Cheslakee (I)

Other Names
later: Cheakamus (I)
Vessel Type
Tow » Tugboat
Converted From
Passenger vessel » coastal
Ship Dates
Date built: 1910
End date: 1950
Vessel Description

In 1910 she was completed at Belfast NI, UK. The Cheslakee capsized on January 17, 1913 at the wharf at Vananda, BC with the loss of 7 passengers and crew. The incident didn't surprise many on the waterfront as she was considered top heavy. She was salvaged and rebuilt as a much more stable craft serving another 33 years on the BC coast.

Source: Nauticapedia: Cheslakee (I)

Related Archival Items
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 4 (VMM05.04)
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 6 (VMM05.06)
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 7 (VMM05.07)
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 8 (VMM05.08)
textual records: Register of Seamen Shipped, vol. 9 (VMM05.09)