Photograph of ss Islander Canada United States

ss Islander
ss Islander

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0313

Name: ss Islander

Built: Napier, Shanks & Bell, Yoker, 1888

Owner: Canadian Pacific Navigation Co.

Type: passenger; cargo

Routes: Coast between Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Skagway, Alaska, USA

Status: wrecked after hitting an iceberg, 1901

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.