Nelson (steamer)
The Nelson, the first sternwheeler on the Kootenai, and, with the exception of the Galena, the first passenger steamer on those waters, was completed at Bonner's Ferry by the contractors in charge of the construction of the Great Northern Railway. She was a well built steamer, with good speed and carrying capacity, and on the completion of the road, like the Spokane, was sold to the Columbia & Kootenai Steam Navigation Company, and is still in their service between Nelson and Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. E. W. Wright, Retirement of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company from Puget Sound, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Puget Sound. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961 [This book was written in 1895 and the years covered in this chapter are 1891 and 1892., p.391.
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