Sea Trials

Color photograph ordered by the J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. of the tuna seiner, "Mary Antoinette" as she churns through the waters of Commencement Bay during ship trials on December 15, 1969. The white ship makes a striking appearance as waves break over her bow; in contrast to the white fishing boat, the blue of the sky seamlessly melds into the clear blue water. After passing her sea trials, the "Mary Antoinette" would be delivered to her San Diego-area owner, Capt. John Zolezzi, Jr.

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