Sunday, January 24, 2016

Steam barge Union

Fred Rogers, More shipwrecks of British Columbia, Douglas and MacIntyre 1992
The steam barge Union was assembled from a collection of leftovers in New Westminster BC during the year 1873. A surplus threshing machine provided the power and a chain drive was cobbled together for the paddlewheels. It provided transportation for freight and passengers along the west coast till it caught fire while carrying a load of hay on the Fraser River in 1878 and was destroyed

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