Messenger (sternwheeler)

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Messenger (sternwheeler) 1888.jpg
Messenger in 1888.
Name: Messenger
Route: Puget Sound
Completed: 1876
General characteristics
Length: 91 ft (27.7 m)
Installed power: steam engines
Propulsion: sternwheel

Messenger was a sternwheel steamboat of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet.


Messenger was built in 1876 at Tumwater, Washington. The vessel had separate cabins for men and women, and worked in the south Puget Sound area, sometimes in competition with Zephyr. Messenger was destroyed by fire in 1907 while docked at Tacoma.


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