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GIG HARBOR




BUILT: 1925, Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
OFFICIAL NUMBER: 224605
L/B/D: 116 x 39 x 8 GROSS/NET TONS: 159/108 PASSENGERS/AUTOS: ?/30
PROPULSION: Steam
HISTORY: Built for Washington Navigation Company’s use on the Gig Harbor-Tacoma run.
NAME TRANSLATION: Named for the harbor.  The bay was named by Commander Charles
Wilkes in 1841.  Wilkes believed that the bay had sufficient depth for a “captain's gig.”
FINAL DISPOSITION: Destroyed by fire 10 June 1929 at Gig Harbor.


Photos courtesy of Captain Raymond W Hughes Collection.
GUEMES (I)

BUILT: 1917, Anacortes, WA  
OFFICIAL NUMBER: 215666 CALL SIGN: WJ7067
L/B/D: 49x 23 x 7 GROSS/NET TONS: 82/73 PASSENGERS/AUTOS: 110/6 cars
HISTORY: Built for use between Anacortes-Guemes Island.  Retired in 1959.
NAME TRANSLATION: Guemes Island is a triangular island of about eight square miles north
of Anacortes across Guemes Channel in northwest Skagit County. The name was given in
1791 by Lieut. Juan Francisco de Eliza, for the Viceroy of Mexico, Don Juan Vincente de
Guemes Pacheco y Padillo Orcasitas y Aguayo, Conde de Revilla Gigedo. Various portions
of the Count's name were given to other locations in the Pacific Northwest.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Wrecked on Lummi Island, 1971


Photos courtesy of Captain Raymond W Hughes Collection.