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Mosquito fleet of South Puget Sound

by Jean Cammon Findlay

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Published by Arcadia Pub. in Charleston, SC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Steamboats -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Ferries -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Shipping -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Steam-navigation -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Seafaring life -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Puget Sound (Wash.) -- History -- History -- Pictorial works.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-127)

    StatementJean Cammon Findlay and Robin Paterson.
    GenrePictorial works.
    SeriesImages of America
    ContributionsPaterson, Robin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE630.P8 F56 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 p. :
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20009914M
    ISBN 100738556076
    ISBN 109780738556079
    LC Control Number2007935825

      The Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound Presented by author Jean Cammon Findlay, who teamed with the late Robin Paterson on their "Images of America" book about the vessels (such as grocery boats) that linked Puget Sound communities before the advent of roads.   New books with local ties “Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound” by Jean Cammon Findlay and Robin Paterson (Arcadia, $).A photo-history of Author: Seattle Times Staff.

    Prior to the days of bridges and railroads in the area, the Mosquito Fleet was the link settlers had to other parts of the Sound. In an extension of the history of the Mosquito Fleet, Clipper Vacations operates its own modern fleet of passenger vessels dispatching from Seattle to areas throughout the Puget Sound. As population and commerce increased, the need for a larger, more organized water-borne transportation system became evident. Eventually, the dozens of small steamers that buzzed around the Puget Sound became known as the Mosquito above right top is a photo of one of the original boats circa and below the restored Virgina V, in

      From the wooden Mosquito Fleet to the sleek art deco Kalakala, the ferries of Puget Sound serve as a cultural icon to visitors and locals alike. Running from Point Defiance to Sidney, British Columbia, the Washington State ferry system is the single largest tourist attraction in the state, with 28 routes and 23 million riders : ArcadiaPublishing.   History Café: Puget Sound’s Maritime Highway Program date: Ap Location: Online From canoes, to the mosquito fleet, to our modern day ferry system, boats have long been a .


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Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown : ArcadiaPublishing. Logging, orchards, and chicken farms supported these early pioneers. Cut off from the mainland, the waters of Puget Sound provided transportation.

The famous Mosquito Fleet carried products such as fruit, seafood, chickens, eggs, and butter to Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle until the advent of the ferries and, later, the bridges. Get this from a library. Mosquito fleet of South Puget Sound.

[Jean Cammon Findlay; Robin Paterson] -- "Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and.

Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound - Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound.

Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota. Well, in reviewing the book Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound by Jean Cammon Findlay and Robin Paterson it states: “The foot, Portland-built Otter first towed barges for Renton Coal Company in and then ran competition with Zephyr and : Harbor History Museum.

The Mosquito Fleet was comprised of hundreds of private transport companies’ steamers and sternwheelers that worked the waterways of Puget Sound between ’s to ’s. Before roads, the area relied on these boats for transportation and commerce.

Books. Seattle Map 15 – Mosquito Fleet Doing some research on Puget Sound’s infamous Mosquito Fleet. I have been trying to locate the origin of the term.

There doesn’t seem to be any consensus, though the earlier uses refer exclusively to military vessels. So far I have traced the usage of Mosquito Fleet back to and a letter. Puget Sound's historic "Mosquito Fleet" consisted of many hundreds of steamships that steamed from port to port around the sound from the s to the s.

They were so numerous that people said they resembled a "swarm of mosquitoes.". Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to Brand: Arcadia Publishing SC.

Description: Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota.

Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound by Jean Cammon Findlay,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(4). With most other Puget Sound towns serviced by ferries, Bainbridge was at the center of a swarm that came to be known as the "Mosquito Fleet." Between the s and the s, more than 2, steamers served in the fleet of privately-owned vessels.

Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound (Book): Findlay, Jean Cammon: Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota.

Overview Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota.

Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny foot Marie to the huge foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota.

The Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet was a large number of private transportation companies running smaller passenger and freight boats on Puget Sound and nearby waterways and rivers.

This large group of steamers and sternwheelers plied the waters of Puget Sound, stopping at every waterfront historical period defining the beginning and end of the Mosquito Fleet is ambiguous, however the. The Mosquito Fleet was the myriad of steamboats that served the Puget Sound’s shipping and transit needs for the more than 50 years that straddled the dawn of the 20th century.

The name, so the story goes, came from a fellow in an office overlooking Elliot Bay and remarking as he observed all the boat activity that it looked like a “swarm. A fleet of small steam vessels which plied the waters of Puget Sound during the late 19th century and early 20th century (see Washington State Ferries and Puget Sound Navigation Company).

It was also used to describe the various steamboats and other small craft. The Geo. E. Starr arrives at at steamboat landing somewhere in Puget Sound. Photo, Washington State Historical Society: Alderbrook Publishing Company is pleased to announce the reissue of five books by Northwest Historian Roland Nelson Carey about the steamboat era on Puget Sound, Vashon Island, and the Mosquito Fleet.From the mids to the s, a fleet of smaller steam ships connected almost every community on Puget Sound to downtown Seattle.

This transportation system was called the Mosquito Fleet and Author: Cary Bozeman.Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet shared a Page. Janu I am moving all the ferry pics to this history page I made a while back, I just cant keep two pages going.5/5(1).