Monday, February 17, 2014

Steaming down the Sumas River - Circa 1900

Photograph credited to the Reach Gallery Museum,  Abbotsford, B.C. 
Another wonderful gem of a photograph thanks to the Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia.   It is labeled as "sternwheeler traveling up the Sumas River".
This photograph was probably taken on the Canadian side of the border before Sumas Lake was drained.   Today according to Wikipedia the Sumas River is 36 miles long and runs into the Fraser River.   Before Sumas Lake was drained, the river ran into the lake then outflowed into the Fraser River.    I was sure like to know where this picture was taken.  


  1. Great pictures! Are there any maps or pics that could help visualize the size of the lake? How long was it?

    1. There are maps available but I am reluctant to post them due to copyright issues. I am hoping to obtain permission soon from one of the many sources.