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The Falcon:


  • Built in 1908 in Bellingham for the Island Transportation Company
  • Vessel type: Gas launch
  • Length: 85 feet
  • Beam: 16 feet
  • Draft: 4.8 feet
  • Displacement: 46 gross tons, 26 net tons
  • Engine: 100 horse power Eastern Standard Engine

The Falcon was designed by L. H. Coolidge, and was built at the time when coal powered steam engines had been replaced by gas, but diesels had not yet come to the ships on Puget Sound. She was one of the smaller boats in the much fabled Mosquito Fleet.