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Water Lily

Status: Active use

Owner: Colin Mathieson

Area: Canada


fantail launch. Construction: GRP and wood.
Hull model: Elliott Bay 23
Built 1999 by Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co. at Portland, Oregon, USA
Fit out 2000 by Owner - C Mathieson at Calgary Alberta Canada
LOA: 23' 6", LWL: 19' 6", Beam: 6' 0", Draft: 1' 6", Displacement: 2500 lbs.


VFT-40 Built by Semple Engine Co.
Pressure: 150 psi, Heating area: 40 sqft,
73 X 1.25" dia tubes.
hand pump, injector,


Double-acting single.
Built 1955 by Semple Engine Co. at St Louis, USA


Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand,


Purchased in 1999 from Elliot Bay Steam as a bare hull she was brought to Calgary, Alberta where work commenced on fitting her out. This was spread over the course of several years with her water trials being held in the summer of 2006 on the city reservoir. Water Lily was then trailered to Halifax, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada where she spent the summers steaming the waters of the Northwest Arm and those of St. Margarets Bay until 2014 when she again crossed Canada to her new west coast home on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Added to the register: 2017.11.05. Last Modified: 2017.11.05.