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#44

Date: [N.D.] c. 1884
Source: New Westminster Museum
Photographer:

Information: "1st snagboat steamer "Samson". Captain Angus Grant 1st master 1882-1889". Vancouver City Archives print #B.O.P. 298 is the same as this and dated c. 1884 (The archives has additional information on Angus Grant)

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Ships - Steamboats

#253

Date: 1894
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Information: S.S. William Irving on the Fraser at "Cats Landing" four miles below Hope in the flood of 1894. This photograph appears in A. Down's "Paddlewheels on the Frontier", v.2, p.42, captioned "The William Irving at Emory Bar downstream from Yale."

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#189

Date: [N.D.] c. 1894
Source: Barbara Lyle, donor
Photographer:

Information: Steamboat "Gladys". This boat, with the "Edgar" and the "Bon Accord", was burned in the fire of 1898. this photograph appears in "Paddlewheels on the Frontier". Gladys participated in rescue work in June 1894, when the Fraser River reached a record flood level and isolated settlers were rescued. It was destroyed by fire in 1898.

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#2456

Date: c.1897
Source: Joan Lougheed, donor
Photographer:

Information: This photograph appears in the book, Paddlewheels on the Frontier by Art Downs R387.5 D759p on page 84. The following caption appears in the book: "pioneer residents enjoy an excursion onů.the Thompson." The "Thompson" was built in 1895. This boat operated in Kamloops country.

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#2376

Date: [N.D.] c. 1904
Source: Mary Bovee, donor
Photographer: W.T. Cooksley, New Westminster

Information: Taped to the original photograph was the following newspaper clipping: "Auld Lang Syne" From the files of the Columbian August 11, 1902 The city band has chartered the S.S. Ramona for a moonlight excursion to Ladner." According to the donor, the newspaper clipping is not directly related to the photograph. The photographer W.T. Cooksley is listed as City Treasurer in the 1895 B.C. Directory. The directories list Cooksley as a journalist 1899-1905. Although he is not listed as a photographer until the 1908 directory, he was working as one prior to that date. According to the book Paddlewheels on the Frontier, the "Ramona" blew up in 1901, while approaching Morrison's Landing near Fort Langley, but by July 16, 1901, she was fitted with a new boiler and resumed regular trips. In 1909 the "Ramona" sank near the Harrison River and was abandoned.

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Ships - Steamboats

#2185

Date: 1910
Source: Laura Mathews Mitchell, donor
Photographer:

Information: "S.S. Paystreak" Print form an original postcard. This postcard was probably of the inaugural trip of the S.S. Paystreak to Langley which took place on March 10, 1910. See British Columbian Weekly, March 15, 1910, p.1 which describes the trial trip made to Langley from New Westminster and return. On board the steamer were 189 New Westminster residents, who were there at the invitation of the Royal City Navigation Company. The steamer was built for runs between the Royal City and Chilliwack. The Royal City Navigation Company was an association of merchants and business men that entered into the venture in order to promote the city's trade with up-river communities.

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#1011

Date: [N.D.] c. 1930
Source: Columbian Newspaper
Photographer:

Information: "Snagboat, poss. Samson" [Not Samson I]

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