Friday, July 1, 2005


Excitement and thankfully no injuries yesterday morning in Horseshoe Bay where the Queen of Oak Bay lost power and ran into the docks at Sewell's Marina adjacent to the terminal where it beached. There was a fair amount of destruction on that side, and lots of delays as a result but no injuries. By 5:00, the tide had come in and the ferry had been towed off the beach and into the berth where it began offloading. As usual, the Bowen Online crowd tracked the story as it unfolded and a Google search will tell you more.

The Shawn Atleo quoted in many of the news stories is my friend and the BC Vice-Chief of the Assembly of First Nations who was aboard the ferry at the time. I'll have to get a first hand account the next time I run into him.