Mary Kraft (steamer)
Capt. Charles Kraft built the fine twin-screw propeller Mary Kraft for the Lake Washington traffic. The steamer cost $13,000, but, after a successful career of a year, burned to the water's edge in September, 1891. E. W. Wright, Finest Steamers in the Northwest Appear on Puget Sound Waters, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961 [This book was written in 1895 and events referred to in this chapter generally took place in 1889., p.375.
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Mary Kraft (steamer)
The handsome twin-screw propeller Mary Kraft met a similar end on Lake Washington near Yesler Avenue at 3:00 A.M., September 21st, Capt. John Anderson and Engineer Gus Neaher narrowly escaping with their lives. The steamer belonged to Captain Kraft and was valued at $13,000, with an insurance of $8,000. E. W. Wright, Retirement of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company from Puget Sound, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Puget Sound. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961 [This book was written in 1895 and the years covered in this chapter are 1891 and 1892., p.395.
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