January 31st, 2003 — One of the nice things about the old Queen of Nanaimo ferry was that there was space to take a nap on the floor during the long milk run from Tsawwassen to Salt Spring Island. Not so with the new Salish class ferries.
Ships and boats
July 10th, 1973 — It’s hard to believe but back in 1973 there were still a lot of boats entering Vancouver Harbour that didn’t have radar and many that didn’t have ship to ship radio. There was a signal station in the center of the Lions Gate Bridge spanning the road and a person there directed traffic through the narrows. If the boat didn’t have a radio and was in a position it shouldn’t have been there was a loud speaker to direct them. This I know from personal experience. Binoculars were used to read the name of ships and some times a spyglass for smaller boats. On this particular day it was Roy Adams monitoring and logging the ships and boats that entered the harbour.
June 18th, 1975 — Boeing hydrofoil under the Lions Gate Bridge on a test run to Victoria.
February 23rd, 2018 — Ships at anchor off Spanish Banks in English Bay.
January 12th, 2018 — Row boats high on the beach at Vesuvius, Salt Spring Island except for the last one which is in Duck Creek Park.
January 31st 2003 — Sleeping arrangements onboard the Queen of Nanaimo sailing to Long Harbour.
April 12th, 2003 — The old ship building site at the foot of St. Georges Avenue, North Vancouver being dismantled before the property was turned into shops and condominiums.
January 1st, 2018 — Sailboat driven ashore by the wind sits on the rocks next to the seawall near English Bay Beach.
December 15th, 2017 — The vintage tugboat Seahorse anchored in Ganges Harbour.
September 1973 — Double ender fish boat, the BC Maid, coming into the dock at Tofino.