The SS Master, pictured here at the Vancouver Maritime Museum docks, is the sole remaining wooden hulled, steam powered tugboat of her type in North America.
"From 1922 to 1959, the Master towed logs and barges in Georgia Strait and beyond, steaming over a million miles. She has seen many ports on the Pacific Coast, from Alaska to San Francisco. Laid up in 1959, she was bought in 1962 for $500, to be restored as a memorial to the men of the BC towing industry."
Many hundreds of hours are put in each year by volunteer crew members of the SS Master Society to preserve this important piece of British Columbia’s maritime past.
More info here: http://ssmaster.org/about-us/