Sinaloa (#204090) (1907-), 64-foot passenger steamer built in San Francisco.
In the News~
July 2, 1910 [SBI]: “The 100-ton passenger steamer Sinaloa will sail from San Diego harbor at 4 o’clock this afternoon for Santa Barbara, coming here to make her home port, to engage in excursion and passenger carrying business between this city and the Channel Islands and points up and down the coast. The Sinaloa will be at the wharf tomorrow, and will be open to inspection by visitors. Conger Ogden, who will be business agent for the Sinaloa, sent word from San Pedro today that the ship will at once enter into service here. She can carry 150 passengers, and is fully equipped with all conveniences and comforts of a trim passenger boat. Mr. Ogden says that it is the intention of the owners to supply the long needed service of a larger vessel to carry passengers across the channel, and to provide Santa Barbara residents and visitors the means of holding excursions and pleasure cruises on the channel. The Sinaloa formerly was in service in San Francisco.”
July 5, 1910 [SBMP]: “The Sinaloa, a large, commodious passenger twin-screw propellers, 2 4-cylinder engines, 40-horsepower each, with every convenience for ladies and children, will run excursions to Santa Cruz Island, visiting Painted Cave and other places of interest, Wednesday, July 6 at A.M., returning same evening. Round trip $2. For further information telephone Pacific Main 1325. C. Ogden, Agent.”
July 7, 1910 [SBI]: “Realizing the advantages offered in the Santa Barbara channel waters over any Los Angeles sea port and even the world-famous Catalina Island, the large and commodious steamship Sinaloa has made her summer headquarters this year in the city and yesterday made her initial trip to Santa Cruz Island, taking about 70 excursionists over the smooth waters to the island wonderland. The party was composed of 50 of the cadets who are camped at Camp Casa on the mesa and about 20 local people. Conger Ogden, the local agent for the Sinaloa, has seen the remarkable progress that this city has made in drawing people here for the summer and knowing the many places of interest offered by sea as well as on land, he has brought one of the fastest and most comfortable boats in the south to this port for the summer. Excursions will be made to the Channel Islands, especially Santa Cruz, which has yet to find a rival for its marine gardens, its wonderful caves and its fishes and birds all of which may be viewed with case, the former being seen without the use of glass bottom boats which have necessarily been pressed into service at Catalina in order to permit observation of the wonders of submarine life. The Sinaloa is equipped with two powerful engines each having an actual horsepower of 40. She has two propellers and with their combined power a speed of 14 miles per hour.”