Photographer Captures ‘Striking’ Images of Now Abandoned Queen of Sydney BC Ferry

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A BC Ferry that once took passengers from Victoria to Vancouver and back now sits abandoned and, according to a photographer, looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie.

Seattle photographer Kevin Henry made the trip from south of the border to the Fraser River in BC, where the once-boisterous Queen of Sidney, in service from 1960 to 2000, is now moored.

“I came specifically for the ferry. I try to get to BC quite often. I think it’s a fascinating place, and it’s interesting to be anywhere a little bit different from home,” Henry told CHEK News.

“I’m trying to do a series about ferries in the Pacific Northwest, and when I heard about this, I thought it would be a good addition. Everything, everywhere: the BC Ferries system, the Pudget Sound system, everything.”

Equipped with a drone camera, Henry captured images of the old ferry from all angles, exposing its broken windows and peeling paint and Post the results on Imgur on Friday, when the gallery quickly surpassed 100,000 views.

(Photo: Kevin Henry/Atomic Antennas)

After seeing it in person, Henry describes the vessel as something seen on the TV series. The last of usa newly released drama focused on post-outbreak America.

“It was on my mind after watching an episode. If I’m honest, it was probably more of a click-bait title to be relevant, but it looks like everything on the show after about 20 years,” she said with a laugh.

“From where we live, that is normal. Everything is covered in moss, and if you leave something there for a year, it looks like it’s been there for a thousand years.”

The ship is located on the mainland outside Silverdale, not far from Mission, and, along with the Queen of Tsawwassen, was one of two Sidney-class ferries based on Black Ball Transport’s MV Coho, according to Henry.

He says the ship, which is 102 meters long, is “surprisingly well documented” having been retired and then sold for $100,000 in 2002, when it was renamed the Bad Aventure.

“The name adapts to the current state of the ship and the company it maintains. Sandwiched between the former Queen of Sydney and the shoreline, another former ferry, the San Mateo, sits partially submerged at an awkward angle,” Henry wrote in his post.

It floats in waters resembling a shipyard surrounded by cranes and sunken barges, with logs floating down the Fraser, he says.

Film crews have also liked the spooky atmosphere, with popular productions including Supernatural Y x-filesto name a few, having shot scenes both inside and outside the boat, says

“It was amazing to see him in this state,” Henry said.

“Any time you see the Pacific Northwest take back a machine or a building, it’s beautiful in its own way. I try not to be too judgmental about what people do with their personal property. It’s a shame it’s in the state it is in, I guess, is what a lot of people will say.”

The Mission District has been trying to get rid of the boat, says Henry, who, after some digging, discovered that It not only poses a hazard, but “a pollution problem,” adding: “The local district has tried to collect liens against it. Cannot be disposed of until liens are paid. It’s a whole thing.”

Most recently, BC Ferries’ MV Powell River Queen, built in 1965, was listed for sale on IronPlanet with the highest bid of $82,000.

That follows the introduction of two new hybrid-electric ships on the Campbell River to Quadra Island route, with Deborah Marshall, a spokeswoman for BC Ferries, saying that in the past, the company has sold its ships to logging operators or other shipping companies. .

The BC government has information on derelict boat salvage on their website.

(Photos courtesy: Kevin Henry/Atomic Aeromics)

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