Steamshipping on Last Mountain Lake
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Altima Voyageur
N 50° 46.459 W 104° 52.204
13U E 509161 N 5624736
Quick Description: Steamshipping on the Last Mountain Lake
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 9:55:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM79DA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
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Long Description:
Steamshipping on Last Mountain Lake

The hundreds of small pleasure boats which now ply the waters of Last Mountain Lake are the direct descendants of a small stern-wheeler which for a short time shuttled up and down the lake carrying loads of grain, supplies and settlers effects.

Beginning in 1905, the Pearson Land Company operated their, steamer service between Port Hymen, near Silton, and various points to the North where settlements were then becoming established.

Named successively the 'Lady of the Lake' and the Qu'Appelle'. The steamer was soon outmoded as rail service was opened along the East side of the lake in 1907 and along the west in 1911. However it continued to operate as an excursion vessel until 1913 when it was beached Near Silton.

During the victory celebrations in 1918 it served as bonfire and was destroyed.
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