Dove (steamboat)

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Not to be confused with the Virginia III (ex-Typhoon)

Dove (steamboat 1889).jpg
Name: Dove ex Typhoon
Owner: McDowell Trans. Co.; others
Route: Columbia River, Grays Harbor, Puget Sound
Completed: 1889 at Portland, Oregon
In service: 1889
Out of service: some time after 1916
Fate: uncertain
General characteristics
Tonnage: 196-tons
Length: 93.0 ft (28.3 m)[1]
Installed power: steam engine
Propulsion: propeller-drive

The Dove was a 196 ton propeller-driven steamboat built in Portland, Oregon in 1889. Launched as Typhoon, she operated in the late 1890s and early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet and also for a time on Grays Harbor. She was later converted into a tug.


Typhoon, circa 1889.

Dove was originally built in 1889 in Portland, Oregon for ferry service under J.B. Montgomery, and launched under the name Typhoon.


In 1891, J.B. Montgomery sold Typhoon to George Emerson at Grays Harbor, who in turn sold the vessel a short time later to C.O. Lorenz, who brought her to Puget Sound and placed her on the Tacoma-Henderson Bay route. In 1903, she was acquired by Matthew McDowell, who rebuilt the vessel and placed her on the Seattle-Tacoma-East Pass route under the name Dove.

Later operations[edit]

In about 1916, McDowell sold Dove to Washington Tug & Barge Co. of Seattle, and Dove thereafter served as a tug.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Newell, Gordon R., Ships of the Inland Sea -- the Story of the Puget Sound Steamboats, at 207, Binford & Mort, Portland, OR (2nd Ed. 1960)
  2. ^ Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, at 91, Superior Publishing, Seattle, WA 1966 ISBN 0-87564-220-9

External links[edit]

Historic images from the on-line collection of the University of Washington[edit]