|Operator:||McDowell Trans. Co.; Anderson Tug; others.|
|Length:||57 ft 4 in (17.48 m)|
|Beam:||17 ft 4 in (5.3 m)|
|Depth:||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m) depth of hold|
|Installed power:||steam engine|
The steamboat Dart operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet.
Dart ran on the Seattle-Tacoma-East Pass route until about 1918, when Captain McDowell sold her to the Wrangell concern of W.T. Hale and P.C. McCormick, who converted Dart to a motor vessel to run mail between Wrangell and Prince of Wales Island. Later, he sold Dart to Paul S. Charles of Ketchikan interests.
In 1925 the Anderson Tug Company purchased Dart and returned her to Puget Sound to operate as a tug. In 1928 Dart burned on the Sound while awaiting scrapping. Her engines were salvaged and placed in the ferry City of Mukilteo. Her hull, still good apparently, was rebuilt as a diesel freighter and sent to work routes out of Juneau.
- Newell, Gordon R., and Williamson, Joe, Pacific Steamboats, at 120, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1958 (showing photo of Dart)
- Newell, ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History, at 189, 298-99, and 389
- Faber, Steamer's Wake, at 144.
- Faber, Jim, Steamer's Wake, Enetai Press, Seattle, WA 1985 ISBN 0-9615811-0-7.
- Newell, Gordon R., and Williamson, Joe, Pacific Steamboats, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1958.
- Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1966
- University of Washington digital library image showing Dart approaching a landing on Puget Sound, circa 1915, a good view of this very small steamer
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