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MHS Resources: Northern Prairie Ships

This list contains large vessels that operated on rivers and lakes of Manitoba and elsewhere in western Canada between the 1850s and present.

Ship name begins with the letter: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Alberta

1884

 

North Western Coal & Navigation Company

Abandoned at Medicine Hat (1885)

Alberta

1904

116950

315 Gross Tonnage. Rufus Mosher & Fred W. Coates, 1908 to Winnipeg Navigation Company

Caught in flood at Lockport (1916)

Alert

1905

121774

Northern Fish Company

?

Alexandra

1902

112291

Levi Bellefeuille, to Pioneer Navigation Company

Wrecked by ice in Red River (1910)

Algoma

1909

 

Levi Bellefeuille, to Manitoba Sand & Dredging Company

?

Alice Mattes

1921

 

The Pas Lumber Company

Beached at The Pas (circa 1950)

Alice Sprague

1886

90451

Owned by Daniel Emes Sprague of the Sprague Lumber Company. Named for his named for his wife, Alice Wilhelmina Hawkins Sprague

Wrecked (?); registry closed (1896)

Alpha

1873

 

J. W. McLane, circa 1873 to Red River Transportation Company

Grounded at Spruce Woods (1885)

W. H. Alsop

1881

 

W. H. Alsop (of Bonanza Farms), 1882 to Red River Transportation Company

?

Amelia Mac

1910

130271

Owned by Charles H. NcNaughton of the Arctic Ice Company (1910-1938) then by Brown & Rutherford Company from 1938 onward. Named for Amelia Barbara McNaughton, daughter of its original owner.

Cut up for scrap at Riverton (?) [5]

Amish

 

 

32 Gross Tons

?

Anson Northup

1858

 

Owner: Anson Northup, formerly North Star, Governor Ramsey

Reconstructed as Pioneer (1859)

Antelope

1887

90452

Captain Patterson

Wrecked (1893)

Armenon

1918

138624

Built at Winnipegosis. Owned by Armstrong Gimli Fish Company (1918-?) and Armstrong Independent Fisheries Limited (1931-?) of Portage la Prairie

Beached at Winnipegosis (?)

Assiniboia

1903

 

H. H. Ross

Crushed by ice on Cedar Lake (1906)

Assiniboine

1894

103388

?

Dismantled at Winnipeg (1900), rebuilt as Gertie H

Atik

1947

193293

Fishing vessel, built at The Pas. Owned by Keystone Fisheries Limited (1954-1961)

?

Aubigny Ferry

1945

188251

Built at Winnipeg. Operated by Rural Municipality of Morris at the Aubigny Ferry Crossing (1945-1965)

See Stockton Ferry

Aurora

1885

90442

Built at Riverton; owners included Lake Winnipeg Transportation Lumber & Trading Company and Hugh Black.

Unknown (after 1901)

B

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Baldur

1909-1910

130274

Rebuilt by 1939 from the Phyllis Williams. Operated by the Federal Government.

Condemned (1951)

Baroness

1883

 

North Western Coal & Navigation Company

Abandoned at Lethbridge (1885)

Battleford

1896

 

John Walter, 1896 to Village of Battleford

Abandoned at Battleford, Saskatchewan (circa 1907)

Betty Lew

 

 

Gross Tonnage 316

?

Bonnitoba

1910

122278

Built at Winnipeg, operated by the Hyland Navigation & Trading Company. Gross Tonnage 278

Crushed by ice near Winnipeg (1913)

Bradbury

1915

152581

Built at Selkirk. Owned by the Federal Minister of Public Works (1915-1930), Province of Manitoba (1931-1941), Powell Transportation Limited (1941-1957) and Federal Minister of Public Works (1957-1977)

Registry closed (1977); beached at Marine Museum of Manitoba

C

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Carberry

1903

112293

Operating on Red River, 1919. Gross Tonnage 64

?

