washington.

Slide shows featuring Evert's recollections include...

Pat Osborne Wright

Patricia Osborne Wright

Pat grew up in Laurelhurst during the 1920s and 1930s. Encouraged by their father, Al Osborne, Pat and her sister, Betty, became proficient sailors. Pat took many excursions on Lake Washington and Puget Sound in Flatties and other boats. She and her husband, Fred, lived for several years on the East coast after World War II, returning to Seattle with their two sons in 1955. Pat and Fred live in Laurelhurst.

Slide shows featuring Pat's recollections include...