Mountaineer
The Mountaineer, 57 tons, 64.2 x 18.8 x 6.5, with compound (1 1, 24 x 16) engine, was built in 1883 at Chinook, Washington by Joseph Petit for service as a passenger boat at Astoria. She soon transferred to Puget Sound and was operated by Capt. Seymour on the Seattle - Port Orchard route. About 1892 she was purchased by the Stimson Mill Co. of Seattle and converted to a tug, being used in log-towing until succeeded by the Tillicum in 1901. She was then sold to Pacific American Fisheries, passing to Capt. Joseph Smith of Everett in 1906, and later to Capt. Pear Pearson, before becoming a unit of the Washington Tug & Barge Co. fleet in 1915. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1925, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle:Superior,1966 p. 368.
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Mountaineer (steam Tug)
The steam tug Mountaineer of the Everett City Tug Boat Co., and the lumber schooner Wilbert L. Smith collided during a heavy fog in Everett harbor on March 16, 1911. The schooner, lumber-laden for Callao, was not damaged, but the tug sustained considerable injury, her stern being shattered, starboard bulwarks wrecked, and boiler shiftedforward eight inches, and the deckhouse knocked out of plumb. Capt. H. Bardman and Engineer E. W. Davis of the Mountaineer were severely scalded as a result of steam pipes breaking. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1911, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 196.
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Mountaineer (steamer)
The Mountaineer, a former Columbia River passenger steamer and, for many years, a well-known steam tug on Puget Sound, was lost October 5 on Sisters Rocks, Hood Canal, while in the service of the Washington Tug & Barge Co., who had operated her since 1915. The hull was later taken to Port Blakeley and dismantled, remaining on the beach there for many years. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1925, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Superior, 1966, p. 368.
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Mountaineer (steamer)
At Chinook, Wash., Herbert Petit built the Mountaineer, which was afterward sold to John A. Devlin. She was sent to the Sound a few years ago, being handled by Capt. W. H. Ellis's and Engineer Charles W. Libby, and is still in operation. She was handled on the Columbia by Herbert Petit, G. R. Babbidge and E. J. Moody. Petit also had charge of her engines. The Mountaineer is sixty-nine feet long, sixteen feet beam, and six feet hold. E. W. Wright, Marine business of 1883, Lewis and Drydens Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. [Written in 1895]. , p. 308.
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Mountaineer (tugboat)
Gordon Newell, Ships of the Inland Sea, p. 211.
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