You are here

Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound (Images of America) (Paperback)

Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound (Images of America) By Jean Findlay, Robin Paterson Cover Image
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $21.99
(Save: $3.00 12%)
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of Dec 5 4:36am
(Pacific Northwest)


Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny 40-foot Marie to the huge 282-foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota. Floating stores like the Vaughn and shrimpers like the Violet sailed the same waters as the elegant Great Lakes lady, the Chippewa, and the homely Willie. A few, like the Bob Irving and Blue Star, died spectacularly or, like Major Tompkins, shipwrecked after a short time, while others began new lives as tugboats or auto ferries; some even survive today as excursion boats like the Virginia V. From 1853 to modern car ferries in the 1920s, this volume chronicles the heyday of steamboating--a unique segment of maritime history--from modest launch to sleek liner.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738556079
ISBN-10: 0738556076
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 28th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America