Montana (steamer)
Arthur Throckmorton, Oregon Argonauts, merchant adventurers on the western front, p. 303. Louis C. Hunter. Steamboats on the Western Rivers., p. 141.
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Montana (steamer)
The steamship Montana was built at Bath, Maine in 1865, and left New York in October for San Francisco, calling at Rio Janeiro and Valparaiso on the way out. The Montana registered one thousand and three tons, and was two hundred and twelve feet long, thirty-one feet beam, and twenty-two feet hold, drawing eleven feet of water. In February, 1866, her owner, G. Y. Patton, put her on the Portland route with Capt. J. R. Kelly in command. When she was bought by Holladay, Thorn was placed in charge, followed by Williams, Sherwood, Bolles, Carroll, and others. She continued to run north for several years, and, when adversity overtook Holladay and his California, Oregon & Mexico Steamship Company, was sold in Sail Francisco for $65,000. She was not very strongly constructed, and a few years afterward her machinery was removed and the hull burned on the Sacramento River mud flats. E. W. Wright, The 'Brother Jonathan' and Other Notable Wrecks, Steamboating on Interior Waters, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the P
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