British Columbia Lake & River Service
and the Crow Boat Service (6 of 6)


    The Moyie, nearly 60 years old and the last passenger-carrying sternwheeler operating in Canada and the western United States was purchased in 1957 from the Canadian Pacific by the village of Kaslo. The steamer was towed to Kaslo soon after being taken out of service. Over the next year volunteers pumped out the steamer by hand until it was winched out of the water onto a timber cradle on the lake shore for permanent preservation. There, operated by the newly-formed Kootenay Lake Historical Society, the old steamer became a museum. Its subsequent story is outlined in the section on Heritage Sites .

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