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Fonds AM701 - S.S. Alpha fonds

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S.S. Alpha fonds

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AM701

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  • 1894-1907 (Creation)
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    Alpha (ship)

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0.01 m of textual records

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The steamship Alpha, the second vessel bearing this name, sailed to British Columbia in the late 1890s from the Eastern Coast of North America. The ship transported men and supplies north to the Klondike Gold Rush. The ship foundered off Yellow Rock in 1900 and sank, drowning nine men.

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The fonds consists of a bound book, which lists the repairs and maintenance carried out for the Alpha between 1894 and 1900. In addition, a section of the volume records a household account covering 1906 and 1907.

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  • Box: 580-C-01 fld 09