Does anyone remember the Wenonah?
The Wenonah was a wooden fishing trawler with an interesting past which included a stint in the Campbell River area in the mid 1950s. She was built in Dartmouth, England, in 1905, by Simpson, Strickland & Co., one of the Country’s foremost builders of steam yachts and launches of the day. She was 43 feet long with a beam of 7 feet. Her polished mahogany hull was double-planked, with oil canvas in between the planks and her steam bent ribs were fashioned from American elm. She had a small trunk cabin, which housed closets, storage lockers, benches and a lavatory, and there was a small glass-enclosed steering cockpit forward, all finished in varnished mahogany. Her machinery included a fire-tube boiler and a quadruple expansion steam engine. In the early 1930s, she was used for salvaging and during the 1940s she was converted to a fishing trawler and taken to Port Alberni. Read the story here 09:23