S.S. POTLATCH
BUILT:  1912, Seattle Construction and Drydock Company, Seattle, WA OFFICIAL NUMBER: 210378 SIGNAL LETTERS: LCNJ
L/B/D: 150 x 27 x 17 GROSS/NET TONS: 575/325 PASSENGERS/AUTOS:
PROPULSION: Triple Expansion Steam Engine, 600 HP
NAME TRANSLATION: Chinook, to give, or gift
FINAL DISPOSITION: Scrapped, 1937.

The
Potlatch, at sea.
The Puget Sound Navigation Co. continued its vessel replacement mantra established by President Joshua 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.