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1933 ❖ S.S. TACOMA to Friday Harbor ❖

ON 211198
Launched at Seattle Construction & Drydock Co., 

Designed by Mr. Patterson
3 May 1913.
L.O.A. 221.0', L.B.P. , 209.4', D 17.6'
Gross tonnage 836.16
Net tonnage 458.65
3,750 IHP
Cruising Radius 1,068 miles
Passenger capacity 1,250 (later reduced to 998.)
Sponsored by Miss Florence Lister, 
daughter of the WA. State Governor.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©

The S.S. TACOMA of the Puget Sound Navigation Company's fleet was in port Sunday afternoon with c. 1,000 Seattle people aboard, enjoying the day in the county seat. This was one of the largest excursion parties to visit Friday Harbor this summer. Courtesy cars were furnished and as many as possible of the visitors were taken to points of interest about the island. 
The Friday Harbor Journal August 1933.

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