John Marlor's Canadian Pacific

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The Arrowhead dock was a busy

terminal. Sternwheelers carried

passengers and freight over the Upper

and Lower Arrow Lakes to points as

much as 120 miles (193 km) to the

south. Barges carried rolling stock,

sometimes even passenger cars, to connect with branch lines at Nakusp and

Robson. Cars were loaded carefully onto the barge using a "reacher" car so that

the weight of the locomotive did not cross onto the barge. Barges were not

towed behind because their lines would interfere with the paddle wheel.

Instead, barges were tied beside the boat. Sometimes two barges would be

lashed together and the sternwheeler places in between so that the barges

formed a "V" in front of the boat.


Arrowhead Dock