The following images are submitted by Vancouver Branch World Ship Society members. Some images represent photographs that were used by the Vancouver Branch in its Ship's Log newsletter or its local website.
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The new ferry NORTHERN EXPEDITION arriving at Vancouver 6th March 2009 following a 10,000 mile journey from her builders at Flensburg in northern Germany, via the Panama Canal. Her temporary destination will be Nanaimo, B.C. but first she made a diversion to Vancouver Harbour for the press. She is the fourth vessel to be delivered by Flensburger to British Columbia Ferry Services, and is presently registered at St. Vincent & the Grenadines, but a transfer to Victoria is likely in a few days. She will enter service in May between Port Hardy (on the northern tip of Vancouver Island) and Prince Rupert, the route presently served by the former QUEEN OF THE NORTH. The NORTHERN ADVENTURE (ex-SONIA) will then transfer to the route from Prince Rupert to the Queen Charlotte Islands and replace the ageing QUEEN OF PRINCE RUPERT which will be taken out of service. Photo by Glenn Smith. [Ref: GS-90006] [see page 198 of April 2009 issue of Marine News]
Another view of the NORTHERN EXPEDITION, passing Brockton Point in Stanley Park, Mar 6, 2009 Photo by Glenn Smith [Ref: GS-90007]
NORTHERN EXPEDITION entering Vancouver Harbour Mar 6, 2009 fresh from the builders yard in Germany. Photo by Glenn Smith [Ref: GS-90003]
Holland-America Line's VEENDAM, outbound from Vancouver, B.C.'s Inner Harbour, sailing toward the Lions Gate Bridge (which connects downtown Vancouver with the districts of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and onward to Horseshoe Bay and Whistler) on its way to Alaska, filled with happy holidaymakers, July 2004. The high-rise buildings in the distance are part of the City of North Vancouver, a thriving part of Metro Vancouver. Photo by Robert Etchell. Ref: WS07-0108.
The OKIALOS, a bulk carrier seen anchored in Prince Rupert, B.C. Harbour on September 2, 2008, is somewhat of a mystery to your webmaster. A search through current Lloyd's Registers do not turn up the name, and if previously registered under a different name, it too has been elusive. Photo by Robert Etchell. Ref: WS08-0137.
BC Ferries' brand-new COASTAL CELEBRATION, anchored in the Thames, just east of Tower Bridge on May 12, 2008. The ship had just been released by its builder, the Flensburger shipyard in Germany and made a goodwill stop in London before heading across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal to its future home in Swartz Bay, B.C. This is the third and final sister in the series which will be used to carry passengers and vehicles from Vancouver Island to the Vancouver Mainland. It entered service in November 2008 between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay. Its sisters, COASTAL RENAISSANCE, operate between Departure Bay, Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island) to Horseshoe Bay (on the Vancouver Mainland), while the COASTAL INSPIRATION was placed in service between Tsawwassen and Duke Point, Nanaimo, B.C., earlier in 2008. Photo by Glenn Smith. Ref: WS08-0071.