Fairhaven under construction.
|Owner:||Pacific Nav. Co.; La Conner Trading & Trans. Co.; Puget Sound Nav. Co.|
|Builder:||John J. Holland|
|Out of service:||1918|
|Identification:||US registry 126378|
|Fate:||Destroyed by fire.|
|Tonnage:||319.39 gross, 240.57 registered|
|Length:||130.2 ft (39.7 m)|
|Beam:||26.5 ft (8.1 m)|
|Depth:||6.2 ft (1.9 m) depth of hold|
|Installed power:||twin steam engines, horizontally mounted|
Fairhaven was a sternwheel steamboat of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet which operated from 1889 to 1918.
Fairhaven was built in 1889 by John J. Holland for the Pacific Navigation Company in his shipyard at Tacoma, Washington. The vessel was placed on the run from Seattle, to Bellingham, Washington, by way of Whidbey Island and the town of La Conner, Washington.
On November 3, 1911, Fairhaven sank at her mooring in Seattle. She was raised, but was destroyed by fire in 1918.
- Newell, ed., McCurdy Marine History, pp. 119, 135, 173, 189, 209, and 293.
- Affleck, Edwin L, ed. A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Alaska, Alexander Nicholls Press, Vancouver, BC (2000) ISBN 0-920034-08-X
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