Canadian Pacific Navigation Company

CANADIAN PACIFIC NAVIGATION COMPANY was created in 1883 when Capt John IRVING merged his PIONEER LINE of FRASER R steamboats with the fleet of vessels owned by the HBC. Irving directed the company, which ran vessels between VANCOUVER and VICTORIA, up the Fraser, south to Puget Sound and along the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND. During the Klondike GOLD RUSH, service expanded to the North Coast. In 1901 the CPR purchased the CPN fleet of 14 vessels. CPN continued to operate as a separate entity...

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