Official Number: 210378 Built: 1912, Seattle Construction and Drydock Company Length: 150 feet Widith: 26.8 ft Draft 16.6 feet
575 Tons Propulsion: Triple Expansion Steam Engine, 600 Hp
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped, 1937.
The Potlatch, at sea. Below, scrapping on the beach. Author's collection.
The Puget Sound Navigation Co. continued its vessel replacement
mantra established by President Josuha Green after the loss of the
Clallam to replace its wooden steamers vessels of steel construction.
The Potlatch, was completed by the Seattle Construction & Drydock Co
in 1912 and went into service that summer replacing the old stern-wheeler
State of Washington on the Hood Canal route.
The trim steamer, perhaps the nicest ever to service Hood Canal had a
very short life. In 1917 PSN abandoned passenger service on Hood
Canal. The boat was sold to Otis Shively, but was little used after 1917.
She was scrapped in 1937.