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BC Ferries route 20 Chemainus - Thetis - Penelakut

Route 20: Chemainus - Thetis - Penelakut
Type of Route Minor
Terminals Preedy Harbour
Telegraph Harbour
Chemainus
Vessel based out of Preedy Harbour Kuper
Refit replacement Kahloke
Sailing takes 10 minutes between both Thetis Island & Penelakut Island
30 minutes for directly between Chemainus either Island
50 minutes with stop between either island and Chemainus
First and last sailing from Preedy Harbour 6:10 am *
6:00 am **
9:20 pm *
9:40 pm**
*Saturday to Thursday year round
**Fridays year round
First and last sailing from Telegraph Harbour 6:30 am *
6:20 am **
9:00 pm *
9:20 pm **
*Saturday to Thursday year round
**Fridays year round
First and last sailing from Chemainus 7:10 am *
6:55 am **
10:00 pm *
10:15 pm **
*Saturday to Thursday year round
**Fridays year round

Route 20 is a ferry runs that is under contract and receives subsidy from Province of British Columbia to BC Ferries. This is minor route in BC Ferries route network.

Contents

Route Details

This route connects the Southern Gulf Island to Cowichan Valley.

Points of Interest

  • Preedy Harbour
  • Telegraph Harbour
  • Chemainus Municipal Wharf

Number of sailing

  • 10 sailing a day

How to determine the vessel for the sailing?

Varies through out the day but Friday schedule is written differently compared to Saturday to Thursday schedule. The sailing from Chemainus usually go first sailing via Telegraph Harbour than to Preedy Harbour than the next sailing is direct Preedy Harbour, than next sailing via Telegraph Harbour than to Preedy Harbour than the next two sailing is direct Preedy Harbour, via Telegraph Harbour than to Preedy Harbour, than the next sailing is direct Preedy Harbour, then next two are via Telegraph Harbour than to Preedy Harbour than the last sailing is direct Preedy Harbour on the way back the vessel is direct from either island this happen on Saturday through Thursday. The Friday schedule is different by the first sailing via Telegraph Harbour than to Preedy Harbour than the next three sailing is direct Preedy Harbour, than next the two sailing are via Telegraph Harbour than to Preedy Harbour, than results back to the normal pattern.

History

On March 18, 1959 the Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries starts service on route seven vehicles ferry named Ethel Hunter which lasted for 13 years.[1] In 1973 the Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries built a 26 vehicle and 150 passengers vessel named the Kullet. In 1978 a same size vessel named Klitsa started to service the route which was year round until 1983 which serviced the route in summer season. In 1983 Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries put a 30 vehicle and 200 passengers per sailing vessel on the route during fall/winter/spring season named Kahloke. The route was transferred to BC Ferries in 1985. In March 2007 vessel got 32 vehicles and 269 passengers per sailing sailing year around named Kuper.

Future of the route

A single Island Class from the final wave will be place on route which could be fully electric from get go.


References

  • https://ferriesbc.proboards.com/thread/8177/salt-water-ministry-highways-ferries Salt Water Ministry Highway Ferries] West Coast Ferry forum, retrieved 04-14-2021