Daring (steamboat 1909)

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The steamboat Daring operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet and was later converted into a tug.


Daring was built at Tacoma in 1909 by the shipyard of Crawford and Reid for Matthew McDowell’s Seattle-Tacoma-East Pass route. Daring was 98' long and rated at 163 tons.

Later operations[edit]

From 1916 to 1918, Daring was operated as a tug by Chesley Tug Co. out of Seattle, and was then sold to Pacific Great Eastern Railway, Victoria, British Columbia and renamed Clinton.[1] On 15 January 1922 the tug Clinton was rammed and sunk by Canadian Pacific Railway ferry Princess Royal in Burrard Inlet.[2][3]


  1. ^ Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, at 159, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1966
  2. ^ "Clinton". The New Mills List. Konston, Ontario: Queens University. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Will Probe the Sinking of Tug". Vancouver Daily World. 18 January 1922. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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