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Sternwheelers on the Skeena River

I don't want to repeat written history of the sternwheelers
as there is many books written about the subject.
this is a reminder page they existed
and for a few years before the GTP railroad was finished,
they supplied materials for Prospectors, Ranchers,
Farmers, etc

Just some pictures of the Sternwheelers to view

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SS Port Simpson
Sternwheeler at Hazelton
Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources /
Library and Archives Canada / PA-021441


SS Port Simpson
shooting Big canyon backwards at Kitselas
Credit: Fred Button/Library and Archives Canada/C-021045


SS Inlander
 Lining the Big Canyon at Kitselas
Credit: Fred Button/Library and Archives Canada/C-021048


SS Omineca
shooting the Big Canyon, ca 1911
Credit: Fred Button/Library and Archives Canada/C-021049

 


Sternwheeler History
Photos from Historical Info stands
on
Terrace Grand Trunk Pathway
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SS Mount Royal
 
Genealogy record of Survivors and Deceased
of this tragic accident


Sternwheeler at Telegraph Creek, May 1898

(ca 1898-1899)

These 2 sternwheelers, were joining the HBC's, SS Port Simpson,
R. Cunningham and Son's, SS Hazelton, which was chartered to the HBC,
and the Caledonia Trading Company of Victoria and Prince Rupert,
had the SS Caledonia, which they bought from the HBC.
All on the Skeena River.

List of ships in 1910
Distributor
 Owners- Foley, Welch & Stewart
John Doddridge- Master
Daniel Martin- Chief Engineer
Ernest Jordan- Mate
William A. Thompson- Purser

Skeena
Owners- Foley, Welch & Stewart
George Magar- Master
Robert Ryder- Chief Engineer
James A. Woods- Mate
A. E. Johnston- Purser

Omineca
 Owners- Foley, Welch & Stewart
John Shannon- Master
Edward Hicks- Mate
J. T. Henley- Chief Engineer
B. Ackland- Purser

Conveyor
 Owners- Foley, Welch & Stewart

Operator
 Owners- Foley, Welch & Stewart

Elk (Launch)
 Owners- Foley, Welch & Stewart
Rex Holland- Master

Port Simpson
Owner- Hudson's Bay Company
John Jackman- Master
Richard Dennison- Chief Engineer
John Knox- Steward
Percy Patmore- Purser

Hazelton
Owner- Hudson's Bay Company
John Bucey- Master
Patrick Hickey-Chief Engineer
Thomas Hickey- Purser


Foley, Welch and Stewart


Paddlewheel photo from Grant Walker, unknown location

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