SS Fairview

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SS Fairview
Port of registryVictoria
RouteOkanagan Lake
BuilderM. E. Cousens
In service1894
Out of service1897
IdentificationOfficial number: 103473
General characteristics
Class and typeSternwheeler
Tonnage42.48 GRT, 26.83 NRT
Length55 ft (17 m)
Beam15 feet (4.6 m)[1]
Depth2.9 ft (0.88 m)
Installed power5 hp (3.7 kW)

SS Fairview was a wood-burning sternwheeler built at Okanagan Landing shipyard in 1894 to run between the communities Penticton and Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada.[2] She was built by M. E. Cousens, chief of engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway company-owned SS Aberdeen, and was the second steamship built at Okanagan Landing after Aberdeen.[3] Although she was intended to run on Okanagan River between Penticton and Okanagan Falls, then called Dogtown, Fairview was too large for the river and was instead used for passenger and freight service on Okanagan Lake.[4] Fairview caught fire at Okanagan Landing on the return trip from an excursion and burned in 1897.


  1. ^ "The Birth of Kaleden". Forty-fourth annual report of the Okanagan Historical Society. 1980. pp. 135–155. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ Hatfield, Harley R. (1992). "Commercial Boats of the Okanagan". Okanagan history. Fifty-sixth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. pp. 20–33. Retrieved 2 Aug 2015.
  3. ^ Rosoman, Graham (1935). "The Naming of Enderby". The sixth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. p. 228. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ McDougall, J. R. (1955). "Early Shipping on Okanagan Lake". The nineteenth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. pp. 133–135. Retrieved 17 August 2015.