Moose was a steamboat that operated on the Willamette River from late 1859 to 1861.
News item, completion of Moose, Oct. 8, 1859
|Route:||Upper Willamette River|
|In service:||Oct 4, 1859|
|Out of service:||1861|
|Fate:||Wrecked at Peoria, Oregon|
|Length:||75 ft (22.9 m), exclusive of fantail|
|Beam:||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Depth:||4 ft (1 m) depth of hold|
|Installed power:||twin steam engines, horizontally mounted, each with bore of 12 in (304.8 mm) and stroke of 4 ft (1.22 m)|
Moose was a light-draft boat built for service on the upper Willamette River. Moose was 75 feet long, probably exclusive of the extension of the main deck over the stern, called the fantail, on which the stern-wheel was mounted. Moose had a beam (width) of 16 feet and a depth of hold of 4 feet.
Moose made its trial trip on October 4, 1859. The owners planned to take Moose to Eugene City if the water level permitted.
Moose was wrecked in 1861 at Peoria, Oregon.
- William L. Adams, ed. (Oct 8, 1859). "NEW STEAMER.— Messrs. Smith, Pease & Company …". The Oregon Argus. 5 (26). Oregon City: D.W. Craig. p.2, col.1.
- Affleck, Edward L. (2000). "Part One: Chapter Two: Columbia River Waterways — List of Vessels". A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Alaska. Vancouver, BC: Alexander Nicholls Press. p. 20. ISBN 0-920034-08-X.
- Affleck, Edward L. (2000). A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Alaska. Vancouver, BC: Alexander Nicholls Press. ISBN 0-920034-08-X.