Straits Steamship Company

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Straits Steamship Company
IndustryShipping
Founded(July 1, 1894 (1894-07-01))
Area served
Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Islands, Puget Sound
Key people
James Morgan, L. B. Hastings, W.S. Mann, and A.L. Horn.

The Straits Steamship Company was a shipping firm that operated steamships on Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Formation[edit]

The company was formed on July 1, 1894 by Capt. James Morgan, L. B. Hastings, W.S. Mann, and A.L. Horn.[1]

Operations[edit]

The company operated the steamships Willapa and Garland on the route from Seattle to Neah Bay, and the Evangel on the route Seattle – Port TownsendPort AngelesDungenessVictoria.[1] In the first decade of the 1900s the company provided service to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.[2]

The company also owned the steamship, SS Hong Chuen, which was sunk at the beginning of World War II.

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References[edit]

  • Newell, Gordon, R., ed. H.W. McCurdy Maritime History of the Pacific Northwest, Superior Publishing 1966.
  • Vouri, Mike, Vouri, Julia, San Juan Historical Society, Friday Harbor, Arcadia Publishing (1909) ISBN 0-7385-5869-9
  • Wright, E.W., Lewis & Dryden's Marine history of the Pacific Northwest, Lewis & Dryden Printing Co., Portland, OR (1995)