Dove (steamboat)

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Dove (ex Typhoon)
Career
Name: Dove ex Typhoon
Owner: McDowell Trans. Co.; others
Route: Columbia River, Grays Harbor, Puget Sound
Completed: 1889 at Portland, Oregon
In service: 1889
Out of service: some time after 1916
Fate: uncertain
General characteristics
Tonnage: 196-tons
Length: 93.0 ft (28 m)[1]
Installed power: steam engine
Propulsion: propeller-drive

The steamboat Dove operated in the late 1890s and early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet and also for a time on Grays Harbor. She was later converted into a tug. The Dove (ex-Typhoon) should not be confused with the Virginia III (ex-Typhoon).

Construction[edit]

Typhoon, circa 1889.

Dove was originally built in 1889 in Portland, Oregon for ferry service under J.B. Montgomery, and launched under the name Typhoon.

Operations[edit]

In 1891, J.B. Montgomery sold Typhoon to George Emerson at Grays Harbor, who in turn sold the vessel a short time later to C.O. Lorenz, who brought her to Puget Sound and placed her on the Tacoma-Henderson Bay route. In 1903, she was acquired by Matthew McDowell, who rebuilt the vessel and placed her on the Seattle-Tacoma-East Pass route under the name Dove.

Later operations[edit]

In about 1916, McDowell sold Dove to Washington Tug & Barge Co. of Seattle, and Dove thereafter served as a tug.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Newell, Gordon R., Ships of the Inland Sea -- the Story of the Puget Sound Steamboats, at 207, Binford & Mort, Portland, OR (2nd Ed. 1960)
  2. ^ Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, at 91, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1966 ISBN 0-87564-220-9

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External links[edit]

Historic images from the on-line collection of the University of Washington[edit]