City of Clinton (steam ferry)

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Name: City of Clinton
Owner: King County
Operator: Kitsap County Transportation Co.
In service: 1922
Out of service: 1929
Fate: Destroyed by fire
General characteristics
Type: steam ferry
Tonnage: 57
Length: 58 ft (17.68 m)
Beam: 20 ft (6.10 m)
Installed power: steam engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
Propulsion: propeller

City of Clinton was a small steam ferry built in 1922 which served on Puget Sound until March 23, 1929, when the vessel caught fire and sank near the city of Mukilteo, Washington.


City Of Clinton was built at Clinton, Washington and was intended to run between that city and Everett, Washington. King County at that time owned and operated a number of ferries. At the time King County ferries running between Seattle and Vashon Island were turned over for operation and management to the Kitsap County Transportation Company. City of Clinton also passed to the management of KCTC.[1][2]

On March 23, 1929, the ferry caught fire while underway near Mukilteo and sank.[1]


  1. ^ a b Newell, Gordon R., H.W. McCurdy Marine History, at 325 and 403.
  2. ^ Kline and Bayless, Ferryboats – A Legend on Puget Sound, at pages 174 and 335.


  • Kline, M.S., and Bayless, G.A., Ferryboats -- A legend on Puget Sound, Bayless Books, Seattle, WA 1983 ISBN 0-914515-00-4
  • Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, Superior Publishing Co., Seattle, WA (1966)