Post by princessofvanfan on Jun 4, 2019 17:44:40 GMT -8
Sad to see another elder of the fleet going into retirement. However, I never did feel a strong attachment to this ship - she had what was probably the worst passenger lounge of all the BCF ships. Still, sad to see her go. She always looked so insignifigant in Horseshoe Bay sandwiched in between the C's.
And so ends another era: Howe Sound Queen has finished her BC Ferries career. Did anyone get aboard during her last few days? My only ride was about 8 years ago - a round-trip from VB to C and back.
I was aboard the old boat on May 22nd. When I showed up at the Crofton terminal I was not certain which vessel would be in service. I was surprised when I saw the HSQ making its approach, and not the 'new' boat.
So I did have a chance to say au revoir to the old 'plain-Jane' Quebec-built girl ...
Nearing the end of its run, Howe Sound Queen (aka the 'Hound Dog') approaches Crofton with only days to go before retirement - 22 May 2019
Still at Deas, though... at least she was as of about four days ago. With the off season coming up and more need for lay up, I wonder if the HSQ and the poor old 'Burnaby might get moved. How many years is it now since the 'Burnaby got moored there?
Post by pacificcat99 on Sept 4, 2019 11:27:13 GMT -8
Think it has been almost 2 and a half years that the Queen of Burnaby has been sitting at Deas rusting away. If I recall (and a quick google search helps to show) it was pulled some point in May 2017 and replaced by the Salish Orca.
It was even pulled early due to engine troubles (or an oil leak, cant quite remember).
Every time I go past Deas on my way to Delta I cant help but wonder what will happen to the old Queen in the end