Union Steamship Co

UNION STEAMSHIP CO was a shipping line established in 1889 to provide freight and passenger service to the remote LOGGING camps, SALMON CANNERIES and small settlements springing up along the coast. Its first vessel, the 55-m steam yacht Cutch, originally owned by an Indian maharajah, began sailing to NANAIMO the next year. By the spring of 1892 the company had assembled 3 steel vessels—Coquitlam, Comox and Capilano—in VANCOUVER's Coal Harbour and had inaugurated its coastal "logging camp...

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