The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Port Simpson (1908)


Year of Build:
1908
Official Number:
122390
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Victoria, British Columbia
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sternwheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
607
Final Disposition
How:
Abandoned
History

137x30x5 Owned by Hudson's Bay Co. Built by A. Watson, Victoria 1908. Engines (2) 15x72 by Polson Iron Works, Toronto, to "Athabaska River". Sternwheel. Used on Skeena River to 1912, then intermittently on Stikine. Badly damaged by broaching-to in rapids September 1908, caused by running down bow- rather than stern-first.

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Port Simpson (1908)