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McARTHUR

McArthur
Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer MCARTHUR I. In service 1876-1915. Exclusively Alaska service. Note white hull and house flag.

Steamer, length 121.5 feet, beam 20 feet, draft 7 feet. Built at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay in 1874. In service 1876-1915. Named for William Pope McArthur (1814-1850), who commanded the Coast Survey Schooner EWING on the first Coast Survey reconnaissance survey of the United States West Coast from San Francisco to the Columbia River entrance. Used almost exclusively in Alaskan waters. McArthur Peak, Port McArthur, and McArthur Reef, all in Alaska, were named for the first ship McARTHUR.



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