Kirkland (sidewheeler)

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Kirkland
Career
Name: Kirkland
Owner: Jackson Street Cable Railway
Route: Lake Washington
Builder: T.W. Lake
In service: 1888
Identification: US Registry #14480
Fate: 1898
Status: dismantled, hull converted to barge, transferred Alaska
General characteristics
Type: inland steamboat
Length: 96.5 ft (29.41 m)
Beam: 19.4 ft (5.91 m)
Depth: 8.2 ft (2.50 m) depth of hold
Installed power: steam engine, 125 hp (93 kW)
Propulsion: sidewheels

Kirkland was a sidewheel steamboat that ran on Lake Washington from 1888 to 1898.

Career[edit]

Kirkland was built in 1888 by T.W. Lake for the Jackson Street Cable Railway Company.[1] Once complete, Kirkland was placed on the JuanitaKirklandHoughtonLeschi Park route.[1] Kirkland was considered the prestige vessel on Lake Washington at the time it was built.[1][2] In 1889 Kirkland carried the U.S. Naval Commission on a tour of the lake when they were considering whether a shipping canal was possible. 1891 Kirkland conveyed President Benjamin Harrison around the lake when he came to Seattle.[3][4]

Disposition[edit]

In 1898 Kirkland was dismantled, converted to a barge and sent north to Alaska.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Newell, ed., McCurdy Marine History, at 43.
  2. ^ Wright, E.W., Lewis & Dryden's Marine history of the Pacific Northwest, Lewis & Dryden Printing Co., Portland, OR (1895), at page 353.
  3. ^ Newell and Williamson, Pacific Steamboats, at 132.
  4. ^ Kline and Bayless, Ferryboats – A Legend on Puget Sound, at 144-145.

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