Jordan S.

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair

What Happened To The Canadian Steam Engine

Telling the story of the Canadian steam engine. From the start to the end of the great era.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

How involved the steam engine was in every major Canadian event. From wars to funerals the steam engine was there. And how much the steam engine is still being recognized throughout communities across the nation.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned how the steam engine built this nation and past on a legacy that shows true glory. I also learned how even though the steam engine is just a machine it seamed like each engine had a different personality. I also learned how my family was apart of the steam engines history, more then what I knew before.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

In the steam engine era the men worked hard to maintain the engine. Under no safety regulations like there are today. Now technology replaces muscle and strength, unlike during the steam engine era.