Eureka

A 300-foot-long wooden ferryboat.

The ferryboat EUREKA, built in 1890.

NPS Photo

 

Eureka's Statistics

Overall Length 299.5 feet
Extreme Width 78 feet
Gross Tonnage 2,420
Horsepower 1500
Passengers 2300 souls
Automobiles 120


♦ Eureka is a wooden-hulled, sidewheel paddle steamboat.
♦ From the passenger deck up, she is nearly identical fore and aft.
♦ Her "double-end" design made disembarking quicker and easier.
♦ Eureka's large "walking beam" steam engine remains intact.

 
 

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