SS Colvile

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SS Colvile
SS Colvile.jpg
SS Colvile docked at Norway House, Manitoba c. 1880
Owner: Hudson's Bay Company
Fate: Burned 1894
General characteristics

SS Colvile was a Lake Winnipeg steamboat built for the Hudson's Bay Company in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Colvile was constructed, using some parts of the vessel called Chief Commissioner which in turn used a boiler taken from Anson Northup. Colvile was one of the largest vessels constructed for the HBC. The company hired Captain J. Reeves to supervise the construction of the vessel.

By 1878 Colvile was a vital link in the HBC trade on the Red River of the North and Saskatchewan River routes. When a railway was built to Selkirk, Manitoba, a storage area was built on the shore of the river. Later, this site became known as the Colvile Landing. A railway spur was constructed from the Selkirk station to the landing.

Colvile was destroyed by fire at Grand Rapids docks in 1894. The fire also destroyed several dockside buildings.