Athabasca (1888 HBC vessel)

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The Athabasca at Athabasca Landing in 1896.

The Athabasca was a steampowered sternwheel riverboat, operated by the Hudson's Bay Company on a portion of the Athabasca River.[1][2] She was built on the shores of the river in 1888, at Athabasca Landing, the end of a long portage from Edmonton.

She carried cargo from Athabasca Landing to the Grand Rapids from her launch in 1888 until 1897.[1] In 1897 the decision was made to transport cargo downstream to the rapids in smaller unpowered scows, and she was used as a floating warehouse.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Athabasca, Manitoba Archives. Retrieved on 2020-12-03.
  2. Riverboats. Retrieved on 2020-12-03.