Cheyenne

1873

 

Red River Transportation Company

Wrecked near Ste. Agathe (1885)

Chief Commissioner

1873

 

Built for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Lower Fort Garry 1871-72, launched 18 May 1872; in 1881, when the hull was found to be “much decayed and unsafe” she was converted to a “storehouse” [1]

Hull converted to barge (1875)

Chieftain

1901

111458

Gross Tonnage 61. Dominion Fish Company, 1909 to Winnipeg Fish Company, 1910 to Northern Fish Company

Grounded on Red River sandbar (1916)

City of Edmonton

1909

126448

John Walter

Abandoned at Edmonton (circa 1918)

City of Grand Forks

1895

United States Registry

W. J. Godfrey, to East Grand Forks Transportation Company

Sunk at Grand Forks (1912)

City of Medicine Hat

1906

 

H. H. Ross

Wrecked on Saskatoon bridge (1908)

City of Prince Albert

1907

122291

Prince Albert Lumber Company, 1918 to Mandy Mines

?

City of Selkirk

1893

100134

Ewing & Fryer, to Dominion Fish Company. Gross Tonnage 293

Crushed by ice on Red River (1914)

City of Winnipeg

1881

 

Owned by Winnipeg & Western Transportation Company; formerly Minnesota

Wrecked in storm off Long Point on Lake Winnipeg (1881)

Colvile

1875

 

Owned by Hudson’s Bay Company; formerly Chief Commissioner; named for HBC Governor Eden Colvile (1819-1893).

Burned at Grand Rapids (1894)

D

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Daisy

 

 

Gross Tonnage 27. Operating on Red River, 1919

?

Daisy Bell

1898

 

James Wallwark

Abandoned at Dawson (1899)

Dakota

1872

 

Red River Transportation Company

Burned near international border (1881)

David N. Winton

1920

The Pas Lumber Company

Beached at The Pas (1934), wrecked by ice (1954)

David S. Winton

1920

122296

Albert L. Mattes (1920-1931) of The Pas, David D. Rosenberry (1936) of The Pas

?

Dontianen

Circa 1930

 

Tom Sukanen, 1942 to Victor Markkula, 1972 to Lawrence Mullin and the Moose Jaw Prairie Pioneer Village and Museum

Reconstructed at the Moose Jaw Prairie Pioneer Village and Museum

E

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Emma E.

1908

 

Finger Lumber Company

Beached at The Pas (?)

Evelyn B.

1922

 

H. Burrell

Refurbished as Rambler (circa 1925)

F

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Fisherman

1892

 

Gross Tonnage 44. Northwest Navigation Company

Laid up at Selkirk (1914)

Frank Burton

1896

103651

Built at Selkirk, woodens screw steamer. 52 gross tons, 35 net tons. Registry closed may 1907

Unknown; registry closed (1907)

Frederick

1904

 

Northwest Navigation Company

Lost on Lake of the Woods (1912)

Friday

1911

 

Built by the Department of Public Works; Operating on Red River, 1919. Tugboat, gross Tonnage 60

?

G

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Garry

1912

134253

Operating on Red River, 1919. Gross Tonnage 120

Unknown

George V

1911

122295

City of Prince Albert, 1915 to F. E. Simmonds syndicate

Wrecked in ice at The Pas (1918)

Gertie H

1900

107218

J. S. Hall, to Pioneer Navigation Company. The boat was the rebuilt Assiniboine, apparently named for Gertie Hall, daughter of its owner.

Destroyed by fire (1904)

Glendevon

1882

 

Charles Gauthier

Burned at mouth of Little Saskatchewan River (1891)

Goldfield

Circa 1914

134252

Gross Tonnage 94. Reid & Tait Fish Company, circa 1910 to Goldfield Mines, 1919 to Riverton Fish Company, 1921 to Gimli Fish Company, 1936 to Armstrong Gimli Fish Company, 1969 to Sigurdson Fish Company; formerly Minerva, Frank Burton

Cut up for scrap at Riverton (?) [5]

J. L. Grandin

1878

 

J. L. Grandin (of Bonanza Farms)

Sunk during flood at Halstad, Minnesota (1897)

Grand Rapids

1884

88482

Gross and net Tonnage 139. Wooden tow barge build at Winnipeg

Wrecked at mouth of Red River (June 1891)

Grand Rapids

1913

112308

Gross Tonnage 438. Northwest Navigation Company; formerly Mikado

Broken up at Selkirk (1930s)

W. J. Guest

1917

 

Gross Tonnage 97. Northern Fish Company

?

