Cheap Fares to Big Bend: 0052.0024

CHEAP FARE TO BIG BENDThe Columbian of Saturday says:- The steamer Active, subsidized by the Government, will bring passengers direct to this port at the same rate of fare as will be charged to Portland, or Victoria.  On arrival here the steamers will be in waiting to carry them forward to Yale, fare one dollar, time 15 hours.  At Yale Barnard’s splendid stage-coaches will be in waiting to whirl them over 133 miles of magnificent road to Savana’s Ferry, time 24 hours, fare $40.  Of course those to whom money is an object can walk, and will find excellent way-side houses all the way.  On reaching Savanah’s Ferry, the steamer will be in readiness to convey them to the head of Shuswap Lake, distance 110 miles, time 12 to 15 hours, fare $10.  Upon the Government trail from the head of Shuswap Lake to the Columbia River there will be a saddle train for the accommodation of those who may wish to ride, distance 34 ½ miles, time 12 hours, fare $10.  Once at the Columbia River, there will be an abundant supply of canoes and boats to convey passengers to Gold Creek, the centre of the mining region; distance 20 ½ miles, probable fare, $2 – probable time 12 hours.

0052.0024: Cheap Fares to Big Bend

Newspaper article with exerpt from The Columbian Government subsidized steamer transports people to Big Bend at cheap rates. Description of travel times, miles and fare costs are listed.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  February 12, 1866
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Victoria Daily Colonist
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)


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Industry arrow Mining arrow Gold Mining arrow Big Bend Countryarrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Activearrow
Transportation arrow Stagelinesarrow
Transportation arrow Canoesarrow
Transportation arrow Ferries arrow Savana's Ferryarrow
Physical Features arrow Lakes arrow Shuswap Lakearrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow Columbia Riverarrow
Cities arrow Victoriaarrow
Cities arrow Yalearrow
Transportation arrow Faresarrow


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