Official Number: 230941  Radio Call Sign: WB3894 Built: 1931 Length: 108.6' Beam:  37.5'  Draft10.3' Tonnage: 233
Propulsion:  475 HP Washington ESTEP Diesel engine. Auto Capacity: 28 cars Passenger Capacity: 280 passengers

The Tourist #3 at work on the Columbia.  She would later end her days in Alaska.  Cliff West photo.
With traffic continuing to build on the Astoria-Megler run, a larger ferry was ordered by the Astoria North Beach Ferry Company to help out the Tourist No. 2.  
Built by the Astoria Marine Construction Co. at Astoria,  the ferry was christened, not surprisingly, Tourist No. 3 and was a larger, faster ferry than her older

Like the other ferries on the run, the building of the Astoira bridge put the ferry out of a job.  The
Tourist No. 3 was sold to Ivar Wendt of Seattle's Pacific Pearl
Seafoods.  After  Dick Sutterlin & Company completely  renovating the ferry at Astoria, Wendt took the ferry up  to Seattle, where she was fitted with  live tanks
with a capacity of 9,000 large size Alaska king crab.   The
Tourist No. 3's passenger cabin was rebuilt to provide living and dining facilities for eighteen  

Renamed the  
Princess Roxane, the self-propelled floating crab cannery joined the Pacific Pearl floating shrimp cannery at Kodiak, and was supplied by the
motor vessel
Shellfish.  As the Princess Roxane, the old ferryboat was one of the largest and most modern  Alaskan crab fishing vessels.

A good history of the ferry can be found

The coast Guard has no record of the Princess Roxane, and given it has been some 40 years since she went to Alaska the vessel has likely been scrapped.  
Any info on the final disposition of the ferry would be greatly appreciated!

Mr. Todd Wendt, grandson of Ivar Wendt who purcharsed the Tourist #3 and converted her into the Princess Roxane emailed me and related what happened
to the ferry:
"After he (Ivar Wendt) sold Pacific Pearl Seafoods the new owners docked the boat a couple feet onto a competitors property. The competitor sued to have
them move it. There was no dock space left to move the vessel even a foot and the ferry was nearing the end of its useful life. It would have been very costly to
move and moor somewhere else so they gave the
Princess Roxane to the Navy. The Navy towed it out to sea and used it as target practice. The Princess
is a rusted out reef somewhere off the coast of Alaska."

So there you have it!  The end of the Tourist #3 aka Princess Roxane.

At left, a period postcard from the Captain Raymond W. Hughes Collection.
At right, the rather awkward looking
Princess Roxane, a cannery and former Tourist #3. Courtesy of TPL.