Established in 1912, the Alberta Motor Boat Company built a range of of boats, from canoes to larger one hundred and fifty foot gasoline powered boats.
From a contemporary account of the company: "They build many craft to be used in connection with the northern fur trade by trappers and hunters and they also build fine gasoline pleasure boats, made of the strongest timbers to withstand the strain of the force of the rushing rivers of the north. Mr. Buchanan and his partner are the only boat-builders of consequence in the province. Both are young men whose training was most thorough and comprehensive, as it was received in some of the leading boatbuilding places on the Clyde in Scotland and also in Belfast. They have turned out some of the finest boats to be seen in western Canada and their business has long since assumed extensive and gratifying proportions."