The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community

A Visit of the Moyie, the World’s Oldest Intact Sternwheeler


As reported last week, we travelled with our company from Germany north to Nakusp and then turned south to the picturesque town of New Denver on Slocan Lake. Then we took the 31A to Kaslo, where we paid a visit to the Moyie, a paddle wheeler sternwheeler that worked on Kootenay Lake from 1898 until 1957. After nearly sixty years of service, she was sold to the town of Kaslo and restored. Today she is a National Historic Site of Canada and the world’s oldest intact passenger sternwheeler.  



29 thoughts on “A Visit of the Moyie, the World’s Oldest Intact Sternwheeler

  1. arv!

    In India, we never had waterways as a major mode of transport. Only small boats plied on rivers for short distance. Never seen a Sternwheeler but seen many pictures. It certainly reminds us of the old days.


  2. Des

    Sixty years is a long time life of service for a boat. It must have been fun to step back into the old days as you came aboard. They’ve done a great job of restoring and preserving this little piece of history from Kootenay Lake.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Edda

    Diese schönen Fotos lassen in uns gleich wieder den Wunsch aufkommen, das alles nochmal mit Euch zusammen erleben zu können,Peter! Es war einfach toll und erlebnisreich bei Euch!
    Ganz herzliche Grüße an Dich und unsere Biene..😉😊👋

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      Vielen Dank, liebe Edda! Auch wir hatten viel Freude und Spaß, als ihr so schöne Tage bei uns erleben konntet. Zwar hatten wir alle unter einer Erkältung zu leiden, doch haben die wunderbaren Erlebnisse diesen kleinen Dämpfer wieder wett gemacht. Viele liebe Grüße auch an Dieter.


  4. Steve Schwartzman

    The unusual name Moyie sent me looking for its origin. The Wikipedia article about the river says this:

    According to British Columbia’s Geographical Names Information System, the word “Moyie” is a corruption of the French “mouiller” or “mouillé”, a name given by fur trappers referring to the wet conditions, also described by David Thompson in 1808.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. shoreacres

    Such fun! Believe it or not, there’s a history of sternwheelers in my neighborhood. About 1842 or so, the first sidewheeler made its way up the Brazos River here in Texas, and for several decades there were sternwheelers that kept cotton, sugar, and such moving up and down the river. Unfortunately, the Brazos wasn’t really meant for that kind of river navigation, and plenty of the boats ended up on the bottom. You’re lucky to have such a wonderful bit of the past!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      Thank you for the info on the sternwheelers plying the Brazos River in the 1840s! Also thank you for helping me discover your blog. Finding the right words has been my challenge, so your posts could be quite useful. Have a great weekend! Peter

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Lifestyle Blog

Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog

Mommy blogger, who loves to share what she loves!

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words


If you like Flowers, Nature, Photography and pretty quotes, Welcome!

Dave Bikes America

One man, two wheels, Pacific to Atlantic

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Fiction Author


Bilder, Eindrücke und Blödeleien

Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Vigilant Knight

Exploring the history!


Collecting stories from family historians who are climbing their family trees and planning trips to where their ancestors actually lived!

Educated Unemployed Indian

Trying to benefit from education & (a little) from unemployment!

tanja britton

Lives and writes at the foot of Pikes Peak

Applegate Genealogy

Helping others discover their roots

Poetry and Prose

From soul to soul

Little Fears

Tales of humour, whimsy and courgettes

"Pay attention to the world." -- Susan Sontag

Deepa Kadavakat

Celebrate the ordinary & beautiful self


Independent blog about literature, philosophy and society in words and images


Flower & Nature Photography.

The Hejhej blog

Another blog that you dont need

The Flowers of Art

In the kingdom of life, with the strokes of the brush, the bow and the pen, artists have sowed their hearts to contrive, fields rivalling in beauty the Garden of Eden.

The Timeless Treasure

A Sneak Peek of My Life !!!

Theresa J. Barker

literary & science fiction writer

Jupp Kappius

Zur Erinnerung an Josef "Jupp" Kappius


Exploring the world of ideas through books

A Walk to Stressfree Life

be thankful for this blessed life!!!

Karolina Górska & Piotr Jurkiewicz

fotografia z naszej perspektywy

Melissa Blue Fine Art

Celebrating the Healing Beauty of Nature

The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community

The Back Road Chronicles

Curious soul...and it makes me wanna take the back roads!


Go Explore

Inspire me

Love, Relationship, Lifestyle, Purpose, Marriage & Family

Travelling around the world

Traveller, photography

Intrepid Venture

Exploring the realms of the arts, sciences and politics

Megha Bose

A peek into Megha's mind


Birds, Books and Buildings? Bread? - Maybe this alliteration doesn't work.

Candid Chicana

Chicano Culture, Inspiration, Self-Development

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Plants and Beyond

Green Plants Based Living, Gardening and Home Care


age is just a (biggish) number

%d bloggers like this: