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The Canadian Pacific Navigation Company was a steamship company based in Victoria, British Columbia established by Captain John Irving (b. 1854 - d. 1936) who had previously been involved in operating a steamer service between Victoria and New Westminster. When Canadian Pacific Navigation Company was established 1883, it acquired three Hudson's Bay Company ships. The company also operated ships serving the B.C. coast and southeastern Alaska.
In 1901, the company was bought by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company becoming the steamship division of C.P.R. The fleet initially continued to be operated under the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company name while finances and mortgage ownerships were sorted out. By 1903 the mortgages had been paid off and the remaining shares were registered under the name of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Canadian Pacific Navigation Company was then formally wound down and the fleet operated as the Canadian Pacific Railway British Columbia Coast Steamship Service.
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