Lady Alexandra

LADY ALEXANDRA was a 68.5-m steam vessel built in Scotland in 1923 for the UNION STEAMSHIP CO. It arrived in BC the next year to become the flagship of an expanded fleet of excursion vessels primarily servicing the company's property at BOWEN ISLAND. For 30 years the "Lady Alex" ran day excursions and moonlight cruises out of VANCOUVER, sometimes carrying as many as 2,000 passengers to dances and picnic spots. For much of this time it was commanded by Bill "Cappy" Yates (1889–1966). The...

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