- Pacific Northwest
A 1941 30-foot Chris-Craft enclosed sedan cruiser, Swietenia was built in Algonac, Michigan and was shipped by rail to Seattle in August of 1941. She was put into charter service along with ten sister ships. Of those vessels, four are still moored on Lake Union. In 2003, her current owners rescued her from several years of neglect, and are continuing to restore her today. Crafted with double-planked mahogany on mahogany and white oak frames, she still runs a cranky Hercules Model M Flathead 6, installed in 1956. Swietenia Macrophylia is the botanical name for mahogany.