CP's Princess Marguerite II: photos & discussion Sept 2, 2011 21:44:26 GMT -8
Post by FNS on Sept 2, 2011 21:44:26 GMT -8
Sept 1, 2011 14:52:43 GMT -8 @einar said:
September 17, 1989
Steam Whistles Galore!
Watch this in HD full screen with your sound rattling the desk. This'll get the neighbor's attention around 6 minutes in.
I only had a tape recorder and my camera, and my light meter's battery was dead so my exposures were hit and miss. I lost my tape of this, but luckily I had given a copy to my friend Paul and he found it. He is our hero!
This is the most of Maggie I have ever heard recorded., but I hope I am wrong and someone has more!
That's quite a lot of whistle blasts!
You can hear both sets of the MAGGIE's whistles. The triple set on her aft funnel and the single one on the forward funnel. Sometimes in unison on this tape.
In fog here on the Sound, we usually heard the triple set. Sometimes, though, we were surprised to hear the deeper sounding single whistle do the blasting.
The other notable ferries you heard on this tape were the VANCOUVER ISLAND PRINCESS and a Jumboferry of Washington State Ferries. The VIP's whistles sounded like the QUEEN OF OAK BAY while the WSF Jumbo sounds like the COHO.
That ship sporting the decorative lights rising to the masts was the VANCOUVER ISLAND PRINCESS. When the MAGGIE was running, the VIP usually made fast at the south side of Pier 48. 1989 was the inaugural year when the Princess ships used Pier 48. They moved their operations from Pier 69, which was used by the MAGGIE and VICTORIA PRINCESS (QUEEN OF PRINCE RUPERT, now LOMAIVITI PRINCESS) since the late 1970s. Before then, it was good old shabby but beautiful Pier 64.
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I have that booklet of the PRINCESS MARGUERITE. I bought my copy from the gift store aboard the MAGGIE.