Eureka

A 300-foot-long wooden ferryboat.

The ferryboat EUREKA, built in 1890.

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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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