Captain Shorts and the Crew of the S.S. Penticton - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.848 W 119° 16.680
11U E 337646 N 5570481
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Captain Shorts and the Crew of the S.S. Penticton #B24 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 1:18:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMMD72
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
Thomas Dolman Shorts was one of the early captains on Okanagan Lake located in the Penticton area; which is south of Vernon about 115 km.

Ruth Shorts was his first boat, named for his mother. The Ruth Shorts was a 22-foot-long rowboat that made a roundtrip form Penticton to Okanagan Landing in nine days.

She carried 2.5 tons of cargo and a few passengers. Occasionally, the boat would sport a sail if the weather permitted it. Captain Shorts did not keep a schedule; he left when he wanted or when there were enough people to make the trip worthwhile.

He would row during the day and when dusk fell he would row ashore and camp on land with his passengers for the night. He could row could row seventy-five miles per trip.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# B24 – Captain Shorts
and the Crew of the S.S. Penticton

Captain Shorts
and the Crew of the S.S. Penticton

3410 30th Avenue

Captain Shorts known as the High Admiral of the Okanagan Ocean started a transport service with a rowboat named after his dear mother, Ruth Shorts. The mural depicts a technically advanced steam powered vessel and the crew from the S.S.Penticton, Short’s final vessel.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Margarita Alejandre
Liz Allardice
Eric Fossi
Mandarine Funke
Nicky McEwan
Thomas McQuabbie
Brant Patton
Joe Sanders


From the Captain Shorts and the Crew of the S.S. Penticton

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 Captain Shorts and the Crew of the S.S. Penticton

City: Vernon

Location Name: Safeway parking lot for viewing

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 1999

Media: Painted on stucco wall

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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