Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 23, 2008)
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sooner than the appearance of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed in every single place Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny 40-foot Marie to the large 282-foot Yosemite, and from the recognized Flyer to the unknown Leota. Floating shops just like the Vaughn and shrimpers just like the Violet sailed a similar waters because the based nice Lakes woman, the Chippewa, and the homely Willie. a couple of, just like the Bob Irving and Blue celebrity, died spectacularly or, like significant Tompkins, shipwrecked after a little while, whereas others all started new lives as tugboats or automobile ferries; a few even live to tell the tale at the present time as expedition boats just like the Virginia V. From 1853 to fashionable motor vehicle ferries within the Twenties, this quantity chronicles the heyday of steamboating--a designated phase of maritime history--from modest release to modern liner.