Characteristics: Steamer, built by Gas Engine & Power Co, and Charles L Seabury, Co, Morris Heights, New York 1898, cost $10,926.40, 75ft long x 16ft beam x 5ft draft, shipped by rail in knockdown condition to Seattle, and then on to St. Michael, Alaska, reassembled there, launched 20 August 1898.

Log Period and Areas of Service: 1899-1923, Alaskan waters

Summary of Service - Only served in Alaskan waters.

26 August 1898 - Just six days after launch, arrived at Kwikluak in the Yukon River delta, Bering Sea coast of Alaska, to carry out a brief survey.

13 September 1898 - Arrived back at St Michael, and together with the Taku, two steam launches and other vessels put in winter storage, the survey parties returning to Seattle.

1912 - Following the eruption of Mount Katmai, assisted the people of Kodiak, Alaska.

November 1916 - Crew member F A Paul believed lost by drowning at Kings Cove, Alaska

Fate: 1923 - Sold out of service.

Link: NOAA History site, Wikipedia

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Under sail and steam

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Ready for launching in spring after being secured for the winter. Location Alaska, possibly 1911

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Aground on tidal flats, Kasilof River, near Anchorage, Alaska 1911

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Alongside the Moravian Mission Wharf, Bethel, Alaska, 1915

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Covered up for the winter, King Cove, Afognak Island, 1920

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Also King Cove, Afognak Island, ready for launching after winter lay-up, 1920

A general note on the sources.