New Life for the Master

SS Master Society

Out for maintenance at the Burrard Shipyard

Out for maintenance at the Burrard Shipyard

In April 1971, the World Ship Society, finding it increasingly difficult under its charter to maintain the MASTER, turned her over to a newly formed group called the Society for the Preservation of the Steam Towboat Master (in May, 1985, the name was changed to the ‘S.S. Master Society’), who have been her exclusive owners and operators ever since. Many thousands of hours are put in each year to maintain her in a condition good enough to pass her annual Boiler and Ship Inspection, and thanks to her faithful volunteer crew, she always passes with flying colours.