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March 2, 2023
All Day
Anacortes, WA 98221
Uncle John
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Uncle John's birthday (1857)

Thursday, March 2, 2023

John Babarovich, affectionately known as “Uncle John,” was the first in a long line of Babarovichs who would make Anacortes their home. He came from Croatia in 1879, changing his name from Ivan to John and purchasing 160 acres of land on Sinclair Island. What he’s most known for however is the construction and later ownership of the fishing boat also known as “Uncle John.” It was the first fishing boat in the area built to sleep a crew on board. He was a citizen of Anacortes until his death on September 15, 1916.

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