Don't know about anybody else, but I'm going to miss the great, hulking, metal and wood dock structures that used to serve even the smallest boats, and which seemed to make the ferry landing a rather significant place. Don't know which side of Saanich Inlet this is, probably mid '70s.
The land in the background also gives it away. There is no land that close to the Mill Bay terminal. Also, the boat on the left hand side appears to be at a marina, which is also only at the Brentwood side.
Don't know about anybody else, but I'm going to miss the great, hulking, metal and wood dock structures that used to serve even the smallest boats, and which seemed to make the ferry landing a rather significant place.
I agree, those old dock structures were what made the Ferry Terminal an Intresting place.
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I can't figure how the mill bay ferry is a gulf inlands ferry when both terminals are solidly on Vancouver Island. Memories for me go back to my Uvic days when I worked the Swartz Bay spare board and did a christmas day shift releiving the regular seaman all those years ago, late 60's as I recall. Mrdot.
I can't figure how the mill bay ferry is a gulf inlands ferry when both terminals are solidly on Vancouver Island.
What, you mean that no one told you about the canal?
--------- (but seriously, we weren't going to have a separate thread just for this 1 small route. It had to be bundled somewhere, and this was the closest. There's a support-group available that Paul K. leads for people to cope with illogical thread titles).
Post by Koastal Karl on Oct 30, 2010 10:31:39 GMT -8
I remember the old BC Ferries schedules that route was listed as the Saanich Inlet Route! It was in the Mainland/Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast schedules before BC Ferries introduced the All Routes Schedules.
...I like how you make it tough for yourself, instead of just reading the posts in this here thread from the past week. ;D
Well I was away in Edmonton on that day, and there's 5 or 6 threads I didn't get to reading when I got back, so that's why
Common-sense suggestion for the day: if you have time to open a thread and post into it, you should also make the time to at least read the last few previous posts, before posting. - blind-posting is a bad habit....
Is there going to be a time-period when there is to be no service on the route, due to maintenance? I'm thinking that once the aprons have been replaced, it will be impossible to lower the new aprons onto the Mill Bay. Also, during construction they're obviously going to have to shut down operations. How long do we think this shut-down period will last for? Also, it's probably already been mentioned, but I haven't found it: Which ship will replace the Klitsa on her route between Hornby and Denman, and if her replacement is currently serving a different route, which ship will replace it, and so on...?