Find out more about a few of the many artifacts on display.
Harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of woodworking students at Peacock
Technical High School in Moose Jaw, shop teacher David Boorah set his
woodworking class to work in 1986. The 1920s style was selected to honour
the early days of boating along the Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek.
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The Gull - Workhorse on Water
Purchased in 1937 by the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company. The boat was used to ferry passengers between Sandy Bay and the Island Falls hydroelectric station in northeast Saskatchewan.
The City of Medicine Hat:
A Shipwreck on the South Saskatchewan River
See a steamboat fashioned after the ill fated S.S. City of
On June 1, 1908, the S.S. City of Medicine Hat set out from Medicine Hat, Alberta with flour from the Medicine Hat Milling Company destined for the Winnipeg market. By June 7, 1908 it had reached Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River. Although the young settlement had only one traffic bridge and two railway bridges, flooding complicated navigation under the bridges that spring. After safely passing under the two railway bridges, the sternwheel and rudder of the City of Medicine Hat got tangled in submerged telegraph wires. The captain lost control of the boat. It slammed sideways into the traffic bridge, rolled and capsized, with tonnes of flour going overboard. Fortunately, no lives were lost.