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Old 12-30-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Albion Ferries have sold

....But for less than half of what they were asking. ouch.

Global BC | Albion ferries sold to B.C. company for fraction of asking price

I wonder if it would have been worth it to keep them and use them for something else? For what? I have no idea.

I guess its better than the bath the province took for the fast-cat ferries.
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I miss the ferries..
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I miss the ferries..
You can always take the Barnston Island Ferry.

Now that is a cool ride. A ferry that is pulled by cables to and fro.

For those who are old school BCSR members, Barnston Island is an inside joke.
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You can always take the Barnston Island Ferry.

Now that is a cool ride. A ferry that is pulled by cables to and fro.

For those who are old school BCSR members, Barnston Island is an inside joke.
I used to always go over there and smoke joints on the beach through a little 4x4 trail. Lots of good times over there.
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they should have kept the ferry running if not for cars then for pedestrians

so many people used to go over to fort langely cyclists, walkers, joggers, cars (me included) and now all that traffic is gone i bet its killed business for those shops

in fact they showed the area on the news other day about how they were thinking up ways to attract business so i guess that confirms the above statement
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they should have kept the ferry running if not for cars then for pedestrians

so many people used to go over to fort langely cyclists, walkers, joggers, cars (me included) and now all that traffic is gone i bet its killed business for those shops

in fact they showed the area on the news other day about how they were thinking up ways to attract business so i guess that confirms the above statement
Be interesting to see the changes. I used to work in a cafe in fort langley for about 2 years before I moved into the city. It's absolutely true, the rails would be full of bikes during the summer.

The large housing development would help, but not the same. People leaving their homes aren`t going to get out of their cars after 5 minutes for a sandwich, and aren`t going to get out of their cars 5 minutes from home for one either.
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^ yeah, that would have been a great idea!
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Fort Langley is still a pretty busy destination - we go over there now and then to walk the dykes, hit the shops, or just hang out at the sidewalk coffee shops... finding parking is a bitch on any weekend and many evenings too. I don't doubt that the lack of ferries hurt them, at least at first, but I don't think it's THAT bad. Consider most of the ferry traffic was commuters who were probably in a rush to get to work or home and wouldn't have stopped for shopping anyway.

I was surprised the Kingfisher (the nice pub on the Albion side) is doing so well - we've been there a couple times since the ferries shut down and it's still packed most nights. Then again, they have great food and took advantage of the couple years they did have with the ferry there to build a name.

Anyway, the good news is that guy who bought the boats is local and paid well over scrap value for them, because he WANTS to find a use for them.
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I remember one time coming back from Ridge I took the ferry and smoked 5 joints on the way over. WOW I was fucked lol
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You can always take the Barnston Island Ferry.

Now that is a cool ride. A ferry that is pulled by cables to and fro.

For those who are old school BCSR members, Barnston Island is an inside joke.
barnston isnt pulled by cables, and all the time ive lived pretty close by i cant remember a time when it was?
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Barnston ferry has been a barge and tug for as long as I can recall...

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Edit: BTW, most cable ferries on rivers aren't pulled by cables, but are reaction ferries - they run along cables but are driven by the river current.
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^ nope its a tug boat thats attached to a dock thingy. It's impossible for it to be pulled by cables going across a busy passage like the fraser river
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the Needles Ferry at Lower Arrow Lake is a cable ferry.





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^ nope its a tug boat thats attached to a dock thingy. It's impossible for it to be pulled by cables going across a busy passage like the fraser river
It doesn't technically go across the whole river, LOL. I've been across a couple of times. Maybe I was smoking a dozen joints or something and saw a cable pulling it..... hee hee.
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that brings up a good question. how the fuck do cable ferries work? does the cable have enough slack in it that it droops deep enough in the water for boats to cross?
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that brings up a good question. how the fuck do cable ferries work? does the cable have enough slack in it that it droops deep enough in the water for boats to cross?
If you have have been to the ski hills and they have a rope pull for the little kids kinda that way.
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i dont drive a white van full of puppies so i dont usually hang out near the little kids rope pull at the ski hill.



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Well, for you young guys out there. When you reach 40, you get to look forward to prostrate check ups. The fastest way to check it is to have doc put his finger up uranus (where the sun only shines when the other planets aren't blocking it).

One word of advice (I learned this trick after a few not so pleasant encounters of the third kind), lie down on your side in a fetal position. It hurts a lot less this way. Any girls out there confirm this? LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Well, for you young guys out there. When you reach 40, you get to look forward to prostrate check ups. The fastest way to check it is to have doc put his finger up uranus (where the sun only shines when the other planets aren't blocking it).

One word of advice (I learned this trick after a few not so pleasant encounters of the third kind), lie down on your side in a fetal position. It hurts a lot less this way. Any girls out there confirm this? LOLOLOLOLOLOL
how many times a week do you go to make sure everything is ok?
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