SS Castlegar

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SS Castlegar
SS Castlegar
OwnerCanadian Pacific Railway
Out of service1925
General characteristics

Castlegar was a wooden-hulled tugboat for the Canadian Pacific Railway company.[1] Built in 1911 at Okanagan Landing, its purpose was to handle railway car barges on Okanagan Lake.[2] The Castlegar was a significant improvement over existing vessels in the Okanagan for service at the time.[2]

In November 1913, Skookum was sunk in a collision with Castlegar between Trout Creek and Penticton, leading to the injuries of three men.[3] The captain of Castlegar at the time was J. Fitzsimmons and the chief engineer on board was G. Smith.[2]

After 12 years of service on Okanagan Lake, the tugboat was retired in 1925. The engines salvaged from Castlegar were used in Roseberry.[2]


  1. ^ Sismey, Eric (1 Nov 1972). "M.V. Okanagan — Last of an Era". Thirty-sixth annual report of the Okanagan Historical Society. p. 168.
  2. ^ a b c d Turner, Robert D. (1984). Sternwheelers and Steam Tugs: An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway's British Columbia Lake and River Service. Victoria: Sono Nis Press.
  3. ^ Hatfield, Harley R. (1992). "Commercial Boats of the Okanagan". Okanagan history. Fifty-sixth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. p. 28. Retrieved 2 August 2015.