September 1973 — Double ender fish boat, the BC Maid, coming into the dock at Tofino.
Ships and boats
March 14th, 1975 — Commercial fishermen arrive off Brockton Point in Vancouver’s Stanley Park for a “sail in of concern” about the state of the commercial fishing industry.
August 15th, 1981 — Jay Jay Rogers with a pal cruising Coal Harbour in her restored 1924 era wood boat “Kay Dee”. A google check described this boat as a one time “rum-runner” but I don’t remember it being that fast; more like a “rum-stroller”.
December 9th, 2000 — A forty foot half size replica of the Viking ship Gokstad being built as part of the millennium celebrations by a group of volunteers from the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby. Holding an oar made for the boat is Ciaran Adams. The completed boat can be seen next to Vancouver’s maritime museum ferry dock.
Banging in nails and riveting above are Lars Eriksson, Chris Jorgensen, Glen Johnson.
Above is head shipright Chris Frostad.
October 18th, 2017 — Foot passengers waiting and then walking onto the 5pm ferry to Crofton from Vesuvius Bay.
Circa 1900 — Above is the SS Amelia nearing the wharf at Vesuvius Bay, Salt Spring Island taken by an unknown photographer about 1900. Below, the Howe Sound Queen approaches the Vesuvius terminal a few weeks ago. Quite a difference. The reference number for the SS Amelia picture is C-07008 and is available from the BC Archives.
October 5th, 1974 — Boat being paddled into its dock at Lynwood Marina in North Vancouver.
July 23rd, 1976 — Jack Bexall worked 43 years at Centennial Pier as a longshoreman and probably made enough money to buy a house in east Vancouver or Burnaby and retired on July 23rd, 1976 with a pension. The good old days.
August 16th, 2017 — Tugboat towing a small barge loaded with a large truck probably from Gambier Island to Gibsons. This is how you move things to and from the islands not served by BC Ferries.
August 2nd, 1980 — Ocean Bounty, an offshore oil drilling platform being towed to Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island where where it was left anchored while undergoing an overhaul.