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James Trahey (1830-1868) was a pioneer shipbuilder born in Nova Scotia. He travelled west to Victoria in 1859. He possessed great ability, and many of the stern wheelers that plied the demanding upper Fraser River between 1862 on into the second decade of the 20th Century, including Victoria, Isabel, and Enterprise, were built by Trahey for Gustavus Blin-Wright. Trehay’s steamship hulls were all built from models of his own creation.