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  • The BAILEY GATZERT was a stern wheeled steamer built in Ballard in 1890, and was launched in 1891 sideways on 177 foot ways (p. 223). She operated in Puget Sound, on the Pacific Coast, and on the Columbia River. She was refitted with an elevator in 1917 for loading cars, and was the first automobile ferry to serve the Olympic Peninsula. She was laid up in 1926 and her hull converted to a floating machine shop on Lake Union, but her whistle and... more
    The BAILEY GATZERT was a stern wheeled steamer built in Ballard in 1890, and was launched in 1891 sideways on 177 foot ways (p. 223). She operated in Puget Sound, on the Pacific Coast, and on the Columbia River. She was refitted with an elevator in 1917 for loading cars, and was the first automobile ferry to serve the Olympic Peninsula. She was laid up in 1926 and her hull converted to a floating machine shop on Lake Union, but her whistle and nameboard are at the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Washington (p. 291). Notes from Gordon Newell, ed., The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle: Superior Publishing Co, 1966). less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2001