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The Strathcona was a stern-wheel steamboat. Not much is known of this steamer. She was built in 1900 to work for the Hudson's Bay Company and did service between Port Essington to Hazelton on the Skeena River. But she only did this trip once and retired from the Hudson Bay Company.
The steamer also helped start the Sidney and Nanaimo ferry route on June 24, 1902. This service was called the Sidney and Nanaimo Transportation Company. The service also made stops in the Gulf Islands. She was replaced by the SS Iroquois. The Strathcona had worked for three months of that year before she blew a cylinder on August 19, 1902. The ship was unable to be repaired, so she was retired from S&NT immediately and replaced.
The stern-wheeler's true end is unknown. She was beached and stripped on one of the Gulf Islands.