Another pic, scanned from an 8x10" glossy b&w photo, part of the DOT Collection.
The photo is marked on the back: MV Kaloke at Departure Bay, near Nanaimo. The photo has no date but I'm guessing that it is from a year or two prior to the BCF takeover, so circa 1960. The photo is also marked "Please credit the BC Department of Travel Industry"
I am continuing to search my old slide and negative collection for pictures worth sharing. This less than sharp photo of the Langdale Queen was taken on the 5th of May 1975 through the window of BC Rail's northbound Cariboo Dayliner. I was on my way to summer work with the BC Forest Service planting trees and fire fighting in the Cariboo region.
In the distance is, I believe, the Howe Sound Queen, which was then new to BC waters.
The following somewhat scratchy photo is of Horseshoe Bay circa 1970. In the pic you can see an unstretched Queen of New Westminster, and the Langdale Queen. The photo must have been taken during a spell of clear winter 'outflow' weather, not long before the QNWM was stretched. I believe that my brother collected this photo from a calender. It would be nice to get hold of a better copy.
That's a neat shot.... my goodness, the Langdale Queen looks small. When she's not shown against one of the larger boats, you can forget that she was actually only a few feet longer than the Bowen Queen, and not as wide.
I remember that you showed us an image just like this one but at a different angle, Jim, Nice one still. The Sunshine Coast Queen gives me the feeling that it's doors will open and it will laugh like Jabba the Hut.
Post by Low Light Mike on Sept 2, 2008 20:12:58 GMT -8
I was surfing some Canadian historical news footage on YouTube, and I came across what looks like Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.....in a 1958 PM John Diefenbaker news clip.
The ferry-terminal footage is at the 2:56 mark of the video, and lasts until 3:05.
So in those 9-seconds of footage, can anyone tell for certain where this terminal is, and even what the ship is?
Bonus trivia: - the narration during this 9-second clip is from a 1979 news report, on the Chief's death. Obviously it was before the 1984 election when Brian Mulroney's PC party broke the 1958 record for an election landslide.
Sure looks like HSB to me, and the vessel is the Chinook II, aka Sechelt Queen. Remember, at the time (1958) BCF's had not yet been formed, CP was running steam ships, and this has to be either HSB or DPB, or perhaps somewhere on the east coast.
BTW, Fluge, Diefenbaker's 1958 win still stands as the greatest sweep when considering the percentage of seats that he took (208 of 264 available). Mulroney took 211 of 282 available.
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2008 22:44:36 GMT -8 by WettCoast
Ha-ha... my first instinct was Earl's Cove and Quillayute, but the windows don't match up. Then I thought HSB and Chinook II, but the windows still don't match, so it has to be Kahloke... You'd think I'd be able to recognize my favorite ferry a bit better.
I would love to have sailed aboard that ship.
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2008 23:18:25 GMT -8 by Mill Bay