Fairy (steamboat)

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Name: Fairy
Route: Puget Sound
In service: 1853
General characteristics
Installed power: steam engine
Propulsion: side wheels

Fairy was a small wooden sidewheel-driven steamship placed into service on Puget Sound in 1853. Fairy was the first steam-powered vessel to conduct regularly scheduled service on Puget Sound.


Fairy was built in San Francisco and brought to Puget Sound in November 1853 on the deck of the sailing ship Sarah Warren. The vessel was placed on the Olympia to Seattle run.


  • Findlay, Jean Cammon and Paterson, Robin, Mosquito Fleet of Southern Puget Sound, (2008) Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0-7385-5607-6