above : Crosline in Canadian service, circa 1943.
|Owner:||Crosby Direct Line Ferries, Puget Sound Navigation Co., and others|
|Builder:||Marine Construction Co., Seattle, WA|
|Launched:||June 22, 1925|
|Out of service:||1967|
|Identification:||US registry #224839 ; Radio Call Letters: WH7219|
|Fate:||Converted to shoreside structure.|
|Notes:||Designed by L.H. Coolidge. Reconstructed 1947.|
|Length:||As built : 150 ft (45.72 m)|
|Beam:||As built :48 ft (14.63 m)|
|Installed power:||Originally : 750 HP Sumner heavy oil engine.|
On May 20, 1942, the Crosline arrived in Vancouver to join Burrard Inlet ferries. It was purchased because of the need for more ferries to take shipyard workers to the north shore. In 1947, after the war, the Crosline was sold to the ferry system of the Washington State Department of Highways where it was rebuilt.
The Crosline 's last trip was the 9:55 p.m. departure on Labor Day of 1967. The ferry system sold the ship later in the year on December 19th. It was first used as a warehouse on Lake Union, than sold again in 1975, where it was moved to Coos Bay, Oregon to be used as a restaurant. The restaurant failed, and instead her superstructure was removed to become a warehouse again, but this time shore-based. Crosline's hull was eventually disassembled, and the remaining timbers and planks became part of a fishing boat and a dock.
- Newell, ed., McCurdy Marine History, at page 366.
- Evergreenfleet.com (page on Crosline, with history and images (accessed 06-12-11)/
- History of Metropolitan Vancouver
- Evergreenfleet.com (page on Crosline, with history and images (accessed 06-12-11)
- Demoro, Harre, The Evergreen Fleet – A Pictorial History of Washington State Ferries, Golden West Books, San Marino CA (1971) ISBN 87095-037-1
- Kline, Mary 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, Seattle WA 1966 ISBN 0-87564-220-9
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