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Samson V Maritime Museum

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Very interesting

they just opened for the season about a week ago, we enjoyed it, and the ladies were very good and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Princeton BC
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
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 27 June 2018

they just opened for the season about a week ago, we enjoyed it, and the ladies were very good and told stories and made it very interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donna649
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Teatuanui
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chris D
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Randy H
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mich900
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