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BC Ferry dry docked at the Ketchikan Ship Yard for repairs
Photo by Carl Thompson


November 21, 2006
Tuesday AM

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.

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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 in place.

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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