Vancouver (steamboat)

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The Vancouver was a steam-run bark built and operated by the Hudson's Bay Company to serve on the route to and from London, England to Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island in what is now the province of British Columbia, Canada. Other vessels committed to the route were the Columbia and the Cowlitz, but the Vancouver was the first of the three to enter Victoria harbour, and the first vessel to sail directly from England to enter that port, in 1845.[1] Other vessels in the company's service were the Nereid and the Cadboro.[2]

The Vancouver was 324 tons burthen, and had six guns and a crew of 24 men.[3]

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