Steamship Prince Rupert

The Grand Trunk Steamship "Prince Rupert", and her sister ship the "Prince George", served the coast of British Columbia and Alaska. [http://rs6.loc.gov/intldl/mtfhtml/mfak/igsteam.html Grand Trunk Pacific Steamship "Prince Rupert"] , "Library Of Congress"] Originally these vessels served regular runs from Seattle to Victoria, Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Stewart Alaska. Seattle and Victoria were dropped from the route after a few years and Skagway, Alaska was added. The "Prince George" served briefly as a Royal Canadian Navy hospital ship in 1914. [cite web
last =CFB Esquimalt, Navy and Military Museum
title = First Aid, Nurses in the RCN, WWI
url =http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/resource_pages/unsung_women/rcn_first_women.html
accessdate = 2007-07-21
] She was destroyed by fire in 1945. The "Prince Rupert" had a 46 year career serving northern ports from Vancouver, BC. Citation | last =Hacking | first =Norman R. | last2 =Lamb | first2 =W. Kay | title =The Princess Story, A Century and a Half of West Coast Shipping | place=Vancouver | publisher =Mitchell Press | year =1974 | edition =Second | isbn = 0-88836-002-9] rp|223 From 1925, ownership of both Princes was transferred along with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway system to the Government of Canada to be operated as part of the Canadian National Railway. [cite web
last =Library and Archives Canada
title = Grand Trunk Pacific Coast Steamship Company, Limited
url =http://mikan3.archives.ca/pam/public_mikan/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=162779&rec_nbr_list=197637,162779
accessdate = 2007-07-21
]

On August 22, 1927 the "Prince Rupert" was caught on Ripple Rock. Captain Andy Johnstone of the competing Union Steamship line maneuvered the "Cardena" alongside and pulled the "Prince Rupert" off the reef saving her from almost certain disaster.cite book | last =Rushton | first =Gerald A. | title =Whistle Up the Inlet, The Union Steamship Story | publisher =J.J. Doulas | date =1974 | location =Vancouver | isbn = 0-88894-057-2] rp|109

ee also

*List of ships in British Columbia

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*cite web
last =Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM)
title = Observation room of the SS Prince Rupert
url =http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/marine/index_choice.cfm?id=114&photoid=88784637
accessdate = 2007-07-21

*cite web
last =CSTM
title = Ferry SS Prince Rupert
url =http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/marine/index_choice.cfm?id=114&photoid=80807180
accessdate = 2007-07-21

*cite web
last =CSTM
title = Dining room of the SS Prince Rupert
url =http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/marine/index_choice.cfm?id=114&photoid=9267655
accessdate = 2007-07-21

*cite web
last =CSTM
title = The S.S. Prince Rupert sailing in Alaskan waters
url =http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/marine/index_choice.cfm?id=114&photoid=1018617032
accessdate = 2007-07-21

*cite web
last =CSTM
title = S.S. Prince Rupert on a cruise near Taku Glacier, Alaska
url =http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/marine/index_choice.cfm?id=114&photoid=-1827549042
accessdate = 2007-07-21

*cite web
last =CSTM
title = S.S. Prince George mooring at the Grand Trunk Pacific Coast Steamship Company harbour facilities
url =http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/marine/index_choice.cfm?id=114&photoid=-1154130158
accessdate = 2007-07-21


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