Wreck of The City of Kingston, Tacoma's Commencement Bay

CityofKingston.gifThis image is believed to be the wreck of the steamer City of Kingston.  The City of Kingston sank after colliding with the steamship Glenogle while negotiating a fog bank the morning of April 23, 1899.

The Kingston was heading into Commencement Bay Tacoma Washington after traveling from Victoria.  The Glenogle was leaving the bay for Hong-kong.

The Glenogle made it back to the port with minimal damage.

Thanks to Pete Dartnell of the USGS for making this data set available and to John Sharps of JAWS Marine for use of location and historical research.