The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thistle (1902)


Year of Build:
1902
Official Number:
107867
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lower Lebarge, Yukon
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sternwheel
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
225
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lake Lebarge, Yukon, Canada
How:
Foundered
History

102x20x4 Owned by Merchants Transportation Co. ("Calderwood Line") 1902; British Yukon Navigation Co. 1904, 1917; Taylor Drury Pedlar & Co. 1921. Engines (2) 10x48 by United Engine Works, San Francisco, from "Gold Star". Sternwheel. Launched 16/06/02; hull towed to Dawson for addition of engines and houses. First arrival at Whitehorse 28/07/02: slow trip as all firebrick fell out en route. Assessed maximum penalty for flagrant case of carrying too many passengers, arriving Whitehorse 29/09/02: steward convicted of common assault for forcibly evicting a passenger from a cabin for which he had paid, in order to make room for another: passengers slept in shifts. Laid up 1908-1914. Sank in storm 30/08/28 Lake Lebarge.

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Thistle (1902)