H

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Sir Hector (tugboat)

 

 

Gross Tonnage 70. Department of Public Works; named for Sir Hector Louis Langevin (1826-1906).

?

Highlander

1900

 

Gross Tonnage 59. Imperial Fish Company, to Northern Fish Company, to Hudson’s Bay Company

Dismantled at Norway House (1916)

Hudson’s Bay Messenger

1895

103386

Built at Winnipeg, wooden screw steamer.

Unknown; registry closed (1897)

I

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Ida

1890s

 

Peter McArthur, then to McArthur’s Standard Lumber Company

?

Idell

1892

100135

Owned by Northwest Navigation Company. Built at Selkirk, wooden screw steamer, operated on Red River. 53 gross tons, 36 net tons

Broken up at Selkirk (1941)

International

1862

 

J. C. & H. C. Burbank, transferred circa 1872 to Red River Transportation Company (Kittson Line); formerly Freighter

?

Iona

1899

 

Standard Lumber Company

?

Isabelle

1893

 

Peter McArthur, then to McArthur’s Standard Lumber Company; formerly Lady Blanche

Abandoned near Winnipegosis (1904)

J

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Josie

1890

 

Richard Deacon

Abandoned on North Saskatchewan River (1914)

K

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Kathleen

1885

88489

Built at Winnipeg; wooden screw steamer. 7 gross tons, 4 net tons.

Unknown; registry closed (1890)

Keenora

1898

 

Gross Tonnage 535. Rainy River Navigation Company, 1918 to three Winnipeg lawyers, 1923 to Northern Fish Company, 1931 to Selkirk Navigation Company, 1964 to Marine Transport Navigation Company, 1972 to Maritime Museum of Manitoba

Beached at Maritime Museum of Manitoba (1972)

Keewatin

1876

 

F. T. Rollin

Wrecked in storm on Lake Winnipeg (1884)

L

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Lady Blanche

1879

 

Reginald Pratt

Reconstructed as Isabelle (1893)

Lady Ellen

1877

 

E. McMicken, N. Blacklin & J. Colcleugh, 1880 to Brown & Rutherford, 1885 to D. Clark, 1887 to D. Fraser, 1887 to Northwest Navigation Company

Laid up at Selkirk (1915)

Lady of the Lake

1897

103661

Stephen Sigurdson, 1898 to William Robinson, 1899 to Dominion Fish Company, 1901 to Northern Fish Company

Condemned at Selkirk (1934)

Lady of the Lake

1906

 

Gross Tonnage 201. William Pearson Company; formerly Welcome

Rebuilt as Qu’Appelle (1907)

Lady Winnipeg

1971-1972

 

Built by Purvis Boat Company at Selkirk

Last operated (1993), beached along Red River (2002)

Lark

1893

100138

Built at St. Boniface; wooden tow barge. 38 gross and net tons

Broken up (?), registry closed (1908)

Laura

1884

88473

Built at Riverton; owned by Lake Winnipeg Transportation Lumber & Trading Company.

Broken up (?)

Lily

1877

 

Built for the Hudson’s Bay Company and launched at Grand Rapids in 1877, transferred in 1883 to the Winnipeg & Western Transportation Company

Sunk at Drowning Ford, NWT [about 40 miles below Medicine Hat] (1883)

Lisgar

 

 

Gross Tonnage 26

?

B. J. Little

1898

 

B. J. Little

?

Lord Selkirk II

1967-1969

 

Built as replacement for Keenora

Sold (1978), beached in Selkirk Slough (1990), dismantled (2016)

Lottie S.

1900

 

North West Fish Company

?

Luana

 

 

Gross Tonnage 279

?

Luana III

1945

174970

Built at Winnipeg. Owned by Carl Thomasson of C. Tomasson & Sons (1948-1949) of Hecla and Keystone Fisheries Limited (1949-1966)

Burned and broken up (1966)

M

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Maggie

1873

 

James Bell, to F. T. Rollin

Converted to barge at Winnipeg (1878)

Majestic

 

 

Gross Tonnage 64. Operating on Red River, 1919

?

Manitoba

1875

 

Merchants International Steamboat Line, 1875 to Red River Transportation Company, circa 1881 to Winnipeg & Western Transportation Company

Crushed by ice at Shell River, NWT (1885)

Manitou

1900

111451

Booth Fish Company

Beached on Lake Winnipegosis (?)

