The Steamer GEORGE E. STARR,
Original photo inscribed from the Marine Salon, Seattle
in the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
The Islander, Friday Harbor, WA., April 1896
At age 100, Joshua Green (1869-1975) was proclaimed "Commodore of all Puget Sound Fleets", as he looked back on the happiest days of his life, his steamboating for forty years on Puget Sound.
The head of Puget Sound Navigation Company commented on the GEORGE E. STARR--
"There was a faithful little boat. If you put a load on her, the side paddlewheels went so far down in the water she would hardly go ahead at all! She ran from Bellingham to Seattle. We had a full load of canned salmon on her and she was so slow that it cost us more to feed the passengers than the passage money amounted to. We had a peck of troubles in those days too. It wasn't all easy sailing."
From the archives of the Saltwater People Historical Society©.