Moses Taylor
The Moses Taylor, frequently alluded to as the Rolling Moses, was one of Holladay's recent acquisitions, and made her initial trip to the Northwest in July, 1869. She was built at New York in 1858 and came to San Francisco in 1864, making her first voyage south from the Bay City in December, continuing in this service the greater part of the time. She was two hundred and fifty feet long, thirty-six feet beam, and twenty-two feet hold, and cost $250,000. Captain Metzger was in command when she began running north. E. W. Wright, The Alaska Purchase, Advent of Many Fine Steamers on Puget Sound, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961., p.178.
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