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Well there are all those 1960s ships (with a few to be retired next year) but most of the fleet is more 1990s/2000s I think.
Here's a list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC_Fer...urrent_vessels
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Am I the only one who thinks the paint job is hideous and tacky? Removing the blue seafoam behind the whales would help a bit....i suppose. I'm probably alone on this but I wish they would get rid of the whales altogethor. Call me boring, but i would rather it just had a regular paintjob.

I suppose in a couple of years there will be big rust spots mixed in as well. Its gonna look fantastic
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I just realized poe-lish and paw-lish are spelt the same.
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we should bring back this style with the waving flag and dogwood on the smoke stack.














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The old BC logo is visually quite striking for something so simple... Although if you were to ask me to decide between the current government logo and this one, I wouldn't know which one to pick.
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Ugh no.

It has the BC flag, which sucks in terms of flag design. The clean blue and red lines... yes. The dogwood on the smokestack, yes yes.

The waving BC flag with the Helvetica BC beside it... no.
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Has the new ferries been deployed already? Queen of Nanaimo replacement was sent to begin service late in the year.

Should we be expecting more new ferries in the future? I was reading BC Ferries' magazine on the weekend and realized that most of their fleet is built in the 1960s.
Not really true.

Super C's are from 2008 - 2009, Spirit Class 1992 - 1993, C Class are 1976 and 1980, only large 1960's era left on the major routes are Queen of New Westminster ( Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay ), Queen of Burnaby ( Powell River - Comox ) due to be replaced 2017 by Salish Class ( Polish built ) and Queen of Nanaimo ( Souther Gulf Islands ) due to be replaced 2017 by Salish Class ( Polish built ).

Once the Salish Class are deployed next year, the only 1960's era left on the major routes will be the Queen of New Westminster.

After the Queen of the North sinking, the northern vessels were also replaced a few years ago. Northern Expidition, new German built ferry, Northern Adventure a purchased ferry built 2000.
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Am I the only one who thinks the paint job is hideous and tacky? Removing the blue seafoam behind the whales would help a bit....i suppose. I'm probably alone on this but I wish they would get rid of the whales altogethor. Call me boring, but i would rather it just had a regular paintjob.

I suppose in a couple of years there will be big rust spots mixed in as well. Its gonna look fantastic
That's not paint, its a wrap job. If anything, that will help protect some of the structure from rust.
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Can we just knock off the gag-inducing politically correct vessel names?
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The old BC logo is visually quite striking for something so simple... Although if you were to ask me to decide between the current government logo and this one, I wouldn't know which one to pick.
I like the logo more.
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Thanks for posting the pics.

The light blue colour is a bit bright.
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Can we just knock off the gag-inducing politically correct vessel names?
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Not really true.

Once the Salish Class are deployed next year, the only 1960's era left on the major routes will be the Queen of New Westminster.

After the Queen of the North sinking, the northern vessels were also replaced a few years ago. Northern Expidition, new German built ferry, Northern Adventure a purchased ferry built 2000.
The magazine had all vessels BC Ferries has in random order and looking at Wikipedia now, there are quite a few older ones (based on original year built). But yeah, they have a mixture of different age vessels.

'50s 1 vessel
'60s 10 vessels
'70s 8 vessels
'80s 4 vessels
'90s 5 vessels
'00s 6 vessels
'10s 4 vessels
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She's here... the Salish Orca arrived at Deas Dock around 1pm today. Its quite a bit bigger than I envisioned. Its comparable in height to the Northern Adventure which is berthed next to it.
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Couple of stories about the arrival, but I think the pics are from Poland:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...ives-1.3930678

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/lo...mond-1.6960200

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BC Ferries webpage about the new ferries, including pics of the ramps to the car holding area below the main car deck
(instead of above the main car deck, as on other ferries).

http://www.bcferries.com/about/intermediatevessel.html

http://www.bcferries.com/about/salis...struction.html



http://www.bcferries.com/about/intermediatevessel.html
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Second Polish-built ferry on its way - decals to be applied in Vancouver due to weather:

http://www.cknw.com/2017/02/14/b-c-f...-local-waters/

... and the Queen of Burnaby (to be replaced by the Polish-built ferries) is for sale:

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bc-fe...een-of-burnaby
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Renderings of all 3 designs (we've seen the Salish Orca one before).

The newer designs look cleaner than the Salish Orca design.
I like the Salish Raven design except the name placement.

http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome

On March 29, 2016, BC Ferries, the First People’s Cultural Council and Esquimalt Nation revealed Darlene Gait’s artwork design that will adorn the Salish Orca.


http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome


http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome

On September 14, 2016, BC Ferries, the First People’s Cultural Council and Stz’uminus First Nation revealed the second of three Salish artistic designs for BC Ferries’ new Salish Class vessels. Stz’uminus First Nation’s John Marston designed the artwork that will adorn the Salish Eagle.


http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome


http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome

On February 9, 2017, BC Ferries, the First People’s Cultural Council and Musqueam Nation revealed the final of three Salish artistic designs. Musqueam Nation’s Thomas Cannell designed the artwork that will adorn the Salish Raven.


http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome


http://www.bcferries.com/about/inter...source=bcfhome
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Nice ship design, but the paint job is a bit iffy. They're either very beautiful and express BC's connection to nature and its First Nations heritage... or they're Haida-themed Disney cruise liners. Can't tell which.
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Nice ship design, but the paint job is a bit iffy. They're either very beautiful and express BC's connection to nature and its First Nations heritage... or they're Haida-themed Disney cruise liners. Can't tell which.
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pretty much BC Ferries Cruises in a nutshell.
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