Queen No More
I have no idea how many times, other than ‘lots’, that I travelled on the Queen of Tsawwassen. The Queen of Tsawwassen was part of my existence for about 40 years so you can imagine my surprise to find her at the head of Toba Inlet, serving time as a logging camp. The Queen of Tsawwassen was decommissioned as a ferry in 2008 after 48 years of service, sold and renamed the Inlet Explorer for a new life.
One of the Sidney class of ferry made for BC Ferries she is the second ferry they had built. This class was inspired by the MV Coho, still in service between Victoria and Port Angeles, a ferry that has appeared in this blog before, and will again.
At the time this vessel was built for the Province of BC’s fledgling ferry service, the province relied very heavily on logging for tax revenue. You could say she was built with logging money so it is fitting that in semi-retirement she ends up a logging camp.
Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO200, f2.5, 1/8000th (top) and 1/2,500th (bottom).