Nelson (stern Wheeler)
Losses to inland vessels included the well-known old Kootenay Lake stern-wheeler Nelson, built at Nelson, B. C. in 1891 for the Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Co. and later taken over by the C. P. R. The 496 -ton steamer, 134 feet in length, noted as the fastest vessel on the lake until the arrival of State of Idaho in 1893, was destroyed by fire while at her moorings. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1919-1920, H.W. McCurdy. Marine History of the Pacific Northwest p. 311.
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