MV Lloyd-Jones

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MV Lloyd-Jones
  • Lloyd-Jones (1950–1960)
  • Bowen Queen (1960–1965)
  • Vesuvius Queen (1965–1998)
Launched: July 1950
General characteristics
Type: Ferry
Capacity: 35 cars

MV Lloyd-Jones was a steel ferry that operated on Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada.[1] She carried cars and freight between the communities of Kelowna and West Kelowna with two other boats, MV Lequime and MV Pendozi. However, they struggled to carry the load, especially after the opening of the Okanagan Lake Bridge in 1958.[2] Lloyd-Jones was launched in July 1950.[3] She had a capacity of 35 cars and was the last of a large fleet of ferries on Okanagan Lake.[4]

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  1. ^ Clement, J. Percy (1960). "Early Days in Kelowna". The twenty-fourth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. pp. 165–166.
  2. ^ Hatfield, Harley R. (1992). "Commercial Boats of the Okanagan". Okanagan history. Fifty-sixth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. pp. 20–33.
  3. ^ Goett, R. Lakeboats of the Okanagan (PDF). Retrieved 2 October 2017 – via Lake Country Museum.
  4. ^ Fortin, Ayla (1999). "Early Ferry Transportation and the Okanagan Lake Floating Bridge". Okanagan history: Sixty-third report of the Okanagan Historical Society. pp. 122–125.