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BC Ferry dry docked at the
Ketchikan Ship Yard for repairs
Photo by Carl Thompson
November 21, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - British Columbia's north coast has lost
its only ferry service for a week while the Queen of Prince Rupert
is dry docked in Ketchikan for repairs. The Queen of Prince Rupert
arrived in Ketchikan Monday for repair work at Ketchikan Ship
and Dry Dock.
Queen of Prince Rupert
in dry dock at Ketchikan Ship and Dry Dock Monday evening.
Photo by Carl Thompson ©2006
The ship was damaged in mid-October when a crab trap line became
wrapped around one of the Queen of Prince Rupert's stern tubes.
Stern tubes are the housing that holds the vessel's two props
The Queen of Prince Rupert
is the only ship running between the Queen Charlotte Islands
and the BC mainland; however, B.C. Ferries will provide barge
service so islanders can continue to get needed food supplies.
Built in 1966, the 331' 10"
Queen of Prince Rupert has a passenger and crew capacity of 544.
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