Nauticapedia Article - The British Columbia Ferry Queen of Vancouver

Nauticapedia
31st March 2013, 01:09
Lynn Salmon writes on the demise of the Queen of Vancouver, one of the original vessels in the British Columbia Ferry fleet. As the fleet ages, more and more of the older vessels are being sent to the breakers. She carried millions of travelers over her lifetime. Now she has been sold for scrapping.

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ben27
31st March 2013, 07:16
hi nauticapedia.today.10:09.re:the britich Columbia ferry queen.another sad link to watch.it seems a shame that they have to scrap a ship that could be usefull.in a diferent job.or area.are they going to scrap the whole fleet?thanks for an interesting link.have a good week end.ben27

Nauticapedia
1st April 2013, 03:32
As the fleet of ferries grows older it is necessary to sell off the older (often 50+ years) The smaller ones are sometimes re-purposed as floating lodges, fish camps, floating fish farms etc. The larger ones end up going to the breakers.

John

Scatari
2nd April 2013, 01:11
hi nauticapedia.today.10:09.re:the britich Columbia ferry queen.another sad link to watch.it seems a shame that they have to scrap a ship that could be usefull.in a diferent job.or area.are they going to scrap the whole fleet?thanks for an interesting link.have a good week end.ben27

ben27;

Absolutely not ... the BC Ferries fleet provides an essential and irreplaceable link, not only between Vancouver island and the mainland of BC, but also between the countless small islands and communities along the coast. I can't envisage it ever being scrapped.

The link below will give you some idea of just how large an organization it is ... it is in fact, the second largest ferry company in the world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC_Ferries

ben27
2nd April 2013, 02:08
good morning nauticapedia,today,10:11.re:britich Columbia ferry queen.thank you for your reply.i have watched the link,very informative,thank you again.haveb a good day,ben27