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Samson V Maritime Museum

880 Quayside Drive | Next to Quayside River market and Inn at the Quay, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6G1, Canada
+1 604-527-4640
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good museum

close to parking and the broadwalk for a walk afterwards the meuseum can be visitied in less than... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
mulgrew
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vancouver
Last of it's kind!

This is a great old Paddle wheeler with a very interesting history. Originally built as a river... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Teatuanui
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Burnaby, British Columbia
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The Samson V, launched in 1937, is the last surviving wooden steam-powered sternwheeler built for the federal Department of Public Works for use as a snag-boat on the Fraser River. At 418 gross tons and 115' on deck, she was the fifth in a series of similar vessels dating back to 1884 that cleared debris, maintained aids to navigation and government docks, performed surveys and served other functi
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880 Quayside Drive | Next to Quayside River market and Inn at the Quay, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6G1, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

close to parking and the broadwalk for a walk afterwards the meuseum can be visitied in less than 20 mintes, but its a small piece of history

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a great old Paddle wheeler with a very interesting history. Originally built as a river Snag boat in the 1930's and is the last floating steam-powered stern paddle wheeler in North America. After an active life in New Westminster she was retired in...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Western Canada has very little local history, so absorb what little has been preserved before it's gone! This is one of many paddlewheelers that used to ply these waters. The machinery, including the boiler (big!) and the pistons (big like a steam locomotive!!). The cabins...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Thankfully the interpretive guides don't wear life jackets yet. Admission is by donation. The history is interesting but not really well presented however kids will love it. Not sure who owns the boat but it suffers from neglect and probably will just sink there one...More

Thank Randy H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Samson V was launched in 1937 and was used on the Fraser River to keep the water way safe for marine boats by clearing the snags in the river. The tour through the sternwheeler was fantastic. It was nice to go through the boiler...More

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