|Official Number: 224248 Radio Call Number: WJ6919 BUILT: 1924 LENGTH: 61.2' BEAM 25' DEPTH:5.4 Gross/Net Tonnage: 43/29
Designed by L.H. Coolidege, Seattle naval architect, and built by Ballard Marine Railway company for Berte Olson. Used on the Deception Pass route at first, then Port Gamble-Shine on
Sold; moved to Alaska. Hull still on beach in Seward. Photo 1 courtesy Bayless Collection, photo 2 courtesy of David Harmony.
|OFFICIAL NUMBER: 221669 BUILT: 1921 as the Elk. LENGTH: 104' BEAM: 23' DEPTH: 8.7 GROSS/ NET TONNAGE: 140/113 CAPACITY: 24 autos
HISTORY: The ferry Elk was built with 150-horsepower Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine by Skansie Bros. for service on the Steilacoom-Longbranch route under contract to Pierce
County. Sold to Crosby Direct Line Ferries in 1925 and renamed Airline, it was used on the Alki-Manchester route. Crosby sold out to Black Ball in 1926, and the Airline was moved to Hood
Canal working the Seabeck-Brinnon route. Sold by Black Ball to O.H. "Doc" Freeman in 1938, it was used as a floating shop, office and family home.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Taken over by US Coast Guard as a barracks ship in 1942. Later scrapped.
Photos courtesy the Captain Raymond W Hughes collection.
|OFFICIAL NUMBER: BUILT: 1947 LENGTH: BEAM: DEPTH: GROSS/ NET TONNAGE:
CAPACITY: 9 autos
HISTORY: Built in 1947 for the Puget Island ferry run, the vessel was retired in 1960 with the
Wahkiakum. Moved to Anacortes in the same year for the Guemes Island run, replacing the
Guemes (I). The Almar stayed on the run until 1980 when the Guemes (II) a new 16-car
vessel replaced her. The Guemes continues on the run.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Allegedly still afloat in Alaska, however there is no current Coast Guard
record of her.
Photos courtesy the Guemes Island Historical Society and Captain Raymond W Hughes
|OFFICIAL NUMBER:237180 RADIO CALL SIGN: WK3570 BUILT: 1938 LENGTH: 65 BEAM:30 DEPTH: 4 GROSS/ NET TONNAGE: 62/59 CAPACITY: 12 Cars
HISTORY: Built in 1938 for use on Herron Island. Retired in the 1960s. Later used for bulkhead construction. Sold to Dennis Redmond in 1994 and converted into a private residence.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Usually moored in Tacoma, the vessel does travel around the Sound in the summer months.
Photos courtesy Captain Raymond W Hughes Collection/ Brandon Moser.