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Photos and video of the new SeaBus sailing to Vancouver

Photos and video of the new SeaBus sailing to Vancouver

The Burrard Pacific Breeze sails toward the terminal at Lonsdale Quay. Photo by Charlotte Boychuk.
The Burrard Pacific Breeze sails toward the terminal at Lonsdale Quay. Photo by Charlotte Boychuk.

I’ve got photos of the new SeaBus, which sailed into town last Friday!

Charlotte Boychuk, our intrepid photographer from CMBC’s communications department, managed to get on a work boat and snap some photos of the SeaBus in the water.

See all of Charlotte’s amazing photos in this Flickr set.

Also, here’s some more SeaBus goodies from Trevor Harrison and Terry Muirhead. Edit: Plus some more from P.A. Keenleyside!

First, Trevor Harrison sent the above video of the new SeaBus in its berth at Lonsdale Quay.

We also have three photos below from Terry Muirhead. (I’ve also put them up in this Flickr set.)

The new SeaBus, docked at the north terminal. Photo by Terry Muirhead.
The new SeaBus, docked at the north terminal. Photo by Terry Muirhead.
The new SeaBus, docked at the north terminal. Photo by Terry Muirhead.
The new SeaBus, docked at the north terminal. Photo by Terry Muirhead.
The new SeaBus, docked at the north terminal. Photo by Terry Muirhead.
The new SeaBus, docked at the north terminal. Photo by Terry Muirhead.

Edit: Finally, P.A. Keenleyside has sent along some nautical maps where he has tracked the journey of the Pacific Breeze to the terminal. Click the maps at right for a larger version!

Route description Map
Burrard Pacific Breeze left Esquimalt at 0722, sailing out at 12 knots. She then had Beacon Hill Park on the port hand at approximatly 0730.
Leaving Victoria harbour she had Trial Island on the port hand at 0754, her speed was 15 knots. She headed north along Haro Strait and entered Swanson Channel at 0930, her speed being 13 knots.
She sailed through the Gulf Islands, having North Pender Island on her starboard hand at 1000. She was still holding at 13 knots.
She later entered Active Pass having Helen Point on the starboard hand at 1017. She reduced speed to 11 knots while navigating the channel (there were no other vessels in Active Pass at the time of her transit).

At 1031, she exited Active Pass and had Georgina Point Light Mayne Island) on her starboard hand. Ahead at 20 degrees to port was the Coastal Celebration, steaming south towards Swartz Bay.

Once out of Active Pass, she changed course for a heading of 353 degrees. She changed ends, to test the opposite engines, and steamed along using the opposite engines for about 10 minutes.

She changed ends again (original stern end) for 7 minutes, and changed ends again steaming at 13 knots in that configuration for about 20 minutes, ending at 1110.

She was off Sand Heads at 1143. She then passed by YVR at 1210, and had Point Grey on the starboard hand at 1232, still keeping a steady 13 knots.

She was off the Point Grey Bell Buoy (off Spanish Banks) at approximately 1243, still keeping to 13 knots.

The Burrard Pacific Breeze approached Prospect Point at 1305, cutting speed to 7.3 knots to navigate First Narrows.

She then had Brockton Point on the starboard hand at 1314, from which she went directly offshore from the North Vancouver Seabus Terminal, arriving there at approximatly 1320.