Dart (steamboat)

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Dart
History
Name: Dart
Operator: McDowell Trans. Co.; Anderson Tug; others.
Route: Puget Sound
Completed: 1911
General characteristics
Tonnage: 74
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
Propulsion: propeller

The steamboat Dart operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet.

Career[edit]

Dart was built in 1911 by Matthew McDowell at Tacoma for his steamboat line's Seattle-Tacoma-East Pass run.[1] Dart a small vessel even by Mosquito Fleet standards.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2][3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Newell, Gordon R., and Williamson, Joe, Pacific Steamboats, at 120, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1958 (showing photo of Dart)
  2. ^ a b c Newell, ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History, at 189, 298-99, and 389
  3. ^ Faber, Steamer's Wake, at 144.

References[edit]

  • 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

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