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Heads up: third SeaBus photo opp

One of the older SeaBuses out on the water, awaiting the arrival of its new friend the Pacific Breeze!

One of the older SeaBuses out on the water, awaiting the arrival of its new friend the Pacific Breeze!

Transit photography fans: there will likely be a photo opp for the third SeaBus tomorrow!

Basically, a large portion of the Burrard Pacific Breeze will be taken by barge from a warehouse in North Vancouver to Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, where construction will be completed.

You should recognize it fairly easily — it’s the aluminum shell of the passenger house.

The departure is dependent on tides and currents, so I don’t have an exact time yet—I’ll keep you posted once I get that information. But once it departs, feel free to head out to the Lions Gate Bridge and watch for it.

I won’t be able to make it out, so if you do get some shots, it would be great if I could share them on the blog! Send them to the Buzzer’s email and let me know how you’d like to be credited.


6 Comments

  • By Deasine, February 9, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    Is it going to be in service tomorrow?

  • By Donald Nguyen, February 9, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

    Great! Are you going to take any photos? :D

  • By ;-), February 9, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

    How big is this thing that needs low tide to clear the bridge? An aircraft carrier?

    Anyways the tide charts is high tide at 7:11, low-tide at 12:57, and high tide again at 18:23. Sounds like a lunch hour operation to maximize clearance and an outgoing current to nudge the little dingy along.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, February 10, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    Deasine, the third SeaBus is not going into service tomorrow. It’s currently being built.

    Donald, ;-): No word on the time yet. I am checking in on it again. As I’ve said, it’s the aluminum shell of the passenger house. I don’t know what kind of tide is necessary for the move!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, February 10, 2009 @ 11:32 am

    Btw Deasine, I forgot to mention that the SeaBus will go into service in fall 2009, so that’s when you can expect to see it on the water fully built!

  • By Deasine, February 10, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    I was being stupid… ignore that. Got too excited when I read the title.

    By the way, I had problems posting up that comment actually… I’m surprised it went though. Apparently, the name and email address went showing up on someone else’s computer when they tried to post a comment.

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