OK I found out that the "Girl's Legless Body" article belongs to the front page of the Nanaimo Free Press from Monday, August 3 1970...
Alright Flugel Horn, check this one out.
I have 2 volumes of newspaper articles ranging from 1996 to present regarding the Fast Ferry Fiasco. These scrapbooks took years to create. I took whatever articles I could find on the fast ferries and incorporated them into these scrapbooks. I haven't counted the articles but I'm thinking 300 or 400 is a good educated guess. What should I do? Scan them all and start a thread? This will take me a year to do. Any advice, Flugel Horn?
Hey, I'll do one, you do one :P
I'm thinking that you should post a few highlight articles (eventually, when you have time), in the ferry forum. See what people are interested in reading, and then offer a few more, every once in a while. I can direct you to an appropriate thread, once you're ready over there.
I think that an entire scan/post is pretty daunting, as you've concluded too.........that's a lot of work.
ps: the Sam Bawlf headline caught my eye: He wrote a book called "The hidden voyage of Sir Frances Drake" (or something like that), where he theorizes that Drake made landfall at Comox; years before Cook & Vancouver sailed here. Interesting read.
For those who enjoy classic ships, even small & old ferries, another one will be retiring on May 1, 2011. The MV Mill Bay (the ship, not the route) will be retired at the end of Sunday, May 1st.
After a month of dock upgrades, the route will resume in June 2011 with a slightly larger ferry, the MV Klitsa. But the Klitsa is a scow compared to the classic look of the soon to be retired MV Mill Bay.
ps: the ship works the Mill Bay - Brentwood Bay route.
So the Mill Bay is gone now. She's getting up there in years, being built in 1956. I hear the average life expectancy for a ferry is about 30 years, not sure if that's true or not. They keep them in service a lot longer around here, that's for sure. So is she sold to a private organization or is she scrapped?
BC Ferries issued a news release today, saying that she's for sale once she's retired on May 1st. No asking price, they are asking for offers.
Originally Posted by GR74
- the North Island Princess (Texada Island ferry) is still the oldest in the BC fleet - I think she's 1954 or so.
I can't see the sale price being that high. I think the Mill Bay is (or was) the smallest in the fleet with a car capacity of 16 cars. The Klitsa appears to only have a car capacity of 26, another vintage vessel built in the early 1970's. I think it was on the Gabriola run with Kahloke once upon a time, long before Quinsam was put into service on that route.
Originally Posted by Flugel Horn
I think this is my good-bye post. Never say never, but I think I'll be ending my participation here.
I believe strongly that forums like this should be places that are more civil than the comments-section of a newspaper. ie.this is a place that should be wtihout name-calling or other personal attacks, and I'm talking about the cheap kind of attacks, not the well-articulated & well-reasoned posts that happen to disagree with someone.
And so as long as other members who do cheap attacks here are tolerated, and I'm talking specifically about the popular coal-mine thread, then I won't be part of this overall forum.
I expect that thing in the comments-section of the newspaper website, but not here.
To all who have read my various posts over the past few years, thanks for reading. I enjoy Nanaimo, its scenery and its history.