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Delta throwback: A sternwheeler from Westham

Before automobiles, sternwheeler steamships served a vital role delivering products and people up and down the Fraser River
the sternwheeler ss transfer in delta, bc
The S.S. Transfer.

Let's head back to see the S.S. Transfer, a wooden sternwheeler built in 1893.

The ship spent its working life on the Fraser River until about 1919, delivering passengers, mail and cargo from Westham Island to New Westminster with stops at Ladner, Sunbury and Annieville.