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Helen Dawe Collection

Series 6.11
   Ships, A-Chea

    Ships, Che-I
    Ships, K-R
    Ships, S-Ta
    Ships, Te-Y

Series 6.11 -- Ships (1887-1977) -- A-Chea, Page 3

Most photographs are of Union Steamship vessels, which operated between Vancouver, Sechelt and Powell River. Some are of other steamship lines' vessels or are of privately owned ships with connections to Sechelt.

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Date unknown -- The Union Steamship Company's S.S. Capilano 11 at Keats Island wharf served the company from 1920 until 1949.

Photograph by Helen McCall


Date unknown -- The Union Steamship Company vessel S.S. Cardena, built in Scotland in 1923, was the company's flag ship and was placed on the northern route to Prince Rupert and Stewart replacing the S.S Chelohsin. She sailed until 1959 when the USS fleet was sold to the Northland Navigation Company.

Photographer unknown


1914 -- Union Steamship Company vessel S.S. Cassiar 1 leaves the Sechelt wharf. She was built in 1890, rebuilt by the USS in 1901 and served the company until 1923.

Photograph by Leighton P. Harrison


Date unknown -- The S.S. Catala, built in Scotland in 1925 served under the Union Steamship Company's flag on the run to Prince Rupert and Alaska. She was sold in 1959 to the Northland Navigation Company.

Photographer unknown


1920s -- The S.S. Lady Cecilia was built in Scotland in 1919 as a minesweeper. She was purchased by the Union Steamship Company, renamed and rebuilt in Scotland as a passenger vessel, and sailed the British Columbia coastal waters from 1925 until 1951.

Photographer unknown



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