North Star (sternwheeler)
April 1898 Sternwheeler, 250 tons, 130'x 26'x 4', built at Jennings, Montana in 1897. Wrecked in Jennings Canyon. Don Marhsall, Ship disasters Columbia River, tributaries Idaho, Montana. Oregon Shipwrecks. 1985, p. 208-211.
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North Star (sternwheeler)
July 8, 1915 Sternwheeler, 199 tons, 100' long, built at Wenatchee in 1907, owned by the Columbia & Okanogan Steamboat Co. She lay tied up and for sale at the foot of 5th Street at Wenatchee. Captain McDermott was interested in purchasing the ship, but had not yet closed the deal with her owners, who planned on paying the insurance premium on the rest of their fleet with monies received from the sale of the North Star. To their misfortune, a fire broke out on the North Star and quickly spread to their Chelan moored along side. A hot, July wind fanned the sparks and they soon devoured the next ship in line, the Columbia. By the time the fire department extinguished all the flaming ships, the Okanogan lay in ashes alongside her sisters. The distressed company hopelessly foundered when the Enterprise went to the bottom at Brewsters Ferry a few days later. Their last steamer, the St. Paul, went up in smoke later in the year. Don Marhsall, Ship disasters Columbia River, tributaries Idaho, Montana. Oregon Shipwrec
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