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The Princess Patricia, built in Glasgow, Scotland for Canadian Pacific Ltd. to serve on Canada’s west coast to carry passengers between Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. She did this for some years and then, in the 1970’s,began doing regular cruises to Alaska, plying between Puget Sound,(Washington State), Skagway and Sitka,( Alaska) to Vancouver. Between November and May of each year she operated between Los Angeles, California and Acapulco, Mexico.

In 1980 she was laid up,then used as a hotel ship during the 1986 Vancouver Expo. She was scrapped a few years later.

This picture was taken from an office building in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1982.
Camera, Exakta Varex 35mm. SLR. F.2.0 Biotar 50mm lens., High Speed Ektachrome film.
Scanned in 2004 with a Canoscan 4000BPI scanner.

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steamship, steamer, passenger ship, canadian pacific, cpr, vancouver, british columbia, canada, cruise ship, marine, nautical, george cousins

Comments

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 3 years ago

    A nice bit of history, George. I lived in Nanaimo from 1970 to 1980 so probably must have seen it.

  • You probably did..I guess she went down past Nanaimo on her runs to Alaska. I just happened to be in Van. on a trip from Halifax and saw her from a customer’s window.

    – George Cousins

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogabout 3 years ago

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsabout 3 years ago

    Thanks for accepting!

  • Many thanks Deb, really appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Marvellous capture, George!! And terrific description as well!

  • Sorry Deb, I picked the wrong “Reply” slot..lol!
    Thanks again!

    – George Cousins

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