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Sinking of the Yale on Upper Arrow Lake

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The Yale sunk at Beaton, winter 1929. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society

The tugboat known as “Yale,” sank in Upper Arrow Lake at Beaton wharf in winter, early 1929.

Notes from Milt Parent: “Yale was finished and just parked there since June 1928. Winter of 1929 sank and pulled corner of boathouse down into water. Selby Soules awoke to find his bedroom half full of water. Boat was later pulled out into slightly deeper water and left. Machinery and boiler, etc., were left in her.”

The Arrow Lakes Historical Society has extensive archive material for the Arrow Lakes and Trout Lake regions.

Read about the history of the SS Minto, Nakusp Hot Springs, and many key Nakusp figures in an ever-growing series of articles.

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