Built in 1886 by A. C. Hayes At San Francisco .
Steamer, side paddle wheels, wooden hull.
Length: 100 ft.
Retired in 1922, the Coronado was sold to a Hollywood movie company and was blown up and
Built in 1888 by Coronado Iron Works At Coronado, CA
Steam powered, propeller drives (one of the first), wooden hull.
Just two years after her construction, the Silver Gate was sold, having been a complete failure
as a ferry. She was converting into a floating casino at Coronado Tent City. after 1900. Later
she was moved to the foot of Grape St., San Diego, as San Diego Yacht Club's quarters.The
vessel was later broken up during WWI after it had fallen into disrepair and had problems staying
Built in 1881 at Martinez, CA.
Steam powered, walking beam drive, side paddle wheels, wooden hull.
After joining service on the Bay in 1888, the Benicia was sold and dismatled in 1903.
Built in 1903 by Risdon Iron Works At Oakland, CA.
Steam powered, side paddle wheels, wooden hull.
2 cylinder engine, 700 Horse Power
The most successful of the early ferries, the Ramona became a familiar sight to travelers. After
serving the route for over 25 years the vessel was replaced by newer vessels being built for the
route. She was scrapped in 1932.
Built in 1885 by Hamptom Storey, Waltham, MA.
Steamer, side , wooden hull.
Length: 21 ft.
Retired prior to 1929. Eventually ended up sunk.
Built in 1920
500 Horse Power
The Morena came into service in 1920. Her paddlewheels were driven by a 500 horsepower,
two cylinder steam engine and was the last inland steam vessel to operate in San Diego Bay.
She was retired in July of 1938.