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Thought I'd share a few shots from a dreary, rainy trip to Bowen Island on the Queen of Capilano ... but that ended with a decent sunset.    

Photo captured on May 7, 2007.   Which one is this?    

I would believe that this is the Queen of Alberni; the extra holes in her vehicle decks and the short upper deck would indicate it's her. For additional confirmation, the Queen of Alberni was the C cl

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From Horseshoe Bay on Monday:

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Bowen Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Bowen Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Bowen Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Coquitlam by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Coquitlam by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

Sure been a long time since Bowen Queen was on that run...which she was originally built for...

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The Queen of Capilano is returning to service with extra 15 cars per sailing tommorrow on the 2:30 pm sailing replacing the Bowen Queen and the D30LF will not be seen in Downtown Vancouver starting Thursday is done for good so Bowen resident now need take to the 250 or 257. Hopefully TransLink will the put those trips on the 257 just for Bowen Island residents but other people can take the trips too.

http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-queen_of_capilano.html

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You guys can name a ferry with a lot of weird rules: (No Queen, Spirit, Island, ect) all prefix currently in the fleet.

http://www.bcferries.com/about/intermediatevessel-naming-contest.html?utm_campaign=ICFnamingcontest&utm_medium=web&utm_source=bcfhome

I have say BC Ferries has receive a lot of interesting names about prices and waits:

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/05/best-submissions-bc-ferries-naming-contest/

I personally think BC Ferries should pick Spirit of Bad Wifi because it is true in most places and a funny name for a ferry.

The cable a ferry has name of called Baynes Sound Connector which replaces this ferry.

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Quinitsa by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

When this ferries starts service in will be the world longest and only cable ferry in the salt water. This ferry will also be longest cable ferry which beats the longest cable ferry on fresh water also.

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BC Ferries has finally realized some ideas are stupid and do not got to plan. Slot machines will NOT be on board of Spirit class:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-ferries-slot-machines-plan-scrapped-by-government-1.3104915

Hopefully this gave the a little more pressure on the BC Government to turn BC Ferries back into crown corporation since nothing BC Ferries has done help them become more profitable but instead they become less profitable.

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June 28th was the first day of this year that Coastal Renaissance started service on route two;

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Coastal Renaissance by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Coastal Renaissance by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Coastal Renaissance by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Coastal Renaissance by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

This now means that route two has three vessel servicing it the third one is the Queen of Cowichan which looks like this:

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

Route three also has two vessel which are the Queen of Surrey and Queen of Coquatlam which look like this:

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Queen of Coquitlam by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Surrey by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen from March 2014:

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

Her upgraded interior:

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Powell River Queen by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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​Quadra Queen was rebuilt in the years of 2010 to 2011 to help get another 20 years out of her:

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Quadra Queen II by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Coastal Celebration undergoing a refit, Skeena Queen getting ready for the next trip to Salt Spring Island and Queen of Cumberland getting ready for her next to trip to Southern Gulf Island excluding Salt Spring Island:

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Coastal Celebration, Skeena Queen and Queen of Cumberland by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

The Queen of Cumberland has platform decks, which you see one is down, to help increase the car capacity to 127 cars compared to 85 cars. I don't think that Queen of Cumberland will get gallery decks like her sister Queen of Capilano.

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Queen of Capilano by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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The Queen of Capilano will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, August 22, and first round trip will be done by the Bowen Queen on the Horeshoe Bay to Bowen Island. Bowen Queen will need deadhead to and from Tsawwassen for two trips from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands and back.

http://www.bcferries.com/bcfservicenotice?id=920957

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Some photos from this week route two trip:

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Queen of Capilano by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

The Queen of Cowichan for her only round trip on Tuesdays:

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

On Thursday, Fridays, Sundays, Mondays have the Queen of Cowichan doing three schedule round trips:

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan and Queen of Capilano by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

The Queen of Cowichan trips are schedule 40 minutes before the next sailing for the Queen of Oak Bay:

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Queen of Cowichan and Queen of Oak Bay by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Cowichan and Queen of Oak Bay by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

Queen of Oak Bay:

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Queen of Oak Bay by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Oak Bay by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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Queen of Oak Bay by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

Coastal Renaissance:

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Coastal Renaissance by Blue Bus Fan, on Flickr

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