Marion

1904

116946

Richard Deacon of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Abandoned on North Saskatchewan River (1914)

Marquette

1879

 

Northwest Navigation Company

Wrecked on Red River (1894)

Marquis

1882

88488

Winnipeg & Western Transportation Company

Beached at Prince Albert (1890), burned (circa 1909)

Marvyl

1905

121772

Owned by the Manitoba Gypsum Company (1905-1919) and Northern Fish Company (1921-1931)

Unknown (after 1931)

Mary Ann Roe

Before 1881

 

Owned by Roe and D. B. McDonald of Portage la Prairie [3]

?

May Queen

1884

 

E. S. Andrews

Scrapped at Saskatoon (1885)

McKillop-Benjafield

1903

 

McKillop & Benjafield

Abandoned on Last Mountain Lake (?)

Midnight Sun

1905

 

Northern Transportation Company

?

Mikado

1905

112308

Gross Tonnage 242. Built by John Morrison and Roderick Smith, later owned by William Purvis, to Northern Fish Company

Rebuilt as Grand Rapids (1913)

Miles

 

 

Hugh Black

?

Millie Howell

1885

 

 

Wrecked by ice (?)

Minassin

 

 

H. H. Ross

?

Minnesota

1875

 

Merchants International Steamboat Line, 1875 to Red River Transportation Company

Refurbished as City of Winnipeg (1881)

Minnow

1884

 

North Western Coal & Navigation Company, 1887 to Lamoureux Brothers, 1898 to Percy C. Cunliffe

Abandoned on North Saskatchewan River (circa 1900)

Mockingbird

1899

 

North West Fish Company

Swamped on Lake Winnipegosis (1901)

Mount Cashel

1910

 

Hyland Navigation & Trading Company

Burned near Winnipeg (1914)

Myles

1889

 

Northwest Navigation Company

Lost on Lake Winnipeg (circa 1900)

N

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Namao

1975

 

 

 

Nelson River

1882

 

 

Wrecked (?)

W. S. Newton

1930

156568

Gross Tonnage 311. Keystone Fisheries Limited, named for businessman Walter S. Newton

Sunk at Selkirk (1947)

Nipawin

1917

 

Ross Navigation Company

Beached at The Pas (1930s)

Northcote

1874

 

Hudson’s Bay Company, 1883 to Winnipeg & Western Transportation Company

Beached at Cumberland House (1886), burned (circa 1903)

Northern Light

1906

 

Northern Transportation Company

?

Northland Echo

1910

 

Northern Transportation Company

?

Northland Sun

1907

 

Charles Barber, to Northern Transportation Company

?

Northland Trader

1906

 

Northern Transportation Company

?

North West

1881

 

Northwest Navigation Company, 1884 to Winnipeg & Western Transportation Company

Wrecked in flood at Edmonton (1899)

Notin

1914

 

Ross Navigation Company

Beached at The Pas (1920s)

O

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Odinak

1914

134260

Armstrong Gimli Fish Company

Beached at Winnipegosis (?)

Ogema

1885

78004

Built at Winnipeg. Owned by Jarvis & Berridge (1885) and Red River & Lake Winnipeg Navigation Company (1882-?). Rebuilt at Selkirk as tow barge. Owned by Reid & Tait Fish Company (1885-?), to Northwest Navigation Company (1896-?), and William Robinson (1898-?).

Unknown; registry closed (1900)

Ogema

1901

111460

Built at Selkirk. Owned by William Robinson (1901-1905) and the Dominion Fish Company (1906-1918)

?

O Hell

1910

 

Ross Navigation Company

Beached at The Pas (1920s)

Osprey

1890s

 

Booth Fish Company

?

P

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Paddlewheel Princess

1966

 

Built by Purvis Boat Company at Selkirk

Beached in Selkirk Slough (2009), burned (2017)

Paddlewheel Queen

1965

 

Built by Purvis Boat Company at Selkirk

Beached in Selkirk Slough (2013), dismantled (2016)

Le Pas

1910

 

H. H. Ross, then to Ross Navigation Company

Beached at The Pas (1920s)

Pathfinder

1903

 

Richard Deacon

Abandoned on North Saskatchewan River (1914)

Petrel

1898

 

C. W. Maloan

Dismantled (1910)

Phyllis Williams

1909-1910

130274

Assembled in Manitoba, operated by the Lake Winnipeg Shipping Company (1910-c1920s) and the William Robinson Company (1920s). Abandoned in the 1930s and rebuilt as the Baldur.

