MV Native

M.V. Native by Arthur Simpkins

Paddlewheeler passenger ship M.V. Native in the Fraser River.

Built in 1985, her length is 21.34 m. and her breadth is 6.71 m. Her depth is 1.43 m.

Paddlewheeler vessels have a long history on the Fraser River. Their shallow draft is well-suited for navigating a river with a large volume of sediment.

An average of 3 million cubic metres of sediment is deposited annually in the navigable channel of the Fraser River.