Alaska-Washington Airways  Fairchild 71  NC115H      (c/n   651)


                                     Here's a nice image from the Ted Spencer collection (via Lars Opland).  Alaska-Washington Airways
                                     was somewhat unique in that it operated four, distinctly separate (and unconnected), routes.  (See the
                                     Lockheed Vega entry).   This Fairchild was used on the Victoria - Nanaimo - Vancouver run.  Since
                                     this was a totally Canadian route, this aircraft would later go on to be re-registered CF-AJP (and named
                                     "Victorian").    Business was brisk on Alaska-Washington's routes (which complemented surface ferry
                                     systems) and eventually some ten Fairchilds, in addition to the Vegas were in their inventory.   The
                                     Great Depression of the early 1930s spelled its doom, however, and the airline folded in 1932.