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MOUNT VERNON
A-Robert Bridges
BUILT: 1916, J.F. Duthie & Co, Seattle WA. PREVIOUS/LATER NAMES: a. Robert Bridges, b. Mount Vernon
OFFICIAL NUMBER: 214903 L/B/D: 102 x 30 x 11 GROSS/NET TONNAGE: 168/114 PASSENGERS/AUTOS: 120/8
NAME TRANSLATION: Named for the city; the town was named by E. C. English and Harrison Clothier in March of 1877 for George Washington's estate on the Potomac River near
Alexandria, Virginia.
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped around 1953.


HISTORY: Built at the yards of J.F. Duthie & Co. for operation by the Port of Seattle on the West Seattle crossing (as
Robert Bridges).
In 1923 she was converted from steam to diesel and renamed
Mount Vernon to take over the Anacortes-Sidney route from the Harvester King.  In 1927, the Mount Vernon was assigned to
the newly created Port Townsend-Keystone route.  Later sold to the Chuckanut-Interisland Ferry Company in 1939.  She sailed the summer of 1941 between Orcas Island and Gooseberry
Point, a service that was shut down after WWII started, never to restart.


Photos courtesy of Captain Raymond W Hughes Collection.