Information on the Canadian National No. 6
- Launch Date: 1948
- Last Operated: 1973
- Moved to Penticton: June 16th, 2007
- Registered at Vancouver, No. 190311
- Length: 88 feet
- Breadth moulded: 22 feet
- Depth moulded: 10 feet 6 inches
- Mean draft: 8 feet 6 inches
- Trim by stern: 2 feet
- Gross Tonnage: 158 tons
- Dominion radiator oil fired heating boiler
- Located in the engine room
- Type: 8 cylinder turbo charged marine diesel
- Propeller: self-propelled
- Rudder: single blade type
- Horsepower: 575 nominal horsepower
- Accommodation area consisted of 3 double cabins and a storage room
- Last crew of CN No. 6:
- Ron Giggey, skipper
- Ben Bounds, chief engineer
- Dick Sieward, second engineer
- Harry Heyworth, cook
- Ike Klassen, mate/deckhand
- Harry Bailey, mate/deckhand
- Inar Bozarth, mate/deckhand
- Ken Marshall, mate
- Frank Hawkey, deckhand
The Canadian National Railway (CNR)
- Canadian National Railway reached Kelowna in 1925.
- Passenger service started with M. S. Pentowna in 1926.
- This connected Penticton and Kelowna
- The name derived from PENTicton and KelOWNA.
- Attempt to duplicate the passenger service of the Sicamous but was withdrawn in the 1930s.
- CPR and CNR maintained its own barge slip at Kelowna, Westbank and Penticton
- Shared barge slips at Summerland and Naramata
- In 1950 the lake froze over. The CPR was able to maintain the water-way from Kelowna to Westbank.
- Penticton and Okanagan Centre were the last communities to be reached on March 11-12.
“C. N. R. Tug No. 6” speculates the horsepower to be 600 hp.
“CN Tug, Barge end Service Today,” The Penticton Herald 15 February 1971: 3.
“CPR Barges to Resume Service,” The Penticton Herald, 9 March 1950: Section 1, p. 1.