S.S. Smokwa At Retirement:
Previous Name S.S. Scotian (1946~55) Vehicle Capacity 46
Place Built Pictou, Nova Scotia Passenger Capacity 473
Year Built 1946 Length 194.8 ft.
Joined BC Ferries 1961 Gross Tons 615
Retired from BC Ferries 1966 Horsepower 550

Special Notes:

Origin of the Names:

What happened to the Smokwa?

Works Cited & Sources:

Bannerman, Gary and Patricia. The Ships of British Columbia. Surrey: Hancock House Publishers, 1985.

Griffiths, Garth, and H.L. Cadieux. Dogwood Fleet. Nanaimo: Cadieux and Griffiths, 1967.

Turner, Robert D. The Pacific Princesses. Victoria: Sono Nis Press, 1977.

Relevant Links:

Early Ships - by Kevin Stapleton - Photo of Smokwa and several other early BC Ferries.

The Forgotten Fleet - - Several photos of the Smokwa and a short history of the ferry.

BC Archives Photograph (By Call Number)

I-32892 - S.S. Smokwa in Howe Sound.

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