<i>Master</i> with no insignia on stack
Master with no insignia on stack

SS Master

Vessel Type
Tow » Tugboat
Ship Date
Date built: 1922
Vessel Description

The SS Master was built in 1922 for Captain Herman Thorsen. Her boilers built by Vulcan Iron Works Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Built of BC fir throughout. Fuelled by a 9,000 gallon bunker oil tank, and powered by a scoth boiler and 350ihp engine. She is the last steam tug in British Columbia waters, now operating as a preserved museum vessel. The vessel has been maintained close to its original configuration and is a living memorial to the towboats and their crews who contributed so much to the maritime heritage of the west coast. She steamed more than one million miles during her working years.

Source: Nauticapedia: Master

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graphic materials: Alongside VMM Heritage Harbour (5943)
graphic materials: Alongside VMM Heritage Harbour (5944)
graphic materials: Master (LM2016.004.022)
graphic materials: Master (LM2016.004.062)
graphic materials: Master (LM2016.004.074)
graphic materials: Master (LM2016.004.192)
graphic materials: Master with no insignia on stack (LM2016.999.009)
graphic materials: SS Master in Heritage Harbour with Sea Lion (LM2015.999.013)
graphic materials: SS Master and Ivanhoe at Heritage Harbour (LM2015.999.014)
technical drawings: SS Master preliminary study of the steam tug (model plan) (2007.5000.0640)