A
ACORN
BUILT: 1924
65' x 25'
Designed by L.H. Coolidege,
Seattle naval architect, and
built by Ballard Marine
Railway company for Berte
Olsen.  Used on the
Deception Pass route at first,
then Port Gamble-Shine on
Hood Canal.
FINAL DISPOSITION:
Sold;
moved to Alaska.  Hull
still on beach in Seward.  
Photo courtesy of David
Harmony.
AIRLINE

BUILT: 1921
104' x23'
The  ferry
Elk  was built with 100-
horsepower Fairbanks-Morse diesel
engine  by Skansie Bros. for service on
the Steilacoom-Longbranch Island route
under contract to Pierce County. Later
sold to Crosby Direct Line Ferries and
renamed
Airline.


FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped
1931.
B
BEELINE
BUILT: 1903, A-
Florence K; B-Gloria
97' x 26'
Operated by Tacoma Ferry Company and Crosby Direct Line
Ferries and renamed Beeline after the steamer was converted
toa  ferry in 1926. The  
Beeline was acquired by the Navy to
operate between Indian Island and Hadlock during Word War
II.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Unknown, likely scrapped after 1939.
C
CENTRAL II
BUILT 1919
60' x 19'
The 65-foot ferry
Central II was
chartered from Mrs. Berte Olson by
Puget Sound Freight Lines to run
with the
Pioneer on the Gooseberry
Point - Orcas Island crossing.
FINAL DISPOSITION:  Destroyed
by fire on August 20, 1931.
CITY of
ANGELE
S
BUILT  1906, As City of Long Beach
125' x 35'
Owned by the Port Angeles Transportation
Co, later PSN Co.
Converted to ferry in 1923 for the  Anacortes
and Sidney, B. C., with stops at Orcas and
Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands, by the
Victoria - Anacortes Ferry Co., headed by
Capt. Harry W. Crosby. Transferred
ownership when PSN bought out Crosby.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped 1938.
CITY of
CLINTON

BUILT 1922
58' x 22'

Ship Type:      Ferry
Built at Clinton, Washington for
service to Everett.
FINAL DISPOSITION: On March
23, 1929 while en
route the ferry
caught fire and sank off Mukilteo.
CITY of
EDMOND
S
BUILT: 1924
56' x 20'
Built for Sound Ferry Lines.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Destroyed
by fire September 1926.
CITY of
MUKILTEO

BUILT: 1927
104' x 35'
Used by PSN for
Mulkilteo-Columbia Beach run.
FINAL DISPOSITION:
Destroyed by fire April 1932.
CITY of
TACOMA

BUILT: 1921
124' x 43'
Auto
ferry service began on the
Narrows route between Tacoma and
Gig Harbor in 1921 when the Skansie
Brothers completed  the
City of
Tacoma
. The ferry had a capacity of
35 automobiles and 300 passengers.  
Re
-engined as a diesel in 1927.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at
Yarr
ow Bay.
CITY of
STEILACOOM

BUILT: 1924
110' x 26'
Built by the Skansie Brothers, the  
City of Steilacoom, operated
between Tacoma and Fox Island by
Pierce County. Reengined in 1952.
Put out of work by bridge in 1954.
FINAL DISPOSITION
: Scrapped
at Steilacoom, 1975.
CLATAWA
BUILT: 1913
86' x 28'
Steamer used by the Alki Point
Transportation Co, converted to a
ferry in 1935 and sold several
times. Worked on the Port
Townsend-Keystone route,
Kingston Edmonds.  Sold to Berte
Olson for use on Hood Canal.  
Sold finally to US Navy during
WWII.
FINAL DISPOSITION:
Destroyed by fire in 1958.
D
DECEPTION PASS
BUILT: 1924
65' x 24'
Built for use on the Deception Pass route by Berte
Olson.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Turned into a scow, still in use
and moored in Anacortes.
G
H
GIG HARBOR
BUILT: 1925
116' x 37'
Built by the Skansie Brothers on Gig Harbor run.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Destroyed by fire in June
1929.
HIYU
BUILT: 1924
61' x 28'
The small ferry
Hiyu was launched in March  1924 as the first vessel
built by the Houghton plant of the Lake Washington Shipyards for  the
Kitsap County Transportation Company.  Worked various routes on
Puget Sound including Point White-Bremerton.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Abandon and destroyed 1968.
M
P
MOUNT VERNON
BUILT: 1916 A-Robert Bridges
101' x 31'
Built for the Manette-Bremerton route. Rebuilt and renamed
in 1923 as the
Mount Vernon, used on the
Anacortes-Sidney route.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped about 1952.
PIONEER
BUILT: 1921
61' x 22'
Used by Berte Olson.
FINAL DISPOSITION:
Abandoned and scrapped 1951.
PUGET
BUILT: 1908 A-Vashonian.
122' x 34'.
Converted to ferry in 1923 and
renamed, used for
Anacortes-Sidney B.C. Run.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank in
1951.
V
VASHONIA
BUILT: 1930 A-Relief
93' x 38'
Built as Washington Navigation Company's
Relief on the Narrows route.  Put out of work
by Tacoma Narrows Bridge, 1950.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped 1951.
W
WEST SEATTLE
BUILT: 1907
160' x 48'
Operated between West Seattle and
down town. Retired and used as a
machine shop.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped
1950's
The Rogues Gallery:
Minor, Long Forgotten Ferries of Puget Sound
WASHINGTON
BUILT: 1923
1
20' x 36'
Operated o
n the Columbia River until
1930; Mukilteo-Columbia Beach until
1938.

FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped
194
0.