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'''Quinsam''' is the only vessel in the Quinsam class.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-quinsam.html Quinsam], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-22-2017.</ref>
 
'''Quinsam''' is the only vessel in the Quinsam class.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-quinsam.html Quinsam], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-22-2017.</ref>
  
Quinsam was ordered to replace [[BC Ferries Quinitsa|Quinitsa]], which was too small to accommodate growing traffic on the Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island route. Quinsam joined the BC Ferries fleet in 1985 when all Ministry of Transportation saltwater operations were transferred to BC Ferries. It received a midlife refit in 2011, receiving refurbished passenger accommodations, new engines, and an upgraded bridge. It continues to operate on route 19 (Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island).<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/quinsam.html M.V. Quinsam], www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-22-2017.</ref>
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Quinsam was ordered to replace [[BC Ferries Quinitsa|Quinitsa]], which was too small to accommodate growing traffic on the Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island route. Quinsam joined the BC Ferries fleet in 1985 when all Ministry of Transportation saltwater operations were transferred to BC Ferries. It received a midlife refit in 2011, receiving refurbished passenger accommodations, new engines, and an upgraded bridge. It continues to operate on [[BC Ferries route 19 Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island|19]].<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/quinsam.html M.V. Quinsam], www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-22-2017.</ref>
  
With two new Ferries coming to route 19 (Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island), the plan for is to once again take over [[BC Ferries Quinitsa|Quinitsa]] on route 6 (Crofton - Vesuvius) and retire the [[ BC Ferries Powell River Class|Bowen Queen]].
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With two new [[BC Ferries Island Class|Island-class]] ferries scheduled to be deployed to route [[BC Ferries route 19 Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island|19]] in early 2022, Quinsam will be shifted to route [[BC Ferries route 6 Crofton - Vesuvius|6]], allowing for the retirement of [[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Bowen Queen]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:19, 19 September 2021

The Quinsam class contains a single vessel owned and operated by BC Ferries. It was built in 1982 by Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, BC for the BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways. Its design is based on a larger capacity version of Quinitsa.

Designed for short commuter trips, Quinsam has relatively few passenger amenities. It has one vehicle deck, with small passenger lounges on either side of the vehicle deck. The bridge is suspended over the vehicle deck.

Quinsam

Quinsam
Built 1982, Vancouver
Home base Gabriola Island
Route(s) served 19

Quinsam is the only vessel in the Quinsam class.[1]

Quinsam was ordered to replace Quinitsa, which was too small to accommodate growing traffic on the Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island route. Quinsam joined the BC Ferries fleet in 1985 when all Ministry of Transportation saltwater operations were transferred to BC Ferries. It received a midlife refit in 2011, receiving refurbished passenger accommodations, new engines, and an upgraded bridge. It continues to operate on 19.[2]

With two new Island-class ferries scheduled to be deployed to route 19 in early 2022, Quinsam will be shifted to route 6, allowing for the retirement of Bowen Queen.

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity
2,601 hp 12.0 knots 89.84 m 1,431 tonnes 63 autos 400


References

  1. Quinsam, BC Ferries, retrieved 01-22-2017.
  2. M.V. Quinsam, www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-22-2017.