SS Widget

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SS Widget
Name: Widget
Owner: Canadian Pacific Railway
Route: Arrow Lakes
Builder: Ivan Horie, Vancouver
Launched: 1948
Acquired: 1948
Maiden voyage: February 1, 1948
In service: February 1 to late April 1948
Out of service: Late April 1948
General characteristics
Class and type: Diesel Tug
Tonnage: 9 gross, 6 registered
Length: 36.5 feet (11.1 m)
Beam: 9.5 feet (2.9 m)
Depth: 4.8 feet (1.5 m)
Installed power: Desil

SS Widget was a diesel tugboat that operated on the Arrow Lakes in British Columbia, Canada. She was built by Ivan Horie in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1948.

She was chartered by the Canadian Pacific Railway company to fill in until a replacement for SS Columbia (1920-1947), which had a damaged hull, could be acquired. Widget was only used from February 1, 1948 to late April of that year.[1]


  1. ^ Turner, Robert (1985). Sternwheelers and Steam Tugs. Sono Nis Press.