See Baldur

Pioneer

1859

 

Owned by Anson Northup; formerly called Anson Northup

Crushed by ice at Cook’s Creek off Red River (1862)

Pluck

Circa 1880

 

Bonanza Farms, 1882 to Red River Transportation Company; formerly White Swan

Dismantled at Grand Forks (1886)

Premier

1896

 

Reid & Tait Fish Company, to Dominion Fish Company

Burned at Warren’s Landing on Lake Winnipeg (1908)

Prince Rupert

1872

 

Peter McArthur, then part of the Northwest Navigation Company

Dismantled at Winnipeg (1881)

Princess

1880-1881

 

Launched 2 August 1881; owned by William Robinson, then part of Northwest Navigation Company

Sunk in storm off Swampy Island on Lake Winnipeg (1906)

Q

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Qu’Appelle

1907

 

William Pearson Company; formerly called Lady of the Lake

Torched at Cowan’s Beach on Last Mountain Lake (1918)

R

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Rambler

Circa 1925

 

C. Patterson; formerly called Evelyn B.

Beached in storm at Coffey’s Point on Lake Winnipegosis (1930)

Red River

1883

 

Northwest Navigation Company

Sunk in storm on Lake Winnipeg (1899)

Regina

1885

88499

Built at Winnipeg. Tonnage: gross (6) net (4). Wooden screw steamer

Broken up (?), registry closed (1908)

Ripple

1885

90441

Built at Selkirk.

Unknown, registry closed (1890)

Ripple

1891

100131

Built at Winnipeg

Broken up (?); registry closed (1899)

River Rouge

1967

 

Built by Purvis Boat Company at Selkirk

Beached in Selkirk Slough (2014)

Rocket

1899

 

Gross Tonnage 56. J. W. Simpson, 1906 to Northwest Navigation Company

Broken up at Selkirk (1933)

Rosamond Billett

1910

 

Operated by Lake Winnipeg Shipping Company

Broken up (1917), rebuilt (?), scrapped (1922)

Roughsedge - Ramsay

1905

 

Roughsedge & Ramsay

Shut down on North Saskatchewan River (1909)

Ruby

1910

 

Federal Department of Public Works

?

S

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Sam Brisbin

1908

 

H. H. Ross, then to Ross Navigation Company

Sunk at The Pas (1920s)

Saskatchewan

1883

 

Peter McArthur

Burned at The Narrows, Lake Manitoba (1893)

Saskatchewan

1903

 

Hudson’s Bay Company

Dismantled at The Pas (1913)

Scona

1907

 

John Walter; formerly called Strathcona

Abandoned at Edmonton (circa 1918)

Selkirk

1871

 

Hill, Griggs & Company, circa 1872 to Red River Transportation Company

Wrecked at Grand Forks (1884)

Sigurros

1895

103376

Built at Icelandic River [Riverton], wooden schooner, 21 gross and net tons

Unknown, registry closed (1919)

Slave River

1912

 

Hudson’s Bay Company

?

C. R. Smith

1912

 

Finger Lumber Company

Beached at The Pas (?)

J. M. Smith

1906

 

Gross Tonnage 179. William Hall

Wrecked by ice on the Red River (1920)

Sophia

1884

88474

Built at Riverton; owned by Lake Winnipeg Transportation Lumber & Trading Company.

?

Sparkle

1922

 

Booth Fish Company

?

J. R. Spear

 

 

Gross Tonnage 71. Named for businessman J. R. Spear; operated on Red River, 1919

?

Spray

 

 

Gross Tonnage 18

?

Spray

1880

78003

Built at Pine Falls. Wooden barge of 100 gross (and net) tons

Unknown, registry closed (?)

Spray

1882

 

Built at Winnipeg for the Northwest Navigation Company

?

