Well heading to Tofino this summer to surf, where is "Lady Rose" docked? I am guessing in town.
I'll be in Ucluelet this summer for a few days, and will hopefully drop by Tofino as well for a 'Rose photo stop. Not sure where she is, but it's not like Tofino is a metropolis or anything. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
:)you know one of my facebook groups are trying to save the oversize ss United States, something that is not feasable, but this diminutative last historic Union steam ship is a feasable size, and would be similar to the Princess Mary in preservation size but real genuine preservation material. maybe I should dream on, but this is the rite size if it were ever possible, we should never have let that awful Stena line bugger off with our Maggie! mrdot
M/V Lady Rose - one-time Union Steamship - retired @ Jamie's Whaling Station, Tofino, Vancouver Island - 22 March 2013. It looks as though she has not seen much, if any, TLC since being moved here from Port Alberni a few years ago. Hopefully that will change before it is too late.
Can't help thinking that this may be yet another example of someone who's ambitions were deeper than his pocketbook. The good ship Lady Rose may have been better off being bought by a scallop farmer. Hope I'm wrong...
:)while there are many impossible preservation projects out there, ie. the might United States, for example, this one is of a compact size that makes it feasable for such a venture. they all would need people with 'deep pockets' but there would be a chance with this one, as it would be similar to the 'Princess Mary' with much more of the real heritage vessel still with us! mrdot.
Post by vmmarchives on Nov 20, 2015 11:00:38 GMT -8
I'm the Archivist and Librarian at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and thought it's a good idea to join this group of very knowledgeable people! Can you tell me if the Lady Rose is still afloat or was she scrapped in the end? We might feature her story in our blog and we want to make sure we have all the facts. Thanks! PS. My apologies for any forum missteps I may make, I have never belonged to one before!