|Owner:||McDowell Trans. Co.; Moe Bros.|
|Out of service:||1923|
|Length:||93 ft (28.3 m)|
|Installed power:||steam engine|
The steamboat Dauntless operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet.
In 1902, the Moe Brothers sold Dauntless to L.B. Hastings and Captain Mann, of Port Townsend. They put Dauntless on the Port Townsend-Irondale run. A steel mill at Irondale caused that town to boom, and Dauntless, still capable of 11-knot speed, made quick trips on this route.
On December 30, 1923, a storm caused Dauntless to break loose from her moorings at Appletree Cove. The vessel was blown across the sound and washed up on the beach at Meadow Point, breaking up on the beach.
- Newell, ed., McCurdy Marine History, at 49, 60, 76 and 343.
- Newell and Williamson, Pacific Steamboats, at 120
- 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.
- steamboat University of Washington digital library photograph showing Dauntless on Puget Sound, circa 1903 (Asahel Curtis photograph)
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