I would expect the Burnaby, if used on this temporary route next year, will be docking in Saltery Bay bow-in. This is because single-enders have always docked stern-in at Departure Bay. As the ship is to be based on the Departure Bay side would they even need to 'tie-up' at Saltery Bay or would they just be 'hovering' in the dock? (i.e. using slight stern thrust to hold them in position).
I think they want the Burnaby down on route 9 at that time, and the Powell River people will just have to 'suck it up' again.
Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 20, 2013 12:05:28 GMT -8
Regarding the upcoming new berth at Little River: - I am surprised that the bridge is still approx same length. I was thinking that they would have lengthened it a bit, in order to get the berth into some deeper water (because of the shallow sand problem), and this would also make it a less-steep bridge during extreme tides.
If you look closely in this shot, you'll see lane 15 in the Holding lot is blocked off for the project. Lane 14 is also blocked as a sidewalk for disembarking foot passengers. Little River Holding Lot. by CS16 Photography, on Flickr
Not a whole lot of change to see, the poles around the berth have been cut down to size. if you look the the right you'll see the walkway along the dolphins is now cut off. Car Deck No. 2 End, Island Sky. by CS16 Photography, on Flickr
Post by arrrrmatey on Dec 26, 2013 10:27:26 GMT -8
First is is westview terminal as of last week sometime. Second is the new waiting rooms and mechanical/electrical room being assembled at the former westview barge terminal, just south of the ferry terminal, taken yesterday.