Cyrus Walker

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Cyrus Walker in 1893
History
Name: Cyrus Walker
Owner: Pope & Talbot
Route: Puget Sound
Ordered: 1864
Builder: Domingo Marcucci at Steamboat Point, San Francisco
Laid down: 1864
Launched: 1864
Completed: 1864
In service: 1864 - 1893?
General characteristics Cyrus Walker
Class and type: Side-wheel Steam tug
Length: 120
Beam: 28
Depth: 8
Decks: two (main and passenger)
Installed power: two high-pressure steam engines
Propulsion: side-wheels

Cyrus Walker was a sidewheel tug active in Puget Sound in the second half of the 19th century.

Career[edit]

Domingo Marcucci built the Cyrus Walker at San Francisco, California at his Steamboat Point shipyard in 1864, for Pope & Talbot. She was 120 foot long side-wheel steamboat, with a 28-foot beam and an 8-foot hold. She was equipped with two high-pressure steam engines and a surface condenser. George W Bullene, who put machinery in her at the Pacific Iron Works, then took her up to Puget Sound for towing logs for the Pope & Talbot lumber mill on Puget Sound.[1] :127

Captain Bullene delivered Cyrus Walker to Port Gamble, Puget Sound in October, 1864. It was active at least as late as 1893.[2]

References[edit]

  • Affleck, Edwin L, ed. A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Alaska, Alexander Nicholls Press, Vancouver, BC (2000) ISBN 0-920034-08-X