I recently learned that the M.V. Lady Rose, a heritage vessel, carrying hikers to and from Port Alberni, B.C. is history.
What a shame.
Many’s the West Coast Trail hiker that has enjoyed that rustic ferry Bamfield – Port Alberni.
The M.V. Lady Rose, originally christened “Lady Sylvia” at her 1937 launching, was built by A & J Inglis Limited of Pointhouse Shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland, and was designed by W.D. McLaren of Vancouver. …
Designed for the sheltered coastal waters of British Columbia, this stocky little vessel soon proved capable of much more, becoming the first diesel powered vessel to cross the Atlantic driven by a single propeller. …
The official Lady Rose Marine Services website does not mention that it’s gone.
Sister ship Frances Barkley continues carrying cargo, mail and up to 100 passengers on that route.