S.S. Sicamous — Penticton, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 49° 30.120 W 119° 36.637
11U E 310989 N 5486538
Quick Description: Launched in 1914 the S.S. Sicamous served the Okanagan Lake communities providing cargo, mail, and passengers until the road network was completed in the mid-1930s. Part of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Lake & River Service she was very important.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 10:54:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM8Y5E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
S.S. Sicamous

The S.S. Sicamous Sternwheeler is the largest surviving ship of the British Columbia CPR Lake & River Service. Launched in 1914, the coal-fired S.S. Sicamous operated daily as a passenger and cargo vessel on Okanagan Lake from Penticton north to Okanagan Landing (Vernon) until 1935. During the summer and fall of 1935 & 1936, it operated only as a cargo vessel until service was permanently discontinued in 1937. In 1949 the City of Penticton acquired the ship from CPR and brought it back home to this site in Penticton in 1951. Since 1988, the S.S. Sicamous Restoration Society has undertaken extensive heritage restoration to return her to her previous glory.

Come on board the S.S. Sicamous Sternwheeler & Museum to experience history of the ship and the heritage transportation of the Okanagan Valley.

S.S. Sicamous Restoration Society.

Is there a tour: Yes

If boat is a garden what was planted in it: it's not a garden

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