Crystal (steamboat)

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Crystal
Career
Name: Crystal
Route: Puget Sound
Completed: 1904
General characteristics
Tonnage: 25
Length: 45 ft (13.7 m)
Installed power: steam engine
Propulsion: propeller
Notes: converted to gasoline power

The steamboat Crystal operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet.[1]

Career[edit]

Crystal was a typical small steamer of the type that served small communities along Puget Sound. Crystal was built at Gig Harbor in 1904 for Miles Coffman. Crystal was propeller-driven, 45' long, and rated at 25 tons.[2] Captain Coffman placed Crystal on the run between Tacoma and Wollochet Bay, until she was replaced on this run by Audrey. After that, Crystal was repowered with a 50 horsepower (37 kW) gasoline engine and transferred to Port Angeles.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, at 105, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1966
  2. ^ McCurdy, at 105

References[edit]

  • Newell, Gordon, Ships of the Inland Sea, Binford and Mort, Portland, OR (2nd Ed. 1960)
  • Newell, Gordon, and Williamson, Joe, Pacific Steamboats, Bonanza Books, New York, NY (1963)