Coots and Historic Images are two online and historic photograph sources that I use to find these amazing relic photos. When you order their images, you receive tangible photos, oftentimes with some sort of metadata on the reverse. This particular image of the Sno-Freighter was dated July 25, 1955. At this time, the Sno-Freighter should be located at the mouth of the Blow River for the winter. It wasn’t until November of 1955, that it was retrieved and the catastrophic accident occurred.

VC-22 Sno-Freighter photograph dated July 25, 1955.