Northern Light (sternwheeler)

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Northern Light at a pier.
Name: Northern Light
Route: Puget Sound
Completed: 1898, Seattle
Out of service: 1920
Identification: U.S. registry #130078
Fate: Abandoned or wrecked.
General characteristics
Tonnage: 265 gross, 147 registered
Length: 119.8 ft (36.5 m)
Beam: 22.9 ft (7.0 m)
Depth: 4.1 ft (1.2 m) depth of hold
Installed power: twin steam engines, horizontally mounted, 214 indicated horsepower
Propulsion: sternwheel

Northern Light was a sternwheel steamboat of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet and was active in the early 1900s.


Northern Light was built in 1898 at Seattle. The vessel was assigned to routes on southern Puget Sound, including the Anderson Island run. Northern Light was abandoned in 1920. The engines were removed and installed in the sternwheeler Fidalgo.


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