Straits Steamship Company
|Founded||(July 1, 1894)|
|Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Islands, Puget Sound|
|James Morgan, L. B. Hastings, W.S. Mann, and A.L. Horn.|
The company was formed on July 1, 1894 by Capt. James Morgan, L. B. Hastings, W.S. Mann, and A.L. Horn.
The company operated the steamships Willapa and Garland on the route from Seattle to Neah Bay, and the Evangel on the route Seattle – Port Townsend – Port Angeles – Dungeness – Victoria. In the first decade of the 1900s the company provided service to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
The company also owned the steamship, SS Hong Chuen, which was sunk at the beginning of World War II.
- Wright, E.W., Lewis & Dryden's Marine history of the Pacific Northwest, Lewis & Dryden Printing Co., Portland, OR (1995), at page 278.
- Vouri, Friday Harbor, at page 61.
- 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)
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