Not really "NEW" photos (Maybe 1, or 2) but these are mostly my findings from the net of Dogwood Era pics. I've tried to "Enhance" some via Photoshop, although I'm a complete noob at PSHOP & I'm the 1st to admit, I suck, but just in case you might not have 1 - or - 2 of these,
I have scanned another couple of old B&W pictures from the DOT collection. Both of these originate from the BC Dept of Travel Industry, circa 1962, shortly after the Gulf Islands ferry company became part of BC Ferries. The Motor Princess had not yet been renamed Pender Queen.
Larger versions can be seen in the retired ferries collection in my photobucket account (address below).
A while back I was wondering about the ferry service that preceded the Pattullo Bridge; apparently, this is how you would have crossed the Fraser in 1884- as the picture says, the first steam ferry across the river. Betcha Flensburger couldn't build us one of these.
I don't know if travel was more 'civilized' in those days as the whole world simply didn't turn at the frantic pace that it does today. Now we are made to feel guilty if we spend some time doing nothing, which is really a drag.
I think I'll go weed the garden now, since it's been raining and the dirt might actually let go of some of the weeds.
The Tsawwassen and Sidney served for only about 2 years on Route 1. When the City of Vancouver & C of Victoria entered service in 1962 the originals were sent north to Route 2 (ie. summer 1962). It would not have been renamed to Queen of Tsw until 1963, when the Queen name theme was introduced with the then new Q of Esquimalt & Q of Saanich.
So this picture is real and probably taken in 1962 or 63. The Q of Tsw. remained a regular on route 2 until the arrival of the Stena Danica in 1974.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2007 18:57:54 GMT -8 by WettCoast