Capilano in Vancouver Harbor, 1925, backing away from a landing.
|Owner:||Union Steamship Co of BC|
|Route:||coastal British Columbia|
|Builder:||BC Marine Ways|
|Out of service:||1949|
|Identification:||Canada registry #141709|
|Tonnage:||374 gross tons|
|Length:||135 ft (41 m)|
|Beam:||20 ft (6 m)|
|Depth:||8 ft (2 m) depth of hold|
|Installed power:||triple expansion steam engine, 750 hp (560 kW)|
|Speed:||14.5 knots (27 km/h)|
Capilano was a day steamship built in 1920 in British Columbia which served until 1949 when the vessel was scrapped.
Design and construction
Capilano was built in 1920 at the BC Marine Ways for the Union Steamship Company. The triple expansion steam engine for the Capilano came from the Puget Sound steamer Washington, and was rated at 750 horsepower (560 kW). Union Steamship had acquired the assets of the All Day Line, which included a steamboat route from Vancouver to Selma Park, British Columbia. (Selma Park is now a neighorhood of Sechelt, BC.) Capilano was built for this route.
Capilano operated on a route running along the Sunshine Coast of mainland British Columbia.
Capilano was withdrawn from service in 1949.
- Newell, Gordon R, ed. (1966). H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Superior Publishing.
- "Pacific Marine Review". The National Magazine of Shipping (San Francisco: JS Hines for the Pacific American Steamship Association) 19: 22. 1922. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
- Rushton, Gerald A (1974). Whistle up the Inlet – The Union Steamship Story. J.J. Douglas.