|Fred Rogers, More shipwrecks of British Columbia, Douglas and MacIntyre, 1992|
The William Irving was built at Burrard Inlet in 1880 as one of the finest riverboats in the Vancouver area. The owner was proud of the boats speed and even had it repowered after a few years to keep it up to date. In 1894 the Fraser River flooded and during rescue and salvage operations the boat ran aground and was sunk and destroyed. The engines were salvaged and used in the steamer Yukoner.