Cool temperatures on the coast provide a great vacation
away from the inland heat. For those of you that may forget
your jacket-
Blankets are provided aboard.
MADAKET  Cruises

MADAKET was'nt always named Madaket.....
daughter Ellen Cousins. In 1931, the fleet was sold to Walter C. Coggeshall and Nellie C. was renamed Madaket after an
Indian name from the East Coast's Nantucket Island.

Madaket is the last remaining vessel of a seven vessel fleet that once transported families and workers around Humboldt
Bay. Amongst these workers were hundreds of mill workers and longshoremen employed by timber companies such as
Hammond Lumber Company, Dolbeer-Carson, Simpson, Georgia Pacific and others of the era. The ferries (known locally as
Launches) would operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, each carrying no less than 1,500 people a day around the shore.
They were a vital link to the early day economics. The completion of the Samoa bridge in 1971 put the ferry service out of
business and gave new life to Madaket as the Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise Flag Boat and ambassador of Humboldt Bay.
Built in 1909, launched in 1910 and refurbished in 1989, she is a reminder of our bays maritime past preserved for the
future and has become a vital part of the tourist industry.

The Motor Vessel MADAKET is one of 700 historic vessels registered in the United States. She was built for the shallow
waters of Humboldt Bay at Fairhaven Ca, in 1909, by shipwright McDonald. 47.5 feet in length, 12 foot at the beam and
draws a mere 3.75 feet. Launched onto its placid waters on June 6th 1910, She continues to be the
oldest passenger
carrying vessel in continuous service in the United States
and boasts the smallest licensed bar in California.
Madaket History
A Bit of
"On Humboldt Bay Since 1910"
Departing from the
"Foot of "C" Street"
Eureka Ca.  
DEPARTURES:
Wednesday through Saturday
1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 pm
Sunday through Tuesday
1:00 and 2:30 pm
Step Aboard! Learn the history
of Humboldt on an 8.5 mile cruise
along the shores of Humboldt Bay
while the Captain explains local
history, industries, activities,
points of interests, and wildlife.
Seals are sure to be seen along
with migratory birds, the
Fishermen's Statue and the Iconic
Carson Mansion. 1.15 hrs
Historically Narrated Cruise
DEPARTURES:
Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am
Venture to the unchartered
waters
of Arcata Bay and get
close encounters with many
creatures that call these waters
their home. Harbor seals, oyster
Historically narrated live by the
Captain. 1.5 hrs
DEPARTURES:
Wednesday through Saturday:
5:30 pm
Take in the sights and sounds
during this slow paced leisurely
cruise along Eureka's scenic
waterfront and tranquil wildlife
areas of the bay. Enjoy a hot or
cold beverage from Madaket's tiny
bar, the
smallest licensed bar in
the State of California
.
Non-Narrated. 1 hr
(707) 445-1910
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Happy Birthday
MADAKET - 106 years
06-06-2016  
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