The Nicola's dock is located just to the north of the BCF dock on the Rupert water front. Between the two is CN Rail's Aquatrain barge slip.
Graham, aka Tsawwassen Terminal, got some nice shots of the Nicola and other ferries when he was up this way a couple of weeks ago. The Nicola appears to be a sister to the Nimpkish? On which BCF routes has it operated on in the past?
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2019 12:16:33 GMT -8 by Kahloke
Post by Koastal Karl on Mar 6, 2008 15:33:51 GMT -8
Well I was up flying around Nanaimo today and planned to see the CR at Departure Bay. I got a pleasant surpise to see what I thought was the MV Nimpkish at Departure Bay berth 1 but taking a closer look and seeing there was no BC Ferries colors I saw it was the MV Nicola that runs from Prince Rupert to I have no idea where up there.
The Nimpkish, Nicola, Garibaldi II and A.J. Savoie / RJ Breadner.
So, if all of them were N's that would make the Naribaldi and the N.A.J Savoie / RJ Breadner... if that makes sense.
It's interesting to see the two ships together, but seriously, which one really looks more like a ship... the floating angular box, or the nice little ship with curvilinear hull lines and an actual discernible bridge and deck layout.
Cool photos... if I was gonna buy a ferry, it would be one of these little ones, or the Tenaka, just because they're the best for size and scale.
Ok, not many of these "Q" class vessels left (The Original Name of the first class was the Quadra Queen) in the fleet. ;D
The Nicola was the first vessel of the class (as Quadra Queen) and then the A.J. Savoie. Making it either the "A" class, or "Q" class, but I would call it the N class after the most common "N" named vessels