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Old, Black and White and vintage photos of the SS Sicamous, Penticton and the Okanagan
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The SS Sicamous as she arrives in Penticton, this marks the end of her final journey on Okanagan Lake. The ship was pushed towards Penticton by the MV Okanagan - August 1951. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

The SS Sicamous as she arrives in Penticton, this marks the end of her final journey on Okanagan Lake. The ship was pushed towards Penticton by the MV Okanagan - August 1951. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Penticton Wharf and Railway Station - busy as crowds come to greet the SS Sicamous as the ship docks. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Penticton Wharf and Railway Station - busy as crowds come to greet the SS Sicamous as the ship docks. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Rare photo of the inside of the SS Sicamous, prior to alterations. This shows the dining saloon, on the second level of the ship. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Rare photo of the inside of the SS Sicamous, prior to alterations. This shows the dining saloon, on the second level of the ship. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

The first KVR passenger train arrives at the Penticton Railway Station (June 31st 1915). Photo by GHE Hudson - From the Penticton Museum and Archives.

The first KVR passenger train arrives at the Penticton Railway Station (June 31st 1915). Photo by GHE Hudson - From the Penticton Museum and Archives.

S.S. Sicamous and Naramata Tug boat beside the Penticton wharf and railway station. Photo from the Lumb Stocks Photography Collection.

S.S. Sicamous and Naramata Tug boat beside the Penticton wharf and railway station. Photo from the Lumb Stocks Photography Collection.

PMA #3854 - Sister Ships Sicamous and Okanagan beside the Penticton wharf and docks - Photo from the Lumb Stocks Photography Collection at the Penticton Museum and Archives.

PMA #3854 - Sister Ships Sicamous and Okanagan beside the Penticton wharf and docks - Photo from the Lumb Stocks Photography Collection at the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Postcard showing the Stern Wheeler S.S. Okanagan. Look carefully and you can see the stern saloon tucked in behind the paddle wheel - this is the only part of the structure that survives today. You can find it in the SS Sicamous Heritage Park, in Penticton, BC

Postcard showing the Stern Wheeler S.S. Okanagan. Look carefully and you can see the stern saloon tucked in behind the paddle wheel - this is the only part of the structure that survives today. You can find it in the SS Sicamous Heritage Park, in Penticton, BC

Train Crew at the Penticton Railway yards, posing in front of a steam engine. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Train Crew at the Penticton Railway yards, posing in front of a steam engine. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Royal BC Archives – Launch of the SS Sicamous at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards

Royal BC Archives – Launch of the SS Sicamous at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards

Royal BC Archives – Building the S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards

Royal BC Archives – Building the S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards

Royal BC Archives – Building the S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards – View of the Dining Saloon

Royal BC Archives – Building the S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards – View of the Dining Saloon

PMA # 5316 - The Naramata tug boat pushes railway barges on Okanagan Lake.

PMA # 5316 - The Naramata tug boat pushes railway barges on Okanagan Lake.

Tug Boat Naramata breaks ice on Okanagan Lake, making a path for the Tug Kelowna and the Stern Wheeler SS Sicamous behind. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

Tug Boat Naramata breaks ice on Okanagan Lake, making a path for the Tug Kelowna and the Stern Wheeler SS Sicamous behind. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

PMA #5219 - The SS Sicamous as the ship is launched from the ship yards at Okanagan Landing.

PMA #5219 - The SS Sicamous as the ship is launched from the ship yards at Okanagan Landing.

PMA #11308 - The SS Sicamous shortly before her launch onto Okanagan Lake - at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

PMA #11308 - The SS Sicamous shortly before her launch onto Okanagan Lake - at the Okanagan Landing Ship Yards. Photo from the Penticton Museum and Archives.

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