Henry Bailey (sternwheeler)
|Out of service:||1898|
|Notes:||Machinery and upper works installed in new hull, resulting vessel was named Skagit Queen|
|Tonnage:||271.20 gross; 209.59 net tons|
|Length:||108.5 ft (33.07 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.62 m)|
|Installed power:||twin steam engines, horizontally mounted, each with a bore of 12 inches (30.5 cm) and stroke 72 inches (182.9 cm)|
Henry Bailey was built at Tacoma, Washington as the first vessel for the Pacific Navigation Company. The vessel was placed on a route which ran from Seattle to Snohomish, via Edmonds, Marysville, Mukilteo, Lowell. At some point in the 1890s the name of the vessel was later changed to City of Champaigne. In 1898, at West Seattle, the upper works and the machinery were removed and reinstalled in a new vessel, the Skagit Queen.
In 1888, the officers of the Henry Bailey included Capt. Sam Denny, mate Peter Falk, Engineer Frank Zikmund, and purser Joshua Green. Green induced the other three men to join together in business, and they eventually formed, with the participation of George J. Willey, a hay in grain merchant, to form the successful shipping concern known as the La Conner Trading and Transportation Company.
- Lewis & Dryden, Marine History, at pages 259, 356, 397, and 466.
- Affleck, A Century of Paddlewheelers, at 95.
- McCurdy Marine History, at 32, 67, 76, 99, and 414.
- Affleck, Edward L., A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Alaska, Alexander Nicolls Press, Vancouver, BC 2000 ISBN 0-920034-08-X
- Newell, Gordon R., ed., H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, Superior Publishing Co., Seattle, WA (1966).
- Newell, Gordon R., Ships of the Inland Sea, Superior Publishing Co., Seattle, WA (2nd Ed. 1960)
- Wright, E.W., Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, Lewis & Dryden Printing Co., Portland, OR (1995).