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Photographer:Mr. DOT [View profile]Title:Queen of SidneyAdded:May 12, 2015
Captured:January 01, 1977IMO:5288011Hits:1,304
Location:Roberts Bank, Vancouver, Canada
Photo Category: Ferries
Queen of Sidney (IMO 5288011) arriving @ Tsawwassen Terminal south of Vancouver at end of morning run from the southern Gulf Islands in Georgia Strait between the BC mainland & Vancouver Island - circa 1977 [ Mr. DOT]

This was taken about 17 years after she started service for BC Ferries as the "Sidney" in 1960. She is seen here in the original BC Ferry 'pastel blue' livery which was the standard between 1960 & 1985.
She stared service in 1960 working BC Ferries first (and still most important route) between Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island near Victoria, and Tsawwassen, on the mainland. She was replaced on that route after just a few years by larger vessels. For the balance of her years with BC Ferries she was assigned to smaller runs serving the Gulf Islands and she worked as a refit relief vessel. Her last assignment with BC Ferries was on the northern Georgia Strait crossing between Comox on Vancouver Island and Powell River on the mainland. She was decommissioned in the year 2000.
Vessel Identification
Name:Queen Of Sidney
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:3,128 tons
Summer DWT:702 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1960
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Dennis J. Dubinsky on Jun 02, 2015 19:24 (3 years ago)
Nice shot of an old workhorse.
Dennis Montreal.
I will soon be calling Victoria home.
Gordy on May 13, 2015 14:48 (3 years ago)
Good pic Mr Dot, very nice
Mr. DOT on May 13, 2015 06:56 (3 years ago)
much more dignity in this active life shot than in her present discusting condition, onetime my workplace as deckhand,mrdot.
lappino on May 13, 2015 06:15 (3 years ago)
Great photo, thanks for posting, Mr. DOT!

It's about time we had a photo of her during her better times! :)


andrecas on May 13, 2015 00:34 (3 years ago)
Nice photo. In much better shape here than current condition (abandoned on the banks of the Fraser River).
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