The PRINCESS BEATRICE was built in 1903 by the British Columbia Marine Railway at Victoria. She was a wooden vessel of 1,290 tons powered by a single reciprocating engine of 1,392 horsepower, giving her a speed of 13 knots. She was the first new vessel to enter the Canadian Pacific Railway service. (pg. 90) Notes from Gordon Newell, ed., The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle: Superior Publishing Co, 1966).