Explore Inside the Ship with a virtual tour of the rooms (provided by Google 360°)
To see diagrams of the inside of the ship, click here
The Grand Stair Case
This is the grand stair case, in the Gentleman’s Saloon. The stairs are original, and are made of mahogany and teak. Upstairs, you will find the Observation deck.
The stairs are used during Weddings. This is where the Bride and Groom can exchange their vows.
The Observation Deck
The Dining Saloon
A Perfect location for the Wedding Reception and the Dance Floor
Did you know? Wedding Receptions take place in the Dining Saloon! We can seat up to 100 guests for a formal dinner, or up to 148 for a cocktail style reception.
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The Ladies Saloon
A lovely area to relax and unwind. This is where women and children would have spent much of their journey.
During Wedding Receptions, the buffet is placed in this room. It is also where the Bride can get ready on the day of the wedding!
The Model Railway
A scale model of the Kettle Valley Railway – For the young, and the young at heart.
The Engine Room
Intact and Open to Explore. The large yellow machines on either side are the engines. These would be fed steam directly from the boiler. This would then cause the powerful “pitman arms” to start moving, turning the paddle at the rear (stern) of the ship! In this photo you can see the controls, where the engineer would have stood waiting for signals from the Captain, way up in the wheel house. The yellow machinery emerging from the ground in front is the “jet condenser”. Steam was directed here, after it had powered the engines. Once here the steam would condense back to water, and be fed back to the boiler, to start all over again.
The Cargo Deck and Boiler
Turn around and you will see the firebox and steam boiler. Directly underfoot is a hollow compartment where the coal would be stored, ready to be shovelled. Directly in front is the doorway out to the lower bow, this is where passengers would have boarded, when the ship pulled up alongside the dock.
The Captain’s Wheel
This is where the Captain or First mate would have stood, commanding the ship and steering it to its next stop. This was long before radar, so those at the wheel would rely on their instincts and experience to determine speed, and when a change of course was needed (a skill called “Dead Reckoning”). At the base of the wheel are little levers, connected to bells in the engine room. This is how the wheel house could communicate with the chief engineer, at the controls in the engine room. Each ring would have a different meaning, like Morse Code. To the right and left are brass tubes, called “Speaking Tubes”. These are also connected, and can be used by guests.
Inside of the SS Sicamous
Here is a map of the interior, so you can see how all of the different areas fit together. There is a lot to explore!
Interested in holding a Wedding on board the SS Sicamous? Contact us today to get started ♥