Paddle steamer wheel

Arrow Lakes
Historical Society

2012.017.11 S.S. Minto

: 2012.017.11

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: 1959--

: Barb Steele

: John Nelson

: 1950s, John Nelson farm, SS Minto, and sternwheelers

: Galena Bay

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1 b/w photograph (12.7 cm x 8.9 cm)

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John Nelson photo showing derelict SS Minto on the foreshore of his farm at Galena Bay, 1959. Image sent by Nelson to the Newman family, formerly of Arrowhead, on 21 December 1959. Inscription on rear from Nelson: 'S.S. Minto. In service on Arrow Lakes 1898 to 1954. Purchased by John Nelson, Galena Bay, June 15th, 1956. Boiler and engine removed at Nakusp May 1956. Is being fitted up as a private historical museum. Will be beached near present location if water rises to convenient height in June 1960. J.N.'