Post by Owen Mackie on Aug 5, 2003 20:53:36 GMT -8
Hi guys.. i got some questions.. i thought that the french creek/false bay run was a bc ferry run at one time(or at least i think so) does anyone know about this service.. I heard that people on Lisqueati Island didnt want car service.. anyone know about it?
I know it is subcontracted by BC Ferries. I'm not sure of the arrangement, but it's their route and they let a private company operate it.. much like the Langdale-Keats-Gambier run (now) and some other passenger-only routes along the coast. I didn't know about them not wanting car-service. I wouldn't be surprised, although I suppose in 10 years they might need it if their population grows.
Post by marsbar1973yahooca on Aug 15, 2003 20:17:31 GMT -8
The mv Centurion 7 was built in either 1982 or 1984 In Richmond BC. She carries 60 passengers on the 50 minute crossing. (up to 60). The vessle was designed for the French Creak to False Bay run as it can get realy rough out their.
I have witnessed the little ferry depart in weather that would make you want be anywear else but on this vessle in the middle of the Straight of Georgia. It is quite a seaworthy boat.
I sailed on her a few times to Lasquitie as I like to ride my bike to the other end of the Island.
The Company that owns and opperates the Centurion 7 is called "Western Pacific Marine" and they are based at the foot of Denman Street in Downtown Vancouver.
Some residents of Lasquitea Don't even want a ferry service or Hydro let a lone a Car ferry. Cars are barged over. If it should happen that they would get a car ferry, the best option would be to connect Lasquitea with the South-west portion of Texada, would be about a 15 min ride across Sabine Channle rather than a 50 minute rough and windy ride to French Creek which is located mid way between Parksville and Qualicum.
I do have pictures of The Centurion 7 if you are interested please contack me. (Exterior and interior).
Onboard the Centurion 7 you have a males washroom and a feemales washroom, seating in the saloon, which are nothing more than benches with padding, and one can even stand out side at the stern. There are plenty of open storage space for your baggage and frieght.
You are allowed to take your bycicle over on the ferry. It makes for a good outing to leave on the first ferry from French Creak and return at 5pm.