Night Ship

This lovely old stern wheeler used to travel to the remote communities around Lake Okanagan before there was a network of roads. Launched in 1914 and owned by Canadian Pacific, it was considered a luxurious vessel and transported travellers in style. Its schedule and docking in Penticton dovetailed with the nearby CP owned railway and hotel, allowing its passengers good travel connections for the time.

SS Sicamous

Once reliable all-season roads were built, the paddle wheelers eventually fell out of favour. This one, along with a couple of other boats from the period, now form a museum commemorating that earlier, slower time.

Happy mid-week.

14 thoughts on “Night Ship”

  1. I recall seeing it there when we visited in the 1980s. Was it also a restaurant at that time? Happy Wednesday Lynette. Allan

    1. It’s actually parked on land right next to the lake, so it doesn’t float (or at least no one is going to try!). From the angle of that photo, it does look like it’s in the water though.

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