Multnomah (ferry)
Another Northwest ferry, the 109 -foot Multnomah, formerly in service on the Columbia, but made surplus by the completion of the St. Johns Bridge, was taken on an even longer ocean cruise in April. The ferry was taken in tow at Portland by the ocean tug Mamo of Young Bros. Ltd., who had purchased the ferry, and taken to Hawaii for operation between Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and Ford Island. Capt. I. (Bob) Purdy of the Mamo rigged a towing bridle clear around the ferry's hull, making it fast to the sternpost, the gear standing up well to the 2,322-mile ocean tow and the Multnomah arriving safely to become the first automobile ferry in Hawaiian service. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1933, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 422.
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