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MV Cygnet

MV Cygnet was a 40 feet (12 m) by 10 feet (3.0 m) motor launch that provided ferry and freight service on Skaha Lake in British Columbia, Canada.[1] She was built by Summerland Boat Works in 1911 for the South Okanagan Transportation Company, owned by James Fraser Campbell and A. S. Hatfield, to replace the tug Kaleden.[2] Cygnet had a Fairbanks marine engine that was started by turning the flywheel with a steel bar that fitted into sockets in the wheel. In the early 1920s, she was moved to Okanagan Lake to carry fruit to Kelowna, British Columbia for a summer before she was sold in Kelowna.[3]

MV Cygnet
Owner: South Okanagan Transportation Company
Builder: Summerland Boat Works
Completed: 1911
Fate: Sold c. 1920
General characteristics
Length: 40 ft (12 m)
Beam: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power: Fairbanks marine engine


  1. ^ "The Birth of Kaleden". Forty-fourth annual report of the Okanagan Historical Society. 1980. pp. 135–155. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ Hatfield, A. S. (1949). "Navigation on Skaha Lake". The thirteenth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. p. 63. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ Hatfield, Harley R. (1992). "Commercial Boats of the Okanagan". Okanagan history. Fifty-sixth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. pp. 20–33. Retrieved 2 Aug 2015.