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San Juan Archipelago, Washington State, United States
A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 650, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.


24 February 1913.
Built 1898. Scrapped 1935.
This fine photo by professional photographers, 
Webster & Stevens, Seattle, WA. 
The steamship with tugs KATY and TEMPEST
is preparing to depart for California. 
Aboard she has a large consignment of paper
and a shipment of 1,200 barrels of beer, 
milk, flour, and grain. 
Commanded by well-known mariner Capt. John Griffith.
Low res scan of an original photo from the
Saltwater People Historical Society©
"Departing from Seattle for San Francisco on her maiden Pacific Coast voyage 24 February was the steamship ADMIRAL FARRAGUT as she presented a handsome appearance and marked a notable addition to the fine fleet operated by Alaska Pacific Steamship Co.
      The ADMIRAL FARRAGUT after being at the yards of the Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co for several weeks was delivered to her owners last week, practically rebuilt. She was converted into an oil burner and her upper works rebuilt and cargo gear renewed. Staterooms for 112 first cabin and 48-second cabin passengers have been provided. With new furnishings, first-class accommodations and modern cargo facilities, the FARRAGUT is excellently equipped for the coastwise business for which she was purchased. The vessel was formerly operated on the Atlantic by the American Mail Steamship Co and arrived in Seattle several months ago. She will prove one of the most popular vessels on the Seattle-San Francisco route."

Text from Railway and Marine News 1913.

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