Stockton Ferry

1945

313977

Built at Stockton. Operated by the Rural Municipality of South Cypress at the Stockton Ferry Crossing (1945-1965)

Dismantled (1966)

Stockton Ferry

1945

188251

Built at Winnipeg, formerly the Aubigny Ferry ON#188251. Operated by the Rural Municipality of South Cypress at the Stockton Ferry Crossing (1966-1989)

Scrapped (1991)

Strathcona

1904

 

John Walter

Rebuilt as Scona (1907)

Sultana

1889

92695

Northwest Navigation Company

Abandoned at Fort Alexander Mills (1911)

Suzanne E

1946

 

Built by Edward Neison (1887-1982); later bought by Noah Epstein (1898-1958), operator of Selkirk Fisheries, and named in honour of his daughter Suzanne Epstein Golden

Caught in storm north of Grindstone Point and sunk (24 September 1965)

Swallow

1868

 

Minnesota shippers; 1875 to James Flannigan

Caught in Red River ice (1879)

T

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Tempest

1900

 

Gross Tonnage 75. Built by William Purvis Sr. for the Northern Fish Company, it towed sailboats to fishing grounds on Lake Winnipeg.

Beached (1925), broken up at Selkirk (1927)

Treesbank Ferry II

1970

331314

Built at Riverton. Owned by the Provincial Department of Highways & Transportation and operated at Treesbank Ferry Crossing (1970-1984).

Unknown, registry closed (1999)

Treesbank Ferry III

1987

808175

Built at Riverton. Owned by the Provincial Department of Highways & Transportation and operated at Treesbank Ferry Crossing (1987-1989), then purchased by the Rural Municipality of South Cypress / and operated at the Stockton Ferry Crossing since 1990.

Active (2020)

Tobin

1921

 

Ross Navigation Company

Beached at The Pas (1930s)

U

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

V

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Vaughan

 

 

Operating on Red River in 1919, gross tonnage 134 (LAC records)

?

Victor

 

 

Gross Tonnage 26. Operating on Red River, 1919

?

Victoria

1878

 

?

?

W

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Welcome

1897

103661

William Pearson Company

Rebuilt as Lady of the Lake (1906)

William Robinson

Circa 1880

 

William Robinson

Grounded on Lake Winnipeg (1882)

Winnipeg

 

 

Dredge. Gross Tonnage 245. Operated by Department of Public Works

?

Winnitoba

1909

 

Gross Tonnage 883. Hyland Navigation & Trading Company

Burned (1912)

Wolverine

1903

 

Gross Tonnage 278. Imperial Fish Company, 1904 to Northern Fish Company

Dismantled (1936)

X

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Y

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

Z

Built

Official Number

Notes

Fate

See also:

On Board the Steamer “Northwest,” Saskatchewan River
Manitoba History, Number 17, Spring 1989

My Father’s Steamboats by Mary Agnes Medd
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 17, Number 1, Autumn 1971

Steamboats to the Rescue, 1897 by Molly McFadden
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 6, Number 3, April 1961

The First of Many by Molly McFadden
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 3, April 1959

A History of Transportation in Winnipeg by Walter E. Bradley
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1958-59 Season

A “Princess” is Launched by Molly McFadden
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 1, September 1958

Steamboat Holiday by Molly McFadden
Manitoba Pageant, April 1957

Steamboating on the Red by Molly McFadden
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1950-51 Season

Molly McFadden Basken (1897-1970)
Historian.

Hugh Black (1846-1918)
Steamboat operator.

Norman Wolfred Kittson (1814-1888)
Steamboat operator.

William Robinson (1850-?)
Steamboat operator.

Horatio Hamilton Ross (1870-1925)
Steamboat operator.

Sources:

1. Theodore Berris, Fire Canoe (McClelland & Stewart, 1977, ISBN 0-7710-1025-7).

2. The Letters of Charles John Brydges, 1879-1882. The Hudson’s Bay Record Society, Winnipeg, 1977, page 112.

3. Winnipeg Times, 24 September 1881, page 1.

4. Nathan Kramer, personal communication, 13 April 2014.

5. Mark Thorsteinson, personal communication, 7 September 2018.

6. Ship Registrations 1787-1966, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Ken Howard and John MacFarlane (The Nauticapedia Project) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 July 2022

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