|At top, on balmy Puget Sound days the decks and rails were always lined with
passengers enjoying the sun. Author's collection. Above, the Enetai's
passenger cabin in the 40's. MOHAI. Below, the Enetai/Santa Rosa as she
looks today--the lone survivor of the Steel Electric class. Courtesy of Matt
BUILT: 1927, General Engineering & Drydock Co., Alameda, CA
FORMER/LATER NAMES: a. Santa Rosa, b. Enetai, c. Santa Rosa
OFFICIAL NUMBER: 226599 CALL SIGN: WA4715
L/B/D: 256 x 66 x 13 GROSS/NET TONS: 1023/695 PASSENGERS/AUTOS: 1500/90 autos
PROPULSION: Busch-Sulzer diesel, 2800 HP (direct drive) SPEED: 15 knots
NAME TRANSLATION: “Across, on the other side.”/ for the California city of the same name
FINAL DISPOSITION: Direct sister to the Nisqually and Quinault. Returned to San Francisco in 1968 under her original name, Santa Rosa. Currently
headquarters of Hornblower Yachts and a successful banquet/wedding/reception hall. The Santa Rosa is the sole survivor of the Steel Electric class ferries.
The Enetai sailing out of Rich Passage in the 1960's. Author's collection. The Enetai's whistle is being sounded by Captain Bill